We've all seen the well produced television shows, the glossy websites, and the embossed business cards of the professional psychic.
I have personally witnessed a wave of "newbies" come into the psychic practitioner world. If the consumer were to check their actual credentials, they may be less inclined to sit in those chairs for those readings.
Never forget most polished and popular psychic medium does not mean best.
it means they have great PR managers.
Let me educate you. Many "certified mediums" come in very different forms. Some study intensely for years at various Spiritual encampments, or with a direct mentor. Those are the well trained. Now, are they talented on top of that? Let's hope so! Then the client should receive a great session. What about other "certified mediums"? I happen to know there are people whom have never had an ounce of previous training, or even basic natural talent, go to a weekend class become "certified" by an industry big name, and hang their "professional" sign the next day. That is correct, after a weekend class, they are stamped as authentic. I know this as fact, as many of them quickly realize they are unprepared for the responsibility of being a psychic medium, and often seek someone like myself out for authentic training.
Then there are the card readers. This used to mean one thing and one thing only...tarot. About 10 years ago a new (and I feel dangerous) trend began. I saw it at a psychic fair when someone picked up a deck of oracle cards that had no set meanings. You simply looked at the artwork on the card and told the client your "feelings". Now this would be great if the reader were extremely clairvoyant, this was usually not the case that I discovered. What I feared proved true too many times, over and over again, expo after expo. I discovered non-talented readers with little to no experience but an ego that drove them to prove themselves. The outcome? Confused clients, vague sessions, and the dilution of the core of metaphysics. The metaphysical book and card market became flooded with oracle cards that had little to no meaning per card, but rather some vague "would fit anyone" type of dribble. Usually the word for the card's representation is written on it. This has lead to client's thinking "hey, I can get a deck of those and do this myself". The problem is, the cards are too vague, the psychic is less than educated and now the client turned "reader" has all of the above with a huge lack of experience. What a mess!
The last event I was at I walked around, read the signage of the various readers, and investigated a bit. Out of 15 readers who used any sort of cards, only one, ONE actually read tarot cards. Why is this the premium of readers?
Tarot reading is an ancient art, that not only requires learning each of the 78 cards, but also LIVING them. Only through living them can you truly understand their depth and their true learning opportunities.