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Here It Is – Scientific Proof for Life After Death
What Does the Afterlife Look Like?
The Biggest Question
They've always told us that nobody really knows, but is that still right?
We now know it's wrong. What we know has grown with startling new discoveries. See for yourself - the scientific proof of life after death:
- Near death experiences, first explored in depth by Dr. Raymond Moody, opened a door that future researches walked through.
- Dr. Michael Newton tripped over a universe of life between our many lives while using regression therapy. There are now thousands of documented histories, carefully researched, around the world.
- Dr. Jeffrey Long set out to collect NDE stories and put them through rigorous statistical analysis to find out if they were real, independent and could withstand objective analysis. What he discovered is bullet proof.
- Put them all together and you get resounding proof. There is noo longer any legitimate doubt about life after death.
A Demanding Standard for Proof
For me, this is the most exciting mystery of all. I wanted solid evidence, either way. Lots of it.
What I found is overwhelming evidence from three doctors and their teams that, pulled together, answers the question, once and for all.
Without having to figure out quantum physics, Many Worlds Theory or what a "multiverse" is, I'd be a fool not to accept the avalanche of evidence compiled from first-hand reports, compiled, cross checked and examined.
The Big Question Answered, Many Smaller Ones Come Up
The way I see it, there's no longer any what if? about it, just a whole lot of wide open doors for exploring what awaits us on the other side, where we came from and why and what meaning we we bring into the world with us.
Curiosity got me started searching, years ago.
An intensive care nurse struggling with the issue showed me Elizabeth Kubler-Ross's groundbreaking, On Death and Dying.
My mind went racing.
If there's a life after death, where and what is it? What does it tell us about life in the world we know? Do we now have answers we can trust?
Along with many personal stories starting to hit the book lists, I find published reports from scientists, Raymond Moody, Michael Newton and Jeffrey Long, fascinating and convincing.
All three doctors risked professional scorn for doing the research and, heaven forbid, (excuse the pun) making what they learned public.
What we understand should be reassuring to science, although it probably isn't, and troubling to established religions.
At our cores – the part of us we think of as "me" – we are spiritual and everlasting. It's something we know.
In Scientific Proof For Life After Death, I'll give you evidence you can check for yourself.
I hope you agree that the next smart step is to try to learn more about the details and stop wasting time knocking down an irresistible reality.
More than Reincarnation, a Universe Apart
Dr. Michael Newton and his colleagues have spent the last twenty years recording experiences "on the other side" from subjects under hypnosis.
The sheer volume of the stories, their commonalities and astonishing insights are proof enough. We're lucky enough that so many of the stories are being told publicly.
Life After Death, In Death, Between Lives...
What are we talking about here?
This is a new world of exploration, and even the term "near death experience" is only decades old.
What we're describing now can be confusing, but taken as a whole, a fascinating picture emerges from the newest evidence.
When Dr. Raymond Moody first wrote about NDEs (Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon--Survival of Bodily Death), all he really could say is that, in the proximity of physical death, many people experience something other than a disappearance.
And not just that, something apparently transcendent. Yet, his interviewees knew about nothing more than a transitional space where they were momentarily suspended when their bodies were clinically dead and presumably unable to think, feel, remember or see.
Dr. Michael Newton took it a giant step ahead when he accidentally discovered what came next (), the life between lives that seems to be our core, eternal experience. It was something like Columbus discovering the Americas. Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives
Newton was looking for something else and found a universe of otherness, a place we all come from and return to. A detailed library of recorded regressions into this space, gathered by Newton and his colleagues, leaves little doubt about the general idea but many questions about the details.
Then, Dr. Jeffrey Long, in a rigorous statistical study (), settled it, at least as far as NDEs go. He has established beyond a reasonable doubt that there is an area that many, if not all, of us enter when our bodies fail. Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences
His information is gathered from stories told by the few who manage to come back. The similarities prove a commonality of experience far beyond chance to go along with the extreme unlikelihood of any tradition explanation.
Taking it a step farther, he rebuts skeptics with thoughtful, factual analysis.
Books written by Eben Alexander (Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife), Anita Moorjani (Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing) and others collaborate what we've learned on a personal scale.
in the end, we have another life, whether after, before, between or in parallel. Something is there greater than the three-dimensions rigged to time with which we're daily engaged. Knowing about that and learning more is the adventure of a human lifetime.
NDEs - You Are Not Alone
Many people have recounted these remarkable experiences, some in ways - dreams, for example - that haven't been extensively recorded or studied.
Share what happened to you, even if it's unclear, and help others gain some better understanding.
Thanks for contributing.
Full Interview with Dr. Michael Newton
Dr. Michael Newton's Discovery
Life Between Lives - Proof Of Life After Death
More than two decades ago, Michael Newton, PhD, was a practicing psychologist using hypnotherapy with his patients.
In his work, he stumbled on past life regressions as a tool when he had a subject under hypnosis. As a conventional therapist and atheist, he would never have gone there deliberately.
Past life regression does not necessarily mean a subject has past lives but that he or she someone discovers what they believe to be earlier incarnations while under hypnosis.
But most practitioners are likely to agree that there are past lives to be explored without agreeing on what they are or what they mean.
The big thing Dr. Newton discovered, though, was something he'd never imagined before he regressed a woman plagued by profound loneliness and isolation.
Since she was older, many friends had died, but her loneliness went beyond the usual pain of loss.
After Dr. Newton regressed her through several past lives without locating a root cause, a solution suddenly presented itself. "They're here," the woman said, suddenly brightening.
She was with her friends and family, embraced by their love. When Dr. Newton asked her to identify the incarnation she was in, the answer was shocking. She wasn't in any of them.
She was with her friends in a universe between lives.
The discovery inspired twenty years of intensive research and the recording of thousands of Life Between Lives sessions and the eventual founding of an institute to support and collect the research of other doctors who continue exploring the most unusual universe any of us are likely to walk through.
Summarizing what's been learned from Life Between Lives research, Newton and colleagues have heavily documented people's revelations of the interstices in which they exist between incarnations.
And, these are spaces occupied by them not just before and after incarnations, but partially during them. What he discovered is that our "life between lives" are really our constant lives, a place in which we are permanently rooted.
Although the full complexity and depth of these experiences is currently beyond our grasp, mountains of documentation tell us that we are privileged to become human as a learning, experiencing initiative from an essential place from which we extend ourselves and to which we always return.
Greater detail can be found in the many stories recounted and analyzed in Dr. Newton's books as well as in my own Michael Newton Souls.
Hard Statistical Evidence
Jeffrey long finishes the job of proof by taking a strictly scientific approach, using statistics and analysis to reach conclusions that will change your outlook on life.
Dr. Jeffrey Long Demands Scientific Proof
Evidence For The Afterlife
Although Long's mission started only with an interest in collecting objective evidence of near death experiences that could be explored statistically with scientific rigor, what he's found extends beyond that. NDEs, it seems, cannot exist outside the context of life after death.
Readers should feel free to take in the the information on the website Dr. Long built for this purpose as well as his book Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences. But his evidence and analysis of it is irresistible.
In his book, Dr. Long sets out nine specific criteria to be examined in considering whether near death experiences are universal and consistent. He explores them with exhaustive rigor. He also takes the trouble to debunk the debunkers, taking on skeptics with detailed analysis of their published opinions.
Some of the content in the NDEs reported is exciting, but more so than even the scientifically objective others, his is more an explanation of the science and how it yields truth. His NDE subjects are not different than Moody's or Newton's, but they are more carefully picked apart - and still reach the same conclusions.
Only reflex skeptics and those who will not accept the science, no matter how conclusive, can deny the reality and context of near death experiences. We're lucky so many people have had the courage to face ridicule to talk about theirs.
But then, there's the other thing. A near death experience depends on an afterlife for context. Acquaintances, friends and family routinely meeting the subject at death's door, often those the person near death had never met in real life and something those he or she did not know were dead before them.
If not from an afterlife, where do they come from? Taken in perspective of Dr. Michael Newton's life between lives, the answer is an inescapable revelation of the fuller story of who we are.
Six People Talk About Their NDE Experiences
Life After Death Evidence - Individuals Share Their Experiences
Is there proof of life after death? If you agree that the near death experience is genuine, something more must be explained: How do all these dead people we meet in NDEs come from, some of them complete strangers? Life after death is the most plausible explanation.
Dr. Raymond Moody's Groundbreaking Work
Intrigued by the similarities in stories he heard from patients who were near death, as a young physician, Moody decided to dig deeper. What he found surprised him and inspired a cottage industry of life after death deniers.
Raymond Moody's Near Death Experience Discoveries
NDE's Are Individual, But Similar
A pioneer who first used the term "near death experience," Dr. Moody watched it grow into universal recognition.
Thanks to popularizers, especially Oprah Winfrey, most people now understand what is meant by "NDE." It's unlikely most are comfortable with what these experiences imply about how we live and what happens when we die.
As a young doctor - Moody is both a medical doctor and forensic psychiatrist - he was intrigued by similar types of experiences critically ill patients confided in him.
An outstanding feature was bizarre revelations about being in a sort of nowhere land that was neither living nor dead.
He began collecting and collating details of the stories that he believed his subjects believed were true. Moreover, in the days before he coined the term, the similarities of their near death experiences were startling if contrary to much of what we believe about reality.
Initially, Moody stuck by his conviction that the NDE stories proved only that many critically ill patients who survived remembered having them.
He did not believe they were proof of life after death and resented religious fundamentalists who used his research to make their case. He also thought the New Age movement overstated the results of his research as spiritual proofs.
More recently, though, in an interview with Jeffrey Mishlove, he said about the NDE research,
"It has given me great confidence that there is a life after death."
Poison and Prejudice Against Life After Death
The Lockstep of Academic Thinking
Recently, I got a whiff of all that's wrong about the way the conservative academic community closes its collective mind to new ideas. In an article in the New York Times, New York University professor Samuel Scheffler published a piece at least partly intended to promote his own book.
The Times accommodated by giving him a predictably snarky headline: "The Importance of Life After Death. Seriously."
I guess the Times didn't want to be beaten in the fight for academic closed-mindedness.
Even though his disclaimer is irrelevant to the content of the article, Scheffler started thusly:
"I believe in life after death. No, I don't think that I will live on as a conscious being after my earthly demise. I'm firmly convinced that death marks the unqualified and irreversible end of our lives."
In a philosophical community lorded over by Richard Dawkins, one must fly his non-believer flag or risk being flooded in the onslaught of academic finger-wagging.
An article I was eager to explore turned me off in its first short paragraphs. How can you trust a philosopher who must bow to rigid principles before making what looked like an appealing statement of conscience?
Breaking It Down - Proof of Life After Death or Not
Is there life after death, plain and simple?
Next Stop: What It All Means...
Does our new found knowledge risk devaluing the lives we liver here and now...?
The evidence is strong for life after death, strong enough to convince me that our attention should now turn to learning more about it and understanding the spiritual pillars on which our lives rest.
© 2013 David Stone