It is difficult to say, “this next plane of life is like …”, and then give a detailed picture.
Many have communicated their experiences and what they have found; there
are similarities and there are distinct differences.
This is not as surprising as it might seem. Consider this simple analogy – a space ship sends down a dozen
of its crew to explore our earth, each going to a different area. On returning, one will describe a burning
desert, another wild stretches of open sea; one, the tropical jungle, another, the polar icecap, while
yet another will talk of lush plains and another of mountain ranges and so on.
Each is describing accurately what he has seen. Based on each individual account, the earth could be described
as all sea, or all ice, or all desert; but taking all the accounts it is seen that the earth is a very varied place. Is it
any wonder, then, that we cannot get a uniform description of what is sometimes called the “spirit world”?
What comes across about this spirit world is that there are some things which have a similarity to what we know
(and we need these to relate to our new surroundings), but some things which are very different;
remember – it is a non-physical world so there will be the need to establish new “points of reference”.
When we no longer need to concern ourselves with making a living or paying off the mortgage or going out
shopping, things must be different. Now comes the chance to do what one has always wanted to do, pursue
knowledge, or create beautiful pictures, or help in the advancement of science, or serve through healing, or
work with children (for children coming into the spirit world need particular attention, as do those who have
suffered greatly or been suddenly precipitated there through an accident) or pursue our particular interests.
The desire to communicate is strong in many, to show continuing love and
affection and to offer help
This communication is a corner-stone
of Spiritualism, offering incontrovertible evidence of survival, not just
hope and belief.
It is usually carried out through a
medium, someone who is able to
link between those in this plane
of life and those in the next.
The phenomena can be information is passed to the medium who in turn passes it on to the recipient; the medium might “see” (clairvoyance) or “hear” (clairaudience), or “sense” (clairsentience) what is to be communicated. He might be “inspired” in his words or even go into a “trance” where he allows his body, or a part of it, to be used by a spirit operator.
Everyone has mediumistic ability; in some it is slight, in others very pronounced; some ignore it, some develop and use it, some suppress it, some are unaware of its existence.
Life after Death is really just another part of life, lived in new surroundings. If your loved ones move to Australia, that removal does not cause love and interest to cease. Death is such a removal. Using the channels open, spirits can and do return to their families and friends to assure them of continued life, continued love and a continued desire to be of service.
The innumerable recorded and researched cases of past life experiences clearly point to life after death.
Various institutions have performed research about the afterlife, near death experiences, or about consciousness
after death, finding proof that life continues after death. There have been many cases of near death experiences
where people have had an encounter with the afterlife, such as ‘seeing the light‘, or meeting their loved ones
who passed away. In all the recorded cases of reincarnations, it was also found that after
death and before next birth on Earth, there was a variable time lag.
Causal or intellectual
Supracausal or subtle ego
The picture below is a diagrammatic representation of what a human being is comprised of.
When a person dies the physical body ceases to exist. However, the rest of the existence or consciousness continues. The existence of the person minus the physical body is known as the subtle body (linga-dēha) and it comprises of the mental, causal (intellect) and supracausal (subtle ego) bodies.
This astonishing announcement is based on the conclusions of a study using a new type of medically supervised near-death experiences.
Berlin | A team of psychologists and medical doctors associated with the Technische Universität of Berlin, have announced that they had proven by clinical experimentation, the existence of some form of life after death.
This astonishing announcement is based on the conclusions of a study using a new type of medically supervised near-death experiences, that allow patients to be clinically dead for almost 20 minutes before being brought back to life.
I KNOW OUR RESULTS COULD DISTURB THE BELIEFS OF MANY PEOPLE
This controversial process that was repeated on 944 volunteers over that last four years, necessitates a complex
mixture of drugs including epinephrine and dimethyltryptamine, destined to allow the body to survive the
state of clinical death and the reanimation process without damage.
The body of the subject was then put into a temporary comatic state induced by a mixture of other drugs which
had to be filtered by ozone from his blood during the reanimation process 18 minutes later.
The extremely long duration of the experience was only recently made possible by the development
of a new cardiopulmonary recitation (CPR) machine called the AutoPulse.
This type of equipment has already been used over the last few years, to reanimate people who had
been dead for somewhere between 40 minutes to an hour.
Near-death experiences have been hypothesized in various medical journals in the past, as having the
characteristics of hallucinations, but Dr Ackermann and his team, on the contrary, consider them as
evidence for the existence of the afterlife and of a form of dualism between mind and body.
The team of scientists led by Dr Berthold Ackermann, has monitored the operations and
have compiled the testimonies of the subjects.
Although there are some slight variations from one individual to another, all of the subjects have some memories
of their period of clinical death. and a vast majority of them described some very similar sensations.
Most common memories include a feeling of detachment from the body, feelings of levitation, total serenity,
security, warmth, the experience of absolute dissolution, and the presence of an overwhelming light.
The scientists say that they are well aware the many of their conclusions could shock a lot of people, like the fact
that the religious beliefs of the various subjects seems to have held no incidence at all, on the sensations
and experiences that they described at the end of the experiment.
Indeed, the volunteers counted in their ranks some members are a variety of Christian
churches, Muslims, Jews, Hindus and atheists.
“I know our results could disturb the beliefs of many people” says Mr Ackermann.“But in a way, we have
just answered one of the greatest questions in the history of mankind, so I hope these people
will be able to forgive us. Yes, there is life after death and it looks like this applies to everyone.”