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  • Volcano
    Volcano
    Posted on:
    18th Sep 2011 02:29pm

    Last Post 2nd Jun 2012
    Replies     17

    Psychics

    Do you beleive that psychics exists? Or do you think they are people who are just trying to pretend to be so?

  • Mike
    Mike
    Posted on:
    22nd Sep 2011 08:32pm

    Mike says: yes they exist

  • Wally the Clown
    Wally the Clown
    Posted on:
    22nd Sep 2011 09:15pm

    Wally the Clown says: No, they don't.
    1) Any who did would give actual information, not vague guesses like John Edward
    2) They would queue up to be tested because it would get skeptics off their backs
    3) The first one who could actually do it would be a millionaire thanks to the JREF One Milloin Dollar Prize for ANY paranormal event performed under fair test conditions.
    4) I have tested a few myself (I am a mentalist in my spare time) and they seem to use the same methods I do (Watch the early episodes of the TV show for a few tips).
    5) They have no coherent explanation as to what they do, how they do it, or why it fails (constantly). It's all doubletalk, excuses and weaseling. And even when caught faking, or utterly failing to perform when cheating is blocked, they have tons of excuses, even though it is standard to check that they say everything is working OK before the test.
    6) I wish there was some such power. I want it-that's why I became a magician in the first place. But since it does not exist, I do the next best thing-and have fun at it.
    Some of the people are just confused or truly believe they have the ability- mistaking coincidence and cold reading for psychic skill. Sad- they could be good counsellors if they went straight. It's the ones who know that they are frauds and enjoy making fools of people and taking their money that I have a problem with....

  • kezza
    kezza
    Posted on:
    28th Sep 2011 11:27pm

    Wally the Clown says: No, they don't.
    1) Any who did would give actual information, not vague guesses like John Edward
    2) They would queue up to be tested because it would get skeptics off their backs
    3) The...

    kezza says: Hey Wally-I have had two separate experiences with both a psychic reader (someone who reads your letter writing and your first name-thats about it) and also a numerologist/palm reader. I was very much a non believer-I believe you can believe none of what you hear, and half of what you see! I still sit on the fence, but closer to the side of a believer. I can only tell you that I had the chance to meet both of these people in my younger years, and had I known then, just how very very close and right they were,I would definately have taken what they predicted for me, in my future alot more seriously. Perhaps I would have done things differently! I can only tell you that it raises the hair on my neck and arms when I think of how almost exactly right they predicted some of the most intense experiences in my life-I am now 25 years older, and know that the things I speak of are not the usual, or the norm. How could they both of known and predicted so exactly? I dont know-I guess I never will, but Im definately much more open minded. We all want to believe in something-be it on the other side, or astrrology predictions-Im just not prepared to close my mind. I recommend a step outside your comfort zone-You never know!

  • Bigfoot
    Bigfoot
    Posted on:
    22nd Sep 2011 09:16pm

    Bigfoot says: Hey Volcano, I have been to 2 psychics in my life and believe that they believe in what they are saying. I am now 72 years old and still waiting for it to come true. Having said that, I had a strange feeling that I should ring my mother in England a few years ago, when I phoned I was told that she had a fall in a supermarket and was in hospital. The same feeling occurred to me about 4 or 5 years ago about my daughter who lives in Melton, Victoria and she too had had a fall. I believe there are some genuine psychics but very few and far between. and I am not one of them.

  • chookybo
    chookybo
    Posted on:
    23rd Sep 2011 10:07am

    Bigfoot says: Hey Volcano, I have been to 2 psychics in my life and believe that they believe in what they are saying. I am now 72 years old and still waiting for it to come true. Having said that, I had a...

    chookybo says: Hey Bigfoot. I too have had strange feelings. I woke at 3 am and saw my 93 year old father sitting in his chair. He was in WA whilst I was in SA. He looked ill. I asked him if he was alright and he said he wasn't. I could not phone him as at the time we were living in a shed and the mobile phone only worked if I walked up the hill. The next day I tried to phone him but no answer. After much trying, I finally got through to him at midday and asked him if he was alright. He said he had suffered from severe chest pain at 1:30 am (would have been 3 am SA time) and the nurse had come and taken him to the doctor early that morning. (He took panadol and drunk whisky to get rid of the pain during the night!)

    I also had a feeling of danger for my brother when I was a young teenager. He was in NSW at that time. I found out later that at the time I had felt he was in danger he had been involved in a serious car accident.

    I am not psychic but at times do seem to know things or feel danger for relatives or close friends.

  • Debz
    Debz
    Posted on:
    22nd Sep 2011 09:46pm

    Debz says: I went to a Psychic approx 7 years ago with a friend who had made an appointment and wanted someone to go with her, after she had seen my friend she gave me a reading, I had never met her before and never told her anything about myself. She told me things about my business, my family etc, some of it had happened and some hadn't, one of the things she told me was that I would meet some from over two seas, who would be gentle, honest and hardworking, it would happen very quickly and I would be married within 6 months and there would be lots of traveling ahead of me! I had just come out of a bad relationship and laughed this part off, telling her I was never going to get married again and there was no way I could afford to go traveling!

    Well, fast forward three years and I was coordinating my friends wedding on New Years Eve and I met the Best Man, ironed his shirt and went about my business. A month later we met up again at a trivia evening, hit it off and organised to meet for lunch the following day. He told me then that he was from Canada, leaving the country in 10 days and for his last weekend he was heading to Taupo area with his friends but wanted to spend time with me, altogether we had 6 days, 5 nights before he flew out.

    We figured it was just a holiday fling but ended up emailing and Skyping, he asked me to go over and see him, meet his family, and attend his niece's wedding, which was impossible for me financially at that time, he offered to pay for me to go, no strings attached, his sister also contacted me and offered to pay for me. After discussing this with my children I finally accepted his offer and went. We definitely had something happening between us. I went over and knew as soon as I saw him again that I had done the right thing, met his family and friends and learnt more about him. I had been there for 3 weeks and a week before I was due to head back to NZ we were at a family get together, he took me aside and asked me to marry him, a shock for us both but I had no hesitation in saying yes. As I had been married before and he hadn't we wanted to marry in Canada, we didn't tell anyone as we weren't sure if we could get a license to marry in time before I left, we couldn't in Canada but could in New York. We decided one night to go over to Buffalo, New York and the next day we went over and got married at the Courthouse before heading back to have dinner with his parents and some of the family, resulting in a small celebration dinner! The whole family then put together a small Wedding Breakfast for us and friends, then two days later I flew back to NZ. My husband followed two months later and we have been happily married for 3 years so far, had lots of traveling within NZ and with a trip back to Canada in the pipeline.

    My husband comes from over two seas, is gentle, honest and hardworking, I met him, had 5 days with him and married him, all within 6 months!.....I had forgotton about the Psychic until I was cleaning out a drawer a year later and I found the tape of my Psychic Reading and yes, it happened just as the Psychic had said!!.....do I believe......in some of it....YES!

    If one is going to see a Psychic, maybe ask around before choosing who to see, go with an open mind, there are those who do have the gift and there are people out there who pretend to be what they are not, remember you are in control and you take what you want from it.

  • Volcano
    Volcano
    Posted on:
    23rd Sep 2011 11:46am

    Volcano says: I grew up not believing in psychics. At primary school one girl kept spreading the rumour that I could read minds. I just thought she was wierd! Lately it's started again. I answer people's (sometimes strange or off) questions and they freak out, saying that they had only thought it! Now I'm freaking out thinking I'm going crazy or something. I try and steer clear of people! What's going on here? I'm very confused!

  • babychick
    babychick
    Posted on:
    23rd Sep 2011 04:26pm

    Volcano says: I grew up not believing in psychics. At primary school one girl kept spreading the rumour that I could read minds. I just thought she was wierd! Lately it's started again. I answer people's...

    babychick says: Depending on where you live there may be a Spiritual Fellowship in your area, or ask around and you may find someone who can teach you to use your gift. Generally speaking if they are genuine they will teach you for free. Good luck.
    My gift is clouded at the moment as I have some issues to work through but a friend, she's a medium, has offered to help me when I am ready. When we talk, either in person or on the phone my late husband pops in, just checking who I'm with and usually has something to say then leaves.

  • flossbloss
    flossbloss
    Posted on:
    23rd Sep 2011 01:22pm

    flossbloss says: Many of those who claim to have psychic powers are mere charlatans however, there are those who do have these abilities. The force behind them does however come from the pit of hell. It is therefore best to avoid contact with these people. Some of them (whichever variety) can be a real nuisance e.g. "Tara" - a medium who advertises her "services" via email (no idea how she gets one's address) & plagues you forevermore - you can't unsubscribe because that only leads to a "faulty" page with apologies & promises to "fix the problem". Promises which never eventuate. STAY AWAY FROM THEM ALL!

  • Karsh
    Karsh
    Posted on:
    23rd Sep 2011 02:28pm

    Karsh says: Yes I do, I have been to the same one a couple of times & some of the things she has told me she couldn't possibly have known, it was really uncanny.
    Bez39

  • Karsh
    Karsh
    Posted on:
    23rd Sep 2011 02:29pm

    Karsh says: Yes I do, I have been to the same one a couple of times & some of the things she has told me she couldn't possibly have known, it was really uncanny.


  • mikeeism
    mikeeism
    Posted on:
    24th Sep 2011 05:47am

    mikeeism says: kiaora they do exist and there are phonies out there to, i frequently have insight sometimes it is common sense and other times i cant explain to me having visions is really different to having a feelings especially if they just happen when ever i can understand skeptics as ive come across wanna bes often especially internet scams they are only interested in predicting how they can scam money out of you ... they really pray on money, love and career... vultures

  • mikeeism
    mikeeism
    Posted on:
    24th Sep 2011 05:53am

    mikeeism says: i do believe, but be careful of the wana bees go with open mind not with expectation

  • Colliedog
    Colliedog
    Posted on:
    24th Sep 2011 04:48pm

    Colliedog says: Yes they exist,for whatever reason they are able to see what others can't.

  • RainbowSpirit
    RainbowSpirit
    Posted on:
    27th Sep 2011 11:15am

    RainbowSpirit says: Yes I do. Everyone has a sixth sense. Some are a lot more sensitive than others. Unfortunately there are those who like to take people for a ride.

  • Alex
    Alex
    Posted on:
    23rd Apr 2012 03:48pm

    Alex says: Coincidence. That's what it is, no more than that.
    Some people are superstitious and others are just gullible.

    I wouldn't give one of these fraudsters the time of day.

  • dlaurence1
    dlaurence1
    Posted on:
    2nd Jun 2012 10:22am

    dlaurence1 says: Way to go mike, that certinaly told wally

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