Spirit Guides, Poetry and Distance Healing

December 2015

Ralph Ticehurst: Dynamic Healer Par Excellence

In line with previous editions, this Newsletter is somewhat random in its range of topics - going with the flow, so to speak. What is new in this edition, however, are two areas of Ralph’s remarkable work which we have not hitherto covered: Ralph’s spirit guides and his ability to recall ‘lost’ poetry.

Please feel free to contact the compiler of the newsletters, (, on any of the issues raised. Confidentiality will be respected. Mike is a friend and admirer of Ralph and Jan, who some years ago offered to compile newsletters in tribute, showing the depth and range of Ralph’s ‘ministry’. He aims to be an objective and ‘detached’ observer as far as the topics allow.

Ralph and Jan have come a long way with the preparation of their book, and when it is ready we shall contact all those who receive the newsletters.

Ralph has a number of spirit guides. Ralph’s main guides have generally been Chinese and Japanese. Tang Li was Ralph’s original guide, and he is still around sometimes. For a short period he had two Indian guides. For eighteen months or so he had a North American Red Indian guide working alongside his Chinese guides, but with different energies. (See the next section: An intriguing story.) Not all are named, and they seem to come and go.

Ralph says that sometimes patients are aware that spirits are in the room and even believe the spirits are touching them. At a recent session that Mike witnessed Ralph said there were two spirits in the room and four watching. Quite a number of patients are aware of the spirits even when they are not in the clinic. Ralph says that some 30% are aware, whereas in earlier days the number was considerably smaller. On occasion the spirits have communicated directly with patients.

Once a lady asked Ralph if he could predict the timing of her father’s imminent death. Her two brothers lived in Yorkshire and Scotland, and she wanted them to see their father before he died. Ralph said he could not - he was not God, as his guides also said, but the guides did recommend that the brothers might do well to come down that Thursday and Friday. The father died on the Saturday.
Ralph cites another case of a bereavement where the husband came through. Ralph always asks if the patient wants to hear the message. There were three messages, to which the widow responded that she wished she could believe. Ralph said he had been given the name of Brian (he had no idea that the husband was called Brian). Brian said that his wife had always wanted to cross the t’s and dot the i’s. He then showed the back of his hands and said how proud she would be that he had cleaned himself up. This brought floods of tears because the husband had been a car mechanic and always came home with dirty greasy hands. These revelations made the widow more positive, accept her bereavement and lead a normal life again.

Another story relates to a lady who had lost her mother. Ralph was told about a rocking horse and a rabbit-like doll, which the lady recalled. Ralph also described the mother as wearing a light blue dress with yellow flowers. The lady said that her mother had never had a light blue dress; Ralph simply said that was what he was being shown. The lady was able to take everything else on board and was grateful. It transformed her way of coping with her loss. About eighteen months later she phoned Ralph asking if he would see her husband who had a bad knee. At the first session the lady reminded Ralph of the light blue dress. At a subsequent session she mentioned that after this session she and her husband had decided to look at some old reel-to-reel tapes and the first thing to jump out on the screen was her Mum wearing a light blue dress with yellow flowers. The lady exclaimed that it was a dress that she never liked her mother wearing and couldn’t understand why she hadn’t remembered it. It was nice to put the whole story to bed.

Another lady had lost both her parents in a car crash in Turkey and her father came though effing and blinding. Ralph felt he could not relay this fact, but in the end he mentioned that both parents were there, but it was the father who was dominating the conversation. It transpired that the father was always prone to effing and blinding, but Ralph toned down the language as he relayed it.

North American Indian statueAn intriguing story....At one stage Ralph had one American Red Indian guide and four Chinese guides. One of them said that in three years time Ralph’s wife Jan would be able to pass on messages. Jan pooh-poohed the idea, as she was not into the spirit world at that time - she was not a healer. Sometime later, however, during a healing session Jan said she was being shown Ralph sitting in a circle of Red Indians round a camp fire, all with traditional headdresses, honouring Ralph with a feather as an honour for the work he was doing. They called him Wise Wolf. A couple of months later Jan saw a group giving Ralph another feather. A few weeks after that a lady from Stamford whom Ralph knew came somewhat sheepishly to Ralph saying that she had somehow felt impelled to buy a statue which she gave to him. It showed a North American Red Indian with two feathers, standing beside a wolf. This lady had absolutely no idea of Jan’s vision. Incidentally Ralph means Wolf. Ralph (pronounced ralf /rælf/; or, more traditionally, rayf /rf/ is an English, Scandinavian and German male given name, derived from Old Norse Raðulfrað "counsel" + ulfr "wolf" through Old English Rædwulf and the longer form Radulf.)


Ralph’s gift of recalling (lost) poetry. Ralph sometimes has poetry recited to him through his spirits.

St Aldhelm. Some years ago Ralph met Francis Spencer, a religious teacher at Godolphin School in Salisbury. The chiseled face of Francis, a six foot six ‘giant’, had been chosen as a model by the sculptor charged with producing a statue of Aldhelm, a seventh century bishop of Malmesbury and Sherborne, to be mounted on the west wall of Salisbury Cathedral.

Statue of Aldhelm at Sailsbury cathedralAldhelm was a significant figure in the religious life of the times, and Wikipedia has an interesting and quite lengthy article on the saint which makes illuminating reading. At some stage Ralph was given a message which was apparently a couple of poems by Aldhelm. Francis was with Ralph at the time and transcribed them as Ralph recited the text he was being given. One of the poems was entitled Tempus in Veritas (In Time the Truth or something similar), the meaning of which Ralph, not having been taught Latin, did not have a clue about. The second poem starts ‘Love is Life’. The poems are in a form of Old English. Aldhelm was a prolific poet, predominantly in Latin. He apparently used vernacular English, the dialect spoken by the local people, so that he could reach a larger audience, and these poems were recited or sung by him to the local people (and were still popular in the time of Alfred the Great in the ninth century), but not written down; at least no examples have been found. The language in the two poems is certainly not of the quality of Aldhelm’s known works, but Ralph is adamant that they were by him. This is plausible, because Aldhelm might well have used language which the peasants understood.

There is an interesting paragraph in an article on St Aldhelm (AD 639-709) in an American publication covering the historical landscape of Britain. Google The paragraph is lengthy, but it is worth quoting edited chunks of it in this context. ....’King Alfred the Great placed him (Aldhelm) in the first rank of vernacular poets of his country, and we learn from William of Malmesbury that even as late as the 12th century (over four hundred years later) some ballads he had composed continued to be popular. King Alfred entered into his notebook the following anecdote.....’Aldhelm observed ...that the peasantry, instead of assisting as the monks sang, ran from house to house gossiping and could hardly be persuaded to attend to the exhortations of the preacher. Aldhelm watched the occasion and stationed himself, in the character of a minstrel, on the bridge over which the people had to pass. Soon he had collected a crowd of hearers by the beauty of his verse, and when he had grabbed their attention he gradually introduced, among the ballads he was reciting to them, words of a more serious nature. At length he succeeded in impressing upon their minds a truer feeling of religious devotion; Whereas if, as William of Malmesbury observes, he had proceeded with severity and excommunication, he would have made no impression whatever upon them.’ Edited from Baring-Gould's "Lives of the Saints" (1877).

Tempus in Veritas (In Time the Truth)

Oh, divine person,
Come closer to me.
Hold out thou arm
so I can come closer to thee

Allow my head to cradle
and rest in your arm
so that eventually
I may come to see.

My spirit is unsure,
my mind is not clear.
I need your pure guidance
to deliver me here.

Thrice I but ask
and thrice every time:
my first when I ask -
“Oh no!  oh no!”

Then again when I ask -
“I know not. I know not.”
Yet when asking thrice
I am shown  “I know now.”

The curtains have folded
and opened in time,
my eyes become clear
and now I am shown

and how I am pure.
Henceforth this is true
I know I can see,
I am shown all is clear.

So to pull to the shore,
where I can deliver
my love
on one and on all

My head now lifts up
and the arm now retreats.
All has been shown
As time has been fleet.

Love is life

Love is life
and life is love;
love comes from but high

It comes in many strange
ways; it comes on
it comes on rain,
then drops gently to the plain.

We feign and
smile as this
caresses us
and then possesses us,
in turn produces
the rain

that then runs from our eyes.
It is folly,
it is folly
that hence we are all wrapped up

and spun,
on a web of failing sunlight.


Distance healing.

Ralph does distance healing twice a week, even when he is overseas or when his patients are living abroad. The sessions usually involve a number of patients and last twenty minutes or so. Some sessions are pre-arranged and patients are sometimes aware that the healing is going on, but not always.

Recently a couple from South Africa came to the clinic for a healing session. During the session they asked if Ralph could help a friend of theirs who was dying of cancer and in great pain. Ralph was given the man’s phone number. A lady answered the phone and a time was arranged for a distance healing session. Her husband was to have his hands palm upwards, and they were to concentrate on something in the room, say a rose. Ralph made contact as arranged. The lady told Ralph later, saying that a gentle light had appeared and, until his death six months later, her husband never experienced any more pain.

Bits and pieces relating to the Ticehurst family.

  • Ralph’s wife Jan was diagnosed with non Hodgkins lymphoma cancer some twenty years ago and the future was very uncertain. Jan is still around today and in fine form, and so far Ralph seems to deal effectively with the occasional relapse.
  • Gradually, over the years, Jan has also had visions and has become increasingly part of the healing team. A conduit, so to speak. Part of her story will appear in the next Newsletter
  • Son Matthew once put his keys down and Ralph idly picked them up. Suddenly Matthew had to take them off his father because he was bending the back door key unconsciously. Ralph occasionally bends metal - but not deliberately.
  • We have mentioned on a number of occasions that Ralph messes up electronic gadgets - at Sidney Harbour, Morrison’s, numerous tube stations, restaurants and at home. He doesn’t mean to! His children have become wary.
  • Between the ages of 18 months and 6 Years Ralph had an imaginary cat which no one else in the family could see. He called it Mai Mai and was very protective of it. In Chinese à mèi means little sister and mèi mèi means informally ‘little sister, little sister. Many years later Ralph’s daughter Karen played a cat in a pantomime ‘Puss in Boots’ at Ryhall Primary School in Rutland. During the performance the teacher called the cat mèi mèi. Ralph’s mother who was in the audience was aghast and reminded Ralph that was the name he had given to his imaginary cat. Later the said teacher came for a healing session on her back which, incidentally, was successful. She remembered the incident about Karen and the cat and said that the name had come spontaneously to her - she knew not why.