COMMENTARY: BEYOND A MATERIALIST
to David Lorimer, Professor Harald
Walach, and Richard Irwin from the Scientific and Medical
Network for the superb work they have done in creating the
Galileo Commission. Their
website shows that they have brought together a brilliant
group of open-minded scientists (download full list) as
well as partnering with 16 other organisations which support
Walach has put together a beautifully written and presented
132 page Galileo Commission Report Beyond A Materialist
Worldview: Towards an Expanded Science which should
be read by anyone working in science, or interested in its
impact on society. In the tradition of Rupert Sheldrake's
The Science Delusion, Walach
outlines the problems that have been created by the assumptions
of materialist science and goes on to point out its limitations.
He gives particular attention to two areas of empirical
data that materialist science cannot explain: non-local
perception during near-death experiences and children with
memories of previous lives and corresponding birthmarks.
a free digital copy of the Report.
It is well worthwhile to read the
endorsements of the Report by a Who's Who of open-minded
scientists and consciousness researchers who talk about
its importance for society.
Steve Taylor Ph.D., says: "We are living in a time
of crisis, largely as a result of the materialist worldview
which underpins our culture, which sees living beings as
chemical machines, and the mind as nothing more than a product
of the brain. This worldview has created a background atmosphere
of nihilism, a sense that life is purposeless and meaningless,
and also fuels our reckless abuse of the environment. As
the report of the Galileo Commission clearly shows, a great
deal of contemporary scientific research shows that the
assumptions of this worldview are false, and points towards
a more holistic and spiritual perspective."
AFTERLIFE ANSWERS WITH
OUT-OF-BODY EXPLORER JURGEN ZIEWE - PART 1
This is the first in a series of videos
dealing with questions about Life after Death by the Out-of-Body
explorer Jurgen Ziewe. The questions in this video cover
what initially happens when a person dies.
AFTERLIFE EVIDENCE: AUTOMATIC WRITING:
Scripts produced without the control of the conscious self.
A very common form of psychic activity, but not always true
mediumship. In its highest form, it is an excellent channel
for teachings from the spirit world. Usually, the hand of
the medium is controlled and writes at a furious pace without
pause for thought, often in unfamiliar handwriting and sometimes
back to front (mirror writing). The medium can be conscious
and otherwise engaged mentally in reading or conversation
while the writing progresses. The scripts sometimes exhibit
a knowledge far exceeding that of the medium. Read
more about some of the most evidential writing mediums.
MUSIC FROM THE BEYOND: THE MUSIC
OF ROSEMARY BROWN Rosemary
Brown was a British medium who channeled the music of musicians
and composers from the Spirit World - including Debussy,
Grieg, Liszt, Schubert, Chopin, Brahms, Beethoven...this
video was recorded in London on January 11th 1976.
WISDOM FROM NORTH: AN INTERVIEW WITH
DR. NORMA MILANOVICH In 1984,
Norma Milanovich, who resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico,
was living a quiet, quite normal existence when she began
experiencing a series of extraordinary events. These events
began with strange paranormal and psychic experiences and
have escalated to her receiving transmissions initially
via automatic writing and then via her microcomputer from
other life forms. She comes across as extremely grounded,
courageous, and credible.
DO POLICE USE PSYCHICS AND IF SO
WHY DO THEY KEEP IT QUIET?
The television program "Sensing Murder" (broadcast
in Australia and New Zealand) tested 100 psychics who
applied to be on the program. They were given a photo of
a crime victim in a solved murder case and had to give details
of the crime - who the victim was, what happened and who
the killer was. Only 5 out of 100 tested psychics in Australia
and 3 out of 75 in New Zealand were able to do this.
Some psychic mediums do work with police informally to provide
information that helps police to find missing persons, bodies,
and physical evidence to convict criminals. It involves
a high degree of trust on both sides, and almost always
the psychics work without payment. There are very good reasons
why police cannot make their use of psychics and mediums
SUE NICHOLSON TALKS ABOUT 'SENSING
MURDER NEW ZEALAND' New
Zealand psychic medium Sue Nicholson speaks with Gemma
Carroll about her involvement with the television show
"Sensing Murder" and the challenges she faced
"tuning in" to violent deaths.
YOU HAD AN EXPERIENCE OF EXPANDED AWARENESS?
Every spiritual practice in the world has developed methods
for helping people to have these kinds of experiences. The
most common are chanting, repetition of prayers or mantras,
controlling the breath, rhythmic dancing, drumming, fasting,
long periods of isolation, and the ritual use of psychedelic
plants and substances. Kevin Williams has collected cases
where various triggers have unexpectedly generated NDE-like
Many studies now suggest that these experiences are so
common as to be considered normal - and up to 40% of people
have them at some time in their life. (Back and Bourque,
1970; Greeley, 1974, 1987; Hay and Morisy, 1978; Hood,
1974, 1975, 1977; Thomas and Cooper, 1980 - see
bibliography) Dr. Robert Crookall collected hundreds
of accounts in his book The
Interpretation of Cosmic and Mystical Experiences
AN ANTHROPOLOGIST WHO IS STUDYING
MEDIUMSHIP Tamar Gordon Ph.D.
is an Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department
of Communication and Media at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Her research and writing focus on religious globalization
through media. She is currently working on a study of the
international community of spiritualist mediums. She is
looking at the ways that both physical and mental mediums
are achieving visibility, creating community, and collaboratively
producing evidence of consciousness after death, both in-person
ARE THERE REALLY 'LOWER SPHERES'
IN THE AFTERLIFE? While
we now know that 'hell for eternity' is a myth,
we are reliably informed that, since the astral realms automatically
reflect our spiritual level, some people really do find
themselves in horrific conditions like those Jurgen Ziewe
depicts in his virtual reality video 'After
the Plague'. Mons. Hugh Benson - a former senior Catholic
priest - describes a visit he made to 'The Dark Realms'
in his bookLife in the World Unseen. However, he makes
it clear that "God condemns no one. Man condemns himself,
but he does not condemn himself eternally; it rests with
himself as to when he shall move forward spiritually."
CAN WE BE INFLUENCED NEGATIVELY BY
Many cultures claim that this is not only
possible but happens regularly. Alan Kardec, the founder
of Spiritism, called this 'obsession'. Our guest on the
Global Gathering this week, Luis Sergio Marotta has had
personal experience in this area in Spiritist centres in
NEXT WEEK'S AFTERLIFE ZOOM GROUPS
To check the time for your city, enter into your search
"When it's 9 p.m. in ______ what time is it in ____".
Saturday 14th December 2019
'Love After Life' - must be a member of the Facebook group
'Love After Life.' Coordinators: Mary Beth Spann Mank firstname.lastname@example.org
& William J. William Murray
Sunday 15th December 2019
Global Gathering: Guest: Luis Sergio
Los Angeles 12 noon Sunday
Phoenix 1 p.m. Sunday
Chicago 2 p.m. Sunday
New York 3 p.m. Sunday
London 8 p.m. Sunday
Rome 9 p.m. Sunday
Capetown 10 p.m. Sunday
Sydney 7 a.m. Monday https://zoom.us/j/7595442928
Wednesday 18th December 2019
Automatic Writing and Mediumship Discussion
Share resources and discuss what participants are experiencing
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time https://zoom.us/j/7595442928 Coordinator: Sheila Lowe email@example.com
SURVIVAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF
CANADA A big shout out to all
our wonderful friends in Canada, especially to Al and
Jeanne Fike from the Divine
Love Sanctuary in Gibsons, B.C. who recently visited
Australia, and to our long-time colleague Walter Meyer
Zu Erpen from the
Survival Research Institute of Canada. Among other
things the SRIC publishes and maintains a comprehensive
Directory of Spiritualist Organizations in Canada, available
to search on its website.
THE KEY TO HAPPINESS
the most efficient pathway to lasting happiness and fulfillment
is not to look only at your own interests, but also to
the interests of others. When we shift our focus off ourselves,
we live lives of greater meaning and greater contribution.
When we serve others without concern over what we might
receive in return, we experience the beauty of selfless
love. The size of our universe (and happiness) begins
to expand exponentially." See
Ways to Be Happier Today."
1) Thank you dear friends. We are all working
for the same cause.....truth.
I love how you quote Silver Birch all the time. The world
does not realize how fortunate we are to have his teachings.
Peace & Blessings, Riley
2 ) Thank you Wendy and Victor. The Conscious TV video
was amazing. Terry, Christchurch.
3 ) I am so grateful for the Global Gathering and for
the knowledge and wisdom that the speakers and the community
of attendees share. Thank you Victor and Wendy and Karyn.
HIGHLY INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC "My
Cup Runneth Over" is a quotation from the Hebrew
Bible (Psalm 23:5) and means "I have more than enough
for my needs". This lovely song which dates from
the 1960s, written by Harvey Schmidt with lyrics by Tom
Jones, captures so many positive emotions - contentment,
serenity, acceptance of the transience of life and above
all gratitude for the gift of a loving relationship.
Sometimes in the morning
When shadows are deep
I lie here beside you
Just watching you sleep
And sometimes I whisper
What I'm thinking of
My cup runneth over
Sometimes in the evening
When you do not see
I study the small things
You do constantly
I memorize moments
That I'm fondest of
My cup runneth over
In only a moment
We both will be old
We won't even notice
The world turning cold
And so, in these moments
With sunlight above
My cup runneth over
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