Do psychic mediums make stuff up or is it real?

BenleDi Asked: Do psychic mediums make stuff up or is it real?

It's easy to be cynical but do these people have access to the spirit world (and not the alcoholic kind)? My friend is going to pay 50 and I say she's wasting her money.

Answers:

Spiderman Answered:
they talk to the Jinn it is forbidden they will get hell for it
the jinn live 1000 years
they even talk like your granny



Hee Jun Answered:
psychic always give responses that are quite ambiguous, so in the end, most of the stuff they said do come true, but it's so general that any1 could have said it.



WWFUUJD Answered:
I'll do it for 25!



WellTraveledProg Answered:
It's not "real" as in any kind of psychic or spiritual anything.
But most of them are good at "reading people" — taking cues from facial expressions and body language, asking leading questions and guessing at answers, etc.So what they say might be factual, now and then, but it's not the product of magic.

Peace.



Speed Answered:
Serious waste of 50 Quid, unless the entertainment value is worth it to her.Psychic mediums are entertainers, that's all.Check out some of the work of Derren Brown



Arkhangelsk Answered:
Typically, the vast majority of Mediums and Psychics are Mentalists. Hyperobservant Con Artists who can tell everything about you with a glance.

Like Sherlock Holmes as a Supervillian!



Hal Roach Answered:
Neither, in my opinion.Most self-proclaimed mediums sincerely believe in what they're doing, but are unaware that the "spirits" are coming from the collective imagination of people in the room.So I do believe it's "made up", but not consciously.

As for whether or not it's a waste of money, well I certainly wouldn't do it.But if two people sincerely believe that this service works, and one can offer it while another is willing to pay for it, then it's going to happen regardless.



Maurog IV Answered:
Google Forer Effect and Barnum statements.

It is an absolute waste of money – and these people are con men preying on the vulnerable.



Saint Answered:
They're just cold readers, who make very quick observations and turn those into "predictions" of the future.



Aonghas Answered:
FAMILIAR SPIRITS (who they really are)NEW What is spirit contact?Spirit contact, as perpetuated by the likes of so called spiritualists such as John Edwards, is NOT contact with the human spirits created by God. How do we know this?God has told us so. In the Bible we learn that there is a great chasm between man and heaven that cannot be crossed. In Luke 16 it tells us that man cannot communicate with the dead. So, just who is Mr. Edwards talking with while the TV cameras are rolling or at his mega seminars? Those of you who have read my book know that I was once a spiritualist medium and I can attest with all certaintythat there is something on the other side. I thank God that I was able to realize that this something were demons who were impersonating the departed. If you dont get anything else from this piece, please pay attention here: YES, the other side can be contactedI have personally done so. But the contact is not with your former loved ones, but demons of the Prince of Darkness. http://www.espministries.com/



Prophecy Nut Answered:
Maybe…maybe.



Beefmeat Answered:
satan/demons try this. satan/demons have been around since the beginning so they know much about family, friends and others. Psychics use demons to tell them things like this. A demon will tell them to tell you something like this: 'your mom will call you in two days'. And then to make this happen demons go to your mom's house in two days and whisper until she calls you. Demons just manipulated your mom to call you, but you think the psychic is something. Well they are evil and use evil to do and/or influence things to keep you from God.
Do not invite evil into your life or that of others.



krazyabouthim Answered:
Is it really a waste of money if she is merely entertaining herself?? Perhaps you could assist in making this NOT be a waste of money by suggesting that she refuses to ANSWER QUESTIONS that the "psychic" will toss at her, and to give no clues whatsoever…that way she can learn herself that these people are nothing more than really talented con artists…

"I feel someone close to you has passed recently…." (this is a disguised question)
OMG – my mom died last year!
"Yes – it is your mother, and she says that she is with you and watching over you."
AWWWW – that was the best $50 I ever spent!
"Stupid sucker! Im $50 richer!"



Socrates IM BACK AGAIN MOFOs Answered:
No they don't, because ghosts and made up crap like that don't exist. They're reading your palm and telling you what you want to hear.
Waste of money, it's good for laughs if you're drunk, though. xD



Jordan Plays RT Answered:
I think they are probably just as honest as Prechers like Harold Camping and a lot of others!



Jimmie Answered:
Nobody can tell the future except God. People can dig up dirt about your past that you never thought they would know, and make it seem like since they know your past they must know your future. But in reality, they are making things up.



Amanda Answered:
HOW DEMONS MISLEAD

10 To mislead people, the demons use spiritism. The practice of spiritism is involvement with the demons, both in a direct way and through a human medium. The Bible condemns spiritism and warns us to keep free from everything connected with it. (Galatians 5:19-21) Spiritism does for the demons what bait does for fishermen. A fisherman uses a variety of baits to catch various kinds of fish. Similarly, wicked spirits use different forms of spiritism to bring all sorts of people under their influence.

The demons use various means to deceive people
11 One type of bait used by the demons is divination. What is divination? It is an attempt to find out about the future or about something unknown. Some forms of divination are astrology, the use of tarot cards, crystal gazing, palmistry, and the search for mysterious omens, or signs, in dreams. Although many people think that practicing divination is harmless, the Bible shows that fortune-tellers and wicked spirits work together. For instance, Acts 16:16-18 mentions a demon of divination that enabled a girl to practice the art of prediction. But she lost this ability when the demon was cast out of her.

12 Another way that the demons mislead people is by encouraging them to inquire of the dead. People grieving over the death of a loved one are often deceived by wrong ideas about those who have died. A spirit medium may give special information or may speak in a voice that seems to be that of a dead person. As a result, many people become convinced that the dead are really alive and that contacting them will help the living to endure their grief. But any such comfort is really false as well as dangerous. Why? Because the demons can imitate the voice of a dead person and give a spirit medium information about the one who died. (1 Samuel 28:3-19) Moreover, as we learned in Chapter 6, the dead have ceased to exist. (Psalm 115:17) So anyone who inquires of the dead has been misled by wicked spirits and is acting contrary to the will of God. (Deuteronomy 18:10, 11; Isaiah 8:19) Therefore, be careful to reject this dangerous bait used by the demons.

13 Wicked spirits not only mislead people but also frighten them. Today, Satan and his demons know that they have only a short period of time left before they are put out of action, and they are now more vicious than ever. (Revelation 12:12, 17)



luis miguel ferreira de almeida Answered:
You're right, she <is> wasting her money. They make it up, and I'm not just making that up, lol.

Take a look. This person is a well-known psychic in the States. Psychic my butt, she's a con artist.

Anderson Cooper takes on Sylvia Browne pt 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L9hki5Nl

And let's not forget Part II

Anderson Cooper takes on Sylvia Browne pt 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts_To4zmE



Moon Goddess Answered:
Mediums are in the business of doing what's called a cold reading. They feed on the information that you can give them by asking very generalized questions. When they get a "hit". It is reinforced. It is a game where one is feeding off the other, and of course the person being read is susceptible to the reading for they are seeking answers.

There is no result is psychic readings that can't be reproduced statistically. This is not to say abadon all spirituality, simply abandon this form, as it is worthless.



Liam Answered:
There are genuine mediums out there but they do not ask for 50 pounds. Your friend is wasting her money and she will not get a proper service. Authentic mediums dont ask for such a large fee, most charge a much smaller amount or do the job for free, the ones that charge an excessive amount of money are fake.



mermaid Answered:
I am a skeptic, I work in an industry where my job is to be skeptical.
My current best friend is a psychic which is not typical for me. What gives,' I asked myself.
She doesnt use hocus pocus – no tarot cards, crystal skulls, strange terminology
What I noticed is that she always listens, has an extraordinary ability to pull information out of people, strong intuition, practical advice and she always watches people.
I saw a show on how psychics work with police. Psychics are given information and sort the facts in a different way, return it to the police – the cops still solve the crime.
As for predictions, anything can be interpreted the way a person wants to use it. People will remember what they want to and ignore the rest. There is a small percentage of predictions that come true in a period of time – coincidence?
Most of her clients just want to talk and have someone listen and she gives practical advice. I have never asked for a reading and she doesnt do friends or family. She is a very kind and generous person.



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