Real Psychics: Myth or Reality?

A recent survey made in the USA shows that 1 in 7 Americans has consulted a psychic or fortune-teller. Their number is only a little shy of those who have already gone to a psychologist. But somehow we are much more likely to share with our friends and colleagues that we are going to see a shrink than a psychic. Why is that? Good question. Prejudice, shame, privacy reasons… Whatever it is, we keep this secret to ourselves even though there are a lot of esoteric websites nowadays which are becoming more and more popular. These kinds of sites can help you get answers to your questions; some examples of such sites are Oranum, horoscope and esoteric sites, etc.

Why are we so afraid to admit that we believe in something that can’t be proven by science?

I addressed these questions to Silvia, a former manager of psychic live TV shows and psychic phone lines, who is currently managing an esoteric webcam portal.  Silvia, 29, successful and happily married, is a perfect choice for the interview, since she seemingly represents the total opposite of the typical target group you would imagine.

“On the contrary!” – She laughs – “People of all age groups and social statuses go for psychic advice. It is only natural for a human being to be curious. We ask a lot of questions about the present and the future in all spheres of life, not only spiritual. You ask the dentist what happens if you don’t floss your teeth, you check the weather forecast every morning, so why wouldn’t you ask someone for relationship and career advice if you were given the opportunity?”

Yes, but to become a dentist or meteorologist one must study for many years, it is science. And If I want relationship advice, I’d go to a certified educated professional.

“In my opinion, to provide relevant consultation, proper psychological education is not enough, I would expect my counselor to have life experience and general knowledge of people, so in most cases psychic advice demonstrates a perfect blend of both.”

So most questions are about love?

“Not really. Although they would probably never admit it, there are a lot of businessmen, corporate executives and other successful professionals among the clients. For example, there is a well-known Hollywood lawyer who for years has come in for an astrological advice at least 2-3 times a week to prepare for every important meeting. Apparently, having a picture of a personality gives him ideas on how to conduct negotiations. Or team leaders are curious to know who they can trust, and who they should promote, etc.”

How can you be sure that this particular reader is real?

“I will give you a useful tip. First always ask the psychic to tell you about yourself and your current life situation. The answers will help you quickly detect if there is a strong connection between you and your reader. By doing so you do not offend the psychic and you will be able to decide if you wish to continue the reading.”

What can you advise to those who have never tried a reading before?

“Look for esoteric portals (like Oranum) that offer free chat. This helps you choose a psychic before you pay. Think of main questions you seek clarity on before you start the reading.”

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Tanya W.
Tanya W3 years ago

They are real.

Elena T.
Elena P3 years ago

Thank you :)

Danuta Watola
Danuta W3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Julie D.
Julie D4 years ago

I believe there are a great many charlatans out there. However I have been fortunate to have seen two ladies in my lifetime who were incredible. Neither of them made a business out of their gift and never asked for money, but of course a donation was welcome. I believe there are some rare people who do have this gift, but they are few and far between.

Terry Vanderbush
Terry V4 years ago

thank you

Terry Vanderbush
Terry V4 years ago

than you

Heidi R.
Past Member 4 years ago

Good advice, I never would have thought of. Thanks.

Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

Thanks for sharing!

William K.
William K5 years ago

There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Sharon Karson
Sharon Karson5 years ago

How sad. There are many good people out there who have a genuine talent and are helping people every day. I know MANY. I not only do intuitively guided Tarot readings, I also have degrees in psychology and anthropology. I believe that it is important to be well-trained and knowledgeable as well as intuitive. Most of the psychics I know do less harm and more good than some professionals I know for a lot less money! Responsibility is important in both the psychic and the client. A client needs to be ready to hear all the truth not just the pretty parts. If they aren't, even the best psychics are wasting their time trying to help them. However, like every other group in society, we have our good eggs and our rotten apples. Pay attention to your own intuition and only select readers with whom you feel safe and comfortable. Then test what they tell you. Are they accurate? Do you know yourself as well as you think you do? Write down or record readings and see how well they do. Then return to those who do you the most good.