Friday, May 19, 2006

How to Do Automatic Writing / My Experience

How to Practice Automatic Writing
Source : by Stephen Wagner

Automatic writing is an old form of divination in which messages seem to come out of nowhere through your hand and onto paper. Whether these messages come from the "spirit world" or the subconscious in unknown. Some who have attempted this form of mediumship have written lengthy messages, songs -- even complete novels.

Difficulty Level: Hard Time Required: 15 minutes to an hour

Here's How:
Find a quiet spot without distractions.
Sit at a table or desk where you'll be comfortable, with paper and pen (or pencil).
Take a few moments to clear your mind.
Touch the pen or pencil to the paper.
Try not to consciously write anything.
While keeping your mind as clear as possible, let your hand write whatever comes across.
Avoid looking at the paper; you might even keep your eyes closed.
Give it time to happen (nothing might happen for quite a while).
When it seems to be done, if and when automatic writing does occur, look over what your hand has produced carefully. The writing may appear to be nonsense or just scribbling, but try to decipher it as best as possible.
In addition to letters and numbers, look for pictures or symbols in the writing as well.
Keep trying. Nothing might happen your first few attempts.
If you start to achieve success, you can try asking questions to see if you can receive responses.

There is no guarantee that automatic writing will work for you, but don't give up if it doesn't work the first few times. Give it a chance.
Be aware of psychological dangers. Some messages that come across might be disturbing. If you're at all not able to handle this possibility, don't attempt automatic writing.

My Thoughts

Some psychics online have claimed that they do their readings via Automatic Writing. I was amazed. I have tried Automatic Writing only once, closely a few months ago. I tried to clear my mind to ward of stuffiness in my system, and tried to relax before undergoing this. I got a clean sheet of bond paper and a pencil, and started with questions that answer with Yes or No, specifically talking about the entity. As I asked each question, I felt my hands forced into scribbling this letter that struggled with a Yes or a No. My handwriting that time was not exactly pretty :P I asked tons of questions, and initially the spirit claimed to be good, but my last question was "are you evil?" and it scribbed YES. I freaked out, thinking that maybe, some spirit had taken over our session with the benign spirit, and stopped.

I think I shall try other methods of meditation and summoning my spirit guides, but I don't know if I will try Automatic Writing again. It is a nice experience, but it is not for the faint-hearted.

Love, Maria