Linda Pendleton, author of nonfiction and fiction books, ecourses, and ebooks, shares her thoughts on spirit communication with angels, spirit guides, and loved ones, on mediumship, UFOs, NDEs, past lives and other mystical and inspirational events.
“Love begins in your heart–and love returns to your
heart. Allow it to flow unrestricted and unencumbered. That is when you will
feel the joy of living.” ~Angelic Guide, Elizabeth, channeled by Linda
Just published Now in Print.Also in Kindle and Audiobook
Many of us are still searching for answers about life: Who are
we? Why are we here? What happens when we leave here? Will we see our loved
ones again? And for some, the questions may be broader such as: Have I been here
before? Will I return at some future point? Why did I come back?
In about 1850, Spiritualism reached a high interest and continued for a number
of years, not only in America,
but world-wide. The poets, philosophers, artists, politicians of the time,
along with the ordinary man and woman, in surprising numbers came to accept
spirit communication as a comforting and fulfilling life experience.
Within my new print book,How Thin The Veil! 150 Years of Spiritualism,you will read about the early days of
Spiritualism and how it became a new era that brought with it a profound
understanding of human destiny after death, and of the relationship between
heaven and earth.
Many historical figures considered themselves Spiritualist, some more openly
than others. One of our greatest Presidents, Abraham Lincoln communicated with
spirit on the Other Side through mediums and referred to spirit as “our friends
from the upper country.” It has often been said his writings and speeches were
inspired by spirit, especially his Emancipation Proclamation.
The veil between worlds continues to grow thinner, communication is increasing,
and part of the increase in communication may be a result of fear being
released, and openness prevailing. Curiosity, yes, but probably more than that
when intuition is allowed to have a role in everyday life.
Harriet Beecher Stowe, (1811-1896), American Author, Abolitionist
Supernormal powers do
not always connote formal mediumship or spectacular displays.Harriet Beecher Stowe once remarked that Uncle
Tom's Cabin was "given to her–it passed in vision before her.She had to tell it as it came, and suffered
in so doing."She had also attested
to her belief in spiritual forces.She
wrote, "One of the deepest and most imperative cravings of the human
heart, as it follows its beloved ones beyond the veil, is for some assurance
that they still love and care for us. They have overcome, have risen, are
crowned, glorified; but still they remain to us, our assistants, our
comforters, and in every hour of darkness their voice speaks to us."
~Excerpt from my book, "How Thin the Veil! 150 Years of Spiritualism."
This is a wonderful
interview of psychic medium, John Edward by Fern Ronay.It's a long interview, but very
enjoyable.I just listened to it
again.I believe I have posted previously
on my blog, but that's okay.
I had pulled the Jess Stearn book, The Search for a Soul: Taylor
Caldwell's Psychic Lives, (1973) from my book shelf a bit ago, as I had done a FB
post about author, Taylor Caldwell.In Stearn's
book, I had to smile and appreciate this, especially as a native Californian.In a discussion with Caldwell, he asked her if she wanted to be
hypnotized. She answered, "If anybody can manage it."He said, "If they can’t do it in California, it can't be
done anywhere."She replied,
"And why California,
pray?"With laughter, he said,
"The atmosphere is so electric out there that even the people think
writing intrigues me. I'll always remember a TV interview she did back in the
late 1950s, in which she spoke of not knowing where her ideas came from and
that she felt as if she was doing "automatic" typing, as if a
"Presence" (what she called it) guided her fingers. She often claimed
that she had no idea how the facts within her books came to her. It was
especially evident in her book, Dear and Glorious Physician, Later in a book by
Jess Stearn, she talked of the "Presence," who communicated with her.
She was also known to be psychic. That TV interview, which I watched with my
Dad, has always stuck with me--it fascinated me then, and now. Part of the
reason may be that I've always believed in past lives, and contact with the
other side, and having some psychic ability myself, makes it easier to understand.
"Humanity is pleading, yearning for
knowledge.Inquirers are still asking,
'If a man dies shall he live again?And
if he live, why may we not know it?'" ~Dr. James Martin Peebles
Many years ago, I read the Edgar Cayce book, There is a River, the Story of Edgar Cayce by Thomas Sugrue, which, for me was probably life changing, offering
new perspectives on life and death.
I’m not sure what year I first read the book, maybe
late 1950’s. It is very possible my father had it in his paperback collection
when I was in junior high or high school. If I did not read it then, it would have
been not long after.
Dr. Christiane Northrup, M.D., best-selling author,
and in the past a frequent guest on Oprah, had this to say about Cayce:
"The story of Edgar Cayce has inspired me from the time I was 12 years
old. As one of the first well-studied medical intuitives, his work and his life
helped blaze the path for the future of medicine."
Cayce also helped blaze the path for spiritual
understanding and awareness. I have discovered that There is a River, has been life-changing
for many people.I’ve heard time and
again from friends, acquaintances, and from fan mail, how they felt so inspired
by the book, and that it
put them on a spiritual journey to new discoveries about life.
As my husband, Don Pendleton and I, wrote in our
book, Whispers From the Soul, the Divine
Dance of Consciousness, in regards to Edgar Cayce: “Whatever the source of
Edgar Cayce's spectacular gifts, they have provided new windows through which
ordinary people may perceive reality and often transform their lives. We all
are richer because of Edgar Cayce.”
Within our bodies we have a vast
communication network.It has been long
understood that the brain communicates with the body but recent medical
research is now showing that messenger molecules, the route through which
intelligence moves through the body, are intimately linked to every cell and
that a never-ending stream of information in both directions is moving between
the mind and body.
Our emotions must be regarded as
both physical and mental when we understand that there is intelligence, or
mind, in every cell of the body.
Every thought, emotion, image,
memory, and deed, effects the totality of our being, moment by moment.Within us lies the intelligence of not only
mind but body and soul, and we have the power to consciously influence facets
of that trinity.
Your natural intuition can help
you to know how your body is and what it would like you to know. Do you listen
to what your body is telling you?Do you
ask it what you should know? Are you aware of the energy flow
within your body?
The most meaningful and powerful
medicine you can receive is to allow your inner intelligence to speak to you,
and to listen.
Have there been times when your
body “told” you something and you choose to ignore its message?
Do you take advantage of
exercise, meditation, positive thought, good sleep, and good nutritionto help with stress, worry, frustration, and
Do you allow your body, mind,
and spirit the needed time for rest, nourishment, and restoration.
Do you strive for a joyful
Quiz: As you look over these comments
decide how they apply in your life and rate them: Always, Often, Never.
2.I get a good night’s sleep.
3.I have a chronic physical condition that I
“At some future day it will be proved, I cannot say
when and where,that the human soul is, while in earth life, already
in an uninterrupted communication with those living in another world.” ~ Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), Philosopher
My ebook, How Thin the Veil! 150 Years of Spiritualism, is now an audio book, narrated by Tim Danko, who has done several of my nonfiction books.
This is the interior of an old barn that was once a
one room schoolhouse in Gilbert, Iowa.The school had originally been on my great-grandparents farm land in Gilbert, Iowa.My grandfather, Arthur, and his older brother,
Roy, attended school there in about 1894-1899.The schoolhouse was moved across the highway at some point in those early
years and became a barn when school was moved into town. The photos were taken for me in recent years by
a couple who lived nearby in Gilbert and offered to send me photos.As you see, orbs fill the photo.Could it be that my ancestors are visiting
the one room schoolhouse?--And maybe they purposely (personally) made their
presence visible for me?
“Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not
but simply points the way.”
Scovel Shinn (1871-1940), Author
is my hope that we are now coming into an age of new spiritual understanding
where we can welcome and accept the gift of Aknowing@ that we are often given, no matter how subtle that
gift may be.We are immortal, eternal
gifts not only make life more joyous, grief easier, but help to remove the fear
of death that has been placed culturally as an obstacle to spiritual growth and
understanding.We do know who we are.We just have to bring that knowing, our
remembrance, to the forefront.An
increasing number of people are achieving that while in the body.And for those who do not rediscover the
knowing, they will know without doubt one day, as they pass into another state
It is wise to use our intuition to access our body’s
subtle energies for greater wellness. This sacred energy is with us at birth,
throughout life, and continues after death—it’s a marker of our soul’s journey.
We must learn to draw upon it.
all may use our intuition for guidance, and for the wealth of knowledge that
can be revealed to us from the spirit world.We must learn to listen with our gut instead of our heads.We must learn to listen with our hearts
instead of our minds, and we must believe in our intuitive sense.
the next time your intuition speaks to you, listen, trust in it, and be guided
by it.The sense of comfort it brings is
very well worth it.
has been many years now since psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross stuck her neck
out among her peers with her ideas on death and dying, and she dedicated her
life to teaching about grief and how to handle terminal illness.What she brought to the world of medicine was
a spiritual understanding, and enforced that not only with her patients, but in
her classes, lectures, seminars, and books.I was lucky enough to know Elisabeth personally and she was one hell of
a woman.She worked hard.She had a beautiful sense of humor, was an
intelligent, intuitive, compassionate, and spiritual person.And yes, she talked with spirits, (spooks, as
she called them).I have much respect
and admiration for her and how she stood up for what she believed in, and at a
time when her beliefs were not the norm, at least in our hospitals in this
country.She was one of a kind, a very
first time I saw her on television was in 1969 or so, when her now-classic book
On Death and Dying came out.I was awed by her
then and fascinated by the ideas she presented in her book.Her work, her books, and her lectures, have
touched millions and millions of people over the years.What she gave us is precious, and for many of
us, a new understanding about the process of death, about the afterlife, and
about grieving our losses, before and after a life ends in the physical
For anyone who would like to know more abut Elisabeth's life, I would suggest her fascinating autobiography, The Wheel of Life: A Memoir of Living and
and, of course, any or all of her other books, including her last one, co-written with David Kessler, On Grief and
Grieving:Finding the Meaning of Grief
Through the Five Stages of Loss.
even now, a few years after her death, when I think about her, and write about her, it brings a smile to me, almost a chuckle, as I recall some humorous
comments she made on an afternoon visit I made to her home in Arizona, at a
time following her stroke.
spent private time with Elisabeth and having personal conversations has been a highlight
of my life.Yes, indeed.
Excerpt from my book, How Thin the Veil! 150 Years of Spiritualism by Linda Pendleton.
Dr. James Martin Peebles
was born in Vermont on this day in 1822. And we are lucky to have his
wit and wisdom still with us from his home on the Other Side. Shortly
after his death on February 15, 1922, on March 23rd a posthumous
centennial birthday banquet was held in his honor in Los Angeles (where
he had made his home for several years) by the California Centenarian
Club that he had founded. Hundreds attended the celebration and Dr.
Peebles communicated with the gathering through a medium. His obituary
made newspapers all across the country, including the New York Times and
the Los Angels Times. Read the Los Angeles Times obit here on my
website, To Dance With Angels. Also other articles about this life,
and our books.
I'm happy to share with everyone that our book, To Dance With Angels is now available for the first time in audiobook. The narration is by Tim Danko via ACX. He did a wonderful job with the book. He also narrated our nonfiction, Whispers From the Soul; Don Pendleton's A Search for Meaning from the Surface of a Small Planet; and The Cosmic Breath, Metaphysical Essays of Don Pendleton.
Excerpt from To Dance With Angels by Don and Linda
Pendleton.Published originally in 1990,
a conversation with spirit guide, Dr. Peebles in regards to President Jimmy
Carter.We recently are hearing much
about President Carter, his newly published autobiography, and his fight with
cancer at this late point in his life, and yet he's out there building homes
for Habitat for Humanity, so I thought this was worth sharing now for those who
have not read To Dance With Angels.He
was President from 1977-1981. In 2002, President Carter received the Nobel
Peace Prize for his work "to find peaceful solutions to international
conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and
social development."He has done much
for peace and humanity since leaving the White House.
"QUESTION: My question is about Jimmy Carter. When he
was in office as president, it was my perception that he was ahead of his time,
that he was too honest, almost embarrassingly honest to most of us, and that he
wished more for a sense of cooperation and sharing in the world. We voted him
in and yet we booted him right out again. And I'm wondering what is the
significance of that moment in history."
"DR. PEEBLES: God bless you. There is great truth in what
you say. It's also true that he was a little behindthe times in some ways. He was ahead of his time
in that he did seek increased communication, he did seek to receive other points
of view rather than to deny them or control them. He did seek unity.
his moments of confusion at times were that he unconsciously defined union as
agreement rather than allowance of disagreement. As well, he had understandable
concern about violence. His definition of peace, unconsciously—referencing our
earlier statement—leaned toward less noise rather than an amplification or a
coloration of new communications.
on the one hand he was seeking increased communication, and yet on the other
there was a certain avoidance of conflict that was justified as a desire for
understandable. But yet it's not complete. Not just Jimmy Carter, but the
nation of people. It is a collective view regarding peace that we speak of. And
he did incorporate that.
overall I would say he was more ahead
of his time than of his
time or behind. He had his own lessons, but he was a vision of the future in
many ways. I agree. The lesson of history, at that time, was to reevaluate the nature
of peace. He stimulated people through suggestion, indirectly, to continue
thinking about what does peace mean—what do we really want?—what is our true motivation?
For his ongoing rhetoric and honesty was to have peace—but what does that mean,
for goodness gracious sake? There's only five letters in the word—what does it mean?
so the lesson of history will look back and see that here was a peacemaker who
inadvertently was inspiring people to reevaluate the nature of peace, and how that quantifies with increased and
decreased communication, honesty and dishonesty. Yes, he was a leader. As history
looks back, it will see this gentleman as someone who was underestimated."
1990 by Don and Lind Pendleton
Dance With Angels is in print at Amazon.com and Kindle.It will be available in audio book in the
A meditation is a disciplined
focus which encourages the mind to travel a specific path of thought toward a
desired result.One may wish to meditate
upon the nature of the divine and one's own relationship to it or may wish to
merely create a state of total relaxation which would be conducive to some
desired physical or mental result.
Meditation, a discipline for heightened awareness, which originated more than
five thousand years ago with the ancient Vedas of India, has been practiced in
Western society since its introduction to the United States by Maharishi Mahesh
Yogi in 1959.TM® is widely
accepted by Western cultures today for its ability to reduce stress and promote
physical and mental health.The major objective
of TM is an intimate association with pure awareness,practiced with dedication on a daily
basis.During its heyday, many U.S. corporate
managers promoted the program among their executives as a means of reducing
stress and increasing productivity and creativity in the work place.A much less ritualized version of TM has been
practiced by many individuals of all walks of life. The mere concept of
meditation has found considerable favor as a result of the popularity of TM and
though the more stylized approach has been left behind by many, meditation has
found a place in the awareness of millions of Westerners who seek primarily to
have an occasional refresher from the stress of everyday life and some sense of
connection with the infinite.
is most commonly practiced today, meditation is usually associated with the
processes of visualization and/or a tranquil dialogue with the body
wisdom.Rather than the chanting of
mantra's, one may prefer to visualize a tranquil setting and a journey to that
location while clearing the mind of random clutter and simply attempting to
focus on some desired goal or effect.Many use the opportunity to contact their spiritual teachers or angels
for guidance.Some use this quiet time
for exploring their innermost thoughts and recording them in a diary or journal
while others focus on an expansion of their creativity.
the most sublime sense, this is a dialogue with the body/mind wisdom and
therein lies the most effective and most productive use of such time.
"Linda Pendleton skillfully combines
wit with visual artistry through her description of magical Sedona. I think I
just caught the Red Rock Fever bug!" ~Athena Demetrios, Author of The Seasoning
of A Soul
Thanks to Athena Demetrios for this wonderful quote for my new book,
a humorous travel guide of Sedona Arizona.I began writing the book and drawing my Red
Rock critters more than a decade ago, while living in Sedona.Decided to finish it and publish, and was
pleased to have this from Athena. She
understands my humor, as I do hers.We
laugh a lot during our conversations.That's what friends are for.
A number of years ago, spirit guide Dr. James Martin Peebles had spoken to us
about the coming increase in contact with the spirit world. He had
told us that more and more people would be having experiences which
would validate the existence of spirit. He said that communication with
the other side would become a normal, acceptable way of every day life
and that the illusion of separation would become thinner–in other words,
the veil between worlds would become more transparent.
As I have said in recent times, I
see that happening. I have spoken to many people who have had mystical
experiences. One cannot help but notice the upsurge in the hunger for
spiritual material which is being filled by the publication of many
books on spiritual subjects, everything from angels, miracles,
near-death experiences, the body/mind/soul connection, and
extraterrestrials, and which also has found its way onto the television
and movies screens with great success.
Intercommunication between the two worlds, our earthly world and the world of spirit, is taking place.