I am interested in finding out what power psychics use to give answers to people who go to them for help in solving problems. I don’t think it can be through the power of the Holy Ghost but wonder when the things that are said by the psychic are good and bring about positive results.
Psychics as fortune tellers who purport to have communication from across the grave have been investigated by objective scientific methods since before the time of Houdini, who himself spent a good part of his life investigating the phenomenon. There has never been developed any shred of evidence by any investigation that has led to any positive conclusion. To the contrary, fraudulent representations have been frequently exposed. If any of those pronouncements bring about any positive results it is because the supposed psychics have obtained information beforehand about the unsuspecting dupe.
There are a number of definitions and uses of the term “psychic.” Among them is the following dictionary definition “Marked by extraordinary or mysterious sensitivity, perception, or understanding.” There are indeed people with such expanded mental abilities. I once had something to do with a psychometrist. Psychometry is the ability to ascertain facts concerning an object or its owner through contact with or proximity to the object. Discussing this ability with him he remarked, “My ability is nothing more than that which is inherent in each of us. In some people it is developed or manifested to a higher degree than in others. We all have a voice, but there is only one Caruso.”
So perhaps we should not reject all extraordinary mental abilities out of hand. But regardless of the accuracy of the descriptions or forecasts of those who purport to have contact with the spirit world, they should be avoided like the plague and given absolutely no credibility. If, indeed, they do communicate with the spirit world, as they claim, it will never be from the righteous spirits who follow the will of the Father, but will always and only be through those evil and wicked spirits who follow the dictates of Satan.
We are taught that planets (at least earth) have a spirit for they are as living creatures. What happen to the spirits of those planets that are destroyed and used as material for the birth of other planets?
I was just wondering, what do you think of crop circles? Any answer would be welcomed. Thanks!
I was curious about a phenomenon called volcanic winter. My understanding of it is that when a big volcano like the one in Yellowstone National Park, erupts, it spews ash up into the atmosphere, spreading around the globe and killing plant life and freezing the planet, like the famed nuclear winter of the cold war. I was curious, does anything mentioned in Last Days Prophecies signal anything of this nature?
I wonder if it is ok to talk with the dead? I have this “gift” to see through the veil and get in contact with the spirit world. But when I talked to my Bishop about it he got angry with me and said we shall only talk to God. Is that really a wise way as a Bishop to tell me how to do in this case?
I recently attended the funeral of relatives of mine…a couple who died under the tragic circumstances of murder and suicide. I went with only sympathy and compassion in my heart. Ill will towards the perpetrator of this tragedy had not crossed my mind. When I arrived at the viewing, I felt a distinct “spirit” lingering. I have never experienced that when viewing any other deceased individuals. I felt the personality of the wife present, and felt she was extremely mad…very furious over the circumstances of her death. The husband’s presence I did not feel as strongly. Yet, it was there and I felt an evil that I was very surprized by. My husband later said he had exactly the same manifestation.
Are we imagining this? I always thought the spirit left the body immediately and went to the Spirit World and did not return to this realm until the resurection. What were we experiencing?
I hear of people that have natural ability to see the future. Some of these people also can remote view the future and are being trained by our military to do this, PSI Tech. being a company composed of these individuals. They claim to have used their abilities during several wars and are now selling there services to private individuals and companies. They have donated their abilities to help find missing people. I have read that this type of ability will be used in a future war mainly due to the fact that the anti-christ will control communication. Okay now my question: What is the churches stand and/or belief on this subject or the ability that these people seem to have.
Mel, from Minnesota
Today many of us were talking about what Heavenly Fathers time table is, some said that 70 years of our life is like one hour of time to him. Do we have any idea at all what a typical mortal life is like in his time, has anything been written on it? Do we know what we could compare a season too?
Does the Mormon Church accept the Theory of Evolution?
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Could you explain how quantum theory can interface with Heavenly Father’s plan or is our knowledge so limited in that realm that understanding or trying to explain might be too hard. I’ve often wondered about this and how Heavenly Father KNOWS what will happen even with free agency involved.
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