Are Psychic Readings Right For You?

tarot cardsPsychic readings are definitely worth a try if you are someone interested in seeing what it is like. It may astound you for the very first time if you are perhaps looking to see what great things about your future a psychic can tell you. Some people really don’t believe in getting these readings done, because they may go against their religion. There are also those who choose to do it just for the fun of it all.

Cost of psychic readings

Psychic readings can range between any price. It really just depends on the actual psychic giving the reading. They may charge by you just a flat rate, but it just depends. They are very affordable. Some online psychics do their business out of their homes, where others have an actual shop that they open specifically for this purpose only. If they have a website listed, you will be able to simply go online and look up their prices if they are listed on the site.

Psychic readings can also be done over the phone which will not require you to actually go in person. If this is the case, you will be charged by the minute, and many times this could end up being pretty expensive rather quickly. The best thing to do if you are thinking about receiving one of these readings over the phone, is to do your research. You will be able to find out which sites are best and legit rather.

Tarot cards

Many psychics use tarot cards to determine your future. Sometimes they can really indicate some events that are going on in your life at the moment versus the future. They have no idea about your prior to you coming to them, so they use these cards to try and surprise you. They may not always bring good luck, because other times they bring bad luck. With that said, the best thing to do is always be prepared to hear the good and the bad before going to a psychic, because you never know what you are going to get out of it.

Legendary Channels: Jane Roberts and the Seth Material

jane robertsEvery now and then, in any field of study, someone comes along breaking new ground and setting new standards by which all others will be compared. In the world of psychic mediumship, in the early 20th century the standard-bearer was Edgar Cayce who for at least two decades astounded people with his uncanny ability to accurately diagnose illness and prescribe treatments, give business advice, and reveal other mysteries of the unknown world.

By the mid-20th century a young writer from New York named Jane Roberts would emerge with the ability to channel highly esoteric and complex ideas while in trance. The massive body of work that would accumulate over 20+ years came to be known collectively as the Seth Material.

Seth “Speaks”

Initially begun as a research project for a book about extrasensory perception (ESP), Roberts and her husband Robert F. Butts first made contact with a non-physical entity through the use of a Ouija board in 1963. The entity identified himself as Seth and gradually the communication evolved from a Ouija board to automatic writing (with Roberts being able to dictate the voice she was “hearing” mentally) and finally channeling Seth through the use of her physical body in a trance state.

Butts at first transcribed the material in a form of shorthand but later tape-recorded the sessions. Roberts also made claims to channeling the philosopher William James and French Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne which were published, but by far it was the Seth material that made Jane Roberts an international sensation and enduring presence in the realm of psychic channeling.

The Nature of the Material

The Seth material is often credited as the origin of the New Age movement. The nature of the information was indeed often extremely complex, reflecting some aspects of Eastern religious philosophies such as Buddhism and Taoism and even quantum physics, but it is not the only example of highly dense channeled material that was emerging in the early and mid-20th century.

By 1955 another body of work called “The Urantia Book” was published, with over 2000 pages of channeled material that dealt with the origins of Earth, mankind, and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Similarly, Helen Schucman and William Thetford would publish “A Course in Miracles,” a guide for spiritual transformation that the authors claimed came from an inner voice credited to Jesus.

Seth’s teachings, on the other hand, veered away from conventional religious references and focused more on the nature of individual consciousness. He stressed that humans create their own reality through their thought forms, a radical departure from the Christian concepts of original sin, salvation, and the dualities of good and evil.

“I am trying to tell you that if you look inward, and study your own sacredness and creativity and blessedness, and joy and power, as closely as you study the sacred books of the gods, then you would realize that all those books of the gods were based upon the great reality of the individual, the individual soul, and therefore based upon your own reality,” (exerpt from Seth Audio Collection, Volume 1, Tape #22 Nov 6, 1973).

Legacy

The Seth material received its share of ridicule as channeled information usually does, but the volume has been translated into 11 languages and to date has sold over 7 million copies. Interestingly, Yale University houses the collection of Jane Roberts’ work which includes journals, poetry, correspondence and audio and video recordings that were donated by Butts after her death in 1984.

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