Afterlife: What Happens When We Die?

Afterlife: What Happens When We Die?

Afterlife: What Happens When We Die?

AfterLife: A Lawyer Presents the Case for the Afterlife

Today I am excited to share a  fascinating interview with Victor Zammit author of, “A Lawyer Presents The Evidence For The Afterlife,” (published by White Crow Books) a book I cannot recommend highly enough.

It is a must read if you are interested in the proof that exists for the continuation of life after death. This is my second interview with Victor and I am delighted to welcome him back to Powered by Intuition.

Victor has collected mountains of evidence to support that our consciousness survives physical death which he sets forth just as he would a case before a judge and jury in a court of law. The evidence truly does speak for itself. Thank you Victor for your years of research and what must have been a massive effort to compile it all into this incredible book.

1. Victor what factors in your life led you to become so passionate about investigating the afterlife?

One morning in August 1990 my ‘psychic alarm clock’ went off! Without wanting to be involved in the paranormal, I began to experience aspects of psychic phenomena – e.g. some telepathy, knowing when the phone was going to ring. In one particular instance I remember, two of my clients turned white in the face when they came to my office and I told them where they had just been, who they talked to, and what they talked about. 

At that time I was regularly going to the Humanists’ weekly meetings. The Humanists were materialist skeptics who completely reject anything paranormal. When I tried to share my experiences with them, they would not believe me! So I was motivated to prepare the evidence for psychic phenomena as I would prepare a legal case.  Inevitably, an investigation of psychic phenomena led to the evidence for the afterlife.  It took me some six months to prepare my case.

Then the Humanists asked me to address their members. Of course, they could not cope with my detailed preparation. It was such a devastating delivery citing some twenty areas of afterlife evidence – they were just stunned. During question time there was an old-time Humanist who came out with a real classic, “Victor, I would not believe in the afterlife even if you could prove it to me.” That, I told them, says it all and replied “maybe another two lifetimes and you will catch up.”

2. After reading your book “A Lawyer Presents The Evidence For The Afterlife” I was astounded at the vast amount of evidence to support the theory that we survive physical death. With so much evidence why do you think the majority of the public remains unaware of it?

One the one hand in Christian countries there is a deep prejudice against the practice of mediumship and a fear of the paranormal as being demonic.  From 1272 until the nineteenth century the Church had a world wide war against mediums and the paranormal. The Inquisition became a business where Inquisitors took over the property and wealth of the victims. This kind of fear of being thought to be involved in anything paranormal became embedded in the culture and people were afraid to talk about their experiences of spirit contact. One can understand perhaps that people with deeply entrenched anti-paranormal beliefs will not be too receptive to ‘empirical proof of the paranormal and the afterlife evidence’.

Another big problem is the materialist media which are against the paranormal and the afterlife evidence. I quite accept that the owners of the media know that the more spiritual people become, the less those people will be involved in materialism. I, for one, do not read the papers anymore, hardly watch television except primarily documentaries – and hardly ever listen to the radio. I became vegetarian, do not smoke and don’t drink alcohol.  The third big problem is the education system, particularly at university level, which is geared toward scientific materialism and against acceptance of any form of the paranormal. But notwithstanding this we have made huge progress these last twenty five years – and it appears we will continue to make progress.

3. There are only a handful of scientists who are open minded enough to investigate anything related to the “paranormal.” And much of their findings are statistically significant yet, the scientific community still scoffs. What will it take for the greater scientific community to start to accept their findings?

This question has to do not so much with the proof of the paranormal-afterlife but with allocation of funding for jobs for scientists. Science follows the money as scientists need career paths. Big companies are usually the ones which allocate funding for research at universities and elsewhere. And this means that scientists have to toe their line. At the moment if a scientist wants to work in science, the scientist cannot go public about paranormal research, as we have seen in the recent controversy about the banning of the video of Dr Rupert Sheldrake’s talk from the TED talks main site.

It is changing slowly, particularly as the implications of findings in the area of quantum physics start to filter through to scientists working in other areas. The development of multi-disciplinary conferences on consciousness have been an excellent start as has been the public support for the work of the Windbridge Institute, Prof. Gary Schwartz’ research group in Arizona, the Family Forever Foundation, and The Division of Personality Studies at the University of Virginia. But what has been the real game changer is the internet. Now people are feeling empowered to share their experiences and discover that they are not alone. Dr.Charles Tart even created a website for scientists to anonymously share their transformative experiences.

And as more and more individual scientists have personal experiences they will start to influence others. I had scientists who contacted me stating that they agree wholeheartedly with what I state on my website and in my weekly reports. One of them is a very senior government scientist was sent to Russia to help clean the nuclear mess some years ago. After his wife died he began to have direct contact experiences with her which totally transformed his beliefs.

Hopefully as afterlife science develops, particularly when Instrumental Trans-Communication is perfected, future science will have no alternative but to accept the evidence for the afterlife.  

 4. Victor your book covers evidence of the afterlife from near death experiences, death bed visions, out of body experiences, to past life regression and past life memories in children and so much more.  Are there one or two areas of evidence that really stand out that you can share with us?

As a retired attorney, I find the objective and repeatable evidence of materialization mediumship most stunning. In every session our medium goes into trance, he exudes ectoplasm and soon after an extra human being – as solid as you and me – appears in the closed and locked room.  He calls himself ‘William’ and confirms he is a resident from the afterlife. I have been conversing with William (the medium’s guide) for seven years. You could not get more solid proof than that!  Then the spirit team brings through the loved ones of those present for reunions. When you have people who died years ago materializing, walking around the room and talking in their own voices to their loved ones and sharing specific memories, that is spectacular evidence.

I have been attending sessions with David Thompson for seven years. The evidence is absolutely stunning – it fulfils all scientific criteria: the formula is repeated over time and space, keeping variables constant and yielding the same results. That is science. My expertise in the admissibility of evidence shows that this kind of evidence would be very highly persuasive to any scientist, any academic, any brilliant man or woman who has an open mind. I know from experience closed minded skeptics are a dead loss – they do not have the skills, ability and the competence to perceive the paranormal with empirical equanimity. The critical thing is that the experiment is repeatable. After seven years I cannot fault it – even though for years I used formal scientific method, where security was impeccably tight and intervening variables strictly controlled. 

The other area of evidence that really impresses me is mental mediumship. I came across some really gifted mental mediums – and they are just brilliant.  When helping the police, some of them are able to come up with the gender and the race of a victim – and even the name and description of the killer. They can tell how and when the victim died – even to the day, month and year sometimes 20 years before. I discovered that the very best of these gifted mental mediums had passed the most stringent tests by scientists.

5. Why is physical mediumship important to afterlife investigation and how does it provide more evidence for the afterlife then mental mediumship?

As I stated above in question 4, materialization mediumship (the most developed form of physical mediumship) is to me even more evidential that mental mediumship.  In mental mediumship there is always the question of whether the medium is picking up the information psychically. But when you have a living breathing solid human being walking around the room, answering questions and exhibiting memories and emotions separate from the medium, it is very difficult not to accept that the afterlife exists. My own sister came through, my partner’s father came through, with his very broad Australian accent. They talk about things known only to the person they came to see. They speak with the same voices they had when they lived on earth and retain the same characteristics. One young man confirmed that when he felt his grandfather’s hand it was missing the finger he had lost while alive.

6. Most physical mediums operate in complete darkness. Why is this so and how can a sitter at a séance know that what they experienced in the “dark” was real? Can you give a potential sitter some pointers?

It is very important for a potential sitter is to do a lot of reading about physical mediumship and materializations. You need to listen to some of the sessions of the direct voice medium Leslie Flint (available online)- many of them talk about the complexities of physical mediumship. You should read about the great physical mediums of the past.  Being prepared is very important. The experience is so out of the ordinary that the mind goes into overdrive. You need to pay close attention to the briefing before the sitting and observe closely all the precautions being taken to convince the sitters that the medium cannot possibly be moving around the room.

In materialization medium David Thompson’s sessions two independent checkers are appointed. They check the séance room and all the equipment thoroughly to make sure that there are no trap-doors, hidden equipment etc. They watch closely as everyone including the medium is searched and checked with a metal detector before entering the room. They watch closely as the medium is strapped into a chair and the straps secured with one-way plastic cable ties and then gagged so that he cannot speak.  Then during the séance everyone holds hands so that it is impossible for anyone to move without being detected.

After the séance try to talk to one or two of the people who have experienced reunions with their loved ones. Ask them if anyone else present was aware of the details that were discussed. And finally when you get home see how difficult it is to move around in a pitch dark room without falling over anything.

7. What conditions are necessary for a physical medium to operate in red light?

It depends on a number of factors. Firstly there is the development of the medium; most physical mediums spend years developing in total darkness. Then it depends on the energy level of the medium at the time, the residual energy in the room, and the energy of the sitters. The critical factor appears to be relaxation and harmony. Any negativity, animosity or doubt among the sitters would lower the level of energy required for the red light operation to take place. But always it is up to the spirit scientists- they are the ones who make the decision if red light can be used.

I have seen ectoplasm in red light a number of times. No one on earth can say that ectoplasm is not real – it just exudes from the medium’s nose, side of the mouth and even from his ears sometimes. Hundreds of people in the U.K., in Europe, Australia and the U.S have witnessed this ectoplasm – like thick smoke – crawling down on to the mediums legs’ and onto the floor. Red light has given us the authenticity that ectoplasm is real. Those skeptical loonies in the skeptic-camp still deny ectoplasm is real – claiming it is cheesecloth!!

8. Why do so many famous individuals who are now in spirit visit séances? Do they have purpose for showing up so frequently? And, is this the norm for physical circles around the world?

Most of the ‘famous’ individuals who show up in physical séances appear to have been people with  a strong interest in physical mediumship- people like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Helen Duncan, Leslie Flint, Gordon Higginson.  You don’t normally get ‘celebrities’ dropping in unless there is a close personal connection with one of the sitters or unless an issue is raised which concerns them. Some circles may attract the support of one or two regulars who want to use the fact that they are well known to prove the continuity of life. In David Thompson’s circle Louis Armstrong usually comes through and sings. Former stand-up British comic Quentin Crisp says that his purpose in coming through is to reassure gay people that there is no discrimination in the afterlife.

9. What do you think the next twenty years will bring in afterlife research? Do you envision a day when we no longer question the afterlife?

The next twenty years could be really enlightening about afterlife research. Whilst my particular preference is materialization, so much depends on so many people to get science to accept it. Materialization is ahead of its time – but one day when people understand more about the afterlife, more and more people will automatically accept it – because the evidence is so sensational. Having said that, I see huge potential for a truly revolutionary acceptance of the afterlife in Instrumental Trans-communication ITC – and Electronic Voice Phenomena, EVP. To-day a few people in Brazil, U.S. and Germany are getting reasonably good ITC. When it is perfected in the future, it will cause a sensation because loved ones would be able to appear on a television monitor and talk to us for a short period. If this can be done to a few people now, our best hope is that it can be done to a larger number of people in the future.

10. What’s next and what are you working on now?  

Wendy and I see our role as getting the information out to as many people as possible though our new book, A Lawyer Presents The Evidence For The Afterlife which is available though all the online bookshops and through our weekly Friday Afterlife Report. We are putting together a number of new websites and plan to make the information available in different languages. We are also expanding our work with social media.

I would like to continue researching what happens to us after we cross over- especially getting to know the circumstances in each realm.

What questions do you have about the evidence for the afterlife? Have you had an evidential experience that you would care to share? Please feel free to leave a comment for Victor.

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Victor Zammit is a retired attorney, author and publisher of The Weekly Afterlife Report. You can find his new book, A Lawyer Presents The Evidence For The Afterlife on Amazon. Connect to Victor on FB  and subscribe to his weekly newsletter.

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Pet Communication: What is Your Pet Thinking? (Plus a Giveaway!)

Pet Communication: What is Your Pet Thinking? (Plus a Giveaway!)

Want to know what your pet is thinking? You may need a pet psychic. Do you know what your pet is thinking?

Animals are pure souls of unconditional love. Anatole France once said, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” I truly believe that to be true.

So, today I’m please to share an interview with a true lover of animals, pet psychic and medium Jeanne Miller. Jeanne has written several books about her experiences as a pet communicator. Her newest book is, “Pet Chatter” and she is here to tell us about it plus give away a digital copy to one lucky reader who leaves a comment!

 1. What made you want to become a pet medium and pet communicator?

 I’ve always loved animals and wanted to work with them. Because I can’t bear to see them in pain, the veterinary field wasn’t a good option for me. 

When I first saw The Pet Psychic show on Animal Planet, it struck me like a lightning bolt. Previous to that, I had no idea communication with animals was even possible.  At the time, I was in general psychic development, and it became clear to me that this was what I had been yearning for. 

 2. Aside from pet communication do you also read people?

 My original intention of entering into the psychic field was to work with people. It became clear over time though, that I was being drawn very strongly to the animals.  But I’ve found that in talking with people’s pets, I’m actually working with both the pet and their humans. So I have the best of both worlds.

 3. Your first book on this topic, “The Pet Psychic Diaries” was wonderful and I enjoyed it very much. What prompted you to write “Pet Chatter?”

Thank you so much. I’m so happy that you enjoyed it.  I’ve received many wonderful emails from people who have enjoyed my other book, “The Pet Psychic Diaries.” 

I noticed that the parts of the book they spoke of most often were the quotes from the animals. Because of this, I thought the readers might enjoy having a book of all animal quotes.  

I culled these from the email readings I’ve done over the last few years. Each chapter is about a different subject, some funny, some sad, some loving and spiritual. It was so much fun to write and I hope people enjoy hearing from these special babies.

 4. Is there one comment you hear most often from animals? And, what’s the funniest thing, most surprising or unusual thing you ever heard a pet say during a pet communication session?

 There are a few things that come up a lot. Many dogs speak with pride of their “job” of being the protectors of their family. Cats get very specific about what they want and don’t want in a toy. Surprisingly, many don’t want catnip on all of their toys. Horses talk about training issues. Birds often talk about not being understood and not understanding us.

The pets constantly surprise me with some of the comments they come out with. The one that really threw me for a loop was the dog who misunderstood what was happening when men came to mow the grass. 

He showed me a picture of them putting the mown grass into bags and loading it onto their truck.  He was so angry when he told me, “They are stealing our yard!”  That earned him a place in the chapter called, “Lost in Translation.”

5. What do pets want from their humans or want us to know? 

They mostly want the same things we want: To be loved, to be listened to, and to be respected.  What they generally would like us to know is how grateful they are when we allow them to be themselves and not take all the “wildness” out of them. 

Dogs love it when we let them sniff what they want. Cats love it when we let them jump up on furniture and tables.  But even if we don’t, they will find a way. As one cat recently told me, “I’m up on things a lot more than they know about.” 

6. What one or two things can pet owners do to try to communicate with their pets?

I always recommend spending quiet time with them. No TV, radio, phone off. Lean back, close your eyes and picture them in your head. Then talk to them.  They are amazing at reading our thoughts and I think people are in constant communication with their pets without really knowing it. 

Also, speak to them verbally.  They do understand most of what we say, so we must always remember to choose our words carefully. An overweight kitty I spoke to, had taken to hiding under tables when company came so she wouldn’t have to hear about how fat she was anymore.

7. Any last words? 

Before we part, I would like to thank my pet clients and readers for making my work so enjoyable. I would also like to let them know that  I’m currently working on “Pet Psychic Diaries Two” and hope to have it out by late summer, early fall. 

Thank you Angela. I enjoyed visiting with you today.  If anyone wants to reach me, I have a contact form on my site: www.thepetmedium.com 

To hear of pet reading special sales, contests, and new book releases, please sign up for my newsletter. On the 15th of each month, I award a free pet reading by drawing a name from my mailing list.  The sign up form is on the home page of my site –  use this link here.

Do you sense that you know what your pet is thinking? What questions do you have for Jeanne about pet communication? Leave a comment and you might be the lucky winner of a free book from Jeanne!

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Jeanne Miller is a pet psychic medium who lives in Vermont with her rescued Siamese cat, Simon Pasquale.  She has been communicating with animals both here and on the other side since 2008. Pick up “Pet Chatter,” her latest book on Amazon. Visit Jeanne at: www.thepetmedium.com

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5 Encounters with Spirits: PbI Readers Share Their Stories

5 Encounters with Spirits: PbI Readers Share Their Stories

“While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.” –John Taylor

Portrait of Empress Elizabeth Alexeievna of Russia in Mourning
Today I am pleased to share 5 stories of encounters with the spirit of a loved one from Powered by Intuition readers.
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Nothing touches us more than losing someone we love especially when it is a parent or grandparent. The grief can be unbearable.
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The painful loss leaves a hole in our soul that cannot be filled. But sometimes we are lucky enough to be “visited” by the one we miss and this changes everything.
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Suddenly upon being visited we are “healed” of our intense grief. We continue to miss them but we instantly feel so much better.
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While they are not back for good we know that they aren’t gone forever either and that they continue to exist, and this gives us great hope and healing.
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It was a foggy Wednesday morning around  2 am when I awoke from a deep sleep to see the most beautiful image of a woman at the end of my bed. She wore a long sleeved white gown  with a square neckline her dark wavy hair fell to her shoulders.
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She looked down at my daughter lying next to me sleeping, her pale face  glowed  with a most beautiful and serene smile. I knew at once it was my mum. She had said she would come back to one of us when she passed. I’m so pleased she chose me.
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She left as quick as she came leaving the room smothered in a loving energy.
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–Annette Bullivant
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Since I was very young, I could sense spiritual presences.  The fact that our family moved several times during my childhood and that every house we lived in had at one time someone who passed away in it provided a lot of interesting little experiences, both good and bad. I’ve heard them talk, felt them tap my shoulder, and seen them carry things around the house in mischief.

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My beloved father passed away just over 5 years ago.  Shortly after the day he passed, I saw faint images of him wherever I went.  I told a few family members, but they dismissed it as my imagination and grief.  But it didn’t feel like that at all.  And wherever I saw him, it was fleeting, and he was smiling–clearly, he was happy in the state he was now in, and despite being heartbroken, I accepted that.  I wanted him to know absolute happiness.  If anyone deserved it, he did.  After his burial, I didn’t see him anymore.
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Although I wasn’t able to fully grieve his passing as I feel I needed to–I had young children to care for–I was still very down for a few years.  I ached to see him, to talk to him, to in some way know the essence of him was still around somehow.  As much as I wanted that, I think, in hindsight, I was simply too down to sense it.  It was not until two years ago when something sort of impressed itself upon me that it was time to get up and live life again that I began sensing his energy.  
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It started when one of my daughter’s toys–a play telephone–was left alone in the living room and said, “Hello?  Is anybody there?” and we’d never heard it say that before, nor ever again.  We wondered if it was him.  
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Then, one day I was working on my truck (that used to be his) and encountered a problem I couldn’t seem to figure out.  I just said, “Dad, I sure could use your help.”  A short time later, the difficulty seemed to disappear and the answer came simply to me, almost out of the blue, without my thinking about it.  
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Since then, whenever I get stuck on something or have to find something, I just ask him for help, and whatever it is I can’t find turns up within minutes.  I’m led directly to a spot that I would never think of looking, and sure enough, whatever it is, is there.  
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It started to be sort of a humorous thing, because it was a little out of character for him, and of all the ways we could communicate, I wouldn’t have guessed this was going to be it.  But it happens without fail.  Sometimes I think he’s still being “The Dad” and coming to the rescue of his daughter.  
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I was somewhat skeptical at first, but once I relaxed and let myself believe, it started to happen more often. I find myself talking to him more and more now, and for that matter, other elders I love dearly who physically left this world.  Despite what happens in my daily life, opening up that door has brought me much peace and insight and inspired me to do more than just exist.  
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My papa passed back in 1998. I was blessed to be with him at his passing over. He and I still have a strong connection.
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Just about every time I work outside in the yard, he is sitting on my porch and just grinning from ear to ear wearing his orange shaded glasses and shaking his head in disbelief at how much I am loving my “country Life.” He marvels at how much I am doing in my “country life style” such as filling 12 bird feeders, sawing logs for the fire pit, growing herbs and such. doing more and more organically all the time…
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I can feel how much joy he has seeing all of this.
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I was “visited” by my maternal grandmother at the time of her death in 1985.  I was sleeping in my dorm room, freshman year in college in Wisconsin, a great distance away from my grandmother’s home in Washington where she passed after a several-year struggle with cancer.  I knew she was ill, but was not sure when she would die. 

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I was woken from a deep sleep to find my grandmother at my bedside.  I remember feeling very comforted by her presence.  She appeared as a 3D being, not a dream.  I felt the softness of her skin as she placed her long-fingered hand on my forehead and told me “It’s okay.  Everything will be all right.  Good bye.”  She proceeded to sort of disappear through the wall near my bed.

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I glanced at my digital clock that read 5:30 a.m. and for a moment felt confused about what she was doing there so far from home.  I decided it was a dream and went back to sleep.  At 6:30 a.m. I woke again to knocking on my door, being told there was a phone call for me on the public hall phone.  I put on my robe, took the call, and it was my dad telling me my grandmother had died during the night.

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The day before my mother passed over I became unwell and was unable to be with her..

While I was resting I had a vision in my minds eye of my mother.
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She passed over that night and I know that Spirit sent me a message to let me know that she was going.
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I saw her very clearly.
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She is still with me and often sends me a message through a medium when i go for a reading.
She recently told me that I should contact my brother because he was going through a rough patch.
When I called him he told me that he had throat cancer and was going for treatment this week
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–Jeanette Lawrence
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I hope you enjoyed these stories of encounters with the spirit of a loved one from Powered by Intuition readers. If you have a story of your own please do feel free submit it to me.
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Among Mediums – An Interview with Author Julie Beischel, PhD (& Giveaway!)

Among Mediums – An Interview with Author Julie Beischel, PhD (& Giveaway!)

Today I have the pleasure of sharing a recorded interview with Julie Beischel, Ph.D., the author of

Among Mediums: A Scientist's Quest for Answers

“Among Mediums: A Scientist’s Quest For Answers.”

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Dr. Julie Beischel is the co-founder and director of research at the Windbridge Institute, and following the suicide of her mother and an evidential mediumship reading, Dr. Julie Beischel forfeited a potentially lucrative career in the pharmaceutical industry to pursue rigorous scientific research with mediums full-time.

She is currently a member of Parapsychological Association and the Society for Scientific Exploration.

Dr. Beischel has generously offered the gift of a Windbridge Institute membership to one lucky PBI commentor……scroll down to find out how to participate!

You can listen to the two-part audio or read the full transcript below.

Part one:Listen to the recording about intuitionPart two: Listen to the recording about intuition

Angela: Dr. Beischel welcome. I loved reading your bio. You have such an accomplished background and such a fascinating one especially since you are studying mediumship. It is a pleasure to have you. I reached out to you because of the book that you published in January. “Among Mediums”, and it’s abook that you were gracious enough to send me.  I read it and loved it. It was fun because your voice was just so funny. I found myself entertained while I learned a lot as I read it.

Readers of Powered by Intuition would really love to know a bit more about you since you are someone who is leading a way in researching mediumship.

De.Beischel: My Ph.D. is in Pharmacology and Toxicology with some minor in Microbiology and Immunology. While I was in graduate school my mom committed suicide and I went through my normal grieving process and a few years later “The Crossing Over, With John Edwards” show was on TV and that was sort of my first interaction with the medium. (more…)

Readers’ Stories of Encountering the Spirit of a Loved One

Readers’ Stories of Encountering the Spirit of a Loved One

Life after death evidence

Life after death

Today, I’m excited to share submissions from Powered by Intuition readers about encountering the spirit of a deceased loved one.

These stories illustrate what I believe: We’re all connected in spirit and naturally intuitive.  Each of these readers is a mediumistic in their own right. Communication with the spirit of a loved happens spontaneously and requires no preparation such as, the need to study psychic development or mediumship..

Their stories prove that the love that connects us to one another survives physical death and is all we need to receive a communication from the spirit world. Your loved ones want to let you know they are okay. They want to let you know they still love you and will always be with you. All you need to do is stay open to receiving their message.

These four personal encounters are great examples of the variety of ways your loved ones communicate their presence to you.

Seeing a spirit

When I was a young girl approximately 8 or 9 years old my favorite uncle passed away from a heart attack. I was devastated by his death, he was always the one who was there for my brother, sister and I. Our favorite ritual if you will, was heading down back to the lower part of our property to build a camp fire for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs. My uncle Bill would tell us stories, make us laugh and couldn’t get enough of those roasted marshmallows. Ha.
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On the morning of the funeral, we all went to say our goodbyes to a great man. Upon walking up to the casket and looking at my uncle, I knew he was no longer there. The only thing I saw was an empty body, I knew his spirit had moved on. The hardest part was knowing I would never see him again, not in this life anyway. I went home and cried myself to sleep that night.
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The following morning I awoke and sat up on the edge of the bed, when I looked up my uncle Bill was standing in the doorway looking down at me. There he was in his black pin stripe suit that he loved so well. I knew he came back to let me know that everything was alright and that his spirit would always be near.
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I wasn’t able to tell my parents about this experience because I knew in my heart they would never believe me. We were taught that there are no such things as spirits or ghosts and of course would have been punished had we ever spoke of such things. I pray that parents of today will be more open and receptive of things their children see and hear. I can tell you from personal experience that there is a spirit world and it isn’t something to be feared.
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–Susan Reese

Clairaudience – Hearing from the spirit world

A few years ago I was living in Florida and my aunt, who lived in Detroit area, was very ill and in the hospital.  I was very close to her and my sister called to say she was dying.  I immediately made a plane reservation to return to Detroit before she passed.

While on the plane I suddenly heard, “It’s all over now.”

Don’t know who said it to me but, it did not sound like her.  When I landed my sister said she died and gave me the time 8:50 p.m. which was the exact time I had received the message.

While babysitting for my grandchild and doing my nails I heard my aunt, whom had passed say, “Bow, what in the world is going on?”   I explained to her that she had passed and was now in the spirit world.  She didn’t reply but, did not return to visit me again.

–Clara Sifers

Smelling the presence of a spirit

My eldest son passed away 3 years ago.
It was my father`s 70th birthday recently.
We live 16,000 km apart on different continents & hemispheres.
They live in a mountainous area and don`t often have satellite reception.
I just sent a text message birthday wish.
Later that evening, in a specific area, I `smelled` my son’s scent.
A couple of days later it happened again.
I`m not sure, maybe it`s him making his presence known & acknowledging
this special time for his grandfather.

–Xanele Talbot

Spirit Visitation in a Dream

When my father died, I was very shocked, and there was one thing I was really sorry about. I felt I mistreated him in one way, on a specific occasion, and I really felt sorry for hurting him (emotionally).
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It was maybe about a year after he had passed, that I had this dream:
I was in a graveyard of some kind, or larger field, other ‘people’ helpers were there (maybe angels), and then a floor door (or a door on the ground) opened, and out came my father, he came up the steps. I was so happy to see him, we hugged and embraced, and I told him, that I was so sorry about what happened, and that I didn’t want to hurt him. He told me, that all is fine, and that he had no hard feelings, and he completely understood, and didn’t take it personally. That all is well.
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I was so relieved and so happy, and then we had to say goodbyes , and he had to go down those steps again and retreat under ground.
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I wasn’t sad seeing  him leave, it was all right.
I know he was fine and that all is well.
This very vivid dream helped me tremendously
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I really believe he came and visited me from the other side…
–Caroline Cameron
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I want to thank these wonderful Powered by Intuition readers for sharing their private stories with us. The more openly we share the more educated we all become on the topic of life after death and the survival of consciousness after physical death.
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Encounters with the spirit world are not scary or spooky or unnatural. It’s just love doing what love does….reaching out and saying, “I miss you, I love you, I’m okay – just wanted you to know.”
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When we die we leave our body behind but, not our intelligence nor ingenuity.
Do you see how these four spirits used different means of communicating with their loved ones? Have you ever encountered the spirit of a loved one? What happened. Share your story in the comments.
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Grieving a Loved One (Love Never Dies)

Grieving a Loved One (Love Never Dies)

“Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them” – George Eliot

The Soul of the Rose

After getting the call that my father passed away, I picked up my mother and raced to the hospital.

The nurse handed us a brown paper bag with his personal effects and then led us to the room where he spent his last moments alive. I looked at him but, while it was his body – it was no longer him.  I “knew” he was no longer in there.

I pulled two chairs along side of the hospital bed and we sat down, neither one of us saying a word.

After a while my eyes began playing tricks on me. Had he just blinked?

No. It was just wishful thinking.

“Dad, talk to me, please,” I thought while staring intently at his lifeless body. “Are you alright? Was someone here from the spirit world to meet you when you vacated your body?”

I had so many thoughts racing through my mind. Would he come through to me?

I didn’t want to upset my mother. She cried softly into a tissue held over the bottom half of her face. I forced back my own tears so, I wouldn’t make it any worse for her.

My mother got up to use the restroom, leaning heavily on her cane as she walked into the hospital corridor.

And when she left the room, it happened.

Suddenly, on the other side of the bed stood my father and his sister with their arms around one another – beaming! A wavy light framed them. This light had “depth” to it, almost as if it were a portal where I could “walk” into their world and join them if I wanted to. And, oh how I wanted to but, I couldn’t move. I was frozen in place, transfixed by what I was seeing.

Neither of them said anything but, they didn’t have to. I could tell from the expression on their faces that they were laughing and enjoying their reunion.  I felt my heart open up and wave of love from the two of them poured into it. The love they sent was beyond words to describe. It hit me with a mighty force – thwack!

My father was wearing his favorite safari jacket and beloved Greek fisherman’s cap. My aunt glowed in a peacock blue gown and matching scarf in her hair. And then, in flash they disappeared.

“No! Wait,” I cried.

I bounded to the other side of the bed where they had stood only seconds before, “Come back. Talk to me, please.”

But, it was over and they had gone.

“What if it was my imagination,” I thought beginning to doubt myself. Had I really seen them or had my desire to “see” my father created this vision?

I pulled a tissue from my purse to wipe my eyes and sat down.

I kept looking around the room hoping that my father and aunt would reappear but, they never did.

That evening I called a fellow medium.

I told her that I’d seen my father but, gave her no details other than telling her he hadn’t said anything to me.

“Can you bring my father through?” I asked rather impatiently. “I have to know he is alright.”

And then she said, “He’s here and he is with a woman wearing a long blue dress with a matching blue band in her hair.”

My knees actually buckled. I was so happy. She was seeing exactly what I had seen.

Andrea accurately described my father, whom she had never met, and what I had seen him wearing. He told her how he had passed and that he was now okay. He described his “journey to the other side” as being “out of this world” which was also extremely evidential. One of his favorite phrases had been to say, “It was out of this world.”

He also showed her several other relatives he was celebrating being reunited with and gave their names – all of whom I recognized. Everything she saw and heard was evidential and proved to me that she really was communicating with my father. Of course, the major proof for me was that she saw both he and my aunt in the exact same way I had.

I was so relieved to hear that he was alright. I felt my father’s presence and the love he had for me while the medium was communicating with him. I felt great joy that he was celebrating with his parents, and other relatives. I still grieved over the loss of his physical presence but, I didn’t feel he was lost to me forever. I felt he was with me right by side and it was so  very comforting.

In the days and months after my father passed I saw him numerous times and also got many signs of his presence. And, I never doubted again thanks to the validation I received that day.

Four main reasons people see a medium 

1. Evidence of survival of death. Even if you are in the habit of seeing or hearing spirits and sensing their presence, like I was, you might think that what is happening to you is just your imagination. It’s natural to doubt and think you made it all up when you want something so badly. Having a medium bring through your loved one will validate what has been happening to you. No, you’re not going crazy. It really was him or her.

The medium conveyed what she saw, and there she was, my lovely Mom, recalling all the happy events of her life in detail, reassuring me that her spiritual body was whole, that she would always look out for us, describing my recent accident and a number of other memories.  Now, the medium had no way of knowing any of these things and I was amazed at the connection I felt. At the end of the hour-long reading, I closed my eyes and felt my Mom hug me from behind and place her cheek close to mine, as she always did. I have not felt happier in my life. 
Though I felt sad today, her third anniversary because she is no longer with us, in some sense, I also felt immeasurable peace, because of this reading. Love never dies. –Vidya Sury, Vidya Sury.com*
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2. Feel their love again. Feeling the love they send you makes you realize that they do live on and that love never dies. After all, the only thing you take with you on the journey when you transition are your memories and the loving bonds you created. Many times we know that they are present because we “feel” their presence and feel the love we shared with them but, we want “proof” that it is real. When you feel their love while in the company of a medium it increases your belief and faith in life after death.

My mediumship reading brought me a lot of peace.  My father passed from Alzheimer’s.  Although my beliefs led me to believe that he hadn’t died but only passed to a new dimension, it still bothered me.  I wanted to know if he was still in a fog, as he was before he passed, or was he free from his prison and free once again.  During the reading my father came through at once, as if he were there waiting to come in.  He “put” pictures into the medium’s mind that she conveyed to me.  I immediately felt connected to my Dad and could feel his energy of love.  Everything that she “saw” I could relate too and understood why he was sharing it with us.  At the end of the conversation I was completely convinced that my father is out of his prison, that he is happy and free and at peace.  Not only that, he is still with me whenever I “call” and walking with me illuminating my way when I need him.  Today I felt so light and peaceful myself knowing that he truly is still a part of my life and that I will see him again when I pass. –Vicki Pearson*

3. Heal grief. Your pain at losing them is healed by knowing that you are only temporarily separated and that you will see your loved one again. While you will still grieve and miss them terribly you will also feel joy at knowing that they are still with you and that you can speak to them and that they do, in fact, hear you. Your grief will lesson when you realize that they can be with you at all major family events and that you can hear through a medium about the details of the event and “know” they really were there.

Since my mediumship reading, although I dearly miss my brother, I feel so close to him, know he is with me, have evidential messages that have stayed with me and it’s made a difference that I hadn’t expected to feel. I turned a corner in terms of the pain- and for anyone who is grieving the loss of somebody they loved, I wish this for you as well. –Lisa Claudia Briggs, Intuitive Body*

4. Validate your experiences. All the little signs they send or dreams they visit you in will become much more meaningful as you will know with complete certainty, that this is really coming from them. You will have an entirely new perspective on “physical death.” And, an entirely new outlook on life.

After my reading, I now know without a doubt that we never lose connection with those we love after they transition. A year after my mom died I was at my grandson’s birthday party. Before walking into my daughter’s home the hair on my arms stood up and I knew she was with us. I didn’t think of it again until after the party was over. My daughter asked everyone if they wanted a glass of wine. She took the bottle out of the fridge and the name on the label was “Seven Daughters.” My mom had seven daughters. It was then that I remembered  feeling her presence earlier. –Tess Marshall, The Bold Life*

 *Excerpted from testimonial

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