InPresence 169Community Building
June 11, 2020
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Jeffrey Mishlove discusses some technical difficulties that prevented the Live Stream with Sean McNamara scheduled for June 14, 2020. Apparently, Zoom was unable to connect with YouTube. The event will be rescheduled. Then, Jeffrey fielded a few questions from the steadfast viewers who were able to log in.
Please note that the correct link to Sean McNamara’s website is www.mindpossible.com. It was misspelled in this video.
Published on June 15, 2020
Jeffrey Mishlove will be fielding your questions concerning his Bigelow Institute competition Grand Prize essay, Beyond the Brain: The Survival of Human Consciousness After Permanent Bodily Death. You can find the essay, if you haven’t already read it, at https://www.bigelowinstitute.org/docs/1st.pdf
Here she explains that consciousness is infinite and that, ultimately, there is no real separation between our waking consciousness, our subconscious mind, and the afterlife. It is all one. However, that realization is difficult to maintain in the face of daily life’s necessities. She describes several powerful examples of both archetypal, visionary experiences and after-death [...]
From July 2002 to December 2018, an estimated 120,000 people from around the globe took part in IONS online map dowsing experiment. Participants were shown a 300×300 grid and asked to predict the location of a spot that would be immediately generated by the webserver. Each trial was then given a Z-score determined by the [...]
Here he describes the work of George William Russell who was known by his pen name of “AE”. Russell was a fine artist, poet, dramatist, critic, playwrite, statesman, publisher, and mystic. He was closely associated with W. B. Yeats and served as an inspiration for a generation of esotericists, writers, and political activists. His life [...]
Carla is an energy healer, former shamanic practitioner, and widely-experienced remote viewer. She has had training from a number of instructors, but finally settled on Remote Viewing Instructional Services. She is now a great fan of the original Ingo Swann methodology. Here she details the her rewarding journey into remote viewing.
Here he reviews the many accomplishments of William Blake (1757-1827), a visual artist, poet, and mystic. Blake was an important influence on people such as W. B. Yeats, Alan Ginsberg, Kathleen Raine, Aldous Huxley – the contemporary artist, Francis Bacon – and even the rock musician, Patti Smith. Many of his contemporaries, and even some [...]
Here he notes that neither Socrates nor Jesus wrote down their own thoughts. In order to understand them, we must rely upon their interpreters. Both men were put to death for their ideas. Both were concerned with divine illumination. He presents Jesus as a gnostic teacher, as depicted in the Nag Hammadi scriptures, whose live [...]
Here he explores the artistic and intellectual complexities of Francis Bacon (1909 – 1992), one of the most successful artists of the twentieth centuries who paintings have sold for more than $100 million. He points out that Bacon found inspiration in the spiritualist literature and possibly functioned mediumistically himself. Tunney also focuses on Bacon’s artwork [...]
Anngwyn St. Just, PhD, is a social traumatologist. She is author of the two volume set of books titled Trauma: Time, Space, and Fractals. She is also author of the five volume set titled Trauma and the Human Condition. She has worked throughout the world helping victims of war and disaster.
Here she describes fractal mathematics as providing a new vision of the universe with broad implications for every field of science. In particular, she offers suggestions as to how fractal patterning could resolve the dilemma as to whether Jungian synchronicities can be viewed as truly “acausal.” She provides illustrations of the many ways in which [...]
Here he describes his research with spirit mediums in Brazil. While many mediums exhibit symptoms that are sometimes designated as signs of psychosis, he notes that they typically live productive and meaningful lives showing no signs of pathology. Experimental tests with the famous medium, Chico Xavier, indicated that letters he transmitted to grieving relatives from [...]
Here he describes a horrible concatination of illnesses that left him with a diagnosis of permanent paralysis below the chest in 2016. He awakened from life-saving surgery with a dysfunctional body – however, he found himself in a state of awareness completely detached from the body that he thinks of as cosmic consciousness. In this [...]
Here she tells how she developed a close connection with shamans from Mongolia who visited the United States in 2004. As a result of this connection, she was invited to present at a conference on shamanism in Mongolia. She describes a variety of adventures with shamans in Mongolia, including some in which it appeared to [...]
Here she describes the capacities of the brain’s right hemisphere for experiences of transcendence and wholeness. She maintains that higher states of awareness are achieved, naturally, by deactivating certain areas of the brain that keep us focused on egoic concerns – the right parietal lobe and the default mode network. She describes stages in humanity’s [...]
Here he explains how a discussion of the “Mandela Effect” caused him to speculate how the simulation hypothesis might account for alternative timelines intersecting with each other. He notes that there have been many works of science fiction, notably the novels of Philip K. Dick, that explore this theme. He found that computer gaming provides [...]
Here he explores the controversies concerning the artistic genius of one of the greatest science fiction writers of the twentieth century. There are those who insist that his creations were the result of drug-induced paranoic fantasies. Others describe him as a visionary, mystic, gnostic, and even a prophet. While acknowledging Dick’s psychological disturbances and addictions, [...]
Here he discusses the value of indigenous and shamanistic wisdom. He describes his work with native Americans as well as shamans across the world. He emphasizes the importance of approaching these traditions with both respect and permission. He points to the significance of current discussions about cultural appropriation. He also describes the role of entheogens [...]
Indigenous peoples have a reputation for having intuition inborn in their DNA. Research into remote viewing has revealed that we ALL have it in our DNA. But native peoples seem to find it easier to allow it to emerge in their lives. Joffre Perreault is a member of the Sheshegwaning First Nation of the Odawa [...]
Here he explains that Aristotelian logic has captured the Western intellectual mindset for many centuries. He suggests that this type of “either/or” thinking has resulted in harmful wars and violence. He points to several other systems of logic that are more precise, and also more inclusive, than Aristotelian thought. These include Taoist yinyang logic, Buddhist [...]
Here he describes Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as the equivalent to German literature as Shakespeare is to English literature or Dante is to Italian literature – a towering figure. However, Goethe considered his scientific writings to be as important as his literary contributions. Sattler sees Goethe as one of the founders of the discipline of [...]
Eleven participant duos consisting of 14 females and 8 males, with the average age being 28.7 were surveyed to determine their paranormal belief and closeness of their relationship prior to the experiment. Duos were then asked to swap personal items that reminded them of each other and were led into separate rooms. One participant, the [...]
The presented study is a follow-up to Roe’s 2010 research with the intent to gather a larger and more stringent data set, correcting any experimental design weakness from the first study. In this follow-up study, one hundred and one participants were asked to examine 16 Chinese characters, with half the characters consisting of believable facsimiles. [...]
Here he discusses research findings concerning diet and nutrition. He points out that there is very little evidence that popular fad diets work in the long-run. People almost always regain the weight they may have lost. The most effective approach involves a lifestyle based on what is called the “Mediterranean Diet”. Organic food is advised. [...]
Here he presents data that, although hoaxing does occur, it would be unlikely that the large, complex crop circles were created by hoaxers. The known crop circles created by hoaxing are much smaller and simpler. Therefore, crop circles seem to point toward an authentic mystery. The “chemtrail” conspiracy theory suggests some sort of large-scale effort [...]