Center of the One Heart Homecoming Festival 2014 at Swannanoa

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On September 6 and 7, 2014, The Center of The One Heart will host its  annual Homecoming Festival at Swannanoa Palace & Gardens on Afton Mountain, Virginia – the former home of Walter and Lao Russell and their University of Science and Philosophy (www.philosophy.org).  The Center of The One Heart  (www.oneheartcenter.org) is a Central Virginia based non-profit educational corporation serving as a networking and support organization for teachers, healers, and artists in the greater Central Virginia area.  You are invited to attend and participate in this weekend of celebration, ceremony, music, and entertainment.  This year our annual Homecoming festival is again co-sponsored by The Oracle Institute (www.theoracleinstitute.org), a 501(c)(3) educational charity, and donations are being accepted to support this event at www.theoracleinstitute.org/one-heart.  

The theme of this year’s gathering will be:  Journey Into The Heart:  “Living the Message of Love”.  Together we will explore the practical application of the power of love in action not only by examining the lives, work, and teachings of Walter and Lao Russell but also by examining the lives, work, and teachings of other messengers whose traditions are congruent with the cosmology of Walther and Lao Russell .  You are invited to answer the call to receive a newer and deeper power of the heart that will enable you to move forward beyond your limitations into a new reality and take your wisdom and power to new levels that will allow you to be a true custodian of the planet and its future.  This gathering will present a powerful opportunity for us to come together in our collective heart and to tap the power of love in action, divine synchronicity, infinite intelligence, and the powerful connectivity that comes from awakening and moving into our deepest encoding and purposes for being on the Earth.

This year’s festival will include speakers, food, music, and vendors of metaphysical books, art and jewelry, as well as various practitioners of massage and bodywork and healing modalities.  Anyone wishing to reserve a space as a vendor should contact our vendor coordinator Marge Thompson at (845) 866-4395.  There is no fee for being a vendor, however, you are requested to re-give to The Center of the One Heart from the proceeds of your sale of services or products.  With a great mix of speakers, music, and vendors, this event will offer an opportunity for networking, fun, and celebration as we come together as one mind, one heart, and one family in a divine moment in time and space to open a portal for greater heart energy to anchor in the Earth.  

This event is Blue Pot powered, meaning that the event is paid for by the participants on a donation basis.  This event is offered free from the Heart and you are welcome without regard to your ability to support this event financially.  You are asked to support this event financially in accordance with your means, thereby unlocking for yourself the secret of abundance as your giving will be re-given through increasing abundance in all aspects of your life.  Due to limited parking at Swannanoa Palace there will be a $7.00 daily parking fee for those who choose to park on the palace grounds.  

Located on sacred geomantic terrain, Swannanoa Palace is aligned with the Cygnus constellation, Cygnus being the celestial swan.  All are welcome to glide with the celestial swan across the lake of light and pure consciousness as we unfold the renewal and re-awakening of the Christ mysteries on Afton Mountain.  Swannanoa Palace and Grounds was originally created in the early part of the twentieth century by Major James Dooley of Richmond, Virginia, a railroad magnate.  After his death, Swannanoa was operated as a country club and then fell into ruins throughout the Great Depression.  In 1944, Swannanoa was purchased by Skyline Swannanoa, Inc. and was briefly operated as a tourist attraction before the property was leased in 1949 to Walter and Lao Russell who for over fifty years operated The University of Science & Philosophy from Swannanoa Palace.  After the departure of The University of Science & Philosophy in 2001 from Swannanoa, the Center of The One Heart incorporated as a non-profit organization meeting often on Afton Mountain to celebrate and network.  In 2014, Swannanoa Palace & Grounds will again be open to a large scale Homecoming event for light workers to come together in a mystery drama and sacred weekend of fun, laughter, and sharing.  All are welcome to celebrate at the altar of the swan and to enjoy the magic and pure consciousness of a sacred site and vortex which will be magically re-opened again on the weekend of September 6 and 7, 2014.  

The Keynote Speaker for this year’s Homecoming Festival will be Mellen-Thomas Benedict who for over thirty years has been evaluating and researching the science of phototherapy and its applications, as a result of expertise gained from his extraordinary near death experience.  Mellen-Thomas is a researcher/inventor in the field of Quantum Biology, Biophotonics, and Cellular Communication.  In 1982 Mellen-Thomas died of terminal brain disease and lived to tell about it.  His miraculous return to life is one of the most well-known near death experience stories on the world wide web.  At the 2014 One Heart Homecoming Festival Mellen-Thomas will speak on “THE EPIC JOURNEY OF THE HEART TO BE HERE NOW:  THE EVOLUTION OF THE COLLECTIVE HEART AND COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE.”  Mellen-Thomas will present a natural view of spirit and oneness learned from his near death experience that changed his life and world view about the future of the Earth and humanity.  Further information about Mellen-Thomas Benedict is available at:  www.mellen-thomas.com and information about his phototherapy inventions is available at www.UltraSpaLightTherapy.com.  

Margaretta McIlvaine, Founder and Director of The Bridge Between the Worlds, a healing retreat center in Central Virginia, will also be presenting at Homecoming.  The title of her talk is:  “CREATING THE MATRIX OF HEART-CENTERED CONSCIOUSNESS-A JOURNEY TO FREEDOM.”  The mission of Bridge Between the Worlds is to explore consciousness and the healing power of the mind through assisting others to reconnect with the essence of spirit and intelligence in nature.  Margaretta conducts her private practice there and travels in the United States and internationally to do her work which combines her formal training as the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, studies in acupressure, guided imagery, sound healing, numerous Buddhist retreats, and all levels of Reiki training with her own unique experiences of self- healing and self-transcendence.  Further information about Margaretta is available at her website www.bridgebetweentheworlds.org.  

John Andreadis will be with us in Virginia for Homecoming 2014.  John Andreadis as a very young man was a deep student of the teachings of Walter and Lao Russell and visited with Lao Russell on numerous occasions.  During his youth John sold many copies of Walter Russell’s book “The Secret of Light” and his contribution to the legacy of Walter and Lao Russell is memorialized in J.B. Yount’s biography of Lao Russell entitled “Remembered for Love.”  John has been a long-time student not only of the Russell material but of many other congruent traditions and he will be offering a presentation on:  “FOUR KEYS TO THE KINGDOM OF THE HEART.”

At the 2013 Center of the One Heart Homecoming Festival we were pleased to meet a new member of our soul family Devi Herrsche.  Since 1999, between dreaming and waking each morning, Devi has received visions, as if arrayed upon a chalkboard in her mind.  Having no prior educational preparation to understand the daily revelations of symbols, formulas, patterns, and geometries, all Devi could do was to record the process with the hope that some day she would know what it all meant.  While piecing together her visions, as if solving some sort of metaphysical puzzle, Devi was directed by “library angels” to ancient scriptures, quantum physics, holism, consciousness studies, and sacred geometry, all of which provided confirmations and the much needed knowledge base and vocabulary needed to describe her morning meditations.  Devi was invited to the 2013 Homecoming by Antonia Albano and she brought an old friend of hers whom she had not seen in awhile.  Together Devi and her friend sat stunned while they learned for the first time of numerous precise parallels between the Russellian science and Devi’s visions.  Within days of Homecoming 2013, Devi’s life began accelerating and opportunities to share her insights have been developing ever since.  We are delighted to offer Devi an opportunity to share her deep insights at Homecoming 2014 and are happy that she has found her long-lost tribe, right here among the One Heart community, and she presently is a member of The Center of the One Heart Circle of Leadership.  The title of Devi Herrsche’s talk is:  “DO YOUR QUESTIONS SUPPORT YOUR QUEST?”  Information about Devi and her work is available at www.devi-ations.com.

Geoffrey and Diana Bullington will present on the topic:  “LIVING THE MESSAGE OF LOVE.”  Geoffrey and Diana are spiritual cosmologists who have been involved in the exploration and expansion of universal, planetary, and human consciousness for over thirty years.  By combining the tenants of science with religious and philosophical belief systems, they have merged a set of universal principles into a living philosophy titled “The Practical Spirituality in Everyday Life.”  For further information about Geoffrey and Diana please view their videos at www.youtube.com/spiritualharmonics1.  

As a result of the enthusiasm and diligence of One Heart member Dan Johnson, we are pleased to host Judy Beebe who will present on the topic:  “GOD’S CONVENANT IS ACTIVATED IN THE HEART.”  Judy has spent most of her life in medicine, including working for the USC School of Medicine in a hospital setting and teaching physicians post-graduate medicine.  She has owned several medical companies and was a medical author for the largest medical publisher in the world.  Early in her life she was in a diabetic coma at age three and her mother took her to a healer by the name of Dr. Margaret McKinnon, who was a chiropractor who at the time used all forms of healing modalities including radionics.  Not only was Judy healed, but her feet were placed firmly on a metaphysical path that continues to this day.  Judy was always comfortable around crystals and higher thought, and as her life progressed she experienced in December of 1994 an out of body experience.  Over the next 21 years Judy has 22 books on Amazon including “The Hydrogen Cipher”, which is the story of how a new energy for the planet has been given to her by Nicola Tesla.  This energy, which she calls GEM Energy, has been proven by independent testing.  At this time Judy is launching the sale of individual hand-blown glass spheres which contain this GEM Energy inside and which produce a powerful biological scalar field which is started with water.  Her mission is to bring the planet and its people back to a healthy peaceful state by offering GEM Energy as a new power source for homes and vehicles.  More information about Judy and her work is available at www.judybeebe.com and also at www.gemspheres.com.   

The Saturday evening music concert and merriment will be facilitated by singer/songwriter Lea Morris (www.thisislea.com).  Lea is a Washington, DC-based artist who describes her music as SoulFolk, a seamless blend of gospel, jazz, country, R&B, and contemporary folk.  At the stylistic center between the earthy tones of Tracy Chapman and the urban/ethereal sound of India Arie, her music has been featured at The Kennedy Center, The Music Center at Strathmore, as well as other venues in the U.S. and Europe.  Lea is more than simply a singer/songwriter.  She is a self-proclaimed musical visionary, specializing in authentic, uplifting, thought-provoking, and positive music.  With seven full-length albums already available from a recording career spanning over a decade, Lea has been repeatedly acknowledged by the Washington-area Music Association as one of the region’s best vocalists, songwriters, and recording artists.  

All are welcome to celebrate and enjoy the experience of heart consciousness at a sacred site and vortex in the company of other light workers and spiritual seekers.  If you would like to know more about this event or volunteer as a staff person for this event, please contact Richard at (800) 741-1012 or Airisun at (434) 823-9911, or email us at centeroftheoneheart@gmail.com.  Advance donations to support this event will also be gratefully received and may be mailed payable to “The Center of the One Heart” at P. O. Box 511, Culpeper, Virginia  22701.  You may also make a tax-deductible donation to support this event through our co-sponsor The Oracle Institute by clicking the donate button at www.oneheartcenter.org or by going to the landing page on the Oracle Institute website at www.theoracleinstitute.org/one-heart.  Please carpool if possible, and bring a chair, pillow, or blanket.  The entire weekend event will be broadcast on local radio so be sure to bring a walkman radio or boom box so that you may hear the speakers and the music even if you are not in the Baronial Hall of the Palace.

You are invited to tap the power of the heart by gathering, co-creating, celebrating, breaking bread together, dancing, singing, and laughing together as we embrace our spiritual community, our circle of light, and our collective expressions of the Heart of the One.

Homecoming 2014 Event Schedule

Saturday, September 6th  

9:30 a.m.Vendor displays and services open outdoors on the middle tier of the Gardens

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.Audio-Visual displays in Baronial Hall of Swannanoa Palace

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.Opening Circle in Baronial Hall of Swannanoa Palace

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.Speaker – Margaretta McMcIlvaine   “Heart-Centered Awareness:  The Essence of Freedom”

11:45 –12:30 p.m.Speaker – John Andreadis   “Four Keys to the Kingdom of the Heart”

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.Dutch Treat Luncheon under the tent on first tier of Swannanoa Gardens and Garden workshops

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.Keynote Speaker – Mellen-Thomas Benedict  “The Epic Journey of the Heart”

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.Speaker – Judy Beebe  “God’s Covenant is Activated in the Heart”

5:00 – 6:45 p.m.Dutch Treat Dinner under the tent on the first tier of Swannanoa Gardens

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.Evening entertainment in the Baronial Hall with Lea Morris

Sunday, September 7th 

9:30 a.m.Vendor displays and services open in the Gardens

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.Audio-Visual displays in Baronial Hall of Swannanoa Palace 

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.Morning meditation led by Geoffrey Bullington in the Baronial Hall

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.Speaker – Devi Herrsche  “Do Your Questions Support Your Quest?”

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.Recognition Ceremony – A few words with Richard Dulaney, Phil Dulaney, and J.B. Yount III

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.Dutch Treat Luncheon under the tent on first tier of Swannanoa Gardens and Garden workshops

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.Speakers – Geoffrey and Diana Bullington  “Living the Message of Love”

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.Closing Ceremony on third tier of the Palace Gardens or, in the event of inclement weather, in the Baronial Hall of Swannanoa Palace

Atomic Suicide Reprinted – Available!

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The University of Science & Philosophy is pleased to announce that we now have available the re-printed book Atomic Suicide for sale! Due to renewed concern and interest, after the nuclear accident at the Fukushima power plants in Japan, we have finally made Atomic Suicide available again to the public in printed form. We also have Atomic Suicide available for sale in E-Book format.

Atomic Suicide

Atomic Suicide Reprinted – Available!
Atomic Suicide by Walter Russell

Walter Russell

If we knew the WHY and WHAT of radioactivity we would not dare to use it. Atomic Suicide? explains that WHY and WHAT. The truth about whether radioactivity can or can not be used as the next world fuel stands or falls upon one issue alone: can science protect organic life from extinction? The facts about radioactive death elements are clearly spelled out in this highly informative volume. “What is atomic energy?” asked the Russells. ” We will briefly state what it is and what it can do in one short paragraph. We will then expand this one paragraph into this whole book for full comprehension of its meaning.” In a 1954 Newsletter, the Russells predicted that use of radioactive elements would destroy Earth’s protective atmosphere and heat the planet, with devasting world-wide consequences. Atomic Suicide? explains exactly why. In publishing Atomic Suicide? the Russells united with Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s 1957 appeal to the world to end nuclear tests, and in fact any and all use of radioactive elements. In this prophetic book, the Russells explain clearly that with radioactive elements unleashed into our atmosphere, the human race is heading for catastrophe. Giving detailed scientific evidence, they warn that “to fail to consider the nature of radioactive elements and their consequences would be a folly for which humanity would have to pay a terrible price.” For readers interested in the Russell science, Atomic Suicide?, while explaining the nature of radioactive elements, provides an excellent source of information about Russell concepts of the nature of the universe, including a philosophic discussion of the unity of science and consciousness. Part I: What is Atomic Energy?; How Radioactivity Kills; The World Voice. Part II: The True Nature of This Mind and Motion Universe; Prelude – The Transformation of Man; We Define God; The True Nature of Electricity and Gravitation; Our Eternal Universe; The Oneness of Gravity and Magnetism; The Mind Nucleus of the Atom; The Material Nucleus of the Atom. Part III: The Bridge Between Man and God; Nonconformity of the Lee-Yang Theory. Note: Poisoned Power, written by nuclear physicist Arthur R. Tamplin,  PH.D. and John W. Gofman, Ph.D, M.D., is an excellent companion book to Atomic Suicide? It documents with unarguable statistics existing evidence of the extreme hazard to health and life of world use of radioactive elements. 304 Pages ISBN: 978-1-879605-11-4
Price: $25.00
 

New Book Published – Swannanoa Palace

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I had wished to know more about the history and the people who created and occupied Swannanoa Palace, since I first visited Lao Russell on Oct 15th, 1978. My wish was finally answered by the completion of Airisun Wonderli’s superlative, pictorial history of Swannanoa Palace-100 years of history of it’s past and people. In spectacular color and black and white pictures, one is taken from the ‘idea’ of Swannanoa, through it’s building manifestation by the Dooleys, it’s golf country club phase, to the arrival of Walter and Lao Russell, as they unfolded a world wide institution, teaching The Science of Man/Woman for over forty years.

Swannanoa Palace 1912-2012

New Book Published – Swannanoa Palace
Swannanoa Palace Book
Having full access to the archives from the University, this author has chosen from more than 6000 photos and produced approximately 135 pages of full color memorable moments in the lives of the Russells in its 294 pages. It contains never-before-seen photos of Walter Russell illustrations researched from his own books and others and many 100 year-old photos from his early life. Having just been published in September, 2013, this long-awaited photo journal introduces the extraordinary lives of the Russells and gives a visual summary of their special years at Swannanoa Palace. More Info »
Price: $65.00
 
Almost all the pictures in this book have never been made public before. If you love history, if you always wanted to know more about the Swannanoa Palace, if you want to see fantastic, historical pictures of Walter and Lao Russells’ lives at Swannanoa, this is a book that you will treasure having in your library! Swan.PalaceBook-Pg.203 Swan.PalaceBook-Pg.195 Swan.PalaceBook-Pg.169 Swan.PalaceBook-Pg.59 Swan.Palace-Pg.76 Most Sincerely, Michael P. Hudak President University of Science & Philosophy

2013 One Heart Homecoming Live Coverage

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2013 Homecoming LiveWe will have live video and audio coverage of the 2013 Homecoming event at Swannanoa from 9am EST USA – 5pm on both September 7th and 8th, 2013 respectively. Streaming audio and video will be provided free of charge and donations are appreciated. The video may be on the low quality end but the audio should be clear and streamed at a decent quality level. If you wish to donate toward the event in the spirit of “giving for regiving”, you may click on this link to do so - http://theoracleinstitute.org/one-hear. As always, we work today for a better tomorrow. Sincerely, matt presti live2013

One Heart Homecoming Festival 2013

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The Center of the One Heart Homecoming Festival 2013 & Annual Russellian Science and Philosophy Conference Present The Power of Love in Action The Cosmology of Walter and Lao Russell

 September 7th & 8th 2013, The Center of One Heart will be holding it’s annual Russellian Science and Philosophy conference at Swannannoa Palace at Afton Mountain, Virginia.  This event is free and open to the public.

In The Wave Lies The Secret of Creation + Think

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We’re please to announce that we have converted two more books into Ebooks.  Now available on Amazon for Kindle and other mobile devices is In The Wave Lies The Secret of Creation by Dr. Timothy Binder, (with images) and ‘Think’ – The IBM Lecture Series by Walter Russell.

The Center of One Heart Homecoming Festival 2012

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On the weekend of September 8 and 9, 2012, The Center of The One Heart will host its  annual Homecoming Festival at Swannanoa Palace & Grounds on Afton Mountain, Virginia, the former home of Walter and Lao Russell and their University of Science and Philosophy (www.philosophy.org), and will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of Swannanoa Palace. 

This event is not sponsored by the University of Science and Philosophy.

The Center of The One Heart  (www.oneheartcenter.org) is a Central Virginia based non-profit educational corporation serving as a networking and support organization for teachers, healers, and artists in the greater Central Virginia area.  You are invited to attend and participate in this weekend of celebration, ceremony, music, and entertainment.  The theme of this year’s gathering will be “Heart-First Living”, and together we will explore the secrets of heart empowerment, accessing heart intelligence, creating heart coherence, and using energetic intention to shift our individual lives and the planetary consciousness.  Specific tools and techniques will be presented to enable you to reach a powerful source of heart intelligence that can lift you into a new state of awareness, success, and fulfillment including accessing codes to success through the power of positive feeling, care, and appreciation. 

3 New Ebooks Published

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We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added three more ebooks to Kindle.  Now you can purchase A New Concept of the Universe, Atomic Suicide, and Why You Cannot Die.  

Divine Iliad Volume 1 and 2 available on Kindle

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We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added two more ebooks to Kindle.  Now you can purchase the Message of the Divine Iliad Volume 1&2 and God Will Work With You But Not For You by: Lao Russell now available for reading on your Kindle.  

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