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The website of Author/Writer and Psychic Medium Astrid Brown. Making the most of 'YOU' i.e. how to achieve well-being and beauty from within ourselves. A truly holistic blog providing information on all aspects of psychic mediumship, spiritualism, philosophy, holistic therapies, nutrition, health, stress, mental health and beauty with a little bit of Wicca for good measure. Feeling and looking good is as much a part of how we feel inside as the outside.

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I am a great believer in Karma, but just what is it? Karma comes from the Sanskrit and ancient Indian Language with the underlying principal that every deed in our lives will affect our future life. For example, if we treat others badly during our lifetime we will have negative experiences later on in that lifetime or in future lifetimes. Likewise, if we treat others well we will be rewarded by positive experiences.

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Tuesday 16 March 2021


Reading this article the other day reminded me of my experience of Angels. I had been in hospital for surgery, although the surgery seemed to go well complications by way of a haemorrhage necessitated in me going back to the operating theatre. I regained full consciousness in the early hours of the morning and was aware of one of my spirit guides telling me I was going to be fine. I was also aware of a bright light and growing more intense at the foot of my hospital bed. It grew in size from floor to ceiling and took the shape of a being with golden skin wearing red and gold robes and massive wings that filled my hospital room. I wasn't at all frightened and felt very calm and then the being, which I would say was an angel, gradually faded and disappeared. I fully recovered


'Angels are real' Bible expert shares 19th century account of angels saving a missionary

ANGELS exist on the pages of the Holy Bible and in Christian art but what do we know about them outside of myth and legend? A scripture expert has shared why he thinks the adventures of 19th-century missionary John Gibson Paton prove "angels are real" and often go unnoticed by most.

Angels are mentioned nearly 300 times in the bible with appearances in the Old and New Testament alike. In Genesis, the Old Testament's first book, God sends forth two angels to warn Lot of the impending destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. In the New Testament, an angel appears before the priest Zechariah to inform him his wife would bear a son named John - John the Baptist.

Even more famously, the Gospels state the Archangel Gabriel appeared before the virgin Mary to tell her she would give birth to Jesus.

According to Tom Meyer, a professor in Bible studies at Shasta Bible College and Graduate School in California, US, the Hebrew word for angel "malak" means someone who is dispatched as a deputy or messenger on behalf of God.

The word is often used in the Bible to describe prophets and priests as well as the nation of Israel itself.

Malak's most famous use, however, is reserved for a class of heavenly beings God created separately from humans.

Angels: Reverand John Gibson Paton is said to have been protected by angels (Image: GETTY)

Professor Meyer told The Express "Of the many names used of God in the Bible, the title LORD of Hosts describes God as the commander in chief of an organized army of angels.

"The Angel of YHWH encamps or literally pitches his tent around those that fear God, like an army encamped around a city to defend it (Psalm 34:7)."

The Bible expert believes one such divine intercession occurred in the 19th century during a mission of the Protestant missionary John Gibson Paton (1824 to 1907) to the New Hebrides in the South Pacific Ocean.

The account is described in the book Angels: God’s Secret Agents, penned by the American evangelist Billy Graham.

As the story goes, a group of hostile natives attacked Reverand Paton's mission headquarters one night only to be staved off by a host of angelic beings.

Reverand Paton and his wife Mary first visited the New Hebrides in November 1858 where they built a house at Port Resolution on the island of Tanna.

Professor Meyer explained: "One fateful night, hostile natives surrounded his mission headquarters, intent on smoking the Paton’s out of their house and then killing them.

"John Paton and his wife prayed all during that terror-filled night that God would miraculously deliver them.

"When daylight finally came, they were amazed to see that the attackers had unaccountably left them alone."

A year after the incident, the tribe that perpetrated the is said to have converted to Christianity. Reverand Paton then confronted the tribe's chief to find out why they had never burned down his house.

Much to his surprise, the chief said the house was surrounded by hundreds of men in shimmering garments" and with their swords drawn.

Professor Meyer said: "They seemed to circle the mission station so that the natives were afraid to attack. Only then did Mr.Paton realize that God had sent His angels to protect them.

"The chief agreed that there could be no other explanation."

In Professor Meyer's opinion, the story testifies to the existence of angels as described in the Bible.

He added: "Because we cannot see angels or do not recognize what they are when we see them, we can become dull or unaware of the tremendous role they play in the course of human events. Angels are as real as you and me."

Although the account is incredible and often cited by evangelists, sceptics would argue its veracity.

According to Benjamin Radford of the Center for Inquiry, there is no real evidence of angels outside of scripture and anecdotal testimonies.

Instead, he argued, the existence of angels is a matter of personal, spiritual and religious belief.

In a 2018 article titled Are Angels Real? he said: "Despite centuries of theological speculation about angels — from their number to their duties to how many can dance on the head of a pin — no one knows if they exist outside of stories and legends."

He added: "Whether real or fictional, angels have been with humans for millennia, and their presence will continue to comfort."

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Sunday 14 March 2021


As a young nurse I can recall many instances where patients told me a relative had just visited them when you knew this was physically not possible as I had been around the patients all day. I recall one elderly patient who was awaiting surgery she seemed fine and we were not expecting any problems she told me her uncle and aunt had come to visit her she was quite animated by this visit. I recall thinking this lady was in her late seventies so it seemed a bit unlikely, nonetheless less I went along with her. Her surgery went well and she was recovering well, unexpectedly she had a cardiac arrest. 

My father in law who had a stroke was taken to hospital. The next day my father in law appeared to me in  spirit as I was getting ready for bed. He was wearing his pyjamas and dressing gown and slippers and he told me he only had two days to live. Sure enough two days later he had a massive stroke he didn't survive.

My daughter who is also a nurse has seen the spirit of patients who have passed over wandering around the ward. So it does not surprise me finding the article below.


Life after death: Doctor claims people are called on by visions of ‘deathbed visitors’

A NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST has claimed that people close to death are visited by "deathbed visitors" before they pass away.

Peter Fenwick said: “A few weeks before you die you get deathbed visitors.” (Image: YouTube/Thanatos TV

Peter Fenwick is a neuropsychiatrist and neurophysiologist who has undertaken various studies in the end-of-life phenomena. During an interview he explained what “deathbed visitors” are and when they may appear.

Speaking to Dr Jens Rohrbeck, Dr Fenwick said: “A few weeks before you die you get deathbed visitors.

“Now what’s a deathbed visitor, they are relatives who come to you and they do it in a specific way.

“They may stand outside the room in which you are dying or they may come into the room that’s quite common.

“You, of course, will talk to them and then a number of them will sit on the bed and talk to you.

“Why do they sit on the bed? Because it’s enormously comforting to you to have somebody sitting on the bed.”

He added: “We took a hundred deathbed visions and analysed them for content.

“We found that the commonest people who come are first-degree relatives – mother and father are commonly seen, dead spouses are quite common.

“But we also in fact found that brothers and sisters come. People you don’t know occasionally. Animals not many.”

Dr Fenwick also claimed that “spiritual beings” were seen in the visions.

He explained that they behave differently from relatives.

The neurophysiologist added: “They tend to either wait outside the hostel hospice and they’re seen through the window or they may come to the door and some of them come in”.

Dr Fenwick is known for his studies in end-of-life phenomena and has collected hundreds of examples of near-death experiences.

The deathbed or end-of-life phenomena are a range of experiences reported by those who are dying.

Dr Fenwick’s has claimed that his research in the area may show that the “mind is still there after the brain is dead”.

According to Prof Allan Kellehear from the University of Bradford, about 30 percent of hospice patients report a “visitation” by someone who is not there.

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I am often asked various questions pertaining to the spirit world and various aspects of the psychic, here are some of them: I will in time feature more questions and answers as this webpage evolves

Q. Is a psychic or medium a fortune teller?
A. It may surprise you to know psychics and mediums are not fortune tellers
Q. Is it possible to forecast the future?
A.Well not 100% and this is because of free will.
Q. What is free will?
A. Free will is YOUR right to decide what you want to do about a situation, it is a choice
Q. How does free will affect a situation?
A. Well before we incarnate as Spirit in a human body, we decide on what experiences and challenges that will benefit our spiritual growth. However we are given the choice (free will) as to whether we go through with the experience or challenge. In effect we are allowed to change or mind.
Q. So are you saying we all know what lies before us?
A. Well in a way we all do. Remember we are 'Spirit' in a human body and your spirit does retain a memory but it is deep in our subconscious. This memory is retained deeply for a reason to help us fulfill our experiences and challenges we ourselves chose. However it is also at this deep level so we are not so aware. If you knew what lay before you would you go through with it? Probably not but we still retain this memory deeply and this reflects in our Aura.
Q. So what is the Aura?
A.The aura is The Aura is an electromagnetic field that surrounds living bodies, this includes people, animals, plants and crystals and is composed of several layers that are constantly moving. The Aura links us to whats known as Universal energy i.e. that is all the knowledge in the Universe past, present and future. It is on this aura that psychics are able to tap into and access your past, whats going on in the present and the possible future and I say possible specifically if your goal or desire is dependent on other people, for remember every person involved in a situation has free will.