Richmond IONS Meeting August 18, 2018

Dan Furst, Astrocartographer, Richmond IONSRichmond IONS Meeting and Central VA IONS Community Group Meeting, Featuring a Talk by Dan Furst, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala based astrocartographer, astrologer, author and actor, who will be discussing the sacred sites of ancient Egypt and what they can teach us today.

Where: River Road Church – Baptist, 8000 River Road, Richmond, VA 23229

When: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, followed by potluck lunch at conclusion of the program.

Richmond IONS Meeting Program Title:

“The Nile Chakras: Sacred Energy Sites of Ancient Egypt.”

Our August 18, 2018 program at Richmond IONS Meeting (Central VA IONS Community Group Meeting) will feature a talk by Dan Furst, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala based astrocartographer, astrologer, author and actor, who will be discussing the sacred sites of ancient Egypt and what they can teach us today.

Dan will talk about the spiritual energetics at sacred sites in ancient Egypt: the Giza Pyramids, the
world’s first holistic medicine centers at the Step Pyramid of Saqqara and the Birth Temple of Hathor
at Dendera, the mysterious water therapy pool of the Osireion at Abydos, the Temple in Man at Luxor,
the Temple of Isis the Mother at Philae and others.

All of these sites were crucial to lost Egyptian
technologies and spiritual practices, based in the “Will to the Light,” that aimed to create the “Khu,” the immortal light body that transcends and survives the passing of the physical body.

These sites are especially notable for their sound properties, spiritual symbols and practices, and Dan will share his experiences while living in Egypt for five years, learning the Egyptian alchemy and exploring and singing in the pyramids and temples to test their extraordinary acoustic aspects.

Dan is also the world’s leading expert in the field of astrocartography, the science of locational astrology maps which illustrate your most – and least – likely places to fulfill your goals and dreams.

His talk will include a discussion of his many years of work with astrocartography, and how the astrological aspects inherent to each of us can be either favorably or unfavorably aligned with different geographic locations around the world (since every point on the globe has its own astrological aspects as well).

At the conclusion of his talk, Dan will be available for a book signing of both Maps of Power, his seminal work on astrocartography, and his newest book, The Rain on the Nile (2018), which tells the famous ancient Egyptian myth of Isis and Osiris as a play with 21st Century technologies of light and sound.

Hosting Dan Furst as our guest speaker at our Richmond IONS Meeting is a rare and unique opportunity, and we look forward to his talk.
This is a not-to-be-missed program for all who can attend. See you there!

About Dan Furst, Our Richmond IONS Meeting Presenter:

Dan Furst holds a Ph.D.in literature and drama, and a Master’s Degree in 18th Century Literature from Columbia University, New York. Dan has been a professional astrologer and astrocartographer for 41 years. He is the author of four astrology-related
books: Dance of the Moon (2009), Surfing Aquarius (2011), Finding your Best Places (2015) and Maps of Power (2016).

He has worked as a writer, actor and ceremonial artist in New York, Hawaii, Japan, India, Egypt and Peru. As his own experiment in Astrocartography, Dan travels extensively and has lived in Egypt, Japan, Peru and Guatemala, studying and following their esoteric traditions.

Through readings and workshops to tens of thousands of seekers worldwide, Dan empowers connection and purpose to enliven the creativity of individuals and our collective humanity. His website is at https://danfurst.com.

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Richmond IONS Meeting July 21, 2018

Scarlett Heinbuch Richmond VACentral VA IONS Community Group Meeting (Richmond IONS Meeting) Featuring a Talk by Scarlett Heinbuch, Ph.D.and David Schwartz

Where: River Road Church – Baptist, 8000 River Road, Richmond, VA 23229

When: Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, followed by potluck lunch at conclusion of program.

Richmond IONS Meeting Program Title:

“Waking Up To Love”

Our July 21, 2018, our Richmond IONS program will feature a talk by Scarlett Heinbuch, Ph.D., Richmond based author, educator, energy practitioner/intuitive consultant and certified Reiki Master, who, along with her husband David Schwartz, will be discussing her new book, Waking Up To Love: Our Shared Near-Death Encounter Brought Miracles, Recovery and Second Chances.

Scarlett met David for the first time in September 2005 when David was on the brink of death. He had been in an unresponsive coma for nearly four weeks, on a ventilator for life support and in complete kidney failure due to a rare form of vasculitis. When Scarlett was asked by David’s mother to visit her son David, whom Scarlett did not know, in his hospital room, to perform Reiki on him.  David was still in a coma and deemed to be in his final hours of life.

Scarlett spent 12 days doing energy healing with David. During that time they had a shared near-death experience (SNDE),
resulting in an unexplained and miraculous medical recovery for David and an unexpected love story for them both.

The story of two people who woke up to a world of love on the other side and were able to bring it back to earth – together – will inspire others to know that the transformative power of healing love exists and can be applied in everyday life. Her book tells this story and Scarlett and David will be sharing how this remarkable experience changed them both at their deepest levels.

All NDE accounts are transformative and inspiring in one way or another. Scarlett’s and David’s story is especially inspiring due both to the apparent hopelessness of David’s situation when Scarlett was asked to get involved and to the rare and extraordinary nature of their shared NDE. Once opened, Waking Up To Love grabs the reader like a spellbinding thriller that is nearly impossible to put down. Their talk about this remarkable experience promises to be just as electrifying and engaging.

About Dr. Scarlett L. Heinbuch and David Schwartz, Our Richmond IONS Presenters:

Scarlett L. Heinbuch holds a Ph.D.in public policy from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master’s Degree in public health from VCU’s School of Medicine. She is a certified Reiki Master in the Usui System of Natural Healing. She has
studied complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine for more than 25 years and is an energy practitioner/intuitive consultant in the Richmond area.

Scarlett has also worked in the financial services field, including several Fortune 500 companies, in banking and brokerage for more than 15 years. She is a pioneering researcher in the area of women and money, especially as it relates to women’s attitudes and behaviors around retirement planning. She lives in Midlothian, Virginia, with her husband, David Schwartz. Her website is at www.scarlettheinbuch.com.

We look forward to seeing you at your upcoming Richmond IONS Meeting (Central VA IONS Community Group Meeting) on July 21.

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Central VA IONS Community Group Meeting June 16, 2018, & Party Info

Albert Moore Richmond IONSCentral VA IONS Community Group Meeting (Richmond IONS Meeting) Featuring a Talk by Albert Moore

Where: River Road Church – Baptist, 8000 River Road, Richmond, VA 23229

When: Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, followed by potluck lunch at conclusion of program.

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Central VA IONS Community Group Meeting Program Title:

“Eyes in the Mirror and the New Earth Trilogy.”

Our June 16, 2018 program at Richmond IONS (Central VA IONS Community Group Meeting) will feature a talk by Albert Moore, a New York, Santa Fe and Richmond based architect, urban designer and mystic visionary. He will be discussing his new book, Eyes in the Mirror − Everything Changed When He Met His Soul.

Al Moore, after a forty-five-year career as an award- winning architect and urban designer, returned to his creative roots. In January 2018 he finally published his long awaited novel in which he weaves actual events from his life with fiction.  He tells an inspirational story about the relationship he’s cultivated with his soul and through him, its adventures on the illusions of separation.

In his Central VA IONS Community Group Meeting presentation, Al will explain that in writing Eyes in the Mirror an opportunity arose to investigate the idea that our Souls, the non-physical but permanent part of ourselves, create a general plan for each of our incarnations to explore the many different aspects of the illusion of separateness.

By exploring separateness, our Souls and we as individuals gain insight and wisdom, eventually remembering that unity is inescapable. As we evolve towards individuated expressions of Creation, a New Earth emerges.

Al’s aspiration is that the readers of his book and those who attend his talk will recognize similarities between his life stories and theirs as evidence of their Soul’s Design playing itself out. By following our Soul’s Design, we begin to consciously play our parts in remembering union and that our lives on Earth are loving expressions, creative, healthy, and as long as we choose.

Al intends to write two additional books to make Eyes In The Mirror the first of an inspirational trilogy. Book two will present evidence of his Soul’s Design in later stages of his present life. Book three will include more details about his vision for New Earth. It also will include results of an international design competition for New Earth physical and social systems based on unity.

About Albert Moore, Our Richmond IONS Presenter:

Albert Moore has always been a visionary. As an undergraduate in architecture at Pratt Institute, he was fascinated by the effects on human behavior of geometry, proportion, light, color and texture. While pursuing graduate studies at Columbia University,
he applied behavioral design concepts to support positive human interaction in designing urban environments.

In his architectural practice he developed a theory that architecture can transform human consciousness. Al presented applications of these concepts at the International Design Conference for rebuilding Bosnian cities. After 45 years as an architect and urban designer, Al has returned to his visionary roots. He writes a blog twice monthly at https://bluespacecreations.wordpress.com. We are looking forward to his presentation at our June Central VA IONS Community Group Meeting

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Central VA IONS Group Meeting May 19, 2018

William Brisson, Richmond IONSRichmond IONS Meeting Featuring a talk by William Brisson

Where: River Road Church – Baptist, 8000 River Road, Richmond, VA 23229

When: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, followed by potluck lunch at conclusion of program.

Richmond IONS Program Title:

“Energetic Feng Shui – Navigating the Subtle Bodies and Energy Fields for Greater Love, Harmony and Beauty.”

Our May 19, 2018 program at Richmond IONS will feature a talk by William Brisson, a New York and Richmond based energy worker and feng shui expert.

In his presentation, William will help us experientially explore energy fields and their effects in our lives and offer helpful ways to access them for greater health, freedom and wholeness.

Our energy fields have all the stored memory of past impressions and experiences, as well as the limiting blocks and programming that are affecting the present (often inherited from genetic lines or other lifetimes).

The same applies to the physical spaces and land we inhabit, as well as non-physical entities such as business, projects and events. All of these fields can be beautifully worked with for manifestation, while limiting patterns and impressions can be gently transmuted.

Through our intention and entering sacred dialogue with the fields of all life, we can identify the patterns, programs and blocks to our hopes and dreams, while opening up to the beautiful infinite possibilities that are there for the asking.

William will share gentle and empowering ways to clear what we wish from the past, live more harmoniously in the present and attain all we desire for the future. By working with many clients over the years, William has learned and will share how the field also holds the keys to realizing and becoming who we truly are.

We will navigate the fields to serve and support our heart’s deepest intentions. Please bring some intentions you would like support with, as there will be plenty of opportunities for lively participation and demonstrations, as well as group practice.

William will share insights about many spaces he has worked with and show us how to cleanse and re-set the energy fields of our homes and businesses to manifest our dreams, desires and highest aspirations.

About William Brisson, Our Richmond IONS Presenter:

William Brisson is a New York and Richmond based energy worker and feng shui expert, and has been practicing Energetic Feng Shui for 18 years. He knows from experience that one’s inner being, as well as outer living and work spaces can either support, or act as a hindrance by how healthy they are energetically.

William is passionate for families, children and businesses to grow in healthy clear environments to flourish, be happy, and develop their gifts, knowing this will help our planet immensely. William has cleared and set the fields in many commercial and residential spaces in NYC as well as abroad, and is a master practitioner in several highly effective energetic modalities.

He was lead facilitator, area coordinator, and instructor for a training called “The Way of the Heart” for 14 years, and has over 20 years experience working in sessions with people and companies. His intentions are to bring a lot of heart, caring and respect to sessions for people to uncover and be present to the realization of their own truth, beauty and abundance. For more about William’s work visit www.spiritsillumination.com.

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Central VA IONS Group Meeting April 21, 2018

Featuring a talk by Shepherd Hoodwin

Where: River Road Church – Baptist, 8000 River Road, Richmond, VA 23229

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, followed by potluck lunch at conclusion of program.

Central Virginia IONS Community Group Program Title:

“The Journey of Your Soul – An Introduction to the Michael Teachings.”

Our April 21, 2018 program will feature a talk by Shepherd Hoodwin, Laguna Niguel, California-based channel of the Michael Group and author of Journey of Your Soul: A Channel Explores the Michael Teachings and other books.

Channeling gained notoriety in the modern era through Alice Bailey (1880-1949), who channeled the spirit of a Tibetan “Master of Wisdom” named Djwal Khul, or “D. K.,” and she wrote a number of books about his teachings. Ms. Bailey’s life coincided in time with that of Edgar Cayce (1877-1945), who became world famous for his trance channelings and known as “The Sleeping Prophet.”

In 1963 Jane Roberts began channeling the Seth entity and her publication of The Seth Material (1970) and other books about Seth’s teachings followed.

Michael was first discovered in 1973 by a group in Oakland trying to contact the spirit of the deceased philosopher G.I. Gurdjieff (1866-1949) with a ouija board. The Michael teachings first became publicly known through Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s Messages from Michael (1979).

Since the early 1980s several dozen more books have been written about the Michael teachings, and several dozen people have become Michael channels.

Shepherd Hoodwin’s Journey of Your Soul (1995; Revised Second Edition 2013) is the best of the lot, and provides
the most comprehensive and accessible summary and explanation of the Michael teachings.

Shepherd has been channeling Michael since 1986 and is one of the most highly regarded of all Michael channels. He also is the co-creator (in collaboration with Michael) of the Michael Reading charts, which have been discussed generically on a couple of occasions at our earlier meetings.

Shepherd’s talk will explore the continuing relevance of the Michael teachings in today’s world and how those teachings can help us better cope with life’s challenges and better understand our soul’s journey and our lives − on societal, individual and personal levels. It also will include a review of the soul charts of several members of our local IONS group.

We are very pleased and grateful Shepherd will be in our neighborhood for another event and is allowing us to take advantage of this rare opportunity to have him as our guest speaker.

About Shepherd Hoodwin, Our Richmond IONS Presenter:

Shepherd Hoodwin resides in Laguna Niguel, Orange County (“the OC”), California and is a graduate of the
University of Oregon. In addition to channeling Michael, he also does intuitive readings, mediumship, past-life regression, healing, counseling, and channeling coaching. He has clients around the world and has conducted workshops on the Michael teachings throughout the United States and Europe.

His website is http://shepherdhoodwin.com.

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Central VA IONS Group Meeting, March 17, 2018

Jim McCarty Richmond IonsFeaturing a talk by Jim McCarty

Where: River Road Church – Baptist, 8000 River Road (NW corner of River and Ridge Roads)

When: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, followed by potluck lunch at conclusion of program.

Richmond IONS Program Title:

“The Transition of Earth into the Fourth Density of Love and Understanding”

Our March 17, 2018 Richmond IONS meeting  will feature a talk by Jim McCarty, who along with Don Elkins and Carla L Rueckert comprised L/L Research and were involved in the Ra contact resulting in the five books of The Ra Material/Law of One series.

The Ra Material/Law of One series has been hailed by many as the most elegant and complete cosmology ever articulated. Jim will explain that, from information received from Ra, we are undergoing a transition, and that this transition is the last stage of three 25,000 year cycles in which the goal of humanity is to awaken the heart chakra and fully embody the consciousness of unconditional love towards all.

This transition will take us beyond the veil of forgetting and enable us to see and comprehend the total unity of all creation and to feel and fully experience the elements of free will, love and light of which all creation is made. Jim will explain the reasons why the Ra initiated contacts with his group, among which was to provide information about this transition into fourth density.

Jim also will share his insights and personal experiences regarding this transition. He will share with our group background information about L/L Research and the three people who comprised it and were involved in the Ra contact.

Don Elkins was the questioner; Carla L. Rueckert was the channel; and Jim was the scribe. Don and Carla began L/L Research in November of 1968. They researched the UFO phenomenon and the channeling process for over three decades and have since passed into larger life.

Jim continues to share the timeless information that they received from Ra in 106 channeled sessions over a three-year period from 1981 through 1983, and we are very grateful to have him as a guest speaker for our group. This is a not-to-be-missed program for all who can attend.

About Jim McCarty, Our Richmond IONS Presenter:

Jim McCarty was born on May 10, 1947, in Kearney, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1970 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree with majors in Business Administration and Sociology. In 1972 he graduated from the University of Florida with a Master’s Degree in Education.

In 1974 he moved to the backwoods of central Kentucky and formed the Rock Creek Survival School, where he taught a self-therapy technique called “Brain Self-Control.”

In December 1980 he joined L/L Research where Don Elkins and Carla L. Rueckert were researching the field of the paranormal in general and contact with extraterrestrial intelligence in particular.

Three weeks later the Ra contact began, which produced 106 sessions with the social memory complex of Ra, and
five books of The Law of One series were published, documenting this contact.

Don Elkins passed away in 1984, and Jim and Carla married and continued the work of L/L Research until Carla passed away in 2015. With the help of Gary Bean and Austin Bridges, Jim continues the work of L/L Research today. Downloads and other information are available at www.llresearch.org.

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Central VA IONS Group Meeting February 17, 2018

Nelson MarquinaFeaturing a talk by Dr. Nelson Marquina

Where: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 12291 River Road, in the old chapel (“Little St. Mary’s”),

When: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, followed by potluck lunch at conclusion of program.

Central Virginia IONS Community Group Program Title:

“Influence of Electromagnetic Fields on Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Experiences.”

Our February 17, 2018 program will feature a talk by Nelson Marquina, MSc, PhD, DC, President, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of USA Laser Biotech, Inc.

Dr. Nelson Marquina will be making his third appearance before our group in the last decade at our February 17th meeting. He is one of our most popular and frequently requested guest speakers, and for good reason. Always on the cutting edge of technology, Nelson is a developer
of photonic and bioelectromagnetic systems and treatment protocols.

He has spent much of his professional life investigating and researching both the beneficial and the adverse health effects of modern technology, and developing strategies and techniques for enhancing beneficial effects while diminishing or avoiding adverse effects.

Nelson will explore and provide an overview of the biophysics of electromagnetic fields (“EMF”) as they relate to central and autonomic nervous systems and their influences on human physiology, emotions, thought processes and spiritual experiences. Applications in psychiatric, sports and general medicine also will be presented.

Nelson was born in Peru and now lives in Richmond where he is the President of USA Laser Biotech, Inc. His early exposure to shamans in the Peruvian Andes influenced and informed his world view and his later interests in biophysics, psychology and healthcare.

He earned a Masters of Science degree in mathematical statistics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a doctoral degree in systems engineering from the University of Houston and a chiropractic medicine degree from Logan University.

He also trained extensively in the US and Japan and is certified by the Virginia Board of Medicine in Asian Meridian therapy and acupuncture. We are extremely pleased and grateful Nelson is willing to take time from his busy professional schedule to address our group once again.

About Nelson Marquina, Our Richmond IONS Presenter:

Nelson Marquina, MSc, PhD, DC is a former Senior Scientist at NASA/Johnson Space Center and has served on the faculties of the University of Houston in Systems Engineering, Virginia State University in Biophysics, the University of Rhode Island and University of Minnesota in Electrical Engineering, and Logan University as the Director of Research.

He also held engineering and management positions with GE, Honeywell and Lockheed Electronics in research and development in US government and NASA related
projects. He has conducted seminars in technical and health areas across the US and in countries such as Japan, China, Australia, Peru, Argentina, and Canada.  His website is www.usalaser.us.

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Central VA IONS Group Special Event January 19/20, 2018

Eben Alexander, Karen Newell, Richmond IONSFeaturing a workshop by Eben Alexander, M.D., and Karen Newell.

This is our 22nd Anniversary Program and is presented in collaboration with St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and Richmond MindBodySpirit.

Where/When: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 12291 River Road, Richmond, VA, Friday, January 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Central Virginia IONS Community Group Program Title:

“Living in a Mindful Universe (Friday) and Into the Heart of Consciousness (Saturday).”

Our January 2018 program, a special event, will feature a Friday evening event and a Saturday workshop by Eben Alexander, M.D. and Karen Newell. It will be based on their new book, Living in a Mindful Universe – A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Heart of Consciousness.

In 2008, Dr. Alexander miraculously survived a devastating, life-threatening case of bacterial meningitis, which resulted in his lapsing into a weeklong coma, when his brainwave activity was effectively zero by measurable medical standards. During those seven days in coma, he was plunged into the deepest realms of consciousness, and came to understand profound truths about the universe we inhabit.

What he learned changed everything he thought he knew about the brain, the mind and consciousness, and drove him to ask a question which still confounds the entire scientific community: How do you explain the origins of consciousness if it is not a by-product of the brain?

Embracing his radically new worldview, Eben embarked on a committed journey of personal exploration into the
nature of consciousness. During this exploration he met and began a collaboration with Karen Newell, who was
already living the worldview he had only just discovered was possible.

Together, they now teach others how to tap into their greater mind and the power of the heart to facilitate enhancement of healing, relationships, creativity,
guidance and more. During their workshop, Eben and Karen will share their insights into the true nature of consciousness and how we all are connected through the binding force of unconditional love and its unlimited power to heal.

Using various modalities related to meditation and mindfulness, they will help you gain the power to access that infinite source of knowing so vital to us all, ultimately enriching every facet of our lives!

About Eben Alexander And Karen Newell, Our Richmond IONS Presenters:

Eben Alexander, M.D., was an academic neurosurgeon for over 25 years, including 15 years years at Brigham &
Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School in Boston, with a passionate interest in physics and cosmology. He is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Proof of Heaven and The Map of Heaven (www.ebenalexander.com).

Karen Newell is a life-long seeker of esoteric wisdom and has amassed a wealth of firsthand experience exploring realms of consciousness. She is cofounder of Sacred Acoustics, an innovator in the emerging field of brainwave entrainment audio recordings used to help listeners reach transcendent states of awareness (www.sacredacoustics.com).

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Central VA IONS Group Meeting December 16, 2017

Richmond IONS Tom CoatesFeaturing a talk by Tom Coates + music by Dan O’Neal

Where/When: River Road Church – Baptist, 8000 River Road (NW corner of River and Ridge Roads)

When: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, followed by potluck lunch at conclusion of program.

Central Virginia IONS Community Group Program Title:

“Avatars & Other Life Memories, a Longer View”

Our December 16, 2017 program will feature a talk by Tom Coates, our group’s only still-active original member and one of our most popular guest speakers, with music by Dan O’Neal. This is a continuation of Tom’s Self-discovery series aimed at exploring the
multidimensional facets of human identity and every human’s search for his or her authentic Self.

This year’s talk will include a brief review of some of the channeled teachings of the Ra Group and the Michael Group discussed in December 2016, and examine the correspondence between those teachings and some of the latest scientific thinking.

Tom also will explore in some depth the phenomena of memories of other lifetimes ranging from very recent to, in some instances, lifetimes reaching back thousands of years or longer.

In recent months we have been treated to fascinating talks on past lives by Jim Tucker, M.D. (August 2017) and Joanne DiMaggio (October 2017), both of which were focused almost entirely on immediate or relatively recent past lives. Tom’s focus will be on recurring themes played out in multiple lives over long spans of time.

These recurrent themes have the capacity to surprise us in a multitude of ways, and reconnect us with others whose souls we have collaborated with repeatedly in incarnate form over eons. Two layers of such soul reunions Tom has encountered in his own life will be shared to illustrate this point.

This program also will include an exploration of what happens when we die, drawn both from Tom’s own memories and experiences and from communications and contacts with departed loved ones. The goal of this talk will be to enable everyone there to pierce ever more deeply into the mystery of his or her own authentic Self at its deepest levels.

This promises to be another blockbuster program and a fitting way to conclude our group’s twenty-second year and usher in its twenty-third. As always, Tom promises some secrets known only to a few will be revealed.

About Tom Coates, Our Richmond IONS Presenter:

Tom Coates is a Richmond-based lawyer who has represented numerous spiritually oriented and public interest groups throughout his career. He was a co-founder of Richmond’s Ekoji Buddhist Sangha in 1985, and has been a member and contributor of the Richmond IONS chapter since its formation in early 1996.

In his spare time he enjoys reading, creative writing, painting, woodworking, alpine skiing, biking, backpacking, sailing, time travel, metaphysics, and relaxing with his family at their ancient Outer Banks beach cottage or their Appalachian Mountains retreat. He still reports that his most significant unfulfilled ambition of this lifetime is to make love with an extraterrestrial female, preferably of Pleiadean or Sirian origin.

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Central VA IONS Community Group Meeting November 18, 2017

Richmond IONS Elena Mustakova-PossardtFeaturing a talk by Dr. Elena Mustakova-Possardt

Where: River Road Church – Baptist, 8000 River Road (NW corner of River and Ridge Roads),

When: Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, followed by potluck lunch at the conclusion of the program.

Central Virginia IONS Community Group Program Title:

“A Systemic Approach to Health in a Troubled World.”

Our November 18, 2017 program will feature a talk by Arlington author, clinical researcher, developmental psychologist, and spiritually oriented psychotherapist, philosopher and metaphysician, Elena Mustakova-Possardt, Ed. D., LPC.

Dr. Mustakova addressed our group in September 2015 and is back by popular demand. As previously, her talk will focus on the multitude of existential, metaphysical, moral and spiritual
challenges we face in the modern world that often, if not surmounted, impede, impair or undermine our efforts to build healthy lives for ourselves, our families, and our local, regional, national and international communities.

More and more, we recognize that our modern world is creating the context for what the World Health Organization has identified since the year 2000 as a Global Social Breakdown Syndrome. This syndrome is ubiquitous and cross-cultural. No socio-economic group, no matter how privileged or well-heeled, is beyond its reach or immune to it.

While we may see its most extreme forms today in places like the Middle East and parts of Africa, we also see its effects across Europe and the United States at individual, community and societal levels.

Our homegrown epidemics of mass shootings, gun violence, suicide, opioid addiction and the extreme and unsustainable polarization of our social, economic and political systems are among the many ways this syndrome is manifesting itself in our own culture.

In 2015 Dr. Mustakova explored the implications of understanding a healthy life in terms of physiological, relational and social coherence. Now she will offer an integrated systemic framework within which to consider what a balanced approach to health may look like for ourselves, our families and our society in our deeply divided and dysfunctional modern world.

Dr. Mustakova is in great demand as a speaker both in the U.S. and abroad, and we are very pleased and grateful to have her for a return engagement as our November 18 guest speaker.

About Dr. Elena Mustakova-Possardt, Our Richmond IONS Presenter:

Dr. Mustakova is an Arlington-based psychotherapist and native of Bulgaria, who emigrated to the United States at 29. She has taught clinical psychology and related subjects at five universities in four countries (Zimbabwe, Switzerland, Bulgaria and the U.S.), now devotes full time to private practice, and has over seventeen years of clinical experience with individuals, couples and families dealing with anxiety and depression, relational dynamics, addictions, and severe mental illnesses.

As a scholar and educator she has authored Critical Moral Consciousness: A Study of Morality in a Global Historical Context (Praeger, 2003), and recently co-authored a volume entitled Toward a Socially Responsible Psychology for a Global Era. See www.elenamustakova.net for her full bio.

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