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Articles by Michael Cocks:
*Love;Seth, Stephen, and Conversations
*How mind creates the world
*Comparing Seth etc.
*Conversations with God

Michael Tymn
*What does telepathy between twins have to do with life after death?
*Does Pain Accompany Violent Death?
*More Witnesses to “Soul Mist”
*Dr. Peter Fenwick discusses dying, death and survival
Other Science and Spirituality Blogs
*Lois Isenman's Intuition In-depth blog
*David H Howard: Spirits Communion: The religion, philosophy and science of Spiritualism
*Elene Gusch: Elene Explores

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tableAugust 2012 How Mind creates the World

  Editor: The Rev. Michael Cocks 
Advisory Editors

Michael Tymn

The  Rev Victor MacGill
Asst. Nate Cull

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From the Editor:
       Buffeted, as we are on all sides, by more information than we can absorb, books and articles that provide over-all pictures of things are very welcome. For that reason I recommend Dale Graff's lecture on Synchronicity and Psi phenomena in this Journal: it is very clear, well documented, and should be read in its entirety.
       His lecture was delivered to the annual conference of what is now to be called the Academy of Spiritual and Consciousness Studies. (It was called with the Academy of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies.The change affirms  that the Academy, and also this journal, are simply engaged in studying dimensions of consciousness, without labelling the experiences as either "psychic" or "religious."
       In my blog below, How mind creates the world"  I mention
Bridging Science and Spirit, Common elements in David Bohm’s physics, the Perennial Philosophy and Seth, by Norman Friedman. If you can get hold of a copy, you will find it most enlightening.



     Articles by Michael Cocks


treeLove:  Seth, Stephen, and Conversations

We will probably agree that Love is a central theme for all of us and for our spirituality; so I set myself the task of seeing what Seth, Stephen and the rest had to say about it. I was surprised how differently they treated the topic. Now, although I produced the Stephen book, I don’t… Read more

tableHow mind creates the world: Seth, Stephen and the physicists.

Think about the table in the room where we are sitting: it appears to have colour, to be opaque with nothing passing through it. But a study of optics will show that there is no colour as such in the object that we perceive, but rather the wavelength or frequency of the light reflected from its surface… Read more

peak“Conversations with God”,  “ACIM” and “Afterlife Teaching from Stephen the Martyr”

 I have suggested that there is a lot in common between Conversations with God,  A Course in Miracles and Afterlife Teaching of Stephen the Martyr.  All claim to be teaching from the world of Spirit. The teacher in “Conversations” is supposed to…Read more

neale“Conversations with God”, “Seth”, “Afterlife Teaching”, “ACIM”: - Same Teaching?

On my bookshelves I have Neale Donald Walsch’s (below) Conversations with God, my Afterlife Teaching from Stephen the Martyr (of course), Jane Roberts’ Seth Speaks, Pat Rodegast’s Emmanuel, Gita Mallasz’s Talking with Angels, and Helen Schucman’s and William…Read more
Tymn2Articles by Michael Tymn

What does telepathy between twins have to do with life after death?

myersWhen the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) was founded back in 1882, the primary focus was said to be the study of what was then called thought-transference, renamed “telepathy” by Frederic W. H. Myers, (below) one of the SPR founders. Had Myers and the other SPR founders admitted that they were…Read more

 chenierDoes Pain Accompany Violent Death?

Does a person who suffers a sudden, violent death experience pain? A number of messages from the spirit world suggest that there is no pain, although there are indications that the spiritually-challenged person, i.e., the person who still thinks of himself as only his physical body, can “sense”… Read more...

alcott More Witnesses to “Soul Mist”

In her journal, Louisa May Alcott, (below) the author of Little Women, wrote of being present at a deathbed and watching “a light mist” rise from the body, float up and vanish in the air. Her mother saw the same thing and the attending physician told them that it was “the life” departing…Read more

fenwick Dr. Peter Fenwick discusses dying, death and survival

A neuropsychiatrist and Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Dr. Peter Fenwick is one of the world’s leading authorities on near-death experiences (NDEs). In his 1995 book, The Truth in the Light, co-authored with his wife, Elizabeth Fenwick, and recently republished by White…Read more

Dale E. Graff, MS Physics

graff Dale E. Graff is a researcher, writer, and speaker internationally known for his insights into the processes of the mind.   He was a director of STARGATE, the government’s program for research and applications of remote viewing - an aspect of extrasensory perception (ESP).  He coined the name STARGATE to symbolize an innovative effort of exploration that expanded the range of human potential.  He is recognized for his understanding of our natural psi talents available while awake, Conscious State Psi, (CSP) and while asleep and dreaming, Dream State Psi (DSP).    His books, Tracks in the Psychic Wilderness and RIVER DREAMS have brought him international recognition as he describes his personal evolution from scientific doubter - degrees in aeronautical engineering and physics - to that of accepting the reality of psi abilities.  His books have been praised for their honesty and for the way he presents psychic experiences in a neutral perspective, free of dogma and belief systems. He has been interviewed for several national and international programs and documentaries.  Read this lecture


EvlutionariesBreaking the Spell of Solidity

Excerpted from Evolutionaries: Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science’s Greatest Idea:

We’ve all heard about fossils and fruit flies, Darwin and Dawkins. But today, the idea of evolution—the basic notion of process, change, and development over time—is affecting much more than biology. It is affecting everything, from our perceptions of politics, economics, psychology, and ecology to our understanding of the most basic constituents of reality. It is helping to give birth to new philosophies and is even the source of a new kind of spiritual revelation.  Read the Essay

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In this video famous cardiac surgeon Dr Rudy talks about a NDE case where the patient was dead but was able to describe everything that happened in the operating room including post-it notes with messages on the computer monitor of the surgeon. 
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The religion, philosophy and science of Spiritualism
 Great articles, and provides useful links to other resources and sites.!
  EleneGuschElene Gusch:  Elene Explores
    The superior spirits “have a language always worthy, noble, elevated, with not the least tincture of triviality.  They say everything with simplicity and modesty, never boast, never make a parade of their knowledge or their position among others.  That of the inferior or ordinary spirit has always some reflex human passion; every expression that savors of vulgarity, self-sufficiency, arrogance, boasting, acrimony, is a characteristic indication of inferiority, or of treachery if the spirit presents himself under a respected and venerated name.”    –Allan Kardec  Read
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The Largest Database of Afterlife Description & Analysis on the Internet

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 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.”

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