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A Great Weekend

I got back late on Monday afternoon from a weekend of events in Pennsylvania. My host for the weekend was Gloria, a wonderful woman who became a long-distance student about 2 years ago. I’d had the great pleasure of meeting Gloria when she’d come down to Cincinnati a couple of times to take a weekend class, and we were able to spend some time together a couple of summers ago when we were both at Lily Dale at the same time. She asked me to come to her hometown to teach a class with her mediumship development circle and to do a message service. She even arranged for me to do a booksigning at the nearby Barnes and Noble Booksellers. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to visit her and to meet so many new people interested in spirit communication. 

I arrived at Gloria’s home (on top of a mountain in the Poconos, no less!) on Thursday evening and enjoyed her family’s hospitality all weekend. They are truly the most generous people I’ve met–Gloria graciously allowed me to stay at her house so I wouldn’t have to spend anything on hotel costs. She kept me well-fed all weekend, and it was terrific to visit with the family I’ve heard so much about over the last few years. 

On Friday, Gloria and I spent some time together, and I also devoted a few hours to preparing for the class I was going to teach that night. Gloria runs a development circle of mediumship students in her home, and those folks came over on Friday night so I could present some material to them. I chose to speak about negative energy and answered a lot of great questions from the students. It was a fun evening for me, and, I hope, for them. I know I truly enjoyed meeting the group.

On Saturday morning, Gloria and I got ready, and she drove me to nearby Wilkes-Barre for the booksigning at Barnes and Noble. It was a very nice store run by a great manager named Cindy, who had my table and books all set up right at the front door. It was a pretty busy store, too, and I met several people who were very interested in mediumship and angels. Here are a couple of pictures from there:



The above picture shows Gloria and I at the bookstore. Below, I’m signing a book for a customer.



We spent about 3 hours there and then headed for Gloria’s house so I could get ready for the evening’s event. Thanks to everyone who came to see me!

On Saturday night, Gloria had invited about 50 people to come into her home for a presentation about spirit communication and then a demonstration of mediumship messages. We had a large crowd, but Gloria managed to fit them all comfortably in her huge family room. I was thrilled to work with so many people and to be able to help more folks understand mediumship. The spirits were in attendance, too, and the messages that came through were well-received. It was a great night!

On Sunday morning, Gloria and I went with some of her students to The Journey Within Church in New Jersey, which is run by Rev. Janet Nohavec. Gloria currently studies with the church, and I have taken Janet’s mediumship class at Lily Dale. It was a lovely church, and the service was beautiful and meaningful. Here are the gals outside of the church after the service:



After a lovely lunch with these ladies, Gloria and I went home to her house in Pennsylvania to relax–and believe me, with views  like the one below, you can’t help but do that!



If you live in the eastern Pennsylvania area and want to get in touch with Gloria, she’s a wonderful, compassionate medium and friend.

I was sad to leave Gloria’s place on Monday morning, but I sure did miss my family. An 8-hour car drive brought me back home to them. 

I want to thank Gloria for making this wonderful weekend possible. She was a generous and loving hostess, and I hope I’ll be able to visit her again!


As you’ve probably guessed by now, I didn’t have time to prepare a post for Tarot Tuesday. Sorry, everyone! But it WILL be back next week, I promise!


If you’re in Cincinnati, don’t forget that the first meeting of the new Meditation, Mediumship, and Metaphysics Study Group is this Sunday, July 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. Read on for all the details!


Meditation, Mediumship, and Metaphysics Study Group

This group is designed to help seekers of all abilities and levels to connect with a like-minded community. Explore different concepts important to meditation, mediumship, and metaphysical topics in a safe, welcoming environment. Learn different meditation techniques to access Spirit and your own intuitive gifts. Gain new insights into incorporating metaphysical concepts in your everyday life. Practice your mediumship and psychic abilities in a supportive place. Each meeting will be different, so come to one or attend all of them!


DATES: Sunday, July 5 through Sunday, September 6, 2009 (10 consecutive weeks) 

TIME: 1 to 3 p.m.

COST: $15 per student per class (pay in advance for all 10 sessions at first meeting or pay-as-you-go]


I hope some of you will be able to come!


I think that’s all for today, folks. Hope you’re all doing really well, and that blessings abound in your life. They really do–we just don’t always recognize them. 

Peace, love, and joy to all! xo


Well, we just celebrated the Summer Solstice yesterday, as well as Father’s Day, and I hope everyone enjoyed their festivities. It’s hard to believe that the month of June is flying by so fast!
I wanted to let you all know about a couple of things coming up for me in the next month or so:
I will leave this Thursday, June 25 to travel to Pennsylvania to meet one of my students, Gloria Weichand. Gloria started studying long distance with me about 2 years ago, and it’s been such a joy to see her blossom into the wonderful medium she’s become. I am so very proud of her dedication to her mediumship and to working diligently towards becoming the very best she can be for the good of everyone she serves. Gloria has her own study group in her area, and she graciously invited me to come out there to teach and to do a big message service for the folks in her area. She even arranged a booksigning for me at the local Barnes and Noble Booksellers. I am very honored to be going to visit Gloria and to be given the opportunity to connect with more like-minded people there. 
Because of this, I will not be available from Thursday, June 25 through Monday, June 29. If any requests for readings, appointments, or merchandise come in though e-mail or my website, they will be taken care of beginning on Tuesday, June 30. I apologize for any delays in advance, but I haven’t learned to bi-locate yet and so can only do one thing at a time.
I’d also like to remind everyone that the first session of the new Meditation, Mediumship, and Metaphysics Study Group is coming up on Sunday, July 5. It will be held from 1-3 p.m. at my office at a cost of $15 per person. The group will meet for 10 consecutive weeks at the same time, and you can come to one meeting, several, or all of them! The group is designed with the intention of bringing together like-minded people to study and learn about a variety of esoteric ideas. I’d like to have a meditation each meeting, followed by a specific concept or topic, and then time to explore that topic with interaction, hands-on exercises, and the like. If this sounds intriguing to you, you can also suggest topics of exploration that you’d like to see addressed in the group. If you have ideas, please send them to me at I can’t promise that all topics suggested will find a place in the 10 weeks, but I’d like to get input from the group, too. And I hope you’ll plan to join us each Sunday for an enlightening and fun couple of hours!
And don’t forget: tomorrow is Tarot Tuesday here on the blog! If you have a question, please leave it in the comments section, or send me an e-mail. All questions will be put in the drawing for a free reading on the blog, and they will go back in the pot for next time if they’re not used.
Sending you all blessings galore! Thank you for being here!

The Vagina Monologues



Some of you may know that I have done theatre for many, many years. I studied theatre in college, hold a degree in theatre education, and still try to do as many shows as I can with my busy schedule as a mom, wife, and professional person. I don’t always announce shows I am doing, but I am extremely proud of the show I’m currently involved in, and I wanted to tell you all about it. 

The show is THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, written by Eve Ensler. This incredibly popular show toured the country for years because of its fresh, straight-forward approach to women and their sexuality. My theatre group, Falcon Theatre, will be presenting this award-winning play as the inaugural event in our “Falcon Gives Back” series, which celebrates Falcon’s success by raising money for a worthy charity.

 If we talk about it, we don’t usually use its real name–“girl parts,” “down there,” “south of the border”–anything but call it what it really is. In THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, a play based on interviews the author conducted with women from all walks of life, women discuss their vaginas…and their lives. Sex, love, birth, violence, fear, shame, redemption, power, self-awareness…it’s all there. This is a mature, ADULT presentation of thoughts, ideas, and feelings that all too often go unexpressed.

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES is a natural choice for Falcon’s first “Falcon Gives Back” show; it has frequently been performed as a benefit for the organization V-Day, a group founded by Even Ensler with the goal of eliminating violence towards women. V-Day is now in its 10th year of coordinating benefit performances of the show with domestic violence organizations local to each performance venue.

Our goals with “Falcon Gives Back” are similar: we hope, through this and future shows, to enrich our community by sharing our profits with various deserving charitable organizations. It’s one way for us to show our gratitude for all the support we’ve received over the years and to let our passion for performance serve the greater good.

If you live in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, I invite you to come and see me perform in THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, running June 12, 13, 19, and 20 (8 p.m.), 2009, at the Monmouth Theatre in Newport, Kentucky, and support this wonderful mission. To reserve your tickets, please visit Falcon’s website:

 I hope to see you at the show!



Drive-By Post

Just a very quick post today, folks, to point out all of the updates on my website:

If you go to the EVENTS page, you’ll see a listing of all of the places I’m appearing as well as the classes and workshops I’ve just added to the docket. I’m very excited about offering these to people, so if you’re in the Cincinnati/Tri-State area, I hope you’ll try to attend.

If you visit the READINGS page, you’ll see that I’ve expanded my reading choices to include some new Tarot offerings, a new angel reading, a past life reading, and a (written) channeled reading. These will complement the mediumship readings that I already offer in person, via telephone, or via e-mail. Please note, too, that the prices of my mediumship readings will increase slightly beginning on June 1. Up until then, however, you can buy as many of my 30- or 60-minute readings as you want and use them in the future–kind of like the Forever Stamps the post office offers now. To order those readings, go to the STORE page and purchase them through secure PayPal. I’m also offering a 45-minute mediumship reading beginning June 1 to further accommodate the needs of my clients.

I hope that these new services and events will be helpful for you. I look forward to working with you on your own spiritual journey.

And a new blog post is coming soon, I promise!

Until then…have a wonderful, productive day!


The Merry Month of May

Although my May did not exactly start out stellar (see my previous post about The Tower), I am determined that the rest of the month will be wonderful. My dachshund, Kipling (named after the writer), celebrated his birthday on May 1, which is also one of my favorite Pagan holidays, Beltane. A fire festival of fertility, Beltane is a time to honor prosperity and abundance and to ask for more of it from the Universe, if this is what’s needed. If you’re hoping to bring something specific into your life, use the energy of Beltane, still active, to do so. Considering that we’ll be moving into a Mercury retrograde on May 7 (with the planet going direct again on May 30), which may hinder communications and slow down processes, we need to take advantage of the positive, fiery prosperity energy of Beltane while we can! And if you’re more interested in *actual* fertility, be sure to take advantage of the Beltane energy. I know my twins were conceived during this energy in 1995–so be careful, it’s potent stuff! 


Our weekend was highlighted by a trip to the theatre to see our favorite company, Falcon Theater in Newport, Kentucky, mount POSEIDON: AN UPSIDE DOWN MUSICAL. What a treat this show was! Featuring a wonderfully engaging cast and some truly outrageous and hysterical moments, POSEIDON was a welcome distraction from the stress of last week. POSEIDON is a musical spoofing the 1972 disaster film THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE, which starred Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Jack Albertson, Red Buttons, Roddy McDowall, and Pamela Sue Martin. The musical is making its regional premiere with Falcon, and it’s truly a delightful and rollicking stage adventure. If you’re in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, love live theatre, and are looking for a fantastic and fun show, POSEIDON: AN UPSIDE DOWN MUSICAL is highly recommended. You can reserve your tickets for the next 2 weekends of performances by visiting Falcon Theater’s website:

On Stage


Don’t forget that tomorrow is Tarot Tuesday! If you haven’t already, you can submit a question by commenting on the blog or by emailing me at Every week, I choose at least one question from those submitted to answer on the blog, so don’t hesitate to send in yours.


I am currently cooking up some new classes and workshops, which I hope to announce in the next few days. I’m also developing some new readings and opportunities for my clients to touch in with Spirit and access their own energies and potentials, so announcements about those new offerings will be coming soon. Stay tuned!


Speaking of classes, I hope you’ll be able to join my office partner, Joanne Franchina, and I for a unique and exciting event coming up at the end of May. Keep reading for all the details!


SPECIAL WEEKEND EVENT: Mediums Demonstrate, then Teach, How to Use Items as Inspiration & Tokens of Remembrance in Message Work

For this special evening, Joanne Franchina and her office partner, Rose Vanden Eynden, have collaborated to bring together some of their favorite mediums from the region to demonstrate platform mediumship for audience members in the Spiritualist tradition of a Gala Message Service.  What makes this type of service unique is that each message incorporates a special item inspired by spirit through the medium’s clairvoyance, such as flowers, tarot cards, crystals, flames, spirit art, or everyday/personal items, and the recipient of the message will receive the item as a token of remembrance from spirit
Friday, May 29, 7-9pm. 
$12; Limited seating. 
Joanne Franchina & Rose Vanden Eynden, hosts. Guest mediums include Jane DeVore, Judy Brooks, Mary Lynn Crawford, and Mary Kurnick Maass.

Join us for a special series of workshops where you will learn how to use various items, such as flowers, tarot cards, crystals, flames, spirit art, or everyday/personal items, in your mediumship.  Learn how spirit inspires us as clairvoyant mediums with special tokens of remembrance for the recipients of their messages, and how to present these messages “on the platform” or in a private reading.  Designed for intermediate level mediumship students (those with some experience giving messages, although perhaps not with these tools/items).  

Six workshops will be offered during three Saturday sessions: attend one, two or all three sessions!  Each workshop will be taught by the medium who demonstrated this type of message work during our Friday Gala Message Service.
Saturday, May 30.

Three sessions: 9:30-11:30am, 12:30-2:30pm, & 3-5pm.
$25 per session.
Seating is very limited; register early to ensure your place & selections.
Guest instructors (specified below). 

SATURDAY, 9:30-11:30am.  SESSION ONE: Choose A or B.

SATURDAY, 12:30-2:30pm.  SESSION TWO: Choose C or D.

SATURDAY, 3-5pm. SESSION THREE: Choose E or F.



Mediums know that “anything” can be read.  In this class, you will learn how to use materials from a person’s environment to communicate with that person’s spirit guides and loved ones in spirit.  Bring objects from your home in order to practice this skill; these can be “typical” objects, such as jewelry, or nontraditional objects, such as toys or food items. 


Mary Lynn Crawford is an associate minister with the Indiana Association of Spiritualists in Camp Chesterfield.  Mary Lynn brings with her a wealth of knowledge from her former career in teaching, and a lifetime interest in things of the spirit world and spirit communication.  




Lend a hand to spirit (a drawing hand, that is) and improve your mediumship!  In this class, you will experiment with the processes of drawing and portraiture as both a creative focus and a tool to link to spirit and guides in the higher realms for more evidence.  Facial templates will assist students in the drawing process – so artistic skill is not necessary.  

Mary Kurnick Maass is an artist and clairvoyant located in Cincinnati, Ohio.  A published children’s book illustrator and writer, Mary has led workshops throughout Ohio on the imagination and creative processes.  Her workshops are based in Spiritualist principles; she has studied spirit art with Coral Ryder and Matthias Guldenstein. 




No stony silences in this class!  Learn how to “read” crystals visually through their colors and patterns, and energetically through the vibrations that they transmit, to bring through messages from the spirit world. There will be plenty of crystals available to practice with during class, or bring your own to play and work with too.  

Joanne Franchina enjoys using crystals in her daily life and in her spiritual counseling practice, Inner Compass.  A certified clairvoyant medium and ordained minister through Fellowships of the Spirit in Lily Dale, New York, Joanne helps empower and inspire people to live their most fulfilling lives by applying their own inner wisdom in everyday situations.  


In this class we will explore the various materials that can be used and ways to interpret them.  We will discuss how spirit messages may be structured around a precipitated flame picture, and practice creating and interpreting actual pictures. 

Judy Brooks is a certified medium and ordained minister through Camp Chesterfield, a certified medium through the United Spiritualists of the Christ Light Church, and a Reiki Master.  In practice for 10 years, Judy teaches mediumship and Reiki.

In this informational and experiential class, you will learn how to use the form, structure, and symbolism of the flowers to give spirit messages. 

Rev. Jane DeVore, clairvoyant, psychic, and a staff medium at Camp Chesterfield, has developed and refined her message work using flowers over several years.  Jane teaches classes in self-awareness, spiritual and mediumship development, and trance.  


Learn to use your intuition and any Tarot deck to create meaningful messages from the Spirit world!  Please bring your favorite deck of cards.  No experience reading Tarot required.  
Rose Vanden Eynden began her professional intuitive career as a self-taught Tarot consultant over eighteen years ago.  Since then, she has become a certified medium with the Indiana Association of Spiritualists at Camp Chesterfield and an ordained Spiritualist minister with the United Spiritualists of the Christ Light Church in Cincinnati. She is the author of several books: So You Want to be a Medium? A Down to Earth GuideMetatron: Invoking the Angel of God’s Presence, and the forthcoming Spirit FAQ

Register for the Complete Weekend Event (Gala & Three Workshop Sessions) by Friday, May 15 for only $75, a savings of $12.  That’s like going to the Gala for FREE! 

To register for any of these events, please visit


That’s it for today. Please check back tomorrow as we concentrate on the energies of Tarot and answer some questions for some readers. Until then, enjoy your Monday and the beautiful gifts that Creator has given to you!


Drive-By Monday

I’m hard at work on my new manuscript, SPIRIT FAQ, but I wanted to take a moment to post a few items today.


I’m thrilled to be the featured “Mommy Blogger” on Michelle Brownlow’s blog, MY SEMBLANCE OF SANITY. To check out the interview, go here:

Much appreciation to Michelle for allowing me to babble on and on about myself on her blog!


Some things to write on your calendar:

I’ll be chatting again with Jamie on Paravision Radio on Friday, March 20 at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. We’ll further discuss my book SO YOU WANT TO BE A MEDIUM? as well as other assorted fun, metaphysical topics. I hope you can join us:

I’ll also appear on Tarot Talk on Sunday, March 22 at 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Raven hosts a wonderful, interesting show every week, and we’ll be taking calls on the air for questions and readings. Go here to tune in:


My office partner, Joanne Franchina, and I are very excited to welcome international medium, speaker, and author Sharon Klingler back to the Cincinnati area. Read on for all of the information concerning a weekend of terrific events featuring Sharon:



Sharon Anne Klingler is an international author and medium.  Her books include Intuition & BeyondThe Secrets of Successwith Sandra Taylor, Travel Into Your Past LivesDrawing on Your IntuitionDivine ConnectionsLife with Spirit, and her acclaimed program, Speaking to Spirit, a home-study seminar for intuitive development and spirit communication.  Sharon has been featured in many newspapers and magazines and on major television and radio outlets in Sydney, New York, Los Angeles, Canada, England, and throughout the United States.  Sharon maintains a private practice in mediumship and other metaphysical disciplines with high-profile clients around the world.  She lectures throughout the U.S., Europe, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.  Several of Sharon’s books and meditation CDs will be available for purchase during her visit with us.

Download a Flier for this Special Event

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Come and make the spirit connection!  Let your guides and loved ones in spirit bring you their insights through Sharon’s dynamic clairvoyance and guided imagery exercises.  You will be amazed at how profoundly you can feel the presence of spirit as Sharon shares their messages for many audience members.  She will also lead you through the exciting processes that help you to connect with your spirit loved ones and guides yourself.
Friday, March 27, 7-9pm.
Sharon Klingler, guest instructor

ADVANCED MEDIUMSHIP: Spontaneous Spirit Linking Techniques
Learn powerful methods to make the presence of spirit more absolute in your experience.  In this class, you will discover how to apply dynamic linking methods to both private and personal mediumship.  You will learn:
* Powerful and immediate linking techniques
* Their application in private and personal mediumship
* Spirit-centered versus client-centered mediumship
* Methods for taking your link further
Saturday, March 28, 9:30am-4:30pm (includes a break for lunch).
$100; early registrations (by March 8), $90.
Sharon Klingler, guest instructor.

ADVANCED MEDIUMSHIP: Spirit Identification & Message Work

Learn powerful methods to make the presence of spirit more absolute in your experience.  In this class, you will practice many diverse formulas in getting spirit names, evidence, and messages.  You will learn:
* Uncovering the many layers of spirit evidence and identifiers
* Who’s who: getting names and other personal signs and signatures of spirit
* Multi-sensory messaging
* Synoptic imaging: speed reading for the audience
Sunday, March 29, 9:30am-1:30pm.
$65; early registrations (by March 8), $60.
Sharon Klingler, guest instructor.

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Don’t forget that tomorrow is Tarot Tuesday here on the blog! I’ll be answering as many questions as I can using the art of Tarot divination, so please check back to see if your question is answered. And if you haven’t submitted one yet, what are you waiting for? Send your question via the comments section or to me directly at

Love and light to you all on this beautiful Monday.

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