Freedom of the press
In Lovell v. City of Griffin, , Chief Justice Hughes defined the press as, "every sort of publication which affords a vehicle of information and opinion."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution#Freedom_of_the_press
That being said, a person from another Blog, condemned me for the practice of using Psychic abilities....It got me thinking....What does the Bible say about this and what exactly is a "Psychic" anyway? (You can read mine and her comments at:
That being said, I did some investigating into the Bible re: psychics, etc....obviously the term "psychic" wasn't used in the Biblical verses - rather, sorcerers, witch craft, fortune tellers, etc....all words we commonly associate "today" with what someone "is" if they proclaim to be of a "psychic" nature. But, if given the "definition" of each title used in the bible, in reality, they each are their own separate entity in themselves, and Yes - verse after verse condemns those who practice such acts....Yet, I also found a verse or two which speaks non-ill scripture of those who perform such abilities.... Definitions on the Web:
PSYCHIC: "Of the mind, mental", also called sensitive) ........an ability to perceive information hidden from the normal senses through our "other senses", such as extrasensory perception (ESP), along with other forms of "abilities" within our senses. Not every "Psychic" can utilize all these senses.
SORCERER, magician, wizard, necromancer, thaumaturge, thaumaturgist (one who practices magic or sorcery) (MAGIC) Magic means different things to different people. For believers in the paranormal, for example, it refers to the manipulation of events, people, and objects through supernatural means to create a desired outcome. This type of magic may involve spells, rituals, charms, and other tools to alter the practitioner's environment. This would be known as WITCH CRAFT - The word is also used to refer to tricks and sleight of hand which make it seem like things are appearing and disappearing, as though supernaturally, generally used for entertainment purposes & refers to a MAGICIAN.
The concept of magic has been present in human culture for thousands of years. Many cultures had versions of witches, wizards, warlocks, sorcerers, witch doctors, shamans, and other people who could supposedly harness supernatural powers for various tasks. Some religions incorporate a belief in magic, while other religions reject magic as the work of the devil, perhaps because these religions arose in opposition to the traditional practice of magic.
I DO NOT CLAIM OR BELIEVE TO POSSES ANY OF THE ABOVE, REALLY....OTHER THAN PERHAPS THE TERM PSYCHIC....and only to an extent...... I never tell the future, nor do I believe one should know the future. (If I could, my life would sure be less chaotic!) Not only that, if "Psychics" were able to perform such feats, they'd all win the lottery and be millionaires! (I am not saying that some can't....but if they can, it is only to an extent and almost never in regards to their own self, In my opinion) We learn as we grow / age...and we grow as we learn......If we knew things in advance, we would never error, hence we would never learn from our mistakes. THAT BEING SAID, I do believe ALL of us, as I said before, are equipped with intuition, to assist us from time to time in avoiding dangerous situations / outcomes....something that "tells" us - "Go check on your daughter, she's in the street and could get hit by a car"....You go outside and find your daughter playing in the street and yell at her to get out of the street, just as a speeding driver zooms past...Some use and rely on their intuition and some ignore it....In general, INTUITION is instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes) . A "gut" feeling about something or someone. "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” –Albert Einstein
The following, I found on this website: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/What_is_Intuition.html
"Intuition is an incredible resource and gift that we have been given to help us live our best lives. I like to call it my internal
GPS device. Unfortunately, not many people know what it is or how to use it. The word intuition means “in to you” in Latin. Theologian, Florence Scovel Shinn, once said, “Intuition is a spiritual faculty that doesn’t explain, but simply points the way.” It is also believed that intuition is your divine Spirit talking to you. If you would stop for a moment and ponder this concept, you would begin to realize the incredible power you have—that every answer to every question is right there within you. And you don’t even have to get any special training to start using it. All you need to do is raise your awareness about it and set your intention to harness, cultivate and trust it.
Intuitive messages range from an inkling to a strong sign or message. Your inner self is persistent and consistent. It will keep trying to get your attention until you receive the message. An “inkling” is like a glimmer or fleeting thought that comes from somewhere inside that you can’t quite put your finger on. A “hunch” is a bit stronger in that you may feel a certain knowing about something. Intuitive urges are accurate information from a higher intelligence. An intuitive message ranges from hearing actual words, seeing a clear picture, or a deep inner knowing. Some people experience intuition as a feeling, others a gut reaction, some experience intuition as thoughts, others see images or have a dream, while some hear an actual message. Become familiar with how your inner self communicates with you. Then you will easily recognize it and begin trusting your intuition."
What I "CLAIM" to be able to do "Psychically" or "Intuitively" (as described above) is:
Clairvoyance: The ability to use your senses at range, and see or hear things happening in other places. Usually it requires a focus, such as someone you know being at the place to be observed. Perception + Alertness is rolled against a difficulty of 8. While sending your senses out, you cannot see things happening where your body is. You also cannot affect events you witness in any way. You are but an ob- server, and are usually "seeing" things / events that have already taken place. This is not a form or "fortune-telling".....A person with this ability seeings things in different ways / states of mind: *In a dreamlike manner, (meditation) within any room of a house or area that you are in. The greater the focus, the stronger the ability is to perceive "further".....from actually being able to sometimes hear events as well, though the sounds are distorted and These visions and things heard are easy to misinterpret. There may even be times you can "mentally" touch things also, though they feel vague and amorphous. Not all who proclaim to be Psychics can perform the same abilities...In addition, Clairvoyance, and it's partner, Remote Viewing, are really not in the "Psychic" realm - as society perceives it anyway; but is still classified there..
We are all equipped with senses.....6 of them within our brains.......Because someone maybe psychic, it doesn't mean that she can see things, hear things, or tell the future. But the general term "Psychic" is used for someone who can perform 1 or all of the abilities within our 6 senses....Just as the term "Doctor" is used for anyone who has an MD degree and practices medicine; A heart specialist, wouldn't generally have the knowledge or ability to perform surgery on the brain and vice verse.....
Clairvoyance comes from a French word meaning “clear seeing.” It is a form of extrasensory perception (ESP), which refers to knowledge of external things or happenings that is gained without the use of the senses and the ordinary methods of perceiving and reasoning, thus one of the different "psychic" experiences. Specifically, clairvoyance provides
REMOTE VIEWING is a mental faculty that allows a perceiver (a "viewer") to describe or give details about a target that is inaccessible to normal senses due to distance, time, or shielding. For example, a viewer might be asked to describe a location on the other side of the world, which he or she has never visited; or a viewer might describe an event that happened long ago; or describe an object sealed in a container or locked in a room; or perhaps even describe a person or an activity; all without being told anything about the target / event -- not even its name or designation.
From this explanation, it is obvious that remote viewing is related to what some call PSI (also known in general terms as "psychic" or "parapsychological") phenomena such as clairvoyance or telepathy. Whatever it is that seems to make it possible for human beings to do remote viewing is probably the same underlying ability that makes such things as clairvoyance work. But remote viewing (or "RV") differs from other, more traditional parapsychological activities in a number of ways. Unlike most other PSI disciplines, remote viewing is not precisely one thing, but rather an integrated "cocktail" of various phenomena. Despite the "viewing" part of the term, remote viewing is only partly about experiences associated with what might be visible about a target. It also involves mental impressions pertaining to the other senses, such as sounds, tastes, smells, and textures, as well as limited telepathy-like effects, and in some cases just plain intuitive "knowing." RV owes some of these qualities to the fact that lessons learned from research in clairvoyance, telepathy, and even out-of-body experiences -- traditionally considered separate entities -- played a role in its development. Remote viewing is not used to give "psychic readings," "tell fortunes," "read auras," or other sorts of popular- and disbelieved, or "evil - un-Godly" activities of this nature, but today, is rather a means of doing serious science research and for performing operational-type tasks in criminal investigations, such as missing persons or murder investigations) government intelligence work, commercial applications, etc. Many who want to explore their individual human potentials also become interested in it, on a personal level.
Finally, one last point related to remote viewing and even clairvoyance type activities....It is not really a "psychic phenomenon" as such, but actually an imposed discipline or skill that helps the viewer to facilitate or "harness" his or her own innate, underlying PSI abilities.
A web page that facilitates some proof of this phenomenon, if your interested is:
And what are our 6 SENSES anyway? We all have them......this is fact.
"It isn't what you have, who you are, where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy, it is what you think about.”