Joseph Shiel is a highly acclaimed Evidential Medium, Spirit Artist, Psychic and award-winning teacher. Internationally known for his accuracy, integrity and commitment to others, he has devoted his life to service of Spirit and those seeking love, healing and growth. He shares his remarkable talents with students, clients and audiences around the world; teaching, speaking, healing and performing private and public demonstrations of evidential mediumship and Spirit Art deemed by many as 'Portraits from Heaven.' His exceptionally rare gifts make him one of the most sought after mediums, consulting for politicians, CEO's, celebrities and all those seeking healing and insight.
Joseph hails from Boston and was born into an Irish Catholic family and has known the presence of Spirit in his life since infancy. Coming from a traditional Jesuit background and bound for priesthood, a role for which he thought he had been destined, Joe found himself conflicted about his unusual abilities and at the threshold of ordination to become a permanent deacon, he left the Catholic seminary to embark on a new journey, searching tirelessly to understand the incredible value of his gifts. He emerged finally to embrace and develop his talents as a Medium, Registered Rand Reiki Master, Healer and Spiritual Advisor, studying and working with world renowned teachers in Catholicism, Spiritualism, Buddhism and other spiritual modalities to enhance and utilize his natural abilities. He holds a BA in Philosophy from Boston College and performed his graduate work in Theology at Colgate Crozer Divinity School and St. Bernard's Institute.
Today Joseph commits himself fully to communication with those who have passed on by being extremely detailed, factual and evidential in his readings and drawings. With close to 20 years of professional experience, Joseph has reached a heightened level of development and possesses the very rare ability to utilize all of his senses. In addition to being an extraordinary Medium, Joseph is also a talented and expressive artist, who with guidance from Spirit, draws recognizable portraits of departed loved ones without the use of photographs and without possessing any prior knowledge of them or their physical characteristics.
Joseph is an ordained minister and instructor with the Journey Within Church in New Jersey, a registered Medium in Lily Dale, NY; the world's oldest and largest community for the practice of Spiritualism and is a Certified Medium for the Forever Family Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the understanding of Afterlife Science through research and education while providing support and healing for people in grief.
A fine artist, sculptor, recording artist and published poet, Joseph is diversely creative and as an award-winning teacher and nominee for the prestigious Vanguard Award for Most Innovative New Teaching Method, he is a dynamic and creative instructor & motivational speaker bringing his inventive and lively style to classrooms everywhere, including the renowned Arthur Findlay College where he serves as a guest tutor and the Spiritualists’ National Union International (SNUi) as an online tutor.