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Wed May 24 – Richard Martini – "Life Between Lives"

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Author and award winning filmmaker Richard Martini has written and/or directed 9 indie films. A former free lance journalist for Variety, Inc.Com, Premiere and other magazines, a graduate of the Masters of Professional Writing Program at USC, FlipSide: A Tourist’s Guide to the Afterlife is his debut non-fiction book on a topic that’s been haunting him since the death of a soul mate.

After a dream vision of visiting his friend in the Great Beyond, Martini went on a literary quest to find out what the prevailing science and philosophical opinions on the Afterlife are. He journeyed into Tibetan Philosophy, made documentaries in Tibet and India, and eventually was introduced to the work of the Newton Institute, founded by renowned author and hypnotherapist Dr. Michael Newton, Journey of Souls.


If you'd like to bone up on the latest reports from the flipside; here are my books, available in Kindle, ebooks, audible, print - they haven't figured out how to charge for remote viewing "yet" - but here are the links:

"Flipside: A tourist's guide on how to navigate the afterlife"

These are transcripts of filmed "between life" therapy sessions, as well as how I came upon this material.  The sessions were filmed for the documentary below, at some point I realized that by transcribing them, I had a way of showing them unedited.  Includes Michael Newton's last interview about his work.

"Flipside: Journey into the Afterlife" FILM

This is the accompanying documentary with clips from the filmed sessions. Includes Michael Newton's last filmed interview, where he explains his journey and work in detail. 

"It's a Wonderful Afterlife: Further Adventures in the Flipside" volume ONE.

I began to interview scientists about near death experiences, about their work into consciousness outside the brain. Includes interviews with Dr. Bruce Greyson, Gary Schwartz PhD, Mario Beauregard PhD, and includes near death experiencers who also did a between life hypnotherapy session to see if they could revisit their "near death event" with greater clarity.

"It's a Wonderful Afterlife: Further Adventures in the Flipside" Volume two.

Part two includes more sessions and some interviews with unusual reporters: an attorney who claims that all of her clients had a vision, visitation or experience from their victims where they said "I'm okay, and I can help you." 

"Hacking the Afterlife"

Following the premise that "we don't die" I begin to interview mediums (whose work I have verified) to see if we can ask the same questions to the same people on the flipside, using different mediums to see what the results are.  I include those results, as well as interviews with a number of people who claim while fully conscious, to be able to access this same arena. The second third of the book are mediums who contact someone who claims to be Amelia Earhart, the third part of the book is easily the most controversial; examining claims for people who say that they "met" or "spoke to" Jesus during their near death event, while having an out of body experience, while under hypnosis.


Dreams can be Gateways to the Flipside

Got this unusual email today from a reader.  Asked if it was okay to share her dream, and my response to it.

What are dreams anyway?

We know what they are reflexively.  "Working out the details of the day."  But sometimes we have dreams that don't feel like dreams. They feel like reality.

Except they don't follow the rules of reality.

So what are those events? Visions?

(Funny how the Tinglit ("eskimo") have dozens of word for "snow" and the Bushmen of South Africa have dozens of words for "water" but we have one word for a vision while our body is asleep.) 

I have always been fascinated by the Aboriginal, indigenous peoples of Australia, who during the 40K documented years as a society have evolved to a point where they consider being asleep as connecting with their relatives - "dream time" is reality, while "walking around the planet during the day" is more like a false reality - a dream.

So if you spend one third of your life (sleeping 8 hours) in "reality" - what does that say about what the rest of your life is like?  That what happens in your dreams might be more real than your reality?

Here's the email:

"Hello!  I am loving your book.  I’m about half-way through it, and it is wonderful to have access to your wisdom, from which I can learn.

On June 12, 2008, I had a not-of-this-world experience...  I am a writer and insurance agent now, written two books.  I’m from KY, got my law license in 1998/still have my law license but now I live in FL.  

I’ve lived here for 5 years and love it here.  I wanted to change my career b/c the negativity of practicing law is a real downer, though I’ve had some great experiences too.  Fighting all the time is very depressing to the soul.  What happened to me in 2008 was a motivator/impetus for my change in career.

On June 12, 2008, I was up late as usual.  I worked all the time.  Crazy hours.  I had just finished a federal trial... in the federal USDCourt. (The 6th Circuit case was reversed, published/sent back down and I tried it, etc.)  Though I’ve lost my *ss on my cases, this was a good one.  Got a good verdict/just me handling the case.  I recall, however, very little about the trial.  It was like I was in  a zone or something.  The Judge (had) this particular case as his first civil case as a judge on the federal bench. 

Long story short, on the night of June 11th, 2008 my little girl, was up very late.  My husband and I adopted her from Russia when she was about 2 years old.  She will be 13 this year.  After we adopted, I had gotten pregnant (by the grace of God) and we now have a little boy, age 10.  

About 11:30 ish or so and I went to bed.  I had put our daughter to bed in her bedroom, but as soon as I got in the bed I heard little footsteps, etc. and she was getting into bed with me to sleep with my husband and I, which was typical. 

So I tucked her in with me and I looked at the clock.  I told her that it was almost her birthday (June 12th), the best day of my life, the day that she was born in Russia, and how I loved her and Russia so much.  With smiles, etc. we went to sleep.

Around 2:30ish in the morning, I was awakened. 

 And I mean literally “awakened.”  There is no chance whatsoever I was dreaming.  Please know this.  We had a big canopy bed which we just sold a few months ago here in FL where I live…  And we were in that same bed in Kentucky at that time…  

To the right of me was a man in what I  now known is an “orb.”  Silvery shimmersih, ovalish….  (I’d never even heard of an “orb” before/honestly).  

I could see his face moving somewhat, real-time….closer and then farther away as if he was moving, etc. slightly within the silvery circle of light.  I’d say the orb was about 2 feet in width, etc. roughly or maybe a little less.   

It was just his face in the orb, unlike the being to the left of me which I will discuss later…  The man had dark brown hair and looked about 55ish or so…  

Receding hairline, and it looked like he may have had some facial acne scarring, not exactly sure.  I recall simply that this face wasn’t perfectly smooth, etc.  He definitely had brown hair and brown eyes and was middle age, though I must say that it was more silvery shimmerish (silver backlit) though I am certain that he was dark haired and dark eyes.  

My instinct was that it was a paternal connection, not necessarily a fatherly figure but perhaps, maybe an uncle or one watching over me.  I did not (and do not) recognize him.  He appeared maybe Egyptian or Middle-Eastern, I’m not exactly sure. 

To my left, there was a man in a long white robe.  It was formal though plain at the same time.  Linen or something.  Not colonial.  But very distinguished.  Very high order. 

He had purple all around him, and the purple was moving, it being waves.  It was energy in motion.  I now know that this was his aura. 

It was the most amazing purple that I have ever seen, not sure that I can replicate what I saw by way of description.  Recently, I noticed a bunch of purple flowers growing out of a bush, and that was the closest purple that I have ever seen to the purple on 6/12/08.  Vivid, vivid, vivid.  A purple like I had never seen before.  

He was beautiful.  The most beautiful eyes that I have ever seen in my entire life.  He looked about 35ish or so.  Very handsome.  Shoulder length brown hair and it was tasseled though not unkempt.  Very high order.  

He appeared from his torso up, the purple then all around him in perimeter about 3 feet wide roughly all around him.  The purple waves at the end of the perimeter were moving, literally, waives.  Energy in action.  His eyes - I cannot say how vivid, how strikingly beautiful.  No beard.  Clean shaven.  Very formal and distinguished.

When I was awakened, it was absolute DIRECT EYE CONTACT from the man to my left in the robe/purple all around him.  I could tell (though I heard nothing) that they were communicating, the two of them.  -though not by spoken word. 

The man to the left was not in an orb, but was “THERE” right in front of me, whether you call it 3d, 4d, or whatever I’m not sure.  It was as if he were right in front of me, though floating above me, not too far above and from me.  Maybe a foot or so in the air from me, away from me.  Very close to me.

The direct eye contact that I experienced gave me a feeling that I am not doing what I am supposed to be doing.  That I was meant to write.  

The man to the right also had direct eye contact with me, though I believe he was there more of a guide and helper to the man on my left, who I believe with all of my heart was Jesus (in the robe), though no words were spoken.  If he wasn’t Jesus, then a different archangel.  The man to the left was effectuating the meeting, that was clear.  However, the man to the right was present and a part of it.  

Before this time, I had always had strange experiences throughout my life.  However, I grew up in a wonderful, middle-class conservative home.  I attended a Christian Church in Kentucky.  I come from a family of attorneys/my dad is a country attorney and farmer.  Suffice it to say that “new age concepts” was not in my portfolio.....

It happened twice on June 12, 2008.  

The first time I told myself it had to be a dream, scared of not-of-this-world aspects.  I’d say 2-3 minutes each time.  After the first awakening, it happened again about 45ish minutes later that same night.  

When I looked at both of them, and back to the man on my left the second time, (telling myself to be strong, that it was not a dream), and saw the purple waves moving the second time, I screamed and pulled the covers up above my head.  Not that I thought I would ever be hurt, for I certainly felt safe and sure.  It was simply not of this world.  And that was scary, difficult to reconcile with the material world, it being clearly not of this world or dimension.

When I did that, I saw the man to the left in the robe back away with my eyes as I was in the act of pulling the covers over my eyes, and then they disappeared.

After this experience, for about a week, I had many strange experiences...  However, I was forever changed, awakened.  I think about it a lot.  I would love to explore who this holy being was…and its meaning in broader ways and implications.  

I have no past drug use. I think that I’ve smoked marijuana twice in my entire life.  I don’t think that it’s some drug hallucination at all.  I’m positive that it genuinely happened.  I privately spoke with a minister about it when it happened (about 6 months after it happened), and he pretty much blew me off “respectfully.”      

After this event, I began reading, reading, reading everything that I could get my hands on.  From writings about Catholic saints to Doreen Virtue, to Seth Speaks, to a Course in Miracles, to Caroline Myss, (I could go on and on and on)….. and the closest thing that I can match it with was a piece about Teresa of Avila where she writes about someone who visited her.  

I found a picture on Facebook which I sent to my sister a few months ago about what the robed man looked like/similar.  I will try to find that picture. 

I am a vivid dreamer.  I dream like crazy every day it seems.  However, this was not a dream, 100%.  

I am loving your book!  I work out on the treadmill and listen to books while working out.   I sincerely thank you again for your precious time...." (Leslie from FL)

So this was my reply, edited: (by the way, I'm happy to share this woman's name and her book - to whomever asks, but because I feel it's important to examine what she remembers of her dream, so I'm making this an anonymous post.)

My reply:

"Thanks for the email. Wow. What a fun adventure you've had.

How to examine this vision? (I know what you mean by "not being a dream." It's just a shame we don't have different words for different dreams - we are just stuck with "dream."  It's not a dream, but it's not "real time" either.) I would suggest the best path forward for you is to examine all of it the way you would a case.  

Just examine the facts and try your best to not make any judgments until you've seen all the facts you can.  There's is a reason that you have a legal mind - and a reason you want to write about it as well.  I could point you to many lawyers who write successfully (fiction) but suffice to say, having an ability to "make your case" is of value. So allow that you've always been on the right path.

In "It's a Wonderful Afterlife" an attorney contacted me and told me that in 30 years of practice, all of her clients - second degree murder cases - had told her they had a "vision, dream or were visited by a physical manifestation of their victims."  

I asked her "how many cases?" She said "all of them."  She said that in each case, the perpetrator would get a message from his or her victim in essence "I'm okay and I can help you."  Needless to say,the attorney couldn't share it with anyone, nor could her clients.  But I shared her story anonymously in the book.  

I have gathered many stories of people having visitations of this kind - I mean Michael Newton discusses them in his books, in my case I've interviewed a number of folks to probe deeper.  Which is something you should do.

First to identify the characters in your vision - I think there's a reason why this Egyptian fellow (let's just call him that) showed up - and it's likely (based on my research) that he's related to you or your daughter (or family). (A way of saying that his presence - whether a product of your subconscious, or a product of his appearance - may be related to her.)

But before you consider that concept - you should read the books by Michael Newton because you'll see the reports that people tend to incarnate with their fellow loved ones, and they tend to show up to them in different ways. 

I've spoken to a number of adoptees and adopters under deep hypnosis - and they claim consistently that it's no mistake that they "found their parents."  Literally claiming that they chose their parents, just the way we do in life.  And further, that if you think of the complicated journey that she took to find you - that's for a good reason as well.  You may be able to access that journey or that information by seeing a Michael Newton trained hypnotherapist.

(you can find a list of therapists trained by Newton at the Newton Institute . org - searchable database.)   

So back to your vision - yes, the people who show up in purple are generally known as "older wiser guides."  Michael Newton points out that they often appear as avatars, to make the person seeing them more comfortable - because if you're having a vision (sometimes during a near death event) it's much easier to be greeted by Jesus (or Mohammed if you're Muslim, or Buddha, Krishna, etc) when you need to be told that "It's not your time, you have to go back.

 These are common events in near death experiences, so common there are groups around the world that talk about them (international association of near death studies - I speak at their groups often, if you look me up at MartiniProds on youtube.)

So on one hand - you have your guide, the purple fellow (Michael Newton discovered in "Destiny of Souls" that the older and wiser souls are, the darker their "colors" vibrate - like young souls are more on the white/yellow visible spectrum, and the wiser ones are in the blue/purple spectrum.") 

This is not a "hierarchy" by any means - many people ask their guides (via a hypnotherapist) what their "color is" - and then emerge from their session feeling less than or more than... but the truth is that we are all equal - those of us starting out, those of us towards the other side... it's not a judgment call.

If you're still with me - on one side you have a guide "posing" as Jesus-like, or you have Jesus himself stopping by to advise you on some level - "You need to write" is a good message, but it isn't "you need to give up everything, sell your home and clothes, stop doing law and become a starving writer" - or he would have said that.

After all -  "You need to write" isn't really a concept over there. As you noted, they don't use language over on the Flipside, so he's not saying "you need to go around and lecture and talk about me" either - he's really just saying "you need to express yourself and your truth." And who wouldn't benefit from that?

Does this make sense?  We tend to take what we hear from people over there as dictum - especially when channelers do it - "this is the truth and you must listen to me!"  

But the truth is - the people that we channel or talk to over there are just like us - they're off the planet to be sure, but they are only aware of all the lifetimes they've had, all the journeys they've been through, and they may not know the answer to your question, but they're not in a position to say "I don't know, that's above my paygrade" so they may answer the question with the best of their ability - but it may not be accurate.

Like the Seth books - I can point to a number of things that are arguably wrong about them - and I have endless arguments with people about the topic - but suffice to say Seth only knew or knows what he knows. He's not all knowing. He's not omniscient. 

If you ask Seth about "how do I turn salt water to fresh water for pennies?" he's going to refer you to someone else (an engineer perhaps).  

(As you can tell it's something I spend my time doing - asking questions to people on the flipside to see what they have to say.  And often I argue with them as well... and I must say it's fun to hear them say "well, you're accurate, but it's not easy to express that concept to someone still on the planet.")

Now.. back to your vision.  Avatar/guide on one side, dressed as he would be dressed, emanating an energy that is consistent with "older, wiser" guide (people call them archangels - but that's just a place holder for "older wiser fellow.")  

But they are accessible at any time.

It's interesting that it happened twice.  Your conscious mind was of course not aware of the time between seeing them the first and second time - but your higher conscious mind is aware of that conversation.

I suggest the following to access this dream again. Because your mind has no delete key. Everything that happens to you - whether you're asleep or awake - is stored. We can't access those files because then we'd get nothing done. But they are accessible. I've proven this in my books where I get people who've had near death experiences to experience them again, and see more details.

Try an experiment.  I want you to invite your sister to do this with you. She's going to play the role of your guide, and ask (a number of) questions, and record whatever you say.  Have your sister read the questions aloud, and you open your mind (and heart) to the answers. (I'm choosing your sister, because like a good detective, you included her channeling abilities in this story - but she's not going to channel for you - she's just going to be a tour guide in this case. If she can't or won't do it - anyone who isn't judgmental will suffice.)

(I won't reproduce the questions here - perhaps in a book in the future, but they're all about "who are you? Where do I know you from? Have we met before? Show me where that was. What are you hear to tell me? What was the conversation that I missed?")

Think of this is a "trip into my subconscious" - but more like an e-ticket to your dream.  Don't forget to record it (cellphone or some other way) because you will want to listen back to it, or transcribe it later.

You can argue that it's all from the subconscious. You can argue that it's all made up. But like I say - none of that matters.

You've been given this gift, this insight into the flipside, and you instinctively know that you need to explore it further.  But I would say (argue) that it's important to explore it like an attorney - avoid any judgments to the facts of the case - and by that I mean religious artifacts - the truth is that we've been on the planet much longer than there was a jesus, buddha, mohammed, krishna - they're all avatars, and all of them have served a purpose in our spiritual evolution. 

But the important thing to remember is that you too are a divine soul on the planet - composed of the same energy these avatars were made of, and you will have the same journey that they did - going from a young soul to an older soul - and you will one day teach others how to do this method... it may not be in this lifetime, but it will occur, because now you're aware of it.

So - there, I've given you casework and homework - and you know what to do. 

Don't be in a hurry to solve this case - do the homework methodically - take your time. Avoid anyone telling you what you should or shouldn't do (including me) and find your own path into this journey.  

But I've given you a small version of what I've been doing with people - fully conscious - over coffee - and have been getting amazing results... and by results I mean they're consistent and they are replicable - which is what science (and law) asks of us. 

Dreams turn out to be gateways into the Flipside.

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