Psychic Readings: Psychic Detectives
In the field of psychic readings few subjects have provoked as much controversy as that of so-called psychic detectives. I doubt there are many people who have not seen at least one episode of Medium, Patricia Arquette’s hit TV series based on the work of real-life psychic detective Alison du Bois. The enormous popularity of the series has spawned a mini-industry devoted to the phenomenon of psychics who “see” crime scenes through the “eyes” of the perpetrators. Inevitably, the trend has also engendered “spoofs” such as Psychic and skeptical alternatives such as The Mentalist. Having been privileged to solve the two missing persons cases brought to my attention, I have enormous respect for forensic psychics whose nights are often disrupted by dreams of crimes committed, crimes in progress, or crimes contemplated by twisted and often psychopathic personalities. Being awakened from a deep sleep by the cries of someone being assaulted or abducted must be a hell of its own. But taking that psychic content to the authorities requires genuine courage.Psychics are often greeted with an official denial that such things are even possible. Worse yet, there are laws on the books to this day against even claiming to be able to predict future events or provide information about events not yet made public. Skepticism is healthy but it is often confused with denial and it is the latter to which many sincere and gifted psychics are subjected.
Psychic Readings: Psychic Detectives
I think it is important to dispel a few myths about genuine “psychic detectives”. Contrary to popular belief, psychics who approach the police often do so on condition of anonymity. But even this can be a double-edged sword: some authorities are also suspicious of psychics who wish to protect their own privacy and do not seek recognition for their efforts! Does Catch 22 ring a bell? I believe that it takes an unusual person to function as a psychic detective, one for whom the work itself is the reward. Psychic detecting is an often grim experience and one needs a deep spiritual commitment to give oneself over to it without losing one’s own identity in the process. I also believe it would be a mistake to attempt to “credentialise” psychics/mediums for forensic work. Psychic ability is not something that can be regulated or commanded. It operates on its own terms. This is frustrating for psychics who would prefer to have greater control over how and when information comes into their awareness. Being psychic is not a convenient way of life which is why – in my view – so many people suppress or dismiss psychic insights in everyday life. “Gut feelings”, “hunches”, and “intuitions” emerge unsought and often unwanted. Techniques like “remote viewing” can be learned but they are still only techniques and not 100% under conscious control as anyone who has used remote viewing can tell you. The truth is we don’t understand how the psychic sense operates much less why it seems to be autonomous, i.e., with a “mind” of its own. I suspect that it is the “second mind” that holds the key to understanding psychic ability and this “second mind” may be only nominally dependent on the human brain to convey its knowledge. Psychic knowing occurs, I believe, in the Universal Field of Consciousness which exists independently of the human brain. I believe it is where we came from and whence we return at the end of each life time. How absurd of us to imagine that we can legislate, certify or control the information that flows from the Universal Field of Consciousness even for forensic purposes. How much more productive it would be to devote our energies to creating a way of life in which forensics of all kinds would be un-necessary.
© Delia O’ Riordan 2012
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