cover image Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe

Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe

Laura Lynne Jackson. Spiegel & Grau, $26 (320p) ISBN 978-0-39959-159-4

Jackson (The Light Between Us) follows her memoir of realizing that she is a psychic medium with this stirring guide, which asserts that anyone can learn to understand messages that are sent from the “Other Side.” Jackson provides numerous accounts of conducting psychic readings for grieving parents, spouses, and children through her work as a volunteer medium. For Jackson, the examples portray how an individual’s “universal Team of Light,” which she defines as “our departed loved ones, our spirit guides, and our God energy,” can “manipulate energy” to send signs—objects, animals, or events—that “guide us on a path of Love, instead of making decisions dictated by fear.” Jackson’s accounts of readings also include responses from the participants, several of whom said they only came to see signs after Jackson alerted them to what their departed loved ones were trying to say, such as a wife who finds a message written on a dollar bill that she takes as a sign from her late husband. Her advice for channeling the other side includes cultivating quiet time, choosing specific yet “not impossible” signs to ask of departed loved ones, and being ever-receptive to responses. For readers struggling with loss who believe it’s possible to communicate with the deceased, this book will console and empower them to look beyond their suffering. (June)