Ex Advertising Executive Asks: Is It Fair for Psychic Mediums to Charge for Their Work?
Article by Craig Hamilton-Parker. Should psychics charge money? Should mediums charge money? Should psychics get paid at all? These questions are often levied at clairvoyants as if, for some odd reason, it is wrong to charge. I find these questions about psychics making money from psychic readings ridiculous.
You may as well say: Why should a doctor charge to heal the sick, a surgeon charge to save a life or a solicitor charge to save a man from the electric chair? Similarly, what right has anyone with a God-given gift the right to charge for their talent? Artists should certainly not charge for their inspiration, neither should musicians or actors and actresses. These are gifts from God so should be given freely. And I’ve never seen a poor vicar – some of the vicarages are the most prestigious private houses in England!
Others accuse us of living like parasites off the bereaved. Apparently, we all make huge amounts of money. This is a myth. Most psychics and mediums scratch a living. If a psychic is to charge say £50 – for a reading some people consider this excessive. They do not realize that a genuine medium cannot do one reading after another day in day out. This type of work – if done properly – is utterly exhausting. A medium also has to sit in meditation before a reading to prepare themselves and afterward time is spent ‘closing down’. The reality is that the fee paid for an hour has to include the time making the arrangements, sending a confirmation, spiritual preparation, the reading itself and winding down afterward. I would find it difficult to do two mediumistic consultations a day five days a week. Fortunately, most of my income now comes from my books.
Should psychics make money? Vs Charitable Work
Small-minded, finger waving moralists claim it is wrong to charge. Yet do they give all their work for free? I gave up a very lucrative career as an MD for my Advertising Agency to do this work. It’s not a big deal as it was my choice – but I wonder if the critics would be ready to make similar financial sacrifices to follow a spiritual calling. I had two top of the range cars, a large staff and an enviable client list that included many blue-chip organizations such as Esso and British Airways on my client list as well as banks and insurance companies.
If I wasn’t charging for my services now, I would probably still be doing the occasional reading as a hobby. Most of my time would be spent making a fortune in advertising or relaxing on my yacht. This website certainly would not be here and the many thousands of pounds we’ve also raised and given personally to charities would also not have happened.
Should psychics and mediums charge at all? Vs Free Readings
Wanting to be seen as a caring person is well and good but it can be taken too far when you fall victim to every request for yet another free reading. All of us psychics and mediums give a little for free but in most instances, people can afford to pay. I continue to serve Spiritualist Churches for free and Jane helps strangers for nothing once, on the telephone, for two hours on Christmas morning while our child waited to open her presents! Giving for free is our personal choice – not a moral obligation.
Some say that the early Spiritualist did not take a fee but what is less often quoted is that most were given donations by sponsors. For example, the great medium Daniel Home wouldn’t take a fee but nonetheless enjoyed the benefits of being a house guest in high society.
Very few people can afford to work for nothing.
FEE OR FREE? TELL ME
I hope you’ve enjoyed my rant about psychics charging money. Am I right or wrong? Should psychics charge money? Please post your own opinions below. I know that many other psychics and mediums have made big sacrifices to follow the spiritual path. Please tell us your story.