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Exploring Non-dual Meditation – Centring Prayer.

Posted on 15 April 2019, 10:49

How to relate to a God who is in all, through all, and above all? ... to a God who is experienced as Creator, and in the created, the sensory-physical world in which we are now incarnate?  Plato called the Creator the world of Ideal Forms, physicist David Bohm called theCreator “the Implicate…

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The story behind Afterlife Teachings of Stephen the Martyr: Part 5: The Twelve search continues

Posted on 11 March 2019, 17:54

“He always knew that my temple was a house of cards”

I have already described how Stephen the Martyr, in his role as spiritual director, set us ”sitters” in our group the task of “finding twelve.”
In a first episode, we opined that as we were twelve in number, we were…

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The story behind Afterlife Teachings of Stephen the Martyr: Part 4: The Twelve search continues

Posted on 06 February 2019, 10:13

In the previous blog I described how Stephen invited us to choose Twelve.  As the number of people joining in our conversations…

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The story behind Afterlife Teachings of Stephen the Martyr: Part 3: The Search for the Twelve

Posted on 16 January 2019, 18:22

In preparing my book, Afterlife Teachings from Stephen the Martyr, I chose those conversations I thought to be the most helpful to those who read the book. My book could leave the impression that we were saintly people, eager to hear and to put his teachings into practice. But the truth…

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The story behind Afterlife Teachings of Stephen the Martyr: Part 2

Posted on 10 January 2019, 18:19


White Crow Publisher, Jonathan Beecher, invited me to write a blog on what convinced me that we were truly hearing from Stephen the Martyr, and at first I thought that the best thing I could do would be to refer once again to an issue of The Ground of Faith, where I study some dialectical…

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The story behind Afterlife Teachings of Stephen the Martyr: Part 1

Posted on 04 January 2019, 10:12

As Athene Sprang Fully Formed from the Head of Zeus

As Athene sprang fully formed from the head of Zeus, so the spirit of Stephen the Martyr emerged from the ocean of relationships that we call God, in all through and above all. Currents in this ocean swept almost a dozen of…

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Posted on 06 November 2018, 17:14

Immediately after the Second World War, in 1946,  Aldous Huxley published a much praised book, The Perennial Philosophy, where he attempted to describe what was in common between the world’s great religions.  It is perhaps an oversimplification, but words of St Paul give us the…

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Near Death Experiences and Synchronicity

Posted on 11 October 2018, 12:10

Researchers trying to prove the reality off NDEs beyond reasonable doubt, have been baffled by things NOT seen in an NDE, like symbols painted over an operating table lamp, invisible except from the ceiling where the alleged NDEr is said to hover,  or when the NDEr reports an object that is NOT…

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Channeling Stephen the Martyr: The Tree of Life and the Point of Unfolding

Posted on 24 September 2018, 9:47

Stephen: In what way may I best assist?

Michael:  The point of unfolding, in each of us.  [I am asking him where we are at, in our spiritual journeys.

Stephen: The unfolding, and the point of unfolding [in each of us]:

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Channeling Stephen the Martyr: UFOs and “Love that is the flood.”

Posted on 04 September 2018, 8:51

During the seven years of our conversations with the spirit of Stephen the Martyr, through trance medium Tom Ashman, we experienced numerous striking synchronicities…

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Mediumship: A Preview by Paul Beard – Mediumship is both a simple and a complex happening. To evaluate what is involved, an important balance needs to be sought between objective and subjective sides. Both must necessarily contribute if a long term and developing view is to come about. Since mediumistic material also arises at very different levels of significance, this requires to be assessed by criteria appropriate to each level. Read here
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