Friday July 19, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Please join us for a series of presentations held on the third Friday of each month that deal with consciousness after death. These evenings are hosted by Ellie Schamber. Each month she invites a guest speaker to talk about his or her own life-after-death experience. Ellie, who has a Ph.D. in Intellectual History from U.C. Berkeley and was a confirmed atheist, discovered during her experience of death that spiritually "everything I had believed in and taught was wrong." Now she is committed to spreading the word to as many people as possible that our consciousness continues to live forever.
Our guest speaker this month is Rev. Patrick McCollum
In 1965, Patrick McCollum had the experience of dying. His NDE resulted from a brutal motorcycle accident when he was hit by a drunk driver. He ceased breathing and his heart stopped beating for more than 6 minutes. A doctor on the site pronounced him dead.
He floated through a tunnel of light. At the end of the tunnel, he came face to face with a luminous woman."There was a deep sense of understanding, of knowledge hidden below the surface of her glance . . . there was a feeling in my heart that she knew my every thought, my every joy, my every pain."
"Are you ready to come with me?" she asked. "Who are you?" I questioned. "I am God," she replied.
In February 2013, as an ordained Wiccan minister, Reverend McCollum gave the opening prayer at the largest spiritual gathering in the history of humanity - an estimated 100,000,000 people at the Hindu devotional festival Kumbha Mela.
As an international activist for human rights, social justice, and pluralism, Patrick has facilitated peace talks between Arabs and Israelis and served as an adviser on the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He continues to be an adviser to several heads of state. He has been the Director of Development for the United Nations program Children of the Earth which oversees 20,000 youth in peace projects across the globe, and he works as a chaplain for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. In 2010 he was awarded the Mahatma Gandhi Award for Advancement of Religious Pluralism.
This is only the second time that Patrick will tell the story (to a group) of his experience of consciousness after death. Please join us to hear about Patrick's experience and the way that it impacted his life.
After the presentation there will be a question-and-answer period, and you are welcome to ask anything about "why" or "how." For example, some people ask why there is suffering in the world. The answers sometimes seem to come from a place that transcends the personal experiences of the speakers and speak directly to your deepest yearnings to understand why we are here. Also, learn about Patrick's book, "Courting The Lady: A Wiccan Journey"
$20 suggested donation.
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Volunteers are appreciated to help with set-up or clean-up. Please call Sunrise Center at 415-924-7824 for work trade inquiries. If you are willing to volunteer some time, you can let us know when you register. Thank you!
Date: Friday, July 19
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Location: Sunrise Center, 645 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera 94925.
We are located behind the Bank of America building, two blocks off Hwy 101.
Take the Paradise/Tamalpais exit and head west toward Corte Madera. The 645 Tamalpais office building is on your left, just past the Bank of America. It's a beige building with brick columns and tall windows.
If you need assistance, call Sunrise Center at 415-924-7824