If you are a strong believer in psychics, this information will only reinforce what you already know. On the other hand, if you are critical of people who profess to have psychic powers, this information will be of interest you.

I find many skeptics, when it comes to accepting people with psychic powers, are really cowards at heart. I should know, I use to be one. In fact skeptics don't trust their hearts, their allegiance is primarily to their rational or intellectual mind. When this is the case, any non-ordinary experience or idea that threaten their rational mind will be immediately dismissed without giving these non-ordinary experiences and ideas further rational thought.

If you are one of those people, you are reading the words of a former skeptic, a man whose only allegiance was to his rational mind. I was trained to be a person who possessed strong intellectual skills. As a consequence of my training, when people came into my life who demonstrated psychic abilities, I did everything in my power to convince them otherwise. While I won many intellectual wars, the personal evidence in my life, about the validity of people with psychic powers, became too overwhelming for me to continue to ignore.

I was caught between a rock and a hard place. I didn't believe in psychics power on the intellectual level and yet my personal experience with psychics proved to me over and over again that my rational mind was wrong. This caused a lot of conflict in my life because I wasn't about to give up my allegiance to my logical way of thinking without a fight.

In the end, I was able to use my intellectual ability to validate for me subjectively that the "psychic gift" is real. Granted, not all people who profess to be psychics have this ability. There are many psychics, in this world, who are con artists. They claim to have psychic powers primarily as a way to make money or take advantage of weak minded people. I not saying there is anything wrong with making money using one's "psychic gifts". I am just saying money shouldn't be a psychic's primary reason. A genuine psychic always puts the needs of his or her clients first and money second.

In the "Developing Your Psychic Gifts" FAQ that I will be putting up on my web site message board, in the near future, I will address many of the concerns my intellectual friends have about people with psychic abilities. Among other things, my FAQ will provide you will rational information about how you can determined when you have encountered a true psychic versus a false prophet.

In the meantime, if you would like to read more information about a gentlemen who has a sterling reputation as a genuine psychic, please visit James Van Praagh's web site. Additionally, if you would like to read about a woman I personally know who is a genuine psychic, visit the web site of my friend Nora. In order to visit these sites, when visiting my site click on my Five Star Spiritual Web Site links.

You will find James Van Praagh site listed under his name. While visiting his site, please be sure to read his fascinating biography, My friend Nora's site is listed as Spiritual Healer And Psychic. While visiting her site, read the FAQ titled: How to find the right Psychic or Spiritual Healer! It is an excellent FAQ and addresses many of the concerns of intellectually spoiled friends. - Frederick Zappone

Author's Bio: 

Frederick Zappone, a former vice president of a national
corporation, has spent over twenty-two years of his life observing, writing about and sharing with people his spiritual insights (psychic impressions)about the human condition. Mr. Zappone has appeared as a guest on numerous radio and TV talk shows including the Oprah Winfrey show. If you would like to read additional articles written by Mr. Zappone visit his Web Site. URL: http://www.prismnet.com/~fzappone