Book Reviews

"A Small Medium at Large:
Adventures of a Psychic Traveler"

“You've written a beautiful kick-ass book. Peyote on paper. I read it in one great, savory gulp and loved it. You have a knowing, clear, honest voice that comes straight through, and a truly amazing story told very, very well. You've done it! My congratulations!" – Tom Ashbrook — Former Editor of the Boston Globe, host of the NPR’s On Point and author of The Leap

 

 

"In another time and place, Gail would undoubtedly be a Shaman or a medicine woman. Her life has been saturated with spontaneous psychic experiences which she has also demonstrated in the laboratory. Her stunning performance on the Ganzfield experiment became the basis for my chapter on Telepathy in Supernormal. She has a fascinating story — I am delighted she took my advice and wrote this book!" – Dean Radin Ph.D — Senior scientist at The Institute of Noetic Sciences, author of bestsellers Real Magic, Entangled Minds, The Conscious Universe and Supernormal

“Gail Hayssen has a long history of remarkable psychic and intuitive experiences that have guided her and helped others. Many of these accounts are in my file of "exceptional case reporters" and would have been noted in my 2005 book about psychic gifts (The Gift) if we had met before its publication.
  Among the many psychically gifted folks I've known, Gail Hayssen is remarkable in her efforts to help promote understanding of psi abilities in general. Since an early age she has been an active participant in studies of her own psychic ability by noted parapsychologists, she has been an assistant researcher in advancing the study of others, and most notably in recent years she has investigated, supported and promoted knowledge about the shamanic practices of a indigenous groups. Gail brings insight, warmth and humor to her presentations about all her endeavors.”
– Sally Rhinefeather, Rhine Research Center - daughter of J.B. Rhine, who founded the field of parapsychology at Duke University and coined the term “ESP”

"What a great book! Very well written. Each incident Gail shares with readers attests to her remarkable gift,. Her frankness is refreshing and welcome; it is only by first-person accounts and research studies that science will begin to fathom these puzzling phenomena. Gail's account is filled with humor, with pathos, with colorful characters, and with remarkable anecdotes — both from her cooperation with scientists and her full-fledged immersion in a life well-lived.”
— Stanley Krippner, Ph.D. — author of dozens of books including Dream Telepathy, Mysterious Minds, Understanding The Allure of Suicide
 

"Gail has written a wonderful and inspiring book. She volunteered to participate in some of the ESP experiments that Dean Radin and I were carrying out, and she turned out to be a wonderful psychic subject. Having grown up in publishing, and already written nine ESP books myself, I encouraged Gail to put her stories down on paper to tell the world that a person can have psychic abilities, and use these gifts to further their life and overcome great obstacles. Her story will be an inspiration to everyone who reads of her hair raising travels, struggles, and adventures.” Russell Targ — physicist, cofounder of the Stanford Research Institute’s investigation into psychic abilities, and author of Limitless Mind — the Reality of ESP and Do You See What I See?

 

"What a great book! Very well written. Each incident Gail shares with readers attests to her remarkable gift,. Her frankness is refreshing and welcome; it is only by first-person accounts and research studies that science will begin to fathom these puzzling phenomena. Gail's account is filled with humor, with pathos, with colorful characters, and with remarkable anecdotes — both from her cooperation with scientists and her full-fledged immersion in a life well-lived.” Stanley Krippner, Ph.D. — author of dozens of books including Dream Telepathy, Mysterious Minds, Understanding The Allure of Suicide

“I finished your book and loved it! I didn't want it to end, it made me feel so close to you. I can't believe all the amazing adventures you've had in your life and your sharp psychic abilities. Definitely Oprah material." – Terri Hodara, Psychotherapist

"“Wonderful! I've finished the last chapter and have such a good feeling of knowing you at a very real level. Bravo, the book is super. You have all the elements of classical heroism here, Gail! You're a heroine in the sense that you have overcome great odds to find love, children, friends, security, and enough fiscal freedom to follow your heart and develop your psychic abilities. Even the elements of parental difficulties are classical elements of the Cinderella heroine. And you're living, walking proof that miracles can happen. Your life is a compelling one, with truly universal significance. You could be an inspiration to generations of young women with this book."  - Fran T.

“Gail Hayssen’s book is one of those true "can't put it down" reads. Her biography is so engaging because her experiences seem too incredible to be real — yet her intimate narrative style took me by the hand and led me through her life's adventures. Vivid storytelling that really lets us "regular" people into the world of a life-long medium.” - Valerie Landes, Emmy-winning PBS television producer