Thursday, November 29, 2012

(REPOST) Big Question: Is there a sixth sense?

The debate on whether a six sense exists continues. This Discovery Curiosity article sheds some light on this matter.


Evidence for a sixth sense remains elusive. Can "psychics" really see beyond, or is it all a bunch of tricks and guesswork? Curiosity contributor Jennifer Horton focused her senses on the possibility of a sixth sense.

Extrasensory perception (ESP) is often referred to as the "sixth sense" because it occurs independently of our established senses. Is ESP real? A number of studies claim to provide proof of paranormal abilities, but their results have never been replicated. One group claiming to have found evidence of psychic abilities, the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research group, shut down in 2007 without ever proving their claims. In March, 2011, the "Journal of Personality and Social Psychology" published a paper featuring experiments performed by Daryl J. Bem, a Cornell professor who claims his results provide strong evidence for the existence of ESP. But others in the scientific community criticized Bem's methodology.

Methodology aside, testing for ESP is a bit iffy. Given that ESP essentially deals with intangibles and the unexplained, is it really something that can be tested? Until someone comes up with an ESP-meter, the answer to whether ESP is real or not will depend in large part on whom you ask.


Monday, November 12, 2012

James Van Praagh: Helping a Widow Get Closure



James Van Praagh, a renowned psychic, helps a woman grieve for her husband by communicating with his spirit. Her husband, Eric, tells James that he's grateful for a tattoo she got with his name on it. Dr. Drew is amazed by this never-before-seen spiritual interaction.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sinister double: James Van Praagh on doppelgangers

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James van Praagh is a well-celebrated psychic and medium whose paranormal experiences became an inspiration for the hit CBS drama Ghost Whisperer. An intermediary between the real world and the other dimension, the esteemed psychic has helped many people uncover the mysteries that have plagued their lives for many years. It’s highly likely that among the subjects he was able to solve is the issue of doppelgangers.


The concept of doppelgangers or evil twins spans a millennium of world literature. Doppelgangers were first imprinted in Jean Paul’s 1796 novel Siebenkas, which set in motion the idea of unbridled twins – one good, one bad, both oblivious to each other’s existence until a fateful riotous encounter.



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Apparently, psychics including James van Praagh would believe that psychicism picks up its own concept of doppelgangers from the German folklore, which regards the concept as a physical reality wherein anyone who has been visited by their ‘personal double’ was in for an impending misfortune like death or illness. While there have been true historical accounts of doppelgangers, to wit Abraham Lincoln, Queen Elizabeth I, and John Donne, the field of biomedicine describes the subject as a ‘visual hallucination depicting a mirror image of oneself.’



Perhaps, the binding and all-encompassing truth about the subject can be found on its influence on one’s philosophical thought. Even if a gamut of philosophical distinctions exists, ranging from Friedrich Nietzsche’s notion loneliness and a want of multiplicity to Sigmund Freud’s The Uncanny, which speaks of a person’s concealed and unconcealed identities, what is truly important is to reflect on what significance does the idea of ‘personal double’ brings into one’s life.



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For more information on James van Praagh and psychicism, visit VanPraagh.Com.

Monday, October 15, 2012

James Van Praagh Pin it to Win it Contest Ends Today!

Today is the last day to enter the James Van Praagh Pin it to Win it Contest!  Winner to receive one set of autographed books by James Van Praagh.  Contest ends at 11:59 ET.  To enter the contest visit http://pinterest.com/VanPraagh/.  To learn more about Renowned Medium and Best Selling Author James Van Praagh visit www.vanpraagh.com.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

James Van Praagh: Developing the natural sixth sense

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Human beings have an innate desire to know their environment. Death frightens, baffles, and intrigues them because it is inevitable, yet intangible and undeterminable. World-renowned medium James Van Praagh helps wonderers understand death in his book, Heaven and Earth: Making the Psychic Connection. Now a bestseller, the book combines Van Praagh’s teachings with the experiences of other people to shed light on life beyond the grave.



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The fascination with the spirit world stems from the human inability to experience death and still “come back” to tell about it. The book explains that all people are born equipped to access the spiritual dimension. The “sixth sense,” or ESP, is the human ability to mentally perceive information that the five physical senses cannot recognize. When a person has a “hunch,” they are in fact using their sixth sense. Thus, accessing the other side is not as impossible as it seems.



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In his book, James Van Praagh teaches readers how to differentiate their thoughts from their inner voice. The latter is the sixth sense which is often dismissed as “wishful thinking” or paranoia. The book goes on to describe that dreams can be pre-cognitive, teaching readers how to interpret their messages. Van Praagh also gives tips on how to alter self awareness and awareness of one’s environment to access and make contact with departed souls. This is particularly helpful for people who have unresolved questions or issues with lost loved ones, and wish to gain closure.


For more tips on accessing and developing your sixth sense, follow this James Van Praagh Twitter page.

Monday, October 1, 2012

James Van Praagh Pin it to Win it Contest!

James Van Praagh, world-renowned psychic medium, has announced a new online contest titled ‘Pin it to Win it!’ centered around Pinterest.   Beginning October 1st, fans of James Van Praagh’s work will be invited to RePin the official Contest Image on their personal Pinterest Profile at http://pinterest.com/VanPraagh/ with the appropriate tags, and they will be entered for a chance to win the grand prize – a set of autographed books by James Van Praagh. 

To learn more about the contest and the official rules, visit the James Van Praagh Website http://www.vanpraagh.com/doc/pin_to_win_contest.  Good Luck and Happy Pinning! 

Friday, September 21, 2012

James Van Praagh: Connecting to Spirits Beyond the Grave


James Van Praagh interview with Examiner.com Jeff Rivera on Connecting to Spirits Beyond the Grave.
He is a world class medium who has done readings for everyone from Chelsea Handler to connecting with the spirit of Heath Ledger. Over the last 30 years, James Van Praaghhas created millions of believers out of non-believers. He has authored countless New York Times bestsellers and become the Executive Producer of the hit show, Ghost Whisperer, now in syndication.
I had the opportunity to speak with Van Praagh at length about his message, his answer to common questions people have about spirits and what he says to the naysayers and skeptics.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Announcing the 5 Winners for the James Van Praagh Spirit Blog Contest!!



After much anticipation, the winners for the James Van Praagh Spirit Blog Contest have been announced! Please visit http://www.jamesvanpraagh-contest.com/ for a full list of all 20 finalists and the 5 winners!

I want to thank everyone who shared their heartfelt stories with me. Each one was incredibly touching and many brought tears to my eyes. It was extremely difficult trying to scale down one from the other considering all were exceptional But, I felt these final twenty demonstrated spiritual lessons which everyone who reads the blogs will be able to relate to from one time on this human experience. I hope these inspiring insights help you.

Namaste, James

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

James Van Praagh: Energy 101



James Van Praagh, one of the world's most renowned psychics and spiritual mediums takes time to talk about Energy and answers the questions: What Is Energy, Can you carry other people's energy? He explains the basics of energy with a simple demonstration to help you understand the sensation of your own energy and the importance of being responsible for your sacred space.

Monday, July 30, 2012

James Van Praagh Set to Tour the Southeast in August

New York Times #1 Best Selling Author and Spiritual Medium, James Van Praagh is touring the Southeast this August with appearances in Atlanta and Florida.  In the first time in over Five years, James Van Praagh is touring 4 cities in the Southeastern U.S including Atlanta, Georgia, Jacksonville, Coral Gables and St. Petersburg, Florida.  

James Van Praagh brings "The Experience" 5 Day Mediumship Class to Atlanta, Georgia. 

August 13-17, 2012 James Van Praagh brings "The Experience" to Atlanta!  This will be the only Mediumship Class in the Southeast in 2012.  This is an intense experiential workshop for novice to advanced mediums and anyone interested in developing their intuition. For 5 days James Van Praagh will intently assist you in a series of developmental and intuitive exercises to clear the mind and create a strong connection with the spirit world.  Watch the video and see what others are saying about  "The Experience."

James Van Praagh brings "An Evening of Spirit" to Florida

During this special evening James Van Praagh will discuss communication with the spirit world, help you to understand that our loved ones are always around us, demonstrate his ability to communicate with the spirit world, lead a meditation for healing and so much more!
Florida Tour Dates: August 22nd Jacksonville, August 24th Coral Gables and August 26th St. Petersburg.  

Visit www.vanpraagh.com to learn more. 

Friday, July 27, 2012

International Mediumship Week with James Van Praagh


International Mediumship Week with James Van Praagh September 30 - October 5, 2012.
Join us for a special 5 day event in spiritual mediumship with five of the most respected mediums from around the world - James Van Praagh, John Holland, Tony Stockwell, Jose Gosschalk and Marilyn Whall.  To learn more visit www.vanpraagh.com 

Friday, July 20, 2012

James Van Praagh Blog Contest Update!!


The James Van Praagh Spirit Blog Contest has ended! Thank you to each and everyone of you who took the time to participate and share your story and answer the question "How has the work of James Van Praagh Changed Your Life?” 

James is currently reviewing all of your Spirit Blog Entries, and will be announcing the Top 20 Finalists in mid-August. In the meantime, make sure to stay tuned in and stay connected as you can now find James Van Praagh on the following Social Networks - FacebookPinterestTwitter and Google Plus!!

Thanks again for participating in the James Van Praagh Spirit Blog Contest!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

James Van Praagh Spirit Blog Contest Ends June 30th!


This is the last week for you to submit an entry in the James Van Praagh Spirit Blog Contest where Five (5) winners will be chosen to be part of James Van Praagh's next book on "Spirituality.    In addition, the top five winners will also receive a private phone reading from James as well as copies of his books and more giveaways including tickets to one of his upcoming events.  View the Spirit Blog Contest and Contest Rules  and follow the steps below to submit an entry in the Spirit Blog Contest:

Step 1: When you click 'Enter Here' on image to the right  you will be directed to your standard email program.

Step 2: Make sure the email is directed to vanpraaghblog@gmail.com and that the subject line reads 'Blog Contest Entry'.

Step 3: In 500 words or less write an essay using the following title: "James Van Praaghs’ work has changed my life in the following way..."

Step 4: Hit 'SEND' and wait to see if you're a winner!

Remember, contest is ending soon so submit an entry today!  Good Luck to all! 
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Friday, June 1, 2012

James Van Praagh Launches Spirit Blogging Contest!!

Starting Today, June 1, fans of world-renowned psychic medium James Van Praagh will be given an exciting opportunity to get closer to their favorite spiritual guide! Submit a 'Spirit Blog' and enter for a chance to win free giveaways and be part of the next James Van Praagh book on "Spirituality.” Here's all you have to do in 4 easy steps:

Step 1: Click 'Enter Here' either at the top of the page or at the bottom of this entry. You will be directed to your standard email program.

Step 2: Make sure the email is directed to vanpraaghblog@gmail.com and that the subject line reads 'Blog Contest Entry'.

Step 3: In 500 words or less write an essay using the following title: "James Van Praaghs’ work has changed my life in the following way..."

Step 4: Hit 'SEND' and wait to see if you're a winner!

Share your story for a chance to win! James will personally read each entry and hand pick the most inspiring entries. The top five winners will receive: one free (1) private phone reading from James Van Praagh, all of James' s books and the DVD of his life story entitled Talking To Heaven starring Ted Danson and two free tickets to one of his demonstrations.

See James Van Praagh announce the contest here! http://youtu.be/yJhodXQJb0o

Contest Rules and Information:
  1. ELIGIBILITY: The contest is only open to individuals who are 21 years of age or older.
  2. DATES: Contest runs from June 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012.
  3. CONDITIONS: By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to release, discharge and hold harmless James Van Praagh, including all employees, volunteers and affiliates from any and all liability, loss, damage or injury resulting from attending the event.
  4. The entry must answer the question “How Has James Van Praagh Changed Your Life.”
  5. No more than one entry per email address and no more than one entry per person.
  6. The entry may not be more than 500 words and must contain ‘Blog Contest Entry’ in the Subject Line of the Email
  7. The Entry may not contain any content that is or may be perceived to be defamatory or that represents James Van Praagh in a negative way.
  8. The Entry must be suitable for publication and may not be violent, immoral, offensive, illegal, pornographic, obscene, indecent or similarly inappropriate as deemed solely by James Van Praagh.
  9. The entry must not contain spam or promote business.
  10. PRIZE DETAILS: The top Five (5) Essays chosen by James Van Praagh will be used in his new book on Spirituality, each winner will receive One (1) Private Phone Reading with James Van Praagh, Two tickets to a James Van Praagh Upcoming Event (Prize does not include lodging, meals or transportation to or from the events. Prize is not redeemable for cash.) One copy of each of James Van Praagh’s books and the DVD of his life entitled “Talking to Heaven” starring Ted Danson plus two free tickets to one of his demonstrations.
  11. EMAIL LIST: By submitting your essay entry in Spirit Blog Contest, you agree to allow your email address to be placed on James Van Praagh’s mailing list. Per the web site Privacy Policy, personal emails will NOT in any circumstances be distributed to any third parties.
  12. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email they receive stating they are a winner. If the winner does not reply that they accept within 48 hours another winner will be chosen at random. All entrants should make sure their personal email account settings will accept email from webadmin@vanpraagh.com. The www.vanpraagh.com web site administrator is not responsible if a winner's email goes into their SPAM file and they miss the 48 hour confirmation deadline. Please do not email the Web Site Administrator asking for details regarding the winners or the drawing.
Internationally renowned #1 New York Times bestselling author James Van Praagh is considered the pioneer of the mediumship movement throughout the world. A guest on mostly every national radio and television show including OPRAH, LARRY KING LIVE, DR. PHIL, 48 HOURS, THE VIEW, JOY BEHAR SHOW, CHELSEA LATELY, and many more. He was the host of this own nationally syndicated show BEYOND, still seen in markets around the world. He recently was the creator and executive producer of CBS’s long running series THE GHOST WHISPERER, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. His books have been translated in over 25 languages in 30 countries worldwide.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

James Van Praagh: Connecting the living and the dead

"It is the love bond between people which allows me to make the connection between the living and the dead,” renowned medium James Van Praagh says of his job of connecting people with their dead friends and relatives by giving proof of life after death; he does this by pointing out to them definite messages from the unknown.

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On one note, he feels lucky to have served as a channel of healing, comfort, and love when he is able to help a grieving person make contact with a deceased loved one—when sorrow and emptiness turn into peace of mind and certitude, and eventually, closure.

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On another note, as a medium, James not only senses energy but also integrates the slower vibrations of the living world with the faster vibrations of the unknown plane. While he admits that his gift is limited, because he does not see what the future holds, James Van Praagh is certain to point out that a loved one has survived death. To add to that, he firmly believes that surviving death ultimately connotes that there is more to life than the physical one on earth.

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James Van Praagh travels around the world spreading mediumship development classes and helps others decipher the messages of dearly departed ones for those they have left behind. To know more about his works, visit his website: www.vanpraagh.com.

Monday, May 7, 2012

James Van Praagh: Communicating messages from beyond

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James Van Praagh is one of the most famous readers in the world. He is able to create a connection between departed loved ones and those who they left behind. The bond, he says, that makes the connection strong is love – it is able to transcend time and realms, crossing over from the world of the living to the world of those who have already passed on. Through his job, he is able to provide – and experience – healing, comfort, and love. He bridges the gap between two planes of existence and is able to feel the emotions and personalities of the deceased. “If a person was talkative while alive,” he says, “he will come through with plenty to say.”
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James Van Praagh calls himself “clairsentient,” which means that he has “clear feeling.” First, there is feeling, and then seeing, “much like Whoopi Goldberg in the movie Ghost.” He also says that the true essence of the messages is the feelings behind the words, because the spirits communicate through their emotions. These emotions cannot be explained in words, because the sensations are incredibly intense.
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Through the years, James Van Praagh has touched many people with his message of hope and has authored best-selling books, meditation programs, and development videos. He has also taught mediumship classes and conducted seminars to sold-out audiences, and has produced successful television projects. More about his work can be found on his website.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

James Van Praagh: Self-healing through emotional energy

For clairsentient James Van Praagh, emotions aren’t supposed to be logical and must not be rationalized. He honors emotions as an aspect of divinity because they have their own wisdom, timing, and rhythm which can be tapped for healing and maintenance of health. With the right conditions, emotions can help empower the mind, heart, and spirit leading to holistic health.

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Just as physical energy comes from exercise and proper nutrition, emotional energy comes from people’s way of managing their emotional life. As life becomes harder each day, more and more people are tempted to suppress, deny, and disown their emotions. This scenario creates imbalance within the individual, causing relationship problems and certain illnesses. Self-healing experts, including James Van Praagh, say that people who are disconnected with their feelings often neglect the heart which is revered by spiritual cultures as a sacred emotional energy point.

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The misuse, misdirection, and repression of emotions can be overcome by honoring the inherent wisdom of feelings rather than distorting them with negative or limiting thoughts, which tend to influence people to go off on others with little or no provocation. Learning to manage emotions involves discerning the source of beliefs and emotional patterns that influence the way people respond to their feelings. Looking back at the previous life helps in amending wrongful use of emotions and creating new patterns of dealing with feelings.

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Learn more about James Van Praagh’s methods of self-healing at www.vanpraagh.com.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

James Van Praagh: Connecting the living and the dead

"It is the love bond between people which allows me to make the connection between the living and the dead,” renowned medium James Van Praagh says of his job of connecting people with their dead friends and relatives by giving proof of life after death; he does this by pointing out to them definite messages from the unknown.

James Van Praagh Photo Caption: vanpraagh.com



On one note, he feels lucky to have served as a channel of healing, comfort, and love when he is able to help a grieving person make contact with a deceased loved one—when sorrow and emptiness turn into peace of mind and certitude, and eventually, closure.

James Van Praagh Photo Caption: jigsawlounge.co.uk



On another note, as a medium, James not only senses energy but also integrates the slower vibrations of the living world with the faster vibrations of the unknown plane. While he admits that his gift is limited, because he does not see what the future holds, James Van Praagh is certain to point out that a loved one has survived death. To add to that, he firmly believes that surviving death ultimately connotes that there is more to life than the physical one on earth.

James Van Praagh Photo Caption: jackfit.blogspot.com



James Van Praagh travels around the world spreading mediumship development classes and helps others decipher the messages of dearly departed ones for those they have left behind. To know more about his works, visit his website: www.vanpraagh.com.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Achieving inner calm: James Van Praagh on improving mental discipline

James Van Praagh believes that in today’s modern world, meditation has become increasingly important for most people. Individuals can be seen rushing from one point to another, trying to fulfill everyday duties that never seem to end. When pauses are few and far in between, people are more likely to become overwhelmed and, as a consequence, may eventually start behaving badly.

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Learning how to meditate properly trains people to go beyond conditioned thinking and leads their mind into a deeper state of awareness. Given the many methods of meditation, the main goal is still to allow individuals to focus well and gain proper perspective of their own thoughts and feelings.

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In an effort to help, James Van Praagh offers an online course for people who wish to have a better understanding of proper meditation practices. Over the course of eight weeks, interested individuals can learn to achieve a deeper sense of peace through an audio recording from James, readings on a variety of topics, practical applications of learned methods, and an online journal for them to document their progress as well as their experiences.

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Through the online course on meditation, individuals will find themselves attaining a mental discipline that will guide them through even the most difficult situations in life. In addition to this, by attaining a better way to perceive things, people can also learn to understand themselves better and turn their fears into love.

For more information about James Van Praagh’s online courses, visit VanPraagh.com.

Monday, January 9, 2012

James Van Praagh: A journey into the divine

August 23, 1958—James Van Praagh was born in Bayside, New York. Raised as a Roman Catholic, he became a seminarian at the age of 14. Leaving behind his experiences with the divine at a very young age, Van Praagh opted to pursue a course involving his passion for writing. He finished his degree in Broadcasting and Communications from the San Francisco State University and moved to the City of Angels after receiving news that he had been offered a job with the Hill Street Blue show.


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Unfortunately, Van Praagh arrived in Los Angeles to discover the promised job was a hoax. He instead got a job as a production runner. It was a co-worker named Carol Shumaker who reacquainted James Van Praagh with his psychic abilities, which he had previously abandoned. Soon, Van Praagh had taken to studying metaphysics to achieve a deeper understanding of the Divine and to demystify the enigma of life and death.


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With his desire to share his spiritual understanding and help people achieve closure from past traumas, Van Praagh has authored several titles including Talking to Heaven: A Medium's Message of Life After Death, Reaching to Heaven: A Spiritual Journey Through Life & Death, and Heaven & Earth: Making the Psychic Connection. He also produced and hosted several shows such as Beyond and Ghost Whisperer.


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More information about the works of James Van Praagh can be found at www.vanpraagh.com.