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Born Knowing: A Medium's Journey-Accepting and Embracing My Spiritual Gifts [Paperback]

John Holland
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April 1 2003
Given the phenomenal change in attitudes about life after death, public interest in the Other Side is ever-increasing. Born Knowing will show you that even after the loss of a loved one, you’re never truly alone.

Born Knowing is John Holland’s first book. In an open and candid way, he explains how he dealt with his conflict of coming to terms, and finally accepting, his rare ability as a spirit messenger who helps people connect with those who have passed on.

Born in the tough suburbs of Boston, John coped with a difficult childhood, where he was ridiculed by his family and society, leaving him feeling isolated because of his psychic abilities. He refused to acknowledge his gift until a near-fatal automobile accident amplified his abilities to the point where he had to learn how to control what was once pushed away.

Drawn by the history and knowledge of spiritualism in England, John takes you on his two-year journey throughout Britain. He tells the story of his training to be a top medium in the British spiritualist organizations, which he humorously refers to as "Spirit Boot Camp," and how he gained acceptance and respect within this tightly knit, often-conservative spiritual community.

Born Knowing takes out the "psychic babble" by validating and dispelling some of the mystery and myths regarding mediumship. Throughout the book, John presents real-life case studies, where he discusses his readings with clients, the effect on their lives, and the sense of closure people feel, knowing that their loved ones who have passed on are still with them.

The book will also help you develop your own psychic and intuitive abilities, recognize signals from the Other Side, and make spiritual connections for yourself.


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About the Author

John Holland, internationally renowned psychic medium, has been lecturing, teaching, demonstrating, and reading for private clients for over 20 years. He believes passionately that once the physical body dies, our spirit lives on. He's dedicated his life to his own spiritual development and teaching others how to connect with Spirit, as well as offering peace and comfort during times of loss and bereavement. He continues to push the boundaries of authentic mediumship by developing an even higher awareness of Spirit. The best-selling author of Born Knowing, Psychic Navigator, 101 Ways to Jump-Start Your Intuition, Power of the Soul, The Psychic Tarot Oracle Deck, and The Spirit Whisperer, John also hosts his own weekly radio show, Spirit Connections. He has become a familiar face on television in shows such as the A&E special Mediums: We See Dead People, as well as becoming a psychic authority on the History Channel's Psychic History. Website: www.JohnHolland.com

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5.0 out of 5 stars Born Knowing is The Real Deal, Highly Recommended March 3 2004
Format:Paperback
John Holland has given all of us a gift, and that is to honor, embrace, and USE our natural and highest sense of all, our Divine and inherent connection to the Light and life that is as real on the other side, as it is on Earth.
John shares with compassion on how difficult it is to accept multisensory awareness. I know, as I went through that same process. It's not an easy one, and John encourages all who do have this gift to honor it, and in so doing, you will be serving humanity much more than staying in a spiritual closet.
John brings to light that the life of our loved ones IS alive, and they are with us, we just have to believe that just because we can't see them with our eyes, does NOT mean that they aren't here!
This book is a wonderful contribution to raise the spiritual consciousness of all people. It will open your mind, and teach you much!
Highly recommended from my heart, Barbara Rose, author of 'Individual Power' and 'If God Was Like Man'. Borntoinspire.Com
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating May 11 2003
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If the stories related in this book are accurately recorded and not embellished, John Holland is indeed a gifted medium, right up there with John Edward, James van Praagh, George Anderson, and other well-known American mediums.

Holland begins with his early life, when his father called him "the different one." After moving to California, he had more and more psychic and mediumistic experiences. "I had to figure out a way to harness this energy or gift so that I could live my own life," he writes. It was not until he went to England at age 34 that he began to fully understand and develop his gift. There he attended Arthur Findlay College, the center of spiritual and psychic investigation and instruction in the UK. When he returned to the United States, he no longer found it necessary to supress his talents as he now understood how to use them.

Holland relates a number of very interesting, informative, intriguing, and inspirational stories. As an example, there is the story of Dick, a skeptical but open-minded East Coast radio announcer. Dick's deceased father came through with his name, Carl. As evidence, Carl mentioned to his son how they once enjoyed listening to Al Jolson phonograph records together. Later in the reading, Carl told his son to give his love to his girlfriend. Dick laughed, unaware of any girlfriend. The father then explained that the woman lived in the apartment above him. Dick later investigated and confirmed that his father had had a romantic relationship with the woman in the apartment above, but had kept it to himself because he wasn't sure his children would approve. Such evidence as this, information unknown to the sitter, seemingly rules out telepathy or mind reading on the part of the medium.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read it in just two evenings! March 25 2003
By julieg
Format:Paperback
I bought this book to take on vacation to read, but it didn't make it there! I started reading it the day I received it and by the next evening, I was finished. Having seen John on a local TV program, I could hear his voice while I was reading his story. When describing some of the demonstrations and group readings, I felt I was in the room with those people. Some of the readings he describes are so truly amazing, that you'll want to book a reading immediately. I had the pleasure of meeting John a few years ago when he did a reading for me. I had wondered how he came to the point in his life when I had met him. I wondered no more after I read his book. Enjoy his book, it will leave you wanting him to write another!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening March 10 2004
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I found John's words full of comfort and hope. This is a tender and concisely written biography on the "inside" of a medium's evolution, from catching glimpses of lights and warm faces in his bedroom as a child in Boston to attending Authur Findlay College in Britian and eventually landing an appearance on "Unsolved Mysteries."
I've read George Anderson's books and found that John's is just as engaging if not more, as he writes with a refreshingly candid innocense and color. He includes exercises to develop your own psychic abilities. (We all are born with a sixth sense but lose touch.)
Thank you for having the courage to share your gift, John! I look forward to seeing you in Seattle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read...... Oct. 13 2003
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I first saw John Holland on a local TV show. I was impressed, so I bought the book. I was surprised to find that I had a personal connection with one of his readings. "The Sarge" on page 160 was indeed the person John described him to be, and his death came about just as John said. The other details John described were uncanny and accurate. My husband had the pleasure of working with Jimmy, and he continues to be greatly missed. It is a comfort to know that if anything should happen to my husband in the line of duty there is something after this life. READ THIS BOOK- it is a fascinating insight into the unusual life of an unusual person.
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5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT BOOK Dec 30 2003
Format:Paperback
I have just finished reading this book and I can not praise it enough. Not only does the book have a whole section on developing your own abilities, but it also gives the history of John, what he went through developing his skills and my favorite part: his stories and encounters. You'll laugh and cry throughout this book. It is also one of the most well written, easily read books I have come across in a long time. This is a wonderful book for anyone who has lost a loved one, or for beginning to advanced psychics. No matter what your situation, you'll finish this book feeling happy, peaceful and closer to the other side.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Born Aware
I had the good fortune of being in attendance of the recent "I Can Do It" event held in the Washington D.C. area. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Stella Carrier
5.0 out of 5 stars GREATLY ENJOYED - AN EASY READ THAT HELPS !
I have read a lot of books on spiritual matters and on psychic development and bereavement. John's book helps the student, the teacher, as well as someone who has lost a loved... Read more
Published on Jan. 26 2004
1.0 out of 5 stars just okay, I agree with the other reviewers
this book was just okay, i recommend John edward's books and Lysa Mateu's new book, PSYCHIC DIARIES, over this book any day. Read more
Published on Jan. 25 2004 by "jadetheladyfoxy"
5.0 out of 5 stars EDUCATIONAL & INSPIRATIONAL
John's book helped me to understand about how to interpret messages from our loved ones and was down to earth and easy o read. Read more
Published on Dec 1 2003
3.0 out of 5 stars ITS NOT A BAD BOOK, BUT ITS NOT GREAT EITHER
This isn't a bad book, but its not great either. Its mildly interesting.
A far better book on basicly the same subject is John Edward's ONE LAST TIME. Read more
Published on Nov. 15 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars A Satisfying, Entertaining Read!
John Holland has hit a home run with this book, his first. John is a medium - someone able to communicate with the dead. Read more
Published on June 18 2003 by Bonnie Jo Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! Shows psychics as NORMAL people, not freaks
I really enjoyed this book. It's written as if John were talking to you and not over you. He doesn't use a lot of fancy specialized words that go over your head and he doesn't... Read more
Published on April 25 2003 by Stacie Strickland
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