Collins's talents came to the fore when she was
twelve years old: she heard a disembodied voice
which saved her sister Lily's life. She gradually
realized that she possessed the power of
clairvoyance and also the ability to heal.
Doris toured Britain, Australia,
New Zealand, South Africa, USA and Europe to
demonstrate her gifts of healing and mediumship,
and she made tape recordings of some of her
appearances. The evidence of the tapes is
presented in her books, recounting messages from
the spirit world.
In all cases the spirit
communicators' concern is to comfort and guide
the bereaved whom they have left behind,
reassuring them that all is well with them in
their new lives beyond the grave.
Doris's books are
accounts of some of the strange happenings she
witnessed in her lifetime, and of her own work as
a medium and healer.
Her three book titles
Woman of Spirit
The Power Within
Collins was a down-to-earth, no nonsense kind of
person, and these attributes were reflected in
the directness of her style of delivery on stage.
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Her public meetings usually
contained clairvoyance, followed by a spiritual
healing demonstration in the second half of the
evening. For several years, she was President of
The Surrey Healers Association, England..
friendly with showbusiness personalities such as
Michael Bentine, Peter Sellers, and Frankie
Howerd; and her publishers promoted her as
'clairvoyant to the stars'.
time, Doris worked for the Sun
newspaper, answering its readers' questions on
psychic matters. She made public appearances on
television and radio, and also gave clairvoyance
at the Royal Albert Hall in London. At one
theatre she announced candidly to the audience,
'Although I am known as a clairvoyant, first and
foremost - I am a healer.'
passed over in 2003.
In A Woman of Spirit, she cautions all aspiring
mediums and healers:
"To develop psychic
powers by whatever means is highly dangerous
unless one acknowledges the Supreme Power, the
source of all life.
searcher after truth and revelation must be
prompted by the highest motives. Of course we
mortals do not always achieve this ideal but when
developing, it is essential to have the will to
for selfish reasons cannot have beneficial
results in the long run."