What can you see when you are looking at someone’s aura?
“I normally start by looking above the head. It’s easier to see colours at the edge of your vision and you lock onto them and can see them properly. It starts as a white shimmer and then goes into colours. There are several basic colours which signify certain things but then there are all the shades of those colours. For instance, blue stands for people skills, caring, healer and all that sort of stuff. But you can go from darkest blue right the way through the colour spectrum to lightest blue and they all mean slightly different things.”
Do you believe in heaven and hell? What do you believe is on the other side?
“I believe that obviously there is a heaven but not in an orthodox way. I believe that there are different levels and I don’t believe that anyone can go from earth straight to hell, or from earth straight to the ultimate heaven. We’re all flawed, no-one one is ultimately truly evil and no-one is ultimately truly good.”
When you give someone a reading, what do you see?
“I start by using visualisation to get into the areas I want to get control of. I do a health scan and visualise a line of light above the person’s head. I send it travelling down and then take away my control and see what happens. It will normally bounce around somewhere there’s a problem, or flare up in colour in a certain area.”
“If I then go into ‘relationships’ I visualise the outline of somebody standing next to the person I’m doing a reading for. Then I sit back and wait to see what happens. They might be pushed a few feet away which means there are problems, or they get closer together which means the person is in a good relationship which is getting better.”
“Finally I go into what I call ‘the zone’ where you get random images. It’s like having memory pictures which aren’t my memories.”
What are guides?
“A guide is exactly the same thing as a guardian angel which means they are individual to each person. They are not random angels that come down and go away again. They get one person to stay with for the course of that person’s life.”
“The reason some people can contact them more easily then others, is just about being open to it. The real magical, strong key is the word ‘belief’. For instance if a mother sees a car on top of their child they won’t stop and think, ‘Can I move that car?’, they’ll be over there and they’ll move it. It’s the same with using the sixth sense, the more you believe you can, the easier it becomes. Igniting belief is the hardest thing. In every religious text ever written the word ‘belief’ appears over and over again. It’s like a secret magic that people don’t realise.”
What is the top thing someone could do to increase their psychic powers?
“Aside from belief, it’s all about control and using visualisation. The biggest thing is learning how to create a space in your mind for the information to come to and stopping your thoughts. You can use visualisation techniques like an empty space, an empty blackboard or a television screen that’s blank. Sit back and wait to see what happens but it takes a lot of practice.”
Do you think your physic ability has enabled you to remain stronger throughout the tragedy you have encountered in your life?
“No doubt whatsoever because the one thing that separates me from everyone else is that I don’t just ‘believe’ in life after death, I ‘know’. We are immortal and this is just one round before we come back for the next one. I know that I’ll meet the people I’ve lost in this life again.”
Have you ever glimpsed any of your other lives?
“Briefly, but I don’t believe that we should spend time working on them because it negates this life, which is the important one. We spend too long trying to work out what we would have been in a past life and most of us would have been drudges. The time for dealing with your past lives is when you go back ‘home’ again to heaven and it all comes back up again.”
“I’ve seen my other lives in a mirror. If anyone wants to have a glance at what they looked like in a past life, sit very quietly with a mirror and keep looking at your eyes without blinking. It will slowly go out of focus and your face will change.”
Why do you think people are so fascinated with ‘the other side’?
“Because one of the scary things about living is dying. Nobody can get away from the fact that they are going to die, no matter what they do, how much money they have or how successful they are. Man has always wanted to know why we’re here and what we’re doing. Orthodox religion gave us structure and understanding in a certain way but it’s not enough now. People are intelligent beings and they want more.”
What are the best and worst things about being psychic?
“The best thing is being able to help people when others can’t. And knowing that there’s more to this life then you can see. Suddenly your life is not being valued on how much you’ve got in the bank, or what car you’re driving. It’s on how many people you’ve helped and what your contribution is.”
“On the downside it’s immersing your self in the pain of other people’s lives and being able to cope with it. Also, knowing when people don’t really like you, even if they are being nice to you. You have to get past that because everyone you know, even if they love you deeply, is going to find you irritating occasionally.”
Are any of the television adaptations about ‘psychics’ true to life?
“Afterlife was very near it. The way she looked and the way she out-focused. But you don’t get ghosts coming to you like that, dripping in blood and gore, the way she saw them. One of the best ghosts I’ve ever seen on television is from the film ‘Ghost’ with Patrick Swayze. At the end, just before he goes over, he’s made of light and it’s one of the most truthful likenesses I’ve seen.”
Do you ever wish you didn’t have this gift?
“I used to, terribly, but now it would be like being blind.”
What’s the worst spirit you’ve ever encountered and what was their story?
“I once brought an entity into a room by playing around. It was in my early 20’s and I was showing off when I took part in a séance. There were people fitting in the room, it was awful. The thing was just pure evil, it wasn’t even a ghost, it was just evil. I only got rid of it by luck and with the help of Eric, my guide. After that I learnt how to do it properly and took it seriously.”
Can you give an example of how your work has helped people?
“I’ve helped people who have been ill and didn’t know what was wrong. I’ve helped people live on from bereavement and those who think about killing themselves because they can’t see any hope for the future. I’ve helped people who think they are never going to recover from a broken heart and people who think they are bad forever and can never be good.”
“I had a letter from a prisoner doing life for murder saying that he’d read my book and that even though he was a bad person, he admired me and wished he could have been a good person in this life. I wrote back to say that one deed does not judge you for your whole life. We can still do good deeds. Even in prison you can still help other people and stop others going down that path, redress the balance. Give people the ability to come back because the biggest thing in life is choice. You can either be a victim or you can be a survivor.”
Can you tell us about the different type of ghosts?
“There are 3 types and the first one is ‘The Visitor’, which is like your Nan popping up at the end of the bed to say hello. That’s not a haunting because they visit and then they go again.”
“Then there’s ‘The Time Loop’, like when people see a Roman soldier walking down a road at the same time every year. The spirit of the soldier isn’t there, it’s like a time re-enactment or a video loop.”
“Finally there’s ‘The Haunting’. Even in death you have choice and nobody can force you to go over. Choice must never be taken away as it’s one of the fundamental rules and everyone knows they have this choice when they are dying. Most people choose bad reasons to stay such as anger, greed and jealously but occasionally it’s because someone is worrying about their family, or leaving someone on their own. They don’t want to leave them and they think they can still help. These gentle ones are people who are not really aware that they are here and need help to cross over to the other side. One woman I met was in her 70’s and the main carer for her husband. When she died she wouldn’t leave him and she got stuck. It’s almost like a safety switch kicks in because imagine how terrifying it would be to be stuck here and no-one could see you. You would be so lonely and scared and frightened. It’s would be too awful for them to be fully aware and know they can’t go anywhere. Although, 300 years appears to be the maximum time they stay here and then they dissipate and go over anyway. I’ve never come across a ghost more then 300 years old. I’ve seen older time loops but not ghosts.”
What have been the high and low points of filming Haunted Homes?
“A low point was filming until 6 or 7am in the morning. It was like being in another time zone. And the ultimate knowledge that when it came down to the clearing, it was up to me. No-one else could step in and help if it got out of hand and I was responsible for the people there.”
“The high point was giving people their lives and their homes back. Plus the crew were brilliant. They were quite a sceptical crew to start with but by the end no-one was sceptical at all. They were a great team to work with.”
What was your favourite episode?
“It was the episode with the Munday’s, who played around with the Ouija board. So many people play around with things and don’t realise what they are doing. It could help a lot of people stop getting into trouble.”
“All the families were lovely, they were just terrified. The deal I made with the production company was that if I got there and the place wasn’t haunted, then regardless of how much work they’d done, I would tell them it wasn’t. I devised a questionnaire for the families but then I couldn’t be included in the choosing because I wasn’t allowed to know anything about them before the filming of the show. I was going in cold. It was scary for them and for me.”
“When I did the psychometry beforehand I knew nothing at all about the families. It could have been two old people, or a young couple with kids. I knew nothing, not even the address. I was told which county they were in but that’s it.”