Wednesday, May 29, 2019





August Goforth has a wonderful dialogue with his host, Patrick Keller, about the first book, The Risen Dialogues.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Say What You Want

[first posted 9/23/11]

"Synchronicity" is what we terrestrial humans call the spiritual process of consciously recognizing what’s happening to us - change - and indicative that the changes are what Tim calls "transmutational" - effecting adjustments and conversions at the deepest molecular and then quantum levels. Such activity means one is having multi-dimensional experiences, which can make everyday living seem rather flat and 2D.  “Psychic” experiences are bells and whistles, temporary side-effects and not meant to be cultivated or valued, sanctified or reified, just appreciated and let go, like so much weather. The ego-mind will attempt to value and display them as a sign of power and being better than others. All the ancient texts advise to ignore them; else they keep you from seeing what's really meant to be seen.  Learn all you can about how your mind uses thoughts and thinking to produce and maintain fear; then you must discover your own way of responding to it, and gain control of your mind. You can use your mind to cultivate and project positive thoughts just as much as you can use it to give home to negative thoughts. It’s our choice.

All the above also means learning how to redirect one's attention away from the fearful things, which are illusory shadows and the after-effects or projections of race-consciousness belief, toward authentic thoughts, which come from within. As long as we allow ourself to be "of the race" we will never rise and develop into the individualization we are meant to be. Be in the world but not of it. An example of a race-consciousness thought, which has, unfortunately, become embedded in the culture,(as do all such thoughts) is “The only thing you have to fear is fear itself.” This is a suggestion of the ego-mind, and its warped, paranoid rationale should be apparent to Authentic Self, which does not even acknowledge fear or any thoughts about it. Another example is “It’s cold and flu season” which suggests we will get sick. It’s never cold and flu season, unless we believe it to be so. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain talking about cold and flu relief. Say only what you want.

We manifest material reality through our thinking -- it's as plain as that. Where Tim is, this is instantly clear; where we are, it's very much slowed down and not as apparent, seemingly taking “years.” Therefore we on earth exercise what's called "faith" which is fully accepting that the visible arises from that which is not visible.  If you are busy staring at certain things as if they are real, this is like extending an invitation to them, and they will become real, for we have unlimited power gifted to us by Creator Source to manifest our world. Un-see the scary things, un-feel them, deny them, erase them out of existence. Just say and mean “no” to the flu. Do not join with others who would drag you down; you want to rise. Bring into your inner vision that which you truly want to manifest outside. Perhaps none of this makes sense yet, I pray it will some day for you. It seems as if people like Jesus have been trying to help us learn how to recognize our immortality - and then "to rise" by this awareness, to internally achieve "heaven on earth" – that is, where “earth” is the material body, and “heaven” is the state of awareness of being.

I refer to Tim and his kind as "Risen" because their transition of losing the material body released their spiritual body, which “rose” and then was no longer restricted, blinded, deafened by material vibrations. Our "blocks" are our thoughts, beliefs, patterns - all the things made up and sustained by race consciousness. Civilizations come and go – so there is no need to identify with them, for paradoxically, we must move forward, yet ever-present, sharing in the Mind of Creator Source, which is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent. We share the same Mind with It; we are the thinkers of thoughts into It; as Jesus and others said, what they did, we can also do, and even greater. Do not worry about the world, or the Earth; it's not in our hands, and it would make us crazy to think that it is.

(Thanks to Martin, a reader of The Risen, for his questions which stimulated the above)

Friday, September 28, 2018

Interview 9/18 - We Don't Die Radio



August Goforth was the guest of Sandra Champlain at "We Don't Die Radio." A deepening discussion of physical mediumship.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

August Goforth Interview, 8/2018


Join Joel Ayala Ayapana for many countless, inspiring, and thought-provoking interviews, such as this nearly 2 hour exploration with August Goforth.


Tuesday, August 07, 2018

New book by N. Riley Heagerty

Spectral Evidence Volume II has just been released. 

"Prepare yourself again for the mind-staggering eyewitness accounts of some of the greatest mediums who manifested spirit phenomena within the astounding records of Historic Spiritualism."



Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Parable of the Angel



            A parable is told of an angel who came to visit the earth. He found himself in the usual stream of human activities and he listened to the conversations of people. For the first time he heard negative comments. Someone who was supposed to be an authority said that there might be a war and human life would be destroyed. And he read in the newspaper of a great epidemic of illness. And someone who certainly should have known explained in great detail that the financial hardships were certain to limit all of us. He heard that there was not enough good to go around, the world was not going to be able to produce enough food for everyone, and people were going to starve to death.
            He began to wonder if these things might not be true, and even as he entertained the thoughts of negation to which he was listening, the brightness of his angelic presence faded into dark shadows. His form seemed to shrivel, and looking at himself he saw that he was dressed as a human being, walking the earth in fear, doubt, and uncertainty.
            And so the weary years went by, years of unhappiness and impoverishment and dread, years so filled with anxiety that he wished he were dead, that some oblivion might forever swallow him up. And yet, even in the midst of all this, something within him remembered that he was once an angel of God, living in a heaven of Beauty and a place of Peace and Joy, living in a Garden of Eden which God had provided for him. And, remembering, a determination arose within him to somehow or other find his way back to this lost paradise.
            This determination grew into a great hope, and as hope was renewed, a Light seemed to shine in the distance; and he seemed to have the courage to travel toward the Light. And gradually a miracle took place. As he traveled toward the Light, he found that shadows were being cast behind him, until finally he so completely entered into the Light that no shadows were cast at all, and he realized that he had been asleep, that he had had a bad dream from which he was awakening.
            To what extent are we all dreaming, and in our dreams seeing the monsters with terrible forms that we have unconsciously built up in our own minds? And we too are asking these forms, “What are you going to do with me? What terrible future do you have in store? What awful experiences are to come now?”
            Perhaps we are still asleep and have not had quite the courage to ask these phantom forms what they are going to do with us, or to listen to the only reply they can make: “There is nothing we can do to you. What are you going to do to us? We are your own creations, you know.”
            St.Paul said, It is high time to awake out of sleep. So let us wake up, and let us be certain that we no longer drug ourselves with the sleeping potion of fear and uncertainty and doubt, but awake into faith and confidence, into peace and joy, into love and happiness. For there is something in us, too, like the angel in the fable, that has never forgotten. There is a Silent Witness at the center of every man’s being which evermore proclaims with the great and beautiful Jesus: Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

From Living in the Science of Mind, by Ernest Holmes

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Spiritual Ether & A Seance Invocation


Below are the opening and closing prayers we use for our circle, Inwood Experimental Portal Group.  

Regarding the idea and use of "spiritual ether", we are taking our cue directly from the wonderful book, The Mediumship of Arnold Clare, by Harry Edwards, (1942) which goes into great detail about such things as ether, ectoplasm, the astral, etc. as presented by Spirit Participators at various sittings. Here is what the Spirit, "Peter" says about ether and which inspired the Invocation below, as transmitted to August during one of the circle's past sittings. (pdf of the book accessed here) - there are some extraordinary photos of ectoplasm levitation of furniture and trumpets at the end of the book.

Other writings you may find of interest are available at The Risen Books website.

“When you breathe in always through the nostrils, you are not only inhaling the air but also the ether stream - the free ether. Now that ether is characterless, it has no character of itself; but as it passes through the sieve, as it were - the 'sieve' I said - it receives its character impressed upon it by the mentality of the breather. This is important. As the nostrils are the filters for the atmosphere necessary for the wellbeing of the body, so are they the filters for the ether rejecting all things that are inimical to the individual, whilst passing on those things that are good. But it works both ways, for it rejects also those things which cannot be appreciated by the individual - that is, things spiritual.
 “Therefore in this practice with inhalation and exhalation the mind should be gently focused upon the ‘all-greatness’ of the spirit. It has the effect of creating those conditions which, individually, we have to create ourselves. “The way of achievement by this method, intelligently applied, ensures permanency and good health, which, you will notice, many mediums lack.” Peter was asked to give further information as to what is received and what is rejected as the ether stream is inhaled. Peter:
 “The best way to answer is this. The ether stream which is taken into the system through breathing is characterless in itself. When it has been breathed in through the normal act of inhalation, it is impressed by the thought and character of the individual. That is understood. Therefore by rendering that etheric content more potent, more vital, through control of thought in breathing, you can transform that stream of ether into a veritable dynamic force. We have already spoken of the etheric body and the soul body - they both depend upon the ether inhaled with ordinary breathing for their vitality and sustenance. The more it is impressed with noble thoughts consciously directed, the more will the sub-conscious mind be brought into line with things spiritual. Therefore instead of having a part of your ‘household’, as it were, against you, you make of the soul a strong ally - the three of you (physical, spiritual and soul bodies) working all together, as a whole. For it must be remembered that the soul is the repository of all the experiences to do with the natural world and that world only. Therefore its desires are primitive; it is selfish. It is controlled by two strict laws, that of attraction and that of repulsion - which is oft-times the progenitor of hatred. That is one part.
 “By breathing rhythmically, the physical body profits from the air you breathe because it is taken in steadily; and therefore the heart motion is more regular with the steady supply of oxygen. The ether which is inhaled with it does not go into the lungs. It is retained by a sieve. The sieve is contained at the root of the nose, and it is from there it is dispersed. There it receives the impression of the thought intention - so far as psychic work is concerned. That is most important. Not only is it important in the way of physical health, but it also gives a greater etheric vitality. I think this answers the other part of the question.
 “When you breathe, it is to breathe with intention and to say, ‘with each breath I breathe the spirit of life’, ‘Each breath makes me free’, ‘Each breath makes me stronger spiritually and physically’. It is not altogether what you would term auto-suggestion, although it is true there is an element of that; but the idea is to impress the breath with your character, your idea of the moment. You can use it for weal or woe.” 
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SÉANCE OPENING INVOCATION

We gather here now to join together for the purpose of development, to learn and communicate together in happy harmony and peace, and to help build spiritual portals between worlds.

We ask our Guides & Guardians in Spirit to watch over this place, protect this space with the highest of energies around us.

We invite and welcome all those who are interested in our highest good and that of the Universe, including Spirits of Nature and of Animal Beings. We ask that you make your presence and identity known in any way possible.

We breathe in the spirit ether of the innermost energies of the fiery core of this planet, Earth.
We breathe in the spirit ether of the geological pressures of the mineral kingdoms beneath the surface of the Earth
We breathe in the spirit ether of the ebb and flow of the crash and thunder of the ocean’s waves.
We breathe in the spirit ether of the ever enfolding light of the sun, the moon and the stars of the celestial.
We breathe in the spirit ether of the living energies of all plant life, germinating in the seed, sprouting from the soil, blossoming with leaves, flowers and fruit into the light of the sun, moon and stars.
We breathe in the spirit ether of the ever moving caress of the smallest breezes, the gathering thunder and lightning of the greatest of storms, and the billowing locomotion of the greatest winds of the North, South, East and West.
We breathe in the spirit ether of all vigorous and vibrant animal life in which we are immersed.
We  breathe in the spirit ether of all the seen and unseen energies that our loving friends in Spirit bring to us, now and in this coming hour.

We leave all our concerns and worries outside this room for now, knowing we sit in the warm and safe embrace of Spirit Love, as we ask you to help us raise our vibration in order to link with yours.

We thank you, friends in Spirit for your love, guidance and support, amen.


CLOSING PRAYER

We close this circle and all portals now with joy, love and gratitude to our friends in Spirit, and ask that you continue to watch over and guide us as we leave to go about our worldly lives.

We thank you, friends in Spirit for your love, guidance and support, amen.