Psychic Perception: Isolating The Authentic From The Fraud

Authentic Versus Counterfeit

Finding a legitimate psychic advisor can be a confusing experience. Phone and internet sources often lead to websites or call centers where they ask for your credit card information before even giving you any guidance or proof that they are genuine. Psychic readings often end with them asking for more money for things they haven't even done for you like expelling demons from you or a loved one; removing some sort of family curse, or for buying more materials to give you a more accurate reading. Let me give you a little information about what to look out for.

*When you contact a psychic, the only information you should have to give them is your name and birthday, if you give them more information than that it's called a cold reading. Intuitive advisors use cold readings, not psychics.

*Remember that psychic ability is not a learned skill. Actual psychics have the ability from birth.

*Psychic readings are for guidance and for developing an understanding of yourself, not for instant wealth, love, or fame. Anyone who promises these things is a fraud.

*It's extremely difficult to get a good reading over the phone or internet. Without a sense of your energy, most psychics rely on tarot and intuitive guessing.

*Psychic vision is more like a cat then a dog. It comes when it wants to and not when you call it. Anyone who promises results everytime is insincere.

*In general, there's nothing you can find out from a psychic that you couldn't find inside yourself with meditation and study.

*Most metaphysical abilities are specialized. Some psychics are adept at reading for love, some for money, and some see disaster and death. (Good Tarot readers are exempt from this as the cards know all.)

  Looking for psychic guidance does not make anyone weak or gullible anymore than looking for a good therapist.  Just use good judgment when you choose an advisor and enter into it with an open mind and a healthy dollop of skepticism.  Make sure you are comfortable with the person and feel free to ask for more explanation if something they say confuses you.  It's better to find a local practicioner than try to go through an automated service. That way you can pay cash in the agreed upon amount and no more. 

How Psychic Are You?

Could I Be Psychic?

   People often believe they are psychic. Most people, unless born a null, have some form of psychic ability.  This could be as simple as always being able to find something when it goes missing to the complex world of prophetic dreams.  People are seeing auras, feeling others' emotions, and talking to the dead right now all over the world.  Having the ability doesn't necessarily mean you can control it, it's something that needs to be developed in all but the most gifted psychics.  For those people, control doesn't mean learning how to turn it on, it's learning how to turn it off.  It's hotly debated whether or not psychic abilities are the reason behind paranoid schizophrenia and various anxiety disorders.  Chances are, if you had that kind of psychic potential, you'd know about it though.  So let's look at the rest of us.  There are many resources for helping to discover and develop your psychic potential.  The first thing I'd advise anyone to do who believes that they do is to get educated about it.  You can learn a lot over the internet.  (Just be careful not to get sucked into psychic reading sites by mistake) Books like those I've listed below are also a great resource.  Above all keep a clear head and trust your own judgement.  If someone makes you feel uncomfortable, walk away.  You'll have plenty of time to seek elsewhere for your answers, especially those that are inside yourself.

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fenzero 6 years ago from Arizona

I liked this; however, energy levels are easily obtained over the phone or even over a written chat if you are genuinely sensitive.

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northweststarr 6 years ago from Washington State Author

I can only write from my own experience. I never said it wasn't possible, just said it was difficult. I can't do a reading online unless it's tarot and I hate giving one over the phone as well. Guess that's why I don't get paid the big bucks... Hey let me know if you guys like the quiz or not!

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fenzero 6 years ago from Arizona

Well the big bucks shouldn't be what matters anyway and I'm sure you'll agree with that. Bottom line- the satisfaction from helping someone is an awesome feeling :D

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northweststarr 6 years ago from Washington State Author

Good point darling. TY for the gentle chiding on my ill-thought-out expression. I'll agree that the satisfaction is nice, but I don't do it for that... or the money.

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

Great hub very interesting. I have always wondered about this because I do get deja vu a lot or at least I used to not as much anymore. I guess the whole subject kind of scares me a little and I have never been comfortable enough to get a reading. I did take your quiz and I got a 58%. I enjoyed your hub. Nice job.

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northweststarr 6 years ago from Washington State Author

Thanx for your comment. Gifts aren't an easy thing to have. Deja vu is an indicator that your mind is open. Get a reading! Just make sure and know how much money you are going to put out going into it and stick to your guns. It's more fun than going to the casino and psychics have to eat too. Glad you enjoyed my hub!

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Fiction Factory 6 years ago

Interesting choice of topic, an informative and balanced presentation. Not inclined to seek or give such advice, but always trying to read the minds of literary agents, publishers and such.

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northweststarr 6 years ago from Washington State Author

You have my total agreement on that one! Hee hee

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malnadstudios 6 years ago from Austin

very informative ..I do agree that most ppl do cold reading than psychic reading. I want to point out that psychic reading cannot be taken as a profession, so it is hard to seek a psychic reader, as you pointed out it comes when it want to come. So mostly if you pursue a psychic reader, it will be cold reading...!!!

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northweststarr 6 years ago from Washington State Author

Thanx for your comment, but I disagree. It is a profession. A good psychic can use perception and their abilities to give people guidance. It comes when it wants, yes, but it is possible to train it to come when you call somewhat. Just difficult.

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Enlydia Listener 6 years ago from trailer in the country

Welcome to HubPages Northweststarr...I will enjoy reading your writing...I am not psychic...but I do have a a gift of "Listening"....still working on how to use it...Blessings...come visit it me at my place.

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northweststarr 6 years ago from Washington State Author

Welcome! Listening is a great gift to have and I will definitely be checking out your hubs! Thanx for stopping by!

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Very interesting hub. I have never had any luck with psychics after talking to about 5 over a series of years and except once he was somewhat right. I get more insight from prayer and meditation. I think there are a lot of fakes around. Good hub.

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northweststarr 6 years ago from Washington State Author

I'm sorry your experiences with psychics weren't wonderful. I'd agree that you can get insight with prayer and meditation. And yes, lots of fakes out there. That's why I wanted to write a little something that would help people seperate the good ones from the bad. Glad it was helpful!

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tarotexperience 6 years ago from UK

We are all psychic, but just havent learned that often that " gut feeling " Is often more than that.


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northweststarr 6 years ago from Washington State Author

Thanx for your comment Derek! I agree that we all have gifts and unique abilities that can seperate us from the herd! People should always heed that "gut feeling." There's a hub in there for you darling!

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donotfear 6 years ago from The Boondocks

Excellent! I took the quiz....cough cough.

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northweststarr 6 years ago from Washington State Author

Hee hee, that bad? Don't worry, my poetry's better... LOL

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IdaKenelm 6 years ago

Interesting article. I never realized that turning it off was the biggest problem in controlling psychic behavior. In my late teens I got so tired of knowing things that I worked very hard to keep stray thoughts out. I have never consciously used it with my family, but know that with a little work, it could be accessed again.

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northweststarr 6 years ago from Washington State Author

I'm glad you were able to find balance in your life IdaKenelm! Don't discount your abilities though! Telepathy is a powerful gift that could be very useful to you now that you are older and more able to filter what you receive!

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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

The quiz was fun. It's interesting that you mentioned auras. A few years ago someone I worked with came up to me and said I was surrounded by a red aura and I needed to see my doctor right away. I took her at her word and saw my doctor who put me into the hospital that same day. I had just started on a new medication that morning and I was starting to have a bad reaction to it. It's good she said something even better that I listened.

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northweststarr 5 years ago from Washington State Author

These are the kind of things that happen that skeptics explain away as coincidence. I'm glad your coworker caught that for you. She's a good friend. Not everyone would tell you, as they would fear being set down. Most people react with disbelief, though auras are a scientifically very possible, and some say proven fact. Glad you liked the quiz! Stay Sane!


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bearclawmedia 4 years ago from Mining Planet Earth

I love this hub, you are a great mind, fun and funny suits you as well. You should go a step further with the quiz. Kind regards Bearclaw

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northweststarr 4 years ago from Washington State Author

Thanks Bearclaw! Flattery will get you everywhere! ;)

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