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. 


Monday, December 21, 2015

To Dance With Angels by Don and Linda Pendleton Now in Audiobook

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.

All of the books are in print and ebooks, too.

You can listen to a sample here at  


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

A Look at President Jimmy Carter via Spirit Guide Dr. Peebles, from the Book "To Dance With Angels" by Don and Linda 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 behind the 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.
Now, 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.
So 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 peace.
Very 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.
Yes, 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?
And 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."

Copyright 1990 by Don and Lind Pendleton

To Dance With Angels is in print at and Kindle.  It will be available in audio book in the coming weeks. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Body Magic

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.
Transcendental 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. 
As it 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.
In 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. 

A new MRI Research Study at Harvard reveals that meditation and mindfulness rebuilds the Brain's Gray Matter in 8 Weeks.  Read Here.  

Monday, September 7, 2015

20 Ways to Avoid Sedona's Red Rock Fever, Stay Away, But if You Insist! by Linda Pendleton

"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.   

 Available at Amazon print and Kindle

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Communicating With Your Spirit Guides and Angels

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.