A chat with the Queen on the Flipside


A chat with the Queen on the Flipside

I’m a cheeky bugger.

I don’t really know what that term means. But I think it applies.

For the past 8 years I’ve been chatting with people on the flipside. For six years I’d visit Jennifer in her office or a nearby restaurant and film our conversations. Those conversations are the basis of four books — “Backstage Pass to the Flipside” 1, 2 and 3, and “Tuning Into the Afterlife.”

Jennifer is a medium who works with law enforcement pro bono to assist in missing person cases. I know of a number of times that she’s been instrumental in helping the authorities to solve a mystery — often by giving them avenues to pursue. I’ve witnessed this with law enforcement members in the same room.

That aside, we’ve been chatting with people that I knew who are no longer on the planet. I take the time to do the research, and some of that is in the film — where one can see her in action.

This past week, in honor of the anniversary of John Lennon’s passing, I decided to ask him a few questions. I had been nodding off to sleep the night before, and found myself chatting with him. I’ve stopped judging “whether or not this is the real person” after doing this for so long — two years on our podcast

In this instance, I was under the impression that John was telling me something. He said “People are enjoying your writing.” I asked “Who?” thinking he meant on the planet. He replied “Not on earth, but over here.” I said “Okay. But who has told you that?” He stopped and said, “The Queen for one.”

Which was funny to hear. If I was going to nominate someone on the flipside to mention the work — she might not be on the list. However, since Jennifer and I have done this for 8 years weekly — the Queen did show up in a session we did with Carl Sagan.

It was a session where I invited a number of atheists, skeptics to chat with us. And in response to the question “So when did you realize there was an afterlife?” Jennifer said that he was telling her that the Queen had interceded — while still on the planet. Seeing her startled him — as he was aware she was alive on earth. She showed him that she was both on earth and standing with him.

Which is in line with the research. We bring a portion of our conscious energy to a lifetime and the rest is back home. So while we are on the planet, a portion of us is always home. She said that she startled him into being aware where he was.

She repeats that in this podcast. But she adds that she had corresponded with Carl — something I have not been able to verify. However, I can verify that they met on March 1st 1983 on a boat with Francis Coppola in San Francisco.

So when breaking down what she’s saying — she may be referring to “reading his letters” or “reading his books.” When she’s “showing Jennifer letters” it could be a number of meanings related to letters.

I had been listening to tributes to John Lennon earlier in the day, and reflected upon the time I played piano with Julian Lennon at a pub in Monte Carlo, and how he’d generously offered me his couch as the trains had stopped running for me to return to Cannes. And around six in the morning, a gruff voice shouting in my ear said “Who the F$%k are you?” I jumped off the couch — looked around, saw that no one was there.

Then I recognized the voice, the Liverpool accent. This was years before any of my research into the flipside, so I had zero context for it happening, nor did I mention it to Julian. But then his dad showed up in a number of our sessions, Jennifer saying “John Lennon is here.” I asked him the same questions I ask everyone — who greeted him on the flipside, what it was like, when he realized where he was.

He described an unusual experience of walking in the dark and then realizing he was on a stage in front of a giant audience, and Jimi Hendrix was waiting for him. And the song began and they played “Blue Suede Shoes” together. When I asked him what happened next, he said it was the sounds of Yoko’s voice crying that pulled him from that reverie.

Since then, as mentioned in TUNING INTO THE AFTERLIFE, we’ve had many people report that Jimi Hendrix “was there to greet them.” (That’s the reference in the podcast to “talk show host.” More than one person (Janis Joplin, who had passed only a month earlier said the same) reported that “Jimi was there to greet her.”

In our interview with Jimi, I asked him why that was happening. He said “It’s something I like to do, and it’s fun. Everyone recognizes me, and isn’t stressed about how they are doing so.” It’s like he provides them with a “soft landing” on the flipside. (Who has time to worry about the fact they’ve died, when Jimi is playing a song that you are playing with him?)

As noted in this podcast, I looked up their association with the Carl Perkins song, and both of them recorded it a year apart. So they were both familiar with it — and John said it was “an homage to Elvis.” Again — I’m reporting what the answers were when I asked the questions.

Finally, Princess Diana stopped by — someone we’d chatted with before in “Backstage Pass to the Flipside” — but that was way before the Queen departed. It was something to hear from the Queen, how they greeted each other with a knowledge about the roles they both played in this play.

Someone asked us to “tell more about Diana” in a future podcast — and I said that she had already spoken to us, and told us that she viewed her children with unconditional love. To ask her opinion about current affairs, TV shows, etc — is the same. She loves her children unconditionally, her grandchildren as well. It’s what people report from the flipside. We have a different perspective about the play we’ve just participated in, and recognize all the players for who they really are.

But I thought it appropriate to invite John on this anniversary. Folks on the flipside refer to the “day they died” as their “birthday on the flipside” because they’re returning home after all, and starting a new journey. It’s like riding a bicycle — once we get home, we start to remember how things work.

So apologies to all who are offended by the concept of chatting with folks on the flipside. I’ve been doing this weekly with Jennifer for 8 years, the past two years on our podcast — or — and we continue to do it as long as we can.

One day we won’t be able to, but until then, hope you enjoy tales from the Flipside.

Finally, I excerpted Simon Bown’s interview for the book DIVINE COUNCILS IN THE AFTERLIFE: THE FLIPSIDE COURT, and in a recent podcast, Simon read the introduction. Always sounds more intelligent when a member of the Queen’s island reads aloud:

Simon Bown reading from Divine Councils in the Afterlife: the Flipside Court

 Here's Simon Bown reading from my latest book 


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