Virginia Psychic Fair

Hello to everyone finding us through Virginia Psychic Fair! This was a great event and one I was very happy to be able to attend. I met a lot of great people – both clients and vendors – and had a number of great conversations about my skill-based, mindset-focused approach to teaching and leaning psychic […]

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Sharing with local spirits

Before major rituals, Tibetan Buddhists offer the gek-tor, or “obstacle torma.” Recently, however, my Lama has started calling this a “spirit torma,” a change with which I agree. Gekpa, or obstructing spirits, cause obstacles to people because of their own frustration. When we offer the torma, we ask them to leave and enjoy the offering […]

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Festivals, Online booking now available!

I recently had the opportunity to offer astrological services at KarmaFest, one of Maryland’s many annual new age and spiritual festivals. I’m now excited to be able to announce that Turtles and Crows will also be attending Illuminate events throughout the year and region! We are also now able to offer online booking! In the […]

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Not your normal astrology

Tibetan Astrology is a different thing from what most people expect when they think about astrology. In the West, we’ve become accustomed to astrology being a tool for esoteric psychology. People look at their zodiacal sign and the arrangement of the celestial bodies within different houses as a map to the person or the personality. […]

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Energy, Matter, and Consciousness

Everyone knows that metal takes an imprint better and that it’s easier to psychometrize. Crystals harmonize energy and help organize it for different things. These are essentially psychic and New Age truisms. Questioning the efficacy of crystals for energy work is a New Age heresy. Doubting that metals take charges better than plastics is a […]

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Steiner and the Energy Body

Everything is about models in dealing with psychic energy. We have no way to detect psi with instruments and no methods for quantifying it. It can be qualified, but it has a pernicious habit of defying those qualifications. Even the word “energy” is ambiguous. We conceive of it as an energy and in many ways […]

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Mindset in Psi Development

There’s a constant issue with how we have to conduct parapsychological research and how this contradicts with learning psi skills: mindset. Parapsychology requires that we perform statistically measurable tasks to demonstrate an effect that is better than we’d expect by chance. This means repetitive tasks and, usually, boring ones. But the other problem here is […]

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What about Parapsychology?

When I decided to get a master’s it was more or less on a lark. I’d been looking for paranormal conferences my wife might want to attend with me in the area, and decided to see what, if any, parapsychology programs still existed in the US. The results of that search led to me finishing […]

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Pardon the dust!

It’s a strange thing, deciding to (finally) go full-time professional in the paranormal field. It’s a tricky thing with a lot of consideration ahead of time. I made the decision a few years ago, after being asked to speak at a conference; but it’s something I’d been deliberating since I was a young kid writing […]

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