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Psychics are ubiquitous in Oakland, but are they for real?

on December 14, 2010

Though psychic storefronts are ubiquitous in Oakland, little is known about this mystical community.

Oakland North explores the different kinds of psychics in the East Bay, from those who believe their powers are innate, to those who take classes to hone them. But do their abilities hold weight in the scientific community, or is the phenomenon just smoke and mirrors?


  1. Michael Todd on December 17, 2010 at 10:58 am

    Interviw about oakland psychics

  2. The Psychic Philosopher on January 23, 2012 at 12:40 am

    I’m sure that if you visit Spiritualist churches in the area you’ll find dedicated, honest Christian ministers & healers serving to the best of their abilities. No matter what the name of your spiritual path or the weight of your wallet!
    Peace & Happiness to you,
    Rev. Scott Ufford

  3. […] At Oakland North, a project of the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, reporter Alyssa Fetini asks the pressing question: “Psychics are ubiquitous in Oakland, but are they for real?.” […]

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