An inspiring and uplifting guide which answers our questions on life after death
Praagh is a world-famous medium who is renowned for conveying messages and conversations between worlds. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programmes, and was resident expert on NBC's The Other Side. He lives in Los Angeles.
Communicating through a medium with lost loved ones can, according to Van Praagh, himself a medium, be a way for people stuck in the grieving process to work out their unresolved emotions. In his first book, the author sees heaven as a multidimensional world, permeated by "pure love," where spirits reside once they have left their physical bodies and before they take up new ones. Precise explanations of psychic phenomena are coupled with compelling stories of individual sessions of mental mediumship, which make up a good portion of the book: an elderly man celebrates his 50th anniversary with a deceased wife; a son dead from AIDS assures his parents of his well-being. Van Praagh claims that humans are all blessed with benevolent guides, and offers introductory meditation and psychic exercises to help the reader experience their presence. His suggestion that flickering light bulbs, scrambled TV pictures and telephone hang-ups are contacts from these guides may not, however, convince many readers. On the other hand, belief in the paranormal is not necessary to enjoy this book, or to appreciate the author's apparent commitment to rendering compassionate service to individuals in despair over unresolved emotional issues with deceased family members. (Nov.)
Van Praagh, nationally acclaimed medium, boasts the supernatural ability to communicate with the spirits of men, women, and children who have died. Using his rare ability to "talk to heaven," Van Praagh takes the listener along, as he bridges the gap between the physical and spiritual worlds. He provides comfort to those who have lost loved ones and brings back powerful messages from the other side. Many messages are of love that heals the human heart, proving that love is indeed the universal language. Read by Jonathan Marosz, this is an interesting and worthwhile listening experience. Van Praagh's stories touch a chord in all of us. Worth the trip to the pearly gates.--Marty D. Evensvold, Arkansas City P.L., KS Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.