Author Archive: heavenknowsbooks

ARE WE BORN INTO DEATH?

Those of you who read Heaven Knows may remember Julia Phillips Ruop who became seriously ill in the 1930’s and needed urgent thyroid surgery. In those far-off days, only a local anaesthetic was available for most operations, and during her surgery the doctors had to keep Julia talking and singing so they could locate her …

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AN INTERESTING OLD NDE

Much has been written about NDE’s since the late 1970’s, following Dr. Raymond Moody’s ground-breaking book on the subject, ‘Life After Life’. Many have wondered if the reports describing tunnels and lights are genuine experiences, or if they spring from an over-active imagination coloured by previously recorded accounts. This is one of the reasons I …

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OH WOW!

Near-death experiencers often say they met deceased loved ones or saw stunning landscapes while they were flat-lining. If they really do take a peek across the veil, shouldn’t one expect that those dying permanently (if there really is such a thing as ‘dying permanently’) have the same or similar experiences? One should. And yes, they …

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NDE MOVIES

Happy New Year! I hope 2017 brings you health, happiness and success in all your endeavours. I thought I would do something a little different this time. Someone recently asked on facebook about movies that dealt with near-death experiences.  Yes, there are many, but  listing them on facebook means they’re “here today, gone tomorrow”, so, …

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Heaven Knows…it’s been a long journey

Early in 2013, I wrote the first paragraph of a book about the afterlife, near-death experiences, about people who had died and been resuscitated prior to Dr. Moody’s ground-breaking 1975 book, Life After Life and the research that has been going on in this field for decades. It was a book that had been conversing …

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The Dawning of the Age of IANDS

“I don’t believe it!” That was all cardiologist Dr. Michael Sabom could say in 1976 about the recently-published book, Life After Life when psychiatric social worker Sarah Kreutziger brought it to his attention. Dr. Sabom was an enigma. A scientist to the core of his being, he was also a regular church-goer who accepted the …

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Releasing the butterfly

“Many people say: Of course, Doctor Ross has seen too many dying patients. Now she starts getting a bit funny.” These were the opening lines of On Life After Death, a little book containing transcripts of three lectures given by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross between 1977 and 1982. Dr. Ross received international recognition and acclaim for her …

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Feathered Messengers

“Call the mobile vet! NOW!!” I shouted. Nikki, our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, had been a cherished family member for just six years, but the cancerous lump on her side had grown rapidly in recent weeks. She never complained, but on this particular afternoon she staggered into the kitchen, collapsed on the floor and yelped …

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Heavenly Tantrums

Hands up those who would rather be alive than dead. Everyone! But wait. There are a few in the back row who didn’t raise their hands. Why not? Ah! That’s because they’ve already been there! Let’s indulge in a little time-travel so we can talk to them. First, we’ll head back to the 1950’s and …

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The Indifference of Dying

One evening in 1987, my mother went to bed. She didn’t get up again for a year. Convinced she was dying, I became desperate to know if there was any truth to the existence of the afterlife. I also needed to know what it felt like to die. This took more courage than I thought …

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