Judy My question is about mirror gazing and the idea that it is a situation, finally, where the paranormal can be predicted and measured and all that good scientific stuff. Has anyone practiced it yet?
Dr. Arthur Hastings of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology took 27 people through a three-hour session to contact a friend or loved one who had died. Half of the participants said they had felt the presence of the person they wanted to contact. While only 50 percent had an experience of contact, all of them reported less grief and more able to manage the feelings associated with their loss. One of the graduate students involved in this research, Dr. Rebecca Merz, (see video link below) will be offering a module in our upcoming prerecorded psychomanteum workshop that will be offered on our platform in mid-summer. We will let everyone know when it is available.
Here are some links you might find helpful:
Anon Did anything negative happen to you when you practiced psychomanteum?
Surprisingly, I never did have any negative reports. I think...
TODAY'S QUESTION continues our exploration of the continuity of identity.
In an earlier ASK RAYMOND, you said that after death, we are all "absorbed into the light," what does that mean to you?
Click on the video above to hear the answer.
The Life Review & Being "Absorbed Into the Light"
On Monday, Raymond talked about how during the life review, people report reviewing their lives from the perspective of others, especially those whom they hurt during their lives.
The life review is a process of developing and deepening empathy and appears to be an important part of how we grow as "souls."
In this short response, Raymond describes being "absorbed into the light" as a process of unification that appears to occur after we die as our individual identities dissolve in some ways while at the same time, a core identity does, indeed, remain.
Why does that individuality continue to exist? His answer is a little surprising.
This week's responses from Raymond are relatively short.
If you are left with more questions, please feel free to send them into us at [email protected] and Raymond will get to them as soon as he can.
You can also send questions for Jeffery Olsen and Dr, O'Driscoll to that address, so they can incorporate the answers into their live webinar presentation on December 4. Or you can ask your questions live that night.
Thanks, everyone!- Lisa Smartt
Interested in our ongoing...
Do people who have NDEs report that their loved ones look exactly as they did on earth?
Is it right to think of our departed loved ones as being as we knew them when they were in this life form?
If people reincarnate, then how would they continue to appear in apparitional form as we once knew them?
Click on the video above to hear answer to these inter-related questions.
(Note from Lisa: This segment ends a little abruptly. Some of you who watched it wanted to hear a little more about the appearance of our loved ones on the other side. Here are a few comments from me, and Raymond will respond more fully in a future blog.)
Do you know that feeling when you are in a dark room, and someone enters and you just know who it is?
One of the things, I have heard is that when people encounter their deceased loved ones during an NDE, often people’s kinesthetic or feeling sense is intensified, and there is a recognition of people on the energetic level.
They can just feel others. However, that feeling is often associated with the other senses—that is, it is synesthesic. One of the qualities of afterlife experiences is that often it involves the blending of the senses, eg: “My uncle was there, and I could feel him, and it was as if he were the color blue and his voice had this silver, like the metal, quality as he spoke. I could hear him, feel him, see him in this kind of combined sensory experience.”
Dr. Ken Ring in...