psychic mediums

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : What exactly is a psychic medium?

i might be getting a reading done by one, and im not sure what exactly a psychic meduim does, like do they tell you your fortune or..what?

Answer by Laura
They blow smoke and take your money. They are fakes, period.

Answer by LoveLoveLove
someone that tells the future, they also talk to “spirits”

Answer by R K
it’s another name for fortune teller.

Answer by susan
A medium is someone who can see/hear spirit people. They carry messages from people on the other side, usually ones related to you. These messages could be about anything from “I miss you” to career advice or anything else the individual thinks is important to send to you through the medium.

Look up John Holland to learn more about what it is about. He is very good and travels all over teaching and giving messages to people. Beth Lynch is also very good.

Any of this kind of work can be faked, just like auto mechanics who tell you all kinds of lies and then take your money for work that is never done and never needed to be done. It is important to ask around to find out more about the person you are meeting. If you feel uncomfortable in any way, just leave. If the person asks to hold money for you, run out the door, with your money!

Answer by Tanothy773
A Psychic is one who can predict future

A Medium can talk to the dead.

A Psychic can see past present and future and a psychic can see that as well as being able to see and connect with your loved ones on the other side. Usually Psychic’s use Tarot cards or some type of divination tool to connect where as clairvoyant psychic’s like John Edward, Matt Fraser, Concetta Bertoldi do not they just start talking and see visions that flash before them or what is shown by spirit. Most people like Psychic readings because there enjoy shuffling and pulling the cards. Others prefer medium because they do not use cards and sometimes can see more

Source : Yahoo AnswersQuestion : Average Person versus Psychic in Parapsychology Research?

Years ago (1930’s) parapsychology retreated into the laboratories to have controlled conditions because of wide spread fraud (starting with investigations in 1882 and before).
So, normal people (not seeking fame and fortune) started to be studied rather than public psychics, mediums, etc.

However, now controls are better and their have been traits found among people that seem to score higher on psi tests.

So, is parapsychology now focused on
(and should they be?) those groups of people or does it still focus on the general population?

Answer by firecat_mage
Parapsychology is aimed partly at the general public and partly at thos deemed as ‘gifted’ and partly at those deemed ‘average’. This is so that the results have a slightly more accurate reading of ‘abilities’.

According to most research, the so-called psychics have performed on a par with the ‘averages’.

There has been no conclusive proof that extra sensory prception truly exists – yet.

There have however been unexplained cases of people getting high scores in Zener card tests.
No proof as such, just ‘unexplained’ so make up your own mind as to the reality or fantasy of ESP.

Answer by january jane
For some reason your avatar reminds me of Yoko Ono.

Answer by garrettsambo
The general population.

Answer by Arcanum Noctis
“And if so they can go to James Randis site and win a million bucks right now! However, to date no one can even pass the preliminary test to get into the main testing battery.”

I don’t think an individual that is psychic would be stupid enough to go to James Randis to win a million dollars. If the individual were psychic enough to win the lottery with their skill, not only would a million dollars be worthless, but chances are the individual would become a lab rat if the individual could valid him or herself. Can you imagine what sort of weapon that individual would be to the military or anyone greedy? It doesn’t take a psychic to see that.

Answer by Angomapple
If what firecat says is true, then it supports what most psychics have already been saying… that psychicism is not limited to just people who are gifted, but is free for all who are willing to embrace ‘intuition’ and ‘instinct’ as normal faculties of existence.

The average person will automatically use their ‘gift’ and not call it a ‘gift’, but a ‘psychic’ uses this for the benefit of others (if reputable, mind you) and is willing to voice the opinion that it is a ‘gift’ and something to be used widely and altruistically.

I don’t know what parasychology is testing these days, but whomever they choose to study, would result in no more preference in positive results for the public as it would those ‘proclaimed’ psychics.

Answer by wiseman/guru
The moment you stick apparatus onto any test you have changed the parameters of that test, and influenced the outcome. Furthermore, the outcome of your test will be the outcome you expect. (or even wanted.) If you are color blind, will green experiments help you? Or red outcomes of that test? Quantum physics has a lot to say about the machine that is attached to the machine which was tested by a machine. Invented by a person who, should not, know the result. Make me a tester to test something I DON”T know!!!

Answer by DR
Most academic parapsychology in the last century has focused on investigating psi abilities in the general population, not because of improved methods or controls, but because the underlying question is whether psi exists in general, and not only in a talented few. If performance tends to follow a normal curve, then it is reasonable to regard psi as just another ability or talent, rather than as a supernormal or “magical” gift. This is does not imply that studying high talent is not worthwhile, because it definitely is. But it does point out that there are different reasons for focusing on average people vs. high talents.

Another reason that many academic parapsychologists have avoided working with people claiming special abilities is because many (but not all) are delusional or frauds. It is simply much easier to conduct experiments with people who do not have anything to gain or lose by their performance.

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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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