Wisdom, Insight, Love

Spiritual Awareness for Peace of Mind

I have been involved in the new age and metaphysical world for over twenty years. I've taught, inspired, advised, and helped thousands of people around the world.

About Rev. John Culbertson


I have been involved in the New Age, New Thought, Occult, Metaphysical, Pagan, Paranormal, and Mystical realms for over twenty years. I’m a metaphysical minister, writer, speaker, healer, spiritual counselor, astrologer, numerologist, and tarot card reader who was born and raised Roman Catholic, almost became a Catholic Priest, but ended up extensively exploring world religions instead.

I have helped thousands of people by combining my eclectic knowledge, abilities, skills, and talents. I draw on a variety of spiritual traditions and self-help practices in my work including Shamanism, Reiki, Life Coaching, NLP, positive psychology, pastoral counseling, ceremonial magick, Buddhism, Eastern Mysticism, Feng Shui, Christian Mysticism, Wicca, and metaphysical philosophy.

I have been described as down-to-earth, compassionate, and honest in my private sessions and entertaining and educational in my classes.


I hold a Bachelor of Arts in the psychology of human behavior and a Bachelor of Metaphysics. I am also certified as a Reiki Master, a Level 1 Shamanic Practitioner, a Life Coach, a hypnotist, and a second degree Wicca Practitioner. I hold certificates in astrology, tarot, advanced psychic development, spirit communication/mediumship, kabbalah pathworking, and numerology. I hold an additional certificate in Biblical Studies and paraprofessional crisis intervention counseling and suicide prevention. I have been certified to teach advanced psychic development, channeling, spirit communication, and mediumship. Currently, I’m working on a Masters of Metaphysics and Chaplaincy certification.

I am also an ordained minister and metaphysical practitioner through the International Metaphysical Ministry. I have appeared throughout the United States and I’m currently based in Port Charlotte, FL


“When I left home to join the seminary, I was 18 years old. I had grown up being taught that anything psychic or that involved divination was the work of the devil. This was despite the fact that I knew I was growing up in a haunted house and as part of a family which had relatives that practiced various forms of magick.

I was raised by my great-grandmother after my mother and father had divorced and both abandoned me. My great-grandmother attempted to instill strict, often harshly so, Christian values. She certainly didn’t believe in the paranormal and she attempted to shut down anyone who tried to tell her, or me, differently.

Shortly after entering the seminary I began doing spiritual direction with a priest. After hearing how I had spent my entire life growing up in an abusive environment and discovering that I had been talking to angels and other spiritual beings to help me cope with that environment, the priest recommended that I explore other religions before committing to being a Roman Catholic priest. He was a very wise man that I’m so very thankful God had put into my life!

Shortly after, I went to a regular college where I studied psychology, philosophy, and religions. Explored I did. From Wicca and Shamanism to Buddhism and Judaism – I not only studied but involved myself with the teachings and practices of many religious beliefs and faiths. At the end of my exploration, I knew my own spiritual path involved the belief in one God – but I also knew that there was far more to this world than what we see and experience with our physical senses. I had EXPERIENCED, first hand, a world that most people fear and even refuse to talk about. It is a world that lies beyond our physical world and that involves spiritual beings, energy, and belief systems that not only can change a person’s life but ultimately can help them to take control of and vastly improve it.”


I have one mission: To empower people to take control of, change, and improve their lives by unlocking their own unique psychic and spiritual gifts and applying metaphysical principles to their life.

Psychic Medium John Culbertson
Rev. John Culbertson Meditating in the Sequoia National Park


My primary focus is on helping others tap into, experience, and ultimately control their own psychic abilities and spiritual gifts.

Over the past 20 years, I’ve helped countless spiritual seekers find and attain even higher spiritual states of awareness and understanding. I have also helped many of my students to go on and become professionals in the new age and/or metaphysical fields.

I am probably best known for my private one-on-one sessions and as being a teacher of psychic development.

I was the last owner of Starchild Books. This store is famous for being founded by Sandy Anastasi and John Maerz and for being where John Edward studied. John Edward has always said that Sandy Anastasi was his only teacher. I’m proud to have studied under and learned not just from John Maerz and Sandy Anastasi, but a host of wonderful teachers and instructors.


I am also an author of 3 books. These books include:

  • Miracle of the Angels – a short story based on a special time in my life.
  • Improve Your Intuition – a book on developing psychic and intuitive ability.
  • Psychic Self Defense and Protection – designed to teach the basics of energy protection.

I’m currently working on Topics in Spiritual Enlightenment.

My articles have appeared in various magazines including Natural Awakenings, Light Bridges, and Horizons, and throughout the internet world including in the Esoteric Library.

Miracle of the Angels


Others have said that I am a masterful speaker and instructor – pulling people into my lectures and teaching through a great deal of direct, personal, and hands-on learning.

With over 20 years of experience conducting seminars and multi-day workshops, I have taught both small and large classes in topics such as Tarot, Numerology, Astrology, Psychic Development, Shamanism, Wicca, Metaphysical Philosophy, the Law of Attraction, Meditation, and many other similar topics. I’ve traveled throughout the U.S. to teach and I still teach from my home in Port Charlotte, Florida.


I am married to my wife Rose. She is not only my wife but also my best friend and life companion. We do almost everything together when we aren’t busy with our careers.

We have three foreign exchange daughters. Natalie and Eunice from Taiwan and Mizuki from Japan.

We also love spending time with our 14-year-old Pekinese, Beaver and our two cats, Freddy and Sadie.

Mizuki and Eunice with Rose and John
John and his wife Rose