Tuesday, June 29, 2010


"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes." ~e.e. cummings

"To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon the verdant green hills is the most perfect refreshment." ~ Jane Austin

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." ~ Lao Tzu

"I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?"
~Robert Redford

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."
~John Muir

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
~Albert Einstein

"We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts."
~William Hazlitt

Photographs © Copyright 2010 by Ted Grussing.
Photos taken in Village of Oak Creek, Sedona, AZ


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Judge J.W. Edmonds, Famous Mediums, Part 4

“Surely God would not have created a being as man ...
to exist only for a day!
No, no, man was made for immortality.”
~Abraham Lincoln

Famous Mediums, Part 4

Judge John Worth Edmonds (1816-1874), a well-known lawyer, New York State Senator, Judge of the New York Supreme Court Judge and Court of Appeals, was a Spiritualist and a medium. His daughter, Laura, also had the gift of mediumship and spirit contact.

Apparently Judge Edmonds stood firm in his Spiritualist beliefs and research he did into the credibility of several other mediums, even while being attacked often in the press and in political and social circles for his beliefs . The chief communicators were alleged to be Emanuel Swedenborg and Francis Bacon. Judge Edmonds wrote the following: Letters and Tracts on Spiritualism; Spiritualism, Volume I (1853); Spiritualism, Volume II (1855); and Uncertainty of Spiritual Intercourse (1856).

Those of you who have read my blog for awhile and know of my books, will know that Dr. James Martin Peebles is my spirit guide and is the subject of two of my books, To Dance With Angels, written with my husband, Don Pendleton, and my later book, Three Principles of Angelic Wisdom.

This is an excerpt from my ebook: How Thin the Veil! 150 Years of Spiritualism, in which I quote Dr. Peebles in his earthly writings in regards to Abraham Lincoln and then Judge Edmonds.

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Abraham Lincoln was regarded as a spiritualist by many and was said to have held séances in the White House and "frequently attended séances at the residence of the Lauries in Washington. The daughter was a medium." In his 1903 book, What is Spiritualism?, Dr. James Martin Peebles, M.D., recounts some of that history. "It was in this same family that Miss Nettie Colburn was entranced by spirits purporting to be Jefferson, and the fathers of our country, and who plead of President Lincoln to free those four million slaves in bondage. (See Mrs. Nettie Colburn-Maynard's work, entitled 'Abraham Lincoln, a Spiritualist.') Lincoln's emancipation message was an inspiration from the spirit world. Judge Edmonds, delivering an oration in Hope Chapel, N.Y., upon the life of Lincoln, gave the proofs of this. It is undeniable."

Though Dr. Peebles did not give us details of any of those proofs, he did give some background on Judge J. W. Edmonds. He served as an attorney in the law office of ex-President Martin Van Buren, became a New York State Senator in 1831, was appointed a Circuit Judge in 1845, was elected Judge of the (New York) Supreme Court and later, in 1851, took his seat upon the bench of the Court of Appeals. Peebles explained that Edmonds considered himself an agnostic until his wife's death in 1850 when he began experiencing her presence and on-going contact from the Other Side, until by 1851, he "became quite fully developed himself as a medium for visions, allegorical pictures, and direct communications from the spirit world written through his own hand. His daughter Laura also became a writing medium, and a trance medium with the gift of tongues. The Judge now openly avowed his Spiritualism, lectured upon it in public, wrote articles in the American and foreign press."

Peebles quotes the Judge as saying, "Spiritualism has deepened my faith in God, and the spiritual life and teachings of Christ. It has also inspired me with the most kindly Christian feelings toward all conscientious religionists of whatever name or party."

Continuing further, Dr. Peebles explains, "The pride, as he was of the New York bar for years, a jurist of unimpeachable integrity and keen discernment, as well as an authority on international law, Judge Edmonds was not only a Spiritualist, but a spiritual medium with fine clairvoyant gifts."

Judge Edmunds wrote of his daughter Laura’s mediumship and xenoglossy. On occasion, while in trance and contact with a spirit, she would bring messages forth in other languages, Greek, Spanish, and American Indian: Chippewa and Menomonie tongues.

To Read
Famous Mediums, Part One, Betty
Famous Mediums, Part Two, Lenore E. Piper
Famous Mediums, Part Three, Eileen J. Garrett


Friday, June 11, 2010

Messages from my Angels

Photo © Copyright 2010 by Ted Grussing

At times I receive messages from my angels and guides. My spirit guide, Dr. James Martin Peebles, Elizabeth, a beautiful being of Light, and the “group.” I hear their words clairaudently and each has their personality, so I am able to distinguish from whom the message comes.

Here are a few of their inspirational comments:

“Reach out with love and touch someone.
With that gesture the angels sing,
and the heavens resonate with joy!”

“Sit quietly and wait to hear our words.
They will come.
‘Ask and you shall receive;’
those are still words to live by.
We are here.”

“Angels of light, angels of love,
we are here to dance with you.
Hold our hand, twirl and twirl,
listen to the melody,
sway to the rhythm,
souls in unison,
moving joyfully through the cosmos.”

“Reach out and take the hand of your angel,
and you shall know love.”

“You cannot escape love.
It is the essence of all that is.”

“It is our joy to communicate with you.
We are honored to be able to touch you with love.
Each of you is an angel.
You, too, spread your love
as you share yourself with others.
We exchange healing energy, we give to you,
and, you give to us.
We all come from Love
and return to Love.
But in our sharing,
we find the true meaning of Love.”

~Linda Pendleton

© Copyright 2010 by Linda Pendleton

Thursday, June 10, 2010

School Planet Earth

“Celebrate, Celebrate—for you are eternal. You cannot fail, and all of the challenges of Earth are nothing but schoolbooks in a big school called Planet Earth, where you are guaranteed graduation...eventually.
~Spirit Guide, Dr. James Martin Peebles,

From the book, To Dance With Angels by Don and Linda Pendleton

Roses Photo by Linda Pendleton