What is a psychic?
Everyone will have heard of the term psychic, but many people don’t know what it actually means to have this ability. If you’re considering seeking a consultation with a psychic, it’s essential to understand the basics.
A psychic is a person who is able to perceive information that is hidden from most people’s typical five senses – they use what is known as extra-sensory perception or ESP.
The term is derived from the Greek work psychikos, which means ‘of the mind’, but it can also mean ‘soul’, which is why psychics are renowned for having such strong connections to the emotions and deeper feelings.
Etymologically speaking, the word didn’t come into regular use until the 19th century, but psychic abilities have been around for considerably longer. Indeed, it’s thought people have had these powers since ancient times, which is why stories about ‘seers’ and ‘healers’ have been around for hundreds of years.
Unfortunately, ESP has resulted in much suspicion and persecution in the past, when people assumed that psychics practised witchcraft and had links to the dark arts. Mercifully, we now accept that psychic ability is nothing to do with possession, Satanism or, indeed, religion and is simply something that certain people can do.
One of the most famous examples of what is believed to be a psychic is Nostradamus, whose quatrains have been put forward as predictions for everything from the Black Death to the terrorist attacks on New York’s Twin Towers in 2001.
Abilities of psychics
The abilities of psychics can vary widely. For example, they might be able to divine things about someone using something that belongs to them. People with this type of ability have been used by the police to help track down missing persons in the past.
Alternatively, they might see or perceive things that those around them are not privy to, whether that’s spirits or not. Psychics might even be able to see or predict future events, known as precognition.
Individuals specialisms will differ and we don’t really know why this occurs. Some suggest a genetic link, whereby ESP is passed down through generations. Others believe psychic ability is down to people’s brains being wired differently – perhaps psychics have sensory pathways to parts of the brain most of us cannot access.
This difference and ambiguity is why psychics have held a fascination for fiction writers from William Shakespeare to Stephen King – but they are the same reasons why they might help you if you request a reading from PsychicsOnline.
How can psychics help me?
Many psychics choose to use their abilities to help others who may be going through a difficult time, or simply require some guidance on everyday matters. They are only a phone call or a text away and they can provide reassurance and advice, as well as empathy with your situation and tips on meeting your full potential.
You can choose someone who specialises in love, careers or other areas, or you can simply have a general consultation.
However, remember to go in with an open mind and that the purpose isn’t to challenge them over ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers, as there’s no such thing.
What happens at a consultation?
When you consult with a psychic, they will attempt to tune in to you to understand what’s happening in your life and what this might result in. They may use tools to guide them, including tarot cards or runes, or they could simply speak to you alone to help you connect with your higher self.
However, don’t forget that they can’t tell you what to do or make choices on your behalf. It’s up to you to draw conclusions from the messages you receive. Also, bear in mind that the information might be quite cryptic – it might not have happened yet either! – so give yourself time to mull it over and work things out.
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