Ground of Faith

*Science without religion is lame: religion without science is blind." 

Albert Einstein

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Contents of this issue

Articles by Michael Cocks

Into the Wider Dream: Synchronicity in the Witness Box
Sing the Music of your Soul
Strange encounters; Synchronicity perhaps?
“No man is an island”
"No Man is an Island” and Christian Theology

  Michael Tymn

Was President Lincoln a Believer or an Infidel?
Automatic Writing Explained
The Most Awesome Book on Spirit Communication

 Louis de Figueredo
Episcopal Bishop John Spong
Oratio Celtic Poems

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Sing the music of your soul   
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 Editor: The Rev. Michael Cocks Advisory Editor:  Michael Tymn

Challenging people of all faiths to recognise every gift of the Spirit

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Articles by Michael Cocks  
  Editor of The Ground of Faith. Author of  Afterlife Teaching from Stephen the Martyr

Into the Wider Dream: Synchronicity in the Witness Box..
listed. Amazon,  Book Depository Kindle etc.  and paperback. It is probably true to say that all world religions believe that life-changing meaningful coincidences, or synchronicities, are signs that "the Will of God" is being worked out in our lives. There is deep meaning here, and the long synchronistic episodes described in this book help us explore some of it. The author's conversations with the spirit of the Martyr Stephen were surrounded with multiple synchronicities with several themes from the Book of Revelation, "dead and not-dead", "philosopher's stone", "the five wounds of Jesus" and many more. The stream of synchronicities continued for many years giving him and others personal experience of the truth of what Stephen was teaching at the time. To try and make sense of these experiences, this book explores the thinking of a number of leading physicists, psychologists, and those writing directly on synchronicity. It compels us to ask, "Are we and these events being dreamed up by a Mind that encloses all of us? Does this Mind dream ourselves up, as well as these strange coincidences?" "That theory makes some sort of sense, and that is why I named this book, Into the Wider Dream" Michael tells us. Some people might argue that it can also help to enrich our understanding of what it means to be "In Christ."

Sing the Music of your Soul

Amazon first listed Into the Wider Dream on April 8, and it was on that very day, that I experienced extraordinary synchronicity which shook me somewhat.  I received an email from Norman Kjome, who lives in Michigan, and who plays such an important role in my book.. Read  on...

Strange encounters; Synchronicity perhaps?

Perhaps you have been travelling in a foreign country and been very surprised to meet an acquaintance in the strangest of places. Such a queer coincidence! Statisticians sometimes assure us that the odds against chance that you should have such a meeting are not as high as you think. But for my part,… Read more

“No man is an island”

Near Death Experiences, communications through mediums, clairvoyance, synchronicity and more, all owe their reality to the fact that spirit/mind is timeless, spaceless, and is an unbroken seamless whole, where all, so-to-speak is “entangled” with all else. 
Sound religion also depends…Read more

Questions for Christians

 Last blog, I made the case for saying that Consciousness studies and Science in general demand that the Spiritual/Physical universe is seen as One Whole, in which all is “entangled” with all else; that “God” must be seen as “In all, through all, and above all.” The idea of a separate God “in the… Read more

Articles by Michael Tymn

Editor-in-chief of The Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies
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Was President Lincoln a Believer or an Infidel?

 As April 15 will mark the 150th anniversary of the physical death of President Abraham Lincoln, (below) it seems like an appropriate time to examine the religious beliefs of our 16th president. Historians have not been able to agree as to those beliefs. He has been characterized as everything from… Read more

Automatic Writing Explained

The so-called skeptics assume that the automatic writing form of mediumship is just so much bunk, baloney, and bosh, nothing more than the imagination playing tricks on the person.  Some parapsychologists believe it is all coming from the individual’s subconscious and unrelated to spirits. …
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The Most Awesome Book on Spirit Communication

“Just one book, the most mind-blowing, awesome one you know of,” was my old friend’s request.  His brother was dying of cancer and he wanted a book that might give his brother some hope in his final days.

My friend informed me that his brother was a hard-core atheist and had not been… Read more

Deathbed Phenomena in Hospice Care

After reading Ineke Koedam’s recently-released book, In the Light of Death, I am rethinking my somewhat negative ideas about hospices.  As indicated by a couple of prior posts, the last one being on January 25, 2011 (Do hospices promote despair?), I had come to the conclusion, admittedly based on very limited sampling, that hospices discourage any discussion of spiritual matters, especially the whole idea of life after death.  While attending a weekend of hospice training, I was informed that spiritual matters were not to be discussed with residents unless..... read on

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Sadly, and belatedly, we report the death of  the 
 Rev. Prof. Dr Sjoerd L. Bonting who has been supportive of this journal for more than a decade.  He will be much missed. Read here about his publications, and about his service to the Anglican church in the East Netherlands here.   Read about his book on the afterlife here.
Thank you, Sjoerd, so very much.
Thanks to Louis de Figueredo for letting me know about Sjoerd.
Louis is especially interested in the Shroud of Turin, and contributes these articles:
*'Book Review The Tomb of Jesus and His Family? Exploring Ancient JewishTombs Near Jerusalem’s Walls
*Jesus was not born in Talpiot Part III
*Is the Sudarium of Oviedo the key to unraveling the mystery of the Shroud of Turin?
*Google gives new meaning to "Orwellian."  Read

Episcopal Bishop John Spong
speaks about
History of Religion
The Cross as the moment of Glory: He Did Not Die For Your Sins
HOSPICE NURSE SHARES EXPERIENCES WITH THE DYING Becki Hawkins, a hospice nurse and a chaplain sat by the bedside of seriously ill and terminally ill patients for more than 30 years as an oncology and hospice nurse. During that time, she listened to patients describe various kinds of spiritual experiences, including near-death experiences. Becki shared some of her stories, including the lessons she learned from them, on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 with a small group of people that gathered at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Sedona, Arizona. See video

 ROBERT SCHWARTZ: COURAGEOUS SOULS/ YOUR SOUL'S PLAN  tells the stories of ten individuals who-like you-planned before birth to experience great challenges. Working with four gifted mediums and channels, author Robert Schwartz discovers what they chose-and why. He presents actual pre-birth planning sessions in which souls discuss their hopes for their upcoming lifetimes. In so doing he opens a window to the other side where we, as eternal beings, design both our trials and our potential triumphs.  Video

Oratio Celtic Poems
by the Order of Dionysis and Paul. Read by their authors and set to music.

One review: "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
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