New ‘Age’ of Psychic Interest. The real Hogwarts in Denver?

new age 334x200I grew up in the Midwest in the late 60’s and 70’s. I was a smart, curious little guy, my head filled with questions about everything including spiritual, psychic & metaphysical things. The only person I had to talk to about psychic ‘new age’ things was a zany uncle who frequented psychic fairs and believed he had seen a UFO over a wheat field in Kansas. This left me with books as my only real source of knowledge. And as you can image, the New Age Psychic section in neighborhood branch of the Omaha Public Library in the mid 1970’s was pretty skinny.

These were lonely days for a curious kid with no outlet to explore his interests. My story is not unlike the stories I hear from so many folks I meet every day. I assumed this is just part of the spiritual journey. What if I had had the opportunity to start studying psychic and spiritual things when I was just a kid?

The Logan School

Recently I was contacted by an instructor at The Logan School in Denver.  The mission of The Logan School for Creative Learning is ‘to provide an experience-based educational opportunity for gifted children of all backgrounds that allows each child to develop individually to his or her full potential.’Students at the Logan School have the opportunity to explore areas of interest to the student. The instructor had a few students interested in New Age topics like Spiritualism and psychic phenomena. We made an appointment for the kids to take a field trip to my office to meet me and ask their questions.

Prior to the visit, the teacher forwarded over questions which he had the students prepare in advance. Our talk completely transcended the questions provided in advance but would be a framework for our conversation. The 4 students’ areas of interest included Death, The Paranormal, Superhuman Powers, and Psychology of Religion. The questions were thought provoking, far beyond anything I would have been able to ask at age 10.

Our Meeting

The day arrived for our meeting. I stood at the top of the stairs. I watched two teachers and four little bodies move up to the second floor where my office is located. Then each student took a moment to introduce themselves. After a very brief pause, one of the students began to share what he knew about the Fox Sisters. As an aside, I know a number of Spiritualists who know little or nothing about the Fox Sisters and the origins of Spiritualism. I knew right away this was going to be a fun couple of hours.

The students asked questions like “Do you have any parapsychological abilities (telekinesis, ESP,etc.)?”, “ What’s happening with the mind when communicating with the dead?”, and “Do you build your own séance materials?” The last question refers to a time when Spirit Mediums regularly used physical props as a part of the Séance. However, this isn’t a common practice today and showed me that these students were doing research on these subjects.

Favorite New Age Question

So, I think my favorite question of the day was “How do you feel about pop culture representations of the new age and psychics?” This is a subject near and dear to my heart. As a Medium, I am sensitive to the portrayal of our faith and our practices as mere punchlines to a joke, or our practitioners as fakes needing to be exposed. There are only few people in our world of whom it is acceptable to poke fun, and Psychics, Mediums & Spiritualists are among those few.

Fun Two Hours of New Age Discussion

After two hours of vigorous discussion, we concluded our session. Later that day I received an email from the teacher which in part read “I can’t tell you in words how much of an impact you made on the students this morning.  The conversation on the way back to school was fascinating and gave insight into just how inspired they were by meeting with you. I appreciate your time greatly and the wisdom and energy you bring to the world. You truly have a gift and I am so grateful that you shared that today.”

I was grateful to have met them as well. Their interest and enthusiasm inspires me to continue doing this work. I am excited to continue to reach out to those who find this subject exciting as it expands their awareness of the physical and spiritual universe. It was also a way to pay homage to the many, many teachers who took time to share their wisdom with me as a younger man. I hope in some way to have made an impact on future generations of spiritual explorers in same the way my teachers affected me.

Speaking of “psychic” notice that 4 out of the 5 of us are wearing green. Great Minds think alike!

For more on kids with Psychic Abilities… The Secret Life of Kids: An Exploration into Their Psychic Senses

Back to Basics: Psychic Development A to Z

By | 2021-05-03T17:25:02-06:00 January 6th, 2016|Denver Psychic Article|29 Comments


  1. Cheryl Mlcoch April 5, 2016 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Wow! What a great opportunity!! My oh my…how things have changed. I know Nathan would have loved to have joined you that day.

  2. Hosting June 3, 2016 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Leadbeater remains well-known and influential in New Age circles for his many works based on his clairvoyant investigations of life, including such books as

  3. Charles Cox July 4, 2016 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    Charles W Leadbeater’s name has fallen from the radar to modern new thought seekers but his books on Chakras was one of the most informative books I’ve ever read, written 100+ years ago. Click on this link to review his many books still in print. #DenverPsychic

  4. chriswick August 24, 2019 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    What fun! Nice to see kids who are genuinely interested & not know-it-all’s. I’ll bet you had a blast! (and bless their little hearts for challenging you with intelligent questions. It gives me hope for the next generation. HA>)

    • Charles Cox August 24, 2019 at 3:58 pm - Reply

      It gave me hope as well for the coming generations! #DenverPsychic

  5. David Lane August 25, 2019 at 1:38 am - Reply

    It always amazes me what we can stumble upon on the internet today!!!!
    THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT!!! There isn’t much for me living in a small town so when I can find little gems like this it’s amazing!

  6. Kat August 26, 2019 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    I enjoyed reading this article! As an educator, I observed that some children were very interested in talking about metaphysical topics. In my opinion, this had no correlation to intelligence. I hope some day this type of education and exploration will be available to all children. I think the current public school curriculum is sucking the fun out of learning. And as many of us have discovered, learning to love learning is everything!

    • Charles Cox August 26, 2019 at 2:30 pm - Reply

      All of my students are adults. This was the first time in my life that I had to “teach” young people. Their thirst for knowledge was insatiable. We could have talked for hours that day. Loved it! #DenverPsychic

  7. Marilyn Harmacek August 26, 2019 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    How terrific is it that a school acknowledges a child’s interest in a non-traditional subject and helps them get answers! Fantastic that they got to hear from you and your 35-years of experience. That’s a win/win all around!

  8. BrendaB August 26, 2019 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    It’s rare to find kids of such age be so inquisitive about topics that relate to spiritualism and psychic phenomena such as the FOX sisters. Off course they are the real Hogwarts in Denver

  9. Norman Hodge August 26, 2019 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    I found myself captivated by the way you described the whole experience right from the beginning, the expected questions and then the thought-provoking ones and how you answered the questions and made the kids feeling accomplished at the end of the day. Great job you do at Denver.

  10. Kendara Laurel August 26, 2019 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    I loved this article! It is so lucky that these students had an opportunity to connect with and learn from you. The questions they asked at age 10 show how interested and aware some of them already are.

    • Charles Cox August 26, 2019 at 7:55 pm - Reply

      Really aware and so eager to learn. It was a great day with them. #DenverPsychic

  11. Sammie Neil August 26, 2019 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Waooh, you actually directed the pictures in my head as I was reading. I was so sucked in I did not realize how I immersed myself into the whole experience. Those kids must be really smart because I know these topics are a little hard to comprehend because of the subject matter. Also, how you developed great chemistry with the kids and left them feeling awesome shows a lot about your experience as a great psychic and spiritual teacher. Great job

  12. Christina August 26, 2019 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Your connection and relationship with the kids really made sense to me, and much like the psychic thought-provoking question aspect. Your insight will really help those kids on their journey to the realm of spiritual awakening and consciousness. Thanks on their behalf.

  13. Mary Fox August 26, 2019 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    I am very impressed with the smartness of the kids and how they move along so easily with great psychic interest. Sometimes one just need to have an open mind. That way, anything is possible.

  14. Sandra August 26, 2019 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    I ‘m happy you shared your knowledge and time with these curious seekers. Just knowing you were willing to discuss these subjects with them, showed them their interests and dreams have credence and matter.

  15. Linda August 27, 2019 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    How fortunate that these young thinkers had a fun, practical, and informative person to answer their questions. I have often heard that we need to reach the kids who are coming in with gifts but have no way of understanding or developing them. Kudos to the Logan School for being open-minded and letting these young people ask their own questions and search to find their answers.

  16. Daniel Brown August 28, 2019 at 4:03 am - Reply

    There are few things more exciting and stimulating to both the mind and the spirit than interacting with curious young minds that have yet to become hardened and jaded.
    Who got the greater gift: you or the students?

  17. Tim August 28, 2019 at 9:26 am - Reply

    What a great way to share with the community, and provide a safe space for kids. Bravo!!!

  18. Kensi September 3, 2019 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    I wish this was around when I was a kid! It’s awesome that they reached out to you, Charles!

  19. Erica September 4, 2019 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    What a profound way to share your gift. Those kiddos were able to share their thoughts and ask questions in a safe space and will be forever impacted by that experience.

  20. Todd September 8, 2019 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Where was this school when I was a kid? I think its a monumental change for our evolution to start acknowledging all these gifts we are born with and to have people like you that these kids can look to for guidance!

    • Charles Cox September 8, 2019 at 4:48 pm - Reply

      Agreed! If we had had this kind of opportunity, instead of racing our bikes around the neighborhood we would have been trying a Ouija Board or holding our own elementary school seances. LOL!

  21. Windy L. September 21, 2019 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    This article made me so happy to know that children and their parents are being more open-minded about the metaphysical world, and they are genuinely interested in learning more. I wish they would have had something like this when I was a kid. I had to navigate my spiritual abilities alone, or had to the base things off of what I saw on television. Most of the TV shows in the 70s and 80s portrayed psychic’s as frauds or it was a parlor trick and something to poke fun at. So pleased to know kids and their parents are more open-minded these days. I know more spiritual teachers are going to be in higher demand going forward in the future.

  22. Kent October 11, 2019 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    There are many in the next generation that have and will continue to benefit from the path that you continue to lay down… they are transcending and including the wisdom being handed down.

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