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Roberta Grimes

The most transformational book I ever have read is The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. I first read it in 1973, and I didn’t realize until much later the way that book formed a basis for my later afterlife research. It opened my eyes to a deeper awareness that nothing is as it seems; it primed me to later accept the evidence that what we experience as human consciousness is primary; and the fact that something so fundamental has been steadfastly ignored by mainstream scientists because it doesn’t fit their narrative was my first clue that the mainstream science emperor is indeed buck nekkid!

That book’s core insight from my perspective was that plants are conscious, and they can communicate. What a revelation! Consider only the work of Cleve Backster, then America’s foremost expert on lie detectors, who one morning in 1966 decided to use his office plant as an experimental subject. He attached to one of its leaves a galvanometer, the part of a polygraph machine which registers human emotions, and he found that the plant was reacting very much as a person would react who was having transient thoughts. He soon found that the most extreme reactions in the plant were produced when he decided to burn one of its leaves; the reaction was less if he only imagined burning the leaf, or even if he actually burned it. His plant would react, too, if other living things in the room were credibly threatened with harm; and Backster and other researchers later demonstrated that these reactions are present even in living fragments of plants. My goodness, plants can read the minds of their keepers from a distance of miles away! There is so much more to Backster’s work that mainstream science still ignores. These amazing revelations are more than fifty years old, and they are all by themselves sufficient reason for you to read one of the most amazing and most unjustly ignored books in history.  

This discovery that plants are in some way conscious still fills me with wonder. It formed a basis for my growing, research-based awareness that what we experience as consciousness must be primary. There is no other explanation that fits all the evidence! So when in 2011 I read the ultimate quantum-physics-for-dummies book, Quantum Enigma by Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner, and I found that the greatest of all quantum physicists had decades before reached the same conclusion, I had a joyous eurekamoment. As quantum physicist Max Planck famously said, ”I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.”

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Political divisions in America are worse now than they ever before have been, which makes it hard for us to see that we are witnessing the dawning fulfillment of the greatest dream ever dreamed in all of human history. After ten millennia during which humankind groveled beneath the swords of despots and the awful reign of capricious gods, we are about to state with a single voice that we refuse to bow to any earthly power. From now on all the power is our own! This ultimate liberation of all the world will have to begin in the United States, since it is only here that we possess the tools that can make it possible.

But it will not end here! Abraham Lincoln called this nation “The last best hope of earth,” and in that he was prescient. Now it begins! And since our old habit of fearing is strong, we will need to begin with the certain assurance that what comes after the rapine of political parties will be government by and for the people; and what will replace a capricious God will be personal intimacy with Spirit.

You may never have thought about the fact that politics and religion are the same breed of cat. Each claims to be able to help us relate to a great Authority – to government or to God – but demonstrably, both do that very poorly. And neither has any power of its own! Furthermore:

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Our growing understanding of how reality is structured makes us realize how near the dead are to us. They are right here! We’re told that there are something like eight primary levels of energy-based reality, separated from one another by their rates of vibration, and all of them are exactly where we are. But far from making communication easier, the fact that reality is an energy spectrum all located in a single place makes unaided communication from there to here seem impossible. Think of your Channel Five weatherman and your Channel Seven newsman trying to chat with one another while both are on air, and without a phone. The fact that communication between levels through mediums has become a well-documented phenomenon is a wonder! But what if we never consult a medium? How else can our loved ones signal their survival?

It seems that over the millennia the dead have wrestled with this problem. They are more aware of us than we are of them, and as they transition and adjust to their new surroundings they are anxious to get word to us that they are still here. We are coming to understand that even long before there were earth-based scientists, there were clever and dedicated teams of dead researchers trying to understand what they were dealing with and puzzling out how to deliver signs to us that they lived on.

It is from this perspective of ancient experimentation that we must look at the kinds of signs that come to us from those we love in the period soon after their deaths. Many are natural objects like feathers and stones, or growing things like flowers or insects; and some involve what seems to be the manipulation of the minds of animals and people. Some of the objects – and even the insects – are likely apports. They are objects materialized from there to here, in a process never studied and not well understood. There are hints that apports may be removed from this material level at some other point in time and deposited back here, often materializing in air, so a decades-old newspaper (for example) could plop onto a table looking fresh from the press.

So, what are some of the physical signs that our dead loved ones can send to us soon after their deaths?

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My journey away from mainstream Christianity and toward following the teachings of Jesus has been lifelong. Having had two experiences of light in childhood, I was always certain that God is real. But Christianity troubled me more and more as I read communications from the dead and came to understand ever more clearly that the core dogma of mainstream Christianity is wrong. I have never in decades of reading hundreds of communications from the dead found any evidence at all that God or any religious figure ever has judged anyone. Neither have I ever found an instance where a dead person says or hints that the death of Jesus redeemed him from punishment for his sins. So Christianity is wrong about that. It’s wrong.

Jesus, however, is right. He told us things about God, reality, death and the afterlife that are consistent in even small details with what the dead have been telling us for decades. I will blog soon about some of these flat-out amazing correspondences between the teachings of Jesus and the words of the dead. Now, though, I’d like to make a different point.

The fact that some mainstream Christian teachings contradict the teachings of Jesus is not harmless. Christian dogmas are so ingrained by now that most Christians are hazy about what Jesus taught, but they can recite by rote their denomination’s teachings on sin and hell and sacrificial redemption. They embrace as the truth these man-made dogmas that directly contradict what Jesus said, and the fruits of their beliefs can be appalling.

As Jesus says, “By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?”(MT 7:16) Here are two examples of the product of thornbushes and thistles gleaned from one day’s Internet grazing.

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Someone who had read my post of June 6thBy Their Fruit You Will Recognize Them, has asked what I think is a wonderful question. If Christianity abandoned the rest of the Bible and began now to follow only the Gospels, how would things be any different?

As you may recall, in that earlier post we applied to modern-day Christianity the Lord’s own standard for any organization that purports to be of God:

“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.” (MT 7:15-20)

It isn’t necessary to again point out the many ways in which Christianity has let down the Lord of whose teachings it remains the custodian. If necessary, please review my blog post of June 6thSo, what did Jesus actually teach? How might things be different if we took His teachings seriously?

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Jesus in the Gospels warns us that wrong religious teachings can be recognized by the evils they bring. He says:

“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.” (MT 7:15-20)

Christianity is based in a very long book called the Bible. The entire Christian Bible, composed of ancient Jewish and early Christian writings, is considered by Christians somewhat magically to be the Inspired Word of God. Given the way the books of the Bible were assembled by the early Church, this seems to me to be a dubious claim. Who are we to be putting words into God’s mouth? I once asked a fundamentalist friend how he could be so sure that a canon put together by a committee in the equivalent of smoke-filled rooms was absolutely all inspired by God. He told me confidently that God had worked through all the participants in those synods. No doubt! His answer reminded me of what had been said by a priest of a religion whose certain belief was that the world rides on the back of a turtle. When asked what the turtle was standing on, the priest had said confidently, “It’s turtles all the way down.”

In the same way, the Christian Bible is said to be God’s Word all the way down. And this seems to me to be the fatal flaw of modern Christianity.

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I have just read a blog-rant by someone who calls himself a Christian against Jan Crouch, the co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network, who recently died. I have no idea what a woman who spent forty years building the largest Christian broadcasting network on earth might have done to offend this Bible-thumper! But he used a lot of Biblical quotations to assure his readers that Ms. Crouch is at this moment frying in a fiery hell.

I’m sorry, but this has done it for me. I am going to tell you now categorically that not only is the entire Christian Bible not the Inspired Word of God, but anyone who uses pieces of it to beat down someone who has tried to serve God is himself enmired in deepest evil. We have been assured by those we used to think were dead that no powerful evil entity exists, but if there were a Satan, those who wield such hate-filled nonsense would be his disciples!

The strictest Christians insist to us that the entire Christian Bible is the inspired word of God, and it still applies today. Okay. Fair enough. Let’s take just a glimpse at what they claim that God is saying to us. So you won’t have to spend your whole day reading, what follows is just a tiny sample of God’s purported Old Testament Words that no loving God could conceivably utter:

If a girl is taken to wife and found to be not a virgin, then they shall bring out the girl to the doorway of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death.” (Deuteronomy 22: 21)

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I hear from grieving people almost daily now. Their pain is often so raw that it is nearly unbearable to read their messages, and I realize that since I cannot feel grief myself I am handicapped in my attempts to help them. But I try!

Grief is a process. It is composed of a number of elements: the loss of old habits, fear for the loved one, loneliness, nostalgia, anger, guilt, self-pity, and more. All are very low-vibration emotions, so each of them is painful; and in combination, they can be unbearable! It is in the nature of grief that it will lessen over time – it should be a lot less painful beyond the first year – but you can help it along by trying to understand what the particular mix of negative emotions is in your own case. I suggest to most people the following steps:

1) Pamper yourself. Especially when the grief is fresh, listen hard for your own feelings and wishes and try to do exactly what you want to do from minute to minute of every day. Your mind knows what it needs to do to heal! Don’t be around people who make you feel worse: it is important that you be ruthless about that. Treat yourself as the emotional invalid that you are. Certainly don’t spend time with anyone who tells you that you have got to get over it!

2) Learn all that you can about where your loved one is now. Depending on how you process information, there are lots of books that you might read; and I urge you strongly to subscribe to the Zammits’ weekly newsletter (go to victorzammit.com). My The Fun of Dying is a quick summary, and it includes an annotated bibliography that can help you find lots of additional books. But the news is all good! And the more you learn, the more you should begin to feel more comfortable about your loved one’s present situation.

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One of the creepiest things I have read in awhile is an article about someone who intends to create a powerful artificial intelligence and build a new religion around it. Good grief, what would be the point of that? It’s as if science has at last achieved a religious singularity! The fact that human religions create their own gods – and it never happens the other way around – is now being not only acknowledged, but celebrated.

Of course, this foolishness is just a logical extension of a current scientific pursuit. The search for ways to make human beings physically immortal is The Next Big Thing! Although it’s hard to see why anyone would want to be immortal now, when before long every human being is going to be a slave to conscious killer robots. It turns out, too, that even what seems to you and me to be genuine love is just a matter-based illusion that human beings evolved to experience because it enhances reproductive success. And perhaps worst of all, this scientific obsession with believing that the brain must generate consciousness is tying people in knots with the fear that advances in artificial intelligence are drawing us closer to the day when a machine configured to mimic a human being inevitably will develop consciousness, and soon thereafter our species will end at the hands of a smarter and stronger robot army.

Every one of these scenarios is nonsense. The human brain does not generate consciousness. Instead, consciousness is the source of all matter, including what makes up your physical brain! This obvious truth seems at last to be dawning on a few more open-minded scientists, but their problem is that a century’s research has been based on the absolute certainty that the brain must somehow generate consciousness. By now, scientists are trying hard not to discover the truth about consciousness, since sadly that truth might threaten their careers. They are hoping not to rock the scientific boat until at least the day their own kids finish college.

So since the scientific stonewalling continues, it is time for us to say this bluntly. Mainstream science has allowed its materialist dogma to destroy whatever was left of the whole field of scientific inquiry. Not a single major scientific discovery will be possible, ever again, until the scientific community accepts two facts:

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A recent article entitled Scientifically, What is the Worst Way to Die? reviews some of the most horrendous forms of death by torture ever devised. Then it concludes that when every aspect is considered, including the intensity and duration of the pain inflicted and the degree of psychological suffering, the very worst possible way to die is the way that most of us will die. It notes that today “the leading causes of death are heart disease and cancer, which together accounted for 63 percent of all deaths in the US in 2011. People with these and many other diseases often live longer than their ancestors, but those final increments of life are more drawn-out and painful.”

And this news it even worse than it seems, since people who die in pain as the result of an acute event tell us they were out of their bodies during the process. Those who have died in auto crashes, for example, talk about having watched their fatal accidents from above or from the roadside. So it is likely that those being hanged, drawn and quartered also were safely out of their bodies. But our elderly loved ones too often have inflicted upon them years of suffering in the delusion that even such a damaged life is better than the alternative. It is not! The least that those we love deserve is comfortable and peaceful deaths.

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Most afterlife researchers are skeptics. We have found tantalizing parts of one gigantic truth, and since we know that the rest of it still must be out there, we won’t settle for less. So I have a confession to make. For decades I was skeptical that most psychic mediums actually were in contact with the dead.

Most of the communications that I first read to formulate my understanding of death and the afterlife came from early-twentieth-century deep-trance mediums who were able to withdraw from their bodies altogether and allow their dead controls to speak using the medium’s vocal cords. There were some amazing deep-trance mediums working in the early twentieth century, and if the evidence of our survival produced by even one of them – Leonora Piper, perhaps, or Gladys Osborne Leonard – had been objectively studied by contemporary scientists, you would have lived your whole life knowing that it never is going to end. They produced such consistent and extensive proofs of what actually is going on that eventually they convinced even me. But, mediums reading the minds of the dead? Not so much.

           The wonderful Dr. Gary Schwartz of the University of Arizona conducted double- and triple-blind experiments on a number of psychic mediums, and he detailed the results in his excellent 2003 book, The Afterlife Experiments. Reading his book convinced me that some physic mediums are indeed in contact with the dead. Dr. Schwartz found that some of the mediums he tested under laboratory conditions in which neither the sitter nor the medium knew who was on the other side of the screen, and sometimes the sitter wasn’t allowed to say anything, produced detailed communications with dead loved ones that the sitters graded as more than ninety percent accurate.

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After a supernatural experience at the age of eight I have spent most of my leisure time in two parallel pursuits: exhaustively studying the afterlife evidence, and reading the Christian Bible repeatedly. This is such an odd combination of interests that I may be the only person on earth with the knowledge and experience to compare what the dead have to say about God, reality, death, the afterlife, and the meaning and purpose of human life with the actual Gospel words of Jesus.

And the greatest discovery of my life has been the fact that the dead agree with Jesus! In amazing detail. How wonderful is that? We can demonstrate now that Jesus is real, and that He must have come directly from God because He knew things two thousand years ago that He never could have known otherwise. Wow.

Those that we used to think were dead have a lot to say about Christianity too, and here the news is not supportive. These are some of the many things that we learn from people now in a position to know:

  • There is no anthropomorphic God. In fact, the only thing that actually exists is what you and I experience as consciousness, which is what Jesus called the Holy Spirit. This genuine God never takes human form, and it has no human failings of the sort that Christians feel the need to ascribe to their God.

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Five years ago I began an experiment in radio and podcasting that is central to my life in ways more important than the considerable time that it takes. I am only now becoming aware of the extent to which Seek Reality has shaped my life.

  • I have met so many great experts! Some of the authors and researchers I first met when I invited them to be interview guests have become my dear friends and beloved fellow laborers in the field of establishing what is true.
  • I have many friends, too, that I may never meet. Since I encourage communications from listeners, I hear from people every day. Some have questions, some want to add to what a guest has said or to make points based upon their own research, and some simply want to give me a hug and receive a hug in return.
  • My work has broadened to encompass my broadcast name. When Cameron Steele, the head of ctrnetwork.com, asked me what I wanted to call my program, the right name came to mind at once: “Seek Reality.” “What??” He had thought of me as an afterlife researcher! My answer to him felt automatic: “Studying the afterlife is just one part of what we all should be doing, which is trying to understand what is going on.” I heard myself say it. Then I realized that of course it was true, but frankly until that moment it never had occurred to me that seeking to understand reality was my actual mission.

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Particle physicists put up a brave front, but they are going through difficult times. All their current theories about the nature of reality – string theory, the multiverse, and what-else-have you – are turning out to have serious flaws. Perhaps if they will return to that old saw, Occam’s Razor, and rethink reality along simpler lines, they will save themselves some headaches. In fact, courtesy of our beloved dead, the answers to many of their questions have been under their noses for more than a century.

I am becoming ever more confident that the 27% of the universe that physicists call “dark matter” because it interacts with gravity but not with photons of light are the six or so energy-based levels where the dead reside. They exist precisely where we are, but at graduated vibratory rates between this material universe and the Source level, the highest energy level of which we are aware.

I admit to having poked good-natured fun at physicists who are earnestly studying a mere 5% of what exists as if that were the whole of reality. Five percent! But apparently physicists are at last beginning to look more closely at the dark matter that is at least six times greater in volume than all the visible matter and energy put together.

To quote a wonderful article in the August issue of Scientific American entitled “Could Dark Matter Make Invisible, Parallel Universes?”, “Scientists are increasingly considering the possibility that dark matter, in particular, is not just a contrivance to account for the motion of visible matter but a hidden side of the universe with a rich inner life. It may consist of a veritable zoo of particles interacting through novel forces of nature—an entire universe interwoven silently with our own.” “Observations suggest it outweighs ordinary matter by a factor of 6 to 1. Galaxies and galaxy clusters are embedded in giant balls, or ‘halos,’ of dark matter.” “Could there be a hidden world that is an exact copy of ours, containing hidden versions of electrons and protons, which combine to form hidden atoms and molecules, which combine to form hidden planets, hidden stars and even hidden people?”

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William of Ockham (c. 1287–1347) was an English Franciscan friar who is famous even today for having devised a problem-solving technique that scientists now honor mostly in the breach: Occam’s razor. Occam’s razor states that when there are competing hypotheses, the one that requires that we made the fewest assumptions should be selected. Or in other words, the simplest explanation is likely to be the best explanation.

Occam’s wisdom often comes to mind as I browse my favorite popular science magazines, seeking evidence that mainstream physicists might at last be getting a clue. Sadly, that evidence is slim. Rather than veering back toward the ageless wisdom of Occam, the fact that their theories have been driven so entirely off the rails by their refusal to study all of reality has led physicists into ever-greater absurdities. For example, they are still grappling with their need to make a multiverse theory work in the face of not much evidence that it has any connection with anything. To quote the linked article, in the past six years the Large Hadron Collider (“LHC”) has “failed to yield any of dozens of particles that many theorists had included in their equations for more than 30 years. The grand flop suggests that researchers may have taken a wrong turn decades ago in their understanding of how to calculate the masses of particles.” Gee, ya think? Even the Higgs Boson, the LHC’s one big success, apparently isn’t panning out as hoped.

We have talked here about the fact that physicists are trying to understand – by their own measure – only 5% of what they know exists. We have talked as well about the 27% of the universe that is “dark matter,” but in fact the real stumper seems to be the 68% of the universe made up of “dark energy.”  At the link is yet another article wandering over a flaky field of ideas that seem to have no connection to anything that we might think of as real. The fact that dark matter and dark energy don’t interact with or give off photons of light, that indeed they don’t seem to be made up of particles, is a frustrating anathema to people in such a drilled-down, highly specialized field that they call themselves particle physicists.

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The most important thing for us to understand about the spurious battle between Christianity and science is that it is a battle that neither can win because neither of them is the open-minded pursuit of the truth. Both Christianity and modern mainstream science are belief-systems.And if you look at only what you want to see, always through a blur of pre-conceived notions, it is impossible for you to see anything clearly.

Neither Christianity nor science can serve us well until each of them loses its fear that its world-view might be wrong and begins an open-minded pursuit of the truth.

I was forcefully reminded of this problem when I read a review in the current Atlantic of a self-satisfied new book by evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne called Faith Versus Fact. A review of the same book from a Christian perspective is here.

The book’s very title – Faith Versus Fact – sums up the primary problem with science. Christians understand that their religion is a belief-system, while scientists have made the belief that they are pursuing the entire truth a tenet of their particular religion. They don’t even realize they are practicing a religion! And when your vision is so altogether distorted that you cannot recognize that those distortions exist, then it is hard to see where you go from there.

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A friend of mine has sent me an extraordinary interview with Lother Schafer, a quantum physicist who has more than a clue about what actually is going on. His Infinite Potential: What Quantum Physics Reveals About How We Should Live (2013) is a deeply remarkable book. Dr. Schafer has arrived at precisely the same set of conclusions about reality and the nature of our minds that you and I are exploring now! And while we have reached our conclusions from the perspective of the afterlife evidence, Dr. Schafer has achieved the same results from the perspective of quantum physics.

I urge you to listen to the linked interview. It is going to change your life! It doesn’t matter that mainstream scientific gatekeepers are still resolutely pretending that reality is only material, and they stubbornly continue to try to make sense of their hypothetical clockwork universe. Persistence is not a virtue when you are demonstrably wrong. Gatekeepers have managed to enforce spiritual ignorance in the scientific community for more than a century. But eventually – as it always does – the truth will win.

The immortal Max Planck won the 1918 Nobel Prize in Physics as the father of quantum mechanics. He could have told you a hundred years ago what Dr. Schafer is saying today! In 1931 he said, ”I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.” And he said in 1944, “As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter.”

It is frustrating to realize that the Chinese military, not hamstrung by Luddite Western physics, is already learning how to control robots with the human mind. The Chinese people have been in the forefront of energy medicine, and far ahead of us in their general understanding of the nature of our minds. Meanwhile, American scientists cheerfully carry on assuming that the human brain is something more important than a two-way radio in the head of a meat-robot. Investigators have spent the past sixty years unsuccessfully seeking a source of Einstein’s genius in the man’s dissected brain. And researchers are working on ways to influence our minds by mechanically affecting our brains, which is the least efficient imaginable process!

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I have just read the most foolish bit of nonsense that I ever have seen in Scientific American.And given the fact that most issues of my favorite magazine include further examples of the resolute cluelessness to which mainstream science has reduced itself, to call this article perhaps the most epic bit of ignorance ever written is to say something remarkable about it.

Entitled How Come Some People Believe in the Paranormal?, this piece lumps together UFOs, Bigfoot, the New World Order, and all psi phenomena into one hilarious sideshow. No summary I could give you would properly encapsulate the Luddite thinking of this author, and of the French investigators whose work is his subject. What they have done is the rough equivalent of our inviting investigators to step outside so we can demonstrate that the earth is flat; then filling a balloon with helium and letting it go; and then assuming that these two experiments have proven that all scientific theories are baseless. We proceed directly to trying to figure out what mental flaws might have prompted any scientist ever to have believed what is so unbelievable as the thought that the Earth might be round and not flat and it attracts objects to itself.

I do not exaggerate. That is these researchers’ mission. They investigate none of the targeted phenomena. Instead, they assume that since their belief-system of materialism declares them all to be impossible, the fact that you and I and more than 71% of Americans believe in ‘miracles,’ 42% of Americans believe that ‘ghosts’ exist, (and) 41% think that ‘extrasensory perception’… is possible,” then clearly something must be wrong with us.(Those dismissive quotation marks are in the article. They give you a flavor of the piece.)

Of course, if any of these folks had undertaken even a modest search of the literature beyond their narrow world of materialism, they would have found so much evidence for miracles, ghosts, extrasensory perception, remote viewing, communication through mediums, and life after death that they would have realized that people believe in such things for the same reason that research scientists believe that matter is composed of atoms: there is abundant and well-documented evidence of these phenomena. But scientists generally see material and non-material theories as  forever at war with one another, never imagining that they might both be right.

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I want to apologize to you for my month-long hiatus from blogging. It never was my intention! But practicing law while I prepared for and presented at the Scottsdale afterlife conference, plus doing page-proofs for two new books and all the details of preparing their marketing, have made my whole month disappear. It is only now, with the conference over and both book titles about to ship, that I can stop and take a breath!

What an amazing year this is. I’m glad that you can share it with me! Two extraordinary books that bear my name are about to hit the major chains, although in fact I wrote neither of them. My job has been just to edit and polish. And to spend the rest of my life supporting them.

Liberating Jesus is a channeled work. I don’t know enough to have written it myself, and I certainly never would have the nerve to say about Christianity what Jesus says in this book! You would think that someone as psychic as a post would be flat unable to channel at all, but the true authors of this book – Master Jesus and my spirit guide, Thomas – are sufficiently expert that the cluelessness of their instrument did not deter them. Jesus, especially, turns out to be a virtuoso at using an inexpert mind to focus information. He channeled forty thousand words through me in barely two weeks of work.

Meanwhile, I have been assisting Mikey Morgan and his mother, Carol, in writing his autobiography. Mikey is a very advanced being who last was on earth in the 1600s, and who – like many of those now in spirit – has become increasingly worried about the course of human life on earth. He wanted so badly to help us begin to set our lives on a better track that he took a brief additional lifetime, dying in 2007 at the age of twenty, so for the rest of his mother’s life he can teach us through the thinning veil in the voice of a modern American kid who understands us very well.

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It has been nearly a year since my spirit guide, Thomas, broke into my daytime existence and began the process that led to Liberating Jesus. I found it all to be a harrowing experience, and then I went through a summer of angst because the book is so extreme. It was only when Liberating Jesus was received so well that I really believed that Jesus was pleased with it!

Meanwhile, toward the end of the summer my eternal friend, Thomas, lightened up. He had made allusions to his having “helped” me write my Doubleday novel about Thomas Jefferson’s marriage, and finally in September he flat-out told us that My Thomas is a channeled memoir of Thomas Jefferson’s life during the Revolutionary War.

Well, of course it is. I feel foolish that I ever imagined I could have written it myself! The idea for My Thomas came out of the blue, but the notion of writing it soon compelled me.Thomas Jefferson was married in 1772 and widowed just over a decade later, so his marriage spanned the Revolutionary War period. And what a marriage it was! Jefferson was so bereft at Patty’s death that he burned all their letters to one another. He never married again, and even in his old age he referred to his long-ago wife as “the cherished companion of my life” and to his marriage as “ten years of unchequered happiness.”

After a year of doing intensive research that felt like a treasure hunt, easy and joyous, I sat down to write, and I found the story already forming into scenes in my mind. Writing it was easy! I could hardly type fast enough. It came out all in a single draft – even written in Elizabethan English! – and when my agent sent it to Doubleday’s head acquisitions editor, she bought it at once and insisted that I not change a word. That she soon found a better job so My Thomas was orphaned and largely ignored seems now to have been a part of the plan. It was essential that I not become a novelist!

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People tell me that my approach to scientific cluelessness has been too harsh. I’ve got to cut these people more slack! Fair enough. The fact that almost a century has passed as we waited for scientists to realize that the study of matter is a dead-end game may not be reason enough for me to be calling modern science a failed belief-system that has wasted what could have been a productive century.

My problem with science has been less the fact that it ran off the rails in about 1910 when scientific gatekeepers adopted materialism as a “fundamental dogma.” No, it’s more the fact that even today, scientists continue to hold to materialism, despite the fact that we long ago learned that in reality nothing whatsoever is solid! Reality turns out to be energy-based. And materialism implies solidity, right? Or else, what does “matter” even mean?

The base of all of reality is an energy-like potentiality that we might think of as consciousness, since human consciousness turns out to be a part of it. The great quantum physicist, Max Planck, told us all of this decades ago! In 1931 he said, ”I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.”

He said in 1944, “As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter.”

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By now we can be certain that the Christian God does not exist. After decades of doing afterlife research and collaborating extensively with other researchers, I can state without equivocation that there is no anthropomorphic God that judges us and condemns us to hell. Wonderfully, though, what exists instead is the loving Spirit that Jesus describes in the Gospels.

God is an infinitely powerful and infinitely creative energy-like potentiality without size or form, alive in the sense that your mind is alive, highly emotional and therefore probably self-aware. All our minds are inextricably part of this one overriding consciousness; and we can be certain now that each of us is loved beyond our fondest imaginings. Each of us is God’s best-beloved child.

There isn’t just a little bit of evidence that this genuine God of the Gospels actually exists. Instead, the evidence is consistent and overwhelming to the point where to deny it anymore is just an embarrassing profession of ignorance.

So, now we know that God is real. And we can demonstrate that this genuine God is the perfect God of the Gospels. It appears that a theoretical physicist, too, believes he is edging closer to discovering God, although of course for a physicist to discover God is nothing new. The two greatest physicists of the 20th century didn’t care much for the Christian God, but the genuine Spirit which is all that exists was certainly well within their ken.

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I must apologize. I have been cowardly about saying this for far too long. Friends have insisted to me that I can’t talk about abortion because I will lose the respect of the very people I want most to help; but this post is just like all the other posts here. There are truths being hidden from you, you have the right to be aware of those truths, and I am wrong if I am tempted to foster your ignorance just because some topics make me squeamish.

I must say, too, that I’m not writing this because a football star has lately shared some facts about Margaret Sanger that should appall us all. I don’t write from a religious perspective, nor even from a political perspective, and I never will attack your right to choose. I write today just as someone who is a student of the afterlife evidence and a student of American history, and who has spotted parallels that make me wish that people three hundred years ago had had enough knowledge to be able to really articulate why slavery was so wrong. Stopping that train before it got started would have spared us so much pain! And perhaps pointing out that out of ignorance we are repeating an eighteenth-century mistake might mean that this time around there can be a gentler and more positive outcome. So, here goes.

Abortion in modern America is what slavery was before the American Civil War. The analogy isn’t perfect, but it’s close. Here are some of the things that were said about slavery at a time when honorable people of good will could say these things out of plain ignorance:

  • Black people are not really people.
  • Black people cannot take care of themselves.
  • Free men have a right to use their own property without government interference.
  • Slaves are needed to get the work done; there is no practical alternative.

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Believing in God in a world that worships mainstream science has become so hard that the latest Pew Research Center survey has found a remarkable surge in people who no longer believe in God.Pew has in recent years found more and more folks who were disenchanted with religions; and now, apparently, Pew is discovering an astonishing surge in outright atheism! For so many people to have become atheists is appalling. For the first time in human history we are able to demonstrate that God is real, but now Pew informs us that our culture is racing headlong in the wrong direction.

I am seeing some troubling stresses among my own correspondents as well. Only this week, someone emailed to me a longer version of the following thoughts:

“(W)hen I probe myself deeply whether I believe the whole “afterlife thing” to be true or not … I find that it isn’t even a question about believing. I know it. So…why don’t I live a life of certainty? Why don’t I live like the most beloved child of God, as you describe in your podcasts that I am? Where is this feeling of security that I so long for?” 

I am coming to see that my friend’s lack of a sense of security is the core human issue. It’s the reason we are ever more dissatisfied with religious practice, and it lies at the center of modern cultures as a black existential despair. No religion offers us anything more than a hope that after death we might be safe, and even that small hope requires that we believe what for most of us is unbelievable. So at last we are giving up on religions, and even giving up on God, and we are finding ourselves to be even worse off. Now hatred, depression, addictions, and all manner of public and private pain are becoming more prevalent over all the earth! I submit to you that all these problems stem from a powerful ancient yearning for a feeling of security in our lives.

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