Why do mediums talk to the dead?

My mission is to prove that love and life are eternal.
I can’t think of a more important calling.

Pictured below is Leonora Piper – the medium William James referred to as “the one white crow that proves that not all crows are black,” inferring of course that he believed her to be genuine.


What would it mean to you if I could produce enough evidence to show that your loved one on the other side is at your side and happy to be so?

How might it change your life if you knew that life and love is eternal, if you knew absolutely that this life is not all there is, that you are an eternal being living for something bigger and better and beyond the scope of imagination?

When I entered seminary at the ripe old age of 21, I thought there was no more important calling than to the ministry, to a life of spiritual service. When I was in Lily Dale I met a former nun, Shirley Yusczyk, in fact I had a sitting with her. I can’t think of anyone more dedicated to the spiritual path than a nun or a priest and here she was sitting in front of me a medium in the world’s oldest and largest Spiritualist community.

Shirley told me that she thought she could be of more service to more people as a medium than as a nun. On her web site, Shirley at Lily Dale, Shirley said, “It is so fulfilling to bring through messages from the other side and to see the healing and joy that people receive.”

In her book, We Are Their Heaven, medium Allison DuBois tells the story of some of those she has helped cope with the sudden loss of a child or other loved one. She tells of the healing and joy that comes from the work she does.

In the forward of her book, written by her husband, Joe DuBois said, “When people die, they remain closely connected with the people left behind. They are close, yet that might as well be a million miles away because they can rarely be seen or heard by their living loved one.”

If our loved ones remain connected and concerned to any degree, wouldn’t it be wonderful if a connection could be made, if communication could take place?

Frederick Myers, communicating through a medium, said that being on the other side was like, “standing behind a sheet of frosted glass which blurs sight and deadens sound dictating feebly to a reluctant and somewhat obtuse secretary.”

Frederick Myers was one of the first brilliant men of England to devote his life to the study of mediumship. He was one of the founding fathers of the Society for Psychical Research, an organization, founded in the 19th century that established the standards for paranormal research that have stood the test of time to this day.

In describing gazing into heaven the Apostle Paul said, “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known,” 1 Corinthians 13:12

It is the task and mission of the medium to gaze into this glass, to reach across the “frosted glass which blurs sight,” and bring back from that world a message for those in this one and that message is love, and that message is live because every day you are not alone. Every day your loved ones stand with you.

Much love,