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The website of Author/Writer and Psychic Medium Astrid Brown. Making the most of 'YOU' i.e. how to achieve well-being and beauty from within ourselves. A truly holistic blog providing information on all aspects of psychic mediumship, spiritualism, philosophy, holistic therapies, nutrition, health, stress, mental health and beauty with a little bit of Wicca for good measure. Feeling and looking good is as much a part of how we feel inside as the outside.

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I am a great believer in Karma, but just what is it? Karma comes from the Sanskrit and ancient Indian Language with the underlying principal that every deed in our lives will affect our future life. For example, if we treat others badly during our lifetime we will have negative experiences later on in that lifetime or in future lifetimes. Likewise, if we treat others well we will be rewarded by positive experiences.

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Thursday 29 May 2014


You may have heard of the term ‘Psychic Vampires’ and it’s unlike the fictional characters of Vampires who suck the blood of their victims portrayed in films etc. There is a connection however, in this connotation the ‘Vampire’ is sucking and leeching something and it pertains to ‘Psychic’ energy.

We all know about these characters, we have all met them from time to time, the relative, the work colleague or the friend. I use the term friend loosely as a psychic vampire is not a true friend. 

Psychic vampires suck the energy out of others, some may not be even aware they are doing this, but I maintain if they had any sort of conscious they would realise and not do this to others. The so called friend, who dumps all their tales of woe on to you, more than happy to tell you all about themselves and all their problems. They are very needy characters in general and self centred, so wrapped up in themselves, who think the world revolved around themselves. 

A healthy relationship is a two way process, there is give and take from both parties, equally they can exchange problems but equally they support and listen. Psychic vampires don’t listen, they seem oblivious to anyone else, so happy to dump all their problems on someone else, but don’t listen when that someone has troubles of their own.

When we are going through problems there is often a lot of negative energy attached, negative energy pulls us down and exhausts us, it affects our psyche, our aura causing it to shrink back and this affects the efficacy of our chakras, compounding further stress, immune and health problems. So if a psychic vampire comes along with their tales of woe they dump all this negative energy on to you. I’m sure you know and have experienced this, the so called friend dumps all their problems on to you, you listen, the so called friend feels better having got rid of their negative energy on to you and you are left feeling exhausted and drained.  There is a natural series of laws within the Universe where there is a constant source of energy exchange. e.g. the psychic vampire dumps negative energy onto the listener at the same time leeches positive energy from the listener, so they go away feeling the better for it and you the listener has had all your positivity sucked from you. 

I’m not saying we shouldn’t exchange problems and don’t listen, far from it, but there should be a sharing, a give and take on both sides.

So what can we do to protect ourselves? Well various crystals around us can help (There is a section on psychic protection elsewhere on this site giving details) and we can form a protective barrier around ourselves psychically, by visualising we are surrounded in a sealed bubble of golden light, but this has to be kept up constantly and sometimes the psychic vampire is leeching so much even this doesn’t work. We can try giving them a hint, more often this doesn’t work as they are wrapped up in themselves, or tell them politely, and even this sometimes doesn’t work, so what can you do? When it gets to this stage, the relationship is in danger of becoming toxic to you, its draining and exhausting especially if you have problems of your own, so the only way is distancing yourself from the psychic vampire. Sometimes if they have any conscious that will jolt them into realising what they are doing, if it doesn’t and this won’t work with particularly self centred individuals, the only thing left to do, is to make a clean break and walk away from this toxic relationship for your own good, for how can you deal with your own problems or help others if your health and well being is being affected by the sheer exhaustion of the psychic vampire leeching all your positive energy.

Copyright Maggie Astrid Brown May 2014

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Wednesday 28 May 2014



I am often asked I've been told I'm psychic, another medium told me this, how can I go about doing what you do and do readings?

Most of the time its often a psychic on a premium line has told them this, or they have misinterpreted what they have been told.

A common misinterpretation is many people don't know the difference between a psychic and a medium and confuse the two. Everyone of us has a potential to develop our psychic abilities as it's one of our natural senses, animals have retained theirs for they use it regularly for survival, and this is what we have this sense for. Over our evolution as human beings we no longer had to make use of it, so we stopped using it  (most people have) you may like to call this sense intuition but intuition and psychic are one and the same.

Mediums on the other hand work on a different vibration they are able to communicate with disincarnates i.e. spirit, people who have passed on from this life on earth. Not everyone has this ability it is achieved through many lifetimes by souls who have evolved to a spiritual level, they understand the rules of the Universe and have gone through many tough challenges in their many lifetimes, experiencing situations from all sides and understand the concept of unconditional love and thus been gifted this from Spirit. Mediums are also psychic as they have evolved through this vibration to the higher one enabling them to communicate with the spiritual beings that reside there.

Psychics are able to tap into the Auric field that surrounds all living things, this is an electromagnetic field of different layers and it contains details of our past, our present, and our potential future. This is how they do their readings. The confusion from the public arises as the client has been given details of someone who has passed over, so they think the psychic is able to communicate with this person's spirit, however your auric field can contain such details. They go on to say that an event will happen as the psychic can obtain details from the clients aura and its assumed this is coming from the deceased spirit. 

Psychics need to tap into a clients vibration to do a reading, whether, its their voice vibration, a photograph, a piece of jewellery or writing as they are picking up feelings from this. Mediums do not need to have this direct link at all, for they communicate totally differently and often work with spirit guides and helpers to act as an intermediator between the client's own guides, and yes we all have guides in spirit to help us through life, instilling guidance and strength to help us through our lifetimes challenges. I have been asked who is my guide? well we don't always have one many are transient to help us with different situations.

Coming back to the original question, of how can I become a psychic and do readings? Well it is something that needs work and guidance, often this can take many years, many develop on their own to a certain extent but eventually its going to need guidance from an experienced Medium and teacher, this isn't something you can achieve through Skype, internet or books alone but in a regular circle with kindred souls and be willing to be dedicated often for years, it won't happen overnight. Whether you will become a medium well that is up to spirit who will judge if you have achieved the criteria of lessons necessary to understand the Universal laws.

As for becoming a psychic and reading for the public there are many codes of conduct and ethics to master and good counselling skills are necessary. We all have personal responsibility, what you say to a client can have an effect on the client, some good, but many can have a detrimental effect and just because money doesn't change hands, if you are doing this for free, don't for a moment think you are not responsible for a consequence that may happen as a direct result of what you have said to a client,  you are responsible for everything you say and in this day and age where there is a society willing to proceed with litigation this is very important.

These skills cannot be achieved overnight, if often takes many years and there are no guarantees you will ever be good enough to read for the public no matter how many years you put in.

A final note there are as many bad psychics as good out there and with the bad ones they don't seem to realise the concept of their actions and have personal responsibility for what they say, who is to say they are correct in their interpretation of what they see in reading for a client? If you are meant to go on to develop and use this ability, it will happen for it will have been planned before you incarnated on this earth, if its not in your destiny, it won't no matter how hard you want this.

Maggie Brown copyright May 2014

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I am often asked various questions pertaining to the spirit world and various aspects of the psychic, here are some of them: I will in time feature more questions and answers as this webpage evolves

Q. Is a psychic or medium a fortune teller?
A. It may surprise you to know psychics and mediums are not fortune tellers
Q. Is it possible to forecast the future?
A.Well not 100% and this is because of free will.
Q. What is free will?
A. Free will is YOUR right to decide what you want to do about a situation, it is a choice
Q. How does free will affect a situation?
A. Well before we incarnate as Spirit in a human body, we decide on what experiences and challenges that will benefit our spiritual growth. However we are given the choice (free will) as to whether we go through with the experience or challenge. In effect we are allowed to change or mind.
Q. So are you saying we all know what lies before us?
A. Well in a way we all do. Remember we are 'Spirit' in a human body and your spirit does retain a memory but it is deep in our subconscious. This memory is retained deeply for a reason to help us fulfill our experiences and challenges we ourselves chose. However it is also at this deep level so we are not so aware. If you knew what lay before you would you go through with it? Probably not but we still retain this memory deeply and this reflects in our Aura.
Q. So what is the Aura?
A.The aura is The Aura is an electromagnetic field that surrounds living bodies, this includes people, animals, plants and crystals and is composed of several layers that are constantly moving. The Aura links us to whats known as Universal energy i.e. that is all the knowledge in the Universe past, present and future. It is on this aura that psychics are able to tap into and access your past, whats going on in the present and the possible future and I say possible specifically if your goal or desire is dependent on other people, for remember every person involved in a situation has free will.