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HAPPY HALLOWEEN In many places this weekend, people will be dressing up in costumes, connecting with their communities, and making fun of their fears. In other parts of the world, the focus
is on joining together to remember departed loved ones. It can also be an opportunity
for people to talk about death and after-death contacts in a death-denying
However you celebrate it,
very best wishes to all our friends throughout the
world who are celebrating Halloween this weekend.
DO GHOSTS EXIST? The
common definition of a ghost is
"an apparition of a dead person that is believed
to appear or become manifest to the living, typically
as a nebulous image". Such "apparitions"
have been reported in every culture on earth and have
been studied scientifically since 1882 when a study
was begun in England. Altogether 32,000 cases were
recorded, 17,000 in English. It was published in Volume
X of the Society
for Psychical Research Proceedings (1894). Further
studies were carried out by the American Society for
Psychical Research and by the French researcher Camille
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GHOST AND A SPIRIT? Paranormal investigator and former host of the program "Ghost Hunters", Grant Wilson, explains his understanding with some useful distinctions. See also his breakdown of "hauntings" into intelligent hauntings, residual hauntings, poltergeist hauntings, and non-human hauntings on his youtube channel What the Fetch.
In residual haunting
report seeing, hearing, feeling, or even smelling the
presence of people engaged in some sort of activity.
They do not interact with the observer and go about their action in a set way, as if in a movie. See
video 10 most haunted battlefields.
THE MOST IMPORTANT MODERN STUDY OF APPARITIONS Scientist, Dr, Erlendur Haraldsson from Iceland, conducted a survey based on the question, “Have you ever been aware
of the presence of a deceased person?”
He then followed up 450 people who answered "yes".
The great majority (67%) said that they had visual contact.
The cause of death was known and verified by checking
official records for about 80 percent of the cases; in
30 percent of these cases, the person had died violently.
The percentage of violent deaths in the study was almost
four times higher than the percentage of death by violence
in Iceland during the relevant period. Read examples
Departed Among the Living.
MARION DAMPIER-JEANS ON HAUNTINGS
Learn about the many forms of ghosts and hauntings and how to clear a building. Physical medium and author Marion Dampier Jeans was trained in the 1970s by Rose Gladden, a scientifically tested UK medium and healer. Marion also accesses the traditional wisdom of the Scandinavian peoples. Recently she was called upon to travel to Greenland to clear a scientific establishment.
HARRY HOUDINI DID COME BACK THROUGH
A PHYSICAL MEDIUM A
favourite Halloween newspaper item
is the annual attempt by ghosthunters to contact magician
and escape artist, Harry Houdini, who died on Halloween
night in 1926. Every October 31, from 1927 up to the
present day, a séance has been conducted on the
anniversary of his death. Results are always reported
in the mainstream media as being unsuccessful. However,
the magicians conducting their "seance"
must have been going about it in the wrong way. Harry Houdini communicated very effectively in seances through
materialisation medium David Thompson in New Zealand,
Australia, and in England. Listen.
ALWAYS CONNECTED: PARENTS WHO HAVE LOST CHILDREN Joseph M. Higgins is a medium who is currently communicating with groups of children in spirit who are telling him how and when they send signs to their parents and siblings and what they want them to know. He has written several books about SIgns from spirit including Always Connected - For Those Who Have Lost Children. His talk covers some of the most difficult topics concerning the passing of a child, including guilt, child suicide, soul lesson plans, exit plans, abortion, miscarriage, and how a child's death affects interaction with others.
GUIDED AFTERLIFE CONNECTIONS Many people
can learn to have direct communication with loved ones
in the afterlife. Guided
Afterlife Connections can be facilitated by psychotherapists
in their offices. They are over 95% successful, and they
reduce grief from an average of 9.42 on a 10-point scale
to an average of 1.41 in one session. Self-guided
Afterlife Connections use a procedure available free
on the Internet. Anyone can go through it in their home,
at any time. It is 86% successful in helping people to have
OUR LOVED ONES IN SPIRIT HELP US Sometimes our loved ones come to us in
times of crisis with a warning. This is what happened
to Bill Guggenheim when he heard his deceased father's
voice say "go check the swimming pool". Here
Judy Guggenheim explains to John Edward.
PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW THEY ARE DEAD Emanuel
Swedenborg was one of the leading scientists
of his day. He was also a very highly gifted clairvoyant
and out-of-body traveller who spent more than twenty
years investigating the afterlife. He wrote volumes
about what today would be called his experiences in
other dimensions, including very detailed descriptions
of the afterlife. Here two Swedenborg scholars discuss
his discovery that many spirits don't realise that
they are dead.
OUIJA BOARD For years the Ouija board
has been sold in toyshops and game departments in the
USA and elsewhere. It has been advertised as a fun way
to get messages from the subconscious or unconscious
minds of the 'players'—a form of 'automatism'.
But many experienced mediums feel that it is far more than that.
Some great works were initially
transmitted through the ouija board, for example, the Seth Books with Jane Roberts and her husband. Dr. Alan Gauld also
had success proving that "drop-in communicators"
(who communicated through the board without knowing anyone in the circle) really existed. Patience
Worth also came through the board and transmitted extraordinary
prize-winning poems and books. But there have also been
many disturbing complaints of people who opened up to
entities around them who would not leave them alone. Read
A MORE EFFECTIVE WAY TO RELIEVE GRIEF According to Piero Calvi-Parisetti M.D. there are at least four "non-traditional" approaches that have repeatedly shown the ability to dramatically decrease and even fully resolve grief. These approaches, developed and tested in medical and/or clinical psychology settings, have one fundamental feature in common: they are based on the assumption that the human personality survives the death of the body.
In his presentation to the Afterlife Global Gathering next Sunday he will give a brief overview of the state of research on the effectiveness of traditional methods, and describes context, origin, development, technique and results of the four methods. After his talk we will be inviting participants to share their experiences and insights about grief counselling in small groups.
Sunday 1st November 2020 3 p.m. New York time. https://zoom.us/j/7595442928
NEXT WEEK'S AFTERLIFE ZOOM GROUPS
All our groups are free and open to all. No password is needed. TIME CHANGES: Clocks went back in the UK/Europe early on Sunday 25th and go back in the USA on November 1st.
Spiritualism Today with Rev. Norma Turner Ph.D.
A combination of a presentation of some aspects of Spiritualism and spirituality followed by open discussion. If you have questions about Spiritualism or spirituality or religion, bring them here.
Time: California 5 p.m.
Arizona 6 p.m.
Chicago 7 p.m.
New York 8 p.m.
Norma’s Room: https://zoom.us/j/3499782616
Monday 2nd November 2020
Circle with Kim Parker
A small group of 15 meets every two weeks - to share and explore
the meaning of their dreams. CHECK TIME IN YOUR CITY
Los Angeles 12 p.m. Monday
Phoenix 1 p.m. Monday
Chicago 2 p.m. Monday
New York 3 p.m. Monday
London 8 p.m. Monday
Rome 9 p.m. Monday
Sydney 7 a.m. Tuesday https://zoom.us/j/7595442928
Email: Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 3rd November 2020
Q and A Session ABOUT MEDIUMSHIP Louise Hermann is a popular Australian medium known for her exuberant style and her versatility. A full-time computer professional, she has also run weekly platform and healing events up and down the East Coast of Australia for more than ten years. See her website.
She has also been developing as a physical medium for more than ten years with some spectacular results. In this session, she will be answering questions about all aspects of her mediumship. https://zoom.us/j/7595442928
5.30 p.m. Pacific Time
6.30 p.m. Arizona Time
8.30 p.m. Eastern time
12.30 p.m. Sydney time.
2.30 p.m. Auckland time
9.30 a.m. Perth time Check time in other cities.
Wednesday 4th November 2020
Automatic Writing and Mediumship
Share resources and discuss what participants are experiencing
1st and 3rd Wednesdays,
Thursday 12.30 p.m. Sydney time
https://zoom.us/j/7595442928 Coordinator: Sheila Lowe
Physical mediumship development group
with Rob Blackburn and Craig Hogan 8 p.m. Central time.
The group is now admitting new members. Participants sit in a darkened space in their own homes;
the group has been going for some time and members are
Contact Rob Blackburn (email@example.com)
or Craig Hogan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
before joining the group. https://zoom.us/j/4381898190
Experimenting with Trance States 1st Saturday of the month for 4 weeks 10.30 a.m. New York time. Are you interested in experimenting with trance for various purposes, for example communicating with a loved one, accessing your inner guidance, healing? Karen Frances McCarthy, author of Till Death Don't Us Part, will be running a free session on Zoom once a month, on Saturdays at 10.30 a.m. New York (Eastern) time. Karen is an experienced medium and teacher, trained at the AFC. If you would like to be involved,
INTENSIVE CARE NURSE IN ENGLAND LIFTS SPIRITS OF HER COLLEAGUES Hanna Gingell, 20, performed a stunning rendition of Andra Day’s “Rise Up” during a break from working in the intensive care unit at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. The hospital said fellow heathcare workers were brought to tears as Ms Gingell performed in the building's main atrium.“Thank you Hannah for this beautiful reminder of perseverance and hope for all of the NHS staff in the fight against Covid-19". Read more and listen.
"THE VOLUNTEERS" LEGENDS OF THE 21st -CENTURY HUMANS The video channel Everyday Masters aims at "throwing pebbles of wisdom into the pond of the mass consciousness". This is a very cute hypothetical conversation between two oversouls talking about the craziest experience one of them ever had - incarnating on Earth.
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1) "Loving the video..consciousness continues". Tricia
2) "Thank you for sharing this and many other inspirational posts". Daniela.
I keep saying, "This is my favorite report." But...no...seriously...THIS is my favorite report. Loved listening to Tom Harrison's recollections, and the past lives of Jenny Cockell had me fixated on the screen. I've experienced the amazing, and inexplicable, moment of having a loved one touch you, speak to you, kiss you...in a seance room. There is zero doubt about what awaits us when that happens. What a blessing". Lisa
SOMETHING INSPIRATIONAL: "GHOST" - THE MOVIE FINAL SCENE Without a doubt, the movie "Ghost"
has become a classic in movies to do with the afterlife.
Here is the powerful final scene which shows the love,
the intense emotion as the bright white 'light' descends
over Patrick Swayze - a truly inspirational piece
of movie photography! Enjoy this beautiful music and
the final scene.
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