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Ridgefield Woman Finds Her Calling As A Psychic Medium

Melanie Barnum with her latest book, 'Psychic Abilities for Beginners.'
Melanie Barnum with her latest book, 'Psychic Abilities for Beginners.' Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Melanie Barnum, a psychic medium with an office Ridgefield, knows that not everyone believes in her power.

“Most people won’t believe until it happens to themselves,” Barnum says. She believes she is simply an open channel to spirits and who can communicate with them. She believes there are signs of spirits everywhere and you just have to believe in them.

Barnum is also a certified hypnotist, intuitive coach, life coach, reflexologist, reiki master and author. She is a published author of three books with a fourth one coming out in November. Her books include "The Book of Psychic Symbols," "The Steady Way to Greatness" and "Psychic Abilities for Beginners."

Barnum has lived in Bethel for over 10 years with her husband and two children. Before that, she lived in Norwalk.

For several years she had believed that reading and feeling people’s emotions were natural, until one day Barnum said she was hit in the head and a voice said, “This is the job you need to do.”

Before then, Barnum had been a controller in a large company and later owned a small shop to spend time with her children.

But ever since that day, Barnum realized that most of her family had the gift. Having the ability has changed her life for the better. “I love what I do. It’s fantastic,” Barnum said.

In Barnum’s office, she offers classes, many of which are online with topics ranging from psychic development to helping awaken your psychic abilities. The workshops offer a variety of choices with hypnosis, coaching and intuitive.

Her next online class with Belle Salisbury is based on psychic development and costs $25. On her website, , you can find downloadable programs to help teach you with meditation.

However, when it comes to being a medium, there are many aspects to the unseen world. “I can be a real skeptic like anyone else,” Barnum said.

A psychic medium, according to Wikipedia, is: “In spiritualism, psychic senses used by mental mediums are sometimes defined differently from in other paranormal fields. A medium is said to have psychic abilities but not all psychics function as mediums.”

For more information, visit Melanie Barnum online at .

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