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September 23, 2012

Spiritual counselor opens new shop in North Tonawanda

Niagara Gazette — When Lockport resident Karen Naugle stopped in at new-age metaphysical center, Spiritually Rooted in Wilson a month ago, she expected to spend some time playing with proprietor Pamela Bruns’ foster kittens.

What she got instead was an impromptu spiritual reading from Bruns, a medium and spiritual counselor ordained through the Spiritualist Church.

“I started talking about abused animals and how bad I always felt (for them) and I wondered where I got my compassion,” Naugle said of the encounter.

She said Bruns started talking — almost uncontrollably.

“She said, ‘your grandfather said you got it from him ... he’s right behind you.’ I just burst into tears, and then she started rattling things off she wouldn’t have any way of knowing,” Naugle said.

Naugle said she had no intention of having a reading done by Bruns when she visited the shop — which has expanded to a second location at 90 Webster St. in North Tonawanda — but she’s glad she did. In fact, Naugle said she had no idea Bruns was even a medium.

“Once I realized that she was talking to my grandfather it just hit me like a ton of bricks and I was all of a sudden in this spiritual world,” Naugle said. “I finally found out who in the family I took after.”

Spiritual reading are just one of the many services Brun offers at the shop. She also provides healings and pet readings, and it’s not just something she’s decided to do on a whim. Bruns has the education and degrees to back it up.

She has a bachelors degree in communication and psychology from Canisius College, as well as a bachelors and masters in metaphysics at the University of Metaphysics in Sedona, Ariz., a masters in executive leadership and development from Daemon College, and a PhD in pastoral counseling and psychology. She received formal medium and spiritual training at Fellowships of the Spirit in Lily Dale.

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