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Contents of this issue
A Millennial Tackles the Afterlife:  Mike Tymn

Articles by Michael Cocks

 Jesus versus the temple -as it plays out today

  Michael Tymn

Getting close to the root cause of the world's madness with Lord Dowding
Liberating Jesus

After-Death recovery is like recovery from a marathon
Why seeing the dead is not always believing

Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation
Why are scientists afraid of Daryl Bem?
Why dont those who have died Communicate with us more? Swedenborg
Scientists prove Einstein's 'Spooky Quantum Entanglement"
100 years after Einstein's Breakthrough
 Michio Kaku: Physics of the Future

Developing our Spirituality 
December 2015

 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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A Millennial Tackles the Afterlife:  Mike Tymn

 According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, “nones” – people who have no religious affiliation – now make up 23 percent of the American adult population.  That’s up from 16 percent in 2007.  Some nones are atheists, some agnostic, and some so indifferent or so wrapped up in our materialistic world that they haven’t taken the time to figure out what they believe or don’t believe. The upward trend in nones is due to an increasing number of millennials – those people born since 1981 – turning away from religion.

Cyrus Kirkpatrick, (below) a 29-year-old freelance writer living in Los Angeles, qualifies as both a none and a millennial, but that doesn’t mean he is a non-believer or a nihilist.  His recently released book, Understanding Life After Death, clearly attests to that.  Subtitled “An Exploration of What Awaits You, Me and Everyone We’ve Ever Known,” the book offers a comprehensive review of the evidence for an afterlife, the arguments against it, the nature of the afterlife, and the obstacles we encounter in accepting and realizing that afterlife. Read

Articles by Michael Cocks  
Jesus versus the Temple… as it plays out today.

I have told the story of a time when I had deeply surrendered to..Christ? God? the Source of my being? I felt I had died to something. On the evening of that day, I was listening to a string quartet, and found myself envying the musicians, and berating myself for spoiling what was a spiritual experience.… 

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Articles by Michael Tymn
Editor-in-chief of The Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies
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Getting to the Root Cause of World Madness with Lord Dowding

 As I watch our politicians and journalists discuss all the chaos, turmoil and madness in the world today, I rarely hear or read anything relating to the underlying existential causes, the root causes.  All the discussion has to do with more surface causes, such as economic or political differences.…
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After-Death recovery is like recovery from a marathon

As I see it, the biggest failure of organized religion is its teaching of a dichotomous afterlife.  Either you are judged righteous and go to a very humdrum heaven or you are judged wicked and go to a horrific hell.  There is no in-between state, though Catholics recognize purgatory, which…
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Liberating Jesus

While attending a luncheon given by a Christian fellowship of lawyers not too many months ago, I found myself talking with the president of the organization and suddenly being indicted for my “demonic” interests. When the lawyer friend who had invited me to the lunch – which featured Don Piper, the… 
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Why Seeing The Dead Isn’t Always Believing

 In his recently released book, Vistas of Infinity, Jurgen Ziewe (below) gives details of his many out-of-body experiences (OBEs) and exploration of other realms of existence.  “I, personally, have spent many hundreds of hours in full walking awareness outside of my body on the flip-side of physical life and meticuloulsy recorded what I found in my diaries over a period of more than forty years,” Ziewe offers in the Introduction of the book, subtitled How to Enjoy Life When You Are Dead.  Read more

From the Editor:   "I strongly recommend the work of Franciscan Richard Rohr,  whose daily meditations I now follow, and get much help from them."

Richard Rohr, O.F.M.
(born 1943) is a Franciscan friar ordained to the priesthoodin the Roman Catholic Church in 1970. He is an internationally known inspirational speaker and has published numerous recorded talks and books, most recently Yes, And...: Daily Meditations, Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi.

Wikipedia On Francisan Richard Rohr, (Scare head notes suggest that Materialists don't like him!)
Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation
"John Duns Scotus (1265/66-1308), who made the Franciscan intuition into a philosophy, said Christ was the very first idea in the mind of God, and God, as it were, has never stopped thinking, dreaming, and creating the one, eternal Christ. "The immense diversity and pluriformity of this creation more perfectly represents God than any one creature alone or by itself," adds Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274) in his Summa Theologica (47:1). [1]"
"John Duns Scotus (1265/66-1308), who made the Franciscan intuition into a philosophy, said Christ was the very first idea in the mind of God, and God, as it were, has never stopped thinking, dreaming, and creating the one, eternal Christ. "The immense diversity and pluriformity of this creation more perfectly represents God than any one creature alone or by itself," adds Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274) in his Summa Theologica (47:1). [1]"

Why are scientists afraid of Darryl Bem?    Larry Dossey

In one survey of more than 1,100 college professors in the United States, 55 percent of natural scientists, 66 percent of social scientists (psychologists excluded), and 77 percent of academics in the arts, humanities, and education reported believing that extrasensory perception or ESP is either an established fact or a likely possibility. - See more  

Why Don’t Those Who’ve Died Communicate With Us More? --
Swedenborg and Life
If people’s spirits live on after their bodies die, why don’t they come back daily and talk to everyone they love? Why do some people get visited by a loved one who has passed on while others don’t? Join us, along with Dr. Jonathan Rose as we discuss Swedenborg's accounts of his spiritual experiences and what he learned through them.
Topics include: -The Divine Design-The Importance of Life on Earth-Things Were Meant to be Different
Physicists prove Einstein's 'spooky' quantum entanglement

Few things in science get crazier than quantum mechanics, with related theories sometimes sounding more like paranormal activity than physics. So when such theories gain experimental proof it's a big day for physicists.

Quantum entanglement is a curious phenomenon that occurs when two particles remain connected, even over large distances, in such a way that actions performed on one particle have an effect on the other. For instance, one particle might be spun in a clockwise direction. The result on the second particle would be an equal anti-clockwise spin   Read the article  

100 Years after Einstein's Breakthrough
This November marks the centennial of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity. This theory was the crowning achievement of Einstein's extraordinary scientific life. It taught us that space itself is malleable, bending and stretching under the influence of matter and energy. His ideas revolutionized humanity's vision of the universe and added such mind-blowing concepts as black holes and wormholes to our imagination
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Michio Kaku: Physics of the future


Into the Wider Dream: Synchronicity in the Witness Box..
listed. Amazon,  Book Depository Kindle etc.  and paperback.   Christchurch NZ: Scorpio Books.
[You can read  selected pages at Amazon.]
August 14, 2015 Auckland NZ: Finalist Ashton Wylie Body, Mind, Spirit Book Award.
Dr Howard Jones, a scientist from Waleshas  written a detailed review of the book, outlining and evaluating its contents.
  Here is a review
from Prof Steven M. Rosen, a philosopher/psychologist from Vancouver. He is important in some of the synchronicity recorded here.
(June 30.) He concludes, "I thoroughly enjoyed this enchanting book, and recommend it to all readers interested in  the phenomenon of synchronicity."
 You can read  a chapter of the book here.

Many years ago there was an unpublished  version of this book, for which   an introduction was written by Mary Rose. former Professor of Philosophy, at Goucher College Baltimore, and President  of the Academy of Spirituality and Consciousness Studies, She began by noting that she and I had been corresponding about synchronicity for ten years. Her preface is an inspiring and helpful review. I much regret  that it was not included in the present book.

   Read reviews of Afterlife Teaching by the Rt Rev Edward Holland, former Bishop of Colchester, the Rt. Rev David Coles, former Bishop of Christchurch, Prof. Mary Rose, Prof. Richard Cocks, Victor Zammit,  Michael Tymn, editor of the ASCS Journal,  Physicist Dr John Moss. With regard to Stephen's words in his native Thracian Greek, and their provenance, Prof. Robin Bond and Dr Paul McKechnie of the Depts. of Classics at Canterbury and Auckland NZ, respectively, were consulted. They helped with translation and affirmed they were genuinely of first cent.CE, (They did not study the rest of the text.)  Dr Leo C.W. Hobbis  organised a seminar with several scientist and theologian participants, under the aegis of the AK Scientific and Medical Network.

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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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