Feb 2014 Newsletter

February, 2014 Newsletter

Messages from the Afterlife

Ireland

Expanding on territory covered in Soul Shift: Finding Where the Dead Go , Mark Ireland discusses his new book, Messages from the Afterlife,which is both an account of Ireland's journey from indifference to conviction and an overview of the resources available to the bereaved to help them recognize and receive messages from the afterlife. It features detailed accounts of tests and experiments that various people have conducted to obtain proof of life after death, including Ireland's own research and the secret message left behind by his sister, Robin, who died of pancreatic cancer. Provocative elements include an examination of psychic-medium phenomena through the lens of multiple religious traditions -- including some factions that seek to demonize spirit communication -- as well as a candid expos of debunker-style skepticism.

Message

TIME: Friday, 7:30 p.m., FEBRUARY 28, 2014
PLACE: Unity Community Church – Y.E.S. Hall, 3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
(doors open at 7 p.m.)

Speaker's Bio

Mark Ireland is the author of Soul Shift: Finding Where the Dead Go,a moving account of his personal quest for answers about life after death -- subsequent to theloss of his youngest son. Mark is the son of renowned mid-twentieth century psychic Richard Ireland. Mark contributed an essay to medium Allison Dubois' We AreTheir Heaven: Why the Dead Never Leave Us. He is nearing completion of a second book on parapsychology and spirit communication, exploring these topics ingreater depth than in his present book. Other projects include the previously unpublished, Your Psychic Potential: A Guide to Psychic Development , authored by hisfather, now available for the first time. www.markirelandauthor.com/

•  Meeting flyer

• Map and picture to FMBR meeting place.

Members get in FREE.   (Join FMBR now.) 
A $15 donation is asked of non-members at the door.
Students with ID, a $5 donation is asked.

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These texts are available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, as well as his website collectivepsych.com.

• Map and picture to FMBR meeting place.

Members get in FREE.   (Join FMBR now.) 
A $15 donation is asked of non-members at the door.
Students with ID, a $5 donation is asked.

March 1, 2014

Workshop with Mark Ireland
Developing your Psychic-Intuitive Capacity

Mark Ireland, Author of Soul Shift: Finding Where the Dead Go, and Messages from the Afterlife, will share practical techniques and exercises designed to uncover or enhance your psychic/intuitive abilities. Mark is the son of renowned Psychic-Medium Dr. Richard Ireland who counseled celebrities such as Mae West, Glenn Ford, and Amanda Blake, and who was acquainted with the Eisenhower's. Mark will share training materials from his father's book, Your Psychic Potential: A Guide to Psychic Development -- an encapsulation of Richard Ireland's developmental workshops, which he conducted over a span of several years. This will be a hands-on, interactive session with opportunities to test what you learn.

Mark Ireland is the author of Soul Shift: Finding Where the Dead Go, a moving account of his personal quest for answers about life after death -- subsequent to theloss of his youngest son. Mark is the son of renowned mid-twentieth century psychic Richard Ireland. Mark contributed an essay to medium Allison Dubois' We AreTheir Heaven: Why the Dead Never Leave Us. He is nearing completion of a second book on parapsychology and spirit communication, exploring these topics ingreater depth than in his present book. Other projects include the previously unpublished, Your Psychic Potential: A Guide to Psychic Development,authored by hisfather, now available for the first time.

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 10 AM to 1 PM
COST to Attend:
Paid FMBR members: $40.00.
Non-FMBR members: $50.00.

SIGNUP for the workshop

Workshop FLYER

PLACE: Los Altos Masonic Lodge, 146 Main St., Los Altos,

Kroth

Jerry Kroth, Ph.D. a professor from Santa Clara University will be speaking on the topic from his latest book,Aliens and Man: A Synopsis of Facts and Beliefs (New York: Algora). This is a comprehensive survey of all the "best evidence" from archeology, mythology, UFOs, crop circles, and even looks at biological evidence. When he discusses acheological "ancient astronaut" evidence, he will examine scholarship and commentary on the Nazca lines, the Great Pyramid, the Voynich manuscript, and Pumapunku and other strange anomalous items. The examination of ancient mythology and stories of Gods coming and going are legion, and approaching this material both in a Jungian context as well as an "alien" context is quite unusual.

The review of UFO evidence tries to cover "best evidence" and that includes Roswell, Iceland, Bentwaters and other notable cases.

Dr. Kroth will also review the area of crop circles, particularly the peer-reviewed studies which have successfully deciphered almost twenty circles. This is a multi-media presentation with numerous film clips. Discussion and comments will follow.

Speaker's Bio

Jerry Kroth, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the graduate counseling psychology program at Santa Clara University. His academic assignments included courses in psychotherapy and personality theory, dreamwork and research methods. Dr. Kroth has anabiding therapeutic interest in working with dreams, personal oracles and the applications of dream theory to psychohistory and collectivepsychology. Jerry is also a member of the "International Psychohistorical Association" and a frequent contributor to the "Huffington Post."Dr. Kroth's twelve prior books were in the areas of counseling, psychology, child sexual abuse, learning disorders, metapsychology, transpersonalpsychology and research methodology. In addition, he has written and presented over 75 papers on anxiety, child development, mass psychology,synchronicity, experimental studies of the dream process, the psychology of propaganda and collective psychology. He maintains a website: collectivepsych.com

Aliens

2014 SSE Conference

 

The 33rd Annual Conference of the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE) will be held near San Francisco, California on June 5 -- 7, 2014 (Thursday through Saturday). FMBR is proud to be the local host for the event.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The overall theme of the conference is "The Mysterious Universe."  Invited speakers will help define themes to be developed further by our own SSE membership, and the program will include papers assessing progress and social/political issues in areas of longstanding interest to SSE members.  All conference sessions will be held in the hotel ballroom.

Theme 1: The Conscious Lab: New Research in Consciousness

Dean Radin, Institute of Noetic Sciences (Invited Speaker)
"Mind-Matter Interaction Experiments Involving Light"
Theme 2: Future Energy: Horizons of Energy Research
Vittorio Violante, Rome Tor Vergata University
"Material Science Challenges to Define the Fleischmann and Pons Effect by Applying the Scientific Method"
Theme 3: Earth and Beyond: Evidence of the Mysterious Universe
Gerald H. Pollack , University of Washington (Dinsdale Award Lecture)
"The Fourth Phase of Water"
Gary Nolan, Stanford University (Invited Speaker)
"DNA Analysis of the Atacama Humanoid"

Evening Panel

A free-wheeling discussion of program topics will be the focus of an evening panel of members and invited speakers.

 

Hyatt

Contributed Papers

Contributed papers by full members on any topic of interest to the Society are welcome.  Papers related to the themes of the conference will be grouped with relevant invited talks when possible.  A poster session may be provided for selected papers or on request.

 

Titles and abstracts for contributed papers should be sent to the Program Chairman: Adam Curry, E-mail: adam.curry@psyleron.com.  Electronic submission is required.

Institute for the Advancement of Science and Consciousness (I-ASC)

Jerry Gin and Judy Kitt

 

About a year ago, FMBR, and its founder, Bill Gough, determined that it would be in the best interest of the organization to expand its mission to encompass more than the knowledge and growth of the concept of mind-being.  The new mission for FMBR can be stated as follows:

  • Our mission is to expand the context for scientific exploration to include our interconnectedness with the universe.
  • Our purpose is to lead people to self-empowerment in order to create positive change for themselves and the planet.
  • In our research programs we explore a more encompassing view of the nature of the universe -- one that includes both the physical and non-physical aspects.
  • In our educational programs we share this expanded world view with our membership and the community: locally via the institute, and worldwide via the internet.
  • We create partnerships that foster innovative solutions for the challenges that are facing our world today.

To reflect the broader mission, initially FMBR thought to incorporate the term "Institute" in our name, but in the end, decided not to do so since the FMBR name was so well entrenched. The expanded mission of FMBR will be based on three key areas of focus:

Education

  • FMBR will continue with its monthly lectures and workshops
  • Courses on the learnings from the past 30 years and on the current state of the science of consciousness, providing evidence of our connectedness and the nature of our being
  • Study groups to focus on areas of interest

Science/Research

  • Presentation of scientific research at the forefront of consciousness/mind-being
  • Foster scientific work on leading edge areas and foster collaborative efforts/joint meetings with key principals in the scientific fields of interest

Societal/Global Values

  • Foster the world view that results from the understanding of our connectedness, that we are One world and One people
  • Results in Self-Evident Credos

FMBR Adheres to the Following Principles

As part of its mission and inherent belief in the interconnectedness of all of creation, FMBR adheres to the following principles:

  • Treat others with Dignity and Decency, regardless of race, gender, or physical appearance
  • Do no harm:
    • To Others
    • To Society
    • To the Earth
    • To all Inhabitants of the earth (plant and animal)
  • We are stewards for the sustainability of humanity and the planet
  • We believe in the interconnectedness of life our individual and collective actions affect others as well as all of nature and the planet
  • Foster fairness and balance in all aspects of life
    • For individuals
    • For Society
    • For Nations
    • For Economies

UPCOMING FRIEND EVENTS

March 8: 1:30 pm San Jose Dowsers blog, San Jose: (Check later this month.)

FEBRUARY 20: 7:00 pm Smart Life Forum, Palo Alto: Devra Davis, PhD speaks on
"Disconnect: An Incovenient Truth About Cell Phones" 

FEBRUARY 20: 7:00 pm South Bay IANDS Saratoga:
Lectures by Erica McKenzie, BSN, RN, and Virginia Hummel

INFORMATION ABOUT THE
THE FOUNDATION FOR MIND-BEING RESEARCH

About a year ago, FMBR and its founder Bill Gough determined that it would be in the best interest of the organization to broaden its mission to encompass more than the knowledge and growth of the concept of mind-being. The broadened mission for FMBR can be stated as follows:

  • Our mission is to expand the context of scientific exploration to include our interconnectedness with each other and the universe.
  • Our purpose is to lead people to self-empowerment in order to create positive changes for themselves and the planet.
  • Our research programs will explore a more encompassing view of the nature of the universe -- one that includes both the physical and non-physical aspects.
  • Our educational programs will share this expanded world view with our membership and the community locally via the institute, and worldwide via the internet.
  • We create partnerships that foster innovative solutions for the challenges that are facing our world today.

To reflect this broader mission, the organization has adds three key areas of focus:

Education

  • Continue with monthly lectures and workshops to maintain and grow a local community of interested individuals.
  • Present courses on the learnings from the past 30 years and on the current state of the science of consciousness, providing evidence of our connectedness and the nature of our being
  • Create study and working groups to focus on relevant areas of interest

Science/Research

  • Presentation of scientific research at the forefront of consciousness/mind-being and environmental sustainability.
  • Foster scientific work on leading edge areas and foster collaborative efforts/joint meetings with key principals in the scientific fields of interest.
  • Develop high standards of credibility in all research activities and publications.

Societal/Global Values

  • We foster the world view that results from the understanding of our connectedness, that we are One world and One people.
  • We are and will be stewards for the sustainability of humanity and the planet.
  • We believe in the interconnectedness of life -- our individual and collective actions affect others as well as all of nature and the planet.

As part of its mission and inherent belief in the interconnectedness of all creation, FMBR adheres to the following principles:

  • Treat others with Dignity and Decency, regardless of race, gender, or physical appearance.
  • Do no harm -- to others, to society, to the earth, and to all the inhabitants of the earth including plants and animals.
  • Foster fairness and balance in all aspects of life -- for individuals, for society, for nations, and for economies.

Donations made to the Foundation are tax deductible. The Foundation is incorporated under the laws of the State of California and operates as a non-profit scientific research organization under IRS code 509(a)2 with tax exempt status under section 501(c)3. The organization was founded in 1980 and is located in the heart of Silicon Valley, CA.

Foundation for Mind-Being Research
P.O. Box 449, Los Altos, Ca 94023-0449