Today, as never before possible, a network of researchers from all around the world could usher in a new golden age of ITC, or instrumental transcommunication, the use of technology to get in touch with the other side.
In other words, a United Nations of afterlife research is possible today, for the first time in history.
That’s what we tried to accomplish with INIT in the late 1990s, and although we experienced unprecedented miracles that gave us a taste of the world-changing possibilities, in the end we faced too many insurmountable obstacles, especially the language barrier, the cost of international conferences and meetings, and our inability to set aside egos in order to sustain unity and harmony in the ranks.
The original INIT members simply faced too many obstacles to carry ITC into the golden age… but today things have changed.
Today, a network of ITC researchers from all around the world—from all cultures, nations and religions—could stay in touch with each other and stay unified as a team, as they work to sustain group resonance… with the help of:
- A private, multilingual website with translatability,
- Videoconferences, and
- Personal refinement technologies.
Will I try to launch that new ITC network in my own golden years (I’m 66 now)?
Very unlikely. It would be a substantial effort, and I’m not sure I have the energy and enthusiasm for it.
I can think of only two things that would compel me launch an ITC network as described in this article:
- If certain members of the original INIT group expressed an interest, or
- If I knew for certain that this new network would get the level of ethereal support that enabled the miracles of INIT… and that would depend on members’ willingness and ability to set aside their egos. No simple feat!
In either of those cases, I’d drop everything to once again make ITC my main reason for living.
Whoa. Just the thought of plunging head-long into ITC research brings back stark memories of what I went through the first time around. In 1992 I started dedicating most of my effort to ITC, first with George Meek, then with the Harsch-Fischbach couple and INIT, which we founded in 1995. ITC became my passion. I soon had to quit my technical writing work in order to do everything for INIT (writing, trying to mediate the conflicts, corresponding with members, planning and organizing the annual meetings in different countries, setting up a nonprofit foundation, finding donations to pay for those expensive meetings….). I received no financial compensation for my work. I tried to sell books and newsletters but didn’t even come close to breaking even. Still, I loved doing it, knowing that the miracles we were experiencing were well worth the sacrifice. It wasn’t an easy time for our family of three. We were able to live on my wife Regina’s school counselor salary, and thanks to her sacrifices we carried on.
In 2007, several years after INIT had quit functioning, I resumed my tech writing work, and Regina retired soon after… a suitable reward for her years of sacrifice. Well, this year I quit tech writing (again) and I also retired.
So, am I ready to resume full-time ITC? Probably not, even though maintaining an ITC research network would be different now. Much less expensive… and maybe not quite so much work. Mail, books, and newsletters would be replaced by websites and emails. Annual meetings would be replaced by videoconferencing. Things would be simpler… and cheaper… but still… a substantial effort!
Anyway, the least I can do before I fade away this lifetime is to figure out as best I can what exactly will be involved in the project, and lay out the ground work for a new generation of ITC researchers. That’s my aim with this “Golden Age of ITC” series of articles… to set the stage as best I can for Act Two: The Real Golden Age.
An Intercultural, Multilingual, Private Website
The best approach I can think of for an international research website is to have one home site that contains multiple subsites for different languages:
The website and all the subsites would probably be built and managed with WordPress. There are two forms of WordPress—the simple version (wordpress.com) and the powerful version (wordpress.org).
(There are other web development packages available, such as Microsoft Sharepoint, but WordPress is far easier to use and much more popular. Sharepoint is powerful and stable but is expensive and involves highly specialized skills and terms and concepts that are a monster to master. I battled that monster for many months before I retired. Also, Microsoft has never developed a user-friendly “Sharepoint Light” counterpart of WordPress.com. There’s only the monster version.)
This macyafterlife site was put together simply using wordpress.com with its many templates and beginners’ tools.
The new ITC website would have to be created with the more powerful wordpress.org (rather than the ‘light’ wordpress.com version) in order to host multiple subsites with different languages and to be closed to the public… and to incorporate specialized “plugins” which are basically what the smartphone world and Microsoft (with the release of Windows 10) call “apps.”
Here’s a wordpress menu showing the most popular language options:
There’s also a larger WordPress menu that includes ALL the major languages. Each subsite could be built around one of those languages.
The new website and its growing list of subsites would have to run on a good WordPress host, such as Bluehost, using a VPS (virtual private server)… as opposed to shared hosting or a dedicated server.
And that is most of the basic technical information necessary to launch a website for a miraculous, new, international, multicultural ITC network… at least at this point in time (autumn, 2015). As technology evolves, new technical options will probably become available in the future….
There are various videoconferencing options today, ranging from free skype chats on your laptop computer with a few friends… to pricey and powerful Polycom systems where an entire wall can be covered with large video screens showing many participants amid powerpoint slides in a meeting with flawless audio.
As the ITC network evolves and grows, various subgroups speaking the same native language or bridge language can determine the videoconferencing systems that best suit their purposes… and pocketbooks.
Reports of those videoconferences could be posted on the website so that any member could view the meeting content through automatic translation.
Personal Refinement Technologies
ITC is often defined, simply, as the use of technology to get in touch with the other side.
In truth, there’s more to it than that. Successful ITC contacts (spirits delivering information into our world with the help of our equipment) require a resonance of attitude among researchers… a sustained harmony… which is no easy feat when we humans have to contend with the fears, doubts, desires, jealousies, and resentments that so easily interrupt our day-to-day lives and disrupt our relationships here on Earth.
The members of a successful ITC network will have to strive to overcome those hormonal dramas… and only when they succeed will they be able to attract the sort of help (ethereal help) necessary to open an ITC bridge.
There are ethereal gatekeepers who can open and sustain an ITC bridge once researchers on Earth can achieve a resonant condition with unity of mind… and once that ITC bridge is opened, information can stream into our world through TVs, computers, telephones, radios, and other technologies in the most miraculous ways.
But achieving that resonance requires inner work for everyone involved in the new network. Even if you regard yourself as the kindest, calmest, most tolerant person you know… don’t kid yourself. You will be tested.
So, here are a couple of modern technologies that can help us refine and align that package of body, mind, and spirit that makes us who we are:
- HeartMath tools for inner coherence, harmony, and peace take the transformative power of heart meditation to the next level. From their website:
“Personal coherence, also known as psychophysiological coherence, refers to the synchronization of our physical, mental and emotional systems. It can be measured by our heart-rhythm patterns: The more balanced and smooth they are, the more in sync, or coherent we are. Stress levels recede, energy levels increase and our brain and what HeartMath calls the “heart brain” work together. It is a state of optimal clarity, perception and performance. HeartMath tools and technology have been scientifically proven to help us achieve personal coherence.
“Global coherence refers to the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of the greater community of human beings acting in concert with their own hearts, each other and nation to nation in harmony with the living earth. HeartMath believes coherence is highly achievable globally when large numbers of people focus heartfelt intentions on a common goal.”
- Monroe Institute tools for brainwave entrainment send stereophonic pulsing signals into the ears to lull the brain into various meditative states. Their website explains that the signals…
“… create a resonance that is reflected in unique brain wave forms characteristic of specific states of consciousness. The result is a focused, whole-brain state known as hemispheric synchronization, or “Hemi-Sync®,” where the left and right hemispheres are working together in a state of coherence. As an analogy, lasers produce focused, coherent light. Hemi-Sync® produces a focused, coherent mind, which is an optimal condition for improving human performance.”
I hope to add more personal refinement tools to the list in the coming months as I learn about them.
I’ve been familiar with these two institutes since the days of INIT. In fact, I recommended a joint project involving INIT, HeartMath, and Monroe to our group. All but two of the INIT members ignored the idea. The two who responded suggested joint projects with other institutes instead (Nathal Institute in Germany and Noetic Sciences Institute in San Francisco)… giving you an idea of how difficult it is even to get bright minds and good hearts to resonate together on a good idea.