Talk To Me: A Psychic Debates Jung's Sanity

Friday, January 08, 2010

Though many people claim to be skeptical of tarot card readers and psychics, The Rubin Museum takes an open-minded approach. In December, the institution invited psychic and tarot card reader Pattie Canova to participate in the Red Book Dialogues.

Canova spoke with analyst Ami Ronnberg, a curator for the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism. Canova was as intuitive as Ronnberg was cerebral, which made for an interesting contrast in their exploration of the Red Book image. Both felt the image involved issues of sanity. Canova admitted that the image made her want to cry, and Ronnberg explained that Jung created it when he was starting to question his own sanity. As an added bonus, Canova offered everyone in the audience a card from the tarot deck and then gave a few people, chosen at random, on-the-spot readings.

WNYC’s “Talk to Me” series is featuring notable dialogues from the Red Book Dialogues.


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John Doe from Long Beach, NY

I developed a belief that there was actually something to these people that call themselves "psychic" many years ago when I met a legitimately talented one. What I learned in the intervening 20+ years is that the way society has proceeded - especially American society - actually creates a breeding ground for these people. These "psychics" I've found are by and large mostly women. They are mostly Liberals, as a matter of fact, they're almost invariably Liberals. With that, these woman are usually Feminists too. If not hard-core Feminists then they at the very least lean heavily in this direction. Feminism has been extremely destructive of relationships between men and women. Without going into a diatribe, let me just say that Miss Canova did a reading for me once. She may be Psychic, but she's also a hardcore Liberal Feminist beatch. During the reading - which she charged $200 for - she gave me information that I didn't need, that was more or less superfluous. The ceiling sheet rock in my bathroom came down about 3 months after her "reading", something she failed to inform me about. My father died at about the same time. I didn't hear it from her. A relative's house almost burned to the ground, the great Psychic whiz miss Canova, said not one word about it. Instead she gives me totally worthless information like, "You're going to hear about a murder". Really?! A few weeks later a co-worker showed me a newspaper clip of some drug dealer who wanted his wake to be in his own house with his body "standing-up" and dressed in his favorite clothes and gold chains. He was shot in a shootout. I guess that was the murder she was referring to. I also noticed that she had a highly judgmental attitude. A real know-it-all Feminist who's feels she's got men by their private parts and now wants to squeeze. I warn other guys who start believing in Psychics to watch out. Power corrupts. Holding people like Miss Canova in high regard is a big mistake. She has very little knowledge about anything and I could see she never rose above a high school diploma.

With respect to the title of the above article, I would just like to say that Jung was probably an example of a "good" psychologist, and what I mean by that is that he wasn't a warped individual like for example Sigmund Freud, whose theories couldn't hold an ounce of water or his nephew - Edward Bernays - the individual who wanted to use media to mass condition the population. But I guess Miss Canova loves those guys. They're alright in her book of perversions. Once again I say that if you're looking for a good Psychic, and you're a guy, and you still have your private parts, don't see this woman. You'll waste your hard earned money

Dec. 19 2013 10:38 PM

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Talk to Me brings you downloadable readings and conversations with writers, artists, and scholars – from author Joshua Ferris to choreographer Mark Morris to poet Sharon Olds – recorded at cultural institutions in New York City and beyond. Stream, download, or subscribe to the full-length podcasts here.


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