Betty Shine

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Betty Shine
DiedMarch 2002
OccupationMedium and Author
Home townKennington, London, UK
ChildrenJanet Shine Geoffrey Shine

Betty Shine (1929 – March 2002) was an English author, opera singer and Spiritualist. Shine claimed to be a psychic, medium and spiritual healer.[1]


Shine is best known for her "Mind" series of books including Mind to Mind (1989), Mind Magic (1991) and Mind Waves. Together, the first two books spent 19 weeks in The Sunday Times Top 10 best seller lists.[2]

Later, she claimed to have foreseen the events of 9-11.[3]

Almost 20 years ago, she started her global Healing Network, along with her daughter, Janet Shine who continues the network and continues to make Betty Shine materials available.[4]

Controversial claim[edit]

Shine had spoken with David Icke when he went to her for a consultation, when she told him he was the Son of God among other claims.[5]

However, in the Rosicrucian tradition that Betty Shine is referring to in relation to Icke, the term "Son of God" (or "Daughter of God") simply means someone who has purified themselves and developed such high levels of self-sacrifice that they have reached a level of consciousness that rises above bodily desires and selfishness to the greater good and the brotherhood of mankind. In time, all human beings will become sons of God as we become more refined- the term tends to be misconstrued because of its religious connotations. In his book The Great Initiates, French philosopher Édouard Schuré, indicates that Hindu, Egyptian and Ancient Greek initiation traditions use the description "Son of God" to mean "a consciousness identical with divine truth, a will capable of manifesting it".[6]


Shine died on 26 March 2002[4] of heart failure.


  • Mind to Mind (1989)
  • Mind Magic (1991)
  • Mind Waves (1993)
  • Mind Workbook
  • My Life as a Medium (1996)
  • The Infinite Mind
  • Clear your Mind
  • Free your Mind
  • A Mind of Your Own (1998)
  • A Free Spirit (2002)


  1. ^ Biography for Betty Shine, Random House author page.
  2. ^ Linda Joffee article "She's so down-to-earth... it's spooky", The Independent, 14 January 1993[dead link]
  3. ^ Katy Rice "Gone but not forgotten", The Argus, 30 April 2012
  4. ^ a b Betty and Janet Shine Healing Network
  5. ^ "The 10 worst decisions in the history of sport", The Observer Sport Monthly, 12 January 2003
  6. ^ Schuré, Édouard, 1841-1929. The Great Initiates. Translation of Les grands initiés © 1961 by Rudolf Steiner Publications Inc., printed by Harper & Rowe Publishers, New York.

External links[edit]

  • "Betty and Janet Shine's Spiritual Healing Network - Official Website". Archived from the original on 7 May 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2006.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)