The 40th Annual
SSF-IIIHS Int’l Conference

International Conference 1 Schedule

C1 = Conference 1  •  CW = College Week  •  C2 = Conference 2  •  Sx = Session x

PRELUDE: 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. • Music with Francine Jarry, singer/songwriter who creates very special music based on spiritual & universal principles

Francine Jarry with guitar

FRI., AUG. 14

Conference 1
Session 1
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Fadel Behman, PhD

Fr. John Rossner, Dr. Marilyn Rossner, Dr. Elaine Valdov

Opening Ceremonies (½ hr)

Processional entrance accompanied by bagpipes

Welcome & Introduction: Prof. Marilyn Rossner, PhD, EdD, Pres., SSF

Dedication of Conference to Fr. John Rossner, PhD

Greeting from our United Nations NGO Representative: Elaine Valdov, PhD, UN DPI/NGO Exec. Comm. Past Chair and Co-Chair

Dr. Anthony Cicoria

Anthony Cicoria, MD: “Getting Comfortable with Near-Death Experiences” (Lecture: 1½ hrs)
The gift of life is greater than the sum of its parts, and whatever consciousness is, it survives death. Pythagoras believed that God created souls as spirit entities whose goal is to merge with the Divine ... able to be eternal, transmigrate, and reincarnate.

Desda Zuckerman

Desda Zuckerman: “Meet Your Personal Board of Directors: The Four Aspects of the Authentic Self” (Lecture: 1 hr)
Think of the Four Aspects of the Authentic Self as elements of your higher self that guide and support your soul’s journey from lifetime to lifetime. Each human impulse is steeped in the needs, desires, and interests of one or more of the Four Aspects.

POSTLUDE: 10:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. • Craig Sim Webb, dream-inspired songwriter, singer, edutainer, and guitarist, inspires us with Spirit-Body Heart-Mind Music.

Craig Sim Webb


PRELUDE: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. • Meditation led by Sri Madan Bali, PhD, Vedanta master teacher and scholar, and founder of Yoga Bliss

Sri madan Bali, PhD

SAT., AUG. 15

Conference 1
Session 2
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Sri Madan Bali, PhD

Dr. Joyce Hawkes & Helen Folsom

Joyce Hawkes, PhD, & Helen Folsom, MA:
“Deep Connection for Healing: Cell-Level Consciousness” (Lecture: 1 hr)
From your profound well of inner wisdom, tap a new awareness of the potential to heal yourself and others. Now dive into greater and greater depths of consciousness, where miracles of healing happen.

Freddy Silva

Freddy Silva: “The Lost Art of Resurrection” (Lecture: 1½ hrs)
“Those who say they will die first and then rise are in error,” states the once banned gnostic Gospel of Philip. Long before Jesus, initiates from Egypt and China to Greece and North America practiced a secret mystical ritual, and regarded the experience as the pinnacle of spiritual development, a life-altering awakening that disclosed insights into the nature of reality and the self. As recently discovered beneath an Egyptian pyramid, the experience of resurrection was meant for the living. Such initiates were described as “risen from the dead.” So, what is living resurrection? What were magi like Jesus and Zoroaster really trying to convey? Why did initiates guard its secrets with their lives? Which temples were used for initiation? And why would the Church prefer you didn’t know about all this?

Dr. Lilly Rahmann

Lilly Rahmann, PhD: “Quantum Medicine and the Human Vibration” (Lecture: 1 hr)
Balance the emotions, reduce pain, and boost the body’s energy through Quantum Medicine. This live demonstration shows how easy and effective these healing techniques are. Everyone can learn how to reduce pain for themselves and their loved ones.

OPTION: 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. • VIP Speakers Luncheon celebrating the 40th Annual SSF-IIIHS International Conference (extra-registration)



PRELUDE: 1:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. • Music with Shams Al Habib, Egyptian Vocalist and Al-Oud player who performs classical Middle-Eastern spiritual music

Shams Al Habib

SAT., AUG. 15

Conference 1
Session 3
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Elaine Valdov, PhD

Dr. Cairo Rocha

Cairo P. Rocha, PhD, OMD: “Bagua: The Feng Shui Energy Map” (Lecture: 1 hr)
Dr. Rocha presents an overview of Bagua as applied to main life aspirations: Health, Wealth, Career, Relationships, Creativity, Spirituality, Fame, and Knowledge.

Judy Bachrach

Judy Bachrach: “Surviving Death: How the Spirit Continues” (Lecture: 1 hr)
What happens when we die? Thanks to CPR and other current forms of resuscitation, a growing number of the formerly dead are now among us — many of them with vivid, lucid, and detailed memories of consciousness after death. Judy Bachrach discusses her recently published book, Glimpsing Heaven, a scientific and spiritual examination of the survival of the spirit beyond death. (Follow-up workshop: CW-S5b)

Anadi Martel

Anadi Martel: “The Power of Light: The Latest on the Use of Light for Healing Body and Mind” (Lecture: 1 hr)
The unique power of Light resides in its dual reality: it is both very material, having profound effects on our physical world, and also intimately related to the dimensions of spirit and transcendence. Explore current research on light for medical and psychotherapeutic applications, as well as future ones. (Follow-up workshop: CW-S13b)

Raymond Moody

Raymond Moody, MD, PhD: “Frontiers of the Afterlife: What Near-Death Experiences Mean for the World” (Lecture: 1 hr)
Can the messages of love that people with NDE’s bring back from the other side bind humanity together? Can NDEs serve as reference points for bringing contending theologies of the afterlife into harmony? Dr. Moody draws on more than fifty years of investigation into transformative spiritual experiences, and explains where the world is with after-death research.


PRELUDE: 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. • Mini-Concert with Francine Jarry, singer/songwriter who creates very special music based on spiritual & universal principles

Francine Jarry

SAT., AUG. 15

Conference 1
Session 4
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Fadel Behman, PhD

Amit Goswami

Amit Goswami, PhD: “Quantum Physics’ Guide to Creativity and Personal Growth” — Part 1 of 2 (Lecture: 1 hr)
Quantum physicist Amit Goswami uses recent advances in understanding of quantum physics and consciousness to elucidate the nature of creativity and guide us in pursuit of personal growth. In his view, all objects of our experience begin as quantum possibilities from which consciousness might choose. The question of creative living then becomes how best to make choices. It involves the creative process, which Goswami explains and teaches. Overcome the barriers to creative choice, and align yourself with the evolutionary movement of consciousness. (Continued in CW-S3a)

Dr. R. Craig Hogan

R. Craig Hogan, PhD: “Afterlife Communication: The Key to World Peace” (Lecture: 1 hr)
World peace isn't simply having a world without wars and conflict. A peaceful world is a world in which every person lives without fear of war, domestic violence, theft, violation of person, starvation, ill health, and death. Only changes in deep-seated motivations and viewpoints will allow people to live in love, without fear, caring more for others than acquiring for themselves, so they live in peace. The hallmark of near-death experiences and afterlife communications is that experiencers become more altruistic, less materialistic, more loving, and not fearful of death. If societies invested more in finding new afterlife communication methods, refining existing methods, and helping people communicate with loved ones in the afterlife, masses of people would be changed, societies would be changed, and nations would be changed. We would have world peace. (Follow-up workshop: CW-S2b)

OPTION: 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. • Personal Messages and Trance Prophecy with Marilyn Zwaig Rossner, EdD, PhD (extra-registration)

Dr. Marilyn Rossner


PRELUDE: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. • Mass & Meditation led by Sr. Leona Hartman, OTr, woman priest with the Christian Catholic Church, in Quebec, and concelebrants


SUN., AUG. 16

Conference 1
Session 5
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Mary Swaine, PhD

Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo

Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo: “An Experiential Tour of Our Heart Relationship with the Field of Joyful Awareness” (Lecture: 1 hr)
We are gardeners and the universe we live in is nurtured by sweet waters of gratitude. This moment is the garden in which tomorrow and yesterday are revealed. We give appreciation and sunlight of generosity quickens the seed of one’s intention to accomplish. The accomplishments may be particular tasks within a particular time period that as seeds planted, flourish and be brought to harvest. When we think about planting seeds we understand the garden is swept clear of weeds. The ground is nurtured when we examine the nature of our heart-mind, and the seed of wisdom within reveals we are never separated from the light from which all appearances arise. (Continued in CW-S1b)

Doreya Karim

Doreya Karim: “An Introduction to the Egyptian Science of BioGeometry and BioSignatures” (Lecture: 1 hr)
BioGeometry uses the subtle energy effects of geometric form, colour, angle, etc., to introduce natural balance on all levels of being. The result is a powerful, interactive way of creating harmony in living things and spaces. BioSignatures, a special branch of BioGeometry, are precisely constructed linear diagrams that have the same geometric configurations as specific vital energy patterns within the organs in the body. When placed within the peripheral human energy field, a resonant connection occurs, harmonizing the corresponding energy function within the internal organ.

Fujiaolian Shadia Habib & Sifu Julien Valiquette

Fujiaolian Shadia Habib & Sifu Julien Valiquette: “Traditional Chinese Internal Healing Arts” (Lecture: 1½ hrs)
The body’s innate ability to heal itself can be restored through the ancient Chinese art and energy medicine of Qi Gong. By cultivating Qi (The Universal Life Force), increasing activity in the body’s energy centres, releasing energy blocks, and balancing the yin and yang elements and forces, healing occurs through Qi Gong & Tai Chi.

POSTLUDE: 10:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. • Special Interfaith Celebration for Fr. John at the gravesite. Transportation will be provided. (An on-site luncheon will be available for $20.)

Craig Sim Webb


PRELUDE: 1:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. • Music with Sr. Leona Hartman, OTr, organist, pianist, and composer

Sr. Leona Hartman

SUN., AUG. 16

Conference 1
Session 6
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Fadel Behman, PhD

Dr. Effie Chow

Effie Chow, PhD: “Health, Wealth, and Peace for Self & Planet” (Lecture: 1 hr)
The ancient Chinese concept of Qi, or universal life force, is an essential tool for coping with today’s frenzied pace of existence. Discover the transformational power of Empty Force in Chow Qigong that is inherent in you. Help rebalance the Yin and Yang of the world for harmony. (Follow-up workshop: CW-S4c)

Paul Perry

Paul Perry: “Afterlife” (Documentary Film Presentation: 1½ hrs)
By exploring a number of near death experiences and the science and spirituality behind the phenomenon, Afterlife attempts to answer humanity’s great question: “What happens when we die?” Following the showing, Perry will lead a discussion on the spiritual questions presented in the film.

P.M.H. Atwater

P.M.H. Atwater, LHD, PhD (Hon.): “Glimpses of Beyond” (Lecture: 1½ hrs)
This presentation is based on P.M.H. Atwater’s research and new book, Dying to Know You: Proof of God in the Near-Death Experience. Participants will share in the experiences of adults and children from six countries. Dr. Atwater has spent nearly four decades listening and documenting what nearly 4,000 child and adult experiencers of near-death states shared — what they saw, heard, felt, and suddenly, absolutely knew. It is nothing less than what everyone on the planet seeks to have: proof that God exists — beyond description, as a Source, an all-encompassing Oneness.


PRELUDE: 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. • Mini-Concert with Sr. Leona Hartman, OTr, organist, pianist, and composer

Sr. Leona Hartman

SUN., AUG. 16

Conference 1
Session 7
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Rev. Marilyn Rossner

Dr. Marilyn Rossner

SSF Annual Festival Interfaith Service and Awards (2 hrs)

Procession of Representatives of World Religions

Invocation / Call to Worship / Meditation / Conference Summary: Rev. Marilyn Rossner, PhD, EdD, Pres., SSF

Commissioning & Ordination of SSF Interfaith Ministers: ` Rev. Marilyn Rossner, with Dr. Fadel Behman, and Rev. Michael Hiltz

Interfaith Symbols