About Jan

Jan Ketchel, BFA, CH

Jan Ketchel
Photo by Chuck Ketchel

Jan Ketchel, a psychic channel, is also an artist and writer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. She is also a certified hypnotist.

During her career as a freelance artist Jan worked for advertising agencies and book and magazine publishers in both New York City and Stockholm, Sweden. She has illustrated four children’s books.

Jan also worked as an editor for several New York City publishing houses, learning the publishing business firsthand. Locally, she has written on the arts and worked as a publicity writer for individual businesses, artists, and arts organizations. For many years she owned an art studio and gallery out of which she ran a business that specialized in painting children’s furniture, faux finishes, and murals. Her own artwork, in private collections worldwide, has been shown and sold locally, nationally, and internationally.

In 2002, a few months after Jeanne Ketchel’s death, Jan’s training as a psychic channel began in earnest when she began having mystical visitations from Jeanne and began receiving personal messages of guidance. As the messages changed from personal to more universal guidance, it became clear that Jeanne was on a mission to awaken the sleeping spirit in all of us. When she invited Jan to join her as her channel, Jan knew it was the right thing to do, although she also anticipated it would present many challenges. Her hunches were more than correct, especially as her role in the world changed and the creative direction of her life took a drastic turn. This website is largely a result of her unwavering dedication and commitment to document and pass along the messages from Jeanne.

As the relationship between Jan and Jeanne blossomed over the years, the decision to offer their collaboration to the public seemed a logical next step. Soul Readings by the Soul Sisters, a synthesis of two energies from two different worlds, offering spiritual guidance, was born.

Jan has published The Recapitulation Diaries, a series of memoirs of her shamanic healing journey from PTSD. She is currently working on the fifth volume in the series. In addition, she collaborated with Chuck on The Book of Us. Both Chuck and Jan’s books are available on Our Books page.

Chuck Ketchel, LCSWR