[This past Friday Oprah briefly featured the story about Tinker Bell, the flying Chihuahua, and how the owners sought help from a pet psychic to find her (which they did).
I can't say I disbelieve in psychics as complete frauds. Of course, some if not most are indeed frauds. My opinion is that there is a demonic element to the power of the psychic that most psychics themselves claim is a gift from God. In a future blog posting I will relate my own experience where I was tempted with a sort of psychic ability that I could have exploited, but chose not to. And this is exactly what psychic powers are - a demonic temptation like any other temptation which can be tapped into if one so chooses. Interesting thing is that no psychics are Orthodox Christians, but they remain outside the Church and have a belief system more aligned with the occultic elemets of the New Age Movement.
Having said this, the claims of pet psychics are ridiculous. I have seen some impressive scientific investigations with regular psychics, but every investigation into pet psychics smack of fraud. Oprah apparently considers their powers "miraculous". We know she thinks this because all weekend she has been promoting the viewing of the video above to all her tweeters on Twitter. Which should not be surprising since Oprah herself is one of the leading promoters of New Age philosophy and its gurus. -J.S]
Saturday, May 2, 2009
'Oprah' Hears Tinker Bell, the Flying Chihuahua's Story
The Detroit News
The story of wind-tossed Tinker Bell, the flying Chihuahua, was retold on "Oprah" Friday, with host Oprah Winfrey interviewing Tinker Bell's owners and the pet psychic who helped find her.
"It was a miracle that we even got her back, Oprah," said Dorothy Utley, 72, of Rochester Hills, with her husband Lavern standing beside her holding Tinker Bell. "She was very tired, hungry and thirsty. She had mud and burrs all over her."
The Chihuahua was blown away last Saturday by a gust of wind at the Dixieland Flea Market in Waterford Township. She was found Monday in a wooded area three-quarters of a mile away.
Winfrey asked pet psychic Lorrie Woolums of Howell, "How did you know where Tinker Bell was?"
"This is what I do full-time," Woolums said, explaining that she got a vision of Tinker Bell's location. "I asked them if they checked the net area behind the Aldi's, and I asked them to check it again. I wanted to make sure that Dorothy and Vern knew that Tinker Bell was OK."
Lavern said the pet psychic "told us to look up instead of down. So I started working my way up. Finally I got toward the top of the woods, and I started calling her and she came running to me."