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.

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 two workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2016.  They will be held at the Unity Santa Fe.   The first workshop is titled “The Vibration of Thought” and will be held from 1 pm to 4 pm. on July 16.   The doors open at 12:30 pm.  The second workshop is titled “The Power of Prayer” and will be held on November 12.  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 25 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 Kim 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.


Materialization Medium David Thompson

David ThompsonDavid is from England and has lived since 2005 in Sydney, Australia.  He has been a mental medium for the past 27 years and a physical medium  specializing in materialization for the past 21 years.  David is the real deal in my opinion and authentic in his mediumship.  He goes to great lengths during each séance to remove any possibility of the appearance of  fraud.  He is tied into the chair in the cabinet.  He has a gag in his mouth with a tie wrap through the knot.

David went full time as a medium in 2011 and now demonstrates at a few venues in the U.S. in addition to places in Australia, England, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand.  If you get an opportunity to sit in one of his séances, take it.  The experience is great!

David will visit Teachings of the Angels in Santa Fe October 1 to 7, 2016 and the Sarasota Center of Light October 9 through 16, 2016.  During this time, he will do three materialization séances in each location.  Registration for the séances and workshops is open now.  Check this website and click on the Workshop & Event Fliers tab to get the forms necessary to attend the Santa Fe séances.  If interested in the Sarasota séances, go to the Sarasota Center of Light website www.SarasotaCenterofLight.com  to download the registration and consent forms. 


 London Medium Letizia Mason

Letiiz Mason ALetizia is based in London, England and channels Munjiji, a team of Beings from the Spirit World.  Munjiji’s purpose is not to prove their existence but only to be of assistance to anyone who asks for help.  Questions can be about spiritual or life direction, work, family and relationships.  They can also be about loved ones who have passed on from this life.

Letizia and her husband Richard will travel to Santa Fe from March 10 to the 19, 2016 to conduct a workshop, a evening of spirit communications and to do private readings.


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 Sarasota Center of Light.


Clear Conscious Channel Toni Winninger

Toni Winninger

After a 27 year career as prosecuting attorney in the State Attorney’s office in Cook County, Illinois, Toni opened up to an previously unknown ability to trance the teachings of a group of Master Teachers.

For the past 12 years, Toni has channeled many people in Spirit and with her colleague Peter Jenkins, has published 10 books.  The material in these books is some of the best spiritual philosophy that I have ever read.  Particular favorites of mine are “Spirit World Wisdom”,  “Understanding Spirit Wisdom”, “Talking to Leaders of the Past”, “Exploring Reincarnation”, “How I Died and What I Did Next” and “Life Lessons.”

Toni is also an excellent teacher and medium.  She too can be contacted for private readings and she will visit Teachings of the Angels in Santa Fe from May 12 to 21, 2016.



Deep Trance Medium Eric Cargill


Eric CargillEric Cargill 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.  He and his partner Gerald, will visit Santa Fe in June 18  to 24, 2016.


Mental Medium Nicole de Haas

NicoleNicole  lives in Holland and has a classical training in teaching and mediumship.  She completed a 3 year advanced vocational training at the Academy for Mediumship in Naarden, Holland and she has also completed a 4 year program to be certified as a Tutor at the Arthur Findlay College in Stansted, England.  Nicole has an amazing spiritual and mediumistic ability and also a great passion for helping people to learn the various aspects of the spiritual sciences.  She is a patient teacher who works easily with all level of development among her students.  She is also the Director of Training and curriculum at the Zwanenhof Spiritual College in Zenderen, Holland.  Nicole will visit Santa Fe August 14  to 21, 2016.


Precipitated Art Card Medium Hoyt Robinette

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. 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 BearsChief Ground SpiderBack of Chief Ground Spider

Younger Dr. Drummond        Back of Younger Dr. Drumond