researching and testing hundreds of psychic mediums
since January 1999, one thing I’ve learned is that
being gifted has little to do with how long a psychic
medium has been giving readings. If a psychic medium is
genuinely and extraordinarily gifted, that gift
instantly places them ahead of those whose abilities are
mediocre at best—even if the mediocre psychic medium has had
years more experience.
I’ve had plenty of
readings from psychic mediums who have been giving
readings for twenty to thirty years, yet gave me
readings that were ordinary and average. In contrast,
I’ve had a few readings where the psychic medium has only been
practicing for five to ten years—like the subject of
this article—yet their messages were so chock-full
of details, descriptions, dates and even names, that
it reminded me how powerful and accurate spirit
communication can really be.
psychic medium I’m about to reveal to you falls into
the category of extraordinary, and I am especially proud
to be adding her to my list of “Genuine &
Legitimate Psychic Mediums.” In fact, this
practitioner is so exceptional that I actually ran
downstairs after my test reading with her to tell my
wife, Melissa, all about it. I was truly
filled with enthusiasm for discovering such an
impressive psychic medium. Her name is Joanne Gerber.
the founder and editor of OfSpirit.com Magazine—a
leading resource on spiritual, holistic and self-help
subjects with over 2000 pages of articles, interviews
and information—my passion is to educate, inspire and
assist people like you who are on a quest for spiritual
growth. In this light, I’m also the founder of
BestPsychicMediums.com and GriefAndBelief.com, two
additional resources designed to guide people toward
helpful insight that will enlighten you toward greater
spiritual insight and experiences.
January 1999, I met my first genuinely gifted psychic
medium. I was a skeptic at the time, a very cynical one
at that, and so the reading turned my world
upside-down—but in a good way. Being able to
communicate with my deceased father and grandmother
through this psychic medium really taught me how ignorant I had
been regarding life after death. And being a published
author in search of a new book to write, I instantly
decided to write a book about spirit communication and
psychic mediums because I was so intrigued by my
immediately began researching the subject of spirit
communication and the afterlife, and in this research,
began testing psychic mediums by getting personal readings from
them. In my excitement to tell other people about my
best readings, I started writing about them and
publishing these articles on the Internet, initially on
OfSpirit.com and later on BestPsychicMediums.com.
later, after getting hundreds of readings—many from
some of the best psychic mediums around the world—I
realized that I had unintentionally become an authority
on psychic mediums because I was able to compare and
evaluate the abilities of the best psychic
mediums versus the average versus the worst.
Today, a total of eleven years later, I use my experience
to guide people like you toward the very best psychic
mediums, and to be sure people won’t fall victim to
the phonies, frauds and scam artists.
my reading with Joanne Gerber, I inquired with other
psychic mediums (whose opinions I respect) about what
they knew of her. I do this before adding anyone new to
my list. The response I got from every psychic medium
that Joanne is a person with high integrity, high moral
character and the admiration of her peers. I was
quite impressed with the encouraging, positive
references these reputable psychic mediums were bestowing upon
the raving reviews of Joanne from other psychic mediums, I must
admit that I still wasn’t expecting a reading with the
high-velocity punch that I got from her. After all, just
because a psychic medium recommends another psychic medium
mean their recommendation deserves to be on my
“best” list. I can’t tell you how many lousy
readings I’ve had from psychic mediums who were recommended by
another psychic medium. For one, other psychic mediums simply
don’t know how to judge a reading from a place of
skepticism. Yet, that happens to be my forte.
point here is that my expectations going into every test
reading are always low, because I so rarely locate
anyone that meets my standards. Keep in mind, I’ve
been doing this for seven years now and my list of the
exceptionally gifted is still very small. Why? Because I
find so few psychic mediums who meet my standards for
being among the best.
of the problem is that my standards go up every time a psychic medium
gives me a reading that shows me something new,
something brilliant, something I never imagined could be
done. It’s like when a runner broke the four-minute
mile, but this is in terms of spirit communication. Now
I have a new, higher mark that future readings must
meet. And my reading with Joanne, just like my readings
with the other psychics and psychic mediums on my list,
accomplished just such a thing, but in her own, special
way. Let me illustrate…
began my reading by telling me what to expect. I
learned that she’s an “evidential psychic medium”—the
best kind for people with skepticism—meaning
she will provide descriptions of people (in spirit):
their ages, their names, dates associated with them, as
well as details of memories I’ve had with them, even
descriptions of objects and articles passed down from
course, I’ve heard a lot of psychic mediums promise
such evidence, but few can actually deliver enough
evidence to actually be convincing. So I waited to see
if Joanne could fulfill her promises.
began the reading by instructing me not to tell her
anything about my life.
She didn’t want me to give up some evidence that
“she” might eventually tell me. Obviously, that
would spoil things for both of us. So I wholeheartedly
agreed to keep my mouth shut.
love it when a psychic medium doesn’t ask any questions and
doesn’t want the client to give anything away. This is
called “feeding the medium.” Whenever I introduce a
psychic medium at an event like a medium demonstration,
I always say to the audience, “Now we ask that you
please don’t feed the medium,” which always incites
laughter from the crowd. Then I explain what feeding the
psychic medium means. When the psychic medium is giving random readings
to audience members from stage, the last thing she wants
is for the audience member she’s reading to blurt out
their deceased loved one’s name or relationship to the
person before the psychic medium has had a chance to offer it.
It’s not fair to the psychic medium; it’s not fair to the
audience member getting the reading; and it’s not fair
to the audience witnessing the reading. Everybody loses
when the psychic medium gets “fed” information.
this point, Joanne had me count from one to ten, and
then asked me to say my name three times slowly. This
process, she told me, helps her clients to relax and
raise their vibration while Joanne links in with people
in spirit. She then said a brief prayer for the best and
highest guidance from the highest light, and then the
preparatory formalities were over—the reading had
began by telling me that she had experienced a dream
referencing my upcoming reading the night prior, much
like the dreams portrayed by the main character on the
television show, Medium.
She said that she was being prepared for our reading
early, although this was quite out of the ordinary for
her to have such a dream.
if you believe in coincidences, I had just told my wife
the day before that I was disappointed in the TV show, Medium,
because, although I knew it can be done, I’d never met
a psychic medium who got their messages so frequently through
dreams. In fact, I had never had a psychic medium give me
messages that were obtained via a dream. So, to have
Joanne begin my reading by telling me about her dream
the prior night, I’m pretty sure someone in spirit was
having some fun with me, probably teaching me not to
make such assumptions—to keep my mind open and to
never say never. I didn’t say anything to Joanne about
this, so as to let her continue on without interruption.
then told me that she had linked with spirit, but that
she had a “split link,” meaning she had connected
with more than one spirit. She told me that everyone in
spirit was talking at once, so she focused on the
strongest link, which she said came from a gentleman
with a heaviness in his chest area. She said he passed
due to a problem with his breathing, or there were
issues in the heart and lung area.
I already knew it had to be my father coming through;
he’s almost always the first to arrive in my readings.
And he passed due to lung cancer, but his heart was also
strained due to severe pneumonia (he also had a
quadruple bypass years prior).
said this man had passed in his sixties. My father
passed away at 64. So getting his general age was
added that he had a lot of health problems prior to
passing, which was true. My father was in and out of the
hospital so often in his last few years of life that it
was a like a second home to him. Therefore, Joanne was
right on cue with this one, too.
added that he was in a hospital bed when he passed. And,
sure, a lot of people pass in the hospital, but a lot of
people pass away outside the hospital, too. He could
have passed in a car accident, his home, at work, on a
train, or choking on a steak at a restaurant. So it
was a risky message for her to give, yet it landed with
was also getting that he was a smoker.
my father was a smoker, all right. Even after losing
half a lung to cancer and having his quadruple bypass,
he kept on smoking—Camel non-filters. It’s no
surprise that this message came with the other messages
about his passing in his 60’s, his heart and lung
issues, and his being in the hospital, since it was the
cigarettes that ultimately killed him.
this time, I was thinking, “Holy cow! What a whopper
of a start.” If you separate the messages here (see
below), you can see that Joanne blurted out a
boatload, yet we had barely got started. I’d be
surprised if we were ten minutes into the reading.
Here’s what she gave me:
a heaviness in his chest area…
due to a problem with his breathing…
were issues in the heart and lung area…
away in his 60’s…
a lot of health problems prior to passing…
in a hospital bed when he passed…
was a smoker…
psychic mediums, apparently needing to warm up, disappointingly
beat around the bush at the beginning, never really
giving much more than generalities. Not Joanne. She
fired off a series of messages that hit the bulls eye
right in the center. So she got my attention, but she
still needed so much more than this to really blow me
away. Thus, I waited for more.
then said my father was mentioning his jacket. She
described it as a zip up jacket that he wore. I knew
exactly what he meant, because I had just pulled out his
winter coat (a zip up) and had wore it the day before
this reading. I love messages that show us that our
loved ones in spirit are watching over us—and this one
was just that sort of message.
another spirit wanted to interrupt the conversation.
Joanne mentioned that there was man in spirit who was in
the military and was a World War II memorabilia
collector. I knew instantly who had arrived. It was my
uncle. He was a WWII hero who had all sorts of
memorabilia around his house. Joanne said he was showing
her some boots, but he also had helmets, rifles, bullet
shells and uniforms.
said this man was a “one over link,” which meant he
was one relation to the side of my father—his brother.
This was another nice call. She added that he loved his
garden (true), was losing a lot of his hair (true), and
wasn’t a man to express his feelings much (true
again). She added that there was a sense of bully-ness
about him, which I took as meaning he could be tough at
times (like the military veteran he was).
is evidential mediumship at its best.
There was no denying who was coming through in this
reading. The details of my uncle’s personality,
interests and physicality were amazing. Let’s look at
what she gave me in a list:
My father’s brother…
And three messages still to come…
to sit outside…
between us before passing…
about a garage…
added two key messages that really hit home with me.
One, that my uncle liked to sit outside. Now this might
sound like a vague message to some, but I have these
memories with my uncle that no one even knows about. My
uncle used to work next door to our home at a body shop
garage that repaired and painted automobiles (Joanne
even mentioned the garage). And everyday at lunchtime,
my uncle would go outside to sit by himself and eat his
lunch by a little brook. Whenever I saw him, I’d go
sit with him. I was in my teens at the time, and I loved
to just sit there with him. Sometimes we’d talk, as he
knew so much about nature, and sometimes we’d just sit
peacefully. I always loved sitting outside with my
uncle, and so this simple little message packed quite a
punch for me. I knew exactly what my uncle was telling
other message Joanne gave that really hit home was that
there was distance between my uncle and me at the time
of his death. This was true, and I’ve always regretted
it. My uncle was diagnosed with a terminal illness that
took his life much quicker than expected. I was still
too young at the time to be comfortable with death, and
so I procrastinated going to see my uncle. As a result,
there was distance between us and I never got to say
enough, my uncle came through with this same message
within a week of this reading in a reading I had with
another psychic medium. The two psychic mediums had never met, lived in
completely different states, and didn’t even know one
another existed. And I ended up adding both psychic mediums to
my “best psychic mediums” list. What are the chances
final message Joanne got regarding my uncle was simply a
memory of how both he and my father loved to fish. Both
my uncle and my father each had campers on the back of
their four-wheel-drive pickup trucks, and our families
used to drive down to the beaches of Cape Cod to park
the campers, sleep there overnight right on the beach,
and fish until there weren’t any fish left in the
ocean. We’d make campfires, cook the fish we’d
caught right on the fire, and eat our meals by the
ocean. It was a great memory, and I was pleased that my
father and uncle, through Joanne, reminded me of it.
came my grandmother, who loves to greet me at all my
readings. She and I were very close. And she is also the
mother of my father and uncle (mentioned above), so it
was nice to see they were all together. The messages
Joanne got from my grandmother, however, were different
than anything my grandmother had communicated to me in
any other reading.
told me that my grandmother was explaining how she
wasn’t an educated woman, but that she was a
knowledgeable woman, that she learned things at the
school of hard knocks. And she worked very hard at
trying to keep her family together, despite her husband
leaving her with six children. She told Joanne that she
would give and give, doing whatever she needed to do to
help her kids. My grandmother wasn’t coming through in
a pity-party manner, but really narrowed down the
reality of her situation in a way that Joanne was able
to convey articulately.
hit the nail on the head on several counts. She not
only got the facts correct, she also managed to capture
my grandmother’s personality in her messages.
this time in the reading, Joanne had slammed me with
high quality hits, one after the other since we began.
There was no letting up. When I looked at my watch, I
noticed that we were only about 25 minutes into the 60
minute reading. If
everything Joanne had given me up to this point was the
entirety of the reading, I would have considered the
reading a success. But Joanne just kept going,
like a boxer who gained a second wind, she continued
pounding me with messages that were both accurate and
the sake of time, I’m going to highlight the rest of
my reading to speed this article up. Joanne gave me
so much information, I can’t even write about all of
Joanne talked about a remodeling
project going on at our house… Absolutely Correct!
We had a roof leak that caused a mildew problem behind
My father came through again, talking
about how I’m a workaholic, just like him, and how
I need to take some time for myself. He even suggested
that I take some time to go to Vermont.
My father told Joanne that there was a
round clock on my desk, not a digital, that wasn’t
working. I actually have two watches on my desk that
both need batteries or fixing—neither work. They’re
on my desk to remind me to get them fixed.
My father mentioned that my mother has
been having problems walking—this is correct, due
My father said that my mother talks to
him at night, and he wants her to know that he hears
her. I later asked my mother about this and she admitted
it was true—she said she talks to my father at night.
My father showed Joanne a thermometer and
told her it was a stress-o-meter. He was showing her
that my stress level is currently high because
I’ve taken on so many projects—Correct again. I run
OfSpirit.com Magazine, BestPsychicMediums.com,
GriefAndBelief.com, I’m writing my own book and
ghostwriting a biography for someone else, plus writing,
filming and producing a documentary. Yikes!
Joanne also knew, from my father, that
I’m currently writing another book.
Joanne acknowledged that I have another
uncle named Jim (my father’s other brother).
Joanne picked up on some physical
problems a particular relative of mine is having.
She knew this person’s exact relationship to me, and
the area of the physical issue. People in spirit
recommended getting it checked right away, so I relayed
the message. Joanne also knew that this person was
stubborn, and that he was likely not to listen to the
message. He didn’t.
Joanne said that a man named Joseph was
present in spirit. That he was a small, quiet man,
and that I have pictures of him. My grandfather on my
mother’s side is named Joseph. He was small and quiet.
And I do have pictures of him.
Joanne said that someone in the family
is doing genealogy on the family, and that they
would be contacting me about it. It is true, and they
already did contact me about it.
Joanne gave me some personal messages
about some upcoming events regarding my business.
The news was welcomed.
In my conversation
with Joanne Gerber after my reading, I recognized
that she genuinely strives to provide her clients with
undisputable evidence that their deceased loved ones
still exist in spirit. And she seems to push herself
as a psychic medium to find that evidence that she could never
have known. She’s one of those people who is never
satisfied with what she is getting, always pushing
herself to get more and asking spirit to help her by
giving her new types of evidence beyond names, dates and
physical descriptions—like street names, career
descriptions, even house numbers. And once those types
of evidence are commonplace in her readings, she
stretches herself to find new forms of evidence.
in this work is to help and to heal. I want to assist
people in finding closure. I want people to know their
loved ones are really coming through when they have a
reading with me. And I want them to have no doubt in
their mind that they communicated with their loved ones
when the reading is done,”
Joanne told me.
Joanne is a psychic medium
with compassion, someone who is truly interested in what
you—the client—gets out of the reading in terms of
evidence, closure and healing. And I certainly
recognized that in my own reading with her.
This reading really got my blood pumping. As I
mentioned, I was so enthusiastic about it when it was
over that I ran downstairs to tell my wife all about it.
To be completely
honest, I rarely get excited about readings anymore.
That would be like a bus driver getting excited about a
bus ride. Been there, done that. But this reading felt
like a ride at the amusement park—nonstop thrills, one
after the other—because I get enthusiastic when I
discover a fantastic psychic medium.
raised the bar for me in a way that just made it harder
for other psychic mediums to get on my list.
She filled my hour with evidence of an afterlife.
Every psychic medium on my list has their niche that made them
stand out among the hundreds I’ve tested. Joanne’s
is nonstop messages from deceased loved ones, which
include physical descriptions, personalities, past
memories, current events, names, dates and ages… just
like she promised.
you have some skepticism… maybe need some proof that
your loved one still exists… and don’t want vague
generalities or messages filled with unsubstantiated
call Joanne Gerber today for a reading. I can’t
guarantee you’ll have the same successful reading that
I had, but if you do, it will knock your socks off, and
possibly change your life.
readings to anyone around the world by telephone. Just
give her a call at 781-883-5403 to book an
appointment or visit her website at www.joannegerber.com. And be sure to
tell her that you read about her in Bob Olson’s
OfSpirit.com Magazine editor