Recommended Reading and Websites on Mediumship


These are a few of the many books I’ve read on the subject of mediumship. All of these, with the exception of the book on George Anderson, have been written by the mediums themselves. Each has a different focus. Please look through this list and see if one of the entries resonates for you.

John Edward. After Life. New York: Princess Books, 2003.

John Edward, one of the most celebrated mediums of this era, has written an engaging book that answers many questions people have about mediumship. He also shares a number of his experiences with mediumship, using those stories as opportunities to deepen the reader’s understanding of the work.

John Holland. The Spirit Whisperer: Chronicles of a Medium. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc., 2010.

John Holland has written a book that can be read in one fell swoop or in bits and pieces. Each chapter is devoted to a different subject within the world of mediumship and all contain stories from his professional experiences. Holland manages to answer many questions on a variety of subjects within a very easy read.

Carol Lynne. How to Get a Good Reading from a Psychic Medium. Boston, MA/York Beach, ME: Weiser Books, 2003.

If you wish to have a reading with a medium, this is the book I would most recommend reading before you go. Carol Lynne covers just about everything you’ll need to know to have a good reading in a safe environment.

Joel Martin and Patricia Romanowski. We Don’t Die, George Anderson’s Conversations with the Other Side. New York: Berkeley Books, 1988.

I found this book especially interesting as it gives a detailed description of the development of a medium, from his earliest days onward. George Anderson is, in my opinion, one of the best mediums currently in practice in the United States. This book tells a very personal story in a compelling way. To understand what the world looks like through the eyes of a medium, this is the book to read.

Suzane Northrop. Everything Happens for a Reason. New York: Northstar 2 LLC. 2004.

An excellent, very fast, very skilled medium, Suzanne Northrop writes in a no- nonsense fashion that radiates honesty. This book focuses on why things happen as they do and the lessons we can learn from the events – and losses – we sustain.

Gary E. Schwartz, PhD. The Sacred Promise. New York: Atria Books, 2011.

Dr. Schwartz is on the cutting edge of research in various areas of metaphysics. He pursues his subject with openness and scientific objectivity. This book is focused on how to receive guidance from Spirit and is written from a different perspective than the others in this list. Dr. Schwartz is not a medium, but a dedicated scientist who has done numerous studies on mediums.

James Van Praagh, Unfinished Business. New York: Harper Collins, 2009.

A superb medium and teacher, Van Praagh uses this book as a tool to communicate what he has learned from the messages he has received from the other side and how these have significance for all of us. He shares the “wider view” that we gain when we pass over and makes a persuasive argument to follow through on these lessons in the here and now.


A word of warning—just because it’s on the Internet, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily true. I’m sure you’re aware of that, but it’s good to keep that thought in mind as you look at websites. That said, here are a few that I have found to be worth viewing:

George Anderson, Medium:

Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement:

An excellent organization for those who are grieving the loss of a beloved pet. APLB also has chat rooms designed to assist those who are dealing with this kind of grief. I’ve taken their certification as a pet loss counselor, which was first rate training. They understand the depth of this type of bereavement and offer very effective support. I recommend their work highly.

Forever Family Foundation:

Promotes the study of afterlife science and provides support for the grieving.

John Holland, Medium:

John’s newsletter is well worth reading.

Institute of Noetic Sciences:

Founded in 1973 by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, IONS describes itself as “a research, education, and membership organization whose mission is supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, educational outreach, and engaging a global learning community in the realization of our human potential.” Quite a mouthful! If you want to see what is happening on the frontiers of research in these areas, take a look at IONS. You may find yourself, as I do, uplifted and amazed by their work.

Suzane Northrop, Medium:

A highly respected and very skillful medium, Suzane’s website stands out for me most when it comes to her blog. You can access it easily from the website. It contains a considerable amount of information and may answer some of your questions about spirit communication.


The Windbridge Institute investigates the capabilities of our bodies, minds, and spirits and attempts to determine how the resulting information can best serve all living things. Much of their work is connected to mediumship.