In our “People in Business” articles, we look for Hua Hin residents that stand out in a particular way. In this article we bring you Ofer Cohen, who has in depth experience in an unusual business. Ofer is a well-known Astrologer, Tarot Master and Healer, born in 1958 in Jaffa the oldest part of the city of Tel Aviv. In his early years he was deeply influenced by the secret books of Kabala and the mystery of coffee reading. This was a popular way of predicting the future in the Middle East. Ofer was born into a family which had studied the occult and mysticism for decades. Most of his early years he was deep into occult study and herbalism, developing healing methods and understanding people’s health conditions by reading photographs. Around 1986, a few years after his marriage, he became better known as a predictor of the future and healer.
His tarot reading ability together with his unique spiritual approach helped him to develop new ways of understanding people lives. Those who consulted him for many years testify that he is an accurate predictor of the future and he will tell you the right solutions for your problems. Until late 1998 he was reading, healing and consulting people from all walks of life. He had made a few media appearances on night radio shows and TV, yet he felt that something was missing and was looking to deepen his spiritual knowledge. In 1999 he traveled to India and spent his time exploring the high mountains of the Himachal Pradesh Region. All day he was busy reading locals and teaching professional tarot reading to people from around the world. Everyday tourists came to his house seeking tarot and spiritual guidance. For 3 years he lived between the spiritual city of Poona and the north of India, teaching tarot and yoga and learning eastern methods of enlightenment. It was during his last year in the high mountains of Himalaya that the idea of sharing something with the world developed. That’s where “The Light”, a poetry book started to be written.
Those who shared time with him traveling between Europe to India will tell that the book was in part written in automatic writing (sub conscious writing). He admits that he was in a unique state of mind when this was written. The book was later completed in London where he spent months reading people at the Aveni Hotel in Earls Court. In 2003 after spending few years in north India and traveling in South East Asia, he came to the southern beaches of Kerala and Goa. He was invited to the business city of Mumbai to consult some of the top business people of Maharashtra.
He decided to settle in Mumbai and serve those who sought his help. In the beginning he lived in one of the city hotels, as his success brought hundreds of people every month he shifted to his own place in the suburbs of Mumbai. It is important to mention that while working with the people of India in remote villages and poor places he purposely kept a low reading fee in order to allow those people to come and get answers. Many of his famous clients were living in London, Mumbai and Bangkok. He quickly became well known in Europe and amongst the Asian community of the USA.
During his years in Mumbai, Ofer worked for the Grand Hyatt Hotels India giving lectures and consulting people at the hotel. His work in the biggest hotel in Asia was an immediate success, people traveled from all over India to the Grand Hyatt Kalina to get his unique Tarot advice and Astrology chart reading. It was the around that time he started to make media appearances and headlines while reading some of the top leaders of the movie, banking and media industry. Ofer teaches a new spiritual approach Some of his most famous predictions were published in Asia early 2001 to 2007, such as ‘the rise of the Eastern Nations’ and ‘Earthquakes in China’, with many of his predictions becoming a reality. Being known for his accurate match-making, he helped many young singles make the right romantic choices.
His straight forward approach and speaking the truth have become his trade mark. Since 2007 he has been the Hello Magazine astrologer. His yearly horoscopes in Hello and his yearly predictions to the world royals were published in South America, Europe, Canada, Middle East and Asia. Ofer is currently living in Hua Hin. His connection with the hotel industry kept him frequently traveling. In early 2009 he was invited by the Movenpick Hotels to stay few months at the Movenpick Resort & Spa on the island of Mauritius. It was one his most exciting and intensive periods, living in a small island resort, lecturing and reading tourists from all over the world. The local people of Mauritius quickly discovered him and with his French language, he was there for them as well.
“The Light” – Ofer’s new book release It was in the years 2003-4, after a long period of teaching the occult; he decided to put some of the cosmic secrets into writing. He wanted to write a book which would lead people to self-realisation and to understand the cycle of evolution. He believes that there are not many explanations which can guide you into enlightenment, “when you are in this state of mind you lose your questions, you are just a witness to your own being”. He wrote this short book almost as a quest, once you read the book you can immediately feel the powerful energy of his words which hide between the sentences. That is why he called this poem a healing poem; that’s it’s purpose.
Part of the book was written during the time he spent in the Himalaya Mountains of North India, a few years later Ofer completed the writing. It took 8 years in all for the book to be ready for presentation to the public. “The Light” is a deep journey into mankind’s existence. “A mystery which will lead you to clarity” is the right way to describe this unique text. The reader may need to read the book few times in order to extract and understand the deep meaning of this poem.