How a Mediumship Book Helped A Grieving Father

How a Mediumship Book Helped A Grieving Father

Many people who read "Deadly Departed" are surprised at how it can help someone grieving. It is not just for people who are developing mediums or paranormal experts. Though the book has a serious undertone regarding the dangers of mediumship and the afterlife, there is a deeply comforting aspect to the book, as it helps to dispel myths and teaches the grieving individual about the reality of the afterlife.

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This is one mediumship book that has been hailed by other mediums as their new bible – "The book Deadly Departed has become my bible." Anne

Scary Mediumship Book Or A Comfort For Grief

I recently had a message from a father who lost his son and not so long ago, lost his father recently and who was a reader of Deadly Departed. Here are his own words:

"I read Deadly Departed in late 2019 after wanting to understand more about the afterlife. After meeting Jock, it was an easy decision to pick up the book. As a bereaved parent, I have clung on to the hope my Son is in a better place. 

I wasn't prepared for what came next.  Not the context you may think. I felt a warmth reading about Jock's ex-armed forces past which I could relate to being ex RAF.  More crucially, it was his relationship with his father that hit home.  Little did I know I would lose my own father just a matter of days later.

Comforting Words

Jock's words gave me hope. Gave me comfort in my own time of sorrow that I could find the strength to carry on. Rather than grieve a life lost, I celebrated a life lived, fully believing we will meet again one day. I smiled amongst tears at his funeral as the most perfect snow fell onto my jacket. Heaven painting its own picture.

I cannot thank Jock enough because hope is what has got me through these last 2 weeks. Where there is even a glimmer of hope in the darkness, it's enough for me to fight on.

Thank you. Mike."

Many people have reservations and seem to turn away from the book, thinking that it is about the reality of the Demonic and the evil that can happen in the world. The book is so much more. Yes, it is a no hold's barred look into the dangers of the afterlife, and rightfully so, as there are so many ignorant teachers leading students up a false path of security. Not everything in this world is roses and it certainly is not all rosy on the other side of life either.

But Deadly Departed is much more than a scary mediumship book. It is a companion to those who grieve because it comes from a place of love and respect and shows the reader the power of the spirit, and how to recognize the spirit operating in their lives. It guides you into understanding the mechanics of mediumship and how to recognize great evidential mediumship rather than mediocre intuition or psychometry.

Empower Yourself

Deadly Departed empowers the reader and sows the seed of reality – helping one to understand the afterlife and the power that you have that is inherent within you. If you approach things with a fearful or misguided perception, then you will soon find yourself in turbulent waters. More grief-stricken individuals fall into a false sense of security and attempt to connect with the other side without proper preparation, training, and understanding.

No medium has all the answers but dangerous mediumship is perpetuated by misguided ego.

Desperation Of Connection

I recently had a case where a woman who had lost a loved one was so desperate to communicate with the other side that she followed the techniques and methodology of questionable researchers with little or no real science-based practices, which left her open to influences by an intelligence much greater. This woman soon found herself in turmoil and things took a sinister tone after a considerable time. The intelligence slowly made its way into her life after gaining that trust.

I am delighted to say that with a little guidance and help, this situation has been dealt with. However, it begs the question: Would this have happened if she was better prepared and more knowledgeable? This is happening now with other people and it won't be long before things could turn difficult.

The answer is not 100% clear as there is always going to be a danger, but it is a controlled one when you develop enough discernment through knowledge and understanding.

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With well-researched and reliable guidance, this grieving woman may have experienced things differently. In her own words, "I wish I had this book in my hands years ago. I would not have suffered so much or paid out so much."

The reality is that Deadly Departed is just as valuable to those who grieve than to developing mediums and paranormal researchers. There will always be mediums who claim everything in the garden is rosy and that is their prerogative. Just pray they do not act hastily and cause more damage to someone or a family who seriously needs help because of deep-seated grief that caused the spiritual crisis.

Top Haunted Hotels In Usa

Top Haunted Hotels In Usa

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Haunted Hotels


Haunted Hotels are not just a Hollywood gimmick—many people believe a few real-life properties around the country play host to several very long-term guests. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, there are a lot of places that claim to have unexplained occurrences that can only be attributed to haunting of lost souls. To many, going through such an event or testing one's bravado to the unknown is as exciting as riding a roller coaster or skydiving. If you are that person, then here is a list of haunted hotels in the United States where you can spend the night and try your luck at spotting a ghost. These resorts have a history of murder, suicide, accidental death, former employees and past guests that you may be fortunate enough to meet if you dare.

1) The Stanley Hotel

Generally regarded as one the most "spirited" hotels in America, The Stanley is better known for motivating Stephen King's The Shining after the author stayed one winter night. In 1909, the hotel was initially built to house traveling, bourgeois city-folk and offered cars and servants to all their visitors. Today many of their spirits still remain as modern (and also alive) guests report the sounds of untraceable piano music and maniacal laughs all over the hotel. These incidents are said to be the playful spirits of dead employees and guests.

2) Malaga Inn

The inn remains today as the only boutique inn of its kind and is regarded the most haunted hotel in Alabama. Built in 1862, this ancient property in the deep south continues to be reminiscent of the Civil War era. It has 39 private rooms, Victorian furnishings, and an outdoor courtyard. Initially, the two townhouses were constructed by two brothers-in-law as a wedding gift for the 2 sisters in the family—but that does not mean they ever left… Guests claim to have seen a ghostly lady figure in white, swinging chandeliers, lights that turn on by them and furniture that eerily moves on its own.

3) Omni Mount Washington

Bretton Woods, NHKnock, knock. Who's there? On this resort, perhaps no one…whom you can see, in any case. The resident invisible resident here, Carolyn Stickney ("d." 1939), is known to tap on doors, and once inside your room (either you invite her in or not) she has no qualms regarding borrowing your belongings. However, she is a Victorian lady through and through—all manners—and will return your belongings to precisely where she got them. Tip: Rumor has it that checking into Room 314 nets the best possibility of spotting the Princess, as she is known.

4) Omni Grove Park Inn

Asheville, NCBack in the 1920s, a young woman either jumped or was pushed to her death from her 5th floor room, 545, to be specific. Virtually a century later, employees and guests still report her presence, mostly as a pink mist or as a woman in a flowing pink gown, thus her nickname, the Pink Lady. How do you like these apples? Tip: Allegedly, young children are extremely sensitive to spotting her, so if you really want a glimpse, you know who to let loose on her trail5

5) Otesaga Resort

Cooperstown, NYSizeable resort + over a hundred years of history + no sinister sagas = a perfect breeding ground for a ghost neighborhood, and a friendly ghost community at that. Formerly in its life it was a school for girls in the wintertime, and to this day, the giggling of a gaggle of girls continue to echoes through the 3rd floor hallway, when absolutely no children are checked into the hotel. (Warning: They may be laughing at you, however they are young girls, after all, so do not take it personally.) The adults, nonetheless, do want you to take it personally—people have claimed hearing their name called, absolutely out of nowhere

6) Omni Homestead

Hot Springs, VAIt's an unending story: In the most ancient wing of one of the oldest resorts in the country (built in 1766), a jilted woman commits suicide after her fiancé left on their wedding day and never came back. Since that sad day in the early 1900s she is wandered the 14th floor aimlessly, stopping guests as well as employees to ask for the time, expecting that she'll catch the hour when her groom-to-be was expected to come back to her and that this time he'll be there.

7) La Posada de Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NMThis hotel's spectral highlight, a German known as Julia Staab (pictured, right), feels right at home here—because before it grew to become a resort, it was her residence, built by her merchant husband in 1882. After her 8th child died shortly after delivery, Frau Julia spun into a deep depression, ultimately holing up in her room, never to be seen in the flesh again after 1896. But, in wisps and wafts she is still ever present, most often in Suite 100, her former bedroom.

8) Queen Anne

San Francisco, Cannot all ghosts will leave you cold. Miss Mary Lake, the former headmistress of the school for girls that opened here in 1890, has been known to take care of guests who stay in her former office, Room 410, just as she really did for her pupils several generations ago. Many have revealed that their clothes were unpacked for them while others have woken up at night to find their blankets tucked nicely around them.

9) The Mayflower Hotel

Presidential alert: The inaugural ball custom at the Mayflower began while Calvin Coolidge was in office; however he missed his due to his son's untimely death a fortnight earlier. To make up for the lost occasion, he apparently returns to the site yearly on the anniversary of the ball. But Silent Cal mainly remains just that in his eternal phase—the only hints of his presence are the flickering lights in the Grand Ballroom at 10pm, which would have announced the ball's guests of honor back in 1925, and an elevator that will not budge from the 8th floor (the location of his holding room) until 10:15pm, which is exactly the time that he was planned to make his entrance to the event

10) Esperanza Mansion

Keuka Park, NYIt's unsure whether this one should be chalked up to local folklore, however there are many who believe that there is a phantom lady, decked out in white, wandering the property. Similar to any ghost worth his/her weightlessness, she is also very skilled at keeping us mere mortals in the dark—no one knows actually who she is or where she came from. It is probably better this way. Tip: If you need a vacation from waiting for the lady in white to appear, refocus your paranormal energies on nearby Spook Hill.

11. Hawthorne Hotel Salem, Ma

There has been great controversy over this supposed haunted hotel and questions still exist if this is truly haunted or whom or who is haunting it. Perhaps because of the local history in Salem many people automatically assume. Nevertheless, there is a great history from this hotel and you can certainly feel something. Watch out for a new report on this hotel coming soon from one of our team.

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Catholic Church Behind The Times Accepts Mediums

Catholic Church Behind The Times Accepts Mediums

Catholic Church and Mediums

In much of the research conducted into mediumship practices and as indicated in my recent book "Deadly Departed." The reality of spiritual gifts within the Catholic Church has been in existence all along. They are just too ignorant to admit it. As a consequence of the Ignorance of real knowledge from the hierarchy to the lower levels of the church, and of its lay ministry; there is a complete disregard of the gifts of the spirit and how they are bestowed, employed and developed within an individual.

Searching the Internet can uncover some clear distinctions and lack of understanding within the church system and its holy orders. Perhaps the worst aspect of its teaching is the complete misunderstanding of the reality of the gifts of the spirit. Compounding matters is the understanding the reality of what the occult is and how it operates.


One of the greatest misconceptions of the catholic church, and most other religions that are based in dogma is the clarity of what the Occult seems to be and how it is labeled. The Occult comes from the Latin 'Occultus,' which means hidden knowledge it is "knowledge of the hidden" or "knowledge of the paranormal". There is of course a stark contrast to spiritual gifts as you will see, and although there are crossed links, you will recognize the almost two faced of the church.

My child, regard not omens, for this leads to idolatry; neither be an enchanter, nor an astrologer, nor a magician, neither wish to see these things, for from them all is idolatry engendered. [Didache]

The reality of the above statement is quite clear, but looking deeper, one can deduct that the practices mentioned above are not those of mediumship. In fact they are quite the opposite. The practices are tantamount to occult practices of which mediumship has no real place. As mentioned before, mediums are using spiritual faculties and not conjuring, using oracles, divination or ritualistic magic such as witchcraft.

Church Teachings

The church teaches that anything that is out of its remit is tantamount to a mortal sin or evil. According to early teachings found in various texts, it was forbidden to seek seers, divine information, visit oracles and so much more. However, this is really from a place of ignorance and control rather than the reality of the dangers of hidden knowledge. Church laws and teachings change over time and one only needs to refer to the "Didache" to get the unabridged meaning of the gifts of spirit and the warnings according to the disciples of Jesus that was before the church. The Didache was the teachings of the apostles, the rules, if you like, of early christianity.

Divination and Conjuring

What is abundantly clear is that divination and conjuring according to the belief's of religious text are considered the opposite to spiritual gifts because of the methodology behind these practices. Perhaps this has some merit and one has to seriously look toward occult practices such as magic to realize there is a clear division between these practices and what the gifts of the spirit are considered to be and how they are employed in spirit communication and discernment.

Practices frowned upon in the search within the afterlife

The gifts of the spirit are basis of all life and as such every man and woman has a facet of these gifts dormant within. However, one may be more imbued within than another and so the gifts are stronger in some individuals.

Practices of afterlife research may be the aspects that a church or dogmatic faith may frown upon and include;

  • ITC
  • EVP

Mediumship Practices Misunderstood – Not Only By The Church.

Anyone who understands the mechanics of mediumship recognizes that no conjuring actually takes place whatsoever. As mediums we do not conjure, we do not call upon spirits and we certainly do not divine spirits. In this respect there is a clear misrepresentation of who and what real mediums are, and how we attune our craft. The reality is there is no pomp and circumstance. One who has developed gifts of the spirit merely uses these spiritual faculties to open up to the real vibratory spiritual nature of those on the other side.

A look into the new testament of the Holy Bible can deduct these spiritual gifts being used in service to humanity throughout its text and of course not restricted to Jesus Christ, but to others in service.


The Holy See, for many years, has condemned mediumship practices. Those who visit mediums and mediums themselves are labeled as being lured by evil nefarious forces. However, there is a bit of conjecture here in that the church, the pope, has actually gone so far as to accept those with spiritual gifts, but only if they are catholics. A bit two faced there I feel! Nevertheless, in the following church document that was released in 2017, and only for Bishops – lay's out the urge for the Catholic leaders to accept those with spiritual gifts who are in service to the church, the people and of course – Catholic.

Vatican News Is Quietly Held

Whilst, the document is very substantial; it does, in certain parts, urge the church leaders to accept those whom have developed these gifts.

Gifts given “for the good of all” and the primacy of charity

5. In 1 Cor 12:7 Paul declares that “To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is givenfor some benefit”. Many translations add “for the benefit of all” because the majority of charisms mentioned by the Apostle, even if not all, are directly for the benefit of all. This orientation toward the edification of all has been well understood, for example, by St. Basil the Great, when he says: “These gifts are received by each one more for others than for themselves […]. In the common life it is necessary that the power of the Holy Spirit, given to one, be transmitted to all. The one who lives for oneself, may have a charism, but it remains useless, hidden away inactive, because it remains buried within the self”.[15] Paul, nevertheless, does not deny that a charism may be useful solely for the person who has received it. Such is the case with speaking in tongues, which, in this respect, is different from the gift of prophecy.[16] The charisms that have a common usefulness, be they charisms of the word (of wisdom, of knowledge, of prophecy, of exhortation) or of action (of powers, of ministry, of governance); they also have a personal usefulness, because their service of the common good favors the growth of charity in those who possess them. Paul observes, regarding this, that, if one lacks charity, even the highest charisms do not help their recipient (cf. 1 Cor 13:1-3). A stern passage from the Gospel of Matthew (Mt 7:22-23) expresses the same reality: the exercise of the more visible charisms (prophecy, exorcisms, miracles) can unfortunately coexist with the absence of an authentic relationship with the Savior. Consequently, Peter as much as Paul insists on the necessity of directing all of the charisms towards charity. Peter offers a general rule: “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (1 Pt 4:10). Paul is concerned in particular about the use of the charisms in gatherings of the Christian community and says: “Everything should be done for building up” (1 Cor 14:26).

Vatican Turnaround

We can deduce from the above excerpt that a clear division exists and that division is an accepted facet of those spiritual gifts as bestowed upon all, but perhaps stronger in one than another. No where, does it mention, divination, conjuring or oracles. Looking between the lines, you can clearly discern the reality of mediumship with all its faculties.

Is this a small step forward or do we still stand in a stalemate position according to the church? who knows, however, in my mind, it means that a small glimmer of light is shining somewhere with dogmatic practices and the need for education between spiritual gifts, its mechanics and understanding of spiritual practices is needed more than ever.

Could You Be The Next Paranormal TV Star

Could You Be The Next Paranormal TV Star


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The producers of Ghost Hunters are seeking skilled and dynamic paranormal investigators to join a new team that will explore reported hauntings all across the U.S. on an exciting, new unscripted TV series for a major cable network!

It doesn’t matter where in the country you are or what your specialty is. As long as you are genuinely interested in the paranormal and have real experience as part of an investigative team, we want to hear from you!

We need to fill all roles: Lead, tech, case manager, researcher, evidence analyst and general investigators.


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Demonic Possesion and It's Thin Grey Line

Demonic Possesion and It’s Thin Grey Line

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Demonic Possession

Over the last few years, there has been a dramatic Upsurgence in claims of Demonic possession. Whilst some may have a valid issue that may not be explainable by medical science. There is a grave reaction to label all imbalances of the psyche, or emotions as a spiritual issue such as Demoniacal possession. This is the thin grey paranormal line that is tread by ignorance and fools. All too often there will be medical professionals, religious practitioners, paranormal groups, and clergy that will be too quick to jump and label something as demonic or of an other worldly influence.

  • Yoga is not demonic
  • Reiki Is Not Demonic
  • Healing Is Not Demonic
  • Bad Moods are not Demonic
  • Depression Is Not Demonic
  • Mindfulness Is Not Demonic

and so on!

Neither do any of these cause Demonic Possession. That cause and effect lies squarely at the feet of man and the choices made.

Psychology Of Demonic Possession

Granted, there are many symptoms of Demonic influence that mimic that of a medical problem, such as a psychological Imbalance or of course a psychiatric issue. However, there are many clear distinctions which separate the preternatural from the natural one. An emotional issue of anger, depression, and violent outbursts do not necessarily mean one is possessed, and there is a need for a paranormal investigator, team or priest. A cold spot that chills you to the bone may have another plausible explanations, as does some other issues, such as seeing visions or of course hearing a voice.

These are all valid issues within the medical professions that do have a psychological basis for explanation. Many people who are more spiritually minded will often look for an excuse of behavior in order to blame a preternatural force. Dr Graham C.L. Davey Ph.D. alludes to this on his article featured in Psychology Today. In this regard, many spiritualists, even medical professionals, and of course clergy, are those who believe in something more sinister or preternatural. They will shout claims of demonic influence or spirit obsession. However, we have gotten away from the real clear division of phenomena versus another form of pareidolia.

Spirit Obsession

Spirit Obsession can of course be the influence of one or more spirit entities. However, this is not Demonic. It is not an archetypal demon of a higher order. Spirits can and do influence our lives – especially those of a weaker disposition. It is not an excuse for bad behavior or emotional imbalance brought on by external trauma. We must not mix the two and instantly use excuses of evil influence.

Consequently; many mental illnesses do have some roots in spiritual imbalance, and that issue should not be overlooked when looking at mental illness that may have entered someone's life and there are many cases of where spiritual help has indeed negated that need for medical intervention. Again, this is not a Demonic problem.

There Is A Clear Division From Demon Possession Or Oppression and Psychological Imbalance

If someone is levitating with no possible scientific explanation. Perhaps they are changing in appearance and shouting blasphemy all whilst physical manifestations are going on around you. Emanating putrid smells or bodily fluids and excrement, and not to mention that feeling of foreboding and evil that is projected to the sensitive or even non-sensitive individual. There would also be external manifestations of phenomena that would be out with the victim externally. These would be experienced in the immediate environment, and perhaps even phenomena that is directed in a highly intelligent and deliberate way. Then of course one must then begin to look at possible paranormal or imbalanced spiritual causation as a point of serious enquiry.

The Need For Discernment On Both Sides Of The Coin

One cannot be successful without the other. One cog won't turn on its own. There has to be a relationship between something as equal in make up and force. Both of these aspects working in unison – bring about the successful movement of the cog that may then have a positive effect on the other. It is time that professionals such as the scientific, medical and spiritual community work together. Each has their own level of discernment. Whilst one aspect may work in the material plain, it is evident that there is a great gap within the non physical plain of existence and this is where perhaps the use of real mediums or those with the power of spiritual discernment should be used as the bridge between the physical, non-physical and religious.

Making False Claims Opens The Box

There are two clear dangers that one can look at as a possibility. The first is making a false diagnosis of demon influence, or possession, and that must be taken seriously. The second is to consider how much suffering it would cause to the inflicted. This could be an individual or a family, and diagnosing something as Demoniacal may cause more anxiety, and suffering.

On the other side of the coin, you have to consider the real danger of becoming the catalyst for real Infestation. You have now become one of the causing factors, and you will now have to pay the price either by directly being in the line of danger or of course allowing mother Karma to pay you a visit.

The Reality

Demonic possession is real. Spiritual obsession is real, but so is psychological imbalances, mental illness and of course forms of psychosis. It is therefore important that medical professionals begin to look toward working with professionals that are highly experienced in the spiritual field. Also, working with real professional paranormal investigators that consider all avenues of the preternatural as the natural. It is a far too dangerous field that should not be frequented by less experienced, ego-driven individuals, and groups that can leave a trail of destruction in their wake, making the thin grey line of Demoniacal Possession a reality.