In this article we are going to look at some of the most famous psychics that have ever lived. History is littered with famous psychics and stories about people with psychic powers can be found in a wide variety of cultures around the world. From ancient Babylon, Egypt, and Greece to Aborigines, Native Americans and Haitian Voodoo we can find stories of psychic feats from people who can see the future to people who can speak to the dead.
One of the earliest mentioned can be found in the bible. The story tells of a man named Joseph, who had what was known as a dream coat. In the story there are many examples of Joseph experiencing precognitive dreams and being able to predict the future. In his dream state he was able to see clues regarding the future. Some times these came in an abstract form and needed to be deciphered. His precognitive dreams included one showing the sun, moon, and eleven stars bowing down to him. He later went on to become a chief adviser for the Pharaoh of Egypt of that time.
In fact the bible has many references to psychics, for example Saul visited a spirit medium in order to contact the deceased former King Samuel. His advisers found him a woman medium who was able to summon the spirit of Samuel and communicate with him 'on the other side'. She was able to relay information from one to the other.
Psychics can also be found in ancient Greek literature, such as the story of Cassandra. She was a beautiful woman who refused the have sex with the God Apollo. He then cursed her with the ability to see the future. She foresaw the destruction of Troy (she warned the Trojans about the Trojan Horse, the death of Agamemnon, and her own demise.) However she was unable to do anything to forestall these tragedies since no one believed her prophecies.
In those days Psychics were a lot more respected than they are these days and often found themselves in import roles in the society. Nostradamus, the French clairvoyant was also an official adviser to Queen Catherine de Medici and famously told the queen that all of her sons would be kings but that she would herself outlive them all. This turned out to be true in every case but one.
Another famous psychic from history is Clairvoyant and spiritualist medium Madame Helena Blavatsky. Born in 1831 in Soviet Russia, Blavatsky after traveling the world, would eventually go on to establish a research and publishing institute called the Theosophical Society. Blavatsky defined Theosophy as "the archaic Wisdom-Religion, the esoteric doctrine once known in every ancient country having claims to civilization." She gained fame as spirit medium who was able to connect to the spirit realm and relay information from the other side. This included a bold prediction that the atom could be split, a theory widely lampooned in her time.
Edgar Cayce was an American psychic, in the in the late 1800s and early 1900s, who allegedly possessed the ability to answer questions on subjects as varied as healing and wars, and had visions of the world ending. He would famously lie at the bottom of his bed in a "hypnotic like state" and dictate his prophecies. It was done in such a fashion because Cayce said he generally would not remember what he had said while in this state. His predictions are numerous and many of his prophecies have been exacted.
The final Psychic we are going to take a look at in this article is Nina Kulagina, she rather than helping a royal figure found her self working with the Soviet Union and the KGB. During the Cold War, silent black-and-white films of Russian psychic Nina Kulagina performing feats of telekinesis, appearing to move objects on a table with her mind, were produced. The film was recorded under controlled conditions by Soviet authorities. She's pretty bad ass and once she stopped the beating heart of a frog. Damn. That's against the second rule of Telekinesis. Never use your powers on living creatures!
There are countless examples of Famous psychics in history. As long as people have been writing they have been recording the accounts of mystics, soothsayers and prophets. From ancient Egypt to the modern day the ability to communicate with the other side and to see into the future has fascinated all of us.