This past Nov. 1, my essay "Beyond Death" won a runner-up prize in the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies essay contest for the best evidence on the survival of human consciousness after permanent bodily death. On Dec. 4, I went to Las Vegas to receive my award from Robert Bigelow (R) and Colm Kelleher (L),… Continue reading My new book, Beyond Death, is out!
I've posted before about children who remember living in heaven before their births or who remember having lived previous lives on earth. Recently, I've found some pre-birth memory cases that are particularly relevant to the new book I'm writing on coincidences. These are cases in which children remember dying in a previous life and then… Continue reading Children Who Remember Communicating from the Afterlife
I almost didn't buy Leslie Kean's new book Surviving Death, because I was worried it was nothing more than an overview of the afterlife evidence I'm already quite familiar with. But while there was certainly some description of the seminal case studies, there was also so much new material that it was absolutely worth the money I paid for a… Continue reading Journalist Leslie Kean with more impressive evidence for an afterlife
First-person accounts of near-death experiences have been all over the bestseller lists in recent years. Think of Eben Alexander's Proof of Heaven, Anita Moorjani's Dying to Be Me, and Todd Burpo's Heaven Is for Real. It's hard to read these narratives without having one's perspective on death--whatever it is--profoundly challenged. And yet individual stories of near-death experiences leave something… Continue reading Comparing Near-Death Experiences Offers Extraordinary Evidence for an Afterlife
A few years ago, philosopher Stephen E. Braude wrote an excellent book analyzing the evidence for life after death. His book, Immortal Remains, stands out from most other works in this field by virtue of its rigorous attention to detail and its careful consideration of alternative hypotheses for the evidence: notably, the super-psi hypothesis, which attributes apparent contact with the deceased… Continue reading Children Who Remember Heaven
When I picked up Sukey Forbes' new memoir, The Angel in My Pocket, my first thought was, "Oh, another memoir about grief." It's not that I don't appreciate grief-focused memoirs. In fact, they've been a lifeline for me in the four years since losing my ex-fiancé. Even though my own loss was due to separation, not death, I've found comfort and… Continue reading The Angel in My Pocket