10 Of The Most Famous Psychics and Mediums Of All Time

Insightfulpsychics.com  looks at the most famous and influential psychics and mediums of all time.


Nostradamus a world famous prophet. He was born in 1503 in France.

He was and is still considered by many to be the world’s best astrologer.
He Foretold World Events
He has foretold many world events that has taken place.

He wrote many four line verses that are called “quatrain” from which he publish.

It has been said that he predicted wars, and many disaster.

The 9/11 was said to be predicted by him.

For many in the academic circles have concluded that no one has been able to interpret his predictions in his verses to show enough proof of future events because his work leaves to much room for interpretation.

It is after the fact when events has happen that many people draw conclusion to his verses.


Sylvia Browne

Sylvia Browne (born October 19, 1936) is a world-famous psychic. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri.

Psychic Sylvia Browne was an American author on spirituality who has a tremendous reputation to perform through the psychic and spiritual medium. She was born in Kansas and started having psychic visions from the age of five and claims that her grandmother, and  uncle had psychic abilities.

Sylvia Browne had been a frequent guest on radios and television shows like Larry King Live, Montel Williams show and so on. She also hosted her own on radio show giving advice to all walks of life. Through psychic readings both face to face or via phone Sylvia Browne reached deep inside you soul, removed the pain then solved your problem, then she gave you the energy and zeal to face life and get the right direction in your life.


Controversies Surrounding the Psychic Sylvia Browne

She stated The holy spirit and spiritualism itself worked through her to her clients. Sylvia covers various aspects of your life like romance, health, finances, careers, family, relationship and spiritualism. She gave people psychic guidance to make plans for the journey ahead of them.

Sylvia used any medium (like a tarot card) to do the reading and didnt need any personal object belonging to her client. Bowne was also involved with numerous controversies about her predictions. Several newspapers claim that most of her predictions were false. Critics say that she was overall inaccurate, her predictions include-“Bill Clinton was falsely accused in Monica Lewinsky case”, also proven incorrect.

One of the most recent prediction gone wrong was involving Amanda Berrys rescue in Cleveland with the 2 other young ladies. Her mother was told by Sylvia that Amanda was dead even though she was infact alive in the basement of

Browne appeared on “Larry King Live” eight days prior to September 11,2001 but could not predict the attack. Critics say that many predictions of Sylvia which proved accurate are those which are very easy like “neither Warren Beauty nor Donald Trump has any success in politics.” Sylvia Browne liked people to think and believe that she had the psychic ability to predict and communicate with the dead.

3 times she broke a promise on national television to take a million dollar challenge to take a psychic ability test. James Randy, a leading critic thinks the psychic Sylvia Browne is not a psychic but a cold reader who observes and reports the obvious characteristic of the person being read.


Sylvia passed away on November 20th, 2013. This article has been since changed to look at her in the past tense.



Lisa Williams

Lisa Williams has the ability to talk to the dead ever since she was a child of four years.

Lisa Penelope Williams was born on June 19, 1973 in Birmingham, England. She was only three years old when she began to see dead people for the first time. They were clownish with strange blown-up faces who kept appearing in and out of the walls of her room. Some would even talk to her and tell her things, so she would listen to them, which greatly annoyed her parents.

When she was five, her family moved into a council house in Redditch, Worcestershire, about twenty miles south of Birmingham, where she lived until she turned nineteen. She attended Ten Acres First School and befriended a girl named Samantha (Sam) Hodson, who is still her friend to this day. Because of a hearing defect that rendered her partially hard of hearing, she had a little difficulty adjusting academically. But she quickly learned to compensate for it and grew to love sports and music, eventually joining the school choir.

Throughout all her life she continued to have strangely vivid dreams that felt real to her, which her parents simply attributed to her overactive imagination. It never made sense to her why her parents never believed her, especially because her mother’s mother Frances Glazebrook, experienced visions that came true and saw dead people as well. Her grandmother’s favorite demonstration venue was a place called Harbourne Healing Centre, where she would communicate with people who had passed over and share the messages with their loved ones. Lisa started calling her grandmother Airplane Nanny or Nan because she traveled all over the world to do her readings.

One day, while playing at her friend Sam’s house, they began to play with a pack of playing cards. Sam would have Lisa try and guess the cards as she picked up one at a time and Lisa got all fifty two cards right! Still not convinced she had the gift, Sam had Lisa try to guess the titles of books and she got them right as well. As a result of her discoveries with Sam, she went to visit her grandmother, Frances, that weekend who told her she was not surprised at her so-called gifts. Lisa’s intuitions and feelings began growing stronger as she entered Arrow Vale High School while she began thinking about becoming a teacher either in music or physical education. She stayed in school long enough to complete her A-levels, the exam necessary to qualify for university, but never achieved high enough grades to attend.

Throughout the next several years, she took many part-time or full time jobs doing anything from clerical reception work to bartending to teaching fitness and aerobics classes. Lisa went to see a few “real” psychics as well as crystal ball readers, palm readers and mediums in order to discover the real impact of her psychic abilities. While few of those impressed her, one such psychic she met at Kensington Market convinced her that she was the real deal.

Her Nan also did a reading for her, something she rarely did for her own family members, but she had made an exception for Lisa. It was only later on in Lisa’s life when she realized the reading her Nan had done for her would prove to be accurate. In Lisa’s reading, Nan told her she would eventually be famous, have many relationships but only truly love twice, have two older men in her life (one of which she would marry while the other would open doors for her and take her to America) and that she would have only one child. Her Nan was also convinced that Lisa was to follow in her footsteps, even if she did not know where or how to begin doing this type of work.

Not long afterwards, she began to do readings. She soon met Simon Shore, a fine arts dealer, at a party she attended and as predicted she gave birth to her son, Charles Edward Williams-Shore, on Saturday, April 15, 2000. Unfortunately, her relationship with Simon ended several months later. After some time passed she met her husband, Kevin, through another friend she had met via an online dating service. They were married on October 30, 2004. Her work as a full-time medium doing readings led her to America, where her television show, Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead, was picked up by the Lifetime TV network.

Lisa currently divides her time between her home in Los Angeles and the small town of Redditch in beautiful Worcestershire, where she lives with her husband, Kevin, and eight-year-old son, Charlie. She has recently published her own autobiography entitled Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead, where she talks about her experiences growing up and how she became the phenomenal success she is today.


John Edwards

John Edwards is a famous psychic medium, author, lecturer and a predictor of future events.

John Edward is one of the world’s most famous mediums. His fame stems from his television program, Crossing over with John Edwards. On this program, John performs live psychic readings on members of the studio audience.

He was born as John Edward McGee Jr. on October 19, 1969 in Glen Cove, New York, the son of a police officer. John was raised as a Roman Catholic and showed signs of psychic ability at an early age. He seemed to know quite a bit about family history and things that happened before he was born, so many members of his family thought he was “special.”

The idea of psychic ability was accepted and embraced by his family, so there was no fuss made about his abilities. John’s childhood was relatively normal, and his abilities continued to develop.

He studied Public Administration and Health Care Administration, but ultimately became aware of his psychic abilities. After meeting Lydia Clar, a famous psychic in her own right, John devoted himself to developing his psychic talents. Lydia told him that his life’s work would involve teaching people about the paranormal, and John became increasingly aware that his mission as a medium was to give comfort and hope to people by putting them in contact with their departed loved ones. With Lydia’s guidance, John worked with a wide array of individuals and entities. By 2000, the enormous popularity of Crossing Over made him a household name. Sadly, the television show was recently cancelled after a spate of audience members protested on the internet and in traditional press that their conversations with John were cut and pasted together out of order and that his many “misses” and temper tantrums were cut from the show.

John Edward describes himself as a psychic medium and devotes all his time to his work in this field. He travels around the world giving live audience readings and making personal appearances. He is so popular that he stopped scheduling personal readings in 2002, and there is a three-year wait for an appointment. John also spends his time giving lecture, teaching, doing research, and writing about parapsychology.

John has written several books, including One Last Time, What if God Were the Sun, Crossing Over, The Stories Behind Stories, After Life: Answers from the Other Side and Practical Praying: Using Rosary to Enhance Your Life.

Jeanne Dixon

Jeanne Dixon (January 5, 1904 – January 26, 1997) was well known for her abilities as a psychic medium and spiritualist.

She had healing abilities and the gift of clairvoyance. She used her abilities many years as an astrologer.

Her birthplace was in Medford, Wisconsin, and she later moved to California where she spent most of her early childhood. She was able to predict the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

This prediction was in May 13 1956 which was later verified.

She left a positive mark on many people who came in contact with her
Jeanne Predictions
She predicted terrorist attacks and President Richard Nixon ordered preparations for the war.

Her talent brought her to be one of several astrologers who gave advice to Nancy Reagan.

A book about her was written by Ruth Montgomery and this helped her to become famous.

Thanks to the book by Ruth she became a syndicated newspaper columnist, giving out horoscopes and advice to many thousands of people daily.

She died of cardiopulmonary arrest in Washington, D.C. at the age of 93.


James Van Praagh

James Van Praagh is a medium who works with people who have left the physical plane and have messages for their love one.

James Van Praagh calls himself a ‘survival evidence’ medium. This means that he gives proof of life after death by communicating detailed messages from people who have died. James says he is ‘clairsentient,” meaning that he feels the emotion and personality of the deceased person he makes contact with. He is also clairvoyant and compares his experience to that of the Whoopi Goldberg in the movie, Ghost. Essentially, he receives the feelings behind the words in messages from the deceased. James has felt these feelings for most of his life and says that spirits communicate through emotions because there are no words in any language to describe the sensations that spirits experience.

James became well-known when he appeared on The Other Side, a program on NBC television that explored the paranormal. James, being a favorite guest, became its expert on life after death. His television appearances on Oprah, Larry King Live, 20/20, and 48 Hours made him even more popular. In the past 22 years, he has written best-selling books, created meditation programs and videos, taught classes in mediumship, conducted seminars, and produced several successful television projects, including Ghost Whisperer.

James Van Praagh was born in Bayside, New York. The youngest of four children, he was always fascinated by death. When he was 8 years old, he was praying for God to reveal Himself and saw an open hand appear through the ceiling of his room. Beams of light were coming from the hand, but James had no fear of the vision. He says that the whole thing was very peaceful. At 14, he entered the Catholic seminary, and while there, he discovered a new sense of spirituality, but he knew that there was no training he could receive to prepare him for what became his life- long vocation: communicating with the dead.

James went to San Francisco State University, graduating with a degree in Broadcasting and Communications, and then moved to Los Angeles. At one point, he was invited to a session with a medium, even though he didn’t know what a ‘medium’ was. James was doubtful about the whole thing when the medium told him that he, James, would become a medium within two years. His psychic sensitivity increased, however, and he started to do psychic readings for his friends. At the readings, he began to receive messages from the Other Side. This seemed strange to him at first, but the more he learned about psychic phenomena, he had to admit that he had a gift for reaching the Beyond.

James is recognized as one of the top mediums in the world. He knows that some people are skeptical of his abilities, and James says he is skeptical too. He knows that he is communicating with the dead, but he doesn’t believe that anyone can. According to James, psychics sense energy around objects or living people. Mediums not only sense this energy, but they can serve as an interface between the rapid vibrations of the spirit world and the slower vibrations of the material world.

James does not claim to see into the future, but he can provide details to prove that individuals have survived death. He believes that we are spirit beings and that there is more to us than the time we spend on the physical plane.

James has written a number of books, including Talking to Heaven, Reaching to Heaven, Healing Grief, Heaven and Earth: Making the Psychic Connection, Looking Beyond: A Teen’s Guide to the Spiritual World, Meditations with James Van Praagh. He has also been involved with several successful TV projects, including Beyond with James Van Praagh (2002-2003), Living with the Dead (mini-series 2002), The Dead Will Tell (2004).


Edgar Cayce

Edgar Cayce (March 18, 1877 – January 3, 1945)was considered as a sleeping prophet form he was able to go into a deep sleep and share answer to people who he never met on different subjects.

He was able to diagnose and give answers that was connect to them such as problems with health and how to heal it, to astrology and reincarnation for which he had a difficulty in accepting because he believe strongly in the bible.

Cayce’s method of clairvoyance involved lying down and entering into a trance or sleep like state, where his heart beat and all other function were slowed down and most of the energy was used in the upper part of the head. He has been accompanied by his wife, similar to the way the spirit guides does.

When a subject ask for help even if they were present or not and whether it was on health or personal problems he was there to help.

The subject’s questions would then be read out to this famous psychic, and Cayce would proceed with telling them what they needed to hear to solve their problem which was and still today call a “reading”.

In the early part of Cayce’s career, many deep trance readings were given on health problems.
The Beginning Of Life Readings
Cayce was able to give readings about a person’s past life and how it affects them now in this lifetime from an emotional or health wise.

Edgar Cayce was not always familiar with the clients he did a reading for.His psychic powers were astounding with his accuracy to predict event that was to come.

He did not attend any medical school yet his ability to understand, and diagnose problems even when they did not manifest in the physical body and was able to prevent some problems for his clients.

The life readings he give was very clear and detail involving a description of past lives and karmic influences that played a big part in the client’s life.

The Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE), headquartered in Virginia Beach, is the major organization promoting interest in Cayce’s life work as a medium.


Doreen Virtue

Doreen Virtue Doreen Virtue work is mainly with angels she has degrees in psychology,her work is with the forces of nature and ascended-master in her workshops.

Doreen has authored many books, and other articles.

She has produced several oracle card sets, including ones focused on angels, fairies, goddesses, dolphins, and unicorns.
Doreen is in favor of Indigo Children
Doreen has been a strong supporter of Indigo children and has coin the phrase Crystal Children and Rainbow Children which to her perception are later generations of Indigo Children.

Her objective is for each card to carry with it a positive thought to help all those who come in contact with this way of behaving and seeing the world.

Her primary focus is on helping people to connect to their angel within by whatever positive means necessary so they may get the help they need and want.
Her Principal Goal
Her principal goal is to guide people to their inner self as a teacher of mind-body-spirit with many years experience.

She also believes in reincarnation and the concept of walk-ins,and angels.


Derek Acorah

Derek Acorah (born January 27, 1950) has achieved international success as a spirit medium.

Acorah is the stage name of Derek Johnson. At an earlier time in his life he played as a professional footballer but this did not last long due to a knee injury.

He has written many books explaining his experiences and detailing his life.
Sam the Spirit Guide of Derek Acorah
He has a spirit guide name Sam who is said to be an Ethiopian from approximately 1,500 years ago, who helps him with his psychic work.

He lives near Southport in North West England.

His first supernatural experience came as a child when the spirit of his late grandfather visited him.

Later on he accepted to use his abilities fully as a spirit medium.

He was born in a family of five two brothers and two sisters in an earlier life in Ethiopia and around this time he met Sam who had another name earlier (Masumai).

Derek was tutored by his grandmother on the workings of the spirit world and was told that his guides will come and go but he will have one special guide who will stay with him, and that he will meet him later.

He is going to be a black man was the words of his grandmother which was reveal to him after an evening meditation.

Allison DuBois

Allison DuBois was born on January 24, 1972 in Phoenix, Arizona.

She learned about her talents at the age of six.She considers herself to be a medium and a profiler.

She attended Arizona State University and received her B.A.
Allison Solving Crimes
Her abilities have taken her to such places as to help law enforcement agencies across the country solve crimes as well as she works as a jury consultant.

Thanks to Alison Dubois for her four years at the University of Arizona for helping them with their studies of mediums and psychic phenomena.

She is the mother of three girls.

Allison DuBois Thanks to her talent as a medium, a series on television was develop around what she does. This series has been a hit for many years. She has been able to raise the awareness of the public on the different facets of psychic work and how they come to us.

All of her daughters have different degrees of psychic abilities.

Allison Dubois felt she would like to help more people with her talents but she is not able yet with the work of the television show it has help other people to become aware that there is help out their from other psychic medium.

And that is where her books come in, so that it can touch a greater amount of people all over the world than she can.

She feels that her powers can flow much easier when an important reason arise than someone asking her about where did they lose their telephone.


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