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 Dogma, Revelation
and the Godhead Within...
October 2016
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 Editor: The Rev. Michael Cocks Advisory Editor:  Michael Tymn
  "To prescribe the conclusions is to preclude the research"

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

Members of Advisory Panel       "SUBSCRIBE"      

 To read other issues go to www.thegroundoffaith.net 

   
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CONTENTS: 
1. Dogma, Revelation and the Godhead Within
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2.  
Psychic Research and Basic Religion
3. The Christian Parapsychologist and Luis Sergio Marotta

4.The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth
5. Life after Death: Keith Parsons reaches the masses!
6. Psychologist Matthew McKay Discusses Spirit Communication
7. No Ferrari for this Doctor
8. New Catholic thinking about  sharing in the  Eucharist
9.Massive new galaxy turns out to be 99.99 percent dark matter
10. Simulated black hole experiment backs Hawking prediction
11. Scientists dumbstruck: signs of intelligent design in DNA code
12. Skeptico Interview : new standard of proof on assisted afterdeath
communication
13. Taming photons, electrons paves way for quantum internet
14.The Quantum Hologram  And the Nature of Consciousness   Edgar D. Mitchell,
Sc.D.1, and Robert Staretz, M.S.
15. Neighbouring star Proxima Centauri has Earth-sized planet
16. Five lessons Bob Olsson learned about the afterlife
17 Jurgen Ziewe:   Multidimensional   Man
 18. Joe McMoneagle (02-16-06) The Stargate Chronicles
19  Gary Schwartz :  In  a materialisation seance the late Carl Sagan appears
to have written his     signature on a piece of paper
20  Printed Church journals  on psychic research and Christianity
21 NZ Christians in Science
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Reprinted with permission from The Christian Parapsychologist (UK)
   1. Dogma, Revelation and the
Godhead Within...
by Marion Browne 
   [The editor of The CP notes that this is a personal statement, and does not
 necessarily represent the views of the Churches' Fellowship of Psychical and Paranormal Studies.]

Recent correspondence in the Christian Parapsychologist and the Fellowship
Review
has highlighted tensions between dogmatic Christians
and free-thinkers, which indicates that perhaps the time has come for a 
frank discussion of the main difficulties encountered on both sides of
the argument.

   The stance adopted by the late Canon Michael Perry lay somewhere
between open inquiry and orthodoxy. His very engaging account of the
New Age movement,
Gods Within, includes a chapter on Near Death
Experiences that is striking, not just for the author’s comprehensive review
of the evidence but also for his final analysis of it. In fact, as he acknowledges, the NDE is a not-so-new phenomenon which ‘goes back at least to the days of Plato (427-347 BC
)  
Read the article

  Articles by Michael Cocks
(Read previous  articles here)

2.  Psychic Research and Basic Religion 

Psychic research asks questions like: Is there a spiritual world? Is there an
afterlife for each person that lives? What is the afterlife like?  More and more
wonderful and trustworthy books give us an ever clearer picture what to expect
when we pass to the spiritual world.

Basic religion, seen amongst the Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and   Islamic mystics,
does need to be aware of what psychic research has revealed. But basic religion
looks more toward communion in the Whole, mutual love and service within
such a Whole   Read on...

3.The Christian Parapsychologist-
also Luis Sergio Marotta

 Many, both within the churches, and outside, heartily wish that the churches
would take to themselves the findings of scientific psychical research, and the
testimony of mystics of all religions, and from the varying pictures of reality
presented in the Scriptures, highlight those parts most in harmony with those
findings and testimonies. In short, we should concentrate on the many
dimensions of love of God and neighbour, and sideline contentious dogmas.

The Anglican Church in the UK does have its
“Church’s Fellowship for Psychical and Spiritual Studies”, with its publication,
The Christian Parapsychologist
. In the issue I have just received, former editor,
the late Canon  Michael  Perry....  
read on.....

[Luis Sergio Marotta is active in the Spiritist Kardec Radio. Spiritism has upwards of
40,000,000 active, and mainly middle class, adherents in many parts of the world. Whether  or not we agree with their beliefs, they provide a magnificent example of combining serious  scientific study of spiritual experience with Christian
spirituality
.]

Some current Kardec  Radio Programmes     Former Kardec Radio Programmes
Review: "Spiritism and Mental Health"

Some articles by Michael Tymn

Editor-in-chief of The Journal for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies
**How to join the Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies Inc

  (Read previous articles here)

 4.The Truth, the Whole Truth,
and Nothing but the Truth

 As discussed in my August 22 post, the person in search of
historical  truth relative to mediums and paranormal
phenomena may very well be confused if he or she relies on
Internet references.  In that post, I offered the example of
Leonora Piper, made out to be a “clever charlatan”
by Wikipedia

Read more


5. Life after Death: Keith Parsons reaches the masses!

 editor:  links to Keith Parsons' magnificent videos  can  be found near the top of
the left hand column
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Michael Tymn  considers that these are the best
documentaries ever produced. He then quotes
Parsons:
"I was watching a TV documentary in 2008, here in England, that was being sceptical about psychic phenomena,
as usual,” Parsons responded by email when I asked
him what motivated him to produce the video.  “After
it was over, I stormed into the kitchen and declared to my partner something like: ‘They’ve done it again –
rubbishing this subject!’ And she said, ‘Well, what
are you going to do about it?’ And that was a challenge that set me to thinking … "   Read more

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On evidence for Reincarnation.......
To purchase Bruce Scott-Hill’s recent and literary award prize
winning science book,
The Paranormal “- is Normal (The Science validation to Reincarnation, the Paranormal
and your Immortality
)”. open this link
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6. Psychologist Matthew McKay Discusses Spirit Communication

 In his recently released book, Seeking Jordan, Matthew McKay, Ph.D., (below)
details his efforts to connect with and communicate with his son Jordan, who
had been murdered six years earlier, at age 23.  A clinical psychologist and 
professor  wat the Wright Institute in Berkeley, Calif., McKay began his journey of discovery  with an introduction to induced after-death communication and
moved on to channeled (automatic) writing and past-life and between-life regressions.  Read more

7. No Ferrari for this Doctor

 One of the effects of the near-death experience (NDE)
often reported by experiencers and researchers is a transformation from a materialistic way of life to a
more spiritual one. I have read accounts of scores of such transformations over the past 40 or so years, 
but I can’t  recall any that exceeds…

Read more

General Articles

8. New Catholic thinking about  sharing in the  Eucharist

9. Massive new galaxy turns out to be 99.99 percent dark matter

Powerful telescopes have revealed that a nearby galaxy is 99.99 percent dark
matter. That number is a new record and the galaxy’s existence could help us
learn more about the properties of dark matter, which makes up about 27 percent
of the universe but hasn’t been officially detected.
The galaxy, called Dragonfly 44, is 300 million light years away. It has the same
mass as our own Milky Way but has a hundred times fewer stars

10. Simulated black hole experiment backs Hawking prediction
Prof Jeff Steinhauer simulated a black hole in a super-cooled state of matter
called a Bose-Einstein condensate. In the journal Nature Physics, he describes
having  observed the equivalent of a phenomenon called Hawking radiation - predicted to be released by black holes
11. Scientists dumbstruck: signs of intelligent
design in DNA code
"Stripped of its scientific language, what the researchers believe they have found
a message hidden in the DNA code of all living organisms that cannot be explained
by chance, and which strongly adheres to the principles of mathematics and
human  language concepts, displaying “readily recognizable hallmarks of
 artificiality "  Read

12. Skeptico Interview : new standard of proof on assisted afterdeath communication

 Dr. Julie Beischel’s newly published research on assisted after-death
communication sets a new standard of proof, but don’t expect science to change 
its stance on psychic mediums.

Alex Tsakiris interviews Dr Julie Beischel

13. Taming photons, electrons paves way for quantum internet

 Bruce Scott-Hill who had much to do with the organisation of New Zealand telephone exchanges refers to:
" an interesting article re quantum communication development at faster than
light  speed. This would seem to perhaps to duplicate
partially by man at last (if successful) -
the PCAR quantum communication system used by all life for telepathic,
clairvoyance mind to mind communication and adaption to one’s environment – largely unknown which was discovered by Walter Schmempp early this century.
This bio- communication system is detailed in both Bruce Scott-Hill’s new book
The Paranormal “- is Normal (The Science validation to Reincarnation, the Paranormal and your Immortality)” and Lynn  McTaggarts’s book, “The Field”.
This is the article
:-,  :

 Taming photons, electrons paves way for quantum internet

Advances in teleportation, entanglement memory improve prospects for ultrasecure communicating   read article 

14.The Quantum Hologram and the Nature of Consciousness
  Edgar D. Mitchell, Sc.D.1, and Robert Staretz, M.S.
 
 1Apollo Astronaut, 6th Man to Walk on the Moon This evidence suggests that QH is also a model that describes the basis for consciousness. It explains how living organisms
know and use whatever information they know and utilize. It elevates the role of
information in nature to the same fundamental status as that of matter and energy. We speculate that QH seems to be nature’s built-in vast information storage and retrieval mechanism and one that has been used since the beginning of time. This would
promote QH as a theory which is basis for explaining how the whole of creation learns, self-corrects and evolves as a self-organizing, interconnected holistic system  Read this important article

 15 Neighbouring star Proxima Centauri has Earth-sized planet
 The nearest habitable world beyond our Solar System might be right on
our doorstep - astronomically speaking.
Scientists say their investigations of the closest star, Proxima Centauri, show it to
have an Earth-sized planet orbiting about it.
What is more, this rocky globe is moving in a zone that would make liquid water
on its surface a possibility.
Proxima is 40 trillion km away and would take a spacecraft using current
technology thousands of years to reach
16. Five lessons Bob Olsson learned about the afterlife
 1. Challenges In Life Are Expected
So many folks believe that something has gone wrong in their life when they experience disappointment, tragedy, suffering, loss, or pain. But no one
promised us only positive experiences in our human lives. We learn just as much,
if not more, from our challenging experiences as we do our more pleasant ones
  Read on

17 Jurgen Ziewe:   Multidimensional   Man
This site is a free, non-profit making site, intended to supply extra information
for the readers of my books and others who are interested in Out-Of-Body
travel and exploring higher states of consciousness

 18. Joe McMoneagle (02-16-06) The Stargate Chronicles
See Wikipedia on Operation Stargate

Do subscribe  to Victor  Zammit's weekly offering

19  Gary Schwartz :  In  a materialisation seance the
late Carl Sagan appears to have written his signature on a piece of paper.

20  Printed Church journals  on psychic research and Christianity

The Christian Parapsychologist (Churches' Fellowship for psychical and spiritual studies)
Subscription: 10 pounds.

Reaching Out, the Journal of the Quaker Fellowship for Afterlife Studies.  
Subscriptions 10 pounds, via Angela Howard
  email angela1@webbscottage.co.uk  

Psychical Studies, the journal of the Unitarian Society for Psychical Studies,
Subscriptions 10 pounds, via David Taylor  email  editorusps@yahoo.co.uk

21 New Zealand Christians in Science
Dear Supporters of NZCIS (and previous supporters of TANSA),
We have very good new! Our application for a grant from the Templeton Foundation
 has been successful, to the tune of $US204,000 over three years, for New Zealand
 Christians in Science (NZCIS). This was more than we had originally requested.  
We are very grateful to Jake Martin who wrote the grant, and to Dr. Graeme Finlay
 whose idea it was. Thanks also to all of you for your written support and
 encouragement. Jake is now in Cambridge pursuing a PhD in chemical engineering.  
NZCIS will be a New Zealand-wide organisation supporting Christians in science,
specially at New Zealand universities, and also theologians and people of faith
who are interested in the issues science raises for faith. We are now incorporated
 and registered as a New Zealand Charity. The Trust Deed is available on the NZ
Charities Register. In the new year we will begin planning events and also raising
 membership.  
NZCIS will be chaired by Dr. Graeme Finlay from the Auckland Medical School.
 Nicola will be doing the administrative work. The website, built largely by Jake,
 will be online soon. A full Board will be formed by the end of year.  We plan to have
 launch events, a conference and study/discussion groups during the year. In the
 meantime, we would welcome your suggestions and enquiries.  
We are entering into a partnership with McLaurin Chapel and Nicola will be
 on the campus of Auckland University at least twice a week, working from
the Chapel when she is in Auckland. The work of NZCIS, however, will be nationwide.  
Thank you again for all your support. We could not have done this without the
strong support of so many talented New Zealand scientists. We will keep you
 updated on our work in the new year. 
Please let us know of scientists and science students (or organisations) who
 might be interested in this work.   
Graeme Finlay (Chair)
Nicola Hoggard Creegan (Development)
Jake Martin (Website)

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Into the Wider Dream: Synchronicity in the Witness Box..
Recently
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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