August Goforth and The Risen Dialogues – Big Seance Podcast #143

Interview with August Goforth, author of


August Goforth is a licensed psychotherapist and spirit medium. He shares the dialogues between co-author and late partner, Timothy Gray, along with a multitude of spirit beings, from the book The Risen: Dialogues of Love, Grief & Survival Beyond Death.


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Episode Teaser :32

Intro 1:40

It’s summer for your host! Plus Amazing Grace, the Aretha Franklin documentary. 2:22

Pouring the tea! Today I’m drinking “The Storyteller Tea” by the sponsor of today’s episode, Nuwati Herbals3:05

August Goforth’s biography and information about his book, The Risen: Dialogues of Love, Grief & Survival Beyond Death4:15

Because the material in The Risen is rather dense, August includes the following passage multiple times throughout the book: “These words may not make conscious sense at this time, but my spiritual senses comprehend and retain this knowledge for Authentic Self.” 7:13

Take a deep breath. 12:07

Who is Timothy Gray? 13:23

Timothy physically manifested for August and over time asked him to write a book. Tim, along with thousands of other spirit beings, co-authored the book with August. 14:55

The bond between August and Timothy, and a larger purpose. 18:30

Much of the material came to August through something called “infospheres.” 20:24

After years of working on the book with the risen, August needed a break. 23:28

More about the “infospheres” and how they worked in the process. 26:10

More about Tim’s first manifestation with August. 31:55

When here and “otherwhere” merge. Plus the difference between “phenomena” and “noumena”. 35:24

Tim’s manifestation for for August often included the sensation of touch. 38:15

Patrick compares August’s response to Tim’s first manifestations to his own strange experience that is described in a blog post entitled, The Hand That Rocks Your Dreams39:25

A comforting message from the risen on the topic of suicide. 46:38

“These books were written for the future and not the present.” Are you ready to check out the books? 57:45

How to find a mental health professional who is trustworthy and open to discussions of spirituality or psychic gifts and abilities. 1:02:19

Ethics for mental health professionals who are also mediums. 1:07:35

Final Thoughts from August Goforth 1:12:33

A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 1:16:24

Outro 1:17:56


For More on August Goforth and The Risen

“The Risen” on Facebook

August Goforth on Instagram

August’s Writings About Mediumship

August’s Writings About Self-Exiting



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About Patrick Keller

Patrick Keller is an educator, blogger, and the host of the Big Séance Podcast, which is a place for paranerds to have an open discussion on all things paranormal, but specifically topics like ghosts and hauntings, paranormal research, spirit communication, psychics and mediums, and life after death. He’s the founder of the now inactive Missouri Spirit Seekers and has spent a lot of time experimenting with spirit communication tools and techniques, such as EVP. Patrick also has a passion for spending hours at a time in cemeteries and loves cemetery photography. Visit! View all posts by Patrick Keller

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