5 Common Myths About Psychic Readings

By James Hirlehey
Contributing Author, Conscious Reminder

In the present day and age, there are many people that provide psychic readings, and more and more people seek guidance from such advisors.

Yet, in many ways, mainstream culture still tends to make light of psychic ability, or even worse, treat it as if it were not real. As a result, there is a lot of misinformation about what psychic readings are and what they can do. In this article, we will look at 5 common myths about psychic readings.

Modern science has debunked psychic ability

One of the things that people will say is that believing in psychic ability is “unscientific” and that modern science has “debunked” these abilities. This is simply not the case. To begin with, it would be hard to prove or disprove psychic ability using the scientific method. The scientific method requires a theory that is testable and repeatable, and the very nature of psychic ability makes both difficult. The best that they have been able to do is to test whether people can make accurate predictions in controlled circumstances, and the results of these tests have been mixed.

Yet, given the general bias against psychic ability in the scientific community, the fact that there have been any positive results from such tests is telling. Also, the very act of scientifically trying to test these abilities may interfere with the results, even if these tests are conducted in good faith. It has been shown that even such material phenomena such as the nature of light change if you try to measure them. It is highly likely that the very act of testing and measuring psychic ability with interfere with the results.

So, with respect to science, what can be said is that there have been some tests that have had mixed results, but so far nothing conclusive can be said. Also, by the nature of the scientific method, there are many things that are beyond its scope, and psychic ability may be one of them.

Psychics are, or should be, all-knowing

On one end of the spectrum are people who believe that psychic ability is nonsense, and on the other are those who believe that psychics can do more than they actually can. They think that psychics can read their mind or tell the future with absolute precision.

Psychics are human beings, and they have a variety of different gifts that work in different ways. There are some psychics that are more experienced than others. There are also some psychics that have stronger gifts than others. Even the best and most experienced psychics can, and do, make mistakes, however.

Psychics give guidance based on their abilities. An individual psychic should be clear with you what they can and can not do, and with what they need from you. In order to get the best reading, it is generally a good idea to cooperate with the psychic in these matters.

All psychics are the same

There are many different psychics available, and they work in different ways. There are psychics who use divinatory tools such as the Tarot, and there are some who do not. Different psychics have different specialties, such as relationships or finances. Some psychics can read probabilities about the future, and some can read information about the present and the past.

Psychic mediums are a special kind of psychic who can communicate with those who have gone to the Other Side. Other psychics give angel readings, and they communicate with your angels and spirit guides to give you support and advice.

While there are some psychics who use astrology, and some astrologers who are psychics, these two are separate disciplines and work in much different ways.   

Psychics can remove curses

One of the most unfortunate myths about psychics is that they can cast or remove curses from you. The reason that this is unfortunate is that it is a common ploy by unscrupulous advisors to gauge excessive amount of money from their clients. If you go to a psychic reading and are told that you have a curse on you, this is a red flag that the person is a fraud. This is particularly the case if the person says they can remove the curse if you pay them an exorbitant amount of money.

That being said, there are nasty beings in the spirit world, and there are times when a person is under psychic attack from one of these beings or from another person. Furthermore, we may have karmic baggage from our past lives or even from our present lives that may spill over into the present. It is perfectly legitimate for a psychic to address these matters, and to either offer to work with you further or to refer you to another practitioner to address these issues. This is no different from a doctor who finds a medical problem or a therapist who uncovers issues from your childhood.

It may seem like a subtle difference, but it really is not. Usually, a fraud will draw you in with a very low fee and then “see” dire consequences unless you pay them a lot of money to remove the supposed “curse.” A legitimate practitioner will explain the problem that they see, and if they can help with it, explain exactly what they can do and how much it will cost. The cost should be in keeping with the usual price and in line with what other advisors and healers charge for their services.

Psychic readings can give you all the answers

Psychic readings can be valuable sources of guidance and support, but they can not solve all your problems or give you all the answers. Psychics are professionals who use their knowledge and their abilities to help and to guide. They work in different ways, and they all have gifts and limitations. They are not a substitute for your own good sense and judgment, and they can not relieve you from the responsibility of making your own decisions.

On a similar note, a psychic can not make anyone fall in love with you or make you win the lottery. What they can do is to give relationship or financial advice based on the information they receive.

It is up to you to decide if that advice is helpful and to act upon it if it is. It is your life, and you are the only one who can live it.


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