John Edward, Suzane Northrup, and George Anderson are just a few of the prominent American mediums who have been accused of being frauds. But what if a respected scientist challenged them to make contact with the beyond under controlled laboratory conditions? What if the results not only stunned a skeptical scientist but also offered astonishing answers to a timeless question: Is there life after death?
THE AFTERLIFE EXPERIMENTS
Risking his academic reputation, Dr. Gary E. Schwartz asked well-known mediums to become part of a series of experiments to prove, or disprove, the existence of an afterlife. This riveting narrative, with electrifying transcripts, documents stringently monitored experiments in which mediums attempted to contact dead friends and relatives of "sitters" who were masked from view and never spoke, depriving the mediums of any cues.
Here are the results that awed sitters and researchers alike: a revelation about a son's suicide, what a deceased father wanted to say about his last days in a coma, the transformation of a man's lifelong doubts about the afterlife, and, most amazing of all, a forecast of a beloved spouse's death. Forced by data to abandon skepticism, Schwartz presents this amazing account of his groundbreaking work, compelling from first page to last.
John Edward host of "Crossing Over with John Edward" This book is an absolute must-own and must-read for anyone who struggles with faith, love, death, and aspects of divinity.
James Van Praagh spiritual medium, and author of Talking to Heaven Science meets Spiritualism in this extraordinarily precise and detailed chronicle of experiments, proving once again that the consciousness survives physical death. It is one of the most important books written on this subject.
Deepak Chopra Gary Schwartz applies procedures of experimentation that no honest skeptic could argue with.
|Preface: Are Life and Love Eternal?||p. xv|
|You Don't Find a Mission--a Mission Finds You|
|The Journey Begins||p. 3|
|Bringing Soul Science into the University||p. 14|
|Five Words That Changed My Life||p. 31|
|The HBO Dream-Team Experiment|
|What a Difference a Dinner Can Make||p. 49|
|Mediums Read While Cameras Roll: The Patricia Readings||p. 62|
|The Ronnie Readings||p. 85|
|Interlude: A Case of Precognition?||p. 117|
|HBO Results||p. 118|
|The Miraval Silent-Sitter Experiment|
|Seeking a New Design||p. 127|
|The Christopher Readings||p. 145|
|The Revealing Pat Price Readings||p. 155|
|Is There Such a Thing as Precognition?||p. 163|
|The Canyon Ranch Totally Silent Sitter Experiment|
|The Canyon Ranch Experiment: What if the Sitters Never Speak?||p. 175|
|More Canyon Ranch: An Unexpected Visitor||p. 190|
|Discovering the Larger Reality|
|What's Fraud Got to Do with It?||p. 205|
|Interlude: "Re-Contact"||p. 214|
|Answering the Skeptics||p. 216|
|The Campbell White Crow Readings||p. 226|
|How Our Lives Might Change||p. 237|
|Looking Forward and Outward||p. 252|
|Integrating Science and Spirituality||p. 270|
|The Energy Is Love||p. 280|
|Journal Article on Accuracy and Replicability of After-Death Communication||p. 291|
|Journal Article on Accuracy and Replicability of Anomalous Information Retrieval||p. 320|
|Journal Article on the Campbell "White Crow" Readings||p. 334|
|Recommended Readings||p. 361|
|The Contributors/The Research Mediums||p. 364|
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Series: Breakthrough Scientific Evidence of Life After Death
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 18th March 2003
Publisher: Atria Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.0 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1