This book is a memoir of Helen Gilman, a long time resident of Boulder, Colorado. She was more than 90 years old when she died. She was deaf for most of her life and worked as a psychic reading the tea leaves of thousands of residents during the many years of her practice. This book contains many remarkable stories telling of Helen's uncanny ability to see things invisible to others. More
Helen Gilman was a long time resident of Boulder, Colorado, whose life spanned two different eras. Her father arrived in the area during the gold rush mining days and Helen's early life was spent in gold mining camps located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
During her early childhood Helen was struck on several occasions with debilitating illnesses that ultimately took her ability to hear from her. That occurred during a time in history when there was little understanding or tolerance for anyone who was handicapped in any way. During those years Helen met an old woman who was a psychic who taught her to read tea leaves. Through those early childhood experiences she developed her natural abilities as a psychic.
Even though she was totally deaf for many years Helen read the tea leaves of thousands of residents in and around Boulder and Boulder county. This book is in part a compilation of those readings. For more than a year the authors of this work met with Helen once a week to hear her stories and to record her memories.
Many of the stories outlined in this work are not only about Helen's memories of her psychic work but they also touch on the history of that area during those early gold mining days and up through modern day Colorado.
-- TJ Davis, Dianne Lane, Barbara Joanne Walker