A Scientific-Psychic Approach to Supernatural or Psychic Abilities

Scientific vs Psychic

Psychic. What do we mean with it? Knowing things beyond our five senses? Or having powers really not belonging to the real world? Well, in my opinion each one of us can or does have these abilities obviously in different ways and at various levels. We all have what we call Psychic Abilities. Ans a Scientific-Psychic approach is the right one to investigate it further.

Science can't explain everything but we must use reason and common sense when talking about the Supernatural or Psychic world to avoid being scammed.

Psychic Brain?

What do we mean by Psychic?

Does it mean being able to see through closed doors, books, knowing things before they happens, moving things with mind's powers....?

Well, I guess each one of us has his own definition of what being Psychic means. The most common one is that is someone able to know or do things that common people cannot. Usually with his mind. So if someone tells you he has Psychic Abilities he should be able to read your id card without looking inside your wallet. Or if he says he's able to bend spoons with his mind he should be able to do it without touching the spoon. And so on. Otherwise there is the risk that instead of being a psychic he's a illusionist, which is another thing. This is a Scientific-Psychic approach for me, demonstrating beyond doubt every assertion made.

Demonstration of Psychic Abilities.

Whatever the definition of your choice things must be demonstrated. And possibly without too many excuses if things don't work. If someone states to be able to read a closed book then ask to see it with a book of your choice that he has never read. If he says he's able to move things with his mind then ask for a demonstration, here and now. And if you really want to see if someone is a Psychic keep your mouth shut and your body immobile so as not to give signals useful to be interpreted.

Being skeptic about these kind of things is usually the best policy. If someone really has Psychic Abilities he should have them even if you think he doesn't. I'm always skeptic about things that work only in particular conditions, with the right light, at the right moment of the day, with the right atmosphere and with all the planets in the right position, so to speak.

Remember though that I'm not trying to say that Psychic Abilities do not exist. I have had some Dejà vù in my life, still have them sometimes and I haven't yet found a better explanation than the one that they are things dreamed before.

What is a Psychic then?

My definition is someone who has a greater or different sensibility than the "average" human being and who is able to see or perceive things in a different way. Receives different signals than the average human being.

We define the world by our senses, but our senses do not see the whole world.

As an example we see things through the refraction of light on them, but we can see only a limited amount of light frequencies. Animals have a different vision span and so they probably see many more things than human being. I've always wondered what a fly sees with all his eyes. Or those animals who are able to see infrared emissions.

The fact that we don't see things does means that they do not exist? Obviously not. If I shut the light and I can't see anything in my house it doesn't mean that everything doesn't exists. A blind man can see nothing but this doesn't mean that the world doesn't exists. Of course he uses other senses. But again bats hear differently from us, as much as dolphins and so on.

Scientific-Psychic approaches take into account both factors of the equation, the real world and the untouchable, supernatural, Psychic world.

I'm not able to see or touch radio waves, nevertheless I'm able to use my cell phone.

If while I'm walking someone drops a pot at me I'll probably be hit, if instead it is dropped on a person who just slightly has a more sensitive ear than me he would probably be able to jump aside and avoid being hit. We would think he has Psychic Abilities because he "felt" the pot dropping without "hearing"it.

What I'm trying to say is that with all our senses even if working together we perceive only a small fraction of what we call reality. And that's probably why I can't understand what my cat is looking at when she looks at the little space between the refrigerator and the wall. I see nothing.


I think that Psychic Abilities do exists and are possessed by those having a different sensibility or enhanced senses than the average human being and they are able to see or understand things differently. It all has to do with our inner abilities which we possess at an unconscious level. But the Scientific-Psychic approach must be used at all times and every assertion must be tested and/or demonstrated.

So we can all have unknown Psychic Abilities. Only that the vast majority, me too, do not know how to use them.You can find other interesting informations on this hub from a friend of mine on The Science of Esp.

And if you find this hub interesting you'll probably like also my hub on Psychic Powers and Abilities and Become Psychic: Unleash your Intuition. Also have a look at How to Use Psychic Dreams.

Dear Reader, if you like this hub please leave a comment, rate it and share it. Thanks.

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kirstenblog 7 years ago from London UK

Another powerful topic! I think we all have psychic moments, those times when the mind and the senses are all working together in perfect harmony beyond what is normal for you. It is like intuition, you just feel that going a different way or taking a certain path is the right thing to do. I expect if someone wanted to experience psychic moments they would need to be very in tune to the signals being given by the body, the sub conscious mind takes this stuff in but not the conscious mind.

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

You are definitely right. As you said intuition is when the conscious mind listen to the subconscious mind. At least in my opinion. That is nothing strange but all quite natural.

Thanks kirsten. :)

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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK

Very interesting. I love topics like this and you are the only Psychic Hubber I've met on HP to date. I want to learn from you so I can be soooo Psychic and I'd be able to predict the lottery winning numbers.... amongst other things.

Great Hub.

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks Lady_E. I'm planning an hub on techniques so maybe we can both win the lottery, on different days of course. :)

Thanks again.

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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

I like the sentiment - just because you can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there. We use so little of our brains, so there must be plenty we do not perceive. Great hub.

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

Thank you very much for your comment Dolores. I'm happy you liked it.

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mulberry1 7 years ago

I agree completely. We are all psychic to an extent. I once heard the ability to receive or perceive all of these signals compared to the ability to receive TV signals. Some of us operate with rabbit ears, some with a big satellite dish. I personally have the rabbit ears, but would love to upgrade to the satellite dish!

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

I think you have perfectly summarized the concept. I'll use it in the next hub about being Psychic. Thanks for the comment and for the hint.

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Daft Punk 7 years ago from England

Yup. There is an element of psychic ability in all of us. Fortunately some more than others. Frequently i get the butterfly feeling from deep within and i feel all nervous. On many occasions a day or so after revelations occur within my family where something bad has happened. although i cant ever get an insight is to what it is i get a deep hurtful feeling that something isnt right.

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Mahmo 7 years ago

According to your definition,what's the difference between the psychic and the magician ?

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

You are right Daft Punk. There is so much we don't know about our inner abilities. Thanks for your comment.

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

Hi Mahmo, thanks for dropping a comment. I would say that a Psyschic is someone who is able to use his abilities at a higher level than common people. Someone who is well connected with his or her subconscious mind. A magician instead is someone very well versed in illusions. This doesn't prevent the magician to be also Psychic though. In a sense the Psychic is more on the subconscious side while the magician is more on the conscious one. What's your opinion?

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DREAM ON 7 years ago

Hi I am also so very interested in the psychic world.I think it is truely fascinating and I love to dream and let my imagination go and think about how wonderful life is for everyone.I have been practicing being relaxed and try to meditate when ever I can.Since I have been practicing both. I have noticed a ringing in my ears.I hear it maybe once a week.Usually only when I am totally into something.I actually started hearing it again tonight when I started reading your hub.It is not like the normal ringing of the ears that everyone gets.This seems higher pitched and I listen to enjoy it.Could it be that I am becoming more aware of the world around me?Thanks for the nice hub and I look forward to many more.Have a happy hub holiday.

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

It can mean that your sensitivity is broader so some things resonate with you. You receive signals from your subconscious which is always a good thing. Thanks for the comment and the appreciation, I'll do my best to go on writing interesting hubs. Happy holidays.

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DREAM ON 7 years ago

I never expected such a quick response.How psychic are you?

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

:) I just think that if someone is so nice to write a comment then I should be as nice to answer. Having only some hubs helps me though. :)

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tobey100 7 years ago from Whites Creek, Tennessee

Yep, we're all somewhat psychic so I'm guessing you already know what I think about this hub, right? (In case not, it was great. )

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

:) Yes I know. But thanks for the clarification. :)

And thanks for the positive comment.

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ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

Hello I enjoyed your hub very much and this is an interesting topic. I do not think that I am psychic but it is weird that I have had 5 children and have always known that I was pregnant almost down to the moment of conception, I know that sounds weird but it is an all knowing feeling that comes over me and it has never been wrong. Maybe that makes me a little psychic but I have never noticed anything else except maybe knowing once or twice when the phone will ring. Anyway, very nice work.

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

Thank you very much ladyjane. According to my definition of Psychic you are, as you are able to receive and understand communications from your subconscious. Very nice indeed. I think that women are usually more psychic than men probably because you're more used to follow your instinct. Or your inner dialogue. There is an old saying that states something like "women feel while men think". I guess your conception awareness goes this way.

Thanks for your appreciation.

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eludingsanity 7 years ago

I believe my Psychic Abilities" came from a horrible bike accident that I had when I was ten that landed me in a coma. I remember a heaven like place and my spirit existing outside of my body. After deciding it was time to return to my body I awoke with the ability to hear but not see for short period of time. Later, I realized that I could tell who was calling when the phone rang or for whom the phone call was meant for, etc... but the most important ability that I received was the ability to tell what a person was feeling when I read what they had written or know what they were feeling when speaking with them on the phone or in person. I do not do well on those card guessing tests and do not feel that they have anything to do with gaging my abilities.

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

Accidents or similar traumatic experiences can unlock the powers of our subconscious. Cards are just one mean, if you experience an enhanced sensitivity then you have Psychic powers. Thanks for the comment.

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mynameisnotpaul 7 years ago from Kentuckeh'

Interesting read!

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

Thank you very much, I hope you'll like also the other hubs.

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Nia L 7 years ago

Very interesting hub. I believe we are all psychic, but most people do not recognize their psychic abilities. I practice reiki, and have come to realize these abilities that exist inside me, but I still do not understand them.

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks for your comment Nia. Our inner powers or abilities are somehow hard to understand, they are not something taught at school. We have to discover them by ourselves, but I hope to be of help, at least a little. There is a lot of misinformation about being Psychic, and unfortunately a lot of scams, but after having taken away all of these there still remain the fact that we have much more inside us than it's commonly thought.

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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY

hypnodude, love this topic and truly believe that we are all psychic. . . with so much going on in this world. . .it is hard to break away from all the static . . but if we can be "quiet" there is a way to tap into it. . . i always find it interesting that most people accept the 5 senses. .. because there are really 6 senses. .the first 5 are easy but it is the 6th sense that we need to reach deep into to experience.

Big thumbs up on this one.

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks you very much wavegirl, I'm happy you liked it. I'm planning a new one on becoming psychic. I don't know if the sixth sense is a different one or a kind of enhanced use of the other five together, but I'm sure we are much more than we think. Thanks again.

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jayjay40 7 years ago from Bristol England

A very interesting hub well written. I agree I think we are all psychic we just need to be aware of it

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks for your comment jayjay, nice to meet you. I'm preparing another hub on the subject, it should be ready soon. Thanks for the appreciation.

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TLMinut 7 years ago

Enhanced senses, more in tune with one's subconscious, sounds right to me. Science News I believe it was, told about studies done that showed people's brains and eyes responded to the right answer on some test they did even when the person gave the wrong answer. Somewhere inside, they knew the right answer but not everyone 'heard/knew' what their eyes and brain were telling them.

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

Hi TLMinut, that's interesting. Thanks for adding this information. And for your comment.

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prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

yes I agree with that we are all a psychic, not just awakened one, the inner sensibilities to know what is beyond and the awareness in us too,

hey hypno, how are you now, I am just following your writings here, have sinus but am always positive, "I can", still write hehe, Good day. Maita

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

Hi Maita, I'm sorry about sinus, hope it will pass soon. You could give a try to Self Hypnosis for that. :) Thanks for commenting and good day to you.

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Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

Hi, hypnodude, I have always been psychic, now you probably think, oh here wo go! but the only thing I would like to say is that I am interested in quantum physics and everything scientific, but i have been psychic all my life. there are loads of people who know that I have always been a bit strange! so to speak, but seriously, they have seen it, and they have also seen the results after it. So many things have happened that i might write a hub about it. One particular experience was very chilling and the police were involved. The main thing is, if I had never been psychic, I would be the first not to believe. I am such a skeptic you would'nt believe. I call myself the psychic/skeptic, and everyone around me knows that! the thing is, true psychics can never been tested because it is a bit like a faulty tv switch. it will switch on and of when it feels like it. it can never be forced. people who say it can, are frauds. you got me started now!! loved it. cheers nell

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

That's interesting Nell, you should definitely write a hub on the subject. I think the skeptic way is the best one as it helps avoid scammers and finding how things really are. Faith or beliefs are one thing, "scientific" proof is another, and being skeptic can be applied to both (I was skeptic about H1N1 and I was right). It's true that psychic abilities are usually like a faulty switch, the problem is that's also the common answer of all scammers to justify their fake claims or their wrong answers. Because claims must be proved, especially if someone asks for money or goes on TV. The hub you wrote on Jenny Cockell is a great example of this. Thanks for your kind comment.

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Tammy Lochmann 7 years ago

I have always believed your theory. Some of us have much more awareness than others. We can see or sense something about other people and places. I have always done this and consider myself just a people watcher but noticing body language, verbal cues, and subtle details makes me very intuitive and it has served me well over the years.

Cagsil wrote a hub about being a people watcher the other day. I really enjoyed reading this. Keep up the good work.

Sincerely, Tammy

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hypnodude 7 years ago from Italy Author

Hi Tammy, maybe that's one of the reason why you are a real care giver :) It's very interesting how many people are at various degrees Psychic or intuitive. Some of us still have those abilities we used more many centuries ago, and women I think are much more used to listen to their inner feelings. Thanks for the hint about Cagsil, I'll check it out. Thanks for your kind words. :)

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nadp 6 years ago from WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

I agree about things existing even though we can't see them. Related to mathematics (something I am very interested in) what you say has to do with dimensions. We are aware of only 3 dimensions and most people believe that is all that exists. But I am fascinated by the thought that there could be other dimensions and we are just not able to perceive them. Have you ever read the book Flatland, by Abbott? It speaks to just this issue.

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

No, but I'll put it in my wish list, unless you write a review of it :).

The theory about dimensions makes a lot of sense: we think that the world is what we perceive, yet for some animals the world is something completely different; who is right? That's very interesting, even if our finite brain has some difficulties thinking about infinite or multidimensional things. I liked math too when at school, but I've lost a lot of my knowledge about it. I should review it a little someday.

Glad you liked also this one nadp, have a great day!

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Locke Reborn 6 years ago from Arlington, Texas

very nice.

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks Locke, glad you liked it. :)

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Deborah Demander 6 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

We all have some degree of psychic ability. Some have learned to use it, while most people just ignore it. Have you ever used moldavite or kyanite to enhance your psychic ability? I am currently studying the energy and healing properties of different crystals.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Hi Deborah, nice to meet you. No, actually I haven't used any crystal, but it seems an interesting field to study. If you haven't already done it this would be a good topic for a hub.:) Thanks for your kind comment. :)

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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

hynodude, I love your work and so relate. I know what people are thinking verses what they actually say, it's a bit distracting but fun as it drives the people I love a wee bit over the edge. I don't make people aware of this, I keep it to myself as it's my normal and not a good idea to let people know that you REALLY know, I use it to my advantage, I say to myself, oh well it's good to really know the truth. Thanks and Peace :)

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Well katiem, I think that's the best way to deal with your ability. Very interesting that you have such psychic intuition. :)

Thanks for your kind comment. Have a great day!.

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brightforyou 6 years ago from Florida

In-tuition (being taught from within).. yes, we all have the ability to tune in and listen to our gut, but all too often we don't trust our inner guide. Interesting play on words here eh; I mean do you think these words are trying to tell us something "trust your gut" and the word "ab-ility" (the ab is the gut illity (the performance of a system) then we have 'gut reaction' - or "I couldn't stomach it!" Stomach-turning, etc. etc. so in summary, I agree with all have psychic (intuitive ability) ability and we feel it usually around the gut area! Thanks for your stimulating hub.

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy Author

Thanks to you brightforyou for this very valuable insight, or in-sight :) As you rightly say too often we don't trust our inner guide, our subconscious, only to say later "if only I listened to myself". Thanks for the sound comment much appreciated. :)

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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

I agree we all are psychic to a degree. Your hubs cover information that can help to strengthen our senses and awaken our intuition to higher levels and be more receptive to it. Either the cat sees something and just does not want to react to it yet, or it's a good meditative focus (for it)! Cute! Voted-up/rated!

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passonno73 6 years ago

I agree with when you are asleep,and possibly even very relaxed,your mind can be open to so many possibilities.Do you think "astral projection" falls under psychic capable?Great Hub!

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

I tend to agree with brightforyou about the Gut feeling or intuition. I have had gut feelings about events or people in my life and it proved to always be true. I have a habit of never making a decision until I have slept on, mulled over and let the gut tell me if I should or should not pursue. This is an excellent hub and leaves one with lots of thinking for sure:0)

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Kimberly Bunch 6 years ago from EAST WENATCHEE

Hi Hypnodude,

I'm glad you wrote this hub. Any positive agreement just adds to the credibility (I hope lol).

I have to total disagree with what you said here:

["If someone tells you he's a psychic he should be able to read your id card without looking inside your wallet. Or if he says he's able to bend spoons with his mind he should be able to do it without touching the spoon. And so on."]

Every person is different and those abilities are far fetched. Psychic abilities are incredibly very real but don't work like that. God didn't give us spiritual gifts to show off them as in such a blunt manner. He gave us the gifts to teach us on a spiritual level of understanding. To see beyond the veil. To feel with our gut feeling/intuition. To know things before they happen. To help deceased confused people cross over to the light instead of fearing it and so forth.

When you said:

["What is a psychic then? My definition of a psychic is someone who has a greater or different sensibility than the "average" human being and who is able to see or perceive things in a different way. Receives different signals than the average human being."]

* I agree with you and that everyone's spiritual gifts/insight/ psychic abilities are different but -- the big but here: is that we all can develop those abilities. Clairvoyance, telepathy, mediumship, third eye awakening, out of body traveling, remote viewing, etc. All it really takes is having faith and believing you can do it.

Just like with learning anything there is a Point A to Point B steps to take.

Thank you once again for writing on the topic and giving people insight into knowing that they can and are filled with the potential to develop psychic abilities...even strong abilities at that. One step at a time right?!


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

I must admit that I'm a psychic- but I'm not encouraging myself to go further especially my out of body lifting out of bed while on my half-awake-half-asleep state. I live alone in my house and I'm afraid something would snap out somewhere. I always struggle back with groans as I try to wiggle my toes to awareness. Great hub you share here! Thank you.

By the way, thank you for the fan mail. I've been your fan for quite sometime now. Found you at BC. Thanks again!

Cleo Pascal 5 years ago

Some of us said that our psychic power is also called "theta" ability. All of us have a psychic ability. However, not all of us know how to use and develop it. Actually, this ability comes at unexpected events, and/or we already use it unconsciously. Well, well, well! Even if science find thousands of evidence and studies for explaining such phenomena, there are still thousands of mysteries in this world. That's why an alternative healing therapy and some beliefs still exist today.

best psychic 5 years ago

Quite understandably, we are logically born equal, and so the theory of us being psychic isn't a far fetched idea at all.

Accurate Psychic Readings 5 years ago

It is essentially important that whether or not you have the gift, you have to understand that the possibilities of the mind are endless, and that there are things that science cannot explain yet.

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Love psychic readings 5 years ago

I have to add in a few things. We do realize that concepts are a mere fragment of the mind. Theory never advances when we cease to recreate it in reality. The important thing about making decisions is that we should get to be able to walk the talk and risk for the things that we believe in. That's essentially what makes changes possible.

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LifeStylePets 5 years ago from Florida

I just read your other hub on psychic intuition and found this one as well. I think you're spot-on in your analysis. Combining psychic intuition and science -- can the two really co-exist? what are your thoughts?

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