Dr Ian D. Rubenstein

The doctor who trained as a medium


Reviews of Consulting Spirit

"Ian Rubenstein is an ideal narrator as he takes us through his own personal story of exploring the paranormal, which he tells in a warm and informal way.  He is infectiously curious, albeit a sceptic and a doctor who readily admits he does not know the answers but is keen to find them out. His lesson to us all? Keep an open mind" — Sarah Hartley, Mail On Sunday


"Dr Rubenstein is a somewhat unusual doctor. When he sees patients in his North London clinic, he sometimes also sees their deceased relatives as well. Some of these provide verifiable information that brings comfort to them and sometimes, as in cases of depression, even takes the place of a prescription. In Consulting Spirit he describes how he discovered his unexpected mediumistic ability, did his best to develop it at a local Spiritualist church, and put it to work for the benefit of his patients.

It is a remarkable story, told with good humour and an engaging touch of bewilderment at the workings of the 'spirit world',  into which the author found himself unwittingly plunged. Despite his light-hearted approach, he has a serious message to convey - that, as he puts it, 'somewhere along the way, modern medicine has missed a trick or two.' I found the book as instructive as it was enjoyable, and cannot recommend it too highly." — Guy Lyon Playfair, author of the Indefinite Boundary


"Consulting Spirit tells a fascinating story about a self-described 'skeptical physician' who found himself becoming a medium. Dr. Ian D. Rubenstein, the author, put his newly discovered skills to

practical use in his practice of medicine, and this is what makes the book unique.  Dr. Rubenstein found a way to make contact 'with the realm of Spirit,' and provides a path for 'practical mediumship' that his readers will find absorbing and provocative." — Stanley Krippner, Ph.D. Co-author, Demystifying Shamans and Their World

A Doctor's Experience with Practical Mediumship