For those of you who miss my regular blog posts, I am back. Having just downloaded the WordPress app for android I will be posting again on a frequent basis.

Coming up on the 15th of November,  come join me for a group reading and cave tour at Black Chasm Cavern in Volcano, CA see poster for details.

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Charles

When I first started writing about my experiences as a psychic medium and animal communicator I found myself blogging a lot and worked hard to get the word out about my services and to share with others the amazing discovery’s and realizations that have brought me so much comfort and peace. Now that my name is becoming fairly well known in some circles, I find myself very busy with readings, my family, gardens, orchard and my new hobby of taking part in local community theatre.

At first I used to blog nearly daily, then I started sharing more on Facebook – where I find myself posting far more often then here. My Facebook account is tied to Twitter and so a Facebook post goes out on Twitter as well. I may begin blogging more in the future, but it is not too likely. Some of the stories I am keeping in reserve for book material and much of the back story about how I do what I do and how I got to where I am is already blogged about here.

For many years I have worked to support my family, at one time I held three jobs – working for a coffee company, a photocopier company, and a party equipment rental and management company. This was in Seattle soon after the birth of my first daughter. Later on after moving to California I found myself working 80+ hour work weeks for another entertainment company, handling team building events and summer picnics for large corporations and again found myself without a “life” outside of work.

Then around 2004 I discovered “sea glass” on a beach in San Francisco Bay and began my own business selling sea glass, sea glass jewelry and jewelry making supplies – I called my company “By the Bay Treasures.” In 2006 I was one of the principal founders of “The North American Sea Glass Association” and hosted their first annual sea glass festival. We had an amazing turnout and that year I was filmed by the Travel Channel, was in Coastal Living magazine and did newspaper and radio interviews regarding the sea glass business and association.

In 2006 I also had my first real encounter with the paranormal as an adult and was shocked to discover that what I had considered as an overactive childhood imagination was actually my having had paranormal experiences while as a kid. After discovering my new path in life I stepped down from the presidency of the sea glass association, launched my web site http://www.charlespeden.com and sold http://www.bythebaytreasures.com.

My first few years working exclusively as a psychic medium and animal communicator were focused on building a clientele, getting my name out there and moving my family away from the crime and congestion of the big city and into the peace and beauty of the country.

Now I am finally at a place in my life where I can enjoy living and not just struggle each day to make it. My work as a psychic medium and animal communicator keeps me very busy. My wife who from time to time had to work outside the home has been fortunate enough to stay at home raising and teaching our two daughters, caring for the home and now she is also my booking assistant and manages all of my scheduling.

She and I have reached a place in our lives where we are finally able to enjoy life and not always worry about the next bill or gang violence etc., yes we have worked hard to get here, and while we are doing well – we could always be doing better but are very thankful for what we do have.

Last year I rekindled an old interest from many years ago and found myself reading at auditions for a play that my eldest daughter was auditioning for with the Volcano Theatre Company. My wife has been active in children’s theatre for many years and while never having time to get involved I would on occasion watch from the sidelines and would try and attend all the performances to support my daughter.

Well I ended up getting cast in Christmas Yet to Come, a twist on A Christmas Carol and as I had so much fun in it (acting with my entire family – we all ended up in the production) that when auditions for 12 Angry Men were held, I found myself reading for a part and with some stiff competition was cast as juror number two. After an amazing run, I auditioned for The Wizard of Oz and was not cast, however both my daughters landed roles in it. I then auditioned for House of Frankenstein and was cast as Dracula while my eldest daughter was given her biggest part to date – my wife is assistant director and we expect to have a blast with this production.

All of our theatre work is on a volunteer basis and it gives us a great community to connect with. The work I do daily is very demanding and can be quite stressful, often times I find myself working with people who have just lost a loved one, are facing the passing of a loved one or they have some other pressing issue, some readings are far more relaxed, but the majority are dealing with individuals who are going through some kind of crisis. Being involved in local theatre gives myself an opportunity to play with family, join in with a fun community, and an opportunity to focus on something that requires all of my attention and provides little room for thinking about work. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE what I do, it’s just nice to be able to step away from the pressures of the office/home and play with other like minded individuals.

At first I was a bit hesitant to talk too much about my work as an actor, I have had concerns that some would think that my work as a psychic medium and animal communicator was or is an act – though I do find it difficult to see how telling you the age, appearance and manner of passing of a beloved animal companion that you ask me to connect with, along with many other personal details. with nothing more than a name to go on could be an act.

I am very busy with doing readings for clients all over the world from my home office via the internet and the phone. I used to attend psychic fairs, work in person in the town I was in from a fixed storefront and travel to events that I had put together or was invited to, a lot of that was in order to get the word out, now I know longer need to put myself out there so much and instead the work comes to me – via word of mouth, stumbling across my website or having connected with me in person in the past.

While traveling can be fun, it also has it’s dangers and can be expensive and time consuming, being able to work from the comfort and safety of my own home office has many advantages. I still do the occasional in person appearance at events and so forth,such as providing my services in Livermore, CA at Wente Vineyards for their Dog Day Afternoon event this past June 1st of 2013, and I have events that will be announced in the near future that will take place later this year in the fall.

So … while I am blogging a lot less and on Facebook less, I am busier than ever before with work, family and volunteering in local theatre.

May all of you find your lives as rewarding and enriching as the one that my family and I lead.

For more information about my services, rates etc., visit http://www.charlespeden.com.

If you wish you may also connect with Charles Peden on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Charles-Peden-Psychic-Medium-Animal-Communicator-Pet-Psychic (my professional page) https://www.facebook.com/charles.peden (family and friends) and follow me on Twitter – links are found at my website.

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People often ask me, “How is it possible to do what you do without being there in person?” and the answer is really quite simple.

Think of me as a smart phone, laptop computer or similar device. I have a wireless connection to everyone else out there.

From my understanding at it’s core all communication through such devices is handled via binary code, or a series of ones and zeros – energy pulses and flat lines, for myself when I am first making contact I am looking to “feel” the other individuals energy and I may simply ask, “Is “name of individual” here?” and when the answer is a “yes” I often times feel a gentle burst of energy, like a mild adrenaline rush or static electrical discharge.

Just like your devices that are wireless and connected to the internet, I too can translate the binary code into a format that you readily understand, such as text, videos, sound and more.

While I do not fully understand the intimate process of converting binary code into text, in the sense that I cannot look at a series of ones and zeros and read it, I don’t have to as my on-board computer (the brain) is very capable of translating it for me.

Another parallel to the computer/brain analogy is that regardless of the type of data you are working with on your smart phone or lap top, all of the information is displayed on a single screen. Regardless of the source of the material, from your hard drive, from a thumb drive, or from the internet, all of the material that you are working with is displayed in that one location. The same is true for telepathic/psychic communication.

Our brain acts as our computer screen and when our loved ones in spirit or our living animals connect with us, that is where their communications will be displayed/received.

The old meditation technique of clearing the mind of all your thoughts and images only serves to “throw out the baby with the bathwater” as you will be clearing your internal inbox. This technique works well when counting sheep as failed and you are trying to go to sleep, however if your goal is to connect with your higher self and those in spirit, or with the animals in your life, you will be tossing out all their messages as well.

One is advised to instead ask yourself a very simple question with regard to the material in our mind – “Did I generate this piece of information?” and after asking wait for a simple “yes/no” response. A yes will feel like and energy burst and a no will be a flat line.

Example: you go to clear your mind and you find a song running in the background of your mind, one that you have not heard for some time and one that perhaps has been popping into your head for awhile, You may come to find out that the song is a message from a loved one whom you associate the memory of the song with. Recently while providing a connection for a woman whose dog had passed I “heard” a country western song and brought it forward, it turns out that in the memorial slideshow that she made for her dog after his passing, she had used that particular song and the dog wanted to let her know that he was aware of the memorial that she had made regarding him.

Smells are also a powerful messenger as they can be “pushed through” from the other side, recently while making contact with a person who wanted to connect with their passed dog I smelled salt air. I asked about their proximity to the ocean, turns out it’s in their backyard and the dog spent the last three months of it’s life lying on the sand on the beach in the backyard.

When I “experience” something that has happened to another individual, a spirit of a past loved one, or an animal that his still here with us, I actually feel as though the experience is happening to me.

How you ask? Picture the following:

Our body is nothing more than a vehicle for our time  in the physical.

Just as an airplane has a “black box” on board that records all the of vital data regarding flight path, pilot actions and instrument readings, the physical body does as well.

The information that is gathered by our five senses is relayed via electrical impulses through the nervous system to our CPU, i.e. our brain and is then processed – hence the reason it takes a second for pain to register when one stubs a toe or similar.

By replicating the data that is being relayed by the fives senses it is possible for one to have the sensations/feelings that another individual experienced and it may feel so real that it almost feels real.

It’s like taking the data in a flight recorder from a particular time and date to another time and date and then hitting playback.

I can experience what it feels like to fall out of an airplane without my parachute functioning and live to tell about it, unlike the individual whose data I am reading, or anything else for that matter and this covers both physical sensations, thoughts in their mind and emotions.

For me telepathic communication with animals and the spirits of the departed, human or animal is a very visceral experience.

To learn more about Psychic Medium & Animal Communicator Charles Peden visit http://www.charlespeden.com or call 925-360-7469   

Benjamin Bunny

Benjamin Bunny

As a psychic medium and animal communicator I have taken to Facebook as a way to stay connected with my “fans” and to teach others about what I do and to educate individuals about psychic phenomena and much more.

Since I work so much with animals I have a lot of animal rescue type folks who I am “friends” with.

A while back I went through my friends list and deleted several who had been posting fairly graphic and gruesome images of animal abuse.

I posted about it afterwards and took some flak from some who felt that it was the only way to draw attention to the abuse that is going on out there. Trust me I am aware of it, but having such images in my news feed made me hesitant to open up Facebook when my kids were around as I did not want to expose my at the time 6 year old girl to such horrific images. I took flak for that too, with people saying that I was too sheltering and that I should let my kids know such evil exists. Trust me, they know, but there is no reason for them to be assaulted by such images on a daily basis.

I strongly believe that the tactic of displaying horrific images of abuse and neglect do more harm than good.

If it is so successful why doesn’t the community that advocates victims rights it rape and violent crimes also use such techniques?

How about your news feed being filled up with images of chopped up humans, dead babies with their eyes gouged out, and burned children – with as graphic as possible images and descriptions typed up beside them. Odds are you would be very offended, and yet when animals are displayed in such a way it’s different? How???

Instead of wanting to learn more, instead of feeling the need to find out more about the person who posted such images and what their cause is, instead I un-friend them, and shy away.

While there is a serious problem with animal abuse in this country and the world in general, I feel the proper way to approach the subject is to bombard us with images of happy, healthy animals that make us want to see more, photos that show their softer side, ones that endure them to us – perhaps with a caption that tells us that this happiness is only possible provided that steps be taken to end the suffering of their bothers and sisters.

As a psychic medium who communicates with deceased animals, I can assure you that they do not appreciate the graphic images taken from their final moments or soon after their passing being displayed for all the world to see.

A side effect that most of you may not consider is the fact that animals are telepathically bonded to those who come into contact with them or with information about them.

The very act of viewing a photograph of an animal is enough to establish a telepathic bond with it, as such every time you look at such an image and think about it, you are drawing that animals attention right back to their traumatic experience and making it more difficult to move on.

Please as someone who cares greatly for the animals on this planet, if you are an animal rights activist or an animal rescue cross poster, please reconsider the use of graphic and horrific images to further your cause, I along with many others feel that it does more harm than good to use such images, not only to the animals themselves, but to your cause as a whole.

Please add your own thoughts and feelings to the comments below.

Thank you,

Psychic Medium & Animal Communicator
Charles Peden
http://www.charlespeden.com
925-360-7469

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In the photo above you see Charles Peden with Milo a dog that was recovered in a parking garage that Milo led Charles to during a telephone consultation, at one point during the call Milo said “hang up already and come get me” 20 minutes later he was recovered.

As a psychic medium and animal communicator who takes great pride in being accurate, ethical and honest, it gives me great pains to “bomb” on a missing animal case.

As I recently had a case that went very poorly I would like to discuss it here so as to educate both those who do what I do as well as for those who seek out services such as the ones that I offer.

I was was contacted regarding a missing cat named Othello, not his real name … but it will do for my story.

He had gone missing and when I attempted to make contact with him, he did not connect very strongly if at all with us.

However my client said “yes” to details that I brought forward, even though I was not 100% accurate regarding the details of his age, appearance and so forth, she did not speak up – her own words in a subsequent email to me.

While not actually going through a death, I “saw” a vehicle and it seemed that he was no longer with us, so I figured he had a run in with a car and was most likely no longer with us.

Then weeks later I hear back from the client, her cat has been located through the use of his microchip. He was some distance away, Most likely transported by vehicle and I suspect he was living with another family that he may have preferred to his original “owner” regardless, when given the opportunity to connect with us, he failed to do so with any accuracy, through through the false positives my client had given me I was not aware that we did not have a solid connection with him.

As it turns out he was in very good condition when returned and based upon the evidence on the ground it would seem that he was living it up at another person’s home while his family was desperately searching for him.

The big question I have is why did my client give me false positive replies to details I brought forward? That does not help “us” it only hurts our abilities.

The other question is why did the cat not care enough about his original family to speak up when given the opportunity to communicate his condition and location?

It seems to me that the cats needs were not being fully met and that he took matters into his own hands, er paws and that he found a family that he preferred, and that when taken in to the vet or shelter in order to check up on him, the microchip was discovered and his little adventure came to a close.

I am only as good as the information I receive and if your missing animal left on their own accord, they may not wish to return. If your animal was with someone other than you, was spooked and went missing, or went missing for any reason other than leaving on their own accord, I can be highly effective.

Even if your animal does not wish to return, I can sometimes get them to open up about their complaints so that their home life may be adjusted to better suit their needs, and then they may wish to return.

If you give me false positives in the hope of “making something happen” the only thing that will happen is you and I will be disappointed with the end result. Please be honest when working with those in my profession.

The end result of this case was that I squeezed the client in with less then 24 hours notice, I scheduled them prior to when I usually make it into the office and I provided at the very least one or two follow up consultations in an attempt to recover the body of their missing animal.

So … why did I bring forward inaccurate information concerning her cat? There are several possibilities.

The cat may have told me a line of bull so as to get his owner off his back – doubtful as the details concerning his connection with me turned out to be inaccurate – as my client had said “yes” when she should have said “no”.

I suspect that either past cats of hers or other cats in the area may have tried to ride the coattails of my investigation into his disappearance.

Another possibility is that other missing animals that I had on my schedule “bled through” and tried to connect with me given that the cat that we wanted to contact was not connecting with us.

Regardless I provided a full refund for my time even though I can assure you that other professions such as search dog handlers were compensated even though they too were not able to secure the missing animal.

We, (animal communicators) are simply another tool that may be utilized when an animal goes missing. We are not a “magic bullet” if your animal left on their own and does not wish to come in there is very little we can do.

We can of course offer to chat with the animal regarding why they are leaving and perhaps their home life can be improved so that they wish to return, I have been successful with this approach in the past – on occasion.

If your animal is motivated to return and is still in good health, I can locate them even if they are three states away in the middle of a 500 square mile cattle ranch with desert scrub brush and no roads.

Please understand that the work we do is highly emotionally charged and can be very draining, the last thing that I want to do is tell someone that their missing animal is deceased – I would much rather bring forward something else, but when lied to during a reading or given false positives in the hope of forcing something to happen you not only hurt yourself, but your animal and myself or anyone else who you call upon to assist you in recovering your missing animal.

Bottom line:

Missing animal investigations are challenging and very highly emotionally charged – I can see why some animal communicators do not take them on. I have thought about not getting involved with them, but I have way too many joyful reunions and successful recoveries to ever consider no longer offering my services for recovering missing animals.

To learn more about Charles Peden and the services he offers, please visit:

http://www.charlespeden.com

Movie poster for ParaNorman

Movie poster for ParaNorman

As someone who communicates on a daily basis with those in spirit, I was very excited to be sitting down recently with my family to watch a new DVD release, ParaNorman which was in the theaters this past summer.

ParaNorman is about a kid with the ability to see ghosts and spirits, not only can he see them, he can also communicate with them.

He is the only one in his family with these abilities and at school he is teased and given a hard time for his unique abilities.

The movie centers on a curse that a “witch” had placed upon the town many years ago during a very dark chapter in the towns history, similar to the Salem witch trials.

A group of spirits/ghosts are awoken and pretty soon things in town get really weird and Norman is the towns only hope for dealing with the angry ghosts.

The movie gets a little wild and crazy here and plays very loosely with reality as the ghosts become zombies and go on the attack.

Filmed in stop motion animation by the same folks who do Flushed Away and Coraline, the movie is very well done.

A good way to describe the movie is take one part the Sixth Sense, one part Scooby Doo and one part Diary of a Wimpy Kid and roll them all together into one movie – it works.

Both adults and kids will find this movie entertaining, and the ending is fantastic! I found myself teared up and I was not the only one.

I highly recommend this movie and give it 4.75 stars out of 5 – the only thing that kept it from being a solid five star review was the inclusion of zombies in what was otherwise a fairly realistic take on the paranormal.

Go out and buy it and add it to your movie collection today, you will not be disappointed.

For more about myself and what I do, visit; http://www.charlespeden.com.

-Charles

2012 was a great year for the following reasons.

We adopted a new family member, a kitten from the local shelter and he (Leo) has become a wonderful companion for Annie, (another one of our cats) and he has turned out to be quite the lap cat.

Our new cat Leo

Our new cat Leo

My wife, (Heidi) and I are now the proud parents of a teenager as our oldest daughter turned thirteen this past May.

Having fun on the set of Christmas Yet to Come

Having fun on the set of Christmas Yet to Come

The entire family had an opportunity to do something wonderful together that we will always remember – we all were a part of Volcano Theater’s production of Christmas Yet to Come, a steam punk version of the Charles Dickens classic a Christmas Carol. What fun and fond memories we will have for years to come!

Poster for Christmas Yet to Come

Poster for Christmas Yet to Come

I found out this past year that I will be an uncle soon, how exciting for my sister Erin to be looking forward to welcoming into the word her first child this year.

Our orchard was very busy this past year as we harvested plums, cherries, pears, nectarines, peaches, apples, figs, persimmons and dried and preserved what we did not use or give away that was fresh.

A small harvest from the gardens and orchard.

A small harvest from the gardens and orchard.

Our garden grew as I added an additional bed and planted no fewer than 49 fruits and vegetables this past year, some highlights include the tomatoes, cucumbers and squash. The green beans and pumpkins, melons were fun too as were the addition this year of strawberries and blueberries. Looking forward to this years garden. 🙂

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 A Solar Eclipse casting crescent suns in the shadows.

 

Sky watching here in the country has caught on with our family and we were treated to an incredible eclipse earlier in the year followed by a meteor that exploded in the sky above us with such power that it rattled the windows and felt like a bomb had gone off. Fragments were found an hour north of us and were also caught some great meteor showers. This coming year sounds exciting as there is a comet to look forward to.

I did not travel as much this past year and am perfectly fine with that, staying close to home, family and such does have it’s benefits.

My “practice” has taken off and I now find myself booked several days to two weeks out in advance with clientele from all around the word, this year I look forward to adding video chat capabilities and offering people the option of recording the reading so that they may review them in the future.

This year I intend to get serious about two things, blog more and write a book.

Happy New Year to you and yours!

-Charles Peden

Psychic Medium & Animal Communicator

http://www.charlespeden.com

925-360-7469

 

Charles Peden Psychic Medium & Animal Communicator

Since 2006 Charles Peden a Psychic Medium and Animal Communicator, (pet psychic) has been assisting people find their missing and lost animals. Through the use of telepathic communication Peden is able to connect with the missing animal and bring forward details only known to the owner in order to confirmation a connection with the animal.

Details such as an accurate physical description, the animals age, circumstances surrounding the disappearance and more may be brought forward to confirm a connection with the lost animal.

Please do not provide a photograph or a description of the missing animal, Peden likes to work with a “blank slate” so to speak.

Peden works with only a name to go on and after the confirmation of a connection has been established, Peden will ask the animal a series of questions to determine what has happened to them and most importantly where they are.

Animals are able to relay detailed information such as the names of towns, street names, numbers, smells and sounds within the area and more to Peden so that a focused search of the area where the animal is can begin.

While not every case ends in a joyful re-union, the majority of those contacting Peden for help with locating a missing animal will either receive closure or find their missing animal.

Most recently a lost dog in Tucson, Arizona was located after the owners contacted Peden to help in recovering their missing animal. They “drove right to him” based upon the information that Peden was able to provide.

Peden’s services do not stop there, he is able to assist with facilitating a “conversational” connection with your animals and he provides theses services worldwide via the internet and the phone.

Many organizations and animal rescue’s utilize his services, attending fundraiser’s as one of the principal draws for the event to assisting in hospice issues and helping out with difficult to work with animals.

Clients include, The Humane Society, the SPCA, the Port of Oakland, ReHorse Rescue Ranch, Macy’s, K94keeps.org, ABU Arabian Horse Club of Beecher, IL, Wag Hotels, Doggone Detectives, and many others.

Peden’s success at locating missing animals has been documented by TV news stories, newspaper and magazine articles.

To contact Peden in order to utilize his services or to learn more about him and the work he does, visit http://www.charlespeden.com or call 925-360-7469.

Charles Peden lives with his family in northern California in a home they share with two dogs, two cats a bunny among other animals.

Recent Testimonial:

Hello Charles, 

Carly returned just in time to celebrate my birthday with me last week. 🙂 

One of the key elements in the reading was geese being fattened up for slaughter. You directed me to Slaughterville Road, and a church with a white steeple on that road. I left flyers there and planted a poster at the nearest stop sign. I drove down a hwy in the area that I’d never driven before. I felt very lost and unsure if I was headed in a helpful direction. Its importance didn’t register with me at the time, but I passed a tire shop – a place that uses an air gun/impact wrench type tool that makes noise like what Carly described to you that she could hear. Though I felt I was far away from the right search point, I planted a poster at that intersection. Later I discovered that tire shop was in close proximity to where Carly was ultimately found, only I had approached it from the opposite direction. 

The next day I got a call from a woman, Teresa, who had sighted Carly. She saw one of my posters and called to say Carly had been at her house two nights prior. Her son wanted to keep her, but her husband said no, she belongs to someone, let her go back to her home. They never realized of course just how far from home she actually was. Well, the woman and her family live in Slaughterville! I knew we were on to something, so I rushed out there to put more posters in that vicinity. As I was hanging posters, Teresa drove past and introduced herself. She had more news – Carly had been at a neighbor’s house the night before, eating from an automatic feeder! Now we have a sighting only 14 hours earlier. 

Later that evening, Teresa called to say she had Carly in her car! She had driven further east of where Carly was last seen, and found her walking down the street. This was at least 1.5 miles from Teresa’s house. 

When I arrived at Teresa’s house to get Carly, I noticed the house had dark, muted green shutters – the dark green trim you saw in the reading. Also notable is that they are building an addition on the house – another possible source of the air gun sound – a nail gun? 

Your intuitive input along with old fashioned footwork and good-hearted people combined to bring my girl home! 

Thank you so much for your invaluable help. 

Brenda, NC 

Carly, found with the assistance of Charles Peden.

Volcano, CA

Volcano, CA Image courtesy of WesternMiningHistory.com

This past Saturday the 18th was my inaugural event at Black Chasm Caverns National Natural Landmark in Volcano, California. Volcano is a small ghost town with about 200 residents. At one time it was the most populous town in California, when at the height of the gold rush of the 1840’s, there was over 5,000 residents. The town of Volcano lies in the heart of Amador county which was considered to be the heart of the gold rush.

During the gold rush, some miners stumbled across a small opening in an out cropping of exposed rocks. What they found by candle light was the first small chamber of a much larger vertical caves system complete with multiple rooms, passageways and levels. What they did not know was that beneath them in the black depths below them was a series of underground lakes that when lit up many decades later would expose stunning blue marble and crystal clear waters. Among the many wonders such as incredible stalactites and stalagmites, one finds stunning flow stones and rare crystal formations.

Black Chasm Cavern

After visiting the caves with family, the idea to hold a group reading in the cave was hatched and soon after I had the location reserved and had stories about the upcoming event run in the local paper as well as being a guest of the local radio and television stations. With the event sold out and several private readings booked for after the group we finalized our menu with the caterers and booked the caves for a second event to take place on March 24th.

One of the factors driving a desire to work in the caves, was the unique properties of the environment. For example, there is no cell phone reception, so no interruptions from phones ringing. So far every group reading I have done in the past year has always had at least one phone interruption. Due to the depth underground, there is no ambient noise such as traffic, sirens or planes to distract. Since crystals and water work as amplifiers and conductors of energy, the location is wonderful for making contact with spirits.

The day of the event the forecast was for cool weather with a possibility of light showers and possible snow showers at the higher elevations. Just before leaving a cloud enveloped us and as we departed for the cave it lifted briefly. Once at the cave the check in process began as I greeted the guests and connected with my on site contact. nearly everyone made it, we had one or two no shows, but given the weather and the dense fog it was nice to see that everyone else made it.

There are no chairs in the Landmark room, and so the guests had brought pillows to sit on. I was still trying to figure out where I was going to sit during the event and as people cued up to head outside to the staging area, I had yet decided on the logistics and figured I would figure it out once down there.

A frequent question I am asked is regarding my nerves before going in front of an audience to facilitate a group reading. The funny thing is that I am never nervous about my “performance” I know that I have the ability to do what I do and to me communicating with animals and the deceased is as natural as carrying on a conversation with a person standing in front of me. So, I never worry about being able to channel the messages that come through. My concerns are far more ordinary such as, does my hair look alright, are my teeth clean, do I have dog hair on my coat, does the camera really add 10 pounds? and so forth. I also am concerned that everyone will have the person or animal come through that they want to connect with and are the lighting, audio, seating and other needs covered? I worry about the event starting on time and avoiding going over time. When focused on the minutia of details leading up to a successful event, one does not have time to worry about anything else.

Perhaps worry is not the best way to put it, rather it is more like since my energy is focused on ensuring the logistics are covered, I don’t have time or room in my mind to concern myself with any other details regarding the material brought forth during the event. In the hour or so leading up to going “on stage” I like to have some quiet time by myself. It is during this time that I thank those who have brought me so far and I give thanks for what is about to take place. I feel extremely blessed and privileged to be able to facilitate such peace, happiness and closure as I do and hope that I will never take it for granted.

Entrance to Black Chasm Cavern

After the last regular tour group of the day had exited the cave, our group headed out to the outdoor staging area for a briefing on cave etiquette. We then descended the stairs to the entrance of the cave and after learning a bit more about the caves composition and passing around a chunk of calcite crystal from the cave, we began a short tour of the cave as led by the onsite manager. The cave did not disappoint and before too long we found ourselves in the Landmark room. I took a few pictures while everyone was checking out some rare crystal formations. While walking along the last section of walkway I realized that for everyone to see me that I had to stand up across the room and elevated about 4 feet up on a landing near where the stairs entered the room.

Black Chasm Cavern, the Landmark Room

After everyone was in position, I began the group reading by focusing on those who showed up on their own accord, and not simply because they had been sought out by name. The first connection I recall involved a dog who came through to apologize for having killed another dog that had lived in the home. The dog who came through was still living and at the persons home during the reading. After I described the dog that was connecting with us, I later found out that someone in the audience had overheard the person asking another family member, “what about the dog that she killed” and that’s when I saw a second dog coming through and I then brought them forward.

Landmark Room, Black Chasm Cavern
Checking out crystal formations in the Landmark room. Those in attendance sat on pillows on the walkway the photo was taken from. Charles stood against the railing on the upper left.

Another early connection was the image of a young native Miwok brave. I saw him with arrows stick out of his torso, he was struggling to cross a creek that was about 3-4 feet deep and about 50-80 feet wide. He was in obvious pain and shock. I felt a strong sense of sadness and anguish when connecting with him. The time period was roughly the 1850s to 1870s. Later on that evening the connection was discovered as being the ghost who was responsible for the haunting of the home of one of the audience members, they had a house about 150 feet or so from the general vicinity of where this took place. This particular case will be worked on further, with the goal of crossing over the brave.

More beauty from the Landmark room in Black Chasm Cavern

More beauty from the Landmark room in Black Chasm Cavern

There was a connection with a gentleman who flew top secret experimental military aircraft and there was the comment from someones aunt about how they had a man in there sights at one time and then they took a different path. The gentleman being referenced was described using his birth date and additional supporting details such as his home environment. One really cool re-union involved a couple who came through, they had both taught dance and that was among the details brought forward.

Dragon like crystal formation at Black Chasm in the Landmark room.

Dragon like crystal formation at Black Chasm in the Landmark room.

Towards the middle of the group reading, after I had switched to calling upon individuals to give me the name of those that they wish to connect with, I saw a young gentleman coming through who had died in a car crash, he described how he was the driver and then he brought forward some personal messages and advice, it was very touching and very heavily emotionally charged.

One of the coolest formations in the Landmark room at Black Chasm Caves.

One of the coolest formations in the Landmark room at Black Chasm Caves.

I think that the final connection was with a dog who had been “put to sleep” due to cancer. The dog was very good at communicating and after describing themselves, providing their age and what they were suffering from, proceeded to rely a few touching messages for their people, providing some much needed closure. After the final connection, we headed out of the cave and after arranging to meet everyone back at our home, we caravan’d back home and proceeded to treat everyone to wonderful food and the opportunity to connect with similar like minded individuals.

Crystal tree from the after party.

Crystal tree made for the after party.

I was unable to attend the after party upstairs as I spent the entire time providing private readings in my office downstairs. I do understand however that everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, the group reading and after party turned out to be a great success and I am very much looking forward to the next one on March 24th. We went all out with having a diverse menu, decorations and even had a chocolate waterfall. Everything was cave themed for the most part. I was very excited to be able to include my Mother’s birthday into the party and she was presented a cake and all the guests sang happy birthday to her … I was in the office doing a private reading, otherwise I might have photos to share from her blowing out the cake.

Menu from the after party.

Menu from the after party.

Two guests traveled from Santa Cruz, over 3 hours away, and I already have guests for the next event who are coming from Pacifica, if you would like to attend the next group reading at Black Chasm, let me know if you need a place to stay as we have secured special rates for our out of town guest at a wonderful lodge that is about a 10 minute drive from Black Chasm.

To learn more about Charles Peden, psychic medium and animal communicator, visit www.charlespeden.com.

To secure reservations for the next event at Black Chasm  or to book a reading for yourself visit the web site and send in an email or call 925-360-7469.

Black Chasm Group Reading March 24th 2012

Black Chasm Group Reading March 24th 2012

Curious about Black Chasm National Natural Landmark and you want to learn more, visit www.blackchasmcavern.com.

Black Chasm was the inspiration for the underground world of Zion in the Matrix movies, initially there was a desire to film in the caves, however due to logistical obstacles associated with shooting in such a fragile and cramped environment they instead created a set modeled after elements found within the cave.

Poster for Group Reading event in Feb. 18th at Black Chasm Caverns

On February 18th of 2012 a first will be taking place at Black Chasm National Natural Landmark.

A group reading with a local psychic medium and animal communicator, Charles Peden (myself) is scheduled for 5-7 pm on this first Saturday after Valentines Day.

Never before has Black Chasm hosted such an event and this will be a first for not only myself, but for those in attendance as well.

The plan is to meet at the cave in Volcano, a “gold rush era ghost town” located in Amador county just about ninety minutes east of Sacramento, CA. After a brief introduction and quick tour of the caverns, we will assemble in the Landmark room and for the next hour and a half I will be bringing forth messages from animals (living and past) as well as the spirits of our human loved ones on the other side.

The first portion of channeling will be what I call an open channeling session where we will not ask for individuals to connect with us, rather I will look to bring forward those who would have not been asked about – this takes care of what I call “line jumpers.” The second half of the group channeling session will involve me calling upon each individual physically present and asking them who it is they wish to connect with and what their message or question is for them.

To ensure that everyone has an opportunity to connect with someone connected to them, I am limiting the seating to 20-25 individuals.

The February, 18th 2012 event is fully booked, the next one is scheduled for March, 24th 2012 with more details to be made available in the near future, including how to obtain tickets for the event.

Some back story regarding the location and the idea for holding such an event in such a location.

Soon after moving from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Gold Country in Amador county, we discovered that we lived about ten minutes from a stunning cave. I have nearly always had an interest in rocks and minerals and growing up I was a bit of a rock hound. In addition to collecting rocks and minerals I was fascinated by caves and considered them to be quite adventurous as well as somewhat romantic – in the sense of outlaws hiding their loot in them and so forth.

When I was around 6-10 years old I recall visiting Sea Lion Caves in Oregon a few times and was struck by their size and their beauty. The sea caves were cool, but they were cold and smelly as well as very loud as they are home to a large colony of sea lions. Later on around 11 or 12 I stumbled upon some small caves while exploring the forest around our home near the Oregon coast and while small and relatively unremarkable, I did find the blade of an old Bowie knife in a cave and that was a very cool thing for a young boy like myself to find.

I never did get to explore or visit a cave that had stalactites and stalagmites as well as crystal formations and underground lakes and rivers, so when we moved close to such a cave I knew that it would only be a short matter of time before we visited it.

Our first visit to the caves was nothing short of spectacular, the formations were incredible – it was even better then I dreamed it would be. As a kid when I pictured caves, none of them came close to what my family experienced in Black Chasm Caverns. Now when we have out of town visitors, it is one of our “go to” activities and it never ceases to disappoint.

On of my last trips there, I really enjoyed how quiet it is and how incredible it is to simply take in the energy of the caverns. My first visit I was so worried about getting the right photographs and was marveling at the sights so much that I was not able to simply sit in one place and just take it all in. In subsequent trips both my wife and I began to feel a real connection with the caves energy.

Heidi, (my wife) called the company that runs the cave tours and discovered that they would be okay with an after hours meditation group being brought into the cave. So I called the company back and told them exactly what I was planning on doing – to my pleasant surprise they were receptive and so a date was chosen and I began to notify my clients about the event. After the local media picked up the story, all of the space for this first group reading has been booked and I have already picked a date for a second group event in the cave.

Black Chasm's "mascot" The Crystal Dragon

Black Chasm's "mascot" The Crystal Dragon

As you can see in the photo above, there are incredible crystal formations within these caverns. The stalactites and stalagmites are stunning and “Zion” in “The Matrix” movie is modeled after some of the features found within this cave.

The Landmark room is where the group event will take place and is pictured below.

Landmark Room, Black Chasm cave, Amador County, California

Landmark Room, Black Chasm cave, Amador County, California

Here are a few additional photos for your viewing pleasure. With the exception of the above photo and the photo of Indian Grinding Rock, all photos taken by Charles Peden.

Black Chasm Cave Entrance

Black Chasm Cave Entrance

When the cave was first discovered by “white men” it was during the gold rush of the late 1840’s. At first miners damaged the very first cavern, having no idea of the size of the cave or of it’s true beauty they took some of the stalactites and stalagmites as well as some of the other formations for themselves. After looking for gold in the cave and finding none – in the small area that they had access to, the miners began charging others a pinch of gold dust to view the sights underground. This continues to this day, however now the fee is $14.50 per a person for a tour, though they may still accept gold dust, should you have any to offer to them.

While the native population of  Miwok’s were aware of the caves presence, did not use it for anything. Less then four miles from the caves is North America’s largest grinding rock. This location was utilized by the Miwok to grind their acorns into flour for food. As a hole in the rock became too deep to work effectively, they would scoot over a few inches and begin a new hole for grinding.

Indian Grinding Rock

Indian Grinding Rock

Now back to the cave … so the cave has crystals (several varieties) and it has multiple chambers. The cave also features underground lakes which are incredible. As you proceed through the cave to the Landmark room, you will pass over one of the lakes which is just visible when you look down into a chasm. The lake is the most incredible color of blue, due to the blue marble that is in the water.

Below are maps of the caves known features, you can see the Landmark room is at the end of the tour area, the rest of the cave is off limits to exploring.

Upper Lever of Black Chasm

Upper Level Map of Black Chasm Caverns

Lower level of Black Chasm Caverns

Map of the lower level of Black Chasm Caverns

You can click on either map above to view them larger. So, as you can see, we will be surrounded by crystals, in a cavern that is just above several lakes, talk about a conducive atmosphere for channeling messages from spirit. The crystals have an amplifying effect upon the energy in the room and the water does as well. The perfect silence, no traffic noises, or planes overhead will be very welcome.

Black Chasm Caverns

The ceiling of the Landmark room at Black Chasm Caverns

After the group reading at the caves, those who wish to stay for a private reading or who just are not ready to call it an evening, will be invited back to my place in Pioneer, where with catering from Two Alan’s catering, we will enjoy some food and beverages.

Since the cave is a unique location that is very fragile, there are some basic ground rules and things to consider.

Do Not Touch any of the cave features or walls, the cave is still growing and the oils on our fingers can cause serious stunting of any further growth where we touched a feature. The cave has a walkway that is on the edge of the chasm, dropping anything into the chasm will result in immediate removal from the cave as well as requiring the staff to rappel down into it’s depths to retrieve whatever may have been dropped.

There are no restrooms in the cave, do not drink plenty of fluids before going in. Leaving the group will require an escort back to the surface in order to use the restrooms.

The cave is 57 degrees year around and so you will want to dress accordingly.

There are no chairs and chairs cannot be brought in, as such it is advised that you bring a small pillow to sit on for the event.

Cameras are suggested as you will want to document this experience and if lucky you too will get some great shots of some of the wonderful features in this cave.

To learn more about Black Chasm National Natural Landmark visit www.blackchasmcavern.com, to learn more about psychic medium and animal communicator Charles Peden and or to sign up for his next Black Chasm Group Reading, visit www.charlespeden.com.

The evening was a big success, more about the event, including additional photos, can be found here.

https://charlespeden.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/black-chasm-group-reading-notes-from-the-february-event/

Another group reading is scheduled for March 24th 2012 and tickets may be obtained from the web site; http://www.charlespeden.com.