A View Of The Future: Fortune Tellers Say They Offer Insight, Not Halloween Thrills
Expecting a baby? There is a simple way to figure out if it will be a boy or girl according to Madam Le Marchandâ Fortune Teller and Dreaming Dictionary.
Originally published in 1863, it told professional and amateur fortune tellers how to read cards, tell fortunes with dice, tea, coffee grounds, eggs, apple-pairings, palms and even moles on the body.
Although we may laugh at some of the methods, the book is still being published today and the fascination with fortune telling is just as popular, if not more so. Granted, it is often for entertainment. And if its not, there are plenty of skeptics who question the methods, not to mention scammers and frauds involved who want to make a buck. But local psychics say if you are looking for some real answers, they can be found, and there is more to it than entertainment, if you want there to be.
Psychic medium Lory Lacy, professionally known as Lory Elle gives readings on Monday nights at CafÃ Acoustic in St. Joseph and also online. Although she has known of her psychic abilities since she was 3 years old, it wasn’t until the last few years she began studying metaphysics and tapped in to her abilities.
At some point I feel that science and metaphysics will come together and understanding will happen in a way beyond what we know, she says.
Lory says she can predict the future to a degree and see into someone’s past. Lory says, and learning from your past lives and how they are affecting you today. Lory also uses several decks of Doreen Virtue oracle cards to do readings.
I’m a little leery of Tarot cards, she says. The traditional kinds are too weighty on the spooky end of things sometimes for me. I’m not here to spook somebody.
She likes the Doreen Virtue cards because the pictures are pretty, with primarily benevolent looking angels on them. A book comes with them to explain what they generally mean. She says the cards and all psychic tools are simply used to get things started, by asking you questions to tap your inner thoughts.
There are two things to be wary of if you are trying to tap into the spiritual world without any guidance, says Lauralei, owner of White Light Bookstore and Crystals in Kansas City. Lauralei and her husband, David, are both psychics and teach several kinds of classes on channeling, which is a way of communicating with spirits. They also do spiritual healing through Reiki and Sacred Geometry, plus astrological readings.
I wouldn’t ever suggest using an Ouija board, Lauralei says. We have free will on this level. If you invite a lower energy into your space, they can be there. I always suggest working with a master soul or spirit guide because thier frequency is so high, it keeps anything lower from coming around you.
Lauralei is the first to admit there are people who think believing in this sort of thing is crazy or worse. Thats why she only goes by her first name.
People are very judgmental, even my family, she says. They like to say you’re crazy or insane, but whenever there is a crisis, I’m the first one they call. Other than that, I’m crazy.
Crazy or not, she has been asked by the police and FBI to help with missing person cases and has been successful at it. However, she found it emotionally draining and now prefers to help people with spiritual guidance & growth, she says.
I would much rather do channeling to tell people what their mission in life is, what they came to learn and experience and things that help them with their own spiritual growth.
The other warning she has about seeking psychic advice is that it can be addictive. You can get addicted to a psychic as much as anything else,she says. You get addicted to knowing whats going to happen and hearing it s going to be OK. So I will only do card readings for someone every two months.A two-month period is also the most accurate. After that it drops way down, she says. And that is because we have free will.
You have to take into account that we have our own choices and abilities. So your future is always in your hands, agrees Dale Davied, president of The Psychical Research Society of Kansas City, a non-profit group that meets in Parkville, Mo., to study psychic development, People can tell you things that can change it, Dale says, you have the ultimate choice in your outcome. He says there are a few scammers out there who will try to convince you otherwise and say something like you have this spirit around you and if you pay this amount, I will get rid of it for you. But for the most part, he found that psychics are caring and giving individuals who want to see the world as a better place.
Curious? Check it out yourself at one of the two PRSKS Psychic fairs the group holds each year. They usually have at least 20 different psychic readers and around 50 vendors offering everything from aura photography to spiritual guide paintings, Dale Davied says. This fall the fair is scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 22 through 24 at the MCC exhibit hall at Interstate 435 and Front Street. The hours are 4 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 22; 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 23 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 24. Admission is $14 for the whole weekend and free for PRSKC members. For more information, visit www.prskc.org or call (816) 880-9474. For more information on the services at The White Light Bookstore and Crystals, check out www.whitelightbookstore.com, visit or call (816) 931-0116.
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