It was a dark and stormy afternoon in Kentucky sometime in the spring of 1978 when the wee, not-yet-Reverend Neargood sat before a television watching Universal’s horror classic The Wolfman for the first time. The iconic scene where the hero’s future is revealed by a fortune-teller so transfixed the budding occultist that a life plumbing the depths of esoteric knowledge seemed his only recourse. He set to it as best as any 8 year old could by visiting his public library and reading whatever his young mind could find on all things occult.
5 years later, he bought his first tarot deck from a B. Dalton bookstore in the Mall (Malls were big in the 80s). 10 years later, a collegiate Neargood received his BA in Comparative Religions, after which he moved to San Francisco and put his Liberal Arts degree to work as bartender. His 20+ years in San Francisco were like a “choose your own adventure” graduate school, exposing him to a wide variety of thoughts and practices from astrology to cryptozoology to quantum physics- always seeking to plumb the depths… In 2015, Rev. Neargood came up from those depths, said good-bye to the Bay Area, and moved to Portland to collate and share what 40 years of study produced.
That we are all energetic beings which experience reality in our own unique way informs Rev. Neargood’s astrological interpretations and tarot readings, as well as his ministerial work. Whether helping to reveal a path forward or to uncover what your subconscious knows but your conscious mind is unable to articulate, astrology and tarot are powerful tools for self-discovery and motivation. In a reading, Rev. Neargood uses a combination of both to assist you in unlocking or unblocking your energetic full potential.
As an ordained clergyman, he is also available to provide ministerial services from Weddings to Celebrations of Life to Home/Business Blessings, each uniquely tailored to your belief system or traditions with respect and reverence (and a dash of levity when appropriate). He takes the title Reverend seriously, but also is a Pope of the Erisian Mysteries. Fnord.
Rev. Neargood offers the following services in person at The Raven's Wing Magical Co. in Portland, and from a distance by phone.
60 minute session: $100
30 minute session: $60