These accounts are far better developed and more plausible than anything found in the world's scriptures or theologies. The incarnate energy is denser. Chapter 2 — The Afterlife of a Young Texan. If we choose Jesus, or Buddha or Mohammed or go with a more abstract spirituality, keeping to the core value of love and acceptance is key. Three decades of research have taught the author, a world expert in the field of death and afterlife studies, who the most reliable voices are. Much about the world he tries to describe, especially the last three of the seven planes, can only be approximated by our language.
Descriptions of the afterworld based on spirit communications provide a consistently arresting setting. He refers to the stages of spiritual evolution that may occur in the afterlife. I believe it is human nature to try to understand the reason for our existence and our individual relationship with the cosmos, and we are now free to do so without the censure of an Established Church that insists that it knows best. It contributes to your own spiritual evolution and that of all humanity. It is just that they are couched in the then current cultural norms.
Later, speaking through the medium Anthony Borgia, the book titled, , was published in 1954 now in its thirteenth printing and is. . Unless they decide to throw out the old testament and just go with the words of Jesus, we will continue to have these issues. Initially a skeptic, he eventually came around to channeling a spirit called Imperator who said he was the chief of a group of 49 spirits. We only have in front of us what can be articulated, and much is perforce left out.
And yes, Virginia, there is a hell. People who are committed to the idea of an afterlife already may be encouraged to expand their conception of what the life to come is actually like away from a rigid one based on a particular religious stance, but it is unlikely that sceptics will be persuaded of the genuineness of alleged mediumistic sources when other interpretations are on offer. If you want a mild read and a devotional backrub, this book is not for you. Absolutely loved Betty's book and looking forward to reading more of his work! They are not facts, and I may change my mind about anyone of them tomorrow should I come across evidence to indicate that there may be an alternative. This is a challenging read, but it is sure to open your mind and heart to possibilities you have never dreamt.
The book that was thus born through Helen Greaves was. Betty takes issue with Christian theologians who seem embarrassed by discussions of life after death. I very much enjoy reading your blog and I am thankful for your service in compiling and passing along so much material. The key to such kwledge is mediumship. We hunger for a reliable revelation telling us that life here and now is meaningful and good, that each of us has an important part to play in its proper unfolding, that we are accountable for all we do, and that the godless materialism all around us is a pathological mistake.
He is also a contributor for. His focus is on the dead speaking and he excludes evidence gleaned from near-death experiences and death-bed visions. The key to such knowledge is mediumship. Whatever they may make of this, everyone will find it intensely interesting. This book contains what purport to be reports from people who have died, telling us in what conditions they live, and how they may move on from one sphere to another.
I was handed a book from my uncle when I was 14 titled Tao De Ching… I read it many times as a young guy trying to understand and make some sense of it. He was solidly identified with the Catholic world. They are my ideas and I am free to think whatever I choose. We meet again those with whom we have a deep connection, and may even join in a Group Soul in order to speed up the collective spiritual growth, according to Myers. The world ahead, unlike ours, is fascinating and fair. Your period of incarnation on the physical plane is thus a very important period of education.
What happens to us when we die? For me I found several points of comfort from reading this book, one that we will meet with loved ones again in a beautiful setting, two that karma exists and those who have done wrong will be punished. As for hell, it's far out of proportion to any sin we might have committed and makes a travesty of God. Professor Betty describes many common threads that can be found throughout this literature that offer a vivid description of a realm of human existence beyond the physical life on earth. I've read many books by individuals who were clinically dead and returned to life, to try to get a better understanding of what heaven is really like. And yes, Virginia, there is a hell. Taken at face value, they represent the vivid experience of spirits, or ex-humans, eager to tell about their amazing world, and ours in a few short years.
Whatever made you think that you do? Alternately comforting, anxiety-provoking and mystifying, I was struck by the consistency of some of these mediums' revelations and the descriptions of some Near Death Experiences. Perhaps some will say that this is a venerable Eastern trait of openness that is nonexistent in the Abrahamic religions. Betty cites an interesting study that was done by Professor Jean Twenge of San Diego State University that shows how this belief in the afterlife is rising amongst millennials, despite their decidedly low participation in religion. As for hell, it's far out of proportion to any sin we might have committed and makes a travesty of God. Together they weave a common narrative that enlightens as much as it astounds. It's by a comparative religion professor who has spent 25+ years studying scripture and literature about the afterlife -- including the most credible mediumistic research -- who has put together for us a multi-faceted and inspiring understanding of the afterlife, and how it informs and empowers our life now. Maybe, challenge your thinking and beliefs is a better way to phrase that.