Psychic Determinism Refers To a Form of Determinism


Psychic determinism refers to a form of determinism, which believes that all psychic phenomena are nonrandom events. It believes that everything happens by fate and that psychic events are determined solely by the prior conscious decisions of the people who come into contact with psychic mediums. It uses the causality principle, also used in karma, where nothing happens by pure accident or random chance. It can be compared to determinism in quantum mechanics, in the way it applies to the human brain. Every wave of energy has a definite frequency, which can be measured with a special instrument.

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Psychics who use psychic determinism as their principle believe that certain events are beyond our comprehension. For example, death is said to be a cause of psychological trauma or stress free psychic question. So it could be concluded that grief and fear causes of anxiety. It may follow then that grief, anxiety and stress are causes of psychic determinism. That is, they are related and dependent on one another.

Refers To a Form of Determinism

The underlying principle behind this belief is that during psychic determinism, the unconscious mind takes control of the human organism and is the real cause of mental conflict or suffering. This theory was used by Sigmund Freud, and it remained a center piece of his teaching for the rest of his life. It was used in many of his innovative, psychoanalytical therapy sessions, and is still used today in many psychic readings and online discussions.

The basic assumption of psychic determinism is that each person comes into existence without a prior understanding and that he experiences independent events which determine his psychological disposition. In its most severe form, this assumption is what underlies the ‘folk psychological theory’ of Sigmund Freud, which assumes that all persons share a common set of psychological traits that are shaped according to their environment. It is this narrow view that was adopted by the British psychoanalytic School, which gave birth to such concepts as the ‘free association’ concept, and the’matching of signs’ concept that dominate our modern psychology.

A more evolved version of the Sigmund Freud’s original thesis is now widely accepted by most psychoanalysts, however, the underlying assumption remains the same – that mental processes have a greater role in determining psychic occurrences than previously believed. For them, the causality principle is no longer a strict necessity. Most psychics agree with Sigmund Freud that mental processes, although deeply influenced by physical processes, have an equal amount of influence over psychic occurrences. However, the extent to which psychic determinism can be applied in everyday life is highly limited and depends largely on the type of consciousness being used and on the personal attitudes of the medium.

In its more scientific form, the causality principle of psychic determinism postulates that psychic experiences are nothing but reflections of deeper physical processes, with the consciousness of the medium simply mirroring the physical processes without having any independent reality of their own. This limits psychic determinism to a deterministic world of predetermined events, where it is believed that every time you are about to experience an event, you are already in the process of having that event in your mind.

Final Words

The only exceptions are when you are fully awake, and when your consciousness reaches out of the realm of the subconscious to embrace the objective world. This version of psychic determinism has no more to offer than a deterministic world where everything is governed by an internal order and where psychic phenomena are completely dependent on learned behavior and unconscious mental processes.