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View Poll Results: Do You Believe in People With "Supernatural" Powers? Healers, Mediums, Psychics, etc.
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there!

In Norway, there's been a blossoming the last 10 years or so in belief in the alternative. This often includes psychics, healers and mediums. While it's become popular here, I don't know how the rest of the world feel about this general topic, so I want to ask you guys.

Do you believe? If you believe in any of these things, even if you don't believe in all of them, please answer "yes" in the poll. Unless you state your answer in a post, it will be anonymous.
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yup, i know two friends who actually predicted what would happent to me, and that was 3 years ago and as time goes by, i see the things they've said unfold and happen. it's very amazing yet at the same time creepy.
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I believe these so called "powers" that some people tend to have like their sixth sense and things of that nature are directly linked to them being able to access a larger portion of their brain than the average person.

I'm not sure if there are any studies to back up that statement because I have never done the research but it could very well be the reason.
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yup, i know two friends who actually predicted what would happent to me, and that was 3 years ago and as time goes by, i see the things they've said unfold and happen. it's very amazing yet at the same time creepy.
Couldn't that be just well placed guesses based on what they know of you as a person?

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I believe these so called "powers" that some people tend to have like their sixth sense and things of that nature are directly linked to them being able to access a larger portion of their brain than the average person.

I'm not sure if there are any studies to back up that statement because I have never done the research but it could very well be the reason.
This likely has basis in a misunderstanding or popular belief that we don't use all of our brains. We do, it's just that different parts of the brain do different jobs and so there doesn't have to be a high level of activity in all parts of the brain at the same time.
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This likely has basis in a misunderstanding or popular belief that we don't use all of our brains. We do, it's just that different parts of the brain do different jobs and so there doesn't have to be a high level of activity in all parts of the brain at the same time.
What if we were able to create a high level of activity in all parts of the brain at the same time though?
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I definitely believe there are people out there with incredible intuition and ability to see into the future. I do also know there are a lot of frauds out there too.

I would say I'm intuitive in regards to my dreams and instincts. I've had multiple dreams long before an event that ends up occurring. For example, I had a specific dream about another bad earthquake that would cause me to lose my home with my belongings left behind in there and that's exactly what happened.

A month before my Granddad died (and before he showed any sign of being ill) I dreamed he was to die and I would find out while at school. Exactly that happened. He had 3 tumors in his brain from out of no where.

There's more but I think you get the point.
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Couldn't that be just well placed guesses based on what they know of you as a person?
i thought about that but how could they have known that i'll only last 2 years in my first job, and that it's from a different side of our country? how'd they knew i'll gain more than a hundred pounds 3 yrs ago? how'd they knew i will never experience having a boyfriend but friends with benefits, plenty? the list goes on and on and it's amazing to know they've already had insights to my future. but the only downside to it is that they've also predicted the cause of my death (or near-death experience as one of them said) is heart attack. it's scary actually and had i known back then, i should'nt have asked for their freaky premonitions about my life.
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the extent of my sixth sense ability is that I have loads of "Deja Vu" moments but they are USELESS to me because I can't do shit about it until it's too late.
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Old 03-24-2011, 05:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
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The Virgin:

Perhaps you were more inclined to eat the Twinkies as you thought you would get fat anyway. And sometimes associated with being overweight can be insecurity and inability to have sexual relationships. Friends is a no brainer, you can make them anywhere and in any situation whether it be in real life or the internet.

So sorry, no cigar for that one.
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One thing is that people are keen on interpreting and finding patterns in the world around them. Let's say that before you toss a dice, you think "it's going to be a 6" and when you roll, it turns out you were right. That doesn't mean it wasn't a coincidence, but for a lot of people, the idea that the connection between the guess and result is because of some sixth sense is highly appealing.

Sorry Vanilla, but I thought I'd use your dream about your grandpa as another example and hope you are not offended (I have no grandparents left and remember the sadness of losing them). You dreamt your grandfather would die and a little later, it happened. Maybe you've dreamt several times that your grandpa and/or people in your family are ill and die. One day it really happens and you interpret your dream as an ability to see into the future. It's not such a strange thing to dream about and death happens to us all, especially the elderly. I've heard, but I'll try and find a source if you like, that catastrophy dreams about death and accidents are very common. So, when an accident happens, depending on the nature of the situation, there could be a fair chance you've dreamed about it.

For me, I remember dreaming f.ex that I've been in a car accident. Because I wasn't in a car accident within a "short" time space after that dream, I haven't interpreted it as a premonition .. but if I had been in a car accident short after, maybe I would. The point is that if you would dream of such things regardless of what the future looks like, then these dreams are not really premonitions. They just look like it when they coincidentally pair up with real life circumstance.

I also believe people also tend to mentally "shave off" the parts of their premonitions that don't fit reality. Let's say you dreamed that your grandpa was lost at sea, but then he died of cancer. You could still interpret your dream as a premonition by stripping it down to what matters - a death - although the circumstances around his death in the dream versus real life were completely different.
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