Its gonna bring about big changes, some good and some not so good. At the end of the day is protecting the general public a bad thing?
Everyone must agree that there are frauds out there, more than a few. How else do we protect people from them other than the imposition of new laws to govern everyone medium/reader/psychic?
if people are paying money then such protection is a good thing
I also think anyone who does readings etc should have to register.
Yeah but how would you go about that ? How can you stop the fake's from regestering also ? Also how would you prove that you are a psychic ? Its a difficult difficult thing. It also sounds very very messy.
Anyone how is providing a service could register but that means they are leaving themselves open to, and accept, the laws.
I can't see any genuine worker having any objections to this legislation.
But, wont clergy who claim that 'god said this or that' and 'god meant this or that' have to prove it?
Won't those who claim that trans-substantiation is factual and not symbolic also face problems?
BTW, mediums cannot 'call up the dead' any more than anyone else can, they can only request a response. Healers are similarly placed, in that they can only deliver the energy that responds to their seeking. No guarantee can ever be given, pre or post legislation.
Actually there is quite a lot of opposition over this in the UK as I believe the fraudulent mediums act 1953 was fought long and hard for with mediums going to prison for the cause.
I know a good few very well regarded mediums in england who would have family members who fought for that act and have been told the story of it and how it all came about.
I believe the SAGB are having big meetings about this and will be taking it further as there is much more to this than meets the eye.
Genuine mediums will not record there sittings anymore out of fear of people setting them up,regardless of the truth.
If a medium gives precise and accurate information then whats to stop the person having the reading denying it all and taking a GENUINE medium to court so they can make a few bucks outv it,thus ruining the reputation of the medium,even if others come forwad stating how accurate there stuff was theres still no real grounds to actually prove it.
I have no problem with people who are frauds being ousted from the field,would most certainly love to see them gone but this is more politics than anything else ,the uk government dont like the fact that spiritualism as a religion is surpassing the other religions so therefor the only way to try to stop it is by way of a crappy new law which will no doubt cause a LOT of upset amongst the genuine mediums ect and then churches performing demos will be picked on by all the sceptics out for there pound of flesh regarding something they dont understand or wont take the time to understand.
just my 2 cents!!!!!!!!1
But Karyn, wont putting a disclaimer to say that the reading may not be accurate protect the reader as much as the customer?
Is this really the case?
Spiritualism is on the rise again but only after it had fallen off quite a bit. I dont think its anywhere near surpassing other religons.
What would psychic readings classed as ? Entertainment ? As you say 6th if there is a disclaimer given at the begining really defeat's the purpose ?? Really i just cant see anything like this working. I think its somthing that will regulate itself. If the psychic is good and their readings are accurate, the people will come back.
But some frauds are good too.
HEHE , well i suppose they are if its for entertainment purposes
I had heard of this change last time I was in the UK. But I dont know much about it. I wouldnt like to see 'genuine' mediums getting crushed because of it, but I suppose how otherwise do the general public know who is real and who is fake? Its a tricky subject, I would like to see the practices of the spiritualists respected, and to allow them to self regulate, rather than have the same laws imposed on them as for double glazing, for instance. One size law does not fit all.
But I have just started doing 'proper' readings, and even in a short time I can see how easy it would be to cold read or fake information. People are hungry for information and will twist and make things fit themselves, which as reader you have to actually prevent. Its shown me how easily fakes can work.