Dead are only a few feet away, says medium

By Rob Virtue on September 29, 2010 11:36 AM |

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Sceptic see it as mumbo-jumbo and theatre but when clairvoyant Lisa Williams heads to The O2 she hopes to convince even the most ardent non-believer she can communicate with the dead.

Lisa is appearing at the Indigo2 on September 30 attempting to link people with their departed loved ones.

The English-born medium, who has appeared on Oprah and Good Morning America as well as her own hit show Lisa Williams: Life Among The Dead, says from an early age she knew she had a gift for communicating with the unliving.

"I was about four years old when I first started seeing dead people," she said.

"They just appeared through walls. I can control it now and do shut it off sometimes.

"My first major experience was when I was 22 or 23. I was sat there with a friend and said to her 'I can feel a man who died of a heart attack, who is like a father but not quite'. She said her step-father had died of a heart attack."

Since becoming professional she has been accustomed to handling sceptics. In fact, her biggest critic was once her own father.

"There are always sceptics who come along [to the evening] because they've been dragged along by their partners," said Lisa.

"If I ask them if they will join in they say no, they don't believe it. I say, well go with it.

During the course of the show they tend to come round.

"I'm not here to convert, I'm here to facilitate between people and their loved ones.

"My dad was a sceptic for many years until he came on tour with me. My attitude is if you don't believe you don't have to believe.

"My father saw nine shows and now he completely understands."

Despite being a huge draw in many countries, including the United States,

Birmingham-born Lisa is less well know in these parts.

This month sees her first UK tour, with 11 dates culminating in the show at the Indigo2 at the end of the month.

She says the London crowds can expect an evening of revelations, connections, and also some fun.

"I'm not a serious person," she says. "I like to have a lot of fun. There will be times for fun and laughter at my shows. People want to connect with loved ones and those loved ones want to tell stories and smiles."

With Lisa's link with "the other side" she seems a good person to ask what the afterlife holds for us as well as whether there is a supreme force.

"I've a book coming out in March called Survival Of The Soul which deals with what happens to us when we die," she said.

"A lot of the dead people are not far away from us - only about three feet. They don't have a body, just a soul and a personality.

"I do believe in God. Whether we want to use that term I'm not sure but I believe there's a higher source that governs us and everything happens for a reason."

Go to lisawilliams.com.

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