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The Five Notes of Attunement
July  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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  CONTENTS: Articles by Michael Cocks ;   Richard Rohr  "If we see Jesus as the human archetype"; See the moons of  Jupiter moving around her.; Articles by Michael Tymn ; Evidence of Reincarnation by Dr. Jim Tucker; A Shocking Find In a Neanderthal Cave In France ;  Schrödinger’s cat;  Quantum Entanglement: Love on a Subatomic Scale ; Sister Aila and the Paranormal Phenomena;  Roy L. Hill  author of Psychology and the Near Death Experience, Searching for God. William A Tiller Institute for Psychoenergetic Science; Professor Robert Lanza’s latest and just released book “Beyond Biocentrism: Rethinking Time, Space, Consciousness and the Illusion of Death.”  Review of Roy L Smith's  Psychology and Near Death Experiences. Alastair Bruce Scott-Hill, author of  "The Paranorml is Normal. The Science validation of Reincarnation"  writes...

  Articles by Michael Cocks
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The Five notes of Attunement of the Close Encounters UFO.

“I proclaim myself, I reveal you.. think about it!” That was a translation of five words in ancient Greek that St Stephen the Martyr spoke through medium Thomas Ashman, (Iacho me, phaino se, phronti- zesthe)

It is a profound statement. Those words invite us to think and feel deeply what is really happening when we say the word “I”.  Usually, when we say “I” we are focusing on this physical me who is speaking. But I am also a soul. Our very soul is often involved when we say the word “I” . But yet I am also a “child of God”: I am a participant in Universal Spirit. Universal Spirit is whole and non-dual. The fact is that when we say, “I”, we are saying it at the physical level, soul level and Spirit level whether we know it or not. We cannot separate ourselves from All That Is. Read more

Spirit Guidance: How to sift the wheat from the chaff

 Many people, including myself, pray asking for guidance from Spirit, and listen to the still small voice.  We usually hear some kind of answer. But does it come from Spirit, or does it come from our imagination? Earlier in my spiritual journey I joined a group called Subud, a product of Indonesian Islamic mysticism. It claimed to have no theology, but rather provided an openness to whatever God may be. At the time I was filled with longing to find what God was like without being influenced by church, Bible, and other people’s opinions.....

A similar cast of mind characterised the dozen or so people who were to question the spirit of Stephen the Martyr between 1973 and 1980.  Was it even remotely possible that we were really and truly communicating with such an entity?  Read more
Richard Rohr  "If we see Jesus as the human archetype"
"If you can understand Jesus as the human archetype, a stand-in for everybody and everything, you will get much closer to the Gospel message. I think this is exactly why Jesus usually called himself "The Son of Man." His resurrection is not so much a miracle that we can argue about, believe, or disbelieve, but an invitation to look deeper at what is always happening in the life process itself. Jesus, or any member of "the Body of Christ," cannot really die because we are participating in something eternal--the Cosmic Christ that came forth from God." Read on    Read his entire meditation for July 5

See the moons of  Jupiter moving around her.  
 Humanity's first sight of this phenomenon

Articles by Michael Tymn
Editor-in-chief of The Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies
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 What the Hindu Spirit Told an Anglican Priest

 As the Rev. Arthur Chambers, the vicar of Brockenhurst and associate of King’s College, London, saw it, Christian teachers and writers had failed to provide sufficient information about the afterlife. They had “so enshrouded it, as it were, in mental mistiness, that to many it has seemed a vague,…

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The Hindu Spirit and the Anglican Priest (Part 2 of 2)

This is a continuation of the last blog post, dated May 2.  The Rev. Arthur Chambers, the vicar of Brockenhurst and associate of King’s College,… Read more'

An “Interview” with Hester Travers Smith 

A resident of Dublin, Ireland, Hester Travers Smith (1868-1949) was the daughter of Professor Edward Dowden, a distinguished Shakespearian scholar, and the wife of a prominent Dublin physician. She was primarily a ouija board medium, sitting regularly with a small group of friends, including Lennox…

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Truth or Falsehood, Charisma or Buffoonery?

 It has become increasingly clear to me over the years that one cannot rely on history books, the media, or Internet references for historical “truth.”  So much of what passes as “history” is subject to the biases or prejudices of the historian or the reporter.  Much of it depends on rumor…Read more

Evidence of Reincarnation by Dr. Jim Tucker

12 minute excerpt from the fascinating 2014 Synchronicity Symposium talk which is also featured in the documentary film, Time is Art: Synchronicity & the Collective Dream now available on DVD, Blu-ray & VOD.

A Shocking Find In a Neanderthal Cave In France

A rock structure, built deep underground, is one of the earliest hominin constructions ever found.? 176,500 years ago, give or take a few millennia.  Read

Schrödinger’s cat
Schrödinger’s cat is something many of us have heard of, but perhaps fewer actually understand.
The idea was first dreamed up by an Austrian physicist, Erwin Schrödinger, who wanted to illustrate the mind-bending nature of quantum mechanics. He created a thought experiment in this world to illustrate the point, which would allow a cat to be both dead and alive in a box at the same time.   Read     Read  also

  Quantum Entanglement: Love on a Subatomic Scale
What Dr. Wang and his team have done is to add another dimension: the concept of “entanglement.” This proposes that two objects can be intimately linked, even if billions of light-years separate them, and any change that happens to one will happen to the other instantaneously, a relationship Einstein once described as “spooky action at a distance.” Read   

Sister Aila and the Paranormal Phenomena - Irmã Aila e os Fenômenos Paranormais  View

Dr Roy L. Hill is author of Psychology and the Near Death Experience, Searching for God published by White Crow in 2015.  It is an admirable book, which I have read twice so far. He builds up a convincing picture of spiritual reality through the comparison of a collection of accounts of more than three thousand NDEs,  He considers that the NDEs provide an entirely consistent picture of non physical reality, regardless of their provenance, or the country, culture or time. 

He writes: "Although I write as a psychologist, the book is primarily a spiritual work. However, I include many psychological constructs to clarify psychological processes associated with the near death experience. I also sprinkle a number of scientific and philosophical references in similar fashion. My book may be most fitting for people open to both science and new spiritual possibilities. I felt convicted to write about near death experiences after receiving a number of spiritually awakening experiences."  

He has many wonderful reviews at Amazon. Do read them.

"My long term goal since 1970 has been to help build a reliable bridge of
understanding for humans that seamlessly joins the foundations of
orthodox science on one end, extends through the domain of the psyche,
emotion and mind and is firmly planted in the bedrock of spirit at the
other end. And further, that this bridge be made strong enough and
reliable enough that, eventually, both normal folks and orthodox
scientists would joyfully walk across it.

Alastair Bruce Scott-Hill, author of  "The Paranormal is Normal. The Science validation of Reincarnation     writes:
"I  have just finished Professor Robert Lanza’s latest and just released book “Beyond Biocentrism: Rethinking Time, Space, Consciousness and the Illusion of Death.” (he is considered the Einstein of Biology, and was first to conceive and establish cloning. He is also quoted extensively in my book.)  He commences his latest book with this amazing quote I have never heard before - by Cicero, c 44 BC:-

“Why do you insist the universe is not a conscious intelligence,
When it gives birth to conscious intelligences.”   Cicero, c 44 BC

I love this quote, amazing to think that Cicero as long ago as 44 BC, said that !!!! Wow! We seem to have gone backwards since 44 BC! 

In his Appendix 1 to this latest just released book, Lanza states the following :
“The brain is a physical object occupying a specific location. It exists as a spatio-temporal construction, and other objects like tables and chairs are also constructions, which are located outside the brain.
However , brain, tables and chairs also exist in the “mind.”    
The mind is what generates the spatio-temporal construction in the first place. Thus the mind refers to pre-spatio-temporal.  
You experience your mind’s image of your body, including your brain, just as you experience trees and galaxies. Thus those galaxies are no further away than the brain or your fingertips.
The mind is everywhere. It is everything you see, hear, and sense – otherwise you couldn’t be conscious of it.
The brain is where the brain is, and the tree is where the tree is. But the mind has no location. It is everywhere you observe, smell or hear anything”.
In my book I cover the same thing as Lanza above, but base our non-material interconnectedness on holography which surprisingly Lanza never mentions in his two books – despite proof that the whole universe is holographic. So there is a duality of physicality - with location: and non-physicality – with non-locality. Perhaps my approach is more scientific than Lanza’s, but I like his simplicity. Not sure though whether he is right that our minds are everywhere i.e. the suggestion is that according to him it is dispersed completely and supposedly evenly throughout the zero point field, but who knows, he could be right. Since it is non-local, it would suggest that it is accessible anywhere, but I suspect it may have a local focus i.e. mainly close to an surrounding a physical object - as a physical/non-physical duality?  The main focus as esoteric literature seems to suggest would be at the locus of one’s life-after-life  location (e.g. Monroe’s remote viewing experiences also Sheldrake’s field theory).

Anyway my main point is that in our area of interest Prof Robert Lanza is iconic and world famous, but is saying these things repeatedly - Great!!

If you haven’t already you should read this book and his first, called Biocentrism. Both, have a physicist as a joint author – adding even more to their credibility. Sadly although Dr Lanza asserts our immortality, he never mentions a God/creator or the paranormal, reincarnation etc. I guess a bridge too far.

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