The Role of the Psychic in Modern Society

Clairvoyants and psychics have been an important part of many cultures ever since the foundation of civilization. Those who have clairvoyant abilities were once given very high ranking positions in society, such as shamans, high priests, witch doctors and village elders – because they had direct contact with the mysterious forces that govern our lives.


However, the modern-day psychic is very different than these old fashioned mysterious and exotic fortune tellers. If you believe that a psychic will reveal the face of your future love in her crystal ball, this is not really how it works.

Psychics in the Modern Age

So what role have psychics taken on in the modern age? These days, most modern psychics are more likely to draw a distinction between what they do and the world of religion. Instead, many psychics and clairvoyants have allied themselves with science and what it has to offer. Since science seems to be constantly trying to debunk psychics and clairvoyants, they are citing scientific theories to provide credibility to what they do.

For example, scientific theory states that all matter is made with condensed energy. Psychics claim that their psychic signals are merely matter that is vibrating at a higher frequency.

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A modern psychic is more rational and doesn’t hide behind religion or the supernatural – as fewer people believe in these things than they did in the past. Instead, they present themselves as simply ordinary people who have decided to work with the gifts that they have been given.

In spite of the skepticism from many people, psychics in the 21st century are actually becoming more popular. With the development of the internet, many psychics offer their services online rather than in person. This makes it a lot easier to consult with a psychic and allows you to connect with psychics from all over the world – not just ones in your immediate area. The average psychic website allows you to choose from dozens of skilled and experienced psychics from all over the world, so that you can connect with someone who can really give you meaningful insight into your life and the issues that you are dealing with.

Psychics More Like Life Coaches


The modern day psychic is less like a supernatural witch doctor or reader of crystal balls – they are more like a psychologist, career counselor, therapist and life coach all rolled into one. Many psychics have honed their skills through classes and many years of work. They are able to tune into the situation of their clients and immediately analyse it – understanding on a deep and intuitive level what the person is going through. A qualified psychic is able to see the entire situation of their client, including all of the things that they might be carrying with them unconsciously and all of the things that are holding them back.

A psychic has the ability to look past the obvious and to perceive things that might not be evident. They can pick up on subtle vibrations or certain types of energy that the average person might not be aware of.

Could You Be a Psychic?

Many people are interested in the psychic arts and wonder whether or not they could succeed in this profession themselves. If you feel like you naturally have psychic powers, you might be wondering how to develop your own psychic ability so that you can tap into these powers.


A common theory is that we are all psychic when we are children. As we grow, a sense of self-consciousness sets in and blocks our flow of intuitive energy. Many believe that we can tap into our psychic ability when we get older, so that we can re-awaken these childhood powers. You can develop your psychic powers by reading books and guides on the internet, practicing meditation and guided visualization and looking into different forms of divination including runes, a pendulum, scrying or I-ching. You could even consider joining a group of other psychics, so that you can learn from them and practice your skills.


The modern psychic is less of a mystic figure and more of a trusted friend who has deeper powers of intuition than most. The role of the psychic in modern society has shifted, but they are still very popular for advice and guidance.

About the author:

Helen Draper has been seeing a psychic for years, who has given her a lot of guidance on important decisions in her life. Helen is very interested in the role of the psychic in our society, as well as the science behind psychic phenomena.

April 13th, 2014
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62 Comments to The Role of the Psychic in Modern Society

  1. I never thought of it that way. It definitely makes you think about psychics in a different way. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I have actually never been into psychics and have never really believed that they can actually see into the future or the past. I’m sure there are other who would agree/disagree with me. I’m just not impressed. :)

  3. I love to go get my cards read, but I took a course in it once, so I know it’s fake.

  4. I think everyone has intuition that is spot-on in some instances. My sister-in-law has the uncanny ability to dream something before it happens. :)

    • Oh, she is the same as I do – that kind of things happens to me, too. It was scary at first but I got used to it.

  5. I’ve never been to a phychic and don’t plan to. I do believe the Holy Spirit guides me every day though.

  6. I have a friend who says she psychic, I always just assumed it was crazy talk, i’ve never thought of it this way. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Thanks for a really great post! I have never visited or used a psychic service before. Sounds really interesting.

  8. wow! here in malaysia and singapore I guess chinese people go to a psychic or something the same to ask or to know where is the best to get married to travel or something in common. maybe I am a psychic too haha or other superpowers I may have i wont tell hahah

    • I believe that each of us has their psychic talents and abilities – some people explore it and some people deny it. Yes, it’s popular to the chinese culture. :)

  9. Very interesting way to think about it! I have never seen psychics this way before.

  10. Jason Panuelos

    It’s really scary what the mind can do and it’s even scarier about how much we’re not aware of what it can do! I’ve never really met any psychics or even visited a professional one. Daaaang, this post really got me thinking! Haha!

    • Oh it will get you more thinking once you encountered one – it always fascinates me whenever I see one and the psychic can say things he/she shouldn’t even have known!

  11. I honestly do not believe in this. There is only God whom we shall depend on and nothing more.

  12. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to visit a physic or palm reader. I bet it would be fun.

    • I had a friend who has a family practice tradition on Palm Readings – she literally knew almost a lot about my past even when I just first met her, just by checking my palm – and even predicted future events, lol. Quite addicting I’d say and interesting, loL!

  13. I do believe in this supernatural given talent or abilities because I experienced once in my life this person that we do not know each other but when she met me she was able to tell my past and present situation and then told me some of my future consequences which really happens today. While there are many who really denies their existence we should accept that even in modern times SUPERNATURAL still exist.

    • While many people would deny this – I, too, believe in this existence. There are such a thing.

  14. I’ve always been fascinated by psychics. I loved imagining that I could read minds when I was a kid.

  15. Interesting. Although I have never subscribed to psychics before, I have read once that each of us has the ability to develop our own psychic abilities.

  16. I have a sister that used to go regularly for readings. If things in her life changed she would go back. I have never gone, kind of afraid of what I would hear.

  17. I’ve heard more recently that modern day psychics are turning to life coaching. I also like the idea that the “signals” are just higher vibrating matter. Very cool! Thanks for posting this article! :-)

  18. I’ve heard a lot more about life coaching these days then psyhics. Wondered if there was any difference

    • I do believe there is a thin line that make them different but Psychics now a days are not just focusing on making predictions – they focus on helping people out in their life situation, thus life coaching all in one.

  19. lawna

    I have always thought it would be fun to get a psychic reading. One day, I may just have to do just that!

    • At first I thought it was freaky and scary but one time I had to gave it a try because of an event I went to – and hey, it was a lot of fun and very enlightening, too!

  20. My Grandpa taught me how to read the mind, palms and basic hypnotism. Too bad he’s gone too young and he wasn’t able to pass all his abilities to us his grand children.

  21. This is cool if you actually believe in this stuff, but I don’t. I think it’s a load of crap, but each to their own, whatever floats one’s boat..

  22. Is there a psychic talent or abilities for beauty secrets? When I started reading about your article, I thought of something different here, the old school ways.

  23. I guess psychics can act as our guide in life.

  24. No matter what anyone says I also believe in Psychics? I had my go to psychic who passed away this year. He was really good!!

  25. I believe in psychic capabilities to some degree. I keep an open mind about it but know that there are people out there that are just in it for the financial side of it. Interesting theory about how we are all psychics as children but lose those abilities as we grow older. We lose a lot of other things as we grow older so that makes sense, LOL.

  26. I am not sure what to make of psychics.

  27. There are really some things that cannot be explained by humans. Going to psychics is just one way of finding answers.

  28. Kristen

    Interesting perspective. I think they can be fun, but don’t believe in them myself

  29. I have never been to a psychic and probably wont. I believe that people do have the ability to either see the future or communicate with the deceased. Lets be real, the brain is a mysterious organ and you can’t always tell what it is capable of. I have an open mind and feel some people just have that sense!

  30. I personally would never go to a psychic … I believe in seeking God only and relying on His direction, but this was very interesting information!

  31. I have read cards myself so I know what it is. But it can be entertaining for all.

  32. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to have my fortune told. However I am so afraid they’d tell me I was going to die soon. I couldn’t live with that.

  33. Never been to Psychic! Most of friends claims that they are but I don’t believe them whenever they say something about my future. :)

  34. Some friends of mine have had experiences with psychics and they claimed that they were all positive. I’m not sure where it would fit into my lifestyle.

  35. This new age stuff not for me sis :D There’s only one Source of our life and you know who ;)

  36. I haven’t tried consulting a psychic before and never thought of them this way, thank you fir this informative post :)

  37. Thanks for this enlightening post! My daughter is convinced she can tell the future, I’ll make sure to give her more attention when she talks about it!

  38. I am not much of a psychic believer… I am very realistic and won’t get persuaded by such.

  39. This may be weird but I may be a bit clairvoyant myself as I would know what happens next to a person facing me and it’s accurate at times. But I don’t want to use it at all times as they would call me a freak! haha! :D

  40. I know many people believe and use psychics but I personally don’t. I kinda like the mystery of what my future holds.

  41. I have a psychic friend and I also consult him every year. There’s no harm in trying this things because I believe it is still us who makes our own destiny.

  42. It’s nice that they have also adopted online mediums to spread their cause.

  43. While I would never use the services of a psychic it was interesting to read your post.

  44. I am always fascinated by those people who have the capacity to do psychic reading. I would like to try that.

  45. This article offers a new perspective on psychics. Thanks for sharing this.

  46. I honestly believe in the power of psychics but, I haven’t tried their services personally.

  47. I never believed on psychics until someone has been invited by a friend on her birthday party. This psychic have read me, my thoughts, struggles, and even whats to happen in the future according to my 3 questions through Tarot card. T’was a little creepy!

  48. Somehow I think each and everyone has a degree of psychic ability. The thing is that few are more in touch with it than others. Women in general are more intuitive than men.

  49. The self-consciousness means kind of thinking that developed within a person while he/she grow-up? I think it’s a way of molding one’s character through his/her own mind and heart.

  50. I tried having someone read my cards but I had a bad experience so since then, I stopped seeing psychics na :D

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