Sunday, July 22, 2018

Psychics: Visions

After learning more about psychics through the lectures, the concept about visions interested me and I couldn’t help but remember one of my favorite childhood tv shows called, “That’s so Raven.” This show revolved around a teenage girl named Raven Baxter who had short, psychic visions of the near future. Often times she would want those visions to come true, however there were other times where she would try to stop them which would often lead her into hilarious trouble. It’s funny how this show depicted the life of a psychic and what she may have thought caused her visions wasn’t always the case. A lot of the times her visions would cause problems because she wouldn’t be able to see everything that would happen in the future, only five seconds of it. Raven’s visions of how they were very vague reminded me of the situation with Noreen Renier and Charles Capel. The visions that Renier received in Virginia about where Capel could be were very vague. She claimed that Capel would be about 8 miles from his home, but in fact when he was found, he was only less than a mile away. This shows how uncertain and unclear visions can be.
After doing some research, I found that the term “visions” is also known as the word “clairvoyance” which means clear inner seeing. It’s one of the most well known, but least understood gifts that a psychic has. Someone who is clairvoyant is not necessarily seeing the future or having dramatic psychic visions as the ones seen on television. Instead, they are often very subtle; a person may only see a color, number, or even a symbol and that is considered as having a vision.

Lee, Jessica. “List of Psychic Abilities and How They Work.” Psychic Readings Guide, 23 Oct. 2017,  

1 comment:

  1. I loved That's So Raven when I was younger and always wanted to know how realistic having "visions" were, your post really talk about how unlikely they are. It definitely makes sense that psychic crime detectives have really vague visions because they have a very good chance of being proven right if their claim is vague enough.