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> Fortune Teller Indoor Market Argyle Street
benny
post 21st Feb 2015, 05:21pm
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Like yourself, Anon78, I believe in the possibility of things like precognition, but - like every field of human endeavour - if there's money to be made, there'll be a fraud around somewhere. The big problem is identifying the frauds from the genuine psychic, if there is such a being.

Seeing into the future isn't so unbelievable, no matter what the sceptics say. First of all, no-one has yet come up with a satisfactory definition of time, and exactly how we interact with it. The standard view of time as a river flowing from the past, through the present, towards the future, isn't accepted by everyone. Some scientists and philosophers believe in the Eternal Present, where all times co-exist; some even believe that time is an illusion. Yes, it all seems rather far fetched, but then so did many things which we now take for granted, at one time.


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**Catherine**
post 6th Apr 2015, 12:57pm
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I saw Kizzy at the Savoy Centre a couple of weeks ago. To be honest the reading was not that great and she spent most of the reading talking about herself.

I was asked a lot of questions and she would repeat back what I had just told her using phrases like I know that or I can see that in your hand pointing to different parts in my hand.
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post 6th Apr 2015, 07:42pm
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There have been many scientific tests performed under rigorous conditions, and no trace of extra-sensory perception has ever been detected. The field, unfortunately, is full of frauds, charlatans, and the self-deluded, mostly the first two. Some are skilled enough at cold reading to persuade the gullible, and others, like the late Doris Stokes, use stooges and props to extract information from the audience before the session, and feed it secretly to the 'psychic', who then mysteriously seems to 'know' things that the hapless punters don't recollect having revealed.


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post 7th Apr 2015, 07:45am
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QUOTE (Alex MacPhee @ 6th Apr 2015, 08:59pm) *
There have been many scientific tests performed under rigorous conditions, and no trace of extra-sensory perception has ever been detected. The field, unfortunately, is full of frauds, charlatans, and the self-deluded, mostly the first two. Some are skilled enough at cold reading to persuade the gullible, and others, like the late Doris Stokes, use stooges and props to extract information from the audience before the session, and feed it secretly to the 'psychic', who then mysteriously seems to 'know' things that the hapless punters don't recollect having revealed.

Harry Houdini for years visited them to try and contact his mother,then spent the rest of the time proving that they were all fakes,he should know because he was one of the biggest trickster on the go.
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*Billy Boil*
post 8th Apr 2015, 08:25am
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QUOTE (Alex MacPhee @ 6th Apr 2015, 07:59pm) *
There have been many scientific tests performed under rigorous conditions, and no trace of extra-sensory perception has ever been detected. The field, unfortunately, is full of frauds, charlatans, and the self-deluded, mostly the first two. Some are skilled enough at cold reading to persuade the gullible, and others, like the late Doris Stokes, use stooges and props to extract information from the audience before the session, and feed it secretly to the 'psychic', who then mysteriously seems to 'know' things that the hapless punters don't recollect having revealed.

The American Illusionists, Penn And Teller, Gathered for a T.V. show 10 of Americas most renowned and trusted "psychics" and posed them a series of questions. There was no attempt at trickery or collusion. When the results were analysed no two of them were in agreement on anything.

People believe what they want and hear what they want to when accessing "psychics". Generally they fall into a category that is willing and able to be manipulated by fraudsters who practise this form of lucrative business. I wont go into it here but I know how they use "urgers" to "set up" gullible patrons. If people could see any where into the future it would be immediately harnessed by the military and bear in mind that the Americans and Russians spent millions trying to develop skills in precognition, all to no avail. It still remains in the realm of Hollywood and the mind of those who crave some intervention in a life they can't quite come to terms with.
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post 8th Apr 2015, 09:56am
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Yes indeed, and James Randi has done similar exposÚs, as has Martin Gardner ; both, like Penn & Teller, themselves conjurors. So they know the tricks of the business, and have an intense dislike of those who prostitute it for the sake of rooking the gullible and those in distress.


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*JoanneGlasgow*
post 14th Feb 2016, 04:55pm
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I went to see the fortune teller in argyle market and wasnt that impressed as felt it was a bit rushed. I used to go see Julie Woods from irvine until she passed recently I had a reading from 2 different girls from love light tarot card reading. They are on facebook it was just mini readings as I didnt have much money at the time but they absolutely blew me away. Everything both girls said was spot on and they even got things that I didnt even know yet was quite creepy. They do free mini readings sometimes well worth looking out for.
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post 16th Feb 2016, 10:49pm
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QUOTE (JoanneGlasgow @ 14th Feb 2016, 05:03pm) *
I went to see the fortune teller in argyle market and wasnt that impressed as felt it was a bit rushed. I used to go see Julie Woods from irvine until she passed recently I had a reading from 2 different girls from love light tarot card reading. They are on facebook it was just mini readings as I didnt have much money at the time but they absolutely blew me away. Everything both girls said was spot on and they even got things that I didnt even know yet was quite creepy. They do free mini readings sometimes well worth looking out for.

And you spend your time consulting people you have never met. Have no connection to you. Nor do the have any skills in human interaction. They are however shrewd and cunning manipulators, well versed in the poverty of life skills and self esteem of those who consult with them to access the unknowable Very sad that in this day and age some seek for selfish miracles.
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post 16th Feb 2016, 11:04pm
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QUOTE (Billy Boil @ 16th Feb 2016, 10:57pm) *
And you spend your time consulting people you have never met. Have no connection to you. Nor do the have any skills in human interaction. They are however shrewd and cunning manipulators, well versed in the poverty of life skills and self esteem of those who consult with them to access the unknowable Very sad that in this day and age some seek for selfish miracles.


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*Mike Burke*
post 17th Jun 2016, 02:01pm
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Go to Margaret Solis, she is the real thing.
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*Talisman*
post 18th Jun 2016, 10:53am
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QUOTE (Mike Burke @ 17th Jun 2016, 02:01pm) *
Go to Margaret Solis, she is the real thing.

And you have scientific evidence to back this assertion?
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