psychic reading is a specific attempt to gain information through the use of heightened perceptive abilities or natural extensions of the basic human senses of sight, sound, touch, taste and instinct.

These natural extensions are claimed to be clairvoyance (vision), clairsentinece (feeling), Claircognisance (factual knowing) and Clairaudience (hearing) and the resulting statements made during such an attempt. The term psychic reading is commonly associated with paranormal-based consultation given for a fee in such settings as over the phone, in a home, or at psychic fairs.

Though psychic readings are controversial and a focus of skeptical inquiry, a popular interest in them persists. Many experiments tried to replicate psychic results in laboratory conditions and have failed to find any precognitive phenomena in humans.

Psychic reading is pseudoscience. A cold reading technique allows psychics to produce seemingly specific information about an individual from social cues and broad statements.

psychic readings - tarot There are many types of psychic readings practiced.

Although psychic readings might not incorporate the use of any tools, a professional psychic may have one or more specialized areas of expertise. Here some of the most interesting practices used by psychic readers all over the world.

Different Psychic Readings: