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Upcoming Events & Meetings:

Friday May 9, 2014
From ~ 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Richard Martini ~ Flipside: A Tourist's Guide on How to Navigate the Afterlife

Richard MartiniAuthor and award winning filmmaker Richard Martini has written and/or directed 9 films. A former free lance journalist for Variety, Inc.Com, Premiere and other magazines. Richard will talk about the findings of his extensive research for his book "Flipside: A Tourist's Guide on How to Navigate the Afterlife" his debut non-fiction book on a topic that's been haunting him since the death of a soul mate, upon which his 90 minute documentary of the same name is based.

After a dream vision of visiting his friend in the Great Beyond, Martini went on a literary quest to find out what the prevailing science and philosophical opinions on the Afterlife are. He journeyed into Tibetan Philosophy, made documentaries in Tibet and India, and eventually was introduced to the work of the Newton Institute, founded by renowned author and hypnotherapist Dr. Michael Newton ("Journey of Souls").

FlipsideMartini’s first documentary film "Special Olympians" won the 1980 Mexico City International Film Festival. He then made his feature film directorial debut "You Can't Hurry Love,”with Bridget Fonda. Martini wrote his first feature “My Champion” which starred Christopher Mitchum and Yoko Shimada . He then wrote the Charlie Sheen comedy “Three For the Road” for Vista Films. He worked on the films "Amelia" and "Salt" as a digital media curator, pioneering a method of previsualizing a film online, film director Phillip Noyce hired him to work on both films. As an actor, he's made numerous appearances in bit parts in various films, including "Salt" as the driver who drives Angelina Jolie out of North Korea.

He's also directed documentaries; "Tibetan Refugee"explores the Tibetan community in Dharamsala, "White City/Windy City" explores the relationship between Chicago and Casablanca in the Eisenhower "Sister Cities" program, and "Journey Into Tibet", follows Buddhist scholar and author Robert Thurman on a sacred journey around Mt. Kailash in Western Tibet.

Registration starts at 6:00 pm.
Meeting begins promptly at 6:30 pm.
A $10 at the door.
No advance sales
At the Holiday Inn
441 Electronics Parkway
Liverpool, NY 13088
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Experiencer Only Sharing Group.

Experiencer Meeting is every third Friday night of the month from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
We ask for a $5.00 Heart donation.

The next Experiencer Only Sharing Group meetings will be:
Friday Mar 21, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Friday Apr 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Movie Night ~ Flipside)
Friday May 16, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

The meeting is held at the RoseHeart Center
5900 N.Burdick St., East Syracuse, NY ~ Suite 201
For directions go to
All Experiencers are Welcome.
We are creating an opportunity for experiencers to sit and share just with other experiencers. So we may discuss how our experiences changed our lives, what obstacles we overcame, and what obstacles we are now facing. Helping us all through the integration to healthier lives.

When we say experiencer, we are talking about any Spiritually Transformative Experience (STE). That includes NDEs, NDLEs, OBEs, Kundalini Experiences, or any form of Spiritual Awakenings.

Our definition of a spiritually transformative experience or STE:
"An experience is spiritually transformative when it causes people to daily perceive themselves and the world profoundly different: by expanding the individual’s identity, augmenting their sensitivities, and thereby altering their values, priorities and appreciation of the purpose of life."
A STE can occur at any time, to any person, under any circumstance.

David Bennett and Rene Jorgenson were on a PBS TV show on March 29, 2011 and I want to share the link with all of you. It was a very interesting show.

David Bennett, leader of the Upstate NY IANDS group, was one of four “expert” panelists on the WVIA PBS TV station program “Call The Doctor” moderated by George Thomas that was broadcast live Tuesday, March 29th. David joined NDE researchers and authors, Dr. Jeffrey Long and Rene Jorgenson on the hour long program. Representing the materialist point of view with frequent references to the work of Susan Blackmore was the fourth panelist, Tim Cannon, PhD, professor of psychology and neuroscience from the University of Scranton.

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