COMMENTARY: THE CHALLENGE
FACING RELIGION IN A MORE LIBERAL WORLD
the last hundred years, Western countries have made
huge changes aimed at empowering women, reducing discrimination,
allowing contraception and abortion, legalizing divorce,
homosexuality and gay marriage.
The Catholic Church has opposed almost
all of these developments and still has in its Catechism
the teaching that anyone who uses contraception, remarries
after divorce, is a practicing homosexual or has an
abortion, will be eternally damned.
These teachings have alienated ordinary Catholics and
many priests. Only 10% of Catholics in Australia attend
mass regularly, one in four Australian parishes is now
without a full-time priest, and there are very few Australian
priests being ordained (see
2011 report). Importing priests from "cultures
that are tribal and patriarchal" has only made
the situation worse. The Church needs a reformation,
starting with removing the doctrine of "eternal
damnation" which was certainly not taught by Jesus
and is the very opposite of everything researchers have
learned about the afterlife.
THE IMPORTANCE OF VERIDICAL PERCEPTIONS IN NEAR-DEATH
of apparently non-physical veridical perceptions (AVPs)
during NDEs has been the subject of much experimental
and phenomenological research since 1988. Jan Holden’s
study (2006/2009) showed that over 90% of cases of AVPs
from NDE literature were completely accurate.
MICHAEL TYMN'S INTERVIEW WITH DR ANABELA CARDOSO
Michael Tymn writes: "Until I read
Cardoso’s 2010 book, Electronic
Voices: Contact with Another Dimension? I wasn’t
overly impressed with the evidence for ITC (Instrumental
Transcommunication), EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena)
or DRV (Direct Radio Voices). In previously
exploring the subject, all I had heard were some muffled
or garbled “words” that required some imagination,
sort of like looking for faces or figures in the clouds.
However, Cardoso’s book offered much more than
a few words here and there. There was actual dialogue
taking place in her experiments, some involving philosophical
latest book adds to the evidence " Read this
SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE THAT WE
UNCONSCIOUSLY KNOW THE FUTURE This
distinguished Texas physician, deeply rooted in the
scientific world, has become an internationally influential
advocate of the role of the mind in health and the role
of spirituality in healthcare. Here he talks about pre-cognition
and pre-sentiment experiments conducted by Dr. Dean
Radin and his colleagues. Scroll
down to 6th section to access links to reports on these
SHIRLEY MACLEAN: WE REMEMBER THOSE CELEBRITIES WHO WERE
AMONG THE FIRST TO SPREAD THE LIGHT We
in a world where celebrities have a disproportionate
influence on public opinion, perhaps even more than
99% of scientists. We need to be grateful to those celebrities
who have gone public with their belief in the afterlife.
Shirley Maclean who one who bravely informed the world
of her interest in the paranormal, mediums and channellers.
For years, many uninformed celebrities tried to make
jokes about Shirley and her paranormal beliefs. However
we now have a huge amount of evidence to support Shirley
Maclean's claims. Thank you, Shirley, and may you keep
on spreading the Light. Movie
version of Out on a Limb
Part 1 Part
DO WE PLAN OUR LIVES BEFORE WE
ARE BORN? ROBERT SCHWARTZ TALKS ABOUT HIS RESEARCH.
Rob will be running a workshop in New Zealand, in Auckland,
Wellington and Christchurch, in February 2018. More
CREMATION v BURIAL
Very highly credible afterlife teachers tell us that
the spiritual way of handling the body when a person
dies is cremation. We are credibly informed that we
should completely sever links with earth once we die.
There are those orthodox believers who believe, without
evidence, that it is best to bury the dead "six
feet underground." This is taken from old beliefs
about the "resurrection of the body" and the
dead being woken for a last judgment before being sent
off to eternal hellfire or to heaven. We now know that
is NOT going to happen. On crossing over our consciousness
CONTINUES to survive and goes to a place compatible
with its vibrations; the good average open-minded person
is met by loved ones and taken to the realm of the Light.
WHAT IS AN EVIDENTIAL READING WITH A MEDIUM? Arthur
Findlay College tutor, Martin Twycross, explains the kind
of evidence a well-trained medium can give.
WE WILL BE SUSPENDING ZOOM GROUPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS Next
Sunday (USA AND UK/EUROPE time),
Research and Education Institute will be holding
our final online meeting for 2017. Jurgen Ziewe and
a group of out-of-body experiencers will be talking
about meeting transitioned loved ones in out-of-body
states. We will
be resuming meetings on Sunday, January 7th, 2018.
TIME: SUNDAY 10th DECEMBER
London 8 pm, Vienna 9 pm, Athens 10 pm: New York 3 pm; Chicago
2 pm; Phoenix 1 pm; Los Angeles 12 noon.Sydney
Monday 7 am To join, Click the link https://zoom.us/j/7595332928
Full program details:
AREI LOCAL GROUPS STARTING IN
year the Afterlife Research and Education Institute
will be supporting the formation of a number of in person
and online groups for
AREI members. To date, we have 13 people who have
volunteered to host groups on everything from Spirit
Art to Animals in the Afterlife and Trance mediumship
development. Some groups will be held in homes, new
age shops, or church halls, while others will be run
on Facebook or on Zoom. Groups can be general afterlife
discussion or have a specific purpose. If you have a
proposal for a group, email email@example.com.
Details of groups will be emailed to
MEDIUM SUSANNE WILSON DOING READINGS
AT HELPING PARENTS HEAL at
Unity of Phoenix on December 18th, 2016.
HELPING PARENTS HEAL TO OPEN
IN AUSTRALIA? Helping
is a wonderful organisation designed to allow parents
whose children have transitioned to support each other.
Unlike many bereavement support organisations, members
share knowledge about signs, after death contacts, mediums
and other methods of direct communication with their
children. We can personally attest that HPH meetings
are uplifting, inspiring and enlightening. If you would
like to help sponsor the cost of a zoom room ($21 Australian
per month) so that HPH can start online meetings for
Australia and New Zealand, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE AFTERLIFE AND HOLIDAYS: A
WEBINAR WITH SUSANNE WILSON AND SANDRA CHAMPLAIN
Find out what to expect and how to register for this
webinar with Sandra Champlain (author of We
Don't Die), and Susanne Wilson, (author of Soul
Smart). Next Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:30
pm Eastern, 4.30 pm Pacific (Sydney time, Thursday 11.30
the time in your city.
HIGHLY INSPIRED SPIRITUAL ORATORY
DIRECTLY FROM THE AFTERLIFE: "Light triumphs
over darkness, knowledge defeats ignorance;
joy replaces sorrow and truth is always victorious.
Ours is the constant fight against selfishness, self-interest,
the powers that belong to all the darkness of life.
Prejudice, superstition, error, jealousy, greed, avarice,
hate - against these, we are at war! We seek to advance
our cause wherever we can, wherever we find receptive
hearts, receptive minds, receptive souls." (S.Birch,
A Voice in the Wilderness).
it supposed that all of the wicked men (and women) who
have come to these lands have, upon their dissolution,
'turned over a new leaf' and while in no sense becoming
angels, at least shown some signs of repentance?
Hugh Benson (a highly credible Catholic priest
while alive): "It would be the height of foolishness
to think so. The very nature of their passing has in so
many instances served to intensify their hatred, and now
their aim is to seek vengeance wherever and whenever it
is possible. The evil leaders are here in the spirit world,
a fine concentration of evil."
IS THE GREATEST ENEMY OF SPIRITUAL REFINEMENT?
We are informed directly from the afterlife
that materialism is the greatest enemy of spirituality.
Materialism, 1. refers
to those who do not accept that there is a soul separate
from the body; 2. produces selfishness, greed, negative
stubbornness - all qualities which lower the vibrations
of the soul; 3. teaches that at death the person
ceases to exist.
While there is nothing wrong with seeking
to become educated, live in a good environment and employ
household appliances to save time, there has to be a
balance. Care for self needs to be balanced with care
for others. Time spent on the things of the world needs
to be balanced with time spent on things of the spirit.
Hello again, I wanted to
follow up in regards to an email I sent a while back.
It simply offered some supportive resources for those
who may be lost in their grief. As you know, it comes
in many forms and hits people in different ways (and
for varying periods of time), so I think it’s
important for people to get all of the support they
can in times of difficulty. Thanks in advance for adding
these, and thanks for all you’re doing already
to offer people a hand in overcoming their bereavement.
Thank you, Jennifer Scott
Thank you Jennifer, these look very valuable.
HIGHLY INSPIRED MUSIC: Visually
magnificent, sweetest melody, wonderful experience listening
to this spectacular music by A. Lloyd-Webber from the
Phantom of the Opera. 'Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again'
and 'Phantom of the Opera' sung beautifully by Sierra
Boggess as Christine, followed by - herself and Ramin
Karimloo in a powerful rendition of the Phantom of the
Opera title song.
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