Last weekend, I did something fun. Yes, me, the one who stays inside, safe in her cozy little box, rarely venturing out into civilization.
What got me out of the house was a special event at our fairgrounds called the Galactic Expo. Basically, it's a huge New Age party in a really big building. Booths lined the walls and ran up the middle, with hundreds of people milling about, checking out the vendors' wares.
Beautiful jewelry, rocks, crystals ...
Clothes, purses, incense, tapestries ...
And my favorite ....
... the book booth, of course, which had nothing but super-interesting titles. Well, besides a few Erich Von Danikens. But otherwise, so many I wanted. Most exciting purchases: two books on medicinal herbs and one brand new just-released book on a specific relatively unknown Native American research topic for my next book. Squeee!!! Couldn't believe it when I saw the title. Nearby book buyers didn't seem to mind my loud unintelligible enthusiasm nor the rapturous quasi-tribal dance. They understood.
Most folks came out to the Expo for the BIG draws, naturally, the psychics and readers and other spiritually attuned earthbound beings. Of the 100 booths there, I'd guess about 40 to 50 of them offered readings or counseling. That's a whole lot of mind melding going on in one place! It's a wonder the building didn't levitate.
I'd checked the directory beforehand and saw one booth I wanted to be sure and find called Tena's Tea Leaves. I had no idea what a tea reading was like. It was FUN! Besides the interpretation about future events, which was great, what I loved was seeing Tena's amazing intuitive skills at work. The girl has got it.
Tena's a writer herself. And get this - she's the TRUE BLOOD and VAMPIRE Examiner on Examiner.com!!!! I couldn't believe it! The ultimate Charlaine fan, no doubt about it. You can check out her many other skills at her website here.
On the other side of the room, I had one more reading. Sharon Wilkerson is a spiritual coach and astrological consultant. She read my horoscope, though that sounds very small compared to the actual worth of the session. Her many years of spiritual/religious work, of counseling others, made this another fantastic experience full of understanding and good advice. Read more about her on her website here.
Okay, now I'm officially PSYCHED! If you ever get a chance, check out a New Age expo for yourself. Don't be afraid. Go on down to Madame X and let her read your mind. You might like it!