Archive for October, 2009

Join me at the Dublin Paranormal Conference 7th November

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Dublin ParaCon

There is no denying that Ireland has a rich history of myths and legends and its no surprise that there are many people with an interest in all sorts of strange and bizzare phenomenon. In the last 10 years Ireland, as well as the rest of the world, have seen a huge increase in groups and individuals researching and exploring everything from Ghosts and UFOs to Psychic phenomenon and Cryptozoology.

The idea of the ParaCon is to represent these people and to open the area up to those with any level of interest, be that simply sharing a personal experience, getting involved in an Investigation Group or carrying out their own personal research.

The Irish Paranormal Community are not about keeping information away from the public, but to openly share experiences and research. Its really only by telling our stories and sharing our experiences that we will get anywhere. We have a land filled with amazing locations (the envy of so many other countries) and a growing number of people dedicating their time and resources to gathering reports, listening to peoples experiences and helping to build an understand of what may be going on all around us.

At the ParaCon we aim to bring together all sides and respresent all areas with some of Irelands hardest working Investigators, best know psychics and mediums as well as a massive number of people, like you, who are willing to ask questions and share their stories.

As part of the conference I am giving  talk and demonstration on mediumship at 2pm, so join me at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Golden lane on the 7th November.

Michael Jackson Séance

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

I have come across the following press release relating to a séance that is being held by Sky TV in order to connect with the spirit of Michael Jackson and relay information to his fans:

“Sky1 has commissioned a two-part special on the late Michael Jackson, featuring psychic medium Derek Acorah as he attempts to make contact with the recently passed King of Pop.

Presented by June Sarpong, the hour-long specials Michael Jackson: The Live Séance and Michael Jackson: The Search for His Spirit are set for broadcast in November. Michael Jackson: The Search for His Spirit delves into both Jackson’s psyche and inspirations, previewing some of the tactics and triggers that will feature in the séance. Sarpong will be joined by psychic Bobby Marchesso and close friends of Jackson, including Ian Halperin, author of the Michael Jackson biography Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson, Thriller video co-star Ola Ray and spiritual healer Reverend June Gatlin. In Michael Jackson: The Live Séance, Acorah will attempt to contact the music legend from a secret location familiar to, and previously inhabited by, Jackson.

“Stuart Murphy, the director of programs at Sky1 HD, Sky1, Sky2 and Sky 3, commented: “There is an insatiable appetite to find out more about Michael Jackson. He was an extraordinary figure and the curiosity surrounding his life—and his death—stretches well beyond fans of his music. These programs will explore whether it is possible to make contact with Michael and will seek to give his fans new insight into their idol.”

Sarpong said: “I’ve always been a huge Michael Jackson fan, he truly was the King of Pop, and I was shocked and saddened by his sudden death. I think viewers will find this programme intriguing and will want to tune in to see what happens. It’s the first time I’ve done anything like this but I’m open minded and can’t wait to see what Derek uncovers.”

Article By Kristin Brzoznowski – ends

As someone who helps people connect with the spirit of bereaved loved ones on a daily basis this seems a curious event to hold in the current format.

Yes a psychic medium can connect with anyone who has passed to the spirit world, but when I connect with a spirit I sometimes use a photo of the person in order to connect to their energy and I also do it in the presence of some0ne who was close to them so there is also a natural connection there.

Whilst the Sky TV programme does intend to host the seance in a former house of Michael Jackson they do not appear to have anyone involved who was close family member or friend of Michael. This is vital when connecting with such a high profile figure because you need to access information that is not out in the public  domain and there needs to someone there who can verify the specific information that comes through so close family or friends who know the person need to be involved, otherwise people will just think you obtained all your information from a simple Google search.

Michael Jackson has passed to spirit world like anyone else who has died, but the thing to be mindful of is why would he connect with Derek in order to send messages to a group of strangers? If your grandmother passed to the spirit world why would she come back and give information through a medium to someone who doesn’t know her, because the information simply wouldn’t make sense to them, this is the reason for close family or friends input to the process. So, if Michael does connect through a psychic medium it will be in the presence of family member or friend so that he can pass message to them.

The same applies in the case of Michael Jackson: if there is no close family member or friend there who can verify information that is not out in the public domain then this will all be in vein. To me Michael was a very intelligent individual who was not easily understand, a complex loving individual who had his own childhood issues that left him with a long term feel of insecurity. I would think at this stage the family would want to get on with things and would not appreciate people looking to get more personal information. Although I understand the huge following and love for Michael all over the world the people still grieving his death are not only his family but his fans too.

I have recently connected with a well known Irish personality (for confidentiality reasons I cannot disclose who), this connection was made with a close friend of their’s and they could verify the details of the information that has never been in the public arena, so without this the  séance won’t work.

I wish Derek all the best with the séance.


Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

alex lemonade

In 2000, a 4 year old cancer patient named Alexandra “Alex” Scott announced a seemingly simple idea -she was holding a lemonade stand to raise money to help “her doctors” find a cure for kids with cancer. The idea was put into action by Alex and her older brother, Patrick, when they set up the first “Alex’s Lemonade Stand for Childhood Cancer” on their front lawn in July of 2000.

For the next four years, despite her deteriorating health, Alex held an annual lemonade stand to raise money for childhood cancer research. Following her inspirational example, thousands of lemonade stands and other fundraising events have been held across the country by children, schools, businesses, and organizations, all to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for childhood cancer. On August 1st, 2004, Alex died peacefully at the age of 8 — she had raised over $1 million for childhood cancer research in her short lifetime.

Alex’s spirited determination to raise awareness and money for all childhood cancer while she bravely fought her own deadly battle with cancer has inspired thousands of people, from all walks of life to raise money and give to her cause. Alex’s family and supporters are committed to continuing her inspiring legacy through Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501c3 charity. As of January 2007, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has raised over $10 million for childhood cancer research. The result — Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has given millions of dollars for childhood cancer research across the country!

What We Learned From Alex

I think the most important lesson that we can learn from such an inspiration is that we don’t need much to make a difference in this world. Sometimes the biggest ideas in the world need only that first step in order to get it going. By starting that simple lemonade stand in her front yard, Alex took that most important first step.

Another lesson that we can take from Alex is exactly how to face adversity. It’s not always an easy life, but the best way to take on adversity may just be a smile. Sometimes, when life hands you lemons, you just have to make lemonade…

And lastly, I want to say that Alex has inspired everyone who has been blessed enough to know about her story. The strength and courage of this little girl, at the age of just four, is amazing and inspiring.

So learn more about Alex’s Lemonade Stand and help in any way by going to their website, buying some of their great gifts, donating, or maybe even starting your own Alex’s Lemonade Stand.