Psychics have extraordinary mental powers. They have a sixth sense or ESP (extra sensory perception) that enables them to look into the lives of people and predict future events. Derived from the Greek word psychiokos or psyche, which means soul or that which is mental, the word psychic is generally associated with fortune tellers and was first used by William Crookes, a chemist for describing Daniel Dunglas Home, a famous magician (1833-1886). Psychics establish a soul connection or mental energy, which they use to know the past or future of another person or know what is happening or going to happen. Almost every person has some psychic abilities, though some have more. These people are more in tune with their body-mind-spirit connection. They can also relate to external forces like spirits or divine beings and take their help in solving problems or understanding the unknown. Divination arts like psychometrics, astrology, tarot, palmistry, telepathy, I Ching, and Necromancies like Sťances, Channeling and Ouija Board are some techniques used by psychics. Some psychics use clairaudience, hearing or perceiving sounds which are not normally audible, clairsentience, knowing about an event, past, present or future, through a feeling and clairvoyance or extrasensory perception of an event which is not related to the senses. Divination is the art of giving a prophecy, prediction or foretelling the future via the occult, while hiero is the act of automatic writing, painting or drawing. Precognition allows a psychic to see forward in time and prophesy is predicting a future event under the influence of divine guidance. Psychometrics derives power by knowledge of an object or a person by making contact. Psycho kinesis alleges the ability to move objects with the mind and remote viewing aids a psychic in seeing a person, place or thing without being in their presence. Telepathy is simply mind-to-mind communication. Psychics can interpret problems in a person\'s life and offer solutions involving health, wealth, relationships, love and career by connecting or becoming a medium between the person and a higher power. They can interpret dreams, understand inner disturbances and even heal. There have been instances where the police department has used psychics to find someone or to solve a crime.
There are many psychics in the world. Several are willing to offer psychic reading, future prediction, psychic healing or mind reading for a fee ranging $1 per minute to $10-$15 per minute. Psychics may be contacted in person, by mail, phone or through e-mail. There are also several websites that offer free psychic consultation online. However, these free services are limited. Psychics are finding acceptance by many people and there is a demand, despite the skepticism of some critics. However, there are fake psychics who claim to have great success with their powers, which is in fact obtained by cheating. So it is important to be aware of all facts while consulting a psychic.