Speaker Bios

Medium Traci Bray
Keynote Speaker

Increasing Personal Happiness: Jennifer Murphy
Integrative Life Coach Jennifer Murphy embraces the full spectrum of life every day and works with her clients to transform their lives from feeling as though something is missing, overwhelmed or lackluster to exciting, fulfilling and authentic. As a Certified Personal and Executive Coach, Reiki Master, Numerologist and Intuitive, Jennifer brings an integrative approach to working with clients allowing them to release the limits that block them from achieving an optimized life: career, family, and spiritual practice. A weekly newsletter and blog can be found on her website, www.nolimitslifecoach.com as well as a full list of current classes and offerings and client testimonials. She currently hosts her practice in Illuminations Healing Arts Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where she lives with her son, Alexander, age 6.

Mason House Inn: Chuck Hanson
Chuck Hanson was in the Air Force for 25 years.  He was a Navigator on the KC-135 Air Refueling aircraft for 10 years.  Then he worked on the F-16 program for 5 years, and Acquisition for the Air Force at the Pentagon, and was the Program Manager for a litigation for the last 5 years. The Hansons were living near Dayton, Ohio when he retired in 2001. Chuck and Joy Hanson have been married for 36 years and have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. Joy has been sensitive to the spirit world since she was 3 years old. She has seen and talked to dozens of spirits over the years. Their three daughters and at least one granddaughter are also sensitives. Chuck was not sure what to think of all these ghosts calling his house their home, but he has come to enjoy the excitement of it.

Paranormal Research Darcie McGrath
Darcie has studied the paranormal for over 30 years, starting her fieldwork in 1989. Having studied at the Rhine Educational Center at Durham, North Carolina, she is also a member of the world-renowned Ghost Club UK, the Rhine Research Center, and the Association TransCommunication. Three years ago, she founded Quantum Psi Group, which is a research group based on a blend of scientific and metaphysical instruments. In addition, she teaches paranormal studies as part of the Continuing Education arm of Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is also a certified Usui Reiki Master.

Life Purpose: Quirks, Mistakes, and Revelations with Lauracle
For over 17 years, Laura Jones of Lauracle Compassionate Psychic Guidance has been doing intuitive readings, mentoring, and teaching in Des Moines and throughout the Midwest. Laura’s intuition was enhanced after two near death traumas in her toddler years (and another near death experience in January 2012). At these life changing times, she made contact with her Angel and was told to carry on. Laura awakened to her passion and found her life purposes as a teacher, reader, healer, and mentor. She has enhanced her gifts and understanding through travel to sacred sites, crystal work, Reiki Master/Teacher, meditation, self study, body work, energy healing, channeling, breath work, yoga, singing, gardening, teaching, coaching, Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian studies.

The Way of the Wizard: Rev. Annora E. McDougall
Rev. Annora E. McDougall has spent over the last 28 years intensely studying the spiritual path.  She received a B.A. in Biology/Psychology and an M.A. in library science.  She is a Reiki Master-teacher of the Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition; her Core Animal Reiki certification from Kathleen Prasad of animalreikisource.com and completed the Sound Healers Association Sound Healing correspondence course.  She has, in the past, been a spiritual consultant, rune mistress and past life regressionist in both Atlanta and Marietta, Georgia.  Her studies included Neo-Paganism, Witchcraft, Wicca, Druidism, the New Age, Metaphysics, Sound, Spirituality, the Qabalah, Ritual Magic and Hermeticism.  She studied TaeKwonDo, Ninjutsu and the Chi Gong system of Taoist Master Mantak Chia.  She created and posted online a complete system of Arthurian and Dragon Magick known as the Dragons Graal tradition: http://thedragonsgraal.wordpress.com. She’s moved into Zen and Kung-Fu but still is your friendly neighborhood Dragon mage/Wizard at Large.

Animal Communication: Catrina Luke
Catrina is an animal communicator and healer.  She uses a telepathic connection to communicate with your animals.  Catrina also practices Reiki, crystal therapy, and essential oil therapy.

Go from Frazzled to Fabulous in Minutes: Maryann Hesse
Maryann Hesse is an Intuitive Energetic Healer, Ordained Wellness Practitioner, and Inspirational Speaker.  She specializes in helping busy moms who are overwhelmed and exhausted with career and family find time to recharge, get more done in less time, and have more time to relax and have fun with their family and friends.  Go from Frazzled to Fabulous in minutes!

Soul Retrieval: Kathleen Collins
Kathleen Collins has been a Shamanic Practitioner since 1998, having completed training through the International Foundation for Shamanic Studies. This program is widely regarded as the most advanced study in “Core Shamanism.”  Kathleen has also completed a 4-year apprenticeship with Lynn Andrews, Author, Shaman, and Executive Producer of the movie “The Sixth Sense.”  She has studied Celtic Shamanism with Tom Cowan and has completed energetic, nutritional, and intuitive studies with Dr. Norm Shealy, founder of the American Holistic Medical Society, and Caroline Myss, author and medical intuitive. Kathleen shares her home with her spiritual teacher Guiness, a Doberman Pinscher.

Introduction to Angelic Chakra Integration: Stephanie Ryan
Stephanie is an intuitive, healer, and founder of Angelic Chakra Integration (ACI). In 2010, she received seven healing symbols from the archangels and ACI was born.  Besides founding and practicing ACI, Stephanie practices Reconnective Healing, Reiki, and is an Akashic Records Consultant. She is also a consultant for Quantum Psi Group, a paranormal research team.  In addition to using the healing energy of ACI to help clients, she often uses ACI to bless homes, raise vibration, and help cross spirits into the light.

Past Life Regression: Verne Eggleston
Verne is a certified Quantum Healing Hypnotherapist and deep trance practitioner.  He studied Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy with Dolores Cannon.  Verne has forty-plus years of experience with hypnosis and Past Life Regression.  He has given numerous workshops in Iowa about Past Life Regression and conducted many private sessions with fascinating results.

Medicinal Herbs: Susan Gilbert
Susan Gilbert of Readings and Revelations is a firm believer of natural healing.  She grows many of her own herbs and makes her own soaps.  Susan has always had a connection to nature, having been born clairvoyant.  When she isn’t at Metaphysical Expos, Susan keeps busy with custom alterations, custom sewing and mending.