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Contrary to the beliefs and views of some being a Psychic is a legit vocation & business and like any other such scenario they love to gather for lectures, workshops and just to drink a lot and have fun. . .
BUT I'm uncertain what you're referring to as a "Psychic Convention". . . there are "Gatherings" and New Age Expo type promotions but they are open to the public even though there are private programs for Readers and shop owners and of course "Dealer's Rooms".
I find it curious, how skeptics don't believe Psychics should be allowed to operate their business in the same EXACT way any other business operates. We are condemned for doing mailing lists, sending birthday & holiday cards or keeping records on clients and yet this isn't just accepted practice for a high percentage of businesses in this modern world, it's something taught in basic business school as something PROFESSIONALS do in order to be responsible and deliver the best possible service they can.
Then there's the fact that more non-psychic businesses these days abuse those tactics than you'll find happening in the Psychic/New Age market. Ignoring all the I.D. Theft that is now rampant, much of it due to company files, we have those in the medical trade (specifically) that manipulate patients & their families in order to bill them more frequently, and more! In most all aspects of Sales using a large percentage of the "cheats" psychics are accused of using are considered status quo and "how to get to the close" . . . how to manipulate the client and lure them into your "trap" . . . especially when it comes to high dollar retail.
Maybe. . . just maybe. . . we can start holding ALL businesses to the same high (virtually impossible) standards psychic detractors expect them to hold to? But no. . . that would never work, it would be far too fair and balanced and require "them' to curtail some of their own questionable antics be it when it comes to "investigations" or on the vocational front . . . provided they are in one of those industries that are "guilty" for such antics, of course.
My point is, Psychics deserve the same courtesies any other business is given and that includes the idea of having a convention with their peers.
OH YES. .. I get the pun but contrary to what most assume about Psychics, they don't intuit such mundane happenings that has nothing to do with spirit, necessity or serving one's fellow. Too, not all psychics have the same prowess or level of ability; certain psychics are affected by phantom smells, sounds and other influences over words & visions or symbols (such as the Cards, etc. )
I go away for a few months and you guys forget everything I taught you. . . gesh!
I agree that skeptics lump all Psychics into the same pot. However, we must remember that there was a time when Doctors, Lawyers, Dentists and other so called professionals were also not permitted to advertise their practice. I believe however, that this rule was imposed by their own groups, such as the AMA etc. and not some unorganized, group of self proclaimed, like minded people with a bug up their butt (AKA: Skeptics).
Au contraire mon frere. I beg to differ with you on this statement on so many points. We have forgotten nothing! We've been here waiting in the hope that you would return and impart these forums with your expanded knowledge and insight.
I have spent many hours screaming in my head, "WHERE THE HELL IS CRAIG WHEN YOU NEED HIM?" while Moderating these topics. I for one am REALLY glad to see you back.
Unfortunately I've known nothing but headache with the PC this year, been down off and on for a month or better since January and then I loose links. . . along side what few pieces of sanity I once knew
I'm glad to be back and hope to see some good chats (though I've noticed the long list of Winston theories & paranoia posts that I so dread having to wade through. . . )
Uhhhhh Craig, I believe the topic of this was posted as a joke. As in the lines of when the Psychic Friends Network went bankrupt and everyone asked why they didn't see that coming...
Oh, and welcome back.
Hey there Prof TooBusyToKillSomeTimeOnTheInternet, it's a legitimate question and certainly worthy of discussion.
Believe it or not, this is also a great question. One to which I actually have an answer that fits with the definition of a "Scientific Theory".
http://www.livescience.com/21491-what-i ... heory.html
It is taught in Wiccan circles that psychic phenomena or anything related to premonitions etc. can be acquired or even taught, if and when, the 'student' is ready. Some come by these talents on their own or naturally and some pick it up as they progress with teaching. Some even realize that their insight heightens after a major life change, illness or hardship.
I was taught that having such 'insight' is a gift and can even be perceived as a talent and should be used as each individual sees fit. Now explore the teachings of the "Law of Karma', added to the mix. Keeping that definition as simple as can be... "What goes around, comes around" which has been the problem with not being able to predict the failure of a psychic based business. Money in - money out. Good - Bad, etc. Now to Wiccan belief that if you consider your gift to be a 'business' it will become a business and no longer a gift. In other words, the gift is replaced by ego and business sense and this ability is basically 'willy-nilly' and not as easy 'on demand'.
I'm sure that Craig may have more insight into my post and even a difference of opinion. I love his take on these things as he is wise to all subjects related to this topic.
Same to you! It's always nice when the 'whole family' comes home for a visit.
Whoa there Ninja. I wasn't saying anything about psychics, I was simply pointing out potential jokes. No need to go all psychic on me!
And thanks for the welcome. This forum hasn't seen much excitement lately so I'm hoping it livens up again soon.
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