Al’s Story


Some of you have heard that Al recently passed on.
Here is what happened:


Two days prior to July 26 — having explained to his hospice team and to those group members closely following his work that he was not going to let the disease take him but that he would leave on his own terms, his own authority — Al began the process of laying aside his body. Having done this 1000’s of times in order to do the readings, his intent was to, in essence, meditate his way out.

Al in May, '17

Al in May, ’17

Al, July 24

Al, July 24   Click for video

At about 7:15 PM, July 26, Al fell asleep. By about 7:30 he was unconscious, with long intervals between extremely labored breathing. By about 8:30 PM the hospice nurse arrived, took one look at him, and told my sister, Lunita (who was keeping the vigil with me), and me that he was “gone”, even though his body was laboring. She made her notes on her computer, took his vitals, and came over to speak with me. “His heartbeat is extremely erratic, his pulse is very, very low, and there is very little air exchange… ,” turning to face me full-on and look into my eyes, “… there is almost no air exchange. He is experiencing severe prolonged apnea,” she called it. Checking his body for the other signs, she said again, gently, “He is gone. Do you understand what to do when this process is complete?” I told her I did, and she quietly left.

As Lunita and I kept watch, Al’s body continued this process of shutting down… for five hours! After midnight, I heard the longest period of silence from Al since the night had begun. Assuming what this meant, I slowly walked to his bedside only to find him with his head turned to the side nestled into the pillow, his breathing gentle and perfectly rhythmic. He appeared to be dreaming! I called Lunita over! At first, we were both ecstatic, shaking our heads in utter amazement, whispering and giggling with delight and disbelief: He appeared to be coming back! How was this possible?! But then it dawned on us that he would likely be returning to a severely incapacitated body because of the hours of oxygen deprivation, and we began all but yelling to him. “No! Don’t do this. Go back, stay, be free!” But he was unconscious and unresponsive. So we returned to our respective positions in the room and continued to wait. At about 3 AM, Al suddenly sat bolt upright, threw back the covers as he swung his legs over the side of the bed, and stated firmly, “I really have to use the bathroom! And, what’s Lunita doing here?” He got up and walked to the bathroom, and that was that. No sign whatsoever of any breathing difficulty or any incapacitation. Lunita left and I began answering Al’s myriad of questions, until we were finally able to put aside the excitement and go to sleep.

When Al woke up, he was in a fog but still with very minimal signs of Alpha-1. As the fog has lifted over the week since, he continues to grow stronger. While he did not return to an active 35-year-old body with a full head of dark hair, he returned to his 81-year-old body that is evidently currently quite healthy, with no need for the wheelchair, walker, or the former plethora of medicine and treatment other than weaning off the morphine and oxygen under the care of the hospice team.

As of this date, unlike his NDE, near death experience, as a young child (see below), the only recall Al has to this point of what happened while he was “gone” is of seeing three very large, brilliant circles in the darkness, which he understood to represent choices he could make, and a long passageway lined on either side by very large white columns, “like the Taj Mahal,” he said. To date, he has not done a reading to determine what took place during those eight hours and why. Perhaps he will in time.  -Susan Miner

“Al, August 6

Al, August 6
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Al, August 7   Click for video



In 1973, a little more than twenty years after an NDE, a chance hypnosis session triggered Al’s reconnection to the other side and began his tenure as the channel for the Lama Sing readings.

Since then, over 10,000 readings have been given in a trance state for groups and individuals from around the world without them being present, answering questions on a virtually unlimited array of topics. The precision of the information has been substantiated by individuals, professionals, and institutions, and those who have received personal readings continue to refer others to Al’s work based on the accuracy and integrity of the information given.

Al has quietly served individuals and groups for over forty years, dedicating his life totally to this work. His focus now is research on Consciousness – its application in daily life and in service to the Promise.


When Al was nine, he was struggling to survive the rheumatic fever he’d had for more than six months. As he lay staring at the ceiling, the doctor speaking with his mother in a hushed voice in the next room, the pain came again. So excruciating was the pain, it forced him into delirium. My Lady (as he called her) came to him as she had so many times before. He took her hand and she lifted him out of his body and into worlds beyond.

This time they traveled far away, and when they returned it was not to his body as usual but to hover just above the rooftop of his house. He could see his mother weeping alone in the kitchen and his body lying still on the living room sofa where they had moved him. As My Lady showed him the scene, Al knew he was being given a choice — leave with her to remain in realms beyond or return to his body and the pain. His love for his mother urged his return. He did not see My Lady again but neither did he have the ferocious attacks of pain again, and he began to recover very quickly in the coming months.

Though he did not recall  the NDE at the time of the first hypnosis session, he attributes his ease and depth of journeying beyond the finite deep into the infinite to his trips with My Lady, particularly the last one in which she took him to a beautiful pathway and into the shining experience beyond, indescribable for a nine-year-old and nearly so even 70 years and more than 10,000 readings later.



Al had left his job in the computer field in 1973 and decided to visit a friend. The friend was on his way to an appointment with renowned hypnotherapist, Dr. E. Arthur Winkler, and invited Al to tag along. When the session was over, Dr. Winkler and the friend coaxed Al to have a session. The hypnotic suggestion given was, “You will now go back to that time and place of greatest spiritual significance to you.”

Waking Up in a Desert
The next thing Al knew, he was standing under a twilight sky. He held his hands up. They weren’t his. The shirt he’d had on was replaced with a coarse robe-like garment. Instead of the shoes he was wearing, on his feet now were sandals. Behind him, some men were gathered around a small fire, there were a few palm trees beside a small pool, and sizable dunes were silhouetted against the dark sky. The men were talking, not paying particular attention to him. He turned back to face the night. A feeling of joyful anticipation came over him. Someone he cared deeply about was soon to arrive. As he searched the horizon, waiting, he wrestled with thoughts – what is going on, where am I, who is this I’m waiting for? Yet, the thrill continued about the one that would come walking out of the darkness any moment. Then, he began to hear a voice calling to him, barely audible at first but growing louder.

Back on the Hypno-Therapy Couch
The voice was Dr. Winkler’s calling him back. Once back, Dr. Winkler played a recording of the session to a shocked Al. He explained, “You have an uncommon ability to move in a sleep-like state of consciousness.” He asked if Al would return for another session the following day. Because Al hoped to return to the oasis, he agreed. When Al arrived the next morning, he was shocked to see about thirty others excitedly waiting for him in the small office. Dr. Winkler quieted everyone and calmed Al, explaining that these were colleagues very interested in Al’s experience and then began the session. Al did return to the oasis and, while he was gone, whoever was speaking through him answered questions from those present, even an answer in a code to one in a clandestine government position that could only have been understood by that one. When the session was over, and Al awoke, those in the room burst with chatter while Dr. Winkler quietly turned on the recorder for Al. After everyone had left, Dr. Winkler told Al he was interested in working with him.

Looking for Answers the Next three Years
Al and Dr. Winkler began traveling the country, with Dr. Winkler arranging and conducting “readings.” Al gave conditions for continuing his work: First, he would give himself three years to find at least one other who was doing what he would now be doing, who could answer some of his questions. Second, to validate to him the “works” worthiness, he would work only by referral, no advertising. Throughout the country, Al did readings for individuals, groups, and those who came to do research, and he and Dr. Winkler began a deep friendship that would last until Dr. Winkler’s death in 1998. During those years Al did not find anyone one else to talk with who was giving information while in a trance.

He made the decision to give it up after the next reading, but it happened that sitting in the small group for the next reading was a man who would turn this phenomenon into a lifelong work for Al. The group was a “Search for God” study group, the name given to those groups studying the works of Edgar Cayce, and the man was Arch Ogden, then President of the Edgar Cayce Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors for the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach, VA. Arch introduced Al to the A.R.E. where Al began to get insights and understanding into this new world, and his new work.


Al is referred to in numerous publications, including several books, and has had his research incorporated into the procedures of professionals in various fields. He has participated in many documented research projects, perhaps one of the most noteworthy being for the A.R.E. in a study with other psychics being tested for accuracy. Al’s scores were so high that the test was repeated, and he beat his previous scores. He was subsequently appointed to the Advisory Board for Atlantic University, a sister organization of the A.R.E. and The Edgar Cayce Foundation, and scheduled by them for frequent appearances. In 1984, St. John’s University awarded Al an honorary doctoral degree for his outstanding contributions to the field of parapsychology. The vast majority of readings given have been personal readings for individuals all over the world, conducted without the person being present.

The Best Guidance Comes from Within
Al is not currently accepting requests for personal readings.  He believes that the best of all guidance is that which comes from within.

Al lives with his wife Susan in Bonita Springs, Florida.








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