Teachers / Mediums


The search for a spiritual teacher is a personal one.  It is important to find an energetic compatibility with one’s teacher.  Teachers and mediums from around the world that I have learned a great deal from are shown below.  Truth has many faces these days, so don’t hesitate to  ask a spiritual teacher, what is the source of their truth.

 Medium Robert Carr

Robert is a mental medium based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  He has studied with some of the most accomplished mediums in the world:  the U.S.,  England, Holland, Scotland and New Zealand.  His focus at this time is in the area of mental mediumship and he is dedicated to serving as a telephone between the Earth and Spirit Worlds.  Robert’s clientele consists of people from the Santa Fe area and other states throughout the U.S.

Robert has developed the ability to communicate with spirit guides and loved ones and is passionate about bringing forth the love and sincerity of these communications.  He approaches his work with humility and helping his clients to better understand the process of spirit communication and life in the Spirit World.   If I (Tom Newman) am asked for the name of a medium in the Santa Fe area whose mediumship I have confidence in, Robert is the person that comes to my mind.

To contact Robert for a reading, you can email him at rtcarr79@gmail.com or call him at 505 557-7776.

Benu, the Archangel Gabriel

Karen CookKaren is a deep trance channel from Albuquerque, New Mexico who channels Benu, the Archangel Gabriel. Benu brings forth amazing wisdom, knowledge and humor from the spirit side of life.  Benu is an ancient Egyptian word that means “Messenger”.

Benu will give three workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2020.  They will be held at the Unity Santa Fe.    The first workshop is titled How Can I Connect With God?  and will be held from 1 pm to 4 pm. on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The doors open at 12:30 pm.  The second workshop is titled How Are We Evolving as a Species?  will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020.  The third workshop is title Removing Fear and Anger From Our Lives and will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2020 through Zoom.. 

The first half of each workshop will be spent on the topic and the second half  is spent with Benu answering non-personal questions from the audience.  Pre-registration is recommended and can be accomplished by sending an email to tnewman@gte.net.  For additional questions, please call Tom Newman at 505 438-2098.

I have attended over 35 workshops & lectures with Benu and consider him to be the one of the ultimate sources of knowledge and information.  Benu has access to all knowledge and has been around since the beginning of time.  Benu through Karen also gives private readings Monday through Friday for most weeks of the year.  These are phenomenal experiences.

Readings with Benu can only be scheduled through email to Brie at benukcook@gmail.com

 Medium Richard P. Schoeller

Richard P. SchoellerRichard P. Schoeller, NST, is founder and former pastor of Summerland Church of Light, NSAC in Hauppauge, New York. Richard has been studying Spiritualism since 1997 and holds the credentials of Certified Medium, Spiritualist Healer, National Spiritualist Teacher and NSAC Missionary.

Aside from being a member of the Lily Dale Assembly and the International Spiritualist Federation.  Reverend Schoeller is based in Long Island, New York and has served a number of Spiritualist churches in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, California, Nevada, Maine, Florida and Virginia.  For the past few years,  he has been teaching in Basel, Switzerland and Gresgen, Germany  with Bill Coller, and Eva & Matthias Guldenstein.

Richard is an excellent mental medium and teacher and brings an exuberant, loving energy of joy to everything he does.  Check out his website to see where he will be demonstrating in 2020.


 Maryland Medium Steven Woods

Steven has worked as a practicing Psychic and Medium with a national and international clientele from all walks of life for over 34 years. He has offered classes nationally and internationally, including the World Bank where he taught a class on Spirit Guides. He is the author of Beginning Mediumship and Psychic Development, a book written and sold out after its first printing. He has worked as an artist and teacher in graphic design and digital media with his own online businesses. In his twenties he founded Takoma Park Metaphysical Chapel in Takoma Park, Maryland.

Steve will be conducting Private Readings (currently all are booked( Spirit Guide Circles and Spirit Talks Sessions via Zoom from his home in Maryland.  All three experiences are phenomenal.

                                                Spirit Guide Circles

                   Saturday, May 16, Tuesday, May 19 and Friday, May 22

                Each circle will be held from 7 pm to 9 pm. Fee is $30

 Spirit Guide Circles are limited to 25 people per circle. One of Steven’s guides will open the circle. She will then call upon each person in turn to greet the Spirit World and then one of that individual’s guides will trance through Steven and answer three personal questions. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity to speak to one of your guides who have worked with you most of your life.

The guide circles will be conducted in complete darkness via Zoom. We have a few openings for each date. To secure a spot, please call Tom at 505 438-2098.

               Spirit Talks Session 1 – “Soul Matesby Isea the Atlantean

                                  also known as Isis to the Egyptians

             Via Zoom, Monday, May 18, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm– Fee is $ 30.

Our relationship and meaning to each other and the Universe will be presented by Isis. She will speak of her journey and connection to others in Spirit. It will help us to understand our own deeper connections to others.


Spirit Talks Session 2 – “Teachings of the Masters of the Far East”

Via Zoom Audio, Saturday, May 23, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm – Fee is $ 30

Speakers will be the Following Ascended Masters

Hermes Trismegistus                               Serapis Bey

Confucius                                                  Andrakis Sirrati

Mary                                                           Kwan Yin

John the Baptist                                       St. Germaine

Kuthumi                                                     Hillarion

Paramahansa Yogananda                      Mahatma Ghandi

Spirit Talks Session 3 – “Memorial Day: Voices of Our Forefathers”

Via Zoom Audio, Monday, May 25, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm – Fee is $ 30

Speakers Will Be:

George Washington                                 James Madison

Abraham Lincoln                                     Tecumseh

Thomas Paine                                            Susan B. Anthony

Franklin Delano Roosevelt                     Sacagawea

Martin Luther King                                  Neil Armstrong

Harriett Tubman         

Rev. John White

John WhiteI met John White in 2005 when he visited our church on a trip through Florida.  He lives  most of the year at Lily Dale, New York, home of the largest Spiritualist community in the world.  He has been to the Sarasota Center to teach, give lectures and spirit messages for the past 9 years.  He has been a teacher of the Spiritual Sciences for over thirty-five years. He travels throughout America and Canada teaching on topics such as: Channeling the Higher Mind; Guides, Angels & Masters; Medical Intuitive; Past Life Regressions; Lucid & Spiritual Dreaming as well as various other subjects.

Known for the ability to unite Eastern insight and Western mysticism, John reveals secrets of the ancient’s disciplines. He has a unique ability to help others discover their own natural intuitive gifts. John is also an excellent medium and can be scheduled for a private reading by contacting him through his website or when he visits the Santa Fe in February of 2021.


         Scottish Mediums Philip Dykes & Kerry                   McLeod – July 22 to August 4

Philip and Kerry will be doing a Messages from Spirit event, three workshops and private readings during their visit.  Call Tom for more details – 505 438-2098.

Messages from Spirit – July 24

“Aspects of Spiritual Healing” Workshop – July 27

“Trance and the Altered States” Workshop – Aug 1

“Personal Development to Maximize Your Mediumship Potential” – Workshop August 3

Deep Trance Medium Eric 

Eric CargillEric lives in York, England and travels all around England and Scotland demonstrating deep trance mediumship.  I have watched Eric’s development as a deep trance medium over the past seven years.  Through a lot of hard work and dedication by sitting in his circle every week, he has become a great deep trance medium.  Eric also teaches workshops on “Trance” and “Energy Work” which are excellent.  If you ever get a chance to sit with him, it will be most beneficial to your development.  

Eric will be visiting Santa Fe from June 18 to 25 of 2020 and doing the following:

June 19 – Deep Trance Demonstration
June 20 & 21– “Altered States” Workshop
Limited to 12 people
June 25- “An Evening With Spirit” Trance Circle
Limited to 12 people of the Advanced Class

Precipitated Art Card Medium Hoyt Robinette

Hoyt is not planning to visit Santa Fe in the near future.  If you get a chance to experience his work anywhere in the U.S., jump at the opportunity.  The work he and his spirit team can do is amazing. 

Hoyt hands a sealed package of 3″ by 5″ index cards to one of the sitters in the room and asked the individual to open the package and see if any of the cards has any markings on them.  The individual reports back that all cards are blank.  They Buddha's Villageare then dropped into a basket (10″ in diameter) a third at a time.  After the first layer of cards is placed into the basket, Hoyt drops in two handfuls of colored pens, markers and pastel crayons.

         Buddha’s Village

He then adds two more layers of cards and markers and then places the lid on the basket.

Each sitter completes a billet before the séance starts.  The sitter addresses the billet to loved ones and guides in Spirit and writes a question.  The billets are collected by the host and placed into a wooden box.  Hoyt puts strips of medical tape across his eyes and then puts on a black blindfold.  Hoyt holds each billet and gives out the names of spirit people who are standing around him.  The sitter who can take these names speaks up and then Spirit gives Hoyt the answer to the question which he gives to the sitter.

While Hoyt is giving blindfold billet readings to the sitters, the Spirit people are producing “precipitated art”  by taking ink from the pens and markers and applying it to the 3′ by 5′ index cards.  They will produce portraits, drawings, landscapes, images of animals or flowers onto the front of the cards.  The images on some cards will appear as clear as a photograph.  On the back of the card will be your name along with the names of some of your loved ones, guides, teachers and friends.

The physical phrase of mediumship in these séances will produce “Precipitated Art” inspired by the Spirit artists, angels and loved ones.  The artists will draw ink from the markers and pens and apply it to the 3″ by 5″ index cards.  On the front of the card will be a painting of a spirit guide, a loved one or an image of animals, flowers  or other objects.  On the back of the card will be your name and the names of your spirit guides, family and friends.

Once Hoyt has finished giving the billet readings, he removed the mask and tape from his eyes and then opens the basket.  There amongst all the markers and pens, he will bring out the cards and distribute them to everyone at the event.

If you ever get a chance to sit in one of Hoyt’s card circles, I recommend you do it….this form of physical mediumship is so rare and the cards are amazing.

The pictures  in this section are ones that Tom has received from several of Hoyt’s card circles.

The BearsBack of Bears

Chief Ground SpiderBack of Chief Ground Spider

Younger Dr. Drummond        Back of Younger Dr. Drumond