Welcome to Mystic Echoes, a new Underworld Tales
Magazine Column. My name is Marie St. Claire, and I'm a medium and psychic.
I connect to people and situations from the past through what's called
channeling (You can read about the psychic investigations that I've detailed by
following the Case File links on the left.).
You may have heard of channeling. It's a
means of mentally obtaining information through an external source.
Psychics use various tools in order to channel information--some may use tarot
cards, some may obtain information from objects, some have the ability to see
spirits, some can tune into a spiritual guide who transmits messages.
I channel directly. I do not go into a trance. I get into a deep
state of relaxation, and through a certain mode of concentration, I somehow make
a mental connection and can communicate with a spirit or spirits much like
remote viewing. To be
honest, I don't know exactly how I do this or why I have this ability. I
only know that I can do it at will.
I've always had psychic ability, being able to occasionally see into the future
through dreams. And a few times I've had startling and even scary
revelations about crimes, etc. that came to me as if of their own will.
But, for many years, I didn't know how to control this ability or how to
purposefully find the information I sought. I only learned how to connect
by accident while practicing relaxation techniques, and after I connected for
the first time, I was so excited that I couldn't wait to do it again. However,
connecting at will would be the hard part and would take much trial and error.
My efforts were worthwhile, because, since then, I've connected time and time
But I wasn't satisfied with connecting alone. I wanted to do more than explore
for my own enjoyment. So next, I began to test what I'd seen and learned
during my connection through a research phase where I plug in what I saw during
the connection to known facts or leads. I've been amazed at the solutions
I've come up with in doing so.
I know that this ability is also a journey, and I still have so much to learn,
but making a connection is so exciting and can be so rewarding when I obtain
some crucial information. I believe this ability is good for my soul
and good for those who lost their lives to a terrible tragedy. They
deserve to be heard, and being heard gives them a sense of peace.
Sometimes, however, my experiences in
psychic travel aren't good, like when I first tried to connect to the Black
Dahlia and received only her feelings of terror. Another time, I was
investigating the ghosts on the R.M.S. Queen Mary, merely trying to learn some
of their identities, and I encountered a negative male entity that haunted me
through the night--but I'll discuss that in more depth in my Case Files.
Sometimes, it doesn't work, and I can't make a connection, but so far about 90%
of the time, the connection is successful. Sometimes, I connect, but gain
no information, or the information I receive comes only in the form of symbols,
or I'm confused about what I've seen or learned and don't know what to make of it.
Or I couldn't quite make out what the spirit was trying to say--the voices can
sound like a mumble or a static filled radio connection. At other times, the
information I receive is astoundingly clear, such as in the
Black Dahlia case,
and I'm able to easily solve the mystery.
I follow strict rules when I investigate a case psychically. I never start
out knowing all of the facts about a case. What fun would that be?
Besides, the last thing I want to do is fill my mind with information that could
lead me in a false direction, or worse, to an inaccurate conclusion. I conduct these
investigations solely in search of truth.
I do have to know a
certain amount of information before I can connect, because I have to form a
mental picture of the situation. In the Black Dahlia case, I knew only the
very basic facts. I had never extensively researched the case and knew
only that Elizabeth Short had been brutally murdered and that the case had
It's only after I've connected psychically and obtained what I felt was crucial information that I go to the next phase...research. I do this to
see how the information that I obtained fits into the verified and known
facts, and from that, I derive a conclusion or solution.
I'm continually looking for new and exciting cases to solve, and will present
them here. I hope that you will enjoy my psychic research as much as I
have and will find the information that I convey here enlightening.
Marie St. Claire