Well, this wasn't quite what I had thought it would be. I was going by the subtitle, and really there's not much pointing out of the ways in which tho...moreWell, this wasn't quite what I had thought it would be. I was going by the subtitle, and really there's not much pointing out of the ways in which those in the spirit world continue to impact our lives. I didn't really hate the book, the writing wasn't bad, it just wasn't what I had in mind when I decided to read this book. The only examples of spirit impacting our lives it seemed was to get us to a psychic.
Jeffrey Wands has a wonderful track record, way better even than that of Sylvia Browne I might add! He of course might not get everything 100%, but he's the closest to it I've yet to see. Jeffrey makes it a point to not let ego get in his way, and I think Sylvia Browne could learn a thing or two from that. They both made predictions on a related case, and lets just say that Sylvia was way off, and Jeffrey was almost on the money! If you read this book you'll know exactly what I'm talking about as it was all over the news this year.
I'm not disappointed in this book, and there were a few interesting stories within, I just was hoping to read some examples of how my loved ones who have crossed over might sometimes have an impact in my life today. Instead what we're given is pretty much the ways in which Jeffrey has identified his life as a psychic, and things related to that. (less)
Everyone wonders at some point what will become of them when they die. Imagine if you were able to connect with a good friend who has already passed,...more Everyone wonders at some point what will become of them when they die. Imagine if you were able to connect with a good friend who has already passed, and they shared information about what the next dimension of consciousness is like. How neat would that be! Well that's just what Helen Greaves claims this book is about.Helen claims that her good friend Frances Banks, using her hand, wrote all of the information contained within this book. Helen explains that it was not as you might think, it was not automatic writing, she still actually had full control over her own hand. Instead she was communicated with telepathically by Frances, and wrote down Frances words as they came into her mind.
Frances shares many stories throughout, but still there was much more I wish she would have went into detail on. I would like to know the relationship our family has with us there. I also felt that many things were hinted at, and then left for us to kind of piece together. I'm not sure if it's the times, and her way of writing, but it would have been refreshing for her to get straight to the point. Also I find it amusing that if a guide steps in he is able to explain things in a way that we can relate to. I mean the way Frances goes on you'd think she's confused about her very existence.
All in all I'm really glad that I read this strange little book. It sure does fall into what Sylvia Browne teaches in her books. It didn't exactly mesh with all of the near death stories I have read as the tunnel was never mentioned. Rather it was explained as if death is a falling asleep, and then awakening into your eternal life. Whether you choose to believe Helen was contacted by her friend Frances Banks this is still a fun, and interesting book with a hopeful message.(less)
This is, I'm pretty sure anyway, the very first book I have ever read by Ruth Montgomery. I really don't know what to think about it. I didn't really...moreThis is, I'm pretty sure anyway, the very first book I have ever read by Ruth Montgomery. I really don't know what to think about it. I didn't really gain any insight into the world to come after this shift she talks about. I felt like she was fumbling throughout, almost like one losing their credibility. I don't know if she mentions it in her other books, but she waited until the end of this book to claim that her, and her friends were reincarnations of those close to Jesus, or his disciples. Seems to me that if those people were to be reincarnated they would be around the worst of everything. Seeing how these people, well the author anyway, is so old they certainly wont be around during the supposed terrible times ahead. Not to mention that Ruth is the only person that says the earth is doing a physical shift, others state it's a shift in consciousness. I'll probably read some of her other books, but in the end I'll obviously stick to my own conclusions.(less)
I have heard others talk about this type of phenomenon occurring at the deathbed before, but never really knew what to call it. This must happen more...moreI have heard others talk about this type of phenomenon occurring at the deathbed before, but never really knew what to call it. This must happen more than others think since I personally know someone who has had such an experience happen to them.
My mom was taking a nap when she awoke with a strong urge to go visit her dying friend. When my mom got there she held her friends hand while a family member held the other hand. My mom said she felt a cold chill run through her, and then seen a little puffy cloud that was her friends soul rise from the chest area, and then quickly disappear. My mom said that she felt her friend was the one to wake her up, and wanted her to be there to experience that. She said the family member holding the other hand of her dying friend didn't see this since she had her back to turned to her while talking to someone else in the room. She did however feel the life force leave because she immediately dropped the hand she was holding, and screamed.
I know that the soul lives forever because my grandma came to me once about a year after she passed. By that one visit I learned that we live on, and that we're ok after leaving here.(less)
Going by the small amount of reviews available I thought for sure this would be an amazing book. I was very excited to read about this woman's short t...moreGoing by the small amount of reviews available I thought for sure this would be an amazing book. I was very excited to read about this woman's short trip home, and thought it might help me to tone down the depth of my fear about what happens after we're done here. I wish I could say that this was a great book, but sadly I feel that the "death experience" was just an excuse to write about her life. If one is going to write a book on this topic they need to have their story in order. Most people approach these type of books as hopeful skeptics, and when you butcher it like she did it only serves to leave one even more skeptical.
The writing itself was very poor. She used the wrong words throughout the book, such as using the word fainted instead of feigned, huge difference in meaning there! At one point she couldn't even keep her friends name straight, was she Deana, or Diana? Also she referred to a Ouija board as a qui-ja board. Oh my goodness, don't even get me started on the contradictions! Oh the heck with it, let's go there shall we...She was supposedly sexually harassed in the work place, and told her then husband who supposedly laughed it off, and told her it was most likely because of the way she was dressed. Then later after the harassment came to a head in a supposed attempted rape she finally told her then husband about all the harassment that she had been keeping from him because she feared her husband would have confronted the guy responsible, and she wanted to avoid that if possible. Supposedly he laughed it off in this scenario as well. I mean really...If you're going to write a book and can't manage to keep the names straight the least you could do is keep the story straight.
In my honest opinion this author is just trying to cash in on a hot topic. She had a bad experience during the delivery of her first child, and thought she would make up her own story from stories she read, or heard from somewhere else. She claims that she never had to study for tests because she could lay a book under her head, and that over night her mind would absorb all information within. Sound familiar? If you're big on this topic like I am then Edgar Cayce would have come to mind. Also her descriptions fell right in line with many of Sylvia Browne's statements about the other side. Sadly many will read Kathy's story, and it might be their first book on this topic, so they wouldn't recognize all the stolen ideas. Kathy says she's psychic, and yet claims to know little about the paranormal. Surely after having spent your life with an unusual gift you'd have read as much as you could on the subject.
Another thing that really bothered me about this book was that the actual death experience itself was briefly described. Mostly this book is about a woman's life, it doesn't even show you how this experience effected the remainder of her life. You know why? Because she never had a death experience to tell about. Sorry Kathy Baker, but I just don't believe your story. You talked a line about fake psychics using tools, and yet here you are making it that much harder for real psychics to be taken seriously. This prediction she gives at the end of the book is also not even her own. That's right you can find it online on different psychics pages, she took the parts she wanted, and created her prediction from them all.(less)
This is a pretty incredible tale of healing coming from the other side. Anita has a way of putting things that makes it all seem very nice. I do howev...moreThis is a pretty incredible tale of healing coming from the other side. Anita has a way of putting things that makes it all seem very nice. I do however believe that she doesn't know a lot about the other side. I say this because I believe she was only shown a certain amount of things, so that she would chose to return. This is definitely worth the read if you're interested in this subject.(less)
Many doctors politely smile to hide their nonbelief when patients share tales of their amazing journeys beyond our physical existence. These doctors u...moreMany doctors politely smile to hide their nonbelief when patients share tales of their amazing journeys beyond our physical existence. These doctors understand how trauma can effect us. and thus believe that anytime we go through an out of body experience it's because our brain was the root cause. Eben Alexander used to be one of those doctors until he himself had a brush with death. Eben Alexander's account is unique in that he's able to explore it from a scientific point of view, ruling out the fact that his brain was in any way responsible for his experience. This is what makes this story such an important, and believable one.(less)