Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Mae West & Richard Ireland, Spiritual Adviser

Mae West yearned to stay in touch with her loved ones, especially her deceased mother, father, and kid brother Jack West. Two successive spiritual advisers, Reverend Jack Kelly and later on Dr. Richard Ireland, encouraged Mae to communicate with her dearest departed.
• • Acquaintances would be invited to attend seances or ESP demonstrations at the Santa Monica beach house that the actress purchased in the 1950s. Often these would feature (or be led by) Dr. Ireland.
• • Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Richard Ireland, a widely known psychic and entertainer, had founded the University of Life Center in 1960. [Ireland's involvement with his church ended with his death in 1992.]
• • Dr. Richard Ireland taught and demonstrated psychic ability all over the world along with counseling celebrities and Hollywood personalities such as Mae West, "Gunsmoke" actress Amanda Blake, David ["The Fugitive"] Janssen, and Darrell Zanuck, founder of 20th Century Fox Studios.
• • His work with Hollywoodites earned Dr. Ireland a nickname: "Psychic to the stars." [For more details, see his autobiography: "The Phoenix Oracle" by Richard Ireland.]
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Mae West.


  1. Anonymous11:16 PM

    Dr.Richard Ireland was a fantastic "reader".

    Dr.Richard Ireland was a fantastic human.


  2. Cullen Dorn3:36 PM

    Richard Ireland is 'America's Forgotten Psychic,'as he astonished everyone from the White House (Eisenhower)to the stars in Hollywood, and not to forget too, those in Las Vegas, where he was allowed to perform on stage but forbidden to sit at their gambling tables. His clairvoyance was incredibly accurate down to the smallest detail.

  3. I was her houseboy at the Ravenswood back in the early '70. She was a gracious and delightful lady.

  4. Richard was my friend. For the rest of my days I will never forget the time I was able to spend with him.


    Ron Sanders

  5. Ron Sanders.... Richard was my uncle, brother to my father Donald. I'm looking for information on Richard. Email me please. Thank you
    Kelley Ireland