What is a Psychic?

A psychic is a person who is able to perceive information that is not normally able to be detected through the normal senses. Different psychic abilities have been recorded and written about for centuries including such abilities as:

  • ESP
  • Clairvoyance
  • Mediumship
  • Aura Reading
  • Telekinesis
  • Remote Viewing
  • Telepathy
  • and many others.

The word psychic is derived from the Greek word psychikos which means “of the mind” or “mental” and refers to the human psyche. The actual word psychic was first introduced to the English language in the 1870’s.

The Psychic Industry

There is a massive industry in which those with these “special abilities” provide psychic advice and counsel to clients for a fee. Some of the more famous psychics that have made a big name for themselves in the psychic industry are:

  1. Sylvia Browne
  2. John Edward
  3. Miss Cleo
  4. Danielle Egnew

With the popularity of the internet there are now also many different psychic networks online that offer clients psychic readings from people with a myriad of different psychic abilities.

Of course with the popularity of psychics increasing, the psychic business industry has also grown and it can sometimes be difficult to weed out the frauds from the real deal. One of the most authentic psychic networks I know of is Psychic Source which puts their psychics through a rigorous testing process to ensure they are truly talented in their areas of expertise.

Psychic Criticism

As with most things unknown or not understood there is much criticism towards those who claim to have psychic abilities. Many critics see psychics as using intentional trickery or self-delusion. However despite the massive amount of criticism psychics all over the world continue to work and offer their services to those who need it. In fact many organizations use psychic detectives to aid them in their work.

Psychics in Today’s World

Psychics today are often associated with New Age culture and psychic energy is discussed in many different types of healing modalities. Psychic readings are done in person, over the phone, through email, over the internet, at psychic fairs as well as in healing sessions.

Psychic energy is far more accepted today than it ever has been before and many people all over the world work to develop their own psychic abilities as well as seek the services of those with already developed powers to help guide them in their own lives.

For more information on how to develop your own psychic powers or where to find those who are well known for their psychic abilities please see our Recommended Psychic Services.