If you look at the Internet then you will have seen advertisements for Psychics and Mediums. The difference between the two is that a psychic usually foretells the future, whereas a medium contacts spirit to get answers.
According to the dictionary a psychic is ‘a person who is sensitive to psychic forces’. Everyone is born with some degree of psychic ability but they don’t use it. Most people don’t connect to anything outside the five senses, but some people are very sensitive to the extra sense and these are called psychics.
1/ Clairvoyance – means seeing clearly
2/ Clairsentience – means feeling or sensing something
3/ Clairaudience – means hearing clearly
4/ Claircognizance – means knowing clearly
5/ Clairalience – means smelling clearly
6/ Clairambience – means tasting clearly clear tasting
In some parts of the world then it is believed that a psychic gift is something that has been handed one from generation to generation. Psychics would have been called “Witches” in the past and with that, came a lot of stigma. Now this word is not used so much.
A medium is someone who can contact and communicate with spirits that have passed on. They are usually part of a circle within the Spiritulist Church. The main part of being a medium is to bring comfort and closure to someone who has been bereaved. They are there to let you know that there is an afterlife.
A medium is capable of a deep trance state in where they can communicate with spirit and allow their body to be temporarily used by the spirit. A medium has the ability to direct the voice of the spirit through the telephone, television or radio. Then there is something that is called ectoplasm, which is a cloudy fluid that is dispersed from the mediums mouth usually as the spirit takes a physical form.
Mediums can do levitation, which is where furniture or objects will rise from the floor and float in the air showing that spirit is around them. They can also make rapping noises like knocking or bumps on the furniture or walls. You have probably seen when mediums have a séance, that the table starts to rock or move which demonstrates the spirits energy.
So you can see what the differences are between a psychic and a medium. A psychic will usually tell you something about the future in your reading which most people want to know about. They do not usually connect with deceased people and they use their sixth sense.
A medium will connect with spirit and will give you messages from the spirit world. They don’t usually give you the same type of reading as a psychic. They will pass on any messages that spirit want to give you. So whatever one you choose then make sure that you know what it is you expect from your reading. If you want to know the future then go to a psychic and if you want to contact deceased loved ones then go to a medium.
Rachel Saxon writes for the metaphysical industry and is a Reiki Master. Highly Recommended Psychics Also Psychic Reading And Psychics