Psychic mediums are revered by believers, and ridiculed by non-believers. However, it is well accepted that psychic mediums and their work fascinate countless people, believers and non-believers alike. Read on for 10 famous psychic mediums in the world, along with the work they do.
"I don't look at this (psychic mediumship) as a religious based thing. To me this is energy based."
― John Edward
Mediumship is a very unique concept. Those practicing mediumship, which is establishing contact between dead spirits and living human beings, are popularly known as psychic mediums. They are the communication links between the two realms, hence called "mediums". Communicating with the dead through these mediums has been practiced for several hundred years now.
Though there are people who scoff at these practices, many attempt to contact the spirits of their dead relatives or friends with the help of psychic mediums. Mediumship exists in various forms―the dead spirit using the medium's voice for giving a message; the spirit relaying its message to the medium, which (s)he hears and passes on; an apparition of the spirit; or the presence of the spirit's voice in the room. There are other forms of mediumship too, but the aforementioned are well-known all over the world.
Psychic mediums are also known to have the special abilities as given below.
Clairvoyant: A psychic medium sees things that are not physically present, such as the spirits of dead people.
Clairaudient: A psychic medium can hear the voices or thoughts of dead spirits.
Clairsentient: Psychic mediums can feel the presence of dead spirits or sense their need to communicate.
There are some people who are born with one or even two of the psychic abilities mentioned above, but they may or may not be mediums. Psychic mediums, on the other hand, are largely believed to have these special abilities, aside from being able to communicate with spirits. Psychic mediums are said to be born with these abilities, and use them to help mourning people communicate with their lost loved ones. Here are the 10 best psychic mediums in the world, in no particular order.
1. John Edward
John Edward is a renowned psychic medium, author, and lecturer. Hailing from Long Island, New York, Edward is a psychic medium for over 25 years. Besides being able to communicate with those who have passed away, John Edward also has the ability to correctly predict future events.
He has authored One Last Time, What If God Were The Sun, Crossing Over: The Stories Behind The Stories, Final Beginnings, After Life: Answers from the Other Side, Practical Praying: Using the Rosary to Enhance Your Life, Infinite Quest, and Fallen Masters, all of which have been on the New York Times Bestsellers list.
2. Theresa Caputo
Theresa Caputo is a famous psychic medium and author from New York, best known for her television show, Long Island Medium. Theresa Caputo has authored two New York Times bestsellers―There's More to Life than This: Healing Messages, Remarkable Stories, and Insight from the Other Side, and You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Life Changing Lessons from Heaven
3. Lisa Williams
Originally from the United Kingdom, Lisa Williams is a noted psychic medium, author, teacher, and speaker. Her television shows, Life Among the Dead, and Voices from the Other Side, have been well-received by audiences from all over the world.
Although she does conduct private readings, Lisa Williams also shares her knowledge on her weekly radio show and teaches spiritual development courses. She also trains psychic mediums and has recently launched the Lisa Williams International School of Spiritual Development.
4. John Holland
Having helped people for over 20 years, John Holland is an American psychic medium, author, and public speaker. His critically acclaimed books include Power of the Soul, Psychic Navigator, The Spirit Whisperer - Chronicles of a Medium, and Born Knowing.
He is a naturally-gifted psychic medium, and has studied metaphysics, and spent two years in England training under and learning from expert psychic mediums there.
5. Anthon St Maarten
Based in South Africa, Anthon St Maarten is a respected international psychic medium, author, and destiny coach. He is author of Divine Living: The Essential Guide To Your True Destiny. He also hosts radio shows and publishes a spirituality blog. Anthon St Maarten is famously the only psychic medium in Africa who is listed in Bob Olson's Psychic Directory.
6. Charmaine Wilson
Charmaine Wilson is a psychic medium based in Australia renowned for her compassionate and empathetic nature. She has also authored best-selling books titled Spirit Whisperers, and Spirit Children.
Charmaine Wilson was awarded the titles of "Australian Psychic of the Year" in 2005, and "Queensland Psychic of the Year" in 2009. She also won the search for Australia's most gifted psychic in 2008.
7. James Van Praagh
Hailing from New York, James Van Praagh is a celebrated psychic medium, clairvoyant, author, and television personality. He has made a guest appearance on several noted shows including Oprah, hosted his own television show, Beyond with James Van Praagh, and also produced the CBS primetime series, The Ghost Whisperer that was based on his life.
He is the author of many bestsellers, including Ghosts Among Us, Unfinished Business, and Looking Beyond
8. Lynne Caddick
Based in the U.K., Lynne Caddick is a psychic medium, paranormal investigator, and natural healer. She has regularly been voted "U.K.'s Number 1 Psychic", and has been recognized as one of the best psychics in the entire world.
9. Chip Coffey
Chip Coffey is an American psychic medium who is a clairvoyant, clairaudient, as well as a clairsentient. He is also an author, speaker, and paranormal investigator. Apart from this, he is also an animal rescue advocate. He has appeared on many esteemed shows including Tyra, Larry King Live, and Entertainment Tonight. He is the author of Growing Up Psychic.
10. Michelle Whitedove
Famously crowned America's #1 Psychic by Lifetime TV, Michelle Whitedove is a clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient. Also a physical and spiritual healer, Michelle Whitedove seeks to heal those who need it. She is also a "Health Intuitive", meaning, she can see into the physical human body and often advises her clients to seek medical help.
Whether you believe in their work or not, it is true that psychic mediums are incredibly fascinating. In their own, unique way they help scores of people get over the loss of loved ones and help them achieve peace of mind.