Recently, something really sad happened to me, but it also made something very clear to me… We people in the Mystical and Paranormal Industry have got to be better to each other. It is such an important issue, I have to BLOG about it.
A few weeks ago, I was at a Paranormal event. The event was an overwhelming success for me and many others who participated in it. Then, as I was leaving, a Vendor pulled some snide and malicious behavior. Basically, they were suggesting that I am not as attractive in person as I am in my Tarot By Ken promotional posters. Their question was, “Who is that in the posters?” My response was that it was obviously me. They gave a look like I was airbrushed beyond a Kardashian and said, “Sure…” My heart stopped. My response was that it was a terribly nasty thing to say to someone and with that, I continued to walk out the door. That's when this person shouted, “And I’m not the other one who thinks so!”
What would cause someone to do that? Why would you, in front of other Vendors and a number of Guests, say something so malicious? Even now, nearly 2 weeks later, I am at a complete loss for a rational explanation. But it brings up my point: Those of us in the Mystical and Paranormal Industry need to be better to each other. It's that simple.
We have an entire world that pokes fun at us. We have an entire world that ridicules us. Why on Earth would we want to be that way to each other? It makes no sense. Instead of hurting each other, we should be lifting each other up. You know I’m right, too.
There is always a Medium who dogs another Medium. There is always a Lecturer who knows their subject better than the next. There is always an Investigation Team that downs the evidence and discredits another Team. And that has got to stop.
If we want the world to take us seriously, we need to get together and start presenting a more united front. We need to celebrate the successes of others and not be so damned stuck on our own success.
If we do not do this, we will not need Skeptics to tear about what we’ve built, we will destroy it ourselves. We won’t need ignorant fear-mongers to wreck it, WE WILL! So, I am asking you, no… I am BEGGING you, be better to each other. Take care of each other. PROMOTE each other. Because at the end of the day, there is enough success and spot light for us ALL. Get it together.