3. Sources- Where did you get your information?
There are at least seven main areas of empirically based
modern evidence for what happens when you die.
1.First there are Near-Death Experiences or NDEs.
2. Second there are out of body journeys and the experiences
of shamans and remote viewers.
3. Third there is direct experience through apparitions,
clairvoyance, clairaudience and deathbed visions.
4. Fourth there are revelations through other than conscious
states of awareness such as hypnosis, dreams and holotropic
5. Fifth there are revelations through mediums from loved
ones who have died.
6. Sixth there are revelations through electronic voice
phenomena (EVP) and instrumental trans-communication.
7. Seventh there are revelations through mediums, channellers
and automatic writers from spirit teachers of high degree.
These kinds of direct experiences of a psychic nature have
led people of every culture that ever existed to understand
that life continues after physical death and have formed
the basis of the accumulation of cultural experiences into
a body of knowledge called a religion.
Since the end of the nineteenth century however a body of
scientists in England and America set out to investigate
such experiences systematically using empirical methods
and to reach conclusions which are based on sound research
based on repeatable observations, thus taking the study
of the afterlife out of the province of religion and into
the realm of science.
Over the last fifteen I have researched hundreds of the
most highly credible sources I could find. I was particularly
interested in the investigations of researchers who were
highly qualified highly trained observers such as scientists,
doctors, engineers, lawyers and judges who were of impeccable
character and who had more to lose than gain from putting
their credibility on the line.
In the case of revelations through mediums I wanted to
know about the character and motivations of the medium,
whether that medium had been able to produce empirically
verified survival evidence before a number of credible investigators
and whether those investigators had established over a long
period of years a consistent relationship with the communicating
The great scientist Dr Robert Crookall, DSC. PhD, undertook
a systematic study of hundreds of such communications from
the afterlife obtained through many of the above avenues
and published the results in his book The Supreme Adventure
His work is considered 'scientific' in that it painstakingly
and objectively examines the evidence, it is internally
coherent and it provides hypotheses consistent with a great
mass of factual evidence.
Crookall was amazed at the consistency of the evidence coming
from all over the world. Communications from every country
— from Brazil, from England, from South Africa, from
Tibet from Europe, from India and from Australia are all
consistent. He was also amazed that they were identical
with the beliefs held by the natives of the Hawaiian Islands,
cut off from other civilizations for years prior to their
'discovery' by Captain Cook in 1788. He was also amazed
at the consistency of the evidence given by people who had
Out of Body Experiences, Near-Death Experiences and the
communications of high level mediums.
Crookall was a member of the Churches' Fellowship for Psychical
Study which came into being in England to allow those who
had personal experiences of a psychic and spiritual nature
to share them and to examine them in the light of traditional
church teachings on the afterlife. The preface to his book
was written by a former Chief Justice of the British High
Court who concluded that: “It behooves every ordained
Minister in the land to use it.”
Another brilliant and highly respected investigator was
Arthur Findlay, practical businessman, a successful stockbroker,
who approached the task of psychic investigation with a
cool and rational mind. For five years he undertook a special
investigation with John Sloan,one of the most gifted direct
voice mediums of all time. As he puts it " I have created
conditions so as to make fraud and impersonation impossible,
and, by persistent enquiry have obtained information about
the Etheric World, its inhabitants and how communication
takes place which should satisfy the average individual...I
have dealt with hard facts all my life. I have required
a knowledge of economics and mathematics in my business
life, and, outside of this, my special interest has been
in physics. I have therefore approached this subject in
a matter-of-fact way, and have obtained information which
the phenomena, to my unbiased person, both reasonable and
A third carful investigator of the Afterlife was George
Meek. At the age of 60 George Meek retired from his career
as an inventor, designer and manufacturer of devices for
air conditioning and treatment of waste water. He held scores
of industrial patents which enabled him to live comfortably
and devote the next twenty five years of his life to self-funded
full-time research into life after death.
Meek undertook an extensive library and literature research
program and traveled the world to locate and establish research
projects with the top medical doctors, psychiatrists, physicists,
biochemists, psychics, healers, parapsychologists, hypnotherapists,
ministers, priests and rabbis. He established the Metascience
Foundation in Franklin North Carolina which sponsored the
famous Spiricom research and which succeeded in establishing
extended two-way instrumental contact between people alive
and people living in the afterlife (See Chapter 4 on Instrumental
Transcommunication). His last book, After We Die What
Then (1987), outlines the conclusions of his years
of full-time research onthe nature of the Afterlife.
As an additional avenue of research I followed the teachings
of several advanced mediums and myself became clairaudient.
I was then in the fortunate position of being able to obtain
direct confirmation from people I trusted who had passed
The last fifteen years has led to an unprecedented explosion
of knowledge about and interest in the Afterlife and in
other than conscious ways of knowing. The Internet has made
the sharing of such knowledge much easier and has further
taken it out of the restrictive confines of "religion"
where observation has been mixed with "beliefs"
It is now possible for ordinary people to record and share
their experiences and to contribute to the exponential accumulation
of knowledge without the restriction of dogmas. An excellent
example of this is the knowledge that has emerged from the
study of near-death experiences (see www.near-death.com).
At a time when quantum physics is leading us to question
the nature of existence and physicists are writing of alternate
realities and of the creative power of consciousness what
is amazing is both the incredible beauty and the highly
persuasive internal consistency that emerges from the picture
of the afterlife which emerges from numerous sources from
around the world.
Just some of the voluminous sources on which this study
is based include:
Silver Birch (Ortzen 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991), Arthur Findlay,
White Eagle, Anthony Borgia, Lord Dowding, Sir William Crookes,
Sir Oliver Lodge, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Leslie Flint,
Ivan Cooke, George Meek, Dr Carl Wickland, Sir William Crookes,
Dr Robert Crookall, Sir William Barrett, the Rev. C Drayton
Thomas, Geraldine Cummins, FWD Myers, Raymond Bayliss, Gary
Williams, Arthur Ford, Johannes Greber, George Anderson,
Charles Hapgood, Dr Maurice Rawlings, Allan Kardec, Emmanuel,
Joe Fisher, Dr Ian Stevenson, Emmanuel Swedenborg, Martin
Ebon, Robert James Lees, Ruth Montgomery, Stainton Moses,
Ursula Roberts, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Jane Roberts, Helen
Greaves, The Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research,
Kevin Williams, Professor James Hyslop, Mark Macy, The American
Association for EVP, Betty Eadie, Edith Fiore, Dr Raymond