The latest edition of Martha Stewart’s Body & Soul magazine features a story called “Hooked on Psychics.”¬† It’s an intimate, first-person account of the author becoming more or less “addicted” to psychic readings.
At her worst, the author admits to having called as many as 10 psychics in one day–and at¬†$1.99 to $19.99 an hour, this habit became a terribly expensive addiction. She eventually had to hide it from her friends and family and find the resources to recover from it, one step at a time.
What is it about getting a psychic reading that is so alluring?¬† The path of life can be challenging and full of an overwhelming number of options that we never had before. A psychic reading can uncover these paths, like a well-defined choose-your-own-adventure book, making it easier to choose which road to take. However, while the advice offered by a psychic can certainly be¬†accurate and useful, it is never fool-proof, as any good psychic will let you know.
Lisa Barretta¬†is one such psychic, author of The Street Smart Psychic’s Guide to Getting a Good Reading. Lisa Barretta admits to having “psychic junkie” tendencies of her own, having discovered of love of Tarot card readings at an early age. She discovered her own gift for intensive astrology readings (ahem; I know she’s good) and pairs that with her own set of psychic tools and intuition. Her book is a user’s guide to getting a solid, useful reading from a¬†psychic, including how much a reading should cost, what the benefits and possible risks are, and a thorough description of all the types of readers on the market, from mediums to angel readers to tea-leaf readers.
If you find psychic readings to be way too appealing, there are support groups out there, especially the one started by Ms. Lassez, the author of Psychic Junkie. But if you hire psychics from time to time and would like to hear more about what life is like on the other side of the cards, Lisa Barretta’s street smart skills will offer a fascinating and practical read.