Angel Lightfeather is more than happy to talk about what she understands as her life's calling: Serving as a conduit for angels and God and using this connection to perform divine healings.
"People feel very blessed when they're with me," Lightfeather says. "People revere me as a holy woman. I've had a lot of contact with Jesus and I have messages for mankind."
She's a bit more reticent, however, when it comes to her age. "You shouldn't ask ladies that, it's bad. Bad, bad!" And she's no less disinclined to proffer the names she's previously used in her life as a New York artist.
Before getting into the healing game, Lightfeather was a painter and sculptor whose work has been snatched up by such purple decade celebs as Donna Summer, Henry Winkler, Rod Stewart and Andy Gibb.
"I've probably been in the spotlight way more than my fifteen minutes of fame."
Seeking to escape the limelight, Lightfeather has called Cripple Creek home for the last year. She's a busy woman, serving as reverend at the Chapel of Miracles in Boulder and speaking to metaphysical and spiritually inclined audiences around the country. She holds a doctorate in metaphysics from the Hubbard University of Metaphysical Science and is the author of a self-published book, Angel Presence Angel Presents: A Most Holy Book.
Born and raised in Bayside, Queens, Lightfeather's voice may be branded with an unmistakably muddy New York accent, but her sense of purpose, she says, has always been clear.
"There was a day when I had given my mother a session; she was in physical pain and I was divinely guided to hold my hands around her and give her a healing, and she just cried. She couldn't believe I could heal her without even touching her. And then she looked at me and said, 'You know what? You've been a healer your whole life, haven't you?' And who would know better than my own mother."
-- John Dicker
photo by Sunnie Sacks