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Life After Death - A set of pages summarising some of the evidence for survival of the soul and consciousness after physical death:

Towards the restoration of an evidence-based spirituality, without dogma

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8: Other Sources

"It is enough for me to contemplate the mystery of conscious life, perpetuating itself through all eternity -- to reflect upon the marvelous structure of the universe, which we can dimly perceive -- and to try humbly to comprehend even an infinitesimal part of the intelligence manifested in nature" - Albert Einstein

There are other forms of evidence, such as those provided through spiritual mediums and channels, and the consistent stories told in

  • deathbed visions. There is a lot of non-verifiable material out there as well, and my own evidence does not extend to these fields, and so I have not attempted to sift through them. There are others who have listed types of evidence, however.

    • Near-death.com - A wealth of material on Near Death Experiences, including an impressive list of 51 types of evidence. Check them out.
    • Spiritual Scientific, the website of Dr Melvin Morse, who has done a lot of work with children and their Near Death Experiences, which really gives the lie to the oft-repeated materialist assertion (as, for example, numerous times on the TV show The Atheist Experience as their prime argument against the validity of NDEs) that NDEs simply reflect the subject’s cultural expectations.
    • Victor Zammit, a retired lawyer in Australia, has created a wonderful and well-resourced website entitled Afterlife Evidence which goes a long way towards putting to rest the extraordinary claims of the materialists. He has written a book, downloadable as an e-book free of charge, entitled: "A Lawyer Presents the Case for the Afterlife", which sets out more than twenty different forms of real afterlife evidence, and for which he has not received any rebuttal. Read it for yourself. Again, any materialist who wants to continue to maintain that there is no evidence for an afterlife would need to find a persuasive rebuttal for every one of the different cases that Mr Zammit presents. He has even offered an incentive of a million dollars to anybody who can do that.
    • There are other organisations, not already mentioned in these pages, doing research into what could be called "paranormal" phenomena. These include, amongst others:

    • Society for Psychical Research, which has been collecting, since 1882, the very evidence that materialists still loudly claim does not exist.
    • Parapsychological Association
    • Institute of Noetic Sciences
    • Cognitive Sciences Laboratory
    • Rhine Research Center
    • Near Death Experience Research Foundation

    There are interesting discussions of various matters relating to ideas of the afterlife on the Near-Death and the Afterlife Bulletin Board.

    In the light of all the different forms of evidence that are available, it is rather disingenuous of any materialist still to claim: "There is no evidence for an afterlife".

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  • Pages

    1. Introduction (default page)
       
    2. My own experience
       
    3. Near Death Experiences
       
    4. Astral Projection
       
    5. Communication from the Other Side
       
    6. Reincarnation
       
    7. Hypnotic Regression
       
    8. Other sources
       
    9. What is Going On?
       
    10. Materialists & Sceptics
       
    11. About Me
       
    12. "Mind Drifter" Blog, Comments and Feedback