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Psychic, Medium or Psychic Medium

Written by Kerri-Ann Sheppard


Posted on August 10 2020

What is the difference between a psychic and a medium? 

In the era of spiritualism and alternative healings, there are many terms which are sadly incorrectly used and misunderstood. Many think that there is no difference between psychics or mediums or psychic mediums. Yet they are quite different and it is rare that someone is both a psychic and a medium. 

Let’s take a step back first before we try and define mediums and psychics. Let’s consider that all around us is energy and that energy can be manifested in either a physical form, for example a human being, or in a spiritual or energetic only form. Some of us may have felt a sense of a presence even though we are alone in the room, this is an example of a spiritual form. Others may have intuitively known something before it happened, for example a friend being pregnant or who was calling before you answered the phone. These examples highlight the difference between psychics and mediums in subtle ways. Let me explain further. 

What is a Medium?

Mediums are seen to be the bridge between the physical world and the spiritual plane. They communicate and translate the universal emotional language into meaningful words and messages. Many Mediums often cite early childhood experiences with recently deceased friends or family as a way of revealing and recognising that they are indeed Mediums.  

Mediums act as a conduit between the two worlds and are the way messages are received from the spiritual world. The main point to note is that mediums receive information, they tune into the energy around us and are able to connect with those who are in spirit form.  Often the messages will come through as images or words, sometimes like a movie clip and are best described as mental impressions. Some mediums will literally hear voices and sounds where no-one else can.  

What is a Psychic?

A Psychic is someone who can perceive the energy of those around them. This energy relates to people who are still in the physical world. Psychics do not communicate with people who have passed over.  Typically, psychics will be able to read auras and will retrieve information (as distinct to receiving information) about your past, present and future. 

What is a Psychic Medium?

There is a saying that goes, that anyone can be a psychic but not everyone is or can be a medium. Psychics often have highly developed and refined intuitive abilities enabling them to perceive energy that others simply can not. 

A Psychic Medium is someone who is able to intuit information about people in the physical world and also communicate with those who have passed over into the spiritual realm. 

If you are looking for guidance for yourself or looking to connect with someone who has passed over, you can book a reading with Psychic Medium, Aimee.  Click here to book a reading.