A recent survey made in the USA shows that 1 in 7 Americans has consulted a psychic or fortune-teller. Their number is only a little shy of those who have already gone to a psychologist. But somehow we are much more likely to share with our friends and colleagues that we are going to see a shrink than a psychic. Why is that? Good question. Prejudice, shame, privacy reasons… Whatever it is, we keep this secret to ourselves even though there are a lot of esoteric websites nowadays which are becoming more and more popular. These kinds of sites can help you get answers to your questions; some examples of such sites are Oranum, horoscope and esoteric sites, etc.
Why are we so afraid to admit that we believe in something that can’t be proven by science?
I addressed these questions to Silvia, a former manager of psychic live TV shows and psychic phone lines, who is currently managing an esoteric webcam portal. Silvia, 29, successful and happily married, is a perfect choice for the interview, since she seemingly represents the total opposite of the typical target group you would imagine.
“On the contrary!” – She laughs – “People of all age groups and social statuses go for psychic advice. It is only natural for a human being to be curious. We ask a lot of questions about the present and the future in all spheres of life, not only spiritual. You ask the dentist what happens if you don’t floss your teeth, you check the weather forecast every morning, so why wouldn’t you ask someone for relationship and career advice if you were given the opportunity?”
Yes, but to become a dentist or meteorologist one must study for many years, it is science. And If I want relationship advice, I’d go to a certified educated professional.
“In my opinion, to provide relevant consultation, proper psychological education is not enough, I would expect my counselor to have life experience and general knowledge of people, so in most cases psychic advice demonstrates a perfect blend of both.”
So most questions are about love?
“Not really. Although they would probably never admit it, there are a lot of businessmen, corporate executives and other successful professionals among the clients. For example, there is a well-known Hollywood lawyer who for years has come in for an astrological advice at least 2-3 times a week to prepare for every important meeting. Apparently, having a picture of a personality gives him ideas on how to conduct negotiations. Or team leaders are curious to know who they can trust, and who they should promote, etc.”
How can you be sure that this particular reader is real?
“I will give you a useful tip. First always ask the psychic to tell you about yourself and your current life situation. The answers will help you quickly detect if there is a strong connection between you and your reader. By doing so you do not offend the psychic and you will be able to decide if you wish to continue the reading.”
What can you advise to those who have never tried a reading before?
“Look for esoteric portals (like Oranum) that offer free chat. This helps you choose a psychic before you pay. Think of main questions you seek clarity on before you start the reading.”