I'm not sure if I should laugh, cry, be furious or find a hole in the ground and hide in shame. Short version, one I have given to couple of my best friends, goes like this: "My dad." Now, because you have not heard that much about him before, I will give you a long version. I was checking a private Fb group for our extended family and noticed some babble about unicorns and crystals from y kids' cousins aimed to them (you never guess how much naughty innuendo teenage brains can come up in topic of unicorns...) Luckily kids are smart enough to keep it private and not leak it to my kids' profiles and outside family friends. Then one of my SILs had asked hubby if we had read last week's junk mail so I did some searching and found a pamphlet about coming New Age fair and there it was, a story about my dad and him finding the new life and truth. Has to do with his new lady friend who seems to have been some kind of New Age healer for longer time. I had known that my dad had lately taken part to new Age stuff and was a speaker in some earlier happening too, but now he was telling how he has been enlighten during the last year. And yes, while he credits 'his friend' (the lady he is dating, but in the story he let's it be assumed it is platonic) apparently he really learnt the secrets of Unicorns, Atlantis and what not from his grandchild, who is this enlighten soul and reborn whatever and guided him to the source of truth. He even has the gall to make a dig on me. How he is surprised how his most mundane daughter can give the birth to someone so bright and extraordinary. Apparently I also have severe amnesia because I can't recall giving birth to this unearthly figure. And neither of those I do recall giving birth to admits feeling especially enlighten nor do they remember meeting any unicorns lately. Joy is mightily embarrassed and angry and Ache finds it hilarious and is laughing his butt off. My dad is intense and very charismatic and I can easily see him being a short term success in this before he bores out. However I'm worried about his motives. I'm sure he is in it for money and while I do find it very shady and immoral to cash on other people's gullibility, but of course placebo can be a good medicine to many things and I'm sure dad can be a very effective faith healer. And I also believe, or at least very much hope, that he is smart enough to advice that people who have any serious symptoms also seek out the proper care. And well, someone will do it anyway and lots , if not most, of medical issues do get better over time and if someone wants to pay for my dad to entertain them during the wait, I guess it is their money to spend. But I also do fear this is some art project to my dad and he will end up later publicly embarrassing embarrassing those people who will seek his help. I also do not know if he is conning his lady friend or if she is in the con. But I do hate knowing that I'm an only one worrying for those people he cons. For him they do not matter. He does consider it a crime not to take advantage of other people's gullibility.