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Psychic potential

The 2013 Spring Psychic Fair hosts speakers, readers and vendors with a focus on inclusion and positivity.

Get your tarot cards read at the Psychic Fair.
  • Get your tarot cards read at the Psychic Fair.

"Everybody has the potential to be psychic." It's not quite the opinion you might expect to hear from a reverend, but Carmen Dugas-Mattatall is not your average religious leader. She first fell in love with the Spiritual Science Fellowship in the early-'90s when she tagged-along with a friend and ended up getting a message from the platform. "I said to the friend, 'Did you tell her about me?' Because that person told me things that had happened in my life that were right on, and there was no way anyone should know that," remembers Dugas-Mattatall. "It was fascinating." Fast forward several years and the Spiritual Science Fellowship is getting ready to hold its 10th Spring Psychic Fair, a weekend dedicated to mostly local speakers, readers and vendors that abide by what may come across as alternative-spirituality, but really encompasses much more. It's "very inclusive," she says about what drew her to the practice in the first place, "you could be sitting next to a Jewish or Islam or Catholic person, you don't have to believe in everything, but the doors are open." This year, demonstrations abound with speakers peaking interest in everything from Chinese medicine with Dr. Joe Turner, to Numerology with Steve Bell and The Akashic Records with Wanda Amos, plus the usual tarot readings and psychic demonstrations (which are the only things that cost more than the entry, but buy a two-day pass and you'll get $5 off) all clothed in an air of positivity and inclusion. "We find when people are having trouble in life or a crisis they will come through our doors," says Dugas-Mattatall, but that doesn't mean you can't just head over for fun too, or out of curiosity. "It's a spiritual church about proof that there's life after death, an intuition or gut feelings, everybody has them." And, apparently, we all have the potential, it's just about how much you want it.

Saturday, April 13, 10am-9pm; Sunday April 14, 10am-5pm, Halifax Forum, Maritime Hall, 2901 Windsor Street, $8 for one day, $15 for both days (includes a $5 coupon to readers)

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