Great thinkers have long debated what happens after death, though most agree about what happens before birth: babies grow peacefully from vines until a stork steals one. Pluck insights from the darkness with this GrouponLive deal to see A Night of Spirit with James Van Praagh at Celebrity Theatre. For $30, you get one ticket for general-admission seating in the rear rows on Sunday, October 21, at 4 p.m. (up to a $64.75 value, including all fees). Doors open at 3 p.m.
“It was very, very natural when I began to see my deceased grandfather standing at the end of my bed,” James Van Praagh relates on his YouTube channel. Indeed, the spiritual medium reports having perceived both spirits from beyond and the inner secrets of the living from early childhood without realizing his gift was anything out of the ordinary. Though he’s since discovered the uniqueness of his abilities—which he describes on his website as "clearsentient," or being able to "feel the emotions and personalities of the deceased"—he maintains that they’re just a well-developed version of a power everyone can access. “It is up to you to train your intuition,” he writes in Heaven and Earth: Making the Psychic Connection, one of many popular books he’s written to help bring earth dwellers nearer the spiritual realm.
During a three-hour event at the Celebrity Theatre, the soft-spoken man with the wide blue eyes leads the audience in healing meditation and drives home the message that departed loved ones remain connected to the living. He’ll also relay any communications he picks up from the spirits of the deceased to the audience (though a personal reading is not guaranteed). Such events carry on Van Praagh’s 25-year-strong mission of spreading his message of spiritual development, which he’s also accomplished as an executive producer of the CBS series Ghost Whisperer and through appearances on Oprah, Dr. Phil, and 20/20.
Celebrity Theatre's distinctive in-the-round construction keeps show-goers close to the action, with no seat more than 70 feet from the performers. The slowly rotating stage ensures each audience member can bask in singers' flashing smiles and search the backs of their heads for bonus flashing smiles.