Reading More and Links


The most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. Albert Einstein

I am sharing with you the books that helped me. My intention is to comfort you in your sorrow, but if the books increase your sense of loss, or they offend you, please scroll past them and know that we all grieve in our own way and in our own time. What helps me may not help you; or, the timing just isn't right.

There are many books about after-death communication available now and my recommendations don't come close to listing all of them. I have chosen to highlight the ones that I have read myself. They receive mostly four and five star reader reviews. 


Famous Mediums and Their Private Reading Fees:


Please be aware that famous mediums charge big bucks for private readings. For example, George Anderson charges $1200 per hour, $400 for fifteen minutes. Most prominent psychics/mediums have waiting lists of three months to one year, or more, for private readings. Only you can decide the cost benefit of readings from acclaimed, and therefore expensive, mediums. For more thoughts on grief and the ethics of psychic readings, go to Caution: You Are Vulnerable Right Now.

The books listed below are available online or they can be ordered at most local book stores. 

CJ's List:


Anderson, George and Andrew Barone. Ask George Anderson: What Souls in the Hereafter Can Teach Us About Life. Berkley Trade, 2012, 320 pages. 


Bodine, Echo. Echoes of the Soul: The Soul's Journey Beyond the Light - Through Life, Death, and Life After Death New World Library, 1999. 173 pages.


Belanger, Jeff. Communicating with the Dead. Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press New Page Books, 2005. Explores various methods people use to communicate with the other side by interviewing experts in each field of interest. Well-written and detailed, this book is a good overview of the many ways people approach after-death communication.


DuBois, Allison. We Are Their Heaven: Why the Dead Never Leave Us. New York: Fireside Books Simon and Schuster, 2006.

Edward, John. One Last Time: A Psychic Medium Speaks to Those We Have Loved and Lost. Berkley Trade, 1999.

Also by John Edward:

Crossing Over. Jodere Group, 2001.

Afterlife: Answers from the Other Side. Princess Press, 2003.


Holland, John. Bridging Two Realms: Learn to Communicate with Your Loved Ones on the Other-Side. Hay House, Inc. 2018. Paperback, 256 pages. 


McEneaney, Bonnie. Messages: Signs, Visits, and Premonitions from Loved Ones Lost on 9/11. New York: William Morrow, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2010. Hardcover edition.


Russo, Kim. The Happy Medium: Life Lessons from the Other Side. HarperElixir, 2016. Hardcover, 240 pages. 


Van Praagh, James. Healing Grief: Reclaiming Life After Any Loss. New York: New American Library, 2000.

One final thought about finding books: Use any large online bookstore as a research tool. Type in key words such as afterlife, medium, spirits, after-death communication or an author's name and see what turns up. Read descriptions and reviews. Search libraries. After-death communication is usually found in the paranormal or "New Age" section. Trust that you will find what you need.

Links: When a specific name is used, the link takes you to the official website of the author/medium.


From Grief Healing.com: After Death Communication Links

George Anderson

Allison DuBois

John Edward 

John Holland

Kim Russo 

A Grief Observed by CS Lewis (Reviews / Search Inside)

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Web addresses come and go and I cannot guarantee the accuracy, safety or longevity of third-party (external) sites. Adding links by request, or finding and fixing broken links are massive time consumers, so I have deleted many outside sources and will limit additions in the future. The external links that remain are checked on a regular basis and related to grief, helping grievers and pet loss. 

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