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Thank you for sharing this blog Michael. It made me smile. We've been married for 44 years and my wife does all the laundry and is very particular about clothes, and I am not, so I could easily see my wife doing something similar.

It's a funny thing about "life after death" stories. I can read a really good book about it and be impressed, uplifted, and comforted, but it's like the power of it fades over time and I need another fix, meaning more stories, about life after death later on. You'd think my brain and memory would be full of these stories by now and I wouldn't need to be constantly reminded of the many life after death stories that are out there to be read?

Thanks again for sharing. Good stuff!

Good stuff. I got the same kind of commos and level of detail from Georgia re; a recently deceased parent. So I believe it.

No mentalist is able to do this sort of thing, despite their constant bragging that they can easily replicate what mediums do.

After one has read many stories of after-death communication additional anecdotes fail to be impressive. Eventually one realizes that although interesting they provide no new information about the afterlife and they all begin to blur into one same old, same old story. Often questions come to mind about the authenticity of the reports, possible alternative methods used to obtain the information and motivation and motives of those who write the book. I do continue to read them however hoping I will find something new. Thanks Michael for the book reference.- AOD

A.O.D. you want some more detail about the afterlife? Read "The Universe as a Hologram"
https://www.earthportals.com/hologram.html

And then read Mark Horton's description of his NDE.
https://www.kuriakon00.com/celestial/nde/mark_horton.htm

The connection between them is obvious and not easily explained away. It's a matter of consilience. Mark Horton's NDE is not the only one I have read that seems to parallel or corroborate what Michael Talbot wrote about the holographic universe.

What it says to me is that we are living in some kind of holographic projection and that the other side, the place we call "heaven" is the original holographic film that our Universe is projected from. That means that the physics of the place we call heaven is the physics of holographic film, where "all that is" exists, where time goes both ways, where everything is interconnected and "one" and everything interpenetrates everything.

What it also means is that everything that is "here" is also "there." Whatever we focus our attention on is what we experience. Time and space are fluid and we live in the eternal "now." It is very different from what we normally experience here but also similar. The main difference is that the physics we will experience in heaven will be the physics of holographic film.

Art,
Thanks for the two references. I am familiar with them both as I think you referenced them in previous posts and I read them at that time. I have read "The Holographic Universe" by Michael Talbot which you reference. I would also recommend "The Paranormal is Normal" by Alastair Bruce Scott-Hill as he also makes some allusions to holograms as a basis for the reality we perceive. - AOD

Not even death could stop her nagging.

I don't think we will ever have proof of God or afterlife. I have been listening to many scientists like hawkings who argue against the existence of the supernatural and they make a lot of sense 😕

Did Hawking have any knowledge of SPR investigations and other empirical research? Most scientists who dismiss claims of postmortem survival know nothing about the actual investigative work that’s been carried out.

It seems to me that Hawking opining on life after death (if he did) would be like me opining on black holes.

@bernard - Perhaps in the general sense, you are right - we may never have unequivocal incontrovertible general evidence of survival. There are however, many many people, and the above story is a good example, who certainly do have unequivocal incontrovertible evidence of survival – for them.

Although it’s probably true that reading reports of other people’s experiences, however convincing, may not lead to full conviction of survival, they can be very difficult to dismiss – particularly reports such as the one mentioned by Michael in the above article.

It may be that as individuals we are never fortunate enough to have an experience that would prove to us beyond doubt that we survive physical death. In my opinion (and experience) there is sufficient evidence for a person who has looked at it properly to conclude that survival, if not certain, is certainly a possibility and perhaps even probable.

As for Stephen Hawking’s opinion on the subject, I agree with Michael; if a person has not studied the subject then their opinion on it is of little value to those who have. In fact it is difficult to enter into productive discussion with people who have not, or will not, consider the body evidence with an open mind.

It’s rare that I quote the bible but this seems to fit “He that gives an answer before he hears is a fool,“ Proverbs 18:13. :)

Thank you for your responses. I have been searching for something to give me faith but it's difficult. I have been listening to debates by guys like Stephen Barr and moody with renowned physicists and it's tough to argue with science. I am very skeptical with many of these books because I believe they are money grabs.

\\"I have been listening to many scientists like hawkings who argue against the existence of the supernatural and they make a lot of sense." - Bernardo//
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I learned a great word from one of Michael Prescott's earlier blogs. The word is "consilience." Here is the definition, "In science and history, consilience (also convergence of evidence or concordance of evidence) refers to the principle that evidence from independent, unrelated sources can "converge" on strong conclusions. That is, when multiple sources of evidence are in agreement, the conclusion can be very strong even when none of the individual sources of evidence is significantly so on its own. Most established scientific knowledge is supported by a convergence of evidence."

You see the evidence we have for life after death is not one clear concise piece of evidence, but a whole lot of smaller pieces of evidence that are in agreement. This is what I'm talking about when I keep harping on the holographic universe theory. I find it very strange that thousands of near death experiencers describe what they experienced on the other side in terms that are in agreement with what Michael Talbot wrote about in his book The Holographic Universe theory.

The evidence for life after death is like a great big giant puzzle with numerous different kinds of evidence that all seem to fit together and paint an amazing picture that something of who we are seems to survive the death of our physical bodies. It's not "one" thing, it is many different things, and like information stored on holographic film, it is all interconnected and spread out among numerous different evidential things.

Near death experiences, deathbed visions and nearing death awareness, some mystical and transcendental experiences, and the work of a few gifted Mediums, quantum physics and the holographic universe theory all work together to paint a picture that life has meaning and purpose and we are here for a reason and that when these physical bodies wear out something of who we are survives and transitions to some great holographic "heaven."

@bernardo. Well I guess you have to form your own view. I doubt that book made any money for the author and I am convinced Arthur Findlay didn’t from his which included his own experiences amongst other things (On The Edge Of The Etheric was discussed on this blog quite recently I think).

Of course scientists do what they do for money don’t they? Where do you draw the line?

@Bernardo Navarro

What has Hawking said about the "supernatural" that makes sense? He might have been a good physicist and cosmologist, but it doesn't seem to me he says anything remotely sensible regarding the possibility of afterlife. So I'm curious.

Great post, Michael!

Bernardo,

Consensus consciousness is a powerful thing. For the longest time, the media and the scientific elite have treated the paranormal as *obviously* untrue. But that narrative is showing significant wear and tear around the world at this point.

"For the longest time, the media and the scientific elite have treated the paranormal as *obviously* untrue. But that narrative is showing significant wear and tear around the world at this point." - Matt

On a related note, the recent mainstream reports on military investigations into UFOs (including military videos released for the first time) make it very hard to dismiss that phenomenon as nothing but hoaxes and mistaken observations.

\\"On a related note, the recent mainstream reports on military investigations into UFOs (including military videos released for the first time) make it very hard to dismiss that phenomenon as nothing but hoaxes and mistaken observations." - Michael Prescott//
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My own only reserve about UFOs is that they seem to have so little to do with my everyday life? It's not like they land on the White House Lawn and have tea with the President? When I hear stories about UFO's what pops into my mind is "so what?" What has this got to do with me?

At least with life after death stuff is that I know I'm going to die one day. My body is falling apart fast so I know that probably in the not so distant future I'm going to be dead and so I'm curious if all the stories I've read are anywhere near true? All the "pieces of the puzzle" and how my mind has put them together - is it true?

It is useful information in the same way that if I were planning a trip to Florida and I needed to know how to get there is useful information. A lot of people I love have died and so I'm curious if I'm going to see them again one day? This is useful to me. It directly affects my life. UFO's? So far not so much.

I know people who are fascinated with UFOs and can go on and on about them but so far it hasn't affected my life one bit. Until one lands and an alien walks out of one and I see it on the regular news and the government shows a video of Donald Trump shaking hands with an alien... it has very little do with my day to day life.

It is very difficult to believe in the afterlife for anyone, and I sympathize with all of the above comments. It was proved to me by my late husband, actor Tom O'Rourke, Justin on the soap opera the Guiding Light, and recurring character for 15 years on all the Law and Order TV shows. He made sure I had lots of evidence that he was still himself and still active in my life. It was necessary that his scientifically trained wife believe, because he had a terrible confession to make. He'd cheated on our marriage for 35 years, which I had never known or even suspected. He was an actor and good liar.

What he eventually showed me in various ways about his afterlife fate is rather new, let's say an expansion on many of the things I have learned from near death experiences, and reading psychic's books, as well as from religious texts.

His story is very dramatic, but he was an actor and actors sometimes come from very compromised family situations.

I wrote a book now on kindle called Bedeviled https://amzn.to/2JYoV2m

Art wrote,

||My own only reserve about UFOs is that they seem to have so little to do with my everyday life? It's not like they land on the White House Lawn and have tea with the President?||

The two main theories are that UFOs are "real" nuts and bolt craft with ETs inside, and that they are something else. Jacque Vallee, who has been a prominent researcher for decades, believes the latter:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Vall%C3%A9e#Interpretation_of_the_UFO_evidence

So do I. There may be real ETs visiting earth, but I think they would be sophisticated enough not to be seen. If the ETs are *not* sophisticated enough, then there needs to be an explanation as to why they are unintentionally seen but only to a degree that is *just so.* If they are intentionally being seen but only just so, then the motivation needs to be explained, and further evidence is required to prove that they are not just probes of some sort. That's my argument on that.

As for how it affects you, if the UFO phenomenon is accepted as real by the media/scientific elite, then the dike is broken open for all paranormal phenomena. That alone would completely overturn our understanding of science, whether it is nuts and bolts craft or a non-physical phenomenon at work. Nothing would ever be the same after that.

I seem to recall in reading Michael Talbot's book The Holographic Universe that he believes UFO's are holographic projections from the collective unconscious. Similar to the Medjugorje Virgin Mary sightings and sightings of angels and what not?

UFO's as holographic projections sort of make sense because they are able to do things that normal matter simply can't do? Accelerate instantaneously and make right angle turns, which if you were an occupant in a UFO the G-forces would rip you apart? But light is able to do those things?

Keeping in mind that if we live in a Universe that is itself a holographic projection then perhaps there are beings that are able to slip in and out of the matter state and do things that matter can not do but that that light can? Switching back and forth from one to the other? Of course the question then becomes "what exactly is matter?" If we are to believe Niels Bohr, the founding father of modern quantum physics, "everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real."

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