What do you think when you hear the term “psychic”? Many people think of creepy characters that can read the future and that are generally in horror/thriller movies. That is not true. Psychics are every day people just like you and your family; they are just given certain gifts that they use to aid people like you. There are hundreds of abilities that have been attributed to psychics starting with Biofield energy healing and ending with Telepathy. Although there are an abundance of abilities, there are three with the utmost amount of popularity in the general psychic powers list and they are: precognition, medium ship, and psychometry.
This part of parapsychology is commonly known as future sight. Precognition is a type of outside perception that allows the psychic to access information about a future event. Generally this would mean that the information could not be accessed by other natural means that could be carried out by a non-psychic person. Premonitions come along with precognition and they are visions or thoughts about future events that are brought to the psychic via emotional means.
Generally regular psychics aren’t known for their medium ship but rather “Mediums” are. Mediums are another sub-genre of psychics that only work with those who are dead. Medium ship is defined as a form of communication with spirits and it is practiced within the following religions: Spiritualism, Spiritism, Espiritismo, Candomble, Louisiana Voodoo, and Umbanda. Mediums claim to be able to contact the spirits of the dead, angels, demons, or other existential beings. Their role is to communicate with the spirits and then re-communicate the information to loved ones or friends. Medium ship can be seen in various horror/thriller movies, especially modernized ones.
This particular trait that is attributed to psychics is quite possibly one of the most popular and well known traits. Psychometry is the ability to touch a particular object and determine its history and its purpose. For example, if a psychic finds a coin they will be able to hold that coin and tell you who it was last held by and why it is where it is. Those who practice psychometry say that the objects have an energy field that allows certain people to understand such information. The use of psychometry is most commonly found within a fair or a circus because psychics tend to use it as a type of psychic readings. A lot of the time they will ask for an object from an audience member and they will determine who really owns the item and whether they are still alive or dead. The foundation of this psychic trait is still debated to this day. People are unaware as to whether the psychics are just abnormally good at reading people, if they can access the powers of their subconscious mind, if they’re using creative visualization, or whether psychometry really exists.
There are thousands of traits that are automatically attributed to psychics but little do people know that there are actually specialists that deal with the sub genres of psychic abilities. Even though there are a lot of characteristics associated with psychics, there are still aspects of the profession that are most commonly sought out by people all over the world. Psychometry (the reading of objects) is commonly used as a parlor trick, Medium ship (the ability to speak with the dead) can be seen in movies, and Precognition (the ability to predict the future) can all be seen all over the world for various different reasons. If you are looking for a way to get in contact with a dead loved one or to even know where you are going to be in 10 years, seek out a psychic, they can help you more than you know.