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How to Tell if a Psychic or Fortune Teller Is Genuine

Updated on April 15, 2016
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Nell is fascinated by all things paranormal. And loves Quantum Physics which she believes has the answers to these questions.

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Psychic Readings

There are many Psychic Reading sites on the Internet these days, and throughout the Country you will find loads of weekend flea markets or sales that always have a Psychic in residence. What with Clairvoyant, Medium or Psychic Painters selling their wares, how do we know which one is genuine or is in fact a con artist?

In my town we often have Psychic Fairs, and I have visited them loads of times. Mainly to buy my Tarot Cards or pick out a piece of Silver jewellery that catches my eye. And on browsing around I see loads of different Readings, from Tarot Cards and Runes, to ghostly Psychic Drawings that tell you that the person the Psychic has drawn for you, is actually your great great grandmother. The point is, they all look so genuine.

And before I go on, I would like to add that I believe most of them really believe that their Gift is actually true. I doubt very much that someone would take up this profession without actually having some sort of Psychic experience. What I do believe is that they think they can do the Cards or speak to great aunt Elsie who lived years ago. But how do we know which one to pick?

Psychology, Suggestion, Manipulation

I have been reading the Tarot Cards ever since I was 16 years old. My whole life before that consisted of loads of different Psychic happenings that got me interested in why and how this sort of thing happened. It was a natural progression that made me want to try and help people by reading the Tarot Cards. Before I go on, I would like to add that I have studied Psychology for over four years, and I could have taken the last course and become a councillor.

So I am fully aware of the fact that a lot of Psychic Readings are nothing more than being able to ‘see’ what the person is like, read how they react, and be aware of the fact that they actually want to believe you, because they are paying you, and of course they want the excitement. Therefore they are very open to suggestion and can easily be manipulated into revealing information and then afterwards, thinking that actually they believe the Psychic is the one that told them this info.

Signs of Fraud

First of all let’s address the fraud. This is blatantly a way to get as much money out of you as possible. The know they are fraudsters, all they want to do is manipulate you, and convince you that they are telling the truth.

So the first thing that you have to do when walking around a Psychic Fair for example, is to go and stand just outside of personal range as I call it, but make sure you can hear, see, and get the impression of what is true and what’s not. Not only will this tell you what’s going on, but you will be able to see whether the Psychic starts to look uncomfortable, giving you sidelong glances and fidgeting for example. I have seen this a number of times, and it’s a great give away.

Second, see how many times they repeat themselves. For example, do they ask for background info, and then throw it back at the recipient later in the conversation? By taking this initiative, it will be obvious that they are ‘fishing’ for information. By playing on the same words and conversation they are actually trying to make you remember the phrase or word that they have got right. They read people, its as simple as that. Also a real Psychic will not charge you too much money. Always go for the cheaper option, because the more expensive ones mean they have been doing this for years. Watch the Psychics face for a little smile or a sign of triumph. Its not hard to see. Count how many times they get something right, compared to what is wrong.

 And don't forget to listen into conversations after the recipient has left. Many frauds like to boast to someone that the reading has gone really well, and 'I am such a good reader, etc'.

Fooling Themselves

A Psychic who believes that they are genuine will act with enthusiasm, treating the recipient with respect and smiling a lot. He or she will be so pleased with themselves when they get the answers right, that they tend to give themselves away by this action. Its as though they are guessing, and when it is clear they are spot on, will smile and preen. But what in fact they are doing is reading the person. Its not hard.

 Take for example that the person getting the reading is a teenage girl. Its obvious that the Psychic will automatically start talking about boyfriends and school, or meeting a talk dark stranger at a nightclub! Bit of a give away! They will look all innocent and in fact believe that they have nothing to hide. But in fact they are just getting into the zone of the participant. Even a teenage girl will have other problems, so this is a great give away.

The Real McCoy Genuine Psychics

A real genuine Psychic will stand out a mile. If you know what to look for. He or she will only look at the Tarot Cards or the palm of your hand when doing Palm Reading. He/she will be concentrating so much on what they can see before them, they will not even take a look at the participant. Their concentration will be purely on the Reading. Listen in, and you will see that they talk about all sorts of family life, court cases, illnesses that can be proven by the participant, and things that have genuinely happened in the past. And more importantly, they will admit their mistake if they read it wrong.

 If they are doing a Future Reading, and the participant totally disagrees, instead of trying to rectify their mistake, the Reader will turn and say something along the lines of, ‘well this is what I can see.

It may seem strange to you now, but I see this in your future whether you believe it or not’ In other words they won’t care if it sounds ‘out there’ or strange, they say what they see. Simple as that. A real genuine Psychic will also give you a written or taped text of the conversation. They won’t be afraid of any come backs because they believe in what they are saying. Once the participant has got over the initial suspicion, they will see that everything they have been told Is in fact true, or as near to the truth as can be. Even if the reading turns out to be completely wrong, they will still appreciate the fact that they Psychic tried their best and didn't try to lie to them.

How To Act When Sitting For A Reading

You are paying a lot of money for your Tarot or Card reading. So do not give them any information. Never ever tell them anything about your past, where you live or how old you are. But the most important thing is to stay blank. Literally.

Sit comfortably in your chair, do not smile, move around or do anything that will let the Psychic read you. Even a small thing such as scratching your nose, will actually give off signals that they can read. Body language is a very easy thing to pick up on. And when they get something completely right, just nod and say yes or no to whether you understand what they mean. This way, you will be able to pick out the genuine from the fraud. All con artists use this ploy. You will totally stump them by keeping still, have a blank expression, and never ever give them info that they can work on. This is when they will show their true colors.

And the most important thing is to keep an open mind.

I have been doing readings for years, If I get it wrong, I hold my hands up. I also tell them before I start that I read the Tarot Cards with a dash of Psychology to help them with a problem. If they ask me where the info comes from, I just hold my hands up and admit that I have no idea. I explain that it could either be a power from ‘beyond’ or a part of my brain that somehow picks up signals from the participant, even future readings, or something that scientists do no know yet.

And most important. The participants keep coming back. Because I tell the truth about my ‘powers’. Trust the participant, and most importantly they will trust you.

Have a great time with your Psychic Reading, and most importantly, never ever take it too seriously. Nobody knows the future, it is down to you. We are just there to help you see the choices that you can make.

Good luck!

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Did You Know?

The tarot, first known as trionfi then later tarocchi, was mainly played by the French and the Italians. The cards were first used in Europe in the mid 15th Century. To start with, they were used as a pack of playing cards.

 But from the 18th Century, Tarot Cards have been used by mystics and occultists to tell fortunes. Even though the word Tarot is taken from the Italian word tarocchi, it actually doesn't mean anything, but some say that it comes from the Taro river in northern Italy, near Palma.

More mysteriously, another idea is that it comes from the Arabic word turuq, which means 'four pathways'

But maybe there is an even darker side to the Tarot. Some question whether it is related to the words Harut and Marut who were mentioned in a short sentence in the Qu'ran. According to the account, a group of Israelites learned magic, because Two Angels, Harut and Marut, wanted them to demonstrate it for them. But in reality, the two Angels wanted to test their will power. It was told that this magic would be passed on to others by the Devil.

Most Tarot or Card readings these days have to state thet they are for entertainment only, so I will just say, never take it too seriously, have fun and at the end of the day, its something to chat about with your friends!

The above is my opinion and doesn't claim to involve any religion or infringe on anybodys belief.

Copyright Nell Rose

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      Nell Rose 9 days ago from England

      I am sorry Lailapop, I do not read the minor arcana.

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      Lailapop 9 days ago

      hello

      I drew three cards for LOVE

      1-Nine of Swords

      2- Seven of Wands

      3- The Sun

      Could you please interpret it for me?

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      Natalie 4 weeks ago

      Yes we've been fooled many a times

      And have paid alot of money for untrue matters.

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      Nell Rose 4 weeks ago from England

      Hi Jennifer, is your heart broken? if only some of the stuff is right then she sounds like a good guesser! as for aura cleansing, I do not believe in it! I may be wrong, but if it is real then surely with you doing meditation and mental cleansing by listening to a cd or dvd it will have the same effect. I am always skeptical of these claims, but as I say I might be wrong, but its not something you can't do yourself is it? 300 pounds/dollars is far too much! maybe 20 p/d a session. Good luck.

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      Jennifer 5 weeks ago

      Hi Nell,

      I went to a psychic and during the reading she kept saying your heart is broken and once it is shattered, you can't get it back. I feel like some of the stuff was right on, but then she ended with doing aura cleansing by breaking the bond with my ex and also letting mr creativity come out. She wants 300 for fiv cleansing sessions. Does this even exist? She didn't back down when I questioned one thing and did say that is what I see. Please help, not sure if I should do the cleansing. I am not sure it is even real

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      Thom Stone 6 weeks ago

      It's very easy to identify fake psychics - they're all fake. Wow.

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      Nell Rose 6 weeks ago from England

      to Cathriona ward, please email me again, as I lost my coverage and deleted by mistake, thank you.

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      Nell Rose 6 weeks ago from England

      Hi MaryTee, sorry your comment went to spam. I have accepted it now and you should be able to see it, thanks

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      MaryTee 3 months ago

      Please do NOT go to VICKY ANTOINETTE (currently in Mallow) do not waste your money. She is a complete charlatan. I paid 70 euro to see her yesterday. She spent about 80% of the time telling me that my partner was no good for me and to leave him. Then said a man from work will start texting you but he has a girlfriend so I'd encourage you to have a fling with him coz you deserve a little fun. She told me to dump the guy I'm with now and have fun with the other fella, until I get bored. The truth is I AM SINGLE.. there is NO men in my life(I work from home so there's no "guy from work") and unlike her I DO have a moral compass so would NEVER entertain any guy that was already in a relationship. She had to leave Cork city as a disgruntled customer (she told me it was a man so I'm assuming maybe one of the husbands that was abandoned by their wives under her advice). He broke her face and she ended up out of work and having to flee to Mallow. Karma catches up on everyone, even unscrupulous thieving Charlatan's such as herself. The thing is I do Angel cards myself and read palms (I don't charge money, just do it for free to anyone that asks me)so I could tell immediately that she was a fake. Not 1 bit of accuracy from her at all. She cried during our reading as she thought I'd cry too, I didn't. It just sent alarms ringing (FAKE!) and she kept insisting on hugging me, her way of trying to fake a bond so you'd pay her. The hugging felt SO forced and made me so uncomfortable. I gave her the 70 and left because I thought if you're that desperate for my money you can have it. I feel physically ill thinking about all of the relationships she must have broken up just out of her own greed. Lets be honest, relationships are difficult, this charlatan knows most people argue with their spouses/ partners so people are already vulnerable to being in a position to be told to leave their partner. I hope Karma puts a stop to this evil woman. She's an abomination. (BUYER BEWARE!! Save your Money, VICKY ANTOINETTE is a FAKE!)

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      Nell Rose 4 months ago from England

      Hi Riley, I get the feeling that a lot of her trouble is psychology. For some reason she feels guilty for taking money, yet she wants to do the readings. A part of her mind is yelling, 'Are you faking it? Is this real? What she needs to do is sit down and give it a rest for a while, sort out her health, and most important don't do readings just for the money. For two reasons. one you are so desperate for the money you may read the palms wrong, and secondly she will feel guilty and then ill. round and round we go! to read palms, tarot etc you have to be relaxed. concentrate on the person what you are feeling etc, and never feel guilty for being paid! why should she do it for nothing? me confident and say 10 dollars/pounds and then as she gets more experienced put the money up! tell her good luck!

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      Riley McHale 4 months ago

      Hello! I have a best friend who do fortune telling. She just noticed it when she read her cousin's palm when she's teen, she saw death but just kept it to herself because she didn't believe in what she saw. A month after, her counsin died.

      She continued reading without asking anything in return and it seems like she's getting bad luck after palm reading. The bad luck involves money and health, she said she hasn't accept this ability yet. If fortune telling is bad luck, what does she needs to do? Does she needs to accept that she has that ability, does she need to get something in return from her participants?

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      Nell Rose 5 months ago from England

      I am sorry Karin, I would need more information than that.

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      Nell Rose 6 months ago from England

      Thanks Mary, glad you liked it, and thanks for reading.

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      Mary 6 months ago

      very true, excellent advice.

      Never go for a phone or on line reading.

      Unfortunately a lot of 'Fake People' 'Fake News' as Donald Trump would say.

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      Nell Rose 6 months ago from England

      Choose some cards and I will tell you. :)

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      Mendiswa 6 months ago

      Fortune tellee I want to know about my life

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      Nell Rose 9 months ago from England

      LOL! thanks for the laugh Laurie! and no, I can't imagine....just because....LOL! love fairies, better be real.......:)

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      LaurieHL 9 months ago

      This reminds me of another useful self- help article entitled "How to know if the Tooth Fairy is Genuine". Gotta be careful. There is a high potential that the fairy putting $ under our kids' pillows just might be a fraud. Can you even imagine?

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      Nell Rose 9 months ago from England

      Hi Holly, not sure to be honest. You have to take into consideration whether the other two members of the family really believed her, or in fact wanted to believe. there is a lot of psychology involved. a lot of people will believe because its fun, they only hear what they want, and latch onto the good stuff. If you felt that it was wrong then it was wrong. the best thing to do is either tape the conversation or take notes. this way you can figure out whether they were worth going to. of course psychics can never be completely right, some things just feel one way when it may turn out the other. and of course the recipient, you in this case, may not realise that she is explaining about something that may happen that you can't even think to believe is possible. but you never know, it may be! your best bet is to sit back and see what happens. if her words don't come true, or its far off the mark, then write down her name, and remember to never go there again, okay? thanks for reading, nell

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      Holly 9 months ago

      Hi,

      I was at an event today and two members of my family had a reading that was spot on so i went later on with my sister. Whilst waiting we didn't say anything about ourselves as I wanted a proper reading. During the reading however, she did ask a few questions e.g age and career goals. Some information she gave me was completely off mark. Do you think that this was a genuine psychic?

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      Nell Rose 10 months ago from England

      Thanks again, it sounds fascinating, I will look out for it, nell

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      Nell Rose 10 months ago from England

      Thanks for your opinion Man from Modesto, and thanks for reading.

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      Man from Modesto 10 months ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      Also, I highly recommend the book, "Out of the Devil's Cauldron" by John Ramirez, one of the most powerful psychics in New York.

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      Man from Modesto 10 months ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      There are many ways to discern information about a person. "The eyes are the window to the soul," scripture tells us. And, I have found this to be true. The Satanists are well aware of this. They often attack soul-to-soul by staring directly into the eyes of their target. Additionally, information, like a spiritual subtext, is carried on the voice. Also, a person's name conveys who they are and their general qualities. For example, many of the false Christian "evangelists", who are in fact servants of the New World Satanic Order.... The first time I ever heard their name, the Holy Spirit stirred inside me and I instantly did not like them. Kenneth Copeland and Binni Hinn are two of these. Further, just as "wisdom softens the face" (meaning the voice of the Holy Spirit), so does the voice of the unholy spirit harden the face and give it sharp edges. For examples, see the face of Kenneth Copeland and of Tim LaHaye, author of the Left Behind books... Which cleverly teach lies about the rapture and other important Christian teachings.

      So, a person who examines many aspects of a person is not to be automatically discounted. There is much truth to be discerned in a person's eyes, voice, and even in their name.

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      Nell Rose 10 months ago from England

      Hi Karen, I would suggest taking someone with you, who will stand behind the psychic to see what and how they do the reading of other people. If they think the reader is genuine then you can go and get a reading done. Hope this helps. Nell

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      Karen 10 months ago from South Carolina

      I'm deaf and how do I find the right one? I can speak, wears hearing aides. I can hear some. So how do I make sure they not scamming me?

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      Nell Rose 14 months ago from England

      Thanks Lisa, I have read for money before, but only around 10 pounds/dollars. And I always say that the Cards are psychic but I am also reading the person as a psychologist too. then the recipient tends to open up about stuff that they didn't want to say, embarrassment, shy etc, but the cards lead them to say it, and it always shows the way, thanks so much for liking it.

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      Lisa 14 months ago

      Thank you, I've been going to see psychics for a very long time and haven't been to one that's been good apart from years ago and she was spot on.. But all the others I believe are just fakes and in it for money and believing they can read from the cards. Wonder what you would say if you did a reading for me. Thank you the information it was interesting reading it.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Thanks so much Sylvia!

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      SylviaSky 2 years ago from USA

      Excellent and voted up!

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Thanks DabbleYou, yes I tend to use it as a psychological tool more than anything else, seems to work too!

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      DabbleYou 2 years ago

      A very interesting subject. Tarot card reading, I think, is something to take into consideration if you are not sure about yourself anymore. I guess I'll recommend it more than a psychiatrist. :)

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Sorry not sure I can help Postwoman, I don't live in London, but I am sure you will find some here on the Internet. I am afraid its pretty much pot luck as my mum would say! lol! but the best thing to do is try to look up someone with reviews, people are always truthful, if they feel that the psychic is not too good they will say so, so in the search just put 'best psychics reviews' it should take you to the right ones, okay? thanks, nell

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      Postwomanbooks 2 years ago

      Can u recommend some genuine phsychics that we could book a reading with

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      lol! thanks Lionrhod, yes it drives me nuts too, I often watch the ones on tv, then after a while I think, hang on a minute, surely that so called psychic has said the same thing to so many people on their shows, I noticed one tv psychic who kept on saying week after week about a box full of buttons! lol! how many grannies have a box full of buttons? arghhh!

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      Lionrhod 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      No worries Nell. I'm completely with you on exposing fraudulent psychics. I work so hard at being ethical that it drives me buggy when psychics are fakes. And especially if they try to victimize their clients. ACK! It gives every one of us a bad name.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Thanks for your comment Lionrhod, sorry I should have been more specific, I only meant listen to the reader for a few seconds to get the idea whether that person is genuine or not, not to actually listen in to the whole conversation. I am sure you are a genuine good spiritual counselor, but there are many who are frauds, sorry for the misunderstanding, nell

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      Lionrhod 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Nell, While you have a lot of good information in this hub, you also give some advice which I would highly disagree with. The suggestion to stand within earshot of the psychic, for example. I would be fidgeting too, and might quite possibly get up and ask the person to move a bit away. Not because I'm worried about being "outed" (I've been reading for over 30 years and I know I'm good at it.) but because the reading is private and confidential. Quite often I'm discussing situations which are sensitive and none of anyone else's business. If the client wants to bring a friend along, that's fine, but for bystanders to be within earshot...no. Also, I do make frequent eye contact with and or look at my clients. It's about 1) creating rapport and 2) making certain they are understanding my advice. As a spiritual counselor, I'm not interested in proving myself. I AM interested in being sure that I'm phrasing my advice in a manner that is useful to them.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hiya Deborah, I have done loads in my town, mainly pubs or private parties, never online apart from my other hub where I do the readings, thanks

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      Deborah Sexton 3 years ago

      So you're a reader Nell? That's great. Do you read from your house for locals only? Or online too?

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Thanks Deborah, that sounds like me, I do the Tarot by word of mouth and luckily they come back, that's great to know, and thanks for reading, nell

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      Deborah Sexton 3 years ago

      Great hub, and good points.

      The psychic I go to doesn't look at me, only at the cards, she's been around for many years in the same house. She doesn't advertise, as her clients were built by word of mouth, to me these are all signs that she is real.

      Oh, and she doesn't say that I have a curse on me, that she will remove for $50.00 either.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hiya Jo, lol! that's so true! have a wonderful time meeting your sister, let me know how you get on?

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      LOL Nell its possible you do but you cannot enter that realm to see your great aunt Elsie ha ha ha. Yep sometimes you're like what crap are these people talking you in yourself must know if they are accurate. Certain things they tell you , you'll be like how did they know that. I am GREAT I AM AWESOME!!! by God's help my dear and hope you are to. I am excited going to meet my sister i haven't met in about 14 years today.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      lol! hiya Jo, how you doing? yep those frauds drive me nuts! I have seen a few and believe me I don't have a great aunt Elsie! lol!

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      LMBO Nell you nuts ha ha ha but i agree with you these people also work with psychology for instance. Lets say someone call a psychic on the radio and says my husband is treating me badly. The psychic will reply well i can see some negative energy in your marriage and i am seeing him around a brown skin woman a lot. Heck yeah if your marriage isn't going good it means there is negative energy and most likely the husband is seeing another woman. Isn't that sooo OBVIOUS! Then you will believe her but she is actually playing on your Psyche.

      So there are gifts and callings without repentance the bible says so but is what you use it to do i believe there are those who genuinely knows certain things. Just as the witch of Endor who King Saul went to, to raise up Samuel from the dead in the bible. Did she contacted Sanuel indeed she did.

      However there are those who are not genuine and looking for money and will try to tie your head up like in my earlier example.

      LOL @ they'll try to contact great aunt Elsie who lived years ago. ha ha ha so true .

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Bobbi, thanks so much for reading, I do use Google + sometimes, but i forget as well! lol! yes its great to have a reading, but some are complete scammers, so you can see its best to check them out, I have been to some really awful ones! lol!

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      PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

      Hi Nell Rose,

      What a great hub. I have never had a reading by anyone, but I am planning on it one day. I think it would be fun.

      You are such an interesting person with many talents. And, thanks for putting this on Google+ as I visit there mostly when time allows it.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Shelly, don't worry, I would imagine that your dream was just symbolic, it seems that you are scared of breaking up with your fiance' and the ultimate break up would be death. Its also that your brain, which has a higher side to it is telling you not to do anything that will put you in danger. Whether this is a symbolic dream, your mind telling you to be careful, or even if it really was a precognition of future events, each happening is warning you not to do it. So, you have been given something special, you are being told to act calmly and never do anything that will endanger you or your family or fiancé, i think that's amazing, you know now not to go madly driving after him, so therefore you are safe, please don't worry, the Universe was giving you a nudge and saying, hey keep your head calm, we don't want no accidents now do we? lol! take care, and as I said, don't worry!

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      Shelly 3 years ago

      I wanted to go to one because I had a dream about myself dying. I was going after my fiancé because we had a fight and he didn't want to see me. He drove off so I went after him and got into a car accident. It seemed so real and I have never seen anything like this. Do you suggest I go get my palm read? I'm so afraid I don't know what to do.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Sorry Nina I have no idea, I live in England, but you could go down the 'fraud' road so to speak, maybe ask the police if they know how to look into what she is doing? Good luck!

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      Nina 3 years ago

      How would I report her, is there an association in Montreal that I can call. She was working from her house. I wonder if there`s any good physic in Montreal and that are honest!!!

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Wow Nina! thanks for reading, I would have reported her, not sure who too, but maybe the venue where she was working at that's just so wrong! glad you didn't go back, and this is what I am talking about!

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      Nina 3 years ago

      Hi Nell,

      I went to see a physic last week, at first she charged me 40$, then she told me she needed to see me in a week, and that I had to bring her 1500$, immediately I knew something was off, so I told her I'll call you back to reschedule an appointment, and I never did.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Hi Jean, that's right, I tell it like it is too, even if they keep saying no that's not right, they always come back and tell me that yes it was exactly what happened to them, I get the feeling when someone is not genuine, I remember the time at the psychic fair when one woman was being yelled at because she blatantly obviously made the whole thing up as she went! should get the money after, not before! lol! thanks so much for reading, nell

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      Jean Bakula 3 years ago from New Jersey

      Hi Nell,

      I was just reading and fixing up some old hubs, and this was listed after one of mine. I find that when I get really lost in a reading, I barely look at the person, so they don't really get a chance to talk or respond point by point. So it's always rewarding when they seem so surprised the reading is on target. I had a lot of reservations about doing online readings, but got over it. I find that because after I throw the cards I keep the reading sitting around for a bit before I have time to email the person my findings, and it gives me more time to think about it. People have responded that they are shocked you can get so much out of a Tarot reading! My astrology chart readings are also very psychology based, and I think people expect them to be "sexed up" more in our times, and I can't bring myself to do that. Not when Astrology covers all the other areas of your lives. So I've been saying "no" to people who seem to want a horoscope for the wrong reasons. It feels right.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Thanks Rayne, glad you liked it, nell

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      Rayne123 4 years ago

      Your hubs are amazing and fascinating to say the least, I enjoy reading them.

      thank you

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Thanks Laurie, yes the future is not set in stone, its our actions that change it, thanks again, nell

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      Rayne123 4 years ago

      Once again great hub.

      Everything you say makes so much sense. As I stated in your previous hub, I could feel the reader (the one my friend goes to) was very uncomfortable with me around.

      You are so right when you say the future is not for sure. It is not written in stone and can be changed. I have to say for years I had these continuing dreams. However The "Holy Spirit" changed them and they mean different now.

      It may not make sense to others, however it now makes sense to me.

      God makes us put something down to pick up something better, therefore my future/dreams changed.

      thank you again

      Laurie

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Thanks cascoly.

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      cascoly 5 years ago from seattle

      for more details about Randi's challenge, check out http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/1m-challenge/c...

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi cascoly, I remember reading about Randi years ago, and from what I can remember he did seem like a genuine guy who really wanted to know the truth about it, about his actual religious beliefs I really can't remember, thanks for your thoughts, nell

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi gail, thanks for coming back, I think the best psychics are the cheaper ones, purely because if they are genuine then they do it for next to nothing, the really expensive ones to me are just out for the money, Sam Millar sounds like a good one, I will look him up on google, unless of course as you said he is now deceased, thanks!

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 5 years ago from Mason City

      Your welcome. I once contacted Cosmic Awareness many years ago, for a past life reading, and they charge back then around 500 dollars. At first it was a lesser amount, than they raised it to over 500 dollars. That was way too much money. A man from Cosmic Awareness charged 25.00 for tarot reading--his name was Sam Millar. I think he's deceased now. He was from Olympia, Washington.

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      cascoly 5 years ago from seattle

      bethperry said:About the James Randi million dollar offer thing, though: personally I think the chances that his "tests" are UNrigged are about the same as getting milk out of a stud bull. The man started out as a fraud himself and he's made his living (and a mesmerized following) by spewing hatred for religion and anything paranormal since.

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      this is slander -- Randi was NEVER a fraud like most psychics since he never claimed supernatural powers - he's a MAGICIAN - his test was very simple - yet no one was ever able to actually demonstrate paranormal powers - much like Uri Geller failing to bend a spoon when Johnny Carson [himself a magician] was watching. psychics always have some excuse but the plain fact is they just cant perform when someone's paying attention to their trickery.

      I defy you to find anything Randi has said that demonstrates hatred of religion or the paranormal -- disbelief, of course, but that's just the normal reaction of any rational person

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi gail, thanks so much, yes I have been to a few frauds in my time, its so disappointing because of the money spent, its so expensive!

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 5 years ago from Mason City

      Great information about fortune tellers. There must be a lot of fake ones out there that are after money--their the ones to stay away from. The ones that are real are ok. I think that a person has to be careful in finding one that is true. Nice hub and very informative.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Urban, that's sounds like a great idea! I may just try to paint my own, I do think its good because we can put our own feelings into them and totally understand what they mean when we use them, thanks again, and for the great idea!

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      Claudia Dias 5 years ago from London

      Hi Nell, another great hub! I really liked your suggestion of Halloween tarot reading: some might even discover that they have a real psychic ability for reading the Tarot by doing it just for a bit of fun.

      I use the Tarot for esoteric knowledge and research into my personal biography rather than for divination. I work mostly with the B.O.T.A Tarot which encourages to paint it yourself as a means to access its deeper alchemic/esoteric meaning, I'm painting my second set at the moment as well as trying to to research the connection of every card with specific healing properties such as plants, minerals and so on.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi cascoly, sorry no, what I mean is that if for some reason the psychic gets it completely wrong, they should be made to hold their hands up and say sorry. There is a difference between a 'real' psychic and a charlatan. The real one will try their best, but sometimes things can't be seen, on the other hand a charlatan will deliberatly con, okay? thanks for reading, cheers nell

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      cascoly 5 years ago from seattle

      you say: Even if the reading turns out to be completely wrong, they will still appreciate the fact that they Psychic tried their best and didn't try to lie to them.

      so by your definition, there's no way to prove a psychic wrong - thus psychic claims of validilty crash completely, since one of the basic elements of any scientific investigation is the ability to falsify the hypothesis

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, Teylina, that's okay I do understand why you would want to stay away from them it can be a bit disconcerting, I remember my friend was really spooked out the first time I told her something that was going to happen, but after that she just laughed, we were waiting for a bus to go into the next town, and I said, without thinking, 'don't know why you are in a hurry, its going to break down when we get halfway there' and low and behold it broke down when I said! lol in the end she got used to it, and when she came home from America, she lived there a lot of the year, I always knew when she came back, in fact I would phone her the moment she got into her house! lol but as you said, frauds are a menace, so many people, especially celebs use them so much, it gets to be a habit and they can't even go out there door without consulting one! thanks again

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      Teylina 5 years ago

      Knowing that the average person (and above) use only something like 1/10th of 1% or something like that, I have no doubt that scientifically there are parts of our brains that are wired for some people in different ways. I'm reminded of many studies done w/twins, for example. And I will reiterate, in case I didn't make it clear, that you did do a good job with the hub because there ARE psychics who are NOT Fraudulent. They are very real and correct. That's where I didn't make myself plain. I personally choose to stay away because if they do have those powers, I don't want to be with them. The frauds? "Misleadings/misreadings/etc." They oughta be locked up for hurting the people they hurt. And they do a lot of damage--much more than the real ones!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, Teylina, lol! that's fine, I love your ideas and everything you have to say, we all have our opinions, I do know that 'psychic' phenomena does work, but I don't think anybody can sit there for an hour and say they can psychically tell someone everything about them, it doesn't work like that, its a bit like a faulty tv aerial, and some are fake, it can be quite distressing for someone if they get a false reading, because a lot of people do believe. I think it all depends on how you see psychic phenomena, I believe its scientific, and maybe part of our brains that we haven't used yet, thanks as always, nell

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      Teylina 5 years ago

      My sweetest English Rose, there is no way I can pass up one of your hubs w/o at least "checking it out." Marked up and interesting. As usual, however, I can't keep my mouth shut. Will says it's never been proven, and he's right, but millions of people will attest to fortune-telling and whatever other phenomena that seem to be available only through psychic powers. I'm not in this debate. How many of us who call ourselves believers in a Creator of the universe and mankind and claim to believe in the Bible as Yahweh's Holy Word have read (or thought about looking up and reading) any of the verses where Jah gives direct commands to stay away from divination of any kind. And I bet Hyph knows the situation in (I think) one of the books of Samuel where a "spectre" or some such "fortune-teller" showed up and made a huge problem for somebody--forget who. Sooooooo -- to me it isn't a question of science but of beliefs and "holy commandments" for want of a better term! I'm lousy at these type "debates," but had to share my own thoughts after I read bethperry's comment, because as many atheists and agnostics as I've talked with or listened to, I've never heard one who didn't believe in love. Since I try (miserably) to follow Biblical teachings (which, yes, many people believe are out of date, but I don't) I do also try to practice love--which it does teach should be practiced. I'm outta here! Said enough, but you've written a good hub and have great pics, so what I believe has nothing to do with what you've pub'd!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, Ruchira, that's exactly it, I think its always best to see one face to face, at least that way you can tell them they are talking rubbish! lol thanks for reading, cheers nell

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Hi Nell,

      Your hub reminded me of my days when I was new in this country. Alone and fragile that I got to call the 1-900-psychic lady. And boy, she was a prankster. She kept blabbering and made no sense towards my life. I did not want to upset her so, let her talk and finally hung up the phone after 15 minutes. I was paid for being polite when I received the telephone bill...LOL

      With the round of episodes in my life my lesson is that; Our future is in our hands and even though I feel so tempted to know my future in times of distress...I feel like waiting and watching for the end just as I like to watch a fictional movie.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, kitty, I think most people believe in themselves that they are psychic, but only some of them can genuinely read something like cards, its just the case of finding the right one! lol thanks nell

      Hi, Dolores, I totally agree, sometimes its the cards that really stand out, even if you don't know how to be 'psychic' if you like, just by doing the cards can produce some pretty strange happenings, thanks for reading, cheers nell

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      Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

      I dunno. I think that those fortune tellers who are able to 'read' people are pretty talented too. It takes a special skill to do that. I started to get into the Tarot a while back and some of the stuff that came up was spot on. Almost creepy. I stopped doing it because I scared myself.

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      Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

      Voted up and awesome, Nell. Great advice here for people thinking of calling on a psychic or fortune teller. Many of them are definitely frauds...some of them are just intuitive and fewer are actual fully-developed psychics. Wonderful info. at the end, too!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, Hello, that's so true! its only when we remember what they said that we start to believe them! but it is also really spooky when they get it right! lol thanks again nell

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      Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

      I am always fascinated by tarrotcard reading but as you say there are more false than true one. Also the problem is you only know they are good when it all happens.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, Marie, I believe that most of us actually do have this other sense, but it just disappears for years after one big psychic happening, for example I do believe in Telepathy, as so many people do know when someone is going to phone or bump into them etc, but yes there are so many fakes, sometimes its fun to just listen to them waffling on! ha ha thanks again, and nice to see you, cheers nell

      Hi, pras, its a subject that some people believe and others don't but it can be fun for a party or gathering, I hope you are having a great weekend! we are in the middle of a heatwave! evidently England is hotter than Greece at the moment! phew! lol cheers nell

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I got wonderful information from you, Nell. Some people believe to fortune teller but most of us don't believe this. No one can predict what will happen in the future, only few people can do this ( they are blessed by God because of have this talent). Thank you so much for share with us. I learn much from you. Vote up and have a nice weekend!

      Prasetio

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      Renee 5 years ago

      Hi Nell, it's been quite awhile since I have been hub hopping and I am happy to see that you got yourself a new hub and a very interesting one at that. I do believe we all have "extra" something that makes us perceive or see something about the other person, some people are just better at reading others. But, while there are some really genuine psychics I have also seen a great number of really good fakes...though if its in a fair I do believe it's a lot of fun especially when she tells you what you really want to hear, lol.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, funmontrealgirl, yes its not for everybody, but it can be fun though! thanks for reading! cheers nell

      Hi, Lucky, LOL she was probably counting the money underneath the table at the time! ha ha thanks again nell

      Hi, Hattie, I think some just go into it for the money, others take years to perfect the art and earn nothing or next to nothing, these are the ones that stand out, thanks for reading! cheers nell

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      HattieMattieMae 5 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

      yes always get those emails from the ones that want to charge you money and sell you lots of items! But have met quite a few that are legite.

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      Kathy 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      just a quick note...One time my friend Diane and I went to see a local "psychic." Diane was having difficulty with yet, another, bad relationship. She felt she'd fallen into a repetitive behaviorial "pattern." When she asked the seer what she could do about this "pattern," (this, after having gone into great detail about it).....the supposedly "psychic" asked her: "My dear, what do you plan to make with your pattern, a dress???" YIKES!!!

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      funmontrealgirl 5 years ago from Montreal

      This is really interesting. My best friend is all about fortune tellers and tarot cards and visiting psychics. To be honest, I have never made a call or set foot in a place, but I find this all very informative.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, Happy, yep I agree! lol thanks again, nell

      Hi, thelyric, my psychicness if you like! lol comes from when I was small, but its a bit like a faulty signal, sometimes it acts like a radio signal other times it disappears for months! couldn't do it for a living then! ha ha thanks again nell

      Hi, attempted, yes I agree, its one of those things that are so vague, that when we really do have this extra sensory thing going on its hard to grab onto, seeing as there are loads of frauds out there I doubt if any evidence will be provable, thanks again, nell

      Hi, Eiddwen, I haven't been for years, but then again I do my own! lol I know, I shouldn't, but I can't help it, the only thing is, if I don't like what I see, I do it again! ha ha

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Hi Nell,what a great hub and so very useful.

      The last tarot card reader I went to see was about eight years ago and what she fortold came true and still is.

      I am not a person to visit them evry often but I do from time to time so this hub bwill come in very handy indeed.

      I vote up up and awayy here !!!!

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

      I'll be honest and say that I'm fairly skeptical. I had a free reading from a guy I met at a writer's club. He said, "I see an old lady, dressed in black, standing in front of a wooden dressing table with an oval mirror". He knew I had had a checkered past and said, "I see you behind the wheel of a stolen car." Something that I never even contemplated. I think he was aiming for the nearest common denominator, and failing miserably. I do believe that our characteristics are similar, depending on what time of the year we are borne, but this could be related to many things. It's an interesting subject though, and the seances we used to participate in when i was younger take a bit of explaining. Cheers

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      This is very good info and great signs to look out for. Nell, I believe that some of us have special gifts and such. I was wondering if you posses this skill also? I just get this vibe from you when I first saw your picture. No disrespect of course. Do you believe there is a reason? I have always been interested in astrolory and the stars per say. I know I don't have any talents, but sometimes I feel another persons pain. Don't know if that makes sense but I do. Great hub by the way. It is an honor to follow someone like you and I look forward to reading more of your work. Take care Nell.

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      Beth Perry 5 years ago from Tennesee

      Hey Will, you're a sweetheart and one of my favorite authors at Hubpages, so I am happy to say we'll agree to disagree if that's ok?

      About the James Randi million dollar offer thing, though: personally I think the chances that his "tests" are UNrigged are about the same as getting milk out of a stud bull. The man started out as a fraud himself and he's made his living (and a mesmerized following) by spewing hatred for religion and anything paranormal since. As a fraud he knows that real psychics view taking money for such a nonsense display as tantamount to a nun dressing in short skirt & fishnets and standing on a street corner just to get "the word" out. It isn't going to happen and he knows it, but the money offer makes him look legit in the eyes of his flock.

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Ah...if only I were psychic. A million bucks just sitting there for the taking. How cool.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, Will, Hilarious! lol I don't know who he is but that guy is funny, loved it!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, Will, thanks for coming back, lol I quite understand, I just find it fascinating, the strange thing is that if it hadn't happened to me, I would be very scientific and not believe it! lol thanks for the link, I will go take a look, cheers nell

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Hi Nell!

      I think it's just a guy thing. My wife loves this emotional psychic stuff too!

      Here's a great video:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ9L9YBJkk8&fea...

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, beth, so true, it all comes down to faith in one way or another, but I do think being psychic, not the fortune telling sort, but proper psychicness if there is such a word, is probably on the scale of science, the way the universe works, and whether time slows down or speeds up, also other dimensions etc, I like to put it in that category, I love quantum physics so quite believe that has something to do with it, but who knows? thanks as always, nell

      Hi, september girl, probably! ha ha but that's probably psychology more than psychic! thanks for reading! cheers nell