reply to post by solarjetman
why is it that most of those with true ESP or other paranormal abilities usually shy away from "on-demand" proof?
I can only answer for myself. A lot of the time it has to do with a few things. Like how I am feeling that day, or how one approaches me, actually,
that has a lot to do with it.If I feel pressure, or stressed over it, I shut down.
As far as in a lab? God, I would love to sit in a lab and do some real research. Things don't always work, but when it does, it really works. People
want something repeatable, and I can honestly also say that for some reason, it doesn't work that way.
Why? I dunno. I don't have all the answers.
For me, up until my mid 20's it just kind of happened. I found ways to channel it out as I got older, playing with Tarot mainly.
To me it has been a spiritual journey more than anything else. one that I can share with other people if they are interested. I learn about myself,
and learn about spirit, ad a side effect of that is sometimes helping other people out. Even my story seems to help some out, which really is good
enough for me.
-The nature of this phenomena is simply outside the realm of the scientific method, in that there will always be mutual unknown variables, so no
instance of ESP etc can never be "proven" by exact cause-and-effect science, especially with repeatable results
I hope that it can be actually. I am not nearly that good. I get my little psychic brain farts now and then.
-Many abilities depend directly on the energies of those directly involved, and cynics with intense negative energy bent on disproving these claims
will actually make it much more difficult if not impossible to produce
This does have truth to it as well. I cannot pick up on some people when I do it, I don't know why exactly, I do think that their own brain noise and
attitude has a lot to do with it, as well as other factors, such as putting me on the defensive, not healthy all the way around. Also I believe that
some things are not supposed to change,so if that is the case, I won't pick up on it. The MOST IMPORTANT THING THOUGH, is to make it fun.If it is not
fun, it won't be done.
-The nature of the phenomena simply doesn't work "on demand"... it's more like tuning into a radio station waiting for a song to come on and it may or
may not appear every single time
This is true.People want you to snap your fingers and make it happen. Does not work that way. Hollywood has a lot to do with this. People have a
misconception on what it is.
-There is some initiation process involved with esoteric/occult knowledge that would simply be too dangerous to disclose to the masses, because it
would cause a mass panic or dumb egotistical people looking to abuse these powers
I wonder about this one personally. I think it is something we all have, but not everyone uses. I have always been big on people doing it for
themselves. There are people that would abuse it for sure, and they already do, like black magic practice, which people can laugh at, but that doesn't
make it any less real. Labels are labels, but from my own experience, I can say that it can be abused, best to be cautious and careful so you don't
hurt yourself or someone else.
-The person claiming these abilities is a fraud
That is always a possibility. When someone looks for a psychic, as in for readings, they should always check into the persons background and
references. It is to easy for people to be taken for a fool and get ripped off.
There are a lot of frauds who want nothing more than to take your money.
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