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Scientific Research Offers Findings on Why Some People Hear The Dead

Published 01/09/2022 by Joanne Jones

Scientific Research Offers Findings on Why Some People Hear The Dead

How Do Mediums Speak With Spirits?

Many people wonder what it is like/how psychics communicate with spirits; the truth is, for most psychics, it is not so different from communicating with the living. Psychic mediums have various ways of speaking with beings in the spirit world, depending on their power/ability.

The skill level of the psychic medium will determine how they give their psychic medium reading over the phone or in person. Psychics who are just starting out may not be able to hear the voice/thought of a spirit, so they will rely on their other senses to communicate. Over time, a psychic medium can perfect their abilities to such a degree that they can speak with spiritual entities as if they were speaking with a living person.

Their spiritual vibrations must be just right for a medium to connect to a spirit or the ethereal realm. If a medium cannot forge a strong/stable connection, it will not be easy to pass on/receive messages. If a psychic medium is conducting a reading for you, your bond with the spirit will also influence how clear the reading is because the psychic will use your spirit as a bridge to connect you with your loved one on the other side.

Psychic Mediumship Proven With Science?

Scientific research has found that psychic mediums may be more prone to immersive mental activities and unusual auditory experiences than other people—this is especially true during their early years. An individual's early experience in life explains why some people adopt spiritualist beliefs and can hear the dead. People who are grieving after the loss of a loved one will often turn to online psychics to find comfort and solace.

Hearing the dead, also known as clairaudience, is similar to clairvoyance (clear seeing), and clairsentience/clairempathy (feeling/sensing the emotions of spirits/people). Durham University conducted its study by surveying 65 clairaudient mediums from the Spiritualists’ National Union (SNU). The survey also included 143 members of the general population, which makes this scientific study the largest one to date.

One of the main findings of the research is that psychic mediums are more inclined to absorption than other people, a trait linked to immersion in mental/imaginative thinking or experiences of altered consciousness. Mediums are more likely to have unusual auditory experiences, such as hearing voices. Those who experienced absorption or heard voices came to embrace spiritualist beliefs while actively searching for the meaning behind what they were hearing.

Psychic Experiences and Spiritual Beliefs

Researchers from Durham University found that, for the general population, spiritual experiences associated with absorption were linked to spiritual beliefs. During the study, there were no significant differences between spiritualists and non-spiritualists regarding their superstitious beliefs or proneness to visual hallucinations.

Spiritualists only gained interest in the paranormal after they developed/experienced anomalous phenomena. This experience stimulated their curiosity, enhanced their abilities, and urged them to search for its meaning.

How Often Do People Hear the Dead?

Experts from Durham University comprehensively researched how psychic mediums/spiritual people experienced hearing voices. They compared the absorption levels, hallucination-proneness, aspects of their identity, and belief levels in the paranormal.

Approximately 44.6% of spiritualists responding to the survey said they hear the voices of the deceased on a daily basis. A large majority of participants said the experience of auditory spiritual communications is part of their everyday lives and can occur when they are alone, working as professional mediums, or attending church.

Most responding participants who heard voices said that the experience happened inside their heads. However, 37.1% of participants stated that they perceive the voices inside and outside their heads. Higher absorption levels and a greater propensity towards auditory experiences were related to the frequent practice of speaking with the dead.

Does Age Affect Ability to Hear Spirits?

Another area researched was the age of participants when they first experienced clairaudience. Spiritualists reported they started hearing the voices of the deceased at an average of 21.7 years old. However, 18% of the participants said they had experiences like this for as long as they could remember.

What the Study Showed

The experiences of those who participated in the study showed that they have connections to the spirit world due to having psychic experiences early on in life rather than a simple wish to believe. Dr Peter Mosely of Northumbria University, and the study's co-author, said that spiritualists report these unusual experiences happening at an early age and can often control the experiences afterwards.

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