James Van Praagh


James Van Praagh

(Author and Spiritual Medium)







Living Your Soul’s Life

By beginning to make a commitment to change our perspective of ourselves, we can then take the next steps in changing not only our lives but the world in which we live in. Everything of course begins with self. Once we are fully realized in the truth that we are first and foremost Spirits/Souls having a “physical experience” and not the other way around, then and only then can a Soul truly live in the fullness of their being. When we all are aware that we are energetic beings in capsulated in physical shells, we open the door to the basic understanding of spiritual truths. 1. Energy cannot die, it changes form; 2. Thoughts are things. 3. The biggest illusions in this third dimension is DEATH, the other is a sense that we are SEPARATE, when in truth we are all ONE energetic being. 4. You are God.

Once the Soul realizes that they are a totality of God, and not a God of a mystical or religious belief system, but a creative God in physical form, they begin to live a Soul’s life accordingly. The truly self-realized soul, first understands that they as a God being gives life to everything they think, say or do. We are constantly creating whether consciously or unconsciously and putting our own footprints into the great Universal consciousness. The belief of karma, or as commonly known, the law of “cause and effect”, is the Universal law a soul must begin to abide by in order to evolve spiritually, physically, emotionally and spiritually. It is all of our responsibilities, to remind everyone who comes across our path that this is their true nature.

When a soul moves out of this school called “Earth” and finds themselves on the higher vibration of life know as “Heaven” or the “Spirit World”, what awaits them sometimes can be rather shocking. They see, feel, experience ten times, thirty, one hundred times stronger EVERYTHING they have created while on their earthly sojourn. They also experience and relive in seconds EVERY ACTION they gave to another, whether good, bad or indifferent. Then, they must forgive themselves for what they have not accomplished or how they misused the valuable time they had on the earth. If a soul lived a good, loving life they will nothing to bother them, but, if they lived one of hate, ego, despair and negativity, all that will be waiting them on their return to the heaven worlds. Many Souls refer to this as “heaven” or “hell.” It forces us all to begin, wake and take responsibility for your Soul’s life and the choices we make which creates life for another.

The number one vehicle to reach people and remind them of their souls’ nature is through the medium known as entertainment. We have come down to this planet…one of many, many, many…to understand the true nature of our being…which is LOVE. Sometimes the heart must get punctured to let in the light. So it is, that we as workers in the entertainment field, have a responsibility to uphold, teach, share and create LOVE.


Internationally renowned #1 New York Times Best Selling Author of Talking to Heaven, Reaching to Heaven, Healing Grief, Heaven and Earth, Looking Beyond, Meditations, Ghosts Among Us, Unfinished Business and Growing Up In Heaven; James is considered a pioneer in the mediumship movement throughout the world, and has been recognized as one of the most accurate spiritual mediums working today. His messages have brought solace, peace and spiritual insights, changing millions view of both life and death. He has received many awards for dedicating himself to changing the consciousness of the planet.

As a trail blazer, Van Praagh introduced the world to mediumship when he was the first medium and favorite guest on the NBC daytime television show “The Other Side” in 1994. Since then, he has appeared on mostly every national radio and television show including Oprah, Larry King Live, Dr. Phil, A & E’s Biography, Nightline, Unsolved Mysteries, The View, The Joy Behar Show, The Today Show, Dr. Drew’s Life changers, Chelsea Lately, Coast to Coast and many more. His international appeal expended even more, when he hosted his very own daytime talk show Beyond with James Van Praagh.

He has also been a very successful producer in network television with one of the most viewed mini-series in network history; Living with the Dead, starring Ted Danson portraying James in a biography of his life. He also produced The Dead Will Tell, starring Eva Longoria. His most recently co-created and produced the highly successful Friday night series, Ghost Whisperer starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. It is currently seen in over four hundred markets around the world and has launched a worldwide interest in the phenomenon of ghost-hunting.

During his career, his reputation and profession have seen him work with International Heads of State, religious world leaders and known entertainment celebrities such as of Cher, Goldie Hawn, Shirley Maclaine, Ellen DeGeneres, Joan Rivers, Katie Couric, Loretta Lynn, Chelsea Handler, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Wesley Snipes, and many more. He is famous for bringing through evidential details from many famous deceased personalities like Marilyn Monroe, Slim Pickins, Rock Hudson, Frank Sinatra, Roy Orbison, Lucille Ball, Andrew Carnegie, Liberace, Princess Diana, Michael Jackson, Johnny Carson, Ghandi, Edgar Cayce, Benjamin Franklin and even Abraham Lincoln. This proves the standard and the versatility of his abilities.

Why I support GATE

““We’ve become lopsided living only in our heads. Writing, in order to serve the soul, must integrate outer craft with the inner world of intuition and feeling.” – Catherine Ann Jones, quoted in New York Times

My Current Media Diet

“Les Miserables”
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“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another”.
-Helen Keller
“I believe a successful life is when you leave this earth, you can look back at what you’ve created and know deep within your soul you have made a difference.”
-James Van Praagh