- October 27, 2022
- 7:00 pm
- Online (PDT)
For Afro-Indigenous intuitive healer and scholar Jennifer Vest, being an ethical psychic means being of service and learning how to navigate the thorny issues and unique risks inherent to intuitive work. In her latest book, The Ethical Psychic, Dr. Vest explores how and why energy workers must be of service, authentic, and self-aware. They must learn from their mistakes, embody sensitivity to client needs, be humble, and listen to a higher source.
Dr. Vest’s training in African American Hoodoo, Native American Sweatlodge, Jamaican Revivalism, Trinidadian Shango, Spiritualism, Reiki, Pranic Healing, and other traditions uniquely positions her to address common and pressing questions for intuitive practitioners such as: How do I avoid crossing boundaries? What privacy considerations do I need to think about? How can I be financially ethical? How do I avoid appropriation? What do I need to know about working with spirits?
Join Dr. Vest and CIIS Associate Professor and Chair of the Women’s Spirituality program Annette Williams for an illuminating conversation exploring how psychics and energy workers can build an authentic, equitable, and culturally sensitive healing practice. Discover guiding principles on becoming the grounded and effective healer you were born to be.
Whether you’re a medium, spirit worker, psychic, aspiring Reiki master, or curious about engaging in energy work and intuitive practices with others, Dr. Vest’s conversation has unique ideas and considerations for you.
Jennifer Lisa Vest is a scientist-philosopher-intuitive. She holds a PhD in Indigenous Philosophy from UC Berkeley, an MA in history from Howard, and BA in Physics from Hampshire College. Her first career was as a philosophy professor at Seattle University and the University of Central Florida. Spiritually, Jennifer is a medical intuitive, an Akashic Records reader, a certified Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique practitioner, and a Master Reiki practitioner, and has been trained in the traditions of African American Hoodoo, Native American Sweatlodge, Jamaican Revivalism, Trinidadian Shango, and Spiritualism from community elders.
Annette Williams is Associate Professor and Chair of the Women’s Spirituality program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She holds a doctorate in Philosophy and Religion with specialization in Women’s Spirituality. Research interests have centered on soul healing from sexual trauma and on the theme of women’s spiritual power and agency within the Yorùbá Ifá tradition. Among others, she has authored “The Divine Feminine in Yoruba Cosmology” found in Goddesses in Myth, History, and Culture, and “Wisdom of the Primordial Feminine, Wisdom of Women: Odù Ifá and Yoruba Religious Tradition” in Philo-Sophia: Wisdom Goddess Traditions, edited by Debashish Banerji and Robert McDermott. Forthcoming (2023) is “Deconstruction and Reclamation: A Black Woman’s Healing Journey” in Spiritual Healing from Sexual Violence: An Intersectional Guide (Routledge).
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