The Street-Smart Psychic's Guide to Getting a Good Reading

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What’s the dish on getting a fabulous psychic reading? Who better to ask than the Street-Smart Psychic? Lisa Barretta offers insider advice from the other side of the tarot cards, crystal ball, and tea leaves.

Sassy, candid, and spot-on, Lisa Barretta’s guidance will help you choose the psychic that’s right for you—astrologer, medium, tarot reader, or phone-line psychic—and steer clear of charlatans. True stories from Barretta’s colorful career as a psychic reader reveal what to...

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Overview

What’s the dish on getting a fabulous psychic reading? Who better to ask than the Street-Smart Psychic? Lisa Barretta offers insider advice from the other side of the tarot cards, crystal ball, and tea leaves.

Sassy, candid, and spot-on, Lisa Barretta’s guidance will help you choose the psychic that’s right for you—astrologer, medium, tarot reader, or phone-line psychic—and steer clear of charlatans. True stories from Barretta’s colorful career as a psychic reader reveal what to do—and what not to do—to build rapport with your psychic and get the best possible reading.

“A great guide to help you make a discerning choice when you’re seeking someone to weigh in on your ‘what’s next.’”—Debbie Nigro, author and New York radio talk-show host

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  • ISBN-13: 9780738718507
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2009
  • Pages: 281
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Barretta is an artist, psychic reader, and certified Reiki practitioner. After receiving her first set of tarot cards at age of 14, Lisa began studying divination and astrology while honing her own innate psychic skills. Over the past 30 years she has developed her client base strictly by word-of-mouth, and her worldwide list of clients now spans the United States, United Kingdom and the Middle East.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xiii

Chapter 1 The Evolution of Psychics and Divination 1

Psychics, Sibyls, and Sages 2

Victorian Parlor Games and Mediums 6

Séance: The "Happy" Medium between Worlds 9

Psychics of the Twentieth Century 15

The Popularity of Psychics, Culture to Culture l6

1-900 Psychic 17

Guidelines for Psychic-Energy Consumers 20

Chapter 2 The Psychic-Reader Smorgasbord 35

Psychic-Reader Specialties and Personality Types 26

Tarot-Card Readers 27

Mediums 30

Aura Readers 33

Medical Intuitives 36

Tea-Leaf Readers 39

Astrologers 42

The Love Psychic 45

The Money Psychic 49

Gypsy Scams and Cold Readings 51

The Wise Witch and the Goth Energy Vampire Slayer 55

The Psychic SWAT Team 60

The Dr. Dolittle Pet Psychic 64

The Psychic General Practitioner 67

The Twilight Master 70

Angel Readers 72

Other Types of Psychic Readers 77

Chapter 3 Types of Clients: "What Psychic Readers Encounter 79

The New Client: Mindful or Minefield? 8l

The 1-90O Desperado: Dial "D" for Desperate 84

The Persistent Client: Ask Me Ten More Times 86

The Answer Client: Is the Answer in the Question? 87

The Psychic Debunker; The Tester 89

The Chatterbox: Where's the Off Switch? 91

The Daily Doppler: Where Is My Psychic Barometer? 92

The Midnight Caller: It's Always Time for a Reading! 96

The Co-Dependent Client: I Can't Do It Alone! 97

The Viper: Slowly Sucking Energy Levels Dry 99

The Crybaby: Take a Deep Breath and Count to Ten 102

The Scaredy Cat: Don't Tell Me about Death! 103

The Delusional Damsel: Fantasy-Relationship Groupies 105

The "Into-It" Client: The Sawy Seeker 107

TheSleeper Client: Reading Time Is Nap Time 111

The Friendship-Club Freebie Seeker: The Psychic's BFF 114

Psychic-Reading Virgins: Read for the Very First Time 117

The Psychic Client: Peer to Peer 120

The Ultimate Psychic Junkie: Hooked on Psychic Readings 124

Chapter 4 How Much Should You Pay for a Psychic Reading? 129

Why Do You Charge If You Are Spiritual? 129

Feeling Ripped Off by a Psychic Reader 134

Money in Exchange for Energy 142

The Business ot Being Psychic 145

Are More Expensive Psychic Readers Better? Not Really! 151

Chapter 5 The Psychic-Reader Care and Use Guide 159

Operating Instructions 159

Do I Need to Wear My Hematite Body Armor Before Our Session? 163

Plugging into Your Psychic Reader 169

Spirit and Spirits Don't Mix: Don't Drink and Dial 174

Health Readings Are for Specialists; Death Is Everyone's Fate 179

Psychic Overtime (That One Last Question) 183

Chapter 6 Psychic-Reader Risks 101 187

Can I Collect SSI Because My Client's Back Hurts? 187

Psychic Vampires; Chijuggers 192

Timing and the Responsibility of Being Accurate 197

Psychics: The Everyday Shrink 204

The Psychic's Side of the Psychic Profession 210

There Are Charlatans in AH Professions 215

Chapter 7 Psychic-Reader Match Dot Com 219

How to Find a Good Psychic Reader 219

Psychics Have Off Days, Too 225

This Is Not Ego Based 230

Psychic Reader vs. Psychic Reader 234

Psychic/Client Breakups 24

Chapter 8 The Client's Side of the Cards 245

How to Get a Reading Like a Rock Star 245

The Ultimate Psychic Reading 252

Staying Psychically Fit 259

Chapter 9 Psychic-Reading Outtakes from the Client's Side of the Cards 267

Brokenhearted 267

"Will He Gall? 271

The House 273

Dealing with Jealousy 274

Magic Carpet Ride 276

Afterword 279

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