For over 15 years, Krista has been giving professional readings. Poet & vivid dreamer since childhood, she is highly intuitive. Krista is known for her deep insight, soothing presence, & uncanny predictions. She is part of a worldwide lineage of women resurrecting the ancient oracle traditions.
Bio: At 17, Krista began her metaphysical studies when her brother, David, was lost at sea during a kayaking program. Searching for answers & healing, she met the Reiki Masters Virginia Samdahl (1 of the 22 original students of Hawayo Takato who spread Reiki in the West) & David Jarrell. Krista received the first 2 degrees of the Usui style Reiki from them.
In 1983, while pursing her B.A. in writing & music at NYU, she met the Venerable Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, a well-loved Tibetan Buddhist master & Abbott at KTD Monastery in Woodstock, NY. Over the next 10 years, Krista studied with many Karma Kagyu masters, learning through meditation, vajrayana practices, & direct teachings. She served as coordinator to one of the centers where she taught shamatha meditation.
In her early 30's, Krista met the wise woman, Old Crow, who taught her through mask making, dreaming, & animal totems. She moved to Nova Scotia, Canada, where she studied & practiced a magical celtic tradition. While there, she met her husband, Michael Wamback, who introduced her to the tarot. Together, they developed a unique system of the tarot that is based on the Kabbalastic Tree of life. This system brings a greater accuracy to prediction, as well as a deeper understanding to life.
Krista continues her studies in both Eastern & Western traditions. Currently, she is studying the Long Form of the Classical Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan & Tai Chi Knife with Tim O'Connor, a 4th generation instructor from the Yang Ch'eng Fu lineage. She is an active member & Past Matron of Ocean Park Chapter #245, Order of the Eastern Star. Krista's clients come from all walks of life. She has appeared on national TV as an expert, hosted the popular pagan radio show, "The Witching Hour" & lectured for diverse audiences, including the Los Angeles Opera Company. Currently, she is co-writing a tarot book & course with her husband.
- 05/29 7-9pm "The Way of the Seeker" Tarot Workshop with James Wanless
- 05/30 7-8:30pm "Intuition for Healers" with Mark Mezadourian and Nickol Kornilova
- 05/31 7-9pm Book Signing: "This is How I Save My Life" by Amy Scher
"Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. BELIEVE ONLY WHAT YOU YOURSELF TEST AND JUDGE TO BE TRUE." Buddha