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Two Verifications of Afterlife Contact by Workshop Participants In This Issue! Workshop Newsletter

May 2001

By Bruce Moen


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New Partnered Exploration of the Afterlife Workshop

The primary goal of the exercises in this new workshop is to facilitate afterlife contact experiences that can be validated as real during the workshop.  The advanced Partnered Exploration technique I've written about, and that was used to gather all the material for my fourth book, Curiosity's Father, is taught in this workshop.


June 9-10, 2001. Partnered Exploration of the Afterlife Workshop in Denver, Colorado; This workshop is LIMITED TO 20 participants, and completion of the Exploring the Afterlife Workshop is a prerequisite. Contact Bruce at to register and get details. Cutoff date for cancellation/refunds is May 26, 2001.


Workshops LIVE Audio Cassette Tapes

The workshops in Melbourne, Australia (May 2000) and  Virginia (January 2001) were recorded live on audio cassettes.  Copies of these tapes are now available at my website.  In addition, all future workshops will be audio taped and these will be added to the list of available tapes.  Workshop participants can order a set of the tapes for the workshop they attend, a great way to review all the lecture and exercises!


Upcoming Exploring the Afterlife Workshops


June 23-24, 2001 Exploring the Afterlife Workshop in Reno, Nevada ;Contact Denise at for details. Cutoff date for cancellation/refunds is June 9, 2001

July 13-15, 2001, Exploring the Afterlife Workshop in Toronto, Canada; contact Susan at to register and/or receive the details. Cutoff date for cancellation/refunds is June 30, 2001.

July 27-29, 2001. Exploring the Afterlife Workshop in IRELAND; contact Bruce Moen at - OR - Michael Pettigrew at My first ever workshop in Europe is scheduled to take place about 23 miles from Dublin, Ireland. Many throughout Europe have previously expressed interest in attending a workshop and I hope to meet some of you in Ireland. SPECIAL NOTE: Mike, the host in Ireland, advises that the number Bed & Breakfast facilities nearby is limited and that they fill up quickly for July. I can email the contact list to those of you interested in attending this workshop so you make those reservations early enough to insure you'll have a place to stay.


August 4-5, 2001, Exploring the Afterlife Workshop in GERMANY; contact Anna at to register and/or receive the details. The location will be in Langwedel, Northern Germany which is about one hour's drive from Hamburg and the Danish border.  Since my high school German is really rusty Anna plans to arrange for real time translation of my lecture and exercises. Cutoff date for cancellation/refunds is July 21, 2001.


August 18-19, 2001, Exploring the Afterlife Workshop in the Henderson/Asheville area of North Carolina; contact Marion at to register and/or receive the details. The location about 5 miles from the Asheville Airport. Cutoff date for cancellation/refunds is August 4, 2001.


September 17-21, 2001, Exploring the Afterlife Workshop aboard the CRUISE SHIP Fascination departing Miami, FL for Cozumel, Mexico; Registration and payment for the workshop and the cruise need to be done separately. Contact Jena at for details on registering, making the deposit, and payment for the workshop itself. Or, you can pay for the workshop with a Visa or MasterCard at Note: To help make this cruise/workshop more available the workshop is being offered at a special price of $215.
Payment of the deposit or full amount for the cruise can be made using a Visa or MasterCard at using the "Voyage to Cozumel" button. If you are interested please make your deposit before May 10, 2001
For full details on this cruise visit Jena's website For this cruise workshop to happen we need those interested to make their deposit by May 10, 2001 with payment of the balance by July 1, 2001. We need to supply the cruise ship with the names of passengers and size of our group by that date. Deposits are fully refundable until July 1, 2001 and thereafter are dictated by the cruise ship cancellation policy (contact Jena for this information.)
Cost for the cruise alone is $365 (double occupancy) and is open to anyone interested in taking the cruise. Cost for this package including both the cruise and the workshop is $580 (double occupancy). You can attend the workshop and your spouse or a friend can just enjoy the cruise.


October 5-7, 2001, Exploring the Afterlife Workshop in Friday Harbor, Washington State; contact Bill at to register and/or receive the details. Friday Harbor is located in the San Juan Islands of the great Pacific Northwest. Cutoff date for cancellation/refunds is September 22, 2001.


Personal Appearance:


November 9-11, 2001, Journeys Beyond Convention in Mobile, Alabama; contact Pat at or visit for additional information or call 334-621-5750. Some of the speakers scheduled are: Dr. John Mack; Dannion Brinkley; Dolores Cannon, William Henry, Stanton Friedman, Paul Anderson (Canadian Crop Circles), Pat Fitzhugh (The Bell Witch Tower. Bruce Moen will be giving a lecture and a short version of the Exploring the Afterlife Workshop.



Two Workshops in Europe?


Yes!  The first workshop in Europe is scheduled to take place in Ireland, near Dublin, the weekend of July 27-29.   The second European workshop will be held in Germany.  Any of you in the Europe who might consider attending either of these workshops please email the contacts above for more information.


What's in a Workshop?

To let you know some of the things participants learn in my workshop I've added this section to this newsletter.  Each month I'll talk a little about what's in a workshop.  We can use more than our rational, thinking mind to explore beyond physical reality.  This month my topic is:


The Power of Placing Intent

I agree with whomever said, Intent is everything.  And if that’s true then Placing Intent is the beginning of everything.  One of this month’s Workshop Participant Experiences illustrates the power of Placing Intent.


The first concept to consider, regarding Placing Intent, is that there is an area of consciousness that is Placing Intent.  And, that if you learn to focus your attention within this area of consciousness any desire you express gets added boost toward fulfillment or manifestation.  So, to add boost to your stated desire all that’s left to do is learn how to navigate to the area of consciousness called, Placing Intent.


The second concept to consider is that every area of consciousness has a specific, unique feeling.  And that by merely remembering the feeling for specific area of consciousness our awareness is automatically shifted to that area of consciousness.  For example, those of you familiar with the Monroe Institute’s Focus 10 area of consciousness would probably describe that it has a “certain feeling.”  And that if you remember that “certain feeling” for Focus 10 your awareness shifts to Focus 10.  So, to learn to focus your attention within Placing Intent consciousness, all that’s necessary is to find a way to experience and identify that “certain feeling” for that area of consciousness.  Then, any time you wish add boost to your affirmations or other stated desires all you need do is remember that “certain feeling” for Placing Intent.  How you gonna do that?  Actually, the technique I teach in the workshop is silly and simple.  It’s called the Silly Little Finger Bending Exercise and you can use this exercise right now to learn that “certain feeling” for Placing Intent consciousness.


The logical engineer in me approached this, well, logically.  If intent is everything then everything I do must have been preceded by focusing my attention within Placing Intent consciousness.  Therefore, whether I am aware of it or not, everything I do must have been preceded by experiencing that “certain feeling” for Placing Intent, even something as simple as bending my index finger.  Normally I do this so seamlessly I’m not aware of experiencing that “certain feeling,” and that’s where the Silly Little Finger Bending Exercise comes in.


If I take in Three Deep Relaxing Breaths and Three Energy Gathering Breaths (two other workshop exercises) then close my eyes and focus all my attention on any feelings that occur the instant before my index finger bends, I’ll experience that “certain feeling” for Placing Intent for my finger to bend.  A silly way to learn, perhaps, but effective.  With practice the Silly Little Finger Bending Exercise can bring that “certain feeling” to awareness.  Once you KNOW that feeling any time you wish to add boost to your affirmations or other stated desires, all that will be necessary is to remember that “certain feeling” as you state your affirmation.  I know, I know, this sounds so silly, but as one of this month’s Workshop Participant Experiences demonstrates, IT WORKS!



Workshop Participant Experiences


Jackie’s Placing Intent Leads to Verified Contact


Jackie attended the Miami workshop, hosted by Donna and Jack Brewer.  By her descriptions of her experience during the workshop I felt she perceives in much the same way I do, that is, more by “impressions” than by strong visual content.  And like my own afterlife exploration experience early on, doubt and conflicting beliefs appeared to be strongly influencing Jackie’s perception during the exercises.


In the section of the workshop that deals with doubt and conflicting beliefs I describe my understanding of how and why our doubts and conflicting beliefs work to block our perception.  It’s a basic Catch 22 situation.  In order to open perception beyond such blocking beliefs we need to experience something that conflicts with those beliefs, and accept that experience as real.  But, those conflicting beliefs tend to block such experiences, the classic Catch 22.  One technique I teach in the workshop to get around this Catch 22 using Placing Intent.  Over the years I’ve learned that if I Place Intent to have an experience that conflicts with my blocking beliefs, that experience will happen.


Unbeknownst to me, during one of the many ten minute breaks during the workshop, Jackie decided to try this method of bypassing conflicting, blocking beliefs.  She posted the results on the Conversation Board at the website and with her permission an edited version of that post is given below.


Jackie’s Post: (edited)


Well Bruce you hit the nail on the head at the Miami workshop. After we got through discussing "placing the intent" the first day, I went to a quiet spot and said out loud to my guides " I am placing the intent to have an experience that conflicts with my beliefs" and then I just let it go like you said.   Honestly I had forgotten that I even said that until last night....


For those of you who know me from the board, a member of our family committed suicide March of 2000, and that event is what catapulted me into searching for afterlife answers. Since then Janice (another board member and dear friend) did a retrieval of Susan in which she brought back extraordinary verifying information. You would think at that point I could have gotten rid of this doubt. Unfortunately I myself have had limited contact with Susan which has been very frustrating and has added to my "doubt".


Last night, as I just started to doze off I felt an overwhelming feeling of someone being in the room. In my dream state I opened my eyes (yes the physical ones Bruce ;-) and saw what appeared to be a billowy form standing in my doorway.  Oddly I wasn't even afraid. I knew it was Susan. At that point I "heard" (I say heard but it was more like I just knew what she was saying) her say "I am so free now Jackie.  Tell Charlie (her son and my husband) that I did leave something to him and he can find it by calling Lee Memorial Hospital".  She motioned as if she were going to touch my shoulder then she was just gone before I knew it.


Now I know this all sounds crazy, but I sat there for like 2 hours shaking and crying because I didn't know what to make of it.  My husband thought I was having a breakdown.

To make a long story short, I made my husband call the hospital (the one mentioned was where Susan used to work) and we ended up finding out that Susan had a $2000 annuity left for Charlie in his name!!  Talk about a belief system CRASH!   When he told me it was like all the lights went out and I was standing in the dark!   I couldn't believe that what I saw really came out to be TRUE!!


So Bruce I guess I asked for it and I certainly got it. Now I feel like I am walking around in a fog and I can't shake it. 


I just can't believe all this has happened.


The Belief System Crash Jackie refers to is something else I teach about in the workshop.  In my experience it’s a normal part of the process of opening one’s perception, and I discuss it in a future Workshop Newsletter.  Jackie’s experience of using what she learned in the Silly Little Finger Bending Exercise is one of the clearest examples of using that technique to bypass the Catch 22 of opening perception that I’ve yet seen.


Thanks Jackie for being willing to share your experience with the rest of us.



Dora’s Delayed Action Verification Experience.


During the Payson, AZ workshop held February 10 -11 Rosalie and I “road tested” one the exercises for the new Partnered Exploring workshop, that exercise is called “Getting A Message.”  In this exercise each participant writes the name of a deceased friend or loved one on a small slip of paper.  Each participant then draws a slip of paper out of a basket, making sure they don’t draw the name they wrote down.  The object of the exercise is to make contact with the person who’s name they drew, and get a message for the person who provided the name.  In a previous Workshop Newsletter I shared Lauren’s verified contact experience in that workshop.


After the exercise Dora shared her experience with the group, but almost none of it could be confirmed as verified by any stretch of the imagination.  In her experience Dora had encountered a truck driver, standing near an eighteen wheeler and very shy.  None of this, according to the person who provided the name made any sense.  Over two months later Dora posted what to her is, perhaps, verification that her contact with this trucker during the workshop was real . . .


Dora’s Post  (edited)


I’m sure some who attended the AZ workshop recall my experience with the truck driver,  for those of you who weren’t there, here it goes . . .

Bruce was trying out the partnered exploration exercise at the workshop and to make the story short... I was suppose to contact the father of one of the other participants, having drawn his name out of the basket. ... but instead, when I asked the Helper to come and guide me to the person, a man come into my view standing near an 18wheeler.  This man  had a special manner... he seemed to be angry and was uncommunicative.   When he become aware of me, he walked behind the truck kind like he was hiding...I got a good look at him and the truck, but couldn't get much more out of the experience.  During the debriefing I told what I saw, but the man who I saw didn't belong to anyone at the workshop.   So just like anyone else I dismissed the experience as either "imagination" or just another undefined, unverifiable contact.


Last night I was flipping through channels on the TV and I stopped on Lifetime "Unsolved Mysteries" program.  In the next segment of that program I saw ....THE man I saw with the 18wheeler during the Payson, AZ workshop exercise.  On the program they showed a home video of the man, and it was HIM!   His name is Devin Wilson.  He was a truck driver and in 1995 he drove a loaded truck from Kansas to California.  He called home to say he was heading back, and that was the last time his boss or family heard from him.


According to the Unsolved Mysteries program, eyewitnesses saw Devin Wilson near Flagstaff, AZ, not far from where the workshop was held in Payson.  He appeared to be confused, driving his rig in the woods, around and around, and he almost hit a car.  At one point eyewitnesses said he was standing outside his truck, and they asked him if he needed help.  But he was mumbling to himself and the witnesses got scared and left.  The next day another eyewitness saw him, confused and acting strangely.  That eyewitness called the police, who later found the 18wheeler and all Devin’s belongings, but a search of the area failed to find him, or his body.  No one has reported seeing Devin alive since then.


I have no doubt in my mind that I saw Devin Wilson during that exercise in the workshop.  But since at the time, during the workshop, it couldn’t be verified I dismissed it.  I hope that by sharing this with all of you it will help you to NOT dismiss your own "imagination" but be open to any possibility even if your afterlife exploration experiences cannot be immediately verified.



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Hosting Workshops

If you're interest in hosting a workshop in your area I'd like to do whatever I can to help you do that.  One possibility is for me to put you in touch with others in your area who've expressed interest in attending a workshop.  If you can facilitate putting on a workshop for between ten and twenty people you attend for free and share in any profit.  If you're interested please email me and I'll help in whatever way I can to bring my workshop to your area.


That's the May Workshop Newsletter.  I hope to hear from those of you interested in hosting a workshop and look forward to meeting some of you in person at a workshop soon.