Is The Spirit World Real? The Forever Family Foundation Annual Conference

The 6th Annual Forever Family Foundation Conference titled: Is the Spirit World Real? A Scientific Investigative Presentation took place in Phoenix, Arizona on November 10 & 11th

The mission of the FFF, founded by Bob & Phran Ginsburg, is to “establish the existence of the continuity of the family, even though a member has left the physical world.”  Through the FFF support of research in this area they hope to educate and change societies’ understanding of the continuation of consciousness after death. Visit the FFF site.


Theresa Caputo, TLC’s “Long Island Medium,” kicked off the event at the FFF fundraising dinner on Friday evening.

Theresa, who was highly entertaining, is also a very gifted medium. She brought through healing mediumship messages to as many of the 150+ attendees as she could within two hours. At one point, Theresa let a little expletive slip out in her famous “Long Island” accent, to which she responded with a giggle, “I guess I’m going to get kicked out of he Medium Club for that!”

Watch her show, “The Long Island Medium” – you’re sure to learn a great deal about evidential mediumship.


The conference, held in an interactive format between presenters and the audience, centered on 5 key questions answered by a panel of experts.


 The expert panelists included:


Lloyd Auerbach, MS is the Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigation and an expert in paranormal studies and investigations. Lloyd is the author of numerous books on these topics and others such as ESP, hauntings and poltergeists. Auerbach was appointed to the faculty of Atlantic University in late 2010. Visit his site.




Eben Alexander III, MD went from skeptic to believer in the the continuation of consciousness outside the body via his own near death experience. Dr. Alexander is the author of: Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife. Visit his site.




Stafford Betty, PhD has made an academic study of accounts of the after life. His extensive research has made him the authority on what this plane of existence is like. Dr. Betty is the author of: The Afterlife Unveiled. Visit his blog.




Julie Beischel, PhD is the founder, along with husband Mark Bocuzzi, of The Windbridge Institute for Applied Human Potential. The Windbridge Institute uses proof-focused research to gather evidence as to whether mediums are receiving information from the deceased.


Claude Swanson, PhD, is an MIT and Princeton educated physicist and the recipient of the National Science Foundation Fellowship and Putnum Fellowship. Dr. Swanson has conducted extensive research into the mysteries of consciousness.  He is the author of two volumes on these topics: The Synchronized Universe and Life Force. Visit his site.


The questions answered by the expert panelists were:

How do we know the spirit world exists? Lloyd Auerbach took the lead on this question. The fact that accounts of interactions with apparitions and discarnate entities, young children’s memories of past lives and deathbed visions appear throughout cultures in the world shows us that this phenomena exists and is occurring on some plane of existence.

Can we visit the spirit world? Eben Alexander had an extensive near death experience when he went into a week long coma during a serious illness. From his experience, which he has written about in his book, Alexander concludes that we can visit the spirit world.

Where is the spirit world? Claude Swanson explained that the spirit world exists as a frequency within our own dimension. We are in many planes simultaneously but, our consciousness has become attuned to the one plane we experience as our daily reality so that we screen out any signs of other dimensions.

Can we communicate with the spirit world? Based upon many quintuple-blind research studies conducted with mediums at the Windbridge Institute Dr. Bieschel stated that accurate information is being received by a statistically high percentage of the tested mediums. From such a preponderance of evidence we can conclude that communication is taking place.

What is the spirit world like? Dr. Betty presented his research findings on this question. After pouring through a voluminous number of texts containing accounts of the spirit world and noting many similarities he stated that the after life is “a place where landscapes, seas and homes and cities like our own world” exist. He says the film, “What Dreams May Come is a good depiction, up until the end.” 

There was so much more to each panelists presentations that, I encourage you to read their books and visit each of their websites as this is only a brief overview.

I was a believer before I attended based on my own mediumistic experiences. After attending the conference and listening to all the presenters I find it hard to understand why mainstream science is still wearing blinders to much of this research. My bet is that in thirty years this area of research will be considered mainstream.

I hope to meet you next  year at the FFF conference!

What are your thoughts on the after life. Does the spirit world exist? Have you had a personal experience that convinced you that you would like to share with us?

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  1. Hi Angela, I don’t think I’ve had any personal experiences with the spirit world per se, although I do acknowledge the possibility that I am conditioned not to notice it. I do have a strong interest, though, in figuring out what I really am — when I contemplate what I truly am, my mind becomes empty, just as Ramana Maharshi talked about, and perhaps that gives me a sense of my true nature, whether we call it spirit, everything, nothing, or whatever else.

    • Hi Chris,
      Thank you for sharing. I’m glad you are aware of how conditioned we all are to seeing only this reality.
      I love how your mind becomes empty. You are tapping into the potential – the Zero Point Field, I think where everything is “nothing” and exists as potentiality. That’s beautiful~!
      Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Hi Chris,
      Thank you for sharing. I’m glad you are aware of how conditioned we all are to seeing only this reality.
      I love how your mind becomes empty. You are tapping into the potential – the Zero Point Field, where everything is “nothing” and exists as potentiality. That’s beautiful~!
      Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. It sure sounds like an interesting conference. I have not heard of it before. Thanks for introducing it and the various links.

    Would love to read more about your findings. Many of us are in fear and dread of the unknown and the spirit world. Perhaps once we know more about these, we can become less spooked.

    Thanks, Angela, for your post. Glad to know that you enjoyed yourself during the conference.
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  3. Hi Angela,
    Wow the list of experts is incredible. I hope it’s mainstream as well someday soon. You’ll be in your glory! Loved seeing you last Monday. xo Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. Fascinating read Angela. After my many experiences personally and with mediums at the Institute of Psychic Studies in London, I’m totally convinced.

    Would have loved to have been there. And thanks for sharing this.

    Love Elle

  5. Hi Angela,

    Sounds like an interesting conference. I do believe in the spirit life, but would love to know more. I will definitely check out the sites you listed. I’ve been told by a number of people to watch Long Island Medium, so will look into that out as well. Thanks for sharing your experience at the conference.
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  6. Angela,
    What a wonderful conference! Each of the panelists sounds so interesting. I can’t believe that Theresa Caputo brought over 150 messages! That must have been amazing in itself. I’ll make sure that I visit some of these sites. Thanks for letting us know about your experiences.

    PS Love your top picture and the quote that goes with it!
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    • Hi Betsy,
      The conference was awesome. I really enjoyed listening to each of the presenters. This is so my thing! I knew a lot before but, I learned a lot too. It was well worth the trip.

      Theresa brought messages for two hours so I would guess she was able to give messages to about 20 – 25 of the people at the dinner. As a medium, I loved watching her process.

      Dr. Eben Alexander’s book is on the NY Times best seller – it’s an amazing account of his near death experience
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  7. Hi Angela! That sounds like so much fun. I hope you’re right that this is mainstream someday soon. Lately I feel like the worlds are so close as to be right on top of each other (meaning, I know they always were, but now I can access them in an instant without even having to consciously tune in other than setting an intention). It’s right here all around us.

    • Hi Julie. It was fun!
      Give it about thirty years and it will be mainstream. I think there will be technology developed that will help us connect more easily to this dimension too.

      Yes, I feel what you’re feeling too. I think that is why so many people are now open to their mediumistic abilities. The more people who have the connection – the more the entire population opens up.
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  8. So fascinating. I would have loved to be present at an event like that. I find the concept of life beyond death very intriguing. In fact, we have rites designed around making departed souls more comfortable for years to come. And I simply adore the poster at the beginning “Seeing death as the end of life is seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean” – so beautifully expressed!

    I am looking forward to visiting the blogs you’ve listed.

    Hugs, Angela.



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