Psychic readings and channeling texts…
Paul Selig, psychic and award-winning author of channeled texts from Tarcher/Penguin (profile), Paul Selig offers channeled workshops internationally and serves on the faculty of The Omega Institute, joins Julie Chan for a conversation about his work as a psychic and author, the physical toll of the job, and his journey from spiritual awakening to the present. Selig holds a Master’s degree from Yale University and serves on the faculty of The Omega Institute, The Kripalu Center and the Esalen Institute. Also a noted playwright and educator, he served on the faculty of NYU for over 25 years. He directed the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College for many years, and he now serves on the college’s Board of Trustees. Recorded at MouthMedia Network studios, powered by Sennheiser.
Beginning clairaudience, being like a radio, and taking care of oneself
Selig describes how he started his journey in 1987 a year out of a Masters program at Yale, while working on an opera. How Gideons leave books in a drawer and he reached for a book, beginning a journey out of necessity, hearing a voice telling him to “get his act together”, and his beginning of a clairaudience. How Selig was an open conduit, and how he operated like a radio when he channels he flips the station a bit then has access to other info. When in 2009, after working with a group in his apartment, he began recording and transcribing what the guides delivered as books, with six so far, and how the books are transcripts of sessions and require virtually no editing. Taking care of oneself, and balance. The demands of travel and work, how he is missing the order, schedule, and community and finding the audience more transient. How his current pace and lifestyle is not sustainable, the guides are not tired when he’s tired, how he takes on the physical abilities and issues of those he channels, and how most have a lack of awareness of divinity in so many things, despite that all is holy. His hope is that if teaching continues it will result in a realization for all that can move the process forward.
Revealing as a psychic, transient vs. truth, and the physical phenomena
What it’s like to be in the field, revealing himself as a psychic, and how there was not as much pushback as he expected. How Chan was inspired by his story and being a psychic is not sexy—they are simply scribes. Being invited to channel at a research symposium of scholars and experts, and how that resulted in his book being published. Selig is not a good new-ager, how there are people showing up, transient vs. truth, and who his guides are. For Chan, channeling feels like vibrations, how channeling results in physical phenomena, how it is tangible and why that helps, and the reality that it is there to be felt.
Working interdimensionally, the need for dialogue and research, and the limitations of language
How the point of the teaching to realize what operates in a higher way, how he thoughts when stepping into other people that he was traveling, but really he was working interdimensionally, how the coordinate is a way to channel in, how health is changed by the connection to mind body and spirit, and health care is a band aid. A hypothesis of the need for a dialogue about energy and how it affects the mind and body having informed people who understand how the psychic world works, what can be researched, that more research can move things somewhere meaningful, and how there is no need to hide. We rely on a limited language we have inherited. The limitations of language, because when something unknown appears, we ask it its name instead of trying to name it from what we know. There may be another spectrum for us to access. We want everything to match what we have known historically. The tendency to commercialize things, and how humanity itself is on the verge of a leap. How Selig believes that telepathy will be more common in future generations. And what’s next.