COMMENTARY: RELIGION IN THE AFTERLIFE? Whilst there are five major religions in our world today - Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam - some writers estimate that there are some 4,200 religions and 'faiths'. Do people continue to follow them all in the afterlife?
We are told that in the initial stages, members of earth religions still gather together to continue their religious practice. We are told that they have temples and preachers and many think that they have reached the 'heaven' which was promised only to their followers. Out-of-body experiencers like Robert Monroe call these states "belief system territories". Some are described as pleasant, some as oppressive and most seem to be boring. People stay in them until they begin to question and gradually awaken to the one true religion of love which exists in the higher areas of the afterlife. (An excellent book on this subject is William Bulhman's Adventures in the Afterlife).
However, at the higher levels of consciousness, the true "heavens", there is only one 'religion' where there is recognition of one creator/source and the unity of all.
DANIEL GIROUX'S NDE: THE GREATEST SURPRISE OF MY WORLD Daniel Giroux talks about his NDE (Near Death Experience) and what it felt like to die, see the other side and come back. He also talks about the strange abilities he had afterwards.
APPARITIONS SEEN BY MORE THAN ONE PERSON Some of the recorded cases of people appearing to their loved ones after their death record witness statements by more than one person. For example in a case investigated by the Society for Psychical Research, nine people resident in a house in Ramsbury, England saw a man who had died ten months previously. He was always seen beside his dying widow's bedside with his hand placed on her forehead and was visible for up to half an hour at a time (Holzer 1965: 52-56). Professor Hart in his book The Enigma of Survival (1959) claims that between one third and two thirds of all people who appear after death are seen by more than one person, and are seen differently by each viewer according to the position the viewer is sitting in.
CELEBRITIES INVOLVED WITH MEDIUMSHIP: QUEEN VICTORIA IN ENGLAND 1819-1901 The British royal family has been in the news recently but what has not been mentioned is the family's acceptance of Spiritualism that began with Queen Victoria. When her beloved husband, Albert, died at the age of 42, the young queen was plunged into grief and withdrew from public life for three years. The only thing that seemed to help her was her close friendship with one of her servants, a Scot named John Brown (pictured with some of Victoria's dogs). Their close relationship was the subject of gossip and it was rumored that the two were secretly married.
But in 1960 Queen Victoria came through in a seance with Leslie Flint and explained in her own voice, that John Brown had been her medium, and had enabled her to maintain contact with her beloved Albert. She kept detailed diaries of all their seances and the messages that came from Albert, but after she died everything was destroyed to protect her position as head of the Church of England.
QUEEN VICTORIA ON MEDIUMSHIP
"How privileged you are to know this great knowledge, this great truth. Indeed, if it had not been for this great knowledge you possess, I myself, I am sure, could never have continued that long life of mine. It was the wonderful knowledge and the realization I had that helped me through those many years of difficulty, trial and tribulation. Indeed it is a great solace and a great blessing to know of these great truths. God bless you all."
THE REINCARNATION RESEARCH OF WALTER SEMKIW M.D.Dr. Semkiw talks about his website www.reincarnationresearch.com which presents the work of Dr. Ian Stevenson in an easy-to-follow format. It also presents work he has been doing with psychic medium Kevin Ryerson who channels Ahtun Re. Walter claims that Ahtun Re is able to validate details of people's previous lives. He explains that news reports of UFOs are opening people's minds to new paradigms and making them more open to reincarnation - something that he sees as important for human evolution. “As reincarnation research shows we can change religion, nationality, and race from one lifetime to another, evidence of reincarnation will help us transcend tribal mindset and bring greater world peace.”
THIS LIFE, PAST LIFE: A DOCUMENTARY BY KEITH PARSONS The video looks at three 'hypnosis' cases with veridical evidence. It also examines the spontaneous past life memories of small children, with reference to the work of the late Professor Ian Stevenson of the University of Virginia, and in particular to a BBC documentary on his work made in 1992.
To see the entire collection of Keith Parsons' Spiritual Evidence movies, go to this link.
NEW BOOK: EVIDENCE OF ANIMAL AFTERLIFE
Author Edward Anderson Ph.D. writes:
"Many people do not know about the abundance of evidence for animal afterlife. I review and summarize the evidence in about a dozen different areas (NDEs, ADCs, mediumship, etc.). In addition to summarizing evidence, I also present several arguments for the existence of animal afterlife. I priced the book as low as Amazon would allow, because my purpose isn't to make money; it's just to spread the word about the evidence for animal afterlife. I'm biased, but I think it's a good, concise overview of the evidence, and the arguments are pretty good, too. It covers the bases without being too wordy. If you'd like to check it out, here is the link".
WHAT REALLY MATTERS AT THE END OF LIFE At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? For many, it’s simply comfort, respect, love. BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks deeply about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients.
CHARLES MOSTER: TESLA AND TIME TRAVEL
Charles Moster is the founder of a law firm, software development company, and a new startup that is involved in human longevity and the quest for immortality. He has been interested in EVP for decades and wrote a musical about the life of Nikola Tesla for
U.S. Public Radio which is available here. He is particularly proud of his online magazine: Welcome to Future 2050 the future of science and technology.
His recent articles on Time
Travel (April Edition) are recommended reading for those interested in
Tesla’s current and past experiments in this area which will be the subject of his talk at the Zoom Global Gathering next Sunday 9th May.
Safe Space Sharing Group with Catherine Chapey.
Every second Friday at 8 p.m. New York time.
Share your experiences related to consciousness expansion such as Spiritually Transformative Experiences, NDEs, OBEs, Metaphysical Experiences, Mystical Meditations, Dreams, Unusual and Unexplained, UFOs, ETs, Spirits, Angels, Guides, Christ Consciousness. The room will stay open the whole time.
8 p.m. New York time
5 p.m. Pacific and Phoenix time
10 a.m. Saturday Sydney time
Contact: email@example.com https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89931348720?
Sunday 9th May 2021/ Monday Australia
Mediumship Developmentwith Dr. Susan Barnes.
Developing the skills of mental mediumship and blending with spirit. Meetings: Every 2nd and 4th Sunday Times: 2 p.m. New York time Coordinator: Dr. Susan B. Barnes, CSNU firstname.lastname@example.org
Online in Zoom https://zoom.us/j/8738817733
Global Gathering TESLA AND TIME TRAVEL WITH CHARLES MOSTER (see item above) His recent articles on Time
Travel (April Edition) are recommended reading for those interested in
Tesla’s current and past experiments in this area which will be the subject of his talk at the Zoom Global Gathering Check the time for your city
Los Angeles 2 p.m. Sunday Phoenix 2 p.m. Sunday
Chicago 4 p.m. Sunday
New York 5 p.m. Sunday
London 10 p.m. Sunday
Rome 11 p.m. Sunday
Sydney 7 a.m. Monday https://zoom.us/j/7595442928
Co-ordinators:email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
It will be 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. Sundays, beginning Check time in your city
California 4 p.m.
Mountain (Phoenix) 4 p.m.
Central (Illinois, Texas) 6 p.m.
Eastern (New York) 7 p.m.
Sydney Australia - Monday 9 a.m.
Norma’s Room: https://zoom.us/j/3499782616
Monday 10th May 2021/ Tuesday Australia
GOSH: Gatherings over Strange Happenings When: Every two weeks on Mondays (UK EUROPE and USA) and Tuesday 7 a.m. (Sydney). Next meeting: Monday 10th May 2021 A small group that meets to share and explore the meaning of strange experiences like missing time, seeing scenes from another time, interacting with a person who suddenly wasn't there, bi-location etc. If it's something you cannot share easily with others, bring it to this group to get validation and speculate on its cause. See short video about GOSH
Check the new times for your city
Los Angeles 2 p.m. Monday Phoenix 2 p.m. Monday
Chicago 4 p.m. Monday
New York 5 p.m. Monday
London 10 p.m. Monday
Rome 11 p.m. Monday
Melbourne 7 a.m. Tuesday https://zoom.us/j/7595442928 Co-ordinator: Kim at email@example.com
SELF- HEALING WORKSHOP WITH SHERI PERL
The final meeting of the current series.
New York time 5 p.m. See the initial video where you are guided in a series of self-healing practices including meditation, journalling, healing visualisations and then left to practice at least twice a week until the final meeting of the group on the second Monday in May.
We are meeting to create spirit art with messages.
No art experience required.
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at
9 p.m. New York time,
6 p.m. Pacific time. https://zoom.us/j/8738817733 Coordinator: Dr. Susan B. Barnes, CSNU firstname.lastname@example.org
"Army 4 Love” Every Tuesday at 3:00 PST. Arizona Time. People share what is happening in our world, how we are dealing with issues, holding each other’s hands, bringing in laughter and love. To bring in laughter each week one person shares a joke. This person then receives a few messages from a loved one they choose to connect with on the Other Side. Debra Martin always ends the gathering with a mini healing meditation. Join Zoom Meeting @ https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87968366796
Coordinator: Debra Martin email@example.com
Wednesday 12th May 2021/ Thursday Australia
Physical mediumship development group
with Rob Blackburn and Craig Hogan
8 p.m. Central time;
9 p.m. New York;
6 p.m. Pacific Time;
2 p.m. Thursday Sydney time.
The group is still admitting new members.
Participants sit in a darkened space in their own homes; the group has been going for some time and members are experiencing phenomena.
Contact Rob Blackburn (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Craig Hogan (email@example.com) before joining the group. https://zoom.us/j/4381898190
Thursday 13th May 2021/ Friday Australia
DR. LEN LA SCOLEA JOURNEY OF THE SOUL DISCUSSION GROUP
Meets the Second Thursday of the Month
Book to read: Michael Newton's Destiny of the Soul- First half.
6 p.m. Pacific time
9 p.m. Eastern time
Sydney 11 a.m. Friday
Len's second book Conversations with my Sweetheart on the Otherside is now available to people in the USA on Amazon. If you live outside the USA and are unable to purchase a copy email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free pdf. https://zoom.us/j/7595442928
Coordinator: Len La Scolea email@example.com
STEVE JOBS' LAST GIFT
The amazing story about the co-founder of Apple and his favorite book, “Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramahansa Yogananda. The “Autobiography”, now translated into more than 50 languages, has inspired millions throughout the world. This classic of modern spiritual literature was not only Steve Jobs' favorite book but was also the favorite of many other well-known personalities, including the great musician George Harrison - see “George Harrison’s Favorite Book”.
ACCESS THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT "It can heal the sick, comfort the mourner, guide those who have lost their way, replace ignorance with knowledge, darkness with light, give strength to the weary, drink to the thirsty, and provide guidelines for those who wish to fulfill themselves according to the divine plan.
No prayer for help is unheard; no desire to serve does not get a response. The whole emphasis from our world is to uplift all who are ready to utilise their gifts in the service of those less fortunate than themselves."
Light from Silver Birch p.4.
OVERCOMING PTSD WITH LOVE OF DOGS
For 11 years, Luke Evans gave his life to the navy, first as a clearance diver, then as a special forces officer. He completed three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan before retiring. Like many veterans, he found himself having difficulty adjusting to civilian life. He says he felt unemployable. Unable to get funding for re-training, Luke decided to work with his childhood passion - dogs. Initially, he did courses in dog training and dog psychology and walked dogs. But that wasn't enough so he created a doggy paradise. Read more.
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INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC: THE EXQUISITE VOICE OF EVA CASSIDY Restored footage of the late Eva Cassidy performing 'Time After Time' at the Blues Alley jazz supper club in Georgetown, DC, on the 3rd January 1996.
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