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The Fun of Dying: Find Out What Really Happens Next! Perfect Paperback – September 14, 2010
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The Fun of Dying is a fascinating, informative, well-written book that accurately describes what we know now about the graduation from Earth school into our next life's adventure that we call death. Death isn't to be feared, and this book clearly explains why. It is an interesting, enlightening read that I highly recommend to anyone who wonders about death and what happens next. --R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D., author Your Eternal Self and Induced After-Death Communication
From the Author
"I find it as difficult to understand a scientist who does not acknowledge the presence of a superior rationality behind the existence of the universe as it is to comprehend a theologian who would deny the advances of science." -Werner von Braun, German-American rocket scientist
"Multiplicity is only apparent, in truth, there is only one mind . . ." -Erwin Schrodinger, winner of the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics
"Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe." -Erwin Schrodinger, winner of the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics
"Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these." -Jesus (JN 14:12)
I had an experience of light at the age of eight, and spent the next half-century figuring it out.
I didn't set out to write this whole book. What I wanted to write was Chapters 6 through 8, set in large print and illustrated, something to give dying people to help ease their fears and better prepare them for what is life's most enjoyable adventure. I soon found,though, that to write for the dying and make it remotely believable, I had to tackle the rest of this book.
Although others have undertaken similar research and reached more or less the same conclusions, there are reasons why so few have written about the death event. Evidence is widely available,but it isn't easy to pull together. And to talk about dying with authority is to set oneself against those two modern bastions, mainstream science and mainstream religion, which long ago carved up all truth between them and have thereby shut out any facts that neither of them want to own.
Then too, there is the credentials problem. I am not an attorney by profession, so I am a hobbyist and not a careerist, and there are many professional scholars who could have done a better job of writing this book. The problem is, however, that nearly all researchers have chosen some small, compelling part of what is an enormous picture and made a career out of it, each of them trying to gain some attention without drawing ridicule. After all, if you have academic credentials and if near-death experiences or past life memories or the accuracy of mediums or the zero-point field is your area, then what you hope for is recognition. What you never want is scorn.
Sadly, though, scorn is what these researchers earn, and there are some good reasons for that which you will shortly understand. But knowing that even this field's greatest scholars have been ignored by the scientific community, I have not attempted her to make a scientific case. Instead, I am making my case to you, and using to make it the general tools that you use in your daily life and work: reason, deduction, and common sense. I am not writing for scientists. I only note in passing that for scientific gatekeepers to continue to enforce materialism as a fundamental dogma is as counterproductive now as it once was for scientists stuck in Catholic orthodoxy to insist against evidence that the sun circumnavigates the earth.Truth cannot be suppressed forever, so the academic dam is certain to break. And when it does, the revelations soon to follow about who and what and where we are will change all humanity for the better.
It isn't only scientific oxen that we will be goring here, but some religious folks will be incensed. I am sorry about that. If you prefer to believe whatever it is that your own religion teaches, all I ask is that you be open-minded whenever your own death starts to happen. As you will see, one way to give yourself unnecessary grief is to insist on a certain kind of afterlife. But otherwise, the good news is that the afterlife is not a guessing-game. Catholics and Baptists both get into heaven. And Jews and Buddhists. And everybody else.
(I should add, though, that death by suicide is the opposite of fun. If you have opened this book because you are contemplating hastening your own demise, please skip ahead and read Chapter 9. Then figure out how to get back to living.)
It is time now --- it is long past time --- to talk about death as the adventure that it is.Learn the truth for yourself, and tell everyone you know. With 160,000 people dying daily, it is tragic that in the twenty-first century so many still die in ignorance and fear.
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Roberta Grimes, the author, is a lawyer who is clearly familiar with the rules of evidence. After all, the best evidence for the survival of consciousness falls into the area of courtroom science, not laboratory science. "The testimony of the best evidence received [through deep trance mediums] is such that if mainstream science had not a century ago already been dogmatically atheistic, the fact that you will survive your death would long ago have become common knowledge," she states, going on to say that atheism may have been useful in protecting science from religious interference but has now become an impediment. She points out that quantum physicists have found the place where the material meets the non-material. The problem is that not enough of them have come to terms with it and do not venture far enough to see what apparently underlies everything.
"Death is the best time of your life!" Grimes writes. "Wouldn't it be good if more people knew that? She goes on to summarize the credible reports that have come to us through mediums, near-death experiencers, people on their deathbeds who have reported veridical visions, and others who experienced various paranormal phenomena. She discusses how it feels to die, entering the tunnel into the light, entering the afterlife, having a life review, and awakening on the Other Side. Of course, it is not necessarily a pleasant experience if one is not prepared for it and Grimes discusses the risk of becoming earthbound.
"After we die, we cannot fake anything," she continues. "We are drawn to the vibrational level to which our spiritual status suits us, and while we can easily visit lower levels, it seems to be unbearable to go to higher."
Grimes points out how this modern revelation is easily reconciled with biblical teachings if one has an open mind and is not handicapped by the need to accept everything literally. "Having been a devout Christian all my life, I am amazed to see how much better my new certainty is than the deepest faith, and knowing so much about the afterlife trumps all my old belief in a generic heaven," she offers.
The appendix lists many references, both new and old, from which Grimes has drawn. Having read nearly all of them and many others not listed, I know that her summaries are accurate.
One does not have to be a hospice patient to benefit from this book. Anyone who has any doubts about whether consciousness survives death or wonders what happens immediately after consciousness leaves the physical body should read this book. It is interesting, intriguing, informative, and inspiring.
After reading a lot of NDE literature and loving Ebon Alexander's book "Proof of Heaven", reading Roberta's book was quite a breath of fresh air. The concrete information that she provides from her research provides a bit of structure to a book like Dr. Alexander's. She encourages further study and she lays a good foundation so that the book is properly understood.
The title chosen definitely garners a reaction :-) The author goes on to explain that the process of dying and moving from this earthly life into the next is a relatively simple thing and that we need to follow our guides.
Faith and science aside, she offers a synopsis of her years of research (from literature that spans a century). The visuals given in the book are encouraging and the overall message is strong and clear. Learn to love and forgive in THIS life and make the transition into the next one a little easier.
Her companion books [Liberating Jesus and The Fun of Growing Forever] take you to the next step in making the most of this lifetime on earth toward your spiritual growth. Trust me --- you want to jump on this task ASAP and make it the highest priority so that you have the smoothest transition and the most productive use of your time here.
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I and everyone I've every recommended it to have enjoyed it. Happy Reading and see you soon on the other side!