The Mystical Christ: The ability for individuals to know the unknowable and foresee the unforeseeable has been documented since the dawn of writing itself. Sumerians in ancient Mesopotamia left evidence in pictograms of the arts of divination almost 3000 years before the birth of Christ. In the following centuries the inhabitants of Mesopotamia scribed all the collected knowledge of the arts of divination in cuneiform on clay tablets. This tells us that for at least 5000 years mankind has recognized the fact that there are people with gifts that allow them knowledge beyond the scope of what information is available to them. For at least 5000 years mankind has had a fascination with knowledge of the future and contact with the departed.
For thousands of years leaders of city-states and nations consulted oracles before making decisions that would affect the course of history. They did this openly at first, and then more and more secretly, as ever increasing stigma was placed upon the arts of divination. Alexander the Great freely consulted oracles while Queen Elizabeth had favored astrologers and seers whom she conferred with very privately. Very early Christian texts had documented forms of divination not as heretical practices, but as acts of “divinare”, the Latin word meaning to see beyond, to be allowed knowledge by divinity. It wasn’t until much later that clerics of the same religious body declared those same arts as an offense.
Today leaders, facing a far greater scrutiny for holding unconventional beliefs, have abandoned consultation with psychics and oracles. However, in spite of the stigma and skepticism, police agencies the world round acknowledge that they receive valuable tips about cold cases from psychics and in some cases have recruited psychics to aid them in the investigation of cases which are proving unsolvable.
Undeterred by modern skepticism and religious stigma, today hundreds of thousands of people every year consult with psychics, seeking to gain insight about the choices that face them or advice about the difficulties with which they are coping.