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Why Do Humans Feel Compelled to Contact Psychics?

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Why Do Humans Feel Compelled to Contact Psychics?

The belief in psychics and mystics has been prevalent throughout human history. In some cultures, they’re regarded as the spiritual connections between the living and the dead. By others, they’re viewed as mere street magicians. And still, in some countries, they are held in the same regard as modern day scientists.

There has always been controversy surrounding enlightened people

Is there a reason some of us are drawn to it while others fear it?

Actually, there is.

Surprisingly enough, most of them happen to be women. In fact, it is estimated that women seek guidance from mystics fifty times more often than men. This suggests that there may be emotional factors involved in doing so.

If this is true, then it is also likely that a more democratic personality type is inclined to believe in this type of phenomena.  In other words, dominant personalities would be far more critical and less likely to believe.

Is there a specific reason people consult mediums?

The truth is, people who seek psychic guidance have a myriad of reasons for doing so.

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  • Some are desperate to find answers.
  • Others want to reach out to loved ones who’ve recently passed away.
  • Still, others seek guidance in hopes to obtain specific results. Finding love, improving health, wealth, and improving one’s lifestyle are examples of this.

Psychics played an important role in history and shaped the future as we know it.

In the middle ages, people would seek advice about war, farming, and hunting. They used mediums as medieval “event planners” during times of celebrations and ceremonies. Psychics would pick the best date to host events and foresee any potential issues. It is likely they understood weather patterns and other scientific theories.

Knowledge is power

The ancient Athenian people based many of their important decisions on psychic prophecy. Traveling to the Oracle at Delphi “mystics” would interpret messages from the god, Apollo. Athenian mystics were the leaders of that era. The Oracle was an integral part of the Greek culture and is part of the literature based on that time.

“Oedipus Rex,” by Sophocles is the most notable example.

Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs kept psychics in the courts to provide advice on matters of the law. They prophesied about battles, crops, and even made appointments for government officials. Their insightfulness and knowledge had power over the people.

Many famous people throughout history have consulted psychics.

Mandelbaum, the author of “The Psychic Battlefield: A History of the Military-Occult Complex,” noted that Queen Elizabeth I routinely consulted psychics. She sought advice on several aspects of her life, including military strategies and personal financial issues.

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Native Americans used, and still use, Shamans for advice about their everyday lives. The Shaman told the warriors when to go to war and who to fight.  He would also tell the hunters where to find food for the clan. In today’s society, the Shaman is still an important tribal leader.

War was eventually declared on all psychics claiming they did the devil’s work. This was the basis for the famous Salem Witch Trial which took place in Salem, Massachusetts during the 1600s. Scientists have since linked the hysteria that victims experienced to a rye bacteria outbreak and not witchcraft.

“Views of psychics range from different demographic backgrounds,” says Marion, a phone psychic at Telemedium.ca.

She noted that the type of advice one seeks is often associated with age, sex, and income. For instance, people with lower incomes are more likely to ask about finances and lucky numbers. Professional types ask about love and relationships, while mid-level income earners seek family advice.

“This comes as no surprise to me, humans often seek what we do not have,” Marion stated. She continued,“Clients want me to rub a magic ball and make it happen. Unfortunately, this is not how it works.”

What I learned from her is that in reality, mediums can only provide guidance so that the person is able to work towards achieving his or her own goals. Psychics can only provide insight and predict what could happen as the result of action or non-action being taken.

In recent years, there have been a number of television shows such as ‘The Mentalist,” and law enforcement agencies who use mediums to solve crimes. This has lent a great deal of credibility to psychic ability. If nothing else, it has proven at least that mediums are capable of reading people and learning a great deal about them.

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Many people believe that psychics have a unique place in modern culture even though some perceive it as nothing more than parlor tricks.

People are more likely to consult a psychic during times of crisis

According to Sharon Begley, author of “Why We Believe in ESP, Ghosts, & Psychic Phenomena?” Belief in the supernatural increases during times of political and social turmoil to regain control in their lives.

“People turn towards the paranormal when the turmoil leads them to fear the future,” she goes on to say.

They want to guarantee their safety and ensure they are making the right decisions. Nancy Reagan admitted that she consulted psychics before she made appointments. Eleanor Roosevelt and even Hillary Clinton admitted to seeking psychic advice.

Given the turmoil of the current presidential campaign, there is little doubt that Hillary is consulting a great many people for advice. We may also see a rise in the numbers once the results are in due to the political climate created by the election.

Not so surprising, people also seek advice from a psychic when they are afraid, desperate for answers, or grieving.

“When people are grieving they feel isolated. They are lonely and question things. This draws them towards areas they think will help them find answers. They also want to speak with those they have lost. They want to make sure their loved ones are okay or to let their loved ones know that they are loved. Some are grieving so much they want to have contact with their loved one again. Only psychics can provide this,” a quote from the BBC News.

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People also turn to psychics when they are seeking answers to a personal crisis such as the victims of a violent crime, or the family of the victim(s). The loss of a job or divorce also tends to lead people to seek answers. Depression and loss is a key factor in a person’s decision to seek help.

Psychic guidance may not be revered as it once was but it is still an important aspect in today’s society.

According to author Christina Valhouli, “Psychologists agree that all belief systems…ease anxiety about the human condition, and provide the illusion of security, predictability, control, and hope in an otherwise chaotic world.”

It is difficult to answer the question which personality types are more likely to believe in psychics, however, one thing is for certain, people who experience loss can only seem to get comfort from some form of spiritual means. Regardless of whether they believe or not, there is something more to life than humans can ever understand.

Featured photo credit: Telemedium via telemedium.ca

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Last Updated on November 22, 2021

Thanksgiving: It’s About The Simple Things

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Thanksgiving: It’s About The Simple Things

Thanksgiving, a day of pure gluttony, football, and possible uncomfortable situations with family members that you may or may not like. Oh, yeah, and the whole “know and reflect on what it is to be thankful and grateful.”

During the holiday season many people forget what this time of year is bout and are too worried about getting the “early-bird” deals on Black Friday and making sure that they have the perfect gifts for their loved ones. I am sort of a “Grinch” when it comes to the holiday season, mostly because of that mentality by many of the poeple around me.

But instead of being grinch-like this holiday season, I decided to simplify things and get back to what this time of year is actually is about; being thankful for what I have and what I can give.

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Simplify

I’m not a “minimalist” in any real sense, but in the last few months the talks of Patrick Rhone and others have got me to rethink my stance. Can you really have too much stuff?

Absolutely.

And with all that stuff comes the burden and the weight of it on your back.

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If you feel that the things around you are out of control, maybe it’s time to simplify and be thankful and grateful for what you have and use. Here are a few things that you can do to simplify:

  • You know those gadgets in the drawer that you said you were going to sell? Well, time to get the listing on eBay and sell them. Or, send them to a place like Gazelle. Even if they are old and won’t get money, you can at least recycle them.
  • Get rid of things you don’t need. Like old books, clothes, tools, etc. Have something that’s been laying around forever with no use? Donate it to a charity or church. If you aren’t using it, someone else could be.
  • Find your productivity tools and stick with them. Use tools and gadgets that serve multiple purposes so you can simplify your tool set.

Be Mindful

You don’t have to be a master Buddhist or meditator to be mindful (although, it can definitely help). Being mindful comes down to being cognizant of the present and not keeping yourself in the past or future. It’s about living in the moment and being aware of yourself and everything around you. It’s just being.

Without getting too “California” on you, it is super important to be mindful during the holiday rush. Rather than worrying about the things that you forgot at your house on the way to relatives or thinking about the next stop in your endless holiday travels, just breath and think about what you are currently doing.

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Spend the time with your family and friends and don’t crush the moment. Try not to concentrate so hard on getting the perfect photo of the “awesome moment” of the day and actually miss the awesome moment.

Being mindful over the holidays will help you be with your families, friends, and yourself allowing you to enjoy your time.

Reflect

As the year is coming to a close (yes, it really is that close!) it’s a great time to start reflecting on what you have accomplished and what you haven’t. Within the next few weeks we will have a more throrough reflection article here at Lifehack.org, but reflecting every now and then over your holiday break is a great way to see where you have been doing well in your life and where you need to improve.

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Reflection shouldn’t be used to “get down” on yourself. Reflection should be used to take an honset inventory of what you have accomplished, how you handeled situations, and what you can do better. If you journal everyday (a daily form of reflection) it may be a good time to start going over some of the things that you have written and start to put together a year’s end journal entry. I mean, how else will you write your autobiography?

But, seriously, reflecting on yourself makes you aware of your successes and faults and helps you plan and make goals for the coming year. It makes you a better person.

So, while you are stuffing your face with bird, stuffing, and mashed taters’, remember that the holidays are much more than the superficial things. Use this holiday to become a better person.

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