However, I thought that maybe I could be a psychic - really how difficult would that be and it pays an average of $41,000.00 a year according to Forbes magazine. Now, I would have to invest in a crystal ball, learn to read Tarot Cards and study palmistry, as well as trying to read people's minds - couldn't be that difficult :)
I remember years ago playing Ouija and being fascinated by the kinetic power of the triangle. We asked someone in the room to give us a question to answer. A person in the corner said, "Tell me were my brother is?" The Ouija spelled out Maracaibo. It was right, because she actually knew where her brother was and no one else did. I really should have kept a diary of the names it spelled out for questions such as, who will I marry? Because invariably it would spell out a name totally unrelated to the person you were dating then and by the time you actually married someone, you had forgotten the name the ouija had spelled out - it may have been right.
I have gone to a psychic only once and I was terrified. I was so worried I would be given bad news. I had actually gone with a group of three friends to a person recommended by one of them. The cost, about 30 years ago, was $5.00. We went to the psychic's apartment which was out in the suburbs. It was a very tidy place and the psychic, a woman, was very neatly dressed and looked quite average - not the strange sort of veiled witch that one sees in the movies.
Anyway, when it was my turn, she did note that she knew that I was anxious and that she wasn't going to get a very good reading, however, she recited a series of numbers and after each recitation, she made a prediction. The only one that I remember was that I was going to adopt a son and his name would be John. A year later we did just that. My son's name at birth was John, we changed it to Alexander.
I don't know how good I would be, though, when I don't even know myself, what I'm going to have for dinner on any given night. Hmmm. Wikipedia gives some fascinating examples of the use of the Ouija board by notable authors and media celebrities. There is even a site that explains how you can be a psychic in 10 easy lessons. It's on the host site www.skeptics.com.
Please post any Psychic Phenomena that you know of. It is still an area of fascination!!
Have a predictable day!!