Journal Women's Writer
At a young age, Patricia
Mischell was fondly dubbed "my odd one" by her mother.
of the time her mother would pass it off as nothing unusual when
Patricia would tell her of an "upsetting feeling" In fact,
Patricia says she always felt she was very much in tune with her
mother and sisters in perceiving inklings of things to come - never
like the outsider. "Except that there were times that she
(her mother) would become disturbed," Patricia
notes. I told her that my grandmother, who lived with us at
the time, was going to die soon - three months later she did.
Although she didn't forget her childhood sensitivities, Patricia's
adult years didn't seem earmarked for any sort of psychic phenomena.
mother of three children and twice widowed, Patricia says she was
near wheel chair confinement due to rheumatoid arthritis in
1972. She was first diagnosed as having the progressive
disease at age 22.
illness forced her to leave her job as an office manager at Georgia
Pacific in Cincinnati, and for several years she survived on
during that low periods, Patricia's sister took her to visit a
psychic reader. "I wasn't familiar with a
'reader'," Patricia says. "At that time I'd
only heard of fortune tellers or palmists." She says the
72-year-old man told her that she was psychically gifted and would
soon be working in the psychic area.
"I thought he was giving me a very bad reading, and that had
just wasted $5," comments Patricia, "Couldn't he see
that I was sick and going into a wheel chair?"
man persisted, she adds, asking her to give "him" a
reading to prove his point. "I was able to relate a
vision to him of a 15-year-old boy lying across his feet. The
man began to cry - his teenage nephew had died at his feet."
Patricia began studying privately with the psychic, along with
reading "The Power of the subconscious Mind" by Dr. Joseph
Murphy. "That book is what started changing my
life. I never knew I was negative up to that point."
developing her psychic techniques, Patricia also found she was drawn
to the ministry. "At the time, I didn't know which way I
was going to go." She was ordained at Unity seminary in
Missouri, and later combined her religious and psychic natures as a
traveling minister of healing. "My whole goal is to
change people's concepts of their mind, allowing them to be able to
be healed through their own thinking."
While working as a psychic counselor, she explains, she
found she had the ability to sense peoples physical ailments and
help to heal them.
- As for her own health,
she says recent medical examinations show no traces of arthritis.
- Once lonely because of
her psychic abilities ("those close to me started walking
away and I wasn't being invited out."), Patricia now finds
her talent in demand.
- As founder and president
of Psychic World in Cincinnati, she and a group of other psychics
and readers meet with the public once a month. She is the
acting minister at the House of Hope (and the Temple of Love and
Light, an accredited church) In Hamilton, which offers free
counseling to those with financial, spiritual, physical and mental
problems. The house of Hope also serves as a teaching center
for students interested in developing psychic awareness.
- Two years ago Patricia
was a guest on Good Morning America and in 1978 she appeared on 30
"Extra" shows with host Glenn Ryle. She and her
daughter were also featured on WKRC's P.M. Magazine last October
as psychics who unfolded the mystery of a haunted house in
- Patricia has a weekly
show on WPFB and was recently asked to give her world predictions
on a Cincinnati radio station. Her predictions were also
printed in a Cincinnati newspaper in December.
- She lectures to local
and area organizations appears for many charity benefits, and in
between times is often asked to officiate at weddings and baby
- She estimates that she
is contacted between 10 and 20 times a year by families of people
involved in police cases (such as missing persons or murder
victims) Her success rate in solving the cases is 85 percent she
- "My husband always says
he sees me in and out," remarks Patricia of her busy
- Born in Hurricaine, W.
VA. Patricia was reared in Cincinnati. she makes her home
here on S. Dixie Highway with her husband, Earl Francis, executive
vice president and general manager of radio station WPFB.
Her three children ages 18, 22 and 24 are Fairfield residents.
- "I never wanted
this Patricia says of her notoriety as a psychic. "I
never wanted to be popular or do anything with this
work." Explaining that her abilities are her way of
serving, she adds, "I've never related my energy to anything
other than God. It just flows. Everyone in the world
has it (psychic ability) and uses it to a certain extent.
When I teach my classes (at the House of Hope) I tell them
that I am unfolding you, but you yourself are the person who has
the gift from God."