Virginia Psychic Fair
October 20 I’ll be home in Frederick at Illuminate! In addition to regular divination services and calculations, I’ll be giving a talk at 4PM on Tibetan Astrology! We’ll talk about its histories, origins, and what makes it special. I hope you’ll join me at Turtles and Crows’ first event at home in Frederick, MD, and […]
Sharing with local spirits
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 […]
Festivals, Online booking now available!
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 […]
Not your normal astrology
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 […]
Energy, Matter, and Consciousness
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. […]
Subtle Spirits and Subtle Energy released!
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 […]
Steiner and the Energy Body
A few years ago I started a book under the working title The Harmonious Haunting. In that book, aimed at the general public (rather than psychics or occultists) I sought to detail the most common kinds of spirits found in haunted locations, and to describe a basic form of ritual magic that could be used […]
Mindset in Psi Development
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 […]
What about Parapsychology?
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 […]
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 […]