Best-selling Author and Shaman Kenn Day and Psychic Mary Lou Ackermann Headline the 43rd Victory of Light Expo, April 5-6

Arts and Entertainment

March 11, 2014

The Greater Cincinnati region's premier psychic convention broke attendance records last November, establishing the Victory of Light Expo as one of largest and longest-running metaphysical conventions in the country.  The Expo returns to the Sharonville Convention Center on Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m., with more than 250 exhibitors and 65 seminars on a wide range of metaphysical, paranormal and holistic topics.  One of Cincinnati's most respected psychics, Mary Lou Ackermann, makes a rare public appearance on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. to share knowledge gleaned from over a half century of spiritual counseling.  Kenn Day is a professional Shaman who will be signing his new, best-selling book, Post Tribal Shamanism: A New Look at the Old Ways, following his presentation on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.  All but four of the seminars are included with paid admission, which is $14 per day or $20 for the weekend.  Seniors (age 60 +), students and military (with ID) receive a $2 discount. Parking is free.  Complete details, including a downloadable schedule, seminar descriptions and a directory of exhibitors can be found on the website,  Follow the Victory of Light Expo on Twitter and Facebook for updates.


Mary Lou Ackermann, at 78, has had a long and renowned career as a spiritual counselor in Cincinnati.  Her accuracy has been chronicled in many newspaper and magazine articles.  Kenn Day, with more than 30 years of experience, conducts in-depth training in Post-Tribal Shamanism internationally.  His new book explores connecting with ancestors, shamanic journey techniques, spiritual healing and more, and is currently #1 on the Amazon U.K. Shamanic Best Sellers list and #2 in the U.S. market.  


"Interest in mediumship, the paranormal, psychic abilities and holistic approaches to wellness such as meditation, continues to grow, and in response, Victory of Light continues to provide enlightened information about these topics from well-known experts," comments Expo founder and executive director, psychic medium Victor Paruta, who staged his first expo in 1992.  "The expo also provides a safe, positive environment for those who would like to experience a psychic reading or healing."


The "largest ticketed event" held at Sharonville Convention Center, the admission price includes more than 60 seminars covering astrology, past lives, angels, ghosts and hauntings, psychic development, holistic health & wellness, mediumship and much more.  Psychic readings for the audience are offered at seven seminars both days, including Paruta's popular "Ask a Psychic" presentation on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. - consistently a standing room only event.


More than 100 vendors offer crystals and gemstones, jewelry (including Inca and Huichol Indian designs), art, fashion, books, ghost hunting supplies, Tibetan Singing Bowls, and all natural wellness products.  Nearly 100 intuitive and holistic practitioners provide personal readings and healings (additional fee $20-40).  Always a family-friendly event, face painting, aura photography, henna tattoos, live music and belly dancing performances take place throughout the weekend.  Healthy food and beverage choices are also available for purchase.


Featured mediumship presenters include:


·         Rev. Rose Vanden Eynden and Joanne Franchina "Spirit Speaks to You" (Saturday,

12 p.m.) Learn to communicate with spirit guides, angels and departed loved ones from two popular and entertaining instructors. (2 hours, $10 fee)

·         Rick Hayes "Gallery Readings" (Saturday, 2 p.m.) Hayes is featured in several docu-films on both the Travel Channel and the SyFy Network. (2 hours, $20 fee) 

·         Janette Kaye and Chad Seibert "Bringing Spirit to Life" (Sunday, 1 p.m.) Janette draws portraits of loved ones in Spirit for members of the audience while Chad shares their messages.


New and novel presenters include:


  • Consuelo Cassotti  "Parenting Your Sensitive Child" (Saturday, 12 p.m.) Advice for parents of children and teens who can hear and see spirits.

  • C. B. Bjork "Psychic Development According to Star Wars' Jedi Masters" (Saturday, 1 p.m.)

  • Wayne Holmes "Religious Recovery" (Saturday, 1 p.m.) - For those who have been injured by religion or the religious, recovery is about finding your own spiritual path using the traditional tools of forgiveness, love and acceptance.

  • Phil Crabtree "The Healing Power of Music" (Sunday, 12 noon) An interactive workshop led by this former professor at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.


Paranormal experts include:  


·         Patti Starr "Collecting Paranormal Evidence" (Saturday, 12 noon) Equipment and instruments are demonstrated by this renowned ghost hunter, Ghosthunting Kentucky author, and co-founder of Scarefest in Lexington, Kentucky.

·         Jeff Morris "What is a Ghost?" (Sunday, 1 p.m.) The America's Haunted Road Trip author examines paranormal entities through eye-witness accounts and persistent legends.

  • Thomas Freese "UFO's in America" (Saturday, 3 p.m.) Thomas shares details from his new book, Eerie Encounters in Everyday Life


Holistic wellness seminars cover topics such as Herbs, Essential Oils, Meditation, Iridology, Music and Sound Healing, Holistic Approaches to Knee Pain, the Spiritual Practice of Mindfulness, Tibetan Buddhist Healing, Body Story Telling, Massage, Diet, Natural Home Remedies, Reiki, Spiritual Response Therapy and Healing Touch for Animals.


Victor Paruta

A highly sought after and respected psychic reader and spiritual consultant, Victor Paruta recently taped two episodes for "Beyond Belief" with host George Noory on Gaiam TV (  Named "Best Psychic" (Cincinnati Magazine) for his "mysteriously accurate and compelling readings," Paruta is a regular guest on radio and television and has been featured in dozens of articles and publications.  He has also appeared on ABC's "The View." Paruta is also a medium with Victory of Light Paranormal, a high level paranormal investigation and research team serving Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.  He produced the first Victory of Light Psychic Festival in Cincinnati in 1992 to provide the general public with a venue for experiencing and learning about the holistic and psychic arts and sciences.