Marsolek, one of the founding members of the Drum Brothers, has made a name in Helena as a practicing hypnotherapist and the director of Inner Workings Resources — a place where he teaches remote viewing, intuition and trance exploration.
“Everything we do leaves an imprint, or a field of information, or an energy that can be accessed,” Marsolek said. “All the physical matter has an energy and a physical consciousness at its core. We’re not separate from what we perceive.”
In 1992, Marsolek met Raymond Worring, an intuitive archaeologist, who taught him to use altered states of consciousness for better intuition.
Several years later he earned his clinical hypnotherapy certificate and began giving workshops on the side.
“I do believe intuition can be taught,” Marsolek said. “It’s like any awareness. You practice and cultivate it, and you get better.”
In his classes Marsolek teaches others to develop their intuition and personal awareness. With a little practice, he said, most can apply their “gut feeling” to make wise decisions.
They can also use their intuition for practical things, he said, like locating lost keys and rings.
“I’ve helped with missing persons and investigations, and I’ve helped on archeological expeditions,” he said. “I just help people get in tune with their senses and understand what they’re experiencing.”
When visiting energy-charged locations, talking is kept to a minimum as Marsolek’s students gain a mental impression, or a physical sensation of the world around them.
In time, he said, the group will come together, each participant sharing what he or she felt.
“Then we’ll give them feedback on what we know about the site,” he said. “You don’t have any frontloading before you go. When we go into the haunted sites, we do the same thing.”
Marsolek said the less one knows about a location’s history, the more he can intuit its energy without preconceptions clouding the vision.
Over the past year, he has entered six houses in Helena believed to be haunted. Next month, he’ll lead an outing to Boulder where a ghost is rumored to haunt.
“When you’re open to it, you can perceive it fairly clearly,” Marsolek said. “I believe we can actually have an effect on buildings.”
Marsolek recalled one Helena home where he gained a sense that the “sprits” wanted to move off to a more appropriate place.
The homeowners, who also felt their presence, were equally eager to see them leave.
“We did some work with the people who owned the house and helped the spirits there leave,” he said. “There was a marked shift, a change in the house after that. The owners felt they were finally alone.”
Marsolek explained how each person perceives the subtle energies that surround them in different ways.
“I tend to get a physical sensation — a chill, a sense of nausea or the hair on my neck rising up,” he said. “Some people are more visual. Some give very clear images and some hear sounds or words.”
MARTIN J. KIDSTON, Helena Independent Record