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Life After Life Blog Digest January 2022

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Life After Life Blog Digest January 2022


m1.jpg.b0929a4dafdc7ead22efc2f88bda92ee.jpgThe Resurrected – Returning from Death


By Dr. PMH Atwater

The near-death experience is now the number one field of choice for scientists worldwide who study consciousness itself: what it is, where does it reside, what produces it, does it exist before birth and after death?

We’ve come a long way since the early days of the “Moody Miracle” in the mid-seventies, and all that sensationalism about “tunnels” and “lights at the end of tunnels,” and people who “float around ceilings” and “fly through the air leaving their body far behind” and “greet the dead as if they were alive.”

Today, such things as out-of-body experiences, apparitions, visitors at the deathbed, greeters in death, 360 degrees of unobstructed vision and unobstructed movement, the expansion of faculties normal to us, the presence and the reality of other worlds and other ways of living. . . all of this. . . and much more – is considered normal!



The Early Years



By Dr. Kenneth Ring

I figure that before I kick the bucket, I should take the time to set down something of my personal story of how I became one of the early pioneers to study NDEs and, not long after, to co-found IANDS, the International Association for Near-Death Studies. After all, I am one of the few who was there at the beginning and would like to take you back to those exciting days of high adventure at the outset of my life in NDEland. So, gather round, friends, sit a spell and I will tell you the tale of how it came to pass that I got involved with NDEs and how IANDS was born.

In the summer of 1976, I was mired in the waning and turbulent days of a disastrous marriage, which would soon implode in violence and mayhem, causing me untold anguish as I reeled from the centrifugal winds that blew my marriage and my life to bits. But, fortunately, that’s not the personal history that’s relevant here, though for drama and trauma, it certainly made that year a pivotal one in my life. But a few months earlier, something else happened that would prove to be even more monumental for me, a life-changing event from which I would never recover.

I remember the day it happened. It’s still vivid in my mind. I was sitting outside my house at the time, a few miles down the road from the University of Connecticut. It was summer and the weather was sunny and pleasant. I was reading a book. Hardly anyone had heard of it. Its author was a psychiatrist whose name was unfamiliar to me: Raymond A. Moody, Jr. The book, of course, as you now will have realized, was Life After Life.





                                                      By Dr. Kenneth Ring

Meanwhile, I was working furiously to complete my book, Life at Death. I was lucky enough to find an agent for it and before I knew it, I learned that there was actually a bidding war going on for my book. I was amazed because I was at the time a completely unknown author – just a professor of no particular distinction and no professional reputation at all. Nevertheless, my book seemed to be a hot commodity and I finally accepted an offer from a then well know publisher. My editor soon became the head of the publishing firm, and I was thrilled to have her to advise me. I still remember how she courted me. She took me to “her table” at the fabled Four Seasons restaurant in Manhattan. I remember only one thing that happened at the outset of our lunch that day. She reached across the table, and solemnly placing her hand on mine, told me, “This is just the beginning, Ken.”

Wow, who me? But in a way, she was right. She quickly set up an extensive book tour for me, and in those days there were many television shows where authors like me would be invited to hawk their books. Before long, I was a guest on all the popular network shows of that era – Good Morning America, The Today Show, Donahue, Larry King, and so many more – dozens, probably, and radio shows, too.



rm4.thumb.jpg.f61851e280feb6e31ba3af099706d463.jpgQuestions On The Afterlife


By Alicia Young

Are we still married on the Other Side? My husband’s ex is a real piece of work. —MJ, Houston.

I appreciate many organized religions have strong views on marriage, and if these views resonate for you, I respect that. What I was saw were two souls coming together, so that their partnership could be a vehicle for different lessons to play out. Let me add, what I observed suggested to me that many marriages are designed to be finite—to reach an impasse. The fact it would end is agreed in advance. The manner in which it would end (be it death, infidelity, or a vaguer sense of growing apart) is also designed to offer each party more chances for spiritual growth.

Virtually no-one is left unchanged by a relationship breakdown, and that not only informs the people we are, but the partner we might become to someone else one day. Imagine a classic love triangle for a moment. Now, picture three actors gathered for a table-read of a script. One might elect to work on jealousy and possessiveness, another on self-worth. The third party who arrives might agree to play the role of a catalyst who doesn’t stay, but sparks a revelation or ushers in a new dynamic. Other times, this third person builds a life with one of the partners, that goes on to flourish and become permanent.



rm11.thumb.jpg.b221093c1510e437ceb4d10cdf9d4d17.jpgAvailable Now

In his new book, Dr. Raymond Moody looks at God and how his personal understanding of the Creator has changed over the course of his life and research into near-death experiences.

Dr. Moody organizes his insights about God into 12 simple but profound ideas and walks us through them using stories and examples from his own life and from accounts of encounters with God in the hereafter.

He looks at our society's beliefs about God, how religion can both help and hinder our relationships with the Divine, and how we can bring Source into our lives with a new understanding that transcends all limits.

God Is Bigger Than the Bible is available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback. For more information click HERE.



1802774364_KennethRing.thumb.jpg.03f72464fcc2e3224be363aa510bd716.jpgAlso available is a treat from Kenneth Ring, PhD who is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Connecticut, the author of five books on near-death experiences (NDEs), including his bestselling Lessons from the Light, and cofounder and first president of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS).

In these lively and often witty essays, Dr. Ring, best known for his pioneering work on near-death experiences, reveals his talents as a Kenny-come-lately humorist and would-be man of letters. Now in his mid-80s, Ring also touches on and goes into depth on serious topics, such as dealing with the COVID pandemic, the right-to-die movement, and the epidemic of loneliness. He also describes how he became interested in near-death experiences, and his explorations with psychedelic drugs.

Reflections in a Glass Eye is available on Amazon in paperback. For more information click HERE.




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