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  1. Dr. Jeff O Driscoll, Emergency Physician, shares some of his experiences of afterlife contact in his hospital emergency room that deepened his understanding of the connection between life and death and the reality of the afterlife. Dr. Jeff is the author of a wonderful book called 'Not Yet' which details his experience in more detail. His website is www.jeffodriscoll.com
  2. Dr. Bruce Greyson Updates NDE Research Posted on 10 May 2021, 9:06 When I interviewed Dr. Bruce Greyson in 2004, (below) I asked him how his research in the field of near-death experiences had influenced his beliefs concerning the survival of consciousness at death. I was not expecting him to say that the NDE proves survival, but I anticipated him saying something like “the NDE suggests that consciousness continues after death,” or words to that effect. However, Greyson seemed to be offended by the question and replied that his belief had nothing to do with his work as a scientist or as a physician. In an attempt to clarify my question, I asked him, in effect, if a scientist must forever sit on the fence and never have an opinion or belief. I further asked why so many scientists can commit themselves to a belief in biological evolution but not to survival. While the evidence for evolution may be very strong, I remarked, it does not appear to extend to “absolute certainty.” Moreover, one does not have to be a “creationist” to be a skeptic with regard to the generally accepted belief in evolution. I was curious as to the degree of certainty a scientist must have before moving off the fence. Is his reputation as an objective researcher forever tainted if he deviates even slightly away from the mainstream worldview? If the evidence increasingly points to survival, doesn’t someone have to take the lead by coming off the fence? “…Scientists explore the evidence for and against competing hypotheses, and derive tentative conclusions that a certain hypothesis is more or less likely than others, based on the data currently available,” Greyson responded to my concern. “Because science is based on empirical observation rather than revelation, our conclusions are always subject to change as new evidence accumulates. Sometimes a concept like evolution receives such overwhelming empirical support that we act as if it were proven; but even those concepts are subject to revision as we discover contradictory evidence. Although I think there is sufficient empirical evidence to make survival the most likely explanation for some phenomena, it has not been embraced by many mainstream scientists because we have much more work to do in eliminating, competing hypotheses and developing a plausible mechanism by something could survive bodily death.” At the time of the 2004 interview, I visualized Greyson sitting on a fence that separates the survival school from the nihilism school, more or less straddling it with one foot planted firmly on the nihilist’s side of the fence and the other foot dangling on the survival side. Although it wasn’t discussed in detail in that interview, I inferred from his answers, perhaps more from what he had to say in other writings, that he was more interested in the transformative aspects of the NDE – that is, how it helped people better enjoy their earthly lives. But that left me wondering what it was that gave rise to the positive transformations of so many NDErs if not the recognition that this life is part of a larger life and the purpose that gave it. To put it another way, if the survival aspect is not at the root of it, what causes the transformation? Were those experiencers who were transformed supposed to be happier and more fulfilled without pausing to think why? Were they mere robots? If it was because they now saw a purpose in life, was it a purpose with a humanistic/nihilistic outlook? If so, how did that view develop? After reading Greyson’s recently released book, After, I now visualize him with one foot on the survival side of the fence and the other foot dangling on the nihilist’s side. “I don’t know whether some kind of continued consciousness after death is the best explanation for NDEs in which experiencers see deceased loved ones no one knew had died,” he writes in a concluding chapter. “But I don’t have any alternative explanation for the evidence. We may eventually come up with another explanation, but until then, some form of continued consciousness after death seems to be the most plausible working model.” Greyson is professor emeritus of psychiatry and neurobehavioral sciences at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He was a co-founder of the International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS) and editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1968 and his medical degree from the State University of New York in 1973. During the early years of his research, Greyson struggled with the fact that NDEs “smacked of religion and folklore,” which was not consistent with his upbringing in a scientific household and without any religious indoctrination. Early in his career, while on the staff of the University of Michigan, Greyson was told by the chairman of his department that he should stop wasting his time studying NDEs because they were just “anecdotes.” As Greyson points out, however, personal anecdotes have been the source of most scientific hypotheses throughout history. “Most research starts with scientists collecting, verifying and comparing anecdotes until patterns in these stories become apparent, and then from those patterns emerge hypotheses, which can be tested and refined,” he explains in the book. He further explains that he is not taking sides with his materialistic friends or his spiritual friends. As he sees it, both views are plausible. “But neither of these ideas, while plausible, is a scientific premise – because there is no evidence that could ever disprove either of them. They are instead articles of belief.” Whatever their source, he is convinced that NDEs “are quite real and quite profound in their impact, and are in fact important sources of spiritual growth and insight.” Greyson mentions a number of paradoxes emerging from his studies. For one, there is the extra-ordinary thinking and perceptive abilities in NDE while the brain is impaired. You’d expect just the opposite. One such ability is the life review, something experienced by a quarter of all those who participated in his 45 years of NDE research. The majority of those described the life review as more vivid than ordinary memories. Some reported that they reexperienced past events as if they were still happening. Although many NDErs have been thought to be suffering from some kind of mental disorder, the evidence suggests, according to Greyson, that NDEs are not associated with mental disorders. He points out that people with mental disorders may lose their sense of meaning in life, feel more fearful, and become more absorbed in their own needs and concerns, but NDEs usually leads to an enhanced sense of meaning and a greater sense of connectedness with others. The skeptics often point to studies suggesting that stimulation of certain parts of the brain can result in the sensation of leaving the body, as can seizures and certain psychedelic drugs. “Despite the common belief among some scientists that unusual electrical activity in the temporal lobe, like that caused by epileptic seizures or stimulation, can provoke experiences like NDEs or out-of-body experiences, we didn’t find that to be true,” Greyson states, referring to his research at an epilepsy clinic. The skeptics also claim that decreased oxygen in the brain is the cause of “hallucinations” reported by NDErs. However, Greyson’s research, which involved measuring oxygen levels in the people during medical crises, showed that NDEs “are associated with increased oxygen levels, or with levels the same as those of non-experiencers. No study has ever shown decreased levels of oxygen during NDEs.” He further mentions that patients given medication report fewer NDEs than do patients who don’t get any medication. Are people who report meeting deceased loved one during NDEs simply hallucinating? Greyson says he no longer jumps to that conclusion, although there is no way to rule out the influence of the experiencers’ hopes and expectations of meeting loved ones. However, some experiencers have reported meetings with people not known to have died, which conflicts with the expectations of a reunion theory. He tells of one case in which an experiencer reported seeing his 19-year-old sister, who told him he had to go back. The experiencer was unaware that his sister had been killed in an auto accident earlier that day. One might infer from Greyson’s comments that the NDE is the only phenomenon offering evidence that consciousness survives death. As the renowned physicist Sir Oliver Lodge said, it is the cumulative evidence that convinced him. The NDE research provides icing (I prefer chocolate frosting) on the cake – a cake well baked by Lodge, Frederic Myers, Richard Hodgson, and James Hyslop long before Dr. Raymond Moody gave a name to the NDE and before Dr. Greyson was born. If one is to fully appreciate the cake, he or she needs to do more than savor the frosting. I was left wondering if Greyson is even aware of the research carried out by the pioneers of psychical research and, if he is, why he doesn’t see the cumulative evidence offering the same “overwhelming” evidence that is accepted by most scientists with biological evolution. Nevertheless, having read at least 50 books on NDEs over the last 45 or so years, I would rank this book at or very near the top of the list. Michael Tymn is the author of The Afterlife Revealed: What Happens After We Die, Resurrecting Leonora Piper: How Science Discovered the Afterlife, and Dead Men Talking: Afterlife Communication from World War I. His latest book, No One Really Dies: 25 Reasons to Believe in an Afterlife is published by White Crow Books. Next blog post: May 24
  3. "Bringing light where there is darkness and hope where there is despair." Last week's report and all previous reports November 6th, 2020 https://www.victorzammit.com/images/vicrussiasm7.jpg COMMENTARY: THE EVIDENCE FOR THE AFTERLIFE IS NOT JUST ANECDOTAL There are still uninformed materialists who claim that any evidence for the afterlife is 'just anecdotal'. Anecdotal evidence is based on hearsay, rather than hard facts. It is based on individual personal accounts, often by unnamed people, and is not written down. It certainly does not refer to controlled experiments and systematic observation by trained professionals written up in scientific journals (see for example Beischel, J. (2007) "Contemporary methods used in laboratory-based mediumship research". Journal of Parapsychology, 71, 37-68.) Evidence for the afterlife has been systematically collected and documented by scientifically trained witnesses for more than 150 years, written up and reported in respected journals. There are repeated accounts of the same phenomena occurring over time and space, often with formal reports and statements signed by witnesses. So, please, let us have INFORMED critics. As a retired attorney, I consider myself to have specialized expertise in the admissibility of evidence. Taken as a whole the evidence for the afterlife is overwhelming - and no genius materialist has been able to empirically disprove any of the twenty areas of afterlife evidence. TERRI DANIEL NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES: WHAT WE KNOW, AND WHAT COMES NEXT Terri Daniel DMin, CT, CCTP is an interfaith clinical chaplain, trauma specialist and end-of-life educator certified in death, dying and bereavement. She is the author of four excellent books. In this talk for the Theosophical Society she looks at NDEs in other cultures and invites us to explore ways we can serve as teachers and advocates for death awareness and consciousness studies in the decades to come. Terri Daniel Near-death Experiences NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE ON MOUNT EVEREST Professor Roger Hart says that “before the https://www.victorzammit.com/images/Roger Hart.jpgNDE on Everest, I was a rationalist, reductive materialist and skeptic. I believed matter was the basis of life and by reducing matter to its smallest components we could understand the universe according to predetermined laws of physics.” His NDE propelled him on a world-wide journey to try to make sense of the paranormal which he outlined in his book The Phaselock Code. Recently Michael Tymn revisited an interview he did with Roger soon after that book was published. Read more. JAMES VAN PRAAGH HEARS HIS MOTHER SPEAK THROUGH DIRECT VOICE In October 2017 best selling author and Spirit Medium James Van Praagh kindly took time out of his schedule to create this important video testimonial about the mediumship of direct voice Leslie Flint. James Van Praagh on Medium Leslie Flint QUESTION: WHERE IS THE AFTERLIFE? Is it up in space or on another planet? Jerry S. Victor: Traditional religious books imply that the afterlife is up in the sky somewhere - especially when they tell us that 'Jesus ascended into heaven'. But we now know that https://www.victorzammit.com/images/tuningradio.jpgthe afterlife is right here where we are. It's just on a different frequency. When people talk about "ascending" they really mean moving to a higher vibrational frequency. When you die, it's just as if you are now tuned into a different radio or tv station. Our loved ones are not separate from us - they are where we are. And by focusing, they can lower their vibrations to earth level and tune into what we are doing. And conversely we can raise our vibrations and connect with them. LIKE ATTRACTS LIKE IN THE AFTERLIFE Out-of-body teacher William Buhlman explains how we can handle negative influences by sending out a shock wave of light or love. Ghosts and Demons - Be Not Afraid JURGEN ZIEWE AFTERLIFE ANSWERS PART 22 Out-of-body explorer Jurgen Ziewe has been doing monthly talks on our Zoom Global Gatherings. In this episode he shares Impressions about depression and whether there is a plan to our human evolution. He also reflects on the effect our ignorance has on the population in the Afterlife. Zurgen Ziewe Afterlife Answers Part 22 THE 'PARADISE' OF THE SUICIDE BOMBER Jurgen wanted to see what happened to suicide bombers in the afterlife. According to the religious text of Islam, male martyrs will receive 72 virgin maidens in paradise as a reward for their sacrifice. What he found shocked him to the core. https://www.victorzammit.com/images/Vistas.jpgInstead of being in paradise the 'martyrs' found themselves in a wasteland surrounded by thought forms of their victims and representations of their pain. Read extract from Vistas of Infinity. A spirit helper working there told Jurgen: "But at least you must return and warn and report about this misery you have seen here in order to save people from their folly. Every person in the world must know that God is mercy and love and nothing must be stronger than Love. Unless people know the truth then many more will have his fate". DEATH - THE LAST FRONTIER Psychic medium, academic and researcher Julia Assante Ph.D. talks about the relief experienced by people on the other side when they are able to connect with loved ones, how to recognise signs and ways to make contact. Dr. Assante will be our guest on the Zoom Afterlife Global Gathering next Sunday 8th November at 3 p.m. New York time. https://zoom.us/j/7595442928 Dr. Julia Assante with Fanny Kiefer Part 2 Part 3 REALITY AND YOU: CONVERSATIONS WITH HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS Karl R. writes: "I have been reading the transmissions coming through David Ingman, and am amazed at the degree of detail describing consciousness at levels that usually cannot be described... from the penthouse the view is fantastic and beautiful." https://www.victorzammit.com/images/davidandjean.jpgDavid and Jean Ingman have been tapping into higher consciousness to ask every question about life, the universe and all there is. See index of questions. The resulting answers are available to read on the website www.realityandyou.com and are also available in two books from amazon.com or amazon.co.uk. There is further information on the website which is still a work in progress and has not yet been published in book form. Recently David's health has been declining significantly and he received wonderful comfort and reassurance from his deceased son and father. See Session 22nd October 2020 Approaching the End of Life. LOUISE HERMANN ANSWERS QUESTIONS ABOUT HER MEDIUMSHIP Are you a developing medium? Below is a Question and Answer session about mediumship which Wendy conducted this week with a good friend of ours. Australian medium Louise Hermann is an experienced platform medium as well as a developing physical medium whose aim is to change mass consciousness by developing direct voice mediumship in light. You can learn more about her work on her webpage. Louise Hermann Answers Questions on her Mediumship COMING AFTERLIFE ZOOM GROUPS TIME CHANGES: Clocks went back in the UK/Europe early on Sunday 25th and went back in the USA on November 1st. Please check the times for the next couple of weeks. TODAY Thursday 5th November 2020 USA time 6 p.m. California time - 9 p.m. Eastern Friday 6th November 1 p.m. Sydney time. https://zoom.us/j/7595442928 Afterlife Bookclub https://victorzammit.com/images/Harrisonbook1.jpg1st Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. California time. Led by Gary Langley and Karyn Jarvie on Zoom This month's book for discussion: Life After Death - Living Proof by Tom Harrison A good way to prepare for the meeting is to watch the video of Tom Harrison's talk about his mother's mediumship on Youtube Visitors From the Other Side. Saturday 7th November 2020 Experimenting with Trance States https://victorzammit.com/images/KarenFrancisMcCarthy.jpg1st 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, 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 Sunday 8th November 2020 New Developments in Physical Mediumship https://www.victorzammit.com/images/inge.jpgwith Inge Crosson: Trance Demonstration. You will have the opportunity to attend a free zoom discussion with Abraham, a Spirit Healer, via his medium. Q & A on any subject related to all Healing modalities, Spiritual matters and guidance on developing healing channel skills. Sydney time 7.00 p.m. Brisbane time 6.00 p.m. Perth time 4.00 p.m. Auckland time 9.00 p.m. New York time 4.00 a.m. London time 8 a.m. Rome time 9 a.m. Check the time in your city Co-ordinator: Karyn Jarvie karynjarvie@ozemail.com.au https://zoom.us/j/6123708172 Mediumship Development with Dr. Susan Barnes. https://www.victorzammit.com/images/Susanbarnes2.jpgDeveloping 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 8th November 2020 Coordinator: Dr. Susan B. Barnes, CSNU susanbbarnes@gmail.com Online in Zoom https://zoom.us/j/8738817733 Global Gathering Dr. Julia Assante (see item above) https://www.victorzammit.com/images/Julia_Assante.jpgwill be our guest at the Zoom Afterlife Global Gathering next Sunday 8th November 2020 at 3 p.m. New York time. https://zoom.us/j/7595442928 Check the time in your city Los Angeles 12 p.m. Sunday Phoenix 1 p.m. Sunday Chicago 2 p.m. Sunday New York 3 p.m. Sunday London 8 p.m. Sunday Rome 9 p.m. Sunday Sydney 7 a.m. Monday https://zoom.us/j/7595442928 Spiritualism Today with Rev. Norma Turner Ph.D. https://www.victorzammit.com/images/NormaTurner.jpgEvery Sunday A combination of a presentation of some aspects of Spiritualism and spirituality followed by open discussion. If you have questions about Spiritualism or spirituality or religion, bring them here. California 5 p.m. Arizona 6 p.m. Chicago 7 p.m. New York 8 p.m. Contact: njturner@earthlink.net Norma’s Room: https://zoom.us/j/3499782616 Monday 9th November 2020 https://www.victorzammit.com/images/kimparker2.jpgGOSH: 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 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 10 p.m. Monday Sydney 7 a.m. Tuesday https://zoom.us/j/7595442928 Co-ordinator: Kim at kmrainbow57@yahoo.com Tuesday 10th November 2020 Spirit Art https://www.victorzammit.com/images/Susanbarnes2.jpgWe are meeting for the purpose of creating spirit art with messages. No art experience required. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 9 p.m. New York time, 6 p.m.. Pacific time. https://zoom.us/j/8738817733 Coordinator: Dr. Susan B. Barnes, CSNU susanbbarnes@gmail.com Wednesday 11th November 2020 https://www.victorzammit.com/images/RobBlackburn.jpgPhysical mediumship development group with Rob Blackburn and Craig Hogan 8 p.m. Central 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 experiencing phenomena. Contact Rob Blackburn (rkblack@mtco.com) or Craig Hogan (r.craig.hogan@afterlifeinstitute.org) before joining the group. https://zoom.us/j/4381898190 More details of meetings Videos of past Global Gatherings NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION WITH MARSHALL ROSENBERG Marshall Rosenberg, PhD effectively mediated conflicts throughout the world for more than 40 years. His method, Nonviolent Communication, brought together warring factions as diverse as Irish Catholics and Protestants, Rwandan Hutus and Tutsis, Israelis and Palestinians as well as families and communities in conflict. His method was simply to enable both parties in conflict to listen with empathy to the authentic feelings and needs of the "other" without the need to blame and judge. Things can change when we feel respected and heard as humans. Nonviolent Communication with Marshall Rosenberg WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF YOUR LIFE? https://www.victorzammit.com/images/life_with_purpose.jpgDirectly from an afterlife intelligence. "Your purpose in life is to grow in character. It is not to doggedly pursue that which your society says is your own self-interest, such as amassing wealth, building a "healthy" retirement, traveling at length or otherwise indulging in purely selfish pursuits. Your purpose, I say again, is to grow in character. This is done by focusing not on yourself, but on those around you. It is ironic, but by attending to all those people of your acquaintance, by giving of yourself to these people and to your family, only then do you truly find yourself and establish your own firm identity." (Beyond The Veil, Judy Laddon p.67). IT'S JUST A RIDE - HELPFUL TO REMEMBER AT THIS CRAZY TIME Bill Hicks (1961-1994) was an American stand-up comedian, writer, social critic, satirist, and musician. He rejected his family's Southern Baptist religious beliefs and instead explored transcendental meditation, psychedelics and alternative spirituality. One of his famous lines was "Today, a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration—that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we're the imagination of ourselves". This is one of his best monologues. Bill Hicks It's Just a Ride See Victor on Video * What Happens When you Die * Afterlife and Science * Near Death Experiences- Evidence of the Afterlife? * What You Must Know Before You Die * David Thompson's Materialization * Million Dollar Challenge * The Afterlife on Trial * A Lawyer on the Afterlife * Suicide is not the answer * Religion and the Afterlife * Ghosts- Randi and closed minded skeptics when they die * Zwinge Randi's Challenge Exposed ... Lawyer Explains * Why Professor Richard Dawkins is Wrong * God--the Evidence (Without Religion) * Afterlife Without Religion * Skeptics Demolished * Afterlife Objections Demolished * Victor Zammit speaking at Speakers Corner * Materialized Houdini speaks to Victor FEEDBACK: (Three only) https://www.victorzammit.com/images/feedback.jpg 1) "Victor and Wendy, I want you both to know how kind you are and what a treasure your weekly column is. You help so many people". PMH 2) "How powerful that final scene from the movie Ghost was, it had me in tears, but happy tears. Victor the work you and your wife do is amazing to let us get a taste of what the afterlife is really like. My husband died a little over 2 years ago and this site has bought me so much comfort. Thank you". Donna 3) " I don't know why, but it [ the quote from Silver Birch] gave me waves of goose bumps...the really refined ones that roll through one's physical. I find myself welling up with tears as I read through it again...I'm going to put this quote on the wall in my Spirit Room - to remind myself why I do what I do, and live the life I live. Bless you". Julia HIGHLY INSPIRED MUSIC Shawn Gallaway is an award winning singer/songwriter, visual artist, author, workshop facilitator and energetic healer. He has traveled the world over sharing his message of “Healing and Transformation through the Arts”. His “I Choose Love” song and online course (a collection of videos, songs, artwork, meditations and processes) continue to inspire and educate people of all ages on how to awaken their hearts and find their art. I choose Love - Shawn Gallaway Whilst we encourage and we publish many papers and reports by afterlife researchers, we are not in a position to guarantee the accuracy of all claims. We accept the imputed claim that the afterlife and paranormal research done by the researchers is done in good faith. ALL WORK IS COPYRIGHT BY THE CONDITIONS SET AT THE GENEVA CONFERENCE ON COPYRIGHT.
  4. "Bringing light where there is darkness and hope where there is despair." COMMENTARY: DISINFORMATION AND https://www.victorzammit.com/images/vicandwendysmall2.jpgDISCERNMENT Many of us who have had the privilege of sitting repeatedly with a genuine medium, or have had an NDE or OBE or direct contact with loved ones who have crossed over, know that we have received amazing evidence that life is eternal. But as Michael Tymn points out, many in the academic community remain determined to ignore the evidence, no matter how impressive it is. "Some esteemed men and women of science observed a particular medium on hundreds of occasions under conditions completely ruling out deception of any kind. And yet, other scientists concluded that fraud was the only explanation, primarily because everything they observed defied known natural law. Their careers would have been endangered had they subscribed to an unnatural or 'unscientific' explanation." "Journalists and historians, wanting to appear intelligent and scientific, not as gullible fools buying into ridiculous 'religious' superstition and folly, usually aligned themselves with the debunkers, completely ignoring the controlled studies by some researchers and recording only the verdicts of the debunkers." So today we say "well done" to all of those who have been able to withstand the hostility and disinformation of academia, fundamentalist religion, the mainstream media, and well-meaning relatives and rely on their own experience and discernment. THE DEDICATION OF PROFESSOR BETTY Thanks to Michael Tymn for sharing this tribute to Professor Stafford Betty who, this week, ends a 48-year career teaching philosophy and religion in an academic environment. Although his courses about the evidence for the afterlife were extremely popular with the students, his colleagues became increasingly hostile. According to Mike's interview "much of his career was spent in exile as he dared discuss subjects suggesting that consciousness survives death". Read more. The Spiritualist Vision of the Afterlife with Stafford Betty DAN DRASIN CAPTURES PERFECTLY THE TECHNIQUES USED BY CLOSED-MINDED SKEPTICS https://www.victorzammit.com/images/dandrasin.jpg"So you've had a close encounter with a UFO or its occupants. Or maybe you've experienced an "impossible" healing, a perfectly cogent conversation with your dead uncle, or an irrefutable demonstration of "free energy," and you've begun to suspect that the official view of reality isn't the whole picture. Mention any of these things to most working scientists and be prepared for anything from patronizing cynicism to merciless ridicule". So begins Dan Dransin's brilliantly insightful article, Zen and the Art of Debunkery OR How to Debunk Just About Anything. FILM MAKER DAN DRASIN SITS DOWN WITH MEDIUM JAMIE BUTLER A fascinting interview where Dan shares with Jamie some of the paranormal findings detailed in his film "Calling Earth" and shares some of his personal experiences with the beyond. SCIENTISTS DISCOVER TELEPORTATION IS POSSIBLE One https://www.victorzammit.com/images/apportednewspaper.jpgof the most frequently observed phenomena in physical mediumship is apports - the dematerialisation of objects which are then moved elsewhere and rematerialised. See examples of apports received during the Scole experiment. In yet another example of why mainstream science needs to take seriously the study of physical mediumship, reports are surfacing that physicists are beginning to be able to teleport atoms. Read more. THE NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE OF PETER ANTHONY When Peter Anthony died, he saw both the negatives and positives in the human condition. And then he was given the choice of whether to return to his body. At first, he had to deal with those who were skeptical of his NDE, and then with those who were skeptical of his ongoing psychic experiences. The near-death experience of Peter Anthony DID EDGAR CAYCE HAVE A NDE? One of the https://www.victorzammit.com/images/Edgar cayce3.jpgwell-documented effects of near-death experiences is an increase is psychic and mediumistic experiences (see the article by Cherie Sutherland Ph.D,). Researcher Neil Helm has speculated that Edgar Cayce, perhaps the best known psychic of the 20th century, may have had an NDE. It seems that Edgar Cayce drowned at around the age of five and was pronounced dead by a physician. Helm suspects that he experienced being out-of-body and the Other Side before reviving. Read more. INDUCED AFTER-DEATH COMMUNICATION (IADC) is a breakthrough in grief and trauma therapy. Allan L. Botkin, a Doctor of Psychology, worked for 20 years at a VA hospital and specialized in treating PTSD among combat veterans. He discovered that a variation of EMDR, or eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing, reliably induced after-death communications in his patients, giving them dramatic relief from anger, guilt, and sadness. He has since expanded the use of the technique with impressive results. Dr. Botkin's website is induced-adc.com. Read more. Allan Botkin, PsyD, Chicago IANDS Classics. JURGEN ZIEWE CLAIMS OBES WILL CHANGE THE WORLD "It will be the most creative https://www.victorzammit.com/images/Jurgen2.jpgscientists who will reap the greatest benefit from their out-of-body excursions, as they become aware of what a powerful information-mining tool they have unearthed. Information that can lead to astonishing breakthroughs in all fields of science and can potentially be of immense commercial value can be accessed. It is this which sooner or later will usher in a new race between the competing economic powers. Inevitably the discovery of a more fail-safe way of entering an Out-Of-Body or lucid dream state will be searched for, instead of meditation, focusing techniques, or drugs. Such a discovery will be on par with the discovery of DNA." Read more. BONDED BY LOVE: BRENDA OLLER AND HER DAUGHTER ASHLEY In 2018, Brenda Oller's daughter Ashley crossed over after a tragic car accident. This is the story of Brenda's outstanding contact with her daughter from beyond the veil; through personal experiences on the other side of life, remarkable electronic communication, and otherworldly encounters among physical mediums and seance rooms. You can read Brenda's book here. Bonded by Love - Brenda Oller AFTERLIFE BOOK CLUB PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF START DATE NOW STARTING Thursday 1st October 1st Thursday of the month at 6 p.m California time. https://www.victorzammit.com/images/hughbenson30.jpgThe 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. NEXT WEEK'S AFTERLIFE ZOOM GROUPS Saturday 5th September 2020 Experimenting with Trance States https://www.victorzammit.com/images/KarenFrancisMcCarthy.jpg1st 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. In the first session, Karen will do a Q&A for the host of questions people have about trance. Sunday 6th September 2020 New Developments in Physical Mediumship with Inge Crosson 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 karynjarvie@ozemail.com.au https://zoom.us/j/6123708172 Global Gathering https://www.victorzammit.com/images/barryeaton2.jpgOur guest next Sunday will be Barry Eaton, an astrologer, medium, and psychic intuitive based in Sydney Australia. Barry is also the host of internet radio station, Radio OutThere. Barry will be talking about the powerful effect of the planets in our solar system on tumultuous changes taking place this year. In January he spoke at a conference in Uluru outlining not only the impact of two major planets on our lives this year but also showed how we are in a historical cycle of sweeping change. There is a lot more still to come and December this year is a pivotal month in all our lives as we move into a new era on our blue planet. Being a writer and radio presenter Barry will explain these amazing events in terms that we can all relate to. Check the time in your city 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 Spiritualism Today Every Sunday https://www.victorzammit.com/images/NormaTurner.jpgIt will be a combination of a presentation of some aspects of Spiritualism and spirituality followed by open discussion. If you have questions about Spiritualism or spirituality or religion, bring them here. Sundays, beginning Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (Phoenix) Contact: njturner@earthlink.net Norma’s Room: https://zoom.us/j/3499782616 Monday 7th September 2020 Dream Circle with Kim Parker A small group of 15 meets every two weeks - to share and explore the meaning of their dreams. Next meeting Monday 7th September 2020 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 Email: Kim at kmrainbow57@yahoo.com Tuesday 8th September 2020 Spirit Art We are meeting to create spirit art with messages. No art experience required. Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 9 p.m. New York time, 6 p.m. Pacific time. https://zoom.us/j/8738817733 Coordinator: Dr. Susan B. Barnes, CSNU susanbbarnes@gmail.com Wednesday 9th 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 experiencing phenomena. Contact Rob Blackburn (rkblack@mtco.com) or Craig Hogan (r.craig.hogan@afterlifeinstitute.org) before joining the group. https://zoom.us/j/4381898190 More details of meetings Videos of past Global Gatherings WILLIAM BUHLMAN ON OUT-of-BODY EXPERIENCES William Buhlman describes how OBEs can prepare us for an enlightened transition and why self-initiated OBEs are a direct and powerful spiritual path. He challenges us to question everything and find out from our own experiences that we are consciousness on an endless evolutionary journey. https://www.victorzammit.com/images/Psychic News September2020.jpgFREE SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF PSYCHIC NEWS ONLINE You can download this issue or read it online here. One of the articles it contains is an invitation to participate in a survey conducted by our friend Walter Meyer zu Erpen of the Survival Research Institute of Canada. Walter wants to know whether you feel that Spiritualist mediums have proven life after death. He would appreciate it if you could complete the short survey online (can be anonymous). SPIRITUALITY AND BEREAVEMENT CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE ONLINE From September 10th to October 29th, 2020. In this course, Dr. Terri Daniel will offer those who work with the bereaved a variety of inter-faith and multicultural tools and perspectives for meeting grief in themselves and others. This course offers 12 Continuing Education Credits. Read more. Below is an excerpt from the course. Dr. Terri Daniel talks about loss and restoration. FEEDBACK: (3 only selected) https://www.victorzammit.com/images/feedback.jpg1) "Thank you, Victor and Wendy, for all the time and care it takes to send out this wonderful and much- anticipated newsletter each week...You are appreciated." Richard. 2) "Since I read your book I have had many psychic experiences of my own that have helped to give me the self-confirmation I needed. The afterlife is looking good and more than that my current life is looking better. Knowing that the hellfires and damnation are nothing more than scary stories makes life a lot more enjoyable". Clinton. 3) In answer to a question on whether she has ever spoken to a soul before conception... " Many times with family members and clients - it's quite easy to learn to do - similar to a mediumship reading. The little souls love to chat and say when they want to come in for instance if a woman is having trouble conceiving - the soul is waiting for the correct astrological time or father, etc." Elisabeth Jensen medium. See Victor on Video https://www.victorzammit.com/images/vicyoutube.jpgSubscribe to Victor's Youtube Channel: * What Happens When you Die * Afterlife and Science * Near Death Experiences- Evidence of the Afterlife? * What You Must Know Before You Die * David Thompson's Materialization * Million Dollar Challenge * The Afterlife on Trial * A Lawyer on the Afterlife * Suicide is not the answer * Religion and the Afterlife * Ghosts- Randi and closed-minded skeptics when they die * Zwinge Randi's Challenge Exposed ... Lawyer Explains * Why Professor Richard Dawkins is Wrong * God--the Evidence (Without Religion) * Afterlife Without Religion * Skeptics Demolished * Afterlife Objections Demolished * Ghosts- Randi and closed-minded skeptics when they die * Victor Zammit speaking at Speakers CornerHIGHLY INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC: ROD STEWART 'SAILING' The writer, Gavin Sutherland, claimed that the song is highly spiritual. "Most people take the song to be about a young guy telling his girl that he's crossing the Atlantic to be with her. In fact, the song's got nothing to do with romance or ships; it's an account of mankind's spiritual odyssey through life on the way to freedom and fulfillment with the Supreme Being". It's always good to remember the bigger picture so we don't get too caught up in dramas.Rod Stewart "Sailing" at Albert Hall. Lyrics to I AM SAILING "Sailing" I am sailing, I am sailing, home again 'cross the sea. I am sailing, stormy waters, to be near you, to be free. I am flying, I am flying, like a bird 'cross the sky. I am flying, passing high clouds, to be with you, to be free. Can you hear me, can you hear me through' the dark night, far away, I am dying, forever trying, to be with you, who can say. Can you hear me, can you hear me, throb' the dark night far away. I am dying, forever trying, to be with you, who can say. We are sailing, we are sailing, home again 'cross the sea. We are sailing stormy waters, to be near you, to be free. Oh Lord, to be near you, to be free. Oh Lord, to be near you, to be free, Oh Lord.
  5. What is the difference between Near Death Experiences and Out-of_body Experiences? In this video Jurgen explores where these experiences differ and what characterizes higher consciousness experiences Complete Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czec0... To get inspiration and a more in-depth knowledge of the Astral worlds and the adventures there please refer to Jurgen's books: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/jurgenz Visit the website: http://www.multidimensionalman.com/
  6. The NDE of The Man Who Fell Off Mt. Everest Posted on 26 October 2020, 9:25 A friend recently asked me to identify the most interesting near-death experience (NDE) I have heard or read about. I told him that I couldn’t do that without considerable thought, but one that immediately came to mind and would certainly be among those at the top of the list was that of Roger Hart, (below) a retired geophysicist. His NDE took place on May 29, 1962, at age 21, when he was part of an American team attempting to climb Mount Everest. http://whitecrowbooks.com/images/whitecrow_pics/blogs/tymn/hart.jpg I had the opportunity to interview Hart in Newport, Oregon shortly after the release of his 2003 book The Phaselock Code, subtitled Through Time, Death, and Reality, the Metaphysical Adventures of the Man Who Fell off Everest. As captain of the cross-country team at Tufts University, Hart had just won a race against Amherst when he met Woody Sayre, a Tufts philosophy professor. The two became friends and shared an interest in rock climbing. Some months after their first meeting, Sayre asked Hart to be part of a team that would attempt to climb Mt. Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen. During that climb, a crampon gave way and Hart and Sayre fell about 180 feet down a snowy cliff. Hart recalled stars rushing by him like tracer bullets as he yelled and screamed. As soon as he thought that he was about to die, his soul ripped free. As described in the book, he shot off into starless space, floated free in gravity, and watched his body, as if in slow motion, tumble over the ice cliffs below. “I perched on the cusp of time, where, like a water drop between watersheds, I could choose between worlds.” Hart further recalled a great warmth and euphoria overtaking him and feeling wonderful that he was about to die. “I could see in all directions at once, not with the seeing of eyes but the seeing of dreams. I felt no fear and no cold; space seemed to shrink around me, or perhaps I expanded to it. At any rate, I was no longer afraid of the emptiness below me.” He remembers thinking, Here you are about to die and you feel wonderful – you are so weird! Although it was thought to be impossible for humans to survive a night of sub-zero temperatures without a tent, Hart and Sayre endured the night huddled together with a nylon tent shell wrapped around them. The ledge on which they had landed was too narrow to pitch a tent. Before the experience, Hart equated being alive with material success, having control of as many possessions as possible. “I did not believe anything unless I actually experienced it or could prove it scientifically, as with electromagnetic radiation, quantum mechanics, or relativity,” explained Hart, who was a research professor at the Oregon State College school of Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences before his retirement. The fall, even though it took only a few seconds as we know it, changed Hart’s ideas in that regard, convincing him that there is life after death and that spiritual intelligence guides the universe. “Before the NDE on Everest, I was a rationalist, reductive materialist and skeptic. I believed matter was the basis of life and by reducing matter to its smallest components we could understand the universe according to predetermined laws of physics.” His graduate studies at Yale became meaningless to him and he was appalled by the greed and ambition of his fellow graduate students. However, two of his Yale classes – quantum mechanics and statistical thermodynamics – helped him understand the experience. The pioneering NDE research of Drs. Raymond Moody and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross had not yet taken place and therefore Hart could not make any sense out of the experience. It stayed with him and “grew like a sprouting seed in my psyche.” Since my interview with Hart was more than 40 years after his experience, I asked him how much detail he actually remembered. “I have strong memories of the mental aspects,” he responded. “In addition, since the feeling during the NDE was so extraordinary, I’ve meditated on it, relived it so to speak, over the course of the past 40 years.” He added that beginning with Moody’s Life After Life, he’s been able to compare his experience with those of others. “There are some similarities but many differences. I felt elation, time dilation, and separation of mind from body, but I don’t recall going through a tunnel, doing a life review, or meeting with loved ones in the afterlife. I think the important thing in my case was that I abandoned the normal internal dialogue and much of the normal information processing. That allowed, momentarily, a reality free of time and interconnected with other parts of the universe, full of light with an extraordinary feeling of bliss. I believe the NDE opened new neural pathways and enabled access to a higher mind function with connections to the universal field of information.” A second NDE while on a National Geographic sponsored expedition to the Darwin Icecap in Tierra del Fuego during 1966 added to his search for meaning and truth. Caught in a blizzard and in a state of starvation, Hart lost consciousness and found another part of himself viewing the scene below as if through a telescope from another universe. He became “sure, focused, calm, and remote” from his surroundings. The Phaselock Code, as Hart defines it, is the field of hidden information in the fabric of reality. Phaselock refers to the idea that the information is locked together and correlated over vast distances. “Each of constructs our personal reality using a small part of the information from the phaselock code,” he explained his view of it. “The construction process is subconscious and most of the time we are unaware of it. It is a matter of choosing among infinite possible interpretations.” As he further viewed it, during an NDE and during transcendental moments the normal construction process is abandoned, allowing the experience of an expanded reality through a part of our higher mind that connects directly to the phaselock code. “I am not the first person to realize that the mind survives the body, or that the reality of the universe is a marvelous field of information and infinite potentials,” he mused, “or that we ourselves create time by opening static time capsules in the field of information. But I had the joy of discovering these ideas independently before I was exposed to them by others.” Michael Tymn is the author of The Afterlife Revealed: What Happens After We Die, Resurrecting Leonora Piper: How Science Discovered the Afterlife, and Dead Men Talking: Afterlife Communication from World War I. His forthcoming book, No One Really Dies: 25 Reasons to Believe in an Afterlife is due in February 2021.
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