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A SKEPITCAL LOOK  AT  FAMOUS OCCULTISTS    

EVANGELINE ADAMS

(1868-1932)


    A famous astrologer, she published four books on astrology. Adams was arrested twice in New York for fortune telling, in 1911 and 1914, but was acquitted both times. Some have credited Adams with the decriminalization of astrology, although in fact it still remained  illegal in New York to be an astrologer for many years after her death, and apparently still is (see Section 889 of the NY Criminal Code! ).  Coming from a proper Boston upbringing, Adams did manage to pave the way for many future quacks and cons by making astrology more socially acceptable.

    She wrote a number of popular books about astrology, including and her autobiography, The Bowl of Heaven (1926), Astrology: Your Place in the Sun (1927), and Astrology: Your Place Among the Stars (1930). It's said Aleister Crowley ghost wrote her books, and she in turn ghost wrote one of his...which doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Chances are this is just another occult urban legend.

    A lot of money was made because of Adams predictions....by Adams, that is. She charged her clients hefty fees for her "predictions". That's the real way astrology makes people money! 

    Even though supporters claim she made accurate predictions,  author Carol Krismann notes, "Skeptics point out that Adams had no knowledge of economics and that her predictions were always fuzzy, foretelling disaster but not specific disasters, and telling that the market would go up when in fact the country was in a period of remarkable growth in the stock market. People who believed often forget the erroneous predictions and used the ones that happened to come true to 'prove' that she was accurate. (Encyclopedia of American Women in Business: A-L. GreenWood Press, 2005. p. 7)

    Investment analyst Kenneth Fisher describes Adams as an "obvious quack with no real investment knowledge."(Fisher, Kenneth. 100 Minds That Made the Market. Wiley, 2007. p. 265.), and says supporters merely quote her success, and forget her many misses. That's how it works with all prophets, psychics, and fortunetellers, by the way. 

    One of Adams predications astrologers prefer you don’t think about occurred in Feb. 1929, when Adams told readers of her daily column the stock market would rise in the coming months. This is what most people assumed anyway, so it sounds like her predictionsmerely echoed popular belief, rather than originating from some mystical source. 

    As mentioned on the Psychic Scams page on this website, a common trick of fortunetellers throughout the ages is to simply tell people what they want to hear. In fact, there was a “mini-crash” of the stock market the very next month in March, and the famous mega-crash in October that triggered the Great Depressionof the 1930's! 

    People who foolishly trusted her and bought stocks on her advice lost their fortunes. Like most astrologers, Adams probably had a hit or miss ratio that can be attributed to chance. And like most psychics, fortune-tellers, or channelers, she probably just told people what they wanted to hear. Astrology is unscientific, has been proven not to work in tests, and people who follow astrologers like Adams can wind up in disastrous circumstances as a result!

 Evenageline Adams; false prophetess.

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