psychic mediums

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Need opinions: Who/what do you think psychics and mediums are?

So my friends just got a reading from a reputable medium who accurately described and named people from her life. I have no doubt there are authentic psychics and mediums out there. But I am concerned about who they are and where they get their power from. How is it possible for people to have such powers? Is it part of the occult? Are they just born that way and why? What does everyone think?

Answer by Steve R
***I have no doubt there are authentic psychics and mediums out there.***

Sorry, they’re all con artists and/or disturbed people. There have been many books and documentaries on the techniques they use to dupe people into believing their “abilities.” It’s well documented. Look it up.

Answer by T r i p p y
Unfortunately, there are too many disagreements to actually have a reliable answer with empirical evidence.

Answer by Daddyskaggs
What are they? Frauds. Some conscious, some self-deluded.
Where do they get their power from? From the people who believe their illusions.
How is it possible? Simple, it’s not.
Are they born that way? They’re born just the same as you and me.

Answer by Lu!Jesus is Lord of all
You and your friend be very very careful,there are those who tell but they are accults,those who are godly like prophets and who tell but like in witch craft.even the demonic ones have powers too to tell.so watch out who is send from God!And dont pay anybody so they can tell you,if they are from God ,God does not charge you.

Answer by superspooky78
most are frauds and they use cold readings to trick people. People never realize they are giving away information either. Have you ever heard someone go on raving about how horrible this medium was? No? Thats because nobody makes a big deal of it, people expect them to be wrong. So a medium does like 50 people and gets 1 right and its the only one you hear about. Scam artists!

Answer by God’s servant
fakes

they use demons

Act 16:16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
Act 16:17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.
Act 16:18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

Answer by becky
Evil that preys on weak and lost souls, needing assurance and a false place to be.

If you truly believe in God, he will guide you, without using mediums/psychics used to distort money.

Answer by Not Subservient.
Scam artists…

You do understand that Google is open for everyone to use and that in under 5 min’s, I can pull up your whole family tree, right?

Psychics are either knowingly scamming money from you or are so delusional that they convince themselves that they actually have magic powers.

Cold Reading is VERY VERY easy to learn…

Let your friend look back at her reading in a few days and she will start to realize that the “Psychic” was way more vague and she gave away far too many responses and way more info than she initially thought.

Penn & Teller: Season 1 – Episode 1 “Talking to the Dead”
http://www.sho.com/site/ptbs/episodes.do?episodeid=118285&ep=101
A look into the practices of popular psychics of today reveals how those who claim to be in contact with the dead are actually performing an age-old trick called “cold reading.”

Experts in Episode:
Rosemary Altea – Medium, Author
John Edward – Medium, Host of “Crossing Over”
James Von Praagh – Medium, Host of “Beyond”
Mark Edward – Magician Author
Joe Nickell – Paranormal Investigator, Journalist

GoogleVideo Search: http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=Penn+Teller+Talking+to+the+Dead&emb=0&aq=f#

Whole Episode: http://www.vbox7.com/play:89322add?r=google

Answer by e w
Phonies, just like the televangelists.

Accurately described people from her life?

Well, I have a crystal ball right here. Let’s see…….. you have someone in your life you care about, with the initial “M” or is it “L?” This person has some mixed feelings for you, and is having some financial difficulties.

Someone close to you has died, and you miss them. They want you to know that everything’s all right.

Sound familiar?

Answer by Sky Chumbly
Yeah, they’re frauds, because if I can’t see it, then it cannot possibly exist. (My senses define reality.)

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Am I Schizoaffective or A Psychic Medium?

I know sounds insane right?
So I told my mother about ne swing and hearing things
I believe I have Schizoaffective Disorder,
due to my genetics, the women in NY family have suffered from schizophrenia
I also have all the symptoms,
Unclear thoughts
Paranoid thoughts ideas
Suicidal thoughts (not really a symptom I don’t think)
seeing things
Hearing things
and bad mood issues
Changes in energy and appetite
Sleep disturbances
And its gotten worse

I’m terrfied, I believe its Schizoaffective
But.could I be a medium?
I truly don’t think ghosts are talking to me due to my genetic links and etc
help somehow please

XOXO
Brianna

Answer by You
I wouldn’t worry about psychics as much as I would getting to a psychiatrist and having yourself screened for schizophrenia.

Answer by Stupid Idiot
hallucinations have always been a part of the spirit world when it comes to us actually.

Shamanism has been proven to be passed down actually, through bloodlines at times, now how is that possible exactly?

Im a diagnosed schizoaffective, it was spirits the whole time. Bad ones. You know the ones? The ones who rule this earth? Everyone seems to love them. I can see why, lies.

Source : YoutubeWatch this video on psychic mediums

Psychic Medium Shelly Frey Private Reading Session July 15, 2012

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The Heyókȟa symbolize and portray many aspects of the sacred, the Wakȟáŋ. Their satire presents important questions by fooling around. They ask difficult questions, and say things others are too afraid to say. By reading between the lines, the audience is able to think about things not usually thought about, or to look at things in a different way.

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