Russell and Beckie Forsyth have been married over forty years and have two sons from previous marriages. From these sons, they share five grandchildren and families all over Texas and the United States. Russell is a carpenter by trade, a contractor, and historic restoration specialist that enjoyed a thirty-year career in construction. In 2005, Russell and Beckie completed two historic restorations in the Central Austin area that won Merit Awards for Restoration given by the Heritage Society of Austin. The awards became the crowning achievement to his life-long love for old houses.
Russell has always been interested in music and is an accomplished singer songwriter. His main instrument was the guitar until the late eighties when Beckie conspired with a friend to borrow Russell’s twelve string guitar, only to return it on his birthday as a Mandocello. An instrument maker converted the instrument. The mandocello is the original bass sound instrument that compliments the mandolin. It has been referred to as the “instrument of the angels” like the harp. This provides a unique sound and format that Russell uses to present his music. His first CD was released in 2005 and is titled “A Prayer for You”. His second CD titled “One Thing”is music dedicated to the power of love. Russell’s third music project was released under the name Thundering Grace and featured original Mandocello music with some great Austin musicians.
In April 2006, Russell attended a certification program for the purpose of self healing. On that weekend, Russell went from award winning Contractor to ANGEL THERAPIST®. Then in February 2007, Russell returned to California for another certification in the area of Mediumship, and in 2008 completed the Advanced Angel Therapy Practitioner Class.
Russell invented a unique crystal healing bed, has written several books, created a comprehensive training program, and builds custom crystal beds for spas, healers, and treatment facilities. He has appeared on TV pilot shows, co-produced theatrical productions, co-hosted radio shows, and has developed a reference guide and training program for the intuitive reader, energy practitioners, the medical intuitive, and the modern shaman. Russell’s crystal bed is called the Forsyth Crystal Light Table® and is currently operated by trained practitioners in Texas, New York, California, and Georgia.
Russell and Beckie mission statement is to ease suffering, bring joy and create beauty.