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Psychics at fair speak of the supernatural

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Meaghan M. McDermott
January 31, 2005

Things going bump in the night was one reason Kelly Breen decided to stop by on Sunday at the 25th Annual International Psychic Fair at the Clarion Hotel Riverside.

"Our father passed away about a year ago, and there have been some strange things happening in the night," said Breen, of Boston, as she waited in line for a tarot card reading. She came to the fair with her sister, Patty Breen of Caledonia, Livingston County. "We're hearing glasses breaking; the lights are flickering. We think Dad might be around."

Unfinished business with a departed loved one is one of many reasons people consult with psychics, spiritualists and mediums, said Geraldine Branch of Pontiac, Mich. A third-generation spiritualist, who channels both the living and the dead,  (more)...


Making sense of second sight

Jan 27 2005
By Barbara Argument-Evening Gazette
The first time Sharon Neill was challenged about her amazing psychic powers she replied: "I'm not a medium. I'm a size 10!"
She swears it's "God's honest truth. That's how little I knew about it."
This is a woman who insists she had no idea of her sixth sense until a few years ago.
Now she tells us she has a list of celebrity clients as long as your arm, clamouring for her readings.
They include The Corrs, Coldplay, Ash, James C Nesbitt of Cold Feet fame and one-time Page 3 girl, Melinda Messenger.
She has been blind from birth, but can describe colours and objects which she has never seen.
She is a clairvoyant who claims to channel messages from beyond the grave to comfort grieving relatives.
(from much longer article...)

Message from dead loved ones

Published in the Home News Tribune January 10, 2005


EAST BRUNSWICK: Most were believers, some were just curious and a handful were complete skeptics, but all the people who attended yesterday's psychic demonstration longed to communicate with their deceased loved ones.

About 90 people gathered at the East Brunswick Museum to watch nationally known psychic medium, Barbara Lee, as she passed messages from dead people to their living family members. Lee conducted more than a dozen readings for the mostly female audience, amazing some of the people as she spoke of names, dates and events relevant to a deceased family member...full article

Psychics lead mother to daughter's murderer

January 4, 2005

MANNHEIM - A grieving mother told a court in Germany how psychics told her who killed her 16-year-old daughter and where to find him.

 Taking the stand in Mannheim State Court, 45-year-old Sigrid Erbe testified that she had been frustrated with lack of progress in the case by police following the rape and murder of her daughter Susanne in June 2003... more at Expatica.com

Metaphysical Convention Takes You to the "Other Side"

 November 18, 2004

The Esoteric/Metaphysical Convention, coordinated by the Higher Consciousness Society is being held on November 19th and 20th at the Venetian Hotel, Casanova meeting rooms 601 &endash; 603. This event serves as the alternative to the "Unconventional Convention", originally scheduled for November 18th through the 22nd at the Sands Expo, but later cancelled...more

Marie ... medium rare

By Mandi Millar
10 November 2004

Newtownards mum of three Marie Pead (63)could barely draw her next breath, such was her grief after the tragic death of her middle son in 1990, reports Mandi Millar. But when he contacted her from beyond the grave, it changed her life. Now an ordained spiritualist minister, Marie devotes her life to helping others through the spirit world

You were raised in a Presbyterian congregation in Donaghadee. How did you end up as Ireland's first female spiritualist minister and only the second person ever on the island to hold such a position?

"I was brought up to believe in this old, benign gentleman with a long white beard sitting on a throne in heaven. He saw everything we did and recorded it all in a big book. Then my middle son, Martin, was killed in a terrible accident on the oil rig he was working on. He was only 26.

"I had been taught that if you were good you went to heaven; if you were bad you burned in hell. I wondered where that left my Martin...read more


Empower your life with angels

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Spirit artist Rita Berkowitz will be sharing her gifts through lecture and demonstration at On The Path Wellness Center, Route 139, 31 Schoosett Street, Suite 506, Pembroke, on Dec. 3 from 7 - 9 p.m. Copies of her new book, "Empowering your Life with Angels," will be available to be autographed, just in time for Christmas. Come and join the center for an evening of being touched by Spirit. Contact On the Path at (781) 826-7076 to reserve a space.

Rita Straus Berkowitz has impressed large audiences throughout the world by drawing portraits of loved ones from the higher side of life. She is the author of Empowering Your Life with Angels and co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Communicating with Spirits. She has both studied and taught at the Arthur Findley College in Essex England, as well as lectured and demonstrated in colleges, New Age Centers and Spiritualist Churches in the United States and Canada. She is an accomplished artist who has shown her paintings and drawings throughout New England and New York.

Berkowitz is an ordained minister in the Spiritualist Church and pastor of the First Spiritualist Church of Quincy, located at 40 West St., Quincy (617) 770-2246. She is also a certified medium and has completed a Master of Science in Psychological Counseling. She offers private sittings, classes and has trained many professional mediums. She is featured in OfSpirit.com, www.ofspirit.com, and BestMediums.com www.bestmediums.com, and has had numerous radio and television appearances. Source.


Paranormal investigators confirm restaurant is haunted

By Jim Keyworth, Roundup staff reporter
Friday, November 5, 2004

Mad Dawg's co-owner Melanie McCarthy holds the mug of hot chocolate she left for the ghost. Paranormal investigator Brian Lile's meter spiked whenever hot chocolate was mentioned.

Paranormal investigators claim they contacted two spirits, and detected the presence of others, at Mad Dawg's & Mel's Restaurant Monday evening.

The investigators, Brian and Linda Lile from Missouri, were in Arizona for a psychic convention when they heard about the recent story in the Roundup on ghosts at the Main Street eatery....read more


Ghost hunters say South Texas campus

crawling with spirits

Associated Press
Oct. 29, 2004, 1:53PM

BROWNSVILLE -- To hear Olivia De La Garza tell it, the little ghost visits often but means no harm.

She says the image of a boy, about 3, regularly visits her dormitory room at the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, yanking off her covers in the middle of the night.

"Not to scare me, but to play," said De La Garza, a 24-year-old nursing student from Matamoros, Mexico.

Her spooky tale isn't the only from this dorm built on a 19th-century cemetery just across the Mexican border... full article


 'Children can discover psychic gift'

Oct 29 2004
Robin Turner, Western Mail

A PROFESSIONAL Welsh medium who has helped police investigate cases now aims to allow children to discover their psychic abilities.

Diane Lazarus, 38, of Cross Hands, says her children, Liam, aged 10, and 16-year-old Lisa, have been displaying psychic powers for years...more

Ghost World

Utah ghost hunters break on through to the other side.

by Kelly Ashkettle
October 28, 2004

Todd Vincze owns a hospital building in Lehi that he converted into a haunted house. And recently, he caught sight of what he believed was a real ghost among the high school cast members of his Haunted Hospital. Vincze was just about to open his doors to the public. He called out to his cast members. "Everybody get in your positions!"

Then, catching sight of something&emdash;or someone&emdash;Vincze had never seen before, he said, "Who's that at the top of the stairs?" For a fleeting moment, he saw the face of an old man peering at him through an old wooden grate that used to be the door to the hospital's elevator. Vincze looked away, and when he looked back, the man was gone...Feature article


The Ouija board speaks

Dare we listen? Maybe we're the ones making it talk!

The Kansas City Star
Wed, Oct. 27, 2004

You're supposed to use your Ouija board to contact the dearly departed, like Elvis or Marilyn Monroe or Millard Fillmore. Right?

Thing is, some of us never got that memo. Some of us were 10 years old and playing Ouija with our gray-haired grandmas, asking deep questions like: "Will it snow enough tonight so school will be canceled tomorrow?" ...full story


Haunted Places in Florida

(Just in time for Halloween)

by Landon Howell
Tue 26 Oct 2004
Owner & Editor
Compliments of the Shadowlands

Amelia Island - Old Jail - Luc Simone Aury was the bastard son of a pirate named Luis Aury. He was a renowned scoundrel and wanted for many crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery to name a few. Upon his capture, Aury was sentenced to hang in the gallows behind the jail. As word spread, a huge crowd gathered to witness the execution of this famous criminal. ...more at JuiceEnewsDaily.com


The 'Beckham of mediums' turns back on TV fame


Sun 24 Oct 2004

TO BELIEVERS, he is one of Britain's most brilliant mediums. To sceptics, he performs little more than an intriguing sideshow.

What cannot be denied is that Scots psychic Gordon Smith is a rising star. His latest book hit the number two spot on Amazon.com, and he recently appeared in a BBC documentary in which he stunned a crowd by reeling off apparently accurate names and details of bereavements to strangers.

But Smith - dubbed the 'Beckham of mediums' - has decided it is time to turn his back on TV celebrity. Last night he launched a stinging attack on television bosses for trying to turn him into little more than a performer.  feature article here


'Your dead mother says it's too short'

October 24, 2004

Psychic barber Gordon Smith in his Glasgow barber shop. [Photo: Kirk O'Rourke]

Gordon Smith may not be the only psychic barber in the world, but he's probably the most successful. He spoke with Annabel Crabb.

Gordon Smith, in his tiny Glaswegian barber shop The Gentry, does a mean short back and sides. He's also a chain smoker. And Britain's most famous psychic. feature article here 


Election Reminder from Mahatma Ghandi

Listen to India's spokesperson through Leslie Flint


Psychic researcher scares audience at Opera House

By: Lisa Durante , The Thomaston Express 10/15/2004

THOMASTON - Last Friday night was eerie as the audience listened carefully to Lorraine Warren speak about who was haunting the Thomaston Opera House.

"This is a person who was obsessed with this place," she said of the spirit.

Several of the audience members said they thought it was the old caretaker who used to sit on the front steps of the building in earlier years. Lorraine, who founded the New England Society for Psychic Research in 1952 with...more at zwire.com


Capitols popular with things that go bump in the night

Associated Press Writer
October 11, 2004, 12:18 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Bureaucrats working the graveyard shift in New York's Capitol say not much escapes the bespectacled glare of night watchman Samuel Abbott as he patrols the darkened top-floor hallways.

They regularly report hearing his keys jangle ... more at newsday.com


Natasha Demkina can sue the 'ambush experimenters'

By Victor Zammit

"Every person has a fundamental legal right to have her/his reputation protected." International Covenants on Human Rights and Civil Law.

17 year old Natasha, a gifted 'medical intuitive', was invited to New York by CSICOP to participate in an experiment to test whether or not she is truly psychic.

Critical issue: Objective empirical observation shows that debunkers (experimenters) produced a documentary and subsequent media comments...legal analysis at VictorZammit.com


Scientists' unethical use of media for propaganda purposes

Brian David Josephson
Cambridge Professor, Nobel Prize in Physics

1. A TV demonstration is 'fixed'

Many viewers of a recent Discovery Channel programme, previewed in a Guardian article, where the claims of Natasha Demkina, a 17-year-old Russian girl who says she is able to "look deep inside people's bodies, watch their organs at work and spot when things are going wrong", were investigated, ended up with a strong impression that the main test in the investigation had been deliberately set up with a view to ensuring that she would fail it. ...full story about the article shown below


Visionary or fortune teller?

Why scientists find diagnoses of 'x-ray' girl hard to stomach

Natasha's claim to see inner ills excites media but fails experts' test
Ian Sample, science correspondent
Saturday September 25, 2004

The Guardian

Natasha Demkina has a lot of explaining to do. Sat with her mother and younger sister in a bright London office, the 17-year-old from Saransk, a rundown town 400 miles east of Moscow, seems the typical teenager. But less typically, Natasha claims she possesses an unusual gift. She can, she says, look deep inside people's bodies, watch their organs at work and spot when things are going wrong....more


I can see dead people

Sep 22, 2004
By Diane Parks, Evening Mail

John Routley is your everyday kind of guy. Middle aged, slightly balding and dressed in T-shirt and trousers, he is not a man you would give a second glance in the street. By day he has a full-time and responsible job working as a trainer with West Midlands Fire Service, he lives with his partner Maureen Hughes and he cares about cats.

But he also has a hobby which is rather out of the ordinary - when he has a moment, he talks to dead people... more at the Evening Mail


Healers claim case overblown

Wednesday, Sep 08, 2004 - 03:36:48 pm PDT
Hungry Horse News

A Columbia Falls couple who allegedly treated patients by contacting long-dead medical doctors has been ordered to stop practicing medicine, but Tamara and Andrew Overlee claim the investigation was "blown out of proportion" and the Montana Board of Medical Examiners failed to "fully investigate the spiritual healing practice."... more at hungryhorsenews.com


U of Manitoba archivists hear dead people

Web Posted: May 21, 2004 - 8:50 AM CDT

WINNIPEG - Thousands of hours of audio tape of a British medium supposedly channelling the voices of the dead have been donated to the University of Manitoba.

The collection includes about eight trunks and suitcases of Leslie Flint, who was one of the world's most famous channelers in the 1930s to 1960s...more at CBC


A Course in Miracles copyright Invalidated by Judge Sweet

October 24, 2003

[New Christian Church vs.

Penguin Books & Foundation For Inner Peace Inc.]


Based upon the facts as found above and the conclusions of law just set forth, judgement will be entered dismissing the complaint and granting judgment invalidating the copyright with costs to the defendants.... Full decision. (history of the case at endeavoracademy.com)


Jesus Not Author of A Course In Miracles.

Feb 13, 2003
New Christian Church of Full Endeavor

In a dramatic turn of events, according to public documents released today, the Foundation for Inner Peace through Penguin Books is maintaining that the true author of A Course In Miracles is, in fact, psychologist Helen Schucman.

In a legal complaint filed in a copyright suit against the New Christian Church of Full Endeavor, lawyers for the publisher declared unqualifyingly that Jesus of Nazareth is absolutely not the author of the Course.

The Real Author of A Course In Miracles is Helen Schucman

According to the legal complaint in a copyright law suit filed by Penguin Publishers and the Foundation for Inner Peace against the New Christian Church of Full Endeavor, Jesus of Nazareth positively is not the author of A Course In Miracles. It further declares that, in fact, the true author is psychologist Helen Schucman....Full press release