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Interview with Maria Papapetros

Maria Papapetros.jpgI’m delighted to have an interview today with Maria Papapetros, psychic and healer, who has made great strides in the field of para-psychology. Internationally renown for her work with individual clients and group workshops, Maria is a central energy source behind the movement to legitimize the field of psychic development. Her intuitive grasp of individual para-psychological dynamics and her skill as a psychic/healer helps her expedite the growth process by which a person achieves psychic awareness to allow the person to realize the creative and human potential that is mankind’s universal birthright.

When I called her, we clicked instantly and she asked where I was. I “happened” to be practically around the corner. So I grabbed my tape recorder and laptop and headed for her place. I felt her wonderful energy as I walked in the door and knew I was blessed to be there.

Maria gave me a paper to fill out with basic info about me, like my address. Nothing personal. When I was finished, she looked through it and began to tell me all sorts of things about me. I was intrigued, then amazed at how much she could tell from basic impersonal info. We chatted and I hoped she couldn’t tell that I had a lot of underling stress that day. Suddenly, she told me to close my eyes and did one of her meditation exercises with me. I felt the stress melt off me.

Afterward, she acknowledged she could feel I needed it, which is why she gave me this wonderful gift. Maria has many gifts and is generous about teaching others how to use their own psychic gifts. I’m excited that on Wednesday, November 9th she’s giving a workshop form 6-9 called Psychic Development for Everyday Living in Manhattan. I plan to go so that I can learn to use my psychic gifts. Here’s what Maria had to say:

How did you recognize that you had an intuitive gift? “I went to a psychic when I was in my twenties to know if my boyfriend was going to call. Why else go to a psychic? She told me I’m very psychic. I said, yeah, right!” I was studying psychology at the time and working with film. She was a wonderful psychic and discovered me but it took me 3 years for me to start working. I didn’t want to do that. When it was finally explained to me that I was really psychic, I thought wasn’t everybody? Then I realized all the psychic occurrences I’d had since 12 years old but had never thought it was weird. I thought everybody was the same.”

What is para-psychology? “It’s metaphysical–something beyond the physical; beyond what the eye can see and the hand can touch; an entire dimension where we’re vibrating but are not aware of it. I pick up vibrations from another person or object at times. I may not see the person, like when I’m on television, but I tune into them. I get into the frequency and see what’s there in the past, present and future. I always give them choices. I believe that we create our reality. We have free will and choice.”

Is there a difference between being a psychic and having intuition? “Using your intuition makes you psychic. It’s vibrational, like radio tuning. I pick up people’s vibrations in detail. I do a psychic reading with predictions.”

What’s the difference between an average person’s intuition and yours? “It’s like the voice. Everybody who has a voice can sing. Depending on how talented they are, some sing on stage, some in the shower. But they do sing. It’s the same thing with being psychic. If you have a psyche–a soul–you’re psychic. Like the voice, either you use it for yourself like an amateur or you do it professionally. A professional psychic has to be objective. Dr. Jan Berlin, a clinical psychologist, did a study at UCLA and showed that a psychic must be objective about what they see. They tested my objectivity.”

Why doesn’t everybody use their psychic abilities? “People are not aware. They don’t know they can do it. Once they’re aware they do not block it. We have been taught that we cannot change the future. There’s a lot of desperation thinking that we’re doomed. The good Lord gave us many opportunities. I teach psychic awareness. I specifically teach psychic development for every day living so one can get more mileage out of life.”

Why do you think some people have skepticism about what you do? “It’s because people are not aware. We are afraid of what we don’t know. People are afraid of their own intuition because nobody talks about it. It used to be a no-no. Psychics were in the closet for years. People who are scared are not open to it.”

How do you use your gift to help people achieve more? “I help them to help themselves. I help them to open up and see what they can do, especially in the workshops. Once they see that in a 3-hour evening they are able to do a cold psychic reading for somebody they don’t know, that buys them a lot of confidence. They think ‘If I can do this, I can do anything.’”

Why would someone come to see you instead of a counselor? “They get confirmation. I work very closely with Dr. Jane Greer. People who go to a psychologist will also go to a psychic and the other way around. People want to use me as a shrink but I say no and send them to a therapist. I give confirmation about their idea or something else that I see. People will come for one think and get many more things. Most definitely they begin to open up themselves.”

How does the insight you give help clients take better steps toward their desires? “Many people come for confirmation. They may come for one thing and get a lot of other things. They also open up about what they want.”

How can people use their own intuition for their advantage? “It’s for every day living. To learn to discern what they are thinking or doing–is it them or what they picked up from their mother or father or is it conditioning from others. Is it their own thinking or what they picked up and do over and over, making the same mistakes?”

What’s your best advice for how people can tap into their intuition? “Be still and listen to your inner voice in quietness, in meditation. Get quiet every day and have a pen and paper nearby. Think about a particular situation, close your eyes and answers come. I also advise that you write to yourself, addressing your intuition. Ask yourself questions like you’d be asking me and usually you will receive answers. Once you have a question, you can go within and get the answer.”

I’m very excited to be going to Maria’s workshop, Psychic Development for Everyday Living, on Wednesday, November 9th. If you’re in the NYC area, consider attending. She says the i purpose is for people to learn how to recognize their own intuitive ability and use it. I feel like this is going to enable me to find my way toward my goals even better than ever. When I asked Maria why she teaches people how to use their intuition, she said, “I wish that people would trust their intuition and use it to create their own reality, and make it a masterpiece.” I could feel the caring she has and can’t wait to see her again! I plan on making my reality a masterpiece! I’ll share some of what I learn in a future post. Check out Maria Papapetros’ website for more info on what she does.

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  • Paulette

    Can’t wait to get a reading. A friend said she was wonderful. I like her smile and appreciate your confirmation of her ability.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Never Again

    As far as I am concerned, this woman is a fraud. I don’t care who goes to her for psychic readings, when I went to her she charged me $250.00 for an hour long reading. An hour is 60 minutes. She spent 55 minutes insisting I should see a therapist and then she insisted that I see her friend who is a therapist. I did not try to use her as my shrink, either, as she states in the article. I did nothing to make her believe I needed therapy. She spent the last 5 minutes shuffling the cards and doing a very quick reading. Since she did not start the reading until after she had wasted 55 minutes of my time and money insisting I should go for therapy, her advice was not “psychic intuition” but rather a bunch of bull. During the five minute reading she told me everything would be great for me and told me to call her if I had any follow up questions. A few months later something tragic happened to one of my kids. I called Maria. Maria immediately began bullying me, screaming in my ear that the tragedy to my child happened because I didn’t go to therapy to which I retorted, if Maria had spent the time doing the reading instead insisting I needed therapy she may have been able to predict the tragedy (that is, if she was really psychic and worth her weight) and it could have been prevented. She got even nastier as I stood up to her. I reminded her that she had told me that I needed to stand up for myself while she was insisting that I see a therapist and I was doing just that, standing up to her. She didn’t like it but then that was because she was wrong about me standing up for myself, too. She kept telling me I was just “too sensitive.” Right. And, last but not least, I posted these same comments on another site. After I posted them, several new comments appeared. These “clients of Maria’s” called me all sorts of names, stating that I was obviously in need of therapy. Please. These “client’s of Maria’s who were attacking me” were all really Maria using fake names, pretending to be clients. In one post she condemned me for not posting my name. Well, I won’t post my real name, hello, this is the internet, duh. Talk about sensitive. Some of my friends (real people, not made up ones, like Maria’s clients) posted retorts. One of them even said that it was Maria that was sensitive, other wise she would be able to handle the negative reviews. Other psychics had negative reviews and didn’t get all bent out of shape like Maria. That site is still available but not the portion where we can post feedback about psychics like Maria. She’s a fraud. Good luck. Maybe she learned her lesson but probably not.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Dale

    maria is a wonderful Psychic!
    I have seen her many times, and she is right on always.
    maria has worked for many goverment agencies, tracking criminals and finding lost children. If she is a fraud, why would the goverment use her. maria’s clients speak openly about how wonderful she is, if they are all fake clients, why are people like the D Houswives show and vanessa williams talking openly about there envolvment with Maria.

    We love you Maria, you have been a light in the darkness for me and my family.

    God Bless

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment A Reviewer

    I had a similar experience as “Never Again.” Maria went on and on about nonsense. As for Dale, people beware. Dale sounds like he is either Maria or one of her staff doing damage control otherwise “Dale” would be sticking to his/her own experience with Maria and wouldn’t be commenting on someone else’s experience or opinion. Be skeptical about who Dale claims she reads for – if Maria was so good that she reads for the government and helps catch criminals, why are there so many unsolved crimes? Where’s a list of contacts at those agencies so we can call and verify what Dale is saying? As for reading for celebrities, if she were so good, they wouldn’t have such messed up lives. I agree with Never Again, Maria is a fraud.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Anonymous

    I went to see Maria for a one hour long PSYCHIC READING for which I had to pay $250.00 upfront. However Maria never gave me a psychic reading, instead she kept screaming, yes, I mean screaming at me that I needed therapy. I couldn’t even get a word in edgewise. At the end of the hour, with about two minutes remaining, she finally shuffled the cards briefly read them. Then she told me to “go home.” When I demanded my money back, she refused. I contacted her again and she and her staff insisted Maria did “not give refunds.” I even spoke to Maria again personally to get my money back and this time not only did she scream at me, but she became abusive.

    By not returning my money, Maria proved herself to be a fraud. I paid for a psychic reading, not a lecture on why she thought I needed therapy. When I said I wanted my money back because I didn’t get my reading, she should have returned it as good customer service. It doesn’t matter whether or not she thought I needed therapy or whether anyone one else thinks I need or don’t need therapy, what matters is she did NOT give me the service that I paid for. Since she did not give me the service that I paid for, she should have returned my money.

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