What are Spiritual Guides?

February 15th, 2009

They are said to help guide you in very dangerous situations. Whether to prevent you from getting into a bad accident or helping you make difficult decisions, these entities known as spiritual guides have been known to be at your side. “Spiritual guide” is a term that is used by the Western tradition of many Spiritualist Churches, mediums, and psychics as an entity or spirit that acts as a spiritual counselor or protector of a living incarnated human being.

They are said to have lived many former lifetimes, paying their karmic debts, and have advanced beyond a need to reincarnate. They are assigned to watch over us on Earth and other worlds that are unknown to man. Many psychics believe that we, as well as God(s), have chosen these entities before we incarnate, to help guide us through our life’s plan. Many claim that it is possible to meet with spiritual guides without the need for mediumship.

There are many views on spiritual guides and their purposes. For example, the Gnostic religious view is that we planned out our lives before we have been incarnated and the spiritual guides help us along the way. On the other hand, for Christians, The Holy Spirit should be the only spirit to pay attention to. Christians believe that spiritual guides that are presenting themselves as angels of light are in fact demons because God would not approve of spirits or humans breaking his commands and forbids humans making contact with the dead.

Well-known psychics can actively describe their spiritual guides and even communicate with them on a first-name basis. For example, Derek Acorah, a British medium, is said to have a spiritual guide by the name of Sam. There are said to be many ways to contact your spiritual guides, although none of them have been scientifically proven. Who exactly are those that are following and protecting us and how can we learn from them along the way? I guess only time will tell.

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  1. February 16th, 2009 at 04:26 | #1

    Derek Acorah’s ‘spirit guide’ is called Masumai, or Sam for short. However, if you reverse the name of Masumai, you get ‘I am u Sam’, a typically Scouse joke which Acorah probably dreamed up in the 1980s when his first brush with spiritualism was when he gave his girlfriend a lift to development classes in Liverpool with Billy Roberts. At that time he was a security guard, and was asked by a friend to look after his New Age shop, where he realised there was money to be made in the paranormal business.

    For more about Sam and his name, see:

    For the story of how Acorah got into a type of fortune telling [his first commercial venture] then show business see:


  2. June 14th, 2010 at 12:36 | #2

    About 35 years ago a well respected Clairvoyant/Clairaudience ordained spiritualist minister made the comment, “Helga, you are a Medium?” It is a statement very much in my thought, almost 24 hours a day, now . . .

    How does one find one’s spirit guide, and develop, cultivate one’s natural tendency to be a medium?

    Many thanks,
    Helga Cozad

  3. K. Langa
    July 7th, 2010 at 15:18 | #3

    Hello, Im 19 this year. I had clairaudience for many years but did not know it was called clairaudience. My whole family are chistrians but my parents allowed me to learn more about my gifts because they say that I had faced death many time when I a baby in many ways but survived. And when my family member, relatives or family friend is sick they phone me and tell me about it even when Im too far but they get healed after talking to me. I do not know what makes that possible. My friend online told me about spirit guide and guardian angels then I started trying to learn about them till now I know their names. They are Frinday and Princess. In their name they both have the letters r.i.n. I have seen Princess- she is beautiful but I have only heard Frinday speaking but have never seen him. When I get contact from them I feel love, but when I come in contact with death people I feel negative energies like anger and hate but with other spirit beings it depends. I always feel love from Princess and Frinday but I can not tell my parents about them since we christians and they always speak bad things about spirit guides. I am christian but would never betray my personal angels because they take care of me and everyone I love and anyone. Am I betraying my lord or my angels are good than my parents teachings to me?

    K. Langa

  4. August 24th, 2010 at 05:21 | #4

    I am also a believer in spirit Guides, having been aware of them for about 20 years now.

  5. Dan O’Donnell
    December 28th, 2010 at 00:37 | #5

    Echolima – the world needs more people like you, and less credulous fools wanking on about angels and such. I like it when people who go on about ‘the stupid christians’ use terminology such as angels. Guys, you can explore the infinite majesty of being in all its forms and figures WITHOUT needing Doreen bloody Virtue, or Osho, or any other guru of the month.

    Grow a spiritual set of balls, and meditate or fast or visualise or dream all night on a beach with peyote in your head. Or pray. WhatEVER. Just be free to make your own belief system, and let the entities describe themselves to you. Don;t force your set upon these astral lads. THey are very reactive.

  6. Lane
    January 2nd, 2011 at 19:38 | #6

    We are eternal beings. We were, are and will be. There is no death as such. Therefore, why would it be strange for some people to be able to tune into the wavelength of the so-called dead?

    Why is such fear, jealousy and hatred directed at people who have this gift to a greater degree than others?

    As for religion… not too many years ago people felt ‘electricty’ was evil and that the world was flat. So very funny to us now. But how funny is it that people still believe that communication with our guides, other loved ones and the so-called dead, is evil?

    victorzammit.com has some interesting facts for those who are genuinely interested in the afterlife. The very best way to learn more about these things is to trust your ‘own’ instincts and feelings. Listen to the “still small voice” in your own head. Don’t be mislead by all the naysayers and fearmongers. We all die. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that we can look forward to dying rather than all this fear and hoohah.

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