When we were planning a trip abroad my life-partner, George, used to obtain books from the library about the places we were going to visit. So as all of us are some day going to leave this life on Earth is it not a good idea to do some research to discover where, if anywhere, we go, and what it would be like?
The closed-minded will say either ‘no point, there is nothing and nowhere to go, when you’re dead you’re dead’. Or if they are a member of certain religious groups they will claim they know already, that they are going to either go directly to some exclusive heaven for other members of their particular belief, or they will fall asleep till Judgment Day.
I prefer to actually do the research and find out for myself. Fortunately, with the Internet, we have at our fingertips all the evidence we need to show we all do survive what we call death, and that it is in fact just a transition from one dimension to another.
I have just this morning listened to an ordinary working-class woman from the East End of London, Alice Green, talking about her life here on Earth and in the afterlife. She says they moved from London to Margate, and when she passed over she attended her own funeral. Nobody took any notice of her, so she saw no point in hanging around, then her husband came to meet her and take her to the Other Side, where she met many friends and relations, all looking much younger than when she last saw them on Earth before they passed over. Alice herself was so pleased to have her long black hair back, it had long ago turned gray and been cut shorter.
There are loads of recorded voices like this in the Lesley Flint Archives on the Net. The late Lesley Flint was a Direct Voice Medium, a rare talent which involves an ectoplasmic voice-box which the spirits can learn to speak thru. Flint was one of the most rigorously tested mediums and the voices even occurred when his mouth was taped up, and when he visited apartments he had not been in before.
You can also hear Alf Pritchett, who passed in the First World War, describe his experience, not realizing he was passed over and wondering why German soldiers were ignoring him on the battlefield, or Alfred Higgins who fell off a ladder and is frustrated when a medium receives the image of a ladder and tells his wife ‘I see the ladder of success my dear’. These are ordinary people, but you can also hear posthumous recordings of Queen Alexandra of Denmark, Amy Johnson, Charlotte Bronte, Confucius, Dr Cosmo Lang (Archbishop of Canterbury), Dame Alice Terry, Dean Inge of St Paul’s Cathedral who my mother worked for in her first job in service. She said his voice sounded like him when I played the recording. Dr Stephen Ward (implicated in the Profumo scandal), Elizabeth Fry, George Bernard Shaw, Lionel Barrymore, Mahatma Gandhi, Marie Curie, Maurice Chevalier, Oscar Wilde, Queen Victoria and her personal medium John Brown, Rudolph Valentino, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir Oliver Lodge, Sir Thomas Beecham, Sir William Crookes, Sir Winston Churchill, Thomas Jefferson and many others, as well as ordinary people.
Lesley Flint was not unique, the late Colin Fry also used to do physical mediumship and Direct Voice séances, and I have heard some very amusing recordings by the spirits of Kenneth Williams, Peter Cook, Bette Davis, etc.
I myself attended physical mediumship séances by David Thompson and heard Louis Armstrong, Quentin Crisp and my life-partner George also spoke to me and touched my face.
Another medium, Andrew Russell-Davis, channels the Earthbound spirit of Diana Spencer, former Princess of Wales, and they stayed in my council flat for two months so I had direct conversations with her. She uses Andrew’s own vocal chords, so this is not Direct Voice or physical mediumship which uses ectoplasm or some other energy.
Also on the Internet you can find many YouTube and audio recordings describing Near Death Experiences where people have visited the Other Side then been revived. Some of these are extremely evidential as they give veridical descriptions of events and things in and around them while in a flatline state. One woman correctly gave the 12-digit reference number on a piece of tall equipment in the operating theater which could only be seen from a point near the ceiling, and another saw a coin on a similar piece of tall equipment. Yet another saw a blue tennis shoe, later recovered, on an outside ledge of the hospital the other side of the building from the ward where she was linked-up to survival equipment unable to move from her bed. Yet another patient ‘saw’, when out of his body which was unconscious on the operating table, a surgeon flapping his hands, later also verified.
Those NDErs who have briefly crossed over to the Other Side also describe similar environments to those spirits coming thru mediums. No matter what their religious or atheist background, what culture they come from all describe an environment much like the Earth, but with differences.
However this research has also shown that there are other dimensions. The Lower Astral, for instance, which is a gloomy place. We go to be with spirits much like ourselves, so those who have been very cruel or selfish end up temporarily in an environment with like-minded spirits. They can eventually evolve or be rescued, as can some Earthbound spirits who refuse to even believe they are ‘dead’. There are also closed environments inhabited by spirits who belong to certain religious sects. They believe they are the only ones who survived death, but eventually they realize the truth, that everyone survives. There are, of course, higher levels as well, and eventually we all have the opportunity, if we desire, to develop and progress to these higher planes. In the highest of these we are pure energy or spirit and need no body or physical environments, but many are content in what is often termed the Earthlike Third Level or Summerland where Alice, Alf and Alfred communicated from.
The Internet has opened up all these possibilities to hear ‘dead’ people talking from the Other Side, for those who are interested and would like to know what to expect. Of course it can all be dismissed as fraud, but this carries weight only if the phenomena in question have been investigated. There are fraudulent mediums, but to just say all mediumship must be fraud because you do not believe an afterlife is possible is just a subjective opinion. Not all the voices sound exactly as the people did when on Earth – some do, some do not. The more experienced communicators tend to get the voice right, it is not an easy process to remember their voice on Earth as telepathy is the main means of communication on the Other Side.
I speak to ‘dead’ people all the time, and I listen to them occasionally on the Internet. I speak to my mother and life-partner in Spirit, and my best friend at school. I get telepathic messages from them, and many by other methods.
A friend who told a terminally ill person he was caring for that he had never received a phone call from someone who had died to say they had arrived safely, received three missed call messages on his mobile phone when Reg, the person he was caring for, passed away in hospital. The missed calls came from the cut-off landline in Reg’s flat and were timed just after he’d passed over. They read: ‘Reg calling, Reg calling, Reg calling….’. Spooky or what?
Here is the link to the Leslie Flint archive if you’re interested in researching this yourself: