A Nomadic Experience with Clairvoyant Thomas John

| September 15, 2012

Strolling into Nomad restaurant is a unique and somewhat exhilarating experience as the lush décor quickly transports you to the depths of North Africa. My dinner companion for this evening was renowned psychic medium, clairvoyant and published author, Thomas John. Boasting a beautiful combination of the artwork of Alex Weiss’ wall paint sceneries, imported works from Morocco and the carved iron work of Steel Neal, owner Mehenni Zebentout has created an authentic North African outpost in the heart of New York City’s East Village. You are surrounded by ochre walls, Berber pottery and hand crafted wooden screens, while relaxing in candlelight and heady nomadic music—a perfect environment to explore the mystery of Thomas John.

At the age of four, Thomas had his first psychic experience when he described to his parents, in vivid detail, a conversation he had with a man named “Leo”, the name of his late paternal grandfather who died 10 years before he was born. This was just the beginning of understanding the depth of Thomas’ personality which unfolded like layers of an onion as we savored the Moorish Chicken Skewers (cumin scented tender chicken thighs with garlicky Swiss chard) and the Nomad Trio Dip (dry fava bean, muhamara and artichoke served with crispy pita). Culture just seems to ooze out of every crevice of this interesting foodie hotspot and my dinner companion, simply brought the experience to another level.

In his post graduate years, Thomas pursued several research positions in   medical   and   hospital   settings,   which   included   internships   at Massachusetts General Hospital and Yale University. As a result of his research efforts, he has produced three peer-reviewed publications in major journals, including a ground-breaking paper on postpartum depression. It wasn’t until 2010 that Thomas exclusively set his focus on mediumship and psychic advice.

As we moved into the Seafood Couscous (fish, shrimp, clams, scallops and calamari in seafood broth) Thomas started to share some of the extraordinary experiences of his everyday life in his private practice where he helps individuals around the world connect with loved ones on the other side. Skeptical? I took the opportunity to go to a group reading at New York’s Meta Center and this is something that you simply have to see. The diverse audience included a wide array of individuals and a handful of celebrities including TV newswoman, Lynne White. His genuine gift is extraordinary and many were blessed with his insights. Crying, laughter and pure astonishment dominated as he gracefully shared the visions as they came to him.

It was the Pistachio Crusted Magret (Hudson Valley duck breast with wheat berries, pear butter, Swiss chard and red wine-licorice reduction) that raised the culinary bar to the next level and for the first time that evening, we stopped speaking and simply savored the delight that lay so artfully on our plates.

To wrap one of the more interesting meals I have had in quite some time, we put a smile on our face with a trio of ethnic sugary treats as we launched into the next conversation, which consisted of me describing another phenomenal restaurant at which I had dined the previous evening. Following my description he commented “I have a really bad feeling about that restaurant. I don’t think that they are going to make it.” I got a text yesterday from the GM saying that they had closed their doors—really. Is your skin tingling? Mine certainly did.