The foretelling of the future — prognostication – is an age-old interest.
"The past is history, the future is a mystery," as the adage goes.
Millions have turned to fortune tellers to find out their personal mysteries like: "Who will I marry?" "Will I have children?" "How long will I live?"
Whether it be an ancient pagan Celtic priest studying the entrails of certain animals or a contemporary scientist pondering the probabilistic forecasts of a nonlinear mathematical model for climate change, financial markets or the fate of the universe, finding a trustworthy prognosticator is often a quixotic quest.
Still, there have always been people regarded with having the ability to "see" the future, the gift of "second sight."
Psychics of varying abilities — from scammers to apparently genuine seers — have made a decent living regaling their clients with intimations of impending doom, hope and love.
These days, the "Big Question" on everyone's minds concerns the U.S. presidential election.
Will the rambunctious, swashbuckling Donald Trump triumph over the carefully calculating, ever-prepared Hillary Clinton?
The great political contest affords a perfect opportunity to give today's psychics a workout.
Here are their predictions:
B. E. "Betsey" Lewis, an author and psychic who hosted the Rainbow Vision Network on blogtalkradio.com from 2009 to 2015, is said to have correctly predicted that Donald Trump would become the Republican nominee. Lewis now says he will become our 45th president.
In an article in June 22, 2015 edition of The Washington Post, three different types of psychic readers were polled: an astrologer, a numerologist/healer and a tarot card reader (who claims to receive advice from the archangel Michael). All three favored Hillary to win.
New York City-based psychic medium Jesse Bravo's predictions have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and MTV and more.
It's claimed he also correctly predicted Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston's love affair would last just three months. In an October 14, 2016 article by Rae Paoletta on Revelist, Bravo is quoted as saying that "Hillary's gonna win by a major, major number. It's not even going to be a competition."
Kelle Sutliff from Andover, Massachusetts, a psychic medium for more than 15 years, is a missing person consultant and hosted the radio show "Psychic Cup of Coffee." Sutliff is quoted by Linda Bock in a January 2, 2016 article in the Andover Patch that Trump will "sweep into office."
Lifetime TV named Michelle Whitedove "America's #1 Psychic" after she won "America's Psychic Challenge," a competitive reality TV program. She was also tested on "Sixth Sense International."
In a March 17, 2016 posting on her website, Whitedove wrote that "Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are political puppets, that will be on stage and the vote rigging will make it look like a close race although the final count will be in Hillary's favor. Sadly, no matter how you vote, the deck is stacked for Hillary to win."
Over at worldwidepredictions.com, Eric Leigh-Pink, who has been predicting world events since the turn of the century, says "The Spirits" informed him of a Hillary win.
On May 6, 2016, he posted: "The next US president will be Hillary Clinton."
He added: "Minorities in the coming months use a much louder voice than any of you could anticipate. Never before has several groups of minorities pushed back so hard. During her path . . . health takes a toll."
In August 23 he seemingly predicted Hillary's health episode during 9/11 ceremonies, saying, "Hillary will fall, stumble." Perhaps he also foresaw Trump's Access Hollywood video, warning of a "scandal" and "downward spiral" for the billionaire.
On November 2, Leigh-Pink wrote that his predictions "still stand."
Uversa Oumbajuah, a 51-year-old psychic based in Manhattan's Union Square Park, consulted her tarot cards for The Tab and foresees the Trump winning a close election. However, she prophesizes that Trump will be assassinated before his first term is over.
Jeanne Mayell, named by Coast to Coast AM radio as one of America's most gifted Tarot readers in 2016. She holds Master Degrees from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, an MA in Counseling Psychology from Framingham State University, and is published in The Atlantic and other national journals.
In a December 12, 2015 posting on her website, Mayell ponders the visions she and her students had over the previous two years: "Most, though not all, which come from about 15 different students and me, indicate that Hillary Clinton will be the next U.S. president. However there have been a few that show otherwise."
Finally, world-famous psychokinetic spoon-bender and paranormalist Uri Geller tweeted the world last September that Donald Trump will win the election because — he has 11 letters in his name.
Geller's simple reasoning is that "11 is a very powerful mystical number." As he explains it:
- Barack Obama: 11 letters
- George W. Bush: 11 letters
- Bill Clinton: 11 letters
- Jimmy Carter: 11 letters
- John Kennedy: 11 letters
- Donald Trump: 11 letters
Geller notes that other historical figures with names having 11 letters include Antony Blair, Nostradamus, Pope Francis, Colin Powell and, yes, Jesus Christ Himself.
Somehow I doubt that American presidential hopefuls will now scramble to change their respective names to something composed of 11 letters. Still, given the dismal showing of Trump's competitors, I suspect some of them are tempted to try anything to get on the 2020 ballot.
So, if you suddenly see a Terence Cruz, Marcus Rubio or Miles Romney running for office, remember that you saw it here first.
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