What the book is
Death is not
the end of everything. We don’t just shuffle off and
disappear. When our physical body dies, we are still alive;
we have consciousness, we have experiences, and we can affect
others, just not in quite the same way as when we’re
here on earth.
is the energy that makes up a person; the thoughts and feelings,
the memories and experiences, the joys and sorrows that make
each of us what we uniquely are. When we pass to the other
world, the physical body is left behind, but the life force,
the spirit or spark of life that we all have, continues to
exist, and to be meaningful.
Most of us
here on earth cannot sense a person in spirit. That’s
because when we leave this world to pass into the spirit world,
our vibrational rate changes to a frequency that is outside
of the normal range of the five senses. The spirit world is
in fact constantly sending energy and thoughts and love out
to us. It’s just that most of us are not at the right
frequency to receive those messages.
A medium not
only senses that increased vibrational rate, but can also
tune in to it to find out who the person in the spirit world
is. By entering into an altered state of consciousness, or
trance, and by raising his or her rate of vibration, a medium
becomes open to direct communication from spirit.
gives people convincing personal proof of the existence of
life after death - and often radically changes the way that
they approach their life. The purpose of mediumship is to
give people here on earth proof of the after-life, and to
be of service to those in spirit; to let people know that
they still exist, and to help them to give messages to their
It can be very difficult to say the things we need to say.
But telling people what we feel can have a wonderfully healing
effect, for them and for us, and sometimes just to say, ‘I’m
sorry,’ or ‘I love you,’ makes a world of
why it’s best to say it now, while you have the chance.
Don’t wait till you’re in spirit because then
it’s much harder to say. Or, rather, it’s much
harder for it to be heard.
of this book is that we are all spiritual beings already,
here on earth, and our consciousness, or spiritual essence,
continues to exist after the death of the physical body. We
need therefore have no fear of death. There is always someone
to meet us in the spirit world. Friends or family or people
we have known will gather round and be ready to meet us when
we pass to the other side.
Even in spirit,
there are those who still refuse to believe in the spirit
world; even though they are experiencing it for themselves,
they cannot accept it. But there will be those in spirit who
will help them. Each individual has to come to his own realisation
of the afterlife in his own time.
here on earth builds his own world through his own state of
mind. In the spirit world, too, we create our own world, and
the possibilities are limitless. When we pass to the spirit
world we still have free will; we can send our consciousness
wherever we want it to go - and we are still locked into whatever
limitations we impose upon ourselves.
in spirit at first carry on living the same kind of life as
they lived on earth. Their minds recreate their homes, their
familiar surroundings, and they just go about their daily
lives. Or they spend time doing things they always wanted
to do and going to places they always wanted to visit. For
those who were physically restricted or in pain, there is
the delight of being pain-free, of being able to move again.
There are many in the spirit world who still want to assist
people on earth with their skills, and they may carry on doing
this, working through the minds of people on earth to help
them to expand their capabilities.
People in the
spirit world have the same feelings and memories and personality
traits that they had on earth; they’re not all-knowing
and all-seeing and they haven’t grown wings overnight.
There is no sudden transformation of our personality or emotions
or beliefs just because we’ve passed into the spirit
world. We continue to learn at the rate that is appropriate
for us, in ways that we determine for ourselves.
our spirit survives the transition of physical death, and
that we are more than just our physical body should make us
more aware of our spiritual side here and now, while we’re
alive on earth. Our spirit is our consciousness; it drives
us to question, to find meaning in our experiences. It is
the life force that exists at the centre of our very being,
which brings us love and healing, joy and compassion; the
divine spark that connects us to every other living thing
in this immense and beautiful universe. Becoming aware of
our own spirit, we feel that we are loved, that our lives
have purpose, that we are part of a forgiving world.
We are always
learning, and when we pass into the spirit world, we continue
to learn. Our energy, our awareness and consciousness are
constantly expanding as we go on our eternal journey towards
the God force.
we will become pure spirit. We travel through many years and
even many lifetimes learning and evolving, and eventually
there is no longer personality, feelings or memories, but
simply pure energy.
would like death to be the end, often because they have had
a difficult or painful life and they have not managed to solve
their problems or overcome their doubts and despair. Sometimes
we forget that in being human, we have faults; accepting these
faults, we can forgive ourselves and others far more easily.
But the vast majority of people don’t do this. So when
they reach the spirit world, they are still grappling with
those same problems, they’re still struggling to accept
themselves as they are.
We all have
a need to work on ourselves, to understand ourselves and to
acknowledge and take responsibility for our own feelings.
We have to work hard to resolve our inner conflicts, and the
contradictions of our human personalities. It’s only
when we’re at one with ourselves that we can find the
real joy in life and within people, and become forgiving and
The power of
thought is amazing and immense; using that power, we can create
anything we want. We all have tremendous capabilities of what
we can do with our minds. The joy of spirit, and of life itself,
is open to everyone. The greatest challenge we face is to
find within ourselves the divine spark; to find our own unique
connection to the source of all life and of all love.
This book explores
some of the myths about mediumship, and describes how it feels
to contact the spirit world and what spirits do once they
have left our physical world.
how a medium works, in both private sittings and public demonstrations,
giving examples of the different types of mediumship, including
clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, physical mediumship,
transfiguration, trance mediumship and psychic art. It discusses
the characteristics of a good medium, the factors that affect
a medium’s sensitivity, and the dangers of mediumship.
The book covers
the principles of Spiritualism, and gives examples of spiritual
healing. It examines the relationship between mediumship and
spirituality, and discusses reincarnation, non-human intelligence
and realms of consciousness beyond our own.
the different levels of consciousness within the human mind,
and explores symbols, signs and the language of the soul.
It shows how a medium can work either psychically or mediumistically,
and explains the important differences between the two methods,
giving examples of each.
The final section
of the book describes how mediums can be trained to develop
their mediumship, and how they can work with spirit guides
for personal guidance, connecting with higher consciousnesses
and channelling information from more highly evolved spirit
beings. It discusses psychic attack and explains how we can
protect ourselves, using simple mind exercises to combat negativity
– both our own and that of others.
The book concludes
with final comments about how mediumship can help us all on
our journey of self-understanding and spiritual growth
Who will be
interested in the book?
to Earth: Mediumship for Sceptics’ is exactly that.
It combines the logical, organised left brain of a psychiatrist
with the creative, volatile right brain of a medium. Written
in a feet-on-the-ground, no-nonsense style, it talks about
difficult subjects in an easy manner.
are fascinated by mediumship and psychic phenomena. They know
that more exists than just the material side of life, and
they may themselves have experienced happenings that they
cannot explain. This book, drawing upon one medium’s
experiences over thirty years of working with mediumship,
will reassure them that they are not alone!
today are actively seeking a spiritual pathway. One which
is not limited by rules and dogma, but which fits their own
intuitive knowledge about life and death and their own experiences.
They are searching and wondering and asking questions: this
book will answer many of those questions.
It will be
of interest to those involved in personal development, alternative
therapies, and many different areas of self-growth and spiritual
awareness. It will also be useful to those already working
with their psychic abilities and mediumship.
of the book
is an extremely popular subject today. However, many of the
existing books on mediumship are still written after the old
fashion of ‘minute by minute memoirs of a medium,’
or ‘how to be a medium in three easy steps.’
mediumship should never be dull or formulaic. Mediumship is
a complex, fascinating and compelling subject, which deserves
to be treated with intelligence, honesty, humour - and the
to Earth: Mediumship for Sceptics’ does just that.
This book is
unique in that it explains in depth the different levels of
consciousness and the importance of understanding transpersonal
psychology in working with mediumship and the psyche.
are developing their mediumship, they start to become aware
of something which they naturally assume to be the spirit
world. But it isn’t always, because, as all mediums
are psychic too, it may be that instead they are picking up
the thoughts, feelings and energy of people here on earth.
One of the
problems that mediums face is determining whether the vibration
they are sensing is coming from the spirit world, or from
the physical world. In order to be able to fully trust what
you are sensing, and to know that it is coming from the spirit
world and not from your own psyche or that of other people,
you have to understand these different levels of consciousness.
Also, through your own personal work, you have to understand
a great deal about yourself.
simply don’t know this. Being psychic, they can literally
read your mind, and the information they give you may have
come straight from your unconscious mind rather than from
spirit, yet they won’t realise this, and will present
it as bona fide information from the spirit world.
This book defines
the different levels of consciousness within the human mind,
and explores the symbols of the unconscious mind. It describes
some of the techniques of transpersonal psychology, which,
using images from meditations or from a person’s dreams,
identifies personal symbols and works with representations
of sup-personalities from the unconscious mind.
It shows how
a medium needs to understand the workings of the human psyche
in order to be able to tell the difference between projected
images and personified energies coming from the unconscious
mind of a person here on earth, and those truly originating
in the spirit world.
This book describes
a unique method which combines working with personal symbols
and sub-personalities derived psychically from the person’s
unconscious mind; using clairsentience to blend with those
images and symbols; working directly with them at an energetic
level; travelling deeper into the person’s psyche to
obtain information from his higher self, or intuitive mind;
and finding tools and mind exercises for the person himself
to work with to bring about emotional healing.