THE TRAP - WE ARE NOT 'BELIEVERS', WE ACCEPT THE EVIDENCE
I receive emails from people
asking for assistance to suggest ways to tell their
skeptical loved ones about the afterlife. First I suggest
that you agree with them that it's important to be an
open-minded skeptic and to test any claim that comes
While emphasising to them that the personal experience
is what really counts, try to get them to agree to keep
an open mind. It is important to remove stubborn, irrational
skepticism which can prevent people from even seeing
the evidence. One way is to point out that in the last
hundred years there has been an accumulation of evidence
for the afterlife which has never been disproved. You
can also mention that whereas religion relied on 'faith'
and 'belief' nowadays accepting the evidence for the
afterlife has nothing to do with belief. That is hugely
important because there are many skeptics who mistakenly
think that those who accept the afterlife are 'believers'.
Do not fall for that one.
Emphatically NO! Tell skeptical loved ones - and others
like them - that we: a) ACCEPT THE EVIDENCE of the afterlife,
that b) the afterlife evidence has never
been disproved, c) that the afterlife has huge consequences, d) there would be some people, who,
because of their stubbornness will become adversely
affected for a very long time when they cross over, e) that scientists of the highest caliber
accepted the afterlife AFTER they investigated (chapter
2 of our book A LAWYER PRESENTS THE EVIDENCE - afterlife).
f) encourage skeptical loved ones to read good quality
afterlife material - such as the our Friday Afterlife
A REVIEW OF OUR BOOK BY AN AMERICAN ATTORNEY
Wendy and Victor,
I have read the entire book. It is the most complete
compendium of scientific work on aspects of human consciousness
and its continuity which has yet appeared. You have
done heroic work in assembling all this evidence. Your
service to human knowledge is worthy of the highest
commendation. You have brought manifold blessings to
our beleaguered planet. Please accept my expressions
of profound gratitude!" John F. Swensen J.D. Illinois
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NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES OF AMERICAN VETERANS Dr.
Diane Corcoran, president of IANDS,
talks about the needs of veterans who have NDEs. In the
second half, experiencer Robert Caplan talks about his
NDE experience while in the Navy.
AFTERLIFE CONSISTENT WITH QUANTUM PHYSICS
"I believe that the findings of
increasingly support Plato, who taught that there is
a more perfect, non-material realm of existence. There
is evidence that suggests the existence of a non-material,
non-physical universe that has a reality even though
it might not as yet be clearly perceptible to our senses
and scientific instrumentation. When we consider out
of body experiences, shamanic journeys and lucid dream
states, though they cannot be replicated in the true
scientific sense, they also point to the existence of
non-material dimensions of reality." Prof. Fred
DR. BRIAN WEISS LEARNS ABOUT PAST LIVES
In 1980, Dr. Brian Weiss was using hypnotherapy with a
patient named Catherine to discover the roots of her paralyzing
phobias. During one of their sessions, Dr. Weiss asked
Catherine to go back to the time those phobias started.
Instead of going back to childhood, she went back 4,000
years in time, to a past life. At first, Dr. Weiss, an
Ivy League-trained psychiatrist, thought what she was
saying was unbelievable. Then, Catherine said something
that turned Dr. Weiss from skeptic to believer.
THE PROCESS OF DYING
Barbara Karnes, a hospice educator, claims that Western
society no longer has models for the process of dying
and grieving. She claims that fear and unfinished business
make dying harder. Extremely valuable for anyone with
loved ones approaching the end of life. If you are short
of time start at 27 minutes where she begins to outline
the signs and stages of approaching death from disease
in the final 3 months.
MORE INSIGHTS ABOUT THE DUPLICATE OF THE PHYSICAL BODY
"...when the body sleeps, the spirit body (which
resides inside the physical body) temporarily withdraws
from it while still remaining connected to it by a magnetic
cord [silver cord]. This cord is the veritable life-line
between the spirit body and the earth body. The spirit
thus situated will either remain in the vicinity of
the earth body, or it will gravitate to [go to] that
sphere which its earthly life, so far, has entitled
it to enter. The spirit body with all consciousness
and mind will thus spend part of the lifetime of the
earthly body in spirit lands, visiting our loved ones
and others we know." (Mons. Hugh Benson Life
in the World Unseen).
RARE PHOTO OF A SILVER CORD
At the bottom of the photo you can see the silver cord
coming out of scientist George Meek's physical body which
now looks transparent (you can see the chair through his
leg). His spirit body (out of sight behind the camera)
is still attached to the physical body. The photo was
taken in a room where there was no visible light. Read
OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCES
The International Academy of Consciousness is a non-profit
research and education organization with a presence in
9 countries and 13 cities around the world. Courses on
how to have an out of body experience and on the nature
of consciousness are run in many countries. It has a research
center located in southern Portugal for practice and research
on out-of-body experience. Its founder, Dr. Waldo Vieira,
began having out of body experiences at the age of nine
and has been studying them for more than fifty years.
Many resources are available on the
MELODY KUZMAN FEELS HER FATHER
IN SPIRIT SAVED HER LIFE
QUESTION: You mentioned
recently what we must do to guarantee a safe place in
the level of the Light when I cross over to the afterlife.
But should we know what we must NOT DO to maximize our
opportunity for going to the level of the Light?
Victor: Yes, I stated that selfless
service, helping those
who really need help purely for the love of helping,
and unconditional love and unconditional forgiveness
will guarantee you a place in the Realm of the Light.
But as what NOT to do, note carefully: keep away from
cruelty - all kinds of cruelty to other people and preferably
to every living thing. Also, abuse of power is very
karmic and lowers our spiritual vibrations. And keep
away from dishonesty and selfishness. One does not have
to be absolutely perfect to gain the Light on crossing
over - but practising the above mentioned will help
' UNDERSTANDING LIFE AFTER DEATH '
and I thoroughly recommend Understanding
Life After Death. Cyrus Kirkpatrick writes in an
easy to read, personal and conversational style which
is very engaging. His grasp of the evidence for the
afterlife is impressive as is his ability to penetrate
the arguments of the pseudo-skeptics. His book contains
excellent sections on the evidence for mediumship, near-death
experiences, Leslie Flint, and his own experiences of
out of body travel. As a young tech-savvy college-educated
globe trotting writer, journalist and film maker, his
is a wonderful fresh voice in the field of afterlife
research. The book would be a wonderful gift for a college
age friend or relative to counter the skepticism that
pervades academia. Check
out the contents.
WE ALL HAVE A SPIRITUAL GUARDIAN We
have repeatedly been informed directly from the afterlife
that we do have a protector or guardian while we live
on planet earth. Whilst the role of the protector is
to protect us, he/she is also responsible for helping
us to fulfil our life plan. However the protector does
not interfere when we exercise our free will. "Your
spirit-protector is obliged to watch over you, because
he has accepted that task; but a spirit is allowed to
choose his ward among the beings who are sympathetic
to him. In some cases this office is a pleasure; in
others, it is a mission or a duty." (Allan
Kardek, The Spirits' Book)
DIVALDO FRANCO - A MEDIUM IN
THE BRAZILIAN SPIRITIST TRADITION is
perhaps the most influential figure in Spiritism today.
Like Chico Xavier, 87 year old Divaldo Franco is a brilliant
psychic and medium (read
more). To date he has writtten, in automatic writing,
two hundred and fifty-five books, by two hundred and
eleven authors now in spirit. Here are a few available
in English.The proceeds from the sale of his books
and lectures go to charitable work including his centre
which has helped more than thirty-five thousand children.
Spiritism claims to be philosophy rather than a religion
and emphasises reincarnation, spiritual healing, mediumship
and service to others. All practical Spiritism (mediumship,
dissemination, fraternal assistance) is free of any
charge (read more about
Spiritism). This video is about Divaldo Franco's
centre in Salvador da Bahia, a city on the northeast
coast of Brazil.
INTERESTING, EDUCATIONAL AND HIGHLY ENTERTAINING! You
are invited to hear Victor speak to Sydney skeptics.
Wednesday 23rd September 2015 at 8pm
at the 'OPEN FORUM' IN SYDNEY, a venue where intelligent
people meet to discuss controversial issues. There was
a great deal of interest in the packed hall at my first
meeting with the skeptics some time ago. I was invited
to continue my presentation about the evidence for the
afterlife. You are most welcome to join us and bring
a friend with you. Let's have a really good night of
fun full of exciting information. 100 meters off Broadway
Shepherd St Chippendale. $4 includes supper.
(Three only). Received always with thanks!
1) I love the wonderful Afterlife Report that you produce
each week. It always sends me off in a new and interesting
direction, and opens my mind and heart to so many fascinating
new ideas. Thank you so much for your contributions
to our understanding of the Afterlife--et al! Mary Catherine
2. WOW! Child artist Akiane...amazing, fantastic!!
3. Dear Victor and Wendy,
First of all i´d like to send you greetings from
Austria. I´m happy to receive your newsletters -
its a very good source for my work.
I´ve lost my beloved wife and mother of 3 small
children, Manuela, 3 years ago in a car accident. Manuela
has sent us many messages, especially through our smallest
son (he was 2 at the time of her death).
I have found a really very outstanding book which
i would like to recommend to you and your readers - it´s
not yet another story, for me it´s has been the
best description of what i and we´ve done as a family
…. (of course not exactly the same). So here´s
my book recommendation: Love
is Stronger than death: the mystical union of two souls
by Cynthia Bourgeault.
INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC: LOVE IS MY
RELIGION We are told that in the higher
realms of the afterlife there are no religions as we know
them - only love.
Whilst we encourage and we publish many papers and reports
by afterlife researchers, we are not in a position to
guarantee the accuracy of all claims. We accept the
imputed claim that the afterlife and paranormal research
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