On Psychic Services
reports have been appearing about governments that are adopting ordinances restricting and controlling the business of psychic
services that have been growing in popularity.
Time Magazine took a look at this issue, noting that the City of Warren, Michigan now has a low on the books requiring fortune
tellers to be fingerprinted and to pay an annual $150 fee for a license, plus $10 for a police background check, before they
can practice their craft.
story said the Warren ordinance is among a growing number of such laws going into effect in towns and townships not only in
the United States but in Europe designed to regulate a growing number of “psychic” businesses that include palmists,
fortune readers, astrologers and mystics who are operating storefront shops or working on the Internet and making a living
on their trade.
officials say the ordinance is an attempt to “weed out the tricksters.” The implication here is clear. The law
makers of Warren, clearly influenced by the Christian agenda, either do not believe in psychic functioning or they worry that
the field of practicing psychics has been infected by crooks and slight-of-hand artists who will do anything to make a fast
both problems exist.
Massachusetts, the old city remembered for the infamous witch trials, adopted an ordinance in 2007 that not only requires
“readers” to be licensed, but to practice only in their own homes. They are prohibited from operating from storefronts
or at public gatherings.
Salem law replaces a previous ordinance that was designed to drive psychics out of town. The quest for the tourist dollar,
however, apparently brought about the change in the law. City promoters have been working to promote Salem as “Witch
City,” a family-friendly place and an arts and culture seaport.
to stories in the BBC, mediums and spiritualists in European Union countries are facing new Consumer Protection Regulations
designed to protect the public from tricksters that promise good fortune, talking to the dead and magical healing. The laws
make it possible for such practitioners to face legal action from disgruntled customers.
are now forced to issue disclaimers in promotional. They have to say they are conducting scientific experiments and results
are not guaranteed. The only way to get safely around the EU rule is to offer the psychic service without charge.
story raises the question of how to draw the line between reasonable safeguards and “oppressive control over speech
this is a problem when people with natural psychic gifts attempt to use these gifts for the benefit of others. We once knew
a talented psychic who believed that such gifts were never to be used for personal gain, and that may be true.
also is a belief that all humans have the ability for telepathic communications, self healing, going out of the body and communicating
with spiritual forces on the “other side,” but that most of us have either forgotten these abilities, or been
prohibited by outside forces from using them.
story is true that we have been forced into an artificial materialistic world and a form of enslavement by alien forces that
control governments, money and power, then it should be no surprise that those of us who are waking up and discovering our
natural psychic talents are now being controlled by laws on how we can use them.