Are Psychic Experiences Real?

Are Psychic Experiences Real?

There are 45 comments on the About.com story from Oct 21, 2011, titled Are Psychic Experiences Real?. In it, About.com reports that:

Spirits, demons, ghosts , angels of light. What are they? What about communicating with the spirit world? Are psychic experiences of talking to the dead real? And is there such a thing as a sixth sense? Christians vary widely on their beliefs about the spirit world.

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Since: Sep 11

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#1 Oct 22, 2011
Hi, Robo:
Yes, IMO, psychic experiences are real. True, there are many who fake having them, especially those who receive money for 'their experiences'...

As for ghosts, yes, I am positive they exist, having not only grown up in a haunted house, but having had continued experience with same.
I have witnessed ghostly activity many times.

You may have a very interesting thread here!

Just don't let yourself be fooled by the fakes.
One sure way to tell a fake from the real is: a real psychic DOES NOT CHARGE any fee for the services they provide.

Have you experienced paranormal activities yourself, and is this why you started this thread?
Take care :)
Metsastajatyyppi

Helsinki, Finland

#2 Oct 22, 2011
justachristian1 wrote:
Hi, Robo:
Yes, IMO, psychic experiences are real. True, there are many who fake having them, especially those who receive money for 'their experiences'...
As for ghosts, yes, I am positive they exist, having not only grown up in a haunted house, but having had continued experience with same.
I have witnessed ghostly activity many times.
You may have a very interesting thread here!
Just don't let yourself be fooled by the fakes.
One sure way to tell a fake from the real is: a real psychic DOES NOT CHARGE any fee for the services they provide.
Have you experienced paranormal activities yourself, and is this why you started this thread?
Take care :)
Paranormal phenomenas is method talk metatalk, build insiders system and do things, about which others take distance, but in truth do other kind of things, which surely are reasons be faar. May this be something like such? I dont know, but may you mean something like this or what?
http://www.gknape.com

Since: Sep 11

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#3 Oct 23, 2011
Metsastajatyyppi wrote:
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Paranormal phenomenas is method talk metatalk, build insiders system and do things, about which others take distance, but in truth do other kind of things, which surely are reasons be faar. May this be something like such? I dont know, but may you mean something like this or what?
http://www.gknape.com
'method talk metatalk'???

I am simply discussing my belief in paranormal activities, having personally witnessed it throughout my life.
When I was a kid, I was terrified by ghostly activity, but as an adult, my interest has increased in such phenomena.
QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

#4 Oct 24, 2011
11:03 am, Monday, October 24, 2011:
RE: Are Psychic Experiences Real?
..... Yes, they are to those who experience(d) them. Many others, who haven't, try to "explain them" somehow to prove they are NOT real.
..... As I understand it, religions and other belief systems were started in order to explain them, and also to make a lot of money for clergy out of gullible believers.
Metsastajatyyppi

Helsinki, Finland

#5 Oct 24, 2011
QUITTNER wrote:
11:03 am, Monday, October 24, 2011:
RE: Are Psychic Experiences Real?
..... Yes, they are to those who experience(d) them. Many others, who haven't, try to "explain them" somehow to prove they are NOT real.
..... As I understand it, religions and other belief systems were started in order to explain them, and also to make a lot of money for clergy out of gullible believers.
So You must know, whose have have money a lot! Because in this really tight masonry world and on them made sieves made evilness layering is no way UP inside system, but trough this my teaching individuals can become to new thinking and so the way directly OVER organisations and obstacles can work in purpose get new higher institution above obstacle mass. I have long time ago try get such happen trough Buddhist people control (from where can find still trustable people, whose mind are in ideals over them greedy body needs). Do you know any? Bubba were good man, but I have found You be more intelligent. Directly said problem here is, that doctor hat criminals quality must not get do in this needed change administration them works. From my eyes You are really reliable! Take HB with you and also Ban Key-moon becomes happy and so NOTHING OBSTACLES can any more find. Please. Because you all are nice people, stay still on your everyone’s modesty humble admired attitude and far from me there on money office, so that no one cannot see our relationships and behind suspect, that You and all my other friends are somehow selfish. So all goes well and they can say:“It have happen!”, which does not depend from God at all, but from against God being evilness structure genomes, which with all goes to agony severe.
QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

#6 Oct 24, 2011
12:05 pm, Monday, October 24, 2011:
RE: Are Psychic Experiences Real?
..... There is a need for incentives to be "good", and deterrents against being "bad". But the "carrot and stick" approach of many belief systems, Heaven and hell, for example, don't work anymore.
..... As I remember the few lectures on Buddhism I attended some years ago, their emphasis is on making individuals to be "better"; does it work in practice?
A lot depends on the environment, who your friends are, and to what extent a person wants to "fit it".
Metsastajatyyppi

Helsinki, Finland

#7 Oct 24, 2011
Above everything and in the middle focus of happening it selves from my perspective.
And
All know bad and its will and its extreemly contrast in relation to me.
So maybe Human have friend in Humankind... humankind are you and every you are on your own situation in relation to all bad round you.
But are humankind aware about badness?
I did try.

Must also mention, that obviously my past efforts spoiled Bubbism as breeding system is something else, than BUDDISM to me, who my selves have long time ago try find my resonance from highest humankinds said ideals. Such Buddism comes from individuals "HEARTHS" touch to such things trying reach to blend be one with them LIKE HOME TO SUCH SOUL, which surely is not easy being inside the system or in the frames of not institutionalized roles.
So do small money happens being NICELY inside exploit system as worker. Do some money can happen without being unmorally to some limit, like I have something 20 years ago don, but after it you must be hard at least to these values believing stupid blind adopter and self whipper. If you do big money, you must be really vomit throughout. So on to me fit security and morally containing REASON area I have seen my way to try this needed goal, in which should not in reason be obstacles.
QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

#8 Oct 24, 2011
1:28 pm, Monday, October 24, 2011:
RE: Are Psychic Experiences Real?
..... Many religions and other belief systems exist all over this planet, and also there are many different communities that try to follow one of the "gurus". Buddhism and Christianity are examples. But are their believers "better" persons than the average of humankind? Much has been written and preached - is it, was it, worth it?
Metsastajatyyppi

Helsinki, Finland

#9 Oct 24, 2011
If Good efforts does not have success, are values not on right order and everyone knows, that it is stupid even try do anything good... Proofed...
QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

#10 Oct 24, 2011
3:30 pm, Monday, October 24, 2011:
RE: Are Psychic Experiences Real?
..... Often it is better to try something that doesn't work out than to assume future failure and therefore not even trying. Everybody makes mistakes - the only way not to make any mistakes is to do nothing, and THAT would be a mistake!

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#11 Oct 24, 2011
justachristian1 wrote:
Hi, Robo:
Yes, IMO, psychic experiences are real. True, there are many who fake having them, especially those who receive money for 'their experiences'...
As for ghosts, yes, I am positive they exist, having not only grown up in a haunted house, but having had continued experience with same.
I have witnessed ghostly activity many times.
You may have a very interesting thread here!
Just don't let yourself be fooled by the fakes.
One sure way to tell a fake from the real is: a real psychic DOES NOT CHARGE any fee for the services they provide.
Have you experienced paranormal activities yourself, and is this why you started this thread?
Take care :)
So, being a Christian and believeing in Heaven or Hell, what do you think about ghosts? I'm just curious.
impsychic

Las Vegas, NV

#13 Oct 24, 2011
I knew that you were going to post this.
Punisher

Massapequa, NY

#14 Oct 24, 2011
justachristian1 wrote:
Hi, Robo:
Yes, IMO, psychic experiences are real. True, there are many who fake having them, especially those who receive money for 'their experiences'...
As for ghosts, yes, I am positive they exist, having not only grown up in a haunted house, but having had continued experience with same.
I have witnessed ghostly activity many times.
You may have a very interesting thread here!
Just don't let yourself be fooled by the fakes.
One sure way to tell a fake from the real is: a real psychic DOES NOT CHARGE any fee for the services they provide.
Have you experienced paranormal activities yourself, and is this why you started this thread?
Take care :)
The proof of real or fake being a charged fee is absurd. Is there truly a difference between charging a fee and accepting donations, which is what many, many psychics do/have done?

No, there isn't...

IMO, you see what what you wish, not what is real...

If ghosts, etc were real, disbelievers would see them too...perhaps in greater numbers...as those who see ghosts tend to claim some sort of (malevolent)agenda for the Ghosts and what would be a better agenda than to prove themselves real?

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#15 Oct 24, 2011
Punisher wrote:
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The proof of real or fake being a charged fee is absurd. Is there truly a difference between charging a fee and accepting donations, which is what many, many psychics do/have done?
No, there isn't...
IMO, you see what what you wish, not what is real...
If ghosts, etc were real, disbelievers would see them too...perhaps in greater numbers...as those who see ghosts tend to claim some sort of (malevolent)agenda for the Ghosts and what would be a better agenda than to prove themselves real?
I wonder why people don't ever see funny or really cool ghosts. They're always scary. If you saw the ghost of a clown, would it make funny honks and giggles?
Job

Santa Clara, CA

#16 Oct 25, 2011
The idea of ghosts being actual spirits of deceased people somehow manifesting poses problems. One of them would be the fact that if their spirit took on their former human form; then clothing, and various inanimate objects a supposed ghost may be holding (like an ax) would have to have a spirit as well.

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#17 Oct 25, 2011
tickedoffchic wrote:
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So, being a Christian and believeing in Heaven or Hell, what do you think about ghosts? I'm just curious.
They exist. I have witnessed ghostly activity first-hand. I also have photographed a few.

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#18 Oct 25, 2011
Punisher wrote:
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The proof of real or fake being a charged fee is absurd. Is there truly a difference between charging a fee and accepting donations, which is what many, many psychics do/have done?
No, there isn't...
IMO, you see what what you wish, not what is real...
If ghosts, etc were real, disbelievers would see them too...perhaps in greater numbers...as those who see ghosts tend to claim some sort of (malevolent)agenda for the Ghosts and what would be a better agenda than to prove themselves real?
Wrong.
TRUE psychics DO NOT CHARGE A FEE.
There are many fakes who will claim to 'exorcise a ghost or a demon' for a set fee... which is nonsense. As for taking a donation, as a real psychic, I would refuse.

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#19 Oct 25, 2011
madscot wrote:
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I wonder why people don't ever see funny or really cool ghosts. They're always scary. If you saw the ghost of a clown, would it make funny honks and giggles?
Actually, there are some ghosts who are quite playful, and others who are protective, as well.
They are not all evil, or necessarily scary. It's more how people perceive them.

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#20 Oct 25, 2011
Job wrote:
The idea of ghosts being actual spirits of deceased people somehow manifesting poses problems. One of them would be the fact that if their spirit took on their former human form; then clothing, and various inanimate objects a supposed ghost may be holding (like an ax) would have to have a spirit as well.
Ghosts often appear as we knew them in life, or as they were in their last moments before death.
Often, they appear clothed in 'whatever' in their efforts NOT to scare people.
Not ALL ghosts are bad!
Some are here because they died before finishing something they had set out to do... some remain earth-bound because they were murdered, and they seek justice.. some remain, not fully believing they have ceased to live. Some cannot leave, and remain 'trapped' in the earthly realm.
Some are also afraid to cross over.

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#21 Oct 25, 2011
Job wrote:
The idea of ghosts being actual spirits of deceased people somehow manifesting poses problems. One of them would be the fact that if their spirit took on their former human form; then clothing, and various inanimate objects a supposed ghost may be holding (like an ax) would have to have a spirit as well.
Ghosts are simply spirits of humans.
They remain here for a variety of reasons, some being:
--they did not get to finish some project they had set out to do
--they want to protect those they leave behind
--they may have been murdered, and seek justice
--they don't realize they have died
--they feel trapped in the earthly realm
--they are afraid to cross over into the light

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