A psychic medium is someone who has both psychic perception and mediumship channeling abilities. I am a hereditary psychic medium, as I inherited my psychic mediumship gift from my paternal grandmother.
Psychic essentially means 'pertaining to the mind and soul.’ It derives from Greek psykhikos, ‘of the soul, spirit, or mind,’ and psykhē, ‘soul, mind.' A psychic has the innate ability or augmented mental capacity to channel metaphysical information or 'energy data' from the universal consciousness or akashic record. Being a psychic means I consciously perceive nonphysical information about a living person's past experiences and present circumstances, as well as their future probabilities and potentials, including the most likely outcomes of their current life trajectory.
Mediumship is a classic spiritualist term dating back to its first known use in 1852 and is derived from 'medium,' meaning an 'intermediate agent' or 'channel of communication' who conveys spiritual information. Being a medium means I channel the supernatural information or nonphysical 'energy data' of deceased relatives, ancestors, and previous life incarnations, as well as omniscient sagacity (universal 'wisdom data') embedded in the akashic record or spirit realm for the purpose of broader spiritual guidance, metaphysical insight and societal upliftment.
Psychic Or Medium?
Psychics and mediums fundamentally have the same supernatural perception or channeling abilities. The only technical distinction between psychics and mediums is the type of metaphysical information they perceive.
Psychics essentially perceive energy data of currently living persons, while mediums channel the energy data of deceased persons, spirit entities, or discarnate beings, as well as etheric, universal 'wisdom data' from the akasha.
A predictive psychic, for example, perceives a living person’s future probabilities and potentials, while a past life reader or a psychic energy healer perceives the previous incarnations, past life experiences, and ancestral legacy associated with a particular person or soul identity.
An evidential medium or mental medium channels the energy data of those who have departed this life and have transitioned to another plane of existence, also known as the afterlife, heaven, spirit realm, or ‘other side.'
This is mostly done for the purpose of providing afterlife validations, soul family records, inspirational and healing information, as well as life guidance for the benefit of living persons (relatives and friends) associated with that spirit entity or personality's most recent physical incarnation.
Furthermore, a trance medium or trance channel channels the omniscient energy data or universal sagacity (akashic wisdom data) of a particular discarnate spirit personality or nonphysical entity, or group of energies, such as deities, ascended masters, avatars, angels, spirit guides, and so on. This typically serves the purpose of broader spiritual guidance, metaphysical insight, and universal wisdom for the greater good of humanity.
There is also third category of mediumship, known as physical mediumship, which goes beyond mere psychic perception or the channeling of energy data, to include the transmutation or transfiguration of energies into material manifestations and the manipulation of physical matter, such as automatic writing, direct voice, levitation, facial transfiguration, spirit apparition, and apportation (moving of objects).
The Calling Of The Psychic Medium
Psychic channeling ability and mediumship are in my experience aspects of a life calling, or the particular spiritual 'mission’ that psychics and mediums ‘sign up' for before we come into this world. It is essentially our calling to serve as metaphysical or supernatural energy channels, conduits, or surrogates.
There is a long-standing misconception that psychics and mediums are merely ‘diviners’ or ‘fortune-tellers,’ while in fact we are oracles, seers, prophets, soothsayers, and channelers. This misconception is an underestimation and gross misrepresentation of true psychic ability and the gift of mediumship, and the basis for various myths and misguided ideas about authentic psychic channeling or 'reading.'
Psychics and mediums are not fortune-tellers, but instead divine oracles, metaphysical channels, supernatural conduits, or transpersonal surrogates with an expanded mental (mind-soul) capacity for numinous (mystical, spiritual, holy, divine) and prophetic (revelatory, predictive) psychic perception.
The idea that psychics and mediums have a spiritual calling is nothing new. A long history of psychics and mediums serving as ‘earthbound connections to the spirit realm’ can be traced back thousands of years to early civilizations, including ancient Babylon, Egypt, and Greece, as well as beyond, to prehistoric times. This legacy remains evident today in the various shamanic, occult, and divination traditions still practiced by many indigenous cultures all over the world.
Oracles or prophets in ancient civilizations were seen as portals of divine knowledge through which the gods spoke directly to the people. According to historian Michael Flower oracles in ancient times were different from diviners, who merely interpreted signs sent by the gods through various divination methods, such as augury (bird flight patterns).
Psychics were also part of everyday life in traditional Tibetan culture, for example, where most villages had a diviner and monasteries had an oracle. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, they were highly respected members of their communities.