Can a “Bubble of Light” Protect Us?

iStock_000060803702_SmallC writes: “I have a co-worker who’s mother attended séances with a psychic medium (the medium is Christian). The medium would start the séance with a ‘prayer of protection’. My co-worker’s mother said she always felt ‘good energy and lighter afterwards.’ The medium taught her to say, ‘I surround myself in a bubble of white light and nothing bad will come to me.’ Can you unpack some of these statements? And what resources (books, websites) can I recommend to my co-worker to help him learn more on the Catholic views of this topic?”

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“Catholic Therapist” Sees Dead People

seanceA reader sent this email to our blog: “My therapist has a strong Catholic presence throughout her clinic and plays EWTN for me while I work out on the treadmill and bicycle. She attends daily noon Mass. She “sees” my deceased aunt hovering behind me and said Aunt I. has a concerned look on her face. I showed her several pics of deceased relatives and she picked out Aunt I. Once when talking to me during a rest period she excused herself and walked out of the room for a few minutes…like she had to recover from what she ‘saw’ around me. I was too scared to ask and she did not volunteer any information. Should I continue working with her or do you think she is new age?”

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