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Tricky Threshold and a New Paradigm: Where Next for Near Death
Where Next for Near-Death Studies?
" by Mark Fox.
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.
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
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."
understand," replied O’Neil.
"The pre-amp, the pre-amp!" Doc Mueller stated
"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."
on....and have your world enlarged
Articles by the Editor, Michael Cocks
|(Articles by the
Co-Editor, Michael Tymn, find below)
specialises in writing case histories, past and present, of
interactions with the world of spirit. Michael has a wide and
|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
||Channeling Stephen the Martyr: On Love and Faith
versus the blasphemy of a wrathful God.
Posted on 01 August 2018,
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
Stephen the Martyr: UFOs and “Love that is the
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
Stephen the Martyr: The Tree of Life and the Point of Unfolding
by Michael Cocks:
In what way may I best
The point of unfolding, in each of us. [I am asking him where we are
at, in our spiritual journeys
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
Prof Richard Cocks reviews Sam
Harris's Four Horsemen
of the APocalypse
Kirby Surprise on SYNCHRONICITY
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
how it can further our spiritual development
||From Nate Cull:
HOW THE REINCARNATION OF ANN FRANK WAS CONFIRMED
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."
| WHITE CROW BOOKS
Collected Essays on Anthropology, the Paranormal, Mediumship and
Read about this book at WHITE
Bruce Scott-Hill, author
of the prize-winning science book,
Paranormal is Normal”, The Science Validation of
Immortality and The Paranormal”.
provided the article reproduced to the right...
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
at White Crow Books
at White Crow Books
books and articles authored by Michael Tymn at White Crow Books
Murder? Clairvoyance or a Mother’s Intuition?
Posted on 06 August 2018,
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,…
||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…
||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
| Catching Up with Medium Suzanne Giesemann
Posted on 25 June 2018, 8:01
When a business client heard about Suzanne
Giesemann’s first book,
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
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|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
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
|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
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
"– 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
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
but something which contributes to this experience of being part of
. . . . .
"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
Stephen confirms for me is that it is an entirely natural event,
which if only they believed should surprise no one.
Metropolitan Anthony Bloom, the great Russian Orthodox leader in
this country who died a year or so ago said - I paraphrase
'How strange to believe that life can die and not
believe that life can live!' "
|Prof. Emerit. Mary Carman
“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]