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My Psychic Adventure by Kari Coleman

I found this link through Neil Gaiman's blog, and I'm so glad I did. I was a tarot reader and astrologer for seven years, and have since come to terms with the fact that I'm just a very very good cold reader. Reading this makes me feel less bad about the people I did readings for - I just wish I could go back and tell them the truth...

And yay - once more I am suffering from anxiety and depression, so it's not surprising that...


What Nine Inch Nails song are you?

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pavlos
15th Oct, 2002 03:09 (UTC)
Yeah, yeah...
So am I. I suspect everyone is Hurt.
ciphergoth
15th Oct, 2002 03:27 (UTC)
Re: Yeah, yeah...
I'm Piggy...
pavlos
15th Oct, 2002 04:23 (UTC)
Re: Yeah, yeah...
Duh! Typical!
nickys
15th Oct, 2002 12:22 (UTC)
Re: Yeah, yeah...
Bizarrely, so am I.
please_sir
15th Oct, 2002 03:52 (UTC)
adjectivemarcus
15th Oct, 2002 04:23 (UTC)
Ditto. But then I've never had any complaints about my sucking so I shall take it as a recognition of my talents.

Ooooh, Matron! Nooo! Rrrrr! et cetera...
please_sir
15th Oct, 2002 04:25 (UTC)
Re:
*laughs*

Yeah, I liked my result. I'm not a huge NIN fan. Plus, as you said, theres nothing wrong with sucking.
nickys
15th Oct, 2002 06:55 (UTC)
Being a cold reader may well have been helpful to the people you did readings for.
It's not so dissimilar to what psychiatrists do - being there for people while they focus on what's bothering them and work towards their own solutions.

So long as you avoided giving specific advice you're unlikely to have harmed anyone by doing readings for them.
purplerabbits
15th Oct, 2002 10:39 (UTC)
So long as you avoided giving specific advice you're unlikely to have harmed anyone by doing readings for them.

I can't say I avoided giving advice - as anyone who knows me will testify, I am more or less congenitally incapable of avoiding giving advice. However, as far as I can remember, the advice I gave was based on what the people had confirmed about their situations to me and certainly everything I can recall saying stands up to examination in hindsight.

The biggest way in which I might have caused harm is by helping people to believe in fortune tellers or psychics, but there's not a lot I can do about that now :-(
nickys
15th Oct, 2002 12:27 (UTC)
> everything I can recall saying stands up to examination in hindsight.

Well, that's the best anyone can say really.
I'm pretty sure that not all the advice I've ever given to people was good.

> I might have caused harm is by helping people to believe in fortune tellers or psychics

Presumably you believed it yourself at the time?
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