It’s a Wonderful Afterlife, by Richard Martini
Below is an Excerpt taken from “The Martini Shot,” Blog post. Written by Rich Martini
Life after death? What about life before death?
We all have opinions about it. “Do you believe in it?” I always answer “I don’t believe in anything.” Belief implies something unknowable, something hard to pin down. I prefer “not to believe.” Belief implies a leap of faith, like “since you can’t see it, or understand it, your brain has to go on hold and then you have to accept that you can’t know it – so therefore, you just gotta believe.”
Charles Grodin wrote the Foreword to Volume One of “It’s a Wonderful Afterlife” Chuck believes I’m from another planet, so in fact, I may be right about everything else.
I do believe the sun will set and rise tomorrow. That’s generally the rule of things. I can’t rule out that it won’t, as we know. It’s possible that the Earth could stop spinning, and we just stop spinning in space altogether. Not likely. But possible.
I feel the same way about death. Based on the research I’ve been doing and have done, I think it’s a joke that was foisted on people for a long time. “Hey look, Larry’s not moving. We’d better bury him because the animals are going to come and eat him, and if those vultures look at me for lunch, I’m outta here.”
But hang on. Even Plato reported a near death experience. Talked about the time one of his pals died – was considered dead – for ten days, then came back and talked about it. And he saw all kinds of battles he was involved in in previous lifetimes. The first case of NDE. Somehow it didn’t take.
So now we have scientists studying NDE’s – the Aware project just released its results and Dr. Sam Parnia says “Yes, when we have an NDE – without any blood to the brain, no oxygen to the brain – we still have consciousness.” Bruce Greyson at UVA has studied thousands of near death experiences. And people generally say the same things about them.
I interviewed Bruce Greyson for my latest book. I interviewed neuroscientist Mario Beauregard about it – said the same thing. Interviewed Gary Schwartz PhD, and he says the same… damn… thing. Science can prove evidence that consciousness exists beyond our lifetime.
But no one seems to be listening.
I’ve been filming people under deep hypnosis for the past five years – over 25 sessions in all, I chose the subjects, some friends, many skeptics – but all of them had the same damned experience. They saw and experienced a previous lifetime and then saw themselves in the life between lives realm where they discovered other amazing – unbelievably amazing things – in these sessions.
What did they find?
Well, start with everyone has a guardian angel. Everyone. Call him or her a spirit guide – or “higher self” – but we all have one. Some of us have more than one.
We all have a soul group, or classroom of souls that we incarnate with. We were all formed at the same time (after or before the big bang, it doesn’t matter, they claim this process is outside of time, and they haven’t even seen “interstellar”) – there’s a gaggle of people we hang out with between lives, that we interact with during lives. Look around the room, you’re probably sitting with one of them right now. Maybe you’re avoiding them. Maybe you’re loving them or hating them. But they’ve always been familiar to you.
We all have a council that guides us. Bunch of older wiser souls who gives us a heads up between lives. They don’t judge us – that’s for us to do during our past life review – but they help us look over what we learned from our previous lifetime.
It's A Wonderful Afterlife Vol 1: Further Adventures in the Flipside (Volume 1)
Excerpt from Create Space
Best Selling Author of “Flipside” (#1 in its genre at Amazon twice!) “It’s A Wonderful Afterlife: Further Adventures into the Flipside” takes a quantum leap forward into the afterlife, includes interviews with scientists discussing the source of consciousness, comparing near death experiences (NDE) with between life sessions (LBL), and includes interviews with people who claim to be speaking from the afterlife. There are a new between life sessions with astounding claims of contact with the afterlife, with experiencing God and understanding life’s journey. Volume One includes a Foreword by Charles Grodin, interviews with scientists dealing with consciousness outside the brain; Mario Beauregard Neuroscientist (“Brain Wars”) Dr. Bruce Greyson, the father of NDE research, the research of Dr. Helen Wambach along with that of Dr. Michael Newton (“Journey of Souls”). It includes interviews with near death experiencers David Bennett (“Voyage of Purpose”), Jeremy Kagan, Dr. Rajiv Parti and Jeffry Martini. Book interviews Newton trained hypnotherapist Scott De Tamble, compares accounts of Dr. Eben Alexander (“Proof of Heaven”) and Colton Burpo (“Heaven is for Real.”) The author explores his own unconventional journey to this research, and includes a between life session of his own. Interspersed throughout are transcripts of between life sessions with some very unusual folks who have clear memories not only of their previous lives, but of the between lives realm where they claim to have chosen their current lifetime. Extensively researched, breathtaking in scope, “It’s a Wonderful Afterlife” takes the reader on a wild ride, across the yellow brick road, into the Great Beyond. Praise for “Flipside” “Richard has written a terrific book. Insightful, funny, provocative and deep; I highly recommend it!” Robert Thurman (“Why the Dalai Lama Matters”) “Everyone should have a Richard Martini in their life.” Charles Grodin (“Just When I Thought I’d Heard Everything!”) “Inspiring, well written and entertaining. The kind of book where once you have read it, you will no longer be able to see the world in the same way again.”Gary E. Schwartz PhD (“The Sacred Promise”) “We viewed “Flipside” last night and were blown away about how good it is; the visuals were outstanding – the care taken in putting it all together really shows.”Michael Newton (“Journey of Souls”) (about the film version of “Flipside”)
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