James Van Praagh is a world-famous medium who is renowned for conveying messages and conversations between the physical and spiritual realms. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Reaching To Heaven and Talking To Heaven, which sold close to 600,000 copies in hardcover. Although he was raised a Roman Catholic and even entered a seminary at 14, he soon found that spirituality was more compelling than religion. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in broadcasting and communication, then moved to Los Angeles, where at age 24, he met a medium who told him that within two years, he himself would become clairvoyant. Van Praagh's psychic sensitivity increased, and he began to receive messages from the beyond. He now lives in Southern California but travels throughout the country lecturing, giving demonstrations, and spreading the knowledge of life after death. In addition, he conducts specialized tours of spiritual centers around the world, including in Brazil, Egypt, and Mexico.
Grief. It comes in many forms and magnitudes. The loss of a loved one a parent, a spouse, a child gone forever. Or maybe it's a job gone sour, then suddenly, unexpectedly, you find yourself unemployed. Maybe it's the dissolution of a relationship years of devotion ending in divorce. Perhaps you've been diagnosed with a terminal illness like cancer you find yourself with years, maybe only months to live. Van Praagh, medium to the spirit world and author of Talking to Heaven and Reaching to Heaven, aids the listener in coping with each specific loss. Through his readings with various clients, death is demystified, grief is shown to be a natural response to death, healing comes with the realization that one day we'll be together again with our loved ones, and love is the only ageless power in the cosmos. With narration by Jonathan Marosz, this book goes to great lengths to examine healthy and destructive ways of handling grief as well as how to discuss the subject of death with children. An audio presentation that allows the listener to see the normalcy of the grieving process on the road to healing, this is recommended. Marty D. Evensvold, Arkansas City P.L., KS Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.