Family Tree of Psychics - part 1

Most people have heard of Nostradamus the famous sixteenth century seer and psychic. But there are many other lesser known charectors through out history who have added their foot print to the long path in persuit of wisdom and understanding of the hidden worlds. The following list of are a few of the most noted men and women, but there are many other not so well known names stemming back throughout history.

Alice Bailey (1880-1949) was an English psychic who specialised in automatic writing. She produced many books and articles, channelling information from the spirit world using this divination technique. She founded the Arcane School, where students could study the mystical knowledge of the ethereal planes. She was a great influence to many psychics who tried to follow in her footsteps.

Most probably the most influential person to appear within relative modern times is the founder of the Theosophical Society, Helena Blavatsky (1831-1891). Madam Blavatsky demonstrated amazing psychic powers and was regularly in contact with the Ascended Masters. She was extremely knowledgeable in esoteric wisdom and is most noted for her role in bringing eastern religion and philosophy to the western world. She was from Russian origin and was the first internationally acclaimed professional psychic. And wrote extensively, her most noted book being " The secrete Doctrine ". Her writings have been considered classics amongst psychics and students of esoteric knowledge.

Her lifestyle was Bohemian and she travelled the world in the pursuit of wisdom and enlightenment, and could be said to be the first "Hippie". Her twenty years of travel brought her into contact with mystical and metaphysical traditions. The theosophical society which she founded remains today and distributes information around the world from its headquarters in the USA.

One of the most well known psychics today was the American psychic Edgar Cayce (1877-1945). Whilst Cayce was in a trance like state he would diagnose illness of people all over the world, without actually meeting them using a process called " distance healing ". Cayce had demonstrated psychic ability from a very early age. Once he recognised his talents he was contacted by thousands of people for guidance and help with their health problems. Much of his healing was documented in " Edgar Cayce on Healing ". Cayce also put much emphasis on the importance of analysing and studying dreams. His works and teachings are as valid today as they where when he wrote them and include information on a whole host of metaphysical subjects including Auras, Automatic Writing and healing. He founded the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia USA.

Some of the more controversial figures in the world of the psychic family tree, where people like the Aleister Crowley (1875-194). Crowley is held in high admiration by many occultists and his contributions to esoteric knowledge are still regarded as greatly influential, even though he was called by the media "The wickedest man in the world ". From an early age he had an intense interest in the occult and ritual magic. He became a member of the mystical society Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Where initiates would study such things as Tarot and the Kabbalah and ritual magic. After disagreements as to the direction the society was going he left and became an international leading figure in the occult. He was also very knowledgeable about Egyptian magic his most notable works being the " Book of Thoth ". His extensive knowledge into Egyptology can be seen in the "Thoth" deck of tarot cards, which is still widely used by many tarot card readers and psychics.

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