Psychics! Can talk to the or just playing people for money?

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  1. Hokey profile image60
    Hokeyposted 8 years ago

    An elderly woman I know is convinced this supposed psychic lady can communicate with her departed husband. I am afraid she is going to get fleeced.

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      (Q)posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sometimes, the gullible need fixes of self-affirmation, and they are willing to pay for it.

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      Will Bensonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe she could benefit from grief counseling.

      1. Hokey profile image60
        Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I hope so. I am going to talk to her later about it and bring back up.

    3. double_frick profile image66
      double_frickposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      well, imo genuine psychics won't take you to the cleaners. they charge a fair rate for their time and energy...not these exorbitant exorcism of imaginary demons.

      but i do believe some are genuine and if the woman you are speaking of seems to discern these things well then try to be open minded. if she seems like the gullible type, well, what are you going to do? tell her not to see the psychic? hmm
      people learn...

  2. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    Of course she will !

    1. Hokey profile image60
      Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thats what I have been trying to tell her. She is so adamant.

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Tell her  that, if that's true, her husband didn't do it to the other side, and is still around as a very base energy.
        Souls that arrived to the other side can't  get in touch.
        Ask her: do you think your husband was so materialistic and base that he's still here ?
        that will do it, I think!
        lol

        1. Hokey profile image60
          Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Good Idea! I'm impressed!

  3. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Most likely be taken for a ride. It's sad to say, but true.

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    zampanoposted 8 years ago

    Well, if she wishes it very, very hard...

    1. Hokey profile image60
      Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So you believe this is possible?

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        zampanoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I believe people can wish some things very hard.
        So very hard sometimes, that their mental state is completely altered to the point they "view" and "hear" sights and voices or whatever.
        And sometimes these states are trasmissible to sourrounding people.
        I believe that life is misterious.

        1. Hokey profile image60
          Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Sounds more like schizophrenia

  5. WriteAngled profile image81
    WriteAngledposted 8 years ago

    Before agreeing to a full session, your elderly friend should ask the psychic to answer a specific question concerning her and her late husband. Something for which the answer cannot be guessed. If the answer is vague or incorrect, that will prove the psychic is a fake.

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    zampanoposted 8 years ago

    kind of.
    One interesting thing, is that everywhere in the world, be it in mongolia, norway or south america, people seem to be interested in cross world communication.
    That must mean someting.
    Materialists can we be, but nothing keeps us from wondering.
    I love Science fiction.

    1. Hokey profile image60
      Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am intrigued by the idea but in Buddhism when the body dies the energy is transferred to a new body(rebirth) so there is no waiting period. To contact someone expresses the idea that after we die we are just kind of hanging around. Also all the negative experiences you hear about from frauds such as Sylvia Browne.

      1. cheaptrick profile image71
        cheaptrickposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The Tibetan Buddhist Bar do Tho dol describes the journey between death and rebirth.

      2. Pandoras Box profile image70
        Pandoras Boxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I believe that. More or less. Death is the key to life. That said I should clarify that I don't believe in the popular conception of reincarnation, or life after death.

        Holy toledo, I think I actually made a coherent thought. Naw, probably not.

        1. Hokey profile image60
          Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          YUP!  Totally Coherent!  big_smile

  7. Shadesbreath profile image83
    Shadesbreathposted 8 years ago

    Being "fleeced" depends on what the woman thinks she is buying.  If she's paying for comfort and a way to get through a trying time, for a spiritual vehicle through which she can come to terms with things, then she's not getting fleeced. 

    How she goes through the séance, how she "interacts" with the channeled “spirit,” works just like a Rorschach test or a role-playing exercise in a psychologist’s office.  They serve the same function, only one is endorsed by modern science and one is not.  The "spirit" of someone does not have to be an actual ghost.

    If she is doing it to literally speak to her deceased husband, with a clear thinking, rational mind that is not beleaguered by grief and loneliness, then she is being fleeced.

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    Psychics! Can talk to the [departed] or just playing people for money?


    garden variety psychics can't talk to the dead and yes she is just in it for the money.

    there are some individuals, however, who do have some unique, powerful and mysterious abilities, and whom police agencies call upon to help solve murders, but they don't do it for the money. i am not sure what their 'powers' are - maybe they are just really intuitive or something, and super good at profiling criminals.

  9. torimari profile image68
    torimariposted 8 years ago

    Though I think the mind is capable of metaphysical feats and have done some research on it...it is rare.

    Having a cousin who is a psychic, I find here 'predictions' are more common sense and 'good' judgment.

    My one sister and dad are totally sold over her predictions...my other sister and I...not so much.

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    haha...i love the Sylvia Brownes and the John Edwards of the world....they play 20 Questions and watch your expressions...the little sneaks! big_smile

    1. torimari profile image68
      torimariposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I LOVE Sylvia Browne for the humor of it all. I couldn't believe how many people took her seriously.

      She has a whole damn bookcase of books at Borders of all her crap.

      Basically, she built her 100 million dollar empire from faux readings, and pretending to talk to the dead, therefore, giving false hope.

      Really, to do that, you need to be the devil...as well as pretty sharp.

      1. Hokey profile image60
        Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Or just a very self centered person. No cares except for you. The hurt she must have caused.

        1. bonny2010 profile image66
          bonny2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Ireckon if the departed want to communicate with you, they'll find a way, and if you are receptive enough you will connect.

        2. torimari profile image68
          torimariposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          She's all of the above in my book. :]

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        cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        haha big_smile

        "go to God, Velma. go to God". hee hee, that's a good one. unlike John Edwards, who tries to at least do some detective work along the way, she just tosses anything out there to see what sticks. and with Montel Williams running interference for her, she can't go wrong!

  11. CrystalStarWoman profile image61
    CrystalStarWomanposted 8 years ago

    I believe there are some true psychics and many fakes...

    Strictly speaking a 'medium' can contact those that have crossed over - a psychic is more likely to see events, make predictions, or 'know' certain things that they shouldn't know about you! lol

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      (Q)posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Or, most probably, they are ALL fakes.

      1. CrystalStarWoman profile image61
        CrystalStarWomanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No, I'm sorry but you are wrong. 

        One of my best friends has an amazing gift - I have no doubt whatsoever that there ARE some true psychics.

        Unfortunately there are charlatans out there too... giving the true psychics a bad name lol

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          (Q)posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Considering the brain hasn't the capacity nor the mechanisms to do what a psychic claims it can do, it can't. It's really as simple as that.

          They are all fakes regardless of your belief.

          1. CrystalStarWoman profile image61
            CrystalStarWomanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            There are more things in heaven and earth, Q,
            Than are dreamt of in your philosophy...

  12. getitrite profile image78
    getitriteposted 8 years ago

    ??????????????? yikes: yikes: yikes:!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. 2besure profile image81
    2besureposted 8 years ago

    Physics come in all levels, the Gypsy con-artist, and the one's who actually speak to a familiar spirit.  Either way she is in trouble if she is going to them.

  14. Pandoras Box profile image70
    Pandoras Boxposted 8 years ago

    Yeah, grief counselling probably good idea.

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    zampanoposted 8 years ago

    might depend on what sect the counselor belongs to...

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Some psychics do do that to make money but it is rare. the real psychics don't go flautning their gifts around for money like the fakes do.

  17. AEvans profile image76
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    I believe that some may have the ability we only use 1/10th of our brain. But the ones who have it certainly would not prey on an elderly woman nor anyone else for that matter. smile

 
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