Two Thumbs Up For Roger

Here's a pretty dramatic "Flipside" moment, and I will endeavor to interview Chaz Ebert about it for the next book. I knew Roger Ebert, my brother Jeff worked with him at the U of I on the school paper, and Roger had given me a brutal "thumbs way down" review of my film "Limit Up" which literally killed it while it was in the theaters. I thought he'd appreciate the story about a guardian angel who helps a woman become the first female soybean trader at the Chicago Board of Trade and Ray Charles played her boss, God; I had no idea he was an atheist when I insisted to the studio that they get Roger a copy of the film for his review. One of the many errors I've made in my film career. (No really, it's a fun movie; Danitra Vance, Ray Charles, Brad Hall, Nancy Allen - just hard to find.)

However, he was always friendly when I saw him at Cannes or other fests. I met his wife Chaz a few years back as well - a lovely couple. So when he was pronounced dead and then revived some years ago, he wrote how Chaz reported she heard him saying "I'm still here." She insisted the Doctors revive him - and they did. He went on to live another four or five years with her. It didn't change Roger's opinion of an "afterlife" as he wrote a column about what happened - how he wasn't conscious of calling out to her, but she was. I noted how funny it was that the proof there is "consciousness after life" actually happened to him - and to the person he loved the most on the planet - but he was blind to it. And six days ago, this appeared in Esquire, Chaz's recollection of his final days. He was experiencing what so many have experienced - some in near death experiences - and some while under deep hypnosis as pioneered by Michael Newton and outlined in my first book "Flipside."

Take a moment to read this description of Roger's last moments on the planet. "The one thing people might be surprised about Roger said that he didn't know if he could believe in God. He had his doubts. But toward the end, something really interesting happened. That week before Roger passed away, I would see him and he would talk about having visited this other place. I thought he was hallucinating. I thought they were giving him too much medication. But the day before he passed away, he wrote me a note: "This is all an elaborate hoax." I asked him, "What's a hoax?" And he was talking about this world, this place. He said it was all an illusion. I thought he was just confused. But he was not confused. He wasn't visiting heaven, not the way we think of heaven. He described it as a vastness that you can't even imagine. It was a place where the past, present, and future were happening all at once. (

Funny how he reviewed his glimpse of the nature of reality; "It's all a hoax." He could have said "It's all a movie" or "It's all a theatrical piece" which would have been a bit more accurate (according to the research). "Hoax" implies there's someone behind the curtain pulling the strings, and pulling something over on people. "Illusion" is accurate, but again, so is film; funny he didn't make that connection. But when you examine the "Flipside" you find that there's no one but you pulling the strings - albeit with help from spirit guides and other resources - but we experience events and problems in our paths because we put them there, to examine them, to learn from them - to learn compassion for others. We are directing the hoax, so to speak, and when we experience the vastness, the "stepping outside of time" that one can experience during a near death experience or under deep hypnosis, we see the past, present and future as other events to experience. And we experience the vastness, as Eben Alexander did in "Proof of Heaven" as a "glittering darkness" where we are all connected at the same moment. But don't take my word for it; take Roger's. Two thumbs way up.

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Either way, Happy Holidays from this side of the Flipside... and as we honor and remember all the amazing or lousy experiences we've had over countless holiday seasons (you know the ones I'm talking about - like driving around for four hours trying to find a New Year's Eve Party when I was in high school - which we never found - but was like looking for a ghost in the ether that we couldn't find).

Then imagine that you've had dozens, perhaps hundreds, even thousands of lifetimes!  Oh my!  What holiday fun!

And remember; Santa is more real than you think.

Santa is reflected in quantum theory - at least in the quantum butterfly effect.  The good that you do on the planet, the good intentions and gifts that you give, are like an energy wave that goves out and affects other people. And when you consider that Santa is part of our hearts - it's easy to understand how he can be in two places at once, travel through portals that wouldn't make sense in a materialistic world - and because we emanate his kindness from our own hearts, our own sense of kindness and love and compassion - then he exists as a reminder to see that we are all connected.  So the gifts that you give this holiday season will continue to gift and help others, and the love that you create this season, will live on long after you - like Santa.

And like The Overview Effect, once you've experienced Santa, then your perspective on the planet changes forever.

OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo.

My two cents.  Happy Holidaze!



Flipside: The Veil is Thinning

Flipside 2 update - "The Veil is thinning"

Interviewed Dr. Mario Beauregard today at his home in Montreal. Dr. Beauregard, author of "Brain Wars" is a neuroscientist on the forefront of "post materialist science." He credits William James as the father of this branch of modern psychology (as opposed to the "materialist science" that believes consciousness only exists inside the brain). Dr. Beauregard has gathered numerous case studies in "Brain Wars" and his new book, and he cited over 100 where people were clinically dead, and were still hearing, observing and participating in the world we inhabit while supposedly "clinically dead." In essence his research proves (from a scientific basis at least), that consciousness indeed can exist outside of the brain's ability to function. His peer reviewed ground-breaking study of Carmelite nuns proved that there is no "god spot" in the brain - as their results showed that religious experiences are recorded in many different parts of the brain. 

Meanwhile have continued transcribing amazing between life sessions - (sessions are based on work and research in Michael Newton's "Journey of Souls") - I've filmed over 20 people under deep hypnosis, and collected accounts of NDE's and other phenomena. These people under deep hypnosis claim to have experienced their life's purpose and met and connected with loved ones who've died - these sessions are remarkably similar to clinical accounts of near death experiences, or NDE's.

Today I was transcribing footage I'd shot of a woman with fairly severe Parkinson's during a session- an illness that has knocked her off her career path with its constant phsyical tics and involuntary body movements. However, when she was able to "travel" to the deepest recess of her subconscious, and recall her between life arena during the session, the camera recorded that for an hour and twenty minutes she was completely still, save for her thumb tapping a rhythm to what she was saying about her journey in this lifetime. In essence, her Parkinson's stopped completely, and the camera recorded it. If it's possible to stop the involuntary movements in this form of therapy, what other illnesses and body ailments could be treated in this fashion?

When I aksed Dr. Beauregard why he thinks this research is coming to the forefront showing that consciousness may exist outside the brain, and how more revelations seem to be coming on a daily basis about the nature of consciousness, he smiled and said "I think you're right, Richard. I think it's because the veil is thinning."

I appreciate all of you who've helped me to raise funds needed to continue this research. If you'd like you can order your advanced copy now, please make a donation of whatever amount you can. Happy holidays to you and yours, and those who no longer are on the planet as well!


Flipside - "Here I am"

We had the afterlife convention here in Santa Monica last September.  Because of the time constraints, I gave a semi-abbreviated version of my Flipside talk, this one is entitled "Here I am."



The Wisdom of the Ages

Eben Alexander's "Proof of Heaven" is a remarkable account of a neurosurgeon's near death experience. Lying in a coma for 7 days, his brain ceased functioning and was given a 3% chance of survival in a vegetative state. But during the coma, he experienced a journey through various realms of the afterlife where he learned some of the same things that people have said consistently under deep hypnosis, as written about in "Flipside: A Tourist's Guide on How to Navigate the Afterlife."

Recently, I was transcribing a session where a spirit guide told the person under hypnosis (or so they claimed) that "God is beyond the capacity of the human brain to comprehend, it's not physically possible. However to experience God, open your heart to all people and things." In essence, that God is love, or the flipside of it; love is what the essence of God is.

In Dr. Alexander's "Proof" he experiences a profound sense of love; "Love is without a doubt the basis of everything... In its purest and most powerful form, this love is not jealous or selfish, but unconditional. This is the reality of realities, the incomprehensibly glorious truth of truths that lives and breathes at the core of everything that exists or that ever will exist, and no remotely accurate understanding of who and what we are can be achieved by anyone who does not know it, and embody it in all of their actions."  Love, as this Harvard trained scientist is reporting, is the essence of the universe and the essence of who we are.

I'm finding the same reports coming from just about everyone I've filmed under deep hypnosis. One reports "You know it’s not endless love the way people describe it, that’s just something we say so we can relate to it, but it’s so much bigger than that. It’s everything. But there is a wisdom to it and the wisdom is what people call God." One describes the experience; "It’s like taking a bath in love."

The premise of my next book is simple; are reports of near death experiences similar in scope to reports from what people say under deep hypnosis about the afterlife? If so, doesn't it make sense to examine them, since they offer profound knowledge without the need to be in a state of near death?  As reported earlier, in one session a woman had a message from her elders (as she saw them in her "council") : "The wisdom of the ages is ours for the taking."  I think they meant to say "The wisdom can be yours for the taking."  Which means we - humanity - have a golden opportunity to tap into the past, learn from elders and loved ones who've gone before us, and bring forth this wisdom of the ages (and from  scientists, philosophers, writers who've preceded us) to help guide our future here on Earth.

If you can donate to the creation of this next book in the series, I really appreciate it. Thanks to all those who've done so, and I hope this next book exceeds your expectations.  Rich


Flipside Film sold to Gaiam TV!

Press Release: "Flipside: A Journey into the Afterlife' purchased by GaiamTV


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Gaiam TV announces purchase of Richard Martini's documentary film “Flipside: A Journey Into the Afterlife.”

Santa Monica, CA - Gaiam TV has purchased the broadcast rights to acclaimed journalist (Variety/Premiere) and award winning filmmaker (“Cannes Man”) Richard Martini's documentary about the afterlife “Flipside: A Journey Into the Afterlife.”

The 90 minute doc is based on his best-selling book (#1 in its genre at Amazon) “Flipside: A Tourist's Guide on How to Navigate the Afterlife.”  Doc is about the controversial life and work of psychologist Michael Newton (“Journey of Souls”) who claims 7000 of his clients said the same startling things under deep hypnosis about the afterlife during his 30 years of practice prior to publishing in ‘94.  Martini interviewed Newton, began filming sessions with people under deep hypnosis (4-6 hour sessions) including himself. Doc shows no matter whom he chose to film, from whatever walk of life, religious affiliation or none - subjects said the same things about the journey to the afterlife and our reportedly subsequent return with spiritual guidance, which Newton dubs the life “between lives.” Film covers reincarnation and reasons behind it.

The film travels to India, Tibet, features interviews with a number of Newton trained therapists.   Martini appeared a number of times on George Noory's Coast to Coast radio program, and after his appearance on Noory's “Beyond Belief” (reportedly the 2nd highest rated appearance in the history of the show) Gaiam TV bought rights to the documentary.  “I'm thrilled to be associated with Gaiam” said the veteran filmmaker, who has written and/or directed eight theatricals. “This research is controversial, the results controversial, but amazingly the same, no matter whom I've filmed, or from what background, with a variety of Newton trained therapists. If this research turns out to be replicable in a scientific setting, it will literally change the way we view our journeys together on the planet. And I can't think of a better venue than this spiritual network of GaiamTV.” Based in Colorado, Gaiam TV represents a number of new age films (“What the Bleep Do We Know”) which delve into spiritual arenas. Martini is repped by Joel Gotler at IPG in LA.


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Flipside Interview: Spoke with an attorney in Colorado today. She said that in ALL the murder cases that she's worked on - and the number is in the 100's - the person who committed the crime (usually vehicular manslaughter, drunk driving, etc) has had some form of visitation from the person they'd killed or caused the death of. She recounted four specific cases where in each instance the victim said to the perpetrator in some kind of dream or visitation, relatively the same things -  variations of "I'm okay. You don't need to suffer. I'm happy where I am" and "I can help you."

The people who'd committed these acts were by and large too freaked out by the visitation to do anything about it. These cases were mainly of the drunk driving, accident variety where a death occurred, sometimes under the influence of drugs, or alcohol. She said her clients weren't able to process that their victim would visit them in this manner.

Perhaps because we don't yet have a common language for these kinds of incidents; they go against everything we know of reality, they counter to our sense of outrage and are basically counter to everything we've ever been told about our lives on the planet. It's startling to hear messages from people in the afterlife in whatever manner; it's a shame we don't yet have the nomenclature or way of sharing this information with mental health professionals who could be of help to the families of the victims.  If you consistently hear from a loved one who has died, doesn't it make sense to let their loved ones know about it?

It could be of solace to the families of those who are suffering, to know that their loved ones still exist, or even to consider for a moment that their loved one has visited the perpetrator to let them know they are are okay. This information is important not only victims, but the families of victims who live with anger or a sense of helplessness from what appear to be random acts. 

As I frequently point out; these reports are not based on belief or philosophy - these are consistent reports from a spectrum of sources; NDE's, Between life hypnotherapy, Past life regressions and now, from the files of an attorney.

If you can, please help me continue this research. ("Flipside" now on sale at Amazon for 99 cents). These are some of the topics I will be exploring in the next version of "Flipside." Thank you.


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Flipside Thought of the Day

Flipside Thought of the Day: Coincidence. As its defined, it's "a collection of two or more events or conditions, closely related by time, space, form, or other associations which appear unlikely to bear a relationship as either cause to effect or effects of a shared cause, within the observer's or observers' understanding of what cause can produce what effects."

Many consider reports of conversation or messages between a person no longer on the planet and one who still is, as coincidence. But quantum mechanics may be more accurate - "entanglement" examines how energy created with other energy reacts when stimulated, no matter where it is in the universe. Is it because they are tuned to each other? Or to a different frequency altogether?

In my case I was staying at a home of a friend in Sydney, when I was startled awake by a man hanging from the rafters by his neck. I gasped, and the fellow took the rope off his neck, climbed down a metal ladder, saying "I'm terribly sorry, but it's just something I feel the need to do." As he said that he and the ladder disappeared.

Later, I asked my host "who the ghost on the ladder was." Startled, she said that the painter who painted the house had hanged himself, but in his own home. I described this painter and she said it fit his description. So leaving aside too much Shiraz might have been involved, why would the painter say "It's something I need to do?"

In the research I've done for "Flipside" some under deep hypnosis recall a previous lifetime where they decided to remain in a particular home or place where they frequented, or looking after loved ones. When asked why they did so, they answer with a variation of "it's something I felt I had to do," or "I felt comfortable doing it."

That is until their spirit guide, or guardian appeared and suggested that it might be time to "return home" to the rest of their loved ones. Again, these cases are not based on belief or conjecture, but eyewitness reports from people under deep hypnosis that my camera is filming and I am trying to report without a belief in or disbelief of "mere coincidence."


FLIPSIDE: A Shift in Consciousness

Flipside moment:

At the end of the film "The Matrix" Neo finally realizes the nature of his reality, and time slows down. Bullets drop in front of him.

He's had a shift in consciousness to see what's really going on. It seems to be happening across the globe; people seeing the interconnectedness of us all - social media allows us to share our thoughts of spirit, our observations of life in real time - to observe that we are on this spaceship of a planet hurtling through the Universe, to see how the harm we do to our planet is harm we do to ourselves, how the harm we do to others is harm we do to our own spiritual selves.

During a session I was filming recently for "Flipside 2" a spirit guide was asked "What's the meaning of "the shift?" The subject was an industry exec who had been a skeptic on her way to the session but was now getting answers to deep questions she allowed herself to ask. He spirit guide answered (thru her) "You humans always feel the need to name things to get a better handle on it. But if you want to understand a shift in consciousness, imagine yourself a crab walking on an ocean floor, and then you suddenly open your eyes and realize you're in an ocean. That's a shift in consciousness." We live in an ocean of oxygen, of water, of air, of sustenance - all of us together trying to survive. And when you come to realize that we are all connected in this ocean, the world outside begins to slow, and the bullets fall to our feet, we merely have to put up our hands and say "I get it. We are all one."


Please help fund the sequel to "Flipside"

Hi.   An update on "Flipside" and a link if you'd like to invest in the sequel! (please forward this if you think it is for someone you know who is "into" this sort of thing).

We had the "afterlife convention" here in Santa Monica this past weekend, ( with scientists, doctors and spiritual folks  weighing in with experiences, stories, and films about the latest research in the field.  

Princeton grad Paul Davids spoke about his film "Life after Death" film which contains 40 different bits of evidence of contact (He was making a doc about atheist/sci fi writer Forrest Ackerman, contacts Davids documented and had science labs examine.)  Harvard/Yale/University of Arizona's Gary Schwartz talked about his latest research using triple blind studies to show how spirit communication can be documented with scientific protocol. Dr. Ken Stoller spoke about his ongoing conversations with his son who passed some years back, and Dr Rajiv Parti described his near death experience which altered his world view, caused him to dramatically change his course to become a motivational speaker. 

NY Medium Pattie Canova talked about growing up on the streets of NY, and how "hearing voices" and then predicting events affected her life.  Two hypnotherapists trained by Michael Newton spoke, Savarna Wiley talked about the trends that are being reported by their therapists worldwide, where people claim that the "veil is thinning" when it comes to contact with lost loved ones, and Scott De Tamble, who is featured in "Flipside", led the crowd in a group session of past life/between life therapy - I heard some pretty dramatic stories about what these people think they heard or saw I'd like to include in the next book.

So I've created a "GoFundMe" site to further this research, pay the rent, and if you can manage to donate something, anything, it would be greatly appreciated.  I used Kickstarter for my Earhart project but since I didn't reach the goal, funds weren't "allocated." (Thankfully other investors came forward and I wound up going to Saipan and collecting evidence anyway - results are at GoFundMe is different, as whatever you can donate goes to the project.

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Flipside moment for the day: when you examine the moment you met your soul mate, the person you felt you were always connected to - that's when you experience something that's "out of time" or beyond easy comprehension. When you examine that moment - "I felt comfortable" "I felt home" are responses I've heard - its a confirmation that you're on the path you're supposed to be on - you're doing what you're supposed to be doing, what you signed up to do and reconnecting with someone who had signed up to do the same. It's those "aha" moments I'm researching.

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I need your help to finish my next book "Flipside II; The Veil is Thinning." I've written the first book "Flipside: A Tourist's Guide On How To Navigate the Afterlife " (which has gone to #1 in its genre on Amazon - twice!) The documentary is available on Amazon as well - but I've dropped everything to continue filming sessions of people under deep hypnosis, where they say basically the same things about the afterlife as the others have said, only more profoundly so! I'm trying to focus on just writing that new book, but it's a scramble to do so. So I thought, well, if you're a fan of the work, and you can afford to, please help support me in this research, and writing the second book in this series. My wife and kids will thank you too!

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