My Life: Clairvoyant Graham Dare
Graham Dare based in Hatton Garden EC1 since 2002 has been a clairvoyant and spiritualist healer for 11 years.
SO WHAT IS IT YOU DO?
I've been working professionally as a healer for 3 years, and a clairvoyant for 5 years, and on a voluntary basis in Battersea Spiritualist church for 11 years.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED IN HATTON GARDEN?
I've used it for clairvoyance and healing since November last year. Prior to that I worked out of various London Clinics instead of having my own consulting room.
WHAT SORT OF TRAINING DID YOU HAVE TO DO?
To start with, you need to be able to tune in to the spirit world. That takes quite a long time but once you've done that you can branch out and use that energy from the Spirit World to convert it into clairvoyance or healing energy.
ARE YOU IN TUNE WITH THE SPIRIT WORLD ALL THE TIME?
No, it started when I was young, but when you are a child, and you've got that ability, you can't really control it. Doors were opening, and things like that. You get scared of it and you can't avoid it. When you train
through something like a spiritualist church you learn to control it. Once you can control it you learn to shut down and open up - you can get what you want from it on demand.
WHAT BENEFITS DOES THIS HAVE TO BE ABLE TO CHANNEL THIS ENERGY?
Apart from the benefits of healing, in terms of being a spiritualist, our job in to prove life after death. That has a dual function. If they know more about death then they are less stressed and scared about it. It's also
about dealing with loss of a loved one and proving to someone that their loved one is still there in spirit - then it is much easier for them to come to terms with. In terms of how I can prove it - you can tell them things
about their loved one so they know you are actually talking to them. But obviously cynics might say that doesn't prove anything apart from knowing how to read their mind by picking up on their mannerisms. The only real benefit is if I tell them something about the person who has passed on that they don't know, then they go and check and that way it is proved.
CAN YOU TELL THE FUTURE?
Oh yes. Our job as mediums is if someone comes along for a private reading they might want guidance about careers or relationships, how many children they are going to have, what sex they will be and so on. A lot of private readings I do are about telling the future. That, of course, opens up different conundrums because, in a sense, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Thus, we tend to give the reading in a form you wouldn't recognise it until it actually happens.
DID YOU KNOW I WAS COMING TO SEE YOU?
I don't tune in unless I want to tune in so unless I particularly want to know if a journalist is going to contact me I don't bother to ask.
COULD WE CHAT TO ELVIS OR JIMI HEDNRIX?
It's possible but the thing with doing clairvoyance is you can't dictate who comes though. As a medium you open up and whatever person comes through, you pass on. Normally that person is someone you know.
ANY INTERESTING ENCOUNTERS THEN?
I certainly had Princess Diana coming through in a way that it was self-evident that it was her. Not really any famous people though.
WHAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Helping people. The healing is obviously the best thing if they come to you with a condition then come back saying that the condition they had has gone.
CAN YOU READ TEA LEAVES?
Many mediums will use props. Partly because the props might help them - for example, if you stare at a crystal ball, it makes you more relaxed so your eyes aren't darting around the room. Some use props for specific reasons and others because the people like you to use props. Rather than sitting there and them wondering what is going to happen, using tealeaves, a crystal ball, runes, or whatever makes them more relaxed.
COULD YOU WORK WITH GEORGE AND TONY TO BRING SOME PEACE?
I think I could certainly help to open up their minds to how other people are thinking and how other people might react. I could guide on a pathway to make things easier for them and for mankind as a whole. The most obvious thing I could do for them is tell them where certain people would be now or at six o'clock tomorrow morning. That's if they would actually programme a Cruise missile on blind faith that the medium is right. What tends to happen is that you can give people the sort of information in a way that might be proved after the event but whether you can give them that information knowing that it will change the course of history is more arguable. For example Nostradamus' prediction about the 'great dividing wall of flame' referring to September 11th.