Announcing a Spiritual Retreat in Italy

It takes a lot more than intellectual knowledge of Medicine Power to become a Medicine Person, and much of what it takes is the ability to feel things, rather than just think about them.
— Sun Bear, Medicine Man

Happy Spring! Up here in Asheville, North Carolina’s mountains spring has finally sprung! Being steeped and surrounded in nature induces perceptual clarity and, as new research claims, is also good for your health. Recent medical research suggests listening to “earth sounds” as an essential strategy for provoking physical and spiritual balance.

In clinical studies we have proven that two hours a day of nature sounds significantly reduce stress hormones up to 800% and will activate 500-600 DNA segments known to be responsible for healing and repairing the body.
— Dr. Joe Dispenza

The Huffington post recently featured yours truly in an article celebrating Medical Intuition! (View our Press & Media page to read the article.) I feel both humbled and thrilled to share my passion for championing clairvoyance and this fascinating Intuitive art known as Medical Intuition. Writer Claudia Ricci’s life was saved by following the accurate guidance of a Medical Intuitive. Her mission is to shed light on Medical Intuition and provide referrals to practitioners with good track records for appraising an individual’s health status. As a high profile Huff Post writer, Claudia brings needed visibility to Intuition’s powerful role in maintaining proactive robust health. :)

Events coming soon...

An Afternoon of Spirit
Live Guidance Event in Asheville, North Carolina
Saturday, May 16th from 4-6PM at the Castex residence
An inspired sharing of messages, answers and spiritual insight are in store.

And also...

Charley Castex Spiritual Retreat in Italy
Villa La Palagina, a resort in Tuscany -
Join us in the lovely Chianti hillside for Spring 2016
Pre-Registration is open as details are being confirmed.
Contact us for more information:

Meditation Musings & Winter Events

Journey to the center of self... Meditation is a sanity saving skill that deserves to be honed; steeping in daily silence reintroduces the joy and expansiveness of total being-ness, not just the doing-ness. Although it can take a while to become seated into inner silence, it’s worth every effort. Eventually you will feel a sense of bliss and balance that was previously eclipsed by compulsive busyness.

Meditation is a technique for “reversing the senses.” Through quieting and internalizing focus we redirect energy towards the core of the self. After meditation most folks feel re-set and refreshed, perceiving more vivid color and imagery upon the screen of consciousness.

Too often seekers relate to the practice of turning attention inward as either an exercise in seeking redemption or a frustrating battle to quiet the mind. If we meditate properly, the mind naturally quiets down. We just have to dig through the top layers of restlessness - like drilling a well – patience and persistence pay off. Eventually, when we stabilize to “still point”, we move to the interior where the “light and sound” totally eclipses the runaway train of thoughts taking up real estate in our melons. The process is simple, close your eyes, relax and notice the rhythmic cycle of your breath. Focus on feeling internally – relax into breathing, let the thoughts come and go. If you encounter passing thoughts, redirect focus toward feeling your breath. Relax, let go, and enjoy the ride.

This winter I have several exciting events brewing! Join us for...

An Intimate Evening Salon with Charley
January 16th, 2015
At a Private Residence in Knoxville, Tennessee
For reservations call: (828) 251-5043

The Power and Practice of Intuition
February 21st, 2015
At Jubilee in Asheville, North Carolina
From 4-6 PM for $15/person at the door

Exploration of the Tarot
February 7th, 2015
At a Private Residence in Asheville, North Carolina
From 2-5PM for $45/person
Join Charley for a hands-on learning experience focused on a practical approach to the Tarot.
For reservations call: (828) 251-5043

Kathryn and I wish you & yours a blissful Holiday Season and bright 2015!

Afternoon of Spirit in Asheville

Update: The Afternoon of Spirit event this weekend in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina is currently at capacity - *SOLD OUT*.

Join us for a Spirited Holiday afternoon of insight …

An Afternoon of Spirit with Charley
Saturday, December 6th from 4-6PM
At a Private Residence in Asheville, North Carolina
For seat reservation and additional details email:

An intimate afternoon of Empowering Guidance... Charley will offer Spiritual Guidance and field personal questions.

Return to Roatan

Back from Roatan Island, Honduras! Our 7-Day Spiritual Retreat was a rich composite of Grace, purring surf, tropical breezes, and gut busting laughter amongst our ensemble. The azure Caribbean Sea holds sway to the second largest coral reef system in the world, incredible underwater gardens! This curious little Paradise Island called Roatan worked its subtle magic on me, Kathryn, and our exceptional group. Join us – the next 2015 Caribbean Spiritual Retreat will be put into the detail works soon!

Waiting on the Island departure line at airport, a fellow asked me in a confusingly condensing tone, “You couldn’t leave your guitar at home while on vacation?” No sir, definitely not. One time I spent a month traveling about Italy without guitars or drums... I nearly returned home sporting a straitjacket. Music floated on the lofty currents of Roatan Island.

I actually enjoy playing for folks. In fact, we all played found instruments together. We waxed campy on African drums, jungle vocals, and solitary acoustic guitar. Some danced impressively to our joyous racket. Upachaya Eco Lodge auspiciously supplied a drum set in the Mangrove event room. How synchronistic is that?

On Island, I also played an impromptu gig sitting in with the local band, performing on the marina of a beatific bay (no house drum set there) but I shook the Tambourine and wildly beat a sonorous wood beam bracing the dock simulating drums. In an effort to please the ears of the packed house, I improvised melodic suggestions on both a Honduran beer bottle and a high pitched cocktail glass (not mine... I was conspicuously well behaved drinking only bottled water).

The seven day Spiritual Retreat was capped off with my appearance on the “Holistic Living” radio show with Barbara Wastart, which aired March 1st. I discussed approaches to demystifying the organic process of perceiving guidance. It was a good interview and a recording was secured, once we edit out the commercials it will post in on the Press & Media page. Enjoy this metaphysical Food for Thought - a tasty morsel of sustenance for the soul.

“Holistic Living” radio show with Barbara Wastart

“Holistic Living” radio show with Barbara Wastart

As a professional intuitive I am most often asked how I can be sure an impression is “true” and not just a random passing thought. My two word explanation is - subtle discernment. Much like a book that “leaps” off the shelf amongst other titles at the book store, genuine guidance captures your attention. Real guidance has a glow around it - it gleams. Not getting caught up in the idea of whether your impressions are fanciful thoughts or genuine spiritual guidance is ironically important. A person has to relax analytical thinking and judging faculties to embrace feeling.
Interpreting inner guidance is fully a matter of feeling. Messages calling for attention are glaringly obvious, so take notice of that glow emanating from the Elephant in your room.

How can you know when your stomach is full? You sense it organically, employing the same nerve endings that identify various sensations like butterflies in the belly. The first step of Intuitive Development is discerning affirmative signals from negative signals (thumbs up or thumbs down). Notice how inner impressions emotionally strike you; are you left with a feeling of buoyancy or weightiness?

The secret, strange to say, is complete lack of attachment to incoming information. A good Intuitive doesn’t worry too much whether incoming imagery is imagined or real. They just progressively deepen the art of listening. When you can sense beyond the surface of thought, you will be well on your way to awakening Intuition. Good fisherman can feel the first wiggle-jiggle of thin nylon line... you can just as easily sense inner imagery and sensations. Practice casting your line of attention internally – if you hook an old tire, just throw it back and patiently wait for the “big one” to bite. If you dig deeper, eventually the vein of insight gets tapped.

I read for the heart, from the heart – my technique is simple. Internally I look, listen, feel, and focus. Guidance is directive grace in the skeletal lining of your soul waiting to be discovered. Dig in.

Grace always,