My name is Helen Carmody Stroud, and about 24 years ago, my brilliant stepfather, Dr. Frank E. Vandiver [President, Texas A&M University], told me about his fascinating conversations with a spirit named Dr. James Peebles [through medium Thomas Jacobson, 1989]. I was interested, and made an appointment for myself, after asking my stepfather, “Am I going to be talking to a spirit, or to a person pretending to be a spirit named Dr. Peebles?" Laughing, Frank replied that once Dr. Peebles started talking, I would have no doubts whatsoever that I was speaking with, well, what Frank and I later always said, we thought might even be God!
Anyway, that first conversation with Dr. Peebles blew me away. Completely. I had been raised Catholic, and had undergone 16 years of rigorous Catholic education. No matter how much I tried to make it work, in my head, the whole doctrine just made no sense at all to me. And, of course, I experienced a mother lode of guilt that Catholics are so famous for, because I wasn't being a good enough Catholic!
After that first session with Dr. P., I felt like I was walking, or floating on clouds......just buoyant! For the first time in my life, someone had presented me with the most beautiful explanation of life, and my life in particular....I got the big picture.
Many, many more conversations followed, including workshops with Thomas Jacobson that Thomas called, Journey to the Heart". For years I am afraid that most of what I talked about, and to anyone that would listen to me, was, "Dr. Peebles said,” or, “Thomas said," because I wanted everyone to have the clarity that I was experiencing.
Even today, probably at least twice a week, I talk about my life-changing experiences with Dr. Peebles and the very amazing, clear channel of his, Thomas Jacobson. Please feel free to contact me for any more on this subject, as I could go on for hours ....
Helen Carmody Stroud
The Woodlands, Texas