What is a psychic reading, and when might it be desired?
First, we need to realize that the concept of synchronicity is deeply imbedded in the practice of divination. Synchronicities are simultaneous happenings that seem meaningful and related, but a causal effect cannot be determined. A psychic reading examines certain synchronistic relationships between individual human entities and the universe they live in. Carl Gustav Jung saw synchronicity as a 'unique and special phenomenon.' Leibniz postulated a strong parallel between matter and psyche that we are only aware of in flashes of perception. Of course, that flash could be a psychic reading.
A psychic reading may involve tarot cards, bones, shells, palmistry, or reflective items. A psychic reading can be a powerful vision for gaining an insight into one's life. It may provide or reveal certain pathways, obstacles or forces in a person's life. It cannot actually predict a concrete future, because the force of free will is too variable. Good listening is essential to gaining perspective from a psychic reading.A psychic reading can touch upon the probable trajectory of future events, as well as causal relationships within the past.
Desire for a psychic reading may simply be casual fun. It may be for advice on career choices or romantic involvements. The business world often hinges upon unknown future events. A person may wish to be informed via a psychic reading on the possibilities of those events. A psychic reading may be desired when a person is heartbroken and unable to discern a future for himself. A psychic reading can provide direction and hope for the individual.
Divination was brought to the forefront in the Middle Ages, though psychic reading and peering into the future is a far older practice than that. In particular, psychic reading was an important tool for kings and national rulers to predict the unpredictable and insure a power base. An ancient of Israel, King Saul, consulted with a witch to determine the outcome of an important battle. Scholars and scientists in the past were often practitioners of psychic readings, tying this seamlessly with the scientific and literary pursuits of the day. The Greek philosopher Chrysippus desired to establish proof of fate through psychic readings. Sir Isaac Newton was fascinated about the concept of a secret code within the lettering of the Hebrew Torah. Within that code, he believed, was a kind of psychic reading determining all the future events of the world.
Science, with its reductionist, materialistic endeavor, has yet to determine the vast complexity of cause and effect. According to some, through examination of the universe, man simply examines his own perception of it. People everywhere marvel over strangeness, the unknown, and the unfathomable. All of these terms are embodied in the process of divination, or psychic reading. There are very few individuals not curious about the future, about the deep things that only certain processes and people can interpret through psychic reading. The future is not cast in stone or unchangeable. A person can engineer a great deal of future outcomes. A psychic reading can provide advice on the probable trajectory of a life pathway, and assist a person to take responsibility for the outcome.