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I just noticed that the paperback is already available on Amazon (US). So you have the choice of digital or print.

Thanks. It sounds like a book I'd enjoy reading. I'd like to own a hard copy of the book after it comes out to add to my little life after death library. I'll keep checking till I find it on Amazon which is where I buy most of my life after death books. Thanks again.

Christmas is coming up soon! I'll get my wife to buy it for me for Christmas.

Michael,

Yes, very funny cover! Question: Would more informed people, like the readers of your blog, find much new in the book? (I would read it either way; a review and a fresh approach to the evidence is always welcome. But just curious...)

Hey Michael, the "subscribe to this blog's feed" link/button isn't working . . .

"Would more informed people, like the readers of your blog, find much new in the book?"

I think so, because Greg has a good mix of cases, some of which are relatively obscure. He likes to go back to original sources, rather than relying on summaries, which allows him to present interesting details that other writers might miss.

"Hey Michael, the "subscribe to this blog's feed" link/button isn't working"

Huh. I never noticed that button before now! But I just tried it, and it seems to work for me. What was the nature of the problem you experienced?

Thanks for the flattering review Michael - as mentioned previously, you're a person whose opinion I respect on these topics, so it's very nice to see positive comments from you. And thanks also for cross-posting to Amazon.

Some quick replies/information on comments:

MP wrote:

"I just noticed that the paperback is already available on Amazon (US). So you have the choice of digital or print."

Yes, the paperback is now available at Amazon - though they seem to be continuing a 'bullying' tactic* they've been using for a while in listing it as 'temporarily unavailable'. This shouldn't be a problem, as Amazon order the book straight from the printer as needed. Orders should be filled promptly as they are made.

Note too: I have signed the book up for the 'Matchbook' program, which means if you buy the paperback for $11.99, you can purchase the Kindle version for just $0.99 extra. Worth keeping in mind when deciding whether to buy eBook or paperback.

Matt Rouge wrote:

"Question: Would more informed people, like the readers of your blog, find much new in the book?"

Matt, I think there is certainly some information that experienced readers on this topic will be familiar with - to make the book accessible to all readers that couldn't be avoided. However, I think there's also plenty of other parts that will certainly be of interest - e.g. I interview Bruce Greyson about NDEs, and Julie Beischel about her mediumship research. The book is also meant more as a 'conversation' on this topic, so I'm sure most readers will enjoy that aspect, with a bit of philosophizing and speculating rather than just rattling off pieces of evidence one after another.

[* Likely more a case that I use a rival printer to Amazon's own 'Createspace' operation, and Amazon (allegedly!) find neat ways to encourage authors and publishers to quit the rival and join Amazon's printer instead...]

Interestingly a lot of the information in this book covers what I have read. Although I have just skimmed so far and there's obviously a lot more book to read. A lot of the reading material you mention Michael and others here I haven't read, although I have read profusely on the afterlife and Life After Life is one I know. Someone mentioned here how annoyed they were with Dr Richie in that he has not publicly espoused his belief in life after death, even though having had such a profound experience. I read an interview with him some years ago and meant to mention that he explained his reasons for not doing so. By explaining he would rather have studied philosophy than be a doctor, and thought he may have autism. So he found interacting with people a little difficult. And that's probably why he hasn't come forward publicly to defend life after death theories in public.

"the enigma of the world is the fact that conscious observation seems to be a crucial part of forming reality, until observed the building blocks are only probabilities"

These are my understandings of the universe. The book covers science and physics theories and history of the universe and other common extracts form books out there. Some times I think I should write a book - ha ha. There are a few areas I would like to cover. Some books I have read are literally a university paper I have done, then packaged up and made into a book. But then I would definitely need a proof reader these days, my writing has deteriorated over the years!.

You could have written that Michael and probably better. Cheers Lyn.

I just want to add, I see he mentioned that Steve Jobs last words were " wow, wow. wow".

Spirits chat to me sometimes and it reminds me of my aunt who came to me after she died. She came the next day and said of the universe "it knocked my socks off and "all this for (little) me".
She had very orthodoxed views of religion, animals don't live on etc, so very typical Christian views. So I thought that was lovely to hear. She said she would be around my mother and in her words "forever" which was interesting - did she mean humans live forever? Then a week later my mum said she felt she was around, as she was a smoker and she got an intense smell of smoke around her just for a sec. Passing on bits in pieces Lyn x.

Here's just a bit of reading I thought people might be interested in. I think of science, quantum physics, out of body consciousness, spirits or what we call ethereal bodies that float about, are all just one of the same i.e. its just universe, and all connected. Its a human and scientific view to itemize, and separate. But if we had the best view a tourist could have, high above the universe, we would then see its all just one big fluffy ping pong ball. Lets face it, we don't have the best of view, the dot we are in the universe

Finished my uni exam, so time to muse. Ha Ha. Thoughts anyone. Lyn x.


http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_holouniverse05.htm

Haven't finished. I know Michael your ideas are something like, we reach into a holograph of information? I don't know, but I think the whole universe - every atom in you, me and everything, has potential. Some interact spontaneously to form molecules, but all have potential, and become when tabbed. Enough said I think! Lyn x.

I wonder if Steve jobs was suffering intense pain spasms just prior to passing and shouted "Ow,Ow,Ow" ? After the first "Ow" it would sound exactly like Wow,Wow,Wow, and that is the noise I make when I experience severe physical pain!

I would assume Jobs' family members could distinguish between quiet awe and groaning agony. But this reminds me of an old story about John Wayne's cameo as a centurion in "The Greatest Story Ever Told." His line was, "Truly, this man was the Son of God." Supposedly the director, dissatisfied with the line reading, told the actor to say it with more awe. On the next take, Wayne said, "Aw, truly this man was the Son of God!"

Almost certainly not true (Wayne was no dummy), but it makes a good yarn.

For the record Jobs said, "Oh wow! Oh wow! Oh Wow!" Not "wow, wow, wow!" He prefaced his "wows" with "Oh" while making his deathbed exclamations.

I have posted links to that same exact online essay about the Universe as a hologram numerous times. It's re-copied all over the internet. There is a lot of information on crystalinks about the holographic universe theory.

Who knows Art with the wows, not saying we are right.

Those theories on the hologram I agree have been around for a long time. I like the way he put it all together on that site though, I thought it was very well written in the way he applied it with applications to psychology and spiritual experience e.g. out of body consciousness, ESP etc. Along with evidence of cases in history. I found it interesting, I hope others did. I like to read some of the internet posts on this site. Lyn x.

"Who knows Art with the wows, not saying we are right." - lynn
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from the New York Times:

"Before embarking, he’d looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life’s partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them.

Steve’s final words were:"OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW."

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/opinion/mona-simpsons-eulogy-for-steve-jobs.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Steve Jobs's last words: 'Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow'

"The last words of the late, much-lauded and much-quoted Steve Jobs have been revealed almost a month after the Apple co-founder died at the age of 56.

Jobs, who once memorably described death as "very likely the single best invention of life", departed this world with a lingering look at his family and the simple, if mysterious, observation: "Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow."

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2011/oct/31/steve-jobs-last-words

Given the many deathbed visions that have been reported, which typically involve awareness of a beautiful celestial realm and/or the presence of angels or deceased loved ones, I'm pretty sure that Jobs was blown away by the wonderfulness of what he was experiencing.

As I've mentioned before, an acquaintance of mine who is an oncologist was present at his father's deathbed. Just before he died, the father said he saw figures in white coming for him. He was visibly delighted, even ecstatic. Then he passed on. His son, the doctor, was greatly reassured by witnessing this event.

Anyone who has worked in a hospice can share similar stories. It's only the ego (based in fear) that makes us regard death as a frightening "undiscovered country." The truth is, the spiritual realm is home.

I volunteer at a hospice home in our town. I've seen a lot of people in the hours or even minutes preceding their deaths. Even though many of the residents are afflicted with potentially very painful conditions, I can honestly say that I've only seen one person pass hard. Actually, that person passed maybe an hour or so after my shift ended. So I don't really know how he was at the very end. His difficulty seemed, to me, to be due to his fighting death with the little strength he had left.

It is true that those on the verge of departure from this physical realm often see loved ones who have already passed welcoming them to the other side, angels, etc. Even if they don't do or say anything that indicates that is the case, they usually pass peacefully.

It's really not all that big of a deal.

"The truth is, the spiritual realm is home." - Michael Prescott
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Exactly and that's why there is a certain part of me that is looking forward to it. I have a lot of loved ones that have gone on before me that I am looking forward to being reunited with. I have loved ones left here to but I know that it won't be long before they would be joining me in the Spiritual realm.

It's interesting because this is really a relatively new realization for me. Before the year 2000, and the invention of the internet, I didn't feel this way. It has only been through the reading of NDEs, death bed visions, and stuff about the holographic universe and quantum physics that my mindset has changed about life after death. I think before then I was somewhat apprehensive about death. I think I leaned toward annihilation and that nothing of who we are survived the death of the physical body.

I remember there was a site back in 2000 called Survivalscience.org that I found that had all these links to different life after death topics and a link to the online essay about the Universe as a hologram. It didn't take me too long to make the connection between NDE's and the holographic universe. I think that is what clinched the deal for me.

I just couldn't explain away how it was that people who had NDEs described what they saw and experienced on the other side in terms that seemed to corroborate the holographic universe theory. I made the connection very early on in my reading.

As an unfortunate, but scientifically fair, addendum to my comment it should be noted that people who are killed violently, as opposed to passing due to illnesses, may not have such glorious transitions. My son has described to me how people that he shot (as a soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan) or witnessed dying from mortal gunshot wounds, shrapnel wounds, etc. passed away. He is truly traumatized by the way people scream, convulse, stare back with pain, shock and even hatred in their eyes until their last breath coughs, spits or gurgles out of them. We've talked about it because he wanted to know if hospice patients are different(if there is any hope). Death can be exceedingly ugly.

Sorry,truly, but, again, in fairness this should be noted.

Michael, in the post "The murder of Jacqui Poole", you wrote:

"Having been given this information (which later proved to be correct), Poole went to the police"

It's not Poole, it's Holohan!

This is a post to your "100 Push-ups" entry, which is no longer posting comments. Don't care if this gets posted but just thought the author would find interesting that while falling asleep last night I considered attempting 100 push-ups the following day. This morning, forgetting that thought, I began looking up near death-experiences, and hopping from one article to the next and landing on this page, and ultimately your 100 push-up entry (which had nothing to do with the intent of my search)...and so your synchronistic glimpse of a TV show mentioning 100 push-ups after threatening the same to yourself if you miss a paper shot...was synchronistically passed on to me - so, yes...the present moment is flexible, and there's a larger web of causality going on.

Just tried- only got to 93.

Thanks, Vitor. I'll fix it.

Neat story, Brian. Thanks. And I'd say 93 pushups is pretty damn good!

No One, it's a fair point, although some channeled info says that people who die violent deaths may leave their bodies quickly, so that the death throes and agony are not subjectively experienced. The final spasms are said to be more like a reflex action of the body, while the mind/soul is safely removed. Whether or not this is true, I don't know.

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