Virginia Court Says Divination Not A Religious Practice

In the beginning of 2010 I reported on the case of Patricia Moore-King (aka "Psychic Sophie"), a psychic practitioner/spiritual counselor who challenged Chesterfield County's onerous zoning regulations designed to discourage tarot readers, psychics, astrologers, and other practitioners of “occult sciences” from opening up a shop. King maintains that she wasn't a "fortune teller" but engaged in a form of religious counseling, and therefore the regulations didn't apply to her.The County of Chesterfield’s laws classify Ms. King’s activities as “the occupation of occult sciences” and therefore defines her as a “fortune-teller” (she does not identify herself as such), which subjects her to … [Read more...]