Different Areas of Evidence for the Afterlife


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Every culture in the world has had people who claim to be able to receive information by telepathy, to know things before they happen, to be able to find lost objects and people, to scan the body for sickness. We sometimes call such a person a ‘clairvoyant’ (which means clear seeing) or a psychic.

Psychic abilities are not by themselves evidence of the afterlife but they are associated with the afterlife. Investigation of psychic abilities can provide evidence that consciousness extends beyond the physical brain and opens the possibility that it may survive beyond death.
Proving the existence of psychic abilities helps us understand how those in the afterlife communicate.

Scientists in Europe and America have been investigating psychic abilities using scientific method for more than 150 years. Since 1942 the term "psi phenomena"- ( from the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet meaning "mind" or "soul") has often been used to describe those abilities which have been investigated in the laboratory.

According to Dr Charles Tart (in his book The End of Materialism) there are five areas of psychic phenomena for which there is impressive experimental evidence.

These are:
telepathy- receiving messages from someone's mind
clairvoyance or remote viewing- knowing things at a distance
precognition- knowing things before they happen
psychokineis- moving things with the mind
and psychic healing.

Extensive experiments were carried out in the Rhine Research Center by Dr J.B. Rhine and his wife Dr Louisa Rhine who created the word “parapsychology”.

In their book "Extra-Sensory Perception After Sixty Years", JB Rhine claims that by 1940, 33 experiments had been done involving almost a million trials on telepathy and precognition. Twenty seven (27) of the 33 studies produced statistically significant results.

These studies were repeated in 33 independent experiments in different laboratories in the five years following Rhine’s first publication of his results. Twenty of these or 61% were statistically significant where 5% would be expected by chance.

Rhine Research videos
Rhine Research audios

In 1997 Dr Dean Radin, director of the Consciousness Research Laboratory at the University of Nevada, published a ground breaking book "The Conscious Universe–the Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena". In it he analyzes the overwhelming scientific evidence for telepathy and clairvoyance. Read Chapter 1.

Typical of the results was an analysis of all the experiments on psychic abilities conducted at Stanford Research Institute from 1973 to 1988 by Edwin May. The analysis was based on 154 experiments with more than 26,000 separate trials conducted over 16 years. The statistical results of this analysis indicated odds against chance of more than a billion billion to one (Radin 1997:101)

Chris Robinson was tested for precognition at the University of Arizona by Dr Gary Schwartz and scored an amazing 100% success rate. Here in Part 5 of the video we see the tests.

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 6 Part 7

Another psychic who was extensively studied in the USA for many years was Alex Tanous. Details of his research and the Alex Tanous Foundation are now in the Rhine Research library.


The Institute of Noetic Sciences uses the word "noetic" which means "direct knowing" or intuition to describe the experiences which it researches.

Because of the enormous interest in psychic abilities there are television programs in many countries which allow people to demonstrate their psychic abilitites. Recently Michelle Whitedove won $100,000 in a competition to find the most gifted psychic in America. In the final she had to find a person who was buried underground in 10 acres of desert. She found him in less than 30 minutes.

Some psychics claim to be are able to tell what happened at a crime scene. They are often called "psychic detectives". In the video below a psychic is tested to see if he can say what happened at a crime scene.

Researcher Dr Rupert Sheldrake argues that everyone has some psychic ability. He has conducted a number of experiments on everyday telepathy, such as knowing who is telephoning you or when you are being stared at.

Rupert Sheldrake talks about the Extended Mind

Warning- many people who claim to be psychics are not genuine.
Remember that the research mentioned above was done with only the most talented psychics. Unfortunately there are a lot of people who try to make money from psychic services who are not very good or who are not real psychics at all. If you do want to have a reading from a psychic try to get a recommendation from someone you know or from an organization that tests psychics and mediums. Do some research on "cold reading techniques" so that you will not be tricked. Stay away from anyone who tells people that bad things are going to happen or that you have to pay money to remove a curse or "negative energy."

The Roots of Consciousness chapter on
Extrasensory Perception
Edgar Cayce's Association for Research and Enlightenment
Dean Radin's Blog


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