31 May '12, 7am

Spiritual realm meets showbiz in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES: Mystic healers, UFO hunters, spirit mediums: people claiming psychic powers turn up everywhere. But in Hollywood, where dreams are made, the spiritual realm meets show business. Drive down a typical boulevard in Los Angeles, and within minutes you will spot a "psychic" sign with offers to sort out your problems. Cults and gurus abound, as well as a galaxy of sects and "churches". "LA is a total vortex," says Maja D'Aoust, who calls herself the White Witch of LA, receiving AFP in a white dress, silver high-heeled shoes, white feathers as earrings and long blond hair to her waist. "You know, (Indian yogi Paramahansa) Yogananda came here, the Evangelical movement started here, the Pentecostal movement, we have all kinds of UFO cults, yoga groups, you name it," she told AFP. She describes herself as an expert in exorcism, levitation, demonology, shamanism and astr...

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