Illuminate, the Psychic and Healing Arts Expo Returns to Flat Rock

By Roberta Bolduc

The popular Illuminate Expo will return to Flat Rock on Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28 at Blue Ridge Community College in the Conference Center. This biannual psychic and healing arts expo will host over 70 exhibitors which include healing therapists, intuitive counselors, reiki practitioners, psychics, astrologers, and many other talented readers and healers. There will also be free lectures, a raffle and labyrinth walk. Metaphysical and spiritual gift items will be for sale including books, healing tools, crystals, jewelry, art, singing bowls and more.

Producers of the expo, Julie King and Itha Trantham, describe the event as “a celebration of the wonderful holistic and spiritual communities in the Upstate and mountain areas” which offers “real intuitive guidance, alternative healing therapies and great information”.

The two days will be packed with 20 free lectures and seminars. A Saturday morning seminar presented by Sandra Denise Molina will demonstrate how to “Heal with Your Archangels” during which you will learn about the “magnificent archangels of healing and specific methods to bring peace and wellness into your life”. Molina is an International Angel Touch Healer and Messenger.

On Saturday afternoon “Connection: A Sound Healing Activation” will be presented by Katie Sutton. You will be guided on a journey of healing with channeled activation meditations to heal ancestral patterns of judgments; release sadness, fear and anxiety about your place in the world; and re-integrate lost parts of Self. The soothing sounds of Tibetan and crystal bowls, hardpan, didgeridoo, native flute, drum and voice will accompany these activations. Sutton is the owner of Zen Within Academy, in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is a place for the spiritual seeker and offers programs, products, and services to support one’s spiritual path.

On Sunday Aimee Zimmerman will be speaking about the La Vie de la Rose Flower Essences, which are living luminaries of light. Each flower essence has a unique consciousness, which reflects the Soul. Women’s healing pioneer and visionary, Dr. Nataleah Rose Schotte, creates these high-frequency remedies to accelerate your spiritual growth at the heart of a powerful nature-based system. Zimmerman is part of the Women’s Healing Collective located in Grand Rapids, Michigan that continues to develop this subtle energy medicine of La Vie de la Rose.

Also on Sunday Bobby Baranowski will focus on “Exploring Past Lives” by using The Awareness Techniques, a non-hypnotic method of accessing past lives, re-connecting to our eternal self, and integrating with our higher consciousness.

Daily tickets are $9 per adult with children under 12 admitted free. A $2 coupon is available on the website. All seminars are free and readings are $20 per session.

Location: 49 E. Campus Dr., Flat Rock, NC. For information on exhibiting or attending, email or call 831-601-9005. For a complete listing of events, visit