Psychic Profile: J. K. Rowling

Oct 8, 2016

“As you stand on the threshold of what is sometimes called ‘real life’, I want to extol the crucial importance of imagination.” J.K. Rowling addressing the Harvard Class of 2008.


We are all born with two means of perception—sensing and intuition. Sensing is how we become aware of things directly through sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. Intuition involves perceptions from the subconscious mind that do not draw from the five senses. Intuitive perceptions come in the form of hunches and gut feelings. Psychics like J. K. Rowling perceive the world largely through their intuition, which explains how we came to know Harry Potter. Psychics (intuitive types) are intuitive and imaginative, interested in possibilities, and more conceptual than factual. They learn by understanding, seek creative inspiration, and trust impressions

J. K. Rowling Psychic Eagle Eye
I was convinced that the only thing I wanted to do, ever, was to write novels. However, my parents, both of whom came from impoverished backgrounds and neither of whom had been to college, took the view that my overactive imagination was an amusing personal quirk that would never pay a mortgage, or secure a pension. I know that the irony strikes with the force of a cartoon anvil, now. —J. K. Rowling Intuitive and Imaginative Practical and Realistic
I'm not saying I believe magic is real—I don't. But that's the perennial appeal of magic—the idea that we ourselves have power and we can shape our world. —J. K. Rowling Interested in Possibilities Interested in the Here and Now
Unlike any other creature on this planet, humans can learn and understand, without having experienced. They can think themselves into other people’s places. Of course, this is a power, like my brand of fictional magic, that is morally neutral. One might use such an ability to manipulate, or control, just as much as to understand or sympathize. —J. K. Rowling Learn by Understanding Learn by Familiarization
I'm very drawn to, to a forest and it's my favorite part of the Hogwarts grounds. The advantage of a forest is it can be so many things: it can be a place of enchantment, you never imagine a crowd in a forest, it's a solitary place. But there's just something, is it because it used to be a place of shelter and safety to us I suppose, so I think, I am very drawn to them, even though they can be spooky. —J. K. Rowling More Conceptual than Factual More Factual than Conceptual
One of the many things I learned at the end of that Classics corridor down which I ventured at the age of 18, in search of something I could not then define, was this, written by the Greek author Plutarch: What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. That is an astonishing statement and yet proven a thousand times every day of our lives. It expresses, in part, our inescapable connection with the outside world, the fact that we touch other people’s lives simply by existing. —J. K. Rowling Seek Creative Inspiration Seek Physical Sensation
It was 1990. My then boyfriend and I had decided to move up to Manchester together. After a weekend's flat-hunting, I was travelling back to London on my own on a crowded train, and the idea for Harry Potter simply fell into my head. I had been writing almost continuously since the age of six but I had never been so excited about an idea before. —J. K. Rowling Trust Impressions Trust Experience

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