Monday, November 6, 2017

The old soul takes the road again.

I hold that when a person dies

His soul returns again to earth;

Arrayed in some new flesh-disguise,

Another mother gives him birth.

With sturdier limbs and brighter brain

The old soul takes the road again.

Such is my own belief and trust;

This hand, this hand that holds the pen

Has many a hundred times been dust

And turned, as dust to dust again;

These eyes of mine have blinked and shone

In Thebes, in Troy, in Babylon....

—John Masefield (from A Creed)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

RIP: Louise L. Hay

Author, publisher, healer, metaphysical counselor, Louise L. Hay, passed away this morning at the age of 90.  I've had this 1984 book of Louise Hay's since 1987, at that time 19th printing with over 400,000 copies sold.  It's a classic best-seller and now 50 million copies have been sold.  In 1985, she began her support group for AIDs patients.  In 1987, she founded her publishing company, Hay House, which has grown into a very successful publishing company which has sold millions of books and products, featuring many well-known authors of works on healing, self-help, and inspiration.  Hay House has offices in California, New York, London, Sydney, Johannesburg, and New Delhi.

Don and I meet her once, and twice heard her speak.  She was inspirational and her affirmations have been helpful to many in grief, illness, and life's ups and downs.  She leaves with us quite a legacy.  



Friday, July 14, 2017

Journey to the Heart: Exploring the World of Spirit

Published today in Amazon Print and Kindle 

  Journey to the Heart

Welcome to the wonderful world of spirit.  Woven throughout this book is a broad spectrum of spiritual concepts, including three powerful spiritual principles given to us by a marvelous, witty, and loving spirit guide, Dr. James Martin Peebles. 

His three spiritual principles are valuable spiritual ideas easily incorporated into daily life. These principles allow one to attain love, healing, peace, and joy, along with meaningful and satisfying relationships. 

Contemporary thoughts about life and death, and the survival of love and consciousness following the release of the physical body, may make grieving and healing easier for many.

Linda Pendleton is the author of numerous books, including A Walk Through Grief: Crossing the Bridge Between Worlds; Three Principles of Angelic Wisdom; To Dance With Angels, and Whispers From the Soul: The Divine Dance of Consciousness, written with her husband, Don Pendleton. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Softly With Love: Communicating With Your Spirit Guides and Angels, new book

Softly With Love
Communicating With Your Spirit Guides and Angels

We are never alone. We are surrounded by the love and guidance of the Divine Source and spirit guides and angels. You may discover how easily one can cross the spiritual bridge between worlds and enrich life with love, guidance, healing, and wisdom. 

Intuition is a Divine gift, and may be enhanced by fine-tuning our innate psychic ability. It can serve as a guiding force in our daily life. Learning to acknowledge and trust the whispers that come to us from the spirit world, can be invigorating to our sense of self as a spiritual being.

The veil between worlds continues to become more transparent. Softly With Love explores what is considered by some to be paranormal, while others consider the experiences to be extraordinary and awe-inspiring, but within the norm of the human experience. Dialogue with loved ones through the veil – be that your guide, angel, or a deceased loved one, can be comforting. For many, the insight that love survives the shedding of the physical body brings peace. 

Linda Pendleton is the author of numerous books, including A Walk Through Grief: Crossing the Bridge Between Worlds; Three Principles of Angelic Wisdom; To Dance With Angels, and Whispers From the Soul: The Divine Dance of Consciousness, written with her husband, Don Pendleton. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

“What if you slept, and what if in your sleep you dreamed, and what if in your dream you went to heaven and there plucked a strange and beautiful flower, and what if when you awoke you had the flower in your hand? Ah, what then?”

~Samuel Taylor Coleridge, (1772-1834)


Sunday, June 18, 2017


“I have been here before, but when or how I cannot tell:
I know the grass beyond the door,
The sweet keen smell, the sighing sound,
The lights around the shore.”
~Dante Gabriel Rossetti, (1828-1882),
English Painter, Poet

Monday, June 12, 2017



“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 Pendleton

Thursday, May 11, 2017

How Thin the Veil! 150 Years of Spiritualism

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. 


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Harriet Beecher Stowe and her Vision

 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."
Kindle and Audio.  Soon coming to print.  


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Psychic Medium John Edward, Interview

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 believe he is the best psychic medium we have. His website is


Monday, January 23, 2017

Taylor Caldwell and her Writing

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 they're spirits."
Taylor Caldwell's 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.


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Touched by Psychic Edgar Cayce

"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.”

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Using Your Intuition for Well-being

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 nutrition to help with stress, worry, frustration, and work?

Do you allow your body, mind, and spirit the needed time for rest, nourishment, and restoration. 

Do you strive for a joyful attitude? 

Quiz:  As you look over these comments decide how they apply in your life and rate them:  Always, Often, Never.     

1.  I overwork.
2.  I get a good night’s sleep.
3.  I have a chronic physical condition that I monitor carefully.
4.  I am often accident prone.
5.  I often have headaches.
6.  I often have muscle tension. 
7.  I exercise regularly.
8.  When I have a cold or the flu I rest.
9.  I awaken looking forward to a new day.
10.  I eat meals on a regular schedule.
11.  I listen to my intuition.
12.  I put trust in my inner-knowing.
13.  I am aware of energy within my body.
14.  I am in tune with my body.
15.  I am open to receiving messages.
16.  I love the synchronicity of life.
17.  I give out positive thought and energy. 
18.  I feel joy in being alive.
19.  I create my reality with my perceptions.
20.  I know who I am and what my gift is to give.  

 Copyright Linda Pendleton

Saturday, December 3, 2016

How Thin the Veil! 150 Years of Spiritualism, now in Audiobook

“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. 

 It is at Amazon, and iTunes.

 Listen to Sample

Monday, June 20, 2016

Orbs in my Grandfather's One-Room Schoolhouse

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?    

and the exterior photo


Wednesday, June 15, 2016


“Life has it ups and downs.  When you are down,

the angels are waiting to lift you up.”

–Linda Pendleton 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Energy of Intuition

“Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain,
but simply points the way.”
~Florence Scovel Shinn (1871-1940), Author

It 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 spirits.    
Those 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 of being.  
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.
We 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.
So 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. 


Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, One of a Kind.


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 beautiful soul.
The 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 dimension.  
 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 Dying, 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. 
But 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. 
Having 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.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Dr. James Martin Peebles,. Leading Spiritualist of the 19th Century


March 23, 1822 to March 23, 2016, 194 years. 

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.