Averi Torres: Psychic to
Presidents, Corporate Moguls and Movie Stars
High on a hill overlooking the
Pacific Ocean in her bright sunlit living room, Averi Torres
sits on her overstuffed couch, with a knowing smile and
twinkling bright eyes. Well known as Malibu's favorite
psychic in residence, Torres has given readings to thousands
of seekers, including: two recent U.S. presidents, senators,
congressmen, Fortune 500 executives film and TV celebrities
along with lots of ordinary folk worldwide.
C/S: Many have called you
accurate and astounding. Would you cite one or two
predictions that you've made for clients?
AT: Through the years there have been many, but one
that comes to mind was when I called a client a few hours
before her trip and advised her not to take TWA flight 800.
Fortunately for her, she cancelled her flight. As you know
it did crash. Also, in January 2000, I was quoted in a
Malibu Times interview stating biotechnology would lead the
market in the first half of this year and it did.
C/S: You have said that you
brought your profession into the sunlight. What do you mean?
AT: Years ago to call oneself a psychic was to be
viewed as eerie and strange. I wanted to create a
respectable business and I have done that. I have empowered
thousands of clients to create their visions. While I can
see the future, I do believe in free will. I do believe
people have the ability to change what I see. For instance,
if someone is headed for a divorce, I can see that if they
do certain things, they can change the outcome. In business,
it's easy to speed up time by intuiting and through the
insights avoid pitfalls.
C/S: How and when did you
find your inner voice and your gifts of prophecy?
AT: (Laughs) Early on I thought I was strange. I was
always able to see the truth and not the illusion that some
people project. But, it was when I left my parents home in
upstate New York and moved to New York City, that I
discovered the word psychic.
C/S: How did your parents
perceive you and did they acknowledge your psychic
AT: My father said, on the day I was two days old, I
turned myself around in the crib. He marveled that I had so
much energy. However, he first took me seriously when I
called to tell him I was concerned that his father was going
to have a heart attack in his office. At that moment my
grandfather walked into his office and my father had to put
down the phone to catch him as he fell to the floor. My
grandfather died in his arms while I was holding on the
phone. That was a hard one for me to experience.
C/S: What about your mother?
AT: My mother was afraid I would get hurt and tried
to hide my abilities, but privately she told those close to
her that if this were a different time, I would be
considered a prophet.
C/S: You worked for a time
as a legal secretary in New York, and then as a secretary as
assistant to producers of shows like, "Wild, Wild,
West," "My Three sons" and "Family
Affair" in Hollywood. What brought you to the West
AT: I was drawn to Los Angeles. This is where I met
my husband. I went to lunch with a friend one day at
Barney's Beanery. At the time, Barney was alive and would
feed the starving artists and actors (chili and beans). My
friend and I sat at a family style table next to a young
man. He (Dennis Torres) and I started talking. We are still
talking, 31 years later.
C/S: How does he feel about
AT: He had never believed in psychics. One day a
waitress came over to our table and I spontaneously told her
not to worry that her child was going to be okay and her
husband was going to get a certain job. Shaken by my
spontaneous insights, she was quite pale when she walked
away. After a few years of that sort of thing, he became my
biggest fan and still is.
C/S: How long have your been
AT: Since 1960, but something very unusual started
happening to me in 1974. A kind of wisdom started flowing
through me and it wouldn't stop! I couldn't stop giving my
friends and people at the office insights. When I walked
into a supermarket the energy was like static, which I would
pick up and was overwhelming. It wouldn't go away. I finally
said okay, God's will be done and I decided to do readings
C/S: What do you see in the
immediate future for Los Angeles?
C/S: What do you do when you
have a personal problem?
AT: It's very exciting! Los Angeles will still be the
entertainment center of the world, but it will be virtual
reality. Entertainment on command! I love the new technology
because it is creating a global heart. Y2K made people aware
of computers and how connected we are globally.
AT: There is only the present moment. It is in this
moment that we are creating the future. Anytime I have a
problem, I go within, in the moment, and that is where my
answers and my peace can come from.
C/S: Is there anything
special you would like to communicate to our readers as we
conclude this interview?
AT: Yes, I want to say that the power of light is
greater than the force of darkness. That there is a lot of
love available all over the world. Even the Internet is
creating wonderful worldwide connections of the heart, mind
and soul. Love is going to reach people who thought they
were unlovable. Love is here. People just have to let love
in, open the doors.
Averi Torres can be reached at
(310) 457-1165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.