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Why is he called as a "psychic"?


Whenever I hear the word "psychic" it does not struck to my mind that it is used to refer to a man of supernatural powers, who can foresee things. I always think of a mental patient or lunatic. Just like "Oh! he is a psychic". So, I am worried why this word "psychic" is being used to refer to a person of future vision. There should be some other name to refer to such extraordinary people, like soothsayer or saint or any other noun.

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    Venkatachari M 2 years ago

    Glad to read your experiences. I also had some experiences of my own with such seers. We refer to them as astrologer, seer, soothsayer, like that.

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    Venkatachari M 2 years ago

    Thanks for the reply. I am happy to see that I am not totally wrong in associating this word in that other sense. You have cleared my doubts.

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    Venkatachari M 2 years ago

    But, I used to regard psycho and psychic as synonyms and that is why I feel using this word very embarrassing.