November, 2010

Issue 256

Rev. Gary Duncan
Spirituality and Science: A Reintegration


Are we the products of blind biological and chemical forces, leading meaningless lives, in a meaningless world? Or are we spiritual beings, in a chemical body, electrically stimulated and emotionally controlled? In the ancient world, spirituality and science were integrated. About 1700 years ago, that integration began to fracture and by the 1600s our understanding of reality was split into two components: the spiritual and the material.

Now, advances in quantum physics, anthropic cosmology, consciousness studies, parapsychology, and spirituality have begun to heal that split. The conclusions of research in these areas are shifting our current paradigm away from materialism toward spirituality, which is an interconnection with all reality. The evidence for this comes from research in telepathy, clairvoyance or remote viewing, precognition, psychokinesis, psychic healing, out-of-body experience, near death experience, postmortem survival, mediumship, reincarnation, and mystical experiences.

In his talk with us, Rev. Gary W. Duncan focuses on scientific evidence that supports that we are spiritual beings living in a spiritual world that has meaning; and supports that we have the ability to alter our destiny through imagination, desire, willpower, and intention. This new perspective of nature offers hope, light, and the affirmation that objective reality is reflected in the divine within and around us.

With backgrounds in spirituality and science, for over three decades Gary has forged these two areas together into a holistic paradigm: one supporting the other. He has conducted independent research in consciousness studies, psychic phenomena, western esoteric traditions, and sexology. He has taught many subjects, including English, mathematics, psychology, sociology, Western and Eastern esoteric traditions, reincarnation, the soul, death and dying, near death experience, parapsychology, transpersonal psychology, dream work, the Gnostic religion, spirituality, sexology, and sacred and esoteric sexuality. He also spent 21 years in private practice as a psychotherapist, counselor, and sex therapist. He currently is on the faculty of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke University.

Gary is also an ordained Gnostic Catholic priest; has authored of the book Twin Souls Merging and a coming book on mysticism, as well as numerous academic papers and magazine articles; and is in the process of writing both a novel and a book on holistic spirituality. Learn more about Gary and his work at

Early Meditation - Free

6:30 - 7:00 PM in the church office. Look for the door signs that will direct you to the meditation.

Find us on Meetup

Amy Simpson is the very active moderator of our Meetup site. You can find out about SFF events, RSVP for events, contact other participants or pay for events there. Check us out at Find us by searching for spirituality in Raleigh (Zip 27607).

November 4, 2010

Triangle Center for Spiritual Living
4900 Waters Edge Drive, Suite 250
Raleigh, NC 27606

Note: SFF is not affiliated with the Triangle Center for Spiritual Living, but beginning with the August 2010 meeting, this will be our new home

Note also: The C.S.L. is moving to a larger space on the lower level of the same building, so our meetings will now be held in this new space. Follow the door signs to the new meeting room.


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This Month's Angel Door Prize


A Chakra Oneness CD donated by Gary. Gary's books and CDs will also be available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to support SFF.

This Month's Raffle - $5

Enter to win a one-hour Arcing Radial Light healing session with Vickie Penninger, valued at $90.


We will be providing light refreshments at the break. This month, the refreshments will be provided by SFF.

If you would like to sponsor the refreshments at one of our monthly events, please see any of the board members. Your contribution is tax deductable.


Saturday Workshop
Create Your Destiny

November 6; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(with an hour for lunch)
$100 in advance; $120 after November 4
For details visit the meetup page.

To enroll in advance, contact


Upcoming Events

Dec. 2, 2010
Patti Digh
Life Is a Verb: Six Practices
for More Mindful Living


Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship Raleigh Mission

At SFF, our mission is to enhance the spiritual, mystical, and metaphysical awareness and consciousness of our community by sponsoring programs that facilitate personal growth and development and a holistic approach to health and living.

Within the scope of our mission, we choose speakers who offer a variety of views and philosophies, but SFF does not endorse any speakers’ statements or beliefs. You are invited to come with an open mind and depart with all that feels true for you.


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