31 Days of Light: Appearing as Angels of Light

31 Days of Light: Appearing as Angels of Light

In the last several years, books about "communicating from heaven" or "experiencing heaven" have been incredibly popular. In both the Christian and secular markets, anyone who publishes a book affirming spirit visitation or any kind of "near death experience" it's going to be a number one best seller.

Which is why I was not at all surprised when a Facebook friend messaged me today, distressed, because the Fox and Friends morning show had a guest interview with the latest author of a book detailing how she and her family have been interacting with her deceased son for the past four years.

Appearing with Dr. Elisa Medhus, was a medium with whom she's been working. Dr. Medhus was formerly an atheist before the encounters with her "son"" forced her to research all she could on NDE (near death experience), quantum physics, views of the afterlife, spirit communication, etc. She began a blog (Channeling Erik) which this book is based upon.

From the description of the book on Amazon:  "At once tragic and uplifting, Erik speaks from the other side with candor, wisdom, and depth as he describes his own experiences and provides new answers about the nature of souls, death, and the afterlife—answers that have the potential to change our lives forever".

Here's the tragic part in all this. This woman is not communicating with her precious son. Those family and friends who've  "seen"  him are not being visited by Erik's ghost. What's happened is she (along with all the people who read her popular blog and will read her book) this medium, and all those who are turning to "Erik" for "wisdom" or answers about the afterlife are being lied to by a deceptive spirit masquerading as her son.

The tragedy is in her grief and skepticism (because not only did her twenty year old son die which is sad enough, but he took his own life) she looked for answers in all the wrong places when this spirit being made its presence known. As a result, many who are seeking answers are "listening" to "Erik" and being fed what they want to hear instead of the truth. And I will not be surprised when there are people who claim to be Christians, lining up to  find (false) "comfort" in this spirit beings "messages".


"The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron." 1 Timothy 4:1-2 NIV

The enemy has been deceiving people through mediums psychics, and "channelers" for thousands of years. Our time is no different. What's making the difference for our society now is its become acceptable, desirable, and mainstream to seek communication with "loved ones" who've "crossed over".

One question I get asked is why would these spirit beings masquerade as deceased human beings and appear to the living? Why would a demonic spirit appear to an atheist and her family to create this deception? Because they are primed to believe it, even if it takes a long journey to get there. Look at what's come of this! And not surprisingly, the messages are similar to what's been communicated by many others before "Erik":

  • We all have god consciousness, we can all become like god, we are all god, etc.
  • There is no judgement, no hell, no "one way through Jesus Christ", no need for salvation, no sin, etc.
  • We are all beings of light.
  • Jesus was not the Son of God, he was just a man with god consciousness he recognized.
  • Buddha, Muhammad, Krishna, and Jesus were all the same, etc.
  • We can choose to live many lives or go into the universal energy of god, etc.

I've read the books written by J.Z. Knight as she channeled a spirit.  In the past, I listened to the messages of spirit beings when acting as a medium myself, as well as other mediums (before finding freedom from this deception). Looking through the "conversations" of Dr. Mehus and "Erik" as channeled by the medium, his "message" is no different. It is all the same lie told to Eve and Adam in the beginning-- You Surely Won't Die. You Will Be Like God. The enemy's tactic remains the same. The difference is it's tailored to what people want to hear today.

Friend, do not be deceived. There is a reason God forbid spirit communication and called it an abomination--it leads people into deception and separation from HIM. There is one true Gospel, and One way to salvation for the forgiveness of sins. Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6 NIV.

So be aware of this latest book. Be discerning of all the "gone to heaven", "messages from heaven" books which are out there. Remember this admonition from 1 John 4:1 "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world."


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About kristinemac

Kristine McGuire is an inspirational author and speaker, sharing her testimony and encouraging others in their walk with Christ.


  1. amy cavanaugh says:

    “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.? I am a Christian and a follower of the blog and I communicate with the dead. AND what may really surprise you is Erik and my dead people have brought me closer to Jesus than any humans have. I view them not as you so arrogantly do as satanic tricks but rather as familiar facets of the Holy Spirit. And I will close by mentioning that it has been though my communication with the dead that I have learned to be more loving, patient and tolerant. It is through my communication with the dead that I was called to become a Hospice volunteer where I sit bedside vigils with the sick and suffering. Allow me to remind you of John 13:34 where Jesus proclaimed A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you.” Do you know how many people lose their faith when they lose a loved one? I wish before you judged Elisa’s message you would have found it in your heart to hear her message. She is following the word of our Lord, bring forth a message of unconditional love.

    • Kristine McGuire says:

      ” And do not let your people practice fortune-telling, or use sorcery, or interpret omens, or engage in witchcraft, 11 or cast spells, or function as mediums or psychics, or call forth the spirits of the dead.” Deuteronomy 18:19-11

      “Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 19:31

      “And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?” Isaiah 8:19

      Amy, forgive me if this sounds harsh. While I certainly appreciate your passion in defending what you believe, if you are a Christian then the final authority in your life should be the Bible as God’s word. I spent years working as a medium, ghost hunting, as well as practicing witchcraft before repenting and finding restoration in God’s incredible grace and love. I am fully aware of this topic. These are not “familiar facets of the Holy Spirit” as you suggest, but “familiar spirits”:

      “As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling. She followed Paul and us, crying out, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to you the way of salvation.” And this she kept doing for many days. Paul, having become greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And it came out that very hour.” Acts 16:16-18.

      So no, while Elisa is sincere, as is Jamie Butler, the spirit which is communicating with them is not Elisa’s son. And I have read the book. Got it on Kindle so I could write this post knowing what “Erik” was “saying”, through these messages. So no, I’m sorry, Elisa is not following the word of the Lord.

      What grieves me is that she has been led down this path, as has Jamie, and you, not to mention the countless others who are choosing to believe these messages rather than embrace the love, grace, and comfort offered by God through a relationship with Jesus Christ. He is the one we seek when we grieve or question, not the spirits of the dead. My prayer is God will one day open your eyes to the source which is truly behind “Erik” and all these other spirits with whom you choose to communicate.

      I leave you in peace with one last word: “He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.” Titus 1:9

  2. Hi folks, just a quick reply to say I totally understand how people feel about Kristine’s article. Simply because I was once a Spiritualist. My mother was a Medium. But like Kristine, we came to discover the spirits were not who they claimed to be. I wrote an article about it, if you’re interested. Often such spirits seem kind and genuine, but if you challenge them in Jesus Name, to reveal their true identity, their true ‘face’ will begin to appear…and it’s not your dead relative after all. Very sobering experience and reality. Plz read my article for more on this. Many thanks. Laura Maxwell. http://yourspiritualquest.wordpress.com/test-the-spirits/

  3. I’m not here to convince you, but I will say this. I know my son. I know his voice, which I’ve heard in a recorded session. (The sound professional said the voice left no voice signature, which is impossible with human voices.) Plus, given my atheist upbringing, I was the last person who wanted to believe. A big part of it was I didn’t want to. First, I didn’t know how, second I was afraid. Can you imagine if I did only to find out it was some cruel joke? That’d be like losing him again, only permanently. So, I went kicking and screaming the whole way. This is not the wishful thinking of a grieving mother. This is science. Aurthur Schopenhaer said that truth comes in three phases. First it’s ridiculed, then it’s scorned, and finally it’s taken as self-evident. We’re just going through those phases. Guess what. The world isn’t freaking flat anymore, so it’s time to push out the the comfort zone that society has placed you in.

    There are so many examples that prove that Jamie’s the real deal. For instance, in one of her channeling calls, Erik brought a young man (deceased) to talk to his girlfriend. His name was Keith. Jamie translated the conversation between them and they were both crying. This made Jamie cry too. At one point, Jamie said that Keith started speaking a language she didn’t recognize. The woman said he spoke Lakota. How many people named Keith speak that language. White Feather, yeah, but… What I’m saying is open your mind and heart. Yes, I didn’t believe until 7 months ago when I hear Erik’s voice. Even the way he said “Breakfiss” instead of “Breakfast”. His verbal tic like he was clearing his throat. It was all there. A mother knows the sound of her own child’s voice, and we’re dealing with a mother who, as a physician raised by atheists, fought tooth and nail to disprove it all. That said, don’t be so quick to dismiss that which society ridicules. If you do, you’ll be one of those who think the world is flat. That would be really sad and I think you’re better than that. Elisa Medhus, M.D.

    • Kristine McGuire says:

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts and point of view. I do not dismiss your claims. I believe you are experiencing what you think is your son and that Jamie is a medium. But our conclusions as to whom you are communicating with are vastly different. My views are taken from the Bible and my own experiences as a former psychic medium and ghost hunter. My friend, Laura Maxwell, who is a former spiritualist medium and shared a post on my blog has the same belief as I. The spirit communication with the dead you are experiencing is not as you desire, believe, or have endeavored to prove.

      The world is most definitely not flat, there is a spiritual realm, and deceased human spirits do not communicate with the living. It is a deception. Through the Bible, God is quite clear in His denunciation of communicating with the dead or seeking wisdom through mediums and psychics. But I do understand your desire to believe or follow the evidence of the “proofs” you’ve been given and understand you hold to a different authority than I do.

      My prayer is your spiritual eyes will be opened to the truth and will receive God’s love and mercy through the salvation offered to all of us by His son Jesus. Thank you, again, for your comment. Peace.

      • My beliefs have recently changed. I feel we are trapped within society’s belief system. Opening our minds beyond the human “what is” is not a bad thing. God is still with us regardless. I feel that not wondering “what if” can actually be detrimental.

  4. I also used to dabble in tarot cards and ruin stones and am very perceptive to the other side but am now in Christ and believe totally that Jamie is not really talking to this woman’s son Erik!! Especially the way that he swears and the fact that his mom says that he clears his throat because of the disability he had. First of all if it were him and he is in the spirit world, he would no longer have any disability nor any health problems and is in spirit so how could that be. Secondly, I used to go see spiritualists all the time and all over the world when I went on vacation and these spirits tell you what you want to hear or sometimes just things to confuse you. There are some things that seemed right on point but this still does not mean that you are speaking to your loved ones like you think. This is a very dangerous place to be in your life particularly the way the world is now and how so many people are lost and in need of God in their lives or are suffering from the loss of a loved one. They are more prone to believe anything that is told to them and will grasp onto any one thing that is said to them so as to keep the memory of that person as though they were still there with them. I pray that these people will open their eyes before it is too late and see what is really going on and that no one just escapes life and goes on to heaven to be with God especially if they have done terrible things here on earth and there are no consequences for them.

    • Thank you, Margie. I pray people will see the truth of spirit comunication and mediums as well.

      • Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. I dont follow religion because of the negativity you are showing in your replies to others beliefs. Spirit communication is very real and has NEVER lead me into the wrong direction or place. If you dont believe that’s fine but dont knock others down.

        • Jess, thank you for your comment. Indeed, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Speaking as a Christian (who is a former medium) and believes the Bible is true does not indicate negativity or knocking others down. Spirt communication is most certainly real. It is also a deception (although you choose not to believe this) not on the part of the mediums but the spirits who claim to be family, friends, ascended masters, spirit guides, et al. The Bible explicitly forbids this practice because it draws people from God into deception. If saying that makes me sound “negative” then so be it but it is still the truth. God bless.


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