by Dana Taylor
Mediumship, also known as Spirit Communication, is growing in popularity and acceptance. Celebrity mediums such as Theresa Caputo (Long Island Medium) and James Van Praagh, and Tyler Henry (Hollywood Medium) have big fan followings. In my world, several of my friends have mediumship talents. Though I have never visited a medium for a reading, nonetheless, my relatives have popped in with messages when I have been in some meditation sessions–or simply driving down the road with my multidimensional friends. The idea that my loved ones have simply moved from “physical” to “non-physical” has become part of my world view.
I’ve recently read two books by mediums that shed light on spirit communication. We have moved into an era when the frequency between planes of existence appears to be getting closer–the “veil” is thinning. Reports of spontaneous encounters with spiritual entities are on the rise.
The Light Between Us by Laura Lynne Jackson is a well-written account of Jackson’s journey into mediumship. She uses her personal story of childhood encounters, rejection of her gifts, and growing acceptance and development to weave together stories of her spirit communication. She led a double life–one as wife, mother, and teacher. The other as a weekend and evening medium. For many years she was able to keep her lives separate, but ultimately was able to reconcile both areas of her life.
She shares many touching stories of clients trapped in the throes of grief able to move on with their lives after she is able to communicate with loved ones on the other side. She has been certified as a psychic medium by the Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential and has allowed scientists to scan her brain, which reveals physical anomalies.
The book’s subtitle is Stories from Heaven, Lessons for the Living, which pretty much says it all. She chooses key stories of clients to illustrate how spirit communication can enhance human life. Grieving parents connecting with their children, mysterious deaths resolved, guilt-laden survivors released, even animal visits make for an interesting and engaging narrative.
Laura Lynne Jackson comes across as a normal person with an extraordinary ability. She shares it with the world to offer peace and comfort. If you’re looking for a book on mediumship, this is a good choice.
Hay House author, John Holland, is a popular speaker on matters of spirit communication and the workings of the spirit world. Having already told his personal story in earlier books, Bridging Two Realms is chock full of information on techniques of mediumship and general psychic development. It’s a sort of do-it-yourself manual for the would-be medium.
My friends who are students of mediumship have attended Holland’s workshops and speak highly of his coaching abilities. The book offers an overview of the spirit world and multidimensional living. He maps out the planes of existence, the human energy field, catalogs spiritual encounters and even offers a brief history of spiritualism.
I listened to the audio version of the book which is read by John Holland himself. It’s pretty much like attending one of his conferences for only ten bucks. He speaks with a gentle East coast accent, a regular American guy. He makes mediumship sound very “normal,” something any willing student can learn and develop.
Bridging Two Realms packs a broad range of information into one book and makes the spiritual realms seem highly accessible. A good resource for students of spiritual development.
The ebook version of Bridging Two Realms is currently on sale for $1.99.
Spirit communication helps us know at a fundamental level that life really does go on. The Other Side is simply a change of address.
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Book Reviews by Dana Taylor
If you’re interested in exploring the realm of spirit communication, It Will All Make Sense When You’re Dead by psychic medium Priscilla Keresey is a good place to begin.
In a matter-of-fact tone, she explains how she developed as a medium and many of the things she has learned. While she offers some examples of client communications with loved ones, she also does of good job of presenting how spirit communicators function. From exploring the various “clairs”—clairvoyant, clairsentient, clairaudient—to explaining common symbols utilized by mediums, she takes a lot of the mystery out of the process. Like many other things, spirit communication begins with a talent and grows into a skill through practice and application.
She also answers commonly asked questions and demonstrates how communication with spirit people can offer healing to those on the earthly realm. Far from being a book of ghost tales, this is a handbook for spirit communication and sheds light on the interplay between dimensions of realities.
Definitely for the Supernal Adventurer!
Finding Home by Melanie Rose
This novel turned out to be a real surprise. I picked it up at the library and I’m not exactly sure why (unless my “team” picked it for me). Anyway, it turned out to be a very interesting blend of mystery with past-life recall thrown into the mix.
The story begins with a woman driving into a storm and getting lost on a country road. The car slides into a tree and the woman attempts to walk out. She soon faints and is picked up by a man and carried to a nearby country cottage. She awakens not knowing who she is, but everything feels strangely familiar. The story develops with many well-drawn characters, a sick little girl, her father, the housekeeper and her psychiatrist brother, the farmer and his family up the road. The woman, who takes on the name “Kate,” agrees to be hypnotized in hopes of remembering her identity. Instead, she recalls a life as “Kitty” from the late 1800’s. Increasingly, the past seems to be affecting the present. The author does a good job of tying all the story lines together.
Reincarnation, mystery, a dash of romance—what more could any Supernal reader want?