Woman aims to connect with dead at seminar
By JAMES MCGINNIS
The Intelligencer – The Bucks County Courier Times
October 4, 2005 5:00 AM
The late Johnny Carson once wryly observed that, "for three days after death, hair and fingernails continue to grow ... but the phone calls taper off."
For Christine Duminiak of Bensalem, talking to the dead has become a lifelong calling.
And it's a talent she's just dying to share with you Friday night when she hosts an "After Death Communications" seminar at Boscov's auditorium in Neshaminy Mall in Bensalem.
"The thing that many people need is a sign to know that their loved one is OK," she said. "A lot of people, without that sign, feel that they don't have peace in their hearts."
Duminiak said she would offer free tips on spotting the presence of long-lost loved ones during the 7 p.m. seminar. At least 100 of the living are expected to attend.
And Duminiak is bringing her own crowd for support.
"My father will be patting me on the top of my head. My mother usually will tickle the left side of my face," she said of her dead parents. "They always do that."
Supernatural signs can be as subtle as scents, touches, vivid dreams and waking visions, Duminiak said. Yet, she added be on the lookout for e-mails, calls, coins or even downloaded music.
"Music and pictures can be downloaded on their own," she said. And butterflies, animals, dragonflies, birds and insects may "seem like they know you or belong to you. They can be anywhere from one to 100s in number when they are around you."
Duminiak said she learned to accept the presence of familial spirits in 1998, when the spirits of her husband's parents appeared in her bedroom at 4 a.m.
She said she believes millions of Americans have such "contacts" and that people simply repress most of these experiences.
"The problem is that it is not a mainstream topic. So when the supernatural happens in your life, you don't tell other people because you don't want others to say you're crazy or making it up. I'm trying to make this topic very mainstream," she said.
"Friday we will help each other to validate our experiences. I will be giving some examples from my own life. I will give the audience a chance to share what they have to share," she added. "The message is really simple. We never really have to say goodbye."
To register for the free seminar, call (215) 953-5900.
For more information about Duminiak, visit her Web site at www.geocities.com/adcfriends.
James McGinnis can be reached at (215) 949-3248 or jmcginnis@phillyBurbs.com.
Note: Christine Duminiak’s website has been changed to: www.christineduminiak.com