This is a question on many lips, a search term very popular on Google, and something we all ask, are psychics real or is it all a trick to deceive the public for fame or fortune.
I’m in the unique position whereas I have worked with many people who claim to be psychic – or in touch with the other side – and I feel after 10 years of such, I am in a position to comment on this very much asked question.
Do telepathy, clairvoyance and other “psi” abilities exist? The majority of the general population believes that they do, and yet fewer than one percent of mainstream academic institutions have any faculty known for their interest in these frequently reported experiences. Why is a topic of enduring and widespread interest met with such resounding silence in academia? The answer is not due to a lack of scientific evidence, or even to a lack of scientific interest, but rather involves a taboo. I will discuss the nature of this taboo, some of the empirical evidence and critical responses, and speculate on the implications.