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.