Friday, September 15, 11 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. (or 12 noon) 2017-07-30T23:30:38+00:00

Friday the 15th, 11  – 11:45  (or 12:15)

11:45 – 1:15

Ballroom 1

Mark Pitstick

Exploring Your Pre-Birth Planning

During this session, Mark will guide participants through his Pre-Birth Planning technique to explore the age-old question, “Did my soul really choose all this?” Hopefully, you will come away with understandings about your life’s plan that you did not have before.

Mark’s session will go until 12:15 p.m.

About Mark

Ballroom 2

Jan Vandersande, Ph.D.
Susan Barnes, Ph.D.
R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D.
Rob Blackburn
Sally Modine

Panel: How to Develop Successful Physical Mediumship Circles

The panel will answer the questions, “How does a person develop a physical mediumship circle,” “What happens in the early stages of a physical mediumship circle,” and other questions. The panel all are involved in successful, functioning physical mediumship circles now.

Craig Hogan, Sally Modine, and Rob Blackburn are in AREI’s Masters of Light circle in Normal Illinois. The circle has been meeting for seven years. In the past two years, regular physical phenomena have been occurring, including table rocking, raps, lights, and mental messages from the team on the other side.

Jan Vandersande’s circle met for a few years, and now has been getting table levitation for up to 1-2 minutes, with the table several feet high. Also chimes hanging from the ceiling ring several times during the sittings.

Susan Barnes has been practicing Spiritualism and natural law for years. She has set up physical circles in which remarkable phenomena occur such as objects flying around the room, people in spirit speaking, tables levitating and people materializing. Susan has sat in physical circles and tutored developing physical/trance mediums. She has designed a personal home for physical seances in Lily Dale, New York.

New Directions for Physical Mediumship Circles

Palo Verde I

Special Workshop

10 a.m. – 12 15 p.m.

How to Record People Speaking from the Afterlife (Second part)

This is the second part of the two-part workshop on recording voices from the afterlife. Reverend Dr. Sheri Perl is an Afterlife Research and Education Institute ITC facilitator. Sheri is using Instrumental TransCommunication to record the messages from spirit to their loved ones here on earth.

According to Sheri, who has been recording for a little over a year, the messages are becoming longer and clearer. In her readings, the parent or bereaved loved-one is brought into the reading via cell phone and they are able to ask questions. The answers from spirit are recorded and through a careful auditing process, Sheri is able to hear and isolate the answers. According to Sheri, these readings provide “A joyous exchange of love.”

Sheri will hold a two-part workshop which will meet in the mornings on September 15th and 16th. This workshop will literally walk you through the steps necessary to set up your computer to record EVPs. If recording EVPs is something you want to do, then bring your laptop with you to the workshop. Sheri believes that it is possible for anyone who is coming from a place of sincerity to record voices using the same method she is using, which is based on Sonia Rinaldi’s work.

“I cannot guarantee that you will connect-up, or that the voices you record will be the voices you want, but I do believe that our loved ones-in-spirit want this connection too, and that if you persevere, you will succeed.”

Preparation for the Workshop

  1. Please attend both Part 1 and Part 2 of the workshops if you can. Part 1 introduces the method, and Part 2 is hands-on practice.
  2. Bring a laptop. You may use either a Mac or PC.
  3. Download and install Audacity from If you have trouble doing so, Sheri and her helpers will help you at the workshop.
  4. Download and install Google Chrome. Any browser will work, but we are using Chrome in the demonstrations.
  5. Download the background sound source. Right click on this link and save the file to your computer:

If you have trouble, we will help you at the workshop.

About the Recording Methods

Palo Verde II


The bookstore will be open from 8 a.m. until 6:45 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m. until  7:30 p.m. Saturday, and  8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The bookstore will contain the presenters’ books and other books by AREI members.