What’s with the Psychic TV?

For years, Tarot readers have complained that they are ostracized by society, having to live on the fringe, and deal with Muggles giving them weird looks, making the sign of the cross (or Evil Eye), and telling them that they’re going to Hell (yep – happened to me even in Oregon).

 

But now we’ve got more mainstream psychics like Teresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium.

 

Now there’s Psychic Tia. And one has to wonder – is this good or bad for the Tarot, psychic, and clairvoyant community?

 

Some people will accuse Tia of selling out. Others will say that she is a bad representation of the Tarot and metaphysical community. One thing’s for sure – her show will help Tarot become even more mainstream than it has in recent years – but at what cost? Does it matter if you think she’s “unethical” or doesn’t do things “right?” or is any publicity good publicity? Where do you draw the line? Let me know in the comments below:

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  1. Amara
    12 months ago

    Hi Amethyst,

    I’d have to watch the show before making any judgments but I found this YouTube video on an interview with Psychic Tia. I’m looking forward to seeing this show though. I didn’t hear about it before you mentioned it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSHEWPttu30


    • admin
      12 months ago

      Thanks for posting the link to the video. I should have added that in the blog post. Reminder to self for next time… :-D


  2. Amara
    12 months ago

    Here’s another video too of the show. I guess it’s a teaser. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmXwPIEO8sE . Hmmmm, from the teaser, i’m not sure.

    My opinion about stuff like this:

    I truly dislike frauds, i’m not saying she is one, but this field of work gets enough crap. If you’re going to do this for a living, just be genuine and authentic. Have ethics, morals, integrity, boundaries, including not exploiting yourself, other readers, psychics, and this field as a whole. The more wacky you are, the more people will think you’re a fake. And honestly, that sort of defeats your mission of why you’re doing this in the first place. Not everyone will believe, that’s fine. You’re not going to win them all, but for the ones who do believe and come to you with their life issues, concerns, hopes and fears, BE ETHICAL, sincere, caring, etc. If not, it just makes you look bad as well as everyone else who may not be as full of B.S. as you are.

    Now, i’m not saying doing shows like these are bad. because they can put a positive light on tarot readers…PROVIDED you have an ethic reader, who stands up for what she/he believes, won’t allow people to make them say or do things just for ratings, and really knows there stuff. And, it also helps if you have producers who are really wanting to help cast this community into a more positive light. INTEGRITY, INTEGRITY, INTEGRITY. I can’t say it enough. I also wish it wasn’t so over dramatized, crazy, and about ratings. Like in a documentary sort of fashion, without all the hoopla.


    • admin
      12 months ago

      Great points, Amara. Not only do they look for people and situations to overdramatize, they also edit it that way so it’s even more over the top. It’s a good thing to remember. :-D


  3. Joanna
    12 months ago

    Hm I had to look up the trailer for this show. I may have to watch the show to get a better opinion of it though, but I think it has promise. I get that Teresa Caputo vibe from her: very outgoing and.. loud. lol. Not a bad thing though because Long Island Medium is kind of my guilty pleasure. I think it’d be nice to have tarot be brought out into the mainstream more – in good light, of course. I’m still learning with tarot as I go along, and I’m not sure what would really count as right or wrong when it comes to tarot. I think I’m more interested in what other tarot readers would consider good/bad!
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    • admin
      12 months ago

      Thanks for weighing in, Joanna. Long Island Medium is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine, too. I think they just look for people who are loud and um, “very outgoing” for tv. Over the years, I’ve actually become more interested in what I think it right/wrong. What I’ve learned is that everyone will have their opinion, and they’ll all be different, so you really have to weight that against what you really think. It’s tricky, especially when you’re still learning. :-D


  4. Sultan Muradov
    12 months ago

    There is a famous Reality Show in Russia called “Битва Экстрасенсов” – Fight Of Psychics. There are 12 tarot readers, astrologers, witches and so on competing with each other to win the big prize.
    They prize is the FAME!

    They try to uncover the secrets behind murders, car crushes, communicate with spirits. The jury decides who is better. Most of times, they are fair.

    This show is really really cool! Idk if it streams in the US or UK, but if not, it definitely should be. It is going to break all the stereotypes.


    • admin
      12 months ago

      That sounds crazy! I would definitely watch it. I’ll have to look for it. :-D


  5. Satu
    12 months ago

    I suppose one would have to watch the show first but there’s a tendency to dramatize things and I expect it to not be a proper representation of what I do as a reader – but then I don’t consider myself psychic in the stricter sense of the word. It’s a bit like the call-in shows here that have readers. Most reading going on there is not very helpful and unethical. As I am member of the German Tarot Association and sworn to their code of honour I feel misrepresented. Most people believe that is what I do…namely give quick-fix answers, divine the future and grab money.
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    • admin
      12 months ago

      I think that’s where all the bad rap from the more fundamentalist Christians comes from – they think Tarot is nothing more than fortune telling. I also had a hard time when I first started reading with clients who only wanted quick fixes. Luckily, I discovered that raising my rates automatically turned away those kinds of people, and now I have awesome clients who I can truly help. :-D


  6. Keri Kight
    12 months ago

    I don’t have cable, so I haven’t watched an episode of Psychic Tia. My mom just told me about a show she’s addicted to, about a women who sees spirits everywhere she goes. She will confront strangers, telling them what the spirit wants to tell them.

    I love that the ideas of psychics, law of attraction, and tarot cards are becoming more mainstream. I just hope that it receive a positive reaction from most people. There will always be people that don’t believe in “that stuff”, like my father. I’ve learned that I can’t convince everyone, and to just worry about myself and my own happiness.
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    • admin
      12 months ago

      I think it starts next week, Keri. You can probably watch it on A&E or Hulu on your computer. :-D


  7. Merle Gibbins
    12 months ago

    I have never heard of any of those psychics but I am into all this and watch all the psychic and haunted shows on TV. Great post.
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    • admin
      12 months ago

      I like some good psychic shows, but can’t watch too many of the haunting type ones. Just a bunch of people running around in the dark screaming…meh. :-D


  8. Emi
    12 months ago

    This is new to me and very interesting :)


    • admin
      12 months ago

      Glad you liked it, Emi.


  9. WILLIAM O'TOOLE
    12 months ago

    This kind of thing fascinates me! Perhaps it’s the unknowing what is real and what is not.. do spirits exist? It opens up a whole new book never mind chapter and verse.

    I wan’t to get a reading done at some point.. something your better going in bling it is amazing what what you can find out about yourself that you possibly did not know…

    But you do need a pinch of salt..

    William
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    • admin
      12 months ago

      Readings are great to help you get more information about yourself, William. I highly recommend them (with the right person)! :-D

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