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Thursday, May 23, 2024

In Good Spirits

Last Saturday night, a group of people met at the Flamingo Estate in Los Angeles’ Eagle Rock district to meet with spiritual advisor Carissa Schumacher, who was also there.

A seat beneath a big flowery arch greeted Ms. Schumacher at the entrance to an open-air space. Some others took to the floor when the rows of seats, which included celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Uma Thurman, were completely full. Andie MacDowell sat on a rug, surrounded by a smattering of cushions. Ms. Schumacher was scheduled to appear at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. During the performance, a gospel choir performed as everyone sat about and stared at the vacant chair next to Ms. Schumacher and at each other.

Since 2010, Ms. Schumacher has worked as a medium, which is defined as someone who gets messages from those who have passed on. She doesn’t have a website and is often booked months in advance, which makes it difficult to find her. Another stumbling block is her pricing, which starts at $1,111 per hour for her sessions. Her interest is piqued by the coincidence of the number.

Ms. Schumacher may fit within the group of so-called New Age practitioners, according to some. Spiritualism, on the other hand, is a very ancient concept that the living may connect with the dead, and its popularity has increased at periods of high mortality rates, such as the Victorian era and after major conflicts in the United States and Europe.

Ms. Schumacher claims she started channelling Yeshua, also known as Jesus Christ, in late 2019, just as the world was on the verge of a scourge of biblical proportions. She claims she received guidance from Yeshua. The Freedom Transmissions, a new book including transcribed recordings of some of those sessions, will be released on November 30.

The gathering was promoting the book, but it was also an opportunity for her customers, many of whom had never heard of the Yeshua channelling before, to learn more about it. At the party, maybe she would channel him in some way. No one could say for certain.

Aniston has a Rolodex of healers, astrologers, and numerologists that she’s amassed over the previous 30 years, including Ms. Schumacher, with whom she’s been visiting since 2019. Ms. Schumacher’s advise, she claims, has assisted her in navigating personal difficulties, job obligations, and friendships. In an earlier conversation, she had said that “the Yeshua channelling thing is far out there,” and that “for some people, the concept of someone channelling Jesus is going to be nuts,” but that “it’s more about this message that she’s tapped into.” “Everything she’s expressed to me has struck a chord with me and piqued my interest.”

Another customer, Rooney Mara, was unable to attend the celebration in person, although she did speak with me over the phone. She had not received any of Yeshua’s signals, but she was open to the possibility. she stated, adding that she was “very much open to anything,” but that she believes that since she is channelling Yeshua, “some people will be instinctively turned away.” She may, however, be channelling anybody. For some reason, it does not shut the door for me.”

Eventually, Ms. Schumacher showed, although it wasn’t until after 9:30 p.m. She was a diminutive 39-year-old lady who approached hesitantly toward the front of the room, removed her glittering gold heels, and sat cross-legged under the massive floral wreath, which had taken on the appearance of a halo. The rainbow images on the wall behind her were a welcome sight.

Ms. Schumacher’s supporters claim that she is far from being a cult leader: there is no brainwashing, no mind control, and no shame or isolation involved, they claim. “It’s not going to be for everyone,” Jennifer Aniston said. “However, as long as it is not harmful to anybody, I believe that everyone to his or her own. In this day and age, anything that makes it simpler to go through this world with a lighter stride is welcome.”

Ms. Mara, on the other hand, advised me to exercise caution. This, she said, is an issue “every time you rely on a single individual for all of the answers.” “It’s important to remember that Carissa is human like the rest of us, so you have to take what resonates and leave the rest.”

Ms. Schumacher came to the conclusion that the atmosphere at the Flamingo Estate was not favourable to channelling Yeshua in the end. I was advised by her that she was not a “go-go-gadget channel.” Instead, she channelled Kenneth, a deceased guest’s father, who she described as having a passion for fishing and auto repair. A large number of people in the room, including Kenneth’s son John, wiped their tears away. “I’m sorry,” Ms. Schumacher said regretfully.

Jonathan James
Jonathan James
I serve as a Senior Executive Journalist of The National Era
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