She delivers “Postcards from Heaven,” solace to those who want to re-connect with loved ones in the afterlife. Mom, comedienne, and medium Maureen Hancock comes to the Zeiterion tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.
According to her memoir, “The Medium Next Door—Adventures of a Real-Life Ghost Whisperer,” it started when she was a child—hearing and seeing dead people, that is. But she suppressed much of it until a near fatal car crash reawakened the ability to communicate with the dead in 1992. Still, she did not go public with her talent until after September 11, 2001. That tragedy left her with the conviction that she needed to share her ability with others. She began performing to larger audiences at local clubs and cafes.
Along with her book hitting the stands this summer, on July 30th Ms. Hancock was featured in the one-hour documentary “Psychic in Suburbia” on the Style network produced by Sander/Moss, executive producers of ABC’s “Ghost Whisperer.” The show highlights her teaching two mediums-in-training, her nieces Candace and Stassia, at her suburban Boston home where she’s a typical mom, wife, and, oh yes, psychic.
The book, the documentary, and now the Postcards Tour are all part of a dream to reach as many people as possible. That reach extends to those in need when loved ones go missing. Ms. Hancock co-founded Mission for the Missing, which provides assistance for parents who have lost children. She also lends her talents to the other non-profit she co-founded, Seeds of Hope, for cancer patients. As a Reiki master and holistic healer, she offers pro bono holistic care and support to patients and their families.
Whether you’re a believer in spirits or not, she is always entertaining as she delivers wit and humor with her Postcards from Heaven. And who knows? You may walk even away with your own special delivery.
If you go:
- Where: Zeiterion Theater, 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford
- When: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 18, 2011
- Cost: $25 per ticket at the door
Information for this article was provided by Ms. Hancock’s website www.maureenhancock.com.