I Have Psychic Dreams and Visions—Am I a Witch?
You have a dream, and a few days later your dream unfolds in real life—exactly as you saw it when sleeping. Or perhaps you are carrying out some mundane task and a mind-movie unfolds in your head. You are then amazed, and perhaps a little frightened, when the same scenario repeats itself for real the following week. You begin to wonder if you have magical powers. And people who have magical powers are witches, right?
There is a school of thought that believes that everything that has happened and everything that will ever happen is collected on the psychic plane. Some call it the Akashic Records. Others will refer to another dimension. If this is the case, then you have the ability to tap into this plane of everything and pull out threads related to your life. It happens when you are asleep because your mind is free and your body is relaxed.
Psychic visions are similar to dreaming. Generally, it happens when you are relaxed or thinking about something else. Your hands are busy and your mind is roaming free. Your vision may take the form of a mind-movie, as described earlier (clairvoyance), or it might come as a picture, or spoken words (clairaudience). Often it arrives as a feeling of certainty about the future (claircognizance).
What Is the Psychic Realm?
In the psychic realm, there is no time. All of the world’s events (and non-events) past, present, and future, are stored. All knowledge resides there. Its possible to use tools to access this information—for me, it is tarot cards. For others, it could be astrology or palm reading. Some gifted (psychic) people are able to access it at will, some via dreams and visions, while the rest simply have no idea that it is there. Charlatans and ‘people readers’ just pretend.
Do These Dreams and Visions Mean I Am a Witch?
There is a lot of confusion about what having psychic premonitions means. I get a lot of people telling me they are witches because they have dreams and visions.
Let me clarify.
Being psychic and having premonitions, does not mean you are a witch.
You can become a witch if you want. It’s something you choose to do. Witchcraft, as the name suggests, is a craft. It has to be learned. It’s true that some witches are born with certain gifts that make their journey into witchcraft easier. They may have natural skills of manipulating energy, or feel compelled to practice the magickal arts. Or they may have a deep rooted family tradition of witchcraft. However, most witches make the choice to become a witch. It's a bit like embarking on a degree program.
Are Witches Psychic?
No, not all of them. Some are, of course. Some choose to develop their intuition by journaling and doing visualization exercises . Some meditate to connect with their higher selves/subconscious. Others are content with practicing magic or using herbs. It’s all a matter of personal choice, gifts, talents and interests.
A good analogy would be playing a musical instrument. Some people are able to play an instrument without learning to read music. They have a natural ability to play by ear and are the psychics of the music world if you like. They might show off his or her talent occasionally but they can’t really call themselves a musician because they haven’t studied, practiced or performed. They haven’t developed all the other skills, or absorbed all the necessary knowledge to be a real musician. So it is with witchcraft. Being psychic does not mean you are a witch.
My Mother Told Me I Have Sixth Sense
Again, this means you have psychic abilities. If you want to use them in the practice of witchcraft, that’s fine, but you still have to learn the basic and advanced skills in order to become a witch. You are lucky because having such psychic gifts can help you a lot along the path. For example, I chose tarot reading as my witchy specialization. If you are psychic, you may find you know exactly what the cards are telling you without having to spend years learning and using them to be a competent reader.
Two Directions: Psychic or Witch?
There are two main directions you could choose. You could stick with being psychic and put all your energy into developing your gift. Eventually you might be able to set yourself up as a psychic consultant. This choice is more mainstream than you might think. Just take a look at all the TV psychics.
The other choice, if you are attracted to it, is to learn witchcraft and incorporate your psychic gifts into your practice of the craft. This path, by its very nature, tends to be more secretive and private. Not many people make a career out of witchcraft. It’s usually something that underpins your lifestyle. For instance, an engineer could also be a witch.
Of course, a third option is to do neither. In which case, you might want to learn how to suppress your psychic dreams and visions.
I Choose Witchcraft. Where Do I Start?
I suggest that you begin by undertaking a little research and exploration of the craft. Just find out what it’s about; what witches do. Learn about the different traditions and see if any of them appeal to you. Read a few books on the subject. My favorite recommendation for new witches is Lisa Chamberlain’s well-written, but simple book, “.” Lisa mostly writes about Wicca, which is one branch of witchcraft, but this book is wider in scope and covers history and traditions. Modern Witchcraft and Magic for Beginners: A Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Paths, with Magical Techniques for the Beginner Witch
How Could I Use My Dreams in Witchcraft?
Alongside your study of the craft, it would be a good idea to choose dream interpretation as your ‘specialist subject’. Keep a journal of your dreams. Get into the habit of writing them down as soon as you wake up.
Do the same if you have visions. Keep a record of each vision, then go back a few days or weeks later and see how close your dream or vision was to the way things happened. Add your notes and observations to the original dream. You will get better and better at interpreting your own dreams. You’ll see patterns emerge and perhaps you’ll notice what events during the day seem to promote you having psychic dreams at night.
Read up on other people’s experiences with psychic dreams. You might be able to find an online community where you can share your own experiences. You’ll have to be prepared to spend some time searching, but I do know there are lots of platforms out there. One prominent one is “Psychic Experiences.”
When you feel ready, you might experiment with deliberate dreaming. You could set your intention to:
- Discover if your new relationship will be good.
- Find out more about the company you are interviewing for.
- Check to see if your best friend is lying.
- Learn if your crush is interested in you.
- And so on…
You could set your dream/vision intentions into a simple spell or ritual. You could also try meditation within a circle you have cast, or in a sacred space you have created (same thing really).
Have a look at all the witchy practices that fit in with psychism. I’ve already mentioned tarot but there are others: crystal gazing, scrying, fire gazing, dowsing with a pendulum, automatic writing, to name but a few.
Good luck on your psychic witchy journey. Please share your experiences in the comments section. I’d love to hear from you.
Are you psychic, a witch, or both?
© 2018 Bev G