Decode symbols & use your intuition.
Strengthen your own intuition while learning how to decode the symbols in Sema's specialty blend Turkish Coffee. Workshops are offered only twice a year and fill up quickly.
Included in the course:
Review History of Turkish Coffee reading
Learn how to brew and prepare traditional Turkish Coffee
Meditation and Reiki session provided by BinduBabu.com
Angel Card Tarot round table
1 on 1 cup reading guided by Sema
Q & A and photo opportunity
Have a question or wish in mind at the beginning
Sema Bal asks that you think of a wish as you're sipping the coffee. When flipping the coffee cup onto the saucer, you'll hold the two together and turn the cup either clockwise or counterclockwise as you ask the question or make the wish. If you don't know what to ask, let your mind drift and somehow lead you to the right subject.
Tapping into your future can be as simple as peeking into your leftover cup of joe, at least if you stop by New York’s most famous coffee fortune teller from Queens.
Sema Bal, a Turkish expat who moved to New York by way of Australia more than 20 years ago, made her first debut on television last year after being featured on the Bravo’s infamous “Real Housewives of New York.”
Since then, the gifted psychic has not only been visited by numerous clients from surrounding states, but has also been approached by major TV execs in hopes of launching a reality show.
“[Producers] approached me, but they wanted to include my kids,” Bal said. “But I don’t want to get my kids involved.”
For my April Inspiradventure, I decided to venture out of this world, a place actually deep within our mind and spirit. I decided to travel to the other side, beyond the stars. But I couldn’t do it alone.
Right off the J train, my mother and I scurried to Mrs. Bal’s home. I was nervous. A psychic? A Medium? I don’t believe in any of that, right? But a Turkish Coffee reader? I’ll bite! I originally saw her featured on The Real Housewives of New York City, and the curiosity overcame me. I decided to make an appointment. See what all of this was about. No expectations. But not objections. I walked right in.
Mrs. Bal greeted with a warm welcome! I was expecting a woman of great firmness, serious and mystifying in nature. Like she could read my whole life in my eyes, and she could see my demise as if I were simply a comic book of animation. Instead, she had such a positive vibe, and made me feel so comfortable. It was like I forgot what I was there for!
One of the only coffee psychics—or in her words, “Coffee Messengers”—in the United States, Bal is a veteran reader who has been scrying strangers’ destinies with the dregs of Turkish coffee grounds since the age of 20. She’s appeared on such reality shows as The Real Housewives of New York City, when she predicted some hair-bending prophesies for cast members like one widow’s impending reunion with her deceased husband.
A fortune teller from Queens has become an overnight sensation after an appearance on a popular reality television show. NY1’sRuschell Boone sat down for a reading and has more on why there is now a year-long wait to see her.
Sema Bal says she is not a psychic or a medium. She calls herself gifted–and says her gift is her ability to tell someone's fortune just by looking at the coffee grounds in their cup.
"I feel your energy through the coffee, and I read it through that," she said.