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This Life, Next Life, An Overview
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Can Spirits Materialise?
Surgeon From the Other Side
How old is psychical research ?
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A Journal of Interest:  Caduceus Journal U.K.

Caduceus is a healing, spiritual magazine focusing on psycho-  logical, emotional, spiritual, ecological and environmental health, therapy and growth, including natural, holistic, energy and complementary medicine.

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"New thought about NDE s
October 2018

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Editor: The Rev. Michael Cocks

Advisory Editor:  Michael Tymn

"To prescribe the conclusions is to preclude the research"

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We invite theolog ical and meditational contributions, for possible publication in  THE GROUND OF FAITH.  It is the hope of those producing this journal that preachers and teachers should have in mind the ever widening understanding of Spirit in their thoughts and communications      
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"A Tricky Threshold and a New Paradigm: Where Next for Near Death Experiences,  Where Next for Near-Death Studies? " by Mark Fox.

From the Christian Parapsychologist September 2018 issue. By permission. The views are those of the author, not necessarily of the CP.  
Mark Fox discusses the mass of NDE studies initiated by the work of Raymond Moody, and are widely regarded as proof of the Afterliffe. But there are unanswered questions:  when people describe alleged Out of the Body expereinces, they someetimes fail to report seeing what should be obvioius, or they report something that is not there. And  there is more.. Fox does not dismiss the reality of NDEs, and invokes Carl Jung;s "Trickster" similar to the Notdic god Loki.

Into The Wider Dream
The light that Synchronicity shines of NDEs: by Michael Cocks

Michael Cocks discusses those problems in terms  of what we know about the dreaming and synchronistic self, and cites two remarkable synchronistic dreams.

The research of George W. Meek,
Founder, Metascience Foundation

by Mark Macy

The spirit Dr George Jeffries Mueller, a college physics teacher who had died in 1967 had this to say to George Meek, who, like inventors Edison and Tesla was constructing a kind of telephone between the world of Spirit and the physical:, "

Yes, the transistor that follows the input."

"I don’t understand," replied O’Neil.

"The pre-amp, the pre-amp!" Doc Mueller stated emphatically.

"Oh, the pre-amp."

"Yes, I think that can be corrected by introducing a one-hundred-fifty-ohm, half-watt resistor in parallel with a point-double-oh-four-seven microfarad ceramic capacitor. I think we can overcome that impedance mismatch."

  1. Read on....and have your world enlarged

Articles by the Editor, Michael Cocks

(Articles by  the  Co-Editor, Michael Tymn, find below)
   Michael specialises in writing case histories, past and present, of interactions with the world of spirit. Michael has a wide and enthusiastic following.
Is there development in the realm of Spirit?

Posted on 12 July 2018, 8:34

Before we discuss this question, may I remind readers that what follows is a recording of a single occasion in years of conversations with the spirit of Stephen the Martyr, Thomas Ashman being the medium. Linguists, historians and theologians have studied the dialectical Greek that Stephen used on two occasions, and have concluded that it is authentically Stephen that we are hearing from.   Read on

Channeling Stephen the Martyr: On Love and Faith versus the blasphemy of a wrathful God.

Posted on 01 August 2018, 11:17

As I read once again a transcript of a conversation with the spirit of St Stephen the Martyr in the 1970s, I feel once more on holy ground. I feel the strength of his loving personality. I feel again his love but also my incompleteness.

Stephen: recognise the love of the Father…

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Channeling Stephen the Martyr: UFOs and “Love that is the flood.” by Michael Cocks: During the seven years of our conversations with the spirit of Stephen the Martyr, through trance medium Tom Ashman, we experienced numerous striking synchronicities with UFO manifestations, each of them… Read more
Channeling Stephen the Martyr: The Tree of Life and the Point of Unfolding by Michael Cocks:

Stephen: In what way may I best assist? Michael: The point of unfolding, in each of us. [I am asking him where we are at, in our spiritual journeys
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Lode thinks deeply about the words of Jesus: "I am the vine and you are the branches" 
 "Without the idea of God there can be no idea of man"

Prof Richard Cocks
reviews Sam Harris's Four Horsemen of the APocalypse

 Richard;s Introduction
Dr Kirby Surprise  on   SYNCHRONICITY
Editor notes:  I have written on the phenomenon of  Synchronicity myself, and I am much taken with what Dr Surprise has to say in this podcast. He helped me look again,  and  to learn more about how it can further our spiritual development
From Nate Cull:

Hi Michael. Have you heard of the story of Barbro Karlen, born 1954, who claims past-life recall of Anne Frank? I think you might have but I don't recall (though I may well have heard it earlier... it was first talked about in the mid-1990s, and her book 'And The Wolves Howled' published in 2000)

This link  tells the story
  A useful video      Buy the book
How to become a quantum physicist in five minutes
a TED talk  "It all started when, in a field of clover, I shut my eyes and conjured up a four-leaf clover."

Engaging the Anomalous: Collected Essays on Anthropology, the Paranormal, Mediumship and Extraordinary Experience

Engaging the Anomalous:
Collected Essays on Anthropology, the Paranormal, Mediumship and Extraordinary Experience
    Jack Hunter

Read about this book at WHITE CROW BOOKs

Alastair Bruce Scott-Hill, author of the prize-winning science book,

“The Paranormal is Normal”, The Science Validation of Reincarnation, Your Immortality and The Paranormal”.  

 has provided the article reproduced to the right...

The Paranormal Is Normal


 The God Theory  by Bernard Haisch

I came across this morning a magnificent and well written free PDF copy of a book called “The God Theory”, that you may like to read yourself, but also readers of your “Ground of Faith” Newsletter. I have a hardcopy I read some years ago and referenced in my book. The author Bernard Haish is an Astrophysicist and this book is considered by many the definitive work on the “Zero Point Field”, often described as the Akashic Field which surrounds all of us. His book is heralded to - ….bring forth a new and deeper understanding of `God' as the consciousness creating everything that is”.

 Here is the link to the PDF version which you could include in your next Newsletter.

  Articles by Michael  Tymnchael Tymn

   Biography at White Crow Books
Blog at White Crow Books

Many books and articles authored by Michael Tymn at White Crow Books
  jamessutton Suicide or Murder? Clairvoyance or a Mother’s Intuition?

Posted on 06 August 2018, 9:26

The key issue involving the death of James Sutton, (below) a 22-year-old newly commissioned second lieutenant in the Marine Corps, was whether or not he had committed suicide. The other possibilities were that he was murdered by fellow officers, that he was shot in self-defense by the fellow officers,…

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Wealth & Spirituality went hand-in-hand with John Fetzer

I have friends and relatives who think I have gone too far in my spiritual quest – that I am too unorthodox, too unscientific, too gullible, too delusional, even too unhinged in my pursuit of existential, metaphysical and spiritual truths.  I sometimes wonder if they are right, and so now and…

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Life After Death: the Many Faces of Skepticism

Posted on 09 July 2018, 9:03

As Brian Inglis explains it in his 1986 book, The Hidden Power, recently republished by White Crow Books, the pioneers of psychical research…

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 Catching Up with Medium Suzanne Giesemann

Posted on 25 June 2018, 8:01

When a business client heard about Suzanne Giesemann’s first book, 

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When Famous Spirits Collaborate in a Group Soul by Michael Tymn:

Much of the early mediumship, from around 1850 until about 1930, involved communication from what has been called a “group soul” – a number of discarnates speaking as one, or different discarnates taking… Read more

Other articles of interest


Christian*New Age Quarterly

"Christians and New Agers often have very different beliefs, even disparate worldviews — but they also often share surprising common ground. Unless we talk together, in an atmosphere of mutual respect and goodwill, instead of talking about "the other," we can never fully appreciate the nature of our differences and similarities.   Read on 

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the Celtic war trumpet
" if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get ready for battle?" 1 Cor, 14,8
On one occasion, in the kind of Greek spoken by Celts in Thrace  and in Galatia, the Martyr Stephen called himself a Celtic War Trumpet, i.e. a Celt.

He said he was born across the river from  Ancyra (modern Ankara) in a small village called Seletar. He said that the name meant the Fourth Landing Place. (That is a possible translation.)

His words make good sense, if we accept his statement, that they were spoken to Joseph the parent of Jesus who  was a leader of a camp of the Nazarene sect of Essenes in Galilee. 

It looks as if Stephen had completed two years as a novice, and was about to be admitted as a full member through participation in the Messianic Communion service.
The former Bishop of Christchurch N.Z., the Rt. Rev. Dr David Coles writes:

"Michael is a retired priest in this diocese and has for many years explored alternative religious experiences.

The book is certainly not mainstream but for those who wish to explore "other- dimensional" spiritual experience through the eyes of an Anglican priest focusing on the Communion of Saints, it will be of considerable interest.
The Rt Rev. Edward Holland, formerly Asst Bishop of Europe, and then Bishop of Colchester writes:

"– I have been very affected by it.   What comes to mind immediately is:  

1. the sense of life after death being very close, very normal and not very intimidating;

 2. Stephen’s experience of being at first after his death very tied up with his identity as Stephen but later leaving that behind and only picking it up again in order to communicate with Thomas and the others;  

3. the way in which individuality becomes much less important but that nevertheless the ‘ego’ is not something to be avoided but something which contributes to this experience of being part of the whole."

 . . . . .

"It has to be said that most people do not really believe in God at a rational level, though probably most do at an emotional level.   This is why almost everyone fumbles over the resurrection of Jesus.   For most it's an impossible

 What Stephen confirms for me is that it is an entirely natural event, which if only they believed should surprise no one.   As Metropolitan Anthony Bloom, the great Russian Orthodox leader in this country who died a year or so ago said -  I paraphrase him:

 'How strange to believe that life can die and not believe that life can live!' "

Prof. Emerit. Mary Carman Rose:

“A wondrous book!  St Stephen is a fine spiritual director. I am grateful for the gaining of new insights into some centrally important Christian beliefs. My own gift of faith in eternal life has been given wonderful support in this volume.”
[She was Catholic, formerly professor of philosophy at Goucher College, Towson Md., and taught in a seminary for priests. She was  former editor of The Journal of the Academy of Religion and Psychic Research]