A Lawyer Presents the Case for the Afterlife


"This is the world where the artist finds all his dreams come true, where the painter and the poet realize their ambition, where genius has full power of expression, where the repressions of earth are swept away and all gifts and talents are used in the service of one another." ... "You have not tasted the joys of the world of spirit. There is nothing in your world of matter with which you can compare the life of the spirit, freed from the trammels of the flesh, escaped from the prison of the body of matter, with the liberty to go where you will, to see your thoughts take shape, to follow out the desires of your heart, to be freed from the troubles of money."

"No, you have not tasted the joys of the world of spirit. You who are encased in matter do not yet comprehend beauty as it can be. You have not seen our light, color, scenery, trees, birds, rivers, streams, mountains, flowers- and yet your world fears death."

"Death strikers terror into your hearts. But you will only begin to live when you are 'dead'. Now you live, but in realty you are almost dead. So many are dead to the things of the spirit. The little life-force flickers in their puny bodies, but no spiritual things can find any response within them."

"But gradually we make progress. Gradually the force of the spirit increases in strength all over your world of matter. Gradually darkness retreats, as it must when confronted by the light of spiritual truth. There are no words to compare the life in your word of matter with the life in the world of spirit. We who are 'dead' know so much more of life than you do."

"We are working according to a plan. We are not evangelists conducting mass meetings and capturing people in the heat of emotionalism. We labour to ensure that individuals become convinced, one at a time, that they are satisfied with the evidence they have received that they will continue after physical death, and they are also satisfied that what we have to teach neither insults their intelligence nor makes their reason revolt. We must win you by evidence, by reason, by intelligence, by affection and co-operation."

"To die is to enjoy freedom of the spirit, which has been imprisoned behind the bars of the material body. Is it tragic to be released from suffering, for the soul to come into its own? Is it tragic to see wonders of color, to hear music that does not belong to material expression? Do you call it tragic to express yourself in a body that has no pain, to be able to roam all over the world of matter in a flash and to taste the beauties of the spirit life too?

"There is not in your world one artist who could capture with his paints some of the glories of my world. There is not one musician who could record some of the glories of the music sphere with your notes. There is not one writer who could describe in physical words the beauty of parts of this world."

" ...We have flowers such as you have never seen, we have colors such as your eye has never beheld, we have scenes and forests, we have birds and plants, we have streams and mountains. You have nothing to compare them with. An you will be able to enjoy them, far, even thou you will be ghosts you will be real ones ..."

"You come into our world now, but you do not remember. You visit the spirit world every night. That is your preparation. Otherwise, it would be such a shock when you come here to start your real life in earnest. When you pass on, you will remember your visits ... In its new expression, it will bring to you all the memories that you have, the memories of all experiences you have enjoyed."

"When there is complete control, and the conditions are right in your world and in your surroundings, then we can move matter and make it respond to our will. But it is not always possible. So we have to do the best we can under prevailing circumstances. But about the end result we are positive. ... People can delay, hinder and obstruct, but they cannot prevent the divine plan from fulfilling itself in your world. People are the greatest obstacles to their own progress. Stupidity, ignorance, superstition, greed, the lust for power, these rule and prevent your world from being the kingdom of heaven that it could be ..."

" Your Churches have failed you; they are bankrupt. Your men of science have failed you; they seek to destroy instead of building. Your philosophers have failed you; theirs is but the empty talk of idle speculation. Your statesmen have failed you; they have not learned the supreme lesson that only through sacrifice can peace come to your world. In his despair, the child of the Great Spirit cries out for guidance."

"My mission is like yours- to undo all the evil that comes through ignorance and superstition. We offer your world of matter the priceless jewel of knowledge, before which all ignorance must ultimately flee. Do you realize that, out of those whom you have helped to put their feet on the paths of spiritual progress, there is not one who does not return to you to try to help you as you helped them? They , having recieved service, strive to render service ... Do not think that you are alone. Do not think that your house is empty (to those husbands whose wife had passed over). Do not think that your wife has left. She is with you still. She is closer than ever she could be. Even though your eyes may not see and your ears may not hear her spirit is close to yours ..."

(by Silver Birch).