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Old 02-26-2016, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Falls Church, Fairfax County
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This is just another cautionary tale in why blind faith is not enough:

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Ghosts, spirits, and psychics may exist.

But the fact is bad people do exist. Liars do exist. Scammers do exist. Criminals do exist.

These are claims that I make that I can offer examples of and would be willing to discuss openly and clearly.
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Old 02-26-2016, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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I suppose (know it) that presentation is everything. Put on a good show and people will buy.
I have seen dozens of these - as in they all use the same 'formula'. It's sad really and makes it difficult for those who are really genuine in helping and not extorting.

As the saying goes- buyer beware.
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Old 02-26-2016, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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There's always people who will get scammed. Often in the news stories are mentioned where someone got swindled sometimes for everything they had. Con artists use charisma on often already vulnerable targets.
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Old 02-27-2016, 08:00 PM
 
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"vibratory crystal", "talisman". Good grief I'm amazed at what people fall for.
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Old 02-27-2016, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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"vibratory crystal", "talisman". Good grief I'm amazed at what people fall for.
They preyed on the sick, the elderly, and the poor, including elderly victims who were suffering from Alzheimer's. They selected victims who were ready to believe their message, in other words.
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Old 02-27-2016, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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"vibratory crystal", "talisman". Good grief I'm amazed at what people fall for.
Well, crystals do vibrate. And Talismans are a real thing as well, a cross or Star of David pendant is basically a talisman of sorts.
So it's not the actual items that are a fraud. It's the presentation that lures people to buy.

I make talismans. I don't claim they have any magical power. They are 'a token' of a symbolic nature that is there to remind them of a specific massage/idea.
They are personalized pieces of spiritual art.
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Old 02-28-2016, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Falls Church, Fairfax County
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Well, crystals do vibrate. And Talismans are a real thing as well, a cross or Star of David pendant is basically a talisman of sorts.
So it's not the actual items that are a fraud. It's the presentation that lures people to buy.

I make talismans. I don't claim they have any magical power. They are 'a token' of a symbolic nature that is there to remind them of a specific massage/idea.
They are personalized pieces of spiritual art.
Well said.
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