Interesting books and sources about spirit life (life after death)

Interesting books about spirit life (life after death), spirits and mediumship. Most of the authors are mediums who channel or channelled information from the people who used to live on earth, but who are now living in the spirit world.


1) James Padgett


About James Padgett life:

James Padgett was the oldest of three sons born to John H. Padgett and Ann R. Padgett. He and his siblings, Edward and John, were born in Washington D.C. The son of a butcher, Padgett grew up in the nation’s capital: he was only eight years old when the American Civil War began.

Padgett studied in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia at New Market Polytechnic Institute, which first opened on September 5, 1870. Joseph H. Salyards was one of the school’s two opening principals. Padgett became good friends with Professor Salyards.

By 1872, Padgett returned to Washington D.C. and was studying law under Albert G. Riddle, Esq. Mr. Riddle was a former Congressional Representative from Ohio, and he was a personal friend of President Abraham Lincoln. By 1876, Padgett was a practicing attorney, and in December 1877, Albert Riddle, Francis Miller and James Padgett announced the association of their new law firm, specializing in Insurance and Railroad business. Padgett became a prominent attorney as a member of the Washington D.C. bar.

On December 15, 1880, Padgett married Helen Worman Heyde, daughter of Rev. George Watson Heyde and Susan Olivia Whitehill Heyde. Rev. Heyde was a Methodist minister, and for 25 years he was also the chaplain of the Seamen’s Union Bethel, in Baltimore, Maryland. Helen was 18 years old, and James was 28 when they married.

James and Helen had three children: Edward Riddle Padgett, Harry Heyde Padgett, and Helenita Padgett. The Padgett family lived in Washington D.C. while James Padgett practiced law in various capacities throughout his 45 years as member of the bar.

Helen and James were married for thirty-two years, but in 1910, Helen and James separated. After a lengthy illness, Helen passed on February 12, 1914. James was devastated at the loss of his wife, who was a just over 51 years old at the time of her passing. Padgett turned to the Spiritualist groups of Washington D.C. in an effort to make contact with his lost love.

During a spiritualist meeting, a medium named Mrs. Maltby told Padgett that his wife was present, and she described her nearly perfectly. She also went on to say that Padgett possessed the gift of mediumship through “automatic writing”, and that he must endeavor to develop his own mediumship skills.

Padgett began attempting to receive messages from spirit, but in the beginning he could only see scribbles on paper, which he said looked liked “fish hooks” and “hangers”. However, Padgett continued, and he eventually was able to make out a short paragraph – it was from his wife, Helen. She wrote to Padgett that she was often with him and was so happy to be able to communicate in this way.

Padgett had serious doubts that he was receiving messages from his departed wife. He insisted it was a trick of his own mind. He asked Helen for proof, and she wrote about experiences that the couple shared that only she would know. Still, Padgett doubted, and he believed it was of his own mind or sub-conscious mind.

Still doubting his mediumship skills, Padgett began to read and study spiritualism and life in the spirit world. He continued to receive messages from Helen, and he asked her in which sphere did she reside. She answered that she was in the Second Sphere. Having studied the spirit world at some length, Padgett knew that Helen should advance to a higher sphere. At first, Helen declined because she thought it was so easy for her to be close to Padgett from where she resided. Padgett insisted, and Helen said she would speak with Padgett’s grandmother, Ann Rollins, who had been in spirit for some time.

Helen wrote to Padgett that she met with his grandmother and what a glorious spirit she was. She was dwelling in the “High Celestial Heavens”. She had told Helen that the only way for a spirit to progress to the Higher Celestial Realms was through prayer to the Heavenly Father for His Divine Love.

In addition to Helen’s messages, Padgett received messages from his mother, Ann R. Padgett, his father, John H. Padgett, and his grandmother, Ann Rollins. His mother confirmed what his grandmother had said that soul progression to the Celestial Heavens can only be accomplished through prayers to God, asking for His Divine Love.

Helen took the advice of these spirits, and through subsequent messages, Padgett could follow her progress through the different spheres of the spirit world. Helen prayed for God’s Divine Love, and she found that as her prayers were answered and she received God’s Love in her soul, she noticed a change in her spiritual appearance. Because of the change in her soul condition, she was becoming “etherealized” and “brighter.”

As Helen progressed through the spheres, she advised Padgett that he would benefit greatly from the same prayers while he was still a mortal on earth. Padgett refused to believe that he could benefit from such, but the spirits insisted. They wrote many messages to Padgett, stating that they were dwellers of higher spirit spheres and possessed knowledge of Divine Truths, and that even Jesus himself would come to Padgett and corroborate what they had said.

Jesus did come and write through Padgett, but Padgett thought it was absurd to think that Jesus of the Bible would come to write him any messages. He threw many of the early messages from Jesus in the trash.

Padgett, still a practicing attorney, never went public with his mediumship skills. He only shared his experiences with a few close friends that he had met at spiritualist meetings or séances. His closest friends, Doctor Leslie R. Stone, Dr. Francis A. Goerger, and fellow attorney, Eugene Morgan had “instinctive feelings” that these were, in fact, messages from Jesus.

By the time Padgett starting saving messages, the earliest message from Jesus was dated September 28, 1914, and it refers to a message from a few days prior. In this message, Jesus urged Padgett to pray for Divine Love, and Jesus wrote of other Truths that Padgett found astounding as a long-time Methodist and Sunday school teacher. The message urged him to “Go to your Father for His Help. Go in prayer, firmly believing, and you will soon feel His Divine Love in your heart.”

As an attorney, Padgett found facts hard to accept without certain proof. This was no different, and he doubted that he had received any messages from Jesus. He asked Helen, as well as his mother, father and grandmother, asking who it was that wrote, and was it really Jesus. All of them corroborated that Jesus had written.

Padgett, and his few close friends, began to pray for Divine Love. As they did, they could physically feel the Love of the Father in the area of their hearts.

Over the course of the next nine years, Padgett received over 2,500 messages from various spirits. He received messages from friends and loved ones he knew while alive as well as High Celestial spirits. Padgett was able to help spirits in lower dark spheres, and with the help of his wife Helen, and his grandmother Ann, and others, they were able to learn about Divine Love and transform their souls and become redeemed Children of God and entitled to enter the Celestial Heavens.

The hand written messages of Padgett were given to Dr. Leslie Stone when Padgett died. Dr. Stone had as his mission to ensure that the messages were published. Today, there are four volumes of messages published by the Foundation Church of the New Birth, the entity founded by Dr. Stone. There are also many other internet sources (linked here) where you can read the published messages, as well as scanned copies of the original hand-written messages that still exist.

Whether you believe in the source of these messages or not, they teach one primary Truth – the gift of God’s Divine Love. But you can prove the existence of this Love yourself by taking “the test.” Say the prayer for Divine Love, and see for yourself as you can feel God’s Love as it comes into your soul.

We can all become redeemed children of the Father as we share in His Divine Essence through the gift of His Love. “This is the greatest miracle of the universe.”


James Padgett Books:



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2) Robert James Lees


(born 12 August 1849 in Hinckley, Leicestershire – died 11 January 1931 in Leicester) was a British spiritualist, medium, preacher, writer and healer of the late Victorian era and early twentieth century.

Lees claimed to have had his first psychic experience aged three. He later wrote:

“I am personally aware that as a child I cried at being left in the darkness unless I saw a mysterious and to others invisible kilted Highlander who remained beside me talking or singing till I fell asleep. And even now, after a lapse of half a century the vivid memory of his strong but kindly face is as freshly recalled as if he had sat beside me whilst this New Year was born.”

Despite having had little formal education, Lees wrote a series of spiritualist books which continued to sell many years after his death. He claimed that these books had been dictated to him by friends from the spirit realm, and referred to himself as the Recorder.

The best known is the three-volume series ‘The Mists Trilogy’ (Through the Mists, The Life Elysian, The Gate of Heaven), written between 1898 – 1931.





3) Dr. Carl August Wickland


(February 14, 1861 – November 13, 1945) was a psychiatrist, a paranormal researcher and a non-fiction author.

Wickland was born in 1861 at Liden, Norland Province, Sweden. His father taught him cabinet making in his youth. Later he studied watchmaking.

In 1881 he arrived in St. Paul, Minn. after having emigrated from Sweden the year before. He married Anna W. Anderson in 1896 and they moved to Chicago so that he could attend Durham Medical College from which he graduated in 1900. He became a general practitioner of medicine and specialized in researching mental illnesses.

In 1909, Dr. Wickland became chief psychiatrist at the National Psychopathic Institute of Chicago. He continued in that position until 1918 when he and his wife moved to Los Angeles, California. Wickland founded the National Psychological Institute, a non-profit corporation for the research of psychology. The Institute operated a sanitarium, where at any one time six to ten patients would be treated until they were brought back to sanity and good health.

Dr. Wickland, in collaboration with his assistants, Nelle Watts, and Celia and Orlando Goerz, wrote and published in 1924, Thirty Years Among the Dead a book that detailed their experiences in abnormal psychology. Wickland believed that the doctrine of reincarnation was incorrect:

He said: “The theory of reincarnation can undoubtedly be traced to early stages of mankind when departed spirits took possession of the bodies of sensitive individuals and lived and acted through them, thus seemingly indicating reincarnation. But in reality this was only spirit obsession or possession.”

Wickland also relates his research in the cases of people becoming insane after dabbling with the occult, specifically people who were involved in automatic writing and those who used the Ouija Board.

Dr. Wickland wrote another book The Gateway of Understanding which was published in 1934. After Wickland’s death on November 13, 1945, a man named Wing Anderson, a pioneer in his own right in sleep suggestion therapy for the correction of psychosomatic ills, purchased the copyrights of both books.





4) A. Farnese


We do not know much about the transcriber of “A Wanderer In The Spirit Lands” except what is given in the Preface by A. Farnese within the book itself. A Farnese says:

“The following narrative was written more than a year ago, and in giving it to the public I do not claim to be its author, since I have only acted the part of an amanuensis and endeavored to write down as truthfully and as carefully as I could, the words given to me by the Spirit Author himself, who is one of several spirits who have desired me to write down for them their experiences in the spirit world.

I have had to write the words as fast as my pen could travel over the paper, and many of the experiences described and opinions advanced are quite contrary to what I myself believed to be in accordance with the

conditions of life in the world of spirits.

The Spirit Author Franchezzo I have frequently seen materialized, and he has been recognized on these occasions by friends who knew him in earth life.

Having given the narrative to the public as I received it from the Spirit Author, I must leave with him all responsibility for the opinions expressed and the scenes described.”





5) Anthony Borgia


Knowledge is the best antidote for fear, especially if that fear should be of the possible or probable state of existence after we have made the change from this life to the next.

To discover what kind of place is the next world, we must inquire of someone who lives there, and record what is said. That is what has been done in the present volume. The communicator, whom I first came to know in 1909–five years before his passing into the spirit world–was known on earth as Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson, a son of Edward White Benson, former Archbishop of Canterbury.

Until the present scripts were written he had never communicated with me directly, but I was once told (by another spirit friend) that there were certain matters he wished to set right. The difficulties of communication were explained to him by spirit friends and advisers, but he held to his purpose. And so when a suitable time was reached, he was told that he could communicate through a friend of his earthly days, and it has been my privilege to act as his recorder.






6) Jane Sherwood


There is probably no stranger nor more controversial book that Jane Sherwood’s report, through automatic writing, of the identity of a communicator from the other side of the grave who chose to call himself ‘Scott’. After many years of enforced silence, as a result of a solemn promise given to Scott, Jane Sherwood reveals his true identity, namely, Colonel T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia). “Post-Mortem Journal” opens at the moment of Lawrence’s death when he finds himself lying at the roadside by his shattered motorbike, unaware that he is actually ‘dead’. It continues over the years and shows us the development and salvation of a tortured and guilty man who, for the first time, is forced into admitting his weaknesses and vanities during his earthly life and is only now able to come to terms with himself. Such revelations are both harrowing and magnificent. ‘As to the validity’, says Jane Sherwood, ‘of the information contained in ‘Scott’s’ journal I can only vouch for my own honesty; what I have received is here set down without addition or modification. The readers must judge of its probability for themselves.’





7) Allan Kardec


Allan Kardec is the pen name of the French teacher and educator Hippolyte Léon Denizard Rivail (Lyon, October 3, 1804 – Paris, March 31, 1869). He is known today as the systematizer of Spiritism for which he laid the foundation with the five books of the Spiritist Codification.

Rivail was born in Lyon in 1804. Rivail was a disciple and collaborator of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, and a teacher in courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, astronomy, physiology, comparative anatomy and French in Paris. For one of his research papers, he was inducted in 1831 into the Royal Academy of Arras. He organized and taught free courses for the underprivileged.

On February 1832, he married Amélie Gabrielle Boudet.

He was already in his early 50s when he became interested in the wildly popular phenomenon of spirit-tapping. At the time, strange phenomena attributed to the action of spirits were reported in many different places, most notably in the U.S. and France, attracting the attention of high society.





8) The man and woman in these videos claim to be Jesus and Mary Magdalene.

They are also known as Alan J Miller and Mary S Luck.

They present a lot of very interesting information.

Great source of information about mediumship, spirits, spirit life, spirit influence and love.

Watch these videos to make up your own mind about their claims.


> Playlist Spirits & Spirit Influence:


> Spirit Relationships – Possession & Obsession P1


> Spirit Relationships – Possession & Obsession P2


> Spirits Who Believe In Reincarnation


> Spirit Relationship Playlist


> Spirit Life Playlist


> Spirit Discussions Playlist


> Reincarnation & Spirits P1 (English & Portuguese)


> Reincarnation & Spirits P2 (English & Portuguese)


9) Cornelius about mental illness




10) Psychotherapist Jerry Marzinsky

Psychotherapist Jerry Marzinsky spent decades working with people being tormented by hearing abusive voices. His experience led him to believe the voices were coming from an outside source.

In this interview I ask Jerry how he arrived at this conclusion, what he can tell us about the nature of these entities, how they are capable of using deception to trick us, whether they have a more global agenda and crucially, what people can do to find freedom.


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