Charlene Hacker

Char is the owner of Psychic's Thyme Book Store and Learning Center and is the lead administrator of all classes, events, and community activities that occur at the shop. Char earned her BS in history and secondary education from Brockport College and is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, honor society for scholars of history.

Char has been psychic since childhood and in 1985 attended a Shirley MacLaine seminar in Boston where she learned about her gifts and how to use them. In 1986 Char joined Plymouth Spiritualist Church where she was trained as a spiritual medium by Rev. Ron Skowronski and in 1988 she became the assistant to the pastor and served there until 1990.

Her training in Wicca began in 1993.  She studied under High Priestess Deb Guite in her coven, The Sisters of the Willow Moon. Two years later Char received her High Priestess title and hived off to start the Lodge of Isis. Char's own group has hived off more than three spiritual groups.

Char is well known in her field. She has taught Tarot, Psychic Development and Meditation at Greece Community Education and from 1997-2000 she appeared more than half a dozen times on Channels with Stan Monroe when she was asked to assist in investigative reports about hauntings in the Rochester area. She also was featured as a psychic reader on the WBee, Warm 101 and since that time has been a guest speaker and lecturer at local area psychic fairs, Monroe Community College, Rochester Institute of Technology, and featured several times on Rnews. 

Char's shop, Psychic's Thyme opened in 1996 and since that time has grown exponentially. Char continues to teach at the shop and has added more classes and events over the years. Her shop has hosted more than 30 psychic fairs and Char herself has participated in and/or coordinated more than 50 psychic fairs since 1997. Her shop has appeared in New Age Retailer magazine and also was featured in a 30 minute segment on Rochester on Demand, Channel 111.

Char continues to look for ways to improve customer service, expand already existing programs and to search for new ideas for classes, exciting events, and new products to offer her clientele.

1460 Lyell Ave
Rochester, NY
(585) 473-4230


Shop Hours

Monday - Friday
10am - 6pm

Saturday & Sunday


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