Spirituality: The Rev. Michael Cocks
Underneath are the everlasting arms
Posted on 05 October 2020, 11:09
Since 1953, when I became an Anglican clergyman, I have conducted a great many funeral services. Most times I have read St Paul’s first letter to the people of Corinth, Chapter 15, verse 43, where he writes about our physical bodies when they are buried, are like seeds, which when sown give rise to something new, in this case, a spiritual body.
Whether this is true or not, it has been shown by afterlife research and for us in a materialist world, this is very important to know.
In Paul’s words that follow we have a key statement of faith and spirituality:
For I also read, Romans 8:38 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 8:39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Here are similar statements of faith: “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deuteronomy 33
“Underneath are the everlasting arms” Those words are not the subject of afterlife research. They are a matter of spirituality. How it is between us and Spirit. See More…
The Remarkable Music Medium, Mrs. Rosemary Brown!
Posted on 21 October 2020, 15:34
“Neither death, nor life, nor principalities and powers can ever separate us from the love of God.” Underneath are the everlasting arms.” The Prodigal Son on his return will always find the arms of the Father running to meet him. Surrender to Love, should always be our aim.
But “Wait! There is more!” (as TV ads often shout.) In previous blogs we have been exploring the work of the Good Shepherd, seemingly leading us along a precisely timed path. So that we may know for sure that we have been receiving Divine guidance. But forever and ever we can cry again, “Wait! There is more!” And that is because there is nothing in this wide world that does not have its origin in Spirit.
Quantum Mechanics has got to the point of acknowledging that the physical world of see and touch, and all that occurs in this domain might be the product of Spirit, as most religions have acknowledged from ancient times.
This world is a kind of “maya” or illusions created by the realm of Spirit.
Now, if readers are prepared “to have their minds blown” and can devote enough time, I urge them to view the following video, part of a series on the afterlife developed by Dr Keith Parsons. It is about, in my mind, the most extraordinary medium of all time. Her name is Mrs. Rosemary Brown, a London housewife of limited means, and who could play the piano quite well, (But nothing like concert level). What is so extraordinary about her is that several of the greatest deceased European composers such as Franz Liszt (below) dictated compositions in their own style, note for note, which Rosemary painstakingly transcribed on to blank ruled music paper. See More…
“Varieties of Religious Experience”
That is the title of an important book by the American philosopher, William James published in 1907, and which is a psychological study of a great variety of individual experiences of the Divine,
In a humble way I am exploring such experiences here.
If we are seeking guidance about our lives’ paths, we can find those paths illuminated in an astonishing way through exquisitely timed synchronicities. We rightly experience this God as, “The Good Shepherd.” Very important, but only one of the ways we focus on the Divine. See More…
Afterlife Research: Bruce Scott-Hill
Authenticity Analysis of St Stephen’s Book
As an afterlife science researcher of some years and co-editor of this Journal, I feel I have more than an idle interest in the Rev. Michael Cocks book for a number of reasons, which I would like to share with you – by way of this science validity analysis I carried out on Michael’s book recently and which is detailed below. See More…
What Is The Afterlife Like – Using Hypnotic Regression
This is now the third article in as a series for these quarterly issues on, “What is it like on the Other Side. You will recall from my first article in June copy of this journal dealt with this same subject “What Is It Like on the Other Side? But from the point of view of, “The Wisdom of Silver Birch”.
This was followed last September with the posting of the second article on this subject in the September copy, but gave further teaching of, “What Is It Like on the Other Side?, but with the views of the famous entity “Seth” – as channeled by Jane Roberts.
This article on the same subject, features rather than a medium as a source, the use of regressive hypnosis by Dr Michael Newton to solicit information from a range of subjects on recall of their personal afterlife experiences. See More…
The Prison of the Senses
“The Prison of the Senses” is a small extract below from the book, The Road to Immortality by Geraldine Cummins.
This is my second article on a specific extract taken from Geraldine Cummins’ book, “The Road to Immortality”. You will recall the previous issue (in September) of this Journal included my first extract from this fascinating book on the different subject of, “Why we are Here on Earth”.
Background: Geraldine Cummins (1890–1969) the famous Irish Medium, (also a novelist and playwright.) is known as Ireland’s most famous medium and here is channeling words spoken by Frederic Meyers in the afterlife. Frederic Myers was famous in his own right, being a founder of the Society for Psychical Research.
Within a few weeks of Myers’ death in 1901, he began to communicate through different direct writing mediums in England, the United States and India, sending information about what happens when we die. Which is perhaps what one would expect from a person of such a background to do. As while on earth his beliefs, although strong following a lifetime of tireless psychic investigations, would immediately have become vindicated following his death and he would have been naturally determined to pass on to us all, those findings and differences from his former life on earth, he thought significant. See More…
Michael Tymn’s articles follow
As advised by Mike Tymn
Dr Keith Parsons has produced still another excellent video on psychical research, this one about Hamlin Garland. Garland’s book, “Forty Years of Psychic Research” has more mind-boggling phenomena than any book I have read. As Keith points out, Garland was sure of the phenomena, but he refused to accept that spirits were causing it. Like his friend, William James, he pretty much sat on the fence and preferred to think it all came from the subconscious. If you are interested in watching the video, click on:
Before Huxley & Seth: “The Master”
Posted on 25 May 2020, 14:24
It was in early 1897 that George Wright, then living in Titusville, Pennsylvania and teaching chemistry at nearby Meadville High School, began studying paranormal phenomena by sitting in mediumship circles. On November 6, 1897, George wrote to his brother, Jay: “… I have seen enough and heard enough and felt enough to not only make me believe in the continuity of life and conscious existence after the change you call death, but to make me know its reality and to demonstrate to me the fact that communication can and does take place between those who have experienced this change and those who have not.”
After a year or two, George began displaying mediumistic abilities of his own – abilities which would soon lead to some profound teachings from an apparently advanced spirit through George’s hand while he was in a trance state. In the absence of any identifying name, the advanced spirit was referred to initially as the “Master-Mind” and later simply as the “Master.” The teachings were compiled between 1900 and 1912 in an unpublished green leather journal referred to as “The Green Book.” It was not until some 60 years later that Theon Wright, George’s son, told the story of his father and the teachings in a 1970 book, The Open Door. See More…
An Interview with Journalist Leslie Kean on Stewart Alexander and ‘Surviving Death’
Posted on 09 November 2020, 10:00
In her 2017 book, Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence of an Afterlife, Leslie Kean presents compelling research on survival of consciousness along with her own unexpected personal experiences that occurred during her investigation. “I witnessed some unbelievable things that are not supposed to be possible in our material world,” she states in the Introduction. “Yet they were unavoidably and undeniably real.” She discusses cases suggesting reincarnation, near-death experiences, mental mediumship, physical mediumship, after-death communications, and responsive apparitions.
A resident of New York City, Kean (below) is an independent investigative journalist who co-authored a series of game-changing stories on UFOs for the New York Times beginning in 2017. She is the author of UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record, a New York Times bestseller. Surviving Death received he Parapsychological Association book award and is the basis for a six-part documentary series to air within a few months on a major streaming network.
In my blog of October 12, I referred to the fact that Kean provided an Epilogue to physical medium Stewart Alexander’s 2020 book An Extraordinary Journey, in which she describes her five-year investigation into Alexander’s mediumship. The first edition of Stewart’s book in 2014 “opened a door to a wondrous and unexplored new world,” she wrote in the Epilogue, like nothing she had ever encountered before. It was that book, now revised and updated, that inspired her to contact Alexander. Then, years later, in 2017, Stewart wrote the final chapter to Kean’s Surviving Death.
I recently had the opportunity to put some questions to Leslie Kean by email. See More…
Miscellaneous articles follow
Can Evolutionary Biology and Naturalism Provide a Foundation for Morality?
by Dr Richard Cocks
Naturalism, physicalism, and materialism are synonyms. They are names for a truncated metaphysics that omits any notion of transcendence and divinity. Someone might try to take dualism seriously without God; a dualism that posits material reality, and consciousness as a separate substance with its own substantial reality. But this would mean recognizing that there is something nonphysical and invisible that cannot be explained by science and operates in independence from purely physical forces. In other words, a spiritual reality.
Most materialists recognize this and have been leery of even using the word “consciousness.” At the present moment, for some reason, some percentage of analytic philosophers are willing to use David Chalmers’ phrase “the hard problem” to refer to the puzzle of how subjective awareness could arise from the lump of meat in a sentient creature’s head. Positing a giant mystery at the center of human existence is a dangerous game for a materialist. See More…