Derek Acorah is one of Britain's most famous psychic mediums and is well known as a result of his TV shows. This book is a must for anyone interested in parapsychology or the world of spirit. Acorah here traces his career as a clairvoyant and medium and the many contacts he has had with those in the spirit world.
When Derek was a child he was frightened a man on the stairs of his home, and told his mother and grandmother who showed him a picture of his late grandfather who died before Derek was born. Derek identified the photograph as being that of the man he met on the stairs and his grandmother affirmed that "He's the next. Derek will be the next person in the family to work for the spirit"
The author describes his 'people friendly' spiritualism' , and his work in spiritualist churches, as well as his famous TV shows such as 'Most Haunted', his connection with people who have passed to the spirit side and have wanted to communicate with the loved ones they have left behind. As Acorah explains nobody really dies, but simply passes from the physical ream to the world of sprit. In many cases people's lives have been changed for the better on advice of their departed loved ones when they have been summoned by Acorah and have told their living relatives what they needed to know. This makes for some very moving anecdotes. Acorah describes his relationships with his invaluable spirit guide, Sam, who he had known in a life two thousand years before in Ethiopia.
Acorah describes his meetings with Jack the Ripper's victims, and his revelations of who The ripper may have been, definitely someone from a genteel background, and that there ware copycat murders at the time based on his actions.
He decribes his encounters with King Charles I and Mary , queen of Scots, and others who had played parts in their lives such as the malignant Amyas Paulet, whose name was announced to Acorah by Sam, and other nasty spirits such as Edmund, Earl of Lancaster.
Acorah predicted that Mary , queen of Scots would soon reappear on the ramparts of Tutbury Castle, which was confirmed by Lesley Smith, curator of the Castle a few months later. The spirit of Mary did return and was seen by a number of people.
Acorah has described how the spirits enter the physical ream through a 'spiritual doorway' or vortex, and has had to close these vortex doorways from time to time to give peace to people being disturbed. Acorah has also helped many trapped spirits ascend to the light, from being trapped in the physical realm, such as the heart wrenching story of the spirit of twelve year old girl Derek came across at Auld Reekie Castle at Edinburgh , who had been cruelly treated by her master, and had succumbed to death from the plague. He helped her sad should to ascend to the realm of light.
Fans of Coronation Street will be delighted to read who Derek spoke to the ghosts of Elsie Tanner, Ena Sharples and Annie Walker .
But this digest is not only a book of anecdotes-it is also a valuable guide-Acorah Cora in the digest how: " The most difficult part of our lives here on this earthly plane is when the time comes for us to part physical company with people who have meant so much to us. At the time of their passing into the world of spirit, many of us are left feeling as though we are unable to come to terms with the fact that our loved one have passed on.
In fact they have moved on physically but but they have not gone away from us, they have merely progressed into another realm-the spirit realm. They have shed their earthly garb but still remain with us, unseen to the physical eye".
He also details how he has dealt with various poltergeists including a difficult one at Penny Lane.
Definitely a fascinating read, and a definite must for anyone interested in the subject matter.