- By SHIRLEY FREDERICK
- Journal-News Writer
- FAIRFIELD - Mention the word "psychic"
and immediately the image of a fortune teller comes to mind --
perhaps a mysterious older woman wielding a deck of cards or
maneuvering about a Ouija board.
- Psychic Patricia Mischell
is not like that at all.
- Patricia, who resides at
6246 Shannon Drive, in Fairfield Township, looks younger than her 42
years. There is a sparkle and vitality abut her.
- Although she has only
practiced as a psychic the past four years, it is something that has
always been a part of her life.
- Psychic means ESP (Extra
Sensory Perception). Patricia said, and most of her family has it.
- "I always thought my
mother knew everything," she said, "I thought she was a
- There is nothing
mysterious about it, as far as she is concerned. It is
something we all have, she said, but most haven't developed.
- "It means that you
are using six of your senses, rather than five."
- Four years ago, she began
to study with a 72-year-old seer named, Emil, who taught her how to
develop her ESP.
- When she first met him, he
told her she was going to be doing what he was doing.
- "I though he was
crazy," she laughed, "and I had just lost $5."
- At about the same
time she began reading the Bible, and understanding it, she said.
- "I was close to it
(the Bible) in my life," said Patricia, "but never a part
of it. When I opened it, I didn't understand it."
- She said she began to
realize that Jesus spoke in parables and the message was there if
you were ready to hear it.
- Until this point,
Patricia's life read like a paperback novel.
- Her father deserted the
family when she was only three. She worked from the time she
was 10 years old,
- doing housework, babysitting, anything she
could to help out. she had to quit school in the eighth grade.
- At 14, she entered
modeling school and started dancing lessons, appearing on local TV
- Then there were a few
years of studying in a convent with the Sisters of the Poor.
- After that was business
college, marriage, a family, and divorce.
- She has held jobs as a
typist, realtor, office manager and worked for a tax examiner just
to name a few.
- Just before she met Emil,
she went through a really bad period of suffering with various
illnesses. She had pain caused by arthritis, she said.
- Patricia said she
approached the teachings of the Bible wit love, not fear. And
her life took a new turn. she learned that people, not god,
cause their own pain and misery, she said.
- "God's will is
love," she said, "and if his will is really love, how can
he hurt you? He can only love you."
- Today Patricia Mischell
has many titles - psychic, counselor, teacher, lecturer, healer and
president of two Psychic Worlds, Inc.
- But she warns of some in
her field who are not to be trusted. "Stay away from
psychics who tell you to come back," said Patricia,
"you should be able to give people a reading and they shouldn't
have to come back.
- "We have a bunch of
idiots out there wearing turbans that give us a bad name and I am
very much against anything to do with black magic or the
occult. I think people should be aware of charlatans out
- Through her faith,
Patricia seems to have found inner peace.
- "Once you remove your
ego," she said, "and allow God to work", then you
can't go wrong.
- "I believe the Father
is the most loving man in the world."