Famous fortune tellers. People have been fascinated with mystical abilities since… well, forever!
Psychic and fortune telling abilities are as ancient as time, but we don’t always get to hear about supernaturally gifted people from the past. (That’s probably because society hasn’t always smiled upon our gifts, but it’s coming around!)
These days, famous fortune tellers are known and loved by people from all over the world!
Here are a few of the most famous psychics throughout history, past to present. Who knows… maybe you’ll meet the NEXT great psychic on your journey through this world!
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Famous Fortune Tellers in History
Marie Anne Lenormand
One of the most famous fortune tellers in history is Marie Anne Lenormand. She was born in 1772 and was a master Tarot card reader. Many people in France still consider her to be the best of all time!
Marie was friends with Napoleon’s wife and actually predicted that he would rule France ten years before he rose to power! At the time, he didn’t even believe her!
Through her 40 years of practice, she read Tarot cards for many famous French aristocrats and generals.
She was so influential that a popular set of tarot cards was later named after her. (Many card readers still use this set today! Have you seen them? They’re fabulous and there are so many beautiful varieties.)
Another early French fortune teller was Nostradamus. He is possibly the most famous psychic in history.
During the 1500’s, he used his mystical gifts to put together an almanac of predictions. He became very renowned and sought after.
People would travel from far and wide to have him read their horoscopes or answer questions for them… and this is back in the days when travel was really hard, before airplanes and Uber!
Nostradamus’ writings have been translated by many people over time. His predictions foreshadowed many major historical events, including:
- The rise of Hitler
- World War I and II
- The Great Fire of London
His mystical journey even took him to spirit communication and mediumship! To this day, Nostradamus is still revered by many gifted people as an early pioneer.
- Our fave Nostradamus book: Conversations with Nostradamus
In the 20th century, Edgar Cayce began his supernatural path. He is one of the most famous fortune tellers of all time, and known for dabbling in so many different mystical practices — from dream interpretation to spiritual healing to clairvoyance to reincarnation.
He wrote on almost everything in our world, but what we really love about him is that he used his psychic gifts to help others as much as he could.
People would seek out Edgar Cayce to help diagnose their illnesses through hypnosis and meditation. By tuning in to spiritual energies, he was able to teach them how to ease their symptoms and find comfort.
It wasn’t just about improving people’s lives with guidance, for him; it was about changing their lives for the better!
Famous Psychics of Today
The Psychic Twins
Identical twins Terry and Linda Jamison are super famous fortune tellers and psychic mediums. They are most widely known for their predictions of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers.
The Jamisons also accurately predicted other terrorist attacks and catastrophes (like the Boston Marathon bombing, the mass shooting in Las Vegas, and the Paris terrorist attacks).
These girls are definitely busy, between their private psychic practice in Los Angeles and their media appearances! They have been seen on Good Morning America, The Tyra Show, The Today Show, and more. It’s been fun to watch their rise in popularity.
You can catch their YouTube channel, The Psychic Twins, to follow their exciting world predictions!
Jose Ortiz (El Buen Samaratino)
Jose Ortiz is probably the most famous Puerto Rican psychic. He’s known to his fans as El Buen Samaratino (The Good Samaritan).
El Buen Samaratino landed his first gig as a radio psychic at age 14. (Talk about talent, right?) Sometimes when you have a gift, you just have it.
Since then, he has shared his predictions both on radio and many Telemundo and Univision shows, and gained quite a following in the Latin community.
Jose isn’t just a fortune teller, though! He’s also a gifted astrologer. Many lucky New Yorkers have received horoscope readings from him during his radio programs.
Another modern day marvel of spiritual gifts is June Field. She is a medium who travels the country and uses her abilities to help people connect with those who have passed to the other side.
June competed in (and won) the International Battle of Psychics! Now she is known as the World’s Greatest Psychic Medium.
But her fame doesn’t keep her from her ultimate goal — to help people reach their loved ones who have died. She leads people to closure and peace as they communicate with friends and family they lost.
And speaking of psychic mediums, Matt Fraser is another well-known one! His gifts run in the family, so it was no surprise to him when he discovered his ability to connect with spirit.
He speaks with souls in Heaven and brings messages back to their families here on Earth. His goal is to make sure everyone appreciates life and sees their everyday blessings!
Matt also works to help others find and grow their own psychic abilities through his book The Secrets to Unlocking Your Psychic Ability.
No list of psychics would be complete without Theresa Caputo, better known as The Long Island Medium.
Theresa has her own reality show (The Long Island Medium on TLC), where she shares her talents and helps others receive messages from loved ones who have passed.
She is known for her spunky personality as well as her psychic gifts. Her relatability is one thing people love about Theresa.
It’s easy to think that people with well developed psychic abilities are “woo woo” and ethereal and not exactly like everyone else. But, people like Theresa Caputo make it absolutely clear that psychics are regular people… that just happen to have some very cool gifts!
Famous Fortune Teller Takeaways
These are just a handful of famous psychics throughout history, but there’s no end to the list of gifted psychics (famous and otherwise!) who changed the world one life at a time.
The truth is, people have always found comfort and answers when they experience a psychic reading. It was true “back then,” and it’s definitely true now.
Are you ready to talk to a psychic? Live psychics are ready to help you out right here! :)