Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the With wit and compassion, Kate Atkinson finds warmth even in life's bleakest. Life after Life Executive Summary. Author: Raymond Moody, M.D. Ph.D. About the Author. Raymond Moody is the man behind the term Near Death Experiences . I was born at the end of and grew up feeling that had I just missed the Second World War, that something terrible and tremendous had occurred and I.
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Christians are starved for more clarity about the afterlife. I know several who go to church faithfully but don't even believe in an afterlife, so implausible they feel is the Church's account of it.
Heaven, hell, and maybe purgatory - so medieval, so Dante-esque - can it really be like that? Then there is the other extreme: tit-for-tat reincarnationists who insist that everything that happens to us is karmically necessary and therefore just- from the earthquake in Haiti to the flat tire you get on the way to the airport. I believe that conventional beliefs regarding life after death are antiquated and that this book will bring them up to date.
And for those believers, or would-be believers, who are troubled by the secular bias against all talk of a spirit world, there is even better news. What they read here is likely to bolster their hopes, perhaps dramatically. Nihilistic materialism and atheism, one of our young century's most woeful pathologies, 'is contradicted at every tum by our spirit friends.
There is, of course, no finally conclusive evidence of what to expect when we die. But the messages here, from different times and backgrounds, are consistent with each other. After reading several dozen of these accounts, you can almost predict what the next one will say. This fact suggests that they are revealing a real place or state, for what else could account for the similarities among the accounts? Hikers on a mountain trail will notice many different things along the way, but after listening to all of them tell their story, it won't take long before you realize they are talking about something they all really experienced, not something they each separately dreamed up.
Helen Greaves, one of the mediums we'll be getting to know Chapter 6 , wrote after reading what came to her in a light trance: My pen scarcely lifted from the page. When I read through what I had written my astonishment grew. This happened for several days and I became more astounded at the subjects upon which I had written.
I could not, without effort and without definitely searching my limited imagination, have invented such stories as poured through me. She goes on to explain, 'There was hardly a correction made in all the hundreds of words written, though I was never aware of what I was going to write.
Though not in trance, he was completely unaware of what he was writing. He explains: I cultivated the power of occupying my mind with other things during the time that the writing was going on, and was able to read an abstruse book [held in the left hand] and follow out a line of close reasoning while the message was written [by the right hand] with unbroken regularity, [with] no fault in composition and often a sustained vigour and beauty of style.
This points with some force to another mind doing the writing through Moses' hand. In still other cases, the handwriting of the medium is not her own. And in the case of voice mediums, the voice is not her own.
The celebrated Irish medium Geraldine Cummins, the subject of this book's fourth chapter, produced about fifty different person- alities, handwritings, and literary styles in her career, many 4 Introduction matching deceased persons known to their surviving loved ones. While in a light trance she wrote at great speed with no idea of what her hand was producing.
Another way of evaluating the genuineness of a mediumistic account is through 'evidential. For example, if a medium were to reveal the whereabouts of an important deed in the spirit communicator's personal library back on earth that was unknown to anyone else, and the deed was later found at that very spot, the communication would be said to have evidential.
There is a great deal of evidential in some mediumistic accounts, less in others. On balance, I find that all these considerations make a strong case for the authenticity of our best channeled literature. But not so fast.
There are reasons to doubt the genuineness of spirit communications. Our senses tell us that the dead are, well, dead, and mediums are asking us to deny our senses. We simply have no empirical evidence that the world they describe exists. We have no photos and no instruments that all agree register such a world. It may be no more real than the world imagined by a science fiction writer. In addition, most mediums, like most of us, would like to believe that life continues beyond death. Perhaps their books describe their hopes, not an actual world.
Further, even if the medium were in contact with a spirit, there is no guarantee that she or he would be channeling the spirit cleanly. In fact, many spirit communicators complain through their mediums that the medium's biases sometimes get in the way of a clear channel, like a virus in a computer.
Mediums are usually the first to admit the possibility; that is why they are so delighted when they read back what they have written but, in their view, could not have imagined. Let me tell you what I think. First, there is absolutely no 5 The Afterlife Unveiled chance that all or even most of the mediums featured in this book are conscious frauds.
But there is a slight, a very slight possibility that all seven accounts have been unintentionally fabricated by their subconscious imaginations. We know what elaborate stories patients sometimes tell their hypnotists when they are regressed!
Though confident that much, even most of this material is authentic, I am less confident that everything you read here came through exactly as the spirit communicators intended. For there is the ever-present danger, as we just saw, that the medium cannot be trusted to be a completely uncontaminated receiving station, and will instead unintentionally let her own ideas intrude and corrupt the message.
My own view after reading complaints by communicators is that this does sometimes happen, though usually not to such a degree that the overall meaning is crucially tainted.
I am very nearly convinced that most of what you read here really came from the Other Side and came through accurately; in other words, that it is a true revelation. Once you see how similar the accounts are, in spite of coming from sources so far apart, I think you will be inclined to agree.
These accounts are potentially useful for two types of people: the dying and the healthy- in other words, just about everyone! Testimony of Light, the book I end my Death course with at the university where I teach, and the subject of Chapter 6, creates a real stir in my students. Fundamentalist Christians and Muslims often dislike it, and hard-core materialists usually express contempt for it. But the majority of the class are intrigued, and more than a few have told me it's the most important book they ever read, for it tells them not just what to expect when they die but, more importantly, what the purpose of life is here and now.
What of the dying or the very old who read a book like this for the first time? If I had made a bad job of my life, I would be concerned; I might even prefer extinction to the afterlife world described here.
But for a decent person with a few months to live, this book would be, I am sure, a godsend. The otherworldly 6 Introduction visions of dying patients that are recounted by hospice nurses produce great joy and peace in the dying, and the near-death experience almost always removes the fear of death from the one who has it.
It is hard to imagine a greater blessing for people close to death. All the better if we not only lay aside our fear of becoming nothing when we die, but have something concrete that we can look forward to. Mediumistic accounts of the world awaiting us at death provide just that. I'll bet that most of you who believe in an afterlife have only the vaguest notion of what it will be like.
That's unfortunate; such vagueness chips away at faith, and faith is what we need at death. There is nothing vague about the afterlife world revealed here. You could even make a movie out of it - as Robin Williams did a few years ago What Dreams May Come, based on Richard Matheson's well-researched novel by that title. These accounts would also be good for society at large.
They make it clear that our station in the afterlife depends on the kind of person we choose to be in this life.
If taken seriously by the whole society, the confident expectation of accountability would have a profoundly salutary effect on it. And most of us are humble enough to admit that we need a karmic prod every now and then to keep us from degenerating into unethical selfniks. On the other hand, the vivid, beautiful, attractive worlds awaiting the good would provide a strong positive incentive - the carrot rather than the stick - for virtuous action.
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