Automatic writing: Is it dangerous?

You want to try automatic writing as a means of spirit communication. How cool would it not be chatting with grandma? You have seen famous psychics on TV getting excellent results. But you are a bit concerned – is it possible that you might open a portal inviting negative energies?

Automatic writing is dangerous if you are not in a solid psychic state or have set clear boundaries. There is a risk of demonic attachment or possession during automatic writing sessions as you allow entities to get access to your body and mind.

Automatic writing is a method for spirit communication, where you let the spirit access your un- and subconscious mind to control your writing. As with all methods, when the psychic lets the spirit take over the body, there are risks involved.

Automatic writing and its dangers

As with all spirit communication techiques, there are lots we don’t understand and know about. There are dangers for the psychic performing the automatic writing session and the message receiver itself.

When conducted in a safe way, you can get access to invaluable insights into a haunting. Automatic writing is an excellent way of identifying who is haunting the site and if there are any messages they need to get through.

At times, the only thing needed for a haunting to calm down is receiving the message the spirits urgently need to forward.

Dangers for psychics and recievers

There is always a risk that psychics fake the messages as we cannot “check” the answers for correctness. Of course, at times, we get spot-on information that is in line with historical research – but still, this is information already available to us.

The danger with automatic writing, as with all psychic work, is that the spirit takes over the body and attaches or even possesses the medium. As the medium loses control over the body, they cannot help themselves out of the situation. They can hurt themselves or others in the worst scenario.

Another danger is that the medium receives lies and deceit from the demonic. This information can, in turn, lead to oppression and possession of the receiver of the message (if that is not the medium). For example, a message tells a person that it is their beloved grandma. The message tells them to trust the paranormal activity in the house.

It is crucial to remember that automatic writing is not scientifically proven. This is the case with everything paranormal. You have to take everything with a grain of salt and reason.

Signs of negative energies during automatic writing

When you use automatic writing to access messages from the spirits, you need to watch out for signs of negative energies.

As negative energies and the demonic can harm you as you invite them in, you must be very careful. You allow the spirit realm to enter your body and mind during divination. Always start your session by setting strict rules that only spirits of the light are allowed to communicate. Never, under any circumstance, invite dark energies to communicate.

Stop the session immediately if your intuition tells you something is not right. Always listen to your gut feeling. It is the best defense you got.

Other signs of dark or demonic presence are sudden cold (or extreme warm) sensations, scratches, burns, pain, anxiety, stress, fear, or lack of breath. In the list below, you will find signs that might indicate a negative presence taking hold of the medium.

  • Sudden burning warm or cold sensations
  • Unexplained scratches on the skin (pentagrams, circles, eternity symbols)
  • Severe pain
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Vertigo
  • Anxiety
  • Heart palpations
  • Symptoms of stress (sweat, heavy breathing)
  • Unexplained feelings of fear
  • Lack of breath
  • Feelings of strangulation
  • Levitation
  • Unusual bending of the body
  • Strange eye movements
  • Filthy language
  • Symbols such as eternity, circles, squares, or triangles
  • Writings backward
  • Writings in Latin or other languages not known to the medium

Some psychic mediums go into trans others don’t. If you are a medium that goes into a trans-like state when you do automatic writing – never do it alone. You might need help to return to consciousness.

If you are not in trans, it is still recommended to have a bysitter close, but not essential. Always be careful, as you never know how you might react if you are approached by intense negative energy.

Never invite negative or demonic entities during spirit communication sessions. You don’t know what you invite, which can lead to dangerous situations.

Make your automatic writing sessions safe

Setting strict rules for the spirits is essential to make the automatic writing session as safe as possible. Many pitfalls could lead to disaster and danger.

Negative energies and the demonic can only reach you if you invite them. This is why they lure and trick you into believing they are kind spirits. Therefore you must state at the beginning of the session that only spirits of light are welcomed. If you need examples of prayers, you find examples in my article about using the Ouija board in a safe way.

Always conduct your session when you are in a high vibrational state. If you are unsure what this means, learn more about psychic protection. Never do automatic writing when you are feeling under the weather, angry, anxious, drained, in a bad mood, or otherwise feeling “off.”

Don’t perform automatic writing where you know negative energies, portals, or demonic is present. It can be hazardous and not something you should dabble with if you are not a professional (or even then at times).

Final thoughts

Always trust your gut feeling when it comes to spirit communications. If something feels too good to be true, it probably is.

Having a friend or team member with you is always recommended if you conduct automatic writing to access messages from the other side. Even if you have never fallen into trans during divination, you don’t know what might happen if powerful energy takes hold of you.

Always have a backup plan if things go south. I always have holy water, tourmaline, and the holy cross readily available. You never know when you need them.

Never do automatic writing when you are tired, sick, or feeling off. If you are weak, negative energies have an easier time getting a hold of you.

Claudette Beaulieu

A certified paranormal investigator, accredited demonologist, and psychic stuck in the Victorian era.

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