I can appreciate your honesty and opinion, as this is what makes the world go round.
I can honestly say that I too, have seen some cold readings infact, I choose not to go to mediums/psychics , I choose to trust my self and my instinct. I also have seen some tremendous healing being done by mediums, Some of the most painful emotions people experience is the lost of a loved one. I have witnessed myself the healing and release people have when they hear a message or just a validation from a loved one who has crossed. However the message comes accross :meditating or however mediums communicate. what more kind of proof do you need, that this ability does exist?. Yes there are mediums who are not true to there path. As so in other paths people take. Doctors, lawyers, priest, lots of postions are jeapordized each day by bad seeds per say in the bunch. But becasuse of this, You choose to assume mediumship does not truly exist is sad. Unfortunately there are people who take you for your money and take advatage of vulnerable people. Not all of us are that way. I am 40 years old I have had this gift since I was a child. I do not charge for my gift, but I can truly tell you I have helped so many people. So I have seen the proof! I don't do this for money, i do it because of the rewarding feeling it is to give someone peace. I would say I am a spiritual counselor. I have researched many religions, became a nurse for quite sometime, and now home school and enjoy helping people, I can truly say that this is most satisfying in life helping people. my daughter even has this gift. she tends to give warnings to friends and neighbors about brake problems little things like this. so in sharing my opinion , I do hope that you will be touched one day to see there is truth in communication with the otherside. sandi
My own personal experiences of Psychics/Mediums or whatever other title they choose to use is not a positive one.
I know I sound like a broken record but as yet communication with the spirit world is an unproven entity.
It's important that people understand the scale of what is being discussed - that is, we are saying that there is a possibility that a living human being actually mediates between this world and the next; communicating with those that have past.
That's some claim, and one that deserves more than hearsay, probability and faith.
Cold reading is a classic method used by most if not all Mediums, I can't possibly say they are all fake, but until I actually see or hear of the real thing my gut instinct is to be skeptical. The techniques used in cold reading often leave the subject stunned at what has been said, for many it's proof positive that the medium has indeed spoken/communicated with their family member.
Sadly this is not the case, they have merely been duped or conned in to thinking the individual in question is a genuine Medium. That's not to say they all cold read, there are many techniques in circulation, each equally effective.
So when people discuss an individual who often gives stunning information it doesn't prove their credibility. The facts speak for themselves, as yet not one living individual has ever proven to any degree that they speak with the dead.
Those that have faith in Mediums do so with faith alone and not proof. As I said, a good reading does not make for a psychic. Being faithful is one thing, but to truly believe in a Medium with no proof is not something I would ever do.
I wish the facts didn't point to this, but sadly they do.
I will expand on this later, I have spent time with a Medium and recorded his shows with a view to building a picture that would lead me to a conclusion, but as I said before, it only explains this one Medium, not all of them. I can't say they are all fake, but I strongly suspect they are either fake, dellusional or simply mistaken.
I hope my comments don't offend as they are my honest thoughts and are not intended to dampen or dent other people's beliefs.
I fully respect each and everyone of you who chooses to believe in Mediums, all I would ask is for you to take a step back and weigh up the evidence from an unbiassed point of view.
I would love to hear you thoughts on my comments.