FAQ’s

Does Joseph ask questions and will I be able to ask questions?

Yes I do, I ask if you can relate to what I am talking about and if you can relate to it then you simply say yes, it keeps me on track, I also may ask you for a family members name in spirit or alive because I have the ability to look up spirits by name. Its like having a heavily phonebook in my head and I will always ask at the end of the session if you have any further questions.

Are our loved ones with us all the time?

I always tell my clients that as with the physical world, your loved ones are not with you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, but they are often there, when you need them most. People should realize how much energy it takes for those who have passed to lower their vibration and make a connection to this physical realm.

I believe they are doing their own learning over there and we are always growing and progressing. You can help them by learning to increase and raise your awareness and in doing so it will assist you in meeting them halfway. I will say that our personal guardian angels and guides are always looking after us and guiding us on our journey.

Can my friend come with me and will we get mixed messages?

Yes, I have no problem with friends or family sitting in and listening, but only if you feel comfortable and you can trust them. It does take more energy for me to bring in loved ones when their is more than one person in the room this is why there is an extra charge. Sometimes I will get mix messages, because it has been known for an eager spirit to come forward first and if it is for your friend, therefore I will swap you over. If their loved ones are very persistent they might dominate your reading, however that can happen even if your friend sits in the car!I believe that before we are born we have a script of our lives that we write in Heaven. I call this the play of life. We pick how and when we physically die. Many times we learn what we came to learn and we move on or the learning is really for someone else. One must realize that we are spirit beings having a human experiences and not the other way around.

All experiences one has are to teach us something. There is no such thing as an accident or coincidence and that everything happens for a reason, even when a child passes, which I must say is the most hardest grievance to process.

Can you summon the loved one I am hoping to connect with?

If you are wishing to connect with someone who is passed, it is helpful to think about the person or people in the spirit world before a reading. Thought is energy and the spirit world can sense your energy, and this will help to raise the vibration in making stronger connections possible.The more open minded and open hearted you are, the clearer the messages will be for you.

If you are looking to connect with one specific individual in the spirit world, I cannot guarantee that they will “show up” in a reading, though they usually do. To understand the work of a medium, think of the process of mediumship like two telephones. The telephone in the spirit world has a dial, and the telephone here in the physical world is only a receiver, without any dial. I can only receive the communication that the spirit world is willing to send at that given time based on their own free will.

Do you guarantee that a loved one will come through?

Spirit is the ones to choose to come through the Medium. Just like people having free will so does spirit. So some spirit may not want to use a particular medium to come through. When I conduct a session a friend or family member will come through in a reading, but please do not be disappointed if a certain loved one you wished to contact chooses not to come through during the session. Remember they are on their own journey and the timing may not be convenient at this time.

I offer a guarantee that if for some reason there is no connection with any of you’re loved ones or someone you know in spirit,there will not be a charge for my service. The only reason I guarantee my abilities is because there are many psychic scams out there, which gives a bad name for the Psychic Mediums who are truly gifted.

If you come with the intention to ‘test’ then the information will not be clear and you will have wasted your time and mine. Also the Medium can have an off day, its like you going to work you can’t expected everyday to turn out great. But the most important thing is you must be open and believe that communication is possible and don’t be to quick to say “NO”

By guaranteeing my work it relives me of the responsibility that I have to connect, because if I “don’t” and I have really tried, I know that I’m not taking advantage of anyone because it just was not meant to be.Yes, you may record your session or I can do this for you in person or on the phone. All recordings are made on a digital recorder and a mp3 file will be sent to you to download to your computer. Also have a notepad so you wont forget the important messages. When meeting with me or on the phone please have an open mind and invite your loved ones to this blessed family reunion.

Do we all have a spirit guide and how do I meet them?

We all have helpers, be it a spirit guide or angels, however they will only show themselves to you when they feel you are ready. They often come during meditation sessions, but some people never know whom their guides are.

Does Joseph ask questions and will I be able to ask questions?

Yes I do, I ask if you can relate to what I am talking about and if you can relate to it then you simply say yes, it keeps me on track, I also may ask you for a family members name in spirit or alive because I have the ability to look up spirits by name. Its like having a heavily phonebook in my head and I will always ask at the end of the session if you have any further questions.I always tell my clients that as with the physical world, your loved ones are not with you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, but they are often there, when you need them most. People should realize how much energy it takes for those who have passed to lower their vibration and make a connection to this physical realm.

I believe they are doing their own learning over there and we are always growing and progressing. You can help them by learning to increase and raise your awareness and in doing so it will assist you in meeting them halfway. I will say that our personal guardian angels and guides are always looking after us and guiding us on our journey.

Can my friend come with me and will we get mixed messages?

Yes, I have no problem with friends or family sitting in and listening, but only if you feel comfortable and you can trust them. It does take more energy for me to bring in loved ones when their is more than one person in the room this is why there is an extra charge. Sometimes I will get mix messages, because it has been known for an eager spirit to come forward first and if it is for your friend, therefore I will swap you over. If their loved ones are very persistent they might dominate your reading, however that can happen even if your friend sits in the car!

How come some people die so young?

I believe that before we are born we have a script of our lives that we write in Heaven. I call this the play of life. We pick how and when we physically die. Many times we learn what we came to learn and we move on or the learning is really for someone else. One must realize that we are spirit beings having a human experiences and not the other way around.

All experiences one has are to teach us something. There is no such thing as an accident or coincidence and that everything happens for a reason, even when a child passes, which I must say is the most hardest grievance to process.If you are wishing to connect with someone who is passed, it is helpful to think about the person or people in the spirit world before a reading. Thought is energy and the spirit world can sense your energy, and this will help to raise the vibration in making stronger connections possible.The more open minded and open hearted you are, the clearer the messages will be for you.

If you are looking to connect with one specific individual in the spirit world, I cannot guarantee that they will “show up” in a reading, though they usually do. To understand the work of a medium, think of the process of mediumship like two telephones. The telephone in the spirit world has a dial, and the telephone here in the physical world is only a receiver, without any dial. I can only receive the communication that the spirit world is willing to send at that given time based on their own free will.

Do you guarantee that a loved one will come through?

Spirit is the ones to choose to come through the Medium. Just like people having free will so does spirit. So some spirit may not want to use a particular medium to come through. When I conduct a session a friend or family member will come through in a reading, but please do not be disappointed if a certain loved one you wished to contact chooses not to come through during the session. Remember they are on their own journey and the timing may not be convenient at this time.

I offer a guarantee that if for some reason there is no connection with any of you’re loved ones or someone you know in spirit,there will not be a charge for my service. The only reason I guarantee my abilities is because there are many psychic scams out there, which gives a bad name for the Psychic Mediums who are truly gifted.

ow if you come with the intention to ‘test’ then the information will not be clear and you will have wasted your time and mine. Also the Medium can have an off day, its like you going to work you can’t expected everyday to turn out great. But the most important thing is you must be open and believe that communication is possible and don’t be to quick to say “NO”

By guaranteeing my work it relives me of the responsibility that I have to connect, because if I “don’t” and I have really tried, I know that I’m not taking advantage of anyone because it just was not meant to be.

Can my session be recorded?

Yes, you may record your session or I can do this for you in person or on the phone. All recordings are made on a digital recorder and a mp3 file will be sent to you to download to your computer. Also have a notepad so you wont forget the important messages. When meeting with me or on the phone please have an open mind and invite your loved ones to this blessed family reunion.We all have helpers, be it a spirit guide or angels, however they will only show themselves to you when they feel you are ready. They often come during meditation sessions, but some people never know whom their guides are.

I have decisions to make, who helps me the spirits or you?

Yes it is possible to help you see the pathways clearly, but I cannot make your decision for you. We all have free will, but my advice to anyone would be to trust his or her ‘gut’ instinct, it will never let you down.

Our loved ones do assist us with love, support, insight and guidance. They do in fact help us more ways then we even realize. Some clients expect their loved ones in Heaven to “fix” their life and being we all have life lessons to learn and experience, no loved one can “fix” anything for you as much as maybe they would like to. Even if they always told you what to do with your life, which in hindsight can be spiritually debilitating they won’t in the spirit world due to free will.

We are the only ones responsible for our lives. It’s not a loved ones job to tell you what to do or do it for you. You have to make your own decisions and take responsibility for your choices and actions. They cannot interfere with those lessons that assist us in our souls’ growth.

How do you communicate with animals or people who don't speak English?

Spirits that never even spoke English, know that I don’t speak another language so therefore they adapt to me so I can understand them. The same goes for infants and animals. Communications from spirits are thoughts and those thoughts are universal in language.

What do Spirits do in the after-life?

Our soul has a purpose and its purpose in life continues even after death. We are always in lessons , alive on the earth or in spirit. Our loved ones do study and work whether it’s with their family on Earth as well as people they never knew.

You would be surprised to know how many spirits are very active in what is happening in our world. They also do have a social life like they did on Earth and do many things that they enjoyed as well as partake in social and cultural things they never got to experience while here.

How does it work over the telephone?

Just like if you were face to face, I have to build up the energy between us, so it is important that if I ask a question, you speak up and I am able to hear you clearly. I work with voice vibrations, but I will never ask you a leading question.

The best way I can explain how telephone readings work is simple. Its like being on a 3 way phone call between you, me and your loved ones. The Spirit of your loved one becomes omnipresent like God (it means being everywhere at once) so spirits can make contact and communication anywhere at anytime for there is no time or space to connect with us. All Spirits communicate by telepathy. For me it’s thoughts and feelings. So It does work just as well over the phone as it does face to face.

What do Mediums Really do?

There is a lot of debate or controversy around the ancient practice of being a medium. When you have a reading with a Spiritual medium, you can expect a number of things. First, some mediums do their reading solely for the purpose of connecting to people who have passed away. Mediums are not for fortune telling but are sessions to provide evidence that our loved ones and we survive physical death.

Other spiritual mediums connect with their spirit guides to help you in your growth as a person. Joseph is gifted with both, connecting with the departed and a channel to Spirit Guides that are known as the Collective.Some people who come for readings feel nervous, anxious or even a little scared but everyone goes away feeling happy, and enlightened by the whole experience, you will not be scared at all.  Unless you have spiritual abilities yourself you will not see or feel anything.

Now, if it were to be a large group reading like my Galleries many Spirits will join in our family reunion and the energy in the room is very high. I have had people say that they had felt a touch on the body or smelled a fragrance. Some have even seen a silhouette of a person or an orb in the room. This normally happens when I’m channeling the Collective for the group.

Psychic Mediums and speaking to people who are departed

Since the likes of famous mediums on television, many people are a lot more familiar with the whole process of what happens when you have a reading with a psychic medium. Although these shows have been great in spreading the reality of this phenomenon, they also can create very strong expectations.

Being TV shows, they have the luxury of editing out the less amazing insights and show the ones that have the most impact. What this means for you is that when you’re having a reading with a medium, you have to try to keep your expectations to a minimum.

Why do some mediums charge more than others?

Dear Mr. Olson,

Thanks for all the work you do to help people dealing with grief, tough decisions and everyday life challenges. I just want to know why psychic medium readings are so expensive considering psychic mediums claim to genuinely want to help people. Isn’t it wrong to charge so much when doing spiritual work ?

bob olsenSome people believe it’s wrong to make money doing spiritual work. Those who feel this way think that psychic mediums shouldn’t charge much for their readings. So many people have emailed me about this question of “whether it’s wrong to charge money for spiritual work” that I decided to post one of my email responses to this website so I can simply link to this page instead of answering the same question over and over. Here is one such email and my response to it…

Hi Jan,

That’s a great question, and one that I get a lot. Let me begin by pointing out that it isn’t fair to lump all psychic mediums together in your question. There are psychic mediums who don’t charge any fee for a reading, psychic mediums who charge $25, psychic mediums who charge $125, psychic mediums who charge $350, and psychic mediums who charge $800. And, for the most part, most actually do genuinely want to help people; they don’t merely “claim” to want to help them.

With that said, I believe I can answer your question to better help you understand why some psychic mediums charge more than others. While I am not a psychic medium, I have investigated this field since 1999. So here is my perspective on this matter from the inside looking out.

Psychic mediums who charge very little and are not supported by a breadwinner or trust fund must work a full-time job to pay their bills. There are not a lot of full-time jobs for psychic mediums, so most have to work at jobs that have nothing to do with helping people using their gifted ability. Therefore, they are not able to help many people with their gift because they are so busy working their full-time job in addition to taking care of their families.

On the other side, the psychic mediums who do offer their gift to the world on a full-time basis must earn enough giving readings to pay all their bills. They too need to pay for rent or a mortgage, health insurance, automobile expenses and insurance, food, clothing, utilities, and so on, just like the rest of us. If they rent office space so that they can have privacy in their home from their work (which they certainly deserve), they have those rent and utility expenses, as well.

Full-time psychic mediums help a lot more people in the course of a week, a month and a year than those who only give readings part-time. Unfortunately for them, even if their reading fee is $200 for a one-hour reading, it’s not like they earn $200 per hour for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Most psychic mediums only give two or three readings a day on average, and often not five days per week. While some psychic mediums are able to give more readings, this is the average. And here is why…

For one, it takes a lot of energy to give a reading, so psychic mediums have to balance and protect their energy (their life force). If they expend all their energy serving the public, they both risk getting ill and having no energy left for their children, spouses, parents and friends, which affects their entire life including the quality of their work.

Two, psychic mediums have to market themselves so that people know about the wonderful service they offer, and this takes both time and money. If nobody knows who they are and what they do, then they can’t help anyone. And if they aren’t helping anyone because they haven’t spent the time and money required to market their services, then they have no clients to help, which forces them to take a full-time job doing something else.

Three, psychic mediums have to answer a lot of emails and phone calls—often playing telephone tag with people—in order to make reading appointments. This email and telephone work can take so much time (hours per day) that some mediums hire an assistant to help them get through it all, which then costs them more money—money they must earn back through their readings.

Unless a psychic medium is on television and/or selling out events to thousands of people, no psychic or medium I have ever met (and I know hundreds) is getting rich off their gift. In fact, most psychic mediums could work a lot less at a “normal” job and earn more money, especially considering all their expenses as a self-employed business owner.

So it’s easy to judge or question a psychic medium’s intentions to help people because his or her fee is on the high side, but only because people don’t know the whole story. It would be just as easy for someone to judge a psychic medium for working full-time as an office clerk or attorney and, thereby, NOT using their gift to help “more” people.

Who is doing the greater disservice? Is it the psychic medium who must charge a higher reading fee in order to help 40 to 60 people a month giving readings full-time OR the psychic medium who gives readings for free but can only help 2 or 3 people a month giving readings part-time? The answer is subjective, so there is no right or wrong answer. But an argument could be made either way.

Within the context of this topic, it’s important to add that there is nothing immoral or unethical about making money doing spiritual work. Musicians and singers like Josh Groban, Enya or Steven Halpern are doing spiritual work and making lots of money. Have you seen what it costs for a concert ticket these days? Yet nobody seems to question their motives. They are using their God-given gifts—just as psychic mediums do—providing amazing benefits to our world as a result, and profiting (as they should) from their talents, time and energy.

There are also financially successful artists who are celebrated for their spiritual work. Ansel Adams, Norman Rockwell and Steven Spielberg come to mind. Yet no one takes issue with how much they earned from their photographs, paintings or movies. All the same, few people can afford many artists’ paintings, photographs or sculptures that cost hundreds (and even hundreds of thousands) of dollars. Are these artists less spiritual people for the abundance they attracted due to their talents? Few people would dare to think so. On the contrary, the prosperity allows such people the freedom to do more and even better work.

Even personalities like Oprah and Wayne Dyer, who touch a lot of people with their work, are both wealthy and doing spiritual work with their given talents. Many such authors and television personalities give all-day workshops that cost hundreds of dollars to attend. But are their motives or morals under question? Of course they aren’t. Most people appreciate that authors and TV show hosts are flourishing financially from the wonderful work they are doing in the world. So why should psychic mediums be treated differently?

Abundance is empowering whether you are a psychic medium, a musician, an artist or a world leader. There is nothing spiritual or empowering about poverty and financial struggle. Scarcity and struggle causes people to restrict and contract. Abundance allows people to expand and focus more of their time, resources and energy on helping others. And that is exactly what psychic mediums are doing when they receive the energy exchange we call money for their services.

There’s a common misconception about psychic mediums, which is that because one psychic medium charges $350 for a reading that it means people who cannot afford that sum are excluded from getting a reading. This is simply not true. No one is excluded from a reading with a psychic or medium regardless of their financial situation. There are numerous psychic mediums offering free or low-cost readings to people who cannot afford to pay a lot for a reading. For example, Spiritualist Churches (typically operated by psychic mediums) frequently hold a “Mediums Day” event a few times a year where people can get a reading for a small donation (or even free).

As a final point, it’s important to recognize that if it were not for some of the most financially successful psychic mediums such as John Edward, James Van Praagh and Allison Dubois, less people would either know about psychic mediums or be open to the idea of intuitive ability and spirit communication. This is because many of those who charge what some might consider a high reading fee (i.e. those who have learned how to attract abundance due to their gift) are paving the way for a skeptical public to be more open to psychic and mediumistic abilities.

The success and fame of these psychic mediums who spread their message via television and live demonstrations have made psychic mediumship more popular and better understood by the masses, while in turn giving thousands of psychic mediums in this country the courage to come out of the closet and be proud to tell people about what they do. For too long, thousands of psychic mediums were afraid to tell anyone about their gift due to the stigma and skepticism surrounding these abilities. Today they can simply tell people, “Do you know John Edward or James Van Praagh? I do what they do.”

In these ways and more, the higher-priced psychic mediums help the psychic mediums who work for free or a low fee on so many levels. And this is just one of the many ways that there is perfect harmony when it comes to spiritual work and money.

I hope this helps to answer your question.

Warmly, 
Bob Olson

Type of Mediumship

Psychics

have a second sight, or ESP (Extra Sensory Perception). Some psychics use tools such as Tarot Cards, Runes, Playing Cards or Palmistry. A psychic may also read a person’s aura; the energy field that surrounds living things. They use their psychic gifts together with their interpretation skills and knowledge of divination. This gives insight into the inquirers past, present and potential future.

Mediums

are people who have a gift that allows the spirit to give messages from the afterlife. The objective of a medium’s work is to prove survival of the human personality after death and to help the bereaved come to terms with their loss. Sittings with mediums are not for fortune telling or life path readings but are sessions to provide evidence of life after death. Mediumship uses no aids (such as tarot) or interpretative skills. A Mediumistic Reading is a direct intuitive link with the spirit world, the objective being to give proof that we all survive physical death.

Psychic Mediums 

works as both a Psychic and a Medium. All true mediums have psychic abilities, anyway, so the term ‘Psychic Medium’ is somewhat misleading. All Mediums are Psychic.

Trance Channel

the channel goes into a state of apparent semi-unconsciousness. The spirit guide will merge with the medium as the spirit guide and medium merge into one.

Channel Medium

has the gift of being able to connect with and channel information from Spirit Guides, Angels, and those of the Spirit World.  A Channel Medium will receive and translate the information sent by their guides verbally or in writing. This is what I do. Most of the writings in this book are the channeled thoughts from my spirit guides.

Evidential Mediums 

will provide descriptions of people (in spirit) their names as well as details of memories you may have experience with them, even descriptions of objects and articles passed down from them.

Mental Mediums

works with the energy used by spirit. The spirit will use the mediums body, and it should be stressed here that the medium is not possessed by the spirit and will be in control at all times. At times during Joseph’s galleries or private sessions you will see the personality of the spirit come through.

How do I get a good reading?

Joseph offers guidance in:

  • Loving Bridge to the Departed
  • Sacred Healing
  • Spiritual Growth and Development
  • Life Path & Purpose
  • Future Predictions
  • Love & Relationships
  • Career & Business
  • Relocation & Travel Intuitive Workshops
  • Channeling Sessions

Joseph does not offer guidance in:

  • Criminal Investigation
  • Missing persons
  • Health & Medical Intuition
  • Curses and Hexes
  • Exorcism

Awareness

1. Follow your intuition on selecting a Medium. Do research, and check if the Medium was tested. Read reviews and testimonies about the Medium and see if the testimony letters describe how the Medium works and if they are sincere in connecting with the loved ones. If the medium has live video or audio showing their abilities check it out.

Validate

2. Be open to receive and validate messages and evidence that our loved ones are with you and wants to make contact. The more opened you are the more clearer the messages. Seek a reading when you are relaxed and undisturbed. Allow the Medium to proceed in their own manner. Don’t be too quick to say no. By doing this it throws the Medium, by waiting and analyzing what was said you would soon understand. You must relies that the evidence that comes out, whether it is big or small is part of a puzzle that spirit is giving to the Medium, that cannot be validated at that moment, but will come together later. “Do Not” set your self up for disappointment by expecting to hear a certain word or phrase in the reading because it may not come up. Let the Medium know when they are correct. Spirit manifests and provides evidence in many ways; cause of death, physical features, personality, names, number of children, memories, hobbies, symbols, ect. Be open to validate whatever comes through from Spirit.

Free Will

3. As a Psychic Joseph does not use any “Tools” (such as tarot cards, astrology or photos) Joseph is able to see opportunities and obstacles in your path whether it is in your past, present or future by using his gift of telepathy. We are on a journey in life and thought is reality, so your thoughts create your own future. Your life is the result of a series of choices presented to you, and the decisions that you make based on those choices. Joseph will provide insight on paths you may take and the opportunities and obstacles presented to you. Remember that God gave us “Free Will” and the choice must be yours to make.

Guarantee

4. I’m often asked if I’m always able to make a connection to a deceased loved one or able to give a psychic reading to every person. I’m just as human as everyone and no psychic can guarantee that they’re able to read everyone. Normally within the first fifteen minutes of a reading I will know that I’m in sync with the person or not. My success rate in connecting with a person is 90%. The other 10% that I was not able to connect please accepted my apologies. Spirit is the ones to choose to come through the Medium just like people having free will so does spirit. So some spirit may not want to use a particular medium to come through. Remember they are on their own journey and the timing may not be convenient at this time.

This goes for psychic readings as well. Not everyone is open and will put up a wall unintentionally.  I start off the session with a mini reading about the aspect of someone’s life, after the reading this is when I know if I’m in sync with the person I’m reading. Refunds will be issued if the session is cut short due to a lack of connection and will not be issued for predictions that don’t come true. This is becasue of your life is the result of a series of choices presented to you, and the decisions that you make based on those choices. So the outcome will always change.

Refunds:  Refunds will be made because of no connection to the other-side.  No connections means Joseph is not able to connect with any of your loved ones in spirit. If you are seeking a certain one person in spirit Joseph can not guarantee to connect with that person but please keep in mind he has to this day have a 90% success record in connecting with the one you seek. To understand the work of a medium, think of the process as a telephone call. The telephone in the spirit world has a dial, and the telephone here in the physical world is only a receiver without any dial. Joseph receives only the communication that the spirit world is willing to send at that given time based on their own free will. If you are hoping to connect with someone in particular who has passed on, it is helpful for you to focus on them and the memory of how they were in life before the reading. The more open-minded you are, the clearer the messages will be for you.

Refunds: if within 10 minutes of your life path reading Joseph is unsuccessful in reading you. No Refunds will not be issued for predictions that don’t come true. This is because of your life is the result of a series of choices presented to you, and the decisions that you make based on those choices so the outcome will always change.

Skepticism

5. Every psychic and Medium is unique in their abilities and each and every session is different. Do not compare the abilities of one psychic or Medium with another, because you will find everyone has their own technique. Keep an open mind and listen to the information coming through so that you can have a positive and rewarding reading.

It is important to have a healthy skepticism about the medium and the process. Its unfortunate that there are psychics that are out to take advantaged of a person. Remember that no psychic can see the future 100% if they say that they can they are not telling you the truth. A legitimate Medium will not ask you for any personal information, birth dates, photographs or anything else. Joseph makes sure that he receives absolutely nothing of the person he is about to read, only their name.

Testing

If you come with the intention to ‘test’ then the information will not be clear and you will have wasted your time and mine. Also the Medium can have an off day, its like you going to work you can’t expect everyday to turn out great. But the most important thing is you must be open and believe that communication is possible and don’t be to quick to say “NO” By guaranteeing my work it relives me of the responsibility that I have to connect, because if I “don’t” and I have really tried, I know that I’m not taking advantage of anyone because it just was not meant to be.

Disclaimer

All information obtained is to be taken solely as advisory in nature. Our Journey of Life along with Joseph LoBrutto III will not be held liable for any action taken based upon advice received from the aforementioned. Joseph LoBruttto III is not a psychological or medical professional and is unable to diagnose, prescribe, treat, or cure any ailment be it mental or physical in nature. Anyone using this consulting service acknowledges that they have read and understand the details of this disclaimer. Refunds will be issued if the session is cut short due to a lack of connection and will not be issued for predictions that don’t come true. This is becasue of your life is the result of a series of choices presented to you, and the decisions that you make based on those choices. So the outcome will always change.

Where is the Spirit World/Heaven?

Heaven is not above or below us. It’s all around us, its only a breath away. Everything is made up of energy and vibrations. The vibration of the physical world is slow and dense, whereas the spirit world vibrates at a much higher rate. There is a thin layer between this world and the spirit world and the only thing that separates us is the frequency of the vibrations. God and Heaven is in our hearts, learn to tap into this Vibration of pure unconditional love.

What is the difference between Psychics and Psychic Mediums?

Psychic Mediums are Spiritual Mediums that are able to connect with the spirit world by using telepathy. Psychic Mediums are also gifted Psychic. Psychic Mediums like Joseph uses their psychic abilities of telepathy to connect with their own guides, your loved ones and your own higher self to bring in information of knowledge and divination that gives insight into the inquiries past, present and potential future.

As a Medium, Joseph does not use any “Tools” (such as tarot cards, astrology, to read with, a Medium will only use telepathy.

Psychics is someone with second sight or ESP-Extra Sensory Perception. Some psychics use tools such as the Tarot Cards, Runes, Playing Cards and Palmistry. A psychic may also read a person’s aura. An aura is the energy field surrounding living things. They use their psychic gifts together and their interpretation skills and knowledge of divination. This gives insight into the inquiries past, present and potential future. So the difference is a Psychic Medium uses telepathy and a psychic uses tools .

Why does the cost of a session differ with Mediums?

The Celebrity Mediums can pretty much name there price because people will pay enormous fees just because they’re famous. Mediums like Joseph and others who are just as equally talented but are not well known to the public will adjust their price to compensate their overhead (staff, office space, traveling, etc.)

Our Journey of lIfe who sponsors Joseph and through generous donation and other sponsorship along with increasing book sales we are able to keep the cost of a session with Joseph reasonably affordable. As Joseph Becomes more renowned and the need comes to increase staff, office space along with traveling expense the cost for a session will have to increase. But for now take advantage of Joseph’s gifts while he is still reasonable.

How does it work?

I start with voice vibration and build up the energy between us. It helps if you are open and ready to receive the information.” I’m clairsentient,” which simply means clear feeling. I can feel the emotions and personalities of the deceased. The deceased will plant a thought, an image into my mind and will acquire from there. I am able to communicate with loved ones passed over and I will give their messages to you.

Please have patience during a reading. I know that you are eager to connect with certain loved ones, but other spirits will come through as well such as other family members, friends or someone you barely knew. You will be surprised sometimes a loved one of a friend or family member will come through so you can relay a message to them. Each spirits message is just as important as anyone’s. Sometimes it is to make peace with someone they had issues with and they come to ask for forgiveness and other times its to let “living people” know that they are okay.

How much time has to pass before they can communicate?

I tell my clients that the time of someone’s passing whether its days, months, or years have no limitations for me in communicating with them. Though I do recommend someone not to contact me within the first week of a loved one’s passing.

How often should one visit a medium?

When having a session with a legitimate Medium you will leave feeling reunited with your loved ones and very eager to do it all over again. My advice to my clients is not to be a medium junky. The reason your loved ones choose to come through is to let you know that they are fine and are still a part of your lives. In the spirit world our loved ones have their own lives to live and would want you to move on with yours.

If someone would schedule a session with me too soon to the last session the information most likely will be the same. I would wait at least one year for your next reading, this way your loved ones will be able to bring you new information about your life that has happened since your last reading.

How often should one get a psychic reading?

Again I warn people not to become psychic junkies. I find that after a psychic reading my clients are so excited about the information that was given to them that they are eager to have another reading right away to see if the information hasn’t change. God gave everyone “Free Will”, we have total control of our outcome in life.

In a reading I will give a person a few outcomes that may happen if they decide to take a certain path. It is up to the individual to choose their path. So my advice is to let the predictions foretold to you play out first. After you reach the point to where the predictions becomes reality, than I would seek out another session for a reading.

Why do some psychic mediums charge so much?

Dear Mr. Olson,

Thanks for all the work you do to help people dealing with grief, tough decisions and everyday life challenges. I just want to know why psychic medium readings are so expensive considering psychic mediums claim to genuinely want to help people. Isn’t it wrong to charge so much when doing spiritual work ?

Some people believe it’s wrong to make money doing spiritual work. Those who feel this way think that psychic mediums shouldn’t charge much for their readings. So many people have emailed me about this question of “whether it’s wrong to charge money for spiritual work” that I decided to post one of my email responses to this website so I can simply link to this page instead of answering the same question over and over. Here is one such email and my response to it…

Hi Jan,

That’s a great question, and one that I get a lot. Let me begin by pointing out that it isn’t fair to lump all psychic mediums together in your question. There are psychic mediums who don’t charge any fee for a reading, psychic mediums who charge $25, psychic mediums who charge $125, psychic mediums who charge $350, and psychic mediums who charge $800. And, for the most part, most actually do genuinely want to help people; they don’t merely “claim” to want to help them.

With that said, I believe I can answer your question to better help you understand why some psychic mediums charge more than others. While I am not a psychic medium, I have investigated this field since 1999. So here is my perspective on this matter from the inside looking out.

Psychic mediums who charge very little and are not supported by a breadwinner or trust fund must work a full-time job to pay their bills. There are not a lot of full-time jobs for psychic mediums, so most have to work at jobs that have nothing to do with helping people using their gifted ability. Therefore, they are not able to help many people with their gift because they are so busy working their full-time job in addition to taking care of their families.

On the other side, the psychic mediums who do offer their gift to the world on a full-time basis must earn enough giving readings to pay all their bills. They too need to pay for rent or a mortgage, health insurance, automobile expenses and insurance, food, clothing, utilities, and so on, just like the rest of us. If they rent office space so that they can have privacy in their home from their work (which they certainly deserve), they have those rent and utility expenses, as well.

Full-time psychic mediums help a lot more people in the course of a week, a month and a year than those who only give readings part-time. Unfortunately for them, even if their reading fee is $200 for a one-hour reading, it’s not like they earn $200 per hour for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Most psychic mediums only give two or three readings a day on average, and often not five days per week. While some psychic mediums are able to give more readings, this is the average. And here is why…

For one, it takes a lot of energy to give a reading, so psychic mediums have to balance and protect their energy (their life force). If they expend all their energy serving the public, they both risk getting ill and having no energy left for their children, spouses, parents and friends, which affects their entire life including the quality of their work.

Two, psychic mediums have to market themselves so that people know about the wonderful service they offer, and this takes both time and money. If nobody knows who they are and what they do, then they can’t help anyone. And if they aren’t helping anyone because they haven’t spent the time and money required to market their services, then they have no clients to help, which forces them to take a full-time job doing something else.

Three, psychic mediums have to answer a lot of emails and phone calls—often playing telephone tag with people—in order to make reading appointments. This email and telephone work can take so much time (hours per day) that some mediums hire an assistant to help them get through it all, which then costs them more money—money they must earn back through their readings.

Unless a psychic medium is on television and/or selling out events to thousands of people, no psychic or medium I have ever met (and I know hundreds) is getting rich off their gift. In fact, most psychic mediums could work a lot less at a “normal” job and earn more money, especially considering all their expenses as a self-employed business owner.

So it’s easy to judge or question a psychic medium’s intentions to help people because his or her fee is on the high side, but only because people don’t know the whole story. It would be just as easy for someone to judge a psychic medium for working full-time as an office clerk or attorney and, thereby, NOT using their gift to help “more” people.

Who is doing the greater disservice? Is it the psychic medium who must charge a higher reading fee in order to help 40 to 60 people a month giving readings full-time OR the psychic medium who gives readings for free but can only help 2 or 3 people a month giving readings part-time? The answer is subjective, so there is no right or wrong answer. But an argument could be made either way.

Within the context of this topic, it’s important to add that there is nothing immoral or unethical about making money doing spiritual work. Musicians and singers like Josh Groban, Enya or Steven Halpern are doing spiritual work and making lots of money. Have you seen what it costs for a concert ticket these days? Yet nobody seems to question their motives. They are using their God-given gifts—just as psychic mediums do—providing amazing benefits to our world as a result, and profiting (as they should) from their talents, time and energy.

There are also financially successful artists who are celebrated for their spiritual work. Ansel Adams, Norman Rockwell and Steven Spielberg come to mind. Yet no one takes issue with how much they earned from their photographs, paintings or movies. All the same, few people can afford many artists’ paintings, photographs or sculptures that cost hundreds (and even hundreds of thousands) of dollars. Are these artists less spiritual people for the abundance they attracted due to their talents? Few people would dare to think so. On the contrary, the prosperity allows such people the freedom to do more and even better work.

Even personalities like Oprah and Wayne Dyer, who touch a lot of people with their work, are both wealthy and doing spiritual work with their given talents. Many such authors and television personalities give all-day workshops that cost hundreds of dollars to attend. But are their motives or morals under question? Of course they aren’t. Most people appreciate that authors and TV show hosts are flourishing financially from the wonderful work they are doing in the world. So why should psychic mediums be treated differently?

Abundance is empowering whether you are a psychic medium, a musician, an artist or a world leader. There is nothing spiritual or empowering about poverty and financial struggle. Scarcity and struggle causes people to restrict and contract. Abundance allows people to expand and focus more of their time, resources and energy on helping others. And that is exactly what psychic mediums are doing when they receive the energy exchange we call money for their services.

There’s a common misconception about psychic mediums, which is that because one psychic medium charges $350 for a reading that it means people who cannot afford that sum are excluded from getting a reading. This is simply not true. No one is excluded from a reading with a psychic or medium regardless of their financial situation. There are numerous psychic mediums offering free or low-cost readings to people who cannot afford to pay a lot for a reading. For example, Spiritualist Churches (typically operated by psychic mediums) frequently hold a “Mediums Day” event a few times a year where people can get a reading for a small donation (or even free).

As a final point, it’s important to recognize that if it were not for some of the most financially successful psychic mediums such as John Edward, James Van Praagh and Allison Dubois, less people would either know about psychic mediums or be open to the idea of intuitive ability and spirit communication. This is because many of those who charge what some might consider a high reading fee (i.e. those who have learned how to attract abundance due to their gift) are paving the way for a skeptical public to be more open to psychic and mediumistic abilities.

The success and fame of these psychic mediums who spread their message via television and live demonstrations have made psychic mediumship more popular and better understood by the masses, while in turn giving thousands of psychic mediums in this country the courage to come out of the closet and be proud to tell people about what they do. For too long, thousands of psychic mediums were afraid to tell anyone about their gift due to the stigma and skepticism surrounding these abilities. Today they can simply tell people, “Do you know John Edward or James Van Praagh? I do what they do.”

In these ways and more, the higher-priced psychic mediums help the psychic mediums who work for free or a low fee on so many levels. And this is just one of the many ways that there is perfect harmony when it comes to spiritual work and money.

I hope this helps to answer your question. Warmly,

Bob Olson