Seeking A Psychic Reading OnLine

Title Page of my Psychic articleLet us sit around the campfire and tell secrets. Better yet, let us have a seance and see what spirits we can conjure.

You didn’t know that I was into things psychic? That at twelve I spent the summer at camp trying with my tent mates to regress ourselves to a past life or two. That in college when we weren’t playing pinochle, we hovered over a Ouija board trying to rouse a long-dead spirit or two. That as a young bride living in England, I was a card-carrying member of the Spiritualist Association of Great Britain, attending monthly meetings in Arthur Conan Doyle’s old house. That I once spent a month travelling around California with a mentalist visiting psychics and seances, sent by New West magazine to replicate Harry Houdini’s 1924 expose, A Magician Among the Spirits.

All true. So when the Psychic Source asked to me do a sponsored post for them, I readily agreed. My reading, I was told, would be with “Psychic Arthur,” a name which fit the psychics I had known in the past, who were a rather dramatic lot, given to extravagant hairstyles and accents  of indeterminable origin. Most of them, I would add, especially those in closest proximity to Hollywood, claimed a personal relationship with Marilyn Monroe. Both before and after her death.

We did not Skype our conversation; still, judging from what he sounds like, Psychic Arthur is just a regular guy. We start with the kind of desultory chitchat that  happens when neither one of you is quite sure how to ease into the intended conversation gracefully. Who’s going to lead? Who’s going to follow? Do we skirt around the topic at hand or jump right into it. What, actually, will be the topic at hand?

We talk about what he does and does not do. “I’m not a medium,” Arthur says. “Mediums talk to the other side, and I don’t do that. “I’m an empath,” Arthur continues. “I feel people’s stuff. I’m clairaudient and I’m clairvoyant.”

My experience with things supernatural has made me both a skeptic and a believer. Added to that balance is that the research I’ve done over the years has given me tools to separate the truly psychic from the charlatan. However, most of my past experience was with mediums, or at least those who professed to be. Arthur not being a medium and this reading not being one where I can use the knowledge I have of the tricks to look out for, what to say, what not to say, and how to judge the veracity of the message you’re getting throws me a curve ball. I’m going to have to wing this whole judgment thing; I’ve got no guidebook to follow.

And so he begins:

“Let’s see what I’m getting from you, and we can take it from there. I get the sense around you that the past six years it seems like you have been letting go of the the past, getting rid of negativity. You’re thinking about letting people go out of your life. You want a lighter load and you also have a sense that you’re entitled to more than you’ve been getting.

“Your family weighs you down at times but you’ve learned not to allow them to get to you. You’ve heard of the black sheep of the family? Well, you’re the white sheep among black sheep. You’re the one that got it right.

“Last February in  2012, you started into a real money crunch. You realized you needed to put things in place to make sure it wouldn’t happen again.

“You are always putting your name and card out there. On April 2, people you’ll be working with will open doors for you and you’ll see results.

“You have a lot of creativity and being around creative people is what feeds you. That’s your nourishment–it enables you to tap into your higher self- -when you’re not around creative people,  it’s like taking water away from flowers. And it affects your health.

“This is actually the first time in nine years you’re doing what you need to be doing. You’re saying, it’s my turn now. You are in a really good place because you’re in control because you told everyone to stick it. This is Jane 2.0; time to drive the car forward.”

As I’m listening to him, I’m thinking, “Has he been reading my blog?” because that’s how close to my reality that he is getting. As he continues on, talking about my health, my career, my relationships, I find his words, wherever they come from, are validating the choices I’ve made, the decisions I’ve taken, large and small, over the past six or so years.

It occurs to me that the only other person in my life that could validate me in that way was my mother, and she’s been gone for thirteen years now. But Psychic Arthur isn’t a medium and there’s nothing he’s said that is at all remniscent of my mother. It’s just the feeling he leaves me with. And that is all my own.

I think back to the article I wrote way back when. It ended with a quote from Louise E. Rhine, the wife and co-worker of J.B. Rhine, the father of parapsychology, that seems as apt today: “The formula for telling how to judge a new idea is fairly simple. A little like that for crossing a railroad track: ‘Stop, look and listen’ then proceed with caution and try to get the facts about it. Remember too that ‘I believe’ or ‘I don’t believe’ is an unnecessary end point.”

Founded in 1989, Psychic Source is the nation’s oldest and most respected psychic service. Psychic Source’s advisors are experts in astrology, horoscopes, numerology, tarot cards, clairvoyant readings, and many other psychic disciplines. Psychic Source believes in its community of authentic Psychics and stands behind the authentic psychic readings they deliver to clients. Visit them online at www.psychicsource.com.

The reading I received from Psychic Arthur was free, given to me for the purposes of a review. The opinions of this review are, however, all mine.

  • http://www.crystal-jade.net/ Shane Knight

    if you got a great psychic and if they help to solve your questionarrie then its really a win win situation for you

  • Dolores Stein

    Online psychic readings can be a great experience if you prepare and pick the right psychic, one whose psychic style works with you and your personality.

  • Niki Stewart – Psychic Medium

    Online psychic readings are an extraordinary opportunity to seek help from some of well-qualified and knowledgeable mediums in the world. As psychic masters gain their insight through the invisible and subtle energies that exist beyond the physical realm of time and space, making accurate online psychic readings is possible for them. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://injaynesworld.blogspot.com/ Jayne

    I’ve been to lots of psychics in my life, most of them pretty good. I’ve also seen a medium and an astrologist. There are many ways communication works and I’m a believer in all of them.

  • http://twitter.com/AnneFlournoy Anne Flournoy

    So cool to learn about this side of you Jane! Since my mid-twenties, when my best friend realized that she was psychic and started dragging me around to all the tarot card readers and psychic fairs she could find, I’ve been completely fascinated by this whole realm. Loved reading about your interest in it and your conversation with ‘Arthur’!

    • http://midlifebloggers.com janegassner

      It’s equally cool to learn about your interest in the subject, Anne. It seems as if there are a lot of us!

  • http://www.thefiftyfactor.com/ Joanna Jenkins

    Wow, Arthur was goood!
    I’ve only every had a few readings in my life but nothing like this.

    • http://midlifebloggers.com janegassner

      He was good, Joanna. Enough that I’ll pay the next time.

  • Janie Emaus

    I saw a psychic last year. It’s really freaky how many things she got right. But then she did get some things wrong. And some events she predicted, I’m still waiting to see about. But I’d do it again.

    • http://midlifebloggers.com janegassner

      Janie, here’s another fact from the research I did for that magazine article: Parapsychologists ay that a person with outstanding psychic ability is only able to sustain results some two to three percent of the time. Sounds like your psychic did better than that.

  • Haralee

    I believe. I think it is great that it was true to you. I went to a psychic in 1984 about a job offer. In passing the psychic said he would not advise I have elected surgery. At the time I don’t even think I understood what that was and thought it very random, but as it turns out my body builds scar tissue exponentially so I am not a candidate for elective surgery!

    • http://midlifebloggers.com janegassner

      Freaky, Haralee. That’s the sort detail that the parapsychologists say you should look for.

  • Chloe

    That is amazing. I am not sure about psychics, but I do believe there are people who are highly sensitive and intuitive. These people’s ability to reflect back ourselves to us in ways that let us see ourselves anew is at times breath-taking, and so helpful in illuminating the path we’re already on. It sounds like you definitely got your money’s worth. I know that spending time with you fed me,and I great immensely for our time together. My only regret is that the solution to your financial situation was to move so far away.

    • http://midlifebloggers.com janegassner

      Have spent all that time together, Chloe, you are in a real position to ‘get’ what the reading was talking about.

      • Chloe

        I know! That’s what made it very cool to read. He hit all the nails squarely on their heads.

  • http://www.blog.lisaweldon.com/about lisaweldon

    $30 for a 30-minute reading? Wow, I might just treat myself. In my 20s I visited Phyllis, a physic who read tarot card. I saw her 5-6 times and so much of her predictions came true. I gave my mother a reading for Christmas one year – she still claims that was the most fun gift she’s ever received.

    • http://midlifebloggers.com janegassner

      It’s amazing, Lisa, how many of my friends are secret-psychic visiters. I will definitely go back to Psychic Arthur from time to time…just for a tune up!

      • Deborah Disney

        Hi Jane loved the story I bet you didnt know that I keep a Tarot deck in my house . Time to time get it out and give myself a reading when I’m really stuck on something in life .

        • http://midlifebloggers.com janegassner

          Ummm, Deborah. We could have had community Tarot card readings in the middle of the street. Of course I have a deck as well!

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