Reply To: Consciousness, as part of the quantum fields.

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    Joanne Helfrich

    23 October 2023 at 7:20 pm

    My experience as a mystic (channeler) and student of developmental psychology is that many SMN members are closed to information that doesn’t come with an empirical stamp of approval or scholarly credentials.

    My book, Afterlives: Firsthand Accounts of Twenty Notable People, was highly recommended by David Lorimer, and I presented to the SMN last year. I hoped members would realize its validity by reading it (using their inner senses) … Einstein on areas of consciousness, Goethe on the integrated form, Huxley on his predictions about psychotropic drugs. I wasn’t invited by SMN leaders to continue the discussion at the virtual bar, the reason provided being that the book didn’t provide “bulletproof” evidence of the afterlife. I also submitted a white paper to propose a multidisciplinary Arts chapter of the SMN with the mission of raising the consciousness of the general public (not just academics), and was told that it didn’t meet the requirements of an academic journal and did not suitably report on transformative research.

    I’m grateful to the SMN for the support I’ve received, and there are a lot of good things happening there, but I don’t see any ways for me to participate. I continue to make art and work with my partners at I suggest you check out the site, particularly About > Conscious Creation Overview.

    To connect the dots between science and spirit, you might find the work of Norman Friedman ( and Fred Alan Wolf helpful.