The most important aspects of this technique are the active visualization of ascension, the vivid visualization of the 'temple' and the passive receptivity to receive answers from higher realms and the slow descent to retain spiritual psychic insights.


Meditation has been use by spiritual seekers for thousands of years.  It is a holistic discipline by which the practitioner attempts to get beyond the reflexive, thinking mind, into a deeper state of awareness.  Even though Westerners have been exposed to meditation for almost a century, most still misunderstand it.  It was H. Spencer Lewis who first brought meditation to America in 1915, with the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, although it is Paramahansa Yogananda who is usually credited with it.

Meditation, like any skill, takes time to develop.  Many people interested in it have erroneously thought that just sitting down and quietly relaxing is meditating.  However real meditation takes months to master.  It is actually a process of mental, physical and psychic conditioning.  We don't walk into a gym, throw around some weights on a few occasions and expect to walk out looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger or Cindy Crawford.  And yet that is the attitude many beginning Meditators have.

It is very likely that you won't experience anything amazing or transcendental the first few times you attempt meditation.  It's a process of conditioning, as I stated, and you must have some faith in the process.  You have spent years in beta consciousness (the brainwave level while fully awake).  It will take your brain and body a while to adjust to new conditioning.

What I will cover first here are the benefits and scientific discoveries of meditation and then get into a very simply technique most Westerners can practice easily; and hopefully daily!  I ask you to bare with me and not read ahead to the technique.  If it is one thing I have noticed about Meditators, even accomplished ones, is that they know they should be meditating everyday but they lack the will and motivation to do so!  I hope that pointing out the benefits will change this trend.

Most Meditators are aware that meditation helps with a sense of emotional well-being and balance.  Most are aware that it lowers your stress level and blood pressure.  But modern neurologists are using new technology to more precisely study the effects of long term meditation on the brain-body system, with some stunning results.

For decades, researchers at Harvard University have sought to document how meditation enhances a person's quality of life: lower stress levels, steely concentration and sharpened intuition.  What's different today is groundbreaking research showing that, when people meditate, they alter the biochemistry of their brain. In 1998, Dr. James Austin, a neurologist, wrote the book titled Zen and the Brain: Toward an Understanding of Meditation and Consciousness.  When he described how meditation can "sculpt" the brain, he meant it figuratively and literally! In other words, even the curves on the surface of the brain and areas of brain activity and blood flow can now be measured.  And modern science is now backing up what Meditators and Monks have known for centuries.

Throughout his career, Richard Davidson, a Professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, has pondered why people react so differently to the same stressful situations.  Davidson has placed electrodes on meditating Buddhist monks, as they lay in an MRI machine and watched visual stimuli flash on a screen above them.

As it turns out, the monk's brains show activity unlike any other group of people ever observed.  The monk's left pre-frontal cortex, the area associated with positive emotion, is far more active than in non-meditators' brains. The monks' meditation practice, which changes their neural physiology, enables them to respond with equanimity to sources of stress. Meditation doesn't make Meditators sluggish or apathetic; it simply allows them to detach from their emotional reactions so they can respond appropriately.

"In our country people are very involved in the physical-fitness craze, working out several times a week" says Davidson. "But we don't pay that kind of attention to our minds. Modern neuroscience is showing that our minds are as plastic as our bodies. Meditation can help you train your mind, in the same way exercise can train your body."

Davidson's research didn't stop with the monks. To find out whether meditation could have lasting, beneficial effects in the workplace, he performed a study on Madison Biotech Company employees.  Four dozen employees met once a week for eight weeks to practice mindfulness meditation for three hours.  The result, published last year showed that the employees' left pre-frontal cortex were enlarged, just like those of the monks, although not as much.

More new research offers additional encouragement.  In a study published a few years ago in the journal Stroke, 60 African-Americans with atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, practiced meditation for six to nine months. (African-Americans are twice as likely to die from cardiovascular disease as are whites.)  The Meditators showed a marked decrease in the thickness of their artery walls, while the nonmeditators actually showed an increase. The change for the meditation group could potentially bring about an 11 percent decrease in the risk of heart attack and an 8 percent to 15 percent decrease in the risk of stroke.

Another study, published last year in Psychosomatic Medicine, taught a randomized group of 90 cancer patients mindful meditation.  After seven weeks, those who had meditated reported that they were significantly less depressed, anxious, angry and confused than the control group, which hadn't practiced meditation.  The Meditators also had more energy and fewer heart and gastrointestinal problems than did the other group.

Diana Kirschner, Ph.D., a Philadelphia-area clinical psychologist, sometimes refers her clients to learn meditation and has seen firsthand how helpful it can be.  "Not only is meditation an absolutely marvelous destressor, it helps people better relate to one another," she says "I can tell when clients are following through with meditation. For instance, I had a couple who consistently bickered. After they started meditating, they came in less angry, more self-reflective and more loving."

Okay, so now we've covered significant help benefits studied by science under vigorous protocols.  I'd like to cover some benefits that mainstream science might be uncomfortable with: spiritual and psychic benefits.

For the natural psychics out there, daily meditation is absolutely essential.  Every natural psychic I've ever met who did not practice daily meditation was a mess.  It is more critical for them then non-psychics.

Meditation will increase your psychic awareness, sharpen your intuition, give you insights into your purpose in life, will help you keep things in perspective, can help you understand the failings in your past and give insights how to do better in the future.  It can help you love yourself by seeing yourself (as best we humans can) through Divine Eyes.  You may have personal revelations, precognitive insights and more vivid, memorable dreams.  You may have communication with deceased relatives or other persons from the past (or even the unborn).  It will help you feel more at one with the universe, help you become more compassionate (not necessary more polite), and most importantly: help you forgive yourself and others.

All this sounds great, doesn't it? Good! Then I better see you practicing this technique and reporting back to me all the awesome experiences and insights you have! I must warn you, I am a trained Remote Viewer! ;-)

Okay, now the technique: without getting too much into the physics / metaphysics of all this, let me just state that matter and energy are one. Most new agers would agree with this, but really mean that everything is energy or incorporeal.  That is not the case. Matter and energy exist on a vibratory scale, one simply being more refined (not better) then the other.  In our meditation, we are going to ascend the celestial realms with a process of active visualization first, followed by passive receptivity.

First get yourself in a private place, preferably a room by yourself, where you will not be disturbed.  I know, this is hard for some people.  But if Nostradamus could do his meditation work late at night when his six children were in bed, so can you!  Eliminate as many distractions as you can: shut the blinds, put in earplugs if necessary, or throw your cat outside.

Close your eyes and take several deep breaths and hold them in your lungs for as long as comfortably possible. In order to separate yourself from the daily routine, it is important that you prepare out mind.  So I want you to say this invocation at the beginning of meditation.  You will notice that is it very Christian in it's wording.  If you want to change the words to something different like 'Cosmic, Universal Mind, Goddess' you can. 

"May the Cosmic infuse my being and cleanse me of all impurities of mind and body, that I may enter thy celestial temple in pureness and worthiness. So mote it be!"

After this I want you to close your eyes and imagine yourself ascending, first above your body, to the top of the room, then through the roof and above your house/home/apartment.  Imagine your city, town or surrounding countryside as vividly as you can.  Then ascend above your town, above your state, and finally above the Earth itself. Watch Earth, spinning in space for a few moment.  Take in the magnificence of what you are seeing.

Then turn your attention away from the Earth and continue your ascent.  Visualize and feel yourself ascending through the stars, regularly increasing in speed.  Leave all your concerns of the day behind and let yourself experience the beauty of God's creation all around you.  Imagine yourself ascending beyond the Milky Way galaxy, above our local super-cluster of galaxies, and finally above all of the millions of galaxies that make up the known universe.  (You may want to consult online material or a reference guide for the structure of our universe)

Next I want you to imagine a distant light far off, out in the pure blackness of starless space.  Imagine it to be incredible bright.  Imagine that as you approach the light, you see a vast white pyramid building, a Temple in space.  If you are using your imagination vividly, don't be surprised if the building is rotating or if it changes shape.  Imagine yourself entering this Celestial Sanctum with your feet slowly touching the ground.  There are levels, walkways and a garden atrium in the Celestial Sanctum.  You will notice other people there, also actively participating in the works of the Cosmic.  Remember to include scents and sounds in your visualization as well.  Imagine beautiful stained-glass windows and sweet fragrances or incense if you'd like and imagine yourself dress in all white clothing.

You may explore the Celestial Sanctum or be prompted to go directing to the main area: the Celestial Room.  Once there, find a seat with others and contemplate your reason for ascending to this level of consciousness.  For example, you may have a pressing career question, be in need of some guidance for your child, want to know why you are on Earth at this time or just feel closer to the Cosmic. Whatever your reason for being here: concentrate on it intensely for a few minutes.  Then, let it go. Completely relax and let yourself be completely receptive to whatever insights or revelations come your way.

You may receive an answer right away, you may not.  You may have a vivid experience or something more subtle; a simple cognition. You may receive an answer over several days or weeks.

When it is time for you to leave the Celestial Sanctum, you will know. Respectfully leave your set, go outside and feel your feet leave the Temple grounds.  Descend, the same way you came, by visualizing the starless blackness of space, with all the galaxies of our universe in the distance.  Descend past the outer galaxies and finally close in on the Milky Way.  Imagine yourself approach our Solar System, flying past the outer planets of Saturn and Jupiter and descending into Earth's atmosphere.  Imagine your state, city, and finally your home.  Descend through the roof of your home and finally back into your body.

Open your eyes and say this evocation softly to yourself or out loud:  "May the God of my Heart sanctify this attunement of self with the Celestial Sanctum!"

Make any necessary notes of your experience in a notebook or journal.  Or you can email me! 

I love helping my customers but also enjoy using my perceptive abilities to focus on things other than relationships! I am a guy after all and I find historical events fascinating as well as enigma targets (UFOs, etc.) Today I came across a very interesting topic in my Remote Viewing Blind Target Pool.

The Spear of Destiny, otherwise known as The Holy Lance is supposed to have been the weapon that a Centurion named Longinus drove into Yeshua's side while hanging on the cross at Golgotha. It was the habit of Romans to break the legs of criminals being crucified to speed their death through asphyxiation. But when the soldiers approached Yeshua, they saw that he was already dead. So Longinus pierced his side just to be sure. Blood and water flowed out.

The Spear was repudiated to have magical powers.

My conclusion after this session is this:

  1. The Spear was indeed a real weapon thrust into Yeshua's side followed by blood and water pouring out.
  2. The Spear is indeed still around today. I would have to do more work to find out where.
  3. There are quite a few lances around the world erroneously thought to be the real one.
  4. There is no magical power to the spear itself.

Cold objectivity has its value in psychic readings.  One unfortunate phenomena many of us have run into is having a Psychic let their personal experience color their view of your situation.  That will never happen with me. 

While I can be compassionate about your situation,  I am coldly objective about the psychic data.  My personal experience has no place except as an occasional point of reference. 

Nor do your emotions have an impact on the reading. You can be crying, sobbing or even screaming. As long as I can make out what you're saying, I'm okay with emotions. I can read right through them! The only thing I would have a problem with in you calling into question my integrity as a psychic or hurling personal insults at me. If you get excited about your man and demand to know why he is behaving a certain, I will tell you. You're tone, quite frankly, doesn't make a damn bit of difference.

I only ask that you be honest with your verbal feedback so I can stay properly attuned to your situation.

If you want brutal accuracy with practical application, I am your psychic!  Talk to you soon!

"Easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life." ~ Jerzy Gregorek

As I have written before on my many occasions: we live in a supposedly "enlightened" age when women have been encouraged to emulate the worst sexual behaviors of men. The powers that be usually frame this promiscuity as "freedom" and "empowerment." After all, we are living the 21st Century and are much too sophisticated to be held back by antiqued ideas of tradition, fidelity and marriage!

As I wrote in my previous blog, 8 Reasons Straight Men Are Avoiding Marriage and Commitment, men are abandoning marriage and commitment for a host of very practical reasons. Culturally we have created incentives for men to be single. Certainly not all, but many of the traditions we took for granted only several decades ago have their roots not in the passing fad of cultural trends, but in biology and even eternal spiritual principles. Most men have not changed over the past several decades, nor will they, Caitlyn Jenner notwithstanding!

I'm certainly not naive enough to suggest that everyone wait until marriage for sexual activity. But I will say, that should still be the ideal, especially for young people. For those of who are seasoned and have been through at least one divorce, waiting until marriage before sex with additional courtships is unrealistic. However, I will tell you that until the man has flatly stated that he loves you and is committed to you, there should be no sex! Period! No exceptions!

I'm telling you not only how a man's brain is wired, but how a man's heart is wired too! And your rule as a woman should be: no commitment, no sex! I know that some of you ladies are afraid to follow my advice because there are looser women out there who are willing (and encouraged these days) to sleep with your man without any commitment. But guess what? Even if he does sleep with that other woman, he's not going to commit to her either! Trust me, it's not happening. It's not the way we are wired!

It's far better to save yourself the heartbreak by not sleeping with a man and letting him move on. The vast majority of my customers still want commitment, even after years of being shamed for it. That is hard wired into the most women.

I have repeatedly stated that my gender is much more simple wired than woman. This is not an exaggeration. My gender is not as simple as a dog, but when it comes to the fundamental basics of life: food, shelter, sex, we almost are! And almost any man reading this would agree with me. That is nothing to be ashamed of. Men's myopic singularity of focused consciousness has many advantages in life that ladies more diffused, holistic consciousness does not. But that is a topic for another blog.

For any women reading this who is offended, I'm sorry. But I can assure you that I'm doing you a service by being bluntly honest about this issue. No man should have the pleasurable ecstasy of being inside you without explicit love and commitment to you alone! If you reward his ambiguous bullshit in the hopes of securing him because he gets a chance to sample your sweetness, you are going to be disappointed every time! Don't envy the girls who give it up. They are setting themselves up for heartache.

I'm sure I'm going to offend many people with this next statement: but on this one issue the philosophy of Feminism has complete failed you! Feminism, from the beginning, should have encouraged women to honor one of their most sacred resources, their divine sexuality, more, not less! Why any woman would want to be "equal" to men in this regard, is beyond me. 70 years ago the men who couldn't keep it in their pants were looked down on as weak, incompetent, unstable and untrustworthy, by other men! They were denied or fired from jobs, shamed in their neighborhoods, denied loans at the bank, etc. Men had every reason, via external social forces, to remain faithful to their wives.

Why did feminism decide to embrace the promiscuous behavior of men instead of continuing to punish men for being weak, unreliable punks? One thing I can assure you beyond a shadow of doubt: the idea to embrace the vulgar habits of womanizing men in feminism did not originate with a woman!

So today women find themselves in this precarious position where they literally have no leverage on their man to commit. He will lose in court, loose money, loose in parental rights, loose respect if he commits and on top of that he can have sex whenever he wants by jumping on a dating app and taking a girl out to dinner a few times; often only once!

Ladies, do yourself a favor and be different! Most of you want love, commitment, a long-term relationship and possibly even marriage. Make yourself stand out by honoring your most intimate, sacred resource. You can't control all of these social forces that encourage promiscuity, but you still have one reserve that you can control; your body. Dating, kissing, hand-holding, snuggling and even heavy petting are fine. Be open, charming, sweet, funny and fabulous! But no actual sex of any kind, and that includes oral! I'm sorry to be so blunt, but if your man ejaculates with no stated, explicit commitment to you, you will have placed yourself in an incredibly weak position that is nearly impossible to recover from. You should never facilitate an orgasm for your guy without commitment. If you do, you are literally wiring his brain, via positive association, to be uncommitted!

If you're in a relationship and your guy starts wavering, saying his doesn't know whether he wants to be with you or wants to date other women: all sex stops! Period! Never reward a lack of commitment! Ever! When and if he recommits, then you can be intimate again. As a matter of fact: you should reward your man with frequent sex when he is committed! And never withhold sex in a committed relationship. It's like punishing a child by withholding food! Yes, I'm comparing men to children in this regard. You will damage the relationship beyond repair.

I know some of you are probably angry that I'm trying to get you to have this much sexual control. I'm sorry ladies, it's not fair. But men have not changed in the past fifty years. All that's changed in superficial cultural trends and fads. What I am writing is biology and natural spiritual law.

I hope you don't think that I disdain my own gender. I love men! We are awesome, have amazing strengths and capabilities. But in this one regard we are like Pavlov's dog. Do not reward us for unreliability!

"I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy. It's not giving a damn." ~ Leo Buscaglia

I had a customer I just adore call me earlier today and she was so mad at her guy she kept cussing and then apologizing. I had to keep reassuring her that it was okay to express herself like that. Because I almost never cuss, customers often think they must be very polite with me. While I appreciate this, it might interfere with your reading or understanding of the situation. My goal is to help you not only understand the situation and take effective action, but also rid yourself of those negative emotions. And often that is done through cussing!

You will find almost no cuss words in my blogs. I believe I use the word 'hell' in a few. I've also written some blogs about sexual purity, celibacy and chastity that might give you the idea that I'm a prude. While I will always advocate being careful with your body and heart, expressing your emotions during a call with me are an entirely different issue!

Maybe it's because I'm Sicilian and was raised by a Sailor Dad from Brooklyn that I couldn't care any less about cussing? Seriously, it rolls right off me. Maybe it's because I'm an INTJ? I don't know. My attitude when on the phone is compassionate, yet detached. You customers are often dealing with very emotional issues that you can't talk to anyone else about! You want to scream! You want to rant! You want cry and cuss! Please go ahead and do so! You're not going to offend me. I will do everything I can to help you. Feelings often don't make sense and that's okay! Or sometimes they don't make sense until they are untangled by verbal objectification. So spit it out! It's okay. I can take it. I'm not going to break.

While I can help you understand your man, I also know we men can be maddening! We men can be so freaking dense! Men often expect their women to be men with vaginas. And this leads to all kinds of problems! If he's wrong, I'll tell you so. If you're misunderstanding his behavior, I'll let you know that too. I'm only going to lay a few ground rules for expressing emotion or profanity during a call:

  1. Cuss all you want! Really.
  2. You can tell me how much men suck (because we often do)! Just try not to attack me directly. :-D
  3. You can cry all you want! Really. Just keep in mind that if I can't hear you clearly, I can't answer questions. We'll have to wait for you to calm down enough for me to understand you.

I want to be effective in helping you. If dropping the F-bomb helps, do it!

As most psychics and clients know, time frames are tricky business. The place that many psychics get their data from, I call The Matrix. The Matrix could be considered almost a psychic Cloud Drive and Internet Connection in one. In ancient texts it has been referred to The Akashic Records or the Library. Carl Jung referred to the Matrix as “The Collective Unconscious.”

There are three primary sources from which psychics get their information; the aforementioned Matrix, spirit communication (which includes deceased or disincarnated individuals, as well as non-human entities), and simply telepathy with other living people.

The information in the Matrix not stored chronologically. Like human memory, it is stored by emotional intensity and association. So when psychics are making predictions, they are estimating based on the emotional intensity of the event. Often if the psychic gets numbers, they will have no scale. An example would be a psychic who states the number ‘3’ is associated with your question, but they have no idea if that means 3 hours, 3 days or 3 months.

I can only think of four occasions where I perceived actual dates embedded in the psychic information. That included the birthdays of my three children and September 11th, 2001. And even when I saw the events of September 11th, I didn’t understand them until later.

Not only is the information in the Matrix stored by emotional intensity, but human Free Will comes into play as well. While it’s easy for me to see overall patterns and understand motivations of the people I look at, that doesn’t mean I can discern exactly what day they will make contact or what day they will go to the grocery store.

While some spontaneous intuitive information arises through dreams or vivid waking visions, this is rare for the working psychic. We are tapping into the Matrix so often, generally speaking, if we don’t ask about something, we won’t perceive it.

Psychics can see a lot, but we can’t see everything. There is just too much information and too many variables. We can get glimpses that can give you an edge in your relationships or business.

So please keep in mind while my predictions about timeframes might be accurate about 50% of the time. I have been known to be weeks or even months off.

If you want a practical look into your future, without the fluff, I'm your man.

Thanksgiving, is now behind us. Hanukkah, Yule and Christmas before us. Days grow shorter and our thoughts naturally turn toward hearth and home, family, near and far, friends that we miss or may have lost.

So what does this last quarter of the year hold for you? Will there be love, romance, reconciliation with family, forgiveness, or spiritual growth? Call me now and find out!

So, if you’ll remember I recently published a blog about Astral Projection and my strong intuitive prompting to master this particular metaphysical skill. I’d like to say that I practiced this skill everyday since I wrote that blog. But real life gets in the way, and I’ve only practiced twice.

The good news is that I got measurable results both times; once when I projected to a place and another to a person.

I am also going to call this skill by it’s more correct and proper name from now on of Psychic Projection, since we projecting our psychic body other places.

I have a special meditation chair in my Sanctum that I can sit lotus style in. I’m still fairly flexible at 50, so while it causes me minor discomfort, it’s not bad. The ironic thing about Psychic Projection is that the mild discomfort, rather than making it harder, seemed to compel or facilitate it.

When I projected to a place, I chose a location I lived at previously in Florida. Unlike the traumatic experience I had with Psychic Projection as a 15 year old boy, this was smooth and peaceful. And even though I was high in the air, I didn’t experience any fear. This was also quiet nice.

You see I was a stunt man at an amusement park in Arizona about 16 years ago, and while I performed okay with falls from high places, it was challenging for me to say the least. There was no fear with heights while projecting however.

My next attempted projection was to a person. This was interesting. This person is not at all intuitive and yet seemed to notice my presence, much to my surprise. The other thing that caught me off guard was the intensity of the emotions present in this person’s living room.

When I Remote View, all I am doing is gathering data. It is a very detached process. While I pick up emotions at the target site, I don’t typically experience them unless it’s very, very intense scene.

However, while projecting, it was more like standing in a room with the person in question. And I experience a lot of emotion, intention and information while present with someone in the physical!

I have to say I found that burst of emotional lucidity and awareness very distasteful.

I experienced something similar that two decades ago when I was sending distance healing and comfort to a fellow mystic. I ‘saw’ her vividly during the session, but thought nothing of it and finished my visualization process. Right after I finished my session, my phone rang and it was the woman in question. She asked me directly if I had projected to her.

I had not learned the proper Psychic Projection technique at that point. Nor had I intended to project. So my answer was no, but apparently I had inadvertently done so!

She told me that I had appeared in her living room, standing over her, hands out, sending healing and comfort to her. She was very moved by this. While I was ‘translucent’ and didn’t have much detail she said she knew it was me beyond a shadow of doubt. She thank me for my positive intentions toward her.

Now, this fellow mystic was very psychically sensitive. So it made sense that she would perceive my presence while I was sending her positive energy. But the other person in question is not the least bit sensitive. So apparently I’m not very good at being indiscernible when I project!

Who knew? 😉

For me to write the texting is bad for communicating serious concepts and emotions is the understatement of the decade! It's a recipe for disaster.

Texting should be reserved for simple concepts like, "See you at 6PM," and "Please pick up milk on the way home". Matters of the heart, subtle hints, suggestions, accusations or deep relationships discussions and negotiations should NEVER be handled in text! Men and women already have enough trouble understanding each other talking face-to-face with voice inflection and body language.

Stop trying to communicate complex feelings or concepts through text or expect the pain, confusion, misunderstandings and trouble to continue.

Psychic abilities are a double-edged sword. When a young intuitive first realizes what they are capable of and starts to understand it, he or she is usually filled with a sense of awe. As they get older and want to fit in more with their peers, they may go through a period of rejecting their perceptions. Couple this with the disappointing fact, that tapping into many other people only reveals how petty, vindictive, perverted and morally bankrupt they really are.

It is easy to become a victim of pessimism.

However, life is not only about accurately perceiving our environment, but responding to it in the most constructive and resourceful way possible. We are not objects being acted upon. We can create, shape and alter our circumstances and relationships, dramatically.

This principle applies to our body, our mind, our soul and our relationships with others.

So before we go talking about the "impossible," or false hope, let's take a look at Arthur. While his results might not be typical, I believe he proves the point that hope and fortitude can overcome many "impossible" obstacles.

Just a day after Larry and Theresa Caputo announced they were separating, Long Island Medium‘s season finale revealed just what went wrong.

On Monday night’s episode, Larry opened up about why he and Theresa were struggling after 28 years of marriage.

“We’re having a difficult time,” he explained, according to E! Online, to his friend, Danny. “I think a lot of the frustration has to do with us not spending the time together anymore. Along with that comes the lack of communication so it’s like losing your best friend. It’s hard.”

He continued, “As much as I try to busy myself so I’m not thinking about it, it’s still there. I know it’s very trying for both of us. I don’t want to make it just about me. I know it’s the same for Theresa also.”

The two released a joint statement on Sunday announcing their separation.

“After 28 years of marriage, we have decided to legally separate. We will always love each other and our two wonderful children,” the statement read. “We are united in supporting each other and our family. Please respect our privacy during this time.”

The couple shares two adult children, Larry Jr. and Victoria.

On the Nov. 13 episode of Long Island Medium, Theresa, 51, confessed that she and her husband were going through a rough patch.

A few things I’d like to point out about this separation: being a seriously dedicated psychic, medium or mystic takes time and effort. There a many wannabes who seem to think that you demonstrate your abilities every now and then and people will throw money and prestige at you. Nothing could be further from the truth!

I firmly believe Larry, who happens to be one of the most supportive husbands ever, would have stuck with Theresa through her career as a Medium. However, you add to this the pressure of a Reality TV show and you have a recipe for disaster. Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I have not seen even one marriage survive a Reality TV show.

The simple fact of the matter is that a successful marriage requires effort. And most people simple are not willing to put in that effort anymore.

Here are some of the top ten things couples fight about:

  • Money.
  • Family Communication. “You never talk!”
  • Children. Of course, you fight about the children!
  • Intimacy. Intimacy?
  • Time.
  • Priorities.
  • Jealousy.
  • Religion.
  • Politics.
  • The Past.

Happy successful marriages are the backbone of a healthy, growing society. Yes, individual ruggedness and independence are appealing, especially to us men. But most good Alpha males instinctively know about the wisdom of a happy marriage moderated by female sentiments.

Happy marriages, just like happy mystics, require alone time. And in respect to marriage, obviously I mean time alone together with each other.

Being a public Psychic-Remote Viewer, I have had my brushes with the spotlight. I have been in front of the lights and cameras in small productions and I spent time in front of the internet radio microphone. I think it’s seriously overrated! Yes, I want career success. Yes, I want to make enough money to take care of my family. But if I loose my family, sanity and peace of mind in the process, is it worth it?

I know there a some people who will scoff at the idea of me ever getting an offer for a Reality TV show. But I can assure if I do, I’ll turn it down! Reality TV shows are the ultimate home wreckers.

While I truly wish Larry and Theresa Caputo the best in their impending divorce, more of these high-profile divorces will only weaken the entire institution of marriage altogether. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The list goes on. And with all the incentives that are emerging for men to remain unmarried and commitment free, marriage has never been in a worse state.

If you don’t have a calling to be a public psychic, don’t become one. And if the seductive dragon of ‘Reality TV’ ever comes your way, kill it!

Attitudes toward marriage have changed radically over the past 15 years, especially among heterosexuals. Heterosexual woman have increased their desire for marriage, saying having a successful marriage is one of the most important things in their lives, from 28% to 37 percent. However, for heterosexual men the percentage went down from 35% to 29 percent. In her 2013 book, Helen Smith, Ph. D, Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream - and Why It Matters, thoroughly examines this phenomena.

Her premise is that American society, by and large, has become anti-male. She interviewed thousands of men all over the United States and concluded that the incentives have changed, shaping male behavior. I can attest to this; it has! I went from being a hopeless romantic, believing in love and marriage to being ambivalent toward it. And ironically, that radical transformation of my consciousness also took about 15 years.

I have been doing psychic work for 20 years. Ten years ago I became a trained Remote Viewer. That was when I was introduced to the concept of Optimum Mates. Of course, my romantic side leapt at that. I had personal experiences that pointed to my Optimum Mate and I was happy to have it confirmed.

However, Optimum Mates do not exist in a vacuum. We live in a society where it is making less and less sense for a man to get married. Let's face it ladies, bagging a man today is totally different than 50 years ago! I attempt to educate my customers about their man's mindset and why he would be so hesitant for marriage or even commitment, even though he may be hopelessly in love with her.

As a trained Remote Viewer, and I can find out almost anything within human understanding, from what crashed at Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 to how the AIDS virus originated. And yet most of my calls here on Keen are from female customers trying to understand, and move their relationships forward with their men.

Since women are more relationship-oriented than ever, isn't it important to really understand the men they want so desperately in their lives? Men are logical ladies. And while he may feel amazing passion for you, that's not going to translate into commitment or marriage unless you personally can offer a unique shelter from the social storms raging around us. You must be different from the typical woman that your man hears about in the news. Otherwise there is simply no reason for him to take the risk of marrying you. Why wouldn't he want to marry you when you're such an amazing woman (and I write that sincerely). Let's take a look:

1. He'll lose respect: Even 30 years ago, a man wasn't considered to be fully adult until he was married with kids. Fathers in 2015 are more the object of ridicule and mockery; the dumpy guy with the flower diaper bag. In today's society, father never knows best. TV sitcoms have a endless number of clueless fathers who personify incompetence. Even serious media portrayals of fathers are an exercise in buffoonery.

2. He'll lose out on sex: Married men have more sex than single men, on average, but much less than men who are cohabiting with their partners outside of marriage, especially as time goes on. Let's face it ladies, sex and intimacy, that bonding and affirming act, is critical to keeping any relationship alive. When men get punished by committing to a woman, they are likely to see commitment as not worth it. Sex is a major stress-reliever for men. If he was been married or in a long-term relationship previously, he may have literally been conditioned not to commit.

3. He'll lose his friends: Now this isn't as much a problem for me, since I'm a psychic and most other men are afraid of me; that is unless they happen to be entrepreneurial and interested in paranormal phenomena. But for most men, this is a big issue. They really need their male bonding time! And if they're into sports, this is critical. Not too many people enjoy loosing their friends and men even less so, since they usually have less friends to begin with!

4. He'll lose his space: This, personally, is a big one for me. I'm an Introvert and a Mystic. So I need my quiet meditative, writing and exercise time. And that requires a dedicated space to do it in.

Most men love their "Man Cave" where they don't have to be constantly clean and quiet. One author on men's issues noted: that the development of suburban lifestyles, intended to bring the family together, resulted in the elimination of male spaces in the main part of the house, and the exile of men to attics, garages, basements - the least desirable part of the home. Now, this I must disagree with. Most men want to keep their wives happy and don't necessarily want the living room. However, they do want some kind of Man Cave, even if it is an attic, garage or basement! Today, men don't even get that!

5. He could lose his kids and his money: And they may not even be his kids! Most men are keenly aware of the dangers of divorce. And they worry that if a marriage (even a common law one) went sour, the woman is likely to take everything. The courts are completely stacked against men. And to further add insult to injury, if you're a blended family, a man is likely to be forced to pay child support for children that are not even his!

One man commented that his ex-wife had taunted him with the knowledge that his 11-year old son wasn't actually his: "I was angry at the mother...I severed all ties to the boy. Some may see this as a failing. I see it as self-preservation, and to those that ask the question of whether or not the courts will make a non-biological parent pay child support, pay attention: YES THEY WILL! They see you as nothing more than a source of cash for the child. It seems that a person in these situations should be able to sue the real father for child support."

6. He'll lose in court: "Despite the increases in men seeking and receiving alimony, advocates warn against linking the trend to equality in the courtroom. Family court judges still tend to favor women," said Ned Holstein, the founder of Fathers & Families, a group advocating family court reform. "Family court still gives custody overwhelmingly to mothers, child support overwhelmingly to mothers, and courts still give alimony overwhelmingly to mothers and women," he said. "The family courts came into existence years ago in order to give things to mothers that mothers needed. The times have changed and the courts have not."

7. He could lose his freedom: At least, if the man charged with child support that he can't pay, he can be put in jail - and if he can't afford a lawyer, he doesn't have the right to have one appointed because, according to the Supreme Court, it's technically a civil matter! Fathers and Families also found: "A new report concludes that between 95% and 98.5% of all incarcerations in Massachusetts sentenced from the Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts from 2001 through 2011 have been men. Moreover, this percentage may be increasing, with an average of 94.5% from 2001 to 2008, and 96.2% from 2009 through 2011. It is likely that most of these incarcerations are for incomplete payment of child support. Further analysis suggests that women who fail to pay all of their child support are incarcerated only one-eighth as often as men with similar violations."

8. Single life is better than ever: While the value of marriage and commitment to men has declined, the quality of single life has improved. Single men once faced a stigma for being single and were looked on with suspicion. Many were passed over for job promotions and opportunities because they were not seen as "mature and stable" enough. Today, nothing could be further from the truth. A man is more likely to get promoted if he has no family or wife to keep him from focusing exclusively on his career.

Pre-marital sex was once frowned up, but today it is par for the course. Dating has never been easier and with our loosening morals has come the "hook-up" culture. While I am appalled from a psychic point of view by this state of affairs, it is nevertheless, pervasive today. I believe our bodies are sacred and should be handled with the greatest respect, as I blogged about in Sex and Psychic Readings.

Cable TV and the Internet provide endless hours of entertainment that was previously unheard of. And then there are video games that have evolved from little, pixelated cartoon characters on a screen into full blown, immersive sagas with sweeping story lines and special effects worthy of any Hollywood Blockbuster! For me this is also a bonding experience with my sons.

Is this good for society? No, as falling birth rates and increasing single-motherhood demonstrate. But people respond to incentives. If we want more men to marry and/or commit, it needs to be a more attractive proposition.

Men are not just being irresponsible and "making excuses." The issues above are real.

If reading all these reasons has depressed you, you're not the only one. It depresses to me. And I'm sure it depresses many other men out there. But while you, as an individual woman cannot change society, you can change how your man perceives marriage and commitment. Now I'm not going to be able to go into great detail below about how to do this, but I will offer a few suggestions. Please use your imagination to come up with more.

Respect your man for being your man and being responsible. Women want sex as much as men, so be available for your sweetheart or husband. The bonding and stress relief is good for you too! Let your man spend time with his football buddies every now and then. Always give your man some space, even a small space in your house, if you want him to feel welcome there. Nothing makes a man feel less welcome in a house then not having space. Do not invite him to spend time with you and leave him with no space to put his things. There should be a "his" side of the bed, his night stand and a small work space.

If you have children from a previous relationship and your sweetheart or husband is sharing part of the burden for them financially or by taking them to a after school game or teaching them to drive, etc, regularly let him know how much you appreciate his efforts. Most men run away from fatherly responsibilities and good step-fathers are unheard of these days. If your man still finds family important, make sure you tell him how much you appreciate him even if the rest of the world just thinks he's that dork with the flower diaper bag!

And don't even mention court unless you're signing a prenuptial agreement! Find bonding activities to do together, and not always with the kids! Most men are poor social planners, so help him out by planning a date or fun outing. A day at the zoo, a nice hike or cultural enrichment at the museum are all awesome. He will not "feel controlled" most of the time and will probably really enjoy them!

And, as always, if you need anymore help with your romantic situation, give me a call today!
“The madness of love is the greatest of heaven’s blessings” ~ Plato

The phrase true love is almost as misunderstood as the word love.

What is true love according to this masculine male psychic? It’s optimum. It’s the best of all possibilities. It’s not the easiest, it’s not the ideal, and it’s not perfect by any means.

There are two things that are almost equally sad as a psychic: a customer who want to force a temporary relationship to be a true love one, and the customer who wants to make true love a temporarily relationship!

I’ve been asked many times: how can you tell whether this is a temporary relationship or true love? It’s intuitive; I can feel it.

Forget the analytical answers and classic relationship texts. Chances are pretty good, you and your true love should have been done with each other years ago, and with good reason. But you cannot give each other up!

This is always an interesting question to get as a male psychic. The answer is not an easy one.

Men and women are wired very differently. I hope that despite a 50 year campaign of the gender-benders to make all humans
androgynous, most observant and practical people are acknowledging these profound differences between the sexes.

None of the biological distinctions that I will write about below negate or replace spiritual feelings and aspirations such as love, hope, sentimental or sweet emotions. The biological component overlaps!

Also keep in mind as you read that this blog addresses most established relationships and/or marriages, not a new dating dynamic. 

These natural, biological differences go back tens of thousands of years (at least), to primitive times when humans where primarily hunter-gathers. Men often left on extended hunting expeditions that lasted days or weeks. Their survival depended on emotionally detaching so they could focus on the hunt. If they did not focus, they could get injured, killed or even worse, return to the tribe with no food!

Our society and technology may have changed significantly in the past thousand years, but biology moves much slower. Men still have the habit of emotionally detaching to focus on work or important aspects of life.

Women, being hard-wired for emotional closeness and intimacy, as a survival mechanism, are on the opposite end. While women may no longer physically or financially have to depend on a man for her survival, emotionally she responds just like she did thousands of years ago: panic.

Let's get back to the question of missing: Yes, your man misses you, but not in the same way you miss him. A man very rarely feels waves of sentimental feelings sweep over him immediately after he has departed his love's presence. What women in the modern world needs to understand is that this lack of sentimentality is not a bad thing! Your man still loves you, still wants you, and is still attracted to you. But when he departs, biology sometimes kicks in and he feels the wonder lust of the hunt (for food, income, acquisitions, and personal productivity).

For thousands of years, that detachment meant the survival of his family and tribe. And that will not change overnight, but neither does it need to be looked at as callousness, lack of love or lack of caring.

Yes, your man loves you, yes he misses you; just not in the same way, with the same intensity and on the same time table as a woman. And that's a good thing! :-D It is completely possible for you balance your need for closeness and intimacy with your man's occasional need to pull away. It's a matter of understanding, tolerance and trust that goes both ways.

There are many more issues revolving around this one topic I could go into. However, in the spirit of brevity, I'm going to end it here.

“Have you not heard is said that is has been prophesied that France shall be lost by a woman and restored by a virgin from Lorraine? "
– Joan of Arc


It's easy for us, as modern psychics and mystics, to lose perspective on the trials and challenges of those who came before us. Not only did mystics of the past experience more opposition, but they often had enormous missions. Our daily struggles to earn a living, raise our children, find happiness and romance pale in comparison. This amazing peasant girl is one such example of a truly amazing mystic.


Jeanne d’Arc or Joan of Arc was born in around 1412 in Domrémy, Bar, France to devoutly religious parents of the peasant class. Around the age 13, she started hearing voices that she claimed they were St. Michael, St. Catherine, and St. Margaret. She possessed many characteristics common to her contemporary female visionaries - extreme piety, claims of direct communication with the saints, and a reliance on individual mystical experiences, as opposed to those found through the institution of the Church.

As history would prove, Joan also possessed remarkable mental and physical courage.

At first her voices simply told her to be good, chaste and pray daily. Later they began to tell her that she, and she alone, could save France from the English.

During what we now call The Hundred Years War (1337 - 1453), a power struggle for control of the French Throne was waged between the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of France. Some of the particulars of this power struggle can be lost on us in the modern world because it involved a series of intermarriages between these two countries and monarchs dying without proper heirs.

Charles, the dauphin (heir apparent), came to power in 1422. However the crown was in dispute between he and King Henry VI of England. This was because Charles' mother, Isabeau, had implied that he was illegitimate. English forces occupied a large portion of northern France and France was in danger of the same fate as Ireland; become a colony of the England.

All of the cautious military tactics of experienced generals and the feeble diplomacy of politicians had done nothing to change the odds in France's favor. In 1428 the English laid siege to Orleans, however their force was insufficient to capture the entire city. It was at this time, that Joan first attempted to meet with Charles.

Led by her voices, Joan amassed a small band of followers. Against her father's wishes, she road to Vaucouleurs in May to meet Charles. She and her visions, where promptly dismissed. The 16 year old Joan went home. Undeterred she returned the next year.

In April of 1429, Joan disguised her mission.
She said she was leaving Domrémy to help her Uncle's wife, who was with child. Upon reaching Vaucouleurs, Joan insisted that Captain Robert de Baudricourt take her to save the king. He burst out laughing. He advised Joan's Uncle to spank her soundly and return her to her parents. Joan, however, stood her ground, gaining the sympathy of the people of Vaucouleurs, who began to believe in her mission.

Joan, according to Church Investigators, said, "I come here to talk to Robert de Baudricourt so that he either deigns take me, or have me taken, to the king. There is no solution but through me. And even then I would much rather slip away to be with my poor mother, since this is not my state. But go I must, for such is the will of my Lord."

"But who is your lord?" de Baudricort asked.

"The King of Heaven!" Joan replied.

The Captain took Joan to meet with Charles.

When Joan met Charles for the first time, she identified him immediately, even though he was hiding behind several of his courtiers in an attempt to trick her. She presented herself with great humility and simplicity, an impoverished little shepherd girl, and said to the King "Most illustrious Lord Dauphin, I have come and am sent in the name of God to bring aid to yourself and to the kingdom."

At some point, Joan asked for a private audience with Charles in a side chamber. Although the discussion was never official documented, Joan told him about a private prayer he had made the previous November. In that prayer, Charles asked God to aid him in his cause if he was the rightful heir to the throne, and to punish him alone rather than his people if his sins were responsible for their suffering. She is said to have related the details of this prayer and assured him that he was the legitimate claimant to the throne.

When Joan and Charles emerged from the side chamber, he appeared radiant.  He told several courtiers that she had told him things that only God or God's Messenger, could know.

The Dauphin provided Joan with several military men, and she was joined in her fight by her brothers Jean and Pierre. Joan then did something that solidified her image in history. She cut her hair to the length of a male Page and had special armor made just for her. She was a virgin and a military leader and did not want to be perceived as an object of sexual desire.

Her standard was painted with an image of Christ in judgment, and the banner she would carry into battle bore the name of Jesus. When questioned about the sword she would wield, Joan said that it would be discovered in the church of Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois, and one was indeed found there.

Joan rejected the non-aggressive strategy that had dominated the French Generals before her. Her first mission was the joining of a convoy assembling at Blois, bringing supplies to Orleans. Once placed in control of the French army, she didn’t hesitate to chastise prestigious knights for swearing, behaving indecently, skipping Mass or dismissing her battle plans; she even accused her noble patrons of spinelessness in their dealings with the English. She also drove away the mistresses and prostitutes who traveled with her army at swordpoint, hitting one or two in the process.

Joan had insisted on approaching Orléans from the north where English forces were concentrated, intent on fighting them immediately. But the commanders decided to take the convoy in a circuitous route around the south. The Orléans' commander, came out to meet them across the river. Joan was indignant at the deception and ordered an immediate attack on St. Jean-le-Blanc, the nearest English bastille on the south bank. But the commander, supported by the Marshals, protested and with some effort, finally prevailed on her to allow the city to be resupplied before any assaults on anything.

Over the next couple of days, to boost morale, Joan paraded periodically around the streets of Orléans, distributing food to the people and salaries to the garrison. Joan also dispatched her famous missive to the English Siege Commanders. She called her self La Pucelle (The Maiden) and ordered them in the name of God to, "Begone, or I will make you go!" The English commanders greeted with her jeers. Some even threatened to kill Joan's messengers as "emissaries of a witch."

Though remembered as a fearless warrior and considered a heroine, Joan never actually fought in battle or killed an opponent. Instead, she would accompany her men as an inspirational mascot, brandishing her banner in place of a weapon. She was also responsible for outlining military strategies, directing troops and proposing diplomatic solutions to the English.

On May 4th the French attacked and captured the outlying fortress of Saint Loup, which she followed on May 5th with a march to a second fortress called Saint Jean le Blanc, which was found deserted. The next day she opposed Jean d'Orleans at a war council where she demanded another assault on the enemy. D'Orleans ordered the city gates locked to prevent another battle, but she summoned the townsmen and common soldiers and forced the mayor to unlock a gate. With the aid of only one captain she rode out and captured the fortress of Saint Augustins.

That evening she learned she had been excluded from a war council where the leaders had decided to wait for reinforcements before acting again. Disregarding this decision, she insisted on attacking the main English stronghold called "les Tourelles". She was wounded in the neck by an arrow but returned to lead the final charge.

On May 8th, the siege of Orleans was broken, and the English retreated. In only ten days, Joan of Arc had taken Orleans back.

During the next five weeks, Joan led French forces into a number of stunning victories over the English, and Reims, the traditional city of kingly coronation, was captured in July. Later that month, Charles VII was crowned king of France, with Joan of Arc kneeling at his feet.

In May 1430, while leading another military expedition against the English occupiers of France, Bourguignon soldiers captured Joan and sold her to the English, who tried her for heresy. King Charles VII never attempted to pay a ransom or get her repatriated to France.

Joan's Interrogation by Bishop Pierre Cauchon

Joan, who once stood by her King in a magnificent cathedral, was now abandoned by him to a dank and dark cell. Her hands, once devoutly kissed by her countrymen, were bound in chains, as were her feet. At night, yet another chain fastened to a wooden beam kept her confined to bed.

The modest maiden was not afforded a moment's privacy. Vile men of the lowest sort watched her every move. She was the denied the consolations of Mass and Holy Communion. Joan's trial began on January 9th, 1431.

It was conducted by Bishop Pierre Cauchon, a traitorous Frenchman and counselor of King Henry. He wished to discredit Joan in the eyes of her own countrymen, therefore placing King Charles VII's reign into question. He wanted to have Joan condemned by an ecclesiastical court as a sorceress. She had braved enemy soldiers at the risk of her life, but now she faced a perfidious Bishop with risks to her immortal soul.

Bishop Cauchon had planned everything - except Joan's heroic resistance. He tried to trap her with duplicitous questions, to weary her spirits through unending examinations, but she parried every thrust, preceding each defense of truth with an assault on lies.

One exchange between the Bishop and Joan was this:

"Was Saint Michael naked?" asked the Bishop.

"Do you think that God has not wherewithal to clothe him?" she replied.

"Had he hair?"

She replied with her own question, "Why should it have been cut off?

Unable to force a confession, Bishop Cauchon now sought to catch Joan in a doctrinally damning error. After all, she was a simple Christian who knew nothing about theology. She must stop claiming she was sent by God and submit the matter to the judgment of theologians who alone could discern the nature of her supposed voices.

On May 24th, 1431, she was brought to St. Ouen's cemetery. When Bishop Cauchon began to read her death sentence, Joan was overcome with the fear of dying, and she cried out that she would bow to the Church and recant.

Of the 70 charges against her that ranged from sorcery to horse theft, all had been dropped by 12. Most of them related to her wearing of men’s clothing and claims that God had directly contacted her. Offered life imprisonment in exchange for an admission of guilt, Joan signed a document confessing her alleged sins and promising to change her ways. It has been speculated that the illiterate Joan never knew what she had put her name - or, more accurately, her mark of a cross to.

Bishop Cauchon returned her to the tower in Bouvreuil. Knowing the threats to her chastity that Joan had suffered there and the dangers to her person and virginity, the bishop decreed that Joan must no longer wear "man's clothing," thus denying her the protection of a military uniform and armor.  Several days later, after at least one violent rape by the guards, Joan put her male attire back on. She then told the angry judges who visited her cell that her voices had reappeared.

Joan was condemned to death as a "relapsed heretic." On May 30th, 1431, she was taken to Vieux-Marché (the Old Market Square), the place of her execution. Tied to a tall pillar, she asked two of the clergy, Fr. Martin Ladvenu and Fr. Isambart de la Pierre, to hold a crucifix before her. An English soldier also constructed a small cross which she put in the front of her dress. Enveloped in flames, Joan cried out the name of Jesus six times before dying.

After she died, the English raked back the coals to expose her charred body so that no one could claim she had escaped alive, then burned the body twice more to reduce it to ashes and prevent any collection of relics. They cast her remains into the Seine from the only bridge called Mathilda.

The executioner, Geoffroy Therage, later stated that he "...greatly feared to be damned."

A posthumous retrial opened after the war ended. Pope Callixtus III authorized the proceeding, also known as the 'nullification trial,' at the request of Inquisitor-General Jean Brehal and Joan's mother Isabelle Romée.

The technical reason for her execution had been a Biblical clothing law. The final result of the retrial was the reversal of her conviction. Joan was declared a martyr. The Ecclesiastical Court implicated the late Pierre Cauchon with heresy for having convicted an innocent woman in pursuit of a secular vendetta.

The appellate court declared her innocent on July 7th, 1456. In 1920, Joan of Arc, already one of the great heroes of French history, was recognized as a Christian saint by the Roman Catholic Church.

We psychics are challenged everyday about the nature of our work and the reality of psychic abilities. Can you imagine if you had a much bigger mission, like Joan of Arc, that you knew would lead to your own death? Do we really have it so hard today, in the 21st century?

Mark Twain had this to say about Joan of Arc:

"We can understand how Joan could be born with military genius, with leonine courage, with incomparable fortitude, with a mind which was in several particulars a prodigy, a mind which included among its specialties the lawyer's gift of detecting traps laid by the adversary in cunning and treacherous arrangements of seemingly innocent words, the orator's gift of eloquence, the advocate's gift of presenting a case in clear and compact form, the judge's gift of sorting and weighing evidence, and finally, something recognizable as more than a mere trace of the statesman's gift of understanding a political situation and how to make profitable use of such opportunities as it offers; we can comprehend how she could be born with these great qualities, but we cannot comprehend how they became immediately usable and effective without the developing forces of a sympathetic atmosphere and the training which comes of teaching, study, practice, years of practice and the crowning and perfecting help of a thousand mistakes.

"It is beyond us. All the rules fail in this girl's case. In the world's history she stands alone - quite alone. Others have been great in their first public exhibitions of generalship, valor, legal talent, diplomacy, and fortitude; but always their previous years and associations had been in a larger or smaller degree a preparation for these things. There have been no exceptions to the rule. But Joan was competent in a law case at sixteen without ever having seen a law book or a court-house before; she had no training in soldiering and no associations with it, yet she was a competent general in her first campaign; she was brave in her first battle, yet her courage had had no education. Friendless, alone, ignorant, in the blossom of her youth, she sat week after week, a prisoner in chains, before her assemblage of judges, enemies hunting her to her death, the ablest minds in France, and answered them out of an untaught wisdom which overmatched their learning, baffled their tricks and treacheries with a native sagacity which compelled their wonder, and scored every day a victory against these incredible odds and camped unchallenged on the field.

"In the history of the human intellect, untrained, inexperienced, and using only its birthright equipment of untried capacities, there is nothing which approaches this. Joan of Arc stands alone, and must continue to stand alone, by reason of the fact that in the things wherein she was great she was so without shade or suggestion of help from preparatory teaching, practice, environment, or experience. There is no one to compare her with, none to measure her by; for all others among the illustrious grew towards their high place in an atmosphere and surroundings which discovered their gift to them and nourished it and promoted it, intentionally or unconsciously. Her history has still another feature which sets her apart and leaves her without fellow or competitor: there have been many uninspired prophets, but she was the only one who ever ventured the daring detail of naming, along with a foretold event, the event's precise nature, the special time-limit within which it would occur, and the place and scored fulfillment.

"At Vaucouleurs she said she must go to the King and be made his general, and break the English power, and crown her sovereign - "at Rheims." It all happened. It was all to happen "next year" - and it did. She foretold her first wound and its character and date a month in advance, and the prophecy was recorded in a public record-book three weeks in advance. She repeated it the morning of the date named, and it was fulfilled before night. At Tours she foretold the limit of her military career - saying it would end in one year from the time of its utterance - and she was right.

"She foretold her martyrdom - using that word, and naming a time three months away - and again she was right. At a time when France seemed hopelessly and permanently in the hands of the English she twice asserted in her prison before her judges that within seven years the English would meet with a mightier disaster than had been the fall of Orleans: it happened within five - the fall of Paris.

"Other prophecies of hers came true, both as to the event named and within the time limit prescribed. Taking into account, as I have suggested before, all the circumstances - her origin, youth, sex, illiteracy, early environment, and the obstructing conditions under which she exploited her high gifts and made her conquests in the field and before the courts that tried her for her life, she is easily and by far the most extraordinary person the human race has ever produced."

My fellow psychics, accept your callings and small sacrifices to the service of your fellow beings with diligence and fortitude. We carry a very small cross indeed.
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