Richard West didn’t want to be psychic.
He tried, over the years, to ignore the voices that he heard and the gentle prods he received from a higher place. However, he always wondered why his hands got warm when he was near someone unwell. He also became accustomed to a certain sense of knowing about people and events before they happened and used this to good advantage in his life, first as a customs officer and later as a successful businessman.
In the end, Richard couldn’t avoid the persistent nudging. As his life unfurled, his reticence shrank and his inquisitiveness grew.
The Reluctant Psychic is the story not only of how he eventually came to terms with his abilities but also regarding how he puts those abilities to good use as a healer, dowser, and ghostbuster.
His bulging case files are full of ghost stories, both funny and poignant, that he has collected in the course of his work around the world. The stories are informative and interesting, and they give valuable insight into the work of a dowser and psychic operating with a foot in both worlds.
This book provides comfort and reassurance to all of us who have encountered things that go bump in the night, and it explains in detail how places can affect us in a variety of ways.
Richard began his working life as an HM customs officer, where he was awarded two Queen’s Commendations for outstanding success in the line of duty. Since then he has run his own building and construction companies for 35 years, not only giving him an extensive grounding and practical knowledge of the trade – collecting qualifications in electrical engineering and plumbing along the way – but also an understanding of the demands and stresses of the business environment. In 1996 he founded The Priory, a complementary therapy centre.
After completing five years of study both in the Reiki discipline – he is a Usui Reiki Master and teacher – and also with personal mentors, Richard became a Healer Member of the National Federation of Spiritual Healers. Richard is also a member of the Spirit Release Foundation.
He was a serving member of the Council of the British Society of Dowsers and on the Professional Register since1995. Richard has worked for many years as a successful geopathic stress consultant , water dowser, and ghost buster both in the UK ,USA and in Europe.