Excellent as always Dan! I agree, I have always wanted to call one of these places and when they say, "how can I help you?" I could answer, "you tell me"
But I had a reading done on a whim when we visited Savannah and the first thing she told me was that a life threatening illness was finally behind me. I hadn't said anything to her at that point except my name. I was a little impressed (and happy)
A friend dragged me to a psychic once... we had so much fun we went back a few more times... then it wasn't so novel any more. But hey, it was a LOT more entertaining than a sports game or any number of other things we spend money on! :))
Enjoyed this post..I have always been curious about this but never the time, or nerve to go in :-) My great aunt read my palm when I was a teenager (about 17) and said my life would go in two separate directions and I would have four children, and live a long life..so far it's come true!
I think it's a debatable subject. Prediction is. It is said that even a faulty clock shows the correct time twice a day. But then, there is what is called, Nadi Jyothishya, here in India, (especially in Kanchi, Tamilnadu state) where they give you a CD or written in a book when consulted. They accurately tell what all has happened in your life in the past. The accuracy is absolutely amazing. You need not reveal your name. In fact, they will reveal your name. Just your thumb impression is enough!