The Ground
of Faith

*Exploring Science, Mysticism and Experience Together

Note: Contributions to this journal need not reflect the views of the Editors or of the Panel

 Note from the Editor
A Lawyer Presents the Evidence for the Afterlife
Articles by Michael Cocks
*Rowan Williams and Richard Dawkins at Oxford
*Is God Happy?
*Sacred Geometry and St John
*On avoiding being one-eyed
Articles by Michael Tymn
*An Interview with Victor and Wendy Zammit
*"Dead" Mountain Climber Mallory *Says He Never Made It to the Top
*Michael and the motorcycle: a Tale of two worlds
*Remembering Prof Archie Roy
*Documentary: We are vibrational beings:
*The Soul and and Rationality, by Marion Browne
*Philosophical discussion: Evidence unseen: The ethnographic and the personal Paul D. Biscop
*Letter from Dr Robert Gilbert
*Philosophical discussion: Mental health care in Brazil's Spirit Psychiatric Hospital
Emma Bragdon Ph.D

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From the Editor:
One way of describing this journal, is to say that it is studying dimensions of mind, and of consciousness. The term "psychic research" has too narrow a meaning. In studying mind in the way we do, we are very dependent on evidence that would stand up in a law court, or evidence given meaning by the scientific method of hypothesis, and the testing of hypothesis. Such hard evidence can help save us from all kinds of stultifying dogmatism, whether of the philosophical materialist, of the true believer, or of the firmly agnostic. Such open-minded study is the only way of beginning to establish matters of fact.  And in this regard many thousands of  people are immensely indebted to Victor and Wendy Zammit, who have so unremittingly fought to make
established facts known to many thousands of people. I recommend the two articles about them in this issue. The Zammits present the salient facts in each chapter. For greater detail, their book refers readers to a large selection of books indeed.

lawyerA Lawyer Presents the Evidence for the Afterlife
 by Victor Zammit and Wendy Zammit

In their book A Lawyer Presents the Evidence for the Afterlife, veteran researchers Victor and Wendy Zammit present highly convincing evidence amounting to proof for the existence of the afterlife. They show how after investigating the evidence, some of the most brilliant men and women, scientists and others, came to the conclusion that we all survive death Read more...

MCocks1     Articles by Michael Cocks

  Editor of The Ground of Faith. Author of  Afterlife Teaching from Stephen the Martyr

dawkinswilliamsRowan Williams and Richard Dawkins at Oxford

I have been watching a video of the debate between the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams and noted biologist Richard Dawkins at the Sheldonean Theatre, Oxford on February 23, 2012. The topic of the debate was, "On Human Nature and Ultimate Origins." The moderator was Matthew  Kenny. What happened between the two protagonists led me to think how urgent it is that there should be a general understanding of what science actually is, and what it is not.  Read on..

happyIs God Happy?

That’s the title of an interesting article by a Polish philosopher Leszek Kolakowski. But we are not going to get a meaningful answer until we sort out what we are doing when we use the word “God.” Failure to do this poses us with all sorts of insoluble conundrums, including the perennial Problem… Read more

Sacred Geometry and St John

 sacredWheels within wheels… there are often hidden layers of meaning in Jesus’ teaching. I am reminded of Luke 8:10 where we read, “And [Jesus] said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others [I talk] in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they…Read more

talbotOn avoiding being one-eyed

Each one of us, from time to time, needs to step back from our customary point of view, and acknowledge that reality is many faceted: We must not become one-eyed about what is real: reality is more than what psychic research reveals, it is more than what churches talk about, it more than scientific… Read more


tymnArticles by Michael Tymn

Editor-in-chief of the Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies


victorAn Interview with Victor and Wendy Zammitwendy

If anyone has done more than Victor and Wendy Zammit to spread the gospel of survival, I don’t know who the person might be. Their Friday Report at http://www.victorzammit.com reaches thousands of people in more 100 countries every week.  It offers a variety of interesting, informative, intriguing, and inspirational stories relating to spirituality, especially survival.

When it comes to weighing the evidence for survival, few people are more qualified than Victor Zammit, LL.B., Ph.D., (below) a retired lawyer of the Supreme Court... Read more



mallory“Dead” Mountain Climber Mallory Says He Never Made It To The Top

 “Because it’s there,” was the succinct reply of Englishman George Herbert Mallory (below) to the question of why he wanted to climb Mount Everest.  Sometime later, on June 8, 1924, Mallory and his climbing partner, Andrew Irvine, disappeared as they approached the summit of Everest, never to…

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biscopMichael & The Motorcycle: A Tale of Two Worlds

  Retired from full-time college and university teaching of cultural anthropology and sociology, Paul Biscop, Ph.D. (below) now has more time to focus on his duties as resident medium at the Two Worlds Spiritualist Centre in Nanaimo, British Columbia. He recently related a very interesting story to…Read more

roy
Remembering Professor Archie Roy (1924 – 2012)

Every now and then some “know-it-all” who fancies himself a defender of science and a debunker of all things paranormal or supernatural will leave acerbic remarks in the comments section of this blog, stating how ridiculous it is to believe such blatant fraud, such ridiculous superstition, such utter…   Read more

DOCUMENTARY:

copenhagenWe Are Vibrational Beings: A Documentary
An interesting documentary about consciousness and the spiritual reality that is being scientifically discovered by some pioneering researchers such as Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Konstantin Korotkov, Dr. Gary Schwartz Dr. William Tiller, Dr. Claude Swanson, and others. Well worth watching   View this documentary   [Note: 2 hrs 20 minutes]

GraylingThe Soul and Rationality

 by Marion Browne

 [From The Christian Parapsychologist]
[Illus. C.E.Grayling, referred to in essay]

The way in which some modern philosophers, scientists and historians conceal or distort inconvenient facts in order to safeguard cherished hypotheses should worry us all. In medicine, of course, such attitudes can literally be a matter of life and death when research that contra-indicates a particular treatment is never published and other unsuspecting patients suffer avoidable harm. But just as serious is the harm that such deception does to our souls.  Read  essay

Philosophical Discussion  : Evidence Unseen:   The Ethnographic and the Personal

biscopPaul D. Biscop, Ph.D
.  
[Academy of Spiritual and Consciousness Studies]

      Among Spiritualists, it is a commonplace saying that, “mediumship proves survival.”  It is through the providing of rich personal details about the communicating spirit that the medium hopes to demonstrate to the sitter in a home circle or private  reading, or to the recipient in a public demonstration, that the medium is indeed in touch with the deceased.  Evidence of survival is accordingly predicated on the provision of  such details as, the spirit’s name (difficult to receive, but not impossible); places, events; shared memories; recognized objects of memory; character traits and peculiarities of language, dress, manners or occupation.   Read the discussion.

Letter from Dr Robert Gilbert, editor of The Christian Parapsychologist
 I would appreciate is taking up a little of your space in The Ground of Faith to ask your readers for any information that they may have on the spiritualist activities of the Revd. J.G. Wood. He was an Anglican cleric of the Victorian era (1827 - 1889) who wrote a great many popular books on natural history, including a remarkable study, Man and Beast: Here and Hereafter (1874), in which he argues the case for the immortality of animals. But Wood was very circumspect about his involvement with Spiritualism. He attended seances from the mid 1850s onwards - some of them are briefly described in Newton Crosland's Rambles round My Life and in Mrs. Crosland's memoirs - but I can find no specific details. This was a significant, albeit very private, part of Wood's life that was carefully airbrushed out of his son's hagiography. I would much appreciate any information that may be available as it will help to put flesh upon the bones of this aspect of his life and enable my biography of J. G. Wood (a work long in progress but drawing closer to completion) to portray the man and his ideas as justly and accurately as he deserves. [Please reply to editor@thegroundoffaith.net
]

bragdonPhilosophical Discussion : 
  Mental Healthcare in Brazil’s Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals


         
.Emma Bragdon Ph.D
[Academy  of Spiritual and Consciousness Studies]
Abstract:   The origin and workings of Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil is described. The practices include: laying-on of hands, prayer, blessed water, fraternal assistance, consultation with medical intuitives and ‘disobsession.'   Trained volunteers donate time as part of their spiritual growth, which makes the treatments cost-effective. The hospitals report many successes and offer a good model of integral mental health care: combining conventional psychiatric care with Spiritist protocols that help patients of all religious and cultural backgrounds. Little standard research on outcomes has been done and more research on the positive impact of the healing practices is called for. Read the article



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Other websites

AECESNew afterlife website: Do explore

 ÆCES (rhymes with "basis") is a non-profit organization dedicated to discerning and disseminating the most convincing evidence for the Survival of the human personality after the demise of the physical body.

Visit the website    Visit "WHAT MAKES A GREAT CASE FOR SURVIVAL? Conference lecture by Miles Edward Allen"
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   isenmannLois Isenman's INTUITION INDEPTH
http://intuition-indepth.blogspot.co.nz/

http://science-spirituality.blogspot.com
 

david howardDavid H. Howard: Spirit Communion
The religion, philosophy and science of Spiritualism

spiritcommunion.blogspot.com
 Great articles, and provides useful links to other resources and sites.

   GuschElene 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
A Journal of Interest:
 caduceus Caduceus Journal U.K.
Caduceus is a healing, spiritual magazine focusing on psychological, emotional, spiritual, ecological and environmental health, therapy and growth, including natural, holistic, energy and complementary medicine.
FREE ONLINE ONLY ISSUE View the entire latest issue online totally free of charge click here
 

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Don't forget to visit these websites: Victor Zammit's site for instance, is updated every week with new material of great interest.

Victor Zammit's Weekly Treasure Trove

  ZammitVisit the archives of Victor Zammit's weekly newsletter at http://www.victorzammit.com/archives/index.html  for hours of  fascinating reading.  When you open this website you have the opportunity to request that these emails be sent to you every week, something that we strongly recommend.

Read his article: Dialectical Spiritualism

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Debunking Common Skeptical Arguments Against
Paranormal and Psychic Phenomena;  
Winston Wu

Scientific Committee to Evaluate Pseudo Skeptical Criticism of the Paranormal: SKEPCOP  

International Survivalist Society

We strongly recommend this archived site, as a source of much interesting material. See  International  Survivalist Society

Public Parapsychology

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

http://www.afterlifedata.com/

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 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.”

Near-Death.com

Click http://www.near-death.com/ for hours of fascinating reading

 Continue 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.

Electronic Voice and Instrumental Communication:


http://evp-itc-australia.org/

http://austevp.com/

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Sam Parnia

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