October, 2010 Newsletter
WHAT IS A NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE?
A Panel of Speakers
A near-death experience or NDE is a profound spiritual event that may occur to a person who has died and either chose or was told to return, or was close to death or who is not near death but in a situation of physical or emotional crisis. An NDE may begin with an out-of-body experience--a very clear perception of being somehow separate from one’s physical body, possibly even hovering nearby and watching events going on around the body. The effects of an NDE are often life-changing, and its details will typically be remembered clearly for decades.
Our October 22 NDE panel will describe their personal near-death experiences and share insights.
Nadia McCaffrey, www.north-ca-iands.org/NDES.html , has had three NDEs and is featured in over 30 documentaries. Yolaine Stout is the founder of ACISTE (American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences) and former president of IANDS (International Association for Near-Death Studies). Ellie Schamber, PhD, has spoken at IANDS and other organizations. The three near-death experiencers will share their stories, discuss NDE research and answer questions. Yolaine will show clips from her upcoming documentary called "Back to Life: Six Challenges Faced by Near-Death Experiencers.":
Topics of this presentation will include:
• Scientific evidence regarding NDEs
• Are people who 'die' and have NDEs really dead?
• Life-changing experiences and enhanced abilities (ESP,PK) after a NDE
• The Aware Project (Awareness through Resuscitation)
The panel will be hosted by Bill Virga, M.A. Transpersonal Psychology and FMBR member.
Students with ID, a $5 donation is asked
1. Take the San Antonio Road exit into Palo Alto.
2. At the first stop light, East Charleston Rd., turn right.
3. Continue to Middlefield Road.
4. Turn right on Middlefield road, continue for 1.1 miles, crossing East Meadow Drive..
5. Turn right into either of the 2 Unity Church parking lots, church in between the lots.
From Hwy 280
1. Take the El Monte/Moody Road exit in Los Altos.
2. Turn on El Monte toward SF Bay, continue for 1 mile.
3. Turn left onto Foothil Expressway, continue for 0.3 miles.
4. Turn right onto San Antonio Road, countinue for 3.1 miles.
5. Turn left on Middlefield road, continue for 1.1 miles, crossing East Meadow Drive.
6. Turn right into either of the 2 Unity Church parking lots, church in between the lots.
Vice President, FMBR
Can you remember those wild adventures you experienced as a child? The parks and forests filled with mystical creatures, the ability to fly thousands of miles away in your mind, and your dreams of other worlds and dimensions that were just as real, if not more real than this one. All of this you were told, and eventually believed, was imaginary. Do you remember what the world felt like back then? These feelings and experiences may not be just childish fantasies.
Young children are much more perceptive than adults and have access to a wider spectrum of informational interactions, which can include other planes and worlds of existence. Those of us interested in paranormal human abilities know of many abilities that are possible for people with a slightly wider spectrum of perception, which fall under the umbrella of "psychic" abilities. These can start with intuition and premonitions. Then there is seeing in many forms, both internal and external, including seeing energy streams and fields (like auras), remote viewing, foreseeing the future and so on. There can also be an expanded awareness of the thinking processes leading to telepathy. Also, other senses can be expanded such as the sense of smell, sound, taste, and touch. The last one is most interesting since a person can begin to feel his own organs and tissues on a much deeper level leading to a sense of other structures both within and around the body. This brings us to human energetic structures.
If a person's perception begins to expand and self-exploration leads him around his own body, he will discover numerous different structures, which are a continuation of the physical body and directly affect the health and consciousness of a human being. There are a number of sets of energetic channels that run within the body and are capable of passing very intense energy currents. An example of these would be the channels that run through the arms and legs. Next there are a number of centers of energy transformation present within and around the body; these are often referred to as chakras. Examples include ones in the area of the chest and the forehead. There is also a complex system of tiny energy tubes that run within and around the body called the meridians. These meridians also carry energy in and out of the organism. Once discovered, a person can learn to work with, start processes within, and perform actions with these energy structures. An example would be bio-energetic healing or altered vision.
The truth is that all of us are given these many incredible gifts that are woven into our biology by nature but we, by our own ignorance, do not use them.
By consciously exploring these forgotten parts of our being, we open the door to a world from which we are hiding -- behind our informational overloads, technological advances and fear of ourselves. So there is no need to "imagine" as reality is much deeper, richer, more exciting and full of life than anything we can possibly imagine -- although at times it can be scary.
We should be careful when we tell our children that they are imagining things. They may be seeing things much clearer then we are. All that we as adults need is a desire to take a step back towards ourselves and begin to explore our own body, our energetic structures.
The world is changing and it's not clear in which direction but I would prefer to be around people who are simpler, brighter, and closer to nature, like children. This is why I work with my energetic structures and hope that more people will begin to be a little more sensitive towards themselves and the world by following the same path. There is so much in the world that is worth protecting. Not for ourselves or our children but simply because it exists. I hope that by changing ourselves, our energetic structures, and becoming stronger trees in the forest we can collectively withstand any difficulty that may be ahead of us and individually be able to look at ourselves with contentment.
There are many institutions in the U.S. and the world addressing these issues. For example, in Russia there is a unique place where people have been doing what I have just described for over 20 years. It's called the Institute of Biosensory Psychology, St. Petersburg, Russia - a Private Education Institution for Additional Professional Education. I have participated and studied at this Institute. The founder of the Institute is Vladimir Tonkov who is a leading figure in the field of human natural abilities and a recipient of a world record in the category "the largest number of people taught in the shortest amount of time the skills of telekinesis (moving objects without contact)" - several hundred in the past two years. These people look like regular people and yet you can tell them apart by a little spark in their eyes and a full-of-care attitude towards the world, which is evident in their every move. While interacting with them you feel no need to pretend or fear. It's an interesting feeling when you can just be yourself. This is the way you feel with people who are not critical and judgmental toward you.
There is now a wonderful web portal where studies are available over the internet on many deep and interesting subjects. Please visit www.en.metaportal.ru for more information.
FMBR UPCOMING EVENTS
Spoon Bending Party!
The FMBR Invites YOU To A Halloween Psychokinesis Party. Bring your family, friends and children over six (6-16 free!) to a Halloween fundraiser for the FMBR. We'll be led through the process by Tiffany Schneider, Phd, Founder of the Applied Energy Flow Healing System.
$35 if you're in Halloween costume, $40 if you're not, $20/$25 with student ID and $5 more for all non-FMBR members. An extra $5 off for everyone if you prepay: www.fmbr.org./pk.html.
The party is on Friday, October 29th, 6:30pm. Held at our usual meeting place, Unity Church.
FMBR Member meeting announcement:
October 22nd, 2010 at 7:00pm - FMBR will hold the annual members meeting where we will elect the Directors of the Board for the upcoming period. This year the following Board members are up for election:Francis Lee, Yevgeniy Gorodetskiy, Tiffany Schneider, Kurt Bohan, Peggy Gin
FUTURE FMBR MEETINGS
November 26, 2010: Walt Woods, former President of the American Dowsing Society will be speaker on Dowsing and Longevity.
November 27, 2010: Walt Woods will hold a workshop on Dowsing and Longevity. The workshop will be at the Masonic Building, 146 Main St., Los Altos, CA.
Smart Life Forum
RAHM Group Speakers:
FMBR Home Page: http://www.fmbr.org
Your comments to FMBR are appreciated
INFORMATION ABOUT THE
FOUNDATION FOR MIND-BEING RESEARCH
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
• know and are prepared to extend 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
Chairman of Board
|William C. Gough
Yevgeniy GorodetskiyPeggy Gin