Betty’s spiritual work with clients spans nearly four decades and has always been by word-of-mouth. In 2006, at the request of several clients, she went public with her services and now works with clients worldwide.
*All artwork on this website by Betty Malicoat.
As a child, Betty slowly discovered her lucid dreaming ability and intuitive sense, though she was unaware of how it could be integrated into her life. She kept these experiences to herself for fear of being rejected or ridiculed.
Though she didn’t fully explore these psychic arts until she was well into her twenties, it was her father, Joe Miller, who formally introduced her to spirituality at the early age of nine. He had her concentrate on a prism while he discussed light, the color spectrum and auras.
In later years her father became an active member of the San Francisco Theosophical Society and conducted weekly spiritual walks in Golden Gate Park that were frequently attended by hundreds of people. (It was these walks as well as her father’s reputation for insightful “talks” at the Theosophical Society that led to the publishing of his biography Great Song: The Life And Teachings Of Joe Miller.) It was insightful “talks” that Betty found herself giving as well, but on a an individual basis.
She refined her intuitive and artistic abilities, experimented with different modalities, studied the Greek mystery religions and the works of Joseph Campbell. In time, Betty had crafted an intuitive/psychic way of navigating her life. This, in turn, empowered her to help family, friends, and even strangers. Raising her children and developing her art became the main focus of her life for a time, but once her children became independent, it was her love of literature that led her onto a different path.
At age 51, Betty graduated magna cum laude from Fresno State University. She then attended the Master of Fine Arts program which required her to teach. This led her down yet another path…
While teaching English at Fresno State University under the Master of Fine Arts program, Betty designed unorthodox lesson plans to promote critical thinking in her young students. Word of her teaching style spread, bringing requests for private tutoring from many students in varying masters programs.
While tutoring, she discovered innovative ways for her students to overcome their writing blocks. These methods also revealed memories that were the root cause of each student’s problems. The results led Betty to develop more in-depth spiritual work with private clients which eventually became Spiritual Counseling.
LOTUS PATH HEALING
One of the strongest influences for Betty was studying the biographies of Hawaiian, Native American and South American shamans. These models of healer-counselors had life experiences that set them apart which taught them to observe how emotions influence physical well-being.
Betty also studied energy healing techniques from both Eastern and Western traditions. Although these experiences provided valuable information, Betty required deeper answers. Her knowledge and understanding only began to deepen after healing instruction was presented to Betty in a life-changing spiritual experience.
Out of this unusual communication, the Lotus Path Healing methods and principles emerged in detail. They are beyond anything Betty has previously read about or studied. The techniques continue to evolve as more knowledge is acquired. This is an ongoing collaborative effort and it is Betty’s privilege to offer this extraordinary healing.
The Crooked Eye
In 2009, Betty’s short story, “The Crooked Eye,” was turned into a short film and narrated by Academy Award winner, Linda Hunt. The film won several awards and was distributed by United Kingdom’s Shorts International. Currently it can be seen on iTunes.
“A dreamy whisper of a film…an intriguing and thought-provoking film.”
-Richard Propes, THEINDEPENDENTCRITIC.COM
“I have never seen a film that comes so close to how anxiety and depression really feel.”
-Terra King, EXAMINER.COM
“At times it feels like a live-action film with subtle bits of animation and at other times it feels like a painting come to life. All together, it is a unique look and an ethereal viewing experience.
Based on a short story by Betty Malicoat, The Crooked Eye is the story of one day in the life of Sharon (Fay Masterson). Her inner thoughts and turmoil narrated by Linda Hunt, Sharon seems to drift through life, displaying one thing to those around her while mentally and emotionally experiencing another. She may be there physically, but her life seems to be taking place in an entirely different realm, haunted by her memories of love lost.
The Crooked Eye manages to envelop the viewer in the atmosphere of Sharon’s mind, for better or for worse. The omnipresent narration of Linda Hunt eventually seems to come less from the screen and more from your own head (how did she get in there!?!) and the pleasant look of the film offsets the not quite so pleasant emotions that the story itself creates. Sharon is not a happy person at the time of this tale, and the story is therefore fraught with her fears and insecurities.
So why does it feel so comfortable? Maybe because we’re all so good at swimming in our own equally fragmented currents, sometimes it just takes the right nudge to jump into and enjoy the emotional river of someone else. The Crooked Eye doesn’t give you a shove, more like the floor slowly sliding out beneath you; you’re already in the deep end before you realize what happened.”
- Mark Bell, FILMTHREAT.COM