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COMMENTARY: SERIOUS FILMS ABOUT THE AFTERLIFE DESERVE OUR SUPPORT For many years we have argued that we need more serious and respectful documentaries about afterlife subjects. So when an experienced film-maker puts other projects aside and starts making high-quality documentaries on the afterlife it is up to those who feel that the subject matter is important to support them.
Craig McMahon has recently released six excellent documentaries on different aspects of the afterlife in his Life to Afterlife series. It is now up to those of us who feel that the subject is important to support them. Please post about them on your social media pages, share them with family members and friends, and write a review and recommendation whenever you can.
RECENT INTERVIEW WITH CRAIG McMAHON
In this interview for the Open to Hope Foundation, Craig McMahon says that he started his career in 2004 producing LionsGate thriller movies but later moved into focusing on family films. He writes, directs, edits, and is the camera operator on all of his films. In 2017 he started a new label, Inspiriter Films, which focuses on positive uplifting stories and documentaries.
DO ANY OF THESE APPLY TO YOU?
The aftereffects of near-death experiences seem to be similar to the effects of what many of us consider spiritual development achieved in other ways. Check and see how many of them apply to you, whether you have had an NDE or not.
In Transformed by the Light (1992) Dr. Cherie Sutherland identified many effects that have been substantiated by other studies e.g. Ring (1980 and 1984) Atwater (1988). These included:
• a universal belief in life after death.
• a high proportion (80%) now believed in re-incarnation.
• a total absence of fear of death.
• a large shift from organized religion to personal spiritual practice.
• a statistically significant increase in psychic sensitivity.
• a more positive view of self and of others.
• an increased desire for solitude.
• an increased sense of purpose.
• a lack of interest in material success coupled with a marked increase in interest in spiritual development.
• fifty percent experienced major difficulties in close relationships as a result of their changed priorities.
• an increase in health consciousness.
• most drank less alcohol.
• almost all gave up smoking.
• most gave up prescription drugs.
• most watched less television.
• most read fewer newspapers.
• an increased interest in alternative healing.
• an increased interest in learning and self-development.
• seventy five percent experienced a major career change in which they moved towards areas of helping others.
PMH Atwater adds another interesting fact. She claims that most researchers have found that at least 75-78 percent of adult experiencers divorced within seven to ten years of their experience (2007:89) Read more on the aftereffects of NDEs from IANDS.
JANE THOMPSON'S NDE AND THE WILD AFTEREFFECTS Shaman Oaks talks with Jane Thompson about her NDE (near-death experience) and how it changed her forever. Great interview.
PSYCHIC NEWS FREE AUGUST ISSUE
Some fascinating articles:
* King's gift to a spiritualist;
* inspiring examples of kindness during the pandemic.
* pets who have returned through a medium.
* famous comedian who saw his “dead” stage partner.
* how a mother communicated through a medium within minutes of crossing over.
Download your copy now at: www.psychicnews.org.uk
A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF RESEARCH ON AFTER-DEATH COMMUNICATION Between 1984 and 2009, researchers published over 35 studies of after-death communication (ADC) involving thousands of people who reported having experienced ADC (ADCrs). The presenter describes a study in which ADC studies were systematically evaluated, yielding a ranking of the studies by methodological quality, and the results: the most definitive estimates of various ADC phenomena, beginning with their prevalence.
PAST LIFE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN TWINS
In his investigation of children who remember past lives, Ian Stevenson (pictured) came upon 40 sets of twins. In 31 cases they were able to identify who the twins had been in their previous life. Of every one of these 31 pairs, the previous persons had known each other in some way. Five pairs had been married to each other, eleven had been siblings—two of them twins—six had been relatives of other kinds and nine had been friends, acquaintances or business associates". Read more about Twin Reincarnation Research.
JOHN EDWARD ON DISCOVERING HIS PSYCHIC POWERS. SCEPTICS AND DEALING WITH DEATH Psychic medium John Edward joins host Danny Clayton in a Sydney studio in a wide-ranging and compelling chat about the moment he first realised he had psychic abilities, dealing with sceptics, what his work means to him and those he 'reads', and what he thinks about death.
DO YOU LOVE READING BOOKS ABOUT THE AFTERLIFE? Gary Langley and Karyn Jarvie are starting an online afterlife book club on zoom. It will meet on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss a particular afterlife-related book. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday 8th Sept. at 6 p.m. California time (Wednesday 11 am Sydney time). The first book on the agenda is one of our favourites: Life in the World Unseen by Anthony Borgia. If you would like to receive a reminder to attend, email email@example.com.
HAVE YOU HAD A STRANGE HAPPENING THAT YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO EXPLAIN? Kim Parker has agreed to run her existing face-to-face group GOSH (Gatherings Over Strange Happenings) every two weeks on Zoom. It will meet at the same time as the Global Gathering but on the following day (Monday 5 p.m. New York, 10 p.m. London; Tuesday 7.a.m. Sydney). GOSH is designed to provide a safe, supportive and validating space for the discussion of non-ordinary experiences. It is a place for perspectives on how we can integrate such events into everyday life.
Some of the many non-ordinary experiences we discuss include NDEs, OBES, lucid dreams, Shared Death Experience….SDE, Visions, ghost sightings, orbs, seeing visions from the past, angelic experiences, kundalini energy raising, past life memories etc.
More details and link are in the Zoom meetings section below.
HARRY EDWARDS HEALING SANCTUARY
Founded in 1946 by the world-renowned spiritual healer Harry Edwards (pictured) the Sanctuary is dedicated to promoting health and wellbeing through a spiritual healing service. Spiritual Healing is a simple, safe, and supportive energy therapy that aims to bring balance to mind, body, and soul, as well as to stimulate the body’s own natural healing ability. You do not have to be ill to benefit from Spiritual Healing as it also supports good health and wellbeing. To find out more watch the introductory videos. No charges are made for distant healing, but as with other charities, they rely upon donations to cover the day to day running costs. Request distant healing here.
We have been asked to request readers not to seek out unauthorised pdf copies of Harry Edwards' books and instead to buy the Kindle versions. The small amount of royalties from sales of the books is much-needed for the maintenance of the Healing Sanctuary, particularly at the moment when face-to-face consultations have ceased.
NEXT WEEK'S AFTERLIFE ZOOM GROUPS
Sunday 16th August 2020
New Developments in Physical Mediumship with Inge
Crosson: This week we have a live conversation of Q & A with a spirit communicator about his job in Physical Mediumship. Ask anything you ever wanted to know on the subject. It is good to ask those who actually create the phenomena. How does it happen? Materialisations in the seance room are back, why now? And many new subjects are brought to the forefront for us to learn about. Sydney time 7 p.m.
Auckland time 9 p.m.
New York time 5 a.m.
London time 10 a.m.
Rome time 11 a.m. Check
the time in your city Co-ordinator: Karyn Jarvie firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us as we welcome physical medium Nicole De Haas from the Netherlands. She will be talking about what physical mediumship is and how it can be developed. She will also be talking about the challenges of being a physical medium as well as some of her amazing experiences. Check
time in your city 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 17th August2020
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 email@example.com and
Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 18th August2020
Practice, Practice, Practice When: Every First & Third Tuesday/Wednesday. 5 p.m. Pacific; 8 p.m. New York; 10 am Sydney (Wednesday) Check your time here
Whether you have done a psychic or mediumship course or are just embarking on the discovery of your latest psychic “skill”, this group may be for you. You will find support, willing people to help you practice, give you feedback and be there for you. Any skill level catered for. A meditative exercise introduces each session. If you are late the gate might be shut. Coordinator: Karyn Jarvie email@example.com Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/7595442928
Wednesday 19th August 2020
Automatic Writing and Mediumship
Share resources and discuss what participants are experiencing
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.
Next meeting Wednesday 19th August 2020 https://zoom.us/j/7595442928 Coordinator: Sheila Lowe
Physical mediumship development group
6 p.m. Pacific
Time; 8 p.m. Central time; 9 p.m. New York; 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
INSPIRATION FROM GREAT SOULS: SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS
"The wisest and most
spiritually advanced leaders of the spirit realms visited the earth a few decades ago. Although their
far higher vibrational levels gave them major
difficulties, they conversed directly through
exceptional mediums to share their knowledge. They came on a mission to
spiritualize. To distribute their high teachings and
philosophy, they asked that an organization be formed on earth, The Universal Spiritual Brother and Sisterhood (USB). It is patterned on the great organization of the same name that they lead from the high
spirit realms. They set high spiritual standards, they left audio
recordings of their discussions, and we can best judge them from
their teachings". You can learn more about these wonderful teachings here.
THE EILEEN CADDY STORY
A brief video introduction to Eileen Caddy, co-founder of the world-famous Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland. You can read her story in her own words in her autobiography Flight Into Freedom and Beyond.
EXPECT ONLY THE VERY BEST
“This day will afford you countless opportunities for stretching and growing. Accept each one with a heart filled with love and gratitude, and feel yourself growing in consciousness and in wisdom. Live it fully and abundantly with no restrictions, no limitations.
Expect only the very best in everything and everyone, and see it come forth. Keep your heart open to one another. Look for the highest good in each other, and work from that higher level of consciousness. Encourage one another in every way possible; every soul needs encouragement. You will find as you help others, you help yourself to grow at the same time”.
1) "As always, deepest thanks to you both for your life mission of bringing this to us. I especially valued the most excellent talk on NDE, and in that the info on shared NDEs. A beacon of hope that counters all the recent darkness". Analise
"For the first time during years of working with spiritual entities a true soul steps forth true light. Rev. Bill McDonald thank you for sharing your truth". Tutana
3) "Thank you, Victor, for a great Afterlife report. The IANDS lecture on veridical NDEs included some of the classic cases like Maria's shoe, and many I had not even heard of. I have ordered the book from Amazon 'The Self Does Not Die'. Anyone reading this book and the cases mentioned cannot, in all honesty, deny that survival of death is real and that Mind is separate from the brain". Tony
INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC: LARA'S THEME
In the movie "Doctor Zhivago", a film set in the time of the Russian Revolution, this theme was played whenever the character of Lara appeared. Paul Webster later took the theme and added lyrics to it to create "Somewhere, My Love". In this luscious pre-COVID19 concert (no social distancing here) we can join Andre Rieu's wonderful orchestra and his Russian guest musicians in sharing a little nostalgia and a lot of hope for the future.
Somewhere my love there will be songs to sing
Although the snow covers the hope of Spring
Somewhere a hill blossoms in green and gold
And there are dreams, all that your heart can hold
Someday we'll meet again, my love
Someday whenever the Spring breaks through.
You'll come to me, out of the long-ago
Warm as the wind, soft as the kiss of snow
Lara, my own, think of me now and then
Godspeed, my love, till you are mine again.
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