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Thread originally posted on the Aeclectic Tarot Forum on 02 Apr 2004, and now archived in the Forum Library.



Indigo Rose  02 Apr 2004 
Tonight I was watching Psychic Detectives on Court TV and the psychic the police consulted was shown doing a Tarot reading for the detective using the Thoth deck. I was impressed at how they validated this woman. It is estimated that over the next decade, psychics will be used with increasing frequency; I think they said at a rate of about 25 % of the time. I was very pleased to see this kind of acknowledgment from a very skeptical type of community such as the police.

Indigo Rose 


Phoenix Rising  02 Apr 2004 
I was watching a programme last week called "psychics revealed" And they made everything, clairvoyance, psychic healing, mediumship all a big palour trick. They went visiting the houses of some of the audience, had people hiding under tables. They really made a mockery of it, so alot of audience are very skeptical. It was a American programme. 


Phoenyx*  02 Apr 2004 
Yeah I saw that one, was it the one where they debunked what oh what's his name? The guy behind Crossing Over? 


Imagemaker  02 Apr 2004 
Quote:
The guy behind Crossing Over?


John Edwards 


DeLani  02 Apr 2004 
Yes, I saw a program on I think ABC about what is called "cold reading," which is what Jon Edwards does. He basically casts out the "hook," which is a very general statement - "I'm getting a female with the letter D" an sees who bites. He then asks questions (notice how he says you can't say no to a question or deny any "revelation") and basically tells them what they want to know. Because what he says seems to be coming from "the beyond," people take his word as gospel.
I have also seen psychics in this area that do pretty much the same thing. I say, if you're psychic, you don't need to ask me all these questions.
This is why mostly I don't ask people what their question is when I do a reading. I am NOT cold reading, and so any skeptics would have a hard time explaining how I knew so many details about their question/lives without any input. Of course, observation and body language all contribute to the input of the reading, and I don't deny that.
But it's interesting how these thing come in cycles - if you look at the turn of the last century, there was a huge increase in the interest in the occult, "natural" diets and health care, etc. I wonder why.... 


Indigo Rose  02 Apr 2004 
The bad thing about the fakes is that they take advantage of people, and bring this stigma to the word "psychic" that is very negative.
The psychics I saw profiled on the psychic detectives program are the real deal.
I guess there are fakes in all walks of life; especially when it comes to religious, spiritual, and supernatural things. 


smokey  03 Apr 2004 
Hmm,
How interesting, didn't know about it. May I please have the
info. on how to tune in or was it just a once-only deal? My "T.V. GUIDE" I subscribe to should be able to convert U.S.
times & channels;cable included if necessary to within my viewing area. Thank you SO much, sorry I out on that one! 


Astraea  03 Apr 2004 
Quote:
Originally posted by smokey
May I please have the
info. on how to tune in or was it just a once-only deal? My "T.V. GUIDE" I subscribe to should be able to convert U.S.
times & channels;cable included if necessary to within my viewing area.

Smokey, it's a new show on Court TV. In Colorado, which is on Mountain Standard Time, we get it at 7:30 PM and 11:30 PM (a repeat showing) on Wednesdays, and 6 PM and 10 PM on Thursdays.

(Edited to say that we also get it at 6:30 PM and 10:30 PM on Saturdays.) 


Indigo Rose  03 Apr 2004 
Quote:
Originally posted by Astraea
Smokey, it's a new show on Court TV. In Colorado, which is on Mountain Standard Time, we get it at 7:30 PM and 11:30 PM (a repeat showing) on Wednesdays, and 6 PM and 10 PM on Thursdays.

(Edited to say that we also get it at 6:30 PM and 10:30 PM on Saturdays.)


Yes, it is on COURT TV which I get via cable. In fact it is on tonight in the Northwest at 8:30 PM, PST. It is a great show and I recommend it to anyone interested in seeing true psychics at work. 


purple_scorp  04 Apr 2004 
Quote:
Originally posted by DeLani
Yes, I saw a program on I think ABC about what is called "cold reading," which is what Jon Edwards does. He basically casts out the "hook," which is a very general statement - "I'm getting a female with the letter D" an sees who bites. He then asks questions (notice how he says you can't say no to a question or deny any "revelation") and basically tells them what they want to know. Because what he says seems to be coming from "the beyond," people take his word as gospel.


Hi DeLani.

A friend had watched a program similar, if not the same as the one in this thread. Apparently the program revealed that Jon Edward did not have a particularly good hit rate but that you only see the hits on his tv show, as they edit most of the strikes.

I actually went to see Jon Edward when he toured Australia. And he worked a huge audience (our tennis centre). I was fascinated by his process....and I left not knowing what to believe. I guess unless he actually reads for you or someone you know, it is hard to tell if or not he is fake. I doubt whether he'd placed stooges in this crowd, it was far too vast and he moved everywhere, including the vip boxes.

Part of me says....if he speaks so often to these spirits, why don't they just tell him the name...rather than him saying.....it sounds like a d word.

And part of me says, well, on a couple of occasions I've had contact with spirits, why wouldn't I believe that Jon Edward does also.

At the show that I attended, there was one particular reading that was really interesting. He started talking to a guy in a section, then moved onto a lady, a couple of rows behind. He asked the lady if she had come here that evening with someone else, but had not been able to sit together. And the lady replied, that she knew her daughter-in-law was coming but they hadn't travelled together and she had no idea where she was sitting.

Then, right across the other side of the stadium, a younger woman stands up.....excitedly and starts jumping up and down, yelling, hi Mum, I'm over here. Then Jon received messages that were a mixture for both women. Towards the end of the reading, he looked at the older woman (the mother-in-law) and told her that someone, a younger woman, had been unfaithful to their husband. The older woman flatly denied it and said that it was no-one in her family. But the younger woman (her daughter-in-law) started jumping up and down again and said, over here. Then, she pulled her sister up by her arm (she was sitting next to her). The sister then said, it's me....I've just had an affair. And Jon seemed really embarassed about it and tried to back peddle. And this girl's going, it's okay, my husband knows about it. And Jon replied, well, if he didn't know about it before, he certainly will now, the show is being taped as part of my down-under series.

Personally, I don't really think it matters whether he's fake or not. He seems to communicate well with people and bring them a sense of closure which they seem happy about. If he's not truly psychic, then he is a very good counsellor and sometimes, the end result can be the same.

Cheers

purple_scorp 


Rusty Neon  04 Apr 2004 
an article regarding the Court TV documentary series ....

http://www.courttv.com/press/psychic.html

Court TV has a message-board forum (incidentally, the same forum software as Aecletic). Here's a link to several pages of threads on Psychic Detectives:

http://boards.courttv.com/search.php?action=showresults&searchid=249354&sortby=lastpost&sortorder=descending

also a poll thread regarding psychics:

http://boards.courttv.com/showthread.php?threadid=106140&highlight=psychics 


Simone  04 Apr 2004 
Quote:
Originally posted by Indigo Rose
It is estimated that over the next decade, psychics will be used with increasing frequency


This is an interesting developement, I think. It makes me think of two things:

- they say that we only use 10% of our brain capacity in our everyday life, and I strongly suspect that the other 90% are for a good part taken up by "paranormal" capacities we do not (always) have access to for the moment.

- someone once said, if we all (not just a few "chosen" ;) ones) were telepathic and empathic, nobody would have any interest any more in being dishonest or criminal. We could no longer hide anything from each other anyway and would adjust to not doing anything that would need to be hidden :D.

So if this kind of thing is propagated, I think this means that perhaps our collective conscience is moving, or is about to move, up a notch. Which would not be a bad thing.

What do you people think?

Lots of love
Simone 


purple_scorp  04 Apr 2004 
Quote:
Originally posted by Simone
Someone once said, if we all (not just a few "chosen" ;) ones) were telepathic and empathic, nobody would have any interest any more in being dishonest or criminal. We could no longer hide anything from each other anyway and would adjust to not doing anything that would need to be hidden :D.

So if this kind of thing is propagated, I think this means that perhaps our collective conscience is moving, or is about to move, up a notch. Which would not be a bad thing.


Instantly that movie Minority Report comes to mind. Have you seen it, with Tom Cruise? They use precognitive dreamers to predict future crimes, then arrest the culprits before the crime is actually commited. It was one of those movies that made me think for days after watching it.

Moving our collective conscience would definitely be a good thing. Though I don't know that I'll see it in this incarnation. I think we are still too polarised. Every step forward is one closer, though.

Cheers

purple_scorp 


Alissa  04 Apr 2004 
Quote:
Originally posted by Simone
- someone once said, if we all (not just a few "chosen" ;) ones) were telepathic and empathic, nobody would have any interest any more in being dishonest or criminal. We could no longer hide anything from each other anyway and would adjust to not doing anything that would need to be hidden :D.

So if this kind of thing is propagated, I think this means that perhaps our collective conscience is moving, or is about to move, up a notch. Which would not be a bad thing.
This is both encouraging and frightening to me. The actual magnitude of the social changes this would bring are beyond comprehension. Not Utopia, not for humans anyhow... not yet. And my own personal belief : we DO all have these abilities, but many don't realize, deny it, or never seek for it inside themselves.

No longer hiding things? And that's good? Are you sure?

If everyone were telepathic/empathic you would know in an instant that your spouse is lying to you and was having an affair. You would know your boss passed you over as inadequate for the promotion. You would know the unbiased truth of why your neighbor hates niggers/jews/muslims/christians, and would not be able to "filter" their hate away, you would still experience it, as an empath.

Thought Crime would take on an entirely different meaning. A renegade telepath could use his skills for extremely anti-social means - thought-rape, thought-corruption (persuasively getting others to do your wishes), thought-theft (ever had a great idea you hoped no one would beat you to?). I could go on and on.

But, the other side of the coin...

For those who were ready, telepathic/empathic understanding would fill in the communication gaps where words so often fail us. It could convey the love we feel for another, when our fears keep us from voicing such love aloud.

We could feel the hurt of the person sitting next to us on the bus, and could not help but stop and drop everything in order to help this one person, b/c their pain wouldn't be an abstract concept to discuss, but one we share and feel intimately and are motivated to assist them, help them, if possible.

It would depend a lot, I reckon, on your individual make up. A gun is neither good nor bad, but can be used to both ends.

I see telepathy and empathy as the same. Tools. Not scary, But very dangerous. Very powerful. Very useful when respected. 


Myrrha  04 Apr 2004 
This was interesting from the link that Rusty Neon posted:

"They often choose to consult with psychics after they have exhausted all of the conventional policing techniques and have hit a dead end in an investigation. For many, using a psychic gives them a fresh perspective on the case when what they were doing before was not conclusive in solving the case."

It sounds like they are using psychics as a kind of "kick in the head" to jump-start creative thinking. I haven't seen the show though. It would be very interesting to see that lady read the Thoth deck and see how what she said related to the cards. Will the documentary air again in the US?

--Myrrha 


Simone  04 Apr 2004 
While I agree for sure that we all have telephathic abilities, most of us are not aware of it, and those who are, are most of the time not aware of the potential this capacity can take. Now:

Quote:
Originally posted by Alissa
If everyone were telepathic/empathic you would know in an instant that your spouse is lying to you and was having an affair.


Well, sure, but would it still come to that? Because in this scenario, something must have gone wrong in the relationship before and I think with telepathy, things would have been out in the open and discussed way before something like this happened.

To reach a state where one can hide nothing presupposes a developement of the awareness that nothing can be hidden. And feelings like hatred or anger will, at the same time of showing themselves, show the reason for it and will be much more understandeable.

I'm talking here of integrity: why should I want to hide anything if nothing is at risk? I's a question of integrity and confidence. Things mostly get hidden out of fear ...

But if everyone is telepathic, you will be able to read the intention of "thought criminals" before they can actually commit their crime, and again, no need for fear.

Anyway, I think our society is far from ready for this, but I feel that this is definitely a developement to come, and we're on our way, contributing to it, even if we will, at least in this life, not see the full developement of it!

Love
Simone 


Alissa  04 Apr 2004 
Quote:
Originally posted by Simone
[bi'm talking here of integrity: why should i want to hide anything if nothing is at risk? i's a question of integrity and confidence. things mostly get hidden out of fear ... anyway, i think our society is far from ready for this, but i feel that this is definitely a developement to come, and we're on our way, contributing to it, even if we will, at least in this life, not see the full developement of it![/b]
But, predators within the human species would still exist. The advantage would be that as equally telepathic as his attacker, a victim would perceive the threat hopefully before being actually in harm's way.

Of course, this is all hypothetical, but with shows like Infamous Murderers on the History channel all day, it only takes a few grizzly homicides to make me realize I don't WANT to share everyone's mind-space. And I don't know that I want everyone to share *mine*.

I think what scares me is the idea of no privacy. A truly non-private world. That's kinda staggering to me. I imagine we would adapt filters, like we do with hearing, to screen certain input. Perhaps find ways to "shield" ourselves and our truest intentions. But this would be like... psychic lying (?).

But, ultimately, I'm happy to agree with your last paragraph totally. I think a gradual development, which I also chose to believe is happening in the current times, of more perceptions will slowly evolve us... at least, that's what I hope.

Perhaps ethical and moral decisions won't be faced by individuals until they are advanced enough on their own path to realize their own mental potential. Perhaps the abilties come with such responsibilities, the Universe doesn't hand them out until the Soul is figured they are "ready"?

And what if they aren't "handed out" so much as sought after on a person to person basis, with soul searching and spiritual intent, and therefore, as such, the process of attaining the abilities would weed out certain malcontents?

I'm just philosophizing... sorry for hijacking the thread. I love a good debate, and thank Simone for sharing of herself. :) 


HudsonGray  04 Apr 2004 
There's a new show on tv called Century City that is tackling things like this--clones, AI rights, when is a person not a person, can you be attacked via virtual technology if you're 50 miles apart & you don't know it till they tell you...this is one of the subjects that would really fall into the realm of the show.

Society would definately change quite a bit. But it'd be a slow adjustment I think, as the population in general wouldn't all come by this ability at the same time.

One thing--would we be able to raise meat animals then & kill them, if we're aware just how much the domestic species do 'think'? Are we then owners, caretakers or partners?

Boy, it's a whole can of worms. 200 years ago nobody thought about computers--and look at us now with cell phones, PDA's, online connections & the changing face of the workplace. 300 years ago internal combustion engines weren't around (well, ok, trains were)--who has horses now? We've even been to the moon. Society adapted. I think we probably could adapt to a mental change as well. If it would tone down the general violence our species is prone to, I'm all for it. 


purple_scorp  04 Apr 2004 
Quote:
Originally posted by Alissa
Perhaps ethical and moral decisions won't be faced by individuals until they are advanced enough on their own path to realize their own mental potential. Perhaps the abilties come with such responsibilities, the Universe doesn't hand them out until the Soul is figured they are "ready"?


This is pretty much how the Universe works now. We only unveil our own psychic ability when we are ready and well on the path to spiritual enlightenment. Sometimes this is layer by layer.

There was another movie that I watched just recently with Bruce Willis but I can't remember the name. Basically Bruce was a chosen one, a white angel, and had survived several tragic accidents in his life. He was able to read the thoughts of others and set out as a vigilante to help those less fortunate than him. He met his nemesis, a black angel (played by Samuel Jackson, I think). There was an interesting twist to the end of the movie. The movie was really about how Bruce accepted and controlled his power. Very thought provoking.

Hudson, interesting point about raising meat animals.

Cheers

purple_scorp 


Indigo Rose  04 Apr 2004 
Quote:
Originally posted by purple_scorp
There was another movie that I watched just recently with Bruce Willis but I can't remember the name. Basically Bruce was a chosen one, a white angel, and had survived several tragic accidents in his life. He was able to read the thoughts of others and set out as a vigilante to help those less fortunate than him. He met his nemesis, a black angel (played by Samuel Jackson, I think). There was an interesting twist to the end of the movie. The movie was really about how Bruce accepted and controlled his power. Very thought provoking.
purple_scorp


The movie is called Unbreakable. It was interesting. 


purple_scorp  04 Apr 2004 
Quote:
Originally posted by Indigo Rose
The movie is called Unbreakable. It was interesting.


Hi Indigo Rose. Yes, that was it. Actually Bruce Willis has been in a few interesting movies. I saw another one (which I can't remember the title of either), where he was visited by himself as a child, then at the end of the movie, he is visited by himself as an older man. And then there was Sixth Sense.....

Cheers

purple_scorp 


Simone  05 Apr 2004 
Quote:
Originally posted by Alissa
But, ultimately, I'm happy to agree with your last paragraph totally. I think a gradual development, which I also chose to believe is happening in the current times, of more perceptions will slowly evolve us... at least, that's what I hope.

I'm just philosophizing... sorry for hijacking the thread. I love a good debate, and thank Simone for sharing of herself. :)


Oh, have we been hijacking a thread? :| sorry for that, I could not resist...

But I think with every evolution, manking is bound to adapt, and this evolution will not be so abrupt as to take us unawares.

Of course the concept is a "can of worms" if one thinks about all the consequences in a worls like ours today. Opening this can on ourselves today would be quite, hm, uncomfortable :D

But I really think that this would be more of a spiritual developement than a selfish one and human predators will see their actions more clearly in a different light.

And of course I think animals are more of partners than tools - our conscience has to raise on that subject too. (there has been a history of certain indigenous people asking their prey telepathically for its OK and forgiveness before hunting it, and asking the plants for forgiveness before cutting them...)

Love
Simone 


scorpio  05 Apr 2004 
Has anyone caught the new show "Unexplained Mysteries" on UPN sunday at midnight? I saw previews but keep missing it, nexy week profiles a fireman lead out of a fire by an apparition and a child in an accident, these stories seem familar so i believe they have been rehashed from former shows, i have noticed that some of the "Psychic Detective" stories have been told in various programs before like "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Sightings". 


DeLani  07 Apr 2004 
BUT...if someone could cause harm to someone telepathically, wouldn't they also feel their victims' pain? It would be extremely difficult to do harm to someone if you actually feel their pain.
And the cheating spouse...as soon as he starts getting aroused by the other woman, his wife would feel it, and her pain or anger would also be felt by him...making it hard for him to enjoy the tryst...
Just random thoughts. 


Jeanette  07 Apr 2004 
DeLani, I think you've hit on something ~ part of what I've read about serial Killers/rapists/criminal types is that they have NO empathy for their victims. Certainly feeling their victims pain would cause some sort of reaction (but maybe they'd be "getting off" on that). Scarey stuff to consider.

And Hudson Gray, you asked who uses horses ~ my Amish neighbors! No electricity or telephones or TV or cars! They travel by horse & buggy and use horses for farming. My neighbors are extremely conservative, but there are other Amish that do use cell phones (because they object to being "connected" to the outside world, which includes telephone wires, electric wires, even gas lines; cell phones aren't obviously connected and are OK - go figure). They use old-fashioned gas-engine powered wringer washers to clean clothes, and hang everything on the line to dry. They average 7 children per family, so you can imagine all of the cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc. we're talking about without any "modern" conveniences. Sorry for going off topic. 


cartarum  07 Apr 2004 
skeptics are always going to be there until psychic ability is proven beyond a doubt by science. skeptics are the natural defense that the world has provided in order to keep psychic ability discreet. it has always been so. in the old days, it was easier to keep a secret, because it was given a holy reverence.
only initiates learned these secrets. nowadays, some people will beleive anything so it takes some very clever intellectuals to find a
modern scientific way of explaining away mysteries. 


MeeWah  07 Apr 2004 
Were general telepathy to be a part of the advanced human sensory package, possible for telepaths to be of varying degrees as in any other ability. With the use of telepathy, there could be an automatic observance & honouring of private space; that is, no "intrusions" unless permitted or invited.

Telepathy is not the same as empathy, which seems to be of a broader range but it may be only semantics. Telepathy pertains to the receiving &/or sending of thoughts; empathy pertains to the awareness of the feelings & experiences of others & can include the thoughts.

Many years ago, a friend realized she possessed some mental or telepathic ability. She had stopped smoking with the plan of getting preggers & wanted her hubby to stop smoking also. She had not mentioned it to me beforehand, but her hubby & I suddenly fell violently ill at the same time. That is when she told me she had moreorless focussed on her hubby "getting sick of smoking". She explained her intent affected me because she automatically "hooked up" with me whenever she prayed or meditated & I am a "receiver". We were close friends; also meditated together in a meditation group which further strengthened the bonds between us. As soon as she realized what happened, she stopped.

(I think this thread may need to be split...) 


smokey  12 Apr 2004 
Greetings!!!
Many THANX to Indigo Rose & Astraea re: the court info. ( & any/all who also responded.) Must check that out!!! ALL MY BEST.. 


lunakasha  13 Apr 2004 
Quote:
Originally posted by purple_scorp
Actually Bruce Willis has been in a few interesting movies. I saw another one (which I can't remember the title of either), where he was visited by himself as a child, then at the end of the movie, he is visited by himself as an older man.


Hi purple_scorp!

I think the movie you are referring to is called 12 Monkeys. It is about a man who travels back in time to try to prevent the "end of the world as we know it"....due to a devastating virus that destroys most of humankind. GREAT movie, Terry Gilliam directed.

:D Luna 


Nevada  13 Apr 2004 
Quote:
Originally posted by purple_scorp
Hi Indigo Rose. Yes, that was it. Actually Bruce Willis has been in a few interesting movies. I saw another one (which I can't remember the title of either), where he was visited by himself as a child, then at the end of the movie, he is visited by himself as an older man. And then there was Sixth Sense.....
If there was a red airplane in the movie, then it was Disney's The Kid. Great movie, I have that one on DVD.

Nevada 


Phoenix Rising  14 Apr 2004 
We have a programme over here called "Profilers" it has a panel of 4 each one has a talent, "Tarot, Astrologer, numerologist, seeing auras, clairvoyant etc. Then they have guest people who have had a traumatic life changing event. The profilers have to guess what happened and when. They were pretty spot on most of the time. The numerologist was actually the most accurate. And the tarot reader was pretty good too. 


purple_scorp  16 Apr 2004 
Quote:
Originally posted by Nevada
If there was a red airplane in the movie, then it was Disney's The Kid. Great movie, I have that one on DVD.

Nevada


Hi all,

Hudson Gray had also pm'd me suggesting it was 12 Monkeys and as that movie title didn't ring any bells with me I checked out a Bruce Willis website and found that it was in fact a Disney movie, The Kid. Gold Star to you, Nevada.

From the sounds of it though, they are very similar movies. Except that the Disney one is very child-friendly.

Nevada, did you guess the ending, with the red airplane pilot??? I did but found the movie fascinating, nonetheless. Would love to see that movie again.

Cheers

purple_scorp 


lunakasha  16 Apr 2004 
That's cool, purple_scorp.....

But you really should rent 12 Monkeys
sometime....GREAT flick!

:) Luna 


HudsonGray  16 Apr 2004 
Great Flick, but depressing as all hell! He's in a closed loop that runs in a 30 year cycle of some kind. Same feeling at the end that I got from the movie Brazil. It's one of those movies that you don't watch if you're depressed, like 28 Days Later or Unbreakable. 


Nevada  16 Apr 2004 
Quote:
Originally posted by purple_scorp
Nevada, did you guess the ending, with the red airplane pilot??? I did but found the movie fascinating, nonetheless. Would love to see that movie again.
Purple-scorp, it's been so long since I saw it the first time that it's difficult to recall. I love this movie, it's so uplifting. I always cry at the end. :)

Nevada 


purple_scorp  16 Apr 2004 
Quote:
Originally posted by HudsonGray
It's one of those movies that you don't watch if you're depressed, like 28 Days Later or Unbreakable.


So the jury is out, as to whether I get 12 Monkeys or not, as there is enough depression in real life, let alone get a dose of it from a flic.

I did enjoy watching Unbreakable though. But it was one of those movies that repelled and compelled at the same time.

Maybe movies should have their own little category on AT. As I've seen plenty that have inspired me, spiritually; and also some that have made me think for days after.

Just reeling this thread back to it's original topic.....I have to say that after watching the psychic in the movie The Gift, I went out and bought myself some of those Zener cards.

Cheers

purple_scorp 


purple_scorp  16 Apr 2004 
Quote:
Originally posted by Phoenix Rising
We have a programme over here called "Profilers" it has a panel of 4 each one has a talent, "Tarot, Astrologer, numerologist, seeing auras, clairvoyant etc. Then they have guest people who have had a traumatic life changing event. The profilers have to guess what happened and when. They were pretty spot on most of the time. The numerologist was actually the most accurate. And the tarot reader was pretty good too.


Hi Phoenix Rising,

if you guys get this in NZ, then we may also get it in Aus. It sounds like an interesting program. Have any aussies seen this show, and if so, at what bat time and on what bat channel?

Thanks

purple_scorp 


Nevada  16 Apr 2004 
Quote:
Originally posted by purple_scorp
Maybe movies should have their own little category on AT. As I've seen plenty that have inspired me, spiritually; and also some that have made me think for days after.
You might be interested in this site, for Spirituality & Health Magazine. The editors review movies that they consider spiritually uplifting:

http://www.spiritualityhealth.com/newsh/items/blank/item_238.html

Quote:
Originally posted by purple_scorp
Just reeling this thread back to it's original topic.....I have to say that after watching the psychic in the movie The Gift, I went out and bought myself some of those Zener cards.
I've wondered about getting these myself. How did they work out for you?

Here's a neat site where people can test their psychic skill with the Zener cards online:

http://moebius.psy.ed.ac.uk/~paul/zener.html

Nevada 


purple_scorp  17 Apr 2004 
Quote:
Originally posted by Nevada
You might be interested in this site, for Spirituality & Health Magazine. The editors review movies that they consider spiritually uplifting:

http://www.spiritualityhealth.com/newsh/items/blank/item_238.html


Oh, Nevada.....I feel like I've come home.....that's a great site....and straight away, I spotted a discussion on another of my favourite movies "Committed".

Thanks for the link. I've bookmarked it.

Quote:


I had mentioned in another AT thread that I like to drag the cards out at dinner parties and have everyone guessing which card will be the next to be flipped.

I haven't used them to read with (as the Psychic did in The Gift) but I occasionally use them to test my ESP. I average around 8-9 correct and think the most I ever got was 13. I like to write down my card guesses so that I can check for patterns for when I don't do so well. Interestingly, sometimes I guess one card ahead of myself.

When I purchased the cards, they came in a kit with divining rods and a pendulum. I've had interesting experiences with these tools too.

Sorry, this thread has gone off topic again.

Cheers

purple_scorp 


Aure  19 Apr 2004 
I wish there were good shows on tv where tarot would be addressed realistically.

Has anyone seen the series The Others that was cancelled after the first season (like every show I like to watch...)?
There was this woman, Satori, who did readings and was psychic? I liked the series although it was a bit silly at times and I didn't like how Satori considered herself to be a real pro because she was psychic (I guess she felt that a person can't do readings without some supernatural talents).

I didn't get a good glimpse on what deck she was using but in one episode there was a tarot deck on a cupboard in Elmer Greentree's house that seemed to be some sort of tarot de marseille deck.

Too bad that every interesting show is nowadays cancelled after one season. First they change the air dates and then they mess up the script. After that they announce that the show was getting too unpopular to be continued and cancel the show... 


Simone  19 Apr 2004 
Quote:
Originally posted by Aure
I wish there were good shows on tv where tarot would be addressed realistically.


What would be realistically, in your opinion? What results do you wish them to show? If they do it by what is called commonly "realistically", I have a strong suspicion that they would try to analyse it scientifically. No intuition... and analyses by the book, without any intuition would lead to "catastrophic" results, I feel. They would just achieve to prove that it doesn't work.

But we all know it does, don't we? ;)

Love
Simone 


Aure  19 Apr 2004 
Quote:
Originally posted by Simone
What would be realistically, in your opinion? What results do you wish them to show? If they do it by what is called commonly "realistically", I have a strong suspicion that they would try to analyse it scientifically. No intuition... and analyses by the book, without any intuition would lead to "catastrophic" results, I feel. They would just achieve to prove that it doesn't work.

But we all know it does, don't we? ;)

Love
Simone


Well... First of all, they should skip all that 'stereotypical-witch-look-a-like doing a reading in a seedy parlour'- type of thing and second, stop interpreting the cards so literally. We all know the usual Death-card interpretation in tv: 'You're going to DIE!!!!!'... :D 


The Psychics and Tarot On TV... thread was originally posted on 02 Apr 2004 in the Talking Tarot board, and is now archived in the Forum Library. Read the threads in Talking Tarot, or read more archived threads.

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