“It goes beyond the senses, as we know it. It’s our ability to intuit the mystery.”
Judith Orloff, MD
In the movie “Hereafter,” the character George Lonegan (Matt Damon) seems to be able to communicate with people beyond the grave.
Reviewer Roger Ebert noted the movie “believes most psychics are frauds” but “supposes one who seems to be the real thing.”
One of the characters who is impacted by Lonegan’s abilities is Marie, played by Bryce Dallas Howard, who revealed in a news story her own psychic experiences.
[The photo is from her movie The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, from my Inner Actor post Bryce Dallas Howard on learning more fearlessness from her character.]
The article reports that Howard “knew early on in her mum Cheryl’s pregnancy that she was about to become a big sister to Jocelyn and Paige in 1985, when she was just three years old.”
She said, “My family has these psychic abilities. (Father Ron) is pretty intuitive, but he’s not psychic. But when I was three, I’d told my mum – she’d just found out she was pregnant she knew what she was having, but ultimately they ended up having twin girls – ‘Oh I’m so excited about my sisters.’
“And my mum was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ and she asked me to draw a picture, so I drew this picture of her with these two figures in it and later on in the pregnancy they had a scan and found out it was twins, and then found out it was twin girls – it was uncanny for them!”
Howard also commented about her sister, “Sometimes she’ll just walk down the street and just kinda know what’s going on in their lives, like this person’s going through a divorce…”
[Bryce Dallas Howard Reveals Her Secret Psychic Ability, aceshowbiz.com]
Using her psychic abilities as a psychiatrist
At an early age, Judith Orloff, MD realized she had intuitive abilities, and is now integrating those talents with traditional medicine, as an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA, and a psychiatrist.
In my interview with her, Dr. Orloff recalled, “When I was a child, my family did not encourage me to develop my psychic abilities. In fact, I was discouraged. But then as a teenager, I met Dr. Thelma Moss at UCLA and she tested my abilities, and gave me a lot of validation for them, and invited me to come work as a psychic and a research assistant in her lab.
“I expect that common sense may evolve into a new, uncommon sensibility in which psi is regarded as boringly normal.” Dean Radin, PhD – from his article “Entangled Minds,” Shift, Dec 2004-Feb 2005, journal of IONS, the Institute of Noetic Sciences – from the page Psychic Ability.
Originally posted 2010-10-26 17:29:31.