Scheduled 2-Day Exploring the Afterlife Workshops Susan's workshop in
Louisville, CO, To be Rescheduled Contact Susan at
Sude@indra.com to get details and make your
reservation. (This workshop location is near Boulder, Colorado)
Krisa's workshop in
Pheonix, AZ, February 26-27, 2005 Contact
Krisa to get details and make your
Hampton Roads Publishing
Co. workshop in Charlottesville, VA March 10-11, 2005 Contact Carolyn to get details and make your reservation. All registrations and payments for Hampton Roads workshops MUST be made thru Hampton Roads. Participants have the option of registering by phone (800-766-8009), fax (800-766-9042) or on their website HRPub.com
Hampton Roads Publishing
Co. workshop in Charlottesville, VA July 18-19, 2005 Contact Carolyn to get details and make your reservation. All registrations and payments for Hampton Roads workshops MUST be made thru Hampton Roads. Participants have the option of registering by phone (800-766-8009), fax (800-766-9042) or on their website HRPub.com
Scheduled 2-Day Partnered Exploring Workshops Hampton Roads Publishing
Co. workshop in Charlottesville, VA May 16-17, 2005 Contact Carolyn to get details and make your reservation. All registrations and payments for Hampton Roads workshops MUST be made thru Hampton Roads. Participants have the option of registering by phone (800-766-8009), fax (800-766-9042) or on their website HRPub.com
Hampton Roads Publishing
Co. workshop in Charlottesville, VA September 8-9, 20055 Contact Carolyn to get details and make your reservation. All registrations and payments for Hampton Roads workshops MUST be made thru Hampton Roads. Participants have the option of registering by phone (800-766-8009), fax (800-766-9042) or on their website HRPub.com
Scheduled 5-Day Combined Workshops
This workshop combines both the Exploring the Afterlife and Partnered Exploration
into a single workshop.
Klaus's workshop in
Wiesbaden, Germany, April 6-10, 2005 Contact Klaus at
firstname.lastname@example.org to get details and make your
Asia's workshop in
Wroclaw, Poland April 13-17, 2005 Contact Asia at
email@example.com to get details and make your
Wojtek's workshop in
Krakow, Poland April 20-24, 2005 Contact Wojtek at
firstname.lastname@example.org to get details and make your
Frank's workshop in
Frankfort, Germany, April 27-May 1, 2005 Contact Frank at
to get details and make your reservation.
Hampton Roads Publishing Company, publisher of my books, is now sponsoring
lectures and workshops by many of its authors. These are held in Charlottesville,
Virginia and you may check the schedule for all events at Hampton Roads website.
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Each Issue of this Newsletter will include material from the Afterlife Knowledge
Guidebook, A Manual for the Art of Retrieval & Afterlife Exploration. In this
issue you can read the second chapter.
To see the book's Table of Contents
Click Here and
scroll down below the picture of the book cover.
CHAPTER 2: TRUST
Trust is always the first issue in any endeavor. As you begin learning to explore our afterlife you face the most basic trust issue all human beings must face. That most basic trust issue is:
Can I trust that the information my senses bring into my awareness from my surroundings is real?
Learning to explore our afterlife requires that we learn to use what might be called our nonphysical senses to bring information about nonphysical environments into our awareness.
We must learn to use our nonphysical senses: sight; hearing; touch; taste; smell and any other nonphysical senses we may have. As I learned to use these nonphysical senses I'd say that not only was trust in them the first issue, it was a continuing issue throughout the process of learning to explore beyond physical reality.
Early in life every human being went through this process of learning to trust the information our senses bring into our awareness. Perhaps thinking about how we made it successfully through this process once before can serve as a model for how we can do it again. All of us entered the physical world in an infant body equipped with five physical senses. To understand what I want to get across about the first issue of afterlife exploration, think of your physical birth as entry into an unfamiliar reality, in a body equipped with unknown, unfamiliar senses. Before we could use these physical senses to explore and interact we had to first come to the realization we have them. We had to then find ways to determine if what these senses told us about the physical world surrounding us was real or fantasy. Watching my infant daughter as she went through the process of learning to become aware of and trust her physical senses gave me insight into that process.
When I first shook a baby rattle close to my infant daughter, the sound it made didn't get much of a reaction from her. She just continued waving her arms, sucking her toes, or whatever she was doing before the rattle's noise. But with repeated experience, bringing the rattle close and shaking it to make its sound, I noticed the look on her face change. It was a quizzical, wide-eyed look that expressed the feeling of, "What's that?" That look was my first indication that the rattle's physical reality sound was entering my daughter's awareness. It was the beginning of her realization that she had the physical sense we call hearing. Her physical sense of hearing was bringing her into connection with physical reality. With repeated experience I noticed the look on my daughter's face changed to that quizzical, wide-eyed look just by bringing the rattle to where she could see it. I could move the rattle slowly back and forth in front of her, and watch her eyes follow its motion. That was my first indication that she was becoming aware of the rattle using her physical sense of sight. Now, her physical sense of sight too was bringing her into connection with physical reality. By shaking the rattle enough that it made its sound, where she could see it, I watched her begin to associate the sight and sound of the rattle as being connected to the physical world object.
As my daughter grew and gained enough control of her physical body to move it where she wanted it to go, bringing the rattle into her view had an interesting response. She'd grab the rattle in her tiny little hand and shake it. Then I'd see a huge smile form on her cute, tiny little face. It was a smile that expressed satisfaction. Her physical sense of sight told her the rattle was nearby in her environment. Reaching for it expressed her trust in her sense of sight. Shaking the rattle to hear its noise was her verification that what her sight and hearing were bringing into her awareness was real.
Trusting the reality of information your nonphysical senses bring into your awareness is the first issue in afterlife exploration. Our afterlife exists within a nonphysical reality in which our physical world senses are completely useless. To explore and learn about our afterlife you will need to first come to the realization that you have nonphysical senses. You'll need to learn to perceive within nonphysical reality using these senses. Ultimately, you will need to trust these senses enough to make attempts to verify and validate what these senses bring into your awareness.
One of my earliest, biggest mistakes was to expect that perception within nonphysical realities using nonphysical senses would be the same as perception within physical reality using physical senses. Like my daughter with her baby rattle, it was only through repeated experiences within nonphysical reality that I began to realize I even have nonphysical senses. It took more time and experience to develop these senses to a useful, reliable level and to develop trust in what my new nonphysical senses were telling me. I had to find a way to grab the baby rattle and shake it. I had to find ways to verify that what my nonphysical senses were telling me was real.
For the first three and a half years of my exploration of our afterlife I had the nagging suspicion that I was just making up all my experiences. I was more than half convinced that at some point I'd realize it was all just some grand, self-deceptive, fantasy hoax I was subconsciously creating. As you learn to explore our afterlife don't be surprised if you find yourself having similar feelings. Don't be surprised if you find yourself asking: Am I making this all up; or is this just my imagination?
My intent in writing this Afterlife Knowledge Guidebook is to help you answer these questions far more quickly than I did. Many who attend the workshop this Afterlife Knowledge Guidebook is based on verify their contact and communication with the deceased during the second day of the two-day workshop. The concepts, techniques and exercises are a tested and proven system intended to guide you to your own direct experience of perception within nonphysical realities, like our afterlife. Learning to trust what your nonphysical senses tell you is the first issue in afterlife exploration.
Installment in the Next Issue of the Newsletter
Chapter 3: The Hemi-Sync ® Model of Consciousness
If you think you might like to host a workshop, but aren't sure how to go about
it, check out the updated
hosting guidelines page I've updated the page taking into account the latest
experiences of workshop hosts. If you have questions that aren't answered by
the information on that page please email them to me at
Hosts attend the workshop free in exchange for handling some of the logistics
of putting it on. And, I usually stay in the home of the host to reduce costs
and give us a chance to visit and chat.
To make workshops more affordable I've rolled the price back. The price for
attending workshops is now 250 $US for those who pay their 50 $US deposit at
least two weeks before the workshop date 275 $US for later deposits. Both
workshop deposits and fees can now be paid for using a secure credit card
payment system via PayPal.com at the credit card purchasing page on the website.
Workshops LIVE Audio Cassette Tapes
I'm so pleased to see that so many folks who have never attended the workshop are
successfully using these audiotape sets and posting their retrieval and
exploration experiences on the Conversation Board at the website. One of these
posts told the story of retrieval of a fireman from the World Trade Center Towers
area. This retrieval brought the explorer verification that his experience was
real, and comfort to the fireman's friends and family.
A new shopping cart system is installed on the website's
Credit Card purchasing page. It is part of the Paypal system now used for
all online purchases at the website. This system provides a more integrated,
easy to use shopping experience. You do not need to open or have a Paypal
account to make purchases with a credit card. If you already
have a Paypal account you will be able to use your already registered bank or
credit card account to make you purchases.
Credit Card payments:
Those of you who have visited the website know that you can now use credit cards
to make purchases at the website. A web company called Paypal will process your
credit card purchases of books, tapes and workshop payments at their secure
website. You can order autographed copies of any of my five books and I'll sign
and ship them to you.
That's the January 2005 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.
Copyright 2005, by Bruce A. Moen, All Rights Reserved