Laura Lyn Lute -- a psychic medium, paranormal investigator and author -- began her talk last Monday at Mentor Public Library by describing her first experiences as a small child seeing angels, spirits and guides.
"I thought maybe it was a dream but I was so excited about the encounter," she told the crowd of more than 70 people who came to hear her speak. "Next day I told our preacher and asked him what his angel’s name was. He didn’t think that was funny and told my parents for me not to tell stories."
But Lute did not stop. Instead, she now has a career in which she helps others in their search for healing and enlightenment by working as a medium.
Lute's talk is part of the library's Monday University series.
Lute conducted several readings with members of the audience through the reading of auras, oracle cards and tapping into the spirits’ presence in the library’s James Garfield Room.
Lute called on the Archangel Michael for protection before she began to tap into the energy of the spirits
"I see spirits and I see spirits around a person," Lute said Monday. "I tap in many different ways with the same result."
Lute gave attendees an idea of how to see a loved one through their dreams.
"It is one of the times a spirit can enter very easily," she said.
She suggested writing a letter to a loved one that has passed and “talk about your memories and how much you miss them and want to see them.”
Lute said placing the letter under a pillow or in a nightstand may bring a vivid dream of the loved one in about a month or so.
Georgia Torchik said she enjoyed the program and gained a great awareness of the spirit world.
"I love mediums and the spirit world," said Torchik. "I want to grow spiritually. Learning about the spirit world through Laura Lyn and other mediums will help me in my spiritual journey."
The next Monday University at the Library program will bring professional storytellers with heart-pounding stories of the supernatural, uncann, and altogether creepy.
The Scary Stories, Not for the Faint of Heart program will take place on Monday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Registration is required.
Monday University at the Library program series brings special monthly programs with exciting new guest speakers, providing high quality, educational and entertaining programming for lifelong learners.