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June 2006 Book Review and Quotes Archive
The Afterlife Experiments
By Gary E Schwartz, PhD* with William L. Simon
“In order to disprove the law that all crows are black, it is enough to find one white crow.” ~ William
James, M.D., Psychologist and Philosopher (1842-1910)
After a chance meeting at a conference of the American Psychosomatic Society, Gary Schwartz, PhD
and Linda Russek, PhD began a conversation that would change the way that science looks at the
entire issue of what becomes of us after we die.
Enlisting the University of Arizona’s backing and the help of “super” Mediums George Anderson,
John Edward, Anne Gehman, Suzanne Northrop, and Laurie Campbell, Gary and Linda set off to
scientifically prove that death is not the end of existence. This was done through a series of experiments
using tighter and tighter controls . . . . . conversely resulting in the most amazing results happening when
science made it the most difficult for the Mediums to do their work.
These experiments are journaled in a readable and often amusing and awe-inspiring format. Hang in
there through the set up, once the experiments begin you will be taken for a ride through mystery, cynicism,
discovery, doubt, wonder, and enough evidence to prove their theory that even professional skeptics have
found it difficult to ignore.
Not only do you get a front row seat for the experiments, there is also a section discussing the impact
that “living forever” would have on society. How would our laws change if the victims of crime were able
to testify at their own murder trials? Perhaps the death sentence is not the harsh sentence we believe it
to be? How would relationships change if there was a chance to continue to make amends and heal
after death? How would the importance of hospice workers grow in society once we recognized that
death is merely a crossing over point and not the end of existence? Great food for thought for an evening
of lively discussion with a group of co-workers or friends.
Did you know that one second after your heart beats; the electromagnetic signal from that beat has
traveled 186,000 miles out into space? Two seconds later the beat that was yours has reached 372,000 miles,
and like the shine of a star that was extinguished centuries ago, just keeps going. For readers who
believe in the concept that “once something begins to vibrate it never ceases to do so”, this book will give
you example after example of everyday comparisons and experimental results to argue your case. For
those who are skeptics of the entire question, this book will come up with reasons to deny the evidence
faster than you can think of them. In either case, it’s a darn good read.
Let the data speak for itself. Open your mind to a new adventure today.
June 2006 Weekly Quotes
"Meditation is a tool like Galileo's telescope or Darwin's observations. Shamata
(a specific process of meditation) is a telescope of
habits rather than practicing wandering mind for two hours. It is a balancing act between
effort and quality. Eventually the need for effort
the light of day."