No Shrink Law!
Occording to Yamhill Oregon’s occult laws, it is illegal to analyze another person! No shrinks or counselors!
5.08.110 Occult Arts.
(A) “Occult arts” means the use or practice of fortune
telling, astrology, phrenology, palmistry, clairvoyance,
mesmerism, spiritualism, or any other practice or practices
generally recognized to be unsound and unscientific whereby
an attempt or pretense is made:
(1) To reveal or analyze past incidents or events.
(2) To analyze or define the character or personality of a
(3) To foretell or reveal the future.
(4) To locate by such means lost or stolen property.
(5) To give advice or information concerning any matter or
(B) No person shall for hire or profit engage in the
practice of occult arts, either public or private.
(C) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit
(1) A duly organized and recognized religious organization
which promulgates religious teachings or beliefs involving
spiritualism or similar media from holding its regular
meetings or services.
(2) A school, church, fraternal, charitable or other
benevolent organization from utilizing occult arts for a
bazaar or other money-raising project, provided that all
money so received is devoted exclusively to the
organization sponsoring the affair. In such case, the money
so received shall be considered as a donation for
benevolent and charitable purposes.
(D) Violation of this Section is considered to be
an “unclassified misdemeanor”.
(Ord. 361, ï¿½10, 1985; Ord. O-430, ï¿½1(part), 1998)
Actually, this law does allow “shrinks” (I’m assuming you are talking about psychiatrists or psychologists). The key phrase is any “practice or practices generally recognized to be unsound and unscientific”. psychiatry (medical schools), psychology, etc. are all considered “scientifically sound” as opposed to practices like astrology, phrenology, etc. which are not supported scientifically (e.g. demonstrated to be more effective than a control group). This is why you can get an advanced degree in psychiatry (M.D.) and psychology (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.) from a university, but you can’t get an advanced degree (or even a bachelor’s) in things like astrology from an accredited university.
this is probably an outdated law, oregon was a testing site for a lot of weird governmental ideas in the early twentieth century, because if oregon went down it didn’t really affect the law makers at all