How To Be A Psychic
- Figure out what your
sucker client wants to hear.
This is the critical point. Not that you have to necessarily tell
the client what s/he want to hear, but it's important to know what the
client wants to
hear. You can figure out what's on the client's mind by telling them
"your mind is jumbled up", and then asking for a "seed" from
which the crystals of the mind can be coalesced, or something equally
new-age oriented. Any reasonably decent explanation will do, and
it's not wise to explain too much.
- Build faith in yourself in the client. The more trust the client
has for you, the better. How you do this can vary--it can involve
exposing some part of who you are so that the client feels
"connected" to you, or it can simply be a motherly look.
- Take as few risks as possible. Stick to extrapolation from what
you know about your client. If you can get the client to fill out a
"survey" for your "files", there is very little the
client won't fill out.
- Consider yourself as a psychologist--it helps to read some
textbooks. There is very little difference between Dr. Drew and
Miss Cleo--it's just that one is licensed and one is not.
- Try to use "I see" phrases and not definite phrases.
"I see your mother in a casket," is recoverable.
mother isn't dead!"
"Is she having health problems?"
But the phrase "Your mother is dead,"
is dangerous. A "no" answer might cause the client to lose
faith (see #2).
- Keep things vague, and let the client connect the dots. "I see
an older woman in a casket," is even better than using the word
"mother". After all, how do you know who the client's mother
is? It might be dear Auntie Florence. After all, the client
knows more about his/her past than you do, so let them do the work. In
this way you can provide a REAL service by helping them talk to their
- If things start going badly, you can always blame the client for keeping
his mind shut. You may wish to disclaim this at the beginning.
"This can only work if you believe it will work. You must have
trust in me."
James Randi offers a $1,000,000 reward to anyone who can successfully
display psychic abilities under laboratory conditions. If you think you can successfully pull this off, you can apply at http://www.randi.org