Steve Strickland who started the parent company Middle Kingdom Productions in Ashland Oregon has brought a disciplined background in political campaign management to the shows to produce consistent events which reflect positively on the holistic community generally and the company specifically.Body Mind Spirit Expos ( BMSE ) started in Ashland Oregon in 1986. The expos have always maintained an equal emphasis on holistic topics and local participation. In larger markets in the late 80s and early 90s the espos expanded with the addition of annual Expos in Seattle Spokane Portland Atlanta New Orleans and Tampa.
Former BMS events provided a booklet with info on presenters, where they would be and this time there were none and we found it difficult to find the booths we wanted to see and presenters info. A big map with numbers , is difficult to remember, especially for seniors. Plus many booths had not displayed its number. a lot of time was wasted trying to find the booths we knew were there but didn't know where they were and staff didn't seem to know either.
There were two women doing readings together. Neither knew what they were doing. I am an Oracle so I knew what the cards said, but the reader didn't read the cards. She literally pulled half of the cards and my daughter had to ask her what each card meant. And she had an attitude. Not a positive experience at all.
4 John H Pease Jr Reviewed Body Mind Spirit Expo on 03 Nov 2019 Spiritual Consultant/Facilitator at NorthWestMystical.com
Did the BMSE advertise in the major metaphysical book stores? Our Tarot card reader, who works in the major book stores regularly, did not see BMSE advertised. If not, it would be helpful if they did. As an example, did BMSE advertise on the New Renaissance Bookshop mailing list? Thank you for letting me ask!
It had been a few years since I have attended due to timing, nothing else. It is still very organized, great displays and welcomed warmly by vendors. I enjoyed the 2 lectures I attended. It was a smaller event than the 2-3 years ago when I last attended,but still very quality.