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Why do people call psychics? Why do millions of people visit mediums each and every year? Is it to connect with the souls of those we’ve lost, that have crossed? Is it to get validation that there is more to life than meets the eye? Is it to discover if we’re going the right things, with the right people, living in alignment with our greatest good…..or something quite different altogether?
The truth is, people visit different types of psychics for different reasons. Mediums get less people who are OVERTLY looking for career advice, although it often comes up in the reading anyway! Psychics who specialize in love and relationships get less OVERT interest from folks who want to connect with a deceased relative, but that happens too.
Check out a good interview with psychic medium Melissa Mills, where she shares what life is like an upcoming psychic medium, what her most popular client interests are, and how the industry has changed from the stereotype of what a medium looks like, or does, in the general culture as well.
– What are the top five subjects people want to know about regarding their future? In general, what do people hope to discover?
On most occasions it goes: love, life purpose (career), health, family and adventures (travel, hobbies etc).
Hope and reassurance. I honestly believe most people just exist rather than fully living their lives. Many get caught up in the limiting beliefs they put on themselves or others have placed on them. In a reading, I’m able to open up that person to the possibilities available to them.
– How representative is the stereotypical image is of a gypsy fortune teller with a crystal ball in today’s world?
I laugh because that’s what people expect and I am so far away from that! I’m nearly 30, which often shocks people – they expect someone much older. It’s now quite acceptable to visit a psychic medium and there are many more young people using their psychic gifts. In public, psychics are largely indistinguishable from anyone else walking down the street, but I believe you can still find people like that [gypsy style] in markets and fairs, which is cool too.
Do psychic mediums have different brains than the rest of us? If so…..HOW so, and how would we even find out?
In this Fox news update, Theresa Caputo talks about her brain scans, and what various types of FMRI tests reveal about the unique workings of her mind, while channeling, or connecting with the other side.
The truth is, while some people will scoff this off, or want to chalk it up to a publicity stunt, anyone who does meditation, (as TC certainly does) knows that when in deep meditative states, part of the brain that are typically very active, go quiet…..and all sorts of amazing experiences can occur.
(the part of the brain that “blanks” in her words, is the part of the brain that is responsible for self chatter, or what scientists call “self referential processing”, the sense of “ME” that we all have going, pretty much, 24/7)
Once this quiets down, or goes away completely…as is the case with many really good meditators, what remains, is a bright, beautiful and endless awareness of power, potential and possibility, and often, all sorts of other images and information appear in this space. THIS is what many mediums are doing (not all, but many we’ve worked with) and THIS is also something that many monks, yogi’s and other contemplatives have shown, often in similar tests (FMRI and otherwise) and why meditation is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of self help, healing and spiritual growth on the planet. (yet again!)
What do you believe? Share with us on Facebook, Twitter or in the community comments below!
Who believes in life after death? Do you need to be religious to have a firm belief in a soul? If not….why not? And what types of evidence for a soul or spirit world does science most take seriously? (if any at all)
Which of these 8 types of experiences do YOU believe provides the strongest proof that life after death is a possibility? Or, maybe you’ve had your own experience that blows any of these out of the water? If you think that life after death, or the idea that we have a soul that “survives” the death of the physical body are true, we’d love to hear your experiences, and WHY you believe as well! Share with us on Facebook….or in the community comments below.
Q: Are some psychic messages creepy? Do psychic readings scare people? If yes….what are those experiences like?
A: In my view, if people aren’t expecting real information to come through during a reading, the experience can be creepy when it does. Most notably? Medium readings, when a loved one comes through, and you don’t expect it (or don’t believe it’s possible) those sorts of psychic experiences tend to leave the most lasting impression.
We’ve had a few people tell us that “9/11 spirits” or the loved ones who died in the tragic 9-11 terrorists attacks, have appeared to them in a myriad of ways, offering proof of an afterlife that religion, family or faith couldn’t provide.
Check out the story from the Huffington Post below about a 9-11 “ghost” story and tell us if you think it would be proof for YOU. (i tend to think stories like this one, while they get attention in some media channels, aren’t really examples of EVIDENTIAL mediumship, unless there was a lot more information provided, that the author didn’t include in the story)
There is also an excellent book written about the spirits of 9-11, written by the spouse of someone lost that day, and capturing many of the private experiences that other families were brave enough to share with the public.
You can read more at the link following the short excerpt below.
It was what she said next that has stayed with me all these years.
“Hold on, hold on — there is a young man here trying to get through. He has just crossed over,” she paused then asked me, “Who is Elizabeth?”
Up until then everyone she mentioned was part of my family. I couldn’t think of anyone in my family named Elizabeth. I looked over at Eileen and asked her, “Elizabeth?”
“What about your friend Liz?”
That’s when it hit me, the shiver down my spine.
My friend Liz’s husband was killed in the Twin Towers just the month before.
The psychic continued, “Its okay Tommy, its okay.”
His name was Tommy. At that point I don’t remember if I had said his name, or she just knew it.
“He wants you to tell Elizabeth that he is okay.”
Eventually I did tell Liz about what the psychic told me, but it took me a while to get the courage to do so.
I got a bad psychic reading. Or rather, I got a psychic reading where she told me bad things would happen. Should I panic? Can I change my future? HELP! What should I do next?
One of the more common questions we get relates to bad psychic readings, or future predictions that aren’t so happy, cheerful or inspiring. Said differently, some people see a psychic or medium or spiritual coach, and rather than getting the “I see lots of warm and fuzzy things in your future” , they get some sort of ominous message that causes them some level of dread. IMPORTANT note: The vast majority of people don’t have this sort of experience and the vast majority of readers that we know, are tactful, insightful and inspirational, using compassion and natural empathy to connect with clients, and visualize positive, purposeful and empowering options for those in their care.
That said, some people do get “bad” psychic readings. (both literally, and in the sense of the predictions themselves as well)
Here are a few things to keep in mind when this happens:
1 – NO psychic is 100% prescient. There is much to life that is outside of the scope of visions of the future. And no one psychic, no matter how accurate in terms of past predictions, is anywhere near 100% accurate for future ones.
2 – Psychic gifts are a subtle sense, and leave much room for interpretation and intervention. A psychic or gifted intuitive can sense, feel or see something in your future that feels really, really real…..but just on the basis of you knowing about, and hearing about it, that alone can be the “trigger” you need to change that particular path or future event.
3 – There are many BAD psychics out there, too! Don’t believe that just because someone told you that your husband is cheating, or that you are going to be in a car accident, that either of those things (or anything else they may say) is true! Do your due dillegence, use your own intuition and if something feels wrong, or it leads you to fear, worry or not live your life in a way that empowers you or is in alignment with serving your best self, simply ignore it. (or seek out another opinion, too!)
Here is the key takeaway for psychic readings in general, as they pertain to living your life in a way that makes you better, stronger and more secure.
Life is a grand adventure. You are the author of your experience, and the hero of the movie that is your life. You ALWAYS get to choose how you show up, how you live, and how you affect your own future, with conscious and creative action. No psychic reading or spiritual guidance should leave you feeling life a victim.
For more on some really BAD psychic readings, and how people can be affected by bad fortunetelling, continue reading one woman’s experience, after the short excerpt below.
I was in a terrible time in my life. I had just finished grad school and had zero direction. My job ended with school and I had no money and was this close to losing my apartment. I was borrowing money from my parents for cat food. My boyfriend had dumped me six months previous and I couldn’t get over it and “dinner” was frequently a bottle of red wine from the local convenience store.
I was horribly, horribly depressed. So a night out with a girlfriend to go to a chic bar and get my palm read sounded awesome. knew that dropping $20 (plus another $20 for drinks and the like) was super-irresponsible considering I wasn’t sure how I was going to pay the next month’s RENT, but a night out hiding from all those problems was irresistible. I wanted to dress up, have fancy drinks, laugh with a friend while doing something silly.
Q: Can someone get addicted to psychic readings? If so……how so, and what is the best way to break the spell?
A: We’ve written about psychic addiction a bit in the past, and while it’s NOT something that is discussed all that often, it IS something that some people are more prone to experience, than others.
Psychic addiction is really less about “psychic” readings, and more about people who want to change or control their circumstances in some way outside of ordinary life, and seem not to be happy, or not to be comfortable with the circumstances that they are currently navigating…..hence, the reliance on outside, or metaphysical guidance to try to transform what is happening in the present moment.
I know this, because I’ve seen it far too many times to count, and i’ve experienced it myself as well!
How? In going through a bad breakup a long time ago, I found myself relying on my small network of very close intuitive and spiritual circle of friends to guide me through a difficult time. But rather than merely wanting “friend” advice, I sought out spiritual or supernatural intervention, from these friends, over and over again…..until one finally had to say – “hey……nothing is different today, than what we already covered yesterday, so maybe it’s time you started to get accountable to yourself, instead of seeking readings that you hope confirm what you’d LIKE to happen, rather than what IS in fact happening in your life”
Or some variation of that advice, anyway.
It was a hard lesson to learn, and it hurt to hear, but it was the best spiritual advice I’d ever gotten. We all are responsible for our own karma, and life merely serves as a mirror to give us the opportunity to grow, go and flow in the direction of our destiny.
So while psychic addiction CAN be a real “thing”, it’s less about the psychics, and more about the desire to change, control and feel a sense of ownership over what is happening in our lives. Some people see a shrink everyday. Others cry to their friends and family. And others still, seek out psychic or spiritual advice well past the point of it being helpful.
What do YOU believe about psychic addiction? Do you believe it’s a a problem? Or is it something that only applies to the extreme examples of people seeking spiritual guidance?
For more on psychic addiction from around the web, check out some different opinions below:
How reliable are free readings? Can a psychic reading by email be a real “thing”? And why do psychics or mediums offer free readings in the first place? Is it to be nice, or helpful…..or is there an ulterior motivation behind it?
We get a lot of questions about either free, or hyper low cost psychic readings. The truth is, a free reading is often a really good marketing tool used by ANY professional (be they it a lawyer who offers a free consultation, or a medium who offers a free reading by email)
That said, most busy psychics, mediums or spiritual professionals don’t have a ton of time to accomodate the incredible volume of “takers” they will get when free readings are offered and available. In many cases, free readings are a recipe for disappointment and in our experience, rarely lead to a meaningful, magical and beneficial relationship with a spiritual guide that will serve you and your needs, for important decisions.
With that in mind? The popular cable TV news show (and online magazine) VICE, did a short piece on a journalist who sought out spiritual advice from local toronto mediums after she lost her sister. The rub was, of course….that there WAS no real sister who had been lost. She details her experience with the mediums at the link below, including several of them who offered their services for free as a “lead generation” tool to get her to pay for more expensive psychic services.
The second reading, also free, was done over email, which I didn’t know was a thing. I had a response in my inbox within 10 minutes of sending out the enquiry message with my name, Emily’s and Emily’s cause of death. Even with the shift in technology, my sister was still doing fine—more than fine, in fact:
“It’s a little different than what she expected on the other side, but she is quite happy and sees things very differently. I get she had a little of a ‘wild’ streak in her,” Psychic Two wrote. She said Emily was mentioning something about clothing and I said she and I had exchanged necklaces.
“She’s saying not to worry about her, she is OK. She says not to worry as she is fine and with you. [S]he wants you to live your life, a happy one,” she wrote back.
Even though the answers were still pretty vague, this was the most detailed description I would get of Emily all day. The Houdini in me was doing backflips. Two for two.
What does it feel like to ALMOST die? Not a near death experience, but a “I think I’m going to die” experience where you aren’t even hurt?
There are lots of stories about near death experiences, and everyone has an opinion on what they mean. Some believe they are just the blissful blips of a dying brain. Others believe they are a glimpse into the wonderful world that awaits. (most of the people who HAVE the experiences are convinced they’ve seen the other side)
But what about FEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES? There is very little written about these sorts of “almost died” experiences that don’t involve an actual NDE, but they are incredibly inspirational none the less. If you’ve never read a FDE, here is a really good example of what many people report in these strange spaces where something mysterious, magical and meaningful happens, that remains unexplained. Read the whole thing at the link following the short excerpt below.
This incident was before seat belt laws. The moment that I realized that I was absolutely going through that windshield and going to die, I left this plane.
I was me but wasn’t in my body. I could see and feel all of the experiences of my life thus far. I also felt an indescribable feeling of pure and overwhelming love from people in my life who were alive and who had passed such as my Grandmother. All of the past experiences that I was shown, anyone who was involved in those experiences I could also feel how they felt at the time. But the most important thing I felt was love. From these people I could feel what they felt for me, but I could also feel the love I felt for them as well. It felt like at least 2 minutes that I was somewhere else feeling that love is the most important part of life, but it was actually only a second or two. I never saw a light or a tunnel.
Q: Who are the best psychics in California? If you had to pick just ONE medium in Los Angeles to get a reading from, who would it be?
A: Ethan asked us this on Facebook earlier today, and it’s not all that uncommon of a question. (although of course, the city, state or locality tends to change often, predicated on WHERE the person who is asking, is located 🙂
Here is the thing when it comes to ranking “the best of…” when it comes to psychics, mediums, tarot card readers, spiritual life coaches in los angeles, California overall, or ANY city and state in the Country. (or in the world, for that matter)
It’s subjective. There IS no definitive list of the best psychics or spiritual life coaches, or mediums, or otherwise. Your personality, and your needs, and your specific resonance, unique intuition and and conscious connection to the spiritual professional is AS important, as their ability to help you get what you want or need.
This is much more applicable, in my view, to spiritual services than it may be to lawyers, accountants or other speciality services that one CAN often measure on the basis of “who is the best” in a profession in a given moment in time.
Okay, with that out of the way? Let’s take a quick look at how to find the best psychic or medium in Los Angeles for ETHAN, and then I will make a recommendation for everyone as well.
1 – When searching for a local psychic, DO pay close attention to the quality of the results in the search engines. For example, when Ethan sent us a link to the list of the best mediums in LA, it had several people on it that we have never heard of, which is totally okay and expected. BUT, the person who “owns” the site that lists the top readers? She had HERSELF as the first person as the “best psychic medium” in Los Angeles 🙂 Now that is totally kosher from a marketing and self promotion perspective, but it’s not going to give you the most “fair” assesement of who really is #1, right?
2 – Be very wary of words like “certified psychics” or “accredited” or “voted best” and phrases like that. Why? Because there is NO true way to certify a psychic or medium. There ARE some credible places that do certify mediums (the non profit Windbridge Institute in Arizona, for example – who study mediumship in a scientific way and are heavy hitters in the parapsychology world, and the ForeverFamily Foundation, who also certify mediums in a legit scientific way) – BUT, these are the exception and not the rule. (and very few of the mediums who advertise themselves as “certified” are aware of, or belong to or have been certified by either of these organizations)
3 – Sites like Bob Olson’s psychic directory, which rank “the best psychics” also are fee based and charge money for “premium or featured” or best of listings, which automatically should discount the credibility that this sort of “award” should offer. Do note that the famouspsychicmediums directory, which you are reading now, ALSO charges for premium or featured listings – so even when you browse OUR site for los angeles mediums, you should know that the “featured” profiles are generally fee based results.
4 – Lastly, remember that unless you NEED to see a psychic or medium in person, you aren’t confined to your geography – be it California, Colorado or Conneticut. You can call a good medium anywhere in the world these days, so finding someone that is local to you, is ONLY important if you insist on getting the reading in person.
5 – As far as who we would recommend right now – in March of 2017, as the top medium in Los Angeles?
It’s subjective of course, but in terms of someone NOT all that well known, but really, really good, we’d recommend you check out Medium Fleur. She’s not “famous” (like Tyler Henry, let’s say….the most FAMOUS los angeles medium at the moment 🙂 but she IS very well reviewed and received by many we know, and several close friends who live and work in Los Angeles have told me personal experiences with Fleur, and several others have been at her events and been really blown away by her evidential mediumship.
So that’s it from our side. What about yours? Who do YOU believe are the top psychics in Los Angeles? Have you seen a medium in LA and been blown away? Share with us on Facebook, or in the community comments below!
Am I psychic, or crazy?
Ever get the feeling that your intuitive antenna is beeping like crazy, and you aren’t sure WHAT (or who) to trust? One of the best questions that any of us can ask ourselves is, WHAT do I trust? Do you go with your gut…..or do you listen to the advice, input and outside influence that the world offers us, in any and every given moment.
Friends, family, foes……everyone has something to say, and far too many of us take direction from something (or somewhere) outside of ourselves.
Listen to your heart. Trust your intuition. THAT is what has gotten you safely to this exact moment in time, and if you tune it in and tune it UP you’ll find the answers, and insight and inspiration to go forward lies there as well.
We get a lot of questions from people who want to know if they are becoming psychic, or just going crazy. 🙂 Check out some of our favorite articles, from around the web, on just that…..below!
3. You always felt different – When your were little did you feel like you didn’t quite fit in? Do you feel that way now?
It’s like you can’t quite put a finger on it, but you’ve always known there was something different about you… Not something better about you, just… different. Like, maybe you long for deeper connections, but it’s hard to find others to relate to.
4. You see things in your peripheral vision (clairvoyance) – For example, orbs, “sparkles”, shadows, or flashing light. I like to call these Spirit lights! These are also indicators that you’re clairvoyant. If you developed your gifts, you would be able to see spirit in your mind’s eye.
5. You feel things about places (clairsentience) – You walk into a room or drive by a building you’ve never been in and it’s like SHAZAM! Your body tingles, you get a shiver, or the energy seems to “palpate” with heat, cold, or heaviness.
You say things like, “That place has a great vibe,” or “That place FEELS awful!“.
Am I a Medium? What are the signs? Are all mediums also psychic? If not…..why not?
Here is a quick chart we put together earlier this morning on some of the lesser known signs you may be a medium. There are lots of OBVIOUS things you can read all over the web about psychic development, or traits of a medium, etc – but many of the more abstract qualities are what separates PRACTICING mediums, from folks who are just getting flashes of illumination, inspiration and insight from the ethereal realms.
The good news is most of these skills can be cultivated with practice and awareness exercises. For example, one can practice visualizing and interpreting imagery, and that certainly strengthens the cultivation of the sort of concentration a good medium needs to stay on message.
For some other thoughts on the traits of a medium, check out some of the other resources around the web below:
By definition, a medium is a type of psychic, but not all psychics are mediums. Natural born mediums have always had their abilities, while latent mediums develop them later in life. A medium uses their intuitive skills to see the events (past, present, and future) of someone by reading the spiritual energy around that person. Though mediums and psychics are controversial figures, they are very prevalent in today’s culture. If you’re curious about the world of psychics and spirituality, look carefully at yourself and your past to see if you have the qualities typically associated with a medium.
Do you need to have a specific gift, or spiritual superpower to be a light worker, helper or healer….or does ANYONE who works in the service of others count?
We get a lot of questions about this topic in general, and many people will ask if all psychics and mediums are lightworkers. My feeling may surprise you, but in my experience, most psychics and mediums, are NOT light workers by dint of their gift…..but instead, are through the expression of it in the world.
Here is what I mean:
Just because you have a certain level of natural intuition, or are “tuned” to a different frequency than most, doesn’t mean that you are using that gift in the expression of spiritual service. In that respect, INTENTION is the key thing that separates natural intuition from doing magical, meaningful work in the world.
In addition? Lightworkers can be any of us who choose to express love, compassion, and action in the world that offers hope, help and healing to those who need it most. Buddhism talks about lightworkers, too. As a matter of fact…..the word “Bodhisattva” was used thousands of years before the term lightworker came into the language, and it means any of us who “wake up” and give ourselves up in the act of healing the world.
Judaism has the phrase “Tikkun Olam” which means charity, service and the actual repairing of the world in the service of the divine order.
Any of us has the opportunity to wake up and change the world in our own wild, weird and wonderful ways, meaning that you don’t need an unusual gift to be the most spiritual person on your street. 🙂
What do YOU think makes a lightworker?
Is it some special skill, or is it defined by how you transform the lives of others in your orbit and universe?
Interested in exploring your past lives?
Dr. Brian Weiss leads some of the best and most powerful and profound past life regression workshops and events throughout the year. While past lives and reincarnation are controversial topics EVEN in the new age and spiritual growth communities, there is no doubt that watching a past life regression being done live, in front of hundreds of people, can be a helpful, healing and transformative experience. Better yet? Participating in a group hypnosis experience, where YOU feel like you have been transported to a different time, place and dimension, can be equally as exciting, inspiring and life changing as well.
We’ve attended several Brian Weiss events over the years, and have participated in several online workshops as well, and while not ALL of our group believed in past lives before the sessions…..most walked away thinking something truly profound had transpired.
Interested in experiencing the magic and mystery of past life hypnosis yourself? There is no one better to learn from than Dr. Brian Weiss. (his first book, Many Lives, Many Masters was MY first foray into the wild and wonderful world of reincarnation possibility)
Check out some of his upcoming events in the Spring of 2017 at the link below.
Hay House U Live! 2017 Las Vegas – Intensive Workshop
Intensive All-Day Workshop – Brian L. Weiss and Amy E. Weiss
Part of the Hay House U Live! 2017 Las Vegas Weekend Conference
The Westgate Resort and Casino
10:00 am – 5:00 pm followed by a book signing with both authors
Sponsor: Hay House, Inc.
Phone: (800) 654-5126 in U.S.
Phone: (760) 431-7695 International
Fax: (800) 650-5115
Click HERE for information and to purchase tickets.
The great lesson we learn from near death experiencers and people who cross over and come back is this: Our lives have a purpose. Our lives have an individual purpose. There is something each of us is uniquely suited to do, and we each has a drive or spiritual urge to find that one thing and express it in the world with passion, purpose and power.
Some people do that through work in the world, and some do it at home, or through the rich and rewarding relationships we foster with t those who need us most.
It may not matter HOW you express it, but it does matter that you do. There is no worse feeling than knowing you are “meant” to do something different…..but not knowing exactly what that thing is.
Here are 5 soul purpose questions that can help you find your life purpose in 5 minutes…..or at least give you a gentle nudge in the direction of your destiny.
Is Tyler Henry Fake? Is the Hollywood Medium the real deal….or just another psychic medium or inspirational spiritual teacher doomed to disappoint?
With so many people finding hope, help and healing from psychic mediums, it’s no surprise that many skeptics, cynics and NON believers tend to diminish and disregard the spiritual skills of many of the best known luminaries in the helping and healing spaces. It should obviously be no surprise then, that Tyler Henry has become the target of much derision from the very folks who believe that ALL psychics and mediums are fake, fraudulent and simply making it ALL up.In this issue of “Doubtful News”, the author of this piece (a well known skeptic and paranormal de-bunker) puts Tyler Henry in her crosshairs, and attacks his credibilty and bona fides in a whole bunch of different ways. The truth is, regardless of how much “science” she attempts to incorporate in her take down of Tyler Henry, she simply has NO idea whether or not her skepticism is warranted, or not.
Here is a simple question:
Do YOU believe in life after death? Do you have an intuition that consciousness or the YOU that makes up the central piece of the puzzle that IS in fact, you……continues on after physical life ends? And if that IS in fact true…what do you believe happens to that awareness when the body is no longer animated with life? Is it possible that you can still communicate with those of us in the living? And IF that is true, (as most people DO believe) what is to say that someone especially gifted cannot be a conduit to communicating beetween this world and the next?
Tyler Henry seems to have appeared out of nowhere to wow celebs like the Kardashians (who seemed a bit too easily wowed by just shiny things). But that’s all we have from Tyler. He’s not shown the world what he says he can do. Susan Gerbic writing at Skeptical Inquirer online looked into this psychic newcomer to see what’s what. It isn’t any less icky than the usual psychic swill. It’s a good story about psychic awakening. He says he just wants to help people (don’t they all) including parents of suicides (that makes him, as Susan says “people who prey on families when they are the most desperate and vulnerable”). Some may argue that his kind of help during bereavement is actually beneficial. Others say he is just another (albeit innocent looking) “grief vampire” like the late and often mistaken Sylvia Browne or the several other psychics who get rich taking money from those who fervently believe psychics can talk to their lost loved ones.
Laura Lynn Jackson has emerged as one of the most interesting, engaging and inspiring psychic mediums of the last few years. While not nearly as well known as some of her more celebrity counterparts, her excellent book “The Light Between Us” and her inspiring readings have cultivated a passionate and enthusiastic fan base around the globe
Not only does Laura do readings for the public in private readings and open events, her work with law enforcement has attracted attention from mainstream media both large and small. check out the feature interview, and video on the Huffington Post below.
Psychic medium Laura Lynne Jackson has had a colorful life of experiences with energy from the other side, and she discusses her spiritual gifts in her new book, The Light Between Us. During a conversation with HuffPost Live’s Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on Thursday, Jackson explained the time she was enlisted by a daughter looking for her missing father, which led to surprisingly effective results.
“I connected with her father on the other side, who told me he had drowned and where his body was and when it would be found,” Jackson said. “And apparently the detective said — once the body was found during the month he had told me — [the detective] said, ‘I’ve never experienced this, where it’s almost as if somebody wrote the end of this case as a book.’”
Looking for some rest and relaxation in LA? Want to rejuventate your spiritual energy in a safe and nurturing atmosphere?
Check out some of super spiritual hot spots recommended by Aiden Chase for rest, relaxation and a battery boost you WON’T find on the local list of Yelp recommendations 🙂 We’ve had a bunch of readers ask for some great secret spiritual spots in LA, and while we can’t attest for all of them ourselves, the sacred spots below come with lots of mystical magic and mojo. Check them out below!
For almost a decade, psychic to the stars Aiden Chase has been high in demand for his intuitive business strategy consulting, healing capabilities and good old-fashion psychic readings. One of Hollywood’s Must-Have Psychics, Aiden — aka “Hollywood’s Healer” — is a bastion of knowledge for L.A.’s best spots (energetically speaking). Aiden spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and revealed the top places he sends his clients for making deals, boosting energy and besting selves.
Q: Who are the top psychics in the United States? Is there a list of the best mediums in one place? How expensive is it to make an appointment with a celebrity psychic or famous medium? And…..am I better off seeing a local psychic instead?
We get a lot of questions about the best psychic mediums in the United States, and the truth is, there IS no one single list or resource that is worth reading.
Here is why:
1 – Many of the “top psychic lists” are contrived or created by marketing folks, not people interested in genuine mediums.
For example? Running the famouspsychicmediums directory, and other communities of psychics, mediums, healers, spiritual coaches and inspiring authors, the truth is, we see all sorts of BAD mediums being included in TOP lists. (someone emailed us over the weekend, for example…..claiming to be one of the top 10 psychics in the world, and her “proof” was, there was a badly designed book on Amazon published earlier this month, CALLED “the best 10 mediums in the USA” and her name was in it. Of course, that doesn’t mean SHE didn’t publish that book, or the psychic “hotline” she worked for didn’t publish it, etc – and this is the problem we find with ANY list that claims to be the definitive source for the best in ANY profession….but especially this one, as it’s so subjective.
2 – There really are tons of different types of mediums, too.
There are physical mediums, which is a very different (and much more rare) phenomena than mental mediums. A mental medium gets impressions, sees or hears “spirit”, interprets signs and symbols, etc – and communicates that with their clients. A physical medium actually PRODUCES phenomena, and while controversial…..and much more rare, there are physical mediums working in the world today, and they have to be judged by a whole different criteria as well. (you can read about the SCOLE experiment for examples of physical mediums, or just google the term, and you’ll see some real investigations, into incredible phenomena, that a select few of these people are able to produce that will blow your mind.)
3 – As far as celebrity mediums? The top psychics or mediums in the US, based strictly on popularity, as measured by online interest are:
- Theresa Caputo
- Tyler Henry
- John Edward
- James Van Praagh
- Lisa Williams
- John Holland
- Kim Russo
You could also include people like:
- Uri Geller (who is the BEST known internationally, although he wouldn’t consider himself a psychic medium in the conventional sense of the word)
- Paul Selig (for his amazing and inspiring books and channeled readings)
- George Anderson (a truly gifted, if not reclusive medium)
Of course there are more, but this list, in 2017, based on our own traffic and the interest in our own communities, is a pretty good list for those of you wanting to know who the most famous are. This doesn’t mean of course, that these are the best, or that you are going to be able to get an appointment (easily or affordably) with any of them!
Often times, your best bet is to see a local psychic or medium, if you are curious or just called to explore the experience, rather than spend days, weeks or many months on a waiting list to see someone who may not be any better than someone around the corner from you, that you could find at a local spiritual meetup or event, and who COULD change your life forever. (especially if you are skeptical about spiritual matters, right now)
Who do YOU believe are the top mediums? Who would YOU recommend your friends or family see if they wanted proof that these experiences are real? Share with us via email, on Facebook, or in the community comments below!
Q: How do I make an appointment with John Edward? Does he still do private readings? And if I can’t get an appointment to get a psychic readings, are his public events the next best thing?
While we can’t help you get a private reading with John Edward, (his waitlist is long, and his process for picking new clients is a bit pot luck) I can tell you that is public events, where he DOES do readings for many in the audience, are well worth checking out.
Here is his event schedule for Spring and Summer of 2017. (We’ve gone as a group to several public events, and small private sessions too – and have some pretty extraordinary experiences with John Edwards we’d be happy to share with anyone who wants to inquire privately – all good! 🙂
You can also connect with John via his social media, as he’s fairly active, or via his private membership site, which does offer some unique opportunities for private, one on one appointments, webinars and other similar things.
— JOHN EDWARD 🔦 (@psychicmediumje) March 11, 2017
Seance: A Guide for a Living is a great book written by the talented medium Suzanne Northrup. We’ve had several readers tell us that this is the first book that has really opened up their eyes to the notion that life after life COULD be a possibility, and Suzanne’s Northrup’s work has been featured in many different mainstream venues…..from the pioneering work of Dr. Gary Schwartz on evidential mediums, to police and law enforcement acknowledgements around the globe.
There are about 25 books that we recommend people read who are interested in exploring the evidence for the afterlife, but aren’t feeling the new age vibe….or don’t find some of the popular, mainstream stuff as compelling. (typically folks who are a bit more science minded, or skeptical than many of the more credulous members of our community to believe it ALL 🙂
Suzanne has a few books in that recommended reading list, and Seance: A Guide for Living is a great place to begin. (it’s an older book – about 25 years ago or so, but it’s well worth the read)
What are YOUR favorite books on spiritual development, personal growth or the best evidence that life doesn’t end at death?
Is there life after death? what is the evidence? What does science say? What types of experiences are the MOST interesting, inspiring or compelling?
A fascinating video from late last month (Feb 2017) with some of the smartest scientists who are studying evidence for the afterlife…..from past life memories in small children, to death bed visions, to apparitions, mediums and more. Watch some of the best minds discuss some of the best evidence, that death is NOT the end.
What do YOU believe? Have you had an experience that suggests there is MORE to life than meets the eye? Share with us on Facebook….or in the community comments below!
What is an evidence based psychic medium? How do evidential readings differ from more conventional messages from mediums? Is there training required, or are those born with the gift…..born with the gift?
An interesting article with Boston based psychic medium John Holland, where he describes his experience of going from a local part time tarot reader, to becoming one of a handful of the most well known mediums in the world. John Describes his travel and training overseas (in the UK) as a formative part of his journey from someone who had a gift, to a widely sought after spiritual teacher with best selling books…..and sold out events worldwide.
Training DOES play a part in the cultivation of any skill, and that’s doubly true when it comes to cultivating an expanded awareness and spiritual sensitivity to the information and impressions that are always available. (if we allow ourselves to tap into them)
One of our favorite spiritual metaphors comes from the great mindfulness meditation teacher, also from Boston – Jon Kabat Zinn:
He tells us, if we want to learn how to live mindfully, with passion and purpose and power, the key is to “tune our instruments”. And this is certainly something John Holland, by dint of his training, would readily agree.
Check out the full interview with John Holland, and his 2017 events, at the link following the short excerpt below.
“What struck me, when I devoured those books on spirit communication and leading mediums, was that they were all from the UK. And I said to myself, ‘If I could only go to England and study with these people how great would that be?’
“Well, two weeks after that I stepped on someone’s foot at a party and we chatted and I discovered he was from England. Although not a Spiritualist he knew about Spiritualist churches. He lived in Bristol and told me there were 10 churches in the area. I was amazed.
“His name is Simon Steel and we got to know each other, and he invited me over to England.”
It was a tempting offer but not one that seemed likely to materialize since John had a job and a rented apartment in Los Angeles. When his job suddenly came to an end a visit to the UK became more achievable, but he didn’t want to lose his apartment. However, a solution soon presented itself.
“An American friend of mine called me and said, ‘I’d love to come to California and study writing. I know you want to go to England. How about if you were to go to England, I’d pay your rent and live at your place while you’re gone?’”
Everything had effortlessly fallen into place to enable John to realize his ambition.
With 2017 bringing a new year of fun, family and spirit to TLC, Theresa Caputo and the Long Island Medium are more popular than ever. Theresa’s new book, “Good Grief…..” is already a best seller for months…… and it’s only being released in mid March!
So how did Theresa Caputo get her start? When was she born? How did she discover her gift?
Was she BORN a medium….and if not, how long has she been seeing or speaking to spirit? We get TONS and tons of questions about the Long Island Medium, and with her new season (and new book) in full spring, we thought we’d create a simple, fun visualization of how she got her start!
If you liked this, feel free to share with with YOUR family, friends and fans of Theresa and the Long Island Medium show on TV! (we know a lot of “closet” fans of the show as well, those big tough guys who won’t admit it to their friends, but who love the show as much as we do, so if you have any of those in YOUR life, share this with THEM as well! 😉
Q: What is the easiest way to activate the energy body, or increase vibration to experience out of body states, astral travel or extended consciousness?
A: In my view, the best meditation for raising vibration is a body scan meditation, or what is often called “sweeping” as taught by Vipassana/insight in Eastern cultures, or mindfulness trainers in the West.
Here is a short audio I recorded for our “extended awareness” course (you can see it here if you want more) that explains some of the various ways you can sweep the body, or scan your body to have intense experiences of that have a very tangible vibrational quality.
You can also follow along with the infographic/visualization attached which illustrates the meditation for raising vibration using the body scan technique.
Are you an empath? There are many different signs and symbols that you may be more empathic, or intuitive than most. The truth is, anytime I see a list that claims to capture ALL of the traits of an empath, or spiritual seeker of any type, I know from past experience that not ALL things, will apply to ALL people.
But as a general rule? Working with over 400 professional psychics, mediums, healers, and spiritual teachers over the last few years as part of the famouspsychicmediums.com community, there ARE some pretty clear signs and signals that someone is “special”.
There are 2 on this list that I find MOST common in people who are unusually gifted.
1 – The ability to connect, care and be curious about others in their orbit, rather than urge to ignore, judge or otherwise ostracize people with whom they disagree. Compassion, in some sense (as well as curiosity, which often is a quality that CULTIVATES compassion) is something that you will find emanates and radiates from a true empath, and often in a way that even hard core skeptics and cynics can’t ignore.
As an example of this, I had a really funny experience a year or two ago, where a well known medium in our local community, and someone I had worked with often, had an event that was attended by a small group of people who claimed there was no such thing as psychic ability, and all mediums were fake.
After spending 3 hours in a small room watching her work, the lead “skeptic” of the group approached me and said – “I’m not sure whether I believe everything I just watched, but she does have a beneficient energy that is impossible to ignore”
And it really was true. There are some people who radiate a quality of connection, care and compassion in an almost angelic way, that even if you don’t believe in much else, it’s hard not to notice you are in the presence of someone special.
2 – The second quality is simply a willingness to live from the heart space, rather than the head space. There is an amazing and never ending intuitive intelligence that arises from the heart, that you’ll never get from the head. As a rational and “thinking” type myself, this has always been a huge challenge – to TRUST that living from a space of flow, and intuitive instinct in the goodness of things working out the way they will, and that everything WILL be okay in the end, this is a gift that can transform your life in wild, weird and wonderful ways. The best spiritual teachers I’ve met have embodied this in an undeniable way. And if you find yourself stuck in your skull rather than the heart – it’s a subtle shift that will open you up in crazy cool and creative ways. And as we’ll cover in some of the awareness exercises throughout the course – it’s really the gift that keeps on giving as well!
What is the best evidence for an afterlife? What do YOU think? We get lots of questions about what we believes is the best evidence for life after death, and to us….the “proof” doesn’t come from ONE type of experience at all.
Rather, there are many different experiences that all together, ALL seem to point to the same transcendent and inspired reality. That you are MORE than a body, and that death is merely a transition from one type of existence, to the next.
Here are 8 different types of experiences that ordinary people have everyday that all together, are VERY persuasive that there is far more to life than meets the eye 🙂
For example? Death bed visions are rarely spoken about, and yet…..they are amongst the most powerful and transformative experiences that one can have or witness, providing a glimmer or glimpse into what may await us all when the spirit separates from the body. (death bed visions are often called “nearing death awareness” or even terminal lucidity in hospice care settings, and often include a seemingly miraculous return to lucidity in the moments before death. Ask any hospice nurse what they have witnessed in these meaningful moments, and they will tell you stories that most “mediums” can’t match!)
And of course, there are many more – from the past life memories of small children, to out of body and near death experiences, to ADC’s (after death communication) that some studies suggest over 60% of surviving spouses will have after losing their loved one….and 75%+ of parents who lose a child will experience as well.
What do YOU believe is the best evidence for life after death? Share your stories on our facebook page, or in the community comments below.
How can I increase my intuition? Which psychic abilities are the easiest two learn? Is enhanced intuition something you are born with, or is it something you can develop at any age?
We get a lot of questions about learning to develop a more refined sense of intuitive awareness. And who DOESN’T want to be more in touch with their inner creative compass? For many of us…..this is the ONE true thing we can trust to guide us, often gently (although sometimes not :)…..in the direction of our destiny.
The good news? We have a psychic challenge coming in March! Learn how to enhance your intuition and expand your awareness with simple exercise that guide you to a more powerful, purposeful and wise world of creative consciousness.
Check out our Facebook page HERE for updates on our enhanced intuition challenge, and how you can sign up as well.
For some more ways to increase your connection to “spirit” or a sense of purpose and greater guidance in your life? Check out some of other resources from around the web, below. (hint – my favorite of the bunch is the “test your hunches” exercise, something that ALL of us should be doing more, rather than less!
3. Pay attention to your dreams.
When the cognitive mind is busy, it can override the intuitive right brain and the subconscious mind, the wellspring of intuition. But when you’re sleeping, your cognitive mind rests and opens space for the subconscious mind to signal you in dreams.
4. Get creative.
Engaging in creative activities, such as drawing, scrapbooking, or free-flow journaling, quiets the cognitive mind and allows your intuition to speak up.
6. Test your hunches.
Got a feeling which horse will win at the track? Getting a sense that it will rain tomorrow even though the weather forecast says it won’t? Do you just know your best friend’s new guy is bad news? If you have feelings about what might happen in the future, write down your hunches, then check them later. See how often you were right.
Theresa Caputo’s newest book “Good Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones and Learn to Live Again” is scheduled for a March 2017 release.
It’s going to be a much different read than her previous books, and offers up exercises, meditations, journaling techniques and healing modalities equally as rooted in psychology, as spirituality. (something that many new age books tend to either overlook, or omit)
Theresa Caputo also shares her own struggles with anxiety, and how a connection with spirit has helped her transform her life, and in the process…..transform the lives of millions of others who have vicariously participated in her readings, or the many thousands who have seen her in person, both in live events or private session.
Get the book on Amazon here – you can download a free chapter from Amazon once the book officially is available in Mid March 2017.
How much practice does it take to become psychic? Does a natural medium need to work on her ability? Can you become MORE psychic or more skilled as a medium with more readings, or is where you are NOW, sort of where you end up?
Psychic mediums work just as hard as any other profession does to hone, improve and optimize our craft. Here is a short interview with Maria Halvorsen, who shares her experiences as a professional medium and the amount of dedication it takes to do the work she feels called to do.
Q: How can I find a psychic? I need help, guidance and hope after a loss, and really could use a hand rediscovering what I’m here to do. What is the best way to find a legitimate medium or authentic psychic?
We’ve gotten a few questions on our Facebook page this week about finding a psychic, and the truth is, there is SO much myth, misinformation and spiritual silliness out there when it comes to picking a medium (or any spiritual coach) that we felt it was neccessary to clarify some of the challenges that folks face, as well as offer up some advice to all, as well.
The first rule for finding a psychic?
Caveat Emptor! Be careful with both your trust, your budget, your time and your personal information. Many people have shared bad experiences with psychics, mediums, “healers” and other spiritual teachers that it ought to be said that you need to do some due dillegence, EVEN if you’ve had really good experiences with this field in the past. (in other words – you already fall in the true believers camp, like many of our readers obviously do)
Do your best to ensure there are no surprises when it comes to cost, or fees, or anything unexpected from a compensation standpoint as well. I had an experience last year with a well known local medium in Miami, who 45 minutes into an already expensive reading, offered to do a more in depth “past life regression” for an extra $200. (and offered me a “special deal” just for that day) When I told him I managed a psychic directory, and newsletter list of over 10 thousand people all interested in finding trustworthy psychics, and would be sharing the details of my experience with our audience, he immediately told me the past life reading wasn’t really all that important after all 🙂
When getting a reading?
Say as little as possible. No genuine medium, or authentic psychic, wants you to over-share. It runs counter to the pride, purpose and personal power that most authentic mediums get from their work, and will often find your desire to “over-validate” what they tell you a distraction rather than a help.
Take ALL psychic advice (even this!) with a grain of salt. No psychic or medium is a super hero. I don’t care if you see them on TV, or in a local strip mall. A good medium is simply using a tool – their intuition or spiritual antenna in a way that most of us aren’t tuned to be able to tap into, in the very same way. Any medium that starts waxing poetic about his or her gifts, their family lineage of gifted healers, the specialness of thier particular talents, starts comparing themselves to other (better known) psychics or mediums, or talks about their “proven” accuracy percentage, etc – to me, this is a big red flag.
The truth? The very BEST mediums are often the most humble, down to earth and curious about spiritual realities, and are often UNSURE about how or why their gifts even work. Some of the most studied mediums in history (people like Eileen Garrett, for example) are amongst the most interested in how the spirit world works (or even if it’s really real!) even while being amazing, outstanding and incredibly impressive psychic mediums…….spiritual teachers for the rest of us.
So look local, find a well reviewed psychic or medium, don’t break your budget, don’t believe the hype….and go in with an open mind, but NOT so open that your brains fall out!
For some more opinions from around the web on finding a psychic, check out some of the curated links below. (note: we don’t agree with all of these opinions, we just share for some additional perspective you may find helpful! 🙂
When looking for a psychic medium, most people would like to find someone in your area, but let me tell you something:
Most mediums will collectively agree that telephone readings are just as accurate, if not MORE, than live readings. The reason being is that on a telephone line they can focus more on the energy of the Spirits present and less on the client’s energy, making for a clearer read all around.
Give this fact, due to modern technologies, location doesn’t matter in terms of accuracy or who you are limited to working with.
Tips for Finding a local medium
Finding a psychic can be tricky. Whether you’re looking for a Tarot card reader, a medium, or someone to give some basic advice or entertainment, it’s hard to tell who’s good at what they do, and who’s just out to take your money. There’s no criteria for becoming a psychic or card reader—anyone can claim to be one—so it’s important to do your homework when you’re out shopping for a psychic, so you don’t get stuck with a bad one.
Avoiding Fake Psychics
Things to AVOID Telling a Psychic Are……
If you are getting a medium style reading, for example, where you are trying to connect with a deceased loved one, telling the medium WHO it is that you are trying to contact is a big no no, in my view. (even though some mediums will gently encourage you to do it)
Don’t tell the reader very specific things about the circumstance you want solved. A GOOD psychic, clairvoyant, intuitive or energy worker will figure them out for you, and the BEST information is that which comes through without you needing to share too much in advance.