While opening the press release I started to read, then I started to laugh and then I took a moment to reflect on how crazy things (and people) are these days, in and out of the paranormal field. I will type excerpts from the press release and offer my opinion.
“Have you ever thought of being your own psychic?”
Wow, what a great question! Who doesn’t want to be psychic these days? How convenient it would be to be able to have the upper hand on life, death, and fame and of course the lottery!
“Inspired by so many people who are now seeking spiritual solutions, Los Angeles psychic, Tori Hartman created a way for people to create the future they choose.” Just watching the news these days, people are bombarded with economic worry and angst about their future. It’s not a secret, but reading this headline makes me feel as if I was back in the 1930’s, during the Dust Bowl as citizens at their wits end paid money to self proclaimed “rain makers”. There are some things in life we can not control or create, no matter how good the marketing campaign may be. Choosing a persons future has nothing to do with being a psychic, or anything that smells psychic. It’s about working hard towards a goal to achieve it, there is no other way of putting it!
“The person that you go to for answers has created products that help you find your own.”
My own what?!
“Increasingly, customers seek Hartman’s “Do-it-yourself” aroma-therapy Intention Candle Kits. In fact, Hartman reported a 50% increase in overall sales by the end of her first quarter in 2009″
Well, here is the problem. People like for their homes and offices to smell nice people use candles and even the newly on the market electric oil products There are many things on the market that can make a place smell “psychic”,I mean nice. So, it appears this woman is nothing more than a candle dealer that has discovered a gimmick to sell products. Good for her, I guess? Times are tough all over, but I have to ask, why lie about what a product can do?
“My work is about empowering others to do psychic work without me.”
Said Hartman, “What could be better in a tough economy?” I totally understand that life, as a potentially bad psychic can be rough. But exploiting peoples tough times for personal gain? Yeah, I thought psychics were into that little thing called “karma”?
Reading into the Press Release, Hartman is quoted more and more. She uses phrases like “Bring home the psychic!” and “she has helped high-profile entertainment clientele, such as Jeff Lewis of Bravo’s Network Flipping out”, I have never heard of this high-profile person, I had to Google him, and I’m still not impressed. “She created her line so that anyone and everyone could access the immense focusing power of the universe to create their dreams.” Am I the only one that believes that people make dreams happen, not candles?
She claims the candles she sells are “psychically” scented with aroma-therapy to activate the energy of one’s intention. ” Key word found! Intention! Intention is not for sale! It’s free to anyone that can dream it up. You can stop at your local retailer, pick out your favorite candle, light it up and sit and pray or meditate for hours focused on your intentions and maybe even psychic abilities. The funny thing to me about this Press Release is that there are no special magical oils mixed with these candles, no pixie dust or leprechaun blessings, just aroma or some sort.
Visiting Tori Hartman’s website, I was intrigued until I noticed the pricing was on average, a 50 bucks a whack to “get you in tune with your spirit guide” candle, not to mention the other candles that seem to have an unmentionable magical ingredient. Prosperity, House Blessing, Healing, Divine Love (not just regular love), and of course Inspiration. If I am not correct here, but at my local grocery store, I have walked by many of these same types of candles and they are only $5 each.
Psychics- Being a paranormal researcher, I am often surrounded by those that feel they have some kind of psychic ability. Some “ghost hunters” out there claim to talk to dead people while on investigations. I have known some of these people for years and I recall, very vividly that they were not “psychic” a year or two back. Perhaps they too have stumbled upon these magical pixie products that have help them create their psychic abilities? I have also noticed that with some paranormal researchers, when things “get boring”, they instantly become psychic. It creates a lot of hysteria which in turn creates confusion that later is to be declared as “ghostly activity”. Not just anyone can just become “psychic.” I am tired of meeting people that claim to possess this super hero like power, really, you are talking to your dead Aunt Flow, prove it, make her say “Kiss my grits” or something! Prove it! But then again, I would not say that there is no such thing as psychic ability. I do know the better psychics are not out “hunting ghosts”. They already see dead people, so why must they “hunt” for them? Most respected psychics out there, are not ghost hunters, and they will also argue that the ability can not be taught that it was something they were born with it.
Intention: Since January 1st, I have woke up everyday and told myself that I am in fact psychic. Why? I want to see if I become psychic of course! I am just convincing myself that in fact I will see dead people. I figure if a person lies to themselves over time, they will become convinced, that’s typically how it is, right? For example, many people that blame little mishaps in their home and they instantly believe it to be a “ghost” because they watch too much paranormal TV. Over time that ghost becomes more real and even takes on a identity of it’s own. Sometimes the belief is so real, that it can even make professional ghost hunters witness unexplained activity. This applies to all ghost hunters, psychics and even candlestick makers. If you believe enough, it will come true, for you.
I have a long running product in my house, I call it “Specter Spray”. It’ s a home made aromatherapy (modified febreezey product) spray product that I have used over the years. After I ventured into dark spooky places during my paranormal research assingments. Just a quick spray, to keep the “ghosts” away, out of my house and away from my family. I would spray the repellent and guess what? No more boogie man! The spray even works on monsters, trolls and those “bad” clown fairies that live in the closet. This repellent works just fine for my 9 year old and I will continue to use the spray until she officially no longer believes in Santa Claus. If you are interested in purchasing “Specter Spray” contact me here! It works! Ask my kids!
Seriously folks, I do believe in a few things that are unexplainable, maybe even supernatural. But I do ask that you do not throw your money away on self help products like these. Fifty bucks a whack, use that money wisely in these tough economic times. Invest your money, give it to a local charity, put it away for a rainy day, perhaps purchase a therapy session at your local psychiatric office? Just because a self proclaimed psychic says it’s a good idea, does not make it a truth or worth a shot.
If you do in fact believe everything that a psychic tells you, I have a message from the other side for you. My personal psychic tells me that everyone needs to start thinking critically about supernatural claims and that people need to start using common sense. Believe this or go buy over priced candles! Your choice!
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