Suzanne Giesemann medium readings provide evidence of love and guidance |334| by Alex Tsakiris | Nov 22 | Spirituality Share Tweet Email Suzanne Giesemann traded a career in the Navy for a life as a psychic medium. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Suzanne Giesemann to Skeptiko. Suzanne is a retired U.S. Navy Commander turned, get ready for this, evidential medium, and apparently, she’s quite good at being a medium. Her work has been praised by medium researchers like former Skeptiko guest, Dr. Gary Schwartz, and other notable figures in this small but growing field of after-death communication research that we’ve talked so much about. She’s also the author of 11 popular books, including Messages of Hope andWhere Two Worlds Meet. She’s a great speaker, as you’ll hear in a minute and quite an inspirational person, in general. Suzanne, it’s great to have you here. Thanks so much for joining me on Skeptiko. Suzanne Giesemann: Thanks, Alex. It’s so good to be hear. Alex Tsakiris: Well, like I said, I’m really delighted and excited to have you here. Let’s start with the very basics. Your story is really quite remarkable. Tell folks, briefly, how you got started as a medium. Suzanne Giesemann: Well, Alex, it’s really important that people understand that I was not even aware there was a greater reality during the 20 years that I served in the Navy. My last job in the Navy, I was aid to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the head of the whole military, and I think now if anybody knew that I was a working medium, they would have yanked my security clearance, but that was even kept hidden from me. I had no idea I could communicate with those on the other side, but unfortunately, it was a family tragedy that led me to that discovery, the death of my stepdaughter when struck by lightning ten years ago. Alex Tsakiris: It’s really a tragic story, but it is obviously, relevant to the larger story of what’s happened in your life. Tell folks, briefly, what happened. Suzanne Giesemann: Well, she was a Marine, a Sergeant crossing the flight line on active duty and a bolt out of the blue struck her down. She was six months pregnant. And when I went to her viewing and saw her body in her Marine Corps dress blues laid out there in the coffin, that was a pivotal point in my life because I looked at that body and I said, “That’s not Susan.” I said it over and over like a mantra, as if I was in shock, but the shock was that the body could look so different when not animated by whatever it was that was her spark, and I now know, of course, that’s the spirit and the spirit survives death. I didn’t know that at the time, but being very mission-oriented, I made it my mission to find out if it was true what I had heard over the years, that there were certain people who could tune into the souls of those who had passed, so that was step one.