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Asking for Psychic Readings

Asking for Psychic Readings

A Memo from A.R.E.Staff to those who inquire about a recommendation concerning a reputable psychic.

Background information

     From the perspective of the Edgar Cayce readings, each of us is our own best psychic. Whether the information comes from a hunch, an intuition, our dreams, or synchronicity, each of us possesses a wealth of internal guidance that can be drawn upon whenever we need it.

In fact, the Cayce material suggests that our true natural state is psychic and that as we progress spiritually in our lives we will have more personal experiences with this psychic dimension of our beings.

Still, there are times in life when we may feel the need to receive external guidance. Just as it is appropriate for individuals to seek out help from a doctor, a counselor, a minister, or a trusted friend, there may be occasions when we feel the need for intuitive information.

     Because of this interest in psychic information, the A.R.E. has been working with programs and materials that have helped individuals get in touch with their own internal guidance.

In addition, we also have ongoing programs featuring psychics who describe their own experiences seeking personal guidance as well as some of their own experiences helping others.

Each year we offer a program in Virginia Beach entitled “The Edgar Cayce Legacy: Be Your Own Psychic” whereby individuals are assisted in recognizing their own psychic information. In addition, for those who are interested, the program offers the opportunity to receive a psychic reading from a professional.

We also offer “Intuition” and “Psychic Training” programs throughout the country that are designed to help individuals discover and utilize the guidance from within themselves.

     Whenever we feature a professional psychic on one of our seminars or programs, it is because the individual has demonstrated some measurable ability. However, individuals on our programs are not being recommended by the A.R.E. We have worked with individuals who are sincere, ethical, and interested in being helpful to others.

We have yet to find an individual who is 100% accurate – and that includes Edgar Cayce, whose “batting average” is still considered the highest known in contemporary times. The physical, mental, and emotional condition at the time of the reading of the person getting guidance, as well as that of the psychic, may affect the accuracy of the information and/or the ability to communicate/understand this information clearly and coherently.

     There are many precautions that need to be considered when working with psychic information or a psychic. For those interested, extracts from the Edgar Cayce readings on “evaluating Psychic Talent” and “Psychic Development: Benefits and Cautions” are available by searching on the topic of “circulating files” on our homepage at: or by calling our customer service department at:
(800) 333-4499. Members of A.R.E. can also research the readings on this topic for themselves at:

     One of the most successful programs we offer enables individuals to connect more successfully and safely with that psychic inner nature that we all possess. This program, experienced through participation in Search For God study groups, gives a practical approach to spiritual growth and community through a series of twenty-four lessons first outlined by Edgar Cayce.

Through prayer, meditation, lessons on topics such as “cooperation,” and experiences with others of a like mind in small group format, psychic experiences are somehow enhanced as a natural by-product of soul growth.

The group also provides a mutually supportive balance as we learn to utilize the psychic aspect of our natures in practical, every day life. You can locate the nearest A.R.E. study group by calling our Study Group Department at (877) 428-2734, or visiting our the following link:

     For those interested in discovering their past lives, we have developed a number of quality publications and videos on remembering your past lives and discovering your mission in life.

You can contact A.R.E. Press for more information at: (800) 723-1112, or visit our online bookstore at:

We also offer online versions of “How to Discover Your Past Lives” and “Discovering Your Mission in Life” at this link:

Before seeking a psychic reading

     To get the most from a psychic reading, whether it is external (from a psychic, a numerologist, an astrologer, a “guide,” etc.) or internal (one’s own dreams, inner guidance, visions, intuition, etc.), it will be extremely helpful to do a little preparation first. You will want to ask the best questions to elicit the clearest answers.

     1. “Why do I want this reading?” Edgar Cayce’s own readings indicated that the purposes of those requesting a reading, as well as the purposes of the psychic in giving a reading and the purposes of those most directly concerned or surrounding both people, played crucial roles in the clarity and depth of the reading obtained.

     2. “What is my soul’s purpose? Ideal? Values?” Again, the ideals (motivation) and purposes of those directly concerned and surrounding the psychic and the person requesting the reading have an important impact on the quality of the reading.

If there is a confusion of purposes, of ideals or if the request for the reading is prompted by greed, curiosity, or desire for power, the quality, clarity, and wisdom of the reading will be considerably less.

The book, Paradox of Power, by Mark Thurston, is excellent to help answer the questions, “What is my ideal?” and “What is my soul’s purpose?”

Another publication, The Edgar Cayce Ideals Workbook, by Kevin Todeschi, gets down to work more quickly with interesting, fun-to-do exercises and revealing self-quizzes that will be invaluable to you in all aspects of daily living.

     3. Formulate the questions you want answered. There are some examples on the next couple of pages that may help you in wording questions in the areas you want answers. The time spent in working with the above two paragraphs will pay off in helping ask better questions -- and better questions mean better answers.

     4. Be clear in your own mind whether you’re looking for help to make your own decisions or whether you’re unconsciously trying to shift the responsibility to someone you think may be wiser and with a better view into the future than yourself. Getting others’ perspectives is most helpful when it is used for making your own informed decisions.

Questions you should ask in a psychic reading

(Fictional names, dates, and places are used as examples only)

     1. Soul’s purpose: Ask about the purpose you chose as a soul for the present lifetime. You can be open or more specific in the wording of your question. For example:

What is the purpose of my soul for this incarnation? OR What is my mission for this lifetime?

In order to fulfill my mission in life, what specifically should I be doing or working on in the next five years?

How can I best make use of my abilities in the context of my soul’s mission for this lifetime?

     2. Your own past lifetimes. Many of us are curious about previous incarnations, although others do not feel it is particularly important to know of them nor feel ready right now to hear about them.

If you intend to ask a question about past lives, you might want to “tag on” an area of concern that you especially want to have addressed. Here are some examples:

Describe those past-life experiences that most directly influence me in my current life.

Describe those past lives that relate to my present relationship with ______.

Please describe in detail those past-life experiences in which the knowledge will help me fulfill my soul’s purpose.

     3. Understanding interpersonal relationships: Most people want to inquire about at least one other person. You may want to ask about reincarnational influences or you may prefer to focus your questions on a specific issue.

Note how the statement of your ideal [in #6A] for the relationship helps to make the question more specific. You may prefer to make the question very open-ended and leave it up to the psychic. Here are some examples:

     In order to attain real forgiveness and peace, please give me that information I can now use constructively about past-life experiences with June Kay Majors (born 1/23/24 at 6:30 p.m. In St. Louis, Missouri).

     My son Christopher James Irving (born 4/7/70 at 6:35 p.m. In Newark, N.J.) is very obstinate and disobedient. Please give that information which will help me understand the source of this problem, and how I can best deal with it in order to experience love and healing in our relationship.

     How can I understand and best relate to Alex Townsend (born 8/9/50 in Ogden, Utah)?

     Thomas Scott Ryder (born in Chicago, Illinois) was my roommate in college. After ten years of not seeing him, he has unexpectedly come into my life again as a possible business partner. What are the prospects of our being able to work well together, and what potential pitfalls in our relationship should I watch out for?

     4. Health concerns: Not every psychic is able to answer health questions; but, if he or she can, it is often useful to ask. When you interpret and apply psychic guidance on health issues, be sure to use common sense and also the best advice possible from traditional medical sources. You might word your question like one of these examples:

Please go over my body and describe areas of weakness, imbalance, or illness. For each one, describe what I can best do to promote healing.

What is the cause -- physically, mentally, and spiritually -- of my digestive system problems?

What can I do to bring about healing and balance to my overall health?

     5. Transforming a particular attitude or emotion: Psychic sources can sometimes provide important clues for dealing with a troublesome state of mind. For example, you might ask:

I’ve always had trouble with losing my temper. What is the source of this and what can I do about it?

Lately I find myself plagued with irrational anxiety and insomnia. How can I understand the causes and what can I do about it?

     6. The future: We are all curious about the future, and some psychics seem to have special sensitivities to certain kinds of questions about the future. Because of the key role played by our ideals and wills in shaping the future, you might want to include in your wording of the question a statement of ideal or intention. Here are examples:

My ideal is to be of service to God. With this in mind, can I expect that my present employer, the Ampex Corp., will be the place where I can fulfill that ideal in my work life, or should I be looking for another employer?

My husband and I are considering having another child. Should we? How will this new child affect our current family? Will it be a boy or a girl?

Recognizing your own psychic dreams

     1. Notice a symbol in the dream that you would associate with psychic or spiritual elements (e.g., a spiritually developed person, a crystal ball, a church or temple, etc.).

Look for a dream character who is someone with whom you are trying to work out a waking-life problem. The action in the dream may be symbolic and need interpretation, but the person may be literal (i.e., speaking about that very relationship).

     2. Look for a clue or cue that “flags” an ESP dream – based on your previous experiences with dreams. For example, one person might find that dreams in vivid color always have an ESP component; another may find that dreams that include an airplane are always psychic. Each person’s clues are somewhat different, and only by studying your dreams will you find yours.

     3. Search for a psychic diagnosis of your own physical health. When a part of the body plays a key role in a dream, it may be a health diagnosis experience. Also, watch the setting. Psychic dreams about health often have as a setting one of the following: hospital, clinic, doctor’s office, bathroom (cleansing), kitchen or dining room (diet).

     4. Notice dreams in which time, a clock or other timepiece plays an important part. Such dreams may often have at least one aspect that deals with the future or distant past.

     5. Seek for clues about past-life influences. Occasionally we have psychic dreams about forgotten past lifetimes. They may come in vivid detail with costumes and settings from a different time and place.

Some of these dreams, however, may be more subtle (i.e., French doors symbolizing a French incarnation influence, wooden shoes representing influence from a Dutch lifetime, etc.).

     6. Look for the presence of a light. The highest form of a psychic dream is a contact with the superconscious mind or the God within. The highest spiritual forces may be symbolized by a wisdom figure (wise old woman, Jesus, etc.) or often it is the presence of light in a dream. It may be a mysterious bright light in the distance, or the sun, or many other forms of light.

     7. Examine current dreams. Not every recurrent dream is literally predictive of a future event, but one Cayce reading suggests that if we dream of something three or more times, we may well expect it to be psychic.

How to evaluate psychic information, both internal and external

     1. Does it have a “ring of truth” for me? Confirmable facts? A feeling of rightness?

     2. Does it give me applicable things to try to do? If so, what are the results when I do them? Do benefits result for me and all other people involved?

     3. Does it call me to begin doing the best I know to be doing in my life?

     4. Does it empower me to take charge of my own life -- giving me a personal next step -- rather than becoming dependent on the psychic source?

     5. Does it leave me with a sense of hope about my life?

     6. Does it “speak my language”? Do I feel as if the psychic information addressed me personally, using words, images, metaphors, and examples to which I can relate?

     7. Let someone else look at the question and answer. What does a trusted friend have to say about the information?

     8. Does it answer unasked questions, which lie within me?

     9. Does it stretch me to new, unconsidered aspects of myself and of my life?

     10. Does it seem to get better with time? When I look back at it six months or a year later, has my evaluation of the reading become even higher?

List of professional psychics

     The following professional intuitives are individuals who have participated in our conference programs and whose readings have been helpful to attendees. Many of them are able to do readings at a distance, over the phone or, through the mail.

Individual results, however, may vary from person to person. A.R.E. assumes no responsibility for the quality and/or content of psychic readings obtained. If you are interested, you may contact them directly for additional information.

For more information on the A.R.E.

For more information on the A.R.E. call (800) 333-4499 or visit our website at

List of Professional Psychics

Cynthia Becker
227 Hillsdale Drive
Ballwin, MO 63011
(636) 391-0906

Coni Buro
21 Stuyvesant Oval 12f
New York, NY 10009
(212) 529-8205

Judith Castell
P. O. Box 203
Truro, NS B2N 5C1
(902) 897-4450
Fax (902) 897-4450

Pat Craig
64 Edwin Place, Apt. 2
Asheville, NC 28801 -or-
P. O. Box 8508
Ashville, NC 28814
(828) 236-2994
(800) 558-1390
(800) 978-7850
Fax (828) 236-2326

Michael Ferniany
1323 Micheltorena Street #12
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Marilyn Gaddie
8600 Greenbriar Court
Louisville, KY 40242
(502) 426-0452

David Gardner
P. O. Box 7363 or
197 Dupont Circle, Unit C
Norfolk, VA 23509
c) (757) 348-7284
(757) 486-8880

Barbara Harriman
2601 Tarkill Run
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
-- or --
436 Hood Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 306-0088

Atira Hatton
3935 S. 113th Street
Seattle, WA 98168 -or-
P. O. Box 68207
Seattle, WA 98168
(206) 767-5611

Susan Henson
P. O. Box 2102
Wylie, TX 75098
(214) 679-3098
(972) 633-8495
(972) 575-8351

Judy Higdon
151 Orleans Circle #3
Norfolk, VA 23509
(757) 623-8110

Ann Marie Hurley
2815 Lanark Road
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 342-3608

Donita King
11182 Manor View Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 550-4609

Carol Ann Liaros
1966 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
(716) 876-4414

Judy Morales
1124 Sorrento
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 542-4620

Dikki Jo Mullen
P. O. Box 53302
Orlando, FL 32853
(407) 895-1522
Fax (407) 895-1874

Dee Patterson
4801 Sherburn Lane, Ste. 211
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 894-9977

Jennifer Peiffer
221 Crawford Ave
Syracuse, NY 13224
(315) 446-0150

David Pitkin
P. O. Box 690
6315 State Route 9
Chestertown, NY 12817
(518) 494-5990

Cay Randall-May
13013 N. 23rd Place
Phoenix, AZ 85022
(602) 404-8646
(Only between 8 am – 9 pm Phoenix time, please)

Mary Roach
P. O. Box 1469
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 426-6124

Catherine Rosek
568 Trailhead Road
Monument, CO 80132
(719) 488-9571

Linda Schiller-Hanna
7148 Chatham Road
Medina, OH 44256
(330) 725-0597

Samantha Decker Stump
614 Bacon Road
Portage, MI 49002
h) (616) 321-9115
w) (616) 323-7018
(616) 384-1410

Renee Takacs
506 Beaver St. Ext.
Mars, PA 16046
(724) 625-6693

Agatha Tutko
1438 Lakeview Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
(727) 447-3037

Paula Vaughan
1133 Utica Circle
Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 447-0250

Murielle Welsch
30 Maple Road
Westford MA 01886
(617) 909-3782

Marcella Zinner
551 Bonnie Blvd.
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
(727) 786-6513

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