posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 01:35 PM
I've had so many personal experiences with the "paranormal" and "supernatural" that I like to say I'm not a believer, I'm a knower. If you've
seen it yourself, what's left to believe?
My stance is that I will never say flatout something's impossible... because that I haven't seen it (yet) does not necessarily mean it's not real.
On the other hand, I'm very, very skeptical -- there are so many charlatans and frauds in New Age circles trying to squeeze money out of gullible
people that discernment is critical.
Recently, for example, I went to a psychic and basically ripped her apart. She claimed getting messages from my dead relatives, like my grandma
talking about some teapot with a broken lid I'd inherited or some such. I said there was no such thing. The "psychic": "Well, did you inherit
anything?" I said, "Just some jewelry," and she honestly tried to tell me that the teapot was a METAPHOR for the jewelry. She definitely got an
earful for that. Then my father supposedly showed her a picture of Argyle socks, which he had never worn, and her explanation was, "You may not know
now what it means, but you will later." No such luck, lady. This kind of thing just p***es me off to no end.
Oh, and aside from the frauds, let's not forget the mentally ill people that are flocking to the New Age beliefs because there they can get
validation for the hallucinations they have and voices they hear. They might be the channel medium you visit, or the visionary that gets "messages
from the angels." I'm not saying channeling or getting angel messages can't be real, but there ARE those who delude themselves. Once you get a
little experience, those people are rather easy to pick out, though.