"But is there any proof?"
Usually the question is preceded by swear words, or annoyed reactions. "Yeah, right" is common. So I started thinking about it.
Where is the proof?
And if it's not something tangible - how could it be? And just what is tangible evidence of there being "Life after Death?"
|Waiting for enlightenment at Caffe Luxxe in Santa Monica|
It's in the actual tale that is told by the person who experiences it.
First, allow me to state up front that spirits, ghosts, people who used to live on the planet and no longer do is one particular form of inquiry.
Then we have people who experience ESP, people who are alive, on the planet and have some kind of extrasensory event occur that isn't easily dismissed.
Then we have people who have a near death experience, who claim that while they were "no longer in their body" they experience all kinds of events, usually wonderful, sometimes less so.
And finally we have people who've had out of body experiences, who while they're napping, or sleeping, they find themselves feeling the experience of "leaving" their body and traveling out and around (sometimes into space) and seeing some unusual things.
We also have accounts of religious people who've had a spiritual awakening or experience where suddenly they feel like they know some of the secrets of the universe, have "spoken to God" or somehow been moved in some unnatural way.
And then we have people under deep hypnosis who recall a previous lifetime, but beyond that, a life between lives where they report that they travel "back home" where they see and experience a number of various hallmarks that include soul groups, wise elders and other tales.
So is there a working model for all of this other worldly behavior?
I suggest that there is.
|Includes interviews with scientists|
We find in these detailed accounts from Michael Newton's work ("Journey of Souls") that there's a working model. That we as souls are born from energy, that we're each looked over by a spirit guide, that we live back home with a group of other souls that we normally incarnate with, and that we have affiliated groups around us at all times. His clients also reported life reviews while visiting back there, meeting spiritual guides, and sometimes visiting a "hall of records" of sorts which contain all the possible lifetimes of everyone in existence.
Newton had 7000 clients take him to this life between lives arena over his 30 year career before he published the results. I have investigated 26 cases where I chose the subjects, chose them because of their skepticism, and filmed them having the same results whether or not they believe in an afterlife, believed they could be hypnotized or believe in anything beyond their own reality. And they all had the same basic experience.
And I've filmed myself having four different LBLs with two different therapists on two sides of the continent. The results from examining these cases, is that they're nearly identical to those listed above, and serve as a model for all of them.
|Includes transcripts of LBL sessions|
Now he's not the only psychologist to explore this in his work. Dr. Helen Wambach explores it in her work, that predates his publication by ten years. She did sessions of people under hypnosis and asked a series of questions that got the same results that Michael Newton's work did.
And he's not the only therapist who has dealt with past life regression - Dr. Brian Weiss has written extensively about his work, Dr. Raymond Moody has written extensively about it, Dr. Bruce Greyson has written extensively about near death experiences in scientific journals, Dr. Jim Tucker has written extensively about the reincarnation cases he's examined, Dr. Gary Schwartz has written extensively about his scientific research into mediums and ESP.
And they aren't all in agreement about their own particular fields, I might add. But they all appear in some form or another in my book.
Further, the details that these people report, including life reviews, tunnels of light, a feeling of connectedness to everyone and all things, are reported in near death experiences in the same words. So people who have "died" and come back to report these details are basically saying the same things that Newton's clients are saying. There are variations, but basically those variations seem to depend on each individual. In other words, your experience in the after life is unique to you.
So people who sense ghosts - people who've died but haven't gone home - people who sense events in the future - outside the timeline so to speak - people who speak to and hear from the dead, are all reporting the same thing.
|Includes interview with Michael Newton|
But is this evidence of the afterlife?
It is if the report includes new information.
New information would be a report of something that the person experiencing it does not know, could not know, could never know.
New information would be a report of a sibling, friend or relative who is dead, that no one else knows is dead.
New information would be a report of meeting or seeing people who are dead, but that this person never knew were dead, or had never heard of before, and yet can be examined because they existed.
New information would be reporting that in a previous lifetime they said or did something that no one over here could possibly know about and upon forensic research finds out to be true.
New information would be someone who has passed on, reporting a piece of information that has occurred somewhere on the planet that this person does not yet know.
New information would be someone who has passed on and reveals a secret phrase or word to someone who is still here on the planet.
I have all of these above reports in the books "Flipside: A Tourist's Guide on How to Navigate the Afterlife" and "It's a Wonderful Afterlife: Further Adventures into the Flipside" volumes one and two.
For example, Dr. Eben Alexander met a sister he never knew he had during his near death experience, Colton Burpo met a sister he didn't know he had during his near death experience, when my own father passed away, he spoke to me and gave me a list of names to tell my mother that he was currently with - and she recognized them as friends who had died during WWII. Names I'd never heard, could not have heard of.
But here are some links - each one has its own form of "New Information." Details a child could not know, never heard and could not access in this lifetime. So where does that leave us?
Once we realize we may incarnate, that we can incarnate, doesn't it make sense for us to leave behind fresh water, air and land if only so we can use it the next time we're here?
|I hear dead people. On the set of "my bollywood bride."|