When I wrote
the article bellow back in 2006 I asked the question, are psychics
real? Perhaps a better question would be, are psychic abilities
real? Certainly psychics are real but it is their claims to possess
psychic powers which is really at the heart of the question.
As a professional psychic I have a somewhat privileged view of this
issue. I know for a fact that many of the people claiming to have
psychic abilities in fact do not. The truth of the matter is that
many of the clients of psychics have more intuitive abilities than
the psychics they are consulting.
Psychic abilities are real, everyone has them, anyone can use them,
they are there all the time. Psychic ability is a sense just like
any other, we use it constantly, most of the time we are unaware
that it is being used.
Imagine standing in a crowded room, a room full of people talking
and moving around. At first the noise that we hear is nothing more
than a garble of meaningless chatter but when we choose to focus
our attention on a single person's voice the conversation becomes
Psychic ability is very similar, when it is focused it can provide
information about the environment that our conscious mind may have
overlooked. So the best answer to the question are psychics real,
may be that we are all psychics of various degrees.
R. Palmer © 2009
Article - Are Psychics Real?
There are many
individuals today claiming to have psychic abilities. Some have
made quite lucrative careers out of these claims. But are they real?
Can they truly see the future? Do they actually have the ability
to speak to the dead, foretell future events or recount past lives?
people claiming to be psychics are in fact frauds. But the same
can be said about doctors, lawyers, politicians, salesmen, or people
in any other profession.
One of the problems with determining which psychics are genuine
and which are not is that there are no definitive guidelines for
measurement. There are no professional policies or standardized
practices to adhere to. There is no established governing body to
report fraudulent psychics to.
Unlike other professions which have regulatory or licensing protocols
to follow, there are no such standards for psychics. Anyone can
call themselves a psychic and begin practicing professionally.
Fortunately there are some ways to determine whether a psychic may
be misrepresenting themselves. A professional psychic relies heavily
on reputation. A psychic with a bad reputation soon becomes a former
psychic looking for a career change. Ask for references and testimonials
of clients. A psychic with confidence in their abilities will have
no problem with providing this information. Do your homework, ask
others with an interest in psychics who they would recommend.
The best regulation of the psychic industry is word of mouth advertising.
Frauds and con artists gain a bad reputation very quickly these
days.Web sites like this one are a great place to share your experiences.
If you feel that you have been swindled or conned by someone you
should e-mail your story to us. We will be happy to make the information
thing to watch out for is anyone, psychic or not, who tries to use
fear, intimidation, dis-empowerment, uncertainty, doubt, or any
of a range of similar tactics to get you to (a) hand over your power
and (b) fork over your money. ( Usually both )
One of the oldest scams around is for a fortuneteller, or con artist
claiming to be a fortune teller, to tell you that you are under
a curse of some sort, that "evil spirits", or "bad mojo"
is causing whatever sort of problem you may be having.
This of course leads to being asked for money. Usually being asked
for money several times. The scammers try to convince you that they
can fix your problems, remove a curse, but it will take more time,
more readings and of course more money. This turns into a kind of
blackmail with you acting as a sort of willing victim. Beware of
this scenario. If you feel you are being conned and cheated, then
you probably are.
Trust your own intuition in these cases and back out of this situation
gracefully. You will be amazed at the change in attitude of the
con-artist when they realize that you are no longer willing to hand
over your money. Be strong and trust yourself to do the right thing.
Most of this is plain common sense, but many times, especially if
people are under a lot of stress, plain common sense just isn't
R. Palmer © 2006