Psychic medium. What comes to mind when you hear those words? Does one think of doubt? Or fear of the unknown? Or subliminal curiosity that hides behind personal pride? Maybe all of these hit close to home. However, in my case, it was more like freedom from the known and intrigue.
I have never even set out for a psychic reading in my life. I’ve passed many palm readers on the street without hesitation to turn back and ask what those lines on my non-moisturized hands meant. The closest thing to a psychic reading I have ever had was probably when I was a kid and my mother would say that if I didn’t finish my supper, I probably wouldn’t be having any dessert. Her prophecy came true every time. I still stand flabbergasted.
I was asked to call Matt Fraser for an interview. If you aren’t yet aware of him, you soon will be. At the tender age of 23, Matt has already been a key noted guest on many shows such as local NBC morning news, CBS Radio, Fox News, Coast to Coast and many more. You bet that he has brought thousands of tears of joys to thousand’s of people’s cheeks and has ruined thousands of mascara jobs too.
His ability to tap into the other side all the while thriving in the positive white light comforts many of his fans into knowing that any experience they have with him will be an uplifting one. It becomes soon apparent that Matt, unlike some other psychics, does not tread in a world of negativity and darkness. And so I made a call to Mr. Fraser, excited to learn more about what makes him tick and where this ability manifested.
Within moments of our phone introduction to each other, Matt was pulling rabbits out of his hat already.
“I feel you have an energy about you, you really love people and you’re a great judge of character and everyone knows that about you, you tend to only surround yourself with these people. You have a deep connection with nature and the earth. You need the beauty of it to survive.”
I didn’t even ask for a quick reading nor did I expect one. This was very impressive to hear because it was absolutely correct, which left my mind happily awestruck. I had seen some of his other work on YouTube and had even read his book “The Secrets To Unlocking Your Psychic Ability”, so I knew he was no yellow starburst sort of psychic medium.
I knew in my heart right then and there that I was in the presence of someone who has a heavy purpose in this world when it comes to helping others in their personal dealings and affairs. See, now I’m even talking like a psychic…
DC LIFE MAGAZINE: A brief history of Matt Fraser?
Matt Fraser: My grandmother and mother had the same ability that I do. Grandma was a psychic but she was not a professional, only close friends and family members knew about it. My grandfather never knew she practiced it, nobody ever even spoke about it. The shades in the house were always drawn and my grandfather would come home and wonder why they were like that and then my grandmother would say something to the extent that she was just having tea with her friends. It was a very taboo thing at the time to talk about. Fast forward to me at 4 years old, and I was already seeing the departed. When I was 5 or 6 I began having visitations from other spirits and having messages relayed to me. I was so afraid of this but my mom wasn’t worried, she knew exactly what was going on. And so the more I pushed this gift away, the less frequent the visitations became. I slowly started to grow into acceptance with my ability as my teenage years came about. Fast forward again to being out of High School and I became an EMT and even worked for the World Trade Center in Boston because of my passion for helping others. And now, here I am.
DC: As a psychic medium, what makes you, in your opinion, different than the other psychic mediums out there?
MF: That’s a good question. I try to have a very personal and intimate experience with all of those looking for answers. All the posts on my social media websites are me. When I wake up I do inspirational posts for all to see. I want to be up close and personal and let these people know that I really do care about them. I also try to refer to all of my psychic readings as family reunions because that really is what they are!
DC: Your book, “The Secrets to Unlocking Your Psychic Ability”, is a great guide to deepening your personal intuition, as I have found. What else can you tell our audience about your book?
MF: My book is full of exercises I use when getting back into my personal ability. It’s really a quick read. It will certainly help you with finding your strongest ability and how to tap into it because I do believe that everyone is at least a bit psychic.
DC: I feel in the United States we are so stressed and hurried and sometimes even a little bitter with everyday life (work, relationships, finances, illness) that we forget to thank God for how blessed we are, which I believe leaves people lost in the monotony of it all. It seems that a positive reading for everyone whether it be from you, or someone like you, could have a major impact on society. What’s your opinion on that thought?
MF: I agree. There is so much stress in society, I absolutely believe that a reading could show people there is no reason to have a bad day. Everyone is given a tool to tap into their ability. It’s all about looking at the blessing, the grateful blessings in all of your surroundings. Everybody in life has a different angle of looking at things. Again, there is no reason to have a bad day, with the exception of somebody dying of course. These are things to consider.
DC: Being as gifted as you are with this ability, is there anything in life that might be a little harder for Matt Fraser to do compared to most people?
MF: (ponders for a moment) The hardest thing for me…would definitely be over crowded places such as the subway. It’s a constant inner knowing and vibe of feelings from everyone around that all comes at me at one time. It’s hard to process all at once.
DC: You’ve got a day off and a clear schedule. What’s your perfect day?
MF: That’s an easy answer. Sitting on the beach and doing nothing. But even sometimes it’s hard to relax then because my psych never turns off completely.
DC: At this moment I am booking tickets for you and I to go to Vegas and play the cards, I think you would be a great team-mate for poker, don’t you?
Psychic medium Matt Fraser has been called a “psychic superstar,” so I just had to ask him if he knew who was being entered into the Book of Life this week.
And now for something completely different! Psychic medium Matt Fraser has been called a “psychic superstar,” so I just had to ask him if he knew who was being entered into the Book of Life this week. Turns out it’s not quite that simple! If you’re curious to see Matt in person and it’s not your custom to celebrate the second night of Rosh Hashanah, check him out at Lite Rock 105’s third annual psychic showcase at the Whites of Westport on Thursday, Sept. 25.
It’s nearly Rosh Hashanah, a time when the Book of Life is opened and the names of those who will live another year are inscribed. Do you happen to know who’s going to live?
What I do know from the Other Side is that only God knows. And it’s those people I can pass messages to. One of the things to keep in mind is that when I ask for information, it’s all life-helping information. That’s what it’s for. When I do it, I don’t know what information is going to be passed on. People see it as scary, but I only do what’s helpful.
You’re in a relationship with a nice girl. I can almost hear her mom saying, “From this you make a living?” So I’m asking: Do you make a living doing this work?
I do. I do a lot of charity events up and down the East Coast. That’s a huge part of my career, actually. I also have a book, and I lead seminars and live events. My girlfriend has been personally inspired by my work. She doesn’t see death as an end anymore—it’s more like moving from one place to another place. It’s really opened her eyes.
It is. When I was a little boy, I could see the departed. My grandma could too. When I was a child, I would hear people in the bedroom and I’d pull my covers over my head. It felt like being in a storybook. My mom would ask me who I was talking to, but I wasn’t comfortable with it at that point. I started out working in the medical field as an EMT, and I actually went to a psychic to learn how to not be afraid. Everyone receives signs.
You talk about the “other side” like it’s a family reunion. But what happens when people don’t like each other?
All those feelings of bitterness, betrayal and anger—your spirit doesn’t hold onto them. You have to let it go. Heaven wouldn’t be a paradise if we held onto those things. The message is everyone is kind and forgives. You pass on to kindness and love. And that happens even when people don’t get along.
Maybe it’s not something you readily acknowledge or say out loud—like the maternal grandmother of internationally famous psychic medium Matt Fraser keeping her abilities from her husband, saying “she was just having a meeting with the ladies.”
But admit it; you’ve felt at some point that a close friend or relative who has passed over to the other side was trying to tell you something.
Fraser, who inherited his gift to hear “messages from heaven” from his grandmother and his mother, Angela Fraser, doesn’t just experience the hum of supernatural energy most of us feel without understanding it—he receives the sound threads decoded as specific communiqués from the dead.
Fraser, who lives in the Boston area and Cranston, Rhode Island, does it so impressively, with humor and compassion, that at age 23 he has become one of the top and most in-demand psychics in the world and has been labeled “the Real Deal.”
The subject of a growing list of newspaper, magazine and TV news stories, Fraser is taken seriously in large part because of the types of interactions he details in a phone interview, in which he describes how he walks up and down the aisles at his events and finds the people who are connected with the voices he hears. (“It’s almost like a conversation in my head,” he says. “Even though it’s quiet in the room, there’s a million different voices.”)
In one anecdote, Fraser recalls approaching three women, sisters, at one of his events and saying, “I have a sibling here who passed.”
It was their other sister, who talked to Fraser—he gets snippets of information, not full sentences—about her illness and passing. Then the message shifted: “She started telling me that the sisters put her in their purse before they came to the event.”
He didn’t know what that meant and asked the sisters if they could enlighten him, if they had, perhaps, brought photos of her. “They all started screaming,” Fraser recalls. “Each sister had taken some of her ashes and put them in [little urns] and had them in silk bags in their purses.”
In making another connection between the living and the dead, Fraser recounts relating a seemingly inscrutable message to a woman in the audience. Describing an image of the woman who had passed referencing her own funeral, he says, “And she started laughing to me on the other side, saying, ‘I don’t know how they could screw this up.’”
When that was told to the woman in the audience, “The woman said, ‘Oh my God, I don’t know how you could know that. They misspelled her name on the headstone.’”
“I am thrilled and honored to be delivering messages from heaven at MGM Grand at Foxwoods, a place that is anything but ordinary,” Fraser says in a release on the event. “The energy from the audience is always incredible as those in heaven relay messages filled with love, inspiration and memories of happy moments.”
“All these messages that come through are all positive and they’re all comforting,” Fraser elaborates on the phone. “Those on the other side want to see us happy, and they want to see us kinder to one another.”
Asked how the process works, he begins by saying, “When I’m in a crowd I get into a different zone.”
He doesn’t stand on stage but walks up and down the aisles, attuned to connecting the messages he’s hearing with the right people to hear the messages.
“I pull up as many people as possible. I pass as many messages as I can,” he says. In bigger groups that could mean reaching 30 to 40 or 50 people; at one event he passed messages to 70 people.
“Before I even get into the room, I start hearing messages” about people in the room, he says, adding, “People don’t want generalities. They’re coming to you because they want information. A lot of times they want closure.”
“The messages he’s asked to deliver frequently include names, dates, and locations Matt couldn’t possibly know, and only add to his long established credibility as one of the most sincere and unpretentious mediums working to bridge the spiritual gap between the living and the deceased,” Fraser’s press material says.
Once the messages are passed, “You start to see a person relax. You start to see them let go of the grief,” Fraser says, noting that his audiences often include multiple members of the same family hoping to hear from a loved one who has passed.
He uses a lot of humor in his presentations to lighten the air in the room, and describes the outcome: “Everybody’s hearing the message, and they’re laughing and they’re crying. It’s very uplifting.”
At the Foxwoods event, in addition to be a communications bridge, Fraser will talk about growing up psychic.
He recalls on the phone how his grandmother had the gift and passed it to down to his mother, who “passed it down to me.”
In his grandmother’s era, “It was kind of taboo,” Fraser says, “so it wasn’t something my grandmother did professionally.” Hence the “meetings with the ladies” and keeping it from his grandfather.
Fraser’s own first experiences as a young boy were “like in the movie ‘The Sixth Sense.’” Spirits came into his bedroom and tried to give him messages, and sometimes, he says, there were even full body apparitions.
He remembers trying to pull covers over his head and make it go away, and that his mother wasn’t sympathetic: “She was on the other side of me of me, saying, “Who is it? Is it my uncle?”
Still, Fraser “pushed it away for years and years” because he was so “petrified.”
“As a child, this extraordinary gift frightened him and made him feel like an outcast,” the About section of his website says. “I never really saw it as a gift instead it seemed to be a problem because I wanted to fit in and be accepted like everyone else.”
But that changed when he was in his teens and working as an EMT in Boston area. He went to medium himself, who stressed what Fraser already knew: “There’s so much more to life than what’s in the physical world.”
At that point, when he was 17 or 18, he embraced his gift and began doing readings for family and friends.
“It took my journey on a whole different life course,” he says, and from there “it just spiraled out of control.” Since 2010, Fraser has been doing events professionally.
“I love what I do,” says Fraser, who, when asked, explained that the voices and messages are with him all the time, though the messages are rarely for him but almost always for others. “I hear them in my ear but it goes on in my head,” he says of the phenomenon.
Fraser, who is known for his accuracy, is currently working with Hollywood on developing his own Reality TV series, his bio says, and on the phone he stresses the pride he takes in his charitable work.
Fraser serves as a board member of NCDAC, The National Cultural Diversity Awareness Council, and is on the board of Forever Paws, a nonprofit shelter for companion animals.
Additionally, he has an eBook, The Secrets to Unlocking Your Psychic Ability, in which “readers are asked to imagine what it would be like to feel on a deeper level, expanding the senses to such an extent as to pick up and feel situations and opportunities before they even happen.”
Fraser also provides free assistance to help find missing persons and for police investigations.