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Adventures in Psychical Research: A medical doctor’s exploration of the nature of consciousness and its survival to bodily death Paperback – January 8, 2015
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About the Author
Piero Calvi-Parisetti is a Scottish/Italian medical doctor, psychotherapist and author. A former university professor and humanitarian adviser for the United Nations, Dr Parisetti is a member of the Society for Psychical Research and of the International Association for Near-Death Studies. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Forever Family Foundation.
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“Blogging is to literature what graffiti is to visual arts,” admits Scottish/Italian doctor and psychotherapist Piero Calvi-Parisetti, as he introduces this collection of 57 of his personal blogs, all of which support his firm belief in an afterlife. Each pithy article illuminates a particular subject, supported by scientific psychical research. He reconciles reincarnation with the existence of discarnate personalities and covers overcoming grief; the mind/brain relationship; psi; psychic mediums; Electronic Voice Phenomena, and more, including Dr. Raymond Moody’s fascinating “Psychomanteum.” Each topic reveals research that offers proof of survival after death, “not as a matter of faith or wishful thinking, but based on masses of compelling evidence,” insists Parisetti.
He built his grief-counseling practice upon this evidence, insisting that cultivating a belief in an afterlife offers immediate relief to the bereaved and dying. He designed his unique practice with “afterlife education” at the heart, embracing a “no-compromise” approach. “Just rattle the cage and tell the bereaved and the dying that death as we commonly think of it doesn’t exist—not as a matter or faith or wishful thinking, but based on masses of compelling evidence.” As renowned consciousness pioneer Gary E. Schwartz aptly notes in his foreword, “He is not afraid to pull punches and tells it as he sees it.” Parisetti’s passion is compelling, because he backs his reasoning with evidence.
He fearlessly challenges Elizabeth Kubler Ross’s well-known “stages of grief” concept as outdated, then takes on the biblical conventions that keep people in mourning. “I feel passionately about this problem . . . . I had the painful experience of accompanying my dearest friend in a three-year dramatic battle with cancer. What was painful was certainly not being at my friend’s side during those difficult times . . . . What I simply cannot stand is the idea that he died an anguished man. A committed Catholic, he was convinced that he was going to face judgment for sins he believed he had committed.”
Parisetti cares deeply about these topics, as evidenced throughout, and his passion and enthusiasm for psychical research proves engaging and highly contagious. His book is a heart-felt, fact-filled, fast-paced, entertaining read that will appeal to all seekers of knowledge regarding the realities of an afterlife.
Each guest gives a short talk, crisp and to the point, about some aspect of this intriguing subject.
That's what it's like - without the food and drink - to read a copy of Piero Calvi-Parisetti's new book.
The book is a compendium of 57 articles former medical doctor Piero wrote and published on his blog in which he researched worldwide the latest pioneers in psi, and cleverly summarised intruiging aspects of their work to bring to a larger audience.
If you're unfamiliar with the field you won't get lost in a sea of technical jargon but will be brought right up to date with easy to read facts to convince you that certainly 'something's going on'.
If, like me, you've been digging around this territory for years and think you've heard it all - there are many gems and nuggets of knowledge here to keep you dining at 'Piero's party' right through the main course and on to dessert.
Piero hits the mark from the start with his excellent and poetic thought:
We are not physical bodies,
with a consciousness that we lose at death.
We are consciousness,
with a physical body that we lose at death
Did you know for instance about Induced After Death Communication which is a method enabling anybody to link up with the deceased with deep emotion - but without the need for a medium?
Ever heard of a 'psychomanteum' based on the ancient Greek Oracle of the Dead, which using mirrors can achieve contact with other-side loved ones?
And what about those mysterious raps heard during poltergeist outbreaks? Whoever would have thought that analysis of recordings of such sounds prove conclusively that they can't have been made by normal physical means?
This is an excellent bedside book to be opened at random for new insights into a subject which is surely the science of tomorrow.