Little Doris Sutton was born in
Grantham, Lincolnshire, England. She grew up and
married, and later became the celebrated
clairaudient, Doris Stokes.
life-story Doris tells of how, as a child, she
often saw things that others couldn't see.
During the War she was officially informed that
her husband, John, had been killed. Then, at the
height of her grief, she was visited by the
spirit of her long-dead father who declared that
her husband was, in fact, not dead but still
alive somewhere, and that he would soon return
home to her and to her baby son, John Michael.
But her joy quickly turned to grief when her
father also warned of the impending death of her
seemingly healthy baby boy.
Both predictions came true: her husband returned
home safely, and John Michael died in her arms.
forced to accept the fact that she possessed an
amazing gift: psychic powers that over the years
of her extraordinary life brought joy and comfort
to millions of people world-wide.
career as a medium, Doris helped to solve murder
cases. She filled the Sydney Opera House three
nights in a row; and once she even had to
convince a man that he was dead.
hectic life she was constantly plagued by stress
and illness, and later underwent thirteen
operations for cancer. But Doris managed to smile
through the heartache and tears, which was just
as well because, sadly, she lost other babies,
too - which was why she and John decided to adopt
a little boy called Terry.
series of six best-selling autobiographies, which
recount her amazing life as a sensitive, she
gives her readers fascinating insights into her
ability of hearing supernormal voices, and into
her whirlwind media tours of America, New
Zealand, Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom,
she became a household name and a familiar face
In the book
by English author Linda Williamson, titled Mediums and Their Work (Robert Hale 1990), Ms
Williamson recalls witnessing one of Doris's
stage demonstrations. She reports listening to
the gasps from the crowd as Doris relayed a
barrage of accepted facts like: "Someone
lives at 15 Church Street"; and
"There's the surname of Thomas and there are
twins in the family"; and "I heard the
name of Margaret Brown... There are connections
to (the places of) Bilborough and Nottingham. Can
anyone place this?" A woman put up her hand
and accepted the information.
level-headed author Linda Williamson writes that,
"Hardly pausing for breath she went on from
one person to another, firing off names,
sometimes stopping to correct herself, but
achieving an accuracy that was astonishing."
Stokes will be remembered most fondly by those
whom she reunited with their loved ones; and by
the many thousands who gained a renewed sense of
hope in their lives from either reading her books
or witnessing her spiritual work.
Stokes passed into the spirit world on 8th May
1987. Her husband, John, and her adopted son,
Terry, and even their little dog called Boots,
have now all joined her there.
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