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  • Vincent Liong
    Awakening people s sixth sense is mind over matter Evi Mariani, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta First Posted at: The Jakarta Post Wednesday, May 3 2006 Page 19
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      Awakening people's sixth sense is mind over matter
      Evi Mariani, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

      First Posted at: The Jakarta Post
      Wednesday, May 3 2006 Page 19 Features.
      <http://www.thejakartapost.com/detailfeatures.asp?fileid=20060503.R02&irec=2>


      On a rainy Saturday, Vincent Liong, 19, held a one-day
      workshop on awaking your sixth sense for a dozen of
      beginners. Holding out fruit he bought from a wet
      market, Vincent told his pupils to choose a fruit to
      help them see intangible things.

      "Ask a question, slice the fruit, see the surface and
      feel it. The fruit can tell what you want to know," he
      said.

      "Ask a question," Vincent told a student.

      "Tell me about my sister's relationship with his
      boyfriend," said one participant.

      Vincent cut a cucumber and scrutinized the surface.

      "The boyfriend is ignoring her. But she's putting up
      with it. She's very patient," Vincent said with
      confidence. "Eventually, she will be tired of the
      situation. You don't have to tell her to leave him,
      she'll do it."

      A bit hesitant and bewildered, the students, from
      various ages and professions, approached Vincent's
      table to pick their choice of fruit or vegetable.

      "Feel it," said Vincent, a skinny precocious youth.

      Previously, he had convinced the whole room that
      anyone could have the sixth sense without necessarily
      being born with the ability.

      "I don't practice clairvoyance. I prefer teaching
      people how to feel and sense," he said. "I provoke
      people."

      In the same room, a professional tarot reader,
      Leonardo Rimba, had his own business. He was seriously
      reading a set of tarot cards for a client, who
      listened raptly to Leo.

      These clairvoyance classes were not located in a cave
      in a mystical mountain. They were held at a building
      in the heart of the capital, on Jl. Jendral Sudirman.

      There was no smell of incense or seven flowers in the
      room although the head of the class jokingly call
      himself a "dukun" (shaman).

      Two years ago, an aura check showing Vincent had a
      bluish color, indicating him to be an "indigo boy".
      Indigo people are known to possess special ability to
      see what others cannot.

      Before being declared an indigo Vincent was an
      ordinary, yet precocious boy. At age 15 he wrote
      essays relating his reflection on his social
      environment. The essays were printed by large
      publisher Grasindo, titled Berlindung di bawah payung
      (Sheltering under an umbrella).

      Born into a wealthy family that lives in upmarket
      Permata Hijau did not make him ignore social problems.
      In the book, he wrote about laborers, corrupt leaders,
      even a children's fashion show in which he once
      participated.

      Once he realized he had a potential for a sixth sense,
      he rarely wrote and concentrated instead on sharpening
      the sense.

      Hence, his friendship with other clairvoyants like Leo
      the tarot reader. His oddball network grows from day
      to day as he transfers his ability to other people
      through friendship.

      His parents' place is open house for his close
      friends, some of whom he knows through his mailing
      list vincentliong@yahoogroups.com.

      On a typical day, a guest can find a veterinarian that
      practices acupuncture for pets, who is learning
      numerology and tarot sitting in the backyard reading
      cards. Next to her, a university student who is a
      specialist on romance reading sits while recounting
      his condition to the veterinarian and the tarot
      reader.

      "It's easy to learn clairvoyance. I can teach you, it
      won't take long," Vincent offered generously.

      It's difficult to think they are a bunch of con
      artists because what they say about a client's
      condition or future is plausible and realistic.

      "Our readings are not fixed. We just explain future
      conditions based on the current situations. So, you
      can change your future if you want," Leo said.

      Conversations that take place in Vincent's house when
      his friends visit are unique. They sometimes talk
      about things they see, which most people don't see.

      "He's there at the corner, I think," Vincent said,

      "Yeah, I think so, too," Leo replied.

      "Are you guys talking about a ghost?" someone asked.

      Vincent and Leo looked at each other and both
      muttered: "Yeah, but he's harmless."

      It's not easy being different. However, he seems to be
      breezy about his sixth sense, he makes jokes about it.
      People who meet him for the first time will just see
      him as a very talkative teenager.

      Studying in the Psychology Department at Atmajaya
      University, Jakarta, he sometimes teases his
      lecturers.

      "I steal their knowledge. I can read their memory, so
      I can foretell the subject of the next class
      beforehand. Once I made a paper based on what I stole
      from the lecturer, so I'd written all that she was
      about to say when the class started," Vincent said,
      grinning.

      Talkative, different, breezy and funny: That's
      Vincent. And what is Vincent's ideal title for a
      psychology paper?

      Put a spell on a lecturer.


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    • Vincent Liong
      Awakening people s sixth sense is mind over matter Evi Mariani, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta First Posted at: The Jakarta Post Wednesday, May 3 2006 Page 19
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        Awakening people's sixth sense is mind over matter
        Evi Mariani, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

        First Posted at: The Jakarta Post
        Wednesday, May 3 2006 Page 19 Features.
        <http://www.thejakartapost.com/detailfeatures.asp?fileid=20060503.R02&irec=2>


        On a rainy Saturday, Vincent Liong, 19, held a one-day
        workshop on awaking your sixth sense for a dozen of
        beginners. Holding out fruit he bought from a wet
        market, Vincent told his pupils to choose a fruit to
        help them see intangible things.

        "Ask a question, slice the fruit, see the surface and
        feel it. The fruit can tell what you want to know," he
        said.

        "Ask a question," Vincent told a student.

        "Tell me about my sister's relationship with his
        boyfriend," said one participant.

        Vincent cut a cucumber and scrutinized the surface.

        "The boyfriend is ignoring her. But she's putting up
        with it. She's very patient," Vincent said with
        confidence. "Eventually, she will be tired of the
        situation. You don't have to tell her to leave him,
        she'll do it."

        A bit hesitant and bewildered, the students, from
        various ages and professions, approached Vincent's
        table to pick their choice of fruit or vegetable.

        "Feel it," said Vincent, a skinny precocious youth.

        Previously, he had convinced the whole room that
        anyone could have the sixth sense without necessarily
        being born with the ability.

        "I don't practice clairvoyance. I prefer teaching
        people how to feel and sense," he said. "I provoke
        people."

        In the same room, a professional tarot reader,
        Leonardo Rimba, had his own business. He was seriously
        reading a set of tarot cards for a client, who
        listened raptly to Leo.

        These clairvoyance classes were not located in a cave
        in a mystical mountain. They were held at a building
        in the heart of the capital, on Jl. Jendral Sudirman.

        There was no smell of incense or seven flowers in the
        room although the head of the class jokingly call
        himself a "dukun" (shaman).

        Two years ago, an aura check showing Vincent had a
        bluish color, indicating him to be an "indigo boy".
        Indigo people are known to possess special ability to
        see what others cannot.

        Before being declared an indigo Vincent was an
        ordinary, yet precocious boy. At age 15 he wrote
        essays relating his reflection on his social
        environment. The essays were printed by large
        publisher Grasindo, titled Berlindung di bawah payung
        (Sheltering under an umbrella).

        Born into a wealthy family that lives in upmarket
        Permata Hijau did not make him ignore social problems.
        In the book, he wrote about laborers, corrupt leaders,
        even a children's fashion show in which he once
        participated.

        Once he realized he had a potential for a sixth sense,
        he rarely wrote and concentrated instead on sharpening
        the sense.

        Hence, his friendship with other clairvoyants like Leo
        the tarot reader. His oddball network grows from day
        to day as he transfers his ability to other people
        through friendship.

        His parents' place is open house for his close
        friends, some of whom he knows through his mailing
        list vincentliong@yahoogroups.com.

        On a typical day, a guest can find a veterinarian that
        practices acupuncture for pets, who is learning
        numerology and tarot sitting in the backyard reading
        cards. Next to her, a university student who is a
        specialist on romance reading sits while recounting
        his condition to the veterinarian and the tarot
        reader.

        "It's easy to learn clairvoyance. I can teach you, it
        won't take long," Vincent offered generously.

        It's difficult to think they are a bunch of con
        artists because what they say about a client's
        condition or future is plausible and realistic.

        "Our readings are not fixed. We just explain future
        conditions based on the current situations. So, you
        can change your future if you want," Leo said.

        Conversations that take place in Vincent's house when
        his friends visit are unique. They sometimes talk
        about things they see, which most people don't see.

        "He's there at the corner, I think," Vincent said,

        "Yeah, I think so, too," Leo replied.

        "Are you guys talking about a ghost?" someone asked.

        Vincent and Leo looked at each other and both
        muttered: "Yeah, but he's harmless."

        It's not easy being different. However, he seems to be
        breezy about his sixth sense, he makes jokes about it.
        People who meet him for the first time will just see
        him as a very talkative teenager.

        Studying in the Psychology Department at Atmajaya
        University, Jakarta, he sometimes teases his
        lecturers.

        "I steal their knowledge. I can read their memory, so
        I can foretell the subject of the next class
        beforehand. Once I made a paper based on what I stole
        from the lecturer, so I'd written all that she was
        about to say when the class started," Vincent said,
        grinning.

        Talkative, different, breezy and funny: That's
        Vincent. And what is Vincent's ideal title for a
        psychology paper?

        Put a spell on a lecturer.


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