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Psychics, Healers, & Mediums.

Psychics, Healers, & Mediums

Jennifer Weigel

Hampton Roads Publishing Company

65 Parker Street, Suite 7, Newburyport, MA 01950

9781571747761, $16.95, PB, 224pp,

Synopsis: Since the dawn of time, people have been fascinated by those who claim to have extraordinary psychic abilities. The fascination has reached a fever pitch with the rise of modern media.

It is safe to say that many of these folks are either extraordinary frauds or extraordinarily deluded. But could some of them be legitimate? Do some people actually possess psychic gifts that can be used to help and heal?

For 20 years, Emmy Award-winning journalist Jenniffer Weigel has been interviewing and investigating mediums, psychics, and healers. She became particularly interested in this topic after the death of her father in 2001. "I felt that as a journalist, it was my duty to go behind the scenes with these people who claim they can talk to dead people or heal the sick and really pull the curtain back on these so-called 'gifts.'"

In "Psychics, Healers, & Mediums: A Journalist, a Road Trip, and Voices from the Other Side" Jennifer provides in-depth interviews with today's top mediums, psychics, and healers, including Thomas John, Judith Orloff, Concetta Bertoldi, Caroline Myss, Echo Bodine, Rebecca Rosen, Paul Selig, and Michael Bodine. In addition to the interviews, each chapter contains readings for both Weigel and an individual previously unknown to the medium, psychic, or healer. In short, Weigel puts these psychically gifted people to the test--and the results are startling and profound.

Critique: A unique and inherently fascinating read from cover to cover, "Psychics, Healers, & Mediums: A Journalist, a Road Trip, and Voices from the Other Side" is an extraordinary, informative and very highly recommended addition to both community and academic library Metaphysical Studies collections and supplemental studies reading lists. Students and non-specialist readers with an interest in the subject it should be note that "Psychics, Healers, & Mediums" is also available in a Kindle format ($9.99). Librarians should be aware that "Psychics, Healers, & Mediums" is also available as a complete and unabridged audio book (Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781538429280, $69.00).

Mary Cowper


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Date:May 1, 2017
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