Nigel Crook, Intuitive
This British-born, West L.A.-based intuitive is known for being “a brutal psychic.” But he always has his clients’ best interests at heart.
“I believe that we’re all on this web called Mother Earth, or life, and whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves,” Nigel Crook says. We’re sitting in his cozy living room; a stack of tarot cards sits on the table in front of him. “But also, when you’re on the web, you’re supposed to make it vibrate. You’re not supposed to just stand there. But once you make it vibrate, you become in tune with everything else on the web. That’s when you become intuitive. That’s what I do.” It’s a little hard to explain how Crook taps into the spiritual realm, but that’s exactly what we asked him to do. Here, he walks us through how he receives information he relays to someone during a session, and, more important, how he hopes they use it.
How would you describe what you do?
They call it an intuitive here. In Europe I’m a clairvoyant/clairaudient, which means I see and hear spirit in full form, like me and you, and I get messages from them. The dead tell me what’s going on with people not related to them.
What’s a session with you like?
The connection’s made as soon as [a client] texts me or calls me. And then on the day of seeing the person, I’ll get messages the minute I leave the house. On the way to the client, I’ll actually see a spirit, who’ll give me information, and then when I get to the client’s home, I won’t tell them till halfway through, because more often than not, the client doesn’t want to know what I’ve just been told. I’m known as a brutal psychic; I used to make everybody cry who came to see me, and they actually needed that. It can be difficult. I’ll bring up stuff that’s affecting you now. I deal with cause and effect. And more often than not, what’s happening now has been caused in your past or even a past life. You’re carrying baggage through lives, and we have to stop that. I also give homework. The fact is, I don’t see myself as a healer, I call myself a helper. I will not cure you, you’ll cure yourself. And I will give you tools to do that which are invariably affirmations and prayers. It’s the intention that resonates with the universe.
How did you discover your clairvoyance?
I’ve always seen spirit in full form. I was raised in a household that was Catholic, so my Catholic auntie every Sunday would take me to the cemetery to her husband’s grave. And then we’d go around the cemetery, and she’d stand in front of a gravestone and ask me who was in. And I’d tell her, because they’d be standing next to her. I’d tell her what they died of and when and all that. I actually thought everybody could do it. It was only when I started high school that I realized they didn’t.
When did you begin using your ability to help others?
When I was in my 20s, I was working at a restaurant in the north of England. This is how it started to change what I do. I’d be in a market, and I’d see somebody across…the market and know I had to touch them. And the minute that I touched them, one of their relatives would have an accident. And I would simply say to them, “Call your mother, there’s been an accident,” and walk off. It took about three weeks before these people started to find out where I worked and just started coming in saying, “Can we have a sitting with you? Exactly the time when you touched me is when [the accident] happened.”
Then I went to live on Ibiza in Spain, and that’s when everything started to open up. I don’t know why. I met an American lady, Carol, who taught tarot cards. Somebody had said, “We know of your psychic abilities, that you see spirit. She could help you control what you’re seeing.” Because where I was, it was like a vortex, there was so much stuff going on. So I went to see Carol. She gave classes, and everybody in the class was a different nationality—French, German, Italian, Spanish. At that time I only spoke English. We learned a three-card draw, which is past, present, and future, and took it in turns to read the class, whatever they pulled out. And at the end of the class, Carol came to me and she said, “I didn’t know you were bilingual.” I said, “I’m not.” And she said, “I don’t know how you’ve done this, but you just told everybody in that room the next two years of their life in their language.” What I think I do, I actually talk to a person’s soul—I call it your self. And I get your soul integrated in your body again.
What’s the one takeaway that you hope people get from working with you?
To believe in themselves, really. Learn to believe in yourself and learn how to treat yourself, the person inside, better. Literally to treat yourself as you’d like other people to treat you.