Metaphysical fair offers new perspective on life |

Metaphysical fair offers new perspective on life

Amy Hamilton

Moffat County residents don’t have to travel far this weekend to gain a new perspective on life.

Craig’s first-ever Metaphysical Fair beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Luttrell Barn grounds aims to encourage participants to harness the mind’s power in a new way and to provide alternatives about how to live a more peaceful and healthy lifestyle.

Participants can expect to learn new methods of seeking peace through a variety of healing techniques.

Coordinator Dee Johnson hopes the gathering will attract participants who are seeking answers to their (life) questions.

“A lot of the classes offer participants a chance to tackle their problems when they look at it from a different angle,” she said.

A packed day of classes starting at 9:30 a.m. will be a venue for lessons ranging from personality readings to Reiki healing. Some of the hour-long classes are free while others range in price from $5 to $15.

An assortment of vendors’ booths will give visitors who are not participating in classes a chance to peruse the Luttrell Barn grounds.

The healing power of magnetic jewelry isn’t something Joe Gates of Craig ever thought he’d get hooked on. But after trying on some therapeutic jewelry last year and feeling a nagging pain escape from his limbs, there was no turning back. Joe and his wife Jan, immediately went into business.

The couple represents just one of the vendors hosting a booth at the metaphysical fair.

“Magnets help boost circulation,” said Joe Gates, who takes off his magnetic necklace only to shower. “I used to have headaches, but since I’ve been wearing this, they’ve went away.”

The two have shown their wares at Craig’s Grand Olde West Days and during a Mother’s Day Bizarre at the Centennial Mall. Though they sport a wide selection of bracelets, anklets and necklaces, their business caters to building the therapeutic jewelry according to customers’ preference.

“We’ll make you whatever you want,” he said.

The power of the magnetic jewelry and other methods of healing are often overlooked in modern times, the couple said.

The success the Gateses have had with their jewelry stems mostly from their own accounts and some customers who offer feedback. One customer who suffered from fibromyalsia reported almost instant pain relief after wearing a therapeutic bracelet for less than an hour. It’s these kinds of testimonials and the way the jewelry keeps the Gates family “from getting stiff” that keep them believing in its power.

According to the Gateses if magnetic jewelry works for others, they’re happy to have helped.

“I’ve always known that magnetics have been kind of good,” Joe Gates said.

Combined with the other offerings at the fair, Johnson encourages people to come out this weekend and try something new.

Teachers are arriving from around the state to offer classes. One class will show how to use personality traits to aid in healthy living. Another will show participants how to increase psychic powers.

“Basically this is just a chance for people to come and have their questions answered,” she said.

If You Go

The Craig Metaphysical Fair is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Luttrell Barn in Craig, east of the Moffat County Fairgrounds in Craig.

Schedule of Events

9:30 a.m. “Simple Opening Up,” Guided Meditation with Dee Johnson

10 a.m. “Mind Magic,” Harnessing the power of your mind with Michelle Cloer

11 a.m. “Everyone is Psychic,” Exercises and Guided Visualization with Michelle Cloer

12:30 p.m. “Journaling your life,” How to get the most out of journaling, based on the work of Helen Arce

1:30 p.m. “Your Personality and Your Health,” A detailed personality assessment to determine your personality color and use that information to maximize your emotional, physical and spiritual well being.

3 p.m. “Change Your Thoughts, Change your Life,” Find out how to make your thoughts work for you.

4 p.m. “Participants Choice,” What do you want to know? Enter suggestions and learn about the participants most sought after topic.

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