If you want to come just to do investigate a haunted hotel, click here for tickets.
Dutchess Paranormal Investigators AND Changing Times Changing Worlds Conference along with 3 local Hudson Valley Psychic Mediums, Luna Hacker, Amy Wilson, Willow Diana, will be leading a Paranormal Investigation @ Villa Roma Resort Callicoon, NY.
$50.00 pp ( + fee ) for the Investigation from 9pm-1am
CTCW (Changing Times Changing World) Conference is opening up a public Paranormal Investigation for $50pp. – This is NOT an overnight event but, rooms can be purchased at a discount ($119 rate the CTCW Conference.)
(to make room reservations you must call the hotel and specify that you are reserving with the CTCW Conference)
When you purchase your $50 ticket to the Paranormal Investigation, you will be able to attend lectures, panels & vendor show going on @ The Changing Times, Changing Worlds Conference over the weekend.
www.villaroma.com (800) 533-6767 ( to reserve your room )
“As beings of spirit and body, it’s time to stop dreaming about our non-physical abilities, and learn to use them, safely, ethically, responsibly and practically. The change we want to make in the world is the acceptance and integration of what has been seen as “other” (supernatural, metaphysical, paranormal) but is normal and natural into daily life “
DUTCHESS PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS- Is a not for profit paranormal investigation group based out of the Poughkeepsie area in Dutchess County, NY . They have help many families in the Hudson Valley area that have experienced paranormal activity in their homes. Holding public events and lectures on the paranormal. Dutchess Paranormal a small group of 4 – Joe , Maryann, Annmarie and Willow . Using the latest scientific methods and tools as well as psychic investigators in their research.
LUNA HACKER-Psychic Luna is the On-Air Psychic / Medium for the ” Woodman in the Morning Show on K104.7 FM” Luna is a Clairvoyant, Clairaudient, and Clairsentient Psychic and Channel of Spirit.
As a Medium/Channel of Spirit she does not force Spirit in. If the Spirit wishes to come in and communicate she will do her best to connect with them. Luna is an evidential medium, and provides evidence supporting their visitation from the other side.
As a Channel she also receives messages from Spirit guides, Ancestors, the Angelic Realm, and Galactic Guides.
Luna reads tarot cards, runes, bones, shells and Lace.
As a Spiritual Counselor she gives advice on matters of relationships, love, career, finances, and spirituals matters, etc.
Psychic Readings are meant to be fun, but also to impart important information to help your daily life.
Luna is a Witch, Energy Healer, Root Worker, Herbalist, Sound Healer, Teacher, Artist, Priestess and Ordained Minister.
AMY C WILSON – Amy C Wilson is celebrated Spiritual Medium and Psychometrist who has worked with and read for individuals and missing person cases.
She has been a practitioner of the Magickal Arts and has worked in various New York City occult stores for over 25 years specializing in healing others through Candle Magick.
Amy holds Round Tables every month to discuss various life topics from a metaphysical perspective and how to transmute our energy into positive reflections into our outer reality.
Amy also is the voice behind the Reluctant Spiritualist which she created to help other’s become more conscious of thought patterns that are holding them back from their fullest potential.
WILLOW DIANA- Along with being part of Dutchess Paranormal Investigators, Psychic Willow Diana is a clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient psychic who receives messages from deceased loved ones, ancestors, angels, spirit guides and even deceased animals.
An Ordained Minister and Spiritual counselor She has been a local professional psychic tarot reader, energy worker, Sound healer/teacher, Healing Henna Artist, Herbalist and paranormal investigator for over 15 years.
Willow has studied shamanism, & many healing modalities. She has studied under many master teachers and is herself a teacher and works with earth medicines such as herbs, Crystals, oils along with Spirit brining evidence forward for closure and healing ~
You will find Willow at the Local Holistic Market in the Hudson Valley and Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue Sanctuary in Dover, NY where she volunteers her healing modalities to the herd, humans and the land. She occasionally does readings, teachings and healing sessions @ Luna Enchanted in Marlboro NY.
Our 2018 Readers will Include:
Intuitive Spiritual Consultant, Reiki Master, Sound Healer in Tuning Fork Therapy, Shamanic Practitioner, Crystal healing, Energy clearing/smudging, Psychic Tarot Reader, Henna Artist, Paranormal Investigator.
I am an Ordained Minister in the Sanctuary of the Belived in the Order of Melchizedek and Universal Life Church. I am a Usui Reiki Master Teacher as well as Seichim and Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) Practitioner.
My strong desire to help people has led me on a magical journey. Over the years I have studied Witchcraft, Wicca, Native American Shamanism, as well as many other Spiritual Beliefs. I have studied Munay Ki, Tarot, Crystal Healing, Meditation, Sound Healing, Runes, Astrology, and the Paranormal.
There is a “knowing” out there that I sometimes cannot explain. We are taught beliefs that sometimes conflict with our inner instinct, our inner self. This can create imbalances and dis-ease. I went out to learn, heal, and evolve. Many teachers helped me to “remember” my way, gain new perspective, heal spiritually, and transform. With my tools, Spirit Guides, and Ancestors, I can assist you as you navigate this lifetime. ~
Luna is an Interfaith Minister, Psychic Medium, Witch, Root Worker, Vodouisant, Energy Worker, Teacher, and Hudson Valley Shop Owner. She has been the on- air psychic for K104.7FM WSPK “The Woodman in the Morning Show” for 5 years now.
Luna has been practicing Witchcraft, Hoodoo, Vodou and working with Spirit for many years. She was raised Catholic, and still has an affinity for the Angels & Saints working with them regularly in her Hoodoo and Voudou practices.
Luna is a Usui Reiki Master Teacher, Seichim-Sechem Master Teacher, Animal Reiki Practitioner/Teacher, IET Practitioner, Certified Tuning Fork Therapist, Certified Crystal/Singing Bowl Sound Therapist, Crystal Healer, & Certified Herbalist.
She has studied and continues to study Shamanism, Astrology, Crystals, Hoodoo, Voodoo, Vodou, magick, metaphysics and the occult.
Luna is an avid “ghost hunter” and is professional paranormal researcher.
Luna is a Mom to a 10-year-old and a full house of pets. She lives and breathes her spiritual practices daily.
Psychic Medium Star
Star is a psychic and spiritual medium who connects people with loved ones from the Spirit world through Evidential Mediumship readings. She also gives insight psychically with Angel card readings, and provides Reiki healings from God source.
She has studied Evidential Mediumship at The Journey Within Spiritual Church, with Pastor Janet Nohavec and other well-known and gifted mediums from around the world. She obtained Angel Card Certification from Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine and is a Reiki Master/Teacher earning certification from Jody Cleveland at Hands of Serenity.
Star will be offering mediumship readings and psychic angel card readings, plus she will be offering an Open Mediumship Gallery.
Nicole Monforti (sorry, last minute cancellation- look for her next year)
Nicole Monforti is a self taught tarot reader as well as the artist and creator of The Tarot of Curiosities, a tarot deck 10 years in the making comprised of handmade cut paper collage and photography and text reimagining the 22 major arcana cards as well as all four suits of the traditional tarot through her unique perspective. The deck focuses on themes of Victorian medicine and the concept of the cabinet of curiosities, as well as the architecture of the Kirkbride insane asylums build of the 1800’s.
Nicole is an intuitive and learned the art of tarot card reading as a teen. She continued her study into adulthood when she began work on creating a deck of her own in 2005. Because of her personal connection to the deck she is able to provide the client with an entirely unique reading experience.
Rebecca Oubouzar is an artist, writer, and Kabyle-by-marriage. She has been a practicing pagan for more than 15 years, and has studied and worked with Kabyle culture and symbology for more than a decade. As the co-founder of Raven’s Own, a unique collectibles shop, Rebecca helps to create unique jewelry, tools, and figurines that reflect her eclectic quirkiness. Irreverent and sarcastic, especially with her deities, she spends most of her time herding cats.
Thor Halvorsen (sorry, last minute cancellation- look for him next year)
Titles: DeafPagan, Poet, Educational Interpreter, artist (the crafty kind), activist. Norwegian/wesh American, Geek of Technology and Linux
Paths: Norse, Welsh, Wiccan, Heathen, Ancestral Veneration, Runes and Runic Studies, Reiki, Rune Valdr.
Interests: Audiophile (LOVE MUSIC), science fiction, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, transpersonal psychology, anything Norse, and to do with Deaf culture and Social Justice. Did I mention I am a geek of Technology? Love folk stories and fairytales (misnomer, honestly), and mythology.
Philosophy: “If you argue for your limitations, they are yours” Richard Bach, Illusions. “That to be human, is to recognize the humanity in all, if you expect them to honor the humanity in you.”
“If belief was wind, the stars, the seas, then all will be fair, the mysteries would be preserved, and all can know these things are alike and equal”
Of late, been really delving into Wendell Berry’s works, and a longtime fan of Richard Bach.
Personal: Military brat, lived in South Korea, Germany, east and west coast of USA (Md, AZ, WA). Stepdad emphasized cultural relativity long before I had a word for it. exposure to the culture of Norway via my dad’s family, and my stepdad’s scandinavian family, and welsh from my Mom’s side of the family, I had good familiarity of the dieties, stories, and culture, and eventually the food, when I got to visit the countries of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, etc. Poetry, published in The Tactile Mind quarterly magazine, issue: Vertigo. Also was assisting in an article that was published. (See bio in USC Letter)
Religious: Been a practicing Wiccan for almost 20 years now, MD recognized Clergy status, 2nd Degree Elder, Coven of Amber Heart, Coven of Amber Rose family of Covens. Was a visiting member of Ecumenicon, then migrated to CTCW, and have been a speaker at a few conventions so far (honored to return each time).
Professional” Educational Interpreter for the Deaf, ASL Adjunct Professor at College of Southern Maryland.
In a couple of weeks I hope to be posting a panels for us all to get excited about. Once we have an assortment of panels up, please go over to the Panel Page and feel free to sign up for any. We also hope people will use the form there to suggest panel topics for us.
One of our great hopes at Changing Times-Changing Worlds is to bring together people with different perspectives so that we can benefit from the experiences of others. A ghost hunter is not going to have had the same experiences as a medium who helps people actively get in touch with their dead loved ones, or a shamanic psychopomp, but by sharing we will know more about what happens after we die.
The first step is coming up with ideas, we love when we get them from attendees, but usually we borrow them from discussions we’ve had with friends, or at events. If you’d be interested in helping us brainstorm, contact us right away, because we hope to have that part done in a few weeks. We post more topics than we think we’ll need, because once people start signing up, we schedule classes when we get three or four panelists. This means that some panels that might be great, don’t get run because no one signed up. So please, don’t be shy. Also, if you don’t want to be a panelist, but REALLY want a topic discussed, contact us so we can make an extra effort to find panelists, or go over to the facebook page and let us know there. As the panels fill, we’ll start posting them on Fridays.
In previous years we’ve discussed how to talk to our kids about magick, what happens when we die, how to tell the difference between hallucinations and psychic visions- and how to find therapist who won’t automatically assume any vision is a symptom. You can find descriptions of panels from previous conferences in the Archives– if a topic there appeals, let us know, we don’t see any reason not to revisit a topic when there’s interest.
Remember we also have many panels from previous years you can download from our shop.
You don’t need to be an expert or a speaker to be on a panel. Since there are three to five people discussing the topic, you don’t have to speak for an hour or more, you will probably only get five to ten minutes to share your perspective, but also may get to answer questions from the audience and the other panelists. This may be a perfect way for you to find out if being in front of the room is for you.
Do share blog posts with your friends because we’d like to get people from lots of different backgrounds to come and share their perspectives. It’s far to easy when you’ve finally found a group that doesn’t think you’re nuts because you believe in ghosts or energy healing or divination or magick to not look any farther to find others who also believe in those things, but there are a lot of us out there, and once you’ve opened your mind to the possibilities that the “impossible” is actually happening, (a lot) you tend to be more open to other phenomena. It’s so great to not have to carefully phrase everything so people won’t know that you believe, and you can mention your weird experiences because everyone else around has had them.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference, and hearing from you in the coming months!
The ability to change your mind is practically a super-power! My mother had a friend (named Victor Mariano Ricardo Alphonzo Ibarguan de Urbay), who was annoyed by the new discoveries in Parapsychology in the 60s that seemed to support the existence of psychic abilities. Since he was wealthy, he sponsored a study at a local college to prove “once and for all” that this was foolishness. The evidence, however, supported the reality of psychic abilities, and Ibarguan accepted the results (after carefully checking the methodology). My mother always used this as an example of the right attitude in science.
I also point out that sometimes internal things change. When I was pregnant, I was revolted by even the smell of liver, whereas when I wasn’t, I loved it (after I got out of my teens). This leads me to believe that often our reactions and tastes may be based on hormones- over which we have no control. Who are known for having strange and unusual tastes that may vary wildly? children, teens, pregnant women and menopausal women are all known for it. Isn’t it more reasonable to accept that it’s fluctuating hormones changing their response to foods than to assume that they are simply trying to annoy us?
If you see (or hear, or smell) something differently one day to the next, it may simply be that your abilities changed. Don’t deny that reality, work with it. It may become an advantage, just as if you get new information, you may need to reevaluate old conclusions.
How difficult would it be to get the modern, scientific world to accept the psychic, spiritual, magickal world? That “rational” world is the status quo, and we are at the point of change. The trigger for change is all of us who have had personal experiences with the paranormal and wind ourselves trying to get that accepted by others. When the whole system is set up to deny and mock those who accept the occult, if you come out for it, you are going to bear the brunt of the resistance. You will also give hope to others who have also experienced it, and felt safer not admitting it publicly. The more people who come out and say “yes, I’ve seen a ghost”, “yes, dowsing works”, “yes, people have ESP”, “yes, we can communicate with plants” and are willing to come out as accepting supernatural beliefs, the more people will say “That makes so much more sense given my personal experience” (and maybe our ancestors weren’t all foolish to believe in this stuff after all).
Integration will require that many things change in our parent culture. Medicine could go forward with more success, and fewer side effects. We’d stop exploiting the natural resources because we’d respect their consciousness. People will have to find other things to mock in order to feel superior to someone else. (Wouldn’t it be nice if we could skip that!) All of these changes would be hard, but can grow out of simply raising the next generation not telling them what’s impossible.
As the chart shows, once we’ve gotten through Integration, we’ll be working on a higher level. Another way to look at it is that we’ll be ready to negotiate the next change and keep moving, spiraling ever upward.