What Is Automatic Writing?
Psychography, also known as automatic writing is done involuntarily when the subject’s attention is elsewhere, is in a trance or a seance. In the psychology field, psychography was practised during therapy in Freudian psychoanalysis. It served the purpose of bringing out the subconscious and recognising your own primal instincts.
In spiritualism, this altered state of consciousness is interpreted as accessing the soul’s deeper recess of wisdom or the knowledge communicated by spirit guides or even deities. Here is how to begin getting familiar with this practice, you will only need paper and a pen.
Plan, Relax & Hold Intention
First, take out an allotted amount of time in your day where you know you will not be disturbed or rushed. You must also find a space where you can write comfortably. The next step is to relax. This can be done in various ways such as yoga, breathwork, grounding exercises or even listening to music. Pay attention to your muscles and release any tension in your body.
Hold the intention of connecting to in this case whichever specific wisdom source you believe and the specific question you have in mind. Allow your body to reach a trance-like state this can be done through repetitive music, motion, yogic breathing, and self-hypnosis. Being in a trance makes it easier for spontaneous information to flow.
Write & Decode
Once you’re ready enough, you can start writing it down on a piece of paper. Here it is important to remember that it might take some time for actual writing to come out, so do not worry if you start in incoherent words.
In fact, if you do not know what you’re writing even better. Lastly, after you finish writing you can now look at the page and try to make sense of it, whether that means looking at repeated words or points that connect. Create your narrative of what information you have received and utilise it.