A Medium Acts as a Midway Point Between the Living and the Dead
A medium is a person who channels a spirit or through whom a spirit or entity communicates. Mediums can communicate with spirits on behalf of another living being, acting as a midway point between the worlds of the living and the dead. I had a transformational experience when a medium brought through messages from my father 26 years after he had passed. For me, it completely healed our relationship.
After death communication through mediums has been documented back to early recorded history. Mediumship became popular in the U.S. and U.K. in the 19th century. During this time, mediumship generally took the form of séances held in dark rooms, an environment that led to deception and trickery. Fraudulent practitioners were exposed, and mediumship fell out of favor.
In recent decades, however, there has been a rising popularity of mediums. The public has become aware of them through television and digital and print media. I am a longtime fan of one of these mediums, Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium. I never tire of watching her on cable TV, conveying messages from what she describes as “Spirit.” I am touched by the healing effect of the messages she brings through to the bereaved.
Organizations on Mediumship
Windbridge Research Center
The Windbridge Research Center performs fulltime empirical research with mediums and is the only US organization doing this work. This research is based on rigorous, peer-reviewed studies. The Windbridge Director of Research, Julie Beischel, Ph.D. stands as a world leader in the field of medium research. This website provides a brief overview of its scientific research findings to date.
Books and Videos on Mediumship
Anderson, George and Barone, Andrew
Anderson, Karen A.
The Amazing Afterlife of Animals: Messages and Signs from Our Pets on the Other Side
by Karen A. Anderson, 158 pages (2017)
#1 Amazon bestseller and winner of 16 national and international book awards
Assante, Julia Ph.D.
Beischel, Julie Ph.D.
Investigating Mediums: A Windbridge Institute Collection
by Julie Beischel, Ph.D., 335 pages (2015)
Dr. Beischel is the Director of Research at the Windbridge Institute where they conduct peer-reviewed scientific research on mediums and certify some mediums as scientifically validated.
There’s More to Life Than This: Healing Messages, Remarkable Stories, and Insight About the Other Side from the Long Island Medium
by Theresa Caputo, 240 pages (2014).
Theresa Caputo is a New York Times bestselling author. She is a reality TV show personality who appears in the series “Long Island Medium.”
One Last Time: A Psychic Medium Speaks to Those We Have Loved and Lost
by John Edward, 218 pages (1998)
John Edward is a bestselling author and world-renowned psychic medium who has starred on “Crossing Over with John Edward.”
Heath, Pamela Rae M.D., Psy.D and Klimo, Jon Ph.D.
Handbook to the Afterlife
by Pamela Rae Heath, M.D., Psy.D, and Jon Klimo, Ph.D., 262 pages (2010)
Two seasoned experts with decades of experience working with channeled material describe the various stages of life after death.
Dr. Pamela Rae Heath is the co-founder of the Paranormal Research Organization.
Nohavec, Janet with Giesemann, Suzanne
Van Praagh, James
Talking to Heaven: A Medium’s Message of Life After Death
by James Van Praagh, 194 pages (1997)
James Van Praagh is a New York Times bestselling author and Co-Executive Producer of the CBS series “Ghost Whisperer.”