Monday, June 8, 2009


This mornings eye-catching store belongs to Reparapy.

I could spend the whole day browsing and day-dreaming about this shops gorgeous fashion photos and luscious scarves, eye masks, and indulgence kits, (not to mention their ingeniously modeled products) but work calls.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Interview With Soul Reader

What follows is a simple interview with Soul Reader Kathy Crabbe, the owner of, founded in 1993. I encourage anyone as curious about this woman's talent as I was to also explore her website and blog, and, respectively.

1. For the absolute novice, what is soul reading?

A soul reading is similar to a psychic reading, but more in-depth. It does involve prophecy, but it also involves healing, inspiration and practical exercises that will encourage clients to work on their issues long after the reading is over. The true purpose of a soul reading is to jump start the process of soul transformation, and encourage the client to accept accountability for their life.

I begin each soul reading by taking a look, with the use of my third eye or inner vision, at my client’s overall energy state, their soul spirit essence, their Divine nature; it is the part of you that never dies.

Note: All my readings are distance readings. According to scientific and spiritual studies, time and space are illusions. For example, we can't actually see radio waves, but they work don't they? We can work together from anywhere because all readings are done via email.

I may also work with some or all of these techniques during a psychic-soul reading:

Auras: a reading of the energy field around the body through clairvoyance (clear seeing), clairaudience (clear hearing), clairalience (clear smelling), or clairsentience (clear feeling/touching).

Prophecy: foretelling the future through inspired inner visions.

Soul Purpose: A look at one’s soul mission and potential as expressed through one’s personality in this lifetime.

Therapeutic: An exploration of the physical, etheric, and astral planes to detect disease, blockages of life force energy, and unresolved emotional issues. Visualization, affirmation, and gemstone healing exercises are suggested.

Channeling: Channeled guidance may be received from spirit guides, animal totems, or ancestors (departed loved ones) on the astral planes.

Ancient Knowledge: Mythical tales of gods and goddesses, archetypal zodiac wisdom, healing herb suggestions, and Druidic Celtic advice will often accompany a reading. My art history degree does come in handy sometimes!

Oracle Cards:
My artwork is intended as a sacred touchstone to enh

ance the verbal message of each reading and to help my client resonate

with their reading in a visual way. I work with 4 oracle decks of my own creation: the fairy herbal healing cards, lefty oracles, zodiac goddesses, and Celtic tree wisdom cards.

2. What are your thoughts on Palmistry?

I do not work with palmistry, but I do find it interesting.

3. How does the sensation of a reading with someone present differ from the reading done afar?

For me personally, I find that reading someone's energy over distance gives much better results. It allows me to put my full attention upon the client's soul spirit essence, and not be distracted by how they might be feeling at that moment. I will still be able to sense if they are nervous,

unfocused, or even skeptical, but because they are far away it will not be as distracting as if they were sitting right in front of me.

4. About the cat related artwork in your shop, is there any special meaning attached to the cat? In past life work, how often do you find people who spent time as cats?

Cats have been a part of my life since I was a child. To me a home is not really a home until a cat is part of the family. I often end up painting my pets, because they are my best friends and best models.

I have not yet encountered anyone who has lived as a cat in a past life, but I have encountered people’s pets during a mediumship reading!

5. The mermaids in Magical Friends, and elsewhere in your shop exude such a friendly femininity. what is your favorite myth of the mermaid or sirena?

My favorite mermaid myth is the one about Silkies (or Selkies) and I have named one of my Celtic mermaids “Silkie.” I also loved the Irish movie, “The Secret of Roan Inish” because it involves a Silkie.

6. Also as if for the utter novice, please define, or begin to explain Karma...

Karma can be explained quite simply; what comes around goes around.

7. In your profile is an impressive list of past mentors, please tell a story of your learning experiences...

I have had many wonderful teachers and guides over the years but my primary psychic-mediumship training is from the English psychic and trance channel, Adam Higgs. I participated in a six month long weekly spiritual development circle, also known as an English Traditional Teaching Circle and it was a fantastic experience that allowed a small and devoted group of us to practice psychometry, psychic reading, energy healing and mediumship on a weekly basis. Adam, our facilitator likened it to Psychic Boot Camp.

My life transformed at this time, partly due to the influence of a major astrological occurrence called Uranus Opposition that occurs around age forty for all of us. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to open ourselves spiritually and emotionally, as we discover what is truly important for our soul on a deeper level as we explore this second phase of life. For me, this meant devoting myself to working with the Divine Spirit on a professional level as a psychic-medium, artist, astrologer and spiritual guide, to help people transform their own lives in a creative and intuitive way.

Jolt's Note: Belief is not the question here, what went above was instead, I hoped, is as intriguing as it is entertaining.

Monday, June 1, 2009

And Other Suprises

While I am happy to eagerly await the smaller version of this item, ordered by a dear friend, I am even more excited to announce my intentions of doing a full review. The seller had no idea I'd do this, and judging from her track record, this may be just another look what is cool on etsy. As most of you know, I already celebrate this subject matter in my own shop;