The Past Lives Podcast Ep159 – Robert Ginsberg

This week I am talking to Robert Ginsberg about his book ‘The Medium Explosion: A Guide to Navigating the World of Those Who Claim to Communicate with the Dead’ and The Forever Family Foundation.

The appearance of mediums, those who claim to be able to communicate with the dead, is not a recent phenomenon. Mediums have been practicing since the late 1800s, and in the Victorian Era had a strong presence throughout the United States and the world. However, we have never seen the sheer number of such practitioners that exist today. The media has contributed to this proliferation, as TV shows and films involving paranormal and spiritual themes have enjoyed great success.

But there is a problem. The overwhelming majority of mediums today cannot do what they claim. Some are frauds, others are inexperienced, and many delude themselves into believing that they have such ability. These practitioners have no business sitting with the bereaved and they can do great harm. On the other hand, there are some mediums that truly can speak to the dead, do so at a very high level of accuracy, and provide an invaluable service to those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

This book provides a guide for all those who have either sat with a medium or intend to do so. You will learn what to expect, how to evaluate the information that you are told, and how mediums operate. The author includes commentary on evidence for life after death and includes personal accounts that are backed up by research.

Forever Family Foundation, a federal 501C not for profit organization, was founded in 2004 by Phran and Bob Ginsberg. It runs on all volunteer power, and as such no person in the organization gets paid. The foundation seeks to blur the lines between science and spirituality, and its focus is evidence that we survive physical death. There are currently over 10,000 members worldwide and interest continues to grow.

To establish the existence of the continuity of the family, even though a member has left the physical world
To stimulate thought among the curious, those questioning their relationship to the universe, and people who are looking for explanations of certain phenomena
To financially support the continued research into survival of consciousness and Afterlife Science
To provide a forum where individuals and families who have suffered the loss of a loved one can turn for support, information, and hope through state-of-the-art information and services provided by ongoing research into the survival of consciousness and Afterlife Science.