April FMBR Newsletter
FMBR Meeting on May
Autistic Savants and
Implications for Neuroscience
Diane Hennacy Powell, MD
May 3, 2019
#One Week Later#
Developing Your Intuition:
Putting Theory into Practice
Diane Hennacy Powell, MD
“Savants”, from the Latin “to know,” can access information without any explanation. Some can draw the periodic table, or speak a foreign language, without any prior exposure. The autistic twins studied by Oliver Sacks could generate 12 digit prime numbers without being able to do simple math, yet their abilities exceeded that of computers at the time. Savant abilities are so similar to ESP, they appear indistinguishable.
Many of the savant children Dr. Powell has studied appear to be highly telepathic. She will present their stories and some of the video footage from her controlled experiments with them. Dr. Powell will also discuss what savants and their brains might be telling us about how our brains really work. Rather than generating consciousness, our brains might merely detect, manipulate, and navigate it.
Neuroscientists primarily study our sensory systems and neurons, which are only ten percent of our brains. Dr. Powell proposes that this neurosensory system primarily detects, and responds to, local events. Detecting non-local events might involve an entirely different system. She will explain why she thinks this system might involve the brain’s ventricles, and the glial cells that make up the other 90%.
TIME: Friday, May 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)
PLACE: Unity Community Church – Y.E.S. Hall, 3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA
Bio of Speaker
Diane Hennacy Powell, M.D. is a Johns Hopkins-trained neuropsychiatrist and neuroscientist, former Harvard faculty member, and an award-winning author and clinician. She has worked internationally, and has a private practice in Oregon. As an expert on PTSD, she co-created psychiatry programs for Survivors of Torture, International, and for the McCandless Women’s Center in San Diego. She has served as a member of a think tank on human consciousness at the Salk Institute and as the Director of Research for the John E. Mack Institute.
Her current research focuses on investigating reports of telepathy, precognition, and other anomalies by parents of autistic children. Her lay publications include her book, The ESP Enigma: A Scientific Case for Psychic Phenomena, and The 2007 Shift Report: Evidence of a World Transforming.
Diane Hennacy Powell, MD
Developing Your Intuition: Putting theory Into Practice
The Rose Way Meditation was developed and taught by a Los Angeles psychic named Joe Koperski in the 1960’s and 70’s. The meditation involves visualizing light as it spirals upwards through the chakras, thereby opening the doors of perception. Practicing it can enable us to connect with our deeper selves, becoming more aware of who we are and our life’s purpose. During this meditation, some people say they can access past lives. Others learn to see auras. In this interactive workshop, you will learn the Rose Way meditation, and other methods for self-discovery that Dr. Powell has used for over 30 years. As a longtime student of the unconscious, she readily sees connections and symbolic meanings. Please come with any stories, dreams, and/ or artwork that you’d like to explore in a fun day of self-discovery.
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10AM - 5PM
146 Main St. Los Altos, CA 94022
$150 FMBR paid members, $170 non-members
We’re excited to create a space for what’s emerging as we hold the intention to elevate the consciousness on this planet. That is what the "Women's Voices" meetings are all about. Our next meeting will be held on Sunday, April 7th from 2:00 PM. We’ll have a discussion topic related to our interests in FMBR.
We’d love to hear your voice. If you’d like to be involved, please email
women [at] fmbr.org.
Also check out the new Women's Group at [fmbr.org/womens-group]
Study Group Topic: Mother Mary Mae Maier
Normally, our Study Group has met the 1st Saturday of the month. Our webmaster and Newsletter editor says that it is difficult to make announcements for the 1st on the month since that is when announcements go out in Newsletters and the Web. Thus, we will move our Study Group meetings to the 3rd Saturday of the month from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at my house. The next Study Group Meeting will be on April 20th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, at the home of Jerry Gin. If you do not have my address, please email me at jerry[at]fmbr.org and I will email you the address.
Jeff Whittier will speak about Mother Mary Mae Maier, a truly remarkable person, with background dating back to her Atlantis days. Below is a description of Mother Mary Mae Maier from Jeff’s book, Good Is Never Lost.
In 1951 Mother Mary Mae Maier walked barefoot across the Himalayas to a secret city of yogis and renunciates and spoke to them about service to humanity. She called upon them to cooperate in the spiritual work with all those who have real knowledge. She knew that only a few truly understood her message, but those few suggested to her that when she returned to America, she should move to Mt. Shasta and they would send seekers to her. She said, “10,000 came.”
She was one of the last living members of a small group known as “The Order of Directive Biblical Philosophy” founded by Lilian Bense, which was based on the unpublished manuscripts of Frederick Spencer Oliver, author of A Dweller on Two Planets, the 1898 book which revealed the existence of a brotherhood of adepts inside Mt. Shasta. Mother Mary’s 1960 book Atlantis Speaks Again was drawn on those unpublished materials, believed to have originated with Phylos and other members of the Mt. Shasta brotherhood. Good Is Never Lost presents most of Mother Mary’s writings prepared for the public, with excerpts of Atlantis Speaks Again and some of its source materials, including information about a base-12 system of numerology said by Mother Mary to be derived from “the mathematics of the Atlantean Brothers of Solitude.”
As part of her spiritual work Mother Mary published The Great White Chief , The Valley of the Blue Moon, a narrative which describes the travels of a man who sought evidence of pre-Columbian civilizations in Latin America and who was adopted by a remote group of Native Americans in Mexico. Twice Mother Mary visited this tribe and their leader Eachita Eachina, and was shown teachings preserved on buckskin which they received from the Master Jesus in pre-Columbian times. She believed that this group of Native Americans would have an important role in the early days of the New Age approaching mankind and maintained contact with them until her passing in 1970. She regarded her inn at Mount Shasta City to be a contact point for all the true spiritual traditions working to further the Divine Plan, and practiced her knowledge silently, without recognition from society.
IANDS & Jerry Gin
On Tuesday April 23, 2019 at 7:00 sharp, IANDS is hosting a first time (albeit local) luminary and teacher. He is the chairman of the Foundation for Mind-Being Research (FMBR) in Palo Alto, Jerry Gin, Ph.D., chairman of FMBR.
Jerry is closely involved with the FMBR program of research involving the deceased astronauts of space shuttle mission STS-51-L, the ill-fated launch of which killed Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnik, Michael Smith, Francis Scobee, and Ronald McNair. FMBR has been sponsoring ongoing communications between the crew and two gifted mediums that have been channeling this group of astronauts for several years. Jerry will explain how the program came into being, its progression, the obstacles to their research that have been met along the way, and the status of the program now. He will also bring up new and interesting facts about another group of astronauts: the crew of the NASA shuttle Columbia mission STS-107, which ended in tragedy 17 years later. Join us for a riveting account of the recorded channeling sessions as well as information about FMBR.
Please join IANDS for an evening of enlightenment on a subject that captured the attention of a nation and the world in 1986 on that fateful January day, and learn some facts that were never released by the government.
Location : St. Andrew's Episcopal Church - 13601 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA
Time: 7 pm
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