COMMENTARY: PROMOTING OPEN-MINDED SCIENCE
David Lorimer is the program director of The Scientific and Medical Network, an international group of academics and professionals dedicated to an open-minded exploration of the boundaries of science. He confirms that many scientists continue to fear "loss of reputation or funding" if they admit an interest in anything that challenges the materialist paradigm.
If we want this situation to change, it is vitally important that those of us who are 'awake' to the existence of other dimensions of life support the efforts of individual scientists and researchers who are working to give credibility to the field. As David Lorimer explains, "It is only with sufficient visible numbers that scientists and academics sitting on the fence will feel that they can ‘come out’ to support in public what many already believe in private."
THE SKEPTICS HAVE NO CLOTHES David Lorimer asks whether the brain produces or transduces consciousness. He covers the psycho-political phenomenon of scientific dogma, the experimenter effect and the work of Rupert Sheldrake.
THE GALILEO COMMISSION SUMMIT II The Galileo Commission, created by David Lorimer, Professor Harald Walach, and Richard Irwin from The Scientific and Medical Network, brings together a brilliant group of open-minded scientists as well as partnering with 31 other organisations which support open-minded science. On the evenings of Friday 9th April and Saturday 10th April (British time) there will be a Zoom online conference bringing together members of many of these organsiations together with leading speakers from the UK, U.S.A., and Brazil. Tonight's opening talk (see time in your city) is 'The Coming Post-Materialist Revolution – the Case for a New Scientific Paradigm’ by Mario Beauregard, Dean Radin and Rupert Sheldrake. Admission is open to everyone and is by donation. Read more.
SONIA RINALDI EXPLAINS HER WORK
Sonia Rinaldi prepared the video below for a demonstration almost three years ago. Next Sunday, 11th April, in the Zoom Afterlife Global Gathering https://zoom.us/j/7595442928 she will be giving us an update on the recent advances in her incredible work. Check
the time in your city.
ALL TRUTH PASSES THROUGH THREE STAGES First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
It appears that the paranormal and the afterlife evidence is somewhere between the second and the third stage.
But with absolute certainty, 100% of the world will one day accept the paranormal and the afterlife.
HOW OLD IS PSYCHIC RESEARCH?
Many people think the beginnings of the Spiritualist movement occurred at Hydesville in New York State in the 19th century, but psychic investigation is much, much older than that. This 22-minute video traces its origins.
LIST OF MORE THAN 200 PSYCHIC RESEARCHERS From the 1880s onward some of the world's greatest scientists, thinkers, and artists of all kinds (including more than thirty Nobel Prize winners) have investigated precognition, mediumship, telepathy, healing, seances, psychokinesis, and many other aspects of parapsychology and psychical research. This list of more than two hundred of them shows that those of us who take these things seriously are in good company. Read more.
ANNE ARCHER-BUTCHER: INNER GUIDANCE FROM A NDE Anne Archer Butcher talks about her unique near-death experience and the transformative power of the "inner guidance" it gave her. She had proof of this guidance when she was able to "see" the location of a brain aneurysm that was threatening her sister's life.
HARRY STAYED CLOSE TO EARTH WHEN HE DIED
We have many direct first-hand accounts of what happened to people when they died through more than 600 recordings made by Betty Green and George Woods. The information came from people in spirit speaking through direct-voice medium Leslie Flint.
One of those recordings is of a spirit named Harry, who turned up at a Leslie Flint sitting in 1957. Harry says that he didn't believe in an afterlife and when he died, he stayed around his friends. He went to pubs and then realised he could now travel the world. But no one could hear him, and no one could see him, so it was a lonely existence as an Earth-bound spirit. After some time, he sensed another spirit following him, so he found a quiet place and sent out a thought asking for help. Read or listen to what happened.
"LOVE EVER AFTER: HOW MY HUSBAND BECAME MY SPIRIT GUIDE" Tormented by the loss of his wife and the imprisonment for her murder of his only son, this conservative attorney, former Marine and pillar of the community attempted to contact the spirit of his dead wife to find out who killed her. This set the stage for the extraordinary Afterlife communications which his 2nd wife, Joy Mitchell Lisker, received after he died. Read more.
IVORY LaNOUE PSYCHIC MEDIUM
This week's guest medium on our series Q and A for Developing Mediums was Ivory LaNoue, the co-director of Sedona Soul Sisters Metaphysical and Healing Center in Sedona Arizona. Ivory has seen angels since early childhood and has a book coming out about working with them. If you are interested in mediumship or in how mediums work, join us on Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5.30 p.m. Pacific time.
'100 CASES OF REINCARNATION AMONG THE DONG PEOPLE' - IN CHINA Changzhen Li's book offers a comprehensive account of his work with 100 “Reincarnators” from the area of Pingyang, as well as dozens of its surrounding rural villages. All case studies are carefully documented to preserve the authenticity of their narratives, with accompanying video interviews available for reference. As with Dr. Ian Stevenson's cases, those detailed in this book show physical signs from their previous deaths. And, unusually in this kind of research, they recall memories from the intermediary stage between death and rebirth. You can get the flavour of these accounts in this preview. Available in English in Kindle and paperback.
AFTERLIFE ZOOM GROUPS - ALL WELCOME A variety of FREE zoom groups run by different independent presenters who all volunteer their services.Recently changed times in red (but double-check yourself).
Friday 9th April 2021
Safe Space Sharing Group with Catherine Chapey. 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
Sunday 11th April 2021/ Monday 12th Australia
New Developments in Physical Mediumship with Inge
Crosson - scheduled meeting postponed to 25th April.
Mediumship Development with Dr. Susan Barnes.
Developing the skills of mental mediumship and blending
Meetings: Every 2nd and 4th Sunday
Times: 2 p.m. New York time
Coordinator: Dr. Susan B. Barnes, CSNU
Online in Zoom https://zoom.us/j/8738817733
Global Gathering with Guest Sonia Rinaldi Sydney time 7 a.m. Monday
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 Check
the time in your city
Co-ordinators: email@example.com and
Spiritualism Today with Norma Turner Ph.D.
Every Sunday USA/Monday Australia
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 Check time in your city - note changed times. 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 12th April /Tuesday Australia
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.
See short video about GOSH
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
Tuesday 13th April 2021 USA/ Wednesday 7th Australia
We are meeting for the purpose of creating spirit art
No art experience required.
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at
New York time,
6 p.m. Pacific time. https://zoom.us/j/8738817733
Coordinator: Dr. Susan B. Barnes, CSNU
Wednesday 14th April 2021/ Thursday 15th
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; 11 a.m. Thursday Sydney 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
Friday 16th April 2021/ Saturday 16th
Exploring Cosmic Consciousness: Catherine Chapey.
Every Friday at 8 p.m. New York time.
Exercises to expand consciousness
Meditations, spiritual practices and modalities to Expand our Consciousness and Connect with our Higher Self and Inner Awareness.
8 p.m. New York time
5. p.m. Pacific time
12 noon Saturday
Sydney time https://zoom.us/j/7595442928
THE POWER OF SYNCHRONICITY In the most unbelievable series of coincidences the Universe delivers an incredible outcome.
WE ARE NEVER ALONE John Finnemore writes:
"The Universal Spiritual Brother&Sisterhood (USB) explains that each of us on earth has numerous guides, who minister to us in numerous ways, and who may be with us our entire lives or for varying periods, whether or not we are aware of it or we believe in their existence.
'Indeed we are never alone. It is a truth that should make the heart sing, and the soul rejoice. It is a truth that should help us to shoulder our burdens and responsibilities with greater willingness, greater enthusiasm, greater courage—and greater happiness. For any burden or responsibility is less heavy when we know others walk beside us'.
The teachings from the USB have now been compiled into the book Spiritual Light".
NEW DOCUMENTARIES - SUPERPOWER
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HIGHLY INSPIRED MUSIC: THE WAY WE WERE Barbara Streisand, one of the greatest female singers in the world, sings one of the most beautiful, most inspirational songs written for the movie The Way We Were. The lyrics are also so beautiful - perhaps reminding us of memories from our own lives.
Lyrics THE WAY WE WERE
(Songwriter: Marvin Hamlisch)
Like the corners of my mind
Misty water-colored memories
Of the way we were
Of the smiles we left behind
Smiles we gave to one another
For the way we were
Can it be that it was all so simple then?
Or has time re-written every line?
If we had the chance to do it all again
Tell me, would we? could we?
Memories, may be beautiful and yet
What's too painful to remember
We simply choose to forget
So it's the laughter
We will remember
Whenever we remember...
The way we were...
The way we were...
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