Saturday, April 1, 2017

A is for Automatic Writing

Welcome to Day 1 of Frankly Scarlett's April A to Z Blog Challenge.

This year my theme is A Goddess' Glossary and we are looking at terms utilized by Goddesses, Priestesses, Shamans and Witches. These are terms that might occur in my new fantasy series, Paisley Cove.


A is for Automatic Writing


Automatic Writing is writing said to be produced by a spiritual, occult, or subconscious agency rather than by the conscious intention of the writer.

Some believe this is through channeling another person or entity from another time or dimension. Sometimes the writer might be in a trance, or dreaming, or "in the zone" where they are focused more on the thoughts occurring in their mind as opposed to a crafted piece of writing.

One who is automatically writing could theoretically be in a state of prayer, communing with nature, or in meditation. 



Come back tomorrow for B is for Bard.



~*~
Scarlett,
 Loving life in Cuenca!

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  2. Sounds scary though, especially if it is caused by evil sources.

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    1. Hi Jo! Glad to have you back. No, I wouldn't say evil forces. Subconscious or intuition maybe would be appropriate words.
      I remember as a teenager attending church, the minister explained to us that after praying if you are quiet and listen, the thought in you head might be your message from God. Kind of like that.

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  3. Ooooh, interesting!

    A workshop I was planning on attending soon has some automatic writing involved I think...

    Believe In Fairy Stories - Theme: Folklore & Fairy Tales

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    1. When I get stuck in a story, I often go to bed or take a nap- The next action or part of the story usually comes to me either just before I fall asleep, or just as I'm waking up. I think of that as automatic writing too.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and reading. Hmmm, I wonder...what could possible go wrong?

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  5. I find this subject fascinating.

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    1. Thanks for reading Amy, as with most things there are lots of different ways of looking at it- and lots of viewpoints. You can google for more info.

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  6. Sometimes I feel like I'm channeling.

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    1. Do you ever wonder, WHO you are channeling? Thanks for reading!

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  7. this will be interesting, Scarlett. good luck!!

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    1. Thanks for reading Nancy! I hope you can come back for more.

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  8. I love your theme and am anticipating some cool words! Automatic writing, I do it all the time. Just sit, focus inward and allow.

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  9. This could explain why there are times I go back and read a post and have no recollection of having written it.

    I am looking forward to you next post.

    You can find me at https://johawkthewriter.com/2017/04/01/a-to-z-challenge-a-is-for-audacious/

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    1. Absolutely! Thank you for your comment, and of course, you are welcome here anytime.

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  10. I've seen this used by Christians when they were seeking God's will on an issue - and there was the writing on the wall at Belshazzar's feast in Daniel 5.
    Leanne | cresting the hill

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    1. Sure, so many examples of looking inside ourselves for answers and communication. Thank you for commenting and sharing.

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  11. Interesting topic. It will be fun to learn this glossary.

    Emily | My Life In Ecuador

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  12. Very cool theme. "Automatic writing" sounds like such a drab name for something that's quite the opposite. It needs more flare. ;) Looking forward to future posts!

    A to Z 2017: Magical and Medicinal Herbs

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  13. I find music draws me into themes and let my mind run free in what I'm writing and often gives me good subject material.

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  14. I find music draws me into themes and let my mind run free in what I'm writing and often gives me good subject material.

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