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

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

by John Holland


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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 A 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401900823
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 03/10/2003
Pages: 245
Sales rank: 586,567
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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:

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Born Knowing: A Medium's Journey-Accepting and Embracing My Spiritual Gifts 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Joyachiever More than 1 year ago
I had the good fortune of being in attendance of the recent “I Can Do It” event held in the Washington D.C. area. John Holland gave a speech on one of the days and mentioned that some people may have expectations in hearing from a certain family member when attempting communication with the spirit realm. However, he mentioned that it is essential to be open to hearing from someone that you least expect. This caught my attention because both my adoptive mother and biological mother had passed away within 18 months of each other. I always held the subconscious intention that I would prefer to hear from my adoptive mother first, if I were to ever attempt communication from the “Other Side”. John Holland’s message reminded me to be less rigid. “Born Knowing” by John Holland is part autobiography and includes tips on ways to enhance intuitive abilities. The following is some of the compelling information contained in “Born Knowing”: Fine-Tuning Your Awareness (pages 225-232): Holland shares ideas on how people can increase their own psychic skills. Frequently Asked Questions (pages 203-212): He answers the most popular questions that are asked about the spirit world. The question and answer I found most interesting revolved around the different levels that exist in the spirit realm. Our Parents (Pages 135-144): Heartfelt communication is transmitted between John Holland and some of the men and women who miss both and/or one of their parents who have crossed over Spirit Boot Camp (Pages 73-82): John Holland shares the rewarding journeys that he experienced at The Arthur Findlay College. “Born Knowing” is a great book for those who like psychic autobiographies with details on ways to increase intuition.
Pastry_chef More than 1 year ago
John Holland is an incredible medium. Born Knowing was a very helpful book for me. I have read all of John's books and this is a good first read.It lets you meet him for the first time. You can feel the innocense of how John became who he is today. He writes as though you're right there with him. I also found this book to be very inspirational.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book took about 3 seconds to read. Not really but you get the idea. It put a nice swing to the whole after life thing. What I means is that it didn't feel creepy. I don't know much about speaking with the dead, but my impression is that sometimes it can come off as being a little creepy. Not here. Maybe that is John's style. One last thing to mention is that it was wonderful to learn about how John's abilities were developed. Having his personal story with the examples of how he communicated with spirits that have crossed over was a perfect blend to believe when you are not sure if you should. Kudos and Congrats to John for a great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book as soon as it was released, and I finished it in a day and half. John describes his life story with fascination, and has a great sense of humor. I was amazed at his 'knowing' since his young childhood, and always perserved his seeking for the truth, never giving up. His intutions in guiding him to California and to England, made me realize my own psychic potential. The best part was the last chapters describing how to develop one's psychic abilities by meditation and psychic games. This book is a winner!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is not out yet. However, John Edward is endorsing this medium in a way that shows John Edward's security with what he knows and which indicates that John Holland is the real deal. Get this one before John Holland gets so hot that you have to wait in line! John Holland is the next psychic superstar! Count on it!!!!!!
SisterVenus More than 1 year ago
Answered many questions...wish I had found this book sooner!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!