The Entity Will Now Speak

Assessing Readings of the Subconscious

Since some of what is in the Subconscious is recallable by the seeker, we can use "psychic hits" on this information provide a form of validation or verification of the channel's accuracy. However, since there are many shared experiences we have in a certain society or cultural group, to merely provide information of this type does not rule out "good guessing" on the part of the helper or channel. Indeed, such life events are likely, Examples of these include going to school, working, having arguments, getting married, or having a close relationship with another person.

To determine whether information channeled from the Subconscious is valid, we must look for information of a much more detailed and discrete nature.

Actual names, dates, descriptions of physical locations, people or objects, actual events or that took place are more telling indicators of genuine psychic ability.

This rules out obvious clues about the societal strata or culture from which the seeker comes, such as clothing, jewelry, surname, skin color, speech intonation, etc.

Unfortunately, extensive parapsychological research has found that the proportion of uncanny "psychic hits" in even our most remarkable psychics to be low.

Since the remainder of what is the seeker's Subconscious is unknown to him or her, the channel ostensibly could give the seeker information that has been repressed or forgotten.

This information, if exposed, could enable the seeker to make sense of relationships or behavioral patterns that are not understood, and through this insight, allow the possibility of choice and change.

Additionally, providing an explanatory system or model may help the seeker integrate the experience cognitively.

It is difficult to determine if "good guessing," "intuition," or "the wisdom of experience" plays more of a role here than any purported supernormal knowing on the part of the helper. Indeed, much of the content of channeled messages uncannily resembles "pop-psychology" and standard metaphysical ideas readily available in women's magazines or in paperbacks in the psychology section of the local bookstore.

Issues with Reading Past Incarnations

Another problem is, if the material the helper is producing during the channeling comes from the deeper levels of the unconscious such as pre-natal experience or past incarnations, how can the seeker possibly verify this information?

The most fanciful past incarnation scenarios can be dredged up out of the Subconscious reservoir, but how shall the seeker know this is correct? Going to other psychics or channels doesn't help, because no two readers give the same information about past lives.

Indeed, going to the same reader after a long interval, will reveal that the past lives have changed.

Linking up the problems of the present with purported causation in other lives and proposing solutions based on metaphysical truisms, may provide a plausible explanation and a sense that one can "do something" about the problem.

Indeed, genuine insight (the 'aha' experience) and catharsis (emotional reliving and release) does occur in response to material produced in channeling, but it is the exception as opposed to the general rule.

What Results Is the Seeker Getting

The test we may apply here is, if the seeker applies the advice given during the channeling, is the problem that precipitated the seeking behavior resolved?

Apparently the "truth" of a reading, that is, whether an objective observer can empirically verify the information using standard scientific research methods, is less important to the seeker than "meaning", the subjective value that the seeker receives from the reading, and the "results" the seeker obtains by acting on the advice. That is, by applying the advice of the reading, does change or resolution come about?

There is a difference between believing or imagining that one can change the pressing issues of one's life, resolve the yearnings of the heart, or answer the burning questions of the mind, and actually doing it.

Hope is validated by the attainment of the goal, not in the expectation.

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