This is a list of the books that I have drawn on in my work, and many are referenced in my publications.
Physics and Engineering
Books Origen and Early Christianity
The Commentary of Origen on the Gospel of St Matthew (Oxford Early Christian Texts) https://amzn.to/3mu6ANj
Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, Books 1-5 (Fathers of the Church Patristic Series) https://amzn.to/38efZnb
Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, Books 6-10 (Fathers of the Church Patristic Series) https://amzn.to/2Wvi4Wg
First of all, modern science does not recognize the soul, but rather they are struggling with the difference between consciousness and the brain. I was just at a mental health presentation at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, which was focusing on the use of psychedelic drugs in treatment. One of the presenters said: “We do not understand the difference between consciousness and the brain.” I asked this member: “Then how can you effectively treat illnesses of consciousness?”
The best modern scientific research on this subject is being done by the Division of Perceptual Studies – University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Bruce Greyson, who has spent over a half of a century scientifically researching thousands of Near-Death Experiences. Through this extensive research, this is what modern science is willing to say:
The seventh lesson is that NDE’s raise questions about the continuation of consciousness after death. If it is true that minds can function in extreme circumstances without physical brains, that is may be possible that minds can continue to exist after the death of the brain.
An answer to what happens after death, may be beyond today’s scientific methods, or it may be just beyond our scientific imagination, but the scientific answer, if it ever comes, will likely be through indirect evidence, like the trail of bubble subatomic particles leave in a bubble chamber. I don’t know if some kind of continued consciousness after death is the best explanation for NDE experiencers seeing loved ones that no one knew had died, but I do not have any alternative explanation for the evidence. We may eventually come up with another explanation, but until then, some form of continued consciousness after death seems to be the most plausible working model. The evidence, that under extreme conditions, we can see beyond the range that our physical senses see and hear, and that we can remember things our physical brains have not processed, comes not just from NDE’s but from a variety of research avenues. So, it makes sense to me to live our lives as if this is really the way things are. That we are more than our physical bodies, that some part of us may continue after our physical bodies stop working, and that we may be intimately connected to something greater than ourselves. And that has tremendous implications as to how we live our lives, and for what makes our lives meaningful and worthwhile.
Modern science has come a long way in the past 30 years on this subject, but practicing doctors are still being taught that a human is purely a physical being. Until doctors and researchers are taught what Greyson has discovered, those suffering illnesses of consciousness or of the soul, will not receive effective care.
Back to your original question: What is the difference between the soul and the mind? Greyson hints at this point in his NDE studies. He says that the experiences people have when their brain is not functioning are more real than normal memories, because consciousness (the soul) is not being filtered by the brain. Humans who have reached a high level of enlightenment are able to access the unfiltered knowledge and wisdom of their soul.
The end of a mediation week is full of emotion for me, having to leave this beautiful atmosphere and to return to the daily grind. After 27 years, you would think it world be old hat, but I am surprised each time about how much I have learned during the week and am humbled by how much I still have to learn. The theme for the week was:
“lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” (Matt 28:20)
In today’s modern world, we are able to put these words into perspective. The end of the world is estimated to be in 2 to 3 billion years from now, when the Earth will enter the uninhabitable zone, as the sun increases in size. We also have learned the power of the network and the power of the web. Jesus is not alone in Heaven. There are billions of trillions of inhabitants in Heaven, all who serve its King – and they are all networked in a spiritual web. This is how the King maintains connection to all of humanity, through the billions of guardian angels who look over His sheep.
I am so grateful to the spiritual world, for its inspiration, its guidance, and its protection.
When we lose a loved one, it is important to separate your personal needs from the needs of the loved one’s soul. Let me explain. When we lose a loved one, we are left with various emotions, based on our relation to them. These can be sorrow, loss and a deep desire to hold on to them. They can disappointment, regret and a desire for revenge or a second chance.
When praying for a loved one, we don’t what your personal needs to impact the prayer for the loved one which may hinder their afterlife, and can impact your own life. For instance, if we hold a person’s soul close to us after they died through our longing to be with them, this will keep them from entering their afterlife. And if you look at the life’s works of Dr. Edith Fiore and Dr. Carl Wickland you will find that when these spirits remain in our lives, the can cause various symptoms of mental illness. Especially if there was disappointment in the relationship.
So, as in most things in life, it is important to take care ourself before we can help others. Before praying for the deceased loved one, ask God for the strength you need to go on without them. If there was conflict in the relationship, ask God to forgive yourself and forgive them. Once you have asked God to help you with your needs, then you can pray for the deceased loved one for God to fulfill their needs. Such a prayer might look like this.
Dear God, please take my loved one into your hands and give them everything they need to find their place in your Heaven. He/she has gone ahead of me and I do not want to hold him/her back from their advancement in Heaven. I will try my utmost to live my life to make him/her happy until we are able to meet again.
On the sixth day of my weeklong spiritual retreat we discussed the meaning of living a spiritual life versus a materialistic one, which I covered in my third book. How helping others to carry their burden can help reduce carrying our own.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matt 16:24–26)
This was the topic of the 6th day of my spiritual retreat in 2022, understanding what power of the cross is. Each person has a different cross to bear, and often we cannot realizing what our brother/sister is carrying everyday – a terminal illness, a dying child, etc. We should have faith to place these worries at the foot of the cross and follow in the footsteps of Jesus, as He lived His life, helping others. Yes, we all have problems, and worries, but these are all worldly issues. Jesus is telling us to put those issues in the hands of God and use that energy to help those around you, that have their own problems and worries. When we help them carry their cross, we lighten the load from our own.
This is what Jesus is telling us. If we center our life on dealing with our materialistic problems, we lose the meaning of life – to love our neighbors and our enemies, and to become perfect as God is perfect. (Matt 5:44–48)
Heaven is in The Spiritual World and it is much bigger than the material universe, so the answer is not simple. The regions of Heaven in the area of Earth are what many NDE’s experience. The highest regions of Heaven, where the divine being live. There are very few reports from this region of Heaven because it requires that a divine being tell us about it.
A divine being taught from 1948 to 1983 at GL Zurich and bright some of these descriptions. All of these teachings were recorded on tape and then video and are replayed on a regular basis. From a lecture in 1961, we hear of the reception of three human spirits that finally made it home to the heights of Heaven. The description of all three were similar, the spirits were very modest and overwhelmed by their reception by the King. One was told she would require 10 attendants to help carry her treasures to the King. She protested and said I have brought no treasures with me, I had none in my life. But when she appeared to an overjoyed King, each attendant brought her treasures for the King to see, starting with her faith. The other nine presented the rest of the virtues she acquired in her life.
Ascent and Return Home
The lectures in this themed issue give insight into the ascent of the fallen creatures, into their long path back home to the kingdom of God. Since the fulfillment of Christ’s act of redemption, since his victory over Lucifer, the latter must let all those spirit beings who no longer wish to serve evil – in whose soul the desire has awakened to return home to their Father in heaven – leave his realm.
Angels of God strive for the ascent of their brothers and sisters. They not only care for humans and for the beings in the spheres of ascent, they also find access to the planes of hell. Here they help the unfortunates escape from Lucifer’s realm. Even hell has its levels of improvement, and whoever has a change of heart here and reaches its upper levels of ascent attains the protection of the divine world. The angels of God explain to those who wish to return home the further path of ascent. Whereas some are able to accelerate their return home and are allowed, after a certain preparation, to enter directly into their first human life, others, on account of the guilt they once incurred during the fall, must take the long path through the various kingdoms of nature.
During the fourth day of my week-long spiritual retreat we talked about the promise of Jesus to send the spirit of truth to teach all the truth. I can recommend all to search for these teaching.
I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. (John 16:12-14)
I would be happy to. Fist of all, Jesus is frustrated with His disciples because after all their time together, they still did not understand what He was teaching. John understood Him best, but even he could not accept the gravity of the King of Heaven incarnation as human.
Jesus Christ, the King of Heaven, came to Earth to conquer the god of the dead (Mark 12:27) and free the fallen souls from his grasp. Even today, few people can accept the concept that the billions of souls that have incarnated on Earth are all fallen souls, who were once in Heaven. We all followed Satan and were cast out of Heaven, long ago.
Jesus had only 3 years to try to teach them, and He knew there was much too much to teach, so He promised to send the spirit of truth to teach all the truth. The first appearance of the spirit of truth was in the second century, who explained the Fall and reason from Christ’s redemption. The work was called The Restoration of All Things. The Roman Empire destroyed this work, but Jesus promised that His word would never die. So, the spirit of truth has appeared numerous time to restore what the likes of Constantine and Justinian did to Christianity. The latest appearance was 70 years ago at GL Zurich.
The spirit of truth taught from 1948 to 1983 and all 2,000 lectures were recorded, transcribed and published online, full searchable. Anyone can test the spirts (1 John 4:1–4) by reading all of the lectures and trying to find any contradictions in them.
The third day of my week-long spiritual retreat was about the spiritual aspect of nature. The spirits in nature are mute, and it is up to us to learn their language to understand the message they want to give to us.
Many deny the literal meaning of Jesus here, but that is because they do not understand the spiritual nature of God’s material creation, and its purpose. Revelation 12:7–9 tells us that Satan took 1/3 of the stars of Heaven fell to earth, dragged down by the tail of the great dragon. That number in the billions of trillions based on the number of stars in the material universe. That is more than enough to have a fallen soul inhabiting every insect, plant and animal on Earth, with plenty left over to inhabit the stones.
The Restoration of All Things was taught in Early Christianity and it is an infinitesimally slow reconcilation of the fallen with Heaven. The way that this reconcilation happens is through the Earth’s nature. The most evil of the fallen spend millions of years imprisoned in stone, keeping them from causing havoc. The restoration process goes through the mineral kingdom, the plant kingdom and the animal kingdom before starting their human incarnations.
We can find great joy in investigating the spiritual aspects of nature, just as Dr. Edward Bach did. I get great joy of the way that horses come to meet me on my walks. We have a close spiritual bond.[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fSW3dyKXgc[/embedyt]
The Lord’s Prayer was the subject of the second day of my spiritual retreat. It is the most powerful prayer we can pray when we understand the meaning of each phrase held within.
The Lord’s Prayer, is the most powerful of any prayer, and this phrase is especially important. The full phrase is: “May Thy Will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” This means, that if we want to return to Heaven, we have to be willing to accept God’s Will over our own. Jesus demonstrated this when He said:
“Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” (Luke 22:42)
Additionally, this phase gives us insight into the Love of God. God created this world with amazing diversity of life, as it is in Heaven. God loves this infinite diversity and if we want to become more like Him, we have to love diversity also. The is what Jesus was pointing to when He said:
“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matt 5:44–48)
God has no enemies, He loves all of His creation that He gave to Jesus. (John 3:35) He even loves the Prodigal Son – Lucifer, who squandered his inheritance, became the Adversary (Satan) and instigated the Fall of 1/3 of His creation. (Rev 12:7–9)
When we ask God for His Will to be done on Earth, we are asking to be like Him and to have tolerance and forgiveness for all those around us that cause us harm or we do not agree with. God made them all, and He loves them, and so should we.
I have started my annual weeklong retreat today and the topic for the day is becoming perfect, the reason why we are all here. It is only through multiple incarnations that our fallen soul is able to regain its perfection. (John 8:23)
Most Christians deny the words of Matthew 5, and claim that God’s Grace will make them perfect. But that is not at all what Jesus taught. He said that we need to repay our debts to the last farthing (Matt 5:21-26). He said that we need to love our enemies.
Nicodemus understood Jesus’ teaching, and as an old Pharisee who had done many thing wrong, he knew that took more than believing in Jesus – we have to walk in the shoes of Jesus. So, Nicodemus asked Jesus how it is possible to achieve perfection:
“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, [truly, truly] I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” (John 3:1–5)
Jesus agrees with Nicodemus’ point, that he needs to incarnate again to meet these guidelines. But Jesus goes on to say that not only do you have to be born again, you need to become a spiritual person like Matthew 5 describes.