For thousands of years, human beings have consulted psychics seeking to obtain information. Ancient Romans consulted entrails in an effort to predict the outcome of battles in advance. The popularity of intuitive readings continues today. Every year, thousands of Americans visit psychics. Among the reasons for these visits, at least four stand out:
Gain Insights About Future Events
One time-honored reason for visiting psychics involves a desire on the part of human beings to learn more about future events. Although the accuracy of individual readings may vary widely for some individuals, the fact that psychics sometimes appear to foretell events with stunning insight probably contributes to the popularity of this activity.
Anecdotal reports persist about gifted psychics who provide readings that assist people in overcoming problems or avoiding disasters, and of people using their own intuition to detect health problems in others. Some psychic readers, dowsers, specialize in helping clients locate water.
Obtain Enhanced Self Understanding
Many people who obtain psychic readings find the experience useful as a means of gaining greater self-understanding. Piecing together enigmatic tidbits of information in response to questions, such as “Will I meet my true love?” or “What type of events lie in my future?” often force the customers of psychics to think more deeply about their lives and personal relationships.
Possibly people who seek psychic readings in many cases have considered questions they pose to psychic readers extensively. Yet they may discover that discussing these issues with an intuitive reader somehow provide clarification for them.
Frame Challenges More Constructively
Some observers have noticed that individual psychics sometimes offer very practical words of advice. Although the techniques used in psychic readings may differ considerably, from consulting the I Ching to reading tea leaves, palms or Tarot cards, or communicating with departed loved ones, many of the most successful readers dispense information that includes words of wisdom to help clients frame issues in their lives more constructively.
Writer Michael Maiello has observed that psychic readers sometimes advise people about the best way to consider issues in order to become happier. This type of friendly advice may fill a human development gap in busy high tech societies.
Celebrate or Debunk Intuition
Yet another reason why people sometimes visit psychics involves the excitement of celebrating accurate readings or, on the part of skeptics, debunking psychic phenomenon and exposing alleged charlatans.
For example, psychologists have for decades sought to prove or disprove psi as a phenomenon verifiable under laboratory conditions. Recently, an article published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology reported about a series of nine experiments involving over 1,000 subjects. Eight of the nine reportedly supported an hypothesis that psi really does exist.
For all these reasons and more, visiting a talented psychic for a reading offers a fun and interesting opportunity to appreciate the importance of intuition in daily life. It sometimes provides eye-opening perspectives.