Psychics - truth or rubbish Aug 18, 2018 2:06:24 GMT
Post by southskies on Aug 18, 2018 2:06:24 GMT
I'll probably get thrown out of this forum for what I say, but hey, lets see how open this forum actually is for open opinions.
Where do we start?
I was born with a facial disfigurement. I was picked on at school about my appearance (yes, weren't we all). But by the time I was getting towards my late teens, yes, trying to find a wife did become something I dreamt about.
Understandably, I had no luck.
Found friends, nothing more. Longest time spent dating someone was one date (and no nothing afterwards).
By my late 20's thought I'd go to a Soul/Psychic expo - hey, what did I have to loose. Something to while away a day. A bit of a laugh.
As a natural skeptic, I had no expectations about what I would hear. And, as per all the other comments on this list, there were many BAD psychics out there. Readings such as "you will have a challenging few months ahead", "someone you know is in pain". And just the lies "You will have a significant change in your work situation towards the end of the year", "beware the man with the blonde hair that will will cause you financial stress". We all know what they do.
And yes, fleeced I was, but not big time. People spend more on booze / smokes / gambling in a a month. Never thought anything more about it.
10 years later, at the age of 40, I was planning my first overseas holiday. Saw a little sign, "come in and get a reading today". No big flashing lights, advertisements, just a small building hired for a day with a few retailers and 2 psychics.
Hey, I'm at a loose end for an hour to two, perhaps it could just be a good insurance.
So, in I go. Not expecting anything, just walking around, unimpressed with crystal sales etc etc, just about to walk out, a coordinator walks up, why not have a chat over there with this guy. Not expensive, 15 minutes, will cost you less than 1/2 a tank of fuel.
In 15 minutes, he had described me to a tee. He told me where I was going, and the events around that journey. He then said that in 2 months times, I was going to meet my wife, he told me where I was going to meet her, he told me her surname, her nationality, she was only temporarily visiting the country. None of it related to my Journey. He told me my life would change forever, and he told me how it would change.
Given my history (25 years of never having a partner), given my disfigurement, I left feeling ripped off.
Came back from my holiday, and yes, met that lady, everything as stated was correct. I did not change my behavior in any way to meet this person. There were particular financial and personal circumstances around this person, that could not be guessed. This lady looked like a model, and its not just my opinion. If you put up our photos together, you would simply laugh and say one word "No".
Marrying a foreigner is never straightforward, predicting all the issues I would face for her particular circumstance is no easy feat. After several months I found the catch - she had a huge debt to her employer, almost a half million dollars, which had to be paid before she could live in my country, before I was able to marry her. (No, not a Nigerian scam)
Hey, what could I loose, so I found out where this psychic worked, and asked if I could get another reading.
Another reading - the answer, yes, it will sort itself out. You will end up paying a fraction of the debt. I went back and did my sums, redid her debt sums. Felt really scammed. I owned 10% of what was owed. How could this happen? So, I ignored the advice, kept the relationship going for another 2 years, she had to go home, kept the connection going. An exponential increase in overseas travel, as predicted. (travelled OS once in my life, now regularly travelling long haul OS travel). Easily predicted?
My finances took a significant turn. Hell, live dangerously, went back. He said what are you waiting for? I told you before. So, we went back to her employer to get a payout figure. And yes, you guessed it.
All this started more than 10 years ago. And yes, we are still married.
I concur with the general thrust of this forum. Beware of psychics. Don't accept reading generalisations. Avoid psychics with props, tarot cards. Don't get sucked in, don't waste your money. I think 92% of psychics are frauds. I think another 4% are genuine, but just not tuned into you / or misunderstanding the messages. If you find one of the last 4% who is able to give a targetted, consequential and meaningful reading, which is very rare, then you are very lucky.