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Are Psychics Real

If you do an internet search on the term ‘psychic reading’ you will literally find over 2 millions results.  What does this tell you?

There are multitudes of people out there claiming to have psychic abilities.

They are offering all kinds of services including psychic readings, tarot card readings, energy healing, astrological forecasts and much, much more.

Many psychic services are offered over the phone rather than in person.  In fact, you can even get email psychic readings these days.

Psychics may claim to be able to predict your future, improve your love life, heal an illness or increase your wealth. There are even those offering psychic readings for your pets.  Sounds pretty crazy, right?

So what to make of all of this?  Are any of these psychics real and can they really help you the way the claim to be able to?

As with most things in life, the answer to these questions aren’t black and white.

Most people have had some type of psychic experience in their life, though they may not even be aware of it.

For example, have you ever had a inkling or premonition that something was going to happen, and then it did?

It might have been something very small, and your mind probably immediately explained it away.

If you really consider it, you will probably find something in your life experience that was out of the ordinary or unexplainable.

Still, does this prove that there are authentic psychics out there with true supernatural abilities?

The purpose of this site is to explore the topic of whether or not psychics are real, and to serve as a guide to assist you in finding a good psychic, and avoiding psychic scams,

Here, you will find the latest psychic news, book reviews, information about famous psychics, psychic videos and much more.

Please enjoy your stay as Are Psychics real?

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Six Ways to Develop Psychic Abilities

Psychic AbilitiesAlthough some people are simply born with natural psychic abilities, many believe that we all have access to these abilities. 

In order to develop our own psychic ability, we need to practice, just as we would if we were working to become a skilled musician.  Here are six simple steps you can take to develop your psychic abilities.


Meditation

Meditation is perhaps the most important exercise you can do to enhance your innate psychic connection.  There are many types and practices of meditation, but they generally share the same goal, which is to allow the mind to naturally quiet down so that you become more aware of your spiritual being or presence.

One of the easiest and most effective methods of mediation is watching the breath.  As you give your attention to your breath, the frequency and intensity of thought will slowly settle like sand in water.  As the mind calms, the connection to spirit will become more apparent.

It is this connection with your spiritual self that allows for greater sensitivity and intuition, which serve as the foundation for psychic abilities.


Increase Awareness in Daily Activity

Paying attention to the sights, sounds, textures, and smells that make up your life experience is another powerful exercise to help increase awareness and intuition.

Think of this as a walking, living meditation.  Although you are not sitting quietly in a dark candle lit room, you are practicing the same principle of mindfulness which will increase your intuitive connection.


Practice Listening

This is another very powerful mindfulness practice that can be done throughout the day.  Instead of focusing on breath, simply place your attention on the everyday sounds you come in contact with.

This act of listening will increase your receptivity, which over time can prepare you to receive psychic information.


Pay Attention to Thoughts and Feelings

We have both a conscious and subconscious mind.  Although we tend to think that the conscious mind is in charge, it has been proven that the subconscious mind is actually running the show well over 90% of the time.

Think of all the repeating thought patterns you experience on a daily basis, many of which have negative effects such as stress, fear and anxiety.  If the conscious mind were really running the show, you would simply be able to stop these thought patterns at will.  Obviously, this is not easy to do.

Paying attention to the thoughts and feelings that run through you increases awareness, and slowly frees you from these limiting patterns.

This is an essential step in developing your psychic abilities.


Record Your Dreams

Another exercise that can help develop awareness of subconscious patterns is recording the dreams you have in the night.  If the subconscious is in control during the day, this is doubly so while we sleep.

Take the time to quickly jot down your dreams when you wake up, and take some time to reflect on them.


Get to Know Silence

It is in silence that the deepest connection with source is found as there is no separation in silence.

Because we tend to spend most of our time filling the silence with noise such as television, radio and social interaction, most of us are almost totally unaware of silence.

If you want to develop your intuition and natural psychic ability, you must get to know silence.  Silence is your true being, where are you are deeply connected with all existence.

Nourish this connection, and you will find that you have a much greater sense of love and compassion for all beings.  It is through this love that you will open into your psychic potential.

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Psychic Scams and How to Avoid Them

Psychic ScamAlthough there are many authentic and real psychic readers, intuitive healers and spiritual guides offering genuine assistance and support, there are also many “psychic” scammers out there looking to take your money.  If you are looking for a good psychic, it is important to know what to look for and how to avoid psychic scams.

The following is a detailed list of some of the most common psychic scams as well as the steps you can take to avoid them.

Psychic “Bait and Catch”

One of the most common psychic scams is to present an introductory offer such as a free initial reading or a reduced rate reading. This is supposed to give you a taste of what the psychic has to offer so that you can decide if you want to continue.

Often times, this is a legitimate business practice that serves both the business provider and the consumer.

In the case of psychic scams however, this bait and catch technique is only meant to lure you in so that you end up paying much more than you bargained for.

The scammer achieves this by teasing you with just enough information so that you either want more or think you need more, at which point the psychic will hit you up for additional money.

An example of this can be telling you that you might come into some good fortune, but that you will need more information from the psychic in order make sure it happens.  This pattern will continue with the psychic stringing you along with just enough information to get you to the next “buy in”.

Psychic Spells and Curses

Another typical psychic scam is to tell you that you have some type of curse or bad omen looming over you that needs to be removed.  Once the psychic has convinced you that you need help to avoid calamity, it becomes quite easy to separate you from your money in order to “give you” the necessary assistance.

You may be asked for large sums of money in order to pay for candles, rituals and even spells.

Sometimes the psychic will even tell you that one of your valuable possessions is cursed, such as an expensive jewelry item.  They will ask you to leave the item with them so that they can perform the necessary cleansing rituals needed to remove the curse.

If you hand over that pearl necklace or pair of diamond earrings, you can be pretty sure it will be the last time you see it.

Cold Reading

This type of psychic scam involves a series of techniques that allow the scammer to ascertain relevant information about you without you knowing it.

Information can be quickly gathered by analyzing your age, clothing, body language, gender, religion, sexual orientation, manner of speech, etc.

This information is then presented back to you as if it were received through some psychic channel.

If the psychic reading is being conducted over the phone, this method can be achieved by asking you a lot of suggestive and/or specific questions.

For example, the psychic may say something like “I am getting information about you, but it is still a little unclear.  Can you help me uncover it by answering a few questions?”

Cold readers often throw out high probability guesses, pay keen attention to your response to determine if the guesses are close, and then either continue or re-adjust the conversation.

Promises, Promises

I don’t care how good the psychic is, you should always be weary if you find that you are being promised anything.  Whether they are promising you money, love, power or whatever else, it is almost certain that this is a scam and the “psychic” is manipulating you, probably in order to get your money.

It is perfectly reasonable for a psychic to let you know that it is their intention to help you make positive change in your life, but to promise it is dishonest and deceptive.

Conversely, if psychic promises that something bad is going to happen if you don’t take a certain action, which likely involves giving them more money, there is an equally good chance you are being deceived.

How to Avoid Psychic Scams

The first step in learning how to avoid psychic scams is to know what to look for.  While I have detailed some of the most common psychic scams above, here are some specific steps you can take to avoid being scammed by a psychic.

  • Take the time to research your psychic beforehand.  Look for online reviews and feedback.   If possible, talk to someone who has had previous experience with the psychic.
  • Clarify the rate structure before your reading.  A good psychic should have a simple fee structure that is easy to understand.  A flat rate for a specific amount of time is ideal.
  • Read the payment terms and fine print, and only use “secure payment sites and services”.
  • Pay close attention if it appears that the psychic is preying on either your desires or fears.  If they began to promise you something or try to convince you that you need their help, get out fast!
  • Pay close attention if the psychic is asking you a lot of questions.  It is reasonable that the psychic ask you what you want to work on or which area you need help with, but if they start asking too many probing questions, this is probably a sign of cold reading.

Trust your intuition!

This is the perhaps the most important piece.  Ultimately, you are your own guide and authority.   You may be seeking assistance, but you should never go against your own intuition.  If you feel that something is off with your psychic or that you are being manipulated or deceived, trust that and move on.

This can be difficult, especially as many people who are seeking psychic assistance are going through some period of weakness, illness or need.  This unfortunately plays right into the hands of the psychic scammers.

Hopefully, this page will help you identify and know how to avoid psychic scams.  Please reference my online psychic guide for additional assistance.

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The show “The One: Australia’s Most Gifted Psychic” was created to not only answer the question of whether or not psychics are real, but also to try and identify the best Australian Psychic.

This video analysis picks up when the competition is down to 4 psychics.

Analysis of Australia’s Most Gifted Psychic – Part 1

This clip starts with Charmaine Wilson, psychic and spiritual medium, performing a reading on Australian surfer Guy Leech. In the 56 second clip, Charmaine makes 7 guesses, out of which 5 register as “hits” or correct readings. On the surface this would seem to indicate a 71% success rate.

The analyst however, points out that the actual psychic reading took 5 minutes and 38 seconds, which would have resulted in approximately 38 total guesses.

He suggests that the network is showing the majority of the hits or successful psychic readings during the 56 seconds of broadcast time. This would result in many more misses than are aired and a success rate much less than 71%.

The analyst, or should I say psychic skeptic, also scrutinizes each “hit” and essentially explains them away as very good guesses.



Analysis of Australia’s Most Gifted Psychic – Part 2

Part 2 focus on a Psychic Reading performed by Ezio De Angelis on Australian actor Paul O’brien. The broadcast of this reading lasted 43 seconds with 4 guesses and 3 hits. Again, on the surface this would appear to indicate a 75% success rate.

Using the same formula, the analyst projects and actual success rate of 11%, when you factor in the full time of the psychic reading, 5 minutes 28 seconds, and the number of guesses and misses that weren’t shown during the broadcast.

Additionally, the host scrutinizes the hits as being so general that anyone could make the same guess.

For example, one of the psychic predictions was that Paul O’Brien was good with numbers. The host claims this is an appeal to one’s vanity and states that lot’s of people are going to say they are pretty good with numbers.



So, does this answer the question of Are Psychics Real? I don’t think so. The clips clearly show some psychic ability and the analysis is based on a lot of speculation.

You can read more about the show here.

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