I do believe some rare people have special powers but generally, I do not believe in the psychic experience or of people foretelling the future.
You may as well know, I don’t believe the world is ending in 2012. Human beings have no obligation except to keep on evolving and moving upward till the end of time.
Joan Ganz Cooney: I wouldn’t go to a psychic because I don’t think anyone can foretell the future and because I’m afraid if I didn’t like the answer to my question it might gnaw at me –despite my belief that it’s all nonsense– and ruin the days following. So no thanks.
Joni Evans: I DO ask questions of psychics, and have for 20 years, ever since I met an extremely gifted psychic medium who recited — to the smallest and most private detail — everything about my life, predicted my future (for at least 5 more years — and everything came true), contacted my deceased loved ones who seemed to follow my every move (“Your mother is saying how much she likes the new apartment, doesn’t want you to worry about the noisy upstairs neighbor because he is going to move –he did, and thinks the new glass dining room table is too big for its location — it was.”)
So, at least twice a year, I call my favorite psychic (who is our most gifted intuitive on the wOw site, Peggy Rometo), and ask who she sees around me and what messages they want me to know. It is the ultimate comfort.
Judith Martin: The unanswerable question, according to the Fortune Teller in Thornton Wilder’s “The Skin of Our Teeth” who says: “I tell the future, Keck. Nothing easier. Everybody’s future is in their face. Nothing easier. But who can tell your past — eh? Nobody!
“Your youth — where did it go? It slipped away while you weren’t looking. While you were asleep. While you were drunk? Puh! You’re like our friends, Mr. and Mrs. Antrobus; you lie awake nights trying to know your past. What did it mean? What was it trying to say to you? Think! Think! Split your heads. I can’t tell the past and neither can you. If anybody tries to tell you the past, take my word for it, they’re charlatans! Charlatans! But I can tell the future.”
Candice Bergen: Someone recommended a book, “Extraordinary Knowing: Science, Skepticism, and the Inexplicable Powers of the Human Mind” by Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer, an extremely well-educated, scientific (i.e. skeptical) psychiatrist who started collecting anomalous experiences of psychic knowledge. It’s very level-headed but leaves a door open. It’s intriguing.