Last Saturday, 24th April 2004, I took myself off up to London for a coffee cup reading workshop run by psychic Sahar Huneidi. I had been intrigued by her article in May's Prediction magazine - I had heard of tea leaf reading but not coffee cup readings, and Sahar assured would-be participants that even beginners like myself, would be able to read something out of our coffee cups.
Nevertheless it was a very apprehensive me who rang Sahar's doorbell on Saturday. I met Sahar, a warm and friendly person, and the other participants, mostly novices like myself, and after refreshments, we settled around the table, notepad and pen in hand to start our day of intuitive learning.
Sahar began by explaining that anything can be read - clouds, water, scorched parchment or paper and she would show us how our intuition can be activated
We started with a guided meditation. Afterward Sahar asked us to note down our thoughts - we were advised to challenge our mental pictures if we weren't sure what they were saying to us. It was interesting that several of us saw the same colours and patterns in our meditation.
After a couple of written exercises to activate our intuitive side, (Sahar advises that if we use our weaker hands when we can, we often activate the more creative parts of our brain) Sahar showed us photographs of people.
We were asked to select a photo that appealed to us then write what we thought about the person. At first I was stuck but after being prompted to write down whatever came into my head the creative juices soon started flowing! I was surprised during feedback that my impressions about the person in the photograph were mostly correct - I even managed to guess that they were taking driving lessons!
Next was a lesson in psychometry. We each placed a piece of jewellery from ourselves in the middle of the table, and then picked one at random. After handling it carefully we wrote down our impressions.
The lady whose bracelet I was handling wasn't too sure when I gave her my impression of happiness and sunshine associated with it. Maybe its for the future - I hope I'm right! The person who handled my watch guessed correctly that I was having a few family problems at the present time.
Water reading was next. We each had a glass of water - firstly placed on a purple mat to dispel negative energies, then we were to stare into the water and note down pictures or symbols that come into our minds. I found this difficult at first, but before long shapes and symbols were soon being glimpsed in the water - heart (love), eye (third eye) a cross shape (protection) and 'H'. Even a date - 25th May! I don't know what that meant but then perhaps something significant will happen on that date.
We tried reading scorched paper after that - holding a piece of blank paper over a candle then turning it over and trying to make out the shapes. I found this most difficult of all, but some of the others found something in mine that made sense to me, and most of the group found the symbols true to their circumstances at this time.
Lastly, came the Turksih coffee cup reading - genuine Turkish coffee, which we were shown how to make properly. We all made some for each other and stirred in a wish for that person. Turkish coffee has a different taste to what I am normally used to - and I am a keen drinker of coffee - plus I wondered how I would get along drinking it black. But sweetened I liked it very much.
After we had finished we all turned our cups over into our saucers and shook them. At first what appeared looked like mud in the bottom of our cups and in the saucers. But after concentrating, symbols soon became apparent.
I found I was quite good at this - guessing another lady's circumstances correctly, and my own cup elaborated on the earlier family problems with the bonus that they should soon be over and a happy time ahead. Just what I needed to hear! We read both cups and saucers although that isn't really necessary but we were really into the swing of this!
At the end of the workshop we were each given a present of a pack of Turkish coffee, a pretty cup and saucer, and pan for making the coffee. All the tools needed to practise this at home. The workshop was a very interesting day - and much learned.
Sahar is an excellent teacher - willing to impart her own intuitive knowledge to others. I would have liked to have got to know my fellow students more, but it is never wise to ask too many questions of the others when you are trying to pick up intuitive information about them. A few more workshops like this and I won't have to ask anyway!
11th May 2004