My Son, My Son, Redemption of a Psychic
Who would pay $10,000 for psychic advice from a man sitting in a mental hospital awaiting trail for credit card fraud? The rich and famous, of course! Con artist David Marius Guardino counted on their gullibility, billing himself as The World's Greatest Psychic. David returned to his Christian roots in 2007, shortly before he died in prison. His family tells his story of hope and redemption. More
Oregonians will remember David Marius Guardino as the local psychic, “Jamil” who was barred from conducting business in the state. Nevadans recollect him as the “Psychic to the Stars” on the Las Vegas strip. Tennesseans recall the local clairvoyant who spoke to Elvis Presley from the grave. But nobody else on Earth could know the flamboyant seer the way I did.
I am David’s mother, and “My Son, My Son” is my testimonial. David became involved in the occult, early in his adult life, billing himself as “The World’s Greatest Psychic.” It brought him great wealth and fame—then it destroyed him.
Over the course of his 35-year career, David claimed to have spoken to Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe, and Adolph Hitler. His interviews with celebrities (alive and dead), predictions and séances are well-documented, published in the supermarket tabloids like National Examiner, and also in the mainstream press. His sordid career led him from his home in Oregon, to Las Vegas, to Tennessee. He cheated and conned dozens of businessmen, entertainers, and politicians, and spent most of his career running from creditors, former wives, the IRS, and disgruntled clients.
My precious eldest child died May 10, 2007 at age 64 from complications of obesity and diabetes. He was severely mentally ill, penniless and in prison for tax evasion.
Then he went to heaven!
This witness of God’s faithfulness is based on the meticulous spiritual warfare journals that I kept for over 30 years. It features the personal perspectives of my husband, Monte Guardino, and David’s five younger siblings, and how they each dealt with David’s grandiose behavior. All divulge the pain, embarrassment, and shame that resulted from David’s mental and spiritual decline, and the joy of witnessing his 11th-hour eternal salvation.
An increasingly relevant subplot is the disillusionment that people experience after placing their faith in influential people who claim they can improve our lives. It is my prayer that readers will come to the realization that “Change We Can Truly Believe In” does not come from the rich and powerful, but only from our Lord Jesus Christ!
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