So being raised Catholic I grew up with saint stories, and St Joans of Arc was one of my favorites. In my manic cycling, she came to my brain this week. I am not googling her, I'm not researching her, y'all know why, but i did want to share a thought on what i do remembwr about her.
The human brain is amazing. There are people who can look at a skyline once and draw it exactly l. There are people who can recall amazingly specific facts and dates that seem impossible. There are child painters with a mastery of anatomy and lighting far beyond their years. Some of these people are not the most educated or even the most intelligent, but education is bot the same thing as skill or talent or even a remarkable mind.
St Joan, from what I remember, is famous for her predictions and military skill, which she shouldn't have had. But isn't it possible a person can have an innate knack for reading people, appraising risks, and picking up the high adrenaline strategy of a fight? Cold reading is usually considered a skill to be taught, but I don't find it outside the realm of possibility that something could have an almost intuitive skill for reading body language and facial expressions.
Some of her predictions were events that would happen on certain dates and from what I know they came true, but how many predictions did she make that weren't written down? That did not come true? It's said she won the kings favor by remarking on details of a private prayer he made. Did she actually tell him anything miraculous or was it any other guess a tv psychic could infer and then pressed on when he reacted favorably?
I mean. This is all just theory from someone who's really not well versed on her story but it seems more likely than she was getting messages from the dead (/sarcasm)
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