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The Afterlife Codes: Searching for Evidence of the Survival of the Human Soul Paperback – July, 2000
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The Afterlife Codes, my 30th book, tells of the adventures Ive had that have convinced me of the reality of my communication with the spirits of my mother and others. This all started in 1955 when I was an agnostic newspaperwoman who didnt believe in anything much. One Sunday afternoon, I had the sudden heartwarming feeling that my mother, who had been dead seven years, was standing beside me, hugging me. I experienced her presence so strongly that I said aloud, Mother, if there is any possible chance that you might still be alive somewhere, I am going to spend the rest of my life trying to prove it. Now, I know that many people have feelings of the presence of someone they love who has died. But besides cherishing this, I did something about it. For the 45 years since then, I have been investigating every aspect of the supernormal. Although not a scientist, I endeavored to provide objective and critical appraisals of my every experience with the unseen, to help convince myself as well as others who required documentation.
I wrote about my experiences, lectured throughout the U.S., traveled abroad, and in 1971 in Tucson, Arizona, I established the Survival Research Foundation to try to demonstrate scientifically the conscious survival of the human spirit after death. The idea of the afterlife codes originated then, and my newest (possibly final? Im now 89 years old) book tells my story of how they came about. My sense of humor keeps the account lively and enjoyable despite the effort Ive expended to write only about material that has brought me evidence.
This is a fun book, as well as a bit spooky. It has been an exciting life, and Ive tried not to leave out anything really interesting oh, except maybe sex and stuff like that.
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Smith, who was born in 1911 and passed into spirit a few months ago, was the author of more than 30 books, mostly on metaphysical subjects. In her younger years, including her days as a journalism major at the University of Texas, she was not interested in spiritual matters. In fact, she was a cynical agnostic. It was not until after she was into her 30s that she discovered she had the gift of automatic writing. "It was the most peculiar feeling I'd ever experienced," she explains. "The hand was just writing by itself without my conscious will being involved in any way. It wrote scragglingly across the page in run-together words."
Smith received a number of messages from her mother as well as from "intruding" spirits. Later, she began hearing from a spirit who identified himself as James Anderson. Later, Smith figured out that Anderson was the famous psychologist/philosopher William James of Harvard. James admitted that he used a pseudonym, because he figured that if he came to her with a celebrated name, she would not believe him. Smith states that she wouldn't have. Of course, the pseudo-skeptics, i.e., the cynics, would scoff at this whole idea, but Smith established herself as a very credible investigator and reporter during her career.
The introduction and conclusion to the book are written by Drs. Gary Schwartz and Linda Russek, authors of "The Living Energy Universe." Schwartz recently published "The Afterlife Experiments," reporting on his study of five famous mediums at his Human Energy Systems Laboratory at the University of Arizona. Schwartz and Russek had met Smith and had encouraged her to write her final book. As they state, the book is "a good read that is also a philosophical experience and a heartwarming adventure."
Smith has arranged a secret code which can be broken only by information in a message she intends to send after she dies. "The concept is that if you hear from me when I'm no longer on Earth, it should suggest that I've survived somewhere after death." She has established the Susy Smith Project at the University of Arizona for anyone else who wishes to leave their own secret code.
Smith has spent most of her life researching life after death, and she believes that modern science has validated many of her theories. She says "that this is what many of our scientists today are saying: that all matter, including the human body, is composed of energy or force controlled by consciousness-which lives in everything, forever." She adds that "at the death of the physical matter within which this awareness resides, the soul leaves, sailing forth into other dimensions of time and space."
Although she wondered even as a child about what lay beyond physical life, Smith resisted many of the insights she was given over the years. Trained as a journalist and scientist, she wanted evidence. She chronicles her doubts and the events that eventually led her to accept the validity of the information given to her primarily by her spirt guides.
Her guides have continually emphasized that "you do survive death and therefore how you live on Earth is important." She shares the guidelines they've provided her for the spiritual development we need to do in our physical lives in preparation for the life afterward.
Smith has devoted nearly fifty years to investigating spirit communication and survival of the soul. The Afterlife Codes is her thirtieth book on this fascinating subject. It's must reading for anyone who has wondered about what happens to the soul after death.
The title of this book indicates that it provides evidence on survival and follows a scientific approach. Instead most of the book is about the life story of Susy Smith, which is interesting and at times delightful and full of new age fluff, but perhaps 2 or 3 pages actually talk about the codes project. In fact the web site where you are supposed to register your code is already gone and I searched google far and wide on this and found nothing. No evidence of any kind is ever presented and the spirits that amazingly are able to talk inside of her head are unable to even give the name of the next door neighbour. In fact they never are able to provide any information that she is not already aware of. Her deceased mother wrongly tells her that the publisher will accept her first writing effort, and when she finally gets the bad news it is explained away as having been a bad spirit masquerading as her mother. A poor excuse.
I am not an unbelieving skeptic but prefer reading the more scientific approaches of Dean Radin and Ian Stevenson. If you haven't already, please read Old Souls by Tom Shroder, which truly provides evidence in a scientific fashion.
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