Richmond IONS April Meeting 2019

Caris Turpen, Richmond IONS April MeetingROOM CHANGE ALERT:

Richmond IONS April Meeting 2019 (April 20) and Central VA IONS Community Group Meeting, Featuring a Talk and a Michael Channeling by Caris Turpen.

Where: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Old St Mary’s Chapel, 12291 River Road, Richmond, VA 23238. It’s the chapel at the front of the church complex, right at River Road. Just follow the signs!

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, followed by a potluck lunch at the conclusion of the program.

Richmond IONS April Meeting Title:

“New Messages from Michael.”

Our Richmond IONS April Meeting, on April 20, will feature a talk and channeling by Caris Turpen, a Fort Worth-based Michael channel.

The Michael Group is a channeled, wisdom teaching soul or spirit group which refers to itself simply as “Michael” and describes itself as a single soul entity comprised of 1,050 soul fragments or essences (only one fragment is required to animate a human being).

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

Since then numerous books have appeared about the Michael
teachings, including three more by Yarbro (More Messages from Michael, 1986; Michael’s People, 1988; and Michael for the Millenium, 1997). Several dozen people have become Michael channels.

A Unique Michael Channeling in our April Meeting

Our April guest speaker has been a Michael channel since the mid-1990s and has distinguished herself as one of the best.

For our April program, Caris will undertake something entirely new, never before done in a public setting by a Michael channel or by Michael. During a channeling at IONS’ Earthrise Retreat Center at Petaluma, California, in late 2016, Michael announced it was shifting its focus.

Its focus since it came onto the scene in 1973 was on truth, knowledge, and information. Going forward, it was shifting its focus  to love (truth, love and beauty being the three pillars of Michael’s metaphysics) in order to be more congruent with the great shift in human consciousness now taking place.

Despite that announcement two and a half years ago, no channel has as yet brought forth a full expression of Michael’s new focus on love. Caris will open the door for Michael to do exactly that through her for us and all of our relations at our Richmond IONS April meeting.

If you want to have fun, witness something utterly special and unique, and participate in a ground- breaking and history-making exercise, don’t dare miss this program!! See you there!

About Caris Turpen, Our Richmond IONS Presenter:

Caris Turpen has always been a seeker. When she was nineteen, she did EST. At twenty, she moved to Los Angeles to get involved in the film industry, and there she got involved in Scientology. She quickly advanced through the organization and worked alongside founder L. Ron Hubbard at the so-called secret bases in Indio and Hemet.

During that time she saw the structure of the organization begin to drastically change and eventually chose to leave. She returned to her family home in the San Francisco Bay area.

Still searching for answers to Life’s mysteries, in 1980 she was given Messages from Michael, and first glimpsed what it offered in terms of self-discovery and understanding. She continued her work in the film industry, married, divorced, remarried and moved to Texas.

In 1995 she had a profound, nearly obsessive drawback to the Michael teachings. She sought out a Michael channel to learn about her “overleaves” (personality traits chosen for your present lifetime).

Caris soon became aware of her soul agreement to be a Michael channel. She did practice sessions for a year or two, and then launched as a professional public channel, work she undertook for ten years.

During that time, she saw her true work was in bringing through “new” information and contributing to the greater body of informational structure that Michael was then pushing through. She withdrew from public practice and concentrated on new and related information. This work continues today.

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Richmond IONS March Meeting 2019

Valerie Sargent, Richmond IONSRichmond IONS March Meeting 2019 (March 16) and Central VA IONS Community Group Meeting, Featuring a Talk by Valerie Sargent.

Where: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, New Parish Hall, 12291 River Road, Richmond, VA 23238.

When: Saturday, March 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, followed by a potluck lunch at the conclusion of the program.

Richmond IONS March Meeting Program Title:

“Present Moment Guidance for the Life Experience You Desire.”

Our Richmond IONS March Meeting, on March 16, 2019, will feature a talk by Valerie Sargent, Charlottesville-based hypnotherapist, Akashic records reader, Reiki Master, and intuitive healer and artist.

Valerie had a spiritual awakening at 25 when her first husband died in a car accident in March, 1987. She felt his soul pass through her the night of his death, and her father had a dream in which her husband told him that we have nothing to fear in death.

This changed the trajectory of Valerie’s life and she began seeking, learning, assimilating and integrating everything she could about all things spiritual, including hypnotherapy and Akashic records reading.

“Akasha” derives from a Sanskrit word meaning primary substance, that from which all things are formed. Valerie is a pioneer in utilizing hypnosis as a tool for assisting clients to achieve more meaningful connections within the Akashic records, thereby extending the scope and depth of healing at the soul level, not just the ego level.

In addition to sharing her own spiritual journey, Valerie will explain how using hypnosis within the Akashic records offers a deeper and more expanded level of one’s subconscious and one’s soul history. The Akashic records, where memories of every experience are stored, are like a library where all the books are about you.

She will show how this combination increases the potential for freedom and relief from damaging, negative thought patterns and beliefs in ways that promote lasting healing.

Finally, Valerie will lead our group through an experiential hypnotic journey within the Akashic, with the intention of enhancing relaxation and healing, expanding awareness, and even tapping into a past life if we choose to do so. If journeying is of interest, don’t miss our Richmond IONS March meeting!

About Valerie Sargent, Our Richmond IONS Presenter:

Valerie Sargent is a certified hypnotherapist, Akashic records reader, intuitive healer, artist and Certified Aroma
Freedom Technique practitioner. She has been practicing Reiki and other healing modalities for more than 20 years and has been working within the Akashic records for the last 10 years.

Valerie enjoys speaking and writing about energy healing and our expanding consciousness and has had articles published in local and national magazines. She is a member of The National Guild of Hypnotists and the Association for Research and Enlightenment. She paints Intuitive art and Soul Portraits, which are her interpretation of the energy of your unique soul.

Her mission is to help others help themselves by encouraging and fostering a deeper sense of self, and her deepest desire is to help others reconnect with their innate goodness within. For more information, please visit her website http://thefigleaf.net and her Facebook page, The Fig Leaf, Holistic Health and Wellness.

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Richmond IONS February Meeting, 2019

richmond ions february meeting, cathie stiversRichmond IONS February Meeting and Central VA IONS Community Group Meeting, Featuring a Talk by Cathie Stivers, Ph.D., M.Div.

Where: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, New Parish Hall, 12291 River Road, Richmond, VA 23238.

When: Saturday, February 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, followed by a potluck lunch at the conclusion of the program.

Richmond IONS February Meeting Program Title:

“How to Tap into Our Old Souls to Become New Humans.”

Our February 16, 2019 program will feature a talk by Cathie Stivers, Ph.D., M.Div., Richmond-based author, teacher and minister.

For her presentation, Cathie will combine decades of college teaching and community ministry experiences with a passion for discovering indigenous ways of being in the world. She will talk about her recently published first book, Reviving Our Indigenous Souls: How to Practice the Ancient to Bring in the New (2018).

Cathie will also explain how its content equips us for living in this time of unprecedented galactic changes, which ancient cultures and religious seers prophesied.

We may call it the “Age of Aquarius” (astrology), “Kali Yuga” (Hindu cosmology) or the “Fifth Sun” (Mayan cosmology). Either way, it is marked by humanity’s exit from a 13,000-year cycle of spiritual and cultural decline.

Instead, it is replaced by humanity’s entrance into a 13,000-year period of ever-increasing consciousness and awakening to the fullness that is our birthright.

That birthright is the indigenous (literally “in-born”) soul that resides deep within each one of us, no matter who our ancestors are.

This is a rare yet most opportune time for us to remember what it means to be fully human. And Reviving Our Indigenous Souls offers an owner’s manual-like guide on how we can make the most of this cosmic occasion.

We ascend into higher dimensions of consciousness, while at the same time discerning our unique identities and purposes in this current lifetime.

Through the exploration of ancient ways of living in balance and harmony with all forms of life, and the application of 31 common verbs that collectively capture what it means to be fully human, this book is a perfect companion for a new age journey!

About Our Richmond IONS Presenter:

Cathie Stivers calls herself a learner and a teacher; a seeker and a minister; a translator and an author. She holds three academic degrees (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D.) in Health Education, and was a college professor for 14 years, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in learning about themselves and how to practice wellness and self-care.

Later in life, Cathie immersed herself in spiritual studies, reading everything she could get her hands on about the spirit world and the infinite interpretations of it.

Ultimately she left her public health career to enter seminary to learn about the spiritual dimension within and surrounding humans. Upon completion of her Masters of Divinity degree at Union Theological Seminary, she became the chaplain at Richmond’s Children’s Hospital, where she served for over 11 years.  During that time, Cathie became ordained by the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Glen Allen.

From 2011 to 2014, Cathie was a scholar at Stephen Jenkinson’s Orphan Wisdom School (www.orphanwisdom.com) in Canada.

While she was writing Reviving Our Indigenous Souls, a Mayan shaman revealed to Cathie what he saw as her life purpose − to bring the past into the present in order to manifest the future. This was the very intention of her book − to translate the wisdom of other cultures into a useable form for those who grew up in the dominant, Western culture.

For more on Cathie’s work, see www.indigenoussoulrevival.com.

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Richmond IONS January Meeting, 2019

Flo Magdalena, Richmond IONSThe Richmond IONS January Meeting, and Central VA IONS Community Group Meeting will feature a talk by Flo Aeveia Magdalena.

NEW LOCATION!

Where: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, New Parish Hall, 12291 River Road, Richmond, VA 23238.

When: Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, followed by a potluck lunch at the conclusion of the program.

Richmond IONS January Meeting Program:

“The Light of Our Origin.”

The program at our Richmond IONS January Meeting, on Saturday, January 19, will be our 23rd Anniversary Celebration. It will feature a talk by Flo Aeveia Magdalena, Vermont-based author, healer, channel, teacher and spiritual coach.

Flo began her professional life as an RN in the 1970s, with specialties in both critical care and psychiatric nursing. She was always a spiritual seeker and from early in her career undertook to combine metaphysics with nursing and medical care.

Then, a transcendent visionary encounter with Christ in 1989 gave her life a new dimension and trajectory. First she became a channel of the spirit of Mary Magdalene and then for other spirit beings as well.

From that experience, her first book emerged: I Remember Union: The Story of Mary Magdalena (1992). It is a first-person, first-hand account of Mary Magdalene’s life and times and her relationship with Jesus, as told by Mary Magdalene herself.

Her next book was Sunlight On Water: A Manual For Soul-Full Living (1995). It was intended to connect its readers with the life designs they carry in their souls. Three additional books have appeared since then.

Mary Magdalene’s Core Teachings

Flo’s presentation will focus on the teachings of Mary Magdalene. They have informed her work throughout the last thirty years. Her presentation will also include a channeling from Mary Magdalene, whose presence brings with it the presence of light.

Mary’s core teaching is that “our light is our strongest ally, our deepest resource, and our most unifying force.”

Remembering that we are light positively affects our cells and our bodily systems. It also helps us find our place in the world, and helps restore our connections with our own divinity.

Opening pathways within us that Mary calls seeds of light, Mary’s message to us will offer ways and means to expand and more fully integrate the brilliance of the light we each carry. Her message will open us to the vastness of who and what we truly are.

It would be hard to imagine a more fitting way to celebrate the 23rd Anniversary of our Richmond IONS Community Group and commence our 24th year than this program promises to provide. Our Richmond IONS January Meeting is a not-to-be-missed program for all who can attend. See you there!

About Flo Aeveia Magdalena, Our Richmond IONS January Meeting Presenter:

In her career as a Registered Nurse, Flo Aeveia Magdalena developed programs for using meditation and relaxation techniques to assist chronically ill psychiatric patients. She collaborated with the program director of the American Heart Association to develop AHA’s first stress management program in 1981.

Flo was also a facilitator for the American Lung Association’s Smoke Cessation clinics. She is the founder and Executive Director of Soul Support Systems (www.soulsupportsystems.org), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  It offers programs designed to connect us with our soul, and catalyze our potential.

These programs are also designed to deepen our understanding of the connections between soul, mind and body. Flo has worked with individuals and groups throughout the world to help them connect with their soul essence and life purpose and to live to their highest potential.

Her other books include Honoring Your Child’s Spirit (2008), Cynthia’s Promise (2016) and  Hearts of the Village: You Have A Part to Play In The New Human Story (2017).

Recording of Flo Magdalena’s Presentation:

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Richmond IONS December Meeting, 12/15/2018

Richmond IONS Meeting December Tom CoatesRichmond IONS December Meeting, and Central VA IONS Community Group Meeting will feature a talk by Tom Coates + music by Dan O’Neal 

NEW LOCATION!

Where: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, New Parish Hall, 12291 River Road, Richmond, VA 23238

When: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A potluck lunch will follow at the conclusion of the program.

Richmond IONS December Meeting Program:

“Choosing and Taking Responsibility for Your Life.”

Our program at our Richmond IONS December Meeting will feature a talk by Tom Coates. Tom is our group’s only still-active original member and one of our most popular guest speakers. Dan O’Neal will provide the music.

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.

The Human Potential Movement And How It Has Affected Us

The Human Potential Movement had its origins in the 1960s, and was predicated on the hypothesis that our potential far exceeds our limiting beliefs about what is possible.

Its theme was that as sentient beings imbued with free will we can choose to awaken from our slumber and expand our consciousness, our awareness, our horizons, our capabilities and our potentials in every way we can imagine. And in doing so, we can free ourselves from limitations we previously took for granted and assumed were immutable.

The movement began 50+ years ago. In the meantime, it has been enhanced by parallel streams of information. In addition, it has included avenues of spiritual awakenings from a great variety of sources. These include channeled teachings, NDEs, OBEs, meditation, and more.

Breakthroughs in Science and Medicine

Moreover, they also include breakthroughs in science, medicine, and healthcare. These have mapped the human genome and extended life expectancies.

Tom will explore how these pathways have had the effect of awakening us to greater capacities for realizing who we are at ever deeper levels of our own being.  They have also led us to  accepting and taking ever greater degrees of responsibility for our lives, our destinies and our development of mind, body, and spirit.

In addition, Tom will also explore how these spiritual pathways are now converging with a host of new scientific discoveries. They indicate that the shifts occurring are not merely developmental but evolutionary in character. Also, the pace of human evolution is quickening precisely as the Mayan Calendar predicts.

As with earlier installments, the goal of this talk will be to enable everyone there to penetrate even more deeply into the mystery of his or her own authentic Self at its deepest levels.

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

This is a not-to-be-missed program for all who can attend. See you there!

About Tom Coates, Our Richmond IONS December Meeting 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. Tom 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 his most significant unfulfilled ambition of this lifetime is to make love to an extraterrestrial female, preferably of Pleiadean or Sirian origin.

Recordings of Tom’s Presentation & Supplement:

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Richmond IONS Meeting, November 17, 2018

Nicki Peasley Richmond IONSRichmond IONS Meeting and Central VA IONS Community Group Meeting Featuring a Talk by Nicki Peasley.

Where: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, New Parish Hall, 12291 River Road, Richmond, VA 23238

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

Richmond IONS Program Title:

“Death – An Ellipsis of Life.”

Our November 17, 2018 program at our Richmond IONS Meeting will feature a talk by Nicki Peasley, Richmond author. She will speak about her newly published poetic memoir, Ellipsis.

Nicki Peasley is a human being who finds truth and joy through listening, writing, energy healing, leading ceremonies, teaching children and communing with nature. However, she claims no expertise in any field except learning.

For instance, her most profound learning to date is reflected in her recently published poetic memoir, Ellipsis. In other words, Ellipsis is a series of dialogues between the spirit of her recently deceased mother and herself.  As a result, it is a story of Love and loss, an exploration of the human condition, and a mystical journey across the realms of reality.

Ellipsis – A Grammatical Structure As A Metaphor

An ellipsis is a grammatical structure wherein some thoughts communicated are implied but not expressly stated. However, Nicki uses the term artfully as a metaphor. She defines it within her book as, “…an indication of pause or wavering, allowing space for breath, for reflection, for mystery; an intentional omission that invites the reader to complete the circle….”

At first, Nicki’s Ellipsis project began as a tribute to her mom and an expression of her grief. It also became a path for healing her feelings of inconsolable loss. Consequently, her journey has been transformative, transcending boundaries between this world and the next. In addition, it offers profound lessons for us all.

Ellipsis presents a series of cathartic dialogues between mother and daughter across the seasons of their lives. Nicki will invite us into the “winter” of her book to intimately explore the meaning of a good death, the power of life review, and the truth of a spiritual legacy.

An “end of life” doula in training, Nicki will open and invite all into a dialogue about death as a sacred experience.  In other words, she’ll present us with a mirror of everyone’s story in form and an ellipsis of Life itself. It’s time to transform the way we hold death in our culture. One conversation, one circle, one sacred event at a time. Join us.

This is a not-to-be-missed program for all who can attend. See you there!

About Nicki Peasley, Our Richmond IONS Meeting Presenter:

Our presenter, Nicki Peasley, has been a teacher in various settings for more than twenty-five years. Currently, her greatest teachers are the special needs elementary school students with whom she spends her days. In addition to her teaching duties, she practices fairyology and vortex healing.

She also writes a regular column entitled “This Little Light of Mine” in the statewide consciousness journal called Awareness, that will hopefully relaunch this winter. Nicki lives in the North Side of Richmond with her husband, her three teenagers, her chocolate Lab, George Bailey. And she reflects, “So far it’s been a wonderful life.”

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Richmond IONS Meeting October 20, 2018

Unacknowledged-Stephen Greer Richmond IONS MeetingRichmond IONS Meeting and Central VA IONS Community Group Meeting Featuring a Film by Steven Greer, M.D. and the Disclosure Project (plus a panel discussion).

Where: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, New Parish Hall, 12291 River Road, Richmond, VA 23238

When: Saturday, October 20. Coffee, bagels and donuts 9:00 to 9:30. Film and panel discussion 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, followed by a potluck lunch at the conclusion of the program.

Richmond IONS Program Title:

“Unacknowledged: An Exposé of the World’s Greatest Secret.”

Our October 20, 2018 program at our Richmond IONS Meeting will feature a documentary film by Steven Greer, M.D. and the UFO Disclosure Project. Afterwards, a panel discussion will follow, with Ann Pane, Moderator, and Panelists Tom Hansen, Ph. D., Robert Bushman, and Tom Coates.

“Unacknowledged” focuses on the historic files of the Disclosure Project and how UFO secrecy has been ruthlessly enforced – and why. Therefore, the film will include evidence for Extraterrestrial contact, dating back decades, along with direct top secret witness testimony, documents and UFO footage. In addition, the behind-the-scenes research and high level meetings convened by Dr. Steven Greer will expose the degree of illegal, covert operations at the core of the UFO conspiracy.

In fact, from briefings with Presidents, to meetings with CIA Directors and top Pentagon Brass, the viewer will be taken behind the veil of secrecy and into the corridors of real power where the UFO secrets reside.

Specifically, “Unacknowledged” is based on over 100 hours of top-secret military, corporate and intelligence whistleblower testimony. Dr. Greer also utilized thousands of top secret documents and 25 years of behind-the-scenes meetings with the world’s elite.  As a result, he will take the viewer on an astonishing, disturbing and inspiring journey.

Finally, Dr. Greer’s film will run from 9:30 a.m. until about 11:15 a.m. Afterwards, until noon, a discussion will follow between all those present and the panel members. This is a not-to-be-missed program for all who can attend. See you there!

About Our Richmond IONS Meeting Presenters:

• Steven M. Greer, M.D. is a retired UVA traumatologist and ufologist who founded the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI) and the Disclosure Project, which seeks disclosure of suppressed UFO/ET information.

• Moderator Ann Pane is a member of our steering committee, and has been an interested follower of Dr. Greer’s Disclosure Project since its inception. She also is a feng shui expert and was a presenter to our group in May 2015.

• Panelist Tom Hansen, Ph.D., is a retired math teacher, author of several books (including Trying to Remember (1995) and Remembering Our Oneness(2013)) and former Charlottesville-area Team Member of Dr. Greer’s Disclosure Project. He also was a presenter to our group in April 2015 and June 2016.

• Panelist Robert Bushman is a retired Air Force Colonel, Vietnam vet, State Department attaché and linguist, and an expert in the hidden world of exopolitics. He presented a talk to our group on exopolitics in February 2017 which drew one of the largest crowds ever and was exceptionally well received.

• Panelist Tom Coates has had a lifelong fascination and intuitive sense of affinity with all things involving UFOs/ETs and extraterrestrial contacts of every description, as well as memories of human and nonhuman ET lifetimes. He also is a member of our steering committee and a frequent presenter to our group.

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Richmond IONS Meeting September 15, 2018

Antonia Albano Richmond IONS MeetingRichmond IONS Meeting and Central VA IONS Community Group Meeting Featuring a Talk by Antonia Albano.

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

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, followed by potluck lunch at conclusion of program.

Richmond IONS Program Title:

“Journey Into the Expanded Realms of Love…with sacred geometry for the new human.”

Our September 15, 2018 program at our Richmond IONS Meeting will feature a talk by Antonia Albano. She is a Lexington based Mid-wife and Messenger for the Geometric Technologies of Love.

Antonia has had a life-long fascination with both how the un-manifest is made manifest, and how the un-manifest is integral to our existence and permeates all life with its intelligence. While on a modern day vision quest in 2004, Antonia began to draw shapes that have become the focus of her life. She’ll explain how, if one chooses to allow it, such forms can impact and shape our lives and all life as we know it. She also discovered how with the shapes came a beautiful, gentle yet powerful and palpable energetic message as to their purpose.

Over the next eight years, six more geometric shapes new to this earth plane presented themselves to Antonia. These shapes, with motion, color and sound, together form a family called the Geometries of Love… sacred technologies for the new millennium. Each is magnificent and important in its own right. However, together they function synergistically as a potent generator that is the Unified Field System of Love. They create for our own experience what Antonia describes as both “the Next Octave of Love” and “the Next Octave of Human!”

Antonia, as the midwife and messenger of these geometries, will explain how they sometimes gestated for up to 1.5 years until “the intelligence” said they were ready to be introduced to the world.

While each was gestating, minor shifts occurred in Antonia’s understanding.  She noticed, appreciated and integrated more clarity in its name and expansion in purpose. Sometimes she received little information at the onset, and sometimes pages of information.

Antonia will provide an overview of these beautiful living, breathing, infinitely intelligent geometries. She’ll also integrate graphics, messages and melodies to help us see a bit of what has been shown to her. This promises to be an exciting presentation and we are extremely grateful to Antonia for sharing it with us.

About Antonia Albano, Our Richmond IONS Meeting Presenter:

Our Richmond IONS Meeting Presenter, Antonia Albano, has been facilitating workshops on the raising of human consciousness since early 1990s. As a result, this has taken her through many interesting and diverse fields, most moving into the esoteric sciences and sacred geometry. She is the founder of the World Love Project, Virginia’s Celebration of Love multi-day event and the Healing Resonance council.

Antonia has been involved for over three decades with the California-based Alohem Center for Transformational Studies. In addition, she also co-founded the California Institute of Mind-Body Awareness just north of San Francisco, where she spent time as a Transformation Coach and Spiritual Mentor.

Antonia and her husband Barney own and operate South River Highlands, a 250-acre retreat center near Lexington, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley. In addition, this center serves as the International Headquarters of the World Love Project. She continues exploring esoteric studies, expanding her inner knowing and dissolving illusions. For more information, see www.CelebrationOfLove2018.com, www.SouthRiverHighlands.com, and www.HeartstoneRetreat.com.

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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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