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LAist Interview: Medium and Clairvoyant Lisa Williams

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This Friday night, medium, clairvoyant, healer, and author Lisa Williams will be appearing live at Club Nokia, where she will be able to connect people with their loved ones who are no longer living. Williams might be a familiar face, since she has had two Lifetime Television series, Lisa Williams: Voices from the Other Side and Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead, and has made numerous appearances on TV talk and news shows here and around the country. She hails from England, but was brought to Los Angeles by the late Merv Griffin (before he became "the late") and now teaches workshops in the area in addition to making live appearances like Friday's all over the world.LAist had the opportunity to chat with Williams yesterday, and talk about life in Los Angeles, connecting with celebrity spirits, her Club Nokia show, and...Twitter.

Life in Los Angeles...
Williams, her husband, and their 8-year-old son, have been living in Los Angeles for two-and-a-half years now. "It really does feel like home now," Williams says, adding that she recently asked her son if he wanted to go back to England and his response was an adamant "No!" It's not surprising that our weather is the first thing this Brit says she loves about living here, when you compare our days of sunshine with the rainy skies of England. But above all it seems the best thing about Los Angeles is the "laid back attitude." She notes that it seems "you never get questioned about your beliefs," and that there is an overall sense of openness she appreciates.

That sense of openness has come in handy; on Williams' television shows, she included segments where she was out and about in retail areas of various neighborhoods, and she would stop passers-by, shoppers, or shopkeepers to give them impromptu on-the-spot readings, connecting them unexpectedly with loved ones who had passed away, getting reactions varying from surprised to highly emotional.