Thursday, January 4, 2018

January 4, 2018


Happy New Year!

On December 16, 2017, James Murray was a guest on Peaceful Planet hosted by Marcia McMahon.
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Saturday, October 1, 2016


October 1, 2016


On August 27, 2016, James Murray was a guest on Peaceful Planet hosted by Marcia McMahon.
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Monday, July 25, 2016

Magazine Sample Ready!

July 25, 2016


The sample issue of The Stars Still Shine Magazine is now ready! Your input is most welcome.  Before you open the magazine, here's a little note from the Upstairs Publisher (in Heaven), Bob Murray:

"Greetings to all our devoted readers,
I'm very excited to say, and I'm not often very excited, that we have the magazine
ready for you. It's great to be back in the saddle.
Kindest Regards,

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Kind Regards,


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Magazine Developments

January 19, 2016


For the first six months of  2016, we will be presenting new items that we are considering for publication in The Stars Still Shine Magazine. Your input is and will be most welcome and appreciated.  A letter from our Upstairs Publisher/Writer about the magazine follows.

Letter from Bob Murray "Father Murray"

January 14, 2016

Hello one and all! I still exist and am writing this introduction through my son, James. I understand you are a devoted reader of our magazine 'The Stars Still Shine E-magazine'.  Thank you for all your years of readership and devoting your time to our writers and storytellers. They thank you and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Now, I'm writing to tell you that I wish to continue the publication. From where I sit now, I have an office in a new big house on the Other side. I arrived a few months ago and have found my way around though I am not unfamiliar with my surroundings.

When 'living', I wrote many stories, some book length that have not been published. These stories are fiction but do contain influences and inspirations from my 'life' time on Earth and from other 'people' on the Other side. I brought through stories from writers on the Other side when I was alive and kicking. Well, maybe not kicking but you get the idea…  These writers helped me immensely; I learned about writing in the process. I give them credit.  When bringing through their stories, I like to think I added some flavor. They tell me I did.

I'm presently writing stories but James needs more time to sit down and 'put pen to paper'. He says he will have some of his messages (my news) and his drawings to add to each issue. I can't say how many issues will encompass my writing (my Earth writing) but let's say we will keep you entertained from a few years. But that will not be the end as James will have time to compile more from me and maybe others.

So I just want to add before I end this introduction that I'm very much interested in your input on what we are proposing for the magazine. We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you!

Much love from your Upstairs Publisher and Writer,

PS - Carolyn, our Upstairs editor says she is all for the transition of the magazine as long as it sits well with our readers.

Kind Regards,

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Greetings and Murray melodies

December 26, 2015

Season's Greetings!

In this update…
1. Bob's New Abode
2. More Tribute Music
3. The Stars Still Shine Magazine

1. Bob's New Abode

Bob sits in a recliner arm-chair in his Other side Library-Office waiting for James to write down his words.  
Note: If you are not able to view the drawing, please visit 

December 21, 2015    6:48 PM

James: "Can you tell me some details about the drawing I did?"

Bob: "James tells me he made the drawing to show our family and friends where I am living now.  I do like the drawing I might add.  He spent many hours on the picture while I gave him some insights into what and where to place things.  Now, if you look carefully you will notice a castle in the top left corner. That is a special castle created by a neighbor of mine, Diana, Princess Diana. Also on her large estate is a large manor that houses her staff and children she cares for who have passed on recently. She says her home is their home. The castle is a large playhouse for the children.

Now back to my home here.  I didn't create a large house just for myself but made enough space for family and friends to visit.  The house is larger inside than appears.  You can do that here :)  In fact, you can squeeze a mansion into a tiny cottage if you imagine it. There is no limit except with your mind.  I had the exterior of the house decorated for the holidays by James and he also helped granddaughter Emily decorate a tree inside.  James also gave me the snow.  I did not want the snow on the walkway or roof. "

James: "Did you have someone help you design and create the house?"

Bob: "Yes and yes. I was given a book of house designs and I chose one but wanted some modifications. This person, the designer made the changes on the plan which was a small 3D model. In fact, I shrunk down to take a tour of the model that was like going through a fancy doll house. Now, if you create the actual house and make changes without knowing exactly what you want, you run the risk of a type of explosion that won't hurt you but will have the unexpected happen. So with a model you only have a smaller explosion if you aren't careful but it just means you have to start again until you do it correctly.  Knowing exactly what you want in the design is important.  He showed me more 3D house models so I could chose what interiors I liked. He then made the modifications to my model.  Michael tells of a few construction mishaps  in my book 'The Stars Still Shine'.

Now, I don't spend all my time here but it is a place to rest my head, eat and welcome my family and friends. I invite you inside to sit by the fireplace and have a cup of hot tea or hot beverage of your choice.

Pleasant dreams!

Lots of love from
Gpaw, Father, Bob"

Note: Michael's messages about construction and initial information about Diana's house are published in Robert Murray's book "The Stars Still Shine: An Afterlife Journey"

2. More Tribute Music

Four more tribute instrumentals have been created this Fall.  Listen to the new tunes at

3. The Stars Still Shine Magazine

Due to the passing of Robert Murray, the production of the magazine is still on hold. We will need time to determine how to proceed with the publication. The e-magazine will continue in 2016. More details will come early in the new year.

Happy Holidays!!
Happy 2016!!


Sunday, September 13, 2015

Robert Murray - his passing / new journey

September 13, 2015


Some of you have read or know of the following news but we have added a musical tribute to Robert Murray at our web site.

We have some sad news.  Robert Murray passed away on August 31st, 2015. He had been ill for several months and a heart operation was scheduled for summer 2015. Bob had the surgery in August and was recovering in hospital. He gave it his best to try to keep his heart going and make it stronger.

He is adjusting and keeping very busy in the Afterlife.  He has also been communicating with his family. James has been channeling his father. James records messages in a notebook and will also produce sketches of dream visits. He wrote a message from Robert.  It follows this note. 

September 7, 2015

4:35 P.M.

James has asked me if I have any words of wisdom. These may not be words of wisdom but I will let you decide. 

I am still surprised by the amount of writing I did over the years -- so much information from many souls including myself.  I am very happy you took the time to read them. Now, this is not the end but just the beginning of another chapter. My son James has discovered or should I say rediscovered his ability to channel.  He wants to know how I am doing and I am happy to keep him up-to-date. I have just begun my new journey and James will do his best to write down my messages and draw pictures.  I  know he keeps thinking "How accurate am I?" and I tell him don't think too much about it. Don't try to write everything verbatim but just describe what you feel, think or what you see.  Let what comes to mind first and let it come without trying or thinking too much.

I hope I have enriched your day!  


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Illustrating Magical Hats

April 1, 2015


We have added a children's book to our Shop at  A few years ago I created the illustrations and cover for this book entitled Tilda Pinkerton's Magical Hats

Book Overview(from barnesandnoble_com):
Eleven-year-old Madison Mae and her younger brother, Albert, want to help save the family farm during troubled times. When a mysterious Magical Hat Shop appears by their grandpa's red tractor mailbox, the children meet Tilda Pinkerton who presents them with one-of-a-kind hats, causing new ideas and talents to suddenly burst forth. As a flood of harm comes rushing towards the farm, Tilda Pinkerton teaches the children how they can accomplish much more than anyone ever imagined.

For additional book information and ordering details, visit
To see the front and back cover, visit
Thank you very much! 

Kind Regards,