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Married by a medium

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

A PSYCHIC is bringing people back from the dead — to attend their loved ones’ weddings. Ghost whisperer Tom Colton, of the Spiritualist Union of Ireland, has just been granted a full licence to perform marriages. And he says he can use his spiritual knowledge to form a link between this world and
the afterlife — then call on the deceased to be present during the ceremony.
T o m , 3 4 , came up with this otherworldly idea after being contacted
by people looking for weddings with a difference.

He said: “We had a couple of enquiries about having spiritual marriages.
“I didn’t think we could do them until I did a bit of research and found out that since 2006 the whole law has been relaxed in relation to marriages
in Ireland. “Before that, it had to be in an established church and the
only place you could have a civil marriage was the Registrar’s Office.
“But now we can actually do the full civil legallybinding marriage here.”
As a young boy Tom, from Dublin, was able to communicate and
interact with spirits. But it wasn’t until his uncle Richard died in2001 that he started developing his unique skill as an adult.
Since the bereavement, Tom has completed Reiki and spiritual healing
workshops, and studied mediumship at the Arthur Findlay College in London — which is renowned for psychic sciences. Now he can’t wait to put his unusual talent to use by helping couples to connect with their l o s t loved ones on their special day.
S p i r i t u a l i s t Tom said: “I’m actually looking forward to it. It’s a very
different type of ceremony. “With a spiritual ceremo n y , i t would be connecting with loved ones in the spirit world and b r i n g i n g them in while I conduct the marriage itself.
“We can call all spirits to be around. We wouldn’t go into a mediumship session in that sense. “We wouldn’t really give a message from the spirit
during the wedding ceremony itself but they would feel the presence of
their loved ones there and feel their energy.”
SPIRITUAL services are held at the Spiritualist Union of Ireland Sanctuary
in Dublin every Sunday at 6.30pm. Admission is free and all are welcome.
For more information visit www.sui-eire.com/home/ or t o m c o l t o n .
com.

The Sun Newspaper 30th March