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Fortune Telling

Analysis of the Bob McDonnell Trial and That Crazy Story About Pagans and Fortune Tellers (Video)

Dan McDermott | Posted 10.23.2014 | DC
Dan McDermott

I discussed the corruption trial of former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell and the controversy over whether Front Royal, Va. should keep a ban against fortune tellers, "gypsies" and practitioners of the "magic arts."

WATCH: Union Square Oracle Uses Talents To Help Homeless

Huffington Post | Emily Kassie | Posted 08.21.2014 | Weird News

Uvera Oumbajuah is a self-proclaimed oracle, who has set up shop in Union Square for the past four years. She sits by a fountain that she believes div...

The Palmist: A Short Story from Birds of Paradise Lost:

Andrew Lam | Posted 05.31.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

The Palmist is a short story collected in Andrew Lam's latest book, Birds of Paradise Lost. It was published in March of 2013 and won a Pen/Josephine ...

Who Could Have Predicted?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.24.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Want to know the future? One Maryland town may soon have a lot of psychics opening shop. Or one, anyway. Gaithersburg, Md.'s mayor...

Up Close And Personal With A NYC Fortune Teller

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 11.16.2012 | New York

There is no wall of beads. No headscarf. And absolutely no crystal ball. Just a set of stairs inside a boho-chic bistro spiraling up to a tiny alcove ...

Finding My Path At A Buddhist Temple In Vancouver

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 12.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

Everywhere are neatly trimmed bonsai bushes in a garden replicating the one where Buddha delivered his first sermon thousands of years ago. Streams of water tickle past the mouths of stone dragons into fountains and ponds surrounded by perfectly positioned boulders. Lotus flower pods float in pools of water.

Wisdom From the Zoltar

Judi Freedman | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

Why is it that when we are young we want to be older and when we are older we wish to be younger?

Psychic Chic

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

"Psychic advisor" is one of our few growth industries. However, clients are no longer so curious about when they'll meet their soulmates; now they want to know how much money lies ahead.

The God Series, Part III -- Belief & False Beliefs

Larry Beinhart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Beinhart

When we hear or use the words "belief" and "believe," we tend to jump to the top of the chain of complexity. However, belief, as a psychological mechanism, is much simpler.