Automatic Writing
Another Form of Channeling


Automatic Writing - Catholic Reviews

Another technique that allows people to communicate with the netherworld comes from a practice called automatic writing. According to one New Age website, automatic writing occurs "in an altered state of consciousness that is attributed to spirits of the dead. It is believed by some that the spirits literally manipulate the writing utensil in the hands of the medium to communicate, as the writer is often unaware of what is being written and often even scrawls out text in handwriting that is markedly different than his or her own."1

According to this New Age website, "Other forms of automatic writing go beyond mere messages and include drawing and painting and even music that is allegedly inspired by the dead. In some cases, mediums or individuals with little or no artistic training will suddenly feel compelled to paint or draw in distinctive, professional styles. They feel guided by a spirit, as if another hand is guiding their own."2

Another metaphysical website offers the following advice to help people enter a trance so that they can begin channeling their own messages:

  1. Ask your guides, masters, or whoever you wish to communicate with, to join you.
  2. Have them sign in and then sign out when the session is through. This will give you an indication of who you are communicating with.
  3. When you feel them around you, you'll feel your protection intensify.
  4. Allow your eyes to open slightly while holding your pen or pencil with a very limp wrist.
  5. At the end of the session, thank whomever you have communicated with for sharing their information with you.3

As dangerous as this practice sounds, there are many well-known Catholics who have been using this technique to deliver messages to the faithful. A good example of this comes from the life of Vassula Ryden the author of True Life in God. When the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith condemned her work, Vassula responded by saying, "Why the Lord chose this special form of writing down the messages to which He even seizes my hand? I really do not know. The Lord just told me when I asked him why: 'Because I like it in this way.'"4

Another example of a Catholic author who has been channeling messages from the spirit realm comes from the life of Maria Valtorta. After making suffering vows to an entity called "Divine Justice," Maria found herself crippled and unable to leave her bed. During this time she wrote more than 15,000 pages from spiritual entities that were later compiled into the five-volume series entitled The Poem of the Man-God. Even though the Holy Office examined The Poem of the Man-God and condemned it, recommending that it be placed on the Index of Forbidden Books, it continues to be promoted at false apparition sites throughout the world.5

Although it is true that God wants to commune with all of his beloved children, he will never violate anyone's free will by taking control of the individual's hand to write messages. When this type of phenomena occurs, it is a good indicator that the medium has opened the door to the demonic.


Scripture Passages to Set the Captives Free


"For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let the prophets and the diviners who are among you deceive you, and do not listen to the dreams that they dream, for it is a lie that they are prophesying to you in my name; I did not send them, says the Lord." — Jeremiah 29:8–9

"They have envisioned falsehood and lying divination; they say, 'Says the Lord,' when the Lord has not sent them, and yet they wait for the fulfillment of their word! Have you not seen a false vision or uttered a lying divination, when you have said, 'Says the Lord,' even though I did not speak? Therefore thus says the Lord God: Because you have uttered falsehood and envisioned lies, I am against you, says the Lord God." — Ezekiel 13:6–8

"But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive opinions. They will even deny the Master who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Even so, many will follow their licentious ways, and because of these teachers the way of truth will be maligned." — 2 Peter 2:12


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The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition copyright © 1993 and 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

  1. The Haunted Museum, The Historic and Haunted Guide to the Supernatural, article on Automatic Writing: http://www.prairiegho
  2. The Haunted Museum:
  3. Ghost Investigator's article on Automatic Writing: isfilecabinet/id1.htm
  4. Text from Vassula Ryden's True Life in God website: ckground/handwriting/curty.
  5. For more information on Maria Valtorta, please visit:
  6. Absolute Soul Secrets, Automatic Writing: