When the Student is Ready, the Teacher Appears

Past Events

Title of Event: The Alien Agenda
Who: Jim Gatto
When: Saturday, January 9, 2016
Time: 7:30 -10:00PM
Where: Central Unitarian Church, 156 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ

UFO sightings and alien abductions of human beings have been occurring for thousands of years, but were attributed to the “Gods” or some religious phenomena. Because of man’s advancement in technology, new light and overwhelming scientific evidence has confirmed absolutely, especially in the last 14 months, the existence of these events. The U.S. government, and many others around the world, has tried to suppress this information. Jim Gatto will articulate the facts and answer all questions. This presentation is a must for all who seek new information and confirmation of the existence of these phenomena and why they are being suppressed.


Jim Gatto has been a teacher of Metaphysics and Parapsychology for the past 35 years. He has appeared on national radio and television and lectured throughout the United States. Jim is a past director of MCNJ and has studied under its founder, Donald Yott, who chose him as one of nine to lecture in Europe. Jim’s engineering work on stabilization for the Saturn 5 rocket spurred his interest in space, but his actual personal experience of a UFO sighting in the early 70s cemented his commitment to explore this topic in detail.

Contact him at: cjgatto@aol.com  or  igmmethod@aol.com

Title of Event: The Wandering Minstrel
Who: Teri Merliss
When: Saturday, February 2016
Time: 7:30 – 10:00PM
Where: Central Unitarian Church, 156 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ

Using music and meditation, Teri Merliss will guide participants in opening the sacred heart within the human heart. Teri plays guitar and sings healing mantras to assist the opening of the heart chakra.  She tells stories and uses high teachings to accompany the journey back to the sacred heart.  At the end of the workshop, you will have received beautiful energy from the powerful mantras.  Mantra healing is soothing and can bring a deep peace within your heart.


Teri Merliss is an energy therapist trained & initiated by master teacher Derek O’Neill.  She also teaches music at “The Children’s House,” a Montessori school for young children in Verona, New Jersey. Her greatest gift is an open heart and steadfast faith in “Whatever happens in your life is meant to awaken you, not to harm you.”  Teri has dedicated her life to facilitating the high teachings of transformation.


Title of Event: Havening Techniques: A New Way of Healing
Who: Rebecca Suzanne Scott
When: Saturday March 12, 2016
Time: 7:30 -10:00PM
Where: Central Unitarian Church, 156 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ

In this presentation you will learn about the fascinating neuroscience which is the foundation of Havening, a beautiful and powerful, transformational, psycho-sensory modality that gently clears fears, phobias, traumas, and emotional distress. You will be invited to participate in demonstrations, as well as experience the benefits of these demos for yourself through mirror neurons and observation. You will be taught how to facilitate Affirmational Self-Havening, which greatly heightens the effectiveness of affirmations, and enjoy Self-Havening in a group.


Rebecca Suzanne Scott is a landscape designer for your brain and mind. She helps you uproot fears, phobias, trauma, unwanted and unneeded beliefs, habits and patterns. Rebecca draws on her experience as a Certified Consulting Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, Havening Practitioner, Energy Healer and more than 25 years as a professional in the Wellness field. Her practice, Heaven in Hell’s Kitchen, is based in New York City.

Contact her at: RebeccaSuzanneScott@gmail.com or www.RebeccaSuzanneScott.com


Title of Event: Playing With the Fairies
Who: Sondra Shaye
When: Saturday April 2, 2016
Time: 7:30 -10:00PM
Where: Central Unitarian Church, 156 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ

Celebrate Spring with this fun, experiential workshop that will help you understand the Fairie Realm that is all around us! Receive an attunement that will help you feel the light and playful energy of the Fairies. Learn what fairies like, where to find them, and how best to interact with them. We will even go outside and help you put your new knowledge into practice! What a wonderful way to lighten up and connect with nature! Join us!


Bhakti Sondra Shaye is an accomplished Energy Healer and Spiritual Teacher from Brooklyn, NYC. A former corporate attorney, Sondra has helped many to find increased health, happiness, peace within, and relief from challenging issues for nearly 16 years. Sondra’s healing practice has been featured in numerous national publications and broadcasts, and her ability to help others move forward and lead a happier, more productive and fulfilled life are skills she is happy to share. Sondra is founder and director of LifeChanging Healing Center in New York City.

Contact: Sondra@LifeChangingHealingCenter.com or 347-439-0777 or www.LifeChangingHealingCenter.com


Title of Event: Labyrinth Walk
When: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time: 1:00PM
Where: Church of the Presentation, 271 West Saddle River Rd., Upper Saddle River, NJ

The labyrinth at Church of the Presentation is an 11-circuit medieval labyrinth, a replica of the 13th century design found at Our Lady of Notre Dame Cathedral in Chartres, France.  The labyrinth offers a unique way to pray and can open one to the deep sense of the Sacred. Walking the labyrinth serves many purposes, including healing, discernment and giving thanks.

The walk will include a guided tour, a meditation, a ritual clearing, a special blessing and helpful suggestions before you enter the labyrinth. Please bring a small flower to carry with you into the center of the labyrinth.

Since this is a special event a donation of $15 per person is requested, a portion of which will be donated to Church of the Presentation for use of the labyrinth.  You may bring a blanket if you wish to sit in the Peace Garden to reflect, pray, journal or just be silent after you have walked the labyrinth.  All who are attending will meet at the Church at 1pm.  If possible, car-pooling is suggested.

This event is limited to 30 people due to the nature of the tour and walk, so please reserve your spot early.


Title of Event: Spring Fling Psychic Fair
When: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Time: 1:00 – 5:00PM
Where: Central Unitarian Church, 156 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ

MCNJ invites you to an inspirational day with the area’s most talented psychic practitioners. Personal 15 minute Readings are only $25. Among the services offered are:

  • Tarot Card Readings: What’s in the cards for you? Explore the ancient symbols of the Tarot and find out.
  • Palm Readings: It is said that your hand can tell your fate. What do the lines of your hand say?
  • Clairvoyant Vision: What will be seen for you?  What does the future hold in store?  How does the past impact your present and your future?
  • Mediumship: The medium will help you to communicate with those who have departed. Discover their message.

While visiting our Psychic Fair, be sure to explore the Marketplace of over 20 vendors offering crystals, jewelry, used and new books as well as many other interesting items for sale.

Title of Event: Glimpses of Beyond
Who: P.M.H. Atwater
When: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Time: 7:00 – 10:30PM
Where: Central Unitarian Church, 156 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ

MCNJ presents Near-Death Authority Dr. P.M.H. Atwater.  In her presentation she will be featuring 40 drawings from near-death experiences in 6 countries. From her books Dr. Atwater will answer the questions: Is there an afterlife? What happens after we die?

How are people changed forever by the experience?  She will also explain how we are witnessing evolution in the children and will discuss how NDE’S reveal transformations in consciousness and where they are leading humanity.


P. M. H. Atwater, L.H.D. is one of the original researchers in the field of near-death studies, having begun her work in 1978 after her own experience of dying three times. She has written 15 books on her findings which have been published in over 12 countries.  Some of her results have been verified in clinical studies and her work brought the entire field of near-death research up to date worldwide and was featured in an online version of Newsweek Magazine.  She has received numerous awards from prestigious organizations both nationally and internationally and presented her findings for many organizations including twice at the United Nations, and as a guest on major TV shows such as Geraldo and Larry King Live.  A prayer chaplain, visionary counselor, wife, mother, and grandmother, her website is filled with many services and features. Her monthly newsletters are free to those who sign up on www.pmhatwater.com

Title of Event: Field trip and Special Meditation at Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth)
Who: Contact Glory for more information at 201-927-6967
When: Sunday, July 24, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM
Where: 96 Covered Bridge Rd, Warwick, NY 10990

Pacem in Terris is a trans-religious independent outdoor sculpture garden and museum. Located along the Wawayanda River in Warwick, NY, Pacem is an oasis of solitude, art, inspiration and natural beauty featuring the various artwork of Dr. Frederic Franck.  His art has been on display around the world including at one-man shows in New York, Paris, London, Geneva and Amsterdam.  Pacem in Terris offers a simple, quiet place to visit and disconnect from daily life.

Franck, with his wife Claske, transformed the ruin of a watermill across the river from his Warwick, NY home into Pacem in Terris in the early 1960s. The old mill and the grounds of the house, filled with the sculpture he referred to as ‘Icons,’ are open to the public during late spring through early fall. During our visit we will be holding a Peace Meditation. Car-pooling is recommended.  A donation of $15 will be requested.


Title of Event: Aligning Crystals with Your Light Body
When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: Central Unitarian Church, 156 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ

Within their crystalline structure, crystals carry limitless amounts of ancient information, crucial to the development of our humanity and to ushering in the Golden Light of Being, or the new root race.  This evening is a master class in aligning your electromagnetic field with the crystal’s electromagnetic field. It is about becoming one with the crystal to allow its resonance to align with yours. There are components in crystals that can bring out the best in you. Learn to merge your being with the crystal to allow what God has created in the Crystal Kingdom to enhance the Light of your Soul, illuminating your Soul’s purpose in returning here at this time.


MIKA is recognized worldwide for his excellence in teaching on crystals, energy healing and Magnified Healing. Called “a teacher’s teacher and a healer’s healer” by many, Mika is a trained Crystal Keeper and Guardian, a Traditional Reiki and Karuna Reiki Master, Master Teacher of Magnified Healing and a Clinical Hypnotherapist. Mika’s teaching ministry includes structured classes in crystal and gemstone therapy under The Academy for Healing Arts, and he has extensive experience with Marcel Vogel techniques. Mika has also lectured on crystals and healing at the United Nations in NYC. In addition to teaching, Mika is a personal certified guide for Sacred John of God Tours to Brazil.

For more information: www.academyforhealingarts.com


Title of Event: Despacho of Accounting
Who: Contact Glory Mirabello 201-843-8387 to register and for information
When: Sunday, August 7, 2016
Time: begins at 11AM; meet at 9:30AM at Glory’s home and we will carpool
Where: Bear Mountain State Park, NY

Among the Quechua Indians of Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador, a Despacho ceremony is extremely important and is the centerpiece of their spiritual and ritual heritage. There are many different types of Despacho ceremonies and all are created in sacred space as it is a healing sphere that is pure, holy, and safe. For this Despacho of Accounting, we will review our year to see what went well and what didn’t work for us as we summon the healing powers of the Apus or ‘Spirits of the Mountain.’  We then allow the Apus to advise us as to how to put our lives in order.

Within this sacred space, we then construct our ceremonial offerings of natural and other items which we will bury in Pachamama as they become vehicles of Ayni back to the Apus. The concept of Ayni is central to Andean shamanism and is based on a mutual dependency between humans, nature and the spiritual realms. Ayni brings balance into our lives and creates a relationship between the material world and the world of the sacred.

The Despacho of Accounting Ceremony is free, but if you would like to make a donation to MCNJ ~ that would be an act of ‘Ayni’ from you.

Title of Event: Field Trip to Chuang Yen Monastery
Who: Contact Peggy Neligan for car pool information  201-230-5832
When: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time: 10:30AM
Where: The BAUS Monastery at 2020 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512

The beautiful Chuang Yen Monastery is the home of the Buddhist Association of the United States situated on 225 acres in NY State. ‘Chuang Yen’ means ‘Majestically Adorned’, which refers to the adornment of the Buddha’s teachings. We will have a guided tour of the monastery to see the Great Buddha Statues, Seven Jewels Lake, Bodhi Path & the 18 Arahants statues.

While we are there we will experience a meditation and enjoy a wonderful vegetarian meal that costs $6. You don’t have to be a Buddhist to appreciate the peaceful beauty that we will get to experience both within and without on our visit.  Donation of $15 is requested a portion of which will be given to BAUS

Title of Event: 60th Anniversary Celebration and Musical Concert
Who: David Karlberg, Richard Reiter, and Dalien aka 13 Hands
When: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 5:30 – 10:15PM
Where: Central Unitarian Church, 156 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ

This is a special event to celebrate MCNJs 60th Anniversary! Three outstanding musicians will offer meditative and celebratory experiences with gongs, drums, and chanting beginning at 6:30PM.  For an hour before the music begins, there will be two psychics offering Readings.  Between the 45 minute musical presentations, there will be delicious and extensive free refreshments as well as more opportunities to have a Reading.

The program for the evening is as follows:
Angel and Tarot Card Readings
Kate Neligan and Cindy Zweibel
$25 for 15 minutes
5:30–6:30, 7:30-8:00, 8:45-9:156:30 – 6:45 Welcome
6:45 – 7:30 David Karlberg: Gong Bath
8:00 – 8:45 Richard Reiter: Drumming
9:15 – 10:00 Dalien: Kirtan Chanting
10:00 – 10:15 Dalien: Finale
Free refreshments throughout evening


DAVID KARLBERG is a musician, ritual drummer, and student of Gong Master Don Conreaux.  He has studied Gong Healing with Mike and Gallina Tamburo.  During the Gong Bath, you will relax and listen deeply to vibrations of the gongs creating deep feelings of relaxation and timelessness.  Some participants have described it as an emotional cleansing, a spiritual alignment, or an energetic journey.  Some feel grounded, others energized.

RICHARD REITER is a nationally acclaimed jazz musician and Emmy Award winning composer.  He is a student of Arthur Hull, the guru of drum circles. During this Drumming experience you will have an interactive yet meditative closeness with your fellow drummers and feel more exuberant about being powerfully alive. Spiritual Drumming helps people learn about themselves and become more in touch with the tactile and spiritual worlds.

DALIEN, aka 13 HANDS, is a 2 time Grammy nominee, Professor of Yoga at Montclair State University, Sacred Sound Shamanic Therapist, and Kirtan Wallah.  He will lead us in Kirtan singing where all voices merge together to become One Voice. The ancient chants contain powerful renewing & transformative energy that helps us reconnect with the Divinity that resides within all of us. There will be a powerful finale for the last 15 minutes.

This event is FREE for MCNJ members   Guests: $20

Title of Event: A Course in Mysticism and Miracles
Who: Dr. Jon Mundy
When: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time: 7:30 -10:00PM
Where: Central Unitarian Church, 156 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ

Everyone has had some experience of the mystical and having had a taste, we inevitably want to know more. With this in mind, it should not surprise us to learn that what A Course in Miracles says is not new. What is “new” is the source of the Course, the packaging, the detail and its incredible level of sophistication.


Jon Mundy, Ph.D. is an author, lecturer, the publisher of Miracles magazine and the

Executive Director of All Faiths Seminary International in New York City. He taught courses in Philosophy and Religion from 1967 to 2008 at the New School University and the State University of New York with a specialization in The History of Mysticism. The author of 10 books, his newest book—Eternal Life and A Course in Miracles—has just recently been released. His earlier book, Living A Course in Miracles, a perennial best-seller since 2013, now exists in 8 languages. He also appears on occasion as Dr. Baba Jon Mundane, a standup philosopher comedian.