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The Quest for the Historical Jesus How Stephen the martyr came to join Joseph and Mary, Essenes in Galilee: A study in Xenoglossy. An interesting story in the 4th book of Maccabees. St. Paul and the “Rapture”
Is There Marriage in the Afterlife? Was Eusapia Palladino Fact or Fiction? How “Unbroken” Hero Lou Zamperini Saw the Light A Suicide Prevented? Do young atheists bond in a collective flight from death?
ARTICLES The Oldest Stars Are a Lot Younger Than We Thought No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning Are Friends Electric?: Machines, Emotions, And The Importance of Rule Breaking Myths and the Modern World What Happens to the Brain During Spiritual Experiences?
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Whence come spiritual gifts? February 2015 .
The Rev. Michael Cocks Advisory
Editor: Michael Tymn
Challenging people of all faiths to recognise every gift of the Spirit
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Stephen Wiltshire "The Living Camera" View Akrit Jaswal, just twelve years old, is studying at the University of India to be a doctor. He travels to Britain to be studied by scientists at the Imperial CollegeView Derek Paravicini British Musical Savant View Akiane young artist prodigy View Kim Peek, much handicapped View The story of Ben
Underwood, who despite being blind is able to map a detailed mental
plan of his surroundings.ViewHis death
...is the English title of a well-known book by Albert
Schweitzer, in which he presents the wildly varying views of a number
of great scholars as to what Jesus the historical man
“really” taught, what he was “really” like.
The gospels Matthew, Mark and Luke do present Jesus more as a
living human being, John a little less so, focusing more on creation,
and what it means to be at one with Christ, with Spirit. St Paul does
tell of Jesus’ last days, but focuses more on the Risen Christ,
who is seen more as the all embracing spirit of God, in which we can
all participate. In his picture of Jesus, St Paul is closer to John
than to the other gospels. Read on
How Stephen the martyr came to join Joseph and Mary, Essenes in Galilee: A study in Xenoglossy.
What follows is undeniable
evidence that the young man, Stephen, had been born in a
village near Ancyra (Ankara) then in the province of Galatia, that he
had travelled to Galilee, where he spent a two-year probation or
novitiate preparing to join Joseph and Mary in an Essene camp there.
The evidence helps us be sure that we are truly hearing from Stephen.
We also hear Stephen’s own moving words about his early life. Through trance medium
Thomas Ashman I heard Stephen speak some puzzling words in the kind of
Greek used in Thrace (now modern Bulgaria) and also in Galatia 2000
years ago. This phenomenon is called Xenoglossy. It took me 30 years to
get sufficient information to understand the words properly, but read on
An interesting story in the 4th book of Maccabees.
The problem that bedevils
thinking about spiritual matters, is the misuse of poetry and metaphor,
the very language of spirit. Take this quote from Mark 10.45
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve,
and to give his life as a ransom for many.” [cf Mt.20:28] Read more
St. Paul and the “Rapture”
There was a time in my
ministry when I associated with Charismatic Christians, people who in
song and prayer and speaking in tongues felt the power of the Holy
Spirit. One of the things that led me away from that, was constant talk
of the Rapture, the being caught up into the clouds to meet the
Lord.… Read more
“Until death do us
part” is a pledge in marriage liturgy, but there have been many
messages from the spirit world suggesting that such is not always the
case. That is, love bonds often continue after death. “If
[marriages in the physical realm] are based in selfishness, they
necessarily terminate…Read more
Every now and then, while
channel surfing, I’ll come upon some evangelical preacher
seemingly captivating his audience, so much so that when he asks
audience members to come up on the stage and profess their faith, many
of them parade to the stage as if mesmerized, fall backward into
someone’s arms,…Read more
A Suicide Prevented?
Suicide is one subject on
which spirit messages coming through various mediums all seem to agree.
While there are some conflicting messages relative to suicide by
terminally-ill people, the messages overwhelmingly condemn conventional
suicide. They strongly suggest that the individual who hopes to…
Do young atheists bond in a collective flight from death?
A web site called The Friendly Atheist
recently came to my attention. The first thing that struck me was that
the editor and eight of the nine regular contributors all appeared to
be in their 20s or early 30s, the ninth contributor perhaps in his
50s. Their brief biographies suggested… Read more
Oratio Celtic Poems
by the Order of Dionysis and Paul. Read by their authors and set to music.
"A surprising and quite astonishing collection of thoughts and poems. A
couple of them brought a tear to the eye. Though some of these pieces
are unashamedly Christian in subject and tone, they all tap in the
common Truth of what it is to search for a spiritual meaning to Life."
Go to Amazon to listen to a sample, read other reviews and perhaps order.
The Oldest Stars Are a Lot Younger Than We Thought
say the very first stars in the universe burst into existence more than
100 million years later than they previously thought. A few hundred
million years after the Big Bang, the light from some of the very first
stars and galaxies lit up the universe and ended a period known as the
"dark ages." New measurements by the European Space Agency's Planck
satellite — which studied the cosmic microwave background, or the
light left over from the Big Bang
— indicate that this period of light began about 100 million
years later than Planck's previous estimate. The new results are based
on an additional year of observations recorded by the satellite read
No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning The universe may have
existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum
correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of general relativity.
The model may also account for dark matter and dark energy, resolving
multiple problems at onceread
Are Friends Electric?: Machines, Emotions, And The Importance of Rule Breaking
Prof. Richard Cocks SUNY
robot is a machine. One definition of a machine, used by people like
Alan Turing who invented the concept of a modern computer, is a
rule-following device. A computer, and by extension, a robot satisfies
this definition. Computers are rule-following devices. They do what we
program them to do; no more, no less.
some of what humans do is to follow rules. There are rules of social
etiquette, of classroom behavior. There are road rules and the rules of
logic. People who are cognitively concrete operational are rule
followers. In the area of morality, being concrete operational is also
what Lawrence Kohlberg described as ‘conventional.’ The conventional
thinker knows that, generally speaking, stealing is wrong, slavery is
wrong and murder is always wrong. But they don’t know why and don’t
have the cognitive wherewithal to figure out why.Read on
everyday and spiritual concerns are variations of the same thinking
processes, Newberg thinks it’s essential to examine how people
experience spirituality in order to fully understand how their brains
work. Looking at the bigger questions has already provided practical
applications for improving mental and physical health.
surrender their will, activity decreases in their frontal lobes,
suggesting that speech is being generated from some place other than
the normal speech centers.
Newberg is a pioneer in
the field of neurotheology, the neurological study of religious and
spiritual experiences. In the 1990s, he began his work in the field by
scanning what happens in people’s brains when they meditate,
because it is a spiritual practice that is relatively easy to monitor.Read on
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