Mediumship and psychic readings are often confused with each other, but they are actually two distinct practices. While both mediums and psychics deal with the paranormal and can provide insight into our lives, they operate in different ways. Understanding the difference between mediumship and psychic readings can help you decide which practice may be more helpful for you.

What Is Mediumship?

Mediumship is the practice of communicating with spirits who have passed on. A medium, also known as a spirit communicator, is someone who can receive messages from the deceased and pass them on to the living. Mediums believe that the spirit world is constantly communicating with us, but most people are not able to perceive these messages.

Mediums use a variety of techniques to communicate with the dead, including clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience. Clairvoyance is the ability to see spirits or images related to them, while clairaudience is the ability to hear spirits speaking. Clairsentience is the ability to sense spirits’ presence and feelings.

A medium may use a variety of tools to communicate with the dead, such as tarot cards, crystals, or a pendulum. These tools can help the medium to focus their attention and connect with the spirit world.

What Are Psychic Readings?

Psychic readings, on the other hand, are a broader practice that can cover a wide range of paranormal abilities. Psychics are people who are able to use their extrasensory perception (ESP) to provide information about a person, place, or situation. ESP refers to the ability to receive information outside of our five senses.

There are many different types of psychic abilities, including:

  • Clairvoyance: The ability to see events or objects that are not present in the physical world.
  • Clairaudience: The ability to hear sounds or voices that are not present in the physical world.
  • Clairsentience: The ability to sense the emotions or energies of people, objects, or places.
  • Precognition: The ability to perceive future events.
  • Telepathy: The ability to communicate with others without speaking or using physical gestures.
  • Psychometry: The ability to read the energy of an object by touching it.

Psychics may use a variety of tools to aid in their readings, such as tarot cards, astrology charts, or crystals. However, some psychics do not use any tools at all and rely solely on their intuition and extrasensory perception.

The Connection Between Mediumship and Psychic Readings

While mediumship and psychic readings are distinct practices, they are often connected. Many mediums also have psychic abilities, and vice versa. For example, a medium may be able to receive messages from the dead and also have clairvoyant abilities that allow them to see events in the physical world. Similarly, a psychic may be able to provide information about a person’s future and also communicate with spirits.

In some cases, a medium may use their psychic abilities to provide a more complete reading for their clients. For example, a medium may be able to receive messages from a client’s deceased loved one and also provide insight into the client’s future through their psychic abilities.

Psychics may also use mediumship techniques to connect with spirits when providing a reading. For example, a psychic may use a technique called “automatic writing” to receive messages from a deceased loved one. In automatic writing, the psychic hold a pen or pencil and allows the spirit to guide their hand in writing a message.

Ultimately, whether you choose to seek out a medium or a psychic for reading will depend on your individual needs and beliefs. If you are looking to connect with a deceased loved one, a medium may be the best choice. If you are looking for insight into your future or guidance on a specific issue, a psychic may be more appropriate. It is important to do your research and find a reputable practitioner who aligns with your beliefs and values.

It is also worth noting that while mediums and psychics can provide valuable insight and comfort, it is important to approach these practices with a critical eye. There are unfortunately many fraudulent practitioners who take advantage of vulnerable individuals seeking answers or closure. It is important to look for red flags such as excessively high fees, promises of guaranteed results, and requests for personal information.