Automatic writing, officially called psychography, has fallen out of favor in recent years, but I can attest to its efficacy for spirit contact. Automatic writing is the process by which you hold a pen comfortably in your writing hand on a sheet of paper and ask that a spirit use your hand to write a message. Some think that the messages might be coming from your subconscious mind, others believe that spirits can send a telepathic message which we then correspondingly write, while the final hypothesis involves the spirit physically taking control of that part of our hand and arm. If you allow yourself to relax and allow your hand to move as it will – even if it feels like squiggles on the paper – you might be surprised to see a message written out.
Whatever the process, it was a favored method with mediums, psychics and ordinary people from the late 1800’s through the 1970’s, falling out of favor for other forms of spirit communication such as the Ouija board, mental mediumship or direct trance channeling.
While the Ouija board is difficult to use by one’s self, and mental mediumship and channeling are difficult for the layperson to do, automatic writing is something that we can all participate in. Personally, I was only able to produce automatic writing on one occasion, though I haven’t tried in quite a long time. Nevertheless, I witnessed successful automatic writing scripts produced by others that were interesting to say the least. Automatic writing is difficult to prove, but it is nonetheless a worthwhile endeavor – even if you are simply asking for advice from your guides, or wish to probe your own psyche for an answer to a puzzling question.
Although traditional automatic writing is done with a pen and paper, it can also be accomplished using a computer and word processing program. Instead of writing, one would sit at their computer and type without being really conscious of what is being typed.
It’s important that you avoid your logical mind from focusing on what your hand(s) are doing. The key is to distract yourself, think of music in your head, listen to an audiobook, meditate into trance, and allow whatever force – whether spirits or your own subconscious mind – to take over. If your hand feels like moving, go ahead and move it but don’t focus on what the shapes are. You don’t want to firmly press down on the paper and prevent anything from happening, so it’s important that you allow any movement to occur if your hand seems to ‘want’ to move.
With practice, you’ll get the feel for it. Automatic writing can be very therapeutic. It’s not a dangerous activity by any means and it can be a great way to get in touch with your spirit guides. If you have a question in your mind, or a great decision before you, concentrate on that as you begin. Sometimes its helpful to speak it outloud. Its just possible that after a while, without even noticing, you will look over and realize that you’ve written yourself a message. It might be nonsense, or it might be profound. It might be written in a handwriting you don’t recognize. It could be the answer you are looking for, or it could be a collection of random letters. Sometimes, the message won’t seem to make sense until you turn the paper upside down or try to read it in the mirror. Backwards and upside down writing has happened as well.
Although automatic writing is rarely done anymore, I think it is worth reviving. Let’s give it a try – and if you are successful, please let me know. I have little talent in this area myself, but I can guarantee that it works. It one method that doesn’t require a partner, nor any particular psychic abilities and yet can provide astounding results. I will be attempting this myself and will report back with any results. Why don’t you give it a try too? It could just result in something truly amazing.