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Hi, Spirits!

At one point or another, most reading this will have been affected by the loss of someone special. A treasured family member, a cherished friend, a great teacher or work colleague. If you had the chance to reach out to the other side, to have contact with a special one once again, would you take it?

By Tierney Seccull

Peter Williams has been linking the land of the living with the dearly departed since his 20s, and this month, he’s returning to the Top End to do it again one last time in his final mediumship tour.

“I’m more moving into helping people to align with themselves … to come into their purpose and to start living life a lot more. Because that’s one of the biggest messages that I’ve been receiving,” he says.

“People get so caught up in their grief, they forget they’re the ones still living. That’s the message that keeps coming through again, and again, and again … You’re not guaranteed tomorrow, but are you really living?”

Being Williams’ last mediumship tour, you may feel the sense of urgency to grab your ticket to connect. But if you’re hoping to make contact with someone on the other side, it doesn’t quite work like that, as Williams is guided by the spirit world rather than the other way around.

“In Darwin … you’ve got 250 odd souls all vying to get their passed one to come through, but it’s not because you’ve been wishing or wanting it more. I work very closely with the spirit rather than the audience,” he says.

“It’s not about me trying to get around to read everybody, because that’s impossible and I’d also be energetically f—ked [laughs] … I have to be true to the spirit that’s coming through, not necessarily worry about what’s going on for the audience.”

Although audience members come with big hopes for a connection, you may be surprised to learn it’s the spirits that can get a bit pushy.

“I get to see [the spirits] first. There’s a bit of a line or a crowd gathering, and one will step forward more than another. I actually have a spirit team that acts as bouncers, otherwise I would be overwhelmed by Spirit because there are so many. It’s kind of like a nightclub VIP scene with the little red cord – one steps forward, and I take it one-by-one. But if we’re at capacity, they can’t come in.”

If you’ve not been witness to a medium experience before, don’t expect things to play out in a Whoopi Goldberg-Patrick Swayze-Demi Moore-Ghost kind of way.

“There are no pottery scenes! Some occasional strippers come through but there are no live re-enactments, so the audience are safe on my behalf from my good old dad bod. But it can be fun, it can be serious, it can be sad. You just have to go with it!”

Over the years, Williams has been moved by the connections he’s been able to facilitate, and hopes – whether one connects or not – that Darwin audiences come with an open mind. Because at the end of the day, the main message from the spirits is always the same.

“It just makes you realise that you’ve got to appreciate what you’ve got – it’s always the same message. I’m dealing with a lot of grief, I’m dealing with a lot of death, but out of all of that, the message is to live."

Peter Williams Medium Searching Spirit Tour
WHEN FRI 17 MAR | 7–9.30PM
COST $49

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