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Alice Connally Fisk
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Dr. Gary Schwartz's book is the most extraordinary one I've ever read in my entire 72 years on earth and affirms everything I've ever learned through my own lifelong self-science. It has always confounded me as to why researchers have never before even considered the possibility that great scientists like Einstein may still be evolving on the other side of the veil and perhaps have very important messages to deliver to us. Someday, people the world over will be forever grateful to Dr. Schwartz for deeply exploring these magnificent Spirit-assisted potentialities.
My mother died in 1943 when I was 5-years-old. From that time to the present I`ve spent my entire life diligently searching for what, if anything, becomes of us after we die. I'm not a professional researcher, psychologist, nor psychic medium but simply a great-grandmother, voracious reader and retired legal secretary who, from early childhood on, began feeling my mother's guidance, protection and palpable presence at critical times in my life ~ including during three life-saving events. Once when my infant daughter was in grave danger of dying and then twice when my own life was in peril. I've spent a lifetime noting synchronicities, or meaningful coincidences in detail, and have never dismissed any of my very real subjective experiences, including one life-altering spontaneous out-of-body experience some 25 years ago, as contrived nonsense simply because some pseudoskeptic, somewhere, might not consider them worthy of consideration. Thankfully, stagnant dogmatic ways of thinking are truly passé in this sweeping Age of Spirit and Science Collaborating.
There's not a single doubt in my mind that Spirit does join forces with us in our daily lives and the more often we open to it, the more often it occurs. Long before the New Age came along I was totally engrossed in paying rapt attention to every detail of my subjective experiences without ever knowing what the name of what I was doing was called, simply because there was no name. It wasn't until I read Dr. Schwartz's amazing book that I finally found the term relative to my own lifelong search -- Self-Science. "Self-Science conducted in the living laboratories of our own personal lives through personal and exploratory investigations". At long last a truly remarkable name for it: Self-Science Explorations (SSE's).
Dr. Schwartz asks "Are we willing to LISTEN to Einstein, Sagan, Houdini and countless other wise and caring deceased people, if they are still here? Are we willing to LISTEN to the Great Spirit, the Source, the Sacred, if She/He/It is here?" The unequivocal answer to the Doctor is: "Yes, we definitely are!" I've always been more than willing to listen to Spirit and so have incalculable others from time immemorial. In 2009, one year after my beautiful 48-year-old daughter Alison crossed over from type one diabetes complications I felt her powerful energy envelop me and an urgency to stop everything I was doing at the time to collaborate with her on a poem entitled A Note from Ali wherein she conveyed her deep desire that her family and circles of friends, and everyone else, conclude with certainty the information she brought to them: "To my circles and circles and circles of friends, this note's to enlighten that LIFE never ends. I still LISTEN with love when you speak as before, so LISTEN RIGHT BACK as I touch you once more."...
Down through the ages myriad responsible people globally have consistently reported their subjective experience of having deceased loved ones contact them, so it's no great stretch to consider that remarkable scientists who once lived on earth such as Einstein, Tesla, Banting, Fleming, and others are still very much alive now too, albeit in a different dimension, realm, wherever. And that they carry within them not only whatever lessons they garnered here on earth, but are now able as well, from their present more heightened perspectives, to smooth the progress of how things can unfold here on our exquisite planet ~ if we but listen to them. It's well known that throughout history famous discoveries, creativity and inventions have often come from dreams. Are our enlightened scientists who've crossed over trying to furnish their colleagues and others here on earth, with spectacular spacetime and medical breakthroughs, hoping to get us to but listen to their brand new equations and other ground-breaking data that they can provide in order to transform us? Do they know anything about the Mayan calendar and its particular date of December 21, 2012 as it approaches and are perhaps trying to tell us something about it? Or, do they beg our attention about something else, entirely different?
If there's one solitary issue in all existence that's vitally important to everyone on earth and doesn't require one single "special interest group" to lobby for it, it's the issue of life after death. It's essential that brilliant, open-minded researchers like Dr. Schwartz continue in the vanguard of scientific investigation of Spirit, particularly in the double-blind tests of the double-deceased paradigm as outlined in his book. I've no doubt that our concerned, caring, and still living scientists who've crossed over will assert themselves creatively and convincingly in these tests. Critical mass has been reached: Our people and our planet have a deep and urgent need to know what's in store for us. It prompts full and earnest expansion of the most fundamental and awe-inspiring research, ever. And right now.
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Michael E. Tymn
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"If you are going to create more light for our world, you must be willing to endure a little heat." So Dr. Gary Schwartz, the author of this book, quotes a Hawaiian spiritual leader he met during a funeral in Hawaii.
Schwartz has been enduring heat ever since his 2002 book, "The Afterlife Experiments," and will no doubt be on the receiving end of flame throwers aimed at him by pseudo-skeptics, debunkers, and other spiritually-challenged people as a result of this book. However, Schwartz clearly understands the risks involved in creating light. As he points out, it is one thing to be skeptical, as he himself is, but there are people who call themselves skeptics who are really cynics waving the banner of science and ready to attack anything that doesn't fit into their narrow materialistic paradigm. Generally, they are unable to distinguish between secular spirituality and religious superstitions. "...there is a difference between skepticism and cynicism," Schwartz points out, "between genuine wondering about psychic occurrences and dogmatic disbelief about them, no matter what the evidence - which is another way of describing an ardent belief that something is not real or is impossible."
As Schwartz states in the Preface, "the book draws on core lessons gleaned from the scientific methods that we can directly apply in our daily lives to potentially connect and communicate with Spirit, to seek help and guidance."
Clearly, Schwartz puts himself in the line of fire by talking about spirit communication, spirit healing, and spirit influence through guides and angels. He relates a number of synchronistic experiences which suggest possible spirit intervention. Always careful to preface his stories by mentioning his own skepticism and suggesting alternative hypotheses or theories that might otherwise explain a particular phenomenon, Schwartz boldly narrows things down so that the spirit hypothesis appears to be the best explanation in most cases. "For me scientific integrity means following the data where it takes you," he explains his position. "It is my conviction that scientists have a responsibility to pursue the path revealed by the emerging data. This may require that we question, if not ultimately reject, fundamental assumptions and beliefs of our society as well as of our professional colleagues - as well as of ourselves."
Schwartz also relates a number of interesting stories told to him by credible people. The one I found especially intriguing involved a woman just out of surgery and still under anesthesia suddenly bolting up to a sitting position on the gurney in the recovery room and giving one of the surgeons a veridical message from his deceased wife.
Many researchers have come to the same conclusion as Schwartz but they remain forever perched on the fence, unwilling, like Schwartz, to "take the heat." That is not to suggest that Schwartz comes completely off the fence in favor of a spirit world, as he recognizes that there is no absolute certainty in matters of spirit. He seems to have both feet well planted on the spiritual side of the fence, but still has his hand on the fence to steady himself. He admits that there are occasions when he becomes imbalanced - either valuing the cold reliability of technology more than the warmth and caring of spirituality, or embracing the comfort of logic and reasoning over the spontaneity and novelty of intuition, in which case he climbs back on the fence of doubt. He also realizes that one can be deluded into imagining spirit when it is all in the head. Moreover, he recognizes the possibility that the "veil" separating this world from the spirit world may be there for protective reasons and therefore there may be limits as to how deeply one can or should explore.
My own search for truth in this regard has left me to conclude that there is indeed a protective veil that cannot be penetrated, but that does not mean that we can't move from the blind faith of orthodox religions - which clearly is failing in these times of moral decadence, egocentricity, intolerance, hatred, hypocrisy, disorder, flux, strife, chaos, and fear - to true faith, or conviction, and it is, I believe, only through the courageous efforts of scientists like Dr. Schwartz and books like this one that this move will be made.