Historically Accurate Psychic Reading

July 25, 2013

2024: I have been going through my old posts deciding which to republish and which to leave as drafts. I debated a bit on this one because it is a remnant of my one old psychic readings and I still have mixed feeling about that time of my life. But I decided to share this particular post because I still pray for Reginald.

The Reading

The idea in this psychic exercise was to get 10 pieces of information on a deceased individual. The information below is what I came up with.
Name: Reginald
Age of Passing: 54
Cause of Death:  Trauma, violent, crushing lower jaw.  Alone or not at home when he passed.  Not killed in a battle but may have been attacked.  Grief at not being with family.
Description: Tall, strong, shaggy reddish hair.  Beard, belt, tunic, sword.  High-boned face.  Colors bright orange-red and green.  Strong sense of a powerful, very upright presence.
Mental Makeup: Stern, sharp mind, strong, loyal, bright, exacting, curious, considered, serious.
Home: Second floor or higher tower room: scrolls, maps, stars, observing sky directly.  This where he studied what he described to me as "ancient wisdom, even then."  Also a large open room on first floor, exposed timber, plain.  Big hearth /fireplace, stone.
Closest Relative: Children and wife (who was blond). He loved her deeply.
Friends: Strong, rough men.  In some ways he did not really have much in common with them.  Also brothers.  He was loyal even when loyalty was not deserved.
Greatest Challenge on Earth:  Not especially challenged.  He felt up for any challenge.  Being loyal to those who did not deserve loyalty was really not an issue for him - honor is on you, not them.  Only real conflict was that his interest in learning and study was not really part of his station in life - something he could not share widely or devote himself to entirely.
Political or Humanitarian Figure Most Admired:  A King or Duke.  Wallace.  An older teacher or tutor (very wise)

I had seen his face with photographic clarity (which is unusual for me) and heard the word king but I had the sense he was a leader but not the actual king (perhaps this was a clue to his name).

It seemed to me that Wallace might be William Wallace.  I wasn't sure about that as Reginald, however, which was not, to my ears, a Scottish name. There was something about stirling too, but I failed to write down how that came up.

Anyway, I decided I should research the info I received.

The Research

What follows it the short version of my research. A longer, and to my mind more interesting, annotated version exists but is way too long to share here. I hit upon the name almost immediately after googling Reginald, Scotland, Knight.

Name: Sir Reginald Crauford, Knight
Born: Abt 1248
Place: Loudoun, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: 1297  (apx age 49)
Married: 1275 to Cecelia (most likely) nee Swaine of Dannish descent (blond?)
Children: Sir Reginald Crauford, Knight (1296 to 1307)
Office: Sheriff of Ayr
Ethnicity: The name Crauford is of Norman origin
Extended Family: Reginald did have at least one brother.  His sister Margaret was the mother of Sir William Wallace, the famous patriot.  The Craufords rallied with Sir Wallace in his fight against the English.
Contemporaries:  Sir Reginald was a "firm friend of King Robert the Bruce."
Manner of Passing: Sir Reginald Crauford, Sheriff of Ayre, was murdered by the English at the Black Parliament of Ayr c. 1297.  (The Scottish nobles murdered at Ayre were lured to a meeting then hung. This event did not happen when Wallace was a child a la Braveheart but when he was an adult.  Wallace was apparently warned of what was happening at Ayre, avoided Sir Reginald's fate and later avenged his death, along with many others.)
Colors: Pic of a historical reproduction of the Crauford tartan follows (stated colors red and green).  (Note I did not see Sir Reginald wearing these colors but rather as an association.)
Home: Fireplace consistent with the time, Tower is historically correct
Stirling Connection: There was a battle of Stirling fought in 1297 which Wallace led.  I am not sure if this was before or after Ayr or if Sir Reginald was present.

What was of great interest to me in this reading was that all pieces of information fit a real historical figure with several significant life events accurately represented. Details such as the Crauford colors, home, fireplace (a relatively new but very popular advancement in Sir Reginald's time) and clothing seem to be consistent as well.  While I like history, I have never read anything about Scottish history and certainly wasn't familar with Reginald Crauford.

This is my first historical reading and I found it very validating!

Please check out the following images:

Historical Reproduction of the Crauford Tartan

Crawford Castle Motte and Bailey

Loudoun Castle Ruin (I'm not sure if Sir Reginald ever lived here but like the pic above, it has a tower)

Wiliiam Wallace (the clothing of the day)

Norman Fireplace Popular in Sir Reginald's Time

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