spiritual information and choice, the ‘psychic world’ and all that it entails seems to be becoming more popular. The fantasizing of the supernatural through movies, television, fiction novels, websites, and many other forms of popular culture, has sent thousands of people searching the depths of their souls, trying desperately to unlock some kind of mystical power or discover a special supernatural talent.
Some people are born with exceptional powers of various forms, from being able to communicate with the deceased or otherworldly creatures to seeing “flashes” of the future, and so many weird and wonderful talents and abilities in between. It seems more and more people are searching for these powers within themselves-something to make them stand out, to be different, special, gifted, chosen-to be “psychic”.
There are books and published guides to developing your own inner psychic, websites with information about how to discover and strengthen your abilities, online communities and support for people struggling with (or to find) their powers and computer generated games to help build psychic strength, and even online “quizzes” to discover how psychic you are and what abilities you may possess! Every person has psychic abilities to some extent, and knowing how to recognize them and then harness and develop them can quite often lead to spiritual and psychic growth. However, in an age where so many uninformative and incorrect resources are available, are we creating a ‘race’ of un gifted psychics? And are the “real” psychics being overthrown by those people who discover their hidden psychic talent through a quiz they found on Facebook?
The real problem that society faces with this new breed of so-called psychics is that those people who seek genuine psychic readings and advice may often be mislead or even receive bad, dangerous or destructive advice. Clients may seek out many different psychics before finding one with genuine gifts, or may become disheartened and give up their quest for spiritual advice and ultimately lose faith in psychic ability and certain aspects of spirituality. In order to protect not only the clients who seek advice or guidance, but also the genuin