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
    Amara says:

    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.

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  2. Joanna
    Joanna says:

    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
      admin says:

      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. 😀

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