Aren't Psychics Just A
Bunch Of Phony Scam Artists?
by Bob Olson, OfSpirit.com editor
word “psychics” to people and many will burst out laughing
in a gesture of cynical disbelief. Others will shrug their
shoulders confessing that they just don’t know what to
believe. And most everyone who does believe will still admit
they are selective with whom they talk to about such matters due
to the stigma of being a believer.
The truth is: there really are
genuine and legitimate psychically gifted people in this world.
Unfortunately, it is also true that there are phonies and frauds
in the business. Just as when locating a family doctor, lawyer
or psychiatrist—or a reputable holistic practitioner—one
must do some research and expend a little effort to locate a
truly gifted psychic.
Personal recommendations from
reliable and creditable sources are always better than choosing
a psychic out of the phone book or other paid advertisements.
Sometimes (although not always) the best psychics and mediums
will have rather high fees ranging from $60 to $200 for a
reading. The reason for this is that the really gifted ones are
often trying to juggle the demand for their services. Word
spreads quickly when you’re blowing people’s minds, and some
psychics and mediums find themselves booking months or years
ahead. Those fees might sound extravagant to some, but I guess
even in the world of the paranormal you sometimes get what you
rephrase: Yes, there are phony scam artists out there, but there
are also real people with real psychic abilities. Not only do we
at OfSpirit.com know this is true, we are here to educate you
about these extraordinarily gifted individuals, and help you
locate one that best fits your personal needs.
Olson is a former private investigator
and skeptic who began using his investigation skills to research
psychics, mediums and the afterlife in 1999. This research led
him to establish OfSpirit.com
Magazine (2000), BestPsychicMediums.com
(2001) and BestPsychicDirectory.com
(2007), three of the most trusted and influential sources for
understanding and locating trustworthy psychics and mediums.
Bob Olson has tested hundreds of psychics and mediums around the
world and has become a leading authority on the subject with TV,
movie and documentary producers, journalists, book publishers,
event promoters, as well as law enforcement agencies and private
investigators. Bob’s achievements in psychic and medium
investigation and testing has further allowed him to evaluate
and isolate the key components that set apart the best psychic
medium readings from the mediocre—leading him to create his
famous (although secret) 15-point test.
has documented his findings in a multitude of articles. He has
authored the Forewords for three books: The Complete Idiot's
Guide To Communicating With Spirits, Consult Your Inner
Psychic and The Complete Idiot's Guide To Divining The
Future. Bob has also been quoted as an expert in How To
Get A Good Reading By A Psychic Medium and Empowering
Your Life With Angels. He is also the author of Win The
Battle and How To Beat Depression.
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Founder: OfSpirit.com Magazine
Understanding Yourself (Nov 2003)
The Battle (Jan 1999)
Idiot's Guide To Communicating With
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