The Book 4th Edition
“There is nothing more important, as critical, as
significant and vital as accepting that communicating with
afterlife entities is the greatest discovery in human history.”
Just some of the voluminous sources on which this study
is based include: Silver Birch (Ortzen 1988, 1989, 1990,
1991), Arthur Findlay, White Eagle (Grace Cook), 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, Arthur Ford, Johannes
Greber, George Anderson, Charles Hapgood, Dr Maurice Rawlings,
Allan Kardec, Emmanuel, 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, Professor James Hyslop, Mark Macy, The American
Association for EVP, Edith Fiore, Dr Raymond Moody, Edward
C. Randall (N. Riley Heagerty) Joe McMoneagle.
Once you are on this planet Earth, it is extremely important
to know what is going to happen to you when you die. But
how can you find out?
Whilst I respect your religious beliefs, what you will read
on this site has nothing to do with religion. It is based
on information gathered by hundreds of courageous open minded
investigators over the last hundred and fifty years who
used careful empirical observation and analysis.
Why does the empirical information have more authority
than the descriptions of the afterlife given by the Christian,
Hindu, Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist and other religions?
First, beliefs about the afterlife in religions that rely
on a "holy book" were written down by people who
lived some two thousand or more years ago. One big problem
is that the original Biblical documents do NOT exist anymore.
We have copies of copies which we know have been changed
a number of times over the centuries and therefore we can
only analyze what we have to-day. Historians and Biblical
experts agree that what information from the ancient texts
we have to day is just unreliable.
We do not have to blindly accept what some unknown people
wrote two thousand years ago based upon their personal psychic
experiences and their beliefs.
Would it not be reasonable to investigate who these people
were, where they came from, the extent of their learning
and experience, their character, their beliefs, their motivation,
who asked them to write, their intentions in writing and
on what basis they stated the things they stated? But we
can never answer these questions.
Those who do want to believe what was written over two thousand
years ago by people about whom we know nothing have to balance
those beliefs against the documented experiences of millions
of people recorded using strict empirical methods in modern
psychic science. For example those who want to believe that
the dead lie in unawareness until the sounding of the trumpet
on the day of judgment have to balance that belief against
the experience of millions who have seen and spoken to their
loved ones after their death.
Not too many people in the world to-day accept that some
people will be punished in ‘hell for eternity’
in the afterlife. But some religions still teach that.
So why should you accept the empirical explanation as to
what is going to happen to you when you die and the conditions
that exist in the afterlife when you inevitably cross over?
The need for objective information
Note carefully: all knowledge/information can basically
be divided into that which is scientific (or empirical=
using scientific method to validate or to measure phenomena)
on the one side and the unreliable subjective beliefs on
the other side.
Another way of saying this is that science is ‘objective’
– i.e. science has the substance to be independently
substantiated - and all beliefs are ‘subjective’
– beliefs do NOT have the substance to be independently
substantiated and are regarded as personal beliefs. One
most important problem with all beliefs is that anything
subjective, i.e. all religious beliefs are themselves subject
to complete invalidation.
The advantage of anything scientific or empirical is that
given any empirical formula or principle, it can be repeated
over time and space and keeping variables constant obtains
the same results. That is powerful and that is irrefutable.
For example, 5+7=12. Where one can predict with accuracy
by way of repeating the same formula using scientific method
and obtaining the same results, it would be impossible to
show that the formula is wrong.
It will follow that whenever there is an inconsistency between
science (the empirical) and beliefs, inevitably, science
(the empirical) prevails and will ALWAYS prevail. It can
never be any other way.
I cite the Galileo case where world theologians in his day
– some three hundred and fifty years ago citing the
Bible has authority stated that the earth is in the center
of the universe. Galileo, as we know, stated that science
tells us that the earth revolves around the sun –
not the other way around. The Church eventually had to accept
that science prevailed over the Bible and over theology.
Accordingly, to-day the empirical explanation prevails over
the subjective religious beliefs about what happens to us
when we die.
The consequences of the afterlife are enormous. The more
you get to know about the afterlife conditions, the easier
your transition will be. There is one universal agreement
in this world: we ALL have to make the journey, we all have
to cross over.
Where can we get empirical information?
There are at least seven major areas of modern
evidence for what happens when you die.
First, there are Near-Death Experiences
Second, there are out-of-body journeys and the experiences
of shamans and remote viewers.
Third, there is direct experience through apparitions, clairvoyance,
clairaudience and deathbed visions.
Fourth, there are revelations through other than conscious
states of awareness such as hypnosis, dreams and holotropic
states (The word Holotropic is from the Greek Holos meaning
whole and Trepein meaning moving or oriented towards. It
relates to a powerful method of self-exploration, personal
transformation, and healing created by Christina and Stanislav
Grof, MD ).
Fifth, there are revelations through mediums from loved
ones who have died.
Sixth, there are revelations through electronic voice phenomena
(EVP) and instrumental trans-communication.
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. In every culture
they have formed the basis of religious beliefs.
Since the end of the nineteenth century however a body
of scientists in England and America have 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 psychic science.
Over the last sixteen years 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
I was particularly impressed by the work of several other
investigators had already done the same thing.
Dr Robert Crookall
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
behoves 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 makes the phenomena, to my unbiased
person, both reasonable and natural.
A third careful 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 on the 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 on.
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"
and rituals. 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 Kevin
Williams’ wonderful site www.neardeath.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.
Vital eyewitness messages from the afterlife
Vital messages from afterlife intelligences transmitted
in different countries to us humans on this earth in the
last few decades REPEATEDLY inform us that, (succinctly
• All humans survive physical death, irrespective
of their beliefs.
• At the point of death we take our mind with all
its experiences, our character and our etheric (spirit)
body—which is a duplicate of the earth body. It comes
out of the earth body on the point of death and is connected
to the earth body by a silver chord. Death occurs when the
silver cord is severed from the physical body. Silver Birch,
a high Intelligence from the afterlife who has transmitted
more than nine books, informs us that in the afterlife the
etheric body and our surroundings will be just as solid
as our world seems to us now.
• The state of mind at the point of death is crucial.
Some pass over consciously and are fully aware of the loved
ones who come to welcome the new arrival; others are unconscious
and are taken to a special place of rest.
• Those who on earth are deeply caught in very strong
addictions— drugs, alcohol, gambling, tobacco, or
overindulgence in sex can get caught on the astral level
trying to satisfy them.
• Some people at the point of death find it easy
to get out of the dead physical body. With others, helpers
need to actively assist in the transition. Some very materialistic
people will have a very heavy duplicate body and it will
be more difficult for them to separate from their dead physical
• A WARNING: Some hallucinogenic drugs have the potency
to lift the duplicate out of the physical body. Seen by
entities from the afterlife, drug takers, '...have pathetic
looks as if they had no soul... they are vacant behind the
eyes. When out of the body other lower entities try to enter
the drug-taker's body—then you have possession.'
• There is no such thing as heaven 'up in the sky'
or hell 'down below': the location of the afterlife does
not change from the earth plane—different spheres
interpenetrate—from the highest vibrations to the
• Those with dogmatic, unalterable fixed ideas about
what to expect immediately after death are likely to experience
• Atheists, agnostics and others may not be encumbered
from passing on to the higher spheres—what they did
in their lifetime and the motivation for what they did will
be important not what they believed in.
• Love, unconditional love, is the most powerful
force known in the universe.
• Unconditional love is the irretrievable link with
our loved ones in the afterlife.
• Ordinary reasonable people are met by their loved
ones—soul-mates are reunited. Higher Intelligences
inform us that in the afterlife our appearance can regress
to our best age—for most people from the early to
• Loved ones from the afterlife, recently arrived
and others, do have the power to visit loved ones still
living on earth.
• Recently arrived loved ones, usually within three
months of transition, are permitted to transmit visually—by
way of dreams or by apparition and other means—evidence
that they are still alive.
• The kind of life to be lived in the afterlife—the
beauty, peace, light and love which await most people are
• One can still learn spiritual lessons in the afterlife
and progress to higher even more beautiful spheres.
• Once you enter the afterlife, you will experience
a feeling of enormous lightness.
• Any physical disabilities people had on earth will
disappear—once they have adjusted mentally there will
be no such thing as deformity, sickness, blindness or any
other thing which adversely affected them on earth.
• The mind has enormous power in the afterlife. It
can create matter there and can cause the body to travel
at the speed of thought e.g. you imagine you are at any
place in the world and you are there instantly.
• Those who were consistently evil are either left
alone or are met by those others of the same very low vibrations,
with the same very low spirituality to be attracted to the
darker lower spheres.
• Some people on earth have a much better transition
to the afterlife than others—the more knowledge we
have about the afterlife, the easier the transition.
• Some people get stuck 'between the two worlds'.
Because they still feel themselves solid, they do not accept
that they have actually died. Many get into mental confusion
and could get lost for decades and for much longer.
• Energy—positive or negative—is a 'boomerang'.
When you send out good energy towards someone that good
energy is returned sooner or later. If you send out negative
energy by unfairly being dishonest against someone, or by
cheating or lying or harassing or discrediting or causing
harm to someone?that kind of negative energy will inevitably
return to you.
• ‘You will reap what you sow' is the recognized
universal spiritual law. Karma means you will not get away
with it. All negative deeds against others have to be experienced
for the purpose of 'continuous spiritual refinement'.
• Every thought, every word and deed is recorded...
in your life review you will experience the ripple effects
of all of them .
• In the higher spheres you will be able to recall
and see any event in any period of your existence three
• Abuse of power and systematic harassment of others
are two of the most karmic actions. Horrific karma awaits
those whose task it was to protect society but themselves
willfully abused their power, indulged in willful transgressions
and caused harm and injury to others.
• You will NOT be excused for your evil behavior
by claiming that you were just obeying orders.
• Cruelty—mental or physical against humans
or animals—is highly karmic and is never justified.
• It is guaranteed that those who consistently abuse
and harass others will have to face their victims, in the
afterlife before severest retribution.
• After the severest retribution of those who intentionally
harassed and deliberately violated other peoples' rights,
the transgressors will have to apologize and seek forgiveness
by the victims before they are allowed to make any progress.
• Hell for eternity and eternal damnation were invented
by men to manipulate the hearts and the minds of the unaware—they
do NOT exist. Whilst there ARE lower spheres in the afterlife
which are particularly dark, unpleasant and even horrific—some
call them 'hell'—ending up there is NOT for eternity.
The universal Law of Progress ensures that at some time
in the future those with lower vibrations will eventually,
even if it takes eons of time—centuries even thousands
of years—obtain higher vibrations and graduate to
the higher spheres.
• No one judges you or condemns you to the lower
spheres. You condemn yourself to the lower horrific spheres
('hell') by the low vibrations (low spirituality) you acquired
during life on earth.
• Deathbed conversion? We have been and we are repeatedly
being informed by Higher Sources that immediately after
we die our vibrations do not change—not even if one
repents shortly before death. We take with us the accumulated
we gained or lost during our whole lifetime on earth. Baptism,
repentance are absolutely meaningless as a way of getting
' a better deal ' immediately after death.
• If you helped just one person to attain the true
knowledge you would have justified your existence on earth?Silver
• Preventing others from accessing true knowledge
is highly karmic.
• No one on earth or elsewhere can hurt you spiritually.
• People on earth are not all born spiritually equal.
• Selfishness is one of the greatest transgressions
against spirituality and is highly karmic.
• Not everybody has to 'reincarnate.'
• You do not come into this world to have a dream
run—without pain, suffering, without problems. The
more varied your experience, the more learning from many
mistakes, the more valuable your lifetime.
• Many of you will be cheated, maligned, unfairly
harassed... but justice will be done... not in your world
maybe but certainly in the world to come.
• The universal laws operate whether or not you are
aware of them.
• Whenever there is an inconsistency between science
and a belief system—such as religion, traditional
belief or skepticism, science inevitably prevails.
• Being religious does not necessarily mean being
• Not participating in religious rituals e.g. baptism,
confessions and non-belief in creeds and dogmas does NOT
encumber anyone from attaining higher spiritually and the
higher afterlife spheres.
• In the afterlife communicating is done by telepathy.
• Communicating from and to the earthplane with those
in the afterlife can be (and is being) done by telepathy.
• There are some inherent dangers in communicating
with entities from the afterlife.
• Those from the afterlife can read our minds and
can put thoughts and ideas into our minds. Lower, mischievous
entities can put negative thoughts and ideas and the positive
more enlightened entities assist us with positive thoughts
and ideas. A great deal is left to the exercise of free
• We are at liberty to call the powerful protectors
from the afterlife to assist us in coping with our everyday
problems but they will not make decisions for us.
• Materialists and others spend too much time worrying
about their last ten or twenty years on earth and do not
spend a tiny fraction of their time thinking what's going
to happen to them in the next ten, twenty thousand years,
fifty thousand years... and much, very much longer.
• What will happen to a person who suicides will
depend on a number of things. Motivation is always very
important. For example, there will be a big difference if
one commits suicide because of inevitable death and one
who suicides to avoid responsibilities. Those who take their
own lives to avoid problems and responsibilities are likely
to increase their problems and responsibilities in the afterlife.
• There are different levels of spheres in the afterlife—from
the lowest vibrations to the highest. On physical death
we go to the sphere which can accommodate the vibrations
we accumulated throughout our life on earth. Simplistically
put, most ordinary people are likely to go to the 'third'
sphere—some people call it the Summerland. The higher
the vibrations, the better the conditions—which will
take us to the higher spheres. We are informed that the
higher spheres are too beautiful to even imagine. For those
with very, very low vibrations, very serious problems do
• Consistent with the Law of Progress, eventually,
even if it takes eons of time, all will progress to the
• Like attracts like in the afterlife. Unlike on
the earth plane, those with lower vibrations cannot mix
freely with those in the higher spheres.
• There truly is a war between the Forces of the
Light and the Forces of Darkness. Those who continuously
disseminate darkness: ignorance, false and pernicious propaganda,
hatred, harassment of others, abuse of power, lying, cheating,
dominance to exploit and other negative energy will attract—and
are very likely to become part of the Forces of Darkness.
Those others spreading and working towards greater understanding,
knowledge, peace, love, light, harmony and other positive
energy will attract and become part of the Forces of the
• Self responsibility—ultimately, you yourself
are responsible for all acts and omissions during your time
on the earth plane.
Silver Birch is an extremely wise and loving spiritual
teacher who spoke through English trance-medium Maurice
Barbanell for more than forty years. A number of books have
been published containing his teachings. He is an eyewitness
to the afterlife and an inspiration to millions. A number
of Silver Birch books are available from New Age bookshops.
Silver Birch Anthology http://www.newage.com.au/library/SilverB.html
Nora M. Spurgin was motivated to research this question
when a dear friend was dying of cancer. Her findings are
highly relevant: Insights Into the Afterlife - 30 Questions
and Answers on What to Expect
On the Edge of the Etheric - Survival After Death Scientifically
There is no Death http://wvnvm.wvnet.edu/%7EGSA00121/books/books.htm
(NB scroll down to bottom of page
Florence Marryat (1838-1899) was a famous author, newspaper
and magazine correspondent as well as a playwright, operatic
singer, actress and journalism school instructor. In "There
Is No Death" she gives an account of her 15 years of
experience with materialization mediums on both sides of
the Atlantic, including watching her materialized daughter,
Florence, who died shortly after birth, grow from a small
shy four year old child to a beautiful 19 year old woman.
On this site you can download a free copy of her complete
Brazilian Spiritist Federation
This site contains several books containing teachings by
highly evolved spirits through many different mediums on
the nature of the afterlife and other topics which together
comprise the philosophy of Spiritism. The books have been
coordinated and edited by Allan Kardec. They are available
in English as well as other languages and can be downloaded
free of charge. For details of a newer translation of The
Spirits Book which answers more than 1000 questions about
life, death and the afterlife, and a summary see Afterlife
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