Rebecca Merz Offers Psychomanteum Sessions at Pixie Dust


Rebecca Merz, PhD. will be joining the Pixie Dust team in November to offer psychomanteum sessions.   The modern-day psychomanteum, developed by Dr. Raymond Moody, was derived from ancient practices in Greece. It is a dimly-lit ritual space with a mirror at one end used to focus attention. The mirror is angled to reflect the surrounding darkness. A psychomanteum session is a guided three-part process involving intention-setting, mirror-gazing, and integrating the experience. The psychomanteum is commonly used by grieving individuals who are open to exploring a possible connection with a deceased loved one. The experience may assist in addressing feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, or other emotions in response to the death of a family member, child, friend, pet, or other relationship. It is common for grieving individuals to desire or attempt to communicate with the deceased. Experiencing a psychomanteum session allows you to explore this desire in an emotionally supportive, safe, and confidential environment.

The psychomanteum may also be used by individuals seeking insight about major life transitions, recent losses, or other life questions. It is common for new perspectives, shifts, and creative solutions to emerge, leading to healing and positive change.

About Rebecca Merz, Ph.D

For over 13 years, Dr. Rebecca Merz has been helping individuals to access deeper levels of consciousness to bring about healing and change, and to enhance creativity. She researched the transformative and healing effects of the psychomanteum process for 7 years during her work as a psychomanteum facilitator and research coordinator at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California. Her doctoral dissertation on the topic has been presented nationally and is published online. She holds a Doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology with doctoral-level certification in Clinical Psychology. In addition to offering guided psychomanteum sessions at Pixie Dust Metaphysical Boutique, Dr. Merz practices counseling combined with brain-based technologies at MindSpa Integrative Wellness Center in Sarasota.

Big Announcement!

At the same time we’re celebrating our third anniversary, we are going to be moving down the street to a larger store!   We plan to be open at our original store at 1547 Main Street through Saturday, October 17.   We will close for a few days for the move and then reopen in our new, new locationexpanded store at 1476 Main Street one week later on Saturday, October 24!

We will be easy to find–directly across the street from Patrick’s…look for the big yellow awning!   That awning will soon have our Pixie on it front and center!

The new store will be spacious and comfortable for you to take your time and browse.  In addition to having a little more elbow room, this also means MORE COOL STUFF!!    It also means that we’re adding new services!     We will have massage with three talented licensed massage therapists offering the best in relaxation and therapeutic relief.   You’ll be able to choose a quick chair massage, a longer deep tissue massage, Reiki sessions and other forms of energy healing, as well as hot stone and crystal chakra massage!

Pixie Dust will begin free 15 minute mini-classes every Friday in November.  Topics will include chakras, crystals, pendulums and more!  More involved and detailed classes will also be offered including The Work of Byron Katie by Lee Greenbaum, Psychic Development with Elaine, Runes with Johnna and more!

Also–Dr. Rebecca Merz will be joining Pixie Dust to offer Psychomanteum sessions!   This is an amazing process.   More in a later blog about it.

Akashic Records Readings

We are happy to introduce Billy Brown as our Akashic Records Reader.

Akashic Records readings with Billy.

Akashic Records readings with Billy.

The Akashic Records are the record of all of our knowledge and experiences since our Soul was separated from source. These records are vast and extend through all time: past, present, and future.   We currently only have the memories and knowledge of this lifetime. Billy can access to the knowledge your soul has gained over all of its journeys.   That knowledge can help in ways.   It can give answers to your most difficult questions.   It can guide you to find what course of action will benefit you most.   You can receive knowledge about past life influences that are affecting  your life now.

Billy is at Pixie Dust from 3-5 on Thursdays and Fridays.   30 minute readings are $50.   Give a call to schedule your appointment!

Mediumship Readings with Laura Willey

Certified Spiritualist Medium Laura Willey returns to

Spiritualist Medium Laura Willey

Spiritualist Medium Laura Willey

Pixie Dust!!!

Back by popular demand, Laura Willey will be offering private readings from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm daily starting on Monday, February 10 through Saturday, February 12.   Cost is $65 for 1/2 hour and $125 for an hour.

Evening with the Spirits Gallery Event

Thursday, February 12  6:30-8:30 P.m.    $50 per person

About Laura Willey:
Laura is a Certified Spiritualist Medium and a long time member of The Swampscott Church of Spiritualism where she serves on the board of trustees.  Laura also serves as a lecturer and platform medium at services..   She also works as a medium during the church’s Medium’s Nights and Spirit Festivals as well as having done private readings for numerous clients.   Laura owns “Spirit of Love Healing and Development Studio” where she is devoted to helping people heal thru the understanding that life continues after the change called death.  Laura has remained committed to developing herself as an evidential medium through her classes with the church.  Her experiences with spirit and the clients she has read for have taught her that medium-ship is the highest, and most pure form of healing and that it is an important part of the grieving process. She believes that the realization of the continuity of life and bringing through evidence of our loved ones in spirit brings a deep sense of inner peace, comfort and true healing.Laura is a Certified Reiki Master Teacher of Dr. Usui’s System of Natural Healing. Laura is also a Lightarian Reiki Master.

Marcia Bender Returns to Pixie Dust

Special Guest Reader!

Mini Readings with Sarasota’s Grande Dame of Tarot, MARCIA BENDER

Saturday, December 20


15 minutes only $25

Rider Waite Tarot deck

Rider Waite Tarot deck


Marcia has been reading tarot and teaching here in Sarasota for over 30 years.  She is a former local metaphysical TV talk show host and has taught more than 400 people her own style of tarot reading.

Marcia usually reads privately in her own home for in-depth readings but she has been kind enough to agree to offer 15 minute readings at Pixie Dust!   This is the first time in many years that she has made an appearance at a local shop.   Don’t miss this rare opportunity to sit with her!   Call to schedule your appointment right away!


Akashic Records Reading Certification Class

Join us at Pixie Dust on January 10 & 11 for Akashic Records Reading Certification Class with Christine Van Coughnet.   This two-part class will encompass all aspects of Akashic Records Reading.    Pixie Dust will close that weekend to accommodate the class.

In Part 1, Christine teaches how to open the records and how to read the records of your own past lives, as well as how to properly close the records.   In Part 2, you will learn how to read the records for other people and become certified to do so professionally.

Akashic Records are the soul’s records of all its experiences in all the lifetimes it’s been through.  Each soul has its Akashic Records, like a series of books with each book representing one lifetime. The Hall (or Library) of Akashic Records is where all christinesouls’ Akashic Records are stored energetically.     Christine’s readings of your records are always insightful, compassionate and …in a word…AMAZING!  

Part 1

Saturday, January 10  11 am -5 pm   $250 per person  

Part 2

Sunday, January 11 1-4 p.m.  $150 per person  Please note that Part 1 is required to take Part 2.  

Call (941) 366-6325 to register for the class.

Pre-registration is required and is non-refundable.




Akashic Records Readings

After a long hiatus of traveling to exotic and wonderful places like Hawaii and India, Christine Van Coughnet will return to Pixie Dust as a guest reader for Akashic Records readings on Saturday, December 6 from 11-5 pm.

Akashic Records are the soul’s records of all its experiences in all the lifetimes it’s been through.  Each soul has its Akashic Records, like a series of books with each book representing one lifetime. The Hall (or Library) of Akashic Records is where all christinesouls’ Akashic Records are stored energetically.     Christine’s readings of your records are always insightful, compassionate and …in a word…AMAZING!

Half hour readings $50

Call 941-366-6325 to make your appointment!


Stay tuned for information on an Akashic Records Reader Certification Class  that will be taught by Christine coming in January!

November Events

November 1      Private Readings with Certified Spiritualist Medium, Laura Willey  10-5

November 2       Introduction to Mediumship Class with Laura Willey  1-3 pm  $100

November 3      Private Readings with Certified Spiritualist Medium, Laura Willey  11-5

November 7      First Friday Downtown Benefit for Selby Gardens.   Pixie Dust is staying    open late!   We will be offering nibbles, special sales and 10% of our sales goes to benefit Selby Gardens.

November 8       Early celebration of Pixie Dust’s 2nd anniversary!  More treats, entertainment and hourly specials for our beloved customers!

November 10    Pixie Dust turns TWO!   This is the actual anniversary date and we’re offering 20% off everything in the store today!

 November 15   Introduction to Chakras with James Wright 6:00-7:30 p.m.  $20

November 16  Workshop on The Work of Byron Katie with Certified Facilitator, Lee Greenbaum.   Learn how to let go of your stressful thinking with four simple steps! 1:00-4:00 p.m.  $50

November 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22   Experience the Nearly Lost Art of Tibetan Cranial with Julie Collins.   Julie will be doing appointments after 5 p.m.

November 22   Special Guest Reader Marcia Bender!   Rare opportunity to see Marcia in public and receive a mini reading with her.   Marcia is a 30 year tarot reader, tarot teacher, former metaphysical radio and TV talk show host.   This is the first time in many years that she has agreed to read at a shop and Pixie Dust customers will be lucky to experience her amazing gifts firsthand!

November 30      Free Tarot Study Group  2-4 p.m.

Free Tarot Study Group Resumes for 2014/2015 Season!



for PERSONAL GROWTH and SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION in the B.O.T.A. Western Mystery Tradition


One Sunday per month at 2-4pm on the following days

October 26, 2014

Rider Waite Tarot deck

Rider Waite Tarot deck

November 30, 2014

December 28, 2014

January 11, 2015

February 15, 2015

March 15, 2015

April 12, 2015

WHERE: Pixie Dust Metaphysical Boutique

1547 Main Street

Sarasota, FL

RSVP (941) 366-6325


Please contact our Study Group Leader: Elinor Greenberg

October Events


4 Week Class on The Work of Byron Katie with Lee starts Monday, October 6.   Click here for more info

5 week Psychic Development Class with Elaine starts Tuesday October 7.   Click here for more info.


Thursday October 16–Witch Hat Building Party!   6:00-8:00 p.m.  Make your own purple swamp witchwitch hat!   We supply the hats and some supplies.  Choose from ribbons, flowers and sparkles to put on your hat to make it your very own!   More extensive supplies available for purchase.   $20  Refreshments provided!

We will be getting some professional help with our hat bling from Creative Crystals!    Your hats will be fabulous with Swarovski crystals added to them!



Tuesday, October 28   Medium Laura Willey returns!    

Certified Spiritualist Medium

Spiritualist Medium Laura Willey

Spiritualist Medium Laura Willey

Laura Willey is back at Pixie Dust for one week and will be offering several special events!

  • Private readings between 11 and 5 daily from October 28-November 2    Call to schedule your appointment!  941-366-6325
  • Thursday, October 30  6:30-8:30 p.m.   Evening with the Spirits gallery event with Laura delivering messages from the spirit world to participants.   These events are always beautiful and poignant.  Sure to sell out!   Call to reserve your space!   $50
  • Friday, October 31 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Halloween Evening with the Spirits gallery event.  This event will sell out fast!   Call now!  $50
  • Monday, November 3  6:00-9:00  Introduction to Mediumship class with Laura.  $75    
  • Click here for more info on these events and to learn about Laura.