Join Host Todd Bates for more true reports of the strange and unknown as he welcomes Guests Joe Marina and Claude Swanson. Listen and Chat live at www.letstalkradio.net
More About Joe Marino -
Joseph Marino has a B.A. in Theological Studies from St. Louis University and is a long-time sindonologist (one who studies the Shroud of Turin). He has researched, written and lectured extensively on the Shroud since 1977. He currently works at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. In 1977, he saw a book on the Shroud of Turin, which he had never heard of before, even though he was raised as a Catholic. He read the book in one sitting and became fascinated by the subject and proceeded to collect any material on it that he could find. In January 1980 he joined the Benedictine monastery St. Louis Priory, which later became known as the St. Louis Abbey. In 1986, he attended his first Shroud conference and met for the first time, many of the top scientists and researchers involved. In the early 1990s he felt drawn to the priesthood and was subsequently ordained in 1994.
In 1997 Marino received a call from M. Sue Benford who informed him of her spiritual insights about the Shroud. After many discussions via phone and emails about the Shroud and other spiritual matters, he began to experience God in a whole new way. Joseph felt powerfully drawn to leave the monastery to pursue Shroud research and other spiritual paths with Benford.
More About Dr. Claude Swanson -
Dr. Claude Swanson will host a series of lectures describing some of the key books that describe the Afterlife. These are related to Dr. Swanson's new book, The Science of the Soul, which he is finishing up. Draft copies of chapters, when ready, can be shared with participants. There will be plenty of time for discussion.
The focus of the group is the wide range of information we now have about the Afterlife, including experiments and anecdotes. All of this is helping to develop a new science of the Afterlife which is very much needed. A sub-theme is the consciousness shift that is underway on our planet at the present time. Human intelligence and awareness is rising. This is increasing our understanding of consciousness, and deeper connection to each other and to the Earth.
The founders of Quantum physics a hundred years ago all agreed that Consciousness is an important force that affects physics, and yet research into this connection has been largely ignored. Now we are learning that higher planes of consciousness are real, just as the dimensions of the Afterlife are real. These are realms that can be studied and need to be integrated into a future science. Dr. Swanson is working to develop such a theory. These discussion groups will help, and participants can learn about the evidence that these dimensions are real.