NOTHING TO BE FRIGHTENED OF

Jun 25, 2019

"I should not really object to dying were it not followed by death."

 — D. J. Enright or perhaps Julian Barnes, or was it Thomas Nagel?  Possibly all three.

"Dying is hard; death is easy."

  —Guess Who

 For me, death is the one appalling fact that defines life; unless you are constantly aware of it, you cannot begin to understand what life’s about.  Only a couple of nights ago, there came again that alarmed and alarming moment, of being pitchforked back into consciousness, awake, alone, utterly alone, beating pillow with fist and shouting, “Oh no Oh no OH NO” in an endless wail, the horror of the moment.  I say to myself, “Can’t you face down death?” Can’t you at least protest against it more interestingly than that? For God’s sake, you’re a writer; you do words. We know that extreme physical pain drives out language; it’s dispiriting to learn that mental pain does the same.

No, that’s not me talking.  You should know that by now. 

Any guesses?  The title of this essay should give you a hint since it’s the title of a book he published about ten years ago.

OK, he’s English.  Primarily known as a novelist.  Winner of the Man Booker Prize and many other literary honors.

Give up?  

 He’s Julian Barnes, and he has a dread of death.

The account above, which I’ve condensed from the original, is just one example of what Barnes, who is an avid Francophile, likes to call le réveil mortel – an awakening with a...

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SET UP BY SPIRIT with Psychic Medium Suzanne Giesemann

May 22, 2019

Many of our community members have shared stories of or asked questions about after-death communication that Raymond does not feel fully qualified to address. 

Therefore, we have turned to some of our friends and experts to share what they know about connecting with Spirit. This is the second in our five-part series about after-death communication and is written by highly-respected psychic medium Suzanne Giesemann, author of several books including Messages of Hope and Still Right Here.

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Suzanne Giesemann is a former U.S. Navy Commander who served as a commanding officer and as aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Suzanne’s gift of communication with those on the other side has been recognized as highly credible by noted afterlife researchers. 

What happens after the body stops working?  The soul continues experiencing life and evolving from those experiences.  I’ve enjoyed many opportunities to connect family members on both sides of the veil. Those who have crossed repeatedly show us that they are still very much involved in their family’s lives.

I fondly recall receiving an email from a woman who learned that I would be speaking at a conference in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  She inquired if it would be possible to meet with me in person at that time to connect with family members who had passed. I noticed that she did not provide her full name and her email address appeared to be a temporary one.  I smiled at her efforts to remain...

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PRE-BIRTH VS. AFTER-DEATH CONSCIOUSNESS with Melvin Morse MD

Jan 18, 2019
 

DALI ASKS:

Why do we remember everything from our wider consciousness world visit, after an NDE, but nothing from our pre-birth wider consciousness visit?!

 Learn more from Melvin at his SCIENCE of NDEs live webinar on January 26th.   Scholarships are still available for those who cannot afford the $15 fee.

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Melvin L. Morse MD is a pioneer of near-death research, especially in children. He did the first "gold standard" prospective studies of NDEs after cardiac arrest at Seattle Children's Hospital and has numerous publications in the scientific and medical literature. He applies the lessons of the NDE to his research in the neuroscience of spirituality, applied remote viewing, energy healing, meditation and personal transformation. His organization The Recidivism Prevention Group utilizes spiritual tools to facilitate the ex-incarcerated's re-entry to society. 
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HOW LONG DOES CONSCIOUSNESS REMAIN AFTER DEATH? with Melvin Morse MD

Jan 18, 2019
 

CHOQUERO ASKS:

Can you speculate, along with the research you've done, about what happens to consciousness with the passage of time (and by passage of time, I mean time here in the physical). 

Do you have an opinion about whether the consciousness of someone who's died goes through changes of any kind that make it no longer possible or desirable to make "contact" with those still living?

Learn more with Dr. Melvin Morse during his SCIENCE of NDE live webinar on January 26th from 1-3 pm. Scholarships are still available for those who cannot afford the  $15 registration fee.

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Melvin L. Morse MD is a pioneer of near-death research, especially in children. He did the first "gold standard" prospective studies of NDEs after cardiac arrest at Seattle Children's Hospital and has numerous publications in the scientific and medical literature. He applies the lessons of the NDE to his research in the neuroscience of spirituality, applied remote viewing, energy healing, meditation and personal transformation. His organization The Recidivism Prevention Group utilizes spiritual tools to facilitate the ex-incarcerated's re-entry to society. 
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ARE THE SKEPTICS RIGHT? with Melvin Morse MD

Jan 18, 2019
 

STEVEN ASKS:

Do you believe that any of the skeptic's arguments such as the brain closing down, chemicals being released, REM intrusion, invalidate the NDE?  

Melvin will speak about all these things-- from REM intrusion to brain functioning at end of life-- during his SCIENCE of NDEs live webinar on January 26th.   Scholarships are still available for those who cannot afford the $15 fee.

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Melvin L. Morse MD is a pioneer of near-death research, especially in children. He did the first "gold standard" prospective studies of NDEs after cardiac arrest at Seattle Children's Hospital and has numerous publications in the scientific and medical literature. He applies the lessons of the NDE to his research in the neuroscience of spirituality, applied remote viewing, energy healing, meditation and personal transformation. His organization The Recidivism Prevention Group utilizes spiritual tools to facilitate the ex-incarcerated's re-entry to society. 

 

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I DIDN'T THINK YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BE ABLE TO TALK TO GOD

Dec 14, 2018

Part Two, But Is It Real? Series with Dr. Melvin Morse Better Understanding Consciousness Through Children's NDEs                                                                       

Sometimes the accounts of near-death experiences themselves contain elements which prove that they are “real," meaning that we can trust the information gained from them.

Eight-year old Jamie Untinen nearly died from a severe brain infection.  During the time she was clinically dead, she thought that she floated out of her physical body and met Jesus. 

“He was very nice,” she said.  She also saw a light which told her “who she was and where she was to go."

I personally resuscitated Jamie Unitinen.  She was part of my study of children who survived cardiac arrest, done at Seattle Children’s Hospital under the supervision of the Department of Intensive Care Medicine and the Hospital’s Human Subject Research Review Board. I know that she was clinically dead during the time that she says she was out of her body, visiting Jesus and angels, and meeting “grandpas, grammas and babies waiting to be born."

Jamie was rushed to Valley Medical Center in Renton, Washington by her private physician after she went into a coma in his office. She had a form of bacterial brain infection which should have resulted in death within a few hours of presentation. Instead she lived to...

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