The Psychic Science Series featured the following topics: the psychic magnetism, clairvoyance, psychometry, aura imaging, clairaudience, dream interpretation, and regression. This is a very popular series of books. It covers many topics that people have discussed in the past, but today is much more understood. For example, psychic magnetism is now known to be real, and has been for some time. It also was demonstrated that one could use psychometry to find things one has never looked at in their life, and that is exactly what Clairvoyance does.
I shall begin the Psychic Science Series with the discussion of personal magnetism and clairvoyance. This is a topic that has been argued between psychics for years, and yet it is one of the most popular. Clairaudience and dream interpretation both can be explained with psychic magnetism. Clairaudience is described as hearing words that have not been spoken before, or having dreams that are related in some way to the words that were heard. Then there is clairvoyance, where the psychic has the ability to see pictures from the past present or future. This is probably the most widely known ability.
Then I shall move on to the second topic of psychic magnetism chuyen la the gioi. This involves using one’s own body as a means to communicate with spirits. This can be done by wearing amulets or bracelets which will then activate special energy centers in the person’s body. This can then communicate with the spirits who are communicating through the amulets. Some scientists have developed equipment to measure this magnetic field around the person to determine if they have psychic abilities.
The third topic to feature in the series is “fortunetelling”. This is when a person does an oral presentation of some sort and uses emotive speech to influence the audience. The audience will then respond to the speech in a way that either reinforces the speech or challenges the presenter to change the way they are delivering the speech. Inherently deceptive, it is meant to influence the audience without them realizing that they have been influenced in any way. This has been used by many in the modern media to influence the masses.
Now then, all three topics are worthy of investigation, but it would be inappropriate to compare the three subjects in this article, since each is in its own right. Therefore, in my analysis, I will focus my attention on what I believe to be the inherent deception of “fortunetelling”. This is not to say that all psychics use the same techniques, since that would be an incredibly sweeping generalization, but I will compare it with the use of the first amendment in our constitution.
The first amendment begins with the words “Representatives of the People should have the right to speak on behalf of the people”, which is obviously a form of free speech. Now then, I ask what constitutes “fortunetelling” in the context of the constitution in modern parlance, and what can be considered as “fortunetelling” by those who support it. Well, you could say that any telling fortunes told in front of a crowd constitutes strategising, which is a violation of the first amendment. However, in the context of the Azusa style board, I think that “fortunetelling” takes on a slightly more meaning. It appears that the Azusa board was essentially a strategy tool that gave those who served on it the power to influence the outcomes of future events.