Magic City Mediums ask what would O.C. Barber do?

Medium Ellen Bourn

Medium Jane Voneman-DuPerow

Magic Mike Illusionist

A panel of five mediums will ask advice about Barberton’s future from the city’s late founder, O.C. Barber, Saturday, March 23, at Lake Anna Hall. The panel event will cap off a night of mediumship and magic sponsored by the Magic City Mediums. “Can psychic-mediums tap into the spirit of Barber to gain insight on the future direction he sees for the city he founded? We’re going to attempt to find out,” said the event’s organizer, Angie Agnoni. With the growth of technology, the old order of industrialism is fading, she said. “In light of Barberton’s recent economic problems, how can we bring that magic back? We need to channel the old entrepreneurial spirit that built the city and rediscover the magic that O.C. Barber used in his lifetime.” Agnoni chose to feature a magician, as well as the mediums, to contrast illusion and intuition. “In mediumship there’s a little bit of magic. In magic, there’s a little bit of mediumship. Which is the illusion? Is it the person doing sleight of hand or the person with ability to see and hear the supernatural since they were a child?” “It’s an alternative view in exploring consciousness and it is where we need to go,” said Agnoni. “I don’t think there is a better place than the Magic City to do it.”The Magic City Mediums hosted its first sold-out mediumship night Nov. 24. The new event offers additional activities scheduled over two days, including hour-long classes 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday, with mediums Ellen Bourn, Tim Brainard and Jane Voneman-DuPerow.  Following at 7:30 p.m., psychic-medium Patty Mac of Canada, and Pat Beers of Uniontown, will conduct individual readings for randomly selected and willing audience participants. Mac is a psychic-medium in Hamilton, Canada. Beers is a radio and television personality, and a retired real estate broker.  The performance of illusionist Magic Mike of Cleveland will be followed by the five-medium panel attempting to contact Barber. There will be also vendors at the event, including Barberton native John Rehak, author of the book, “Doctor of the Soul.” Seven mediums will be available for individual readings from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, March 24. Sign-ups for one-on-one sessions will be taken Saturday. Walk-ins are also welcome for open time slots. Bourn, who has been a medium for 40 years, will present a class, “What’s it like on the other side?” at 4 p.m. Saturday, in which she will discuss “just a few of the FAQs I’ve gotten over the years,” she said. “When somebody comes to me from the other side, where do they come from, what does it look like for them, where do they go when they’re not talking to you? People have a lot of questions about that.” Bourn was an emergency room nurse for 30 years, is a former president of the Lily Dale Assembly, and serves clients in the Western New York area.  Other Saturday classes include “Tune into the Magic Within” by Jane Voneman-DuPerow (1:30 p.m.), and “Unfolding Mediumship” by Timothy Brainard (2:45 p.m.). Voneman-DuPerow is a TV show host, author of “Tune into the Magic Within” and originator of the app “Spirit Dice.” Brainard has been doing readings for more than 40 years, had a radio show for 15 years, and has appeared on Fox TV. The mediums are also ordained ministers. Tickets for the classes are $15 each, or $36 for all, available by cash or credit at the door. The evening event is $30, and tickets are available online at Eventbrite. The Sunday individual readings are $20 and $40 for 10 and 20 minutes, respectively. Lake Anna Hall is at 542 W. Park Ave. in Barberton.

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