Excerpted from Miss Kat’s School of Genteel Witchcraft
We’ve covered empaths and telekinetics, now it is time for telepaths. There are two kinds of Telepaths – Sending, Receiving. Usually people are better at one or the other.
Sending or Broadcasting:
It is a lot easier to send than to receive. In fact, anyone stressed enough can and will do it without realizing it. Some people go around broadcasting all the time. If you are one of those people, tone it down! Everyone does not need to know you are horny, hurt or angry, even if you are bored or lunch is late. If you are not sure if you broadcast, ask your friends. You could be surprised to learn that what they feel from you is not what you are saying. If they can tell the difference you are broadcasting way too loud, and you have very forgiving friends.
If you know you are broadcasting stuff like the aforementioned and you know it, remember that this borders on manipulation and the Rule of Three may kick in. Not fun.
Receiving takes being open. The first thing to learn about receiving is – Don’t walk around indiscriminately open. There are reasons for this:
It’s not nice.
You spoil surprises.
You may get your feelings hurt.
There are a lot of things out there that you don’t need to know. Pick safe people you trust to be open around.
Receiving sometimes happens in your sleep. If you don’t want this to happen call the Quarters around your bed before you go to sleep. To find out if you are receiving, start checking the things you know without being told. That is usually receiving. If on the other hand, you find you are hearing voices in our head and they tell you to do things you wouldn’t normally do you may need to see a doctor.
Put those antenna away unless you have permission to snoop. No matter how much fun you are having with it, you will be swatted
Both Broadcasters and Receivers can learn to visualize filters or earmuffs –
Sometimes visualizing shields works also. The first few times visualize silence in a quiet space. After a little practice you can so it anywhere although crowds can make it difficult. The answer is practice, practice, practice
There are many kinds of shields. One of the easiest to do for some people is visualizing armor. Sometimes you only need a breastplate or helmet. Sometimes you need the whole suit. See post on shielding from a few days ago.
Another is to visualize a ring of white or silver light between you and person you need to shield against
Yet another way is to build a wall brick by brick and then practice taking it up AND remembering to take it down.
While learning to build shields, carry a piece of Hematite, a protective stone. Since it is a reflective stone it will reflect any negativity and will ground you. Obsidian, Onyx and Tiger Eye also work. Be aware however, that if they are set in silver (a receptive metal) you may cancel the blocking effect.
If you want to enhance reception, wear Moonstone, Amethyst, Jade, or Lapis set in silver. Gold will cancel the receptive effects of these stones.
When Miss Kat wants to direct energy in some way she uses a sort of amplification device that she invented which she wears wrapped around her braids. When in crowds she wears one with Hematite, Obsidian and Onyx, along with a few other stones.
Wearing a crown of receptive stones can be highly entertaining in Circle.
To gain skills in the area of sending and receiving you should practice with a friend. Choose a time and an object or subject. Take turns sending and receiving. Sometimes it’s fun to see if someone emotionally close to you picks up what you’ve been broadcasting. It also lets you focus your field a little more accurately
NOTE: Realize that if you get in trouble all your “Receiving friends will know it. Be prepared for the “Are you all right?” phone calls and/ or letters.
If you are in therapy make sure that your therapist is like-minded. One of the things they look for in Schizophrenia is “magical thinking or odd beliefs” which according to the DSM III R (or whatever number they are up to) is, “superstitions, (folk beliefs), beliefs in clairvoyance, telepathy, ‘sixth sense’, others can feel my feelings, unusual perceptional experiences, e.g., recurrent illusions, sensing the presence of a force or person not actually present”. There are nine categories of which you need only 2 to be diagnosed. Miss Kat just listed 2 symptoms above. In other words, most Witches could be locked up for Schizophrenia. They wouldn’t need to burn us this time. Be careful with your gifts and whom you display them to.