After a 30 year career as a clairvoyant healer, reader and teacher in Portland, Oregon, I have retired my practice.
I would like to thank all the students and clients who have made it possible for me to sustain my business over the years. I would also like to thank my landlord Chuck at my 22-year location on 47th and Belmont Street. Even though he didn’t necessarily believe in what I was doing, (never let it show) and always believed in me anyway.
I started my practice in the metaphysical boom of the1980’s. What became of that Harmonic Convergence anyway? I was able to sustain it because although the New Age came and went, a good clairvoyant reading and good energy healing theory can stand the test of time. I have literally taught hundreds of classes and done thousands of aura readings over my thirty-year career with clients ranging in age from pre-birth and infancy to senior citizens and souls on the path to reincarnation once again -- on as many different topics as you can imagine.
I have left behind a legacy of alternative healing without succumbing to metaphysical mumbo-jumbo and without reading and teaching in a dysfunctional, self-involved group which, if that sounds easy, it isn’t. I have succeeded where others have failed in teaching clairvoyant theory as well as techniques without the traditionally (but wrongly) held metaphysical belief that “everything happens for a reason” which all too easily translates to "blame the victim." I have always stood in contrast to this ubiquitous onus in the metaphysical community that gives cart blanch to those who perpetrate physical crime as well as to those who, in the dark, privacy of their own basement, whip up terribly destructive “magical” spells and whirl them on to real people in the middle of the night and seem to feel just fine about it.
Much to the chagrin of many, there has always been more to me than metaphysics. I am very proud of holding up a clairvoyant school for 30 years and just as proud as winning the 2010 Golden Masters coed- beach-volleyball title in Seaside, Oregon with my long time beach-volleyball partner and partner in life, Aiden.
I have kept a balance throughout my whole career with things I love other than metaphysics in order to be present, healthy and powerful for everyone who walked through my door.
For the last 15 years in addition to my work and hobbies, I’ve been writing a comprehensive metaphysical book that captures the legacy I was always hoping to leave behind. This book, with the working title If You Could See What I See is now finished! Please check this website for news of its eventual release.
I will continue to update my web page, Metaphysical Memos, with blogs, essays and columns. My book of metaphysical essays, An Open Mind, will still be available through my website.
I am very proud and grateful to have been a part of Portland’s business landscape. And in the tradition of my familial foremothers and forefathers I feel I have left a contribution worthy of a pioneer.
Be grateful. Be generous. Be kind.
Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village, though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake. The only other sounds the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. Robert Frost