Spirit Possession

I tried to look this up on the Internet, and all the references I found are about so-called ‘demonic possession’. This may be a leftover from Christian and other religious prejudice which regard all such things as ‘demonic’ or of ‘the Devil’.

My own perception is that there are various kinds of possession or ‘walk-in’ phenomena.

The only kind which could be termed ‘demonic’, in my view, is when a lower spirit entity takes over a living human and encourages them to kill, sexually assault or injure other human beings. Even so these spirits are not ‘demons’ but simply those who have not evolved and whose spiritual realm should be the lower astral until they are able to regret their actions and evolve to higher spiritual dimensions.

The second category of this kind of phenomena is when an Earthbound spirit enters a living human to satisfy an addiction to alcohol, drugs, consensual sexual gratification with other adults, etc. I do not regard this as ‘demonic’ It is certainly an inability to move on, and if the host is unaware or unwilling to accommodate the spirit, it is unhealthy and an invasion of personal privacy.

The third category would be as Andrew Russell-Davis is experiencing with Diana, former Princess of Wales. An Earthbound spirit which feels it has a mission and also unfinished business on Earth. A mission to prove survival, for instance, and a desire to connect with loved ones on Earth and, in Diana’s case and possibly others, to add evidence to the circumstances of the death of their physical body. In this case the host may be willing to accommodate the spirit, sharing a sense of mission or of completing unfinished business.

All are examples of either possession or ‘walk-ins’ where a spirit, permanently or temporarily, enters a living human being or attaches itself to one.

Are all these forms of phenomena unhealthy? That is the real question. Should all spirits move on to the Spiritual dimensions and not remain Earthbound? Are some given permission to undertake a mission in this way? If so is this because the mission is planned by Higher Spirits or for educational/development purposes for the Earthbound spirit so they can learn to what extent remaining Earthbound and attached to a living human can achieve their stated purpose?

I try to keep an open mind, though tend toward the latter interpretation. There will come a time when all Earthbound spirits will decide it is time to move on, whether they are attached to a living human being or not. For the host of an attached spirit, whether willing or unwilling, I fear it may be unhealthy especially if it continues for a long period with little positive results. If very positive results are achieved, however, it could become very worthwhile for both the Earthbound spirit, the host and for other human beings on Earth.

Brexit begins

On Wednesday March 29th the Government will invoke Article 50 to begin the process of withdrawal from the European Union. We can argue about how democratic or otherwise the referendum was. It certainly did not come up to normal standards for referendums on Constitutional issues, which can change the nature of a state for a generation or more. Usually a majority of two thirds is required to alter the status quo, since this is not like a General Election where the result can be reversed in five years time. In the Scottish independence referendum 16/17 year olds were allowed to vote, since Constitutional matters like this will affect the younger generation more than the older generation. It would also have been sensible to say that all four of the UK nations had to vote Leave for it to be effective provided the total Leave vote for the UK was 66% of the voters, not the 52% it actually was, with Scotland and Northern Ireland voting to Remain.

Jeremy Corbyn has said Labour will vote against any final deal which does not maintain access to the single market, protection of workers’ rights, etc. Although the Government has promised MPs a vote on the final deal, May has threatened to leave the EU with no deal if Parliament rejects this final deal. MPs must amend this motion to stop the Government doing such a foolhardy thing.

There has been no attempt at compromise by the Government to heal the bitter divisions in the country caused by this Referendum result. The consequences of a Hard Brexit, which nobody voted for whatever they may think since this option was not on the Referendum paper, will be disastrous. The European Health Insurance Card for holidaymakers will probably no longer be valid, the plummeting pound will make all holidays abroad very expensive. As firms re-locate to EU countries the jobless totals will spiral. Maybe there will be low-paid jobs once filled by EU workers in the UK.

Lies were told during the Leave campaign, not least that we could control immigration. We always had control over immigration from non-EU states, but this could stop if we pursue Hard Brexit. There will be a land border between the UK and an EU country in Ireland, and possibly another one between Scotland and England if the former decides to leave the UK and re-join the EU. People from all countries of the world would be able to stream across these open land borders unchecked, and any attempt to control the border in Ireland would lead to the collapse of the Good Friday Agreement and quite possibly a repeat of the IRA terror campaign.

Then there is the question of the status of EU nationals living in the UK and British citizens living in EU countries. Their futures are in jeopardy, and the rights of British EU citizens are also being threatened. Is it right for the 27% of the British population who voted Leave to take away the citizenship and rights of the remaining 73%, especially when the younger generations who will be most affected were not even able to vote?

Did Leave voters take all these complex issue into consideration when they put their cross against ‘Leave’ in the Referendum? This is the reason such complex Constitutional issues should NEVER EVER have been left to a simple ‘Yes’/’No’ or in this case ‘Leave’/’Remain’ option on a Referendum paper without even a threshold being set for altering the status quo. It is now up to Parliament to ensure that Brexit protects the rights of all citizens and that a disastrous Hard Brexit is not approved.

It would indeed be ironic if the Leave campaign promoted so strongly and misleadingly by the United Kingdom Independence Party led to the end of the UK and the consigning of the Union Flag into the trashcan of history.

Copeland by-election result

The loss of this former Labour seat has been blamed on Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, and in this case this is probably correct because of his previous record as being against nuclear power stations and also he is against Trident replacement, quite rightly in my opinion on both counts. However two big local employers are Sellafield nuclear power plant and the shipyards at neighboring Barrow-in-Furness where Trident submarines are built. Therefore, despite official Labour Party policy still being in favor of both nuclear power stations and Trident replacement, the electorate were reluctant to vote Labour while led by Jeremy.

However it is not all down to Corbyn as the Labour vote in Copeland had been going down and down long before he was elected leader. Labour ended up only 2,000 or so votes behind the Tory who became the new MP.

This is a unique constituency because of the two local big employers, so cannot be regarded as a barometer as to what might happen in a General Election. Though it also has to be said there were other factors as to why Labour is so far behind in the opinion polls, and why they lost Copeland. A divided political party is bound to find it difficult to convince the electorate to vote for it, especially when 172 Labour MPs voted ‘no confidence’ in the democratically elected leader and many constantly join the media in rubbishing his leadership. This is not down to Corbyn, but to the Labour MPs who refused to give the new, inexperienced leader a chance and showed no loyalty to him or the membership who elected him. This was an MP from the backbenches who never expected to become leader, and a bit of advice and help would have been welcome instead of the constant back-stabbing.

Another reason for the loss of Copeland, and also a factor in Stoke-on-Trent which Labour held on to, was that both Labour MPs resigned to take alternative employment, and they had only been elected in the 2015 General Election. An MP who resigns after such a short time will tend to damage his Party in that constituency – MPs are expected to serve their full term unless there are exceptional circumstances.

So what is likely to happen in the next General Election, whenever it is held? The Party MUST unite behind the democratically elected leader whoever he or she is, and this includes the Parliamentary Labour Party. To go into a General Election with most of the Labour MPs against the Leader of the Opposition would be political suicide.

New DianaSpeaks messages – January 2017

“Hello Everyone

As people are now aware my personal FB Group no longer exists and Andrew has cancelled his own. We still not aware of why mine was dismantled suddenly without warning and what violation is supposed to have been committed but it is of no relevance and latterly certainly Andrew was working all hours on articles but they were not gaining anything like the amount of attention to them that might have been expected.

I only have this to remind people of what I said about America’s choice of President and that being “America will get the President it deserves” and meaning the one to teach it the lessons most necessary and often the greatest lessons made by making mistakes. Politicians are corrupt and divisive, discriminatory and discerning and this is not news but with the U.S President something being made globally so transparent!

What do I see happening, well treading in too many minefields too heavily is bound to detonate one sooner or later and make of that what you will but certainly powerful grenades are being thrown at various targets indiscriminately which is extremely disturbing and bound to invite as they have done retaliation and rebellion and I wonder how long it will be before the danger of a revolution is not something needing very serious consideration as after all it would not be the first time happening in the nation!

So anyway concluding I am still very aware of things happening and much like Paris suddenly disappearing but still around in keeping with proving my promise; she won’t go quietly!”

With love from, Diana xx

Summerland

This is what many Spiritualists call the Third Level of Spirit, where most of us go on transiting from the Earth plane. Some might call it ‘heaven’, but it is not so different from the Earth plane without the disadvantages. All this is knowledge gathered from spirits on the Other Side, and from NDErs who have visited it briefly then returned.

There comes a stage in this life when most of one’s friends, relatives and associates have passed on before you. This is the case with me. Of close family only my brother remains on the Earth plane, and he is in North Yorkshire and I very rarely see him.

So many friends and relatives are on the Other Side, along with many former work colleagues, so I look forward to a reunion with them, but especially with my life-partner George, my mother Dorothy and my best friend at school Michael who passed over following a road accident on my 15th birthday. These three are my guides, I believe, along with a Native American woman, Little Star, who is my door-keeper. (Their pictures are above this article.) Her face and name came to me one night as I was lying in bed awake. I later found a painting of her, and it is the same face I saw, except her black hair was pulled back in the vision I saw. A lady at a Spiritualist center once told me she saw a woman with long black hair standing next to me, undoubtedly Little Star, my main guide and doorkeeper (doorkeepers protect us from Lower Astral spirits, and try to nudge us to complete our life’s mission, and protect us while doing this.)

Noel and Brian who I spent many times with at their chaotic flat in Hastings, filled with valuable paintings and antiques, I will be glad to see again, along with other friends and acquaintances like Lenny, Roy, Charlie, Sheila, Rita, Marion, Peggy, Jimpy, Tony W., Charles, Levy, David W., Mrs M., John C., Steve H., etc. Also all my aunts and uncles from both sides of the family, and my dad who was always very distant while on Earth (my parents separated when I was six). With my father and his siblings, parents, etc. there will no longer be the language barrier as telepathy is the means of communication over there. Also, of course, my maternal grandparents who transited back in 1971, and two cousins, Miriam and Jenny. As well as these there are my in-laws/outlaws (gays were not allowed to marry or have civil partnerships when George was on the Earth plane) Betty, Chick, John, Stephen, George Mullaney and Charles Dickson.

There must be more I haven’t even mentioned here. Bogus ‘aunts’ from my early childhood like Dora and Gretel, actually just friends with my mother and father. So when my time comes I will not be sad to go. I will be looking forward to the big runion.

Asking the wrong questions?

When it comes to the fundamental questions are most people asking or deciding on the wrong ones? Questions such as ‘does God exist?’ or ‘is there an afterlife?’ Or indeed, ‘is any religion right or is it all hogwash?’

Forget God, forget the afterlife, forget religion. Instead turn to science and what we know and do not yet know about the universe and life itself. The most fundamental question, still unanswered by materialist science, is about the nature and origin of consciousness. It is the mystery on which everything else hangs.

There are two main trains of scientific thought in the 21st Century, which can be summarized as the presently accepted scientific paradigm of materialist science, and the upcoming theories which can be summarized as post-materialist science. Materialist science suggests consciousness is the product of the brain, but it cannot begin to explain how it can arise from brain cells. It also has the major disadvantage that this theory does not fit in with the observable facts. It cannot explain why the double-slit experiment of Quantum Physics, for instance, indicates that sub-atomic particles revert to wave function when not being observed or measured. Nor can it explain remote viewing, out-of-the-body experiences where people accurately report on events at a distance, or when they are in a coma or clinically ‘dead’ during an NDE. Nor can it explain various other paranormal phenomena such as telepathy, telekinesis (affecting objects by mere thought), ESP, etc..

Post-materialist scientific theories, however, explain all these things by making Consciousness the fundamental reality. If everything is a gigantic Thought, as some scientists have suggested, then it means Consciousness is non-local and does not originate in the brains of living organisms. Mind and brain are separate, and the brain acts more like a transmitter/receiver than the origin of consciousness.

These post-materialist theories which suggest, based on the overwhelming evidence, that Consciousness is non-local and creates matter, not the other way around, does not equate to proving the existence of God. At least not if you define ‘God’ as an all-knowing, never-changing, entity which plans and controls everything. It suggests rather that Conscious energy is constantly evolving and learning from its mistakes and that we are all part of this process.

Scientist/engineer the late Ronald Pearson, who had his theories published in scientific journals in Russia and elsewhere, calls this Conscious energy the ‘intelligent ether’ or ‘i-ther’, a Conscious matrix which permeates everything and creates material environments to experience and thereby evolve. He discards the ridiculous Big Bang theory, which explains diddly squat and does not even explain why the Universe is constantly expanding at an accelerating rate, and instead suggests constant net creation also known as the Big Breed Theory. According to the Big Bang Theory the Universe should not be expanding at an ever increasing rate, but should slow down and ultimately contract into the Big Crunch. This is not happening. So instead the ever expanding Universe is put down to the existence of Dark Energy and Dark Matter, which in fact makes up 96% of the multi-verse.

In other words, only 4% of the Universe or multi-verse (various dimensions or universes) is observable, the rest is Dark Matter or Dark Energy. This is where String Theory, Biocentralism, Quantum Physics and many other scientific theories and disciplines suggest there may be many alternative universes or dimensions which we cannot observe.

The Big Bang does not explain anything since it assumes everything suddenly appeared out of nothing. If you ask a scientist what happened before the Big Bang they cannot answer this question. You might as well ask a priest, a rabbi or an Imam what happened before God existed. They will probably say it/she/he always existed, and that at least makes sense according to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity which says Time is just the fourth dimension of our Universe. This suggests outside our own Universe Time does not exist, at least not as we know it. However much of the Theory of Relativity and many other of Einstein’s theories are incompatible with Quantum Physics. This led Einstein, when he reached 70, to suggest to a friend that he doubted if his theories would stand the test of time. Two particles, millions of miles apart, for instance, can communicate to each other far faster than the speed of light.

Surely we must think outside the box of our four-dimensional Universe and admit that Time is as illusory as matter. We are existing in a virtual reality. Nothing is really solid, and even the sub-atomic particles which appear to make up solid matter are separated by space, so a solid block of concrete is, in fact, largely empty space. It feels solid to us because we are tuned in to the vibrations. An entity on a different wavelength could pass through apparently solid matter, but in their dimension everything would appear solid. Indeed it is suggested by scientists that many dimensions or universes interpenetrate our own, invisible and undetectable to us normally. However mediums can sometimes tune in to those dimensions closest to our own. Some animals and tiny children also seem to have this ability.

If Time does not really exist, then everything is eternal, or outside of our understanding of Time. Therefore there was no beginning and there will be no end either. It can surely not be more mind-boggling than the idea that everything suddenly appeared out of nothing.

We are in a century of great changes. Just as it took hundreds of years for scientists to accept that the world was a globe and revolved around the sun, so it will take time, hopefully not hundreds more years, for the prevailing materialist paradigm to change and for a new one to replace it putting Consciousness as the fundamental reality from which everything else originates. This has many implications, of course, and means we are all essentially beings of conscious energy temporarily operating through physical bodies but perfectly able to exist independently of them and to survive death of the physical body. Also, that we are all inter-connected and essentially we are all One. All part of the Universal Consciousness, albeit at different stages of evolution. Some aspects of this Universal Consciousness are much more highly evolved than others, but it is an eternal ongoing process.

Internet Voices

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:
http://adcguides.com/librarynames.htm

Post-materialist science does not require belief in ‘God’

This is the term used to describe science which rejects the materialist paradigm. Many scientists now subscribe to various post-materialist theories, and indeed Quantum Physics could be regarded as post-materialist science. (Please note that Wikipedia’s entry on post-materialism is nothing to do with post-materialist science, that subject is omitted intentionally due to the materialist paradigm which governs Wikipedia’s editors.)

This does not mean that post-materialism necessarily involves a belief in ‘God’. I don’t even know what that term means with a capital letter. I know there are many ‘gods’ with a small ‘g’ and this word is used to described anything or person which is worshiped, including a deity. But what is a ‘deity’ or the ‘Deity’ come to that? Does it exist at all?

I used to describe myself as an atheist, but that sounds far too negative for someone like me who accepts the evidence that consciousness is the fundamental reality, and therefore we all survive death. Post-materialism suggests Mind and Brain are separate, and that the brain is a receiver/transmitter rather than the actual seat of consciousness.

Rationalist is a word I prefer to atheist, because I subscribe to no faith or religion. I also call myself an agnostic Spiritualist meaning I don’t know about ‘God’ because I don’t understand what the term means, but I do receive communications from spirits who are no longer on our Earthly dimension.

Fewer people today believe in a father figure in the sky who judges us. Those who have had Near Death Experiences sometimes talk of encountering a ‘Being of Light’ which some interpret as God, that doesn’t really explain the nature of what they actually encountered. A higher Spiritual Being presumably, but is that necessarily ‘God’?

As an agnostic I admit I don’t know whether God exists or not, but if it does it’s had a very bad publicist and I would want nothing to do with the ‘God’ of the Old Testament, for example. If we are referring to the sum total of Consciousness in the multiverse, I would not use the term ‘God’. Nor would I use that term to describe the most highly evolved part of that Consciousness. ‘God’, in the traditional sense of the word, does not evolve but is unchanging. ‘God’ is also described as the Creator, but this is problematic too as it implies a beginning and Time is only the 4th dimension of our physical world, it does not exist in other realms. Everything is eternal, everything is ‘now’ if you like, there is no beginning and no end.

Many refer to Source, and that sits better with me as it suggests a pool of Consciousness which we all emanate from and return to, and which is constantly evolving. Scientist-engineer the late Ronald Pearson suggested an all-pervading Matrix he called the ‘intelligent ether’ or ‘i-ther’.

Whatever term is used, a Consciousness which is constantly evolving, even though it exists outside the physical brains of living things, is not accurately described as ‘God’ in my view, and it encompasses all of us.

A scientist once said that it appears everything is basically a Thought, and Quantum Physics would also suggest this since sub-atomic particles collapse to wave function (‘waves of probability’ or thought?) when not being measured or observed. This strongly suggests that all matter, none of which is really solid, is a product of Mind or Consciousness.

Yes, post-materialism and Quantum Physics seem weird. For those who want a simple model of the Universe it is uncomfortable. Einstein never liked Quantum Physics, and after he turned 70 is said to have doubted his theories would stand the test of time since some of them were incompatible with Quantum Physics. Such as sub-atomic particles which can be in two places at once, and which can react with each other instantaneously when thousands of miles apart, thus far exceeding the speed of Light, for instance.

The 21st Century will prove to be when post-materialism becomes the accepted paradigm. We will need to accept we are living in one virtual reality among many created by Consciousness, and that we are all connected. The idea of a personal ‘God’ creating itself and then the Universe is as outdated and unsatisfactory as an explanation as that a Big Bang created the Universe out of nothing. Consciousness is energy which cannot be destroyed, it can only change form. That is the underlying basis of all post-materialist theories.

Consciousness

Nobody, including scientists, can explain consciousness or how it arises. The big debate in scientific circles is whether it originates in the brain or whether it is, in fact, the ultimate reality giving rise to matter systems. Nobody can explain how brain cells could produce consciousness, and like all other cells in the body they die and are replaced. Therefore none of us have any of the cells in our body by the time we reach adulthood that we had when we were born. This means, in effect, we have survived death many times. Yet our consciousness, memories, our personalities remain intact.

Quantum Physics experiments strongly suggest that matter is created or organized by consciousness, and therefore is the fundamental reality. Matter is largely an elaborate illusion in any case, all scientists agree on this. Everything we perceive as solid is largely composed of empty space between the sub-atomic particles. Quantum Physics has shown that wave function or waves of probability are the normal state of things, and only when being consciously observed or measured does this wave function collapse to create matter.

If consciousness is indeed the fundamental reality, this means the whole multiverse and everything in it is basically an enormous thought. Does this equate to ‘God’? I would argue it doesn’t. We are all part of this universal consciousness, it is not an external entity or being, much less a male father figure. That is just religious myth. Such a religious concept of God is supposed to be all-knowing, in which case why would evolution be necessary? All the evidence points to an evolutionary process.

Consciousness, if it is indeed the fundamental reality, is constantly evolving. It experiments in matter environments it has created and evolves very gradually. With life on Earth, for instance, this slow experimentation and evolution is aided by natural selection, with the experiments which are not so efficient discarded.

The alternative theory, that consciousness is a product of the brain, has serious flaws. One, it flies in the face of Quantum Physics experimentation. Second, nobody can explain how brain cells can produce consciousness, much less relay it to new brain cells when the old ones die. Thirdly, how to explain the evolution of the species if there isn’t some consciousness guiding it and designing tiny experimental changes? Complicated organs like the heart, liver, the eyes, etc. are supposed, according to this theory, to have just evolved by pure accident or chance, yet they seem to be very carefully designed for specific purposes. Of course if you really believe millions of monkeys typing blindly on millions of keyboards for millions of years will eventually produce the complete works of Shakespeare in perfect English (or any other language), then you will also believe these organs could evolve by accident. You then have to explain why cars, televisions, spaceships and all the other wonders of our age, all intelligently designed, have not just evolved by pure chance as well.

There are many alternative post-materialist scientific theories and different terms are used to describe the fundamental consciousness, such as the ‘intelligent ether’ or ‘i-ther’ (Pearson). No true scientist would describe it as ‘God’, of if they do, it would be to patronize the religious. Such a fundamental consciousness has little in common with the religious idea of ‘God’, which is not supposed to evolve and which is worshiped and described as an all-wise, all-knowing, unchanging Entity or Being.

If consciousness is indeed the fundamental or ultimate reality, it has enormous implications. It means all matter systems, which we already know are just virtual realities, are temporary illusions, and that we and all living things are part of this consciousness and, just as we survive the death of individual cells in our bodies, we will also survive death of the physical body itself. We are essentially thought energy which cannot be destroyed.

What then, skeptics will ask, of the many experiments with the brain and the fact that if it is damaged then consciousness is altered? In fact this is not always the case. There are recorded instances where someone with no measurable brain has a perfectly normal consciousness and even a high IQ. But the fact that a damaged brain may affect consciousness does not mean it originates in the brain. If you took the valves out of an old television set it would not work properly, or at all. Yet other TV sets would still pick up the signal being transmitted. Similarly if you opened the TV set you would not see the newscaster sitting in there reading the news. The TV set is a receiver, that’s all. If the receiver is damaged, the picture and sound will be damaged or non-existent.

The brain, according to post-materialist science, is a receiver/transmitter. It also seems to be a filter to screen out things which would be too much for the brain to contain. Thoughts are received by the brain, and can be transmitted by the brain as well (telepathy).

That we are more than our physical bodies and that Mind and Brain are separate has been proven many times in many ways. Quite apart from things like Near Death Experiences (NDEs) when people flat-lining on operating tables after a cardiac arrest have accurately described things occurring around them or at a distance at the time they were clinically ‘dead’, the CIA and other secret services have made use of Remote Viewing to spy on facilities and even documents hidden thousands of miles away. Out-of-Body Experiences (OBEs) produce similar results. The mind is much more powerful than some imagine. It can not only travel instantly enormous distances and observe things accurately, but it can travel forwards and backwards in Time, which is also illusory. Remote Viewers have proved this to be the case by observing things in a different time frame. Mind or Thought can also move objects and even create matter, as Quantum Physics suggests.

It may be much simpler and less complicated to just imagine everything came about by chance, our brains create consciousness, and this ends when we die. If people find that comforting, so be it, but they may well be in for a rude shock which may well be pleasant or unpleasant. All our actions while alive on Earth have repercussions, known as the law of cause and effect or karma. People who believe there is no comeback, good or bad, from our thoughts or actions in life are living in a fools’ paradise if the overwhelming evidence of survival is correct, and many skeptical scientists have investigated survival and come to the conclusion it is real – we do survive death. This applies to everyone regardless of belief, though some who survive refuse to believe they are really dead, while others sometimes experience oblivion for a while as do some religious people who expect to sleep until the Final Judgment. However it seems evolution is unending, so all such states are only temporary. Although outside our understanding of Time, there is progress or evolution, an eternal spiral upwards.

Modern Comedians and Political Correctness

The old style comedians with jokes about mothers-in-law and jokes now considered racist such as those about an Englishman, Scotsman and an Irishman are now considered unacceptable due to political correctness. Yet a new brand of so-called comedians seem to think it’s OK to be very offensive with remarks that are not even remotely funny.

Some examples are a comedian who’ joked’ about cancer returning to a patient who was in remission, another who said to a woman in the audience that he would like to ‘fuck you’, and several well known comedians who make a big point on stage or in film of saying things like ‘when you’re dead you’re dead’ and making out anybody who believes in an afterlife is plain stupid. I find all such remarks completely unacceptable, though the last category would be suitable for a serious debate, but not to humiliate publicly on stage anyone who thinks differently from the so-called comedian.

Alternative comedians came to the fore in the 1960s with productions like ‘Beyond The Fringe’ and TV’s ‘That Was The Week That Was’. I was in my late teens and early 20s in that decade and didn’t find the jokes offensive, but my mother objected to those about religion and the royal family. Maybe our objections to new comedians and ideas of humor change as we get older, but surely it is incongruous to say the least for comedians to avoid jokes about mothers-in-law for the sake of political correctness yet joke about cancer. They have to consider how these remarks will affect someone suffering from this dreadful disease, or who has loved ones suffering from it, or who have died from it. Similarly the ones who proclaim on stage ‘When you’re dead you’re dead, there is no afterlife, get used to it!’ are being deeply offensive to recently bereaved people or those with a terminal illness who could be put into a deep depression by such remarks making out they are stupid, not to mention those scientists, medical people and researchers who actually have bothered to research the subject, often as skeptics initially, and found, as I have, that there is in fact overwhelming evidence for the afterlife. I welcome informed debate on this subject, but find it unacceptable to treat people who accept the evidence for survival of death as complete idiots.

I lament the passing of great comedians like Frankie Howerd, Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Arthur Haynes and many others. There are a few funny comedians on the current scene though, and one in particular is Peter Kay. You don’t need to insult people and hurt their feelings in order to be funny, or rather, in place of being funny which seems to be the case with some modern comedians.