In this book, Chris Carter shows that evidence of life beyond death exists and has been around for millennia, predating any organized religion. Focusing on three key phenomena--reincarnation, apparitions, and communications from the dead--Carter reveals 125 years of documented scientific studies by independent researchers and the British and American Societies for Psychical Research that rule out hoaxes, fraud, and hallucinations and prove these afterlife phenomena are real. The author examines historic and modern accounts of detailed past-life memories, visits from the deceased, and communications with the dead via medium and automatic writing as well as the scientific methods used to confirm these experiences. He explains how these findings on the afterlife have been ignored and denied because they are incompatible with the prevailing doctrine of materialism. Sharing messages from the dead themselves describing the afterlife, Carter reveals how consciousness exists outside the parameters of biological evolution and emerges through the medium of the brain to use the physical world as a springboard for growth. After death, souls can advance to higher planes of consciousness or manifest once again on Earth. Carter's rigorous argument proves--beyond anyreasonable doubt--not only that consciousness survives death and continues in the afterlife, but that it precedes birth as well.
Chris Carter received his undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Oxford. The author of Science and the Near-Death Experience and Science and Psychic Phenomena, he is originally from Canada and currently teaches internationally.
Foreword by Robert Almeder Introduction Psychic Phenomena and the Near-Death Experience: Background Part I Reincarnation 1 Evidence from India to England 2 Characteristics of Reincarnation Cases 3 Alternative Explanations for Reincarnation Evidence 4 The Objections of Paul Edwards 5 Reincarnation in Review Part II Apparitions 6 Strange Visits 7 Characteristics and Theories of Apparitions 8 What Underlies Ghostly Visions? 9 Final Thoughts on Apparitions Part III Messages from the Dead 10 Ancient Evidence 11 The SPR Investigates 12 Alternative Explanations 13 Super-ESP as an Explanation? 14 Cross Correspondences 15 The Lethe Experiment 16 Evaluation of the Cross Correspondences Part IV Conclusions 17 How the Case for Survival Stands Today 18 Is Survival a Fact? 19 What the Dead Say Epilogue Appendix: The Dream Child Notes Bibliography Index