Born in a northern region of Romania known as Transylvania, Carmen Harra began dreaming of the world outside her village from a very young age. At just five years old, she nearly drowned in a river near her home before being rescued by her father. But the ill-fated experience unknowingly blessed Carmen with a gift which would one day help thousands of people. While unconscious, she recalls travelling through a tunnel of white light and emerging into a picturesque world of beautiful landscapes, familiar faces, and serene music. Carmen was convinced she had broken through the dimension which grounds us all to one reality; she knew she had momentarily experienced the other side. As a little girl, Carmen would gaze up at her father and declare: "I'm going to go far, I'm going to sing and leave Romania." Mistaking her intuitive gift for childish imagination, her parents laughed off her bold declarations, her larger-than-life predictions. It wasn't until the age of 9, when Carmen accurately predicted that Nicolae Ceausescu would become president of Romania, that her parents began to believe in her abilities.
As early as 11 years, Carmen began entering and winning singing competitions. She knew that her singing career was her saving grace, her escape from the little town with no running water and no chance for progress. Carmen quickly rose to fame, appearing first on Romanian national television, touring throughout Europe, and released twelve albums which all became instant hits. All the while, Carmen remained fascinated with the remarkable ability of the mind to transcend linear time and foresee the future, the ancient teachings of Kabbalah, and the mesmerizing science of numerology. She was also greatly captivated by the possibility of communicating with those who had passed on. Though fully immersed in her singing career, she began educating herself on these ancient studies. Carmen also remained committed to her education, graduating from Babes-Bolyai with a degree in philosophy and one in philology.
But in her twenties, Carmen suffered a devastating loss as her father suddenly passed away. At his funeral, Carmen received a critical message from his spirit: she would leave Romania permanently and meet her future husband in the new country. The man's name, continued Carmen's father, was printed on the tombstone behind his own. She peeked behind her father's grave, and saw the name Virgil imprinted into the stone.
Carmen was first invited to visit America on a singing contract, but she knew she was destined to remain forever. As soon as Carmen entered the hall where she was scheduled to perform, the owner walked up to her and introduced himself as Virgil. The two were inseparable from that moment.
As part of her own personal transformation, Carmen reinvented her career and engaged in what she did best: offering divine guidance to others. She decided to trust her own intuition by utilizing the gift that came to her naturally, and began offering sessions as an intuitive counselor. Carmen also opted to expand her metaphysical skills and earned a Ph.D. in Hypnosis and Alternative Healing from Albert University. She knew that she could better service her clients by combining her intuitive abilities with knowledge of cognitive therapy. So Carmen earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and began to write her first book, Everyday Karma, which has been translated in 20 different languages and sold internationally.
Carmen began to branch out and meet influential people as her career in America steadily progressed. Candice Bergen was among the first to request a session with the rising therapist. Around the same time, Carmen met Denise Rich (wife of billionaire Mark Rich), Courtney Cox, Senator Warner and his daughter, Linda and Jennifer Lopez, and Lauren Bessette (Kennedy's wife's sister). She began making show appearances: Carmen's early television segments include Fox News, NBC's Let's Talk with Dorie Klissas, Good Day New York, and more.
Since the start of her illustrious career, Carmen has been featured in numerous publications such as: the New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, Vogue, New York Magazine, US Weekly, V Magazine, Elle Magazine, and many more. She has been invited on countless television programs: Good Morning America, The View, Fox News, the Today show, the CBS Early Show, What's the Buzz on ABC, Telemundo, America Vive, Channel 11 Morning Show, Good Day New York, NBC's the 10! show, The Strategy Room, BetterTV, NBC Tampa Morning Show, NBC Miami Morning Show, ABC Jacksonville Morning Show, New York Nightly News with Chuck Scarborough, Channel 6 in Paris, QVC (with her own jewelry line), Happy Hour on ProTV International, etc. Carmen has been featured on QVC since 2003 and is currently designing a new jewelry line.
Carmen is the author of the best-selling book, Everyday Karma, and five other critically acclaimed books: Decoding Your Destiny, Signs, Symbols and Secrets, The Trinity of Health, The Eleven Principles, and Wholeliness.
Over the last six years, Carmen has hosted her own radio shows on Sirius Satellite, HealthyLife Network, Contact Talk Radio, and Hay House Radio. Now, she hosts Wisdom from Within on BlogTalkRadio She has also been featured on Barbara Walters' radio show. Carmen has been fortunate to meet (and even coach some) some of Hollywood's elite members and eminent politicians, including Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasslehoff, Nancy Pelosi, Candice Bergen, Jennifer Lopez, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Affleck, Liza Minnelli, Kathy Najimi, Caroline Rhea, Jerry Springer, Denise Rich, Courtney Cox, Senator Warner, etc.
An accomplished singer, Carmen is the mother of three grown daughters and has two dogs and four cats. She divides her time between New York and Florida.