Psychic Day

People have believed in the concept of Extrasensory Perception (ESP) and other psychic powers for thousands of years. Through the centuries, people have claimed to have had clairvoyance, precognition, psychokinesis, telepathy, and even pyrokinesis.

Even today, many people either believe in them or are at least interested in the possibility of psychic powers. This is evidenced by the fact that Psychic Day is observed annually on the first Sunday in August every year.

This is a day for people to explore their own potential psychic powers or at least watch a movie or TV show that deals with psychic phenomena.

The History Of Psychic Day

The belief in psychic powers goes all the way back to the ancient Greeks, who consulted oracles that were believed to communicate with the gods, commune with the dead, and predict the future.

The belief in psychic powers persisted through the Middle Ages when fortune tellers used a variety of methods to peer into the future or to communicate with the dead. After the Scientific Revolution, the belief in psychic powers began to slowly fade, but interest was once again sparked in it when Spiritualism became a social-religious movement during the 19th century.

All through the 19th and early 20th centuries, interest in oracles, séances, and other tenets of spiritualism really began to become popular. In London, the Society for Psychical Research was founded in 1882. This society conducted experiments and investigations into telepathy, psychokinesis, and other paranormal phenomena.

In the United States, American psychic Edgar Cayce gained widespread recognition for his supposed ability to diagnose illnesses and offer various forms of medical advice while in a trance.

During the mid-20th century, parapsychology emerged as a dedicated field of study for investigating psychic phenomena. This field continues to this day with researchers looking into clairvoyance, telepathy, and other paranormal activities. This field continues to this day as people try to find out if psychic abilities really exist in human beings.

Observing Psychic Day

On this day, people can take the time to investigate their own psychic abilities, learn more about psychic research, or simply watch a television show about it. There are also a number of movies that deal with psychic phenomena—at least fictionally. These movies include “The Dead Zone” (1983), “Scanners” (1981), “Firestarter” (1984), “Carrie” (1976), “Minority Report” (2002), and “Push” (2009).

Anyone who knows about any other movies that deal with psychics can feel free to share them online with the hashtag #PsychicDay as well. No matter how a person celebrates this holiday, the concept of psychic abilities is an interesting one to consider.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 4 Sunday
Next year (2025)
August 3 Sunday
Last year (2023)
August 6 Sunday
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