PRECAUTIONS FOR METAPHYSICAL READINGS
Over the years,
Archer has found many consistencies
between metaphysical forecasts and what occurs in
real life. However he does not have an explanation he
is fully satisfied with as to why these parallels exist.
A list of possible
explanations compiled by Archer is on page 12 of this
booklet. Further, one explanation Archer accepts may be
true is that metaphysics may be driven by a placebo or "belief" effect (see
Archer believes that there are many other
factors besides metaphysics involved in our daily lives,
including sheer luck. While metaphysics may predict one
thing, other factors may mitigate towards another. Archer
believes that metaphysics points towards general prevailing
energies while the sum total of factors ultimately dictates
the actual outcome. While Archer believes that there is some
degree of "metaphysical purpose" for a given life, each
person is free to pursue their own interests and is not
trapped in merely living out a fully pre-destined drama.
Free Will vs. Pre-destiny vs. Luck
There are many schools of metaphysics. Some teach that our
lives are fully pre-destined and life is just a matter of
experiencing what is already fully planned. Other schools
teach that we have 100% free will and that our choices lead
to experiences from which we must learn.
view on these questions is constantly evolving. At the
moment he favors the view that human spirits may be
incarnated (born on Earth) more than once, in order to
"polish" the spirit, much as a rough diamond is polished to
a jewel. In each incarnation certain goals are prominent,
many of these based on prior life errors (karma). In this
view, there is a general pre-destined "purpose" for each
life however there is wide latitude to make free choices.
The choices we make create new karma in our current lifetime
which will either lead to a more polished spiritual gem or
one with more blemishes that must be addressed in future
How Does Astrology Work?
There are two primary means of establishing "proof" in
science: hypothesis testing and clinical observation.
Astrology and other metaphysical methods are some of the
most widely studied phenomena in human history, dating back
to earliest recorded times. Metaphysicians in many different
cultures have reached similar conclusions. Archer has
extensively studied metaphysical theory and observed it in
real-world situations. His observations lead him to have a
high level of confidence that there is some factual basis
for many metaphysical traditions.
What Archer is less
certain of is why
these techniques seem to work.
A partial list of explanations can be found on page 12 of
this booklet. Note that possibility number 6 is a
placebo or "belief" effect. While Archer personally believes
there is more to metaphysics he cannot disprove this
possibility, nor does he feel it is essential to do so. The
placebo effect is one of the most widely researched
biological effects and often has a very positive impact on
health. Could it be that astrology and other metaphysics are
unique placebo forms that seem to resonate with humans?
Might Astrology be a Fraud?
Fraud and/or incompetence can occur in any profession and
metaphysics is no exception. Clients should research the
background of a reader and see if his or her reading truly
has value. Use your common sense: does this reading sound
like me or my situation?
Private vs. Semi-Public Readings
Many Factors at Work in Our LIves
In Archer's view of metaphysics, there are many forces at
work in our lives including destiny, free will
forces of both determinism and randomness. Metaphysicis does
not tell the entire story; it tends to address nature rather
than nurture. Any given person may have a life experience
that is far from what is predicted by their natal birthstamp
due to powerful effects of nurture (or lack of it) during
their formative years.
As with any service, clients should have a budget in mind
that they will not exceed. There are examples in the
metaphysical profession where unscrupulous readers have
over-charged clients and/or clients have recklessly
purchased services they could not afford. Archer's services
are designed to be affordable for most budgets; ultimately
it is up to the client to stay within their budget.
Many Different Types of Metaphysics and Readers
There are dozens of metaphysical traditions. Each
practitioner has chosen a certain system or blend of systems
to practice. Some practitioners rely on a high degree of
"psychic intuition" while others stick largely to
interpreting chart information. It is up to the client to
determine whether a particular reader is using an approach
that is helpful to that client. Ask yourself: "do I
generally understand what system this reader is using"? Does
the reading seem to reflect me and to illuminate what I'm
experiencing? Or is the reading contradictory, unclear,
non-pertinent, or otherwise confusing?
Chart vs. Psychic Reading
As described above, some readers emphasize interpretation of
charts while others focus on their psychic intuition. Others
blend the two approaches. There are extremely talented
readers in all these categories. Archer One is primarily a
chart reader with some psychic interpretation when his
intuition is strongly signalled during a reading. It is up
to clients to decide which technique and which reader(s) are
most helpful to them in a given situation.
Choosing the Right Reader for You
Choosing the right reader is a matter of common sense: what
information am I seeking? What situation(s) am I facing?
What is the reader's background? What is the reader most
experienced at? And most importantly, during the reading do
I feel this reader understands me, understands my situation,
is concerned, and does the reading seem like an accurate
view of me and my situation?
Over-Reliance on Advice
Clients should not "rely" on a metaphysical reading. Such
readings, as described above, may be placebos. Readings are
not a replacement for expert consultation.
Don't Fail to Contact an Expert
In all matters, clients should contact experts on the
situation they face: attorneys for legal matters,
accountants for financial matters, relationship counselors
for relationships, job counselors for career issues, doctors
for health concerns, etc. Metaphysical readings may or may
not add additional insight and they may in fact be
misleading. Regardless, they are no substitute for expert
Precautions and Disclaimers
Metaphysical readings can be fun and insightful. Some people
find them to be accurate and useful.
However, the means of metaphysics are not well understood
and may be due to a placebo or "belief" effect. No actions
should be taken based on a metaphysical reading.
People are advised to seek expert advice on any matter of
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