A few months ago I published my first fiction novel: The Hanged Man
What does this have to do with mediumship you ask? Well, let me explain. I wrote it in the thick of developing my own abilities, and once you get a few pages in you'll see how that clearly colored the plot.
Mediumship is at the absolute heart of this book. And as such, I realized that it might have some interesting implications on the work that I do here, at Alkonost Oracle. A reader over on Good Reads actually asked the one question that I had been anticipating.
Here, I'll let the Q&A speak for themselves.
Q: Hello Raven, Since you work as a psychic medium as well, I was wondering whether your main character's techniques and work were inspired by your own experience? Thank you
A: Ohhh, I have been waiting for someone to ask this question! Not because I love talking about my work as a medium (though that's part of it), but because as soon as I finished the book I realized that I was perhaps creating a big problem for myself.
What if someone came to me looking for a mediumship reading after reading this book, expecting me to be just like Eldritch?! The horror. See, Eldritch's experience is definitely inspired by my own, but it's amped way up, and there's definitely a sprinkling of fiction and fantasy over the whole thing.
I'll try to keep this short, because I could really go on for days about the whole thing, but what it comes down to is that the senses Eldritch uses to communicate with the Gods are slightly different than the ones that I use - plus they are like x10 for the sake of the story being exciting. Had my sole job and purpose for the past ten years been to communicate with the unseen, I might be able to say - yes, his techniques and work are exactly like mine. In reality, Eldritch is incredibly clairaudient (hearing), where my strongest sense lies towards clairvoyance (seeing). Eldritch hearing the Gods in complete sentences I felt was necessary to tell the story.
tl;dr - Yes, the main character's techniques and work are inspired by my own, but they are punched up appropriately to align with his history, and to make for better storytelling.
Thank you so much for this question!
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