Wicca: Book of Spells and Witchcraft for Beginners. The Guide of Shadows for Wiccans, Solitary Witches, and Other Practitioners of Magic Rituals - Arin Chamberlains 2018
An Introduction to Channeling & Intuition
Each and every individual possesses what is interpreted as ’psychic abilities’, that is, an ability beyond physical ability; of higher consciousness. While psychic ability may be apparent in some, it does not mean those who don’t exhibit these abilities don’t possess them; it simply means that it is dormant.
Just like with physical strength, for example, you need to test it by exerting your strength in different ways and by performing different tasks, so too is your psychic ability. In order to find out your psychic abilities, you have to test it and perform different tasks.
Channeling is a means of tapping into your higher consciousness, enabling you to obtain information that is otherwise inaccessible.
Physical Channeling & Mental Channeling
There are two broad categories into which channeling ability fall under. These two categories are simply Mental and Physical.
Physical Channeling — this relates to an effect on physical objects. Activities involving radiesthesia (the pendulum), cartomancy (card-reading), tasseography (tea-leaf reading) and psychometry, are physical channeling activities.
Mental Channeling —this relates to impressions that are received in conscious awareness, at some level. This category covers activities like clairsentience (sensing), clairvoyance (clear seeing), clairaudience (hearing) and telepathy (thought transference). Also included herein is precognitive and retrocognitive functions in present time — which is knowing what is about to happen before it does, or knowing what’s happened after it has.
Trance Channeling & Conscious Channeling
There are also two types of channeling that exist. These types are ’trance’ channeling and ’conscious’ channeling. Within the category of ’trance’ channeling, there are deep, medium and light states of trance. If a channeler is in a trance, the conscious mind is not engaged at all during the channeling activity, and the channeler will not recall any details or be aware of what they are seeing or saying during the time they are channeling. Of course, this does vary with deep, medium and light; from deep, meaning no engagement of the conscious, to light, meaning semi or partial engagement thus part of what is seen or said may be remembered.
In ’conscious’ channeling, though, as it suggests, the conscious mind actively participates in the channeling. This means that the conscious mind is analysing the data that the higher conscious receives, and it analyzes and participates by facial expression, body language and voice inflection.