No matter what medium of the media you turn to, you will discover that there is a psychic promoting him/herself in some way. No, this is not to say that psychics appear on TV, radio, and on various internet venues more than any other self-promoter. However, you will notice that psychics do appear as guests on scores of different programs and when they are not appearing as guests, they are running advertisements for their 1-900 phone lines.

And have you noticed the significant number of books written by psychics at your local book store? You may even have taken notice of the many thousands of websites on the internet dedicated to psychics famous, not-so-famous, and the downright infamous. There are also quite a number of advice columnists in newspapers that base their advice on psychic visions.

Yes, psychics have long since been a part of the media landscape. And quite honestly, psychics have been around long before the mass media even came into existence. All you need to look at the classic legends of antiquity and you will constantly see references or oracles and soothsayers which were, of course, earlier names for psychics.

And among the most burning questions many will have regarding psychics has been…..
Are psychics real?

Before answering this question, it would be best to examine assessment levied at fans and critics in regards to controversial subjects. “For those that believe, no explanation is necessary. For those that do not believe, no explanation will do.” Such an assessment can easily be levied as an answer to the question “Are psychics real?”

Different people will already have their assessments as to whether or not psychics exist and can perform the vaunted powers at will. To change their assessments is possible, but it will likely require an enormous amount of time and gradual effort on the part of the individual whose mind is to be changed.

In other words, the only way a person’s belief system will change will be if he or she slowly comes to a new realization regarding beliefs and insights. As such, it is important to avoid making your goal in life to draw people towards your answer to such a question. Rather, you should explore your own personal insights on your own and via a progression that is unique to you and your needs.

Truthfully, it would not matter what other’s beliefs are and only your own. Again, this is why any path to answering whether or not psychics are real will revolve around your own personal journey. Don’t try to change others opinions because this will only lead to bad and hurt feelings.

That said, there are quite a number of psychics in professional circles that are outright frauds. There is a massive cottage industry that thrives on consumer dollars paying for New Age and psychic phenomenon related merchandise. To say that the lure of money will draw in unsavory characters looking to capitalize on the demand that is present would be a dramatic understatement. Such psychics are known for making either outrageous or outlandish claims and then coming up with equally outlandish excuses why their predictions did not come true; or they are known for making “predictions” so general that few should take them serious yet many do.

Technically, you cannot call a fraud a psychic because they willfully know they are perpetrating a fraud. Unfortunately, such frauds undermine the potential to truly address such a question and arrive at a distinct answer.

Of course, scores of scientific studies have been undertaken over the decades seeking to arrive at definitive proof that psychic abilities did (or did not) exist. Stanford University was the main educational venue that conducted serious and detailed experiments for many years with the “heyday” of such experiments being the 1960’s and 1970’s.

During the Cold War, both the United States and the Soviet Union invested enormous amount of time, money, personnel, and resources in studying psychics for espionage purposes. To this very day, the results of such studies remain mostly classified. And to assume that government sponsored studies of psychic activities have ceased might not be accurate. Who knows? The programs may very well be continuing.

In terms of the information of such studies released to the public, there have been a wide range of assessments with no definitive answers regarding the validity of claims of psychic abilities. As such, the results can be considered inconclusive but not at the level of totally debunking the subject.

Of course, there will be many people that will note they have had positive experiences with psychics and attest such abilities are real. They may likely also mention clear and definitive examples of where a psychic provided them with advice and insights that turned out to be accurate, impactful, and helpful. Such assertions will always be based on the honesty and credibility of the person recounting the story. If the individual has nothing to gain from his/her story, then it would be somewhat difficult to attack the person’s credibility from a perspective other than the individual read more into the events than what had occurred.

Yes, you could consider the end result of all personal accounts as inconclusive.

Questions revolving around whether or not psychics are real have been around since as long as they have been psychics. For those pondering such a question, you need to ask yourself why you seek such an answer. Your motivations will reveal much about whether or not you should put forth the effort to seek an answer.

And if you personally have had positive experiences with a psychic then the only answer that means anything would be the one you provide to yourself.

Author's Bio: 

For over 5 decades the Silva Method has helped millions of people around the world achieve their highest potential by working with the mind. By expanding the mind’s capabilities through meditation, creative visualization, mental exercises, and self-improvement, graduates of the Silva Method have gained profound achievements and lasting transformation in their lives.

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