Note: Contributions to this journal need not reflect the views of the Editors or of the PanelStudies in NDEs in NZ Michael Tymn and James Beichler
James Beichler: Apparitions R Us
Benjamin Zeller:Three physicists on religion.
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"Test everything. Hold on to the good." (1 Thessalonians 5:21) "Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God" (1 John 4:1) "Work out your own salvation in fear and trembling" (Philippians 2.12)
This is always very important advice, because each of us of necessity has to choose what to believe. It is no use repeating, "The Bible says" as if that proved something. The Bible does say, "An eye for an eye": the Bible also says, "Love your enemies". "In fear and trembling" then, we have to choose.
Because of numerous other-dimensional experiences especially in the 70s and 80s, I had to make sense of them, and choose. My Christian faith helped, but I needed to find out about the experiences of others. I needed to think from a scientific point of view. That is how I came to have on my bookshelves several books of uneven value, dictated from the realm of Spirit, where I saw parallels to my own experiences: Gita Mallasz: Talking with Angels, Pat Rodegast and Judith Stanton: Emmanuel's Book; Neale Donald Walsch: Conversations with God; Jane Roberts: Seth Speaks; and Helen Schucman's A Course in Miracles.
Included in my personal experiences were almost 200 conversations with the spirit of Stephen the Martyr which are to be published in the middle of October. The closest parallel to this would be Conversations with God. Confirmation that it is the historical Stephen who is the teacher, comes from linguistic and historical data, but more especially from the quality of the teaching itself. As always, readers have to make up their minds what spiritual food is to be tasted, and what left to one side.
With regard to A Course in Miracles : I am in conflict about it. I am drawn to some of it, some I want to leave to one side. Look below, for two articles, one strongly favourable to ACIM, the other strongly unfavourable. I would be interested to receive comments from readers.
About 10 years ago, I met a woman I’ll call Hilda – the mother of an in-law – who told me that sometime around 1981, while watching television, she had the sudden urge to start writing a story – a story having to do with outer space. She had no real interest in the subject and had no prior interest in creative writing. “But I felt compelled to write,” Hilda told me. Words began flowing from Hilda’s pen, including many technical words that had no meaning to her. Her husband retired for the night and when he awoke the next morning Hilda was still writing. “I had lost track of time,” she explained. “I had no idea it was already morning.” She did not know what she had written, and when she read it she didn’t completely understand it. Read the rest of the article
Sociologist Dr Mary Murray and Psychologist Dr Patricia Tassell at Massey University, Palmerston North. Reported on Channel 3 TV View
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The online bookmaker Paddy Power currently offers 100 to 1 odds that the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, will discover God.1 While somewhat glib, this factoid does hint at the creative play at work in what Barbara Herrnstein Smith calls the “nexus” of science and religion. Speaking of a nexus reveals how much the conversation on science and religion has changed since the more simplistic conflict-based models championed by many among earlier generations of scholars. Such models emphasized a chronic and consistent conflict between science and religion in North America, symbolized most vividly in the Scopes “Monkey” Trial of 1925. Yet in recent decades, scholars as diverse as Herrnstein Smith, Stephen Jay Gould, Edward J. Larson, and Ronald L. Numbers have all contributed to a growing scholarly consensus that challenges such inherited narratives. The albatross of the “conflict model” (as Numbers and other historiographers call it) has finally fallen away. Read this article
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Debunking Common Skeptical Arguments
Paranormal and Psychic Phenomena; Winston Wu
Scientific Committee to Evaluate Pseudo Skeptical Criticism of the Paranormal: SKEPCOP
International Survivalist Society
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Editors' notes: Public Parapsychology is one of an increasing number of web sites that we should be aware of.. and subscribe to. Try this url: http://publicparapsychology.blogspot.com
“This web site is a compilation of information on the afterlife and other related critical concepts, such as the purpose of life and reincarnation, as they relate to souls here on earth. We have not created this site to convince anyone of the validity of this information, we simply invite you to read through the data, explore the sources we have used and visit other sources to learn more. Using spirit sources from Afterlife101.com and respected authors like Michael Newton, Allan Kardec, Jane Roberts and others, the results of our first investigations reveal 94.8% agreement on a variety of very specific topics. We believe this web site contains the largest correlation of spirit communications about the afterlife, all from respected sources, available anywhere. We will continue to expand this data as information is made available to us and our research expands.”
Click http://www.near-death.com/ for hours of fascinating reading
Read also http://www.near-death.com/experiences/reincarnation08.html A long list of extraordinary coincidences between the lives of Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy.
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