In his book Soul Shift, Mark's moving accounts of his personal quest for answers about life after death—subsequent to the passing of his youngest son Brandon. He is also the son of renowned mid-twentieth century psychic Richard Ireland. In addition to his own books Mark contributed an essay to medium Allison Dubois' We Are Their Heaven: Why the Dead Never Leave Us. Other projects include the previously unpublished, Your Psychic Potential: A Guide to Psychic Development, authored by his father, now available for the first time.
Mark's father, Richard Ireland, a deeply spiritual minister and renowned psychic and medium who counted Mae West among his famous clients. While he loved his father, Mark followed a more conventional path in pursuit of mainstream success—until the wrenching death of his youngest son Brandon. This unexpected tragedy plunges Mark into the spiritual world of psychics and mediums in a frantic attempt to communicate with his son.
Mark's defenses and pragmatic mindset begin to fade as he remembers premonitions on the day of his son’s death. He consults a number of well-known mediums and is struck by the remarkably accurate information their readings provide. Mark first meets with Allison Dubois, the subject of NBC’s hit show Medium, and later participates in a single-blind lab experiment with medium Laurie Campbell, filmed for a Discovery Channel feature. He then enters a new dimension of personal paranormal experience, as his own psychic awareness begins to unfold. This dramatic story of a father’s unbearable loss and his discovery of life after death offers hope to the bereaved and compelling evidence that death may not be the end.
Mark's newest book, Messages from the Afterlife provides a deep dive into psychic-medium phenomena and related anomalies, suggesting that our consciousness survives bodily death. Controversial elements include an examination of these phenomena through the lens of several religious traditions—including some factions who seek to demonize them—as well as a candid exposé on skepticism. Messages from the Afterlife features the detailed account of an experiment involving a secret message left behind by Mark's deceased sister, Robin. The contents were unknown by any living person and remained sealed in an envelope--untouched until responses were received from a group of qualified mediums who sought to "crack the code".