Are psychics real? Can mediums REALLY talk to the dead? What is the difference between a genuine medium and someone who is just a spiritual scammer?
We get a lot of questions about how to tell if a medium is real, and the TOP signs a psychic is authentic, or honest and genuinely offering up information that they couldn’t have gotten from some conventional way.
Here is the TRUTH about real mediums, from our perspective. (because there is certainly a lot of myth and misinformation available online.
1 – Don’t try to argue with skeptics or cynics who will tell you that ALL psychics are fake, simply because there is no evidence for psychic abilities, or mediumship, or life after death at all. There IS in fact tons of evidence that supports all of the above, and while it’s NOT “proof” that any of this is 100% true, the BEST evidence strongly suggests that your consciousness can exist outside of your body, and may in fact float free from your physical body at death.
2 – There ARE in fact, many psychics and mediums who ARE fake, or bad, or even well meaning….but not that accurate. They may have had “glimpses” of something powerful and profound at a previous point of their lives, been visited by a loved one who has crossed, or even had an intuition or epiphany that was 100% true before. No doubt these experiences can lead us to believe that we are now “always on” or psychic, or able to communicate with the other side, on demand. I’ve seen this over and over again….and I like to believe it’s akin to someone who hits a halfcourt basketball shot at a carnival, or in a schoolyard, or a community an event…and then believes they ought to go play in the NBA 🙂 REAL mediums are consistent, are persistent, are committed to their craft, and are RARELY 100% convinced that they are always right, or on, or accurate with what they see/feel or get.
3 – Most important? A real medium provides EVIDENTIAL information that is accurate, insightful and not generic. Messages that are super applicable to everyone (your loved one is with you, she/he wants you to know they are okay, they had “chest pain” before they went, etc) is NOT evidential information. Names, dates, and very specific information that you would NOT expect from a stranger (the medium) is what is thought of as evidential mediumship, and the very best leave NO doubt that what they are doing is exceptional.
(I know that MY best “proof” that a medium is real, is when I walk out of a room with someone and say – they either figured out a new and innovative way to CHEAT, or what just happened was legit, because there is absolutely no way they could have gotten that information on their own)
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2) Fake psychic mediums and scam artists present vague, general messages rather than accurate evidence.
Spirit communication (mediumship) should always begin with messages that identify the spirit who is communicating with the psychic medium. What is their name? What are the circumstances of their passing? How old where they when they died? How long ago did they die? What was their physical appearance and/or characteristics of their personality? If the psychic medium is unable to give you any identifying evidence of this type, that’s a red flag that they might be a fake. Otherwise, it is a sign that the psychic medium is inexperienced or poorly gifted.
3) Fake psychic mediums and scam artists claim that you are cursed.
You should never give money to any psychic or psychic medium who promises to remove a curse or spell for a fee. There is never any curse or spell and this is the most common scam in this field. These criminals are merely using fear to manipulate people. And scam artists who promise to remove a curse for a fee have been known to charge (and get) thousands, even tens of thousands, of dollars from people using this common scam.
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