DEMETRIUS TAHIM 1935-2018
The Venice ‘Godfather’ and King of the Beach Healers.
Demetrius was born in New York and moved to Venice over 40 years ago. About 25 years ago he founded the Venice Beach ‘Healing Circle’ and helped heal people with massage, Reiki, oils, diet and vitamins. He was very knowledgeable in alternative healing practices before it became fashionable. Several others joined him out by a pagoda doing healing practices until after some time the police forced them to quit. He became homeless for awhile but even when he was down he would still give sick people free heath advice. Demetrius would still teach and help people with their health problems on the beach until he recently joined the ‘Healing Circle’ in Heaven. In April there was a memorial for him at the Levin Senior Center on Venice Beach where many of his old pals spoke about how wonderful the ‘Venice Godfather’ was…
OUR OLD FRIEND DEMETRIUS WAS A REAL MENCH
HE LOVED TO SIT ON A VENICE BENCH.
HE WAS THE GODFATHER OF VENICE BEACH
HEALING AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE HE’D TEACH.
FOR THE HEALERS AND MASSAGERS HE WAS THE KING
SOMETIMES HE’D LIKE TO SING.
AT THE LEVIN CENTER HE’D HAVE FUN
THEN HE’D TAKE A WALK BY THE BEACH IN THE SUN.
DEMETRIUS WE’LL ALL MISS
SO TO HEAVEN WE SEND HIM A KISS…
Categories: Culture, Ocean Front Walk, Venice
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