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COMMENTARY: CAN SPIRITS INFLUENCE US NEGATIVELY?
I think most people reading this would agree that we can be influenced by the thoughts and feelings of the living, but what about those of the dead?
The idea that afterlife entities
can influence our thinking and "win us to our harm" has been accepted
in every human culture, literature, and religion. As Alan Kardec warns us, people are no different when they die and "thus, there are very superior
spirits as there are very inferior ones; very good and
bad; very wise and very ignorant; there are those of
levity, malevolence, liars, astute, hypocrites, polished,
sharp, jokers, etc.".
Dr. Wilson Van Dusen, a clinical psychologist and author of The Presence of Spirits in Madness claimed that he was able to hold coherent conversations with the voices of his schizophrenic patients and that their behaviour precisely matched what Christian Mystic Emanuel Swedenborg described. Jerry Marzinsky, in his book An Amazing Journey into the Psychotic Mind (2019) comes to the same conclusion.
Given the number of reports and the fact that we are living in times of enormous emotional stress,
it makes good sense that all those seeking to make spirit contact (whether it be mediumship, EVP, or automatic writing) practice "spiritual hygiene" and always use their discernment about whom to invite into their space.
A SPIRITIST PERSPECTIVE ON SPIRIT INFLUENCE Luis Sergio Marotta discusses possible influences of lower entities with Sheri Perl during a Zoom Global Gathering. He has found that Kardec's teachings on the nature of spirits and how they can affect people (Spirits Book p. 93) is in line with his experiences of healing people in Spiritist Centres and mediumship circles in Brazil.
NIKOLA TESLA ON THE SUPERNATURAL The great physicist-inventor now more respected than ever is reported to have said "Physics, extends beyond what is scientifically known today. The future will show that what we now call occult or the supernatural is based on a science not yet developed, but whose first infant steps are being taken as we speak!"
HOW TO RECOGNISE AND SUPPORT PSYCHIC CHILDREN Nanci Trivellato MSc., is a consciousness researcher and author. Beginning with her out-of-body experiences as well as other non-ordinary phenomena as a youth she decided to dedicate her life to the research of multidimensional experiences.
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 discussions. Her latest book adds to the evidence. " Read this fascinating interview...
DR. ANABELA CARDOSO ON EVP
Dr. Cardoso is one of the world's leaders in research-based EVP and ITC. In 2000 she founded the ITC Journal which has an Editorial Board of internationally recognised scientists and researchers of anomalous phenomena. In this video, she recaps the main steps to experiment with the EVP. She again confirms that there is no specific protocol for the DRV. Every single ITC operator who receives the DRV has started by the EVP experimentation. Anabela reveals that her Rio de Tempo communicators have told her that they “are endeavouring and working to establish contact with everybody in this [our] world interested in the next world”. To realize this project they need many people to try the contact.
WHO PLANS OUR LIVES? Many people want to know
who decided where they would be born, their social and
educational status, and who their parents would be. All
very interesting questions. The
consensus of afterlife research is that before we come to earth, we work
with a team of friends and higher spirits to create
a life-blueprint. The spiritual lessons we
need to learn is what determines where and when we will be born
- and everything else. I have come across those who
said that they would not have chosen the parents they
had. But ultimately, we are put in an environment to
learn specific spiritual lessons. And we all have a
guardian spirit to help us to attain our objectives laid
out in the blueprint of our life on earth.
AFTER-DEATH CONTACT - SHEILA LOWE
Sheila Lowe shares a very personal account of her many contacts with her daughter Jennifer who was murdered 20 years ago.
Sheila is a handwriting expert and has written several best-selling books about graphology, as well as the Claudia Rose Forensic Handwriting Mystery Series. Recently she has begun a series of books about the afterlife with the help of her daughter in spirit. The first is Proof of Life. Sheila leads a zoom group on Automatic Writing and Mediumship Discussion on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday night of the month.
CONTINUING THE HAMILTON CIRCLE INVESTIGATION OF PHYSICAL MEDIUMSHIP
One of the features of Mary Marshall's mediumship was the production of perfectly detailed miniature portraits within her ectoplasm. The same thing is sometimes produced in the Felix circle. Dr. Hamilton began as a skeptic but through his research became convinced that ectoplasm was real and that the afterlife existed. After his sudden death in 1935, his wife Lillian and son James produced a summary of their work in the book Intention and Survival, published in 1942 (see pdf copy online). Many of the photos from the book are the most frequently reproduced photos of ectoplasm on the internet today. Later Dr. Hamilton's daughter Margaret collected many boxes of papers dealing with their paranormal research and deposited these with the University of Manitoba Archives Special Collections where they remain accessible today. (Next week - a surprising post-script).
JONATHON BEECHER AND WHITE CROW BOOK Jon has created a wonderful company which publishes books of a spiritual nature, mostly non-fiction with a sprinkling of fiction and reissues important books that are out-of-print. The name ‘White Crow’ comes from William James who said "To upset the conclusion that all crows are black there is no need to seek demonstration that no crow is black; it is sufficient to produce one white crow; a single one is sufficient".
WHY DID IT TAKE 1600 YEARS TO COMPILE THE BIBLE? According to Arthur Findlay's book The
Rock of Truth, "numerous conferences
were held to decide which books (of the Bible) were
inspired and which were not, and finality
was reached only in the seventeenth century. Before
this date, every book now forming part of the Bible was
at one time or another looked on by the Christian Church
as spurious and not divinely inspired. Were the Divines
at Westminster inspired to decide which books were inspired,
and if so, why were the priests composing the numerous
previous Councils not also inspired? How is it that
Christians had to wait till the 17th century before
it could be decided what was true and what was not true?"
NEXT WEEK'S AFTERLIFE ZOOM GROUPS
Sunday 27th September 2020
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 Next
meeting Sunday 27th September Coordinator: Dr. Susan B. Barnes, CSNU
Online in Zoom https://zoom.us/j/8738817733
Global Gathering with JURGEN ZIEWE
In case you missed it, this is the video of Jurgen's talk about angels last month - Afterlife Answers Part 19.
COMING TIME CHANGE: Please note time change next week Sunday
4th October Global Gathering will be 1 hour earlier.
It will be a combination of a presentation of some aspect of Spiritualism and spirituality followed by open discussion. If you have questions about Spiritualism or spirituality or religion, bring them here. Sundays, beginning
Sunday September 6, 2020.
Time: 5:00-6:00 PM. Pacific Time (Phoenix)
Norma’s Room: https://zoom.us/j/3499782616
Monday 28th September 2020
GOSH: Gatherings over Strange Happenings When: Every two weeks on Mondays (UK EUROPE and USA) and Tuesday 7 a.m. (Sydney). 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. Check
time in your city IN THIS LINK 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 Co-ordinators: Karyn Jarvie firstname.lastname@example.org and
Kim at email@example.com
Wednesday 30th September 2020
Physical mediumship development group
with Rob Blackburn and Craig Hogan
7 p.m. Central time; 8 p.m. New York; 5 p.m. Pacific 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Craig Hogan (email@example.com)
before joining the group. https://zoom.us/j/4381898190
Thursday 1st October 2020
OUR BRAND NEW Afterlife Book Club
1st Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. California time.
The most famous and best-loved book of Monsignor Hugh Benson, Life in the World Unseen has become a classic of Spiritualism. He describes his arrival in the spirit world and his surprise that there was no judgment, no eternal hell, and that the only religion was love. His book contains detailed descriptions of the middle astral planes as well as descriptions of his excursions into lower and higher spheres. It will be the subject of discussion for the first meeting of the Afterlife Book Club led by Gary Langley and Karyn Jarvie on Zoom on Thursday 1st October at 6 p.m. California time (Friday 2nd, 11 am Sydney time). https://zoom.us/j/7595442928.
Saturday 3rd October 2020
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, initially 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, REGISTER HERE.
LUKE'S STORY- CREATING A FULFILLING LIFE WITH 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. Unable to get funding for re-training, Luke decided to work with his childhood passion - dogs. Read more. Luke's Story – Doggy Day Care Farm Trips
SERVICE IS OF ETERNAL VALUE
"Your world worships many things and attaches importance to them, whereas here we regard them as insignificant. All that makes people crave position, wealth, authority, and power, we regard as unimportant. When the body dies they all die with it. But the service that has been rendered cannot die because in doing it you increase your own spiritual growth. The service that is given out of love and affection and devotion all help to increase the character, and so make an eternal hall-mark on the soul". Guidance from Silver Birch p. 72.
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2) "What caught my attention most of this Friday report is the video clip from ITC that was translated into English. It shows details of scenes in the spirit world and how it looks solid. Wonderful inclusion Victor & Wendy, Btw I am just about to complete reading your best-selling book". Rotsen
3) "Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication. I’ve been reading your Friday posts since 2014 when I lost the most beloved person in my life. I’m sure many found comfort in your work for an even longer time". Daniela
HIGHLY INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC
Annie Lennox - Into The West
Many people who listen to the song speak of being moved to tears. Others say it gives them chills. Best known as the song played while the credits rolled at the end of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the song has become a favourite to celebrate the end of a long and exhausting journey and the beginning of a transition. Peter Jackson dedicated the song to
Cameron Duncan of New Zealand, a young film-maker he and his wife mentored. It was first played at his funeral.
Your sweet and weary head
The night is falling
You have come to journey's end
And dream of the ones who came before
They are calling
From across the distant shore
Why do you weep?
What are these tears upon your face?
Soon you will see
All of your fears will pass away
Safe in my arms
You're only sleeping
What can you see
On the horizon?
Why do the white gulls call?
Across the sea
A pale moon rises
The ships have come to carry you home
And all will turn
To silver glass
A light on the water
All Souls pass
Into the world of night
Through shadows falling
Out of memory and time
We have come now to the end
White shores are calling
You and I will meet again
And you'll be here in my arms
And all will turn
To silver glass
A light on the water
Grey ships pass
Into the West
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