Psychics existed as long as humankind. Psychics were valued, respected but also feared and hunted during the history. In ancient times their knowledge was recognized and appreciated, many of them held important positions in the society as high priests, priestesses or as spiritual consultants of the leaders. With the apparition of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism psychics started to lose their position. In the 1800's a new spiritual movement arouse which proudly and loudly promoted psychic activity and also encouraged people to consult psychic readers.