If you've ever been awake and drunk in front of a television at 4 a.m., you know that most of the programming is American flags waving in slow motion and phone psychic commercials. We've all wondered what kind of gullible soul calls those places -- but have you ever paused to consider who answers that call? We at Cracked spend a lot of time nursing a jug of Carlo Rossi alone in an apartment without basic cable, so obviously we jumped at the chance to sit down with a telephone psychic and hammer him with a barrage of drunken questions. Here's what we learned:
No doubt a great importance in the paranormal field is the problem of fraud. The field of psychic research and spiritualism has been so notoriously full of charlatans, such as the Fox sisters and Eusapia Palladino–individuals who claim to have special power and gifts but who are actually conjurers who have hoodwinked scientists and the public as well–that we have to be especially cautious about claims made on their behalf.
Clairvoyance. Clairvoyant mediums can see spirits, auras, objects and places that are not perceptible to others. People who have passed away may appear to them in visions, or they may be able to vividly sense a place to which they have never been. Psychic mediums see these visions with their third eye, located between the two physical eyes. Everyone has a third eye, but the average person's is closed or too weak to use.
The magician Julien Proskauer revealed that the levitating trumpet of Jack Webber was a trick. Close examination of photographs reveal Webber to be holding a telescopic reaching rod attached to the trumpet, and sitters in his séances only believed it to have levitated because the room was so dark they could not see the rod. Webber would cover the rod with crepe paper to disguise its real construction.
I had been thinking for a while that I wanted to meet with a medium to connect with some loved ones who had passed, but was always nervous to do it alone. So I asked my friends if they would be interested and was surprised that they all were excited to. Karee came to my friends house. She was very calm which was perfect because we weren't. I think we didn't know what to expect and nervous to connect. She helped one of my friends so much. And we were able to connect with a mutual friend who had past. The whole experience was amazing and blew my mind. I highly recommend Karee.
A series of mediumistic séances known as the Scole Experiment took place between 1993 and 1998 in the presence of the researchers David Fontana, Arthur Ellison and Montague Keen. This has produced photographs, audio recordings and physical objects which appeared in the dark séance room (known as apports). A criticism of the experiment was that it was flawed because it did not rule out the possibility of fraud. The skeptical investigator Brian Dunning wrote the Scole experiments fail in many ways. The séances were held in the basement of two of the mediums, only total darkness was allowed with no night vision apparatus as it might "frighten the spirits away". The box containing the film was not examined and could easily have been accessible to fraud. And finally, even though many years have passed, there has been no follow-up, no further research by any credible agency or published accounts.
The Danish medium Einer Nielsen was investigated by a committee from the Kristiania University in Norway, 1922 and discovered in a séance that his ectoplasm was fake. In 1923 the Polish medium Jan Guzyk was exposed as a fraud in a series of séances in Sorbonne in Paris. Guzyk would use his elbows and legs to move objects around the room and touch the sitters. According to Max Dessoir the trick of Guzyk was to use his "foot for psychic touches and sounds".
A kind gesture. An empathetic listener. A best friend. A gentle touch that says "don't worry, everything will be ok!” A hug that energizes you and fills your heart. A Warm embrace. Maybe it’s a purr from your kitty or a puppy kiss on the nose. Valentine’s Day means different things to different people. It symbolizes the most powerful energy in the universe and that is LOVE. Love is the bridge that connects us to our loved ones here on earth and in the spirit world. Love is what heals our hearts. My sister and brother in-law just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary! They have been through the good and the bad together and are great role models for couples in love. They have worked at it! One question that many of my clients are interested in is their love life. Will I meet my soul mate? Because we create most of our destiny by the choices we make, I really believe that if we want to have a romance in our lives, we will have one. As I wrote in my book Love Karma, some people energetically block love from entering their lives. Sometimes past experiences that didn’t work out caused heartache, making them more cautious to open their hearts again. During our session we have energetically unblocked that so they are open to having a relationship again. I always say “no guts, no glory!” With all the crazy energy going on in our world, the one and only thing we can count on is love. Start with self-love. I always say it’s the first true love. When you love yourself you are then capable to find a healthy romance and partner. In the last forty plus years I have predicted many love connections!
I distinctly remember the call that made me quit: a young guy was calling because his parents had just died in a car crash, and he was contemplating suicide. I just couldn't respond. I said something stupid along the lines of, "I see something good for you coming in the near future." Then when the call ended, I looked his number up online, called the local police department, and warned them. Work snapped at me for violating his confidentiality.
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