Three hundred psychics, healers and exhibitors will fill the Sharonville Convention Center on April 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Victory of Light’s 25th Anniversary Expo.
Psychic, holistic and paranormal experts from around the country and as far away as England are leading a record 90 seminars, the most ever offered at the bi-annual metaphysical event. Among the prominent presenters are Memphis psychic medium Rhonda Manning, who was university tested with over 90 percent accuracy. Expo tickets, $15 daily/$25 for both days, are available at the door. Parking is free; overflow parking is available across the street and at Princeton High School, just a block away.
“The nearly 6,000 people who attend our expo love the psychic readings, the shopping and the seminars,” said Victor Paruta, psychic and VOL founder. “The expo is an exciting mix of entertainment and inspiration– a great place to recharge and discover something new about yourself. People always leave with smiles on their faces.”
Victory of Light started in 1992 as a small psychic fair in a hotel ballroom and grew to become Greater Cincinnati’s 13th largest convention based on annual attendance, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier.
The April 8 and 9 expo features some of the country’s best psychics available for personal readings; healers using techniques such as Thai massage; foot reflexology and energy healing; and vendors creating a unique shopping experience with crystals, jewelry, art, pottery, essential oils, books, divination tools, herbs and exotic imported clothing. Aura photography and face painting will be available. VOL also offers a full menu of healthful food choices for sale in the convention center ballroom.
Unique and new additions to this expo include:
Rhonda Manning, who started her career as a professional psychotherapist, was skeptical of the paranormal until she discovered her own psychic abilities in her late 30s after a series of profound spiritual visions. She is now one of the country’s leading psychic mediums. Her complimentary, one-hour “Speaking to Heaven Gallery” with readings for the audience takes place at noon on Saturday. Rhonda will also be doing personal readings at the expo all weekend.
A “Blessing of the Animals” for attendees’ pets will be presented by Tibetan Buddhist Monks at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the outdoor veranda at the Main Entrance. The monks will also present Tibetan Buddhist Healing Ceremonies at 11 a.m. each day.
Cincinnatian Tara Robinson premiers her new book, The Ultimate Risk: Seven Mysteries to Unlock Your Passion and Purpose, at the expo. The book is the result of Robinson winning a writing contest for new authors presented by Hay House Publishing Company. She is also a speaker, life coach, magazine publisher and radio show host.
Sixteen seminars will include public demonstrations of psychic abilities with no-cost psychic readings for the audience, including “Ask a Psychic” with expo founder Victor Paruta at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Thirteen seminars provide attendees with their own psychic experiences through guided meditations and hypnosis sessions for exploring topics such as pre-birth planning, past lives, spiritual healing, channeling and working with angels. All seminars are free with paid admission except 10 two-hour sessions which cost $10 to 20.
Other seminar topics include Dream Interpretation, the Psychic Life of Animals, Native American Spirituality, Astrological Predictions, the Law of Attraction, Meditation, Shadow People, Reading Tarot, Working with Angels and 20 seminars on a wide variety of holistic healing techniques.
Live original music will be performed all weekend by Mark Kenworthy (keyboards); award winning Native American flutist Douglas Blue Feather; local favorite Ron Esposito (crystal and Tibetan bowls meditation concert); Deborah Brubaker (Chakra flutes) and Cindy and Michael Fess (keyboards).
Victor Paruta is a highly sought-after and respected psychic reader and spiritual consultant. He was featured on two episodes of “Beyond Belief” with host George Noory on Gaia TV. Named “Best Psychic” by Cincinnati Magazine for his “mysteriously accurate and compelling readings,” Paruta is a regular guest on radio and television and has been featured in dozens of articles and publications. He has also appeared on ABC’s “The View.”
Paruta is also a medium with Paranormal Investigators Network (PIN), a high- level paranormal investigation and research team serving Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. He has produced the Victory of Light Expo in Cincinnati since 1992 to provide the general public with a venue for experiencing and learning about the holistic and psychic arts and sciences.
For more information, call 513-929-0406, email Victor(at)VictoryofLight(dot)com, or visit http://www.VictoryofLight.com or Facebook (Victory of Light Expo).
by Roger Hardnock
When a loved one passes on, we typically find comfort in the arms of family and friends, in support groups, through grief counseling, and in our place of worship. But what happens when our broken heart needs something deeper and more profound than those kind words and a sympathetic ear? What if we yearn for a greater sense of certainty—that our loved one really is free of pain, and actually at peace in that better place?
During a session with an Evidential Medium, departed loved ones are given a channel by which to come back—in spirit. Through the medium, they share evidence that validates their presence, and give examples of how they are still present in our lives. They share personal messages that would otherwise never be heard. Most Evidential Mediums consider this work a divine calling—a sacred gift—to be able to offer relief to those who have lost someone dear: a parent, spouse, friend or even a child.
The following transcript comes from an actual mediumship session.
The image of a young boy appears out of the darkness behind my closed eyes; faint and delicate—like the residue of a dream. I speak into the phone that is held close to my ear and describe what is unfolding before me. “I see a boy wearing a baseball cap, running barefoot across a large, grassy lawn. He is happy and energetic, and I sense his love of baseball. Do you recognize this boy?”
“Yes,” the voice on the phone replies. “I know who you are talking about.”
The scene changes abruptly.
“There is a white farmhouse,” I say, “with a large covered porch, and steps that go right down into the grass.”
“Yes, that’s right,” the voice says. “That was his house.”
“There is a woman running out of the house,” I continue, “down the steps and across the lawn. She is screaming out in horror, but I can’t hear her voice. I feel her panic in my body though; something bad has happened.” Why is she running? I ask myself—feeling deeper for the answer. I see the boy again. He is no longer running, but standing in the grass, looking back at me. His hands are at his throat—then he lowers them slowly to his chest. A realization hits me—hard. I struggle to breathe—overcome by a feeling of sadness. “This boy died,” I say.
There is a pause on the line, then, “Yes.”
“He was young, only eight years old,” I say. “There was an accident.”
“Yes, that’s correct.”
I feel the emotions coming through the phone, but the grief is faded and distant—not what I expect. An inner knowing feeds me the answer. “But he didn’t die recently,” I say. “It has been a while.”
“Yes,” the voice confirms. “A while.”
I don’t ask for more. I know that it is my job to provide him with the evidence, not the other way around. I focus again on the boy, and ask him how he died. He doesn’t show me, exactly, but his hands return to his throat. I feel pressure in my own throat and down into my chest. I hear “water,” and then I know.
“He drowned,” I say.
“The woman running from the house—that was his mother,” I add. “She was trying to save him, but it was too late, right?”
The confirmations coming through the phone make it clear that the evidence I’m receiving is valid. I am connecting with a young boy who loved baseball, and who had drowned accidentally at the age of eight. And his passing was not recent. But my session with the man on the phone is not complete. I have solid evidence, but I know that this boy is not appearing before me only to provide proof of his presence, or to rehash the final, tragic moments of his young life. No, he has come forth to share a message to his family, and that is where my focus goes. Now, instead of “looking,” I begin to ask—and “listen.”
In my mind, I ask him to share a message, and I feel his energy lighten. He is no longer the boy that had drowned, but a light, energetic spirit that is now free of his physical body. He tells me that he loved his short life. He regrets that it was not longer, and that his passing has caused his mother and his family so much grief. He is very happy where he is now, and there was no pain in his passing. I share this word-for-word with the person on the phone, who listens quietly. I have no idea what he is thinking, but I sense that we are in the midst of very special connection.
The boy then says something that catches me off-guard. Even though I have learned over the years to not edit or hold back the messages I receive, this one seems insensitive to me, and I feel uncomfortable sharing it. I want to believe that I just interpreted it wrong. But that is not possible—I heard it, clear as day. His message was: “Tell everyone that I know how to swim now.” I take a nervous breath, share the message—and wait.
I learn that the man on the phone is the boy’s uncle. After a brief pause to gather his thoughts, he again validates the evidence I have given him, including those final words. He tells me that was exactly the way his nephew was; he was always joking and playing around, and nothing could cause him to lose his infectious sense of humor. He was eight years old when he drowned many years before. His mother saw him in the pool that day and rushed out to save him, but she was too late. My “sitter” then tells me how grateful he is to receive such convincing evidence, things that I could not possibly have known, and how he now believes that his nephew is not only around, but still his same playful, joking self.
As a complement to traditional grief support, experienced Evidential Mediums offer a service that is truly unique. The evidence and messages that come through make a mediumship session a wonderful place to find peace and healing.
A few weeks after the session above, I received an email from the young boy’s uncle. He told me that the previous weekend was the 20th anniversary of his nephew’s death, and the family had gathered in his memory. He shared with the family the details of our session. He told me how grateful they were to me for bringing Charlie through, and sharing his messages. The evidence had brought them greater peace, knowing that Charlie is still the same happy, fun-loving personality they all so fondly remember.
Anahata Ananda of Shamangelic Healing, Sedona Arizona’s Premier Center for Shamanic Healing and Spiritual Awakening, talks about spiritual healing and society on the widely followed Aubrey Marcus Podcast in Austin, TX.
The world has always experienced turmoil and growing pains, but for many, the challenges facing them today can be daunting. In this episode, “Healing Trauma and Planting Roots of Strength,” Anahata and Aubrey hold a lively hour-plus discussion about trauma, core wounds, addictions, instability and the profound benefits of Shamangelic Breathing, meditation and other spiritual practices for addressing emotional wounds and their effect on the physical, emotional and energetic body.
For people who are experiencing increasing stress and anxiety in a world that is speeding past their ability to keep pace, this podcast gives some fresh advice on how to grow stronger roots from within to withstand the fiery forces of transformation taking place in the world today. With over 75,000 downloads in the first week of its original podcast, Shamangelic Breathing is catching on to being an enormously effective tool for transformation in troubling times.
“It’s more important than ever for the awakening human to understand that this powerful force for healing and alignment lies within themselves, independent of external forces,” says Anahata. Her practice helps a person grow the deep roots they need to remain strong and centered during these tumultuous yet pivotal times, when all of society and the planet are accelerating toward a higher consciousness.
Anahata’s recent guest spot on the Aubrey Marcus Podcast was part of her visit to Austin to facilitate a Shamanic Breathwork Ceremony at the city’s Black Swan Community Yoga event in February 2017. Anahata first met Aubrey in the capacity of being his teacher at a Shamanic retreat where he was deeply transformed by the unique Shamangelic Breathwork exercises.
This insightful one-hour and 19 minute podcast shows an undeniable rapport between Anahata Ananda and Aubrey Marcus whose friendship and mentorship with each other creates an intriguing narrative about subject matter that is clearly a passion for both of them. The podcast will be of great interest to listeners interested Shamanic Wisdom training, personal growth and empowerment, or healing arts practitioners who want to expand their toolkit with energy healing modalities. It is available on iTunes as an audio recording by subscribing to Aubrey Marcus Podcast or may be viewed with the video component on YouTube.
Shamanic Healer and Spiritual Counselor, Anahata Ananda, has trained extensively with gifted shamans, energy healers and spiritual teachers from around the world in order to artfully integrate the fields of spirituality, energy healing, self-empowerment, and shamanic teachings. Her client-base spans the globe with individuals from all walks of life who are seeking to heal and awaken to their fullest potential.
The Shamangelic Healing Center is based in Sedona, Arizona. It is nestled beneath Thunder Mountain, with 360 degrees of breathtaking views, and within walking distance to a medicine wheel and healing vortexes, making it the perfect setting for healing and expansion. Inside, the retreat center’s calm and relaxed environment helps to engage all of the senses, making it easy to settle into a session. Clients seeking Spiritual awakening, transformational healing services, counseling, sacred land journeys or training courses may choose from a wide range of options that can be tailored for the ultimate personal experience.
For those unable to attend or come to Sedona, Anahata has created online courses on the Kajabi platform. Shamangelic online courses are for the global audience, with convenient 24 hour access to videos and self-paced exercise handouts that help people explore the tools and practices to live a more empowered, balanced and conscious life in their everyday lives.
For detailed descriptions and a calendar of more upcoming retreats, workshops, courses, and all services offered by Anahata Ananda, visit http://shamangelichealing.com/
By Ann C. Barham, M.A., LMFT, CPLT
New Age Journal readers are undoubtedly familiar with the concept of reincarnation — the premise that we are spiritual beings expressing in different human bodies over multiple lifetimes. Across these lifetimes, we learn lessons and work toward mastering the human experience. This expands our soul’s repertoire and gives us the opportunity to manifest divine energies in physical form on the planet. It’s a pretty common understanding for “New Age” folk.
Many of us may not realize, however, the potential that lies hidden within the memories of our prior lifetimes. There are many rich opportunities to mine precious gems of insight, wisdom and enduring change by more closely exploring and processing your past life experiences. I’ve been helping clients do that for almost twenty years in my practice as a professional past life therapist.
A key element of past life depth work is the fact that these memories are coming directly from you, the client; you’re not being told about them by a psychic or intuitive, you are re-experiencing your own memories. Psychics and intuitives certainly have their place, but their input rarely parallels parallels the the effectiveness of past life therapy as an instrument of change. The latter brings a powerfully-felt-knowing that is different than an intellectual understanding of your past life experiences that may come from being told by a psychic.
Here are five things you may not realize about the power of unlocking and working with your past life memories.
Vast Areas of Impact
Experiences from our past lives impact us in powerful ways, usually outside our conscious awareness. These experiences can be helping or hindering us in a myriad of ways. Unresolved trauma, unexpressed emotions, energy that became blocked or stuck in a prior lifetime often manifest in our current life. This can be seen in our relationship dynamics, physical attributes and health challenges, emotional issues like depression, guilt or anxiety, ability to find success professionally or financially, self-confidence and belief, fears and phobias (public speaking, for instance).
Our ability to feel connected spiritually, talents and abilities we come by ‘naturally,’ and even our life purpose this time around are typically related to past life experiences — as are the people we feel most closely connected to. All of these can be explored and built upon.
Organic, Enduring Path to Change
Uncovering these memories are easier than you think when working with a professional past life therapist. They’re actually closer to the surface than many people expect. Addressing the unfinished business from a prior lifetime and working with the issues on a deep level, can be a path to organic and enduring change in your current life. Clients of past life therapy report that they resolve long-standing issues that have resisted more conventional approaches — sometime including years of conventional therapy — usually in a single session. And in most cases we do not have to launch into a typical ‘self improvement’ project to engender and/or cement the change. Since we are working at a deep level, the changes usually flow organically without conscious effort, and they are typically permanent.
Profound Spiritual Experience
As part of our past life work, we are often able to access levels of spiritual guidance that are difficult even for the experienced meditator to access on their own. I describe it as similar to having a ‘virtual’ near death experience (NDE), which doesn’t require a life-threatening illness or accident. Instead, we virtually experience the death in the prior lifetime, and connect with spiritual realms, loved ones who have passed in this life, and higher guidance to assist us in the current life. Many clients report having completely lost their fear of death after a past life session, having had a deeply felt experience of their eternal existence that transcends intellectual understanding of this reality. The spiritual guidance that comes through may be on the level of universal wisdom, or it may be very specific to situations the client is facing in his or her current life at the moment.
Cultivating Talents and Abilities
By connecting to our personalities from prior lifetimes, we can often bring forward and enhance talents and abilities we have developed in the past. I have had many clients who ask for my assistance in tapping into their creative abilities as artists, writers or musicians. One very fun aspect of this work is we can actually connect with a prior self that can serve as a mentor in handling issues in our current life. For example, one client who was having some personnel troubles in her entrepreneurial fashion business was able to connect with a prior personality as a very successful businessman in the 1920s in the New York garment industry, as well as a sea captain who was a strong and respected leader of his crew. This client found that she could call upon these prior personalities for input and guidance in her current situation.
A wider acceptance of the reality of prior lifetimes can serve as a great equalizer in our current global society. As more people embrace the possibility of having lived prior lives as very different personalities, holding varying political and religious beliefs, being of different races, nationalities, gender and sexual orientation than we might be now, we can increase our acceptance and tolerance of those different than ourselves, encouraging us to embrace and celebrate our diversity. This is sorely needed in the United States today, as well as in the world at large. It is my hope that a growing awareness of the realities of past lives will help us move forward in positive, loving directions on our planet.
About the author:
Ann C. Barham, M.A., LMFT, CPLT – Author of The Past Life Perspective: Discovering Your True Nature Across Multiple Lifetimes, Ann Barham is a California licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and an internationally certified Past Life Therapist. Barham has studied with some of the world’s preeminent practitioners of past life therapy, including Dr. Brian Weiss and Dr. Roger Woolger (now deceased), and has developed her own, integrated approach over the past 20 years. She has appeared on CBS’s The Doctors TV show, George Noory’s Beyond Belief on GaiaTV, and numerous radio and speaking engagements. Visit her website at www.pastlives.org.