Victor has been led to work all over the world - and spent a long time working in Australia teaching workshops-sometimes with up to 100 people-and giving healing sessions. While he was there his work was featured in a local newspaper.
When Fears Strike, Call The Cursebuster
Victor Barron removes curses and dissolves fears. The American medium, who is on extended visit to Perth, talk to Olga De Moeller
Medium Victor Barron is not afraid of anything. He draws out peoples' fears and swats them like flies; sizzles phobias with a flaming fire stick and restores your inner harmony with a wave of a horse tail dipped in rose water.
This month, on his forth visit to Perth, he asked a room full of people to strip away their masks of fear and drown them in a bowl of salt water placed on a mantelpiece or fling them into a lighted candle.
Those who needed a helping hand were asked to come to the front of the room so Mr Barron could clasp his hands around their face and pull off the imaginery mask-summoning his energies with guttoral sounds-before flicking away the fears with a grunt and burning them in his trusty flame.
Some cried. Others stared perplexed at Mr Barron's unique brand of spiritualism undertaken with assurances that he was a simple man.
Well, as a simple as a man can be while claiming to be able to talk to spirits, see angels, cure tumors, and remove curses.
"Curses are a speciality," he said. "I'm a ghostbuster. Everything else I do is extra"
"Curses, black magic, spells-whatever you want to call it-are very real. They disrupt your entire life and break up families.
"People who often pay a lot of money to hurt someone. It happens the world over.
"Often a person will come to me when they've tried everything without finding relief. Sometimes I can just blow the problem off. Other times my spiritual guides do the work."
The former real estate broker and Vietnam veteran who spent four years fighting for his country runs a holistic healing center with his wife, Blanca, in California.
One of six children reared in The United States by Mexican parents, Mr Barron, 45, had a strict Roman Catholic upbringing, often spending five to six hours in church on Sundays.
While eschewing instutitionalized religion today, he acknowledged only one boss-God-says he often sees Jesus Christ and claims The Virgin Mary appeared before him during a visit to a Tarahumara Indian Community in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Mr Barron discovered his gift at seven and started healing at 15. He treats his work, which takes him around the world, as a job-and that means being "normal" the rest of the time. He likes to dance, eats meat and veg and is not going to die wishing he had drunk more champagne.
"I'm not a healer 24 hours a day" he said. "You cannot be fanatical and live in the material world.
"You have to understand when you're doing healing that it has a start and a finish.
"If you're always switched on, how do you know when the spirits are talking to you? I always start with a prayer and ask permission from God. He is the commander-in-chief. Everybody else-angels and spirit guides-work for the same boss."
Mr Barron says his guardian angel, Gregory, and a host of spirit guides help him in his work, which combines shamanism, faith healing, angel healing, and energy transferral.
While modest about his ability to cure ailments, he says his human side appreciates receiving letters from people who believe they have benefitted from his touch.
"Really though, I don't need to know," he said. "Everyone must understand that it's not me that does anything.
"I'm a full medium-that means I leave my body completely. I have no awareness of what's going on as my spiritual guide enters my body and takes full control. He does the actual healing, so if anything happens it is God's Will.
"People come to me and say they have been to every faith healer in the country without success. I tell them their disease is their karma and that they asked for it long before they came into this life.
"All I can do in situations like that is offer the person inner peace to help them accept their lot-and often that's when the miracle happens and they're cured."
Yes, he makes a living from what he does but says he is not in it to get rich-as some people are-and avoids much of the New Age literature in bookshops because it is full of words he cannot pronounce, let along write.
He maintains he is not a fortune teller and never gives advice on money and love.
"When people start exploring spiritualism, they go through a window period when they taste the different fruits,", he said. "Reading tea leaves, clairvoyance, and ghostbusting are just some of them.
"But just because an individual can get information from the other side doesn't mean anything.
"Some clairvoyants don't know where their information is coming from-and you have to be careful of that.
"It's the responsibility of the individual who is giving the information to analyse it and make sure it's not going to cause any hurt or harm."
Mr Barron, who is in Perth for six weeks, will give a lecture on the truth about angels and spirit guides at the Conscious Living Expo on Friday.
He is also holding a hands-on spiritual healing workshop at the Blue Room at Currie Hall, University of WA, on Saturday and Sunday.