After counseling with her
was able to accept that she
was different, might always be so, and that most probably her
dubious gift of power to see into the future was the result of a terrible fall from a horse - a fall that hospitalized her
in Escondido, CA, in a coma that lasted three weeks.
discovered from her
own research that medical science has little understanding of the human brain.
"We don't understand sleep, or the simple act of walking, or what a coma really is", Laurie
said that numerous cases of head-injured people who revive from comas demonstrate an enhanced ability in many of them to intuit the thoughts of others and future events.
How this happens no one knows, Laurie
But one of the theories is that an "awakened" portion of the brain substitutes or compensates for a damaged portion.
This awakened dormant part of the brain may be responsible for the very old human ability of intuition.
In some people, by accident, genetic makeup or mental training, it becomes highly developed, powerful.
And it is manifested in several forms - precognition, telepathy, telekinesis and others.
One form of intuition less frightening than disaster dreams to Laurie
ability to listen in on the thoughts of others.
This talent first occurred after her
coma while she
was on a routine shopping trip to the grocery store.
was flooded with the random thoughts of other people.
At first she
couldn't turn them off.
On one occasion she
was compelled to speak to a woman who was standing in the check out line in front of her
"Don't worry about your son," she
going to move to New York and he
'll get the job he wants.
The woman almost fainted.
learned to shut out unwanted voices.
did little to develop her
second sight until she
created some evenness in her
life and the self-respect that comes with maturity.
Much of her
young womanhood was spent, Laurie
said, rebelling against the anger of a molested childhood.
was married and divorced, held a variety of jobs, bore two children and eventually settled in Portland where about three years ago she
began to give psychic consultations in her
was able to give up her
full- time nursing job.
She founded Management by Intuition in 1984 when she saw that her clientele was gradually changing from frustrated housewives to business men and women who came to her for employee appraisals, character evaluation and business trend predictions.
reads for about 120 people a month, including 25 Portland-area corporate clients.
has business customers for whom she
consults in California and Hawaii.
Typical of the intuitive services she
performs for clients is the business man who came to her
with the request that she
give him the lowdown on a prospective new business associate with whom he
had tentatively agreed to do a business deal.
Thousands of dollars were involved.
wanted confirmation of his
asked for the name and birthdate of the man.
said to her
client, "You cannot trust this person.
In another case, a distraught woman made an appointment with Laurie
and said with a bitter sigh.
"I've tried everything to locate my business partner.
The s.o.b. absconded with almost $60,000.
Can you help me find him?
"I'll try," Laurie
"What is his
name and birthdate?
The woman gave Laurie
the information and Laurie
said, "What does he
have in Alaska?
used to do business there.
"That's where you'll find him.
In a motel, he's
working in a low profile job, in Nome, Alaska" Did the woman recover her
had already disposed of it.
But the man was apprehended by the police.
The case of the $5,000 money bag is a memorable one for Laurie
who was contacted by a Portland real estate appraiser who regularly holds big auction sales.
was in the process of moving into a new house when she
discovered the money bag in which she
kept large amounts of cash was missing.
after several hours of searching for the bag came to nothing.
"I'm desperate," she
said "I've never been to a psychic, but you've been recommended.
A money bag with $5,000 in it has been stolen.
Can you tell me who stole it?
"Describe it to me," Laurie
After listening to the description, Laurie
said, "Nobody stole it.
It's in your apartment.
"It can't be.
I've Iooked everywhere.
"It's underneath something.
I can see it clearly.
It seems to be underneath a table, or lying on a table," Laurie
said into the telephone.
"I'll look again," the woman said.
Two hours later, she
"You are something," she
said, "I found it on the kitchen table beneath some pots and pans.
How can I ever thank you?"
Occasionally, Laurie's gift of extra sensory perception involves her
with celebrities, at least Oregon ones.
This happened when the sister of Jack Faust, TV Channel 2 Town Hall host, was visiting with Laurie.
On impulse, Laurie
brought up Jack's name.
"This man is going to change his
will be in the spotlight.
"Yes. it does," asserts Laurie
I call it balancing the scales for the someone at loss and the person lost.
The pain of not knowing whether or not a missing loved one is alive and safe or dead and lost can be something terrible to live with."
In some cases, the spirit of a dead person will remain where it last inhabited the corporeal body until the mystery of its death is solved, Laurie
Often that spiritual presence is open to communication.
Such was the case of Kenny, a 25-year-old man who was found hanged in his
The coroner ruled suicide, but the family was not convinced and asked Laurie McQuary
With the family, she
entered the house of the dead son in Kennewick, Washington.
bade the parents to wait in the living room while she
entered the bedroom and closed the door.
Almost immediately. she
perceived the outline of the dead man and heard his
voice declare that he
had not killed himself.
listened for several minutes, then returned to the living room where she
told the parents what she
marked the location of the body on a map and said it was resting near a lake.
When the search party returned and found the man's body exactly where Laurie
said it would be, a few feet away from the original search path, and partially obscured by some branches, the sheriff was awed.
is practical about her
feels, is a learnable art.
It is still easier to scoff at things we don't understand, said Laurie
But, hey, we are growing more human.
Nobody can really stop that from happening.
Nobody can really stop us from learning to see through time and space and tomorrow, into ourselves, and opening our hearts to understanding.
In the meantime, Laurie McQuary
continues to expand her
customer base with men and women in business who want to know a little bit about their future and who find a link to it in a reading from the striking, dark-eyed woman, with gypsy ancestors, who blends lovely personal witchery with a bright personal approach to psychic analysis.
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