Archive for July 5, 2008

Young, Gifted and Psychic

Posted in esoterica, socialization, television with tags , , , , , , on July 5, 2008 by darcyarts

Here is the first spider to set up shop in our container garden.

Isn’t it great that helpers find their way to the environment where they can flourish and do their part for the entire ecosystem?

Thanks, spider! You are perfectly welcome.



Yesterday, for work, my task was drive to the city of Mt. Shasta. It was one of the only locations within many miles that was on for the traditional glittery explosions in celebration our nation’s birth. It was fun to get out and talk to people and watch them have fun. I couldn’t stick around for the fireworks but it was a lovely way to spend the day. I hadn’t been north for quite a spell. Hadn’t been on even a short trip.

The last time we talked my daughter, Jessica, told me about a TV program she had been loving lately. There are two shows on A&E. One is a psychic-detectives show, “Paranormal State,” in which a small band of college students interested in the paranormal help people deal with ghosts or spirits. It’s usually a spirit or two who are attached to a place or home where new people now live. The lead “detective” had a childhood in which he experienced paranormal phenomena. His sensitivities didn’t blend well with his religious upbringing and his parents did not understand. This show is okay and there are some amazing discoveries but both shows weaken their material by adding scary sounds and freaky, shakey camera work. There are heat meters and alot of “Did you hear that,” “Did you see that?” questions between the ghost squad in place of actual phemomena.

The best thing between the two shows is the presence of Chip Coffey!

He is a psychic with his bona fides. He is very empathetic and he seems to have a calling to help young people learn how to deal with their gifts.

The second show, “Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal,” features Coffey. The second one I viewed dealt with three young girls, 8, 12 and 13 years old, who were having very intense experiences.

Their mothers were uneducated and each was very preoccupied with the thought that their daughter was mentally unglued. Part of it was worry for their child’s health. Some of the girls had headaches. All three were somewhat ostracized by peers and others in their midwest towns. But the mother’s were just clueless and felt fairly sorry for themselves. They just wished they could have normal girls.

One of the girls during an illness had been clinically dead for over half an hour. When she was revived she had the ability to see auras.

Another, the youngest, had a little boy spirit, Freddie, visiting her regularly. She knew his full name and the date in the 1800s that he lived. Unfortunately, she was also visited by the boy’s malevolent mother, Catherine, who would sometimes shove her out of her bed. A lot to deal with at 8 years old.

The third girl also was visited by a little boy, a very playful one who kept her up half the night. This made it difficult to get up early for school. She was “haunted” by a grown female ghost, too. This woman used to be her mother and was very bossy, often yelling at the girl and tormenting her. These experiences contributed to the dissension at home. This girl had the least perceptive and most self-pitying mother.

Chip Coffey worked with the girls individually. Verified that they saw what he could see, psychically, and then he brought them together, their mothers along, too.

The girls, for the first time had others who did not think them crazy but understood them and their unique way of seeing both worlds. Coffey made sure to get across to the malevolent spirits that they had to leave these girls alone and move on. With the help of a therapist even the mothers made progress in understanding their daughter’s predicaments.

The therapist also did research on Freddie and his mother Catherine Stuart and found a document proving their existence.  That did more than any other thing to change the attitudes of the parents.

“It’s all real,” said one mother.

Coffey is doing an enviable job of bringing light to an often cloudy world. I really admire him.

His web page is here.

Coffey’s interesting background. It runs in the family.

I ran across a beautiful quote related to parenting or mentoring by Lao Tzu:

“Be parent, not possessor. Attendent, not master. Be concerned not with obedience but with benefit, and you are at the core of living. . .”

“If I keep from imposing on people, they become themselves.”