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Groundbreaking Book: ‘God and the Afterlife’

by David Sunfellow

God and the Afterlife: The Groundbreaking New Evidence for God and Near-Death Experience By Jeffrey Long, Paul Perry Published by HarperOne on June 28, 2016 224 pages Excerpts: “Our situation regarding NDEs is similar to the way humanity learned of exotic lands during the ancient era of exploration. After sailors returned from long voyages and wrote […]

The Ghosts of Japan’s 2011 Tsunami

by David Sunfellow

Excerpt: “Reverend Kaneda exorcised 25 spirits from Rumiko Takahashi. They came and went at the rate of several a week. All of them, after the wartime sailor, were ghosts of the tsunami. For Kaneda, the days followed a relentless routine. The telephone call from Rumiko would come in the early evening; at nine o’clock her fiancé would pull up in front of the temple and carry her out of the car. As many as three spirits would appear in a single session. Kaneda talked to each personality in turn, sometimes over several hours: he established their circumstances, calmed their fears and politely but firmly enjoined them to follow him towards the light. Kaneda’s wife would sit with Rumiko; sometimes other priests were present to join in with the prayers. In the early hours of the morning, Rumiko would be driven home. ‘Each time she would feel better, and go back to Sendai, and go to work,’ Kaneda told me. ‘But then after a few days, she’d be overwhelmed again.’ Out among the living, surrounded by the city, she would become conscious of the dead, a thousand importunate spirits pressing in on her and trying to get inside…”

Reverend Matthew Wright, Teilhard de Chardin, The Second Axial Age

by David Sunfellow

Reverend Matthew Wright, Teilhard de Chardin, The Second Axial Age The Reverend Matthew Wright is an Episcopal priest, writer, and retreat leader working to renew the Christian Wisdom tradition within a wider interspiritual framework.  He writes a monthly column, Belonging, for Contemplative Journal and serves as priest-in-charge at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, NY.  Matthew […]

Historical & Cross-Cultural Near-Death Experiences

by David Sunfellow

…………………. Near-Death Experience in Indigenous Religions By Gregory Shushan Amazon Description: Near-death experiences are known around the world and throughout human history. They are sometimes reported by individuals who have revived from a period of clinical death or near-death and they typically feature sensations of leaving the body, entering and emerging from darkness, meeting deceased […]

Carl Jung’s Near-Death Experience

by David Sunfellow

In a hospital in Switzerland in 1944, the world-renowned psychiatrist Carl G. Jung, had a heart attack and then a near-death experience. His vivid encounter with the light, plus the intensely meaningful insights led Jung to conclude that his experience came from something real and eternal. Jung’s experience is unique in that he saw the Earth from a vantage point of about a thousand miles above it. His incredibly accurate view of the Earth from outer space was described about two decades before astronauts in space first described it. Subsequently, as he reflected on life after death, Jung recalled the meditating Hindu from his near-death experience and read it as a parable of the archetypal Higher Self, the God-image within. Carl Jung, who founded analytical psychology, centered on the archetypes of the collective unconscious. The following is an excerpt from his autobiography entitled Memories, Dreams, Reflections describing his near-death experience.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross On Life, Death & Near-Death Experiences

by David Sunfellow

Releasing The Butterfly By Sandy C HeavenKnowsBooks September 10, 2016 Original Link “Many people say: Of course, Doctor Ross has seen too many dying patients. Now she starts getting a bit funny.” These were the opening lines of On Life After Death, a little book containing transcripts of three lectures given by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross between […]

Aldous Huxley & The Perennial Philosophy

by David Sunfellow

……………. Aldous Huxley & The Perennial Philosophy Aldous Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963), one of the great modern thinkers, philosophers, and social commentators of the 20th century, is often hailed as an inspirational figure of the Human Potential Movement and the subsequent development of transpersonal psychology. His contributions to modern thought spanned […]

All About Emanuel Swedenborg

by David Sunfellow

Who Was Emanuel Swedenborg? Original Link Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 – 1772) was a Swedish scientist, philosopher, theologian, revelator, and Christian mystic. He is best known for his book on the afterlife, Heaven and Hell (1758). Swedenborg had a prolific career as an inventor and scientist. In 1741, at the age of 53, he entered into […]

Etty Hillesum, The Mystic Of The Holocaust

by David Sunfellow

…………… Links: • Wikipedia on Esther (Etty) Hillesum • Jewish Women’s Library on Etty Hillesum Books: • Etty Hillesum: An Interrupted Life the Diaries, 1941-1943 and Letters from Westerbork • Etty Hillesum: A Life Transformed …………… …………… …………… Etty Hillesum By Bob OHearn Original Article Etty Hillesum (1914-1943), known as the Mystic of the Holocaust, […]

Walter Russell, The Man Who Tapped The Secrets Of The Universe

by David Sunfellow

…………….. …………….. Links: • The University of Science & Philosophy • The University of Science & Philosophy on YouTube • The Russell Museum • Wikipedia on Walter Russell • Swannanoa Books: • The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe • The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe (pdf) • The Universal […]

Spiritual Emergence Anonymous: A 12-Step Program for the Integration of Spiritual Emergence

by David Sunfellow

A grassroots 12-Step program has recently been launched to assist in the integration of spiritual emergence (SE) and spiritually transformative experiences (STEs), based upon the principals and ethics of the original Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12-Step program. The purpose of Spiritual Emergence Anonymous (SEA) is to help support the integration of SE and STEs in individuals whose spiritual transformation is so powerful that they desire assistance and support within a group environment. SEA offers the potential to serve ‘STErs’ worldwide through online meetings until local chapters can flourish. We are ever-forming and transforming, welcoming the dynamic growth of this organization as more people join and help shape the endeavor.

The Power of Prayer

by David Sunfellow

Near-death experiences champion prayer as a super power. Along with meditation (feeling the Presence of God), feeling and expressing gratitude, cultivating a sense of humor (which includes not taking ourselves too seriously), and learning how to see things from higher perspectives, near-death experiences indicate that prayer can produce miracles. Here are a few quotes from near-death experiencers that illustrate the power — […]

David Sunfellow: How To Love Ourselves

by David Sunfellow

How To Love Ourselves (v2.2) By David Sunfellow Near-death experiences strongly champion the idea that we need to love ourselves. If we could see and love ourselves as God does our lives would be completely transformed. So would our relationships with everyone and everything else. You would think that loving ourselves would be easy, especially for […]

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

by David Sunfellow

The Tibetan Book of the Dead, also known as “Bardo Thodol” or “The Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State,” is a foundational source for Buddhist understandings of the afterlife. The earliest versions of The Tibetan Book of the Dead trace back to an Indian Buddhist master called Padmasambhava. Padmasambhava lived in the 8th century and […]

Religious Figures In NDEs, Especially Muhammad & Jesus

by David Sunfellow

David Sunfellow asks: “I’m wondering if you have come across any NDEs that feature Muhammad as a central figure greeting NDErs? I had a reader recently ask me this question, and I could only think of one NDE where Muhammad showed up. And he didn’t show up as a greeting presence like Jesus often does, […]

Near-Death Experiences & Suicide

by David Sunfellow

I Often Dealt With Suicidal Thoughts “It took my spirit longer to recover than my body, though that in itself was a long time. I was very depressed, for many years, and often dealt with suicidal thoughts because the desire to be ‘home’ was so great. I was confused for the longest time. I was […]