Jun 2013 Newsletter

June, 2013 Newsletter

Calling Earth: An Afterlife Documentary

Dan Drasin's latest projects include a series of documentary films about afterlife research. At our presentation Dan will show a rough-cut preview of his first one, CALLING EARTH, which explores the history of spirit communication via modern technology: EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) and the broader field of ITC (Instrumental Trans-communication). It includes the work of European EVP pioneers Friedrich Juergenson and Konstantin Raudive as well as contemporary researchers including Mark Macy (past FMBR speaker), Marcello Bacci (Italy), Ernst Senkowski (Germany) and Anabela Cardoso (Spain). The film also features Tom and Lisa Butler, the directors of the Association TransCommunication founded by Sarah Estep. The film provides do-it-yourself instructions for those who would like to experiment with this approach to contacting the departed.


TIME: Friday, 7:30 p.m., JUNE 28, 2013
PLACE: Unity Community Church – Y.E.S. Hall, 3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
(doors open at 7 p.m.)

Speaker's Bio

Dan Drasin

Daniel Drasin, has been a media producer and documentary filmmaker since the early 1960s. As a child he had numerous precognitive dreams, which triggered an early interest in paranormal phenomena. As an adult Dan experienced a number of UFO sightings and was one of the primary on-site researchers of the events surrounding the infamous West Virginia "Mothman" incident in the mid-1960s.

Dan's latest projects include a series of documentary films about afterlife research. At our presentation Dan will show a rough-cut preview of his first one, CALLING EARTH, which explores the history of spirit communication via modern technology: EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) and the broader field of ITC (Instrumental Trans-communication).

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

Dr. Eben Alexander, A Scientist and Physician

An Evening with Eben Alexander 
at Sofia University,
1069 E Meadow Circle, Palo Alto
(FMBR is a co-sponsor of this event.)

"Scientist and physician, Dr. Eben Alexander spent years honing his scientific world view, until a rare illness left him in a coma. Seven days later he awoke from a transcendental near-death experience with new insights documented in his book, s Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife. In his book, Dr. Alexander recounts his near death experience (NDE), its profound lessons, and the complete revision of everything he has come to believe about science, consciousness, spirituality, and the very nature of all existence.

"At the event, Dr. Alexander will meet with attendees at a VIP Reception, speak on his experiences, and sign copies of his book. "

Wednesday, June 19, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
at Sofia University, 1069 E Meadow Circle, Palo Alto

• Purchase your tickets now.
(FMBR members pay only $30 per ticket, so bring your FMBR membership card with you.)


Would you like to author a guest editoral in the FMBR newsletter? If so, please submit a short (900-1200 word) article on a subject related to science and consciousness to webmaster@fmbr.org. 
Ken Morley, Director, FMBR

FMBR Is on Video

There are two ways to see the FMBR meetings on video. On USTREAM and Vimeo

1. At the time of the meeting we are broadcasting live video on Ustream.tv on the web. These recordings are of our meeting speakers and some of the short topics that often introduce the meetings proper. The videos are of medium quality as far as video but good quality on the audio side. We have all the meetings starting from Jan, 2012, except for Feb, May, and Aug (Jun we had no meeting). Anyone can watch these videos.

2. As our video editor (and videographer) Kurt Bohan finishes the video of each meeting, this more polished version is put online at the video service Vimeo. To view these videos you must be a member of FMBR ( if you get the FMBR newsletter, that does not indicate that you are a member, the annual donation for membership is only $50). Each video has a different password. If you are a current member you are invited to send an email or letter to FMBR requesting a list of the videos and the password for each.

There is one video on the Vimeo service taken at a working meeting of BIOS/HeartMath sponsored by FMBR at Institute of Heartmath, Boulder Creek in the Santa Cruz mountains in Jun 2011. Here is the link to that video.

( BIOS is a project of the Chicago Center for Creative Development. There is a book Bios A Study of Creation by Hector Sabelli, with others, which develops and explores this hypothesis.)


No meetings in June, July, or August San Jose Dowsers blog, San Jose

JUNE 20: 7:00 pm Smart Life Forum, Palo Alto: Bruce Miller, MD speaks on
"What You Need to Know About Cognitive Decline and Dementia"

June 19, 2013: 7:30 pm South Bay IANDS     An Evening with Dr. Eben Alexander, at Sofia University, Palo Alto


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:


  • 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


  • 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

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