How to Develop your Accuracy
Psychic Development with Craig Hamilton-Parker
Using Visualization Techniques During Meditation
In these articles I have shown how to gradually increase your psychic accuracy when giving a reading. One of the most important ways to develop accurate clairvoyance is to learn to meditate and harness the power in intuitive visualization.
During most meditation session you will enter the peaceful states I have described earlier and sometimes attune yourself to the thoughts of the spirit people. There will be times when you will feel no spirit influences around you at all but will, nonetheless, enjoy the benefits of meditation for its own sake. During circle you will be given what you need at the time. You will also notice that the energy in the room will change from week to week. Sometimes everyone will feel tired at the onset of meditation, so the spirit helpers will spend their time lifting the energy and revitalizing you. There will be times also when you collectively are given information, such as a shared vision or a communication from a specific circle guide.
What follows is a series of meditation experiments that can be used occasionally after the main meditation and as an alternative to the sitting for spirit section. The experiments help to verify your inner experiences as coming from spirit by revealing corresponding content to other members of your group.
Eidetic Visualization and Precise Techniques
Traditional meditation holds the mind steady, but for mediumistic meditation we sometimes need to encourage and work with a stream of creative thought. For this experiment we will relax, watch the breath, and step back from the thoughts and observe them. Without allowing ourselves to fall into sleep, we will stimulate a state of drowsiness similar to what psychologists call hypnagogic dreaming.
Hypnagogic dreams are extremely vivid images that some people experience as they are dropping off to sleep and sometime—though much more rarely—as they are waking up (hypnopompic dreaming). These are forms of lucid dreaming in which you remain awake as the dream is taking place. The dreams are incredibly real and include an astonishing flow of strange patterns, scenes, and imagery. These extraordinary visual images are referred to as being eidetic. When I experience this state I am awed by the effortless way the unconscious conceives of such complex, labyrinthine images that would take the Disney Studios centuries to animate. Yet these visions appear out of nowhere.
This waking dream state can be triggered during meditation and is a useful source of clairvoyant material. Hypnagogic dreaming is a state of intermediate consciousness preceding sleep that can be triggered and sustained during meditation without falling into sleep. This is not a method you need practice every time you mediate but it is a useful step that helps you to become attuned to your unconscious and its intuitive powers.
Sometimes the hypnagogic state occurs spontaneously during meditation. It may come and go so quickly that you only glimpse it. At other times you may recognize the state and be able to sustain it for an extended period. I have noticed that some of my circle sitters will consistently be whisked of f on all sorts of fantastic adventures when they meditate. Although these visionary journeys provide interesting insights, they can become a distraction from the goal of our work, which is a clear communication with the spirit that is unfettered by symbolism.
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How to Become Psychic
- Step 1: A session of eidetic meditation begins with the circle leader explaining the material I just touched on and suggesting that during meditation everyone focus on visual imagery.
- Step 2: When you meditate you will probably see a spontaneous image appear in the mind’s eye. Look at it closely and let it hold your attention. Make the image more vivid by observing everything you can about it. Get all of the senses involved, particularly visual perception. Perhaps you can shift your attention to a different vantage point, such as above or below the image, or you may be able to zoom in to or out from the vision.
- Step 3: If you see a face, look more closely at the details: the fall of the hair, the colour of the eyes, the pores of the skin, and so on. Similarly, if you see a landscape, move toward it and see every tiny detail.
- Step 4: Once you have fixed in your awareness and have a vivid image in your mind, let it go and allow another picture to come. It is likely to appear almost immediately. Again look hard at it and examine it carefully in your mind’s eye.
- Step 5: Now let that picture go and allow another to come, and another, until you can clearly see a stream of ever-changing images flowing through your awareness. For some people this stream of consciousness will occur effortlessly.
- Step 6: Remembering what you have seen is quite difficult, for just like a dream the images will fade as soon as you enter normal awareness, so when you come out of meditation immediately write down what you can recall from your visions.
This type of meditation gets really interesting when you compare notes afterwards. You will find that many in your circle have had the same visions—sometimes down to the tiniest details. These pictures may be unconscious material that has been shared between you using telepathy but often also will include material given to you by the spirit guides. Sometimes a number of you will see the same spirit guides come to you and show or tell you similar things. This is one way the guides verify their reality, not just within the group but sometimes between different circles working in different locations.
The imagery seen during meditation can be interpreted as symbols just as you would interpret the symbolism from a dream. However, the symbols, allegories, and metaphors entwined in the images are of a higher order than dreams, for they usually deal not with your anxieties and emotional problems but with the highest aspirations of your soul. Interpreting the imagery may help you to reveal your spiritual path and give you insight into the higher purpose of your life.
Other things you can try during meditation and compare notes on may include:
Moving the Energy
When you sit in meditation you will become aware of how the energy in the room shifts. You may feel it move in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. Sometimes it may appear high or low or may feel centered around a particular member of the group. Compare notes afterwards and you will see correlations between what you all have been feeling. Noticing similar shifts in the energy will verify that your experience is not imagination but the movement of real energy.
Meeting One Another
Before the experiment begins the group leader teams the circle members into pairs. During the meditation you and your partner will try to meet one another during your visualization. For example, if you see a landscape look for your circle friend. Perhaps the guides will tell you or show you something. Afterwards compare notes: You will be amazed at how many of the images and events that occurred during your meditation are the same. You both even may have received a similar accurate message from a spirit guide or dead relative. If a dead relative is confirmed when the meditation is being discussed afterwards, then this is an opportune moment to practice a mediumistic link and see if the person receiving the vision can add more detail by way of a reading.
A variation on this method is for everyone in the circle to focus on just one sitter during the meditation and give him or her a message afterwards. This may be particularly appropriate if you have a guest for the session. Sometimes the best mediumship comes during the meditation session, and it is much less intimidating for the novice to describe information received during meditation than to work face to face with a person. A little correct information received during meditation that is verified afterwards can give a great boost to the confidence and act as a catalyst that leads to a full and accurate reading.
Some of the techniques I have suggested tap the powers of the unconscious mind and can be of benefit so long as we remain realistic. I discourage fantasy and anything that could lead to group hallucination. In my work I have crossed swords via the Daily Express newspaper and the Psychic News with the TV illusionist Derren Brown. On TV he cleverly demonstrated that a carefully selected and susceptible group of people sitting in a “séance” could be tricked into believing that they have seen real Spiritualist phenomena. Brown used a number a psychological techniques including suggestion, conjuring, and direct hypnotism to influence the proceedings. I argued that just because a carefully selected group fall for his mind games, doesn’t mean that all Spiritualist séances are chicanery. It is important that clarity and a sensible even-minded approach is maintained at all times
TIME TO CLOSE DOWN
When you have finished working you will need to quiet the aura and chakras. If you were to remain open and psychically sensitive all of the time, your energy would quickly become depleted. You would also be defenseless to every negative vibration or thought that comes your way. Once this next technique becomes an established habit, closing will be much quicker and you will automatically return to normalcy when you are finished. However, the novice needs to practice this technique, and it needs to be the standard way to close your circles. Visitors and guests at your circle, whether or not they are clairvoyant, will also need to close down, as their auras, too, will naturally expand during the session. Closing down is the safe way to conclude a circle.
How to Close Down Psychic Powers
- Step 1: Sit comfortably and allow the breath to quiet. Feel a gentle peace pervade your body and aura.
- Step 2: Focus your attention on the brow chakra and feel the light fade. The petals of the lotus close and the center becomes still.
- Step 3: Now do the same for throat, heart, solar plexus, and spleen chakras. The light fades, the centres become still, and as the lotus flowers close the centres return to normality.
- Step 4: The base chakra does not close completely. See the light here fade until it is just a small red light—like a chink of light through a partly opened door.
- Step 5: The crown chakra at the top of the head is still open. As you did when you opened, see a golden sun above you and allow the light to shower through you, except this time keep all the other chakras closed. Give yourself a cosmic shower of light and when you feel fully cleansed fill the body with light from the toes to the top of the head.
- Step 6: Now close the crown chakra. The fan of light folds and the energy retracts and becomes still.
- Step 7: Quickly run through the chakra centres again to make sure they are all quiet. Now, as a final safeguard, visualize wrapping a warm, dark blanket around your body and over your head. Use this image to pull the aura back to the body as you return to normal consciousness. You are now fully awake and refreshed.
- Step 8: If you are driving home, allow a little time afterwards for the aura to normalize. Have a refreshing drink and a chat about the intriguing evening you have just enjoyed.