Chakras, auras, psychic readings, they all use various cold reading techniques. What Wylona attempted to do, poorly, was hot reading. Now that everyone lives public lives on social media, it is easier than ever to look up personal details “they couldn’t possibly know about me!” ahead of time.

Of course Peter Popoff being exposed by James Randi is a famous example. But Penn & Teller demonstrate exactly how this can be done subtly to great effect:



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WYLONA
You two are totally doing it, I knew it!
KATE
Oh really? how did you know?

WYLONA
It's obvious. Your chakras are all sexed up.
KATE
Are you being serious?

WYLONA
Ha! Of course not.
- I read your horoscope.

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