This story – from Gawker - is crazy. Literally. Basically this “psychic” in New York said she would tell people their past lives and diagnose how their present day (presumably shitty) karma could be worked through by giving her their life savings as a trust exercise.
Because in a past life they were a corrupt Empress who hoarded her gold and laughed merrily as the people perished outside her palace doors, whatever.
So these people – and some of them sound like Love Zombies, the poor things – gave her cheques for ALL their net worth, so that the psychic could not cash them, to cure the “karma” only she did cash them.
So it was like a a classic Ponzi scheme only with a whole load of claptrap piled on top. Come to think of it, the last investment banker I met DID say he had a thing about Atlantis and that the US Navy had a secret underwater base in the Bermuda Triangle where Atlantis was “sunk.”
Anyway; my point. I get emails every week from someone asking me to clarify that they are not “cursed” or whether or not i think they have “bad karma” because of some rot a “psychic” said. Honestly w.t.f it’s ridiculous – no person divines your past lives. People asking for ridiculous money to “remove curses” or tell you your past lives are, well, not all that.
In my opinion, the only person who can know your past lives is you. Do enough dreamwork or watch for when the South Node in your birth chart is triggered by a strong transit. I think the entries in the It’s Your Past Life competition showed that a lot of you are genius at reading your South Nodes. That is, in karmic astrology, supposedly the doorway through which you entered ‘this life.’
But don’t you think that (assuming we reincarnate and so on) that they are just like any other memory? You don’t necessarily need to trawl through them? What you need to know or ‘remember’ comes to you via meditation, trance or deep dreaming – the more you get clear, the more lucid your dreams become.
And this is an obvious + often raised point but how come every damn past life you ever hear of from psychics is that they were Queen Christina of Sweden or Hatshepsut or something? I did have a really strong past life flash back once – it is a long story – but i was a serf, peeling potatoes in a dangerous kitchen run by psychopaths in a time of zero human rights. Have i ever gone through vulnerable phases in my life when i would have shelled out ludicrous $$$ to hear that once upon a time i was Queen Guenivere and that the object of my Zombie-haze was Lancelot? Possibly.
Fair Cop: Yes there is a question on this site’s Oracle about past lives but the Oracle is for entertainment and it’s free to subscribers. The basic subscription (Bliss Mystic) = 75 cents a week. Mega Mystic is $1.13 a week. It’s not anyone’s life savings being demanded so that you can clear your karma from being a c word in the Dark Ages. Nobody has the power or the right to “curse” you and nobody has the inside running or secret info on your previous existences, if such things exist.