posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 05:03 PM
I do not have a solid judgement of Geller because I have never met him. The very idea that you can determine the truth about something like this
without direct contact seems to me to be, well silly and illogical. In person I would know, as it is I can only say that I feel he made indeed have
some skills but did resort to trickery. Going public in the manner he did could drag even the most gifted down to the level of tricks unless one was
very, very careful.
In the sense of traditional psi skills my most well developed is my Empathy. My ability to sense and feel the emotions of others is so strong that
without my highly trained ability to shield I can easily lose myself in the emotions of others.
My personal focus has always been on my Intuition, and ways to both access it and use it in concert with my Intellect. In ancient mystic traditions
they talk about achieving the 'destruction of the ego' so as to be able to run on pure Intuition. I have never had the desire to do that because I
believe that both are equally important. Being able to use both gives me a whole host of enhancements. In ancient times I understand why the
destruction of the ego was considered the best path. Back then the Intellect was not trained as it can be today. The tools did not exist, Science did
not exist, this is not the case today.
From my studies I have gained remarkable insights, I get into people's heads in a way that impresses most people. This enables me to explain things
in a way that can be understood, to give them the answers they seek in their own 'language' so to speak. Once I get to know someone I can predict
how they will react to any given situation with a high degree of certainty. When I am working on a project with others I can often finish their
sentences in the way that couples that have been married for years often do even if I barely know them.
These things do not fall into the specific types of abilities that most think of when they discuss psi, but they all are extensions to what I can do
based on my knowledge of psychology, body language, and all of the other things I have studied.
I take on students for a variety of reasons, some because they have real problems that they want to deal with, some because they wish to find a mystic
path of their own, and many because they grew up with a religion that they know no longer suits them. The last type has to overcome the deeply seated
programming that tells them that what they wish to find for themselves is wrong, or even evil. They have to remove the voice of doubt first, and then
slowly build up their belief in their own choice before they can even begin to walk the path they choose.
In all of these cases I cannot be wrong, what I tell them has to work for them without any major mistakes. Trust is vital, so unlike others I do not
have the luxury of indulging in what I would like to be true, I have to be right. And when I say right I mean right for them, perfection is not really
a human trait, but that is what they expect when they trust me to help them remake their life. The Intellect can make mistakes, the Intuition does
I do not think I know everything, I do not think I am perfect. But I do know that as long as I do what I do for them, that my Intuition, in concert
with my Intellect will get us where we need to go.
As far as your other question, how does one develop psi skills. I have actually answered that a number of times here but since you asked I will give
you a short summary and encourage you to read more of the Threads on this Forum.
All paths to any sort of mental development start the same way, Study.
Put a notebook next to your bed, each morning write down as much as you can about your Dreams. As you go to sleep remind yourself that you wish to
remember your Dreams. Over time if you do this you will find that you will remember more and more. This is important because Dreams are where we begin
to learn, to process that which we have read and experienced in a safe environment.
Read everything on the subject you can, look for those things which seem to 'speak' to you, ignore that which does not. Look for a belief system
that supports advanced mental development and really study it. You do not have to join a group, but if you find a good one there is nothing like the
support you will get from people who have been walking this path for a long time. For me, Wicca is the default, and a perfect example of the sort of
belief system that supports these activities.
Beware the quick and easy route, it takes maturity to handle any of the psi abilities. You must be willing to conquer your own fears, eliminate as
many as possible of your 'problems' so you become strong enough to handle what you will learn. True magick is not Harry Potter, it requires
responsibility, respect for the Free Will of others, and a strong healthy mind to handle safely.
[edit on 8/13/05 by Alexander Tau]