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Expo to bring mediums, healers to Sun City Center

If you're into spirituality, the unknown and the unseen, this year's Metaphysical Society Expo will engage and enlighten you, organizers say. The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center. Even doubters are welcome, said Doni Doty, society member and owner of the Chakra Center. While some find metaphysicians, aura readers and mediums a bit strange, there are plenty of other things to do and see at the expo.
"We want to bring light and love to as many people as we can to make the world a better place," Doty said. "Who could possibly object to that?" About 40 vendors will be on hand displaying their goods or discussing their services. These will include authors, psychics, and Tarot Card readers; experts on numerology, handwriting and astrology; and sellers of crystals, jewelry and other gift items. The daylong event will feature hourly speakers from all walks of life who will discuss topics ranging from cosmic shamanism, dream interpretation and connecting with other worlds to chakra balancing, color breathing and reincarnation. Tickets for $1, $5 and $10 may be purchased for visitors to buy merchandise or services, with proceeds going to the society, which has donated funds to nonprofit groups like Bullet Free Sky and Elmira's Sanctuary. Founded in 2010 by Kings Point resident Ed Leary, the event was originally called the Whole Life Expo. "I was guided spiritually to start the expo with the intent of bringing like-minded people together to build greater consciousness in Sun City Center," said Leary, past president of the 115-member metaphysical society. But it's really for anyone who wants to interpret or understand the experiences of from all levels of consciousness, he said. For additional information, call (813) 398-7033.

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