Clip from "Spiritism: Bridging Spirituality and Health". This 30 minute documentary explores Spiritist healing practices in Brazil. It can be viewed in its entirety on for $1.99 or purchased.

In January, 2008 Emma Bragdon and her team of advisors created the Foundation for Energy Therapies, Inc.—an educational and research- oriented organization funding projects to study the effectiveness of Energy Medicine. In April, 2009, the IRS informed us that we have been accepted as a not-for-profit charitable organization, allowing us to receive tax-deductible contributions for our work.

Although our interest includes many forms of Energy Medicine from many cultures, we are currently focused on Brazil, as there has been a lot of success reported anecdotally, but little clinical research.  We therefore see a need for research, and have established relationships with health professionals in Brazil to collaborate on studies.

  • We are now initiating educational programs for health professionals and graduate school students who want to learn more about the model of care offered at Spiritist Hospitals and Community Centers in Brazil. We feel these models of complementary care may help our ailing health care system, invigorating it with proven ways to align allopathic care with spiritual healing. It can also enhance educational programs aimed at studying models of effective integrative medicine.
  • We plan to continue producing films, books, and audio-visual presentations to further educate the public about energy medicine.
  • Our newsletter gives current information about these initiatives. Sign up to receive the newsletter in the box to the left.

Would you like to partner with us in fulfilling the initiatives of the Foundation?
We welcome your interest.  Please contact us.