Channel at Lake Superior Interfaith Community Church December 18, 2022

On December 18, I had the great joy to lead a singalong and do a channel at Lake Superior Interfaith Community Church in Duluth, Minnesota. Wouldn’t you know I got laryngitis.

I first arrived at LSICC in 1998 by way of a book signing for our first book, Diaries of the Psychic Sorority: Talking With the Angels. The girls and I scheduled an event at the Duluth Barnes and Noble, never suspecting anyone would come. Instead, 35 people from the church arrived, back when it was Spiritualist. They invited us over and I’ve been speaking and singing here ever since. I’ve recently agreed to be on the board!

Kimberly Lilith Phelps, Teresa McMillian, and Barbara With at our first book signing for Diaries of the Psychic Sorority: Talking With the Angels, 1998.

Back to December 18: After Carolyn Sheets sent out a prayer to our ancestors, I began to channel. I felt a decided animated energy coming through. Though you can’t hear the question, it’s basically, “Who are you?”

As I heard them introduce the cohorts—Einstein and the Party, the Angels, all our relatives—quite unexpectedly to me a group appeared that had deep connection to the church, led by a very persuasive Reverend. When he identified himself, he broke down in tears, awed and joyful that he could, from Afterlife, stand at the front of the very church he loved and helped to build and now talk as one of the “dead people.” We all, on both sides of the veil, felt the profundity of that moment as the church’s ancestors did indeed appear.

After the service, as we enjoyed our meal together downstairs, I asked around about the origins of the church. Seems a group of spiritualists used to meet in each other’s homes in the 1950s and decided to organize and build a church. This “sturdy little church” is indeed that, and I am honored to be a part of it.

In 2023, we’ve decided to hold a regular Second Sunday Singalong and Share, where once a month I will lead the group in singing some mighty joyful and inspiring songs together, then I’ll channel and then we open for questions and conversation.

If you’re in the neighborhood, come on down. All are welcome.

Barbara With on Paranormal Karen

November 18, 2022

Many of you know I am a big fan of the Jimmy Dore Show. Jimmy and his wife Stef are two comedians who take on the political news from an independent as well as comedic position: both sides are equally responsible for the mess we are in and we have to stop fighting each other, so let’s make fun of them all.

One day, Stef had a tarot-card reading comedian named Karen Rontowski on for a segment, a real departure from the usual stuff. I was so impressed with their conversation and after seeing her on again, I booked a reading with her.

It was such a great reading, I booked another! And in the process, Karen booked me on her podcast. We had such a great time, we made a date to do another show focusing on Einstein’s Maps of Human Consciousness and Unified Field Theory sometime next year.

Meanwhile, here’s our first meet-up. Enjoy!

Appearance: Sunday, August 14, 10:30 AM Lake Superior Interfaith Community Church

“Birthing the New Humanity”

Join us as I lead LSICC in song and inspiration on Sunday, August 14th at 10:30 AM. This will be the first appearance I have made at the church for several years.

The topic will be Birthing a New Humanity, and I will bring some good news about these difficult times we are in, and share some music as well.

Afterward there will be coffee and treats. Bring something to share.


Located at the edge of Chester Creek in Duluth, Minnesota, above the deep and pure waters of the greatest of the Great Lakes, all are welcome at Lake Superior Interfaith Community Church. LSICC is a place to worship the God of one’s own understanding, and to enjoy the fellowship of kindred souls. As Duluth’s only Interfaith church, we welcome people of all faith traditions, philosophies, paths, belief systems, and religions to join in the great dialogue and shared human experience.

1414 E 9th St, Duluth, MN 55805 • (218) 724-6554 • interfaithon9thstreet@partyof12