Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Get me out of this demonic attack

Dear Brandi,

I experience unexplained headaches, dizzy spells, sleeping disorders and mood swings and sees flashes of light. I am anxious of crowded places and see strange visions (etc)  I would like you to shut it all off and make it go away and turn my volume up.


Dear SM,

What makes you think this is a demonic attack? What you describe here sounds like a lot of other psychics I know when their abilities first came out. I still experience many of these things myself. But unless there is blood dripping down the walls and plates flying out of cupboards or there is some other nasty phenomena happening (and that is incredibly rare), then maybe there are demons involved. If so, even though I am not religious myself, I would not want to try to handle something like that on my own. I'd call the Catholic Church, they have the most experienced exorcists. Otherwise, I kind of doubt what you are experiencing is a demonic attack. I hope that gives you some measure of comfort.

There is no simple way to turn it all off. If you want to get better control you
first have to accept that this is happening, and let go of some of your fear
about it. I recommend that you get a copy of Living With Your Psychic Gifts ...
The detailed advice that I would give you is actually already in the book. Some
of it is online at the web site. In the meantime, the best thing to do is to meditate every day, to regularly ground yourself, and to keep a regular journal of these kinds of experiences so that you can look back on them with more clarity in the future. If you don't know anything about meditation, your local Buddhist temple may teach it or there could be a meditation group in your area. My friend Ross Quinn has a wonderful "Centering" CD available to order online, and I highly recommend it. He also teaches a class I have found tremendously helpful. It's not about psychic ability, it's about being happier, more effective and centered in life, which can have a profoundly positive effect on psychic experiences. Once you accept it, let go of the fear and stop fighting the experiences, they start to smooth out and get a lot more positive. In other words, turn your volume up!

Journal-keeping is vital to your personal and psychic growth. You can go back over time and check the details. You'll find that you remember some things differently a week, month or year down the line. It is really helpful in so many ways. It will prove to you that you are seeing something "real", and where your blind-spots are. It keeps things grounded.

Of course I recommend you read the full text of Living With Your Psychic Gifts:
- especially the parts on psychic protection, and I invite you to join us in our discussion group. You will find there are a lot of other people out there with similar experiences. Just knowing I wasn't on my own with this thing made it a lot easier to bear.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Entity with a message

Thank you for taking the time to view my email.
I feel crazy and hopeless.

For the past year, there has been an entity around me. He says he has something to tell me. I too fearful and want him to go away. Who is he? What does he have to tell me? If feels like he's wrestling with me at least 3 nights a week. Why is he bothering me? What must I do to rid of my fears? Maybe I'm creating this energy in my mind, but why. Please help me. Thank you and be blessed.

Sincerely, L

Dear L,

He doesn't say what it is he wants to tell you? Honestly, why ask me when you could ask him? I get impressions and feelings and I am right more often than not, but no better source than the horse's mouth. Normally a spirit with good intentions will leave you alone if they know you are fearful, so this spirit does trouble me. But I don't see the harm in letting him speak his message. I would respond very clearly and say "If you agree to leave in the name of light and love, and never return then I will hear your message." Then hear him out. Whatever he has to say can't be any worse than what you are already going through. You'll at least know why he's bothering you then, and the chances are good he will leave you alone after that. If he doesn't, he would have been a bother anyway. We can address that if that happens, but for now, I think the best thing is to listen to the message. If he can't or won't tell you, then get back to me and we'll discuss the next steps.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Strange Repeating Numbers

I have a question about an experience with numbers I've been having. You see, there's this number that a long time ago I studied in relation to something and I learned it's multiples. Now I see this number a lot. Obviously, we'd expect this to happen through random chance except that I think I see it more than chance and what really bothers me is that it shows up a lot of times when I'm thinking in my head "It is absurd to think that this is psychic". I don't know why it would happen this way and it's very disturbing to me - the number is almost mocking me.


Dear K,

A lot of people have this experience, in particular in reference to the number 1111. There are actually web sites and discussion groups about it. Some people think it's a message from the other side ... I think it's mostly that we notice it, so we are more likely to notice it, and it's a function of how our number system works in some way that no skeptical mathematician has been able to come up with yet.

I wouldn't call this kind of thing psychic. It's a form of synchronicity. I believe that sometimes synchronicity does indicate the working of some form of higher consciousness, but I don't spend a lot of time worrying about it. It's nothing to worry about.

The question you need to be asking is about your reaction to these events. Why such harsh self-judgment about your thought process here? If it's absurd, there are far stranger thoughts out there in the world. Have some fun with it, turn it into a game. What is the number by the way? Maybe we can learn something from you about that?


Friday, September 05, 2008

Am I crazy?

As someone who talks and writes about psychic phenomena I often see or hear the words in conversations, "nuts" and "crazy" online and off. To me, "insanity" and "nuts/crazy" are different concepts. I won't use dictionary definitions but more what I see as common parlance. "Insanity" is a legal term. To me, I understand it as "dysfunctional and incapable of understanding right/wrong, incapable of living within legally accepted norms". On the other hand "nuts/crazy" are words we use to describe those who simply don't fit in.

I have a t-shirt on one of my stores that reads "Everyone is someone else's weirdo".

Everyone is odd or different from someone else's point of view. So are we psychics "nuts/crazy"? Yeah. If you are uptight, anal, overly obsessed with fitting in (laugh) ... which makes you "nuts/crazy" from my point of view. There is no such thing as "nuts/crazy". It's a value/ego judgment with little real meaning. In my opinion most of us are afraid of being "nuts/crazy" because we don't want to be different. We're not so much afraid that we might be mad, we're afraid that we'll get bullied.

No one can bully you with the "nuts/crazy" label unless you choose to own it. A long time ago I made myself comfortable with the idea that some people would doubt my experiences. I let go of needing to "prove" anything. If you doubt yourself, start keeping a journal. If your insights, visions or dreams are right more than 50% of the time, there is some objective evidence that your experiences are psychic. You won't be infallible, but you can learn to use your intuition to improve your life.

A little skepticism is a healthy thing. It doesn't have to carry the "nuts/crazy" stigma if you are wrong on occasion though. I think we all do this to ourselves during the occasional fallow times where our intuition seems to dry up. After a while you get used to the fact that sometimes psychic ability waxes and wanes. That's normal.

Somewhere in between "nuts/crazy" and "insanity" is mental illness. To me this is a wide range of both physical brain disorders and assorted thinking dysfunctions. No doubt some of us have suffered from mental illness at times. Most of us have. Depression is a mental illness. I've suffered from depression in the past. Quite serious, long-term depression. I've gone through trauma and suffered PTSD. I wager that just about everyone has some form of mental illness at some point in their life. We have to get rid of the stigma here, or we won't be able to address it when it really is a factor. Mental illness isn't always permanent, it is often easily treated. There are both cognitive and medical treatments that are effective. What is "crazy" is refusing to seek help because you are afraid you might be "nuts".

Any time you have strong psychic experiences, voices in the head or strange compulsions, and physical sensations or symptoms like headaches or dizziness, your first step must be to rule out a physical cause. So I'll often recommend that you see a doctor. I'm not a physician, and it is legally and ethically required that I refer you to a doctor, even when I don't really feel that's necessary. I will suggest you be discrete what you decide to share. Find out your doctor's attitudes towards psychic experiences before you share any "voice" experiences. If you are leery, there may be good reason. If their attitude is hostile, see another doctor. Don't see a doctor you don't trust.

Generally speaking, if you hear voices and they are positive and you find that the information they give you is accurate more often than not, you are probably a channel. If they are hostile, there is pain, they persist even after being told to leave, or the experiences are causing havoc in your life, then get to a doctor and be fully honest with them. Even if it is something psychic, and not true mental illness, you need a counsellor who can help you sort out some boundary issues. Healthy, balanced people don't pick up negative entities as easily as those who have emotional or mental challenges. You may be fully sane in the clinical sense of the word, that doesn't mean you won't benefit from some professional guidance.

Having a diagnosis of mental illness doesn't mean that your experiences aren't objectively "real" either. I think this is another big fear I commonly see. People become attached to their entities, to their experiences, and even when they are scared silly, to the drama of being in the middle of this kind of experience. They don't want to be told that it's not real. I've learned that just because one may be mentally ill, it doesn't mean they aren't also psychic. In fact it is a common observation that schizophrenics are often strongly psychic.

In the end, if you are afraid, you have to drill down deeper. What is it you are truly afraid of? Is the fear even an issue? Are you addicted to the drama? That's what's really "crazy" in people for the most part. Accept your abilities, make a resolution to step past your fears, and you will find in 99.99999% of cases, that very quickly things calm down and you will find that what used to scare you is a source of great value and insight.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

How does sister learn about her gifts?

Hi Brandi, I am emailing you hopefully to get some answers about mine and my sisters psychic abilities. My sister is the more gifted one and lately has had several frightening encounters with the most recent one she had the aid of my deceased father helping her fight off a spirit attacking her in her home. She has known about the death of every family member before anyone was notified since she was about 3 years old. Lately the spirits have been more persistent and she has no clue how to communicate back with ones other than my father. If you could help or direct us to someone who can please let me know.

Thanks ... JA

Dear JA

I think I can help, but the first thing I say may sound a little odd at first. If you want these experiences to be less frightening, you and your sister first have to stop being afraid.

I know that sounds like I've got the cart before the horse, but hear me out.

When I first started having my psychic experiences, I was afraid of everything that happened to me. I was raised in a family with no tolerance for anything outside of their rigid belief systems. They weren't a lot of help. Their fearful reactions just drove me deeper into fear-based thinking. And the experiences grew ever more frightening. Like a snowball that goes downhill in a cartoon, growing larger and swallowing everything in its path, my fear grew and grew until I could barely stand to go to sleep at night.

Then one day I had a breakthrough, and I began to accept that what was happening to me wasn't evil. Looked at dispassionately it really wasn't all that scary. It was my own reactions that brought about the fear. There was really nothing inherently scary in anything that I was sensing or seeing. Even when I sensed a death, nothing bad happened to me - and I was often comforted by the presence of spirits during the times of transition. The more I have grown to accept this gift, the less frightening experiences I have attracted.

As for techniques to communicate, it really is just as easy as thinking or visualizing. I hold a picture in my head, and think the words I'd like to say to the spirit. Sometimes I speak them aloud.

I welcome you and your sister to join our discussion group - there are a lot of wonderful people there with similar experiences who are eager to teach, learn and share.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

How do I get a curse removed?

Over the years I have had some bad things happen to me and this year from March on has been terrible. I have had my Tarot read a few times and each time it has said basically the same thing. That there are people working against me. I believe I have been cursed. I don't know if you believe in this but if you do can you help me to lift or break this? If you do not can you direct me to the proper place or people? Sometimes I can feel like there is some kind of force stopping or barring me from getting thing that are to be mine, I do not necessarily mean material things but they are included also. I am so frustrated and discouraged by this. Thank you for listening and ANY help or insight you can give.


I do believe curses are possible. As much as I love Tarot, one of the dangers is that at times it seems to reflect back more clearly what we believe to be true, rather than what is actually true. If you sincerely believe you are cursed, the cards may reflect that, whether it's true or not. The same is true of many psychics. If you set up a strong enough thought, the majority of psychics will not be able to distinguish that thought from reality.

Other than a string of bad luck and the readings, is there an indication you have been cursed? Did someone tell you they were cursing you? Does your family have a history of metaphysical trouble of this kind? If not, it's extremely unlikely that someone has deliberately cursed you. Such people tell their victims, because telling the victim gets their fear working towards the intended goal. That's how curses work - they trigger your fears which sets up waves of negativity, emanating from you, which bounce back to you. You end up powering your own destruction. In the end, it does not matter whether the original source of your troubles comes from inside or outside, the only way to turn things around is to change the way you look at life. The answer is to get your mental powerhouse working for you instead of against you, and that part is 100% within your own control.

Let's start on the assumption that you actually have been cursed, though, because my advice will be the same, regardless. I'll start with what not to do. Don't pay anyone anything to remove the curse. It's commonly used to relieve you of money and personal responsibility, but rarely provides any relief from your troubles.It's illegal in most cities. The "psychics" who do this are experts at manipulating your emotions, and they won't stop until they suck you dry.

Even if you are able to find a witch or psychic who will volunteer to wave her wand over you, it will be meaningless unless you are willing to do whatever you can to get and stay clear and positive. I believe you have every bit as much power as any psychic. More so, because it's your life. You can put emotional energy into your recovery that no one else can match.

The first thing you have to do is detach from negative people and ideas in your life, and start focusing on the positive. When you feel that you are being drawn to something negative, when you feel deprived of something that should be yours, when people don't treat you as you feel they should, refocus your energy away from the resentment and onto something positive. There may indeed be people working against you, but there must be some people you love, trust and count on. Focus your thoughts on those people instead. They actually deserve your attention. If you have a hard time detaching, try the uncording exercise. Sometimes it works right away, sometimes it takes a couple dozen attempts before you start to feel free of the cording. I used to feel the need to do this twice daily. I now know when I've been corded and uncord only when I feel an energy drain.

In addition, try "Love Bombing". You don't even need to know who is cursing you. Just focus your thoughts on the best feelings you can remember. Pull up feelings of love, compassion, and forgiveness. Pull them together into a big ball of golden light in your heart. When you are ready, imagine that you see anyone who wishes you ill, and shrink them backwards in age until you see them as a little child. Then hand them the ball of energy, which surrounds them, and dissolves them. Then let the image go, and focus your thoughts on something positive. If you find that hard to do, then find someone to help. Start writing a list of your blessings. Watch a funny movie. Every time your mind goes back to the idea that you have suffered or that you are cursed, bring positive thoughts to mind instead. Don't leave any room for someone else's negativity to take you over.

These books are based on ideas that I believe will be helpful to you even though neither of them mentions curses:

"Why People Don't Heal" by Caroline Myss
"Controlling Others for Love and Profit" by James Roswell Quinn ("If you believe that, then you better wake up. Controlling others is not the solution - It is the problem."). Don't be thrown off by the title ... it was originally going to be called "The Love-Based Leader". I helped edit the first edition.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Confused about my gifts

I don't know where to start to educate myself with what I have. Not even sure what gift it is. I did try to ignore it by keeping busy but sometimes it's so strong I have to find the person. I just want to understand it and do good by it.


Dear Rose,

I don't recommend that you try to contact people who feature in your psychic visions or dreams. I've got more than 20 years experience with this and I still make mistakes at times. People are not always receptive to the idea that you have a psychic impression about them, either. For now, the best thing to do is to document your impressions. Keep a journal of your experiences. That will give you a good start on understanding which ones are important to act on, and which ones you should leave alone.

Please come join our discussion group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/psychicgifts

We're a growing group of people, most of whom have the same concerns and questions you have. I recommend you read the back archives of the group before posting, there is a huge amount of information there. Then, if you still have some questions, tell us a bit about yourself and what you want to know. There are a lot of good people there willing to share and help out.


Video: How to have "Psychic Protection"

Learn how to seal your energy field so you don’t absorb other people’s anxieties, fears, and pain. Learn some new techniques and avoid unwanted psychic intrusion with Rebecca Marina "The Prosperity Queen". I haven't tested all these techniques myself, but they do make sense to me and they could be useful. Please leave your comments if you have tried them out, I would love to have some feedback, especially on the posture technique.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

What is the value of fear?

Recently in the Living With Your Psychic Gifts discussion group I noticed that the subject of fear was coming up in a few places, and I decided to try an interesting experiment with you. I'd like to give everyone the opportunity to participate through the "Comments" feature of the blog. There are two questions, and I would like everyone to try to contribute at least one unique answer to each of them. If you can't think of something someone else has said, then please let us know which one of the fears you resonate with most strongly.

I decided to use this format so you can remain absolutely anonymous if you wish. I'll go first to give you all an idea where I am headed. All replies will be moderated. Later, I'll address the fears that come up, but for now, just let fly! Get creative. If you aren't afraid, then imagine what someone else might be afraid of, but write it in "I" language.

One: What am I afraid of?

I'm no longer afraid of my psychic experiences, but in the beginning I had a lot of fear.

My biggest fear: I feared that I might be going insane, that I was making it all up or worse.

Two: What do I get out of staying in fear?

I got attention. A lot of people came to my rescue and showed me compassion.

Let's hear from you! Let's make this list as scary as we can!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Dutch empath is too sensitive

Lately I’m having troubles with my gifts and I was hoping that you might be able to give me some pointers.

You see, I have been blessed/cursed with a number of gifts and as I grew so did my abilities. However, while I got stronger empathy turned out to be my greatest gift and curse. For example, I’ve had my final exams just now and I nearly passed out from the amount of stress that the other students felt and I kept having a major headache while I was around them.

Another problem is the fact that I transmit a lot of energy leaving me drained and tired before the day is fully over. Some people cling to me for that reason and like leeches they drain my energy so they can make themselves feel better. One girl almost went too far and she drained so much of my energy that she left me feeling empty, hollow and depressed while I am not suffering from any depressions. I don’t really care for taking a swan dive into the pavement because people keep stealing my energy but I can’t fight it. I don’t know how.

I have been warned for the amount of energy and light that is radiating from me but non could offer any help because they weren’t experienced with it.

Could you please give me some advise on how to close and protect myself? I need to learn how to do so before it spins completely out of control for I already often feel like I can’t control my gift. That it is too powerful for me to handle without droning in and losing my own emotions to other peoples emotions. I don’t want to close myself entirely for my gift for I have been helping people with it.

Maybe this problem isn’t as serious as an Ouijabord releasing evil spirits but for me it is a problem nonetheless.

Please excuse me if my English isn’t all that good but I am Dutch… which is also the reason why I can’t find help. Most Dutch people too sober to believe in paranormal gifts such as mine. How can you get help if people don’t believe that you can ‘see dead people?’

Love, R.

First of all your English is excellent. If you are this good at expressing yourself in English, you must be an awesome communicator in Dutch!

Secondly, this is an incredibly important question. It's not as "scary" a question as evil spirits and Ouija boards, true, but far more people out there have this problem, and it goes a lot deeper into the spirit.

Now, to answer your question ... Have you noticed a pattern in how you put yourself down? How you put yourself "second"? Believe it or not, this is a big part of the answer to why you are so sensitive, and resolving it is key to the solution. You see I believe at a deep soul level you decided you "had to" be this sensitive, and belive it or not, you have chosen to allow others to affect you this way.

Five years ago if someone said such a thing to me, I'd have howled objections at them, so I know you are probably sitting back and shaking your head "NO way!" ... "I didn't chose this, is she nuts?" ... but please, bear with me here. I've walked a lot of miles in the same shoes.

Just under five years ago, I attended the LifeStream seminar. I didn't go there because my empathic abilities were running amok (they were, but that was the least of my woes). A friend sent me because I was miserable. I was at my wit's end, and willing to try anything. The class wasn't about psychic ability, it was more basic than that - how to be happier, more confident, have better self-esteem. After I attended the first class, I immediately noticed a boost in my mood, but as the weeks went on (and I attended the advanced class, IPI), I noticed something else. I wasn't "sponging up" other people's emotions anymore!

I haven't changed any of my metaphysical practices, with one exception - I meditate regularly now. If you don't do this, I recommend Ross Quinn's "Centering" CD. Do the exercise twice a day, morning and night. This alone will make a huge difference. If, like most people who write me, you want faster results, I highly recommend you get yourself into a LifeStream class. I can't guarantee you the spectacular results I had, but if you get one tenth of the value out of it that I did (and that I have seen dozens of others get as well), you won't regret going.

If you can't get to a LifeStream class, I highly recommend Ross' book, "Controlling Others for Love and Profit" http://www.globalkeynote.com ("If you believe that, then you better wake up. Controlling others is not the solution - It is the problem."). Don't be thrown off by the title ... it was originally going to be called "The Love-Based Leader". I helped edit the first edition. Get into any classes or seminars you can, get on Ross's mailing list (he's a LifeStream facilitator, and he travels a fair bit, never know when he might be in your area), do everything possible to strengthen your self esteem. Remind yourself daily that you have the right to your own happiness, and that you are responsible for no one's life but your own. Read my book. Do the uncording, grounding and white light exercises, make them part of your psychic hygiene. They will help ... but what really has to happen is you have to learn how to love yourself with as much passion as you love humanity. When that happens, the uncontrolled empathy will simply take care of itself.

As to your friend, she's what we call a psychic vampire. It doesn't make her evil or bad, but it's possible she's seriously depressed. She'd greatly benefit from the LifeStream class as well, but if she's not open to changing herself, then you may have to limit your time with her.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Vision of Terrorist Attack in China

Last night I had a lot of interesting dreams ... one thing stood out. I had a highly realistic vision in the middle of one dream that the Chinese Olympic Stadium was in flames. It was absolutely horrific, and I felt a lot like 9-11 deja vu with it. Hundreds of people if not thousands were hurt and killed. The entire stadium was burning like a torch.

I don't know if this is a vision of the future or a symbolic reflection of something else. It could be a metaphor of some kind for the earthquake they recently experienced, but the details were quite specific.

I have a profound feeling of foreboding for future events in China right now, in particular for the Olympic Games. Normally I do not post "predictions" on my blog, because I don't get many visions of this type, and I tend to stay focused on the now. This particular image though was very strong and I wanted to make a public record of it. This is one vision I certainly hope does not come to pass.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Depression or psychic abilities?

I've always had encounters but through the years I've been diagnosed with bi polar depression a sleeping disorder when I read your summary on the first page a lot of it made sense and I really just want answers. I mean I don't know what to do. I know I'm not depressed or bi polar but I cant really sleep that much and when I do I feel terrible or have terrible nightmares so if you could please get back to me I would greatly appreciate it.


Dear C,

You mention your challenges right now but you haven't really mentioned anything psychic going on. What sort of psychic symptoms do you have? Do the dreams or nightmares (heaven forbid) come true?

Remember that while you may be psychic, that does not mean you are not also depressed or bipolar. People with bipolar are among the most sensitive psychics I know. Bipolar disorder seems to come along with great psychic and creative talent. There is no shame in being depressed, either. I was depressed for over 30 years of my life before I found a class that helped me change things for the better. I too have sleeping disorders - more than one! And they can contribute to depression.

I have to make the obligatory disclaimers first before I tell you anything about being psychic: Listen to your parents and doctor. Don't go off any medications.

Now that that's out of the way ... the next step for you is to learn some sort of grounding mediation. See the meditations on the Living With Your Psychic Gifts web page. Do these exercises twice a day, in addition to whatever medical treatments you are taking. It will take a while for the meditations to make a difference.

Look for books by Caroline Myss - my favorite is "Why People Don't Heal". I recommend an amazing book by James Roswell Quinn called "Controlling Others for Love and Profit" ("If you believe that, then you better wake up. Controlling others is not the solution - It is the problem."). Don't be thrown off by the title ... it was originally going to be called "The Love-Based Leader". I edited the first edition. If you want faster results, I often recommend a class to people who approach me as you have - the cost may seem prohibitive, but for me, it completely changed my life, and was worth a thousand times what it cost. If your parents like the idea, contact these people: http://www.lifestreamrochester.com/ and ask them when the next "Basic" is being held. The class is not about psychic development - it's a "life skills" class, all the things they should teach you in school, but don't.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Please help my daughter

My 12 year old daughter is suffering as she has the vision of those that have not moved on. The spirits are becoming more visible and calling her name. She is afraid she's losing her mind and I know she's not. I dont know how else to help her, someone has to help. She is so confused and frustrated. Please help us.


Mental illness is rare in these cases, but I do normally like to rule out mental illness before I offer spiritual solutions. In this case I doubt that. Just be aware that if the voices are hostile or demand action from her, those aren't likely to spirits. With a child who is already sensitive about her mental state though you don't want to rush her off to the doctor as she's likely to take it the wrong way, such action could be more harmful than helpful. Just assure her that if for one minute you thought she was mentally ill, you would be the first to take her to the doctor, and that there is no shame in that, regardless.

As long as the spirits are simply trying to communicate with her, they are of no harm, tell her to tell them that she is too young and it isn't fair for them to try to communicate with her before she is ready. If they persist, tell her to tell them that they are dead, they have crossed over, and to seek out the light. If they still won't leave, tell them to seek out a funeral home, that eventually a portal will open and they can get to the light from there. Try some protective exercises first - try the White Light Exercise. If she is too uncomfortable with the idea, you can also speak to the spirits for her, even if you don't have the gift. You may not be able to hear them, but they can hear you. I doubt they mean to scare her, most of them are scared and confused themselves.

It's tough being 12 years old and feeling "different" (I should know!), it is hard enough at that age without seeing spirits. The most reassuring thing I can say to her is that everyone feels awkward at her age, and many people see spirits. I would ask her why she feels as though she is losing her mind? Would she think someone else was crazy if they heard or saw such things? Why is that? Then I would just listen. My wager is you find out she's told some friends who have teased her about it, or she's seen some skeptic on television who has put her thinking on that track. I would assure her that plenty of sane people see and talk to spirits all the time.

The more she resists, the more confusing and frustrating this is likely to be for her. The more she accepts it and sees it as no big deal, the easier it will get. Encourage her to seek your ear. Just listen - don't try to "solve" it for her or make it go away. Understand that she's going through a challenging period in her life - show interest, but don't make a big deal about it. The more "normal" you make it sound, the easier it will be for her to relax and feel more comfortable learning about her gift.

Find some stories about famous people who have visited mediums. Princess Diana was very fond of visiting psychics and mediums. Nancy Reagan had her own astrologer. Shirley MacLean is an Academy Award winning actress whose interest in these topics is well known - she's written books about it.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Psychic Tools Demand Respect - Guest Blog

Guest Blog by Danielle Doust of GlobalPsychics.com

Experiencing the Tools

Most psychics will prefer that you not touch their cards, for example, except perhaps to draw cards or to cut them. We will not leave a reading open… Because we respect the energy that is activated with the Tarot. If we must leave a reading for a time, we will typically cover the cards until we can get back to them. Over time, the tools we work with psychically acquire their own energy. Therefore Tarot cards, pendulums and other divining tools are usually wrapped in special cloths and kept in special places.

Respect comes from understanding the nature of the tools and the energy that we work with, and since I have witnessed their power time and again, perhaps respect comes from experience. It is through experience and testing that I recognized each tool attracts its own energy, the runes and the I Ching for example, are very different in feeling tone and offer a different perspective than the Tarot - yet all three will come up with similar, often related answers to the same question.

I experienced also that some Tarot decks and divining tools can work at much lower vibrational frequencies. For example, the Ouija Board attracts a great deal of lower astral energy and can wreak havoc if not carefully managed. I was shocked therefore, the first time I saw a Ouija Board on the shelf with toys and games in the kids' section of a local department store.

We have written a number of articles over the years about ouija boards, (search ouija boards on our site) but this next story is probably the best example of how talent and inexperience can make life very scary for budding psychics.

I was hoping I would get some help here as to what is going on. Ok, awhile back, my friends and I got together at my house to have a little fun with my brand new Ouija Board. The session started out fine, and we came across a spirit supposedly named "Evan". He appeared really enraged and we asked him if we should go, but he forbade us from leaving. We asked him if we could help him and if he could tell us what was wrong, and he said he was mad, of course. We asked him who he was mad at, and he spelled out "A". So we asked him if he was mad at Amanda, and the pointer immediately went to yes. Evan wouldn’t tell us why he was mad at her, he just said it was HER and not anyone else. He asked Skylar, myself, and Kaylee to remove our hands from the board because he wanted to talk to Amanda. He began threatening us and saying, "You All Need to Die" and such. Finally, after a long time of begging, he let us go. My friend Amanda called me in a panic as she was walking back to her house at 11 pm with Kaylee saying that there was someone following them. Of course, it was creepy and we didn't know what to do.

Later, my friend, Amanda, called me in a panic and told me that she saw a dark shadow go by her room when she was the only one home. I mean, at first, we both thought it was just a figment of her imagination, but then the next day at school, she told me that when she walked into her room, she saw a little boy (about 9 or 10) with black hair and pure black eyes with the faintest blue skin sitting next to her bed by a chair that had her Ouija Board in it. We didn't know what was going on. She told me that she’s tried to talk to him and he’s answered her, telling her his name was Eric. They had talked a lot since.

Soon, Amanda invited myself and Skylar over to her house because we wanted to just hang out. Before long, we started to all get this weird feeling that someone was watching us. And we walked downstairs then came back up. Right on the wall, there was a sticker that said "X4" on it and we had no idea what it meant because it wasn't there before and we were the only ones home besides her dad, he was outside. Then when we were downstairs again, Skylar and I heard someone sigh angrily, "Ughhhhh" and it was whispered in an angry male voice and her dad was still outside. We were freaked out, and so we ran back upstairs. Amanda suddenly got a really sharp pain in her side and when she looked down at her stomach, there was a long burnt mark/scratch shaped like "/". Later, Skylar got the same thing, except in an opposite direction. I, being the brains, put it together and noticed that the stickers meant something… The scratches, when put together, formed an “X”. We were all beginning to get really scared, wondering what the "4" meant. I convinced Amanda to try to contact Eric and ask him what was going on, and he told her that it was his father, Evan. He hated Amanda and wanted her out of "his" house. Evan wouldn't let me see him, but he let Skylar see him. Amanda asked him later on and he said he thought Skylar was me. But anyways, we came up with the idea to try to talk to Evan and find out what he wanted, so instead of using the Board, we closed off the stairwell and set Amanda's cellphone to record. We asked the spirit questions, and when we got the recording back, we heard in a deep man’s voice that sounded like it was underwater and choppy, "X4, X4, X4, X4 ... Get out... [some random stomping] ... Get back here ... [in a little boy voice] Hurry." And then the phone turned off. We were so scared and didn't know what to do, so we called my mom and asked her to pick us up immediately. Later, we found out what the 4 meant ... We stayed at Amanda’s house for 4 hours before we knew we had to leave.

Amanda hasn’t heard much from Evan or Eric since, but I was wondering, what happened? Did we cause something to happen by communicating through the Board? Or our imagination?


Thank you for your question, I want to start by saying yes, what you have done is opened the door to the spirit world through the board. This is not a game, it does work and you do invite spirits into your home by using this tool. Thnk of it this way. Open the door to the front of your house, put out an All are Welcome sign. That's what has happened. Now you must throw the board out and then say a prayer in each and every room of the house. Something simple as the Lords Prayer would work wonderfully. Make sure the board is tossed out.

Blessings, Jody

Jody makes a very good point - the trouble is that it is usually the lower frequencies, the troubled souls who decide they want to respond to the All are Welcome sign, they want a chance to play and kind of feed off the energy they can trigger in those who invite them in, since young people are naturally frightened of the unknown and will attract a lot of dark energy through their fear, spirits like this Evan will come through to take advantage of the opportunity to make trouble.
Ouija Boards are not toys, like every other psychic tool, our approach must be respectful in order to get useful insights and stay with the light.

Note from Brandi ... I personally recommend returning the Ouija Board back to the manufacturer Hasbro/Parker Brothers, with a note about your negative experiences. Don't just throw it out. Don't include a return address (you don't want it coming back to you). Let the company know that they are responsible and can accept the energies they are encouraging people to raise.

Hasbro, Inc., P.O. Box 200, Pawtucket, RI 02862.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Opening the Psychic Channels - Guest Blog

Guest Blog by Danielle Doust of GlobalPsychics.com

Psychic awakenings are exciting, energizing - and sometimes fearful. In order to move forward with our abilities, aspiring psychics and energy workers are challenged to confront their fears and learn how to protect themselves.

Following the path to psychic development requires some real study, as well as deep inner work, even for those who are naturally gifted. Because the work can be a bit scary, we often try to avoid playing with and learning about our abilities. Although, we can choose to ignore the signals that we need to learn about what is going on, and start practicing, as I and many others have discovered, eventually your abilities come and get you.

An opening may be forced upon you, as in this next story:

For as long as I can remember, I have been told by people with abilities of their own that I have psychic abilities. I never tried to cultivate my powers, but they began making their presence known on their own, I suppose. I began to have precognitive dreams. They would usually be nothing extraordinary ... just a conversation I was going to have or a page in a book I was going to read, just enough to make me do a double-take. A few years ago, I went to my first visit to a psychic with some friends. Again, the psychic informed me that I have abilities, and I told her about my dreams. She advised me that I have more than just dreams, but I was not willing to open myself up at that time. I laughed it off, because I was always unsure and afraid of whether I should open myself up (I was always told in church growing up that these kinds of things were evil ... something I came to learn that my family did not actually believe later on).

After a few more visits with a few more psychics telling me the same thing and also after learning from my mother that she had family growing up that were involved in white magic (healing), I decided to at least try some things. I decided to concentrate on the tarot, as I still did not have much faith in my own abilites. After months of working with books and reading the history and practicing, one night, on a lark, I decided to open myself up rather than rely on anything else and gave a friend a reading. I felt almost electrical and completely different, but also under that on my way home, I felt something else that I couldn’t describe. Once I had calmed down, I was going to bed and when I closed my eyes, all I could see were these swirly, shadowy shapes everywhere. I became scared and opened my eyes, but they were still there. The negativity I could feel was unbelievably oppressive and I was extremely frightened and didn't know what to do. I just knew that it was not something I wanted to be involved in, and as I had no one else to help me, all I could do was wait it out with the lights on in complete and utter fear, trying to block everything as best as I could. The books I had read and studied had no information on anything like what I had experienced. The next day, I gathered everything up and discarded it. I wanted nothing to do with what I had just experienced. I closed myself back up as well as I could and tried to go on with my life.

I am now feeling, though, a big push from within to reconnect with my abilities and I don't know what to do or how I can avoid something like that again. I, in fact, still have no idea what it was that I experienced. I was really hoping any of you could shed some light on this and maybe help me decide what to do now. I apologize for this being so long-winded, but I didn't know what would be pertinent information for you. Thank you in advance for any help you can give.


To Stay Open Requires That We Stay Clear

The charge Carrie felt while doing the reading is an indication that she had made a strong connection and had opened the channels to other dimensions ... but with those openings also come other entities that can travel down and attach themselves to any places in us that are functioning at a lower vibration ... what she missed in her research was the need for some ritual before and after the reading to protect against such events. The dark energy may have been energy she picked up from the person she was reading for. For natural healers, this is normal as part of the reading, for us to take away any dark energy we are exposed to in a reading.

That is why it is important to set the reading up properly with a prayer to call the highest and best energy to you in the moment, and then after the reading, to clear the energy. I go and wash my hands and go to the bathroom as my way of clearing, and I burn a candle throughout the reading to keep the energy moving off.

I suggested that Carrie follow that inner call, but first to take a class in meditation and even Reiki, read about psychic protection and learn how to keep herself clear in the work… to stay open, we must simply be aware, to set ourselves up properly for the work and then to be responsive to the need to regularly clear through meditation, energy work and prayer.

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Is this a scam?

I went to see a psychic for the first time and she shared with me a lot of accurate facts about myself and my family. She also told me that my dad's side of the family has an ancestrial curse from many generations past and that I was the Chosen one to break it. She said that I would have to give her my full name and birthdate to carve into specially made candles and that would cost me $500. I'm torn..Is this a scam or is this a true family curse? If it is a scam, how could she get most of the information correct? $500 is a lot of money and I don't want to do certain things that would bring me further from God. Please help me. Thank you for your time.


It's absolutely, positively 100% a scam. I have no doubt of that whatsoever, and I am so glad you asked this question. This is a common scam, and usually what happens next is the problems you were having continue, so you keep going back for more blessed candles until the psychic drains you dry.

Psychic ability isn't a sign of advanced spiritual growth. It's not a guarantee of even basic human goodness. It's a talent, like any other creative talent, and can be used for good or ill.

Are there family curses? Maybe. It may be there is a thread of dysfunctional energy running through your family and you may be the Chosen One to break that cycle (hint: the "Chooser" is YOU). I recommend you take the $500 you would have spend on the candles, and put it towards some kind of personal growth class. Learn about the reaction cycle, about forgiveness, and how to break the patterns of abuse. I have recommended one class here many times, The QuinnTessential Experience - there are others out there as well. I have recently discovered the work of Caroline Myss, and highly recommend her books and workshops. Study self esteem, build your confidence. All these things will bring you blessings and power that you can't begin to imagine now. All the "blessed candles" will do is make the bank balance of this "psychic" a bit bigger. How you break the cycle is to learn to love and respect yourself ... and doing that will also bring you closer to God.


Monday, January 28, 2008

I really don't what to do

Dear Brandi,

I'm 15, and I'm not sure what going on with me. I think I may be psychic but I'm not sure. I started noticing this bizarre change 2 years ago, when I was working in my Mom's store. I would sometimes fall asleep and then when I'd wake up the lights were off, the door was locked, and the sign was turned around. Then sometimes I would see thing out of the corner my eye, like a person, but then I'd would turn to look and it or she or he was gone. Other time I would hear something, a voice, someone fiddling through merchandise, but every time I'd to see what was up or answer no one was there.

One day when I was working with a friend of mine, I was able to pin point where they were. I was able to see the building we were in before I was working in there and I saw 3 or four boys standing against the back wall. She heard them as well, and we also were able to feel them. One of the tables actually moved or shock. Also we kept placing things on the table and going back to get them only to find that somebody or thing moved them.

She asked me if anyone else in my family could do and I know my mom has had experience with demons and ghost, as well she can tell just by looking at an animal if something wrong and 9 times out of 10 she's right. Then was another time around the same time I was working at the store, and something bad happened to me at school, but before it happen I got this really bad feeling in my stomach and I just felt like I want to leave, to lay down, and I got really nervous and anxious, before it happened. Also I still get that feeling every now and then only every time it seems to get worse and I really would like to know how to maybe stop, not completely but to where I can function, and not feel so I don't know sick.

I don't dream and when I do it's very rare, and lately I've been looking for something and then I would go to bed I'd wake up from a dream in that dream I would find it was I was looking for, and then I would go look for and it wasn't in the exact spot it was in my dream but was within a foot of where I found it in the dream. I really don't what to do, I just don't how to process this and really just kinda want it to stop, or not feel so weird, and maybe feel more normal if at all possible?


Dear N,

It sounds to me like the gift runs in your family. What does your Mom say about it? Can you talk to her about your experiences? Sometimes being able to talk to others is all the comfort we need to realize that we're not crazy or really all that different. "Normal" is really just a cycle on the washing machine - it's not a real state of being human. Everyone is someone else's weirdo. What makes you different is what makes you wonderful, in my opinion. If other people won't accept you for who you truly are, then there is something wrong with them not with you. I know none of that is much comfort right now, but one day you'll wake up like I did and realize the truth in this: you can't be anyone but who you are.

As for stopping the psychic stuff, you can slow it down somewhat sure. You might be able to stop it altogether in some cases, but that may have the side effect of damaging you emotionally and physically. It may cut off your creativity. What you really need to do is accept it. Your dream abilities are helpful to you ... why would you not want to have that advantage?

It also sounds to me like there is a ghost in your Mom's store. My advice would be to befriend the spirit. When you are alone there, or together with your Mom, if she is open to the idea, sit down and have a chat with your spectral friend. Tell him or her (or them, there may be more than one) that they are dead, and the dead don't go shopping.

Seriously! ... I really mean that. As silly as it may sound, most ghosts simply don't realize that they are dead. Most of them don't want to cause a disturbance. They just don't know how to move on. Tell them they are dead and to move on into the light. Picture a vortex of light outside the shop where they can go to contact their loved ones and angelic guides. Wish them well on their way. The more comfortable you get with this stuff, the less this sort of thing will bother you.


Friday, January 11, 2008

Glynis McCants, the Numbers Lady, On C2C

I always enjoy listening to Glynis McCants, the Numbers Lady, when she comes on Coast to Coast. She's so positive and upbeat, it's easy to listen to her. No doom and gloom, like so many of George's other "predictive" guests. Of all the numerologists I have listened to, or whose work I have read, I like her the best, because she makes things sound so simple and straightforward, but when you listen to her, there is actually a lot of detail in the readings she offers. She doesn't pull any punches though, you can count on her to say what she thinks, what she's sure about, and what she's not so sure about. And her style is more one of forecasting rather than prediction, which I respect. I've studied numerology for a few years, but listening to her, I wonder if I will every grasp it as clearly. One day I want a reading from this lady.

According to Glynis McCants:

2008 is a "1" year. Clearing your space for new beginnings. The year of winning, competition, ambition, goal setting and high energy. Much focus on global warming. This will not be a peaceful time.

Bush, a 6, went into personal year of 5. Feels toxic, out of control, do things they regret. Britney Spears has the same number, and imploded under her 5 year. Bush may be overly impulsive and agressive, and that is highly dangerous in a year 1.

In the election at this point in time, she cannot predict clear winners, but claims she has predicted the past 5 elections accurately once the nominations are finalized.

Clintons are very tight, intellectual relationship, he would enjoy being "first man". Both are in a personal year one, a team effort. In Hillary's case, a 3 life path, 8 day birth, appears cold and aloof. It's a personal one year, the interview where she nearly came to tears was a turning point. She's in the race for her life though, it won't be easy for her. McCants picks Clinton as the winner on the Democratic side, she'd like to see her with Obama.

Edwards is a 7 life path. This is a personal 8 year, learning the hard way. Learning the hard way. He could lose a lot of money.

Obama is a 2 life path in a 4 year year. It's all about learning as he goes. Cycle 4 is not compatible with a 1, but works with his life path.

Guiliani is a 6 life path. Does well in a crisis. He is in a cycle of 7, could come off as pompous.

Huckabee, 7 born on a 6 day, may come across as confused and unsure.

McCain was born on a 2 day, life path 2, and personal year 2, this is his year. He has a 1 attitude, he knows how to win. McCain is the strongest Republican pick, but the Republican field is more chaotic than the Democrats. She can see Guiliani and McCain if the field doesn't change, but this was not a firm prediction.

Romney 3 day, 9 lifepath, good communicator, his cycle of 7 is toxic.

Thompson 7 in a personal year of 1, it could get stronger for him, but maybe not the winner.

Duncan Hunter, don't count him out. He is a double 4, knows what he's talking about.

Ron Paul can take votes from others, with several ones in his chart. He could go third party if he does not win. He will find a way to make others support him.

2012 is a whole year 5, a time of new beginnings. She does not foresee disaster.

McCants' book, "Glynis Has Your Number" is well-written, entertaining and easy to read. It's one of the better books for the new student of numerology. I started out with Eileen Connolly's epic tome, The Connolly Book of Numbers, which I have read more times than I can count, and I am still trying to figure out in places. By contrast, "Glynis Has Your Number" is far more up to date. She has simplified and structured a numerological system that almost anyone can come to master.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

New Yahoo Group For LWYPG Readers

I invite you to join my new Yahoo Group, Living With Your Psychic Gifts. Do you have unexplained headaches, dizzy spells, sleeping disorders, mood swings? Have you suffered from depression? Do you see flashes of light? Are you anxious in crowded places? Have you had strange visions, or unexplained psychic experiences? Would you like to "Just shut it all off" and "Make it go away"?

Have you had psychic experiences? Precognitive dreams? Do you see spirits? Would you like to enhance your psychic ability and start listening to your intuition?

The Living With Your Psychic Gifts discussion group is dedicated to exploring your psychic potential, whether you are looking to turn the volume up, or turn the volume down. We are open to all different kinds of psychics and psychic experiences, and will explore many different kinds of consciousness experience, including trance, dreams, Law of Attraction and creation through intention. This group will be moderated to reduce spam and abuse. Please sign up here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/psychicgifts/

Friday, January 04, 2008

I don't get it

I don't get it. I'm sorry, how can you call "more fires" a prediction? That's like saying "another earthquake in California" that shows nothing but she's paying attention to history. And when she was on Coast making these predictions didn't she say fires in California AND the midwest? I don't recall huge fires in Michigan.

I want to be blown away...tell me when the next earthquake will hit in Maine. When will fires sweep across the everglades? I want to know when there will be a shark attack on the coast of Lake Erie. Tell me something unexpected and I will admit psychic ability.

From Comments, Anonymous

I don't recall Evelyn Paglini's exact words. The gist of it was "much worse than usual", and much of the reporting was along the line of "worst fires in history" ... so I'm willing to give her a hit on that one. I don't see that it is necessary for her to get every prediction correct to be given credit for the ones she does get right. You're right a couple of them seem obvious. They weren't all obvious, nor were all the details necessarily obvious. You didn't seem to take notice of her hit on the stock market correction ... or some of the other big misses.

From the way you talk, I don't think you'd settle for "something unexpected" ... you want everything to be something unexpected, and they all have to be hits before you'll admit psychic ability. Well that isn't what is being claimed by predictive psychics, not even close. It doesn't work that way. They all admit a range of error. None of them claim to be omniscient. Clearly that is not the case, or there would be no argument, would there?

If physicians and psychiatrists were judged the way certain skeptics want to judge psychics, we would have no medical profession. We sure as heck wouldn't have any pharmaceuticals (whether that might be a good idea or not, given the abominable tragedies in that business of late, must be argued elsewhere). We don't expect 100% efficacy and accuracy from the medical sciences. Why do some expect that level of exactitude from media psychics, whose work is arguably far less critical to our well being?

I've made my own position on these predictions clear ... they are for entertainment only, nobody should take them seriously. In fact, I started tracking them from the perspective as a truly skeptical observer. I'm told the word skeptic comes from Greek skeptikos "look about, consider, observe". I noticed that the media darlings of the psychic world didn't have anyone truly tracking their predictions. And they were far more negative and apocalyptic than I felt was either likely to be accurate, or ultimately healthy. So I decided to have a closer look at them. It's fun, entertaining, and hopefully people read past them to what really matters here. I hope people will have another look at what lies behind the predictions of their favorite psychics. That doesn't mean I don't think they each have some measure of talent. I just want to see where it shakes out, and it makes interesting reading.

When I look at the future, I'm forecasting, not predicting. I make it clear that subsequent events can (and often do) alter outcomes. That's the point of looking forward. Can I go to a better position than I might have reached if I hadn't stopped and had that forecast? What can I change? So like most working psychics (as opposed to some of the media darlings), I'm not in it to "blow you away" (though I have occasionally been known to do that). If you were one of my clients, that would be your job! You're supposed to blow me away. You're the one who does the hard work of bringing your potential into the world. All I can see is your potential. I can't always see if you will have the stones to bring it about, or exactly how you'll get there.

One thing I think we can agree on. I don't believe it is healthy to spend too much time dwelling on what might happen in the future. It's definitely not healthy to believe that the future is set in stone. If we carry any spark of personal responsibility, we have to believe that our actions can change the path of destiny. The here and now is what really matters most.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Predictions Worth Remembering - Coast To Coast Annual "Professional Psychic Prediction" Show

George Noory took a vacation this week, and the irrepressible Ian Punnett took over his annual Professional Psychic Prediction show. I love Ian's sense of humor and his fearlessness in questioning his guests. He says he was taking notes too (hey Ian, you can borrow mine if you want). None of the following predictions are verbatim. I wasn't transcribing, rather, I tried to get the general gist of what they meant, rather than the exact words. Overall, they mostly offered a lot of doom and gloom this year, very few bright spots. For those of you who missed it, here are some "highlights" from the pros:

Gerald Celente – Trends Research Institute

We are in a recession now. An economic 911 is in play, big major companies are going to collapse. He doesn’t know the bank, business, or spark it will be, but he knows it is going to happen. This greed and corruption is being seeped out of the system, it will be a great opportunity for entrepreneurs. Tax revolt will start on the local level. The biggest field he see growing are "conservation engineers". To save, conserve, not waste, producing alternative energy products. Small is big. Giants will topple. More local development in self-sustaining communities. Micro farms, clean local food. Heal yourself healthcare, self responsibility.

George Ure

Catastrophic collapse of the dollar is not just possible, but likely. Corporate layoffs, slowdown in commercial real estate, a global meltdown of paper assets. A natural disaster will occur in the winter or spring, along the magnitude of Karina. Wind-related disasters, an out of season hurricane. There may be calls for early elections – secrets revealed in January. A couple well-placed insiders or candidates may pull out of positions or the elections. In late March, female leader will come out of South or Central America. Cities will be a mess. September, people will have some optimism that corporations can be changed. Have food, water, self-sufficiency. Power outages in October. A global coastal event in 2009. Glaciers fall into ocean causing flooding.

Paul Guercio – Merlin Project

Edwards and Obama are the two most likely candidates. Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries will go to Edwards and Obama. McCain slowly gaining for last few months. Bloomberg could win it all in a third-party candidacy. Some serious looking into what is actually going on behind the scenes from what has been happening in Washington in the last few years. A lot of hard looking at what is going on politically.

Glynis McCants – Numerology Lady

The political group Bhutto represented will shift forever. Her death will shift the country forever. The truth will be revealed. There will be tremendous feedback from her death. Looking at the US election, she sees a lot of "dirty pool" happening. Those who take the cheap shots won't be the winners. John Edwards could make a verbal mistake that affects his chances. Giuliani does well under crisis because he was a six. The current year is not compatible to his natal numbers. Ron Paul is someone to keep an eye on. He won't be the primary guy, but he could take votes from someone else. Bush is feeling out of control and may do spontaneous things that don’t make sense. This was the year of revealing the truth about the economy. People are playing things closer to the vest. The year of competition. Cycle of 1 moves quickly. The Olympics 8:8:08 ... she is very concerned about the political aspects of the Olympics. It could be terrorism, she can't say what, only that she fears it could be big, there will be some major controversy.

Sean David Morton – Remote Viewer

Everything we are about to do is about our own will, our own regeneration and imagination, and a complete absence of fear. Feels a lot of excitement. What can I do to recreate myself, regain my own personal power? A demand for "real" property, fold, metals, the housing market will remain in the news. Strengthening in the dollar will slowly collapse the stock market. It will bring the movie business back to the US. April – end of the writer's strike, pleasing no one. People will turn their attention to politics, as there will not be much on TV. Fears if Ron Paul gets too successful, he could face physical danger. He does not think Paul will be elected, but he could make it to governor of Texas.

Major Ed Dames "emails it in" ...

Global pandemic and financial system collapse. Gold at $2,000 an ounce.

Mark Lerner – Astrologer and Intuitive

Pluto will cross the life force of the Federal Reserve. The dollar will crumble. People need to invest in gold, silver, commodities, but not the dollar. End of April, beginning of May, there will be something of a gold rush. Gold could double. Secrecy and mystery around Bhutto may never be solved. Olympics will put the number 8 on the map. There could be a calamity during the Olympics. Juno – the rising up of the dispossessed and disenfranchised.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Censorship of Psychic Fraud Story?

I was surfing and Stumbling the other day when I stumbled across this story:

Fortune Teller Becomes Fortune Stealer ... with the notation that this particular story was being censored in blogs.

I decided to test that by writing my own story on it. It's relevant here, because it shows how easy it is to defraud even the wealthy and well-educated. In this particular case the former wife of the Sultan of Brunei, Mariam Aziz, was allegedly taken for $4.7 million dollars by a psychic who also allegedly tried to blackmail her, among other things.

As a professional psychic, I am appauled by this story, and stories like this one. I feel it is vital to get these stories out as warnings to the vulnerable, who are unfortunately drawn to psychics at the lowest times in their lives. I sincerely hope this story is not being censored. While the average fraudulent psychic is usally caught long before they can cause this kind of damage, I have had numerous stories of ordinary people being taken for their life's savings. Legitimate psychics charge between $30-$300 for a reading. We don't charge $10,000 for "blessed" candles (if we sell them at all, the going price should be in range of any scented candle, IMNSHO). We don't take "curses" off your love life in exchange for steep fees. If you love your psychic and he or she has been helpful to you, I have no objection if you make a financial gift of appreciation ... but that's a different thing altogether. Use your common sense. If the service offered seems too good to be true, at too high a price, chances are excellent you are dealing with a fraud artist.