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 article quotes Howard about her early intuitions:
“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…”
From Bryce Dallas Howard Reveals Her Secret Psychic Ability, aceshowbiz.com.
See more quotes about her creative work in my Inner Actor post Bryce Dallas Howard on learning more fearlessness from her character.
(The photo is from her Facebook page.)
“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.
Using her psychic abilities as a psychiatrist
“It goes beyond the senses, as we know it. It’s our ability to intuit the mystery.”
Judith Orloff, MD
At an early age, Orloff realized she had intuitive abilities, and is now integrating those 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.”
Read about Surrender to the Power of Intuition – Online Course with Judith Orloff M.D.
One of her related books: The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People by Judith Orloff, MD.
“Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person in joy or pain,” she says. “But for empaths it goes much farther. We actually feel others’ emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own bodies, without the usual defenses that most people have.”