I met Linda Myers at the 2016 Oregon Ghost Conference. We soon became fast friends with a dear kinship. Linda is truly one of the most genuine psychic mediums and paranormal researchers out there. It was an honor to have her as a guest on Haunted Voices Radio.
During the episode, Linda discussed one aspect that is not only imperative to our field, but one that is often overlooked: developing one’s intuition first before commencing supernatural exploration. She studied at the Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment and quickly learned many avenues to developing intuition, such as using Zener cards and journaling.
Linda teaches paranormal bootcamp classes at conferences, such as the Oregon Ghost Conference and the Port Gamble Ghost Conference. One question she always gets by attendees is, “What is the best piece of equipment to use and what should I do first?” She lets her students know that fostering one’s own innate psychic senses is extremely important before partaking in investigation of the unknown. There is no such thing as a “ghost detector.” Thus, there is no such thing as a best gadget either but rather our own bodies and their senses.
Some people solely rely on what science and their equipment tells them. Those that do this are selling themselves short. It should be the other way around – let your body and its senses dictate the route of the investigation and blending that in with scientific research.
Along with the San Diego Paranormal Research Society, I also teach local courses on paranormal investigation and research and get the same common question as Linda. My answer is identical to Linda’s. Ali Schreiber and I co-host our “Spirits of the Adobe” tours at the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe in Vista, California. We’ve been hosting these events since 2011. As with our courses, we also reiterate the importance of blending our body’s senses with scientific approaches in paranormal investigation.