Travels with My Father: Life, Death, and a Psychic Detective

Travels with My Father: Life, Death, and a Psychic Detective, by Nancy Myer, was published in 2013 by GoodKnight Books, Imprint of Paladin Communications, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

“Life is full of wonderful mysteries that no one understands, one in particular being what happens after death,” writes Nancy Myer (formerly Nancy Czetli) in the Prologue of her book. “I help to locate missing wills – and missing people’s bodies. Sometimes, this incredible help from the other side of death reveals murderers to me. This is how life unfolds for me. Through my job, my experiences, and the many accounts I’ve heard from others of loved ones reaching back across the divide, I have become certain that love survives death.”

An earlier 1993 book by Nancy Myer-Czetli and Steve Czetli, Silent Witness, details her experiences working with law enforcement as a psychic detective. In addition, the program and internet site, Unsolved Mysteries, disclose the fact that she had consulted with the police on more than 300 criminal cases. These and numerous other sources, including YouTube videos, leave little doubt about her psychic abilities. Travels with My Father is a more personal account of her life and the extraordinary, ongoing communications and direct guidance she has received from her father after his death. In the Prologue she writes that this should not come as a surprise to anyone any longer. “If you have experienced incredible visits from the other side, you are not alone. You and I and many others can celebrate this part of life with the joyful awareness that death does not stop love.” 

Her father, Fredric Myer, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the age of 54. He had been with the U.S. Foreign Service (USAID, founded by John F. Kennedy), and Nancy and her mother and sister travelled extensively with him to Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Afghanistan and Lebanon. Later, her father became head of vocational agriculture for the State of Delaware.

In Chapter Four, regarding her father’s “ghostly visits,” which she experiences initially as coldness, she explains that the visits begin with his voice, “strong and clear right beside me.” Then she sees him as he appeared in life.

“Over there, thoughts are things,” he explains. “Where I am, what you create in your imagination you can make real… I wanted to seem real to you so that you wouldn’t be afraid of me.”

“We’re all linked by our love and the Light of Life,” he later says. “I know it must sound strange to you, but it is very real. I feel different from when I was alive on your plane, because I no longer have a body to deal with. That part of it is freeing. As I explained to you before, thoughts are things, and that concept would not work if I were still in a body. In this form – as light – I can be anywhere that I am needed, sometimes in more than one place at a time, just by thinking about it.”

“So, for you, mind travel is a reality?” she asks.

“What’s hardest to understand – at least I think it is – is that time is not linear. Everything exists together, at once. That mystery will take me a while to fully understand. Being in this light doesn’t automatically mean I know everything. I’m still learning on this plane, too. Sorry, I can’t explain better …” He slowly vanished.

And through the years her father continues with his appearances, teaching, guiding, and warning of imminent dangers.

Nancy Myer gradually becomes very well-known and with so many visitors – friends and later strangers – stopping by and wanting to ask questions day and night, she set up office hours so she could get some rest and take care of the kids. She writes that this is “the odd, natural way in which my career as a psychic got started.” After she had remarkable success with a demonstration of psychometry for a group that included Colonel Irvin Smith, who would later become the head of the Delaware State Police, she was gradually drawn into “what would become a distinguished career as a psychic detective, working 780 missing persons and murder cases at the time of this writing, and providing information to the police that proved to be correct 90 percent of the time.”

Her biography is not precisely linear, for she returns to accounts of important experiences that occurred in her childhood in Chapter 9, My Growing Abilities, and as a youth in Chapter 10, in The Garden of Gethsemane. In Chapter 9, she was living with her family in Chillán, a city in central Chile. One day near the marketplace she was approached by an old Gypsy man and his son. The older man, dressed in a fancier style than the rest of the people, bowed formally to her and spoke in the Romani language. His son translated and explained, “My father is the king of the Gypsies and he heard about you from the children. He says you have stars all around your head, and he wants you to know that one day you will be a great seer … My father says he is extending his protection to you. But it is important that you understand what you are …”

As a teenager she was travelling in Jordan with other students. After spending some time in the Church of All Nations she walked out into the blinding sunlight and, according to what a guide had told her, she was in the historic location of the Garden of Gethsemane. “The burning sun disappeared and darkness pressed in on me. I felt weight – the weight of the world – on my shoulders. Not far away, voices broke the silence and shadowy figures moved around a small fire … Tears coursed down my face, the result of being overtaken by grief. A sickening kiss on my cheek doubled me over as pain crashed through me … The blinding sunlight returned as suddenly as it had disappeared. A hideous weight caused pain to sear through my body as I struggled to breathe. I felt gentle hands prevent me from falling over. My eyes gradually adjusted to the bright sun … A calm voice spoke to me in a language I had never heard before, yet I understood it. It was a male voice, so kind, and its softness calmed the horrible pain. The voice said, “Give the pain back to me. This pain is not yours to bear. I will always be with you, and you will work with me as one who knows.” – Review by Martha Keltz


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