What does the Bible say about Psychics?

Is being a Psychic a sin?

What does the bible have to say about psychics? Is practicing clairvoyance and psychic powers against Christianity? I get these kind of questions almost every day on my YouTube channel. People often accuse me of being a Satanist or say that I sold my soul to the devil for telekinesis powers. Contrary to popular belief I am not the Antichrist...

It is a sticky question though. Some people who believe in the baby Jesus have asked me whether training in telekinesis or clairvoyance is a sin. The bible doesn't really do much to answer this question. The are examples in the bible where psychic powers are used by the 'heroes', the prophets, gods chosen ones or whatever and are lauded as miracles.

One of the earliest mentioned in the bible is the story of a man named Saul who 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. 

Or 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.

Yet there are parts where it damns those who practice the occult:

“Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God." 
Leviticus 19:31

“If a person turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them, I will set my face against that person and will cut him off from among his people." 
Leviticus 20:6

“A man or a woman who is a medium or a necromancer shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones; their blood shall be upon them.” 
Leviticus 20:27 


As with many things the bible seems a little confused on the subject. When Jesus speaks to the astrally projected souls of the prophets, Moses and Abraham it is a miracle. Yet when a man in a hole in the desert does it its a sin and he will burn in hell forever and die a millions deaths over and over again blah blah blah. You know.

So draw your own conclusion...