October 11, 2002

The Light Series #34: The Dawning of a New Era

Hello everyone

In sharp contrast to what I've sent you this week, this compilation is truly filled with Light.

I bet you'll want to share this with others...

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
(Visit this website to join the ERN e-list)

P.S. Remember to join/pray with James Twyman in Iraq, Saturday, 1 pm New York time, 6 pm in London.


1. Urgent Call
2. A glimpse beyond tomorrow
3. Voicing our concern
4. The After-Death Communication Project
5. I am this I am

See also:

Robert Muller has on his web site 4000 Ideas for Peace and Decide To poems

World Unity Day - World Unity Conference - World Unity Day Petition - World Unity Day Proclamation
Recommended by its founder "Hooshmand Kalayeh" <hkalayeh@rochester.rr.com>

Choose Peace Now organisation
Recommended by Lynn Smith <l.a.smith@cqu.edu.au> who wrote: "CHOOSE PEACE NOW and remember that ONLY LOVE PREVAILS ... don't buy into all the fear and hysteria being promoted via Bush and his mates or the media. Remember the 100 monkey/critical mass effect... we just need to reach the point of tipping the scales in favour of love, peace, joy, unity, equality, beauty, allowance and acceptance of each one's right to 'BE' and to follow their own guidance with harm to none."

Read about Joan Ocean’s ongoing close contacts and amazing experiences with dolphins and whales at http://www.joanocean.com/Dolphins.html
(There are magnificent pictures too!)



From: SpiritNet@webtv.net
Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2002
Subject: Urgent Call

U.S./CIA illegal and immoral policies hidden for 55 years now are OPENLY ADVOCATED by most Republicans and Democrats throughout the government.

Military aggression and assassination are now official policies touted from the highest political office in the land and on the floor of Congress.

A huge "Homeland Security Department" is being empowered that can disempower dissent and curtail the Bill of Rights, if not worse. ALL Constitutional provisions can be suspended under the pretext of "national security".

Is this the federal government the Constitution writers intended? I think not. I know it is not the American ideal I fought for in WW2.

The American Declaration of Independence proclaims the "RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO ALTER" government, "THE LAWS OF NATURE AND OF NATURE'S GOD ENTITLES THEM". And I believe the concept is valid for all humanity.

If you agree, please simply "reply" and I will get back to you with an idea for global action. Messages are welcome but not necessary.

Peace on earth and goodwill to All,


From Hawai'i "The Cosmic Connection"
Sundays 5-7am HST, 8-10am PDT, 11am-1pm EDT
LISTEN at http://www.KKCR.org



Forwarded by "Carolyn" <shekinah@peoplepc.com> on October 5





Beloved masters, as the multidimensional expressions of change swirl around you, and time compresses and expands at an ever-accelerating rate, you must learn to "Go with the flow" in order to exist in a state of ease and grace. As all of you have experienced to one degree or another, life on Earth has changed drastically in the last fifty years. What was the norm in a third-dimensional environment no longer applies as you move through the multi-levels of higher Creator Light. We will address some of the major issues of the times to give you a greater understanding as to how the newly emerging collective consciousness of humanity compares with the old mass consciousness beliefs that have prevailed for the last ten thousand years.

YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH SELF: In the past, your ego desire body was primarily in control of your daily existence, and your soul was the small voice of consciousness that most often you ignored. Tradition, religious beliefs, obligations, and duty were instilled at an early age, and you were taught to believe what other people thought of you was of greater importance than what you thought of yourself. You were always looking outside of yourself for validation as to your worthiness. You were constantly seeking someone, something, or some event to bring you happiness, but it was usually fleeting often disappointing, and left you searching for something beyond yourself to bring you some measure of self-content.

Now you have learned to turn inward for validation, inspiration, and guidance, because you have had what is often called a soul-merge, and you are connecting to the multi-facets of yourself. You are integrating greater amounts of pure Cosmic Consciousness, which allows you to release all outmoded concepts without guilt as you integrate the new truths that are coming to you at an astounding rate. You now realize that God is not in some lofty, distant celestial kingdom pulling strings and meting out rewards and punishment. You are accepting the fact that you have ALL that is needed within you, as a part of your Divine Birthright, to manifest a loving, joyous, peaceful, and abundant existence. Old traditions and habits are losing their hold on you as you seek freedom of expression and create new ways to celebrate holy days, passing time, and to honor our Father/Mother God and The Creator. Worship is not reserved for one day, for you live your spirituality each and every moment of every day. You live each day as a master by monitoring your thoughts and actions. You know that your intent must be pure, for you are responsible for each and every minuscule atom of energy that you send forth. You practice discernment, and are constantly monitoring the beliefs that you allow to take up residency within your Being for you know that within the truths you claim as your own are the rules you must live by. You know you must always make the highest choices, and as you walk the middle path in peace and harmony, you move beyond the laws of Karma and into a state of grace.

YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS: You are learning that you as you gain a sense of self-love and worthiness within, you draw more and more Love/Light from the Creator - it is a never-ending source of spiritual sustenance. As you fill yourself to overflowing, this wondrous elixir radiates forth from you in an ever-expanding circle of Light. You are beginning to seek relationships that bring satisfaction at all levels - physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.

There will be no sense of self-sacrifice in the relationships of the future; there will be a fundamental trust, and you will seek and support full expression of individual interests, talents, and spiritual truth. Committed partners will complement the strengths of each other, and with non-judgment and patience, they will assist each other to work through their weaknesses and fears. It is important that you share a common vision with those you are closely associated with, and there will be no tolerance for power and control games. You are beginning to instantly recognize a member of your soul family and those you have a deep spiritual bond with, and you will find more comfort and joy in your relationships than you ever thought possible. No longer will you seek relationships based on "need," but through a desire to mutually share your journey and your knowledge as you go forward into a new and exciting Age.

THE NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM OR ABUNDANCE COMES IN MANY FORMS: The process of redistribution of the wealth of the Earth is now fully in progress. Be aware that more corporations and organizations will fall into disgrace and oblivion. All that is based on a foundation of fear, greed, and control of others is crumbling. In the past, it often took several lifetimes for a wrong to be rectified, and you had no way of knowing when or how justice was served. Now, for those stuck in the illusion of the game of cause and effect ill deeds are returning almost instantaneously in a boomerang effect. No longer will those who are self-serving, and who abuse the trust and power allotted to them, be able to hide their misdeeds. Whether it be religious organizations, corporations/businesses, or governments, the time of reckoning is at hand. The Light is penetrating into the deepest shadows as the Earth incorporates more and more of the higher vibrational frequencies of Spirit. Mind and Spirit are the builders, and you are the cocreators of the new paradise on Earth. All that you will ever need will be supplied, but you must hold fast to your vision, for the greatest good of all, and then dare to tap into the Cosmic Bank of pure unmanifested Light Substance and mold it into anything you can envision. Beloveds, seek an abundance of love, joyful loving relationships, good health, youthful vitality, and creativity as you learn that it is not just "things" that bring you happiness and contentment, but a "State of being and a quality of life."

CHANGING WEATHER PATTERNS AND SHIFTING HUMANITY: The Earth is undergoing a cleansing process, a catharsis whereby lands that have been abused by over-cultivation, infused with deep-seated painful memories of wars and acts of violence, and where humanity has suffered centuries of atrocities are, in a seemingly haphazard way, being ravished by floods, fires, earth movement, and destructive winds. It is not so, dear hearts, for the process is necessary in order to clear the air, cleanse the land, and purify the waters that humanity has so heedlessly polluted. In the not too distant future, many sweet souls who are struggling for existence in what you term as Third World Countries will choose to leave the Earth, and we ask you to see the transition process in a new light. Can you not see that they are leaving a suffering and hopeless existence by choice, as they step through the doorway into a world of love, peace, joy, and abundance, where they will be prepared to return to a more refined earthly existence? There will be no world of base third density to return to, for when they choose to return, it will be a world where they will be given an opportunity to learn, expand in consciousness, and move quickly through their earthly lessons. That is what you, as wayshowers, are preparing for them. Soon will come the time when no soul will be born into the quagmire of pain and illusion that now exists in many areas around the world.

Many of you are being led to move to different parts of the world - you are not sure why, but there is a deep-seated yearning to journey forth into unchartered territory. You are being called to that place on Earth where you can be of greatest service, and those with like vibrations and missions will be led to join you. It is a time of "Teaming Up" or reuniting with your soul families and task companions. You are becoming more intuitive as you tap into increasingly inspired thought from the realm of all possibilities. Your instinctual nature of the past is being refined as it joins your multi-faceted Self of the future.

Your needs and desires will change as you integrate more Light into your physical vessels. Life-threatening diseases and viruses will have a difficult time finding a home in your evolving, more resilient bodies of Light. You will not see a great change in the physical body for awhile, but the internal and etheric changes are happening very rapidly. As the membranes of Light around your DNA gradually dissolve, and you access more and more of the wisdom stored within your brain structure, your physical vessel will become stronger. There will be wondrous new breakthroughs and techniques in healing and natural products and medicinals will replace most of your synthetic drugs, which have so many toxic side effects. Many of you are already learning that your body will not tolerate many of the popular prescribed substances touted by the pharmaceutical companies who are only interested in their profit margins. The focus will be more in preventative maintenance, whole life care, fitness, and wellness, as well as natural cures and how important your positive, loving thoughts are in staying healthy. No longer will you ignore the signals your Body Elemental sends to you as it tries to get your attention. Pain is a way in which your body lets you know that something is amiss. In the past, you took pain killers to mask the symptoms until it was too late, and radical measures had to be taken to correct the imbalances. As you attune to the multiple levels of awareness within your body as well as without, you learn to pay heed to the signals you receive, and make the necessary adjustments as quickly as possible so that the least amount of discomfort is experienced, and you quickly return to harmony and a sense of well-being.

Finally, you will also come to terms with your uniqueness in bodily structure, attributes, talents, and ways of expressing and creating. You chose your parents and the genetic structure of your ancestral lineage for a reason. Your uniqueness is what makes you so special - there is no one else on Earth exactly like you - not even in identical twins. One of the major hurdles you are facing during these next few years is to accept yourself the way you are, and to realize that you are beautiful and precious no matter what outer garment of flesh you chose to wear in order to experience this most important of all lifetimes. It is your shining souls and great warm hearts that we see radiating forth, beloveds; we pay no heed to the fleshly disguise you wear.

RECLAIMING THE BEST OF THE PAST AS YOU BUILD THE FUTURE: Over the past years, we have endeavored to help you remember your wondrous past, and to accept the truth that you have within you all that is needed to create a grand new world. We were not just talking about your past lives on Earth, but we have tried to give you some insight as to how truly magnificent you all are. Please accept the fact that you left the vaster part of your Beingness in the higher realms, and now it is time to begin the process of reclaiming those many facets of God-expression that make up the totality of the real YOU. We have told you that this is a universe of great diversity, and as part of your training you have experienced many wondrous adventures in very specific and complex places. You now understand why the Earth is so important, because your planet is where all the diversity of this universe was brought together. You have had a grand time playing the game of duality and polarity, as you created great wealth and then painful scarcity, and in other lifetimes you brought forth wondrous talents and accomplished great deeds of valor, just as you have also experienced many simple-minded lives in a narrowly focused way. You have all experienced every situation imaginable, from the lowest to the highest. Now it is time to step through the veil of illusion and reclaim your Divinity. As you move more deeply into God-consciousness and tap into the higher dimensions of creation, you are beginning to flex your spiritual muscles, and you are amazed at how quickly you are able to manifest what you envision. The small miracles are turning into great and complex miracles as you become more proficient, and we tell you, it is nothing compared to what is in store for you in the near future.

HOW DO YOU ENVISION THE FUTURE? It is your choice as to how you experience the coming years of great change. You can move higher in consciousness to the vantage point of a master and know that all is unfolding as planned. You recognize that no matter how bleak the world looks, there is Creator Light shining down and penetrating the darkest shadows and hidden places on Earth and into the hearts of humanity. The majority of human beings on Earth want only to live in peace, comfort, and plenty, to express their godliness in their own unique way, and they are willing to allow others the same right. Even though it may not seem so, those who wish to dominate, conquer, and control are in the minority, and their power stranglehold on the Earth and humanity is growing weaker every day. As more of you step into your mastery and claim your Divine Birthright, the weaker and more ineffectual they will become.

There will be skirmishes and rumors of wars in many places on the Earth for some time to come. But those who are battling the darkness of ignorance within, with the intent of destroying that which is right and of the Light, will fail. Armageddon has already visited the Earth, beloveds, and the worst has come to pass. Henceforth, every act of violence and destruction will be met head on by the forces of Heaven, for you, as Warriors of Peace, are winning the battle with your weapons of Light, compassion, and forgiveness.

You are molding the future each and every moment, with every thought and action, and so it behooves you to focus on what is right in your world instead of what is wrong. Make it a practice to see the good in those around you, and be sure to offer words of encouragement and loving support in any way possible. You are the ones who will lead humanity into the shining new world of tomorrow. You have weathered the wildest storms and walked through many dark nights of the soul, and you have emerged triumphant. Do not become discouraged or faint of heart at this late date, my brave friends. By stating "Thy will be done for the greatest good of all," you give us permission to intercede in your behalf, and to assist you through these tumultuous times of great change.

We relay to you the love of our Father/Mother God and a rarified infusion of Light from the heart of the Supreme Creator. You are loved and cherished beyond measure. I AM Archangel Michael and I bring you these truths.

**Transmitted through Ronna Herman**

I claim the universal copyright for this material in the name of Archangel Michael.
*Copy & share freely*



From: Jan <Buchalter@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002
Subject: Voicing our concern

To all those who are concerned:

I am a human being, alive, happily so ... by the power that has given us life. I do not feel any one of us has any authority in taking life. By the generosity of our Source ... we each have breath ... and can now speak with one another. The issue is - are all these armaments doing anybody any good. The answer is obviously No.

In the past 60 years we have created more havoc then all this time the Earth has been around. We weren't created to destroy, we were given Life to appreciate all the Gifts we have been given. For us to not recognize this is unbelievable to me. For us to ignore the sanctity of ourselves and the Earth we live on, is sheer blindness. For us to build weapons when we could be building Paradise is absolute insanity. When we could be supporting, we are ignoring. When we could be healing, we are stealing.

Who began this craziness and when do we say enough, it has got to stop, before we destroy everything. We have allowed ignorance to have its turn in running this ship, and we are heading for disaster. When will the wise take the wheel? When if not now will the Peacemakers Inherit the Earth? Those of us who love this Earth, love humanity, love ourselves, love our Creator want to express our voice in this matter. Solutions must be found to the chaos we have created. Alternatives must be established to the pollutants we have allowed to fill our air, our water, our soil, our bodies.

If WE - as a team - do not come together and listen to all of our cries for a sane and sustainable present and future, who will? Time is running out and we are the elected ones. We're the ones who are here, we're the ones who need to speak for those who do not raise their voice, but still I hear them. Down through the ages it has been the same. Men of arrogance have reeked havoc by force, and now it is time for women to stand for the children of this world, for women to nurture, for women to heal, for men to support the beings they have been born from. A balance is critical-Now.

Too much has gone unchecked. Too much has been allowed to slip by without our voices screaming NO. Too much has this machine been driven by those intent on harm and deceit. Everywhere we turn there is violence, overt sexuality, a plethora of drugs and pollutants, and basically the thieves have come in, and are stealing everything they can get their sick and distorted hands on.

Where are the leaders who have a heart? Where are the soldiers for the heart? When do we start creating Heaven Here? Protecting and Caring for What we have and who we are. If we as individuals truly came together we could create havens of beauty, sanctuaries of peace, abundance and plenty for all. Why are we so obsessed with death, why not filled with Gratitude for Life?

We cannot ignore these problems any longer. We must address this toxic state that surrounds us. We must address that it is the people who govern, not an elite sector that has grown in wealth and power by shameful and horrific deeds.

Each of us must face ourselves and have the courage to stand for the light, not the darkness. We must make peace a priority, we must resolve to disarm. Regimens of peacemakers, regimens of arbitrators, regimens of healers.

If we have dreamt this dream of horrors beyond reckoning, surely we could dream a dream of peace and communities of beauty. Surely we could create oasis's in the desert, surely we could feed the hungry, surely we could use our financial, emotional, intellectual and mechanized resources to build a new world of hope and global good will.

WE could do this. WE must do this. Me-I, must speak out on the hearts behalf. Speak out on the Earth's behalf. Speak for the children, speak for that love, and that hope, that resides within the breath and soul of each one of us. I speak for the sake of sanity. I speak for that Silent Voice that Loves Us All.


The After-Death Communication Project

From: http://www.after-death.com/

An After-Death Communication (ADC) is a spiritual experience which occurs when you are contacted directly and spontaneously by a deceased family member or friend, without the use of psychics, mediums, rituals, or devices. ADCs offer dramatic new evidence of life after death.

The ADC Project (http://www.after-death.com/about/adc_proj.htm) was created in May, 1988 to conduct the first in-depth research of After-Death Communications. The founders, Bill Guggenheim and Judy Guggenheim, interviewed 2,000 people who live in all 50 American states and the 10 Canadian provinces. They collected more than 3,300 firsthand accounts from people who believe they have been contacted by a loved one who had died.

Hello From Heaven! is the first book ever written that documents this exciting new field of research. Published by Bantam Books, it contains 353 poignant and deeply comforting ADC accounts. The paperback edition is available at all major bookstores in the United States and Canada. It is also available in the United Kingdom and throughout the Commonwealth, as well as in Dutch, German, Italian, and Japanese editions.

More details on this book at http://www.after-death.com/about/hfh.htm


From: http://www.after-death.com/about/adc.htm

What is an ADC? After-Death Communication

Joyous Reunions With Deceased Loved Ones

Have you been contacted by a loved one who has died? After-death communication (ADC) is probably as old as mankind, but ours is the first complete research study of this field. These spiritual experiences are extremely common, and in many other parts of the world they are discussed openly and freely.

Between 1988 & 1995, we interviewed 2,000 people who live in all fifty American states and the ten Canadian provinces. Ranging in age from children to the elderly, they represent diverse social, educational, economic, occupational, and religious backgrounds. We conservatively estimate that at least 50 million Americans, or 20% of the population, have had one or more ADC experiences – and the actual numbers may be closer to double these figures!

We collected more than 3,300 firsthand accounts of ADCs from people who have been contacted by a deceased family member or friend. These are spontaneous and direct communications that may occur anytime and anywhere, but no third parties such as psychics, mediums, hypnotists, or devices of any kind are involved.

Based upon our research, the following are the twelve most frequent types of after-death communication people report having with their deceased loved ones:

Sensing A Presence: This is the most common form of contact. But many people discount these experiences, thinking, "Oh, I’m just imagining this." It’s a distinct feeling that your loved one is nearby, even though he or she can’t be seen or heard. Though most often felt during the days and weeks immediately after the death, you may sense his or her presence months and even years later.

Hearing A Voice: Some people state they hear an external voice, the same as when a living person is speaking to them. However, the majority of communications are by telepathy – you hear the voice of your relative or friend in your mind. When you have two-way communication, it is usually by telepathy. In fact, it’s possible to have an entire conversation this way.

Feeling A Touch: You may feel your loved one touch you with his or her hand, or place an arm around your shoulders or back, for comfort and reassurance. You may feel a tap, a pat, a caress, a stroke, a kiss, or even a hug. These are all forms of affection, nurturing, and love.

Smelling A Fragrance: You may smell your relative’s or friend’s favorite cologne, after-shave lotion, or perfume. Other common aromas are: flowers (especially roses), bath powders, tobacco products, favorite foods, and his or her personal scent.

Visual Experiences: There are a wide variety of visual experiences, which we have divided into two broad categories: partial visual and full visual ADCs. Appearances range from "a transparent mist" to "absolutely solid" with many gradations in between. You may see only the head and shoulders of your relative or friend, or someone you love may make a full appearance to you, and you will see the entire body as well, which will appear completely solid. Some visual ADCs occur in the bedroom, next to or at the foot of the bed. Others may happen anywhere – indoors or outdoors – even in a car or aboard a plane. Typically he or she will be expressing love and well-being with a radiant smile. Loved ones virtually always appear healed and whole regardless of their cause of death. Verbal communication may take place, but not always.

Visions: You may see an image of a deceased loved one in a "picture" that is either two-dimensional and flat or three-dimensional like a hologram. It’s like seeing a 35 mm slide or a movie suspended in the air. Visions are usually in radiant colors and may be seen externally with your eyes open or internally in your mind. Communication may occur, especially during meditation.

Twilight Experiences: These occur in the alpha state – as you’re falling asleep, waking up, meditating, or praying. You may have any or all of the above types of experiences while you are in this state of consciousness.

ADC Experiences While Asleep: Sleep-state ADCs are much more vivid, intense, colorful, and real than dreams. They are very common. Both one-way and two-way communications are typical. You usually feel your loved one is with you in person – that you’re having an actual visit together. These experiences are not jumbled, filled with symbols, or fragmented the way dreams are.

Sleep-state ADCs are similar to those that occur when you are wide awake. Your relative or friend can come to you more easily, however, when you are relaxed, open, and receptive, such as while you are in the alpha state or asleep.

Out-Of-Body ADCs: These may occur while you are asleep or in a meditative state. They are dramatic experiences during which you leave your body and often visit your loved one at the place or level where he or she exists. These are extremely vivid, intense, and real – some say, "more real than physical life." The environments usually contain beautiful flowers and butterflies, colorful bushes and trees, radiant lighting, and other lovely aspects of nature – and are filled with happiness, love, and joy.

Telephone Calls: These ADCs may occur during sleep or when you are wide awake. You will hear a phone ringing, and if you answer it, your loved one will give you a short message. Two-way conversations are possible. His or her voice will usually be clear but may seem far away. If you are awake, you will probably not hear a disconnect sound or a dial tone when the call is completed.

Physical Phenomena: People who are bereaved often report receiving a wide variety of physical signs from their deceased relative or friend, such as: lights or lamps blinking on and off; lights, radios, televisions, stereos, and mechanical objects being turned on; photographs, pictures, and various other items being turned over or moved; and a long list of "things that go bump in the night."

Symbolic ADCs: People frequently ask a Higher Power, the universe, or their deceased loved one for a sign that he or she still exists. Many receive such a sign, though it may take some time to arrive. Occasionally these signs are so subtle they may be missed, or they may be discounted as mere "coincidences." Common signs include: butterflies, rainbows, many species of birds and animals, flowers, and a variety of inanimate objects such as coins and pictures.

According to our research, the purpose of these visits and signs by those who have died is to offer comfort, reassurance, and hope to their parents, spouse, siblings, children, grandchildren, other family members, and friends. They want you to know they’re still alive and that you’ll be reunited with them when it’s your time to leave this physical life on earth – and they’ll be there to greet you when you make your transition.


You may be asked to give a message from your loved one to somebody else. We urge you to write down the message verbatim and to deliver it, if possible, because it may help the recipient far more than you realize.

Nearly all ADCs are positive, joyful, and uplifting encounters that reduce grief, provide lasting comfort and hope, and accelerate emotional and spiritual healing. We encourage you to trust your own experiences and to accept them as being real for you.

Unfortunately, some people react with fear when they have an ADC. This is usually because they are startled by the suddenness of the event, or they may have never heard of one happening to anybody else. Such people may assume they are "losing their mind and going crazy." And others find it difficult to reconcile after-death communications with their philosophical or religious beliefs.

Not all people are contacted by their deceased loved ones. We don’t know for certain why some are and some aren’t, but it seems that fear, anger, and prolonged heavy grief inhibit the possibility of having an ADC.

CLIP - Read the rest at http://www.after-death.com/about/adc.htm


From: Gidions@aol.com
Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2002
Subject: I am this I am

Dear Jean,

Please add this to you're next Light Series, as we are all standing in our power of love. You are doing fabulous work my dear friend.

In loving service,


I am this I am

I am inner peace
I am highest love
I am highest consciousness
I am purest health
I am inner beauty
I am golden, shining heavenly light

I accept higher understanding
I accept my higher self
I am worthy of greatness
I am worthy of God's Love
I am worthy of loving myself.

I am strength
I am knowledge
I am protection
I am wisdom

I call in all of my power as a human angel of light.
I am my true light shining here on earth and beyond . . .

I am this I am.


"This is a unique time in the history of the Earth. A new cosmic cycle -- the Age of Aquarius -- is just beginning; consequently, enormous changes in every area of life will take place over the next 2,350 years or so. Above all, a great change in human consciousness will gradually unfold, greater by far in depth and range than at any previous point in history.

- Benjamin Creme in the October issue of the Emergence Online newsletter