Back before Psychics had hot lines or advertised in magazines "Readings" were usually limited to small storefronts often with a hand on the window,a darkened interior lit with candles,where a garishly dressed ,Madame Something ,with a crystal ball or cards told of your future- for a price..There had been a run of elaborate frauds in Baltimore for several years so this had been deemed illegal.
My classmates at the University of Maryland Medical campus there had discovered a quaint little Tearoom near downtown where on a certain day if you bought soup for lunch you had a reading ,if desired ,with it.
Of course we went .It was entrancing.The lady immedietly identified we were from a big city in the South,were or were not only children,were in a helping profession and would be in Baltimore a short time and move elsewhere.She knew our ages and some interests specific to the person.We were amazed.
On my third visit.(Although good.It was not for the soup.)I was finally able to get some information about her.This was equally fascinating.
She based her accounts on nonverbal behaviors.The way a person walked,sat,handled their silverware,used their hands.She even was teaching a class at Johns Hopkins Medical School to Third year Medical Students.While that dispelled some of the magic,it was an excellent learning experience.Wish I could be that skilled with nonverbal.