He experiences psychic phenomena from an early age. As he grew older, he developed an interest in metaphysics, and eventually began working as a medium after a psychic suggested that it was his destiny.
In 2002, he hosted his own television show, 'Beyond with James Van Praagh'.
- Talking to Heaven: A Medium's Message of Life After Death (1999)
- Reaching to Heaven: A Spiritual Journey Through Life & Death (1999)
- Heaven & Earth: Making the Psychic Connection (2006)
- Healing Grief: Reclaiming Life After Any Loss
- Meditation with James Van Praagh (2004)
- Looking Beyond: A Teen's Guide to the Spiritual World (2003)
- Ghosts Among Us (2008)