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From London With Love: Bernard Ilsley Returns To The Ridgefield Playhouse
Feb 28, 2020 09:21AM

Bernard Ilsley

Bernard Ilsley, “The London Medium,” is a third-generation psychic, Ilsley not only sees the future, but also can contact loved ones and ancient spirits and tap into past lives. 

Natural Awakenings connected with Ilsley to discuss his special gift and return performance at
The Ridgefield Playhouse on March 31.

How did you make your transition into working as a medium on a full-time basis?
My transition began in my late teens when I would drive my grandmother, who was a well-known medium, to New Age expos. They were happening every weekend in the UK at the time. As people would be waiting in line, they would ask me, since I was related, if I “could tell them something.” As I did, it became apparent that I had the gift, too. I then went on to develop my abilities in development circles run by my grandmother.

How can someone connect with a deceased loved one in a dream state?
When in the dream state, we naturally ascend briefly to the higher vibrations of the spirit realm. It is possible to set the higher conscious mind or the subconscious mind by the conscious mind before you sleep. It’s similar to when a person says, consciously, I wish to wake at 6:30am, and then they do. So, before you go to sleep, with your conscious thought, you ask for the person you wish to communicate with and hopefully, eventually, that will happen.

Does prayer help a spirit between dimensions move on?
Prayer does help a person between dimensions to move on. Prayer is a way of raising the vibration of conscious communication. Sometimes if a spirit is in between dimensions, it is lacking the necessary energy and light and purity to transcend to a higher vibration. By sharing that light and divinity, the transition becomes possible.

How do you define the soul?
The soul is a unique mass of conscious divinity.

How do we determine what our soul is here to do?
The best way is by listening to one’s inner self. This can be done through practicing meditation, stilling the mind to listen to the soul, which is an intrinsic part of the divine.

Albert Einstein said the most important question a person can ask is if the Universe is a friendly place. In the face of what seems like a lot of 
negative events in the world, what do you think?
From the beginning of time and creation, good and evil has existed—yin and yang. There is an equal amount of good and an equal amount of bad in the world as energy, exactly the same amount as at the beginning of creation. This energy moves around the earth like clouds, so good and evil can exist anywhere at any time. By using one of the other fundamental spiritual laws, that like energy attracts like energy, we can use our conscious mind and intention to attract the good and repel the evil.

What are you most passionate about right now?
I am passionate about many things, but perhaps at this time, raising the collective consciousness of people to an awareness to help themselves, their loved ones, their environment and planet, is at the top of my list. I hope that such inspiration is gained from my theater shows, and the audience sees proof of connections to their loved ones and the divine, by witnessing the power of love.
The Ridgefield Playhouse is a nonprofit performing arts center. For tickets to the London Medium’s show ($45 to $340, with one-on-one reading upgrades available), visit The Ridgefield Playhouse box office, call 203-438-5795 or visit
Spirit Of  Change Magazine
Holistic New England

Make contact with departed loved ones, consult ancient spirits and angels about the future and learn about past lives when third generation psychic, Bernard Ilsley: The London Medium returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse.

One of the most gifted psychics of this century, Ilsley has been a trusted adviser to Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant for many years. Bernard Ilsley is a third-generation psychic. He works with spirit guides and he is able to consult each different spirit guide depending on which specialized subject he is working on for the individual consulting him. His first connection with his spirit guides occurred when he was eight years old. While painting an egg, he found he could tune out to tune in and his spirit guide painted an ancient Chinese pattern. He joined a development circle in his late teens, run by his grandmother, herself a medium by the name of Edith Cole, well known in the media and often appearing in newspapers and on BBC radio.

Bernard’s grandfather, Edward Cole, sat in circles and studied spiritual philosophy for over fifty years, influencing the young Bernard, in his formative years. Bernard went on to sell out a theater and town hall tour at the age of twenty-three. He has also performed mantras and meditations on stage, teaching and lecturing on spiritual philosophy throughout the world. His recordings now play on every continent in the world. He is the only medium to have been invited to the private theater at Chatsworth House in 2010, by the current Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. While there, he wrote and performed a poem, given to him in a dream, from Mary Queen of Scots. He has also visited and held meditation circles in the home of the rock legend, Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame.

Ilsley appeared as himself in the hit comedy series, “High Spirits.” He has written, produced and published the book, Divinus Spritus & the CD, Prima Luce and has been featured in many publications, including the New York Times and the book Octopus.

Dear Bernard, Thank you so much for my reading! It made me feel much, much better! Thank you also for the reading last year. It was dead-on! ...and Aphrodite did send her arrows! Thank-you for cheering me up! With Best Wishes
Diana (UK) 2000

Dear Bernard, I called into the radio station the other day (Star 99.9) and I just have to say thank you. We were able to ask one question and it meant the world to me that you were able to connect with who I was hoping would come through to you (my former boss who was like a father to me) and I have to say that day was one of the best days I've had in a long time! Nothing but positive vibes the entire day. You helped me find peace. You made a comment that the fact I was drawn to connect and that destiny allowed me to.. I have to tell you that morning something told me to call the radio station 28 times! 28! That was also the birth day of my boss... on the 28th time it finally rang but I was disconnected. I called right back and was able to get through to you. Thank you again. You have such a gift and I thank you for choosing to use it to help and heal other people. I hope you have a wonderful time in the states! All the best, Rachel
Rachel Agosto 2019

I saw you many years ago and you were very accurate. I would like another reading.
Ashwinder (UK) 1999

Dear Bernard, I trust I find you in the very best of health. I wanted to put pen to paper to thank you for the profound and life changing effect you've had since our first reading in Birmingham, in your New Street office, in 2004. I've had several readings since then and each one was full of deep, meaningful and sincere guidance on the possible paths in my life. To say the road in my life had been easy would be understatement however I had heeded your comments with intense interest and this had steered me a more positive direction. To a lay person, it would be difficult to explain the unbelievable accuracy and insight from each reading. I know the heartfelt sincereity in your advice and I thank you warmly. There are many points we had discussed where the route taken could have lead to disastrous consequences however with your help, these negative paths had been averted. I am a far knowleadgeable about the pitfulls in the future and I can honestly say with unequivocall truth that I owe my current w
Sabu (UK 20/09/07)

Thank you for my readings, i came to see you ten years ago and you got everything correct, i have been to see others since but they was no good your the only one who has been right thank you, do you do reading in person as my mom and aunt would like a reading but not on the phone or by mail only in person, they have seen you before some years ago, do you do group readings would you please email me back as soon as possible so i can let them know with the information and the prices many thanks.
Elaine (UK) 20/08/2007

Friday can't come soon enough. Looking forward to speaking with you. You have always been spot on with me.. Barb 2018 (New York)

Dear Bernard, I wanted to write to thank you for my previous lives reading. I finished listening to it this lunchtime and I am overwhelmed and cannot thank you enough. I listened very carefully to all that you said, maybe the full impact of which hasn't really sunk in yet. But I had to write to you to thank you from the bottom of my heart. God Bless
Sharon D (UK) 2003

Bernard, thanks soo much for a awesome reading and clarification on my friends suicide. big relief Have a safe trip home and see you next time you in town! Tracey
Tracey Allen (2019)

Thank you once again for the thought provoking reading!
Barb (Florida) 2001

Bernard, I enjoyed your book and have a story for you. My son is a movie producer, entailing many aspects of the business concentrating on special effects. He was working on The Crow when Brandon Lee was accidentally shot and killed. If you should visit with Bruce Lee again he might be comforted knowing that my son and all who were on set that night did everything they could to save Brandon. Thank you for the reading. I was comforted and affirmed. Suzy Coulter
Suzy NY (2019)