Accomplished in various forms of meditation, an internationally known “non-conscious” trance channeler, Rik has been a teacher of the paranormal since childhood. At the age of 11, he became inspired by the book “There is a River“, based on the life of Edgar Cayce. After years of dedicated practice he achieved his goal of entering the trance state, and now delivers messages of insight and compassion and understanding. Individuals from all avenues of life seek him out in times of need to answer life’s most difficult and challenging questions. Born in Picton, a small town west of Kingston, Canada, Rik discovered an interest in the life of Edgar Cayce at that early age. He studied numerous processes of meditation, self-hypnosis as well as Eastern philosophies and religions. Due to a keen interest in people and their needs, life found Rik working for nineteen years with the developmentally handicapped. He specialized in the areas such as physical and behavioral problems of these individuals. During this time he continued to work on conscious states and developed the ability to astral project. Through years of practice and much dedication Rik eventually achieved his dream of the “non-conscious” (meaning he was unaware of the messages coming through him on a conscious level) in the trance states. He has delivered messages of insight and compassion to individuals from all areas of life who seek him to help with life’s adversity and intriguing circumstances.

For over 31 years, Rik and his sources have guided, directed and assisted individuals to expand their life’s direction and understand life’s meaning . Through accessing the deep trance state a group of spiritual entities called “The Transcendors” provide answers to your questions. He also achieved the animated state to allow single entities to provide their expertise in helping others. These are “Mikaal, Demetri, and Peter” which have their own personalities and bring us different view points on life. Rik has provided over 8000 readings throughout his life to encourage self enlightenment in both public and personal readings.

Rik has appeared on radio and television, and in many magazines and newspapers . He has also done sessions for numerous celebrities such as Shirley MacLaine and Brendan Fraser.


Rik has had some amazing and very unique experiences in his life which I’ve had opportunity to witness and hear about throughout the years. I have compiled a few here to show you, in his own words just how distinctive and unique his life was.

In the last few years when we were doing personal sessions, I would pull out the digital recorder when people would ask Rik about his life. Here, we have some of Rik’s explanations of what he experienced, in his own words. Rik went through years of self-training to develop the trance state. He had no formal training except for what he read in books. This was also a time when you didn’t speak of these things to anyone, or you’d be looked at as strange.


He describes for us what happened the first time he accessed the trance state, actually it was the second time because he didn’t believe it when it first happened.
1st Trance

Rik had many different, unique experiences while working with the trances states. He explained to us about a time when he could read minds. He said he discovered that this was not something he wanted to do because he says that people have so many thoughts going through their heads that they confuse themselves and he wanted no more of that. He created a meditation where he would go down a corridor in his mind and slam all the doors. He found this to be an effective treatment to this experience.

Some practices he attempted actually helped him with the Trance states

When working with the mentally handicapped and training them on various life exercises he had this encounter with time stopping. He is talking with a colleague when this transpired…

Over the years we’ve had many varied clients and friends come to the trances sources for guidance, direction, a different perception, physical advice and help on different projects, etc. Here he explains how a couple different clients gained from their interactions.. i.e.cancer, finding gold.


He describes how he viewed his sources, which he did not interact with, they were strangers to him in the physical existence because he had to remove himself so they could come through. Here he reveals his connection or lack of…

and what it does to his body……

Here he describes how one source that spoke through another medium wanted to speak to the Transcendors
theonesmeet transcendors

Rik realizes, through his ‘trial and error ‘ process that he needed help. He explains

rikpicInterestingly Rik could not listen to the recordings of the material given by his sources because that would give him a headache. I asked about this once and the Transcendors explained that his subconscious was in conflict because he was not supposed to be there to hear the trance and this would cause him discomfort.

Here he describes what he called the ‘Watchers’, when he first initiated the trance state and how they became the Transcendors.

Rik gained many insights from people explaining to him what the sources were speaking about while he was in trance and sometimes he used this to deepen his states of consciousness. Here’s an example.

riknmegoodI have seen many magical and miraculous happenings throughout my years with Rik, that when I look back at them we almost took for granted that this was every day life for people, not so. One event that has stayed with me for years and we never thought to ask about. We were living in a house that we were renting and was starting to cost us to fix up. We decided that it was time to create the reality of our dream to by our own house. We decided to get the pendulum out and dowse the map to find the place we should move to. We spread the map on the floor and Rik held his pendulum over the map. It immediately pointed on a 45 degree angle towards a small town north of Belleville. We were shocked. We moved the map to another area on the floor thinking there was electrical or magnetic influence on the pendulum, but every time he would hold the pendulum over the map it would go to a 45 degree angle and hold there. We laugh it off as ‘upstairs’ antics and decide to look in that area but didn’t find anything suitable at the time.

We did get a house that we lived in for 10 years but not in that district. Funny that the second move did bring us to the area that the pendulum point to some 12 years before. This is one of the many little nudges we often got from the outside.

The information that has come through Rik from his sources is ageless, practical and very insightful, with a richness of knowledge. I hope you will take a look at his achievements and find your own magical and miraculous answers and revelations. This site is a means for individuals to access Rik’s library of Source materials collected over 31 years. It offers information and hopefully inspiration, even though he is no longer with us on this physical plane …. please take a look.


  • Love, Lisa

    Rik said to me [thru the Transcendors] to "trust myself to trust". That brought me tears and planted seeds that are still growing. Rik also had continued amazing insight with my friend Dianne and I even just shared some of  it with my sister today in Nevada. All of us have been moved by the warmth and wisdom of the Transcendors. I loved Rik's humility and I love the way the two of you made me feel so comfortable in Toronto. Thank you for everything

  • Warmest regards, Danja Brenninkmeyer

    I had two readings done by Rik and they have made a huge impact on my life. I was incredibly grateful to have been able to be in contact through Rik with my late grandfather and my late father-in-law. The knowledge I got from them through the Transcendors through Rik was incredibly deep and emotional  and still brings me great wisdom and happiness.

  • Much love, Violetta Ilkiw

    I have visited Rik a number of times over the years, and often it was just to get me grounded again, and he had a way of making me laugh - especially his impressions when he came out of trance. Though he had a knack of making me cry as well. Rik had a beautiful gift and provided so much insight and guidance in my life, and so many other lives. I thank you for sharing him and give many thanks to him.

  • With love, Sylvie Jensen

    I had I think 4 one hour sessions with Rik in the last few years and they were all very powerful. Often it would take me a year to fully digest them. The sessions were always profound and the words he channelled were the deeper truth. He was unique and devoted to help others get answers & understandings and I am deeply grateful for all that he gave. I will always cherish my sessions with him, they are all very special to me. He will be terribly missed.

  • Love and light, Armand

    I am terribly sorry to hear of your loss and everyone's really, as he was a remarkably gifted man who helped me find answers to questions which were daunting to others and his words through the readings, newsletters and recordings rang with such no-nonsense clarity and insight that it was always, and will continue to be an inspiration.

  • Testimonial from Claude Beccai (Hogan)

    Rik's parting makes me very sad Although I have not seen either of you for quite some time both of you hold a special place in my heart. I first met Rik in 1982. He was not only able to help me through his channelling but also as Rik himself. I did appreciate his sense of humour and his great integrity concerning the use of his gift. I am also extremely thankful to him and you for helping my daughter without ever being directive (letting her responsible to make her own choices) Rik I will miss you.

  • All my love, Kharim

    He was the model of kindness and generosity and he gave everything of himself to help the people in every way he could. He was honest and loving and had a tremendous impact on my life, both as the person that he was and through the help and guidance he gave me through the years through his channelling. I will forever be grateful for the help he provided me with in my life and that he gave his life to help the people. Rik was real! I have become the person that I am today because of the guidance and friendship I received both from and through Rik. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to know and interact with Rik for so many years and to have been able to call him my friend. Thank you Rik! You are loved.

  • Much love, much light, much laughter, thank you. Michael Dore.

    The information always seemed the highest quality, never crossing the line of free will and choice. The awareness of such spiritual information about myself and other topics indeed expanded my perspectives allowing for greater reflection and inner knowing of myself and of life. And so the impact was both great and subtle. Rik is a wonderful soul, and so much joyous service must leave us all with great gratitude for the opportunities to value. Those opportunities will be greatly missed. My love and blessings flow to you both in gratitude and grace.

  • Thank you, Dominique Dabolczi-Fekete

    For me Rik Thurston provided spiritual mentoring on a practical and personal level. Since this was in the form of responses to my questions I was always in charge. I felt this to be both empowering and balancing. This is an astonishingly wonderful access to such an accomplished spiritual channel. I am truly grateful. I had less interaction with the other entities Demetri, Peter, and Mikaal. They were each unique and helpful - Peter's distinction on emotions, Demetri's sense of fun and life, Mikaal on healing. They will be missed as well. I will keep with me the experiences, learning's, and growth which I would not have had were it not for Rik 

  • Yours sincerely, Alex.

    Rik has had a huge impact on my life. My current life is such that I needed certain information, certain parameters, and certain guidelines to make sense of this life and be able to function within it. I got these things from the Transcendors. Sometimes I had the chance to talk to Rik about the information I received and he provided his most helpful viewpoint, which in turn enriched what I got. He most definitely leaves behind a great void and he will be greatly missed.

  • Lovingly, Bill

    Rik provided an answer to my personal problems--relationships, financial advice, health. But he also provided insight into the big questions of today globally: our economy, jobs, environmental and climate challenges, geo-political understandings that went beyond national boundaries into the sphere of what is good for planet earth and its people. What I found fascinating was how he could channel deep understandings of not only individual consciousness but national consciousness whether it was the US, Russia, China, North Korea, Japan, Iran. He could also channel economic matters. In fact, he could channel any subject from the micro to the macro from the past to the present to the future. Brilliant.

  • Love, Kiera

    Rik -- as Mikaal, the Transcendors, etc. -- unselfishlessly brought us the opportunity to learn from wisdom that we otherwise would not have had and with this input, we have all benefited physically, emotionally, psychologically, soulfully. He afforded us the opportunity to really experience our oneness with the eternal. But Rik, the guy, brings a smile to my face because of his warmth, authenticity, vibrance, humor, kindness, sweetness.... oh, this being will really be missed even knowing the rareness of our gatherings.

  • Sincerely, Mark

    Rik was an inspiration and through him I've come to understand the world as a different place. He was insightful and I'm sure anyone he talked with him came away inspired, with a different view of life as we experience it here on earth. Please accept my condolences.

  • I am eternally thankful, Diane

    Rik's gifts and talents in his lifetime have allowed me to know, to believe, what I have always 'felt' and 'sensed' to be truth, the whole truth. .. through Rik's contact with the spirit realm I have been blessed to be given the confidence to 'know' what my life purpose truly is.. ... ..As I follow my purpose in this lifetime, I will always remember and be thankful to Rik and the gift Rik shared with me.

  • With love, Marilyn

    Physically, mentally and emotionally the impact Rik had on my life is immeasurable. In times of pain and frustration and despair, because of his gift, I could face another day and carry on knowing I could cope with his unselfish help and guidance. Mentor, friend, inspiration I shall miss him.

  • Thank you Rik for all of your gifts. Slavko

    I have found Rik to be gentle, caring and understanding person with a smile on his face and kind words. His readings were always accurate, timely, filled with solutions, hope and love. When either I or members of my family had life challenges and did not know which way to turn, Rik would provide the answers and alternatives, and when followed and applied his answers made the difference in life's trials and tribulations. I am very grateful that The Universe arranged for our paths to cross  and that my life has expanded and enriched because of these encounters.

  • Testimonial from Christine Clarke

    Over these many years, there has been much information that has helped our family in health situations & in all cases they have had successful outcomes including, literally, two family members that are now cancer free. We are very fortunate to live full & abundant lives with a great relationship with family, friends as well as good health & an active lifestyle, due in no small part to Rik's ability & willingness to provide us access to The Transcendors for over 20 yrs. It's had a major influence on our lives, & we sincerely thank you! God speed Rik on your new journey.

  • Testimonial from Donna, Mark and Owen Bondy

    RiK as he touched so many hearts and souls. Rik was my inspiration. I had met with RiK requiring support and guidance. My husband and I suffered the loss of our daughter and the loss of other babies that never made it here on earth. RIk (Mikaal) was my driving force to keep trying as he gave me the confidence, strength and courage to continue to have a child. If it wasn't for Rik we wouldn't have the beautiful son we have today. I thank RIk for this precious gift he gave us and he will be greatly missed here on earth.

  • I send him blessings on his onward journey, Karena

    Through him I gained answers to my life questions and much wisdom and guidance in dealing with life's challenges.  When it came to health problems, when orthodox medicine and all else failed, Rik was there to channel answers and ways to deal with problems that worked, and some of the solutions were surprisingly simple. While I feel a great loss at his passing away, I am reminded that I need to be mindful of the wishes and decisions made at his soul level.

  • Warmest Regards, Meri Lee

    Over the years I have had many sessions and always had a very positive and uplifting experience. Rik was a very kind and humble man. He has helped so many people with his gift. I know I always felt better and more clear after a session with the Transcendors he has helped many of my friends .......he was the real deal...

  • Testimonial from Giuliana and Leo Buffa

    Looking back I can say that his contribution to all of us went well beyond anything we could get from religions or any books, CDs, seminars or TV shows. He allowed us to personally discuss any issue, on life and beyond, by conversing, directly and informally, with a source of knowledge so vast that it is difficult to comprehend. It was always a positive and uplifting experience. Through his work Rick helped us to live a healthier life, to learn, grow and be better people.And now he is gone.

  • Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Helen

    He and the Transcendors, over these past 10 years have guided me slowly, carefully, lovingly, and powerfully to becoming more of who I really am and in dissolving pain, confusion, hopelessness and re-birthing acceptance, understanding, joy, excitement, truth, and over these past five months through my health challenge re-birthed the positive power "full" healer within. And what words cannot express is the embodiment of unconditional love in service which Rik enfolded me and all my friends who came seeking help and healing.

  • Testimonial from N.V.

    I can not thank Rik enough for the change he made in my life in the year 1999 when I had my first major past life reading through him. That was the start of my awesome spiritual journey that I am still following and have not finished yet. It never would have happened if it wouldn't have been for him. He steered me onto the right path that I was supposed to take. You have no idea how much he helped me that day and can never thank him enough. So "thank you Rik wherever you are in the Universe"!

  • God Bless, Bernard

    Rik touched so many lives in such a positive way. My life has been enriched and blessed in knowing him. Rik inspired me with his ability to follow his heart due in part the inspiration that he derived from reading Edgar Cayce, but more so from his innate love and compassion for his fellow man. There is so much light and love  that Rik brought to others by being a channel, that it will continue like a ripple across the consciousness of humanity.

  • My love to you, Lisa

    Through Rik and the Transcendors, I walk a little less afraid. I understand my world better. Rik opened doors to knowledge and love that I will never experience again.Because he gave us hisr precious time and wisdom, I have grown more accepting of my complexities, and of those around me. The world will not be the same without Rik. There will never be anyone like him in our midst ever again.How blessed am I to have known Rik for this brief period on earth. May he be in God's arms, grinning from ear to ear.

  • Thank you. Christian Bedfeldt

    You combined the gentleness and firmness of a gifted Healer with the wisdom and depth of knowledge of the consummate educator. With the closest relationship and guidance from the realms beyond our comprehension a human can have.You helped me to overcome a potentially devastating heatstroke and '' straightened me out'' Your words,in many ways and on many occasions. Thank You Rik. Journey on and may You achieve Your Souls purpose in the most profound way

  • Thank you and much love, Ren

    Rik was a wonderful and gifted healer and I will miss him. Rik and the Transcendors have played a huge role in my life in the last few years. My journey and growth has been made easier thru the loving guidance of the Transcendors. I received many hours of caring advice over the years that have been life changing for me  and healing for me on all levels. I will always cherish the teachings on being centred, and trusting myself, accepting and loving myself, and the deep lessons he taught me regarding self value.

  • With much Sincerity and Love, Sandy Walker

    Whether it was a Health Reading, Past Life Reading, and/or one of all the other Services that were offered; Rik guided, changed and improved Us, and gave Us health and insight into our very own Souls, and our Journey's, Past and Present. He gave Us an understanding into what it "all" meant! For those of Us truly in search, He gave Us the answers we so desperately needed. All of which helped Us to grow Spiritually and hopefully guided Us to become better People.

  • I am deeply thankful... Keylaira

    There have been a multitude of times, just after a session with the Transcendors, Mikaal, or Demetri, when I felt like my life had shifted into a much better dimension. It seemed as if I had been gifted with a whole new perspective on my life and circumstances. Communication with Rik's channeled entities never failed to give me a positive boost and renewed energy.

  • Sincerely, Michaele

    I found the Trancendors to be a great help with regard to health matters and the development of the self. They were able to provide insight to me as a mother that I would not have had otherwise. I have also learned about what I have to work on, on a soul level, in this life, which of course is never easy to do, but it is helpful to know what it is and to have been able to have this loving guidance to help me on my path in this life.

  • With all my love and gratitude, Gisela

    Through your channeling of the Transcendors, Mikaal, Peter, and Demetri, we were guided and assisted through our daily problems on all levels - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. In my own case, the Transcendors and Mikaal guided me step by step in overcoming almost insurmountable physical challenges. As the Transcendors said, "I had one foot in the grave and the other on the shovel." You, yourself, Rik did not have the benefit of conscious contact with these enlightened teachers that we all came to love and rely on. For us, they were a perfect example of pure love and non-judgement - a state we must all attain. I will never be able to fully express my gratitude for all you have done for me individually and for the world as a whole.

  • Love and Hugs, Pete & Joanne

    The continual contact with the Transcendors certainly formulated then strengthened my view of God and all things spiritual for which I could never thank Rik enough for his developing then perfecting his talent as a channel. Rik's impact on both our lives was not just as a channel, of which he was the preeminent master, but also because of his warm and friendly (Joanne says "loving" ) wide awake self, always ready with a hug and kind word. Having watched him for close to 25 yrs, I must mention, on a personal note, how much I truly admired Rik's determination to continue to expose his body to the rigours of channeling both the T's, (especially the coming out of trance portion) and the muscular and joint stress that Mickael put him through during the "Massage" sessions. His strength of character was certainly matched by his determination to face the continual physical challenge he knew his life-work required of him.

  • Warm hugs, Joanne

    He helped me to learn about the world of Spirit. I will miss his gifts and presence in our world. Yet, I trust he has moved on to continue his wonderful and much necessary work from his new place in life cycle.

  • Testimonial from Ellie

    We have not only lost a very sweet man but a great healer and bridge to the other side. Even though Rik knew the toll it took on his health he choose to make that sacrifice for others and consequentially made huge differences in every life he touched. Just a few weeks ago I had recommended him to a friend and was always doing so. His own knowledge, your knowledge and the knowledge of those amazing entities which he channeled gave me many times of clarity and healing and I am truly grateful.

  • Testimonial from Meryl Greene

    I was and am deeply saddened about Rik's passing. At the times I saw him, which was when I had readings, he was warm and light-hearted, always ready with a humorous remark or anecdote, especially at the end of a reading when he would share his often wry at-a-distance observations. The atmosphere Rik established at each reading was welcoming, generous, and a clear demonstration of being at-service to the clients. The self-revelatory openness of channelled readings creates an intimacy, albeit professional, that I've felt as personal closeness to him. Rik and the Transcendors have left us, a double loss for everyone . .

  • Testimonial from Lauri Brown

    Rik was a very enlightened individual and he made a great impact on me. He was kind enough to take some time, his own time and discuss with me how he began his channelling. I had been to England and truly love channelling, had particular questions concerning how he got started. He was very helpful and his information made a great impact on me, which I truly appreciated. When talking to Rik, you felt this warmth and genuine interest in your conversations. As a channeller, he was par excellence. Rik will be very missed and we all give thanks for his lifetime commitment to all Spirit here as well as Spirit no longer in bodies.

  • Testimonial from Christine

    Rik's impact on my life has been important and big in very little time. I have worked with other deep trance channelers but they did not bring me as much as Rik did – whether at a personal level or professional level. I have been wondering why he decided to leave now, when we – humanity as a whole - need people like him so much. I hold you in my thoughts and in my heart.

  • Love and blessings, Barbara and John LeGrow

    Rik was an important part of our souls growth. He along with the Transendors opened our minds to see the miracles all around us. We were truly blessed to have him in our life.

  • In gratitude - Erinne White

    I was very sad to hear of Rik's passing. He was so generous with his time and his amazing ability. He didn't just channel information for us, he helped us all get a clearer picture of what channeling is and how those on the other side experience and perceive reality. And he was a neutral and trustworthy source. I will remember Rik for his humour, intelligence and easygoing manner, but one of his greatest qualities, I thought, was his humbleness. He always used his abilities in true service to others, in a very low-key, accessible way, with integrity and neutrality. He didn't make it glamorous or magical or try to be "somebody" - he just did what he could to give us access to others. Humbleness and integrity don't always get much acknowledgment and I greatly admired those qualities in him.

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Richard Stephen Thurston Aug. 31,1950 – Sept. 17, 2011