A Psychic Fair And Innovative Plans

Do you want some unique enjoyment with personal readings by psychic specialists?

Would you like to know if a special angel could relay a message to a loved one who has passed away?

You might bring along an object of special meaning for a psychometrist to intuit its importance to shed new light in your spiritual journey.

Perhaps you’d like to buy the newest book on building your own healing through raw foods nutrition, meditation or view a DVD on Buddhism. The select shelves of new and used books and videos range from religion, self-help, theology, philosophy, nutrition, exercise, astrology and many others. New and used books can be ordered, too, as the bookstore is open weekdays from 3-6 p.m. or by appointment.

Or sign up for a gentle beginner’s yoga or Reiki clinic to ease your creaky knees …

Tomorrow from 1-4 p.m., you can experience such expertise at a Psychic Fair at Inner Peace Church of the Spirit.

Before the Psychic Fair you can attend the regular Christian-interfaith service at 11 a.m. Bring a healthy dish for the potluck.

Since the last interview in 2004, much growth and innovation has happened in this Christian and metaphysical church and bookstore, with much more to come, said its leader/facilitator the Rev. Maria Male-Basile.

“My brother has a gift for dancing. I was thinking about the healing power of laughter, and asked him about teaching a one-time-only line dance to people with two left feet. We’d wave colorful scarves in our twirls and fall on the carpet laughing at ourselves in a fellowship gathering designed to just have fun,” the cancer survivor said. “In other such gatherings, what if we did improv skits with props and clown makeup, or watched comics in some old tapes of Groucho or The Three Stooges and re-enact some lines?”

Describing the healing power of prayer, the pastor told of a woman named Mary, who joined the church when Maria was first diagnosed with cancer. “Mary became a good friend and supporter. She insisted on volunteering to chauffeur me back and forth to Moffitt. She had experienced cancer treatment herself, and was in remission. Much prayer was offered by church members to help myself and others. Later when her cancer came back, we were able to help her. She did pass on, and had hoped for no pain, which she was granted. The power of prayer in healing is very instrumental to one’s well-being.

” My main inspiration as the church founder and leader comes from the example of Jesus in the New Testament,” Maria continued. “His ministry was about love. Unconditional love. Love in service to others, giving back, and belief in a spiritual healing and communications – prayers – to confirm the continuity of life.

“Seven years ago when I moved to Florida, I couldn’t find a church like this nearby, so I started this one based on my experience in the Indiana church and my training and studying over the past 25 years. ”

What happens at the Psychic Fair?

“Many people come from curiosity or entertainment. We hold them on the third Sunday of each month usually following the worship service and lunch, although many people just come for the Psychic Fair readings and book browsing and fellowship. Four different psychic leaders or teachers come. We’ve had Tarot card readers, readers from Casadaga, Reiki, astrologists, numerologists and Native American teachers. It does cost one dollar per minute for the private reading or consultation, and a reading typically takes 15 minutes. Private readings are available throughout the month by appointment.

“Our new expanded facility has five specialty rooms for the readings. One has an Asian calmness in decor, one has pink fabrics with angels. Another is for Reiki. One is for readings I may do, and I like angels and to light candles for those in need.

“The reader who uses pyschometry tomorrow doesn’t require that a person bring a special object either. It just often brings her intuitive powers into focus sooner.

“We also have a licensed massage therapist who does chair massages for those who care to relax and enjoy themselves while participating in the fair tomorrow.”

What classes and events are in planned?

“Meditation and Intuitive Development classes start at 7 to 9 p.m. July 22,” Basile said. Rev. Maria Greene, a graduate of the Fellowships School of Spiritual Healing and Prophecy in the renowned spiritual community of Lily Dale, N.Y., will teach the four weekly sessions. Rev. Greene is author of many related books and a practicing psychic for 15 years, a marvelous teacher.

“Other classes include one starting in August, in Yoga, especially for beginners and the older person, taught by Rachel, a young woman from USF, dates to be determined. Meditation classes will begin in August. A Reiki clinic meets each Wednesday at 7 p.m.

“We’re readying a large room with a good-sized foyer to use and also rent out for groups who need such space. This will encourage other mind, body and spiritual classes. We hope to have it ready in September.

“Also, some people have expressed interest in the Inner Peace Foundation’s “A Course in Miracles,” with workbooks and journaling based on Scriptures in the Bible.

“So this is a center for spiritual enlightenment and healing. We look forward to meeting you tomorrow and sharing the blessings of God’s love for us.”

When do they meet?

Psychic Fair: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday July 20

Sunday Worship Service: 11 a.m.

Potluck lunch: tomorrow, noon to 1 p.m.

Bookstore: weekdays 3 to 6 p.m. or by appointment

Inner Peace Church of the Spirit and Inner Peace Bookstore: 421 W. Jefferson St. (in the plaza by Dominoes Pizza), Brooksville. Phone: 352-544- 0305. E-mail: [email protected]

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