|11-05-2006, 11:23 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: California, USA
Welcome to the Psychic & Paranormal Forums!
I think since the very topic of this forum is highly debatable by it's very nature, it would be nice to see some background of opinions on our memebers. So I have opened this up to allow everyone and anyone post their various positions, not just moderators.
|12-05-2006, 03:17 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: California, USA
I'm a very logical and scientific person, but I have a great imagination. I think that helps me be very skeptical and yet open minded at the same time. I also think this stuff is really cool and want to believe some of it is true. So when something doesn't work, I usually try and prove it true, instead of proving it false because I want to believe it's "real".
So what do I believe?
Well I believe that psionics is real. The whole using psi energy to do things makes sense if I look at the fact that everything is energy, and if we can control energy, why not the things it makes up? Learning to move energy inside of me was the hardest part, but once I got that down, things made more sense. I think that whatever word for energy you use, it's pretty much the same thing for whatever purpose you're using it for.
Psychics, like readings, is not the same thing as psions. There's too much fluff and entertainment acts that I really believe that. Like tarot and zodiacs, most of the things I see are just far too vague and are just luck.
Now as far as ET, aliens if you will, yes. The universe is way too big for life not to exist somewhere else. It's just numbers.
Ghosts, spirits, etc. Maybe. This isn't my thing. I'm sure there's something, but I don't really concern myself over it.
I've always been interested in this since I was little. All the games I played etc I've always been like the wizard or psion etc. So how did I get serious about it? Let me think back quite a few years. My cousin Chris, has been a huge influence on me, he got me into most of the things I am interested in and who I am today. One of those things is this. Maybe 6 years ago he was talking to me about "cloud-busting"; the process of dissolving clouds with your eyes. At least that's what I got from it.
So he showed me that and I got interested and went home and looked about online, read up on it. This lead me to some psionic stuff, and I think I bookmarked it and forgot about it. That was pretty much the end of that.
Then I think a few years later, I stumbled across PsiPog.net : Science is Evolving. I think I looked at that for a bit, bookmarked it and that was that again.
So now it's 2006 and I got re-interested in it, possibly by a movie. I found psipog again and began really getting into it. I went about 2 weeks where I was hardcore about it, then I think I burned myself out. I've been busy and really haven't put much hardcore training into any of it. Though I regularly try and meditate and move psi(energy) around in my body. I hope to get back into it and force myself to practice.
So there you have it. A basic outline on my position.
|12-09-2006, 01:25 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2006
I'm interested in others that have accomplished what I have, or more.
Has anyone here ever attempted to build mind machines that have operated to create their desired reality?
For example: After jotting through an automobile magazine that had rated several high tech radar detectors I decided to build my own super radar detector. Some would call this reverse engineering or even stealing,yet there are no laws against what I did.
This was a mind device that functioned in reality. I added several features to my device that operated in unique ways for me.
1)A nonphysical device that would warn me within a certain radius of miles of where any ground or air speed traps were. Depending on what mile radius setting I had it set to (10, 20,50 miles).
2)The visual alert cam setting on my device was actually scarry at first. Because when I first tried it, it gave me a visual of a location that I had never driven through before. When I did slow down (from 100mph down to that particular areas speed limit) I was almost shocked to look over and actually see a local law enforcement vehical sitting in that same area. The trees, ground and some buildings were also the same.
3)Because I use to be involved in public safety I created a setting to let me know ahead of time when there was any road obstructions up ahead of me. It was then the ethics of my device became my selfrealization. Within a month of using my device I decided not to use it anymore. This was my first sucessful mind device back in 94-95.
Since then I've created many, many other mind devices. One of which actually helped me to get all six winning numbers to win my states lottery. I even stopped anyone from winning the weekly jackpot so that my winning jack-pot would end up being, well let's just say "alot of money".
Thank god my higher self stepped in and showed me that money wasn't everything in life. The way I see it is that we are all gods in many ways. But the majority of which refuses to wake up their own abilities.
Imagination is the doorway to all realities. Anyone who tells you different is selling something.
For everyone here desires to experience such things as war, destruction, hate, greed, fear, lust, anger (in one or many different ways) and all those (what I call) life path of education needs. I myself am also still involved with such agrivating little experiences.
But I am changing for the better, like many here. I'm finding that it's not reality that I need to change, but myself alone. Soon I hope to be involved in a reality of peace, harmony and love. And it won't be long from now untill that day come for me. Take care, Ted.
|12-09-2006, 05:19 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Oh goodie, a little soap box :-).
My position is that psychic abilities are real. They are skills that are capable of being scientifically proven. They have been scientifically proven in the past. And if one so desires, it's possible to prove them to yourself, even with very strict protocol.
I believe the classical skeptical mindset is that of a fundamentalist. I categorize their behavior in the same group of people who claim I'm going to hell because I wear jeans and listen to rock music. The patterns are the same - "I am right, because I am right, and you don't agree, therefore you are wrong and stupid."
I find it ironic that those who claim to be the most logical and scientific are actually the least logical and scientific. It forces me to conclude that human beings are emotional creatures, no matter how hard we try to be "logical". I believe that society incorrectly identifies logic as how humans behave... that we ARE intelligent creatures. I think this is a slight distortion - we are emotional creatures who have learned to use logic to support our emotions.
For this reason, I love to study beliefs and emotion. I love to get to the root of behavior, and understand why we act the way we act. How can we say one thing, but believe something else? How can we delude ourselves? How come our beliefs aren't transparent? Why do they affect us so much? Why isn't reality clear? Questions like that :-).
As far as the paranormal goes, I think the best strategy is healthy skepticism. Healthy skepticism means that we study with an open mind. It's ok to think, "Hmm this seems stupid", as long as it's followed by: "... but maybe they are right, so let me drop what I believe for a moment, and give them a fair and honest chance." Also: "I believe they are right, however, I need to make sure my beliefs aren't causing me to be biased, and act unfairly. If I detach myself from the outcome, what is the most efficient way to fairly evaluate their claims, without bias?"
If you are being skeptical, and turning angry in the process, then that means you are not being a healthy skeptic. If you are being skeptical, and have a knee jerk reaction that anything crazy sounding must be wrong and stupid, then you are not being a healthy skeptic.
Those are my current thoughts.
|12-12-2006, 11:23 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Berkeley Springs, WV, USA
I believe psychic phenomenon are 100% real. What conclusions we draw from our experiences... well, that's another matter.
Like others, I've spent my life on this topic, and in fact, I teach people how to use their intuition as a part of my work.
|04-11-2009, 03:23 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
It's certainly within the realm of possibility, and I have a feeling that psychics are real, but I know that many psychics are fakes and are just in it for the money. I haven't experieneced much on the dead people talking to me, but I have seen some things that did confirm that some of my dead relatives still existed in some form. I have no idea what the nature of the afterlife is, but I have a strong feeling that it exists. But I'm not blindly following anything a psychic says because I have no way to validate if that person can really commune with dead people, so they'll need to confirm it through me.
Plus, I see 11:11 a lot and 9:11. So there has to be something out there.
|09-23-2007, 07:08 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Hey everybody (:
To be fair, introductions is something I find very hard to write, so I'll just get straight to the "facts";
I've always been fascinated by psychic abilities and paranormal things in general and I'm not sure whether I have any "real" abilities and that's why I registered to this site. I wish to share my thoughts with others who are in to the same thing. Whenever I speak of paranormal things with people in my surrounding, they all look at me as if something was wrong with me. As if it's not "acceptable" to believe in such things. I also have a lot of questions and since I haven't really read much about the paranormal it would be nice to be able to, hopefully, get responses to the posts I make and maybe I'll become more aware of a few things.
Well, that is all for me right now (:
|09-23-2007, 07:25 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2007
My position: horizontal.
But seriously folks...
As soon as I see hard, incontrovertible evidence - something that clearly can't be faked by "cold reading" or plain old sleight-of-hand - I'm afraid that I'll have to say that I don't buy it. There just isn't any compelling evidence, at least not that I've seen.
|12-05-2007, 05:12 AM||#13 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2007
I have no doubt in my mind that psychic and paranormal phenomena is real. Even though these are things that can't be quantified or measured by science, it doesn't mean that they don't exist. All it means is that science isn't advanced enough yet to prove its existence. We don't have the proper equipment to see every planet in the universe, but it doesn't mean they don't exist. Someday science will catch up.
As for myself, I am an empath and I believe that I may be clairsentient as well. I'm hoping to further develop my abilities and meet others with similar experiences.
|12-25-2007, 09:39 PM||#14 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Jersey
I am very empathic, but the empathy is closer to clairsentience. I also have dreams and daydreams that accurately predict the future. I can also recreate events in the past and visit them in my daydreams, but that is very difficult. I am also good at feeling energy levels in myself and objects/people.
I am very new to the whole psychic field, usually what happens, is that I meditate, and receive some kind of intuition or strange message that ends up being true. And I can read people inside and out just by thinking about them, or talking over phone or reading emails. Sometimes it spills over into knowing their futures. But to me all these different sects isn't different, it's like I am always accessing the same power, no matter how it presents itself to me.
Last edited by danman85; 12-25-2007 at 09:44 PM.
|06-17-2008, 05:08 AM||#15 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near the equator.
Hi, this is my first post in these forums.
It is really difficult for me to write with coherence, but here goes:
I trully do believe in the paranormal because of so many reoccuring events, but what puzzles me is how they come to be.
I guess I have some qualities, but I really want to master my abilities.
I have dreams, and in a matter of days, weeks, months, or years, some of them occur. Sometimes I have to wonder if I am crazy, but I always tell my sister my dreams, and she is the one to reassure me I am not going nuts. Thank goodness I have her.
I am also a twin.
And I am really interested in energy, the ability to heal others, as well as aura viewing, communication with spirits, and being able to travel to the ethereal realm. (All of which I cannot do, but I hope to someday learn - hopefully through this forum! )
I'm just thrilled by the thought of discovering the collective unconscious!
And I just want to learn all that I can about paranormal phenomena.
|11-22-2008, 03:21 PM||#16 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colchester, Essex, England
I believe in psychic phenomena. Well, about 95 % of the time. I don't ascribe to any one religion as I believe that many facets of different religions are actually trying to represent the same idea. I think there is a lot of hogwash in this field and emphasis on the wrong things (why, why spend so much time investigating 'darkworkers'.....I keep an open mind but becoming fixated on something can be detrimental......!)
I believe we are all made up of energy and that we can manipulate this energy. Like many people on here I have also researched psionics but I stopped visiting the websites when I found the posts about creating energy bundles that can penetrate people's space and retrieve information that they would never willingly give. This is so inherently wrong that I immediately began to research other information about energy. Over the past five years and my introduction to Reiki I have started quickly picking up information on moods and feelings. This is easiest with my mum because she is interested (albeit quite wary) in these issues. But I know that if I set my mind to it I could pick up information about other people too. Normally this comes to me in colours, sometimes when I am not even thinking about it. I will bump into someone and think 'hmmm, red and purple' those are the colours they were giving off whilst talking to me.
My Masters thesis is about breaking down boundaries ('us' vs 'them') through Literature which is really just replicating my views about why we are here - we need to learn to manage this energy effectively and break it down; rather than making polarities in our lives we need to realise we are all actually part of the same mould. I also believe we are all here on Earth to grow as people - it just makes sense, how we deal with everything is our choice but some choices were pre-empted to test us. I understand this is very wishy-washy and for you sceptics out there I would definitely explain myself more comprehensively, but when so much of the brain is left unaccounted for and where there is information proposed and discovered about alternative universes I think that there is so much we don't know that we have to keep an open mind about
I am glad I have joined a forum with so many other people interested in the same thing!
|05-19-2008, 02:00 AM||#17 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2008
I don't really believe anything. I know that sounds weird, because I 've had very many psychic experiences. What I mean is this: I know the Universe/multiverses/mindspaces....are all filled with tremendous mystery, so I keep my mind and heart open to allow any knowledge to be learned. When I have an experience, I analyze it and find evidence for it one way or the other, then when I'm familiar with that experience and evidence, I say I know it. But I know only a little bit about it. Other revelations will surely come as I learn more. Anything I do not know (ie have had no experience of at all) I watch and wait. But I do not know (yet) Believing isn't something I do.
|05-21-2008, 03:54 AM||#18 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2008
i don't know what i believe, because i'm not sure what i can do or what is possible. i wait for things to happen to me, then i take it from there.
i've had intense spiritual dreams, telepathic experiences between both person and animal, i have seen 'things' that i don't know what to make of...
i've also had psychic episodes but they are never planned, and its always a surprise when they come true (i can't tell when i'm guessing or when i feel it)
|04-11-2009, 01:51 PM||#19 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Basically my position is that except for things I have actually personally experienced, I don't really know one way or the other what's possible and what's not, so therefore it would be very arrogant of me to pretend that I did know!
Common sense tells me that there are bound to be many many things in this world and the wider universe which humans do not as yet fully understand. In some cases it may very well be that some things are so far beyond our current scientific understanding that we cannot even perceive them, or at least most people can't, and anyone who can is bound to be rediculed, or simply not believed!
To demonstrate what I mean, imagine if 50 or more years ago someone had told you that by 2009 you would be able to type things from a cordless keyboard and have them instantly show up in a screen in front of you, and on screens all over the world. Not only that but you'd be able to do the same with music, photos, and even videos! Obviously most people 50 years ago would have thought of such claims as pure science fiction, and in other words simply impossible! If you are not sure of that, just ask someone over the age of about 65.
Obviously the point is that these things ARE possible now, so people no longer think of them as "magic" or science fiction.
Why then would there not still be things that we think are impossible or don't exist, but that really are just waiting for someone to discover HOW to do them?
|08-31-2008, 02:22 AM||#20 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2008
hi I am new here,
I was just wonder if other can sense the same phenomena as I.
I can sense and feel energy around my face, I can control it with my mind, it is wave like and magnetic.
I can also feel it when I concentrate on other areas of my body.
I can feel energy in my eyes, I can see it also when I focus my eyes properly under certain conitions ( I can describe later)
|09-07-2008, 12:13 AM||#21 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Hello everyone, this is one of my first posts here. But i'm glad to be here to talk openly about our beliefs.
One year ago, I wouldn't even have read this psychic forum. I was a non-believer, or to put it more clearly, I didn't want to believe something I had not experienced.
Then I experienced it
It's hard to say but my life changed completely from this special day on.
So okay, now I think that everybody has psychic abilities. But society doesn't encourage us to develop that "6th sense"
I also believe in reincarnation, spirits and twin souls. In fact, the only person I can do "psychic things" with is my beloved twin soul. I can share dreams & somehow astral project with him. We can communicate telepathically by a wide array of means.
But I can't read other people's minds or talk with a random deceased spirit. Neither can I see auras or this type of things.
But now, I can't say these things don't exist because I didn't experienced them ! I remember Erin's post on aliens dropped on various locations on Earth. It really makes the point.
I'm happy to see so much people experiencing differently the psychic phenomena !
@GreenMist : I think I have already experienced the "magnetic wave" you talked about, but only one time. It was just before my first "astral projection". There was a sort of magnetic veil engulfing me, starting from my forehead and getting as far as my feet. But it lasted only a few seconds, then I lost track of everything around me (my bed sheets, my pillow...). It was frightening lol
|09-08-2008, 09:27 PM||#22 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Maybe you could try imagining it again around your face, or any other part of your body, you might be able to feel it with a bit of practice.
I notice that when I am in a more energetic, a good mood, or just feeling passionate about something, the energy is strong, so strong, I can somethings feel and hear it hitting the chair rest next to my head, or as I sleep, hitting the mattress next to my ear. Almost in the way an mildly agitated cat moves it's tail
I know it sounds, a bit mad , but it's true..
I am trying for a while to find other who might experience things like this..
I could go into alot more detail, and history.
|12-24-2008, 12:31 AM||#23 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2008
I believe in science. Yes there are many things science can't explain yet, but that's just because our science is not advanced enough, give it time.
Throughout the entire human history since the beginning of civilization people have been blaming things they don't understand on gods, nature, fate, ghosts etc and with the advancements in science and technology the number of these unexplainable miracles has been decreasing ever since..
|12-30-2008, 08:41 PM||#24 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2008
where I stand
There is strong psychic abilities in my family. It appears to be genetic.
My mother (deeply religious person) was scared to death of it but there is simply no other explanation for her hearing - she could hear miles - said she just had good hearing - bah! no one can hear that well!
and my maternal grandmother knew things - she could smell trouble a mile off. I could caulk it up to being wise suspicious and old but it too was beyond experience.
My niece dreams the future and can size people up with a look. She gets premonitions and hunches and gut reactions that always pay off. She can see right through people. I am trying to teach her to train her skill
myself too am a future dreamer, a tarot card reader and an astrologer.
My husband is a visionary....he gets a certain look in his eyes far off and then tells me what is going to happen next. Once I was going out to garden - he said - it is going to rain in 15 minutes.....looking at the weather report I said I don't think so.....14 minutes later......pow - he has predicted so many things....
I also believe in science and I also believe that we know far less about our world than we actually know about it and I find it highly amusing when someone says they are certain about something......with certainty....seems to be so much extra information around most people ignore
there are many people I know who scoff at all these things - but they don't live with the people I live with and always have - these skills are considered normal in my household. You mean everyone doesn't live with extrasensory information?
|01-03-2009, 12:27 AM||#25 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Firm believer here.... based on personal experience in a broad range of paranormal phenomena. Enough to write many books about. I guess I need to get off my duff (or on it) and get writing those books...and stop playing in forums, huh?
I look forward to sharing and learning within the forums here.
I daily suffer the existance of the Empath! Hoping to find something that will help. Practicing something new every time I turn around. I take what I need and leave information that isnt of use behind. It has helped..but I need more useful information. lol
I believe that anything is possible, and can't wait to learn of others experiences, so I know I am not alone.
Many Blessings to everyone,
|03-23-2009, 04:53 PM||#26 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Palm Beach, FL
I'm a huge believer in the psychic & the paranormal. I've experienced so much that its really impossible for me to have any doubts. My gifts are being a psychic, a healer, a Tarot card reader, an empathic, and a Channelor.
I believe that our psychic abilities come from the use of our brains. If we can use more brain power, we all could have these gifts. Access of this psychic ability connects people to their guardian angels/spirit guides through our intuition. Something that in the USA, is taught to ignore and be more logical at least in males. I'm not sure how other countries teach about psychics. I can only speak about my own raising.
I have different believes on Aliens, ghosts, and religious beliefs as well. I am a spiritual person.
|05-18-2009, 05:29 PM||#27 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Torrance, CA
Hey neat idea!
Here's my current position:
Reality is beyond my current perceptions...so if I can percieve something, then it is not real, it's like a projection or an illusion of my consciousness.
Another way of saying this would be to say I am a die-hard skeptic...I don't believe anything is REAL.
So, anything can happen within the illusion, as long as I really believe it can and want it to show up.
Does that make any sense at all?
|02-19-2008, 04:08 AM||#30 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Conyers, Ga, Sometimes AK or HI
I believe I have psychic abilities and so therefore I do.
I believe in a matrix of information, ie energy, that is there for the asking.
Ask a specific question and get a specific answer.
Like this experiment I am currently doing, seeing if I can "feel" the energy field in someone's home as accurately as I can someone's body/health/aura.
I hope you will join my experiment. I believe it is possible to do Feng Shui consultations over the internet, without ever having to see a persons home.
Anyway, I am looking for some evidence that I can do this.
Please visit my thread "psychic experiment using Feng Shui"
and thanks for this thread. This is a good one!!
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