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Small Medium at Large

Postby NinjaPuppy » 05 Sep 2009, 02:04

This subject title is the punch line from an old joke. I thought I would take ProfWag's convo about looking for a local Medium over here, so as not to disrupt the Astrology topic.

ProfWag wrote:No position Ninja, I just signed up a while back to see what was around me. A while back I had heard that there was a scary area close to where I live. Come to find out, I've been driving my Hell's Half Acre almost weekly for 2 years now! No sign of horns or fire and brimstone yet, but I'll keep looking. As for my request for a medium through them, nothing so far:

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Mediums in Arkansas
« on: September 02, 2009, 07:36:11 AM »
QuoteModifyRemoveHello all,
Does anyone know of a good medium in the state of Arkansas that could be recommended for me to visit? I'm interested in contacting passed relatives.
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Hmmmmm. Let me know how that works out for you. Personally I would be a bit leery with a request such as this on an open forum (if in fact it is an open forum). You may get an excellent recommendation, but you may have to do a lot of weeding in the process.

I did a bit of digging into Arkansas paranormal groups and found this one: http://arpast.org/. From my past experience, they seem to be somewhat 'grounded' as paranormal groups go. They also claim to approach their investigations from the skeptical side so I would guess that you may feel more comfortable in their views rather than some college kids running around in the dark, with K2 meters, shouting "DUDE!" every 2 minutes. Not to mention, they have applied for a 501(c)(3) and are waiting for the final paperwork as well as posting some sort of AK state certificate claiming 'Articles of Incorporation'. At least someone on their roster can manage filling out forms properly.

Of course, given their position and this statement: "Our credibility is paramount, and unlike many other groups, we DO NOT work with psychics or conduct investigations using metaphysical, "new age" mysticism, or quasi-religious methods.", I doubt they will give you a recommendation for a medium. However, you need to walk before you can run and I believe in the saying, "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear".
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Re: Small Medium at Large

Postby ProfWag » 05 Sep 2009, 05:18

That's the message board I'm also on Ninja, but still no response as of yet! Based on the posting by Don, I looked up the American Astrology Federation (or something like that) and saw a list of their accredited astrologers. The only one in Arkansas is about 3 hours away. Nothing in Little Rock at all which surprised me a little. When I drive into town, (Little Rock), there is a huge billboard that says Psychic Advisor and gives a phone number for 3 locations. I don't believe I would be able to get much of a recommendation for one of them.
I really would like to experience a professional cold-reader, errr, uhm, I mean a respected, professional medium so I can have first hand knowledge to see if they know something I don't. I hear people say they have had much success, but as I think Quantum said in another thread, success is in the eye of the beholder...
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Re: Small Medium at Large

Postby NinjaPuppy » 05 Sep 2009, 06:38

ProfWag wrote:That's the message board I'm also on Ninja, but still no response as of yet! Based on the posting by Don, I looked up the American Astrology Federation (or something like that) and saw a list of their accredited astrologers. The only one in Arkansas is about 3 hours away. Nothing in Little Rock at all which surprised me a little. When I drive into town, (Little Rock), there is a huge billboard that says Psychic Advisor and gives a phone number for 3 locations. I don't believe I would be able to get much of a recommendation for one of them.
I really would like to experience a professional cold-reader, errr, uhm, I mean a respected, professional medium so I can have first hand knowledge to see if they know something I don't. I hear people say they have had much success, but as I think Quantum said in another thread, success is in the eye of the beholder...


For a good astrologer, you don't really need to go and see them in person. I had one in Washington DC who did a great job. Using a Medium may be another story, as each one may have certain requirements such as holding an item from the deceased. Personally, I don't have a need for a Medium as I avoid my living relatives like the plague, so contacting the dead ones, isn't something that is on my 'bucket list'. ;)

Quantum said exactly what I would tell you.... success IS in the eye of the beholder. Like anything else, you learn by trying. You try, you fail, you try again, you fail. It may not yield the answer but you begin to learn what you are not looking for and eliminate accordingly as you go. If you never find what you are looking for, at the very least you can say that you tried. If the closest you ever come to trying is keeping an open mind on the subject, then you will accomplish more than most. When you do this with an equal and healthy dose of skepticism, it makes the world more interesting. I believe you do this.

Now let's bump over to 'Hell's Half Acre', shall we? I took the liberty of doing a snippet of internet research and it sounds like an urban legend to me. Since it's actual location is somewhat ambigious, not to mention every write up about it is nothing more than a copy and paste from 'somewhere unknown', I don't think you'll have to worry about it. Urban legends can be very interesting. Considering that this one seems to come with a geological description, I wonder why it's never been checked out. I mean... "a portal straight to hell" that is believed to be an old volcano would certainly be of interest to budding geologists. At the very least, a great cave dive/exploration location. An area of rocks, surrounded by forest...not so interesting.
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Re: Small Medium at Large

Postby ProfWag » 05 Sep 2009, 19:41

Fortunately, I have the resources available that if I visit psychics, etc. periodically for entertainment purposes, I don't mind seeing what I can find and failure isn't a big deal to me. It's the fraudulent psychics that milk money from those that should be spending their extra income on things such as food that bothers me the most. It also bothers me if they tell you to pack up and move to Wyoming without really knowing what they're saying and people who believe follow their advice, only to find out it wasn't the best move. I believe that life changing decisions should be made with logic and reason and not from the advice of Madam Fabia.
Your advice Ninja, though appreciated, appears to say that I should visit psychics until I find one that tells me what I want to hear and that one, then, becomes one I could trust and recommend. I'm not sure I agree with that, but then again, I do that with Doctors so I'm not sure I totally disagree with the advice.
The road leading to Hell's Half Acre is now on private property, but I know how to get there by hiking through the hills for a mile or so. They say that dogs go crazy back there. I'm getting a dog soon and when I do, we're going on a little hike. I've always enjoyed a good scary experience!
The town of Hot Springs is, of course, filled with hot springs. It seems perfectly logical to me that this area was a volcano or similar geological location. It's close to a couple colleges though, and I would think that if there was anything exceptional about the area, they would investigate. I'm thinking that once I see it for myself, if there's something there, I'll inquire with my colleagues.
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Re: Small Medium at Large

Postby NinjaPuppy » 06 Sep 2009, 01:29

ProfWag wrote:Fortunately, I have the resources available that if I visit psychics, etc. periodically for entertainment purposes, I don't mind seeing what I can find and failure isn't a big deal to me. It's the fraudulent psychics that milk money from those that should be spending their extra income on things such as food that bothers me the most. It also bothers me if they tell you to pack up and move to Wyoming without really knowing what they're saying and people who believe follow their advice, only to find out it wasn't the best move. I believe that life changing decisions should be made with logic and reason and not from the advice of Madam Fabia.


I agree. I even have a problem with people who use the term psychic most times and of course I have stated before that once money enters the equation, it leaves a sour taste in my mouth. Of course I find nothing wrong with a $10-$25 reading but then there are those who jack the price up once they 'see' something that they will need to look at further and then the games begin.

ProfWag wrote:Your advice Ninja, though appreciated, appears to say that I should visit psychics until I find one that tells me what I want to hear and that one, then, becomes one I could trust and recommend. I'm not sure I agree with that, but then again, I do that with Doctors so I'm not sure I totally disagree with the advice.


When looking for a service, it's pretty cut and dried. Spending $$$ on psychics isn't necessarily a good thing and if you have to depend on someone to tell you those 'great secrets from beyond' then perhaps a person needs to spend a few dollars on some good, licensed therapy to find out why they need all of this psychic help. It's when the total frauds and rip off artists come out of the woodwork that all bets are off and some nasty problems can begin. That's why I suggest asking around.

ProfWag wrote:The road leading to Hell's Half Acre is now on private property, but I know how to get there by hiking through the hills for a mile or so. They say that dogs go crazy back there. I'm getting a dog soon and when I do, we're going on a little hike. I've always enjoyed a good scary experience!
The town of Hot Springs is, of course, filled with hot springs. It seems perfectly logical to me that this area was a volcano or similar geological location. It's close to a couple colleges though, and I would think that if there was anything exceptional about the area, they would investigate. I'm thinking that once I see it for myself, if there's something there, I'll inquire with my colleagues.


The colleges around that area was what made me wonder why there wasn't more information to be found. Usually college kids can't resist a good local haunt. I do hope you will share your findings.
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Re: Small Medium at Large

Postby ProfWag » 06 Sep 2009, 07:40

NinjaPuppy wrote:
The colleges around that area was what made me wonder why there wasn't more information to be found. Usually college kids can't resist a good local haunt. I do hope you will share your findings.

You know I will. Would you expect anything less from me? :-)
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