Although the author tells us that As I Recall It isn t an autobiography, this book describes a huge chunk of the life of Billy Roberts, one of the UK s leading stage psychics. And whilst there are chapters about Billy s mediumship, his Spirit guide, ghosts and psychic experiences (so it does have a place on the mind, body and soul shelves), it s more about his life in general and the people he met along the way. He takes us back to the era of the late 50s and early 60s when he was an up-and-coming rock musician keeping company with the likes of the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix. You can sense Billy s burning ambition the struggles, the fun, the excitement as well as the depths of despair and the hurt he at times experienced. In the course of one day (that s how long it took to read it), we were taken on a journey of mixed emotions. I totally forgot I was reading for the purpose of review; it was simply too enjoyable. It wasn t possible to put this book down. You just had to keep reading to see what was going to happen next in the life of Billy Roberts, wondering where his musicianship would lead him, who he d meet next, whether he d survive, even. At 182 pages (hardback), including photos, it s wonderful value at the price. Nothing is hidden here. It s written with honesty and passion. A very easy read. Superb --Paul Salmon, Eternal Spirit Magazine (Editor)
As I Recall It, is his account of his ourney from child to musician to a successfrl stage psychic. --Full House Magazine
About the Author
As well as being one of the UK s leading stage psychics, Billy Roberts is also an authority on the paranormal and metaphysical subjects. He lectures and conducts his workshops and seminars all over the world, and his unconventional and, at times, extremely radical techniques attract the interest of esoteric students from many countries. He has been psychic since he was a child and is both clairvoyant and clairaudient. However, when he left school in 1962 at the age of 16, he was already living the dream of every other teenager, playing lead guitar in a rock band and touring with some of the biggest names of the sixties, such as Chuck Berry, The Moody Blues, The Yardbirds, The Small Faces, The Kinks, to name but a few. In 1970, after a long illness, Billy s career as a musician came to an end. After returning to the UK, a series of what he calls Mystical Experiences , made him turn his attention to his own personal spiritual development. After serving spiritualist churches all over the UK for many years, in 1983 he founded The Thought Workshop, the northwest s first Centre for Psychic and Spiritual Studies and Alternative therapies. The centre, established in Rodney Street, (the Harley Street of Liverpool,) was officially opened by Billy s friend, the great Doris Stokes, and was also visited by some of the greatest veteran exponents of mediumship, such as author and spiritual teacher, Ursula Roberts and world-renowned psychic artist, Ivor James. The centre was an innovation but was opposed by many of the leading Spiritualist bodies, which prevented many of their mediums from working there. When the centre closed in the late eighties, Billy opened the Billy Roberts Paranormal Study Centre in Penny Lane, (of Beatles fame) and although this too has now closed, he still continues to travel with his work all over the world. In 2003 Billy was commissioned by Sony Games Empire to feature in a documentary to promote their new playstation 2 game Ghost Hunter, filmed on location in New Orleans.