If you’ve never visited a psychic before, you’re probably under somewhat of an illusion about what it is they really do. Some people avoid mediums due to their lack of understanding or open-mindedness, but there really is nothing to worry about. Although frauds undoubtedly exist, most psychics are genuine individuals looking to share their talents – so they really shouldn’t get such a bad rap.
This guide will provide you with 10 facts and myths about them and how they operate. Hopefully after reading through this you’ll have a better idea about how the whole thing works.
Myth: Psychic readers are old, ugly, witch-types who work from dark, mysterious, rooms using crystal balls and wearing a scarf over their head.
Fact: Although you probably will be able to locate a psychic or two that fit into the category, in reality, most mediums are just the same as you and me.
Myth: Psychics can always read your mind.
Fact: In most cases, a psychic can only penetrate the mind of a willing participant. Put simply, if you don’t invite them in, they’re very unlikely to be capable of forcing entry.
Myth: During clairvoyant readings, many practitioners will tell you something bad is going to happen.
Fact: This almost never happens. Readers work by a strict code of ethics and do not give out information of this sort without good reason.
Myth: Psychics are nothing more than scam artists and con-men/women.
Fact: Governments and law enforcement agencies throughout the world have used verified psychics to assist with their investigations for decade, with remarkable success rates – proving their legitimacy.
Myth: All psychics use cold reading techniques.
Fact: Cold reading is used by fraudulent individuals who wish to appear psychic. Most professional readers would never dream of adopting this method.
Myth: All readers a psychic.
Fact: Techniques like palm reading and phrenology do not have to be performed by a psychic. In truth, the individuals offering these services are simply drawing on ancient knowledge and methodologies to interpret a result.
Myth: Real psychics don’t charge for their services.
Fact: The talents of a real psychic are very much in demand so often an individual will receive request for information every day. Accepting donations or asking for a moderate fee is completely acceptable and allows psychics to continue helping people.
Myth: Testing a psychic is a good way of judging their ability.
Fact: Although this might sounds reasonable, it’s really not. Psychics rely on the free-flow of energy and information. If you put up a wall, they will have trouble penetrating it, and if you try to mislead them, they are likely to get things wrong.
Myth: Tarot cards are a load of codswallop.
Fact: Cards have been used for centuries to predict the future of individual subjects with astonishing success rates.
Myth: Only certain people can utilise psychic abilities.
Fact: Most psychics claim no special insight. In fact, they believe we all have the ability to do what they do if we put our minds to it.
So there you have it my enthusiastic friends, a quick and simple guide to some of the most common myths and facts we associate with psychics.
I hope that helps!