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Beatrice Brunner

Medium between two worlds.
Photo: Tonhalle in Zurich, 1982

The most significant medium in German-speaking countries of the 20th century

For 35 years – from 1948 until her return home in 1983 – Beatrice Brunner worked as a medium between this world and the beyond. In over 2,000 lectures, an extensive body of knowledge from the world of God was given through her, providing a comprehensive exposition of Christian spiritual teaching.



“Christendom could arrive at a different relationship to God if it were told more about spiritual laws.”
Joseph through Beatrice Brunner, 23.9.1967



Early Years

Beatrice Brunner was born on 27 February 1910 in the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland. In her youth, she learned the profession of dressmaking and worked for several years in the well-known fashion house Grieder in Zurich. During and after the Second World War, Beatrice, now married and a mother of two sons, ran her own sewing-studio, employing two seamstresses.

Mediumistic Abilities

Beatrice Brunner possessed a high-standing mediumistic ability already as a child. This ability was actively developed only in adulthood, however, when she began to deal with questions of faith together with her husband, Arthur Brunner, who was interested in spiritual matters. In need of enlightenment on the fundamental questions of existence, Beatrice and Arthur Brunner succeeded in finding like-minded friends and managed to establish a connection with the divine world in this small circle. In 1947, a spirit who introduced himself to listeners with the name Joseph spoke through the medium of Beatrice Brunner for the first time; he would become their loyal spiritual companion for the next 35 years.

GL Zürich

23 October 1948, when spirit-teacher Joseph spoke in front of a larger circle of listeners for the first time, is held as the foundation date of the community. Already in its first few years, the community experienced a rapid development (see GL Zürich’s history). As early as 1950, the weekly lectures with medium Beatrice Brunner took place in the large hall of Zurich’s Academy of Music. Toward the end of her work, audience numbers had grown to such an extent that, for major Christian festivals, services were held in Zurich’s Tonhalle or Kongresshaus.

Return Home

In the autumn of 1983, Beatrice Brunner returned to the world beyond after a brief illness at the age of 73. Until a few months before her death, she worked as a deep-trance medium. In terms of its duration, scope, and the continuity of lectures, her 35-year mediumistic activity is unique. In over 2,000 lectures, a comprehensive body of spiritual knowledge was given through Beatrice Brunner. Most of these lectures were recorded on video or audiotape and are today replayed at services held by GL Zürich, as well as being published in books and journals.


Beatrice Brunner - Medium Between Two Worlds

Beatrice Brunner was the most significant medium in German-speaking countries of the 20th century. For 35 years – from 1948 until her return home in 1983 – she worked as a medium between this world and the beyond.

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