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Friday Monthly Meetings—the Heart of IONS Tucson. Our local community group meets on the first Friday evening of the month at 6:30pm. Speakers focus on issues important to IONS: complementary healing modalities; research on the physical responses to music, meditation, homeopathy, and water; the exciting field of Consciousness Research; and much more.
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+++April’s First Friday Speaker+++
Exploring Reincarnation through History and Fiction:
Using who and what we have been to better understand who and what we are
With Victor E. Smith
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Open to the Public – Suggested Donation $5
Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, off River between Swan & Craycroft
The study of reincarnation and related esoteric teachings was banned from Christianity in the 6th Century, an expedient to consolidate the power of both Church and Empire. To preserve them through the ensuing Dark Ages, a few courageous writers braved the stake designated for heretics to encode these ancient beliefs and practices in works of seeming fantasy, such as the Grail legends, Tristan and Isolde, and the romantic poetry of the troubadours. These beautiful classics—prototypes of modern visionary fiction—survived. But only lately, with the merger between all-inclusive spirituality and quantum science, is their powerful substructure being decoded.
The essence of the concept of reincarnation, a key esoteric component, lies in the immortality of Spirit and its expression in the individual soul, which is posited to preexist and postdate the current lifetime. The living soul’s destiny is not some static state of perpetual reward/punishment, but as an active agent in the unfolding evolution of the Universe. Most humans still live with the worm’s eye view of “you only go around once.” But, the grander bird’s eye view is readily available once the smoke of imposed ignorance is cleared away.
Victor E. Smith (Vic), a generalist in his earlier professional life with careers in education, business, and computer training, is now investing his lifelong passion for history, spiritual development, and paranormal studies into writing visionary fiction. In this lecture, Vic will discuss the discoveries he made, often in travels around the world, while creating his reincarnation novels, The Anathemas (2010), The Perfect (2015), and The Elect (to come). He will demonstrate that history and imagination, particularly as related to reincarnation, are powerful experiential tools for expanding individual and cosmic consciousness. Vic is an organizing member of the Visionary Fiction Alliance, an organization that mentors and promotes a genre of fiction in which “growth of consciousness is the central theme.”
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+++May’s First Friday Speaker+++
COSMIC CONVERSATION WITH THE “SPIRIT” OF COOPERATION
With Catherine Kenney Yunt
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Open to the Public – Suggested Donation $5
Unity of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco; off River between Swan & Craycroft
Catherine Kenney Yunt’s presentation reveals a divine plot that integrates modern science and spirituality. Designed to assist the audience in recognizing the benefits of connecting and collaborating with the “other side”, the talk will include Catherine’s quest to understand her mystical experiences.
Catherine, who had always had what she calls her “knowings,” began channeling in the early eighties, while asking for divine guidance in her life. The collective she channels calls itself “The Council of Twelve.” She began honing her mediumship skills with conversations with her husband who passed over in 1986. Over time, Catherine has developed a limitless resource of collaborators that include deceased doctors, scientists and artists, even saints and angels.
A high school Math and French teacher, Catherine turned to research conducted at the University Arizona by Dr. Gary Schwartz of the Laboratories for Advances in Consciousness and Health for understanding. Over a nine year period, her abilities as a psychic medium, precognitive dreamer, medical intuitive and energy healing practitioner were tested. The results are featured in the documentaries Secrets of the Soul, Something Unknown Is Doing We Don’t Know What and The Life After Death Project, as well as in the books The Energy Healing Experiments and The Truth About Medium by Dr. Gary Schwartz. Her discovery of “the mechanism of action”, the scientific explanation for how this cosmic connection works, as well as guidance from the spirit world, will be shared with the audience if they want to consciously participate in a spiritual collaboration of their own.
Catherine’s most recent collaboration is with Jonas Elrod as a Co-Executive Producer for an original television series which was recently seen on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). In the series, In Deep Shift with Jonas Elrod, Catherine was featured as a spiritual advisor in one of the episodes.
Catherine believes her divine purpose is to act as a catalyst for change. Combining her Masters of Counseling degree from Arizona State University with her intuitive abilities, she seeks to inspire, empower and enlighten clients. By assisting others to identify their life purpose, Catherine helps to expose the obstacles, fears and limiting beliefs that prevent them from living their highest potential. Catherine mentors, and teaches classes as well as conducts private and phone sessions. More information can be found at her website www.innerknowing.net.