COMMENTARY: CRITICAL NEED TO MAKE
MAINSTREAM Current violent
circumstances, especially by radical and revolutionary
extremist religionists, raise the very important issue
of people killing innocent people because of differences
in religion. Most of us experience 'religion' as a set
of beliefs, rituals, rules for behaviour and cultural
traditions. But as humanity evolves, more and more people
are seeing that the essence of true religion
is 'spirituality': being positive in every way - unconditionally
loving, unconditionally forgiving and unconditionally
doing selfless service.
We know that throughout history there have been many who
abused religion and have used it to justify horrendous
cruelty. Even today there are some who try to use religion
to justify terrorism and murder. People need to know that
on crossing over it is how 'spiritual', NOT how 'religious'
we have been, that matters. The message that has emerged
from the study of near-death experiences is "It is
love, not religious doctrines, that creates spiritual
OUR WORLD AT A TURNING POINT
Mark Macy writes of his experiences with the team receiving
communications in the 1990s:
years passed, Technician and his six ethereal friends,
along with a team of more than 1,000 spirit beings who
had once lived on Earth, shared vast and astonishing information
with INIT members through computers, telephones, radios,
and other technical media. The ethereal beings said they
had accompanied our world for many thousands of years
and had come close six times when the Earth had reached
a crossroads leading either to a dark age or to a period
of enlightenment. This, they said, was the seventh time,
and they wished to establish a lasting bridge between
Earth and their formless realm of wise, loving consciousness.
ITC research would be the means by which to establish
Mark Macy, ITC History
"TO DIE IS NOT TRAGIC. TO LIVE IN YOUR WORLD IS TRAGIC.
To see the garden of the
Great Spirit-Power choked with the weeds of selfishness
and greed and avarice, that is tragedy. To die is to enjoy
freedom of the spirit, which has been imprisoned behind
the bars of the material body. Is it tragic to be released
from suffering, for the soul to come into its own? Is
it tragic to see wonders of color,
to hear music that does not belong to material expression?
Do you call it tragic to express yourself in a body that
has no pain, to be able to roam all over the world of
matter in a flash and to taste the beauties of the spirit
life too? There is not in your world one artist who could
capture with his paints some of the glories of my world.
There is not one musician who could record some of the
glories of the music sphere with your notes. There is
not one writer who could describe in physical words the
beauty of parts of this world. What a pleasant surprise
you will all have one day, when you become conscious of
our world." 'Life in the Beyond' (Teachings
of Silver Birch).
THE GREATEST MEDIUM THE WORLD HAS SEEN? Have
you ever heard of a medium being voted as the most famous
and revered person in a country? Chico Xavier (1910-2002)
was. Michael Tymn writes: "Xavier, who dropped out
of school at age 13, produced, by means of automatic writing,
458 books with sales in excess of 50 million. All of the
royalties were donated to over 4,000 hospitals, retirement
homes, soup kitchens, etc. as Xavier lived on a very modest
income from his government job and pension. In 2000, a
newspaper in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerias asked
its readers to vote for "person of the century."
With more than 700,000 readers responding, Xavier won
the vote over an aviation pioneer, a former president
of the country, and the legendary soccer player, Pelé.
More than 120,000 people lined up in a queue over two
miles long to file past Xavier's coffin and 30,000 joined
in the funeral procession. The state governor declared
three days of mourning."
CELEBRITIES WHO ACCEPTED THE PARANORMAL
Patrick Stewart, famous for his role as the capable Captain
Jean- Luc Picard, in Star Trek the Next Generation,
says that he saw a ghost in what is said to be one of
Britain’s most haunted theatres. He saw the apparition
while performing recently in Waiting for Godot with
Sir Ian McKellen. Stage hands believe he saw the ghost
of John Baldwin Buckstone, who was actor-manager of the
Theatre Royal Haymarket in the mid 19th century and a
friend of Charles Dickens. When coming offstage for the
interval, Stewart told his co-star that he saw a man standing
in the wings wearing what looked like a beige coat and
twill trousers. The episode was related in a documentary
about the Theatre Royal Haymarket, produced by television
channel Sky Arts.
DAVID KESSLER TALKS ABOUT DEATHBED VISIONS ON CNN
David Kessler is one of the most well-known lecturers
on death and grieving today, reaching hundreds of thousands
of people through his books.
THE ARTHUR FINDLAY COLLEGE
World's number one
centre for mediumship training, Stansted Hall, was built
in 1871. It was the home of J. Arthur Findlay, MBE, JP,
who was introduced to afterlife evidence by a wonderful
direct voice medium, John Campbell Sloan. After Findlay's
death in 1964, Stansted Hall was left to The Spiritualists
National Union (SNU) as a College for the advancement
of Psychic Science. Courses, lectures and demonstrations
are all offered by leading tutors, together with the additional
features of a library, museum, lake, magnificent grounds,
recreational facilities and full board accommodation.
TIME OF DEATH QUESTION When
a young person, say aged 21 years, dies in an accident
or as a result of violence, to us it seems a tragedy.
We talk of a "life cut short". Was he meant
to die at that age or could he have been saved to continue
his life on earth?
Victor: What has been transmitted from
is that the time of birth and the time of death are usually
known by the soul. Some say that when we incarnate we
have a life plan with alternative possible exit points.
People who die at a young age, like James Dean (pictured)
who died at 24, could have planned that with a Master
Guide. It just may be that they had only specific things
they wanted to experience. Very likely he would have planned
to go back to the afterlife dimension rather than spending
unnecessary additional years on Earth. One example that
comes to mind is Mikey Morgan, who authored the book Flying
High in Spirit.
KEN DRUCK ON SURVIVING LOSSES In
1996 the tragic death of his oldest daughter, Jenna, on
a study abroad trip in India, inspired Ken to work in
supporting people in grief and trauma.“Dr. Ken”
has become a lifeline for thousands of families who have
suffered a loss. Ken is the author of The
Real Rules of Life: Balancing Life's Terms with Your Own
THE CONTACT FIELD AND HARMONY Victor,
you mentioned in your last week's report about lack of
harmony within the ITC community in the 1990s disrupting
communication with Spirit beings. What has lack of harmony
got to do with communicating with the other side? Chris
We have it from many sources that in any kind
of mediumship lack of harmony within a person or between
members of a group makes communication extremely difficult.
It is well known in physical mediumship that the quality
of the communications can be affected if the medium is
emotionally unsettled or if there are new people present
or if there is someone present who is an inflexible skeptic.
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1. My recently deceased friend
keeps"visiting" in dreams so I am actually seeing
him MORE often than when he was ill!!!
2) Love the weekly reports, makes for intriguing reading.
Thank you. Julia.
3) Just read this week's afterlife report! I love it as
usual! It always makes me feel so much better every week.
Thank you Victor and Wendy for working tirelessly and
thoroughly for the rest of us! Love you guys! Adam.
4) Thanks Victor for all you do. Ben
THE MAGIC OF MUSIC
'AMAZING GRACE' A most wonderful melodious and inspirational
version by Celtic Woman. Visually it's absolutely stunning!
The crescendo just so exciting! Listen for yourself to
the perfect harmony and vocalizations. The Movie
Amazing Grace, about the fight to abolish slavery
in the U.K., includes the story of how John Newton, a
slave ship captain turned repentant priest wrote the song.
The full movie is now
available on Youtube.
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