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5. Secrets of the Psychics

Updated on March 15, 2013
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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.

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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.

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Ancient Wisdom

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.

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    • Vagabond Laborer profile image

      Vagabond Laborer 2 years ago

      Thank you for your opinion and experience with psychics.

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      X-Con 3 years ago from The Free World!

      DDE - That's for sure. Thanks for commenting!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      5. Secrets of the Psychics is an interesting and informative hub on this topic everyone believes differently.

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      Nadine May 4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      You came up on my own page that says: Others you might like … What did drew me more is your address. you are from The free world. After reading Secrets of the Psychics I could understand why you experienced attracting these charlatans. You have so far lead an interesting but turbulent life indeed. I personally will never let other people tell me what they 'seem to intuitively see' what my life is about, but that does not mean that I do not belief there are people with psychic gifts. I've met a few and for a start they would NEVER tell anybody their future, or set themselves up by claiming they can. We have published several books of the nature of your topic, but we do our research before we take on a writer who has creating an income from , I call it their intuitive gifts. Every human being has those, some are just more awake to their sixth sense. The people we attract are often mirrors to ourselves so we can learn from them what to be or not to be.

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      Say Yes To Life - Lol. Thanks for sharing!

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      Yoleen Lucas 4 years ago from Big Island of Hawaii

      I've never seen a psychic, but my ex boyfriend did when his beloved cat disappeared. The psychic told him the cat was alive and well, and would return when he'd "learned his lesson". The cat never returned.

      My father's 3rd wife did a couple of Tarot card readings on me, and they seemed alarmingly accurate. However, what she waid was vague, plus she knew me pretty well, so that's not surprising.

      I used to work as a phone solicitor, in the mid 1980s. My supervisor ran up a phone bill totalling nearly $200, calling psychics!That was about a weeks'wages for her! They took it out of her paycheck over the course of several weeks. She's lucky she didn't lose her job. I wonder if the psychic hotline predicted that!

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      Rayne123 - That's clarification enough. Thank you for commenting.

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      Rayne123 4 years ago

      No that is not what I meant, I actually read my comment over again thinking I worded it wrong, however it is quite simply to understand.

      I know the bible states the prophets that preached Gods words.

      I am talking about our police, firefighters, anyone with a gift to serve us that misuse this gift that is a sin to God and must be exposed.

      I also meant that these so called protectors are corrupt and if they serve us the way God intended their service will feel healing, rewarding and pleasant.

      I do not believe in psychic readers. However I have met one nice woman on here that allows people to have a spirtiual reading with tarot cards and she is good at what she does.

      You can just sense that she does this through the Good will of the Holy Spirit.

      I can spot false prophets pretty much anywhere.

      I know this is not what the bible suggests, this is a sin to God and they will be exposed including those that misuse the gift.

      So I am trying to figure out where you read that it seems I say this. To me it clearly states (along with my other comments that I am agreeing with you, just voicing another opinion with the corruption of those that misuse a gift.

      If you can lead me to where you read that into my comment please let me know and I will clarify this, thanks

      Thank you

      Laurie

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      Rayne123 - You seem like you are referring to the Bible in terms of gifts that God gives us. If that is the case, I'm not aware of the Bible saying psyching readings is a gift of God. I know it says that prophecy is a gift of God. But prophecy is about proclaiming the Word of the Lord or making future predictions based on Scripture.

      Pshychic readings, on the other hand, mainly deal with predicting events of peoples lives that really have nothing to do with the Bible; and it's done for a profit. In other words, it's a counterfeit of the true gift of prophecy.

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      Rayne123 4 years ago

      I have to disagree with tnt to some extend.

      Yes I know of a few or quite a few around here (including the corruption/brutality that is going on lately with our police, most of them are now disrespected and with good reason), who misuse the "gift" God allowed them to have to serve others.

      However if given a gift and used in the way God intended it to be used than it can be the most spiritual, healing, amazing gift in the world.

      God says he who is grateful will receive more and those that are not will have EVERYTHING taken from them even what they have already.

      So that includes the gifts handed to us. They will eventually be exposed.

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      TNT Husky - I couldn't agree with you more, my friend.

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      Devlin Kendall 4 years ago from Indianapolis

      You make several good points here. While I'm not a religious person in all aspects of the word, I've never seen good come from a psychic who charged people money for readings. Personally, I find the use of any gift or curse solely for personal gain to be dishonorable.

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      DDE - I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Incredible to read so much more of the secrets of Psychics, you have explained to the point and I found this hub to be very interesting

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      Rayne123 - Psychics and by very manipulative and dishonest when it comes to giving you a psychic reading. And for Christ Angel, I've seen him a few times on TV. He looks like he very well may be involved in the Occult.

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      Rayne123 4 years ago

      I need to comment again on this hub.

      I forgot to mention the symbol. I just was watching Criss Angel video

      who I have no use for, he is a mockery to God and thinks he is Gods gift to woman, not to mention a false prophet.

      He wears this symbol and on top of that, he wears a cross around his neck. Now this is evil.

      People are amazed by him, they dont believe in God who actually walked across water to rescue his apostles, not to boast, but they believe in this guy.

      Right there we have a form of temptation from the devil.

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      Rayne123 4 years ago

      My friend use to go to this so called physic and one day I went with her, as I was picking up a lot of negativity from this woman.

      This friend I talk about can be an open book so anyone can read her. Put it that way. And like I guessed she was an open book and was amazed how the physic got everything right.

      I told her afterwards,she was phoney and I didnt trust her and at 200 dollars a pop for her and the kids, as she also claimed to be a child psychologist (which she wasnt,no wonder her house was nice) anyway while she was talking with her own kids, (as this is what this woman does at the ends, pretends she fixed it then wants you to go alone with your children and talk)like ok...I sat with her and started talking about dreams and how I can dream the future and received visions and a few other things I believed in,well to my surprise she all of a sudden received a phone call and had to leave me for a minute.

      She knew I was on to her.

      Needless to say, some are so headstrung on finding out about their future because of their stressed out lives, they believe and actually give more info away without realizing that they were brainwashed to do so.

      Once again this is a temptation of satan . I can read people and I do not need a whole lot of info or money.

      So whatever we believe, these false prophecies play on

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      PurvisBobbi44 - Thank you for stopping by and for your encouraging comment.

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      PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

      What a great sharing you have done with writing this hub on HubPages. To relate to so many about your experiences and how you dealt with each issue that occurred.

      It really takes a brave person to talk about what is in their heart.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      Nonis Mas - Thank you for sharing your experience and voting interesting!

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      Aga 4 years ago

      Very interesting, a lot of good points. I agree with you on many levels here. I went to see a psychic once, I sort of believed in what she said, but her "perdictions" were so vast, that it could go either way, and it would seem true! Voted interesting!

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      Ruby H Rose - You're welcome. And thank you for the comment.

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      Maree Michael Martin 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Very interesting concepts here. Thanks for a great hub.

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      ambercita04 - Catholic Tarot card readers. Now that's an interesting twist. Thank you for your comment.

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      Amber 4 years ago from Winter Park

      Yea, I have a friend whose family is Roman Catholic but also witches. They created these Tarot cards based on Catholic Saints and witch craft. I laughed when he told me. I told him about how the Bible is very clear about staying away from Mediums and witchcraft. I told him I couldn't participate. My son's father did though. And of course the cards were very vague but the funny thing was that they were accurate except for the part where they said he was going to be a great writer one day (I'm the writer; my son's father can't really do that). But I told him that all that stuff is dangerous because it opens a door to allow evil in. But good Hub!