Has anyone ever been to a paid medium? How did it go?
On TV, it always goes great and people are amazed and so forth, but some famous mediums seem fake to me. James Van Praagh is one that makes me uncomfortable. Love his books (probably ghostwritten), but then when I saw him work he looked more like a mentalist (a type of stage magician) than a true medium and I was very disappointed.
Has anyone had a firsthand experience with a medium? How did it go?
I have paid for the services of a medium, and I am also a Tarot reader, for which I get paid. And yet I will be the first to say that a very high percentage of those claiming to be mediums or readers of any type are scammers.
I would advise anyone seeking answers to try to get a personal recommendation from a friend, the same way you would for a plumber or auto mechanic. Lacking that, go with the combination of an open mind and a closed wallet: Do not be talked into paying to have your aura cleansed, your mojo mended or your angry dead great aunt assuaged. The medium or reader should ask to be paid only the agreed upon price for the session. Further sessions if you desire such should cost what the first did (although I have also offered a discount for followup sessions).
If you get the hard sell to add on a pricey "emergency" extra, leave. A reputable reader will not play that con--it's one of the oldest in the book and while it has a venerable history, it remains the height of sleaze.
I have gone to several mediums over the years. The legitimate ones are not concerned with conning you or getting money from you. You have to go through a couple bad readings sometimes to find the medium that is for you. This does not always mean they are a fake, It just depends on both your energy levels,
So kiss a lot of frogs until you find the right one for you.
Yes, every year I have a big Halloween party at my home which is almost like a psychic fair. I have all kinds of psychics, astrologers, card readers, palm readers, mediums, magicians, etc. They are all paid for their services and my guests always have a rockin' time. Ironically, my daughter appears to be a medium as was my mother, but I don't even believe in any of it beyond it's entertainment value.
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