Hey everyone! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today I’m interviewing Teresa See, a wonderful lady with many talents. Please follow along as I chat with this talented lady. 🙂
I met Teresa some years ago and was fortunate enough to receive Reiki treatments from her. Teresa, welcome to my blog. It’s fantastic to have you as a guest. Please tell everyone your background and about Starcrafts.
Hi, Denise! Thanks for hosting me! Wow—where do I start? I really wear a lot of different hats and have been doing what I do as far back into my childhood as I can remember.
I am a writer, a Reiki Master-Teacher, a working psychic medium, and a psychic reader. I specialize in tarot readings, past-life pendulum readings—and most recently—I have added personal and group mediumship sessions (called “Parlor Gatherings”) to my repertoire.
I have also been on several paranormal investigations & just officially formed a paranormal investigation group called “S.P.I.”—short for Starcrafts Paranormal Investigations.
(Yikes! Looking over this list, I understand why I have so little free-time. *Hee!*) For the past seven years—with my husband as a silent partner, I have also owned and operated a small metaphysical bookstore in La Mesa, CA called Starcrafts. Starcrafts has actually existed for over 20 years, and we pride ourselves on being a place for people of various and varied spiritual paths to gather, learn, and grow. All are welcome at Starcrafts—without judgement—as long as they gather in peace and follow the idea of “harming none.”
We offer books on a variety of spiritual subjects; various magickal products (including crystals, candles, Jewelry, incense, etc.). Classes on subjects like “Working with Angels,” “Wicca 101,” “Chakra Work & Healing,” “Crystal Divination,” “Psychic Development” and much more.
At Starcrafts, we also offer Public Mediumship Gatherings in a gallery setting, Public Full Moon Celebrations, and monthly Psychic Faires—and we consider our store to be a safe place for all seekers to explore varied and unusual topics.
For more info on classes & events, please call Starcrafts at (619)337-2400 or see & “Like” our Starcrafts Facebook Page
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You’ve remembered a past life on the Titanic. Please tell us as much about that experience as you wish.
LOL! I could actually do pages about this topic! For now, I can tell you that having a past life that was so “provable” to me truly convinced me about the validity of past lives.
Many years ago, after some truly horrible nightmares and other symptoms of what I call “Past Life Intrusion” (like missing time, memories that were not mine, and icy-cold flashes in a very warm July), my life had become a bit of a living hell. I did not yet own Starcrafts—and the bits of spirituality I was exploring had nothing to do with the idea of past lives. I felt lost and as though I was losing my mind. In desperation, I sought out a hypnotist and found out (through hypnotic regression) that I had lived a lifetime as a woman named Bess Allison—who was one of the few First Class women to pass away during the Titanic Disaster. I’d never heard of this woman before—but the details that came up during my session were startling. As Bess, I saw (and experienced) places she lived, saw faces of family and friends she recognized, and just knew details of her Life that I had no way of knowing before the regression.
This was a lifetime I was able to verify and validate after the regression—and the process was amazing! The facts I found afterward–including pictures of some of the people and places that I’d described so completely under Hypnosis—were life-changing! I was actually able to understand and release a few phobias—and really knew for the first time that we really never die. We learn, we shift, we change, and we grow—but we never cease to exist. If you ever want to know more, please let me know.
The Anniversary of the sinking always brings something new to my awareness. And this year, the 101st, was a real dilly! But would take way too long to type out here for you with so many other great questions to address.
Have you recalled other past lives, and if so, what are they?
I actually have worked on other significant lifetimes—we all have dozens, if not hundreds—and all teach us something about ourselves and about the human spirit.I have lived as a general’s giancée during the American Civil War; as an indentured servant aboard a sailing ship; and as a wise woman (read witch) who was murdered in France during the 18th century.
We have all been good guys and bad guys. The whole point is the experience. And boy do we ever experience.
Considering the wide variety of experiences you’ve had, what do you feel was the one thing you had the most difficulty accepting about the paranormal?
Maybe some of the ideas about aliens. Not saying I believe in them or that I don’t—the jury is still out for me. I just think some of the conspiracy theories out there get a little wild.
Would you consider yourself a skeptical believer?
Definitely! I think if you just blindly accept anything and everything as magickal or as having a metaphysical or paranormal origin, you actually miss the real miracles that the divine ones gift us with. It has been my understanding that most “real” metaphysical experiences lack what a friend of mine would call “cheesy Hollywood special effects.”
They may be profound but often are very subtle. No flames, or sparkles, or anything. Most are moments you might well miss—like whispered words you thought you heard while you were folding the laundry or synchronicities you may not be able to explain away. You need to rule out all real-world” possibilities so the truth of the paranormal & metaphysical shine for what they are.
How do you handle total cynics who don’t believe in the paranormal at all?
I actually really love them! A dear friend of mine—Ken—refers to himself as a “hopeful skeptic.” I really think this is the truth for many of these folks. They may want to believe (on some level)—but feel it might be devastating if they begin to believe only to have that rug pulled from under them. I respect these people for using their minds and logic and I only ask that they open their minds enough to admit that their logic truly cannot explain all that is. I never try to force them to believe”anything or to convince them that my truth is the only truth. As a result of allowing them to ask, observe, and to simply analyze what they experience and be who they are, I have been blessed to see many different types of skeptics actually begin to shift toward some belief of certain metaphysical & paranormal ideas. The acceptance of any of these ideas must be based on an Individual’s comfort levels & must fit into their personal understanding of things and I think that is just fine.
I always think that people of like mind are often drawn together through law of attraction. What are your feelings on the subject?
That may be part of it—but I think there may even be more to it than that. We do seem to resonate or feel drawn to people who believe as we do, but it may have as much to do with the soul-group(s) we choose to incarnate with. Soul groups are made up of other souls we know well—often from several lifetimes. We may have lessons to teach or to learn from one another—but I believe that sometimes, we simply choose to incarnate with a group of spirits we enjoy being with. Bet that explains some of your friends and relationships, doesn’t it?
You’re a medium. How long did it take you to accept those abilities and to reveal them to people around you?
I think I am still working on it! Being a medium is sometimes—as fictional Detective Adrian Monk might say—“a gift and a curse.” I can truly understand that it is difficult for some people to believe that I (or anyone) could connect with and “hear” people’s dear ones on the other side. It does sound crazy. I understand “the look” when I see it. And I have seen it often. The startled/skeptical/frightened look many people give you when you admit that you can speak and connect directly with the departed can be a little hard to take at first. But when you repeat what their Dear one is saying—sometimes in a language you don’t speak or understand—and you see that look shift into shocked hope and acceptance, it is worth it.
I believe that when I was a child of about five, in addition to hearing spirits, I could actually “see” them—but I remember that one day, something I saw frightened me. My dear grandmother (now of blessed memory), told me that if I didn’t want to see, I should ask the angels to take away the sight. With their help, I shut the ability down for a very long while. Over the years, friends and colleagues suggested that I really was a psychic medium, but I did what I could to avoid the subject. When I bought Starcrafts, I began working with my primary spirit guide, Hudson, to help people find out about their past lives. We would do “past life profiles” to heal and release past issues so that these clients could make their current incarnations happier. One day, a dear friend called to ask if I could try to find out from Hudson whether her very young relative who had passed from a sudden illness had made a peaceful transition to the other side. When I gently told her that I really didn’t do that kind of work, Hudson said clearly, “Yes, you do. You did before—as a child—and it is time to do so again. Starting now.” I didn’t really know what I was doing—but I trusted Hudson—and lots of information flowed into my head (in both English and Spanish).
Even though I don’t speak or understand Spanish, I repeated exactly what I heard and described what I saw in the pictures in my mind. My startled friend asked questions and new information flooded my thoughts to answer them. I wasn’t even aware of what I said. I just let the information all flow through. By the end of the session, my friend was crying tears of peace-filled Healing and I was stunned. Took a while to accept the enormity of what had just happened. I started offering mediumship sessions shortly thereafter.
What kind of medium are you?
I am an “Evidential” Clairaudient—meaning I actually hear the dear ones from the other side and/or spirit guides much more often than I see them (or interact in any other way). They may also put pictures or symbols in my mind’s eye or I will experience physical sensations to get messages across. For example, I once had the sensation of feeling as though my neck was being pinched by a pair of giant fingernails. It felt like an awful popping sensation followed the pinch & I had a sudden realization/awareness of what this meant. I gently asked if the departed had passed in a car accident and if he had been decapitated, and the stunned family member I was reading for confirmed that, yes, that was exactly how their loved one had passed. It was an amazing validation for that family and for me. Mediums all have different ways of connecting—some hear (like me); some feel the emotions; some actually see them, but all have some direct connection or interaction with the departed.
What advice can you give to people interested in developing their psychic abilities?
Work to your strengths! Everyone is a potential psychic, but not everyone works the same way. And, not everyone is a medium. And this is a good thing. There are healers, and pre-cognitive psychics (seers), and psychics who read the energy of objects and many other types, too. Some people know things before they happen; some get psychic info in dreams or visions or flashes of Insight; some feel the emotions/energy of others. There are many gifts and not all of them work the same way. Some people have more than one gift, too.
The main thing is to try to find out what gifts you truly have (instead of trying to embrace a gift you only wish you had) and learn how those gifts work so you can embrace them and practice using them. I would suggest a lot of research and maybe try to find a group or class to help you. Most New Age or metaphysical bookstores hold classes or know of reputable teachers who can help you. I suggest you only work with teachers or groups that you feel comfortable with and who have been personally recommended to you by someone you trust and be sure to ask lots of questions about how long they have been doing this work. There are some great classes out there but don’t be afraid to walk away from a group or teacher you do not resonate with. Your development is the most important factor you should consider. Don’t settle.
Besides all your paranormal pursuits, what is your career path?
Well—considering all that is happening at the moment, I believe the paranormal may be my career path! And I couldn’t be more delighted. I truly love to help people connect with their dear ones and feel honored and blessed to be able to help them experience and clear anything that still needs to be worked through. I am very excited as doors continue to open for me and I find myself doing more mediumship on a bigger and bigger scale. I’m doing individual mediumship and healing sessions on a regular basis, and find myself reading for gallery audiences and private parties (“Parlor Gatherings”) several times a month now, too. And I’m very excited to have a wonderful experience coming up in just a few short weeks that should only help all of this continue to grow and progress in wonderful and healing ways. I am one of fifty individuals worldwide to have been interviewed and selected to attend an “Advanced Mediumship Workshop” with world-renowned psychic medium, John Holland! In a few short weeks, I’ll be headed further away from home than I have ever been—going all the way to Maine—to learn even more about how to work with the Mediumship than I have ever learned. My dearest hope is that what I learn from John will enable me to reach and help even more people! Wish me luck, everyone!
Thank you so much for spending time with us today, Teresa.
My pleasure! This was fun! Hope to have an opportunity to do so again sometime!