- Religion and Philosophy
5. Secrets of the Psychics
Have you ever had a psychic reading? If so, vote and give details about your reading in the comment box below.
Secrets of the Psychics
Secrets of the Psychics is the continuation in a series of hubs in which I discuss my life of rebellion, dabbling in the Occult, drugs, crime and prison to life-changing conversion through Jesus Christ. Click here to read it from the beginning. In this hub, I discuss some of the experiences I had dealing with psychics and Tarot card readers.
Psychic or Not?
There were a few instances in my life whre I dealt with psychics. This was mainly through the psychic hotline, which I now think is a big rip off; but I didn't know any better in my youth because I didn't know the Bible. Those psychic hotlines are not cheap, either. My dad figured out I was on the psychic hotline a couple of times when he received a really high phone bill. He yelled at me; but then he asked me, "So what did they say?"
I can't remember of anything that the psychics told me on the psychic hotline that really stands out. Their predictions were always sort of vague. I think they do that on purpose. However, there was this one time when I consulted the psychic hotline about a girl I was dating. I was about 18 years old at them time. What surprised me about this phone call is that the psychic accurately told me that I had met this girl in a house with a red carpet!
I had a hard time believing that that was a complete guess on the psychics part, because who in the world has a red carpet in their living room? I think this guy's carpet hadn't been changed since like the 70s. Nonetheless, the psychic went on to predicted that I would end up marrying my girlfriend, which did not happen. We broke up over rumors of her cheating on me. However, how was this psychic able to know about the red carpet but then couldn't rightly predict my future with my girlfriend? I'll discus that shortly.
Before I do that, however, I will discuss an experience that I had with the psychic hotline that led me to start doubting it; and I will also discuss my experience with Tarot card readers.
The Not-So-Psychic Hotline
I decided to put the psychic hotline to the test one night. I think I got the idea from an episode of "Married with Children". Anyway, I called up the psychic hotline and asked them how my mother was doing. The psychic on the other end proceeded to tell me that my mother wanted to let me know that she was doing just fine in the afterlife, and that she was in a better place, now. I said, "She's in the kitchen, downstairs." The psychic at the other end became angry and accused me of circumventing the system. However, if she was really psychic, I guess she would have been able to see my trap and avoid it. Nevertheless, she took the bait like a hungry mouse. That was the last time I called the psychic hotline.
Exposing Fake Psychics
Tarot Card Readings
I had some Tarot readings done for me a couple of times in my life. I remember two times in specific. Both times, I was told by the Tarot card reader that I would end up in prison. That really wasn't hard to foretell, though; because I was involved in drug using and dealing at the time of my Tarot card readings. I even sold some crystal meth to one of the Tarot card readers, right before she offered me the reading.
That should have been a red flag, right there. My Tarot card reader was a drug addict. As a matter of fact, both of the times I received my Tarot card readings, they were done by drug addicts. Now I will reveal the hidden power behind psychics and Tarot card readers, which give them the ability to get some of their predictions right.
First of all, I want to establish that psychic and Tarot card readings are condemned by the Bible:
When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the Lord your God. - Deuteronomy 18:9-13 (NIV)
Psychic and Tarot card readings are forms of divination, which basically means to attempt to foretell the future through occult supernatural means. These means include relying on familiar spirits, or some other source of wisdom. The same is true of the Ouija Board, which relies on departed spirits of the dead. However, these spirits and sources are nothing more than demons in disguise. That is why the Bible warns against these practices.
This is how psychics and the like are able to accurately relate the past while not always getting the future correct. Demons have been around for longer than we have; and they have a good recollection of the past. Therefore, they can relate the past to us very well. However, they don't have the divine ability to predict the future. Nevertheless, they are quite perceptive and get their predictions right from time to time, just by reasoning from cause to effect. They have had much practice in this over the thousands of years of earth's history. Not all psychics are genuine, though. Some of them are fakes that are just in it for the money.
Genuine psychics of various sorts can usually relate the past to you very well. That is how they gain your trust—and your money. At times, they even get predictions about your future right. In these ways, they ensnare you and keep you coming back to them. This can lead you on a wild goose chase for years and even cost you your eternal salvation. Because if you're seeking psychics, you're not seeking God and the truth of His Word, the Bible. This is by design; because the ancient wisdom of the psychics is Satanic in nature.
In my next hub, I will write a relationship I had with a girl when I was just a teenager. She ended getting pregnant and having an abortion. Click on the link below to read more.