Becoming a Psychic

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Can Our Bodies Predict the Future?

People’s bodies know a big event is coming just before it happens, at least according to a new study.

If true, the research, published Oct. 17 in the journal Frontiers of Perception, suggests something fundamental about the laws of nature has yet to be discovered.

“The claim is that events can be predicted without any cues,” said Julia Mossbridge, a Northwestern University neuroscientist who co-authored the study. “This evidence suggests the effect is real but small. So the question is: How does it work?”

Other scientists are skeptical of this interpretation, however. They suggest some bias in which studies get published could play a role in seeing an effect where there is none.

Real effect?

Many studies have shown that physical responses including heart rate, pupil dilation and brain activity change between one and 10 seconds before people see a scary image (like aslithering snake). In most of these experiments, frightening pictures were randomly interspersed with more-neutral ones, so that in theory participants didn’t have any clues about which photo would pop up next. But because the finding seemed so unnatural, those studies were understandably met with skepticism.

To see whether the effect was real, Mossbridge and her team analyzed over two dozen of these studies. As part of the analysis, they threw out any experiments in which they saw bias or flaws.

They still found a “presentiment” effect, in which measures of physiological excitement changed seconds before an event. The finding suggests that people’s bodies subconsciously sense the future when something important is about to happen, even if the people don’t know it.

For instance, if you were a day-trader betting lots of money on one stock, “10 seconds beforehand you might predict your stock tanking,” Mossbridge told LiveScience.

The paper doesn’t claim that people are psychic or have supernatural or paranormal powers. Instead, the authors believe presentiment is a real, physical effect that obeys natural laws — just ones that nobody understands, Mossbridge said. [Infographic: Belief in the Paranormal]

Researchers skeptical

But others doubt presentiment exists at all.

While the statistical methods used in the study are sound, that doesn’t mean presentiment is real, said Rufin VanRullen, a cognitive scientist at the Center for Research on the Brain and Cognition, in an email.

“All it means is that there is a statistical trend for scientists who search for these so-called presentiment effects to actually find them,” wrote VanRullen, who was not involved in the study.

Instead, it’s more likely that the experiments are biased, perhaps unintentionally, in a way the study authors missed, Kyle Elliott Mathewson, a researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, said via email.

It’s also possible that scores of researchers looked for this result, failed to find it and forgot all about it, added Mathewson, who like VanRullen wasn’t involved in the study. Those studies would never be published, he said, so the overall effect in the published studies would be biased.

According to the researchers, in order for such bias to explain their results, at least 87 other unpublished studies would need to show no effect.

“Between psychology labs and parapsychology investigations, I can imagine this many failed experiments that go unreported easily,” Mathewson wrote.

5 Tips To Help You Develop Your Psychic Abilities

All of us are born with psychic abilities. Some people naturally have a clearer connection with the ethereal realms while others have to work harder at strengthening this connection. Sadly society hasn’t made it easy. Continued frowning on anything deemed psychic or paranormal has led many people to disbelieve or lose faith in their own unique spiritual gifts. However it’s not too late to tune into and hone your psychic skills. Expanding your psychic potential will give you deeper insight into challenges as well as provide a fresh new perspective on whatever you may be facing.

The first real step is acceptance and belief. Being open to and acknowledging your natural born psychic abilities will play a huge role in making them stronger. This can be a tricky step though. If you have regularly ignored gut feelings then ‘hearing’ your inner guide may be a struggle at first. Perhaps family and friends haven’t been supportive about your interests in this area and subconsciously you’ve dismissed the reality of psychic phenomena. Over time, this will have had a detrimental affect on your abilities. Look for local groups or Spiritualist churches where you can meet like-minded and supportive people. Start doing research and reading positive books about the subject. As you build up an understanding of psychic abilities, your knowledge and confidence will increase and silence any voice of doubt.

Regular meditation is essential. It is a simple yet incredibly powerful tool. Most professional psychic advisors engage in a daily meditation practice as it calms the mind and brings clarity of thought. Don’t panic just yet! Meditation doesn’t have to involve sitting crossed legged on the floor for 3-hours in total silence. What’s important is being able to relax. Listening to soothing music, staring at a candle flame or even a gentle walk in nature are all effective forms of meditation. The most important thing is being able to quiet your mind so you can connect with your higher self. As you relax you will enter a state of ‘knowingness’ where universal energy flows freely. Messages and insight may come to you in the form of thoughts, feelings or visions. Trust what you receive. The more you meditate the easier it will be to connect with your higher consciousness.

One of the best ways to hone your extrasensory skills is to listen to your intuition. You may feel uneasy around someone or get an inner chill when visiting a particular spot. Perhaps you feel an urge to read a certain book or visit a café on a specific date. None of these feelings may make sense to you but they happen for a reason. Don’t dismiss them. Your intuition is the fastest and most reliable way for your higher self to relay important messages to you. Whether its goose bumps, knots in your stomach, a voice in your head or a strong sense of excitement and anticipation – always trust your gut feelings. The more you listen to your inner voice the louder and clearer it will become.

Psychic tools, such as Tarot Cards, Runes, Crystals and Pendulums are a great way of focusing energy and intention. They help open your mind and expand your vision creating a clear pathway to Spirit and your higher consciousness. It really doesn’t matter what tools you choose to work with as long as you feel comfortable with them. Dreams are an important psychic tool and as you continue your practice you may find they become much more vivid.  Keeping a dream journal and making notes of your experiments using different psychic tools is a great way to chart your progress.

Above all have patience. Think of your psychic abilities as a muscle that needs to be warmed up and stretched. If you’ve never been to the gym before you wouldn’t expect to immediately life the heaviest weight. The more you use and trust in your psychic gifts the stronger they will become. By investing time in regular practice you will soon start to see the benefits. Remember you were born with psychic gifts and they are a beautiful and natural part of who you are.

CareerCast.com Identifies Popular Paranormal Jobs

As the time draws near for costume parties and Halloween, there is a renewed interest in the paranormal among the general public. Some take the paranormal a little more seriously on a year-round basis, through jobs like ghost hunter, medium, and metaphysicist, according to a new CareerCast.com report on some of the most popular paranormal careers.

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Interpret this Dream

In my dream I was at my middle school, I was in the school gym with all my classmates, it was a regular school day. I went outside to look around and out of no-where zombies began falling out of the sky.

I panicked and went back inside. I was too much in shock to warn anybody so I closed the doors and held them shut tight with all my strength. I was trying and stop the zombies from getting in. While doing so, nobody in the gym had noticed anything yet.

When I couldn’t hold the doors shut any longer I let go and ran as fast as I could to the exit. As I reached the exit, I saw everyone else going crazy as the zombies came in.

When I got out of the doors I saw everyone in school run for their lives out of school too. I saw the shortest way and as soon I got out, I saw everyone run for it and catch up with me but the zombies were right on our tails.

It’s a long story, this is only part of it but I woke up in fear because it seemed so real.

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Is There A Difference Between A Medium, Psychic, And Tarot Reader?

Looking for an expert in the psychic world can be an overwhelming experience. It’s especially difficult if you’re going through a tough time and just want a reading but don’t know what type of advisor to speak with. Take a look at any company offering psychic services and no doubt you will see Mediums, Psychics and Tarot card readers all willing to provide you with support and guidance. Is there really a difference between them and the types of readings they offer?

Mediums often work platform in Spiritualist churches or other venues where groups of people can gather. Due to the highly emotional nature of their work many also offer private one-to-one sessions. Although most are gifted psychics they will not include predictions or information on future events in their readings. A medium is a channel between the earthly plane and the spirit world and their gift is to share messages from loved ones who have passed over. In doing so they offer comfort and reassurance to those who have experienced loss and give proof that ‘life’ continues beyond our earthly existence.

If you want to receive a message from someone in the spirit world remember that a medium is not able to call forth a particular person. They are only ever able to communicate with the spirits who approach them. This can be frustrating especially if you really wanted a message from a beloved Great Aunt. However it may be that your Grandfather is the one with a meaningful message for you. Keep an open mind and trust your loved ones are giving you the message you most need to hear.

In order to verify their connection with the spirit world mediums will offer information specific to a particular person. They may describe an aroma or scent, quote a familiar phrase or mention a favorite item of clothing or jewelry. This is important as it helps ensure the spirit’s message is shared with the right person. A medium can receive messages in a variety of ways including Clairaudience (hearing the voice of the spirit), Clairsentience (sensing or feeling the spirit) or Clairvoyancy (seeing the spirit).

Psychics possess highly developed intuitive skills and extra sensory perception. Unlike mediums they use these gifts to help predict future events. If you are looking for guidance about a particular problem then a psychic reading is a good way to get to the heart of the matter. Most psychics are Clairvoyant, Clairsentient or Clairaudient but many are proficient in at least two. No matter how the messages come through they will help shed light on your current situation and give guidance about the best steps to take to move forward. Some may even use psychic tools such as Tarot cards, Crystals, Runes or Pendulums to strengthen their insight. Occasionally a psychic may pick up on the spirit of a loved one during a reading. They may sense someone around you but this is very different to the heightened connection a medium has with the spirit world.

Most Tarot card readers are psychic and simply use the cards as a way to expand their vision. It is possible to read the cards without having any psychic ability but when combined with second sight a Tarot reading is extremely powerful. Skilled Tarot readers usually have a preferred deck and will have a variety of card spreads on hand for specific questions. Decorated with distinctive imagery each card has a unique meaning. When drawn from the deck upside down or grouped with other cards this meaning expands and the resulting spread reveals detailed information about your situation. How the cards are interpreted will vary between readers. Tarot readers have a thorough understanding of traditional meanings but over time they develop their own personal connections with each card. This gives each reading a personal touch and allows the reader to look even deeper into whatever may be troubling you.

5 Books to Help You Reach Your Psychic Potential

Many people in society these days believe in the work of psychics, mediums, and clairvoyants. This is the reason those psychic consultations you see the number for on television are racking in the money. There is no need to spend the money talking to one of these psychics when you can learn how to tap into your own psychic powers (we all have them, we just aren’t aware of it) through reading and educating yourself in the art of becoming a psychic yourself.

If you have ever had “a feeling” or premonition that something is doing to happen and it turns out that it did then you are a perfect candidate for tapping into and learning how to make use of your psychic abilities. Below is a list of reading materials designed to help you do just that. These are the top 5 psychic books available in print.

1.  Psychic Development For Beginners

by William W Hewitt

This book starts at the very fundamentals and teaches readers how to develop their own psychic abilities to accomplish a range of different day to day tasks. It also has 44 fun activities and a variety of case studies to help you along your journey. This book can teach you some basic psychic powers that include: clairvoyance, telepathy, psychic healing, psychometry, communicating with animals and spiritual entities and more.

2. So You Want to be a Medium?

by Rose Vanden Eynden

If you have ever been interested in medium readings then this book could be just for you. In this book the author demonstrates how to enhance one’s spiritual senses for working between worlds. The author teaches readers how to communicate with other worlds through practices in meditation, breathing, relaxation, dream works, and many other unique techniques.

 3. Learning the Tarot: A Book for Beginners

by Joan Bunning

This book is a great way to teach yourself how to determine the future. It is centered around the use of tarot cards to predict valuable information that could help shape the future. In this book the author describes the fundamental elements associated with the deck of tarot cards and how set up the cards for a tarot card reading. They are fairly simple to learn and remember the relationship of the cards. The author helps by providing some basic instruction on interpretations.

4. The Psychic Pathway: A Workbook for Reawakening

by Sonja Choquette

This book is a great tool for aspiring medium readers and psychic readers because it provides the readers with a personal workbook to do activities and step-by-step learning while developing your innate sense of intuition and enhancing your natural ability to tap into your spiritual self. It provides a wonderful way of personal growth as a human being and highly effective step-by-step strategies for tapping into your resources.

 5. Ask a Medium

by Rose Vanden Eynden

In this book the author answers readers questions in a FAQ type format gathered from questions she is asked by people on a daily basis. She basically took all the questions people are so concerned with knowing about her skills decided to address them all at once in the FAQ book about what she does as a medium.