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Jun. 13, 2022

Barbara Lane is a clinical hypnotherapist. She became interested in Civil War reenacting when she first attended a demonstration with a friend as a spectator which led her to research past lives of reenactors. Eventually, she found herself joining her friend in becoming a reenactor. As she learned to know other long-term reenactors, she was struck by their enthusiasm and even obsession with the Civil War and their drive to represent the period as authentically as possible.

Lane writes, "The fervor and sincerity of the participants led me to ask: Could this passion be a result of the remembrance of a lifetime in the Civil War period: And if so, could I, in my capacity as a past-life regression therapist, help them to recall their past lifetimes?" (Barbara Lane, Echoes from the Battlefield, p. xvi)

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Apr. 17, 2022

A Course in Miracles by Helen Schucman

"This book is easily one of the best-selling channeled books of all time, so much so that it is easy to forget that it is channeled. Schucman received the Text, Workbook, and Manual for Teachers through a series of transmissions that lasted seven years.

I have been aware of channeled material for quite some time from authors like Esther Hicks, Edgar Cayce, and Neale Donald Walsch and books such as A Course in Miracles. However, I understand that the idea of books being dictated by entities "on the other side" may be a stretch in common sense for many people.  Shari


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Feb. 28, 2022
In this edition of Just Who Do We Think We Are?, I am highlighting Robert Schwartz. His studies of pre-birth planning are fascinating and bring a new concept to the understanding of reincarnation. His work has convinced him that souls plan certain challenges for their lives before they are born to enhance their learning of particular lessons. He writes in Courageous Souls that Spirit Guides help souls to plan challenging events in their lives on earth for the purpose of growing and learning lessons that they would not be able to experience on the other side where there is not "contrast"-- polarities such as good vs. bad, light vs. dark, happy vs. sad, or healthy vs. illness.


Jan. 30, 2022
Just Who Do We Think We Are?
Gregg Braden Says...
"In the presence of the greatest technological advancements of the modern world, science still cannot answer the most fundamental question of our existence: Who are we?"
"Since our earliest ancestors looked with awe into the distant stars of a moonless night sky, a single question has been asked countless times by countless numbers of people sharing the same experience through the ages. The question they've asked speaks directly to the core of every challenge that will ever test us in life, no matter how big or how small. It's at the heart of every choice we'll ever face, and it forms the foundation for every decision we'll ever make. The question that's at the root of all questions asked during the estimated 200,000 years or so that we've been on earth is simply this: Who are we?"
"Our self-esteem, our self-worth, our sense of confidence, our well-being, and our safety stem directly from the way we think of ourselves in the world."
Gregg Braden, The Science of Self-empowerment:
Awakening the New Human Story, Introduction, xi


Click Here to Read About the Science of Self Empowerment and new discoveries in the DNA of humans by Gregg Braden.

Dec. 31, 2021

 "If you were asked to list the top global news stories of 2021, off the top of your head, what would they be? Chances are you’d come up with some combination of COVID-19, economic woes, political conflict, Afghanistan, natural disasters, and maybe some space billionaires and Free Britney thrown in for good measure. Oh, and don’t forget the Suez Canal!

What’s probably missing from your list is any good news, which seems pretty strange. Even in the midst of a global pandemic, surely a few positive things happened this year? Researchers would say it’s because of our negativity bias — we’re wired, apparently, to pay attention to and remember things that are shocking or scary. What if there’s a simpler explanation though? What if the reason we can’t remember any good news is because nobody reported it in the first place?

For the past several years, we’ve been putting that idea to the test, seeing whether it’s possible to carve out a tiny little corner of the internet dedicated exclusively to stories of progress. Not fluffy, feel good stories, but big stories of real, lasting change for people and the planet. Over time, we’ve gotten better at digging them up and this year, managed to find hundreds. Boiling them down to just 99 was a struggle, but we got there in the end, with only a tiny bit of cheating."

About Future Crunch: "We are a team of science communicators based in Melbourne, Australia. We curate stories of good news, mind-blowing science, human progress, and we support small charities using science and technology to make the world a better place. More than 40,000 people subscribe to our free, fortnightly email newsletter. (

Click Here for Good News Stories from 2021.