A form of spirit communication in which an individual will take a pen and paper and allow a spirit to communicate by subconsciously influencing them in to writing words or drawing pictures on the page.
Conventionally performed by a medium automatic writing can usually be attempted by just about anyone. The writer is typically unaware of what he/she is writing and can produce pages of text in a single session. Often the text is unreadable or open to interpretation however some believe the technique does work and can produce valid results. Skeptics consider it to be an unreliable source of paranormal evidence and that it is more likely the individual participating is simply writing from their own subconscious thoughts on the page.