James Van Praagh is a rather well-known medium who has authored authored several books over the years. Despite some skepticism, which I always have when investigating mediums, Van Praagh’s book, Unfinished Business, managed to convince that his skills are indeed legitimate. While I still consider several other mediums to be more skilled than he, Unfinished Business is must-read for anyone who is interested in mediumship, but also for anyone who wishes to learn how to live life fully.
In Unfinished Business, James Van Praagh passes along advice from the deceased on how to live so that, when we die, there’s nothing keeping us from enjoying the splendors that await us. The book has many sections, helping people work through grief, anxiety, fear, and many of the other common problems that plague the average person. Each section is supported by accounts from various (usually group) sessions that Van Praagh has done of the years.
During group sessions, Van Praagh will see the spirits of the deceased standing behind their human loved ones. Once he acknowledges them, they will telepathically send him information to relay to the living for confirmation. After the living person is convinced of the connection, Van Praagh relays the spirits advice to him/her. What amazed me was not Van Praagh’s accuracy (although the examples in the book show him, as you would expect, to be very accurate), but rather it was how consistent the messages from the deceased were with completely unrelated afterlife evidence.
The deceased would also send messages such as “Move on, I’m fine.” or “Go out and live your life!”, just as I have seen with other mediums and with channelers. The deceased, as Van Praagh rightly explains, do not want us to weep for them. They are happy, and they want us to be happy, knowing that we will all be reunited in due course. Van Praagh is also correct in his descriptions of how strong grief, along with other negative emotions, can block the deceased from contacting us and from coming through during medium readings.
Over all, I was impressed with the consistency of the spirits’ messages, and with the explanations offered by James van Praagh. I highly recommend Unfinished Business. On the other hand though, his readings are rather expensive and hard-to-come-by, and it is my opinion that less famous mediums can do readings just as well and, in some cases, better than he can.