I read my first metaphysical book when I was 16 and for years afterwards sought out many books in the genre of metaphysical theory, self-help, and eastern philosophy.
I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in 1983 and after a short career as a classroom teacher I started my healing arts practice in 1986 where I taught energy healing, self awareness and clairvoyant classes for 30 years. I am now retired.
My clairvoyant and healing abilities are a combination of natural talent, study and life experience. My philosophy and writing style combine a commitment to spiritual awareness and practical common sense values.
Born sensitive and altruistic, along with my professional career as a clairvoyant healer and teacher, I have been an active volunteer at Raphael House (a shelter home for domestic violence victims from 1979 to 1984), Oregon Literacy (teaching adults to read, from 1992 to 1993), Portland Public School (classroom volunteer from 2000 to spring 2011), and a Children International Sponsor (from 2007 to 2018).
I was born psychically aware and psychically talented, without a dark side to overcome. That makes me a little bit different. It gives me the ability to gather information most people ignore. I take this responsibility seriously.
I have learned far more than I ever set out to, but I keep my metaphysical knowledge in perspective. If scientists estimate their understanding of the entire universe to be at about 4%, that sounds about right for metaphysicians too. There will always be more answers to question we haven't even thought of yet. I hope that my self-defined metaphysical career leaves a legacy worthy of a pioneer.
I currently live and write in my hometown of Portland, Oregon.
Metaphysical book recommendations
An Open Mind by Erin Emily Lassell (available through snail mail)
The Color of Sunshine by Erin Emily Lassell (available on Amazon.com)
Across That Bridge by Congressman John Lewis (A book about healing, but does not necessarily have a metaphysical premise)
Beyond the Ashes Cases of Reincarnation from the Holocaust by Yonassan Gershom
People of the Lie by M. Scott Peck MD
The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck MD
Sermon On the Mount by Emmet Fox
The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
You Are Psychic by Pete Sanders
What could possibly go wrong with alternative/metaphysical ideas? A lot! For examples of what can and did go wrong I recommend the following books.
Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi
Paradise Fever by Ptolemy Tompkins
Raven by Tim Reiterman
The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner
And because reading needs to be about things other than metaphysics, I recommend my favorite books about animals!
Alex and Me by Irene Pepperberg
The Dogs Who Found Me by Ken Foster
Enslaved by Ducks by Bob Tarte
Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard
Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper
A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
A Wolf Called Romeo by Nick Jans
The World According to Bob by James Bowen
An Open Mind my collection of metaphysical essays is still available through snail mail for $10. Please contact A School for Self & Energy Awareness LLC to order a copy.