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Images of psychic art are recorded in our earliest visual records covering the centuries. An examination of prehistoric man, ancient sages and shamans, to the modern psychic artist, we find an intuitive acceptance of images. Psychic art is one of our greatest tools for communication and intuitive understanding of space that expands our physical reality, pleasing the eye as well as the logic of the mind.
The concept of psychic art is a form of automation that represents a person whose writing, drawing, painting or musical performance occurs without conscious control or knowledge. Predictions about future events, messages beyond the grave, and scenes from the distant past are available to view in vivid color, shapes and lines in stark contrast to physical reality. The concept of psychic art is something of a deliberate umbrella that used to include almost everything in the field, including forms of tribal art, folk art and today's proposal for drawing. It is safe, valid but a very general automatic term.
Some of the most competent and promising contributions from psychic art to public records have been used in criminal investigations as zeroing in on a rape or other horrific crime, such as the Hill in Los Angeles, where the psychic artist produced representations of the suspect and other clues related to the crime during the investigation. Such records are rare in view of attacks on e-mails and telephone calls received by law enforcement authorities after media coverage of these horrific crimes.
The cultural phenomena of the early Victorian fascination with spiritualism and other pseudosciences defended the terrain of paranormal research during the nineteenth century. Observations at the time separated paranormal phenomena from the psychology of the mind.
Reports by leading researchers such as Sir William Crooks and William James presented evidence of automatic writing and drawing. Carl Jung's concept of the collective unconscious; investigated automation and consequently followed the diversity in both psychology and parapsychology studies.
Psychic art automation was repeatedly presented and finalized by a respondent in the Remote Viewing experiment conducted by the Mobius group led by Stephen Schwartz in the 1980s. The term remote viewing is the ability to experience places, people, and actions that are not within the frame of the five senses.
There is a large market for spirit guides or renderings that illustrate messages from deceased relatives listed under the umbrella term of psychic art through various channels of channeling. The practitioner, sometimes called a medium, mentally connects with the spirit world to produce works of art for the client.
Authentic oil paintings created in genuine psychic automatism, documented in the 1970s through news and broadcasts are now released for publication in print. An extraordinary illustration that supports psychic art automatism was the document from CBS 1979 in Psychic Phenomena 1979; filmed the psychic artist painting with his eyes closed. Another example was a BBC Nova in "Horizons in ESP". The titles that are considered for reproduction are "Earth Mother", "Alpha Theta Omega", "Ohm 1" and "Earth Father". Pictures and colors from the deepest areas of the paranormal on the canvas and then out to the public are sure to open up new dimensions of deep thinking to the general public.
Psychic Art Automatism is often associated with surrealism. The mechanism of Surrealism is divided into two expression groups, Automatism or "Absolute" and "Veristic". The Veristic form transforms objects from the physical world into their paintings. The absolute form derives from their spontaneous thoughts.
The 1920s and 1930s were a significant era for Surrealism in the United States. Formerly leading the great surrealist movement was Salvador Dali who is considered the greatest surrealist artist of the twentieth century. In a critical appreciation of the historical principles of art, Surrealism was not a social act, but it is still a symbol of the cultural liberation of the time.
Psychic Art Automatism, on the other hand, is entirely the extent of the unconscious mind which is attributed to phenomena that cannot be explained by laws of nature. It is often predictable but is still one of the less studied psychic skills in parapsychology.
Perhaps a presence in a museum would create an active market for Psychic Art Automatism, but probably only for the elite group of paranormal societies.