COMMENTARY: THE EVIDENCE IS OUT THERE Much of the best evidence for the afterlife is today virtually unknown to those who have not given the subject the serious study that it deserves. The Cross Correspondences of Frederick Myers is one example.
Myers was a Cambridge Classics scholar and writer late last century. He was also one of the pioneers who founded the Society for Psychical Research and was involved in investigation of the afterlife. His brilliant plan was to have someone in the afterlife send a series of messages to different mediums in different parts of the world that, on their own, would mean nothing, But when all the messages were sent to a central location and put together, they would make sense. He talked about it with his fellow leaders of the Society for Psychical Research and they agreed to try.
After Myers died in 1901 more than a dozen different mediums in different countries began receiving a series of incomplete scripts through automatic writing signed by Frederick Myers. Later there were scripts signed by his fellow leaders of the Society for Psychical Research, Professor Henry Sidgwick and Edmund Gurney, as they too died. The scripts were all about obscure classical subjects and did not make sense on their own. But when the mediums were told to contact a central address and the scripts were assembled, they fitted together like the pieces of a jig-saw.
In all, more than three thousand scripts were transmitted over thirty years. Some of them were more than forty typed pages long. Together they fill 24 volumes and 12,000 pages. Here's a light-hearted explanation.
PROFESOR ARCHIE ROY AND TRICIA ROBERTSON (pictured left and right) completed a five-year study of mediums in a project called PRISM (Psychic Research Involving Selected Mediums). This resulted in three peer-reviewed papers in the Society for Psychical Research Journal. The third paper showed that even in triple-blind conditions a good medium can deliver relevant information to a sitter with odds against chance being a million to one.
These papers have never been seriously faulted. 1) Robertson, T. J. & Roy, A. E. (2001). A preliminary study of the acceptance by non-recipients of medium’s statement to recipients. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 65, 91–106.
2) Roy, A. E. & Robertson, T. J. (2001). A double-blind procedure for assessing the relevance of a medium’s statements to a recipient. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 65, 161–174.
3) Roy, A. E. & Robertson, T. J. (2004). Results of the application of the Robertson-Roy protocol to a series of experiments with mediums and participants. Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, 68, 18–34.
At the beginning of the video below Tricia talks with research medium Gordon Smith, one of the mediums tested in the project.
BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT
Gordon Smith is the 'medium's medium' whose outstanding gifts are recognised by prominent sceptics. He has been tested in laboratory conditions at Glasgow University, with astonishing results.
In his 1918 book Beyond Reasonable Doubt, he agrees with my argument that the best way to assess the evidence for the afterlife is to use the same standards we usually use to assess disputes in human affairs - the standards of the law court.
INTRODUCTION TO IANDS
Founded in 1981, IANDS is dedicated to high-quality NDE education, support, and research. IANDS engages in numerous activities including conferences, affiliated groups, special initiatives, quarterly "Vital Signs" magazine, and other publications, including "The Self Does Not Die" and the scholarly, peer-reviewed Journal of Near-Death Studies. It offers weekly small online support groups, live events, and videos-on-demand through ISGO.IANDS.org. Learn more about the International Association for Near-Death Studies
WE REMEMBER: BERTHA HARRIS, ONE OF THE GREATEST MEDIUMS OF ALL TIME It is on record that Bertha Harris was Sir Winston Churchill's special advisor/counselor during the Second World War. On one occasion, a man named Thompson had a sitting with Bertha Harris. She did not know him, or what he did for a living, but she gave him a strong warning - not to go on the airship R101. She told him it would crash and many would lose their lives. Bertha Harris was so concerned about this she discussed it with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at the time. But Thompson ignored the warning and went on the airship. He was one of the forty-six people killed. Her biography Battling Bertha - The Biography of Bertha Harris contains this and many other amazing incidents.
SHIRLEY MACLAINE "NOTHING EVER DIES"
In 1986, actress Shirley MacLaine appeared on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' to discuss her book 'Out on a Limb', recounting her path to spiritual enlightenment.
INTERVIEW WITH DR. CHRISTOPHER KERR
Analise Cross writes: "This interview of Dr. Kerr by Simon Baum IMO needs to be shared widely. It will have you in tears. It will give you reassurance of who will visit your deathbed.
I found it fascinating that kids, who have little experience of death other than their pets, are visited by the same at their deathbeds". Listen (slow to load but worth the wait),
PANEL OF MEDIUMS DISCUSS ASTRAL CONTROVERSIES Dr. Ian Rubenstein, Julia Marie, and Cynthia Rose discuss some of the contemporary theories about the afterlife including how earth-like is life in the astral, is astral projection an illusion and are people who commit horrendous acts just "playing a role" without consequences? The panel is convened by Cyrus Kirkpatrick whose other videos can be viewed here.
SUZANNE TEMPEL INVESTIGATES MEDIUMS Suzanne Tempel CSNU is a medium and a researcher of mediumship and consciousness. She has tested the state of consciousness of more than 400 mediums (including many physical mediums) with the EEG-based Mind Mirror. Based on her research she developed her own method for mediumship development: the Awaking Mediumship Method™.
Sydney-based Debbie Malone is an acclaimed and highly respected psychic, clairvoyant, psychometry expert, and spirit medium who has assisted Australia-wide police departments with murder investigations and missing persons for the last 29 years. Like many psychic mediums, she is also a near-death experiencer. At 26:26 She answers a question about her 7 near-death experiences.
AFTERLIFE ZOOM GROUPS - ALL WELCOME A variety of zoom groups run by different independent presenters who all volunteer their services. Possibly changed times in red (but check yourself).
Friday 12th March 2021
Exploring Cosmic Consciousness with Catherine Chapey Every Friday at 8 p.m. New York time.
This week: “Safe Space Sharing Group” Share about your different types of 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
8 p.m. New York
Sunday March 14th 2021
New Developments in Physical Mediumship with Inge
Crosson Next meeting with Inge: Sunday 14th March Trance Healing with Abraham Sydney time 7 p.m.
Auckland time 9 p.m. New York time 4 a.m.
Los Angeles midnight
London time 8 a.m.
Rome time 9 a.m. Check
the time in your city Co-ordinator: Karyn Jarvie firstname.lastname@example.org https://zoom.us/j/6123708172
Mediumship Developmentwith Dr. Susan Barnes.
Developing the skills of mental mediumship and blending
with spirit. Meetings: Every 2nd and 4th Sunday 2 p.m. New York time Coordinator: Dr. Susan B. Barnes, CSNU
Online in Zoom https://zoom.us/j/8738817733
Global Gathering This week we will be having a community gathering where people will have a chance to share ideas and experiences. Sydney time 7 a.m. Monday
Los Angeles 1 p.m. Sunday
Phoenix 1 p.m. Sunday
Chicago 3 p.m. Sunday
New York 4 p.m. Sunday
London 8 p.m. Sunday
Rome 9 p.m. Sunday Check
the time in your city
Co-ordinators: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org https://zoom.us/j/7595442928
Spiritualism Today with Dr. Norma Turner.
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 California 5 p.m.
Mountain (Phoenix) 5 p.m.
Central (Illinois, Texas) 7 p.m.
Eastern (New York) 8 p.m. Sydney Australia - Monday 11 am.
Norma’s Room: https://zoom.us/j/3499782616
Monday 15th March 2021
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 CHECK TIME IN YOUR CITY Los Angeles 1 p.m. Monday
Phoenix 1 p.m. Monday
Chicago 3 p.m. Monday
New York 4 p.m. Monday
London 8 p.m. Monday
Rome 9 p.m. Monday
Sydney 7 a.m. Tuesday https://zoom.us/j/7595442928 Co-ordinator:
Kim at email@example.com
Tuesday 17th March 2021
Q and A for Developing Mediums - an opportunity for mediums to obtain answers from experienced teachers of mediumship from different traditions.
Held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month US time
Wednesday Aust and NZ time
Our guest this week is Joseph M. Higgins Time: 11.30 a.m.
Wednesday Sydney & Melbourne
Perth 8.30 a.m.
Auckland 1.30 p.m.
Los Angeles: 5.30 p.m.
Phoenix: 5.30 p.m.
Chicago: 7.30 p.m.
New York 8.30 p.m.
Check time in your city.
Wednesday 17th March 2021 Automatic Writing and Mediumship
Share resources and discuss what participants are experiencing
1st and 3rd Wednesdays
5.30 p.m. Pacific Time Sydney time: 11.30 am Thursday https://zoom.us/j/7595442928 Coordinator: Sheila Lowe
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; 12 noon 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 19th March 2021
Exploring Cosmic Consciousness with Catherine Chapey Every Friday at 8 p.m. New York time. This week: "Consciousness Expansion Exercises” Meditations, spiritual practices and modalities to expand our consciousness and connect with our Higher Self and Inner Awareness.
Please be on time as this room will be locked once we start the Meditation.
8 p.m. New York time
5 p.m. Pacific time 11 a.m. Saturday
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89931348720?pwd=d2ovbGV2MG9rQnBpL2JGSE5BTXFBdz09
SPREADING SPIRITUAL TRUTH: A PATH TOWARDS A WORLDWIDE UNIFICATION OF PEOPLE IN UNIVERSAL LOVE, PEACE, AND HARMONY In this video, John Finnemore explains the purposes and goals of the Universal Spiritual Brother&Sisterhood (USB), whose spiritual teachings have been compiled in the book Spiritual Light.
AN INSPIRATIONAL NDE
From the moment she nearly drowned in a tank of cold water at the age of three, Ingrid Honkala was aware of other dimensions of life that most of us don't usually experience. “Beings of Light” began to give her invaluable insights and assistance as she faced the challenges of growing up, falling in love, and becoming a research scientist and oceanographer. Her book A Brightly Guided Life recounts her journeys from her native Colombia to Europe and her eventual home in the United States — and from a deadly war zone to underwater explorations and a NASA research center.
THE LAST WORD BY A FAMOUS PHYSICIST
“I tell you we do persist. Communication is possible. I have proved that the people who communicate are who and what they say they are. The conclusion is that survival is scientifically proved by scientific investigation.” Sir Oliver Lodge F.R.S.
FEEDBACK: (Three only).
1) "Just amazing! I listened with fascination to the Near-Death Experiences- Dealing with Skepticism (Panel Discussion). Deep thanks, as always". Analise.
2) "There are still plenty of people who refuse to believe but they are becoming an extinct breed. Some of the research papers that have been published over the past 10-15 years are based on studies so cleverly designed, it is incredible. I am so grateful to be around and see this happening on the planet". Elizabeth
3) "I especially love reading stories about deathbed visions and nearing death awareness. I find them endlessly comforting and uplifting and there is just something about them that I find evidential. First off they are universal and happen worldwide and have been reported for centuries meaning that they happen everywhere and at all times in history. Deathbed visions are something that a kind and compassionate God might allow when our lessons here on Earth are finished and we are ready to graduate to the place we call heaven. And how comforting is it that a kind and merciful God allows the soul to exit the body so easily when death is near rather than staying in it till the body is so dead that it is in the morgue and has started to decompose?" ART
INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC: UNTIL WE'RE TOGETHER AGAIN Kathy Cochran claims that this song came to her from spiritual inspiration. "The melody came, words came and extreme emotion accompanied it all. I couldn't focus on anything else for the next four months. I would wake from a sound sleep around 2 a.m., tears streaming down my face because I could feel what was being conveyed."
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