Where and how do psychics get their answers?
In the bible God says, ‘he didn’t want his followers to consult psychics or mediums…’
So, if God didn’t approve of them, then what or whom is their source?
Suggestion by bigbossfilms
There is no such thing as a “psychic,” only a charlatan or deluded person.
Suggestion by commorancy
If you’re talking about phone psychics, then they get their answers from a script or they make them up.
As far as a ‘real’ psychic, apparently it’s by impressions or quick visual images. I’m not a psychic so I can’t positively attest to that.
You have to understand that the brain runs on electrical signals/pulses/current (similar to RF)… that’s why they call it ‘brain waves’. It’s possible that some people are able to ‘receive’ other RF/energy signals from outside their brains and interpret what they see into visual images. Now, whether or not they are seeing ‘real’ images or just interpreting a radio signal (which are being broadcast all the time) is up for debate.
Suggestion by AnswerGuy
Psychics are conmen. They make their answers up as they go along. There is absolutely no evidence to suggest that psychics have any powers whatsoever. Some are delusional and actually believe they have the power to predict the future, or contact the dead, or whatever, but this just means they’re conmen who’ve managed to con themselves as well.
Give your answer to this question below!
Do psychics actually believe they are psychic or do they knowingly trick people?
Now I know what some of you are going to say
“PSYCHICS ARE REAL! WHAT THEY SAID IS TRUE!”
“I’M A PSYCHIC! HOW DARE YOU!”
But most psychics rely on cold reading, particularly if they have a group of people. They usually say vague things which can be linked to all kinds of things. The person subconsciously does this and thus believes the psychic has ‘real’ abilities. As for predictions, these are often vague as well. Often they’ll say “someone you know”. That someone could be anyone, including you. They’ll usually use vague terms such as ‘money’, or ‘love’ and fill in the blanks with ‘something will happen’. Something can mean anything, particularly if a person looks for it – whether it be consciously or subconsciously. Also, they tend to throw out random names and dates etc and when the person has no idea what they’re on about, they say “Well, that’s it. You just need to think harder” or “Oh yes, the spirit is telling me something else” and will try again, or “Sometimes the energy isn’t strong enough, so we misinterpret it” etc.
The main point here is:
Do these psychics actually believe they are psychic or do they knowingly trick people?
Suggestion by PhilinNWfla
Southpark did a simple explanation of how they do it
Suggestion by Dr.Nice Guy
A rule of thumb, if they ask for money, they are phony and know it. Many though, virtually all you hear from on Y/A, are fooling themselves, or trying to fool others..
It’s mainly lack of critical thinking skills. They know what they want to believe and find a way to convince themselves.
Suggestion by Ivy Vine
Yes and no.
Yes, there are a FEW TRUE psychics that actually do have sources of knowledge which science does not understand. These few can actually predict some things in the future events, diagnose illnesses, contact the dead, etc.
No, most “psychics” are nothing but charlatans who just do cold readings, and feed the client, (read: victim”), whatever they think the person wants to hear.
Why don’t you ever hear of a psychic winning a lottery? Very simple: When a psychic uses their power for personal gain, that is abuse and they lose the ability! This explains why the “phone psychics”, “gypsy readers” and similar psychics are worthless. All they do is give cold readings. Even if they HAD the gift, using it in this way will destroy the ability to use it. Only by using their powers to help OTHERS will strengthen the ability.
Dowsing: Yes, there ARE true dowsers! I have a friend who had this proven to him! The dowser said there was water 25 Ft down at THIS spot. A sand point was sunk about two feet away and missed the underground stream, The dowser came back and said where he had marked. This time a sand point hit water at 26 feet deep!
Add your own answer in the comments!