I have just heard that next month (May 2008) in the UK all psychics, mediums and spiritualists will be classed as “Traders” even if they don’t charge a fee. To top it all, displaying a disclaimer that states our work is “for entertainment purposes only” is most likely not enough either.
I am greeting this new law with understanding but also anger. Anybody who has a “bad reading”, “inaccurate reading” or given information that does not come true could now sue their psychic under this new Law.
Although I can appreciate that probably 80 percent of psychics out there are fakes and this is good way to weed out the rip offs, unfortunately, this is also concerning and affecting those of us who work honestly with our gifts.
We all know that readings and information are usually for the “here and now” and if the client stays on the path they are then what we predict will most likely happen .. however … most people do NOT stay on their path, which is WHY they come to you in the first place!!
We, who work with clients and give readings in any form know for a fact you don’t just give a reading, you provide advice and even life coaching to put them on the right path and to enhance their quality of life.
I am assuming this is also relevant for spellwork, craftwork and magick as well – if it isn’t yet, it soon will be. I am now debating whether to add the disclaimer prominently on my website. This does not mean I have lost my faith in what I provide/see/believe, it means that I am protected to a degree, in case *Gods forbid*, that if I ever encounter a client who may not be 100 percent satisfied with what I say or do, cannot sue me under this new ruling.
I provide what I provide to help people. I never lead people into false beliefs or hopes and I am honest and true at all times of what I feel and what I believe to be sincere.
However, at the end of the day I am only human and I sincerely hope this law does not turn into a Millennium witch hunt!