Dr. John Muciaccia discussed his upcoming book Spirit Lives! when he was a guest on the Conscious Consultant Hour with Sam Liebowitz. He shared some anecdotes from the book as well as some of his personal beliefs and the inspiration behind the book.
Here is an excerpt from the interview; the complete interview can be heard here.
“How does a high school English teacher end up writing a book about mediums and psychics and spirit?’ asked Liebowitz.
“I’ve always had a lifelong interest in spirit,” answered Dr. John, as he is known to friends. “I was an 8-year-old boy – an 8-year-old adorable little boy. I just understood my grandfather had a ‘knowingness.’ I didn’t know the word psychic then.”
Liebowitz asked how Dr. John chose people to interview for Spirit Lives! and he said many of them came to him. “Spirit works in very wonderful ways,” said Dr. John. “I really think this book was written through me.”
The first person he interviewed for Spirit Lives! was Brazilian healer, John of God, who was coming to Rhinebeck, NY. His experiences during that visit are included in a chapter of the book.
Liebowitz asked if there was anything that came as a surprise when he was writing the book.
“My intuition had always told me that we’re all psychic,” he answered. “This book convinced me of that.”
“This book also convinced me there’s really no reason for us to grieve our loved ones when they physically pass,” he said.
His personal experience during an interview with medium Roland Comtois solidified his belief in “life after life.” At the end of the interview Dr. John recalled that Comtois’ voice changed and he started to describe the last few minutes of his father’s life.
“That was an interview and a connection with my own dad,” said Dr. John.
Sam asked if there were particular stories that people tended to respond to more and Dr. John related his experiences with psychic Frank St. James, who has helped numerous police departments find missing bodies. St. James, who never charged for his services, had his work corroborated by the Englewood Cliffs Police Chief and others in the department.
Dr. John’s book also includes several experiences of so-called ordinary people such as a woman who was in her backyard and because she was going through an emotional time she began praying to her mother. It was a calm day and yet the clothes pins started to pop off the line, he said.
“I believe people are psychic,” Dr. John said. “Many people have it, they just have to open themselves to it.”
When asked what the spiritual message of the book is, Dr. John answered, “I believe we are all one. We are a reflection of one another.”