Psychic Abilities – (Paranormal – Part 4)

Psychic peek into the future

When you look at the future, it changes, and that changes everything else.”

……One of the best dialogues of my favorite actor, Nicholas Cage in the movie ‘Next’. This statement must have had some weight, as the movie started and ended with this one-liner in the backdrop. I have deepest admiration for the person who conceived this thought. If you think about it, you’ll see a lot of truth attached to this statement. Speaking for myself, there have so many instances in my life when I have acted upon my visions and taken a giant leap without even knowing where I would end up. The only thing that I knew before acting on my instincts was that ‘it needs to be done’. It was a kind of double-edged weapon for me as, when those events (which I had seen with my eyes closed) didn’t come true, I used to doubt by instincts and curse myself for making that significant effort to change my prevailing situations / surroundings, but at the same time, a feeling of peace reigned in my heart as the events which I had feared the most, never occurred. I could never understand how my visions, on which I had so much trust, could fail me until I saw the movie (Next). It suddenly dawned on me that by subconsciously obeying the voice in my head, I might have (unknowingly) changed the course of certain disasters which were bound to knock at my door and destroy all that I possessed. Intriguing, yet an undeniably hard fact of my life!

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Psychic readings

Psychic Abilities – Backdrop

The word ‘Psychic’ is taken from a Greek work ‘psychitos’ (of the mind or mental) and refers to human mind or psyche. The ability to see future (best known as fortune telling) dates back to ancient times when people used to be overawed and mystified by the (almost) accurate results of astrological readings. The science of planets and their overall effect on human beings has always been a subject of huge interest to the physicists, astronomers and even to a common man. In olden times, people believed in ‘heavens’ playing a vital role in deciding the future of every being, existing on the Earth but as we stepped into the scientific age (of quantum physics), the astrologers started using their vision / clairvoyance in conjunction with the knowledge offered by the scientists regarding the planetary positions and their placement in an individual’s natal chart at the time of his birth. It became easier for the clairvoyants and psychics to give faster and accurate readings while looking into the future of their clients. Psychic abilities work in different ways with different people. Some try to work consciously (having all the tools in front of them) to analyze the future happenings in the life of a particular individual while for the others, it just comes naturally. In fact, for the latter group, they don’t see things when they force themselves to do so; they have to depend on some particular place or a particular time when the visions get triggered off.  A typical example of such natural psychic ability is laid out in Delphic Oracle (Greek mythology). The Pythia, priestess, presiding over the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi was believed to deliver prophecies in a frenzied state induced by vapors rising from the ground and then she used to speak gibberish which was believed to be the voice of Apollo, speaking through her. However, some say that she spoke in her own voice and quite intelligibly. 

Edgar Cayce
Edgar Cayce

Edgar Cayce

Edgar Cayce, better known as ‘sleeping prophet’, is said to have had made all his prophecies while in a trance and the best part was that he did not remember even a word of what he had said in his sleep, after he woke up. He became more prominent in United States in the twentieth century. This was a time when people started believing in the authenticity of’ mediums’ and their power to connect with the dead; it was believed that the spirits of the dead could lend insight in various areas concerning the living. Edgar Cayce used to answer all the questions and concerns in his sleep. Apart from his noteworthy contribution to the theosophical society, Cayce upheld and validated the doctrine of ‘incarnation’ which Egyptians and Hindus staunchly believed in. In one of his writings he clearly mentioned that “The body is only the vehicle ever of that spirit and soul that wafts through all times and ever remain the same." He could reply to any question ranging from health, politics, and economics to digging oil from the Earth. Cayce, in his last days moved to Virginia where he was said to have increased his daily psychic readings which took a toll on his health. He is said to have mentioned about the little voice in his head warning him of dire consequences in case he did not reduce the number of readings per day. Edgar Cayce, the world renowned, Psychic and clairvoyant died of a stroke in January 1945 in Virginia, leaving behind a huge resource of his prophecies and astonishing insight into the human psyche. His followers run more than 25 Edgar Cayce centers across United States.

Nostradamus
Nostradamus

Nostradamus

His French counterpart Nostradamus was no less popular than Cayce. Nostradamus is believed to have written all his prophecies in an enigmatic and coded language which, even 500 years after his death, have still not been interpreted or decoded completely. He is believed to have predicted all major events including World War I, friendly ties between Russia and United States, global economic recession, the 9/11 disaster, advent of anti-Christ in the form of Napoleon, Hitler and Osama Bin Laden, religious wars, conflict between US and Iran, and many more such terrible events which we humans can never be proud of. Most of his prophecies have been unraveled only after the mishap took place. His critics challenged the validity of his predictions as they thought the prophecies to be of no use if they could not be interpreted before the happenings. The followers of Nostradamus believe that the latter lived in a period where the Churches had been vested with unfettered powers and as such he did not want to be slain for anything which appeared as unacceptable to those in power. Nostradamus, deliberately, recorded his prophecies in a way that would help a ‘good man’ to change the future if he could decode the message therein and prevent a ‘bad man’ to misuse the predictions for his own benefit.

Psychic readings—my opinion

Speaking of my opinion, I have no doubts about the psychic visions and clairvoyance. I have met psychics who have the capability to make anyone’s jaw drop by the revelations they make about past and the future. Such is the power of Extra Sensory Perception (ESP). Entering into someone’s consciousness or crossing the time zone to see events before they actually happen can be intriguing enough for any ordinary human being. That makes me wonder if we can go against the conventional belief of ‘destiny cannot be changed’ and actually change it by changing the events which are destined to occur in future. Again, I wonder if we have to compensate in some way or the other, for going against Nature (destiny) and making things happen for us. After all there are no free lunches here. All big things come with a price tag---that’s what is said. Does Universe practice ‘Barter system’? Is it that we gain one particular thing, at the cost some other precious thing which we are forced to part with? Is it a way of maintaining balance in the preordained treasure which we are blessed with, at the time of our birth? I’m not sure. What do you think?

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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Anjali: I did spiritual readings for about 30 years, and got out of it about 4 years ago. One thing I would tell my clients was that predictions can be generally changed, (good or bad) depending on the choices we make. I believe the future is fluid for the most part, except for those areas where we have karma/destiny.

Enjoyed reading this and the memories it brought back as I used to love Edgar Cayce and joined his organization, A.R.E in VA which is run by his grandsons.


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jayb23 7 years ago from India

Phew. Wat a great hub anjali. Iam always attracted towards psychic things and wanted to know how these things happen. You have really put it all together. BTW even i had liked the movie next. Wish i had those powers to see in future. lol


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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

VioletSun: That's what I precisely believe in. Future can be altered to some extent but it goes without saying that our Karmic obligation follow us until we get over with it. No one can escape karma. Just as you mentioned the future, to some extent, is fluid and as such leaves us the scope of meddling / interfering with it. Did you ever suggest any course of action to your clients? Since you had been in to psychic readings for a long time, I want to know one thing only for my knowledge. Do you think it's alright to predict or know future? I mean...does it amount to going against nature? Please answer only if you feel comfortable. (Hugs)

Jayb23: Thx for liking the hub. There are two movies (starring Nicholas Cage)which I would like to see any number of times...'The Knowing' and 'Next'. Amazing movies. Thx again for your kind comments.


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Hi, Anjali: I did suggest a course of action to clients,but always gently, not in a way that they felt pressured to not make their own decisions. I figure if a client appeared in my reality with concerns and asking for guidance, then it was meant to be that I provide information. I am thinking of going back to doing readings, but they will not be as predictive in nature, as I have changed, and my focus nowadays is to get people closer to their Truth,so I will connect to their blocks- to what is holding them back in their lives, what is causing their current challenge, and how to transcend if its not karmic. I find giving predictive information is not always empowering- doesn't change the patterns and dynamics of a human being.

I should write a hub about the experience of doing readings. Maybe one of these days. :)

Thanks for the question- it put things more in perspective for me regarding doing readings.

Much light to you.


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Nancy's Niche 7 years ago from USA

Great information on an interesting subject matter. I always listened to my "gut instinct" and my life was good. When I stopped living that way, things went down hill...What happened, I allowed a negative person to share years of my life...He's gone and now I'm trying to get back to living and trusting my instincts again.


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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Hi Marie: I understand. Connecting with people and helping them to transcend is more than a service to mankind. I would eagerly look forward to reading your hub on your experiences. In fact I can't wait. (Hugs)

Nancy's Niche: I perfectly understand what effect can negative energy or a negative person have on one's life. It's devastating. I'm glad you've moved on. All of us ultimately have to look at the bigger picture and assess the purpose of being born on this Earth. We need to free ourselves from the shackles and free our souls from the bondage of this material world. Wish you all the best in life. God bless.


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bala99 7 years ago from Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

I am a bit of skeptic here. As for predictions, I want to be surprised rather than know in advance and wait in anticipation in cold sweat or pant in anticipation.


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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

bala99: Whether it is an astrological prediction or a psychic reading, I've seen both. As for my experience, I place psychic readings on a higher footing. May be we don't have many good astrologers these days which is why predictions fail most of the times. With psychics, I've had some amazing results. Whatever said and done, it's always better the way you do...not knowing things beforehand. May be we humans are not supposed to know future events before they actually occur. It's probably in those weak moments, when we feel absolutely trapped and helpless that we ask for help. Thx very much for visiting and sharing your views.


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my-success-guru 7 years ago from Upstate NY

Hi Anjali,

It's truly amazing how Edgar Cayce put himself in a trance like state and answered questions about the past, present, future, the death of presidents, WII, future of medicine and diagnosed illnesses in his sleep- 14306 pychic readings in all- wow!

It's equally amazing that Nostradamus predicted all major events including World WarII, friendly ties between Russia and United States, global economic recession, the 9/11 disaster, advent of anti-Christ in the form of Napoleon, Hitler and Osama Bin Laden, religious wars, conflict between US and Iran, and many other awful events.

Even if these two men were born with a natural gift for

Extrasensory perception that few may possess just imagine the incredible possibilities if more people developed these innate abilities and put them to good use.

Blessings


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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

my-success-guru: Quite right. People who have any kind of special powers should use that for the good of mankind. World would definitely be a better place to live in, if they did. I had thought that Nicholas Cage's dialogue would catch your attention. Seems it did not. Thx very much for gracing this hub with your presence.


pgrundy 7 years ago

Hi Anjali--Great hub! I especially like that you talked about making big decisions based on intuition. Some of the biggest decisions in my life were made that way, and some of the worst decisions I ever made were made when I ignored my gut feeling. I sometimes get visual information or just straight information on people when I meet them or touch them. I think we all have some psychic ability that we can either develop or choose to ignore, but some people are gifted in the same way that some people are just born good at math or music. I hope Marie writes her hub too on what it was like to do readings professionally. I have offered people what I pick up for free, and usually the effect is dramatic. My guess is that I don't pick up info unless a person is kind of in crisis or something and is basically blaring it into the atmosphere. Thanks for another excellent hub on a topic we don't discuss nearly enough IMO.


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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Hi Pam: Yes we all have such abilities which can surprise us when we least expect them to surface. Probably it's a defense mechanism gifted to a human being by Higher Energy, to protect against future harms. I read somewhere that there are more women psychics then men as women are more in tune with their spiritual self; they rely more on their intuition / gut feeling. It's like...the more you use some part of your body or strength, the more powerful/ skilled it becomes. If you don't use it or rely on it more, it tends to become dormant over a period of time. You know how it works,Pam. Consider yourself fortunate if you're able to enter into the consciousness of other people and see what's going on with them. I wish I could pick up something about others but it's always about me. I want to help people but I guess it has to be as per the pre-designed 'Rules' of unseen forces. None of us can go against the Rules, I guess. Thx very much for your warm presence. (Hugs)


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sabu singh 7 years ago

Hi Anjali,

I do believe that human beings have an under-developed sixth sense, some more, some less. However I have never come across anyone who has actually had a "psychic" experience. Have you?


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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Sabu Singh: Yes, I've met many people who have had such experiences. This is surely not fake. One has to see to believe it. I've been one of the fortunate ones to have witnessed some astonishing things with my own eyes. Thx for visiting.


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sabu singh 7 years ago

Interesting Anjali. Would you care to share?


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Universal Laws 7 years ago from UNIVERSE

Very informative and felt the Edgar Cayce video was a great addition as it showed just how "normal" these things are and how "normal" he was although I like to describe us all as extraordinary because we all have access to these gifts.

But what I would say is "there are free dinners lots of them" there are no free dinners is just learnt information and usually comes through the family or personal education. One I received was "you have to work hard for someone else" which was a total lie. There are always free dinners it depends how you are creating it and if you "know" it is possible! There are very few real rules here apart from simple Universal Laws such as do no harm/love thy neighbour as thy self the rest is programming, the next three years are about lifting the veil and breathing yourself through any of the personal programms that are left. All reistrictions are ultimately self imposed.

Namaste


Raggits 7 years ago

Another great hub! I have read all of Edgar Cayce's books and they went on their way. I found them very useful and informative.


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anjalichugh 7 years ago from New York Author

Raggits: Ya he sure is an authority on this subject. Thx very much for stopping by.


scheng1 6 years ago

It's a pity that Edgar cannot remember a single word after his trance. Such a waste!


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anjalichugh 6 years ago from New York Author

scheng1: Yep! Sometimes things are meant to be the way they are. Thx for stopping by.


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loveofnight 4 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

A great read indeed.You have given me more than a little to digest.Thx 4 share


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anjalichugh 4 years ago from New York Author

@Loveofnight: Thank you for reading. :)


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Jay C OBrien 2 years ago from Houston, TX USA

A few quick points:

First, you wrote, "His followers run more than 25 Edgar Cayce centers across United States." It is true there are many study groups across the U.S. and the world. However there is only one "center" outside Virginia Beach and that is in Houston, TX.

Second, Edgar Cayce had a different view on astrology than is generally taught. Cayce saw "astrology" more of a life reading between earthly lives. Astrology to Cayce had no relation to the natal chart. See Hub, "Edgar Cayce on Astrology."

Third, Cayce really was not about predicting the future. He would read the intent of many people and if the intent was firm people would act out their intent. This is not really prophecy, but mind reading on a grand scale.

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