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- Publication Date: August 1, 2013
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00EEDTSVG
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Afterlife: Startling Evidence for Life After Death Kindle Edition
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Mr. Pettigrew describes his own adaptation of various techniques (including those culled from lucid dreaming (while awake) and Moen's techniques) to facilitate out of body experiences and contact with spirit helpers. He writes: "I have entered a reality that is at least to 100 times more real than the physical world. Colours vibrate in more hues than one can normally imagine or experience in physical life. Each time I felt rapturous joy unlike anything available in the physical world. This is a state of consciousness that is unlike anything normally experienced in the physical world. For me, normal physical life is much more like a dream than this vast state of consciousness..." A devil's advocate might ask what value there is in experiencing something that makes the world we're stuck in seem pale and insipid by comparison. But I suppose that's a question that seekers must answer for themselves!
Though not a professional writer, the author's observations and recommendations are obviously sincere and heartfelt (his lack of artifice and guile is a breath of fresh air, actually) and I heartily recommend it to those who haven't read the works he summarizes- he cuts right to the heart of the issues involved with a minimum of hyperbole and window dressing, just the facts ma'am. He also provides extensive suggestions for further reading (for example, if you wish to read more on children's memories of past lives, or any other topic mentioned). Also, I think his adaptation of lucid dreaming as a route to astral projection, though I haven't tried it, may itself be worth the price of the book, intriguing.
Note: Another reviewer faulted Pettigrew for not detailing Michael Newton's work (along with Brian Weiss's), and while I understand how he could have viewed this as an oversight, since these are arguably the most detailed and extensive bodies of work (along with Jane Roberts's Seth books) on these topics, I think Pettigrew omitted discussion of them by design, for a reason. As someone who's studied Newton and used his techniques, I think Newton's body of work and theorizing far beyond the scope and indeed, COUNTER to the purposes of this book- Pettigrew's intent would seem to be to encourage others to confirm for themselves the existence and nature of spheres beyond our own. I think him wise in not saddling readers with preconceptions about what they'll experience once they get there. Moen's work (the subject of my first Amazon review 14 years ago, btw), is not as encumbered with dogma, in fact, emphasizes the uniqueness of individual experiences. Indeed, Pettigrew hints at such issues throughout, continually affirming the importance of seekers finding their OWN truth and reality. I find this refreshing and inspiring, kudos to him for that.
Where the booklet fell a bit short for me was with some of the information the author shared about Dannion Brinkley. I remember learning about Dannion's NDE experiences and his life back on earth. The author states that Dannion has several "centers" when in fact, according to Dannion's own website, he does not and has not been able to materialize these centers. From Dannion's website on "The Centers": "As well, I have continually looked for a way to structure the center to look and function exactly as it appeared in the vision. Yet unfortunately, the ability to successfully manifest the center in all of its Divine perfection has eluded me... I humbly ask that you help hold the launch of the Centers in the Light. Thank you and God bless." While this may seem like a small oversight, it does make me question the credibility into the research that the author did and the other material he presents as facts. That aside, the booklet is interesting.
The information beyond Dannion's experiences on past-life regressions and astral projection are interesting. The author attempts to give some cursory information on initiating an out-of-body experience through the use of Lucid Dreaming and other techniques. The book could be a lot more and I appreciate the resources the author shares and his drive to add to the NDE literature. I think that there is potential to do a larger project and book with more information and resources from a scholarly perspective. Perhaps that wasn't the author's intention?
I did appreciate this work ... I just feel that there is great room for more!
While it is questionable that there can really be "startling evidence for life after death," (the mainstream scientific community would find anecdotal stories and hypnosis work difficult to accept) the material presented here certainly does make one think. Those who are interested in this topic or are looking for comfort after the loss of a loved one, would appreciate this book.