Psychics and the occult?

There are some people who claim to be psychic, but unlike the tarot card and occult practices, they may be Christian and claim that G-d has blessed them with these gifts. Are the psychics still considered to be part of the occult? Does the Church veiw them somewhat as false prophets?

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