Intrigue, closure to draw patrons to expo

CLOSURE, reassurance and intrigue are just some of the elements that can lie behind the cards of a psychic-medium, according to Mikel Shang.

Shang was yesterday one of the readers at Hotel Grand Chancellor's Psychic Expo.

She's had her fair share of critics and cynics, but said that doesn't phase her.

``I'm not here to convert anyone,'' Shang said.

``Some of the critical ones have called me weeks later, saying the things I had predicted came true.

``I just sit down and tell people what I feel and what comes to me.''

 The expo features a range of operators working with crystals, cards, natural therapies and more.

``I've been coming here for about 10 years now,'' Shang said.

``Altogether I've been doing this for about 15 years, I've always been very intuitive and able to pick up things from people.''

She said her main point of income was through massage, and used events such as the expo to gain more exposure for her psychic passion.

``A lot of people come to me for counselling, they're in grief and upset,'' Shang said, citing her ability to perform clairvoyant tarot readings and angel readings.

``They're quite vulnerable, you have to be very careful with what you say.''

The Psychic Expo will run from 9am to 5pm today and tomorrow. Entry is by gold coin donation.

Card reader Mikel Shang at the Psychic Expo at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston. Picture: MARK JESSER

Card reader Mikel Shang at the Psychic Expo at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Launceston. Picture: MARK JESSER

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