Category Archives: afterlife

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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Who looks through your eyes?

  “That’s the one with the beard,” Katie told her mother. Katie was only 7 when she drowned in a swimming pool in 1982. No-one knew how long she had been underwater, but she was no longer breathing when she was eventually noticed and rushed to a nearby hospital. Based on the report by ambulance …

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Halfway between two worlds

Oh Arline, it’s so strange here.” Arline’s mother commented as she lay dying. “I’m in a never-never land. I’m halfway between two worlds.” What are we to make of this? Could a dying brain provide Arline’s mother with hallucinations simply to ease her fears? If so, what clever brains we all must have! Near-death experiences …

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Let me count the ways

  Is it possible to find evidence for survival after death? Just let me count the ways! Note: I say ‘evidence’, not ‘proof’. As any lawyer will confirm, evidence does not necessarily mean proof … unless, of course, sufficient evidence is gathered to make a case difficult to dismiss. One area of compelling evidence is …

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Sorry skeptics, he didn’t invent nde’s

“Those who  report nde’s are just parroting what they’ve already read or heard.” WAIT!!! Before you jump through my computer screen, that’s not what I believe! But it was. Once. Near-death experiences became such a familiar concept after Life After Life was published in 1975, that these days, phrases like heavenly tunnels, life reviews and …

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