THE LOST ART OF CONTEMPLATION Almost
150 years ago, in 1873, a band of high spirits communicated
the following warning through the medium William
“The busy world is ever averse from the things of
spirit life. Men become so absorbed in the material, that
which they can see and grasp, and hoard up, and they forget
that there is a future and spirit life. They become so
earthly that they are impervious to our influence; so
material that we cannot come near them; so full of earthly
interests that there is no room for that which shall endure
when they have passed away.
More than this, the constant preoccupation leaves no time
for contemplation, and the spirit is wasted for lack of
sustenance. The spiritual state is weak; the body is worn
and weary with weight of work and anxious care, and the
spirit is well-nigh inaccessible. The whole air, moreover,
is heavy with conflicting passions, with heart-burnings,
and jealousies, and contentions, and all that is inimical
this was the situation in 1873, how much worse must it
seem to the spirit world in 2020. How many of us these
days have time for "contemplation". How fortunate,
then, are those people who choose (or are forced by life-circumstances)
to step back from the mad whirl and make use of their
time to still the mind and strengthen the spirit.
DR.EBEN ALEXANDER ON A CHANGED VIEW
OF REALITY Before his
near-death experience, Dr. Eben Alexander was a materialist.
He has since come to understand that the material world
is an illusion.
MICHAEL TYMN'S SEARCH FOR GOD Michael Tymn's recent blog
is God in the Pandemic?" outlines a journey that
many of us share. "I was looking for something more
than a God who wanted to be worshipped incessantly,"
he says. He argues that it is time for churches to replace
the concepts of "worship" and "faith"
with knowledge of the "immortality of man, held not
as an article of faith, a clause in a creed, but as a
piece of personal knowledge and individual experience."
says that he was able to find the evidence he needed by
studying the scientific approach of the pioneers of psychical
research during the period 1850 to 1935. His
books provide an invaluable introduction for others
seeking hard evidence of the afterlife. His forthcoming
book, Musings on Life After Death: Compelling Evidence
that Life Goes on, is due later in 2020.
IF THE MIND IS IN THE BODY, WHERE IS IT?
In a recent presentation, Dr.
Julie Beischel explained that the evidence for the
non-materialist non-locality of consciousness continues
to grow and gain more mainstream attention. She went on
to outline how experiments with virtual reality show that
the mind is very loosely connected to the body, and how
one's sense of self can quickly dissolve. Read more about
the work of the Windbridge
PRE-BIRTH COMMUNICATION WITH A
is amazing how many people say that they have had direct
communication with a child before its birth. Some have
dreams." Others see a vision of their child at
a young age, and later, when the child is born and grows
up, they recognize the child as the one they saw.
Typical is the account given by American actor Richard
Dreyfuss who told Barbara Walters in an interview that,
at a time when he was hospitalized for drug and alcohol
issues, he had a vision of a three-year-old girl in a
pink dress and shiny black patent leather shoes. Within
three years, a daughter was born to Dreyfuss and his wife
- the same girl who had come to his hospital room. Read
SHAMANS WITH PHYSICAL MEDIUMSHIP
ABILITIES IN INDIGENOUS CULTURES
For over thirty years, Phil Borges has been documenting
indigenous and tribal cultures, striving to create an
understanding of the challenges they face. His work is
exhibited in museums worldwide, and his award-winning
books have been published in four languages. His most
recent book, Tibet:
Culture on the Edge, highlights the effect of
climate change and technology on Tibetan Culture. Borges
teaches and lectures internationally and is co-founder
of Blue Earth Alliance.
SO WHO REALLY WROTE THE WORKS OF
spirit of American orator Robert G. Ingersoll (1883-1899),
speaking in direct voice through the mediumship of Mrs.
Emily French, claimed that Shakespeare was an extraordinary
writing medium. And like famous 20th-century medium Chico
Xavier, he wrote a number his extraordinary works under
the direct influence of a number of spirits, who each
were experts in their fields. Read
DR. PETER FENWICK ON DEATHBED PHENOMENA
Neuro-psychiatrist Peter Fenwick talks
about his research into End-of-Life Experiences and deathbed
phenomena and what these mean in the greater picture of
who we really are.
CANADIAN PSYCHIC MEDIUM BROUGH
PERKINS ARC is a Canadian
television show that escapes the standard Psychic &
Ghost program format. Its docu-drama series shows Toronto
medium Brough Perkins
doing celebrity interviews followed by an evidential mediumship
reading. In the episode below, he interviews author Tom
Schroeder who worked closely with Ian Stephenson to
research children who remembered past lives. At the 23
min mark, Brough begins a very evidential reading for
a woman whose husband had not believed in the afterlife.
ANGELA MILLER - A BED FOR MY HEART
Miller is a writer, survivor, and grief advocate who provides
support and solace to those who are grieving the loss
of a child. She is the author of You
Are the Mother of All Mothers, a writer for Still
Standing Magazine and the Open to Hope Foundation,
and the executive director and founder of the award-winning
online community In ABedForMyHeart.com.
Angela writes candidly about child loss and grief without
sugar coating the reality of life-after-loss.
Read her uplifting post Seven
things I've learned since the loss of my child.
THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Joel Tortolero, our guest
on Sunday's Global Gathering, explains the purpose of
the IAC Consciousness Development Program.
NEXT WEEK'S AFTERLIFE ZOOM GROUPS
Sunday 3rd May 2020
Mediumship Developmentwith Dr.
Developing the skills of mental mediumship and blending
with spirit. Meetings: Every 2nd and 4th Sunday Times: 2.00 p.m. New York time Next
meeting Sunday 26th April Coordinator: Dr. Susan B. Barnes, CSNU
Online in Zoom https://zoom.us/j/8738817733
Joel is based in London (United Kingdom) and has experienced
OBEs since childhood. He has been researching the topic
(among other non-ordinary phenomena) for over ten years.
After joining the IAC in 2012, Joel
became an instructor of the IAC’s signature course:
the Consciousness Development Program - a comprehensive
course on astral travel, personal energy field, past lives,
karma, the evolution of the consciousness and much more.
He will be talking about the importance of a clean personal
energy field for spiritual growth, and its relationship
with the quality of your out-of-body experiences. To make
the most of this talk, for a limited time, you can try
1 and 2 of the Consciousness Development Program for free.
Please note new times since April 4th
Please double-check your time
IN THIS LINK
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
Monday 4th May 2020 NEW GROUP Dream
circle with Kim Parker
A small group of 15 meets fortnightly - to share and explore
the meaning of their dreams.
Newt meeting Monday 4th May US time
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
Sydney 7 a.m. Tuesday https://zoom.us/j/7595442928
Email: Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 5th May 2020
Psychic and Mediumship Development
Time: 8 p.m. New York; 5 p.m. Pacific; 10 a.m. Sydney
First Tuesday of the Month.
As the group is experiential, that is people will be doing
exercises and meditation the meeting is capped at 20 participants,
and the door shuts at 10 mins past the hour.
Coordinator: Karyn Jarvie email@example.com https://zoom.us/j/7595442928
We are meeting for the purpose of creating spirit art
No art experience required.
(Additional class) 9 p.m. New York
Next meeting after this week https://zoom.us/j/8738817733 Coordinator: Dr. Susan B. Barnes, CSNU
Wednesday 6th May 2020
Automatic Writing and Mediumship Discussion
Share resources and discuss what participants are experiencing
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.
Next meeting Wednesday 6th May 2020 https://zoom.us/j/7595442928 Coordinator: Sheila Lowe
Physical mediumship development group
8 p.m. Central time; 9 p.m. New York; 6 p.m. Pacific Time; The group is now admitting
Participants sit in a darkened space in their own homes;
the group has been going for some time and members are
experiencing phenomena. https://zoom.us/j/4381898190
Contact Rob Blackburn (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Craig Hogan
(email@example.com) before joining
Deepen Your Conversation with Your
Loved Ones who have Died Based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner and
A second round of 6 consecutive weeks which
began on Wednesday
March 25, 2020 at 8-9 pm EST
During this Zoom Group you will learn to:
*identify the steps to assist your loved one while in
*help to prepare them for their next incarnation
*collaborate on activities which will create a better
world now and for them to reincarnate into.
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/859154703 Please contact Lynn or Mary Beth to register
and to receive additional class information.
Lynn Stull, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Beth Slivka, email@example.com
Saturday 9th May 2020
Love After Life Rebuilding a happy, fulfilling
relationship with our **ROMANTIC** soul-mates / twin-flames
who have crossed over.
Every Saturday (US TIME)
Online via our own Zoom Group, must be a member of the
FB group 'Love After Life'
Coordinators: Mary Beth Spann Mank firstname.lastname@example.org &
William J. Murray email@example.com
STANISLAV GROF: THE HEALING POTENTIAL
OF NON-ORDINARY STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS
"The Western Industrial civilization is
the only group in the entire human history that doesn't
hold non-ordinary states [of consciousness] in great esteem,
and doesn't have any use for them, actually has pathologized
them; every other culture has spent a lot of time and
energy trying to develop ways of inducing non-ordinary
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HEALER CHARLIE GOLDSMITH VALIDATED Charlie
Goldsmith is a Melbourne-based healer who has been
working with a number of scientists, including Professor
Gary Schwarz. He wants to prove his healing really works
so that others will try to see if they have the same ability.
He does not charge for his work. In September 2018, he
submitted to a media "test" to treat a group
of patients with chronic health conditions. That program
was excellent, but, as expected, it was viciously attacked
by skeptics. Twelve months later, the producers of the
first program followed up with one of his patients who
experienced dramatic healing at the time.
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INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC: HOW CAN
I KEEP FROM SINGING This
beautiful Christian hymn dates from at least 1868 and
has always been associated with times of painful change.
During the 1960s Pete Seeger made it well known in folk
music/protest circles with slightly modified words. It
seems appropriate for our times today. One reviewer wrote:
"What am I to do? With the daily news of bombings,
shootings, storms, devastation of civilization and nature
-- and at the same time the outpouring of love and support,
beautiful sunrises and amazing acts of kindness - How
can I keep from singing?"
My life goes on in endless song
Above earth's lamentation
I hear the real, though far-off hymn
That hails a new creation
Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear its music ringing
It sounds an echo in my soul
How can I keep from singing?
While though the tempest loudly roars
I hear the truth, it liveth
And though the darkness 'round me close
Songs in the night it giveth
No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that rock I'm clinging
Since love is Lord of heaven and earth
How can I keep from singing?
When tyrants tremble in their fear
And hear their death knell ringing
When friends rejoice both far and near
How can I keep from singing?
In prison cell and dungeon vile
Our thoughts to them are winging
When friends by shame are undefiled
How can I keep from singing?
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