Automatic Writing is a trance based medium in which the spiritualist or host is used to convey a written message.
It is believed that some spirits may manipulate the writing utensil held in the hand whereas other spirits may place messages directly into the mind of the medium. In some cases the handwriting is remarkably different from the medium’s usual style and in most instances the medium is unaware of what is being written until after the event.
It is also believed that a secondary personality, one that can only rise to the service during the trance, may be in possesion of extrasensory perception and able to communicate this awareness through automatic writing. The American medium Leonora Piper subscribed to this theory and, in fact, credited her secondary personality with many of her abilities.
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Automatic Writing is one of the more hotly debated topics within the paranormal academic community – can communication with the dead really be as direct as this? What are your thoughts?