Issue 26, October
We are pleased to present you with the first thematic issue of the Journal of Conscientiology. As was announced a year ago, this issue focuses on the subject of intermission or the period between lives, considering several different aspects related to this theme. This is also the first fully bilingual issue of the journal.
You will notice in this issue that the articles published in English include the abstract in English and Portuguese only. The abstracts in Spanish, therefore, will not be found at the beginning of each paper as usual, but at the beginning of the Spanish version of each article.
Readers are encouraged to refer to Journal No. 23 for the glossary of conscientiological terms in English and Journal No. 24 for the Spanish version of the glossary. Alternatively you can visit www.iacworld.org/English/Resources/ or www.iacworld.org/Spanish/Resources/ to access the glossary in English and Spanish respectively.
This issue of the journal commences with a paper from Cirleine Couto, who focuses on the function of the interplanetary excursions during the intermissive period. Couto argues that these excursions may play a part in developing evolutionary intelligence and may be part of the preparation process for rebirth that some consciousnesses undergo. She continues by pointing out the objective of such experiences and the results they can possibly produce in an individual.
The contribution from Maria do Carmo Pena will be of particular interest to many of those who had experienced some level of parapsychic awareness during childhood or those who work with children's learning and behaviour in their everyday life. Pena discusses how the recovery of one's memories from the intermissive period may in some instances be linked with the manifestation of parapsychism at an early age. She also addresses how the cognitive phase of development of children may affect their level of consciential restriction.
The article by Laiza Pâmela was certainly an interesting contribution, as it is a type of mini self-biography by a 19 year old who has been involved with the research and self-experimentation in conscientiological concepts since 13 . The candid yet lucid manner with which Pâmela explains her understanding and application of the existential inversion reveals a premature maturity and certainly gives an important insight into this technique. The perspective provided by Pâmela on existential inversion in relation to the intermissive course makes of her article a valuable contribution.
The interference of culture in the individuals' recollection of their intermissive course is the subject of Ana Paula Lage's article. She addresses the type of problem that acculturation may have on the recovery of one's pre-somatic innate ideas and therefore to the execution of one's existential program. Lage also discusses the degree to which acculturation has an influence on the individual is dependent upon how they incorporate the socio-cultural values.
Luísa Fernandes' article examines some occurrences an individual may notice or experience throughout his/her life, which might be indicative of an influence or recollection of a certain aspect of his/her intermissive period. According to Fernandes, those signs are useful tools or hints one can utilize to assistant in acquiring higher awareness and making sense of one's own evolutionary process.
Two valuable personal accounts contributed help enrich this issue. The first account is from Tony Musskopf, who describes an experience he had during a conscientiotherapy session. His objective was to recover elements from his intermissive course and consequently his current existential program. During this session he achieved a degree of expansion of his awareness, that gave rise to a number of interesting perceptions, experiences, and ideas which he shares with the Journal readers.
The second account is an out-of-body experience accomplished by Laura Sánchez in which she visited an extraphysical institution where a group of consciousnesses were preparing for their next intraphysical lives. Sánchez describes the environment she observed and the sensations and conclusions she made from her experience.
We hope you enjoy reading this journal and derive benefit from the ideas presented here for investigational purposes and self-research.
We would like to take advantage of this opportunity to inform you that the next thematic issue of the Journal will be number 28. The central theme will be conscientiotherapy. All researchers and readers with contributions that are within the scope of this subject are welcome to submit their papers.