So, you’ve been thinking about seeing a psychic but not very sure if your stepping into a world of make believe or possibility and need some history about the ones who actually could make predictions? Trying to find a reliable way to predict the future has been around since the beginning of civilization. Humans have always been fascinated by the “what if” factor that determines the time to come. To be honest, finding a good psychic is just as simple as finding a bad one. You either find one that works or you don’t. There isn’t a big mystery as some may think.
Some psychics are also clairvoyant. The term clairvoyance (from French clair meaning ‘clear’ and voyance meaning ‘vision’) is the alleged ability to gain information about an person, object, location or physical event through extrasensory perception (ESP). This is due to the psychic third eye (also known as ajna chakra) being open and is the ability most linked with extra sensory perception.
The 3rd eye is a chakra that is located on the forehead, between the eyebrows. When people have 3rd eye visions, they see them in this space, which is known as the mind’s eye.
Marie Anne Lenormand
Lenormand is likely best known for the Lenormand tarot deck. Not that she invented this tarot deck, but rather, this particular tarot deck was named in her honor. Lenormand is also known for predicting that Josephine de Beauharnais would marry a soldier, someone who would become ‘more than a king’ named Napoleon, and that Josephine herself would become an Empress. She would also tell Napoleon that he would become more than a king, but ultimately he’d die in exile.
Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) was an American psychic who answered questions on subjects as varied as reincarnation, healing, wars, Atlantis and future events while claiming to be in a trance. Daily for over 40 years of his adult life, Edgar Cayce would lie down on a couch with his hands folded over his stomach and allow himself to enter a self-induced sleep state (probably a lucid dream). Then, provided with the location and name of an individual anywhere in the world, he would speak in a normal voice and give precise answers to any questions about that person that he was asked.
Delphic Oracle (Pythia)
The Greek oracle at the Temple of Apollo in Delphi (along the slopes of Mount Parnassus) was actually a priestess. She was one of the most authoritative and prestigious seers throughout ancient Greece, and the fact she was a woman said even more for her power as Greece was very male-centered in its power structure. The tradition began during the 8th century BCE when the Pythia was first gifted with prophecies inspired by Apollo and the last prophecy recorded from the oracle was not until 393 CE when Theodosius I, as emperor, ordered the closure of the pagan temples. With this extensive span of time, it is easy to guess that new young priestesses were circulated in the position of the oracle which is why she is generally referred to as “The Pythia” (from the original name of Delphi which was Pytho) or merely “The Oracle” instead of an actual name. Upon being chosen though, the young woman would cease all other responsibilities and cut off any familial connections (even marriage) to devote herself as being the Oracle. Historical sources from such monumental authors as Herodotus, Sophocles, Aristotle, Plato, and Ovid liked to write about the oracle as speaking clearly and intelligibly in her own voice.
Baba Vanga was actually born Vangelia Pandeva Dimitrova in the constantly wavering land of Bulgaria/Yugoslavia that is now known as the Republic of Macedonia in 1911. She was actually born premature and had the health associated with such a birth. Therefore, she was not given a name until it was certain she would survive. The name finally given to her was Vangelia which came from the Greek Vangelis, meaning “herald of the good news.” It was a common and popular name in that area during the time of her birth. As a young girl a storm pushed her into an abandoned field, filling her eyes with sand and dust. Her very poor family could only afford a partial operation, giving her weak eyesight for most of her life before it failed completely. This loss of sight was said to be the source of her powers as it allowed her to see “invisible creatures” that told her things about happenings of the present in far away places or events of the future. However, after she returned home from her school for the blind during World War II to take care of her younger siblings, her talents attracted many followers as people would come asking about the current state of a loved one in the army. In addition to her predictions (of the break up of the Soviet Union, date of Stalin’s death, the Chernobyl incident, and the September 11th attacks on America), she was also a renowned healer through the use of herbal medicines.