Speaking of James Van Praagh, his very natural, easy-going style would lead you to believe that James Ban Praagh is chatting with a firend on the tepehone, not communicating messages from the grave. James is survival evidence psychic medium, meaning that he is able to bridge the gap between two planes of existence, that of the living and that of the dead, by providing evidential proof of life after death bia detailed messages. Praagh claims to be a clairsentient, which simply means clear feeling. He claims to feel the emotions and personalities of the deceased. He also claims he is clairvoyant. Clarifiying that "the first is feeling, the second is seeing."
The true essence of the messages are the feelings behind the words. James is an expert on this subject, since he has been in touch with those feelings most of his adult likfe. "The spirits communicate by their emotions. No words exist in the Englsih language, or any other for that matter, which can describe the intense sensations." Praagh states. personality traits come in as well. If a person was talkative while alive, he will come through with plenty to say. Praagh also relays physical traits and death conditions as evidence. "If I convey recognizable evidence along with even a fraction of the loving energy behind the message, I consider the psychic mediums reading successful." He says.
Praagh's public popularity began during his appearances on the NBC talk show "the Other Side." The show concentrated on paranormal issues, and Praagh became the favorite of psychic mediums and resident expert on the subject of life after death. Through the years, his message of hope has touched a great many more people due to his television appearances on such shows as Oprah, Larry King Live, Maury Povich, 20/20 and 48 hours. His unique paranormal experiences during the past 22 years has seen him author best selling books, create meditation programs and development videos, tech mediumship classes, conduct seminars to sold-out audiences, and produce successful television projects, one being "Ghost Whisperer." Currently, Praagh is the co-executive producer of his first hit primetime series on CBS "Ghost Whisperer starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. This show premiered in September 2005 and has become the #1 drama for CBS. It will begin it's third season in 2007.
There are also art mediums. These are the depictions of many things that have not been seen. These depictions can be art in the form of oil paintings, drawings as well as others.
For example, there are no undisputed pictures of Jesus. The Mandylion of Edessa from the private chapel of the pope in the Vatican is considered to be the earliest painting of Jesus. Most surviving images of Jesus have in common a number of appearance traits which are now almost universally associated with Jesus despite lack of evidence for the accuracy of these depictions.