May 2012 Newsletter

May, 2012 Newsletter

The Reality of ESP:
A Physicist's Proof of Psychic Abilities

We now have proof of ESP "so strong it would be statistically unreasonable to deny," writes physicist Russell Targ. "If facts alone can convince a skeptical investigator of the reality of ESP, this book should do it." In The Reality of ESP, Targ presents evidence from the $20 million research program he co-founded at Stanford Research Institute (SRI), together with their Buddhist and Hindu origins. These amazing psychic feats include:

Russell Targ, book author and filmmaker
  • While remote viewing for the CIA and Army Intelligence, SRI psychics found a downed Russian bomber in Africa, reported on the health of American hostages in Iran, described Soviet weapons factories in Siberia, and forecasted a Chinese atomic-bomb test three days before it occurred.
  • When San Francisco heiress Patricia Hearst was abducted from her home in Berkeley, a psychic with the SRI team was the first to identify the kidnapper and then accurately describe and locate the kidnap car.
  • After leaving SRI, Targ's group made $120,000 by psychically forecasting for nine weeks in a row the direction and amount of changes in the silver commodity futures market - without error!

Since most of us have psychic abilities we haven't tapped, Targ describes how we can learn to develop our own ESP, working at home using the SRI techniques with a friend.  His website is

TIME: Friday, 7:00-9:00 p.m., MAY 25, 2012
PLACE: Unity Community Church – Y.E.S. Hall, 3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
(doors open at 7 p.m.)

Russell Targ is a pioneering laser physicist, a well-known author, and co-founder of Stanford Research Institute's program to explore psychic abilities He is author or co-author of nine books dealing with the scientific investigation of psychic abilities and Buddhist approaches to the transformation of consciousness, He lives in Palo Alto, California and teaches remote-viewing workshops worldwide.

A $15 donation is asked of non-members, at the door
Students with ID, a $5 donation is asked

Why Would A Scientist Pray?


Today, many of us are searching for a comprehensible spirituality, one in which experience takes primacy over religious belief. It is evident that a person need not believe or take on faith anything about the existence of universal spirit, because the experience of God is a testable hypothesis, as we describe elsewhere is this paper. However, philosophical proof is not our purpose. Rather, we have become aware that this experience is available to anyone seeking a spiritual life who at the same time desires to remain a critical and discerning participant in the twenty-first century. We can include God in our lives without giving up our minds, if we can transcend our usual analytical thoughts and learn to become mindful. A scientist might pray, or search for the peace which passes understanding as a way to experience the truth without conscious thought.

In his 1939 essay Science and Religion, Albert Einstein suggested that we each have the potential for a greater awareness of truth than analysis alone can offer: Objective knowledge provides us with powerful instruments for the achievements of certain ends. But, the ultimate goal itself, and the longing to reach it, must come from another source.

Wisdom teachers throughout history have shown that the experience of God is possible without belonging to a church or following a religion, as long as one's basic motive is to discover truth. Dr. Herbert Benson recently proposed that our bodies and our brains are hard-wired for God. By this he means that throughout the past twenty-five hundred years from Buddha, Jesus, and the Baal Shem Tov (the founder of Hassidic Judaism), to such poets as Rumi, Blake, and Emerson, mystics have shared a common experience that is actually available to us all. In all the mystic paths, the experience of God is celebrated, rather than the belief in God, or the religious ritual. The Sufi poet Rumi shared his thoughts which arose after experiencing his own divinity:

All day I think about it, then at night I say it.
Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing?
I have no idea.
My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that,
And I intend to end up there.

Whenever we sit peacefully and quiet our mind, we have an opportunity to experience an oceanic connection with something outside our separate self. To many, that connection is experienced as an overpowering feeling of love, and it may well constitute part of our evolutionary process as a species.

This feeling of universal love, without any particular object, is often associated with the realization that we reside within an extended community of spirit enveloping all living beings. Such feelings of unbounded interconnected consciousness have been described by many as an experience of God. The gift of a quiet mind allows us to understand what it means to be in love, like being immersed in loving syrup, as contrasted with being in love with another person. It is possible to reside in love (or gratitude) as a way of life. This experience is the source of the often-heard expression that "God is love", which in an ordinary context is easily dismissed as a simple cliche, or worse, as not even comprehensible.

These oceanic, loving, peaceful experiences are examples of the compelling feeling of oneness that mystics have been urging us to explore for millennia. Jesus called this state of awareness the peace that passes all understanding, and "a kingdom which is not of this world". Hindus call it bliss, or ananda. And Buddha called it a state of no-mind, meaning the absence of thoughts disrupting awareness of indivisible unity.

This state is available to us now, while we reside in the world, whether or not we know or follow any religious teachings. Psychologist Joan Borysenko has written, "When the heart is open, we overcome the illusion that we are separate from one another."

An excerpt from an article entitled "The Scientific and Spiritual Implications of Psychic Abilities" by Russell Targ and Jane Katra, Ph.D. Reprinted with permission.
The full article can be found at



Remote Viewing, Healing, and What They Imply About Who We Are
With Jane Katra, Ph.D.

Remote viewing. The term carries with it an air of mystery. Remote viewing is often associated with secret military programs to exploit the powers that -- for most of us -- lie dormant in our minds. Some find it ironic that it was the military that sought to unlock those powers -- and so it is in a way. Ironic that one of the most conservative and hard-headed institutions in our society was forward thinking enough to ask the questions and fund the studies that led to a breakthrough of which all of us can now take advantage. You, too, can develop the same mental skill developed for the military. You can learn to take advantage of your own innate extrasensory capabilities to experience and perceive locations, objects, persons, or events that are hidden from you by shielding, distance, or even time.

About Jane Katra, Ph.D.


Conversing with the Body and Supporting It's Ability to Heal Itself
Dr. Liliana Cerepnalkoski

This well-received workshop is repeated in the interest of those who wish to study more in depth with Liliana. This energetic workshop is a prerequisite for attending the upcoming 8 week "Energy Makeover Workshop" series.

"I have taken many workshops from various teachers. With Liliana's course, I received concrete tools that worked immediately for a health condition with lasting results. I highly recommend her work." Christine Rosche,MPH,CNS

Learning to talk with our body, ask questions and receive answers is a very useful intuitive technique as it may provide answers to health problems. Also, applying the 2 principles of energetic medicine - cleansing and recharging - we may optimize the energetic status of organs and systems creating the conditions for the "inner doctor" to do its job, for the body to heal itself.


Jane Katra holds a Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of Oregon, where she taught mind-body health classes in the 1980's. Dr. Katra has also practiced as a natural spiritual healer for thirty-four years, after receiving instructions in a near-death experience.


Dr. Lilana Cerepnalkoski was trained in Europe as a physician and in America as a scientist. She completed two postdoctoral fellowships training in cancer research and AIDS research at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine where she was also appointed on the faculty in the capacity of research instructor.

Katra is the coauthor with physicist Russell Targ of the books Miracles of Mind: Exploring Nonlocal Consciousness and Spiritual Healing (1998), and The Heart of the Mind (1999). Her work has been featured in the book Reinventing Medicine by Larry Dossey, and in Science of Mind, Natural Health, Alternative Therapies, New Dimensions, Spirituality and Health, and Noetic Sciences Review. Dr. Katra transmits an evolutionary experience of naturally radiating energy, and teaches classes in Esoteric Wisdom, Psychic & Spiritual Development, Remote Viewing, Forgiveness as Transformation, Facing Death & Meeting Soul, Awakened Activism; Patanjali, Ramana Maharshi & Becoming Who We Are. Dr. Katra is active in healing research, is featured as part of The Science & Consciousness Visionary DVD Club, and has presented at Omega, Esalen, The Institute of Noetic Sciences, The Monroe Institute, The International Conference on Science & Consciousness, the Rhine Research Center where she is on the advisory board, and to medical schools and spiritual organizations internationally. Her website is

Remote Viewing Workshop with Jane Katra, PhD
June 2, 2012: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
$100. FMBR members $115. non-members

A spiritual experience led to the opening of her latent intuitive abilities and prompted her to concentrate her attention on the subjects of medical intuition and energy medicine, studying with eminent visionaries in these fields. She is a member of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine. Liliana maintains a scientific and educational consulting practice in Los Angeles.

May 19, 2012, 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Pathways to Self Healing Classroom, 4153 El Camino Way, Palo Alto, CA 94306
$90. FMBR members $115. non-members

Special Event

Save the Date, Aug. 24, 2012

Dr. Ibrahim Karim will travel from Egypt specifically to five a special lecture and worksho for FMBR. Dr. Karim will discuss current research in the field of Biogeometry. More Information to follow.

November Meeting Announcement
And Two Day Workshop

Save the Date! Nov. 23, 2012 & Dec. 1 & 2


FMBR is pleased to announce that Bill Bengstrom will be speaking at FMBR's November meeting this year. We know it is early notice, but this event is sure to sell out, so we want to give you a heads up! Mark your calendar!! Dr. Bengstrom's talk is November 23rd and the two day workshop will be December 1-2.

William F. Bengston (Bill) is a professor of sociology at St. Josephs College in New York, U.S.A. He received his Ph.D. from Fordham University, New York, in 1980. His "day job" areas of specialization include research methods and statistics.

For many years, Bill has conducted research into anomalous healing, and has proven the effectiveness of his technique in 10 controlled animal experiments conducted in 5 university biological and medical laboratories.

His healing research has produced the first successful full cures of transplanted mammary cancer and methylcholanthrene induced sarcomas in experimental mice by laying-on-of-hands techniques that he helped to develop. He has also investigated assorted correlates to healing such as geomagnetic micropulsations and EEG harmonics and entrainment. Dr. Bengston has publications in the Journal of Scientific Exploration, the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, and Explore. In addition, he has lectured widely throughout the United States and Europe. Bill has been a member of the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE) since 1999, and currently serves as President of the organization. He also is on the editorial board of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Bill has written a memoir with Sylvia Fraser about his healing experiences and research entitled The Energy Cure : Unraveling the Mystery of Hands-On Healing. A CD audio instruction program, Hands-On Healing, is also available from Sounds True. Bill's website is



MAY 12: 1:30 pm San Jose Dowsers blog, San Jose: Blueprint for Life--Your Life Purpose at Your Fingertips with Richard Unger.

MA& 17: 7:00 pm Silicon Valley Health Institute, Palo Alto: Robert Jay Rowen, MD speaks on "Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation "

MARCH 15: 7:00 pm RAHM: Metaphysical Exploration Group, Novato: (check their website)


The Foundation was established in 1980 to assist in the evolution of consciousness studies and to help bring this new field into wider recognition as a bona fide science. The interdisciplinary nature of the field is reflected in the activities of the organization and in the breadth of interests of its members who currently represent areas of engineering, science, medicine, the humanities, and the arts.

With its major focus on facilitating the development of an integrated model of consciousness, the Foundation provides encouragement and resources to a rather unique group of creative researchers and scientists with the objective of betterment of the individual, the society, and the environment.

Because of the special nature of scientific inquiry in this area, the Foundation is interested in building its regular membership with competent individuals who:

  • are open to a multidisciplinary approach to knowledge
  • recognize they are an integral part of any experiment in which they choose to participate
  • know and are prepared to expand their own level of consciousness

The intention is to develop high standards of credibility in all research activities and publications.

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.

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

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