Sunday, March 8, 2015

Celebrated author, medium Northrop to visit Lafayette

            Nothing can separate us from the ones we love, not even death, is the message medium Suzane Northrop offers those suffering from grief. Northrop will be speaking on “Messages from the Spirit World” at 8 p.m. Friday at Vermilionville.
            Northrop is the author of “Second Chance: Healing Messages from the Afterlife,” “Everything Happens for a Reason: Love, Free Will and the Lessons of the Soul” and “A Medium’s Cookbook: Recipes for the Soul,” and the host of “The Suzane Northrop Show” on Blog Talk Radio. She was also featured on the Emmy-nominated TV series, “The Afterlife.”
            This is Northrop’s second visit to Lafayette, a Louisiana city she prefers since most celebrated mediums head to New Orleans or Baton Rouge. Her Lafayette shows last year were sold out, as is her show on Wednesday.
            “Everybody goes to those two places (Baton Rouge and New Orleans),” she told me by phone from her home in New York. “Everybody should have an option (to participate with a medium).
            “I loved coming to Lafayette so very much,” she added. “I expect to have another good experience.”
            Friday’s event will open with an introduction with tips on how to connect with loved ones who have passed, then Northrop will offer messages from the spirit world.
            “What it’s going to be is two hours of messages,” she said. “That’s what people want. I tend to give a lot. I really work an audience.”
            Most of the time Northrop is pulled to an area in the crowd and “nine out of 10 times I hear a name,” she said. After that, “it all becomes fine tuned” as to the delivery of the message.
            Those who have passed on are existing within love, Northrop explained, and they don’t come through offering messages that are negative. For those who have had bad experiences with the dead when they were alive, the messages might be a chance for forgiveness.
            “It’s a place of love in a way that’s very hard to describe here in our physical realm,” she said. “It’s a higher rate of vibration, connected to this place of love. Ultimately that’s what God’s about. It’s all about love.”
            Northrop was born with the gift to communicate with the dead. She’s been working as a medium for 30 years.
            “It’s one of those things that chooses you, you don’t choose it,” she said. “It’s the only job I’ve ever had.”
            Learning how to connect with those who have died is possible, Northrop said, which is why she wrote “A Medium’s Cookbook: Recipes for the Soul: A Step-by-Step Guide Toward Creating a Banquet of Connections to Those Who Have ‘Passed Over.’”
            “I believe everyone has the ability to make connections with those we love,” she said. “Our loved ones have the ability to connect with us and we have to learn to listen.”
            A booksigning will follow Friday’s event. Admission is $59 per person. For more information, visit www.suzanenorthrop.com or call (888) 692-8111.

Louisiana Book News is written by Cheré Coen, the author of “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History,” Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” and “Exploring Cajun Country: A Historic Guide to Acadiana” and co-author of “Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets.” Write her at cherecoen@gmail.com.