James Van Praagh is one of the world’s best known and most popular mediums. As the Co-Executive Producer of Ghost Whisperer, millions around the world view the healing work of James Van Praagh every week on the CBS Friday evening drama.
James Van Praagh was born in Bayside, New York – just minutes from busy New York City. James is the youngest of four children. Even as a child, he had a strong interest in death. James Van Praagh was raised in the Catholic faith and was quite devout. Her was an altar boy and entered seminary at fourteen. Later, James stepped away from Catholicism and developed an interest in spiritual matters.
James Van Praagh graduated from public high school and then graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Broadcasting and Communications. After college graduation, Van Praagh moved to Los Angeles, California and began to intensely study metaphysics and psychic development.
As his abilities developed, James Van Praagh did psychic readings for people that he knew. They were impressed with his psychic abilities and the depth of his psychic readings. While James Van Praagh was giving these readings, he started receiving information from people who had gone to The Other Side. James continued doing readings, learning more about his ability to contact those who had gone over to The Other Side. Today, as we know, James Van Praagh is considered one of the most well-known and highly respected mediums in the world.
James Van Praagh travels all over the world – teaching mediumship, hosting spiritual cruises and leading seminars. James Van Praagh is known for his relaxed and natural, easy-going personality. When James Van Praagh connects with someone on The Other Side, it is just as if James is just talking with someone on a telephone. James has clairsentient and clairvoyant abilities. Clairsentient is “clear feeling.” James Van Praagh feels the emotions and personality of those who have crossed over.
With more than twenty-five years of experience with the paranormal, James Van Praagh is a respected expert in his field. James has appeared on Oprah, Larry King Live, 20/20 and 48 Hours. He has written many best-selling books. James has written Talking to Heaven
, Reaching to Heaven
, Healing Grief
and Heaven and Earth -- Making the Psychic Connection
. James Van Praagh wrote Looking Beyond: A Teen's Guide to the Spiritual World
in September 2003. That year, he also wrote Meditations with James Van Praagh
James Van Praagh had a daytime talk show from September 2002 - September 2003 called Beyond With James Van Praagh
. The show still appears across the world in syndication.
Today, James Van Praagh is well-known as the Co-Executive Producer for the CBS television show Ghost Whisperer
. The show stars Jennifer Love Hewitt. Ghost Whisperer
premiered in September 2005 and is now the No. 1 Friday night drama for CBS. The television show is watched by millions of enthusiastic fans across the world.