Produced by Amanda Ogle
“It’s like a gift that God gave me when I was a child.”
Eva Martinez, 66, has been a tarot card reader and fortune teller for most of her life. She made her first prediction in 1951 after she dreamed that a man would die. Two months after her dream, the man died.
She believes that she has been given a valuable gift and that she should use it to help people. She doesn’t practice “black magic,” which she says has to do with sorcery and witchcraft used to harm or even kill people. She uses tarot cards and palm reading to help people cope with difficult situations.
Eva wants people to know that she is there to help. Sometimes, people come in just to talk to her, without having their cards or palms read. “I don’t do this for the money,” she says. “The money means nothing. One day I will die and I can’t take anything with me. I do this for the satisfaction of helping people.”