Some may wonder why such psychics cannot predict winning lottery numbers or other such events. I can only speak of my experience in that I had no control over these ‘visions’ or ‘feelings’. They have come through no active pursuit on my part; occurring randomly, sometimes close together and other times far apart in time.
For many years after Houdini’s death one Halloween night, his wife tried séances in an attempt to contact her husband as he said he would contact her from the spirit world if possible. Eventually she gave up. Even now, mediums attempt to contact Houdini, especially on Halloween night. As of yet, there has been no success. No ringing of a bell, no apparition, nothing.
Very popular after WWI, many of these seances were fraudulent and took monetary advantage of grieving family members. A seance; a meeting of minds so to speak in which there is a gathering of spirits both alive and dead and in which communication can occur. This is also called necromancy. Very popular after WWI, many of these seances were fraudulent and took monetary advantage of grieving family members. Houdini helped expose these charlatans.
Cartomancy is a technique involving giving a card reading from a deck of cards that is not a Tarot deck. Practitioners usually use a ‘normal’ deck of cards to provide divination to followers. Each card is interpreted as to what it infers. Cartomancy uses a standard deck of 52 cards, tarot cards usually number 78.
The term clairaudient means clear hearing. Clear hearing is the ability and gift to hear that which is beyond the usual parameters experienced by ‘normal’ human beings. This enables one to be able to hear messages from angels, spirit guides, and yes, sometimes even the voices of the dead.
A superstition is any belief or practice considered by non-believers in superstition to be irrational in nature; something that is caused by a mysterious belief in magic or fate itself. Superstition is a believed supernatural influence and power over happenings.