Lets start with the definition. The word “psychic” means “of the soul” or “mental” and is usually used to describe a persons special ability to see hidden information, outside of the five known senses.
Often called ESP or “extrasensory perception” psychics possess a sense unknown to most of us. Many consider this to be a paranormal ability. The concept of psychic abilities is an old one, and thanks to the United States government it is more widely accepted than ever, yet many people still deny real psychics exist.
The term “psychic advisor” was made popular by the psychic industry
This industry provides clients with glimpses into their future, or help them solve complicated life problems by telling the client the outcome of future events. Some of the most popular psychic advisors of the 20th century include Sylvia Browne and John Edward.
Psychic advisors are not a new occurrence. Psychics date back to ancient times, especially in societies that followed astrology. People who were able to predict events without the use of astrological charts or systems were known as prophets, and seers. Today we call these people psychics and clairvoyants.
Mystery has always surrounded those incredible people. Their visions of the future have amazed and shocked people for centuries. One of the most popular psychics of the past was Nostradamus.
Nostradamus was a 16th century apothecary whose prophecies, or visions are still famous around the world to this day. Most of his psychic visions had to do with horrible disasters like earthquakes, wars, murders, plagues, and floods.
None of his psychic predictions were dated however which leaves many people skeptical. Even though he is a highly controversial historical figure many people still credit him with predicting many modern world events.
Another popular psychic Edgar Cayce gained popularity in the 19th century at about the same time as the Modern Spiritualism had begun. Cayce believed that he could make contact with dead spirits, and that was what gave him his predictions.
A lot of presidents in the United States have had personal psychic advisors as well.
In 2005 Gallup, one of the leaders in surveys, found that an amazing 41% of Americans polled believe in ESP.
The very same study found that 26% believe in clairvoyance and 31% believe in psychic or telepathic communication. According to a 2006 survey conducted by Oklahoma City University, the belief in psychic phenomena is more common among college seniors (31%) and graduate students (34%) than among freshman students (23%) which suggests that people with higher education level may be more likely to trust in psychic advisors.
Some people also believe that psychic ability can be passed down across many generations. Others believe that psychic powers can be enhanced or “turned on” by honing mental disciplines such as meditation, however most real Psychics believe you can only be born with the gift, but it can be developed further if you have it.
People that claim to have psychic abilities often seek to make a living from their talents. They host psychic hotlines, and websites touting their psychic abilities. Because of the size of this business it has become much harder to be sure if the person you consult with is a genuine psychic advisor or just a fake psychic looking to lighten your wallet.
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