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Little Memories of Al
I recall years ago (I think it was 2012?) I had put in a prayer request on The Prayer Watch about my little Jack Russell/Toy Poodle, Gus, who was almost 16 and very close to crossing over. I asked for prayers for a safe journey for him as he crossed the rainbow bridge. After that request Al wrote me the sweetest email about him growing up with lots of animals & how he brought a puppy home as a boy & convinced his mom to let him keep it. We bonded over being real animal lovers & shared some great dog stories. … I’ll never forget meeting Al and you at the hospice facility in Bonita Springs. Was it called Joanne’s House? It was March of 2018 and I felt so honored to be with you that evening. —Karen Wood
Al and I went to lunch not long before his final passing (you can read about his earlier resurrection). We went to take the elevator up a flight but it wouldn’t work. We each pushed the button numerous times. So he said, “Okay,” and “primed himself” – hahaha – waved his hand over the controls and it worked just fine. Later, as we were leaving, my car wouldn’t start. I realized that when I moved to the driver’s seat after we dropped my wife Cindy and Susan at the other end of the island for their own lunch, Cindy was standing right there and so the fob in her purse worked and off Al and I drove. Now here we’re down the road, Cindy with no car to come get us and us with no key. We started laughing hysterically. But then, Al got that “look on his face” again – hahaha – waved his hand over the ignition and, wham!, the car started and off we drove to pick up Cindy and Susan, laughing all the way. … In this photo, a tender moment as I look back as this was just a few months before his passing, I’m on the beach with a few friends. Susan stayed with Al on the balcony of their condo, and we stopped on the beach to get their attention. I can still see him sitting up there waving back. –John Mark Stroud
My main memory of Lama Sing is when, in 1982, I asked Lama Sing, “Why am I compelled to write this book?” Lama Sing said, “You are compelled as a watchman of our Lord is compelled to illuminate a lantern. —Kirk Nelson
A memory that comes to my mind vividly was when a small group of us were gathered in our living room. Al was sitting at one end of the sofa and I at the other. Judith and Susan were there, and I think Victor and Lunita, and Jimmy and Lynn. John and Carolyn Myers may have been there, as I recall this group having shared in some native American ceremony as well as discussions of the readings. I don’t recall what we were talking about on this occasion but a thought seized me and I blurted it out. I am generally not thought of as a blurter. But it was something like, “My God, a channel of the stature of Edgar Cayce is among us, and he is here in our living room!” Al smiled and whispered “thank you,” and his look appeared to be a combination of mild embarrassment, courteous acknowledgment of my “moment,” and a shared recognition of our love for each other. —Jim Nourse
Unbeknownst to my husband Drew and I, Al and my mom Susan got Al dressed with his great-grandfather’s long gun (which I understand took a brief trip on a covered wagon in a homesteading adventure) to make a card for our shotgun wedding. They surprised us by showing up and presenting this card to Drew and me at lunch with his parents. –Erin Fuller
When we first moved to Florida, we had a friend visit the very next day. He sat with us for 30 minutes or more, looking around and in at us. Then, day we moved from that condo ,we heard a commotion of birds falling out all around our building quad complex, which had water on 3 sides. When we went to look, there must have been 75+ eagles soaring in a circle for about an hour, calling out. And then they began to soar slowly higher and higher until we could no longer see or hear them. Eagles often visited us. One of Al’s favorite meditations was to find an eagle and “get behind their eyes” so to say, soaring and seeing what they saw. –Susan Miner
Hello. No telling how many times Al used me. Like an old dog making itself comfortable on their rug or bed, when Al was finally settled, he’d feel my embrace of him, and off we’d go on another adventure. He didn’t know I was journeying with him, but it’s true … I felt everything he was experiencing. They call us inanimate, which I suppose is true, but when we are loved, appreciated, we give all that back. Al was such a person and, so, “things” loved him back. I’d often be with him when he was staring out at the beautiful sky, or listening to the stream trickling by, or feeling us jiggle when he’d vigorously pet his beautiful black lab Beauty. And I could feel the love pouring into me through him. And I was always there to embrace him when he returned from a reading given for a sick child, finding water on a parcel of land, helping someone feel safe and peaceful when their time had come … on and on. But every time he came back, we’d sit together for a bit, and I could feel how he’d changed. I too began to change in the crescendoing love he was constantly bringing back with him, but also the love waiting him.
I wasn’t sad when we went separate ways. I knew a part of us would be with the other forever. And now I get to embrace my new owner, with all the memories and hopes and dreams that came with me, and to be there with him as he expands into his own. –Al’s Chair
Stories About Al
Falling in Love with Al
How to tell as a story about meeting again a soul I recognized as a beloved brother. It was years ago , which is not to say that I was young. I was part of a study group around A Search for God from Edgar Cayce. I had been in this group for a short time and there were some members whom I had not met. And on this particular night Allen Miner attended again so I met him. And it was as if I had known him all my life, just like a brother. It wasn’t what he said or did really, just his very loving presence, quiet wisdom, gentleness, and sweetness. The expression of Love he radiated. And I do not think that he ever attended the group again, as his path was leading him toward Susan and North Carolina.
After he moved to NC and he and Susan married, I was able to be a part of his followers through Susan and the Women In Oneness that she spearheaded. And over those years read his books as they became available . And through WIO, was folded into the Oneness Group.
This was previously known as the Voyagers who had a long history with Al and Lama Sing. So over these years of Lama Sing and Al’s messages, began the exposure of the living Truth which gradually allowed me to open to knowing my own Self.
I think my lifelong love and devotion to Jesus just merged right into Al and Lama Sing’s devotion to the Master. So clearly we are old friends on both sides of the veil.
One of the things I loved about Al is his love of silliness! A little mischievousness is part of the Joy of life and Al was never afraid to let his be seen. No removed holier than thou kind of saint was he, although he was a saint! Life included fun.
And then there was the little thoughtful things he would do. He would always respond to an offering of mine with such kindness and support. He knew it wasn’t easy for me to share. If I occasionally had a dream that really bothered me, he would gladly help me see it in Love.
Al would often just send a sentence out to the group which would just open my heart. I’ll include a few of those. Just a reminder that we are loved. Al KNEW the world just needed more LOVE and he took going it to HEART.
But I guess what most stays in my heart is the fact that he walked his talk, he lived his life as an example of his Being, and the way Jesus lived His life – according to the Truth of who we are. I knew Al loved me, whether I made a mistake or not, and I made many. It wasn’t even a question of forgiveness. He just only saw a Child of God having an experience in the earth. I was one among many and he still saw me. And over the years, his readings and guidance and love and works slowly, continually gave me the wisdom and courage and love to remember that I AM as he saw me. His Presence reflected my own to me..
There’s no way I can repay him, except to try to do the same for another. I hope I can do that with as much Grace as Al showed me. He lives still and often I can feel him when I am working with a question, just as I feel the Master. Unity in Oneness.
One little story: After one move, I would walk the dog in a little field and I would find four-leaf clovers. I had mentioned this to Al and found out he had never found one. I took one and pressed it in a book and sent it to him. Everyone should see at least one! And he was genuinely thrilled to receive it. I know because Susan told me she framed it. I also know that right after he crossed the veil the second time, I was walking on the little path I took each day and happened to look down, and there was a four leaf clover. I am convinced it was Al showing me ALL is Well!
In finite Gratitude for all the LOVE that Al – and Lama Sing and Susan and all those lovely friends of his work have shown me in this lifetime. –Carol Gardner
A “Normal” Person with an Extraordinary Gift
Al Miner’s voice was for me almost hypnotic. It was what I imagined the voice of God sounded like. He was never in a hurry, always patient and listened with his whole being. The first time I met Al in person I was start-struck. I had never met someone who had such an incredible gift of connecting with the “Other Side.” I was a fan of Edgar Cayce and here was Al Miner…on the same level, and I was meeting him in person!
Hearing his story of how he discovered he had this gift was amazing. He was a “normal” person with an extraordinary gift. He was so humble about his gift, never boastful or ego filled, he was kind and thoughtful and curious and funny!
I had several personal readings from Al, all of which were given with such love and grace. And the information he shared through his grouping Lama Sing were always nothing short of remarkable. In 1994 my dear brother was dying of AIDS and I needed guidance and support to best help him. Al did a reading and I discovered so much about my brother’s decisions in this lifetime (and others) giving me peace and understanding and hope that all was well even in the face of that tragic diagnosis.
My life’s work is in hospice, where death is ever present. Witnessing people having visions or dreams of dead loved ones calling to them to join them was not unusual. But was it real? Al’s teachings were so prolific about this topic that he helped me immensely to understand what was waiting for those who were near death. His “Peter Project” is simply profound. Giving us insight into a man Peter who died and found himself in a “Garden Realm” with beautiful spirits around him opened my heart to what is behind “the veil” of death.
Al Miner is still in my life every day. When I am quiet and still I can hear him saying my name and I feel so reassured that life goes on, even after our body gets to its expiration date. Al is one of my greatest spiritual teachers. I am eternally grateful to have had him in this life. –Patti Moore
Physicians Amazed by Al’s Readings
How we came to learn about Al and Lama Sing? That’s a fun story.
Here’s the story in a nutshell: when Ken and I were living in Greenville, SC, we met a man who came from Florida. He and his mom had been in an ARE study group together. The one year that he lived in Greenville, his mom told him about Lama Sing (she learned about Al’s work through her study group members), and he got a reading. He was so amazed by the reading, that he called us up that evening, and asked if he could come right over to our house and play it for us! Lol! That was probably early 1979, and we immediately requested our own reading. We were very careful not to mention Ken‘s profession at all. And when we got our reading, one of the first things is they told Ken that he had been a court physician in Persia! Lol!! We moved to NC in 1980, and around that time Ken wrote to ask about doing further readings. We were directed to communicate with two people – Lois Hipp & Ursula Jahoda.
The longer backstory is fun. Ken and a number of other medical residents were working in the ER in the wee hours of the night. It can get a little crazy in the ER, and someone mentioned something about Timothy Leary and LSD. Someone else asked who Timothy Leary was. Ken said that he hung out with Ram Dass (aka Richard Alpert who had taught at Harvard). A fellow named Pat, also a medical resident at the time, looked up from his charting straight at Ken and said, “we need to talk.“
That was the beginning of a very meaningful friendship. Pat, The fellow mentioned in the first story above, and his wife Suzanne, got a Lama Sing reading. Pat was so utterly amazed at what was in the reading (and since his wife was working that night) he asked if he could come over to our house and share the reading with us!! And thus we were introduced to the Lama Sing work.
Pat and Suzanne only stayed in Greenville for one year. It is almost as if Spirit guided them there to tell us about Lama Sing, and then they moved on to California. –Nancy & Ken Gilligan
The Most Trustworthy Friend
I seem to go off in lala-land when I reminisce about Al and never put anything down in words. The chapter in my life that began with Rick sharing a Lama Sing tape with me when we first got together, to our becoming friends with Al and the is so profound it’s hard to know what to say.
Al was the most trustworthy friend I’ve ever known. There was no distance. We were champion laughers together, like children free and full of wonder at what was unfolding. It was a fun time of support and deep conversations. When he was living in the little house he became a great friend to [daughters] Susannah and Skylar as well, and shared many meals and activities with us. He’d call sometimes around midnight wondering if we were up for a chat. Rick and I would bound out of bed, assuring him we were up and the three of us would sit on our deck for a while, watching the night sky, postulating the entire Universe, and laughing. Aways full-on laughing.
The essence of the experience is what stays with me regarding Al, not so much the actual stories of our times together. I think it’s the same for Rick. We did a lot of meditating together and work in different realms. Often others were with us.
It was the ease of it all, the pure wonderment and expanded awareness during the time with Al that is way deep in my heart. He was a truly kind and loving human, a friend that I treasure having known.
We also had some weekend parties at our house. There was dancing and a lot of music. He danced… 🙂 –Dianne Brown
In His Everyday Relationships
I met Al after I fell in love with Erin, one of Susan’s daughters. Erin didn’t tell me much about him and it was Meg that told me what I knew of Al before I met him and Susan.
I knew what a Channel was and was interested, but Al and I never really got into his work. I read his books and was profoundly amazed, but that’s not the kind of relationship we had.
It’s what I saw in his everyday relationships and dealing with the day to day that impressed me. Al was a man of honor, and that had not been modeled much in my life. The details are ours to know, but I’ve seen Al mad at one he loved. All of a sudden I understood Jesus at the moneytable a little better. But how he reacted and handled the entire weekend turned a very awkward moment into a family bond.
I read about his Lama Sing work. I liked to talk about his dad moving the outhouse at least once a year on the farm. And how he had his days playing music.
I might miss him a bit when I think of it, but most of all I’m grateful for the time our path overlapped.
Dedication to Help So Many
I met Al Miner in person on at least 4 occasions, the first time at a “Be Your Own Psychic” conference held on Saturday April 9, 1988 by the A.R.E. in Valley Forge just outside of Philadelphia. I was excited to be at the conference knowing he would be in attendance. He had done a personal reading for me on August 3, 1986, but I had not met him in person before the conference. I had corresponded with Al via mail a few times first expressing my gratitude for the powerful and insightful personal reading.
I must have told him in a letter that I would be at the conference and so he graciously invited me to meet him before the start of the program. I felt honored that he would make such an offer to someone whom he had never met in person and whom he hardly knew.
When I arrived at the hotel where he was staying and the conference was held, I went to the front desk to find out what room he was staying in. There was someone else ahead of me in line. It turned out to be Kevin Ryerson, who was famously known as Shirley McClain’s psychic. She wrote about her interaction with Kevin Ryerson in her international best-seller Out on a Limb (1983). He was the feature attraction at the conference but I was more interested in meeting Al.
Al greeted me warmly as if he had known me all his life. I don’t remember our entire conversation, but at one point I mentioned how wonderful it must be to have psychic abilities as he did. He became serious and asked me if I really knew what that entailed. He asked me how I would feel if I knew I had a stack of letters in my mailbox with urgent requests from others for readings related to the health issues they were facing. That thought has stayed with me all these years and made me understand the pressure he may have felt and the dedication he had to help so many people in need.
Kevin Ryerson gave a reading on stage while Al was his usual unassuming self. He never cared to be the center of attention or to receive recognition and accolades. But I knew of his sincerity and compassion for others.
I also met Al and Susan when they went to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore when Al had surgery there. I believe this was in September of 2010. Susan was concerned that Al would be too fatigued to meet with my wife and me and said that it would be best if we not meet. However, despite his condition, Al indicated that he wanted to meet with us anyway, and so we had dinner together. At one point Al left the table because he felt ill but returned soon after. I felt some sense of guilt for being the cause of his distress, but his concern for me was greater than for himself.
In addition to meeting Al and Susan at a few gatherings in Waynesville, I also had the honor of their kind and gracious hospitality when I stayed in their home one night. –Michael Flannick
Taken by His Humility
I was at a seminar Al was featured in. I don’t remember the exact date but it was in King of Prussia, PA, in the very late 1970’s or very early 80’s. I believe it was hosted by A. R. E. A friend, Joan, was a devoted ‘Al’ follower and introduced me to the Lama Sing work. Joan took me to this seminar and I was blown away listening to Al. There was so much to digest and my brain was buzzing!
When we all broke for lunch, Joan and I went into the dining room to sit, and there was Al. He came over to Joan and gave her a huge hug. She introduced me to Al and I immediately lost all ability to speak. Al, Joan and I grabbed a table together and I spent the entire hour mute but listening to Al and Joan’s conversation about his work and life in general. I was taken by his humility.
I could not get over how humble and down to earth this man was even while his energy was so powerful. I love the photos showing his humor. In my eyes, it shows how in spite of the seriousness of Al’s work, he could still ‘get down’ with the comedic side of life and just be a regular guy, putting everyone at ease.
I’ll never forget that first meeting with him. He was one in a million.
Godspeed, Al. Job well done. 🌟. –Sue Tate
The Alpha and the Omega
I was born in Mazatlan, Mexico in December 1951. Mom married my Sept-father who was from Syracuse, NY so we moved there in March 1960. My love for reading would often take me to the downtown public library. One day a book caught my eye Ruth Montgomery’s A Search for the Truth. I went on to read most of the 15 books in the bibliography. At last, I no longer felt alone; there were others out there like me. In Nov. 1974 I moved to Florida. In 1977 I contacted the ARE about The Search for God Study Group program. A few days later I was contacted by the Tampa study group. In 1978 one of our study group members learned about Lama Sing from a a college classmate whom she had never seen before. He told her about the reading he just got from Al Miner and gave her a reading request form. The classmate never returned to class. His work was done.
I requested my first reading soon after, as did most of our study group. I’m forever thankful to Al.
The Alpha and the Omega.
I could go on and on but won’t.
Love to all,
A Most Gentle Man
Allen was a most Gentle Man and Friend and he left an even Gentler Metaphysical and Spiritual Understanding within the Earth.
Even though Allen’s physical expression no longer exists in the Earth, the beautiful memories of him remain with his family and friends as does his “gift” to those currently in the Earth and those yet to come. Allen is now much more than the physical Allen of the Earth. His Infinite Spirit or Soul is composed of many lifetimes including Yo-El, Elijah, John the Baptist, St. Francis, Allen (the Christ) and many more.
It’s difficult to make comments about Allen without some commentary about the individual and grouping known as Lama Sing. Allen was the Channel through which Lama Sing brought understanding, truth into the Earth plane.
Seems nearly every question under the Sun was asked of the Channel and Lama Sing. And they almost always answered those questions unless the questions infringed upon the freewill choice of others and Universal Law. Even so, Lama Sing made it perfectly clear about their true intent in the Earth:
“Our only intent is to be of service to you and with you. We seek no followers, nor is there any intent to do other than encourage you, yourself, to set yourself free.”*
Why? Because those in the Earth “are so structured in their belief system of Finiteness (Earth) that they have come to rely upon it as truth.”** The majority of those in the Earth have forgotten their eternal nature. “There are varying groups of individuals scattered about this beautiful realm called Earth whose memories of God are awakened. And there are others who have never lost the their faith in God, but they have lost the memory of its application.”***
“And why are you here?” Todd asks the Channel (in a reading). “Why are you here in the Earth Realm – and here (beyond the Veil)? How are you doing this without, well, having an impact upon others about you?”
“We (Allen and Susan) are intending to gift them with the knowing of this ability to move beyond that which is believed to be …real.”**** In short, to channel, to bring into the Earth the understanding of one’s true, eternal nature and the ability to apply and claim such.
The last three series of the Lama Sing/Allen Miner Readings are some of the most meaningful and liberating readings to me; The Path, Selah and T-2 Readings (May 17, 2015 to July 8, 2018). Detail after detail, explanation after explanation were given in these readings in order that those in the Earth could have a more sporting chance to Free themselves from the Wheel of Karma. Basically, Allen and Lama Sing left instructions on how to unlock the jail-house doors. 🙂
I consider the Lama Sing Readings to be one of the most important Treasures in the Earth – a literal roadmap to Freedom and so much more. –Jim Daniels
* 20150617, Authority and the Path, The Path Project – Reading #1, Page #2
** 20160907, Introduction, Selah – Reading #01, Page #5
*** 20160907, Page #6
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I Was Fascinated
I never spent much time with him though I had met him briefly when he first came to ARE sometime in the 70s. I did get to know him some better when he moved to VA for a while in the 90s. But of course he was not here very long and our contacts were relatively brief. Lennie and I did visit Al and Susan a couple of times when they were living in NC and those were relatively brief as well. But, I knew that I loved him with the same feelings one would have for a beloved brother or sister. And even when distant from him, the connection was always there. It would have been interesting to see how far back that connection extends. I can feel it even now as I am writing this.
When Al was living in Virginia Beach, he met with a small group of us who were using some study material that was developed by a group who had been working with the Edgar Cayce readings. After one of our gatherings had finished with the study period, we were just chatting and Al told us that he had experienced a vision during our group meditation. He said that Jesus had appeared as if moving toward Al, appearing out of a misty background. There may have been a cross present in the background. When He had Al’s full attention He said: “Crucify thyself NOT! Al didn’t tell us what he thought about this or what it meant to him, but he was obviously quite moved by the vision.”
Another memory I have of Al also occurred while He was living here. The local PBS TV station (WHRO) had made arrangements to do a program about ARE and related material. Part of what they were to do was to make a video of Al while he was giving a reading. The way it involved me is that it was to be filmed at my house. I think that it was here because they wanted to interview me as well and they didn’t want to set up their equipment twice. I was very moved to watch Al as he settled into an easy chair, covered himself with a light blanket and turned on his recorder. He had no conductor at that time so he just did it all by himself. After a while L.S. began speaking and the reading was produced. At the end Al awakened and stopped the recorder. I was fascinated. –Herk Stokley
Friends from “Lifetimes of Light”
Al enjoyed having sessions from me after gatherings. He really surprised me on the first occasion by having set up his recording equipment in his hotel room, as he had a feeling that it would be of purpose and benefit to record the session. And right he was. I was very impressed by his faith in me and in what I was doing there, without any reservation on his part, feeling so very comfortable and trusting with my “energies”. But that’s how it is, I guess, with very old friends from “lifetimes of light”.
After our sessions, Al used to take me to his favorite place for blueberry pancakes, which he loved. Yummy!
During that first Al tuned into the beginning or origin of his lung-problems, in an Atlantean incarnation. He saw himself in an accident, being hit by a big rock / boulder which crushed his chest. Then, out of the body, he saw how he was taken to a special healing pyramid and how his body was lying on a bed-or table-like provision (of a crystal nature), being surrounded by a group or team of about half-a-dozen healers. He recognized me as one of them. I had blond hair then, he said. Those healers performed an successful repair operation, reconstructing his chest and organs and whatnot.
Perhaps there was a lingering residue of a sort, some kind of imprint on the etheric level, that tends to remain throughout, which can even develop into a chronic phantom-like weakness, in the etheric, of the organ or body system which was most seriously affected. And that weakness can manifest in the physical, even repeatedly, over various incarnations. (I think of Francis, who is known to have died from pneumonia.)
In other words, the combined consciousness of the cells that make up the lung .. the signature of the lung-consciousness .. is being influenced by those imprints from the past and can perpetuate and manifest these on the physical level. .. Well, forgive me, I don’t know if this is understandable. ……..Anyway. Later in that session, Al decided that he doesn’t give permission for a major healing to occur, only allowing for some minor changes; saying that he decided to keep that as his “emergency exit” of a sort. Well, that was his choice at that time. Al may well have had second thoughts on that after you [Susan] had come into his life to be at his side. –Jochen Häberer