Monday

Flipside in Virginia Beach


Hi, just got back from a trip to DOPS at the University of Virginia where I got the rare opportunity to speak to some great scientists about the research in "Flipside."  We had a really interesting, lively discussion about the possibility of examining this work from a more scientific point of view - I'm happy to say they were open to what I was saying - even though it's not in the scientific lexicon to use hypnosis as a form of investigation - but we discussed possible ways it might be able to be studied in the future.

Then I was able to speak to the Virginia Beach IANDS group (International Near Death Studies group) at the Edgar Cayce institute A.R.E. about "Flipside" - a two hour chat that was videotaped and will be available asap.  In the afternoon we screened the documentary and spoke about it for quite some time.

For those of you not familiar with Virginia Beach, it's the only place I've ever been where people speak about past lives, and spiritual journeys in the same breath they speak of the weather.  It's an amazing group of really interesting people who've had some really interesting experiences - I was invited to a pot luck dinner and the conversation went from a gentleman who remembered a past life where he was murdered on a slave ship to a person who had a Near Death experience that changed her life, to a woman whose son had passed away the week before and he had appeared to her just afterwards to say "stop crying mom, I'm ok, I'm fine."

They invited me to their fellowship meeting on Sunday morning where they shared prayers and songs and wishes of good hope, and I spoke for a half an hour about practical methods to deal with helping people in spiritual need, talking about the Tibetan meditations - "the Jewel Tree of Tibet" as it was taught to me by Tenzin Robert Thurman, and "Tonglen" as it has been studied by Richard Davidson at the University of Wisconsin, where he's used science to prove it to be an effective antidote for depression.

If you enlarge you'll see odd "orbs" on my head that are in many
 pix from this event. I think I know what they are, I mention them in "Flipside"
but never saw any pix of myself with them floating about. (Pic: Dick Dinges) 

Here's a letter of recommendation that was forwarded along to me - in case someone would like me to come and speak about "Flipside" wherever you are....


I am the President of Virginia Beach Friends of IANDS (International Association for Near-Death Studies). Our group hosts speakers who have had transformational experiences, and we present them once a month to an average audience of around 50 people at Edgar Cayce's A. R. E. in Virginia Beach, VA.

I have been scheduling speakers for the last several years.This past Saturday, Sept. 1, Rich Martini of Santa Monica, CA was our speaker, and he was wonderful. His topic was perfect for us, and his delivery was exciting. One of our Board members, Jeff, told me that Rich was the best speaker we have had so far. I can't think of anyone I enjoyed more.

Rich lost a friend to death, and wanted to be in touch with her if he could. His path led him to be regressed in the manner Dr. Michael Newton taught. Rich went into his regression as a skeptic, but came away convinced that what he experienced was real and true. He saw his friend. After that he interviewed Dr. Michael Newton. He filmed many regressions and interviewed many people on their experiences. Now his passion is to tell what he has learned. This is what he feels is the purpose of his life

Rich tells his story in his book, FLIPSIDE: A TOURIST'S GUIDE ON HOW TO NAVIGATE THE AFTERLIFE, and documentary movie of the same name.

I am writing not only to recommend a speaker who has become a friend, but also to promote what I feel is the new perspective on the meaning of our lives. (I write this as an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ who taught from the Bible for most of my 26 years of pastoral ministry.) This is how I understand it. Our lives on Earth are dramas we create together in our soul groups in the spiritual realm. We write the parts, we put on the human costumes, and we live out the dramas. Then our physical bodies die and we return to spirit to find among other things that the villains in our dramas were really only other actors in our soul group. Then we work with our Guides and group to create a new drama for fun and growth in our capacity to love.

There is no fear in this perspective. There is no division. We are all part of the Oneness. We have unlimited opportunities to experience all the facets of life. That's what thousands of people say after having been regressed. What a message for the world! I want to help promote that message. That's why I am recommending Rich Martini .

Rich speaks spontaneously and enthusiastically. He has a hundred stories to tell and he doesn't need any notes. He speaks with humor and expressive body language. Finally, let me describe one incident that Rich reported in his talk. Rich was observing a regression. The subject asked his Guide, "What is God?" The Guide answered. "God is greater than the human mind can comprehend. But God can be experienced by opening up to everyone and every thing."

Dick Dinges, Virginia Beach


Josie Varga - Virginia Beach Friends of IANDSRich Martini


SEPTEMBER 1: Saturday morning from 10:00-12:00 p.m., at Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.

From 10 – noon Mr. Martini will describe his after-death communication (ADC) with his close friend, actress Luana Anders, which started him on an exploration to understand where we go when we die. That exploration led Rich to the work of Michael Newton, to meeting Dr. Newton, and to his own profound past-life and life-between-life regression. During that session, which was filmed, Rich recognized his present family members and came to understand the role they play in his life today. Suggested donation at the door is $5.

From 2:30 – 4:30 Mr. Martini will present his documentary film, “FLIPSIDE: A TOURIST’S GUIDE ON HOW TO NAVIGATE THE AFTERLIFE,” which goes hand-in-hand with his book of the same name. Admission is $10. Refer to www.vbiands.com for complete information, and Contact Dick Dinges at (757) 575-2759.

Rich Martini - Flipside

In the film, Mr. Martini explores startling new evidence for life after death by documenting the life-between-lives experience. Based on the evidence of thousands of such regressions, we learn that after physical death we return to be with our loved ones, soul mates, and spiritual teachers, and together with them we choose how and when we will reincarnate. The movie and book present interviews with hypnotherapists trained in the method pioneered by Dr. Michael Newton, as well as actual between-life sessions, including Rich Martini’s own session.

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