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By God’s Authority?

When asked under whose authority she was acting, the clerk responded: “Under God’s authority.”

Kim Davis is still denying marriage licenses for same-sex couples in Kentucky, and now she and her staff…


This story reminds me of a situation I once faced. Vancouver’s Granville Island Public Market allows a small number of entertainers, buskers, and that summer I made a fairly reasonable income reading palms for donations. They liked me there, because unlike the musicians, who made a lot of noise (either good or bad), I was quiet and didn’t bother anyone. To this day, to my knowledge, I am the only palmist/psychic with a letter of recommendation from Granville Island – on Government of Canada letterhead no less. 

This one cold, wet, fall afternoon, I was sitting in the mostly empty market, dreading coming home without any money for the day, when I finally got a client. As I read for him out of the corner of my eye, I saw a very well-dressed fellow approaching me. “Preacher” I heard in my inner mind. Oh no. My heart sunk as he started in on both of us. After several minutes of haranguing, my client got up, pressed a few extra dollars in my hand and beat a swift retreat.

As he carried on, casting demons out of me in the name of Jesus, and commanding me to be quiet each time I responded, I noticed that we were gathering a crowd. Out of the back of the crowd, I noticed two large, burly security guards heading towards us. The preacher insisted once again that I be silent and leave in the name of Jesus. To which I responded with my driest sarcasm that if he did not be silent I would make him leave in the name of Granville Island Security. 

He spun slowly on his heel and there stood the two enormous guards, with arms crossed across their chests, with huge grins on their faces. The crowd burst into applause, and I had a lineup of people waiting for readings. I think it was probably the best day I had all that year.

Ms. Davis is about to find out that God’s authority does not trump State law. She is being given some incredibly bad advice. Someone needs to look into her church and find out what they are teaching there. Not only is she breaking the law, she’s also on very flimsy Biblical grounds. 

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Bunko or Violation of Religious Freedom?

I saw this article on Facebook and while I am glad they have gotten these frauds off the streets, I’m not entirely happy with the way this story has been covered. Yes, a good number of so-called psychics are frauds (as are unfortunately present in almost any profession these days it seems). Flat-out fraud and bunko like telling someone you can find someone for payment of a huge amount of money, or “removing curses”, that’s something that most of the practicing psychics I know look down on, and we celebrate when those frauds are prosecuted. In my book, “Living With Your Psychic Gifts”, I say:

“Don’t let anyone tell you they can take care of a psychic attack or a “curse” for you for large sums of money. These folks are frauds and cheats by definition.”

“There are usually clear indications from the beginning, if you know what to look for. Some of these signs are so clear, that a fraudulent reader might as well put up a sign saying “RIPOFFS HERE”. Study the information or literature that the reader has available. Be on the lookout for any psychic who seems to be trying deliberately to cultivate a “gypsy fortune teller” image or makes extraordinary claims.

I have worked next to true gypsy readers and have heard tales both good and bad, just like everyone else. However, those who try too hard to cultivate such an image are more often interested in show business than in serious substance. This often goes together with outrageous claims: “Madame So-n-So… Knows All…Sees All” If Madame So-n-So knows ALL…what’s she doing selling readings at the Psychic Fair for $20? Worst of all – I have encountered so-called “gypsy psychics” who are not even gypsies – so they end up giving true gypsy psychics a bad name, while exploiting a mysterious image in the popular imagination.”

But there is a deeper issue here, one the article doesn’t even attempt to address. I want to know why these women are in jail, and these guys are not: The average scam artist pretending to read palms couldn’t DREAM of coming close to what these guys make, for essentially the same false promises, and then some! But the gypsy psychic goes to jail while the televangelist gets a tax exemption?

I don’t do professional readings any longer in my own work, but not because I believe it was bogus. Quite the contrary. I was good at it, and my clients often affirmed I was amazingly accurate. I quit doing readings though because it was so emotionally challenging and draining. When I did readings I had a policy, anyone not satisfied got a full refund, no questions asked. I can still count on one hand how many requested a refund at the end of a session. Whether or not anyone else believes in psychics or not, our clients believe that fair value is exchanged for services given, and we should have the exact same rights any televangelist enjoys. If I ever did go back into readings now, I’d take the precaution first of getting registered as a minister first. Then I could get a tax exemption and legal protection to boot! It’s ridiculous.

I want to know why no-one was interviewed speaking for the thousands of psychics who sincerely believe in their craft, and the clients who find great solace in it. It appears to me that at least one of these women was coerced into denouncing her practice, or at the very least hoped to get consideration for doing so. I’d like to know about the actual law being invoked in this case. Is it actually against the law simply to do readings, or is there something specific they all did to attract attention from law enforcement?

I have sent a letter along these lines to the author of this article. If they respond and agree to it, I’ll post a response. In the meantime, your thoughts?

The reflections from convicted psychics who speak to the board may give pause to those willing to pay for a peek at the future.

Closing #LWYPG Yahoo Group.

As there has been almost no traffic on the  Living With Your Psychic Gifts Discussion Group in some time, I am closing and archiving the group. However, you are still welcome to friend me on Facebook, and to follow the Living With Your Psychic Gifts Discussion Group page there:

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Thanks to you all for joining this group, and for contributing to a wonderful archive of psychic information.

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