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Old 10-14-2017, 09:21 AM
 
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OP, the kid is the real deal. "Reading" people? No. Notice that they're sitting expressionless, especially the guy. He didn't change his expression through the whole session that pertained to him, except at the end, The woman remained expressionless, too, until halfway through her session. The info's coming too fast, and in too much detail for it to be anything but the real deal.
I agree. But couldn't the medium be receiving all the information from the subject, and forming an intuitive response on what he thinks the subject needs to hear?
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Old 10-14-2017, 06:45 PM
 
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I learned to give psychic readings years ago. Quite easy to do when you learn how to get into a trance, but what you get isn't a lot, maybe some psychics get more information than I ever did, but many psychics are charlatans and just give general info. that can pertain to anyone or may just tell you what they think you want to hear. I quit after a year but it made me realize that that a person can pick up other people's thoughts to a certain degree. It is said that meditation can make you psychic. They go into trance states as well.
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Old 10-14-2017, 07:33 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I agree. But couldn't the medium be receiving all the information from the subject, and forming an intuitive response on what he thinks the subject needs to hear?
Hmmm... I suppose in these instances it's theoretically possible, because he doesn't present any info they don't already know. Sometimes they have info about goings-on, or about facts regarding the deceased, that the subjects didn't know. But that doesn't seem to happen here. So the comforting things, like "X says you couldn't have changed the course of events", he could have been making up.

But why would it be more believable to you that he's picking up info from the subject/client, than that he's hearing or seeing or getting a stream of info from the deceased? Either one of those two possibilities would be quite a feat.
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Old 10-14-2017, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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I agree. But couldn't the medium be receiving all the information from the subject, and forming an intuitive response on what he thinks the subject needs to hear?
I haven't had a reading in years but during a couple where they only had my first name they came up with names of loved ones and things I'd long forgotten. In fact, I had to sit and think about it a couple of minutes because I wasn't connecting the dots. And they were situations and events nobody knew about other than the person who had passed on. They knew when I was working on non-work related projects, such as writing a book, what the book was about, etc. And that was at a time nobody knew I was writing.

I give nothing away when I'm hearing what they say. I provide no information. It drives me crazy when you see someone on television doing a reading saying something like, 'there's a mother figure - could be a mother or grandmother who died of a disease' (vague) and the person jumps in with, 'Oh my God! My grandmother died of cancer!' I don't nod my head in agreement, I just sit with a poker face waiting for them to give me more information.

I'm very skeptical in that I think a lot of them are frauds but I'm convinced many are making a real connection and providing information that is meant to help us.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I agree with MPowering.

a lot are fake. Even the honest/sincere ones don't always interpret correctly.


But I listen for a clue-something nobody can know.

Most recent one asked me, among other things, who Ruth was. Ruth was my paternal grandmother. I grew up in an age when we never ever called an adult by their 1st name. To this day, I think of her as Gramma, not Ruth. Only one way she could have come up with that name.


also, 3 that I've gone to have mentioned that there's a little boy following me around. I keep forgetting to ask who and why. Maybe next time...
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:58 PM
 
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I agree. But couldn't the medium be receiving all the information from the subject, and forming an intuitive response on what he thinks the subject needs to hear?
It's called cold reading. There are instructional videos on how to develop the skill.
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Old 10-15-2017, 09:15 PM
 
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I've been watching some with some really positive results. There really is a lot of value in this for many people.
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Old 10-16-2017, 02:47 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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also, 3 that I've gone to have mentioned that there's a little boy following me around. I keep forgetting to ask who and why. Maybe next time...
Wow. If I heard that more than once I'd probably stop in my tracks and want more info...but that's just me.
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:43 PM
 
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I haven't had a reading in years but during a couple where they only had my first name they came up with names of loved ones and things I'd long forgotten. In fact, I had to sit and think about it a couple of minutes because I wasn't connecting the dots. And they were situations and events nobody knew about other than the person who had passed on. .
To be fair, there was at least one other person who knew about those situations and events: you.
It's entirely possible that the person doing the reading somehow intuited it from your buried memory. That doesn't mean they don't have psychic ability, it just means there's no reason to assume their source must be someone who has passed on. That's true also about the OP video. He didn't tell her anything she didn't know herself.
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Old 10-16-2017, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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To be fair, there was at least one other person who knew about those situations and events: you.
It's entirely possible that the person doing the reading somehow intuited it from your buried memory. That doesn't mean they don't have psychic ability, it just means there's no reason to assume their source must be someone who has passed on. That's true also about the OP video. He didn't tell her anything she didn't know herself.
If a person can dig deep enough to 'know' memories that are so deep-seated that it takes me several moments to remember them, that's even freakier than the thought of communicating with those who have passed on.
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