DR. PAUL POLYCHRONIS
dream interpreter and tarot reader
In addition to interpreting dreams and reading the tarot, Paul is a board-certified counseling psychologist. Paul’s psychological knowledge and skills enhance his dream interpretation and tarot readings. An avid student of the ancient method of the tarot, Paul is constantly learning more about this fascinating approach to divination. Paul also posts videos about dream interpretation and the tarot.
Dreams are an attempt to communicate something to ourselves that for some reason we are not consciously eager to know, even when it is something positive. Dream symbolism and imagery is unique to each person and the point in time in one's life when a dream occurs. To understand the sum meaning of the dream, each element within the dream needs to be examined one by one. First Paul will ask you to recall the dream in as much detail as you possibly can. When that is completed, Paul will ask you what comes to your mind about each particular element in the dream. After doing this with all aspects of the dream, Paul can arrive at meaning for the dream in its entirety. Another way of putting it, when this process is finished Paul will be able to tell you what the dream is trying to say to you.
Regarding the tarot, Paul views the tarot deck as a multifaceted stimulus that facilitates a unique conversation between querent and reader. Through this interaction, one’s way of life may express itself and be experienced differently than usual. A tarot reading provides a fascinating and unusual way to learn more about oneself by drawing out unconscious information.
Horror host and otherworldly entity
Dr. Torpor is a character created by Paul Polychronis, who has a life-long love affair with the horror genre, especially horror films. Dr. Torpor appears in his own Theatre of Fate horror host videos where he makes observations on some of his favorite horror movies.
The idea of Dr. Torpor was originally inspired by Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors, a 1965 British horror movie. Peter Cushing played Dr. Schreck, a mysterious tarot reader. Other influences include one of Paul’s most beloved professors from graduate school, William B. Arndt Jr., Dr. Caligari from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Roman Castevet from Rosemary's Baby (1968), Dr. Julian Carswell from Night of the Demon (1957), The Amazing Criswell from 1950s TV and Ed Wood movies, Professor A. Daemon from the Twilight Zone episode “The Chaser” (1960),Peter Cushing's portrayal of Baron Victor Frankenstein in the Hammer Frankenstein films, Professor Marvel from The Wizard of Oz (1939), Professor Julius Sumner Miller from The Hilarious House of Frightenstein TV show, Dr. Septimus Pretorius from Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Simon of Simon’s Sanctorum (a Boston horror host from 1970 to 1973), and The Tall Man from the Phantasm films. Also, the good Dr. Torpor is an extension of some of Paul’s most bombastic and mischievous personality traits.
Dr. Torpor’s cadaverous features are a combination of silent film makeup and the garish appearance of many horror hosts
How does this work?
There are four options for receiving a dream interpretation. The interpretation may be done by livestreaming and can also be saved as a video to which you would be sent the link. Or the dream interpretation can be done live over the phone or by email.
For tarot readings, after selecting the reading of your choice, the reading can be done by livestreaming, or you can ask the question for your reading and receive the response recorded as a video to which you would be sent a link. The tarot reading could also be done with you live over the phone. Or for an email reading you can ask the question for our reading and receive the response in a detailed email report along with pictures of the cards in your spread.
For the interactive modes, such as livestreaming, over the phone, and dream interpretation by email, you will receive an email asking for some times when you would like to have your tarot reading or dream interpretation. Once the dream interpretation or tarot reading is scheduled you will be sent a PayPal invoice. On the day and time of your reading, Paul will send you a Google Hangouts link for livestreaming that will enable you to see and hear the dream interpretation or tarot reading. For tarot readings, the camera alternates between the tarot cards and Paul. If your computer does not have a microphone, Paul will use his smart phone to hear you. For over the phone tarot readings Paul will call you on the scheduled time.
For tarot readings by livestreaming or phone, Paul will greet you and begin the reading with the deck you chose. The ten-card tarot reading is the Celtic Cross but with the cards laid out in two rows of five instead of the usual spread. Paul will lay out the first eight cards. After those are discussed, the last two cards are revealed and explored one at a time – due to their special import!
For a tarot reading by email, Paul will attach photos of the tarot layout to the email. The email will include a thorough report of the reading, in response to the question asked, and how the cards influence each other in the spread.
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