Psychics, Healers and Mediums.
A Journalist, A Road Trip and Voices from the Other Side.
Since the dawn of time, people have been fascinated by those who claim to have extraordinary psychic abilities. The fascination has reached a fever pitch with the rise of modern media. It is safe to say that many of these folks are either extraordinary frauds or extraordinarily deluded. But could some of them be legitimate? Do some people actually possess psychic gifts that can be used to help and heal?
For 20 years, Emmy Award-winning journalist Jenniffer Weigel has been interviewing and investigating mediums, psychics, and healers. She became particularly interested in this topic after the death of her father in 2001. “I felt that as a journalist, it was my duty to go behind the scenes with these people who claim they can talk to dead people or heal the sick and really pull the curtain back on these so-called ‘gifts.’
This book provides in-depth interviews with today’s top mediums, psychics, and healers, including Thomas John, Judith Orloff, Concetta Bertoldi, Caroline Myss, Echo Bodine, Rebecca Rosen, Paul Selig, and Michael Bodine. In addition to the interviews, each chapter contains readings for both Weigel and an individual previously unknown to the medium, psychic, or healer. In short, Weigel puts these psychically gifted people to the test―and the results are startling and profound.
This is for fans of the book’s psychic participants and for people fascinated with communication with the dead, the idea of an afterlife, and the possibility of nontraditional healing.
This Isn’t the Life I Ordered..Setting Sail When Your Relationship Fails
Part manual and part memoir, Jenniffer pulls back the curtain of her life and shares how getting a divorce, moving from her dream actually helped her gain a greater awareness and happiness. Her sense of humor reminds us that even though staying on the spiritual path has its fair share of challenges, you are not alone, and you will laugh again—dammit! As a journalist, she remains cynical when gurus such as Wayne Dyer tell her to “embrace the Universe”—but the signs from something bigger keep showing up just in time. Each chapter delivers a nugget of wisdom that will leave you inspired and entertained. Jenniffer shows the human side of trying to be spiritual, with several laughs and poignant lessons along the way.
I’m Spiritual, Dammit!
How to Keep Your Feet on the Ground and Your Head in the Stars.
I’m Spiritual, Dammit! (Hampton Roads, September 2010) is an honest, amusing teaching memoir rooted in Weigel’s everyday experience as a mother, television personality, and performance artist. In 13 hilarious chapters Weigel captures the humor and pathos of being a parent, a partner and a public personality in today’s crazy world.
Is it possible to be grounded and have a rich interior life? Is it possible to get through the day with poise when everything hits the fan? Is it possible to be spiritual without being too “woo-woo”? For Jen Weigel, the answer to all three questions is a resounding YES.
Conversations with Dad from the Other Side
When a local psychic reduces Chicago’s popular, down-to-earth sportscaster Tim Weigel to tears, his daughter Jenniffer questions her own spiritual beliefs. Stay Tuned is Jenniffer”s story of a father and daughter’s journey from materialistic journalists to spiritually attuned spiritual beings–a journey that continues even after his death.
During his illness, while Tim turns to alternative treatments like chi gong and reiki sessions, Jenniffer reads Neale Donald Walsch, starts a spiritual diet plan and uses the law of attraction to find free parking spaces. The book takes you on a witty, irreverent trip through popular spiritual beliefs and insights of masters and celebrities, including Don Miguel Ruiz, James Van Praagh and Russell Crowe, as this intelligent, award-winning broadcaster transforms from “cynical daughter” to “spiritual woman.”