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 RidgefieldPlayhouse.org.
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.
ONE-ON-ONE PSYCHIC READING UPGRADE AVAILABLE!
Must have an event ticket to purchase. These special one-on-one readings will be available via box office only. Call 203-438-5795 to purchase and schedule. The readings are available April 1st-3rd.
For tickets call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or click here to purchase online.
The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.
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)
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 Allen (2019)
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 NY (2019)
I enjoyed attending the show! It was awesome to see Bernard in action sharing his gifts with the audience! Never have I seen anyone like him before. Thank you Ridgefield Playhouse for hosting the show!
Lisa Erlacher Jovanelly (2019)
Thank you once again for the thought provoking reading!
Barb (Florida) 2001
You've been like a knight in shining armour to me over the past 6 or 7 months and I want a great deal to thank you for your help. Without it I don't even know if I would still be here.
Eliza (UK) 2003
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
Thank you very much for your kindness and insight. It made a lot of sense all that you said. I really appreciate it. Namaste
Bless your heart - and Dr. Chan. With all my heart I thank you both (and spirit and John ). Just amazing - this time last week my face was so swollen that everyone who saw me said '' tooth/abscess problem''. But you and Dr.Chan said '' soft tissue damage '' and that with healing from Dr. Chan it would recover. Every day Bernard it has been getting better and today it is good. I have told everyone I know about it - So many people tried to get me to go to the doctor / dentist. You said that I didn't need to see a doctor or a dentist - and I didn't. Bless you again for everything and for ''being there''.
Vilna.x. (Derbyshire UK) 10/07/2007