Date: October 27, 2018 (Saturday)
Seminar: Topic: “Aeon Trinity” Series – ISRA Conference – clairvoyance/precog (real world psionics, in spite of the game-inspired topic) -Saturday, 27 October 2018 at 6:30pm/1830hr New York Time — text format in the PSC #lecture room (Discord) — Instructor: Rainsong — Search LECTURE46
Rainsong: good evening, ladies and gentlemen.
Rainsong: Welcome to another seminar here at the social club.
Rainsong: We’re still in the Aeon Trinity series, and tonight we’re focusing on ISRA’s speciality: clairvoyance and precognition
Rainsong: Just to clairfy, by “ISRA” we mean the “Interplanetary School of Research and Advancement”
Rainsong: There are quite a few real-world organisations that also have that acronym
Rainsong: And, as usual, we’re discussing real-world psychic stuff and psionics, as opposed to in-game fictional things.
Rainsong: Are there any questions or comments before we dive into tonight’s topic?
Scelana: I have none at the moment
Rainsong: Alright, then.
Rainsong: We’ll start with a friendly definition or two, to be sure we’re all more or less on the same page.
Rainsong: “Clairvoyance”, derived from the French for “clear-seeing”, refers to the ability or action of psychically “sensing” something obscured by time, distance, or other obstacles.
Rainsong: Precognition is the subset of clairvoyance in which the psychic is perceiving things from the future
Rainsong: Although “clairvoyance” refers to visual stimulus, it is generally used in the broader sense encompassing all sorts of input, from visions to “just knowing”
Rainsong: Remote Viewing, as we’re studying in the other series, is a way of using clairvoyance
Rainsong: It is not, however, the only way to use it.
Rainsong: Or even, necessarily the best way to use it.
Rainsong: What constitutes the “best” way depends on what you’re doing and why you’re doing it.
Rainsong: For example, if you’re doing “readings” at a faire, your prospective clients are likely to want to see you either read cards or gaze into a crystal ball
Rainsong: That latter one is known as “scrying”. It’s perfectly valid, and works well for many people.
Rainsong: And some people don’t actually use the ball except as a prop that the client expects to see
Rainsong: Your mileage, as they say, may vary
Rainsong: While we’re on the topic – before we get into the good stuff – when buying a crystal ball, it is not necessary that the item be free of inclusions (i.e., the “flaws” and cracks and cloudy bits)
Rainsong: The absolutely “perfect” ones are likely to be glass rather than crystal, too
Rainsong: For most purposes, though, the material doesn’t really matter
Rainsong: If the material does matter, for your particular methods, glass probably isn’t what you’re looking for
Rainsong: Slightly ironically, there are blown glass balls known as “witch balls” in some parts of Europe and North America. They are made from the left-over coloured glass in glass-blowing studios, and are supposed to ward off witches. The ironic part is you’re more likely to see them in a witch’s window than just about anybody else’s. In any case, they make a pretty decent “crystal” ball, too
Rainsong: Questions? Commentary?
Scelana: Is retro-scanning a form of clairvoyance or is it considered something else.
Rainsong: Making sure we’re talking about the same thing, when you say “retro-scanning” do you mean psychic investigation of something in the past?
Scelana: I’m pretty sure yes
Rainsong: Then yes, that’s a form of clairvoyance. Its most common name is “retrocognition”
Rainsong: Most of these things have specific names… and often more than one specific name, that varies according to the kind of group that’s discussing it
Scelana: I’ve usually heard it being called retro-scanning till now
Wayfarer: You’re hanging out in OEC communities with sloppy terminology is why 😛
Rainsong: At least the term makes sense…
Rainsong: Any other questions or comments on that part?
Scelana: I don’t have anymore atm
Rainsong: As we’ve discussed in the RV classes, a large chunk of “doing psychic stuff” is getting your conscious mind out of the way to let the psychic data from the subconscious part of the mind get through the morass of consciously perceived and imagined stuff, which tends to be “louder”
Rainsong: The subconscious picks up on stuff, and sends through whatever it seems to think is relevant. (oversimplification alert….)
Rainsong: So, an important skill for anyone interested in clairvoyance is to either quiet or distract the conscious mind.
Rainsong: That’s actually where that crystal ball comes in. The reflections and inclusions are a distraction, giving the conscious mind something to do while the subconscious does the heavy lifting
Rainsong: A strictly mental approach can also be effective (and is much less expensive): Carefully construct an imaginary artist’s-canvas or a whiteboard or a notebook in your imagination
Rainsong: It doesn’t matter whether you imagine it “in front of you” or “inside your head”… whatever is more comfortable is fine.
Rainsong: Then, when you quietly ask yourself (more specifically, your subconscious File Clerk Dude) whatever your question is, watch the imaginary board and see what appears.
Rainsong: Or, if you tend to favour sounds, build up an imaginary radio or an imaginary Skype call
Rainsong: If you tend to pick up textures, make a basketball-size psiball and wait to see what it feels like
Rainsong: And so on
Rainsong: Again, as noted in the RV series, the first few seconds are where the least corrupt data are. After the first three seconds or so, your imagination will be filling in gaps.
Rainsong: If you’re using clairvoyance to write a short story – or a screenplay – this isn’t a problem
Rainsong: If you’re using it to come up with the answer to a real-world problem, it might become a problem itself.
Rainsong: So, in the latter case, keep bringing yourself back to the question and watch for data coming in, repeatedly, to make use of that three-second gap before the conscious mind starts making stuff up
Rainsong: If you have a vested interest in what the answer is, you will generally “get” whatever answer you’re hoping for. Same as for dowsing, really. This is because your “want” is louder than your incoming data
Rainsong: There are ways around this, of course.
Rainsong: One of these is the simple expedient of writing several questions on separate pieces of paper or index cards, so you have a real question and a bunch of decoys.
Rainsong: Shuffle the deck, and pull a paper out, face down… Scry about the “What is the answer to the question on the card?”
Rainsong: Set it aside with your notes about the answers, pull the next card and repeat… and so on.
Rainsong: It’s not fool-proof, entirely, but it can certainly help
Rainsong: Regarding “things that can help”, some people use an assortment of pharmaceuticals in the belief that these help their results. In many cases, these drugs only seem to help, while still under the influence. Keep careful notes to determine whether the effect is real or illusory, if you choose to take that route.
Rainsong: And if you choose that route, please stick to ones that aren’t inherently dangerous. Some are much more toxic than others.
Rainsong: Caffeine, for example, is relatively benign.
Rainsong: Questions? Comments?
Scelana: I have none so far
Rainsong: In his book Extra-Sensory Perception, JB Rhine reports on a number of studies about the efficacy of various pharmaceuticals on ESP, by the way. Caffeine was the only one they tested that showed any positive results, and those results were almost entirely for telepathy.
Rainsong: A trick one of my instructors found useful is similar to the imaginary canvas thing.
Rainsong: He’d imagine he was riding a bike through a forested park, and would watch for whatever he saw along the side of the bike path.
Rainsong: Same idea, but a bit more active and less boring.
Rainsong: We seem to be at the bottom of the hour again.
Rainsong: Any questions or comments before we call it a night?
Scelana: I have times where I seem to sense stuffs where it once was and where it’s currently at but pretty much at the same time. I can’t seem to easily tell which is which and I’m not sure if headaches I tend to be having during some those times are causing it or if the resulting confusion of trying to tell which is which is the cause of the headache. What can I do to be of help to be better able to tell either apart during that? Hopefully I worded that ok hehe
Rainsong: What I would do in that case would be to take out a pendulum – any small weight on a string will do. It doesn’t need to be fancy
Rainsong: And “ask” the pendulum: “Is (the first impression) in the present?”, “Is the first impression in the past?”, “Is the second impression in the present?”, “Is the second impression in the past?”, and so on
Scelana: I don’t have a pendulum nor have I ever used one before I have no idea what direction means what on answers, does that vary per individual or is there a usually typical direction for stuff like yes, no, etc?
Rainsong: Excellent question
Rainsong: You have a choice, actually: You can either let the pendulum hang and ask it to show you what movement means “yes”, “no”, “no answer at this time”… Or, you can deliberately move it, and state repeatedly, “This movement signifies ‘yes'” or “Moving this way means ‘yes'” or whatever phrasing feels most natural to you.
Rainsong: If you’re using a small pendulum, it’s best to let your elbow rest on something like a tabletop, to minimize “extra” movements.
Rainsong: The “string” can be thread, hair, chain, rope, yarn, or any similar thing.
Rainsong: The pendulum itself can be any object you can reasonably tie or hook onto the string, which is heavier than the string.
Rainsong: For example, a bead, a pendant or brooch, a ring, a “nut” for a screw, a key, a shape cut from cardboard and weighted with a couple coins taped to it… many options
Rainsong: A plumb-bob also works well
Scelana: Ahh, that is a lot of options
Rainsong: If you’re working outside – such as utility workers dowsing for water pipes – a heavier weight on a longer string is useful
Rainsong: Yep, many options. It’s not at all necessary to buy fancy ready-made pendulums for dowsing.
Rainsong: Sure, they are shiny, but they tend to be expensive.
Scelana: I wonder why crystals seem to be the popular choice of many?
Rainsong: Because they are shiny
Rainsong: And also, crystals are associated with “magic stuff” these days
Scelana: That makes sense
Rainsong: The ritual of unpacking one’s equipment can help settle into the right frame of mind… but that can be done with the cardboard and coins as easily as the finest sapphire
Rainsong: I’ve used sapphire and I’ve used cardboard, and had no difference in results.
Rainsong: If you feel a particular “pull” to one kind or another (and it’s available and in the budget), go for it
Scelana: Ah kk
Rainsong: Any other questions and / or commentary? 😀
Scelana: I don’t have anymore at this time
Rainsong: Fair enough. You know where to find me if you think of any 😉
Rainsong: Thanks for participating.
Scelana: Yep hehe Thxies for the lecture Rainsong!