Besides reaffirming my belief that I'm a great liar and should do it more, my test also gave me some insight on how psychics work. They're talented when it comes to finding ways squeeze emotions out of you and make general statements that allow you to fill in the blanks yourself—you're contributing to your own deception (example: They say they sense a female presence watching over you, at which point you say, "Oh shit, my aunt/grandma/mom/friend/cousin/sister/teacher died a little while ago—it MUST be her!"). I think so many people turn to psychics because they help ease the fear of the great unknown that is death and give meaning and purpose to seemingly unfair and random events in our chaotic universe. To me, that's a form of preying on the weak and exploiting people at their most emotionally vulnerable, but if you believe in the afterlife and psychic powers, I can understand how the experience would be comforting - after all, who doesn't want to know that a loved family member, living or dead, is doing okay?
Achilles, a deaf cat who lives at the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg, will give his predictions for World Cup matches after establishing himself as a soccer clairvoyant during the 2017 Confederations Cup. — Dan Gartland, SI.com, "Deaf Cat Named Achilles Will Predict Results of World Cup Games," 4 June 2018 So much for my second career as a clairvoyant: The lawsuits were settled, and Babu Ji was resurrected at another address, near Union Square. — Pete Wells, New York Times, "For Casual Indian Restaurants, It’s Party Time," 13 Mar. 2018 Tyler The Hollywood Medium, has quickly become one of the most in-demand clairvoyants out there. — The Editors, Cosmopolitan, "Watch Tyler The Hollywood Medium Help This Cosmo Editor Connect With Her Late Grandmother," 9 Mar. 2018 The Fox sisters of Rochester became a sensation by holding séances in which the dead communicated through rappings, and Andrew Jackson Davis, seer and clairvoyant, emerged as the leader of American spiritualism. — Louis P. Masur, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘The Apparitionists,’ by Peter Manseau," 3 Nov. 2017 Perhaps the most fascinating documents now available are related to STAR GATE, a 25-year-long attempt to see if clairvoyants and psychics could be of use in military and intelligence operations. — Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "Over 12 Million Pages of CIA Documents Are Now Accessible Online," 18 Jan. 2017 Honestly, Musk himself and certain gifted clairvoyants are in the best position for predictions in that realm. — Kenzie Bryant, vanityfair.com, "Elon Musk Revolutionizes Celebrity Breakup P.R.," 8 Aug. 2017 Henry, a well known clairvoyant, gives psychic readings to celebrities on his E! — Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Medium Tyler Henry warned Alan Thicke about his heart," 1 June 2017 Among Lady Jane’s nearly two hundred journals and two thousand letters are some that describe her dabbling in the paranormal, going to seers and clairvoyants, to connect to her husband. — National Geographic, "How the Discovery of Two Lost Ships Solved an Arctic Mystery," 16 Apr. 2017
5. Terminate any session that doesn’t feel right. No reputable psychic will ever predict your death, foretell a tragedy, give you winning lottery numbers or inform you that you have a curse put upon you and your family and that to remove it, you need to return repeatedly. A reputable psychic will also not keep increasing their fee with each visit, or expect that you buy ancillary merchandise from them on a regular basis. Run, don’t walk, from anyone who conducts business with you in a manner that does not feel authentic. On rare occasions, I may be challenged in connecting with a client. In the past ten years, this has happened about four or five times. In those situations, I will stop and ask the client how they’d like to handle it, an option of which may be to end the session at no charge to the client. An inauthentic psychic will bluff their way through for being focused on making a buck.