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Researching the Future

I went to a Psychic and Paranormal Fair this past weekend.  It’s the third year I’ve attended, and while I do it for fun, I always learn something I can use in my paranormal books.  The event was super-crowded this year, probably because Halloween is so close.  That made exploring all the booths challenging, but I focused in on one.  I had my tarot cards read.

Whether you believe in these things or not, one thing I’ve noticed is that these people tell really good stories.  From the mediums to the aura readers to the future predictors, the heart of their work lies in their ability to communicate – and they do it in stories.  They concentrate on the hero/heroine (you), pull at your emotions, and take you on a journey.  My journey was to my future.

The first thing I learned is that there’s a story behind every tarot card – and I drew some powerful ones! One was The Magician, who has the tools of creativity.  Coincidence?  I like to think not.  There were also a lot of cards in the suit of wands, which is the suit of ambition and risk-taking.  That’s also pretty close to the mark.  I feel like repeating the entire reading out loud will jinx it, but it was good.  I liked the story the cards told a lot.  At the very least, they told me that I need to get back to writing PDQ!


  1. Diana Ware-Page

    I love all things Halloween, but to me Aura readers and those who tell the future are not just related to Halloween, yes some are quacks, others are able to see things within us or others we may never see ourselves.

  2. Terri Shortell

    I would love to attend a psychic and paranormal convention. I’ve went on ghost hunts and found them fascinating. I’ve heard of a community in New York that is supposed to be amazing.

  3. Jackie Wisherd

    I have never been to a Psychic to hear what they have to say to me. It would be an interesting experience, I’m sure.

  4. Rita Wray

    I’ve been to many psychics and several of them have told me things they would have no way of knowing. I have seen them here in the US and also in Australia when visiting family.

  5. admin

    I would love to go on a ghost hunt! I used to watch Ghost Hunters all the time. Unfortunately, I’m really jumpy. Haha. I’d scare the ghosts away.

  6. Sue A.

    Don’t you think knowing the future makes it a self fulfilling prophecy? But we are humans and curiosity… it would be so much harder to just seal up that knowledge for viewing in the future only.

  7. admin

    Interesting concept. I tend to forget about it after a week or so, but you’re right. A reading might put something into someone’s head and inspire them to head in that direction.

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