Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer, Will Shakespeare Versus Prince

Another mind bending episode chatting with the flipside.

Had no idea, no agenda as we always do when doing the podcast. I begin with a shot out to my pal Iris Libby, "" - Iris and I did a guided meditation which revealed Harry and Greta's conversation from last week.

Then I asked our moderator Luana Anders what she wanted to talk about. To address the question, she first put an opera singer in Jennifer's mind, then a performance of "Romeo and Juliet" she had seen recently.

I asked if was an opera singer who wanted to speak with us (could be anyone from Pavarotti to Lanza) or if it was the playwright (Verdi, Rossini, etc.)  Jennifer said "It's the writer of the play."  

Then she paused and said "Will Shakespeare."

For those familiar with "Backstage Pass to the Flipside" they know that we've already interviewed Will - talked to him about his life and his journey and his plays, and who rewrote them, or how much they were rewritten - and the reasons behind them.  It was mind bending, as he mentions William Blake as being someone he works with often - someone who lived centuries later.  We chatted with Blake then as well.

But in this instance, he wanted to speak about the recent revelation that SCOTUS is about to overturn a woman's right to safe abortions.  He started by observing that "men in power have always done these kinds of things since the dawn of history."  I asked him to clarify his comments, and he does.

Then Prince showed up and spoke eloquently about the topic - pointing out that if "abortion had been legal he wouldn't have been on the planet." (I've never heard that before - or am aware he spoke of it anywhere else, but it is the other side of the coin.)

I asked him if that would have stopped him from becoming who he became, and he said "No, as that was part of my contract."  So - the point is that people need to examine how incarnation works, the process of coming to the planet, how people bring a portion of their conscious energy to a lifetime, but do not arrive before the fourth month of gestation.  

Jennifer mentions that in her 4000 sessions, every time the topic has come up, the person learns that their child they didn't have still exists, is there for them on the flipside. Keeping an eye on them, or coming via another method. In the seven years we've done this kind of work, that has been mentioned often.

I pointed out that Harry Dean Stanton, Elvis and Jimi Hendrix all recounted being met by a child they were supposed to have but did not.  We realize how the process works - we realize that no one dies. That the child we were supposed to have is waiting for us - or has incarnated with someone else that we know.

It's not opinion, theory or belief.  

It's based on thousands of clinical case studies from Dr. Helen Wambach, Dr. Brian Weiss and Michael Newton and the Newton Institute.  People report we come after the fourth month.  That's consistent throughout the reporting. In the 100 subjects I've filmed, all said the same.

So in this debate about what courts should or should do with women - the point is that if the Constitution guarantees life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness - clearly that includes the right to healthy options about being alive.  Again - no reports of conscious energy coming prior to four months exist in the research.

Sorry if this offends people - or stirs them up. But more importantly, Luana and Will wanted to emphasize the idea of "standing up" or being creative, and using one's creativity to write - a play, a letter, a song - and use one's artistic abilities to change the paradigm.  To use one's creative talents to create the thing that will cause the change one seeks.  Be creative. Write the letter, the play, the film, the song that will bring about change.

Like I said, mind bending.


When does Life Begin?




When does life begin?

Does is begin with conception?

Does it begin when the sperm is accepted by the egg?

Does it begin when people are born?


The answer has always been a complex opinion.


However, in terms of the data, there is no mistake about the date of when human life begins.

It begins in the first trimester.

No sooner.

Not until the fourth month.  Until then the fetus is a mass of genetic material that is a possibility.

Conscious energy does not enter the fetus until after the fourth month.


How do we know this?

Because we can ask people, “When did your conscious energy (soul) enter your mother’s womb?”

The question has been asked in thousands of cases, in thousands of clinical case studies by Dr. Helen Wambach, a clinical psychologist from JFK University in her 2750 cases.  In her research, she never had a person who said they entered the womb until after the sixth month. In her book “Life Before Life” Dr. Wambach refers to her thousands of case studies.

According to Michael Newton, a hypnotherapist who did thousands of cases before publishing “Journey of Souls” in 1994.  In his research, he said that he never had a case where a person claimed to enter the fetus until the fourth month. In his interview for “Flipside: A Tourist’s Guide on How to Navigate the Afterlife” he reported he’d never heard or seen an example prior to that fourth month.

"The first “trimester.”

Now, is it possible that someone somewhere has entered previously?  Some hypnotherapists have reported that people are “there for the inception” – at the beginning, during the sex act. Some people claim that they “encouraged” or helped facilitate their meeting.

This is not opinion, theory or belief. It’s not an argument about “when life begins” – it’s profoundly clear that humanity doesn’t yet realize that life exists prior to life. That people report being “fully conscious” prior to incarnation, that they can examine, talk about, plan their future lifetime with the help of teachers, guides, classmates and council members.

I’ve been filming people accessing this information for over ten years. I’ve filmed over 100 people who have reported “when their conscious energy” entered the fetus.  Even when I did my first of six hypnotherapy sessions, I had no idea that I could answer the question – when asked I said “the fourth month.”  Others give a date or a month, but it’s always, without exception after the fourth month of inception.

When asked “why” – people report, “There’s nothing to do.” “It’s like hanging out with a fish.”

 They wait until the human embryo becomes large enough, complex enough to meld that conscious energy with the physical fetus. 

That’s the process. 

Consciousness exists outside the brain. 

See the work out of UVA Medical school that demonstrates that to be the case. Dr. Greyson’s book AFTER has thousands of NDE studies that show consciousness is not confined to the brain. Dr. Tucker’s book BEFORE is based on 1500 historically accurate reincarnation reports from people who recall previous lifetimes which demonstrate consciousness is not confined to the brain.

In the work of Ed and Emily Kelly, IRREDUCIBLE MIND and CONSCIOUSNESS UNBOUND included 100’s of peer reviewed studies that show consciousness is not confined to the brain. Dr. Mario Beauregard’s EXPANDING REALITY is the work of a post materialist neuroscientist who covers the research that shows consciousness is not confined to the brain.

It’s not opinion. It’s not a belief system. It’s not a theory – it’s data and footage of people saying the exact same things consistently.  In order to become data, research must be consistent and reproducible.

I challenge any psychiatrist, hypnotherapist, psychologist to ask their clients while accessing their journey “what month they chose to enter the fetus.” 

Even if the doctor is not aware of how the answer could be answered – they do answer it.

So before we watch the Supreme Court ruin the lives of people who are suffering from rape, incest or some other form of pressure in how they should or shouldn’t live their life – let’s be clear.  Life does not begin at conception. Life does not begin at birth either. 

Consciousness exists prior to birth, we bring a portion of our conscious energy to a lifetime and the rest stays “home” (the word everyone in the research uses instead of “the afterlife.”)

Based on the research, data and footage: 

Life begins – or the conscious energy of humans becomes part of the process - AFTER THE FOURTH MONTH OF GESTATION.

I’m a filmmaker. 

I’ve been filming people accessing this information for over ten years. 100s of examples. 

I’ve examined thousands of case studies. 

They all say the same thing.

It’s time for us to enter the 21st century about how consciousness functions and incarnation works.

My two cents.


Scenes from Cannes Man with Johnny Depp and others

 Here are some scenes from the film Cannes Man... made in 1996. I was late to the project, appeared in it, then was asked by the Producer to finish it - which I did.  Some fun cameos in here...  It's currently unavailable but hopefully someone will figure out how to make it available!


Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer, Harry Houdini and Greta Garbo

This one should be called "Garbo Speaks from the Flipside!"

This is about as mind bending as our podcast gets.  But wait, there's more!

A week ago Sunday, I was doing a session with my pal Iris Libby of "" fame - I've known Iris most of my life, know her as a successful businesswoman, a pal, who happens to be an amazing astrologer.  I've filmed her during her hypnotherapy session training with Scott De Tamble, and some excerpts of her sessions appear in my books.

We had an experiment to try - speaking to her council.  But when the session began, she said "Houdini is here."  I said "Why?" And he proceeded to chat with us. I asked if he was surprised to meet anyone on the flipside, and he said "Greta Garbo."

That session I recorded, and will be part of a future book.  But this session with Jennifer was a follow up on that conversation, as noted during the podcast.

Jennifer had no idea that I had "spoken to Houdini and Garbo" a week earlier, as I told no one.  Besides, everyone I know wouldn't believe me anyway - so there's no point in telling anyone as it is.

However, I left it up to our moderator on the flipside as to whom we should speak with - and I'll let the podcast speak for itself.

Inevitably I get details wrong - or incorrect. I'm asking the questions, and an interview is only as good as the person who directs the conversation. However, Harry and Greta both offer new insights, new information about their journey and the flipside from their current perspective.

I have no other way to put it than "Garbo speaks from the Flipside!" "Houdini makes an appearance from the Flipside!"  I will repeat what they both said during the session with Iris, and I do repeat it in the podcast:

Harry, when asked if he had any message for humanity it was "Everything is an illusion."  When asked the same questions Garbo said "Matter is not matter, and matter doesn't matter." 

Neither one could I make up.

So sit back and enjoy the 101st podcast of a very unusual collaboration. is where you can find Jennifer or book oneself one of her public events, or book privately. is where you can find links to films and books in many languages. is where you can find the video of this interview, and is the podcast.

Thanks for tuning in!


Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer and Luana Anders. Dream Construction 100th podcast!

It's our 100th episode!  Whee! Mind you, Jennifer and I started doing this together seven years ago.  So it's our ... you do the math ... episode after doing this weekly for seven years. The other sessions are excerpted in the books BACKSTAGE PASS TO THE FLIPSIDE 1, 2 and 3 - or TUNING INTO THE AFTERLIFE.  As we often do - since doing this for so long - I let the moderator of our class on the flipside direct our conversation.  My pal Luana Anders passed in 1996, and since then has been visiting me (and members of my family) since then.  Clearly hasn't gone anywhere. Brings us new information.  She was a devout Buddhist, so in the general concept of the Boddhisattva vow - that we will return until everyone is "liberated" I'd say she's doing a heck of a job helping us with that. But Luana is our "guide" on the flipside, who is in charge of the VIP list of who gets into our class to speak with us.  So when I asked "Who is on Luana's list?" I'm leaving it up to her to let us know what she wants to speak about. In this case - it was about how to construct a dream, or the process of constructing a dream. In my case - I had this dream a few nights ago where I was "creating an object" on the flipside using intent and imagination alone. Generally a couple of nights prior to our podcast I may have a dream that involves the flipside. I don't remember all of them, but sometimes I remember a key. In one instance it was the word "telegraph key" to point out that we are like telegraph keys here - and people on the flipside can "send signals" that we need to translate into concepts, words, etc. Anyways - I'm just giving some context to another mind bending podcast. HAPPY 100TH EPISODE!  Enjoy.


Hacking The Afterlife with Elvis, Prince, Charles and Amelia ”Finding Your Voice"

A bit longer podcast today, talking about "Finding your voice."  As always, first we connect with Luana Anders on the Flipside, my friend who passed in 1996 who helps me and Jennifer to facilitate these conversations.  There's a conversation up front about that process and how we got started before we ask Luana to introduce the first guest on her list.

Elvis came forward to talk about "finding your voice." We didn't ask for him to come forward, but as fans of this podcast know, it's whomever has asked to speak to us. Could be someone we've interviewed in the past, could be someone that we both know, in this case, there are a number of people that come forward - personal friends and others.

He wanted to refer to a person's "voice" - that energy or frequency that relates to who they are over many lifetimes.  I asked Prince to comment on the recently found footage of him in Minneapolis, Jennifer wasn't aware of it - but Prince was an accurately describes what is in the clip.

My dearest friend Charles Grodin stopped by to talk about a couple of things, and weighed in about the recent Oscar telecast where the "in Memoriam" section was so convoluted, and the famous "slap heard round the world."  Interesting to note that Charles echoed what Denzel Washington said afterwards; "Who are we to judge?" Charles reminding us that "from the flipside we see things in terms of a person's overall journey - all of their lifetimes and how that translates into action in this lifetime."

Then Amelia Earhart stopped by for a chat. Jennifer didn't know that I was speaking about her recently in a surprise appearance on "Coast to Coast" in the middle of the night, and Amelia continued to encourage me to make a film about what really happened to her.   

Then a discussion about angels and "Pegasus."  Jennifer notes that she had recently gotten an email from someone involved in a case in Texas where she's helping law enforcement - and the contents of the email were about what seeing a "Pegasus" represents metaphorically.  It's about transportation - as we've heard from people who self identify as "angels."  

"The wings are a metaphor for travel between realms at the speed of thought."

Interesting discussion over all.  

For more information: - a list of the 9 books are at, clips and links from the podcast are at - or the podcast itself is on Apple at 


PS: Six hours ago, Julian Lennon released this version of him singing his father's song "Imagine."  It was yesterday we recorded this session. Elvis used this song as an example of "finding your voice." Perhaps he was referring to this version of the song. Take a moment to enjoy this song, and think of the folks in Ukraine.


The Process and The Librarian Podcasts from Hacking The Afterlife

 Couple of interesting podcasts the past couple of weeks.

This week's is "The Process"

"Today's podcast is about process. In our ongoing conversation with Luana Anders, our pal no longer on the planet but who moderates a classroom on the flipside, we asked her about process. How people are able to connect with their loved ones on the flipside, but from the perspective of someone on the flipside trying to reach out to someone here.

In today's conversations, Luana has Charles Grodin, TV producer Howard Schultz and others weigh in on the process.  We have guest appearances by Garry Shandling on the anniversary of his passing, who talks about the "venn diagram" of creating structures like golf courses on the flipside - a short chat with Marilyn about the recent Vanity Fair article about her relationship with RFK. 

There's also a chat with Dick Clark who stops by to chat about the process. It's all mind bending stuff, and again, we do our best to talk about the process. Buckle up, it's going to be a unusual journey."

The week before it was "The Librarian"

Happy St. Patrick's Day.  

"Today we have an interesting chat with someone who self identifies as "the Librarian."  In this instance, he suggested we call him "Seven" as to avoid separation between us and him.  He says that he's the librarian for all the Akashic libraries - normally shows up as an ancient fellow who is about the size and demeanor of Yoda.

In the half dozen times I've chatted with him, via different people, each time he gives insight into the journey. In this case he self identifies as the "Librarian" of all Akashic libraries - not throughout all realms and universes, but the ones we might have access to.  He mentions that as a result of that, he's connected to all of us - at least on a frequency level.

It's an unusual talk - and is in line with our other mind bending conversations with him (listed as "five" at  All I can say is, whoever shows up, we try to ask as many questions as we can.

Happy wearing of the green."

Jennifer Shaffer can be found at JENNIFERSHAFFER.COM

These clips can be found at 


The podcast is at


The documentaries Flipside is at FLIPSIDEMYFILM.COM




Our first podcast with a living person; Robert Thurman


We had our first guest on our podcast - first guest that is still on the planet that is!

Robert Thurman.

I had the good fortune to take a class with Robert Thurman at Columbia University back in the 90's. As noted in my talk at the Conference of Living and Dying recently via Tibet House, I was working for Charles Grodin on his talk show when I audited this class in philosophy. It led me to study Tibetan philosophy - Buddhism in particular, which I find to be a peerless philosophy.

Robert is an author of many excellent books about Buddhist philosophy, including but not limited to "Inner Revolution" and beautiful translation of the "Bardo Thodol" in the "Tibetan Book of the Dead." His book "Circling the Sacred Mountain was instrumental in my own trip to Mt. Kailash with him in 2004. I've had the privilege to travel with him and his wife Nena to Ladakh, and then later a trip across Tibet where I filmed the journey for a documentary on YouTube "Journey Into Tibet with Robert Thurman." Robert is one of the wisest, most insightful humans I've met - it's a privilege for him to appear on our podcast. He recently became aware of this podcast during my talk for the Conference, so it was his suggestion he come on to see if he could communicate with anyone "no longer on the planet." It was in that spirit we tried this experiment. As Jennifer notes, she isn't aware of his life or journey outside of knowing he's the father of Uma, and that he's a Buddhist scholar. He's a passionate speaker, and at the moment clearly wanted to express his dismay over the war in Ukraine, and his solidarity for the people who are suffering, as well as the suffering of the Russians who want no part in killing their neighbors. My apologies for playing the role of moderator here - to keep us on track to speak to people on the flipside who might want to speak to Robert. As noted - I texted Jennifer and said Robert wanted to come on the podcast, and she replied "His mentor wants to talk to him." (Jennifer had no idea who that would be.) Later she texted "His mom really wants to talk to him." Then "Steve Jobs told me that he knows him." We didn't get to Robert's mom, but we did get to the other two. For the skeptics in the audience, allow me to say "this podcast isn't for you." That's fine - skepticism is healthy - we can't really understand skydiving until we jump out of the plane. For those who are devout Buddhists who may find this disconcerting, I can vouch that Robert has spent his whole life sharing the dharma, Buddhism across the globe. I recall a monk coming up to us in Tibet, in a cave, outside the view of the soldiers in the courtyard and saying "thank you americans for remembering us." I heard him whisper it in English in Robert's ear - the comment brought me to tears. "Thank you for remembering us." The same can be said of those who are no longer on the planet. "Thank you for remembering us." This podcast is dedicated to remembering those who have gone before us - one can imagine that everything that is said in this podcast is subconscious information, but I suggest looking for new information that could not be cryptomnesia - something someone heard or read. Jennifer is not trying to prove there is an afterlife, she works with law enforcement agencies daily helping people with details to solve cases (the investigators consider it a way to gain new information that turns into evidence). We do this podcast in the same vein - consider this as gathered intelligence that point to a greater truth. It may very well be that we are pulling these concepts out of thin air - but after having filmed people accessing this information for over ten years, 100s of examples indicate otherwise. As always with any insight, we hope that sharing this information heals someone who is in need of healing, sharing this information helps people who need help, sharing these concepts help people to open their minds to the possibility that life continues on and if so, it makes sense for us to learn something new from those no longer with us. After all, the love doesn't die - they still care about us as we did then, it's only we who stop caring about them by pretending we cannot hear them. I can't help but reflect on how my friend Luana's passing led me to Robert's class, which led me to Tibet and India, which led me to this podcast, which led me to this episode. The "red string" of our lives continues on. I hope you enjoy this podcast as much as we did making it. Love love. For more information about Robert and Tibet House, see . His books, lectures and teachings are priceless - find more about him at For more information about Jennifer, she's at - I'm at - or for those who are first time viewers, buckle up - to quote Bob's pal Ram Dass; "we are all just walking each other home."

TUNING INTO THE AFTERLIFE My Talk from the Conference - on Youtube for those who'd like to spend two hours hearing about the Flipside

Here is the talk I gave last night at the conference.  Menla has graciously posted it online so anyone can view it.

I was going to begin or end with a song "Give Peace a Chance."  But the session ran over my time frame, so I spared those listening in to me playing a couple of chords on the guitar and singing the chorus from the song...


I have been filming people accessing the flipside for over ten years.  This talk is a culmination of the past thirty years of my life - from the loss of our pal and mentor Luana Anders, to her visiting me from the Flipside, to her helping me to meet Robert Thurman, to her helping Jennifer Shaffer and I chat with people on the other side.

The point of this talk can be summed up:

1. Allowing that it's possible to interact with people no longer on the planet is key.

2. We reportedly all choose to come here, yet bring a portion of our conscious energy to a lifetime.

3. That "higher portion" is always available whether or not someone has incarnated.

4. We have other realms, other planets as options to incarnate in - it's earth where we reportedly choose because it has the best (sometimes difficult) lessons.

5. There are filters on the brain that prevent awareness - some mediums don't have them, some children don't, and some lose them prior to passing. However, we can bypass them during an NDE, OBE, using LSD, through hypnotherapy, meditation or dreams.

6. We can get objective data from subjective experiences by comparing thousands of cases.

7. Mediums are like cellphones to the flipside. The best ones admit they are interpreting frequency - the future is not set, but they can see likely outcomes. A working method is to have three different mediums ask the same questions to an individual off planet.

8. Love is the key - that love is the engine as well as the outcome of our experience here. That "back home" everyone experiences "unconditional love."

9. Data needs to be consistent and reproducible to become data. I film people accessing this information, so it's not my opinion, theory or belief. It's footage.

10. Films are available at or - more at the website.

It's dense, has a lot of information. Apologies if I screwed up someone's name, or revealed something that they hadn't revealed to others.  This is a blending of the information I've learned over the past three decades, with a shout out to Robert Thurman for putting me on this path.

Here's a link to last week's podcast with my dear pal Sally Kellerman:


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Just a general thank you to all the folks who’ve been donating to the research. It’s not something I ask people to do, but some want to - and there’s a list of links at Rich Martini's WebPage - but I want to at the very least acknowledge a number of folks from around the planet who suddenly decided to send something my way to encourage me to continue doing what I’m doing. John in Arizona, Marc and Raili in Norway, Andrew in Switzerland, Cathy D and this story from Kai:

“My donation was a thank You for Your great work. I just finished the 2 books “It’s a Wonderful Afterlife.” “Architecture of the Afterlife” is waiting in line with the Tuning into afterlife. (And I still feel like to reread the first one “Hacking the Afterlife” there was a real “a-ha moment” in this book. In the chapter about talking to the spirit of Earth, I saw myself so clearly in a large auditorium, more like stadium, but indoors. It was like part of the (life) planning session, there were some planners in the middle and I so much wanted to be part of this current life, I looked over to my friends and they were like, “Don’t look at us, we will not joining you!” From the front of me, my son turned around and said, “I will help you with this.” Then I snapped back to my home, jumped out of chair and shouted, “I got the part, I got the part!” and I was really happy in this moment.

Your books are well written, entertaining, light and with so much information. I love your books. They are exactly what I need. No fictions. No dogmas. As a parent to trying to reach to the Flipside, I am open to every opportunity to learn how to do it. I’m on this journey a little over year and my son is guiding me where to look and from what to learn. I am amazed how much there is information. And I am sad that the only way to find the way to it seems to have to be the hard way.

It would be so much nicer to know who you are without it. But this seems to be the part of human experience. You lose some, you gain some. And then you will know; you haven’t lost anything really. I have my connections to the Flipside and You have been a great help leading me to find ways to do it. Thank You!”

Thank you Kai for that note, and I’m sorry for the loss of your son. He’s lucky to have chosen you. In terms of this research, which is unusual to say the least, I try to dedicate some part of my day to moving the needle forward. Whether it’s our podcast with medium Jennifer, or posting excerpts of films at Richard Martini MartiniZone - or putting up documentaries like FLIPSIDE or Hacking the Afterlife - or the 9 books I’ve put out there - it’s certainly something I’ve done because I feel compelled to do so.

It’s unusual to get donations from folks in Switzerland, Norway, Arizona - across the globe - but in my mind these people are all connected by the research. Because ultimately this research isn’t about me - it’s about how everyone says the same things about the journey with hypnosis, meditation or mediumship. And those nine books, three documentaries on Gaia demonstrate that.

In the 100 hypnotherapy sessions I’ve filmed, half without hypnosis, I’ve also done six of them with different hypnotherapists.

Each one has been a revelation of new information - afterwards I do the research to see how accurate or inaccurate my memory is, or my memories were. Then I transcribe the sessions, so I can get another crack at them, seeing what new ideas come to mind - and when I do so, it’s like I’m pushing the filters further out of the way.

My dreams have changed in that I have become aware during dreams that I am in a dream, that the people in my dream are playing roles in my dream, that I can stop them in the dream and ask them other questions about the journey. And then, when I do the podcast with Jennifer, frequently she’s start the podcast saying “You had an unusual dream yesterday.” And we explore what folks on the flipside were trying to share.

I guess this is a long preamble to a dream I had last night where I was hanging with my father, the inspiration for the book “Architecture of the Afterlife” - and we were talking about architecture, life, other stuff. And as the dream ended, I was aware of him taking my face in his hands as if to make me remember this moment, and saying “Son, you’re doing good work.”

This from a guy who built the largest university in the world (King Saud in Saudi Arabia) to the Sheraton on the Nile, a Beechnut factory in China, schools in Virginia and Chicago (they shot “Breakfast Club” in one of his his) to the window design on the Bahai Temple in Evanston - hearing “You’re doing good work” from dad the architect who worked at Holabird and Root is high praise.

Anyways, thanks for the continued support - it doesn’t need to be financial, it’s good when people have the courage to share stories of the afterlife that have happened to them, that they may or may not fear their colleagues or family will be horrified by - that lump all “tales of the flipside” with pyramid hat wearing people who speak in tongues. When someone shares a story, or research, or data - it’s humanity moving the needle forward in this unusual way that has only been available for a few decades. Sharing new information online with others in a forum about the afterlife.

Nothing wrong with examining the journey. It’s what we’ve been doing since we first started it.

My two cents.


The Art of Dying to Live: An Exploration of Life, Death and the Afterlife.

This promises to be an unusual event, and I am THRILLED to be featured along with these amazing speakers. 

If you're thinking of signing up, please use this link:

Art of Dying and Living: An Exploration of Life, Death, and the Afterlife
February 24 - 27, 2022

It is our pleasure to invite you to join us in our online conference and practice retreat, The Art of Dying and Living.

This is THUS | Menla’s new incarnation of a powerfully transformative event Tibet House US launched with the New York Open Center 20 years ago, which introduced thousands to the profound exploration of the realities of death and dying as the doorway to living ever more vibrantly in the precious moments of life. Over these five days, renowned presenters will share visions and lead practices drawn from spiritual wisdom, scientific insight, and time-tested experiential methods of dealing with death and dying that immeasurably enrich the lives of those facing death, as well as those facing bereavement.
Join us to explore ancient and modern understandings of the art of dying and living through the lenses of different traditions, including Tibetan and Zen Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Judaic, and Shamanic.

Study the nature of death as part of life.  Teachings and practices will be weaved throughout the conference to help us contemplate our own life and death more fully. Experts from the field of care giving and bereavement will bring support to those who are caring for those at the end of life or grieving for a loved one.
In this interactive online conference, you will hear from leading keynote speakers:

Dr. Eben Alexander, Sierra Campbell, Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Terri Daniel, Joan Halifax, Andrew Holecek, Lucy Kalanithi, Jussara Korngold, Simcha Raphael, Richard Martini, Dr. Gabor Maté, Frank Ostaseski, Mingyur Rinpoche, Therese Schroeder-Sheker, Robert Thurman, Alberto Villoldo, Henry Fersko-Weiss, and Dr. Jessica Zitter.

Participants will have the opportunity to dive deeper with live Q&A and interactive breakout sessions on the subjects of: Preparing for the Journey; Visions of the Afterlife; and Grief, Bereavement, and Forgiveness.

Four Days of Live Online Teachings with Access to Re-Plays

Eben Alexander
Eben Alexander, MD, was an academic neurosurgeon for over 25 years, including 15 years at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

He experienced a transcendental Near-Death-Experience (NDE) during a week-long coma from an inexplicable brain infection that completely transformed his worldview.

A pioneering scientist and modern thought leader in the emerging science that acknowledges the primacy of consciousness in the universe, he is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Proof of Heaven, The Map of Heaven and Living in a Mindful Universe.

To learn more about his work:

Deepak Chopra
DEEPAK CHOPRA™ MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. 

Chopra is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego and serves as a senior scientist with Gallup Organization. He is the author of over 90 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His 90th book and national bestseller, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential (Harmony Books), unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities. 

For the last thirty years, Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution and his latest book, Total Meditation (Harmony Books, September 22, 2020) helps to achieve new dimensions of stress-free living and joyful living. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”

Richard Martini
Richard Martini is a best selling author and an award winning writer/director. His 8 books about the afterlife have all been #1 in their genre on Kindle. (“Flipside” “It’s a Wonderful Afterlife” Part One and Two, “Hacking the Afterlife” “Architecture of the Afterlife” “Backstage Pass to the Flipside” 1, 2 and 3. He's written and/or directed eight theatrical features ("Limit Up," "Cannes Man" "You Can't Hurry Love")  curated historical content for “Salt” (Angelina Jolie) "Amelia" (Hilary Swank) was “Associate to Phillip Noyce” on “Salt.”  His documentaries include “Journey into Tibet with Robert Thurman”, “Talking to Bill Paxton” (Gaia) and “Flipside” Amazon Prime.  “Sister Cities – Chicago/Casablanca” was made for the U.S. State Dept. His latest book is TUNING INTO THE AFTERLIFE: his most recent documentary is HACKING THE AFTERLIFE 

His documentary about the afterlife under hypnosis ("Flipside") was also a best seller (#1 in its kindle genre); his 8 books on the topic have all hit #1 in their genres. He’s had 10 appearances on “Coast to Coast with George Noory” and seven on the “Beyond Belief with George Noory” on Gaia. This first appearance was the 2nd highest rated show on the network. His three books with medium Jennifer Shaffer (“Backstage Pass to the Flipside”) have all been to #1 in their genre after his Coast to Coast appearances.

Robert A.F. Thurman
Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as Co-Founder and President of Tibet House US | Menla in service of HH Dalai Lama & the people of Tibet.

A close friend of the Dalai Lama’s for over 50 years, he is a leading world-wide lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, passionate activist for the plight of the Tibetan people, skilled translator of Buddhist texts, and inspiring writer of popular Buddhist books. His most recent book is Wisdom Is Bliss: Four Freindly Fun Facts That Can Change Your Life

 In partnership with Nena Thurman and dedicated contributors, he now focuses on making Tibet House US and its Menla Retreat & Spa a global center for the promotion, study and practice of Tibetan Buddhist healing arts and sciences of body, mind, and spirit, dedicated as a complement to the vast life work of its patron, His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

To learn more:

Art of Dying to Live Conference Curriculum

Thursday, February 24th | Day 1: What is Death?
[12PM - 1:30 PM ET] Opening Keynote: Robert Thurman and Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

[2PM - 3:30PM EST] Opening Panel: Robert Thurman, Frank Ostaseski, & Joan Halifax

[3:45PM - 4:45PM EST] Alberto Villoldo: The Shaman’s Journey Beyond Death

[5PM - 6PM EST] Andrew Holecek: The Death of Death: Tibetan Views on the Ultimate Journey

[7:30PM - 8:30PM EST] Therese Schroeder-Sheker: Knee-Woman in Swan Songs: Orpheus, Milarepa, Christ and Mother Mary Harmonize

Friday, February 25th | Day 2: Preparing for the Journey
[2PM - 3PM EST] Dr. Jessica Zitter: Caregiver: A Love Story screening and fireside chat

[3:15PM - 4:15PM EST] Henry Fersko-Weiss: Facing Death, Finding Your Life: A Search for Meaning

[4:30PM - 5:30PM EST] Mingyur Rinpoche: Learning Until the Last Breath

[7PM - 8:15PM EST] Panel Discussion: Facing Death to Live More Fully Frank Ostaseski, Henry Fersko-Weiss, and Joan Halifax

Saturday, February 26th | Day 3: Visions of the Afterlife

[1PM - 2PM EST] Simcha Raphael: Afterlife Journey of the Soul in Kabbalah

[2:15PM - 3:15PM EST] Jussara Korngold: Visions of the Afterlife

[3:30PM - 4:30PM EST] Dr. Eben Alexander: Unveiling the Mystery of Consciousness

[4:45PM - 5:30PM EST] Deepak Chopra: Life After Death

[5:45PM - 6:45PM EST] Richard Martini: Tuning Into the Afterlife: How to Stay In Touch with the Flipside

[8PM - 9PM EST] Robert Thurman: Tibetan Book of the Dead


Hacking the Afterlife with Jennifer Shaffer and special guests

I've been filming medium Jennifer Shaffer once a week for seven years. It's my own version of Michael Apted's "Up." In this case it's been weekly instead of yearly. You'd think she or I would get bored with doing this. She taps into the flipside, I ask questions - as if she was a dixie cup on a string chatting with those no longer on the planet. 

The results are in transcripts in "Backstage Pass to the Flipside" the latest book "Tuning Into the Afterlife" and our podcast "Hacking The Afterlife" on itunes.  Due to the holidaze, we weren't able to work together this week, but I dug up an interesting conversation we had in August of 2019. It relates to how people can access their loved ones on the flipside, or avatars, with or without a medium.  

The key is to have an open mind to the possibility.
A chat with Mama Cass, Yogananda, Krishna, Padmasambhava, the Alpha and Omega about how he got that image on the shroud. Mind bending and not for everyone - but pretty much points to the method of how to do the same. As she points out, this kind of investigation won't be appreciated for centuries, but we'll be on the flipside high fiving each other.

As to the comment about "Warren Beatty" being on the flipside and visiting friends over there - We bring a portion of our conscious energy to a lifetime. The rest stays home. We can hang out with, have fun with, party down with our pals on the flipside. We may not be aware of it but they are. Luana, an old friend of Warren's was showing Jennifer that he (his higher self) is hanging around with pals on the flipside. He's got plenty over there, including Harry Dean Stanton. Last time I saw Warren was at Harry Dean's memorial. He's alive and happy and fully in his persona. No need to stress over Warren not being on the planet.

 Enjoy. And Happy New Year.

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