Feb, 2016 Newsletter

Feb, 2016 Newsletter

March 26
Dr. Jacques Vallee
Wonders in the Sky
Unexplained Aerial Phenomena from Antiquity to Modern Times

Vallee

Since the end of World War II, many individual researchers, newspapers, and military agencies have recorded thousands of incidents involving aerial phenomena, often called UFOs. These accounts gave rise to much speculation about flying saucers, visitors from other planets and alien abductions, generally thought to be a recent development. Yet the phenomenon did not begin in the present era.

Jacques Vallee's most recent research with Chris Aubeck and the "Magoniax" group on the web has resulted in a new, limited collectors' edition of their book, "Wonders in the Sky." It reveals a thread of vividly rendered -- and sometimes strikingly similar -- reports of mysterious aerial phenomena from antiquity through the modern age.

These accounts share definite physical features -- such as the complex evolution of the objects in flight, their spherical or discoid shape and their luminous characteristics -- that have changed little over the centuries, yet have remained unexplained. This work charts a complete chronology, ensuring that cases meet a standard measure of credibility via a specific person on the record having witnessed an event at a specific time and place.

TIME: Friday, FEBRUARY 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., (doors open at 7 p.m.) 
PLACE: Unity Community Church – Y.E.S. Hall, 3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 

Wonders

Speaker's Bio

Jacques Vallee holds a master's degree in astrophysics from France and a Ph.D. in computer science from Northwestern University, where he served as an associate of Dr. J. Allen Hynek, the scientific consultant to the U.S. Air Force on the UFO problem. He is the author of several books about high technology and unidentified phenomena, a subject that first attracted his attention as an astronomer in Paris. While analyzing observations from many parts of the world, he became intrigued by the similarities in patterns between modern sightings and historical reports of encounters with flying objects and their occupants in every culture. T he result was the seminal book Passport to Magonia, published in 1969. Later, Jacques would become the model for the French scientist character in Stephen Spielberg's Close Encounters played by Francois Truffaut.

After a career as an information scientist with Stanford Research Institute and the Institute for the Future, where he served as a principal investigator for the groupware project on the Arpanet, the prototype of the Internet, Jacques Vallee cofounded a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, where he works.

• Dr. Vallee's website

• 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.

John Finnemore Announces
Formation of Study Group on Afterlife Teachings of The Universal Spiritual Brother & Sisterhood

John invites those interested to join a small group to study and discuss the afterlife and important spiritual advice from that source.   His description of the Study Group:

After reviewing information about the afterlife and communication with it (including important facts, misconceptions, reliable sources of information, and personal experiences), classes will focus on the teachings of The Universal Spiritual Brother&Sisterhood (USB), an afterlife-inspired nonreligious organization, as presented in its acclaimed book, Spiritual Light: Universal Teachings from the Highest Spirit Realms.  These wonderful teachings emphasize the importance of spirituality (nobility of spirit, of character) and afterlife knowledge.  They wish to help people improve themselves and the world; other groups have found discussion of the teachings to be particularly enriching and satisfying.  You can learn more about the USB and Spiritual Light at http://www.theusb.org.

This USB group will meet twice a month, starting in February, at times and location(s) to be determined, depending on participation.  Hopefully there will be no charge.  If you are interested, please email john{AT}theusb.org and give him your phone number.

About John: A retired professor of civil engineering with a Stanford Ph.D., John is a long-time supporter and member of the FMBR and IANDS.  He is also a member of the "Society for Psychical Research" and of the "Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies" (ASCS).  Afterlife and spirituality taught from the highest spirit realms have been John's major avocation since the 1950s.  He has had a number of spiritual experiences, has known closely a variety of top-class mediums, and has a sister who is a British-accredited medium.

For the last two decades John has been the lead volunteer at the nonprofit USB and recently he completed compiling, editing, and publishing its teachings in Spiritual Light.  These aim to develop human spirituality and cooperation with spirit advisors, and so greatly improve life on our planet.

LOCAL FRIEND EVENTS


FEBRUARY 13: 12:30 am to 5:00 pm San Jose Dowsers blog, San Jose:
Lisa Sullivan speaking on
Awakening Conscious Health 

FEBRUARY 18: 7:00 pm Silicon Valley Health Institute, Palo Alto:
Bernd Friedlander, DC, Len Saputo, MD, Sherry Fong, DC
Advances In Integrative Medicine 

South Bay IANDS
(Check later.)

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