COMMENTARY: THE LOST ART OF CONTEMPLATION Almost 150 years ago, in 1873, high spirits communicated the following warning through the medium William Stainton Moses:
“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 to us.”
If this was the situation in 1873, how much worse must it seem to the spirit world in 2021? 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.
EVERYTHING IS ENERGY Dr. Bruce Lipton explains how quantum physics has shown us that what we perceive as solid matter is an illusion composed of light and energy. He says that our bodies are like a television set: when the set is broken, people can no longer see the program. But the program itself is not affected and can be seen on a new television set.
SWEDENBORG'S GREATEST DISCOVERY Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) was a brilliant scientist, inventor, and scholar, who holds a special place in Spiritualism. Considered one of the three smartest people who ever lived, he began having out-of-body experiences at the age of 55. For the next 27 years, he explored the other dimensions. He wrote 18 books explaining that there are many different levels of existence where people live very pleasant and interesting lives, just as real as ours on Earth. This was a huge shock to Protestant Christianity which taught that after death it was either heaven sitting on a cloud or the fires of hell. Swedenborg is said to have appeared to many of the pioneers of Spiritualism and Spiritism, and, together with Benjamin Franklin, was the force behind the coming of Spiritualism in 1848. Read Michael Tymn's fascinating article.
A PROFOUND NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE
One of the interesting things about Anke Evertz's near-death experience is that when her clothing caught alight she was catapulted out of her body and watched the incident from two metres away. This is something that we often hear from near-death experiencers. She soon realised that she could then hear what all the doctors were thinking and could put her arms through walls. This continued while her body was in a coma for nine days.
ASSOCIATION TRANS-COMMUNICATION TransC) Founded in 1982, the Association TransCommunication (ATransC) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the study of all forms of transcommunication, which is communication across the veil, with an emphasis on Instrumental TransCommunication (ITC), and its subset, Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP). The organization is dedicated to an objective understanding of communication with the other side based on research. Pictured above are co-directors, Tom and Lisa Butler. Today it is amongst the very few organizations in the English-speaking world that provide information about the Trans-survival Hypothesis from the perspective of current understanding about transcommunication.
Read some of their recent publications.
EVP STORIES FROM THE BIG CIRCLE
This video includes stories told by parents who have recorded the voices of their deceased children via Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) experiments. Martha Copeland, Karen Mossey, and Vicki Talbott, who have all lost children, formed a worldwide EVP recording group called The Big Circle that records bi-weekly. The Big Circle is composed of bereaved parents, spouses, siblings, and friends, whose mission is to build a channel between the physical and etheric aspects of reality – a bridge to the afterlife.
Vicki Talbott will be our guest on the Global Gathering talking about The Big Circle this coming Sunday at 4 p.m. New York time (see below in Afterlife Zoom Groups for details).
CALLING EARTH THE OFFICIAL PREVIEW Calling Earth by Dan Drasin is the first feature documentary about afterlife communication via modern electronic technology. Below is the official preview/trailer.
THE SURVIVAL TOP 40 - A DOCUMENTARY BY DR. KEITH PARSONS The documentary begins with a description of what some people have called the greatest evidence for the afterlife ever - a chess game conducted between a living chess grandmaster and a deceased grandmaster. This is only one of forty highly convincing cases that Miles Edward Allen has included in his book 'The Survival Files'.
See more of Keith's documentaries on empirical afterlife evidence.
THE BETTY BOOKS
Following an experience with a Ouija board in 1918, Betty White, wife of the famous American novelist, Stewart Edward White, discovered she had mediumistic gifts and subsequently began receiving messages from a group of discarnate beings who called themselves the Invisibles. Initially, the messages came via automatic writing and later while Betty was in an entranced state.
The messages amounted to hundreds of thousands of words which dealt with life’s big questions such as our purpose here and the nature of life after physical death,.
Stewart compiled several books from the messages including, The Betty Book (1937) and Across the Unknown(1939).
After Betty transitioned in 1939, she was in a unique position to confirm what she had earlier written. She regularly came through another medium and gave Stewart information about the afterlife until he joined her in 1946. The first book after she passed was The Unobstructed Universe (1940) followed by The Road I Know(1942), The Stars Are Still There (1946), and With Folded Wings, which was delivered to the publisher shortly before White’s death and published in 1947. These so-called Betty Books have become classics in 20th century Metaphysical literature. Read more about Stewart and Betty.
END OF LIFE READINGS
Allison Dubois is a medium and Tom McMullan is an astrologer. In this episode, they share their experiences with people who have a terminal health condition and book a mediumship or an astrological reading looking for answers. These people are not necessarily trying to change their fate, but rather, they are searching for answers as to what is to come.
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). Daylight saving starts in UK/Europe: Sunday 28th March making their times an hour later.
ADVANCE NOTICE: SONIA RINALDI WILL BE SHOWCASING HER LATEST WORK WITH US ON SUNDAY 11th APRIL
A one-hour presentation followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion. Check the time in your city
Friday 26th March 2021 USA/ Saturday Australia
Safe Space Sharing Group with Catherine Chapey
The meeting will remain open throughout. Share 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 time
5 p.m. Pacific time
11 a.m. Saturday
Email: email@example.com https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89931348720?pwd=d2ovbGV2MG9rQnBpL2JGSE5BTXFBdz09
Friday 26th March 2021 USA/ Saturday 27th Australia
A monthly Q and A about the Extra-terrestrial ZETA RACE
Medium Paul Ham will talk about his connection with, and learning from, the Zetas and other ET races. All questions welcome.
Brisbane: 9.30 a.m.
Sydney 10.30 am Saturday 27th
Auckland 12.30 Saturday 27th
Pacific time 4.30 p.m. Friday 26th
7.30 p.m. Friday 26th
London 11.30 p.m. Friday 26th Check time in your city
Email firstname.lastname@example.org https://zoom.us/j/7595442928
Sunday March 28th 2021
New Developments in Physical Mediumship with Inge
Crosson The next meeting with Inge features spirit Jimmy through trance medium Sydney time 7 p.m. Sunday
Auckland time 9 p.m.
New York time 4 a.m. London time 9 a.m.
Rome time 10 a.m. Check
the time in your city Co-ordinator: Karyn Jarvie email@example.com https://zoom.us/j/6123708172
Mediumship Development with 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
Coordinator: Dr. Susan B. Barnes, CSNU
Online in Zoom https://zoom.us/j/8738817733
Global Gathering Guest: Vicki Talbott is a retired a TESOL/Linguistics professor.
When her only child Braeden died in a kayaking accident in 2000, they both already knew about the afterlife and EVP. So it was not a surprise to Vicki when she started receiving messages from Braeden on her answerphone. What did surprise her, however, was that Braeden had already been coming through to a group of mothers experimenting with EVP. It seems that a group of children in the afterlife who called themselves and their parents 'The Big Circle' were working together to help each other to send messages to their parents by electronic means.
Vicky joined the Big Circle and she and Braeden continue to work to communicate and unite children with their parents and teach about life everlasting.
They have been featured in documentaries such as 'Calling Earth' and 'The Afterlife Investigations' and Vicki has been a guest on several radio programs/podcasts like this excellent interview she did with Tania Berg and has done numerous ITC/EVP presentations and workshops.
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
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 a.m.
Norma’s Room: https://zoom.us/j/3499782616
Monday 29th March 2021Tuesday 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 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 9 p.m. Monday
Rome 10 p.m. Monday
Sydney 7 a.m. Tuesday https://zoom.us/j/7595442928 Co-ordinators: Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 31st March 2021
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 (email@example.com)
or Craig Hogan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
before joining the group. https://zoom.us/j/4381898190
Thursday 1st April 2021
Afterlife Book Club
1st Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. California time. Book Club led by Gary Langley on Zoom on Thursday 1st April at 6 p.m.
This month's featured book is Neville Randall's 'Life After Death' (available in Kindle).
California time 6 p.m.
Sydney time Friday 12 noon. https://zoom.us/j/7595442928.
RECENT MATERIALISATION IN THE FELIX CIRCLE The German Felix Circle with medium Kai Muegge is not only concerned with 'survivalism' (proof of the survival of the personality after death) but also with exploring man's cosmic awareness. Since the beginning of 2017 medium Kai Muegge and the Felix Circle have been getting full form materialisations in front of qualified witnesses. They have been documenting everything on their blog. In
February 2021 Zeta-Reticulian 'P'tah' (who has been contacting the circle since 2004) manifested from thin air and sat on the floor illuminating himself with blue light and giving a serious message about the current world situation. Listen to the message and read the transcript.
THE ZETA COSMOLOGY
William Treurniet is a retired Canadian government scientist. He assisted the Australian medium Paul Hamden to produce an astounding series of narratives concerning the alleged race of ET beings from Zeta Reticuli known popularly as the “Grays.” From Paul Hamden’s channeled interactions, we are presented with a radical cosmology that
1. supports thought as the basic building block of reality,
2.the alleged reasons why this group of ETs are here and
3. the limits of their ability to interfere with the evolution of human civilization during this time of great turmoil and transformation. See Interview with William Treurniet
Download books by William Treurniet and Paul Hamden on the Zetas.
POVERTY IN THE AFTERLIFE “Poverty in the Afterlife” is a chapter from Frontiers of the Afterlife by Edward C. Randall (1860-1935), a prominent New York trial lawyer from Buffalo who served on the board of directors of several large corporations. For over 20 years he had weekly sittings with Emily French, a 'direct voice' medium like Leslie Flint.
“Everyone knows what a handicap the lack of capital is in your world. Well, exactly the same thing applies here. Folks arriving here in the spiritually destitute condition before mentioned have just as hard, if not a harder, struggle to make their way in the spiritual life as anyone who is left without means on earth.
"This spiritual wealth that becomes ours for all time, and enriches us in the great beyond, is accumulated without great effort. It is gathered simply by being fair in all our dealings, just to all men, and by helping those less fortunate than ourselves. This does not necessarily contemplate the expenditure of money, for a kind thought, a generous act, a little sympathy, an encouraging word, sets in motion vibrations in and about us that become a very part of us, refine our natures, spiritualize our souls, and better our conditions both here and hereafter". Read the full extract.
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HIGHLY INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC: 'I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU'. This song seems very appropriate when we think of EVP or other forms of spirit communication. Over and over we are told that love is the link that brings our loved ones back to comfort us and that where there is love there will never be separation. Stevie Wonder is an incredible musician and songwriter ("You Are the Sunshine of My Life", "I Just Called to Say I Love You", "Isn't She Lovely") having recorded 30 top 10 hits and selling more than 100 million records worldwide. In 2009, Wonder was a passionate worker for civil rights and was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.
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