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Heaven and earth making the psychic connection
Van Praagh, James.
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Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2001]

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3 audio discs (approximately 3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Compact disc.
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Audiobook on CD


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BF1031 .V3432 2001 Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks
BF1031 .V3432 2001 Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks
BF1031 .V3432 2001 Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks

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The author of the No. 1 "New York Times" bestseller "Talking to Heaven" now teaches listeners how to develop their own innate psychic abilities. Abridged. 3 CDs.

Author Notes

Spiritual medium James Van Praagh, author of Talking To Heaven, is best known for his purported ability to provide a bridge between the living and the departed. A regular on NBC's The Other Side, Van Praagh discontinued his private appointments to make time for the lecture circuit, workshops, and television appearances, including Paranormal Borderline, The Maury Povich show, The View, The George and Alana Show and Unsolved Mysteries. He was also featured on the Voyage of Enlightment, a four-day spiritual cruise from Los Angeles to Mexico. Although based in West Hollywood, California, Van Praagh travels most of the year on personal appearances.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Prominent clairvoyant Van Praagh (Talking to Heaven) has been on Larry King Live, Oprah and the New York Times bestseller list. His latest book part fragmentary memoir and part how-to guide asserts that everyone is born with six senses; the trick, of course, is to learn how to use each of them. To educate readers toward a higher level of psychic ability, Van Praagh discusses the basic skills involved in mediumship (development of increased awareness, communication with spirit guides) and the worlds that invisible phenomena inhabit (the energy fields that envelop the body, the channels through which spirits make contact). To enhance intuition, he recommends daily meditation, breathing exercises and visualization; for the more difficult task of connecting with the higher vibrations of the spirit world, he suggests group work with like-minded people to help build the requisite psychic energy. But as individuals increase their receptivity to spirit communication, Van Praagh warns that they may become vulnerable to psychic vampires and other harmful astral entities. The auric shield, which is like a "brilliant glass shell" surrounding the human body, is an essential safeguard against these negative forces, and the author provides exercises to maintain and strengthen it. This excellent primer demystifies the work of mediums, and for people who hope to reach out to their deceased loved ones or meet their spirit guides, it offers simple and accessible guidance. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved



Preface Since the publication of my first book, Talking to Heaven, in 1997, I have had the good fortune to travel around the world and share my message of life after death with thousands of people. I am still amazed at the number of people who are eager to learn more about psychic phenomena. Although many know the buzzwords (mental telepathy, clairvoyance, aura, and entity), they don't really understand what these terms mean. Many lack personal experience with such things; others experience them but can't identify what they are. Throughout time, shows featuring mediums and, today, movies like The Sixth Sense only intensify our curiosity about the spirit world. People want to make contact with their loved ones and seek validation of their own experiences with the spirits. They want to know that these are real, not figments of their imagination. This book is intended to help you learn as much as possible about the world of spirit and to decide for yourself what is true or false. By drawing from personal experience, I hope to teach you how to hone your basic psychic abilities and sharpen your sixth sense. I also include testimony from others who have been touched by angels and visited by spirit guides. More important, I have included exercises that you can practice to expand your own psychic awareness. As you progress, remain flexible and open. Some experiences you may have on your journey may be unusual or upsetting, but as you go, you will learn to understand and handle them. Each person develops in his and her own way, and at his or her own pace. Don't get discouraged when things don't happen right away. Remember: It took me years of trial and error and effort to be where I am today. As you learn to develop your psychic talents, using them will become a way of life. For years I have been teaching that death is not the end of existence, nor is it something to be feared; there is indeed life beyond this physical world. Earth is only one part of a vast multidimensional universe. Spirit beings from other worlds are around us all the time. These spirits serve the human population in many ways, as teachers, companions, creative inspiration, and protection. It takes courage to look beyond our three-dimensional world and know that something greater exists. The more deeply involved you become with the spirit world, the more your habits and conditioning will change, and the more your life will become focused. Let this book be your guide to developing your natural psychic gifts, to experiencing spirit contact firsthand, and to empowering yourself to live a better life. It is my desire that everyone experience the profound connection between heaven and earth, and that this book help you do so. Copyright © 2001 by Spiritual Horizons, Inc. Excerpted from Heaven and Earth: Making the Psychic Connection by James Van Praagh All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

In Appreciation
1 The Awakening: Tapping Into Our Senses to Achieve Psychic Awareness
2 The Sixth Sense: Using Intuition to Receive Information From Spirit
3 The Aura: The Energy Field of Light and Color That Surrounds Us
4 Signals From Spirit: Various Methods Spirits Use to Contact Us
5 Angels Among Us: Meeting and Working With Spirit Guides
6 Psychic Protection: Psychic Vampires, Astral Entities, and Other Potentially Harmful Energies
7 Miracles Every Day: The Extraordinary Experiences of Ordinary People
8 Spiritual Choices: Solving Everyday Problems Through Psychic Ability
9 Techniques for Development: Preparing to Make the Psychic Connection
10 Your Questions Answered: From Premonitions and Past Lives to Pets and Soul Mates Epilogue