A change in the law in the United Kingdom would mean that psychics, healers and mediums will be facing prosecution if they cannot truly justify their readings and claims. Spiritualist all around the United Kingdom are now joining forces in petitioning to Downing Street and voicing their complaints that another branch of religion is being discriminated by the politicians.
The law making body in UK is now concerned with the growing number of people who are seeking the help of online psychics. There are a lot of reports of fraudulent acts from online psychic readings. If there should a law passed that psychics should justify their claims, this will be bad for business for the psychic industry. Online psychic readings have increasingly grown through the years and have gained humongous following from the technologically updated generation.
For centuries now, psychics, mediums and spiritualists have always faced the constant ridicule of non believers in their craft. Madame Sosostris, a renowned clairvoyant, is known to be the shrewdest woman in the whole of Europe who is always equipped with a pack of cards. People like Madame Sosostris fear a growing threat with the law.
The United Kingdom’s Parliament is set to debate measures that will ensure that all of forms of paid paranormal dealings and activities should fall under the Consumer Protection regulations. These strict regulations will replace the Fraudulent Mediums Act of 1951.
There are some mediums, psychics and spiritualists who are not happy with this development. Under the old law, it had to be proven beyond reasonable doubt that the accused psychic was plotting to commit a fraud. The first case ever to reach court was in 1952 where a man was charged that he was purporting to act as a medium. He was charged to have been unlawfully using fraudulent devices. The man was acquitted and this set the pattern of almost all of similar charges for the last half a century.
In the new law, mediums feel the pressure to prove what they normally do. They justify that their craft is different from normal business. It is quite difficult to prove that you have contacted a spirit in the afterlife.