Letter: Psychics, not just entertainers

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As a participant in the Psychic Fair Oct. 22 at this college, I would like to provide my perspective of this event.

First, many thanks to the folks in the student life office for all of the work that went into making this event a reality. Having coordinated several events myself, I know first-hand just how much was involved in making this event a reality.

Secondly, I was pleasantly surprised to learn how open-minded everyone was about the event.

It was C.G. Jung who believed that tarot cards were a bridge to the collective unconscious. In other words, he believed, and I wholeheartedly agree, that any mechanism that provided sufficiently vague, ambiguous “responses” to queries was an excellent tool for forcing us to view problems from a fresh perspective, which then led to unique solutions. Nowadays, we would call tarot cards “engines for generating out-of-the-box thinking.”

Having spent almost 30 years researching the various means and methods used by “psychics,” it is apparent this is exactly what is taking place — we are tapping into our subconscious as an alternate source (to our logical thinking) for solutions to problems.

While the Psychic Fair was strictly a “for entertainment only” event, I believe putting a spotlight on this type of activity is a wonderful first step in bringing this long-neglected problem solving method into the mainstream and showing it for what it is — simply another way to view and understand a situation, problem, or issue and to develop a solution for it.

Keep up the great work!

Monica Salyer

Mortuary Science Freshman


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