Introducing Singer/Musician Jordan Olguin
December 27, 2019
Jordan Olguin’s instagram: @jordanolguinofficial
August Goforth, a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in New York City, is also an intuitive-mental and psychophysical spirit medium. He was given this name as a child by guides, and uses it here for the sake of his personal privacy and that of his therapy patients. With coauthorship from the realm of spirit, he has written The Risen: Dialogues of Love, Grief & Survival; The Risen: A Companion to Grief; Tangible Dreaming; and Grief: Ponderings From The Afterlife.
Here, he maintains that the mediumistic gifts that he has experienced since childhood are actually available to everyone. The grieving process can be an occasion for individuals to deepen their connection with the world of those he refers to as “the risen”. It is important to allow our friends and loved ones to grieve in their own unique way.
(Recorded on December 10, 2020)
Published on December 25, 2020
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