Tricia, In 1983, immediately after receiving my report about what I witnessed at the Rita Goold experiment, Professor Archie Roy came all the way to Bristol from Glasgow and spent the whole day with me. This astrophysicist said to me, "Michael, do you know we have no idea what gravity is?"
I answered that having just received the personal proof, at the Rita Goold experiment, that my father had survived the death of his physical body in 1967, surely gravity is the force of the spiritual part of the universe? The missing 95% of the universe that all scientists are now talking about in 2014.
Professor Roy replied that as I was operating outside of academia I was perfectly free to make such a revolutionary statement. He went onto say that as he was a professor of astrophysics he does not have the same freedom as me. Before he could officially back me he would have to carry out the same type of experiments with the contemporary materialisation medium, Rita Goold, that Sir William Crookes carried out with Florence Cook in 1874.
He then added that the experiments could take a year before he would be in a position to publish. Please refer to the letters that Professor Roy wrote to me in 1983. They are in the Correspondence Section on Paul Read's new updated website:
But why the surviival research is out of consideration for a lot of academic parapsychologists?
Who knows Alex. Everyone wants things done in 5 minutes nowadays. Going out and seeking the truth and using the correct people often requires a lot of time and effort.
Once again Alex, I don't know but Prof Stanley Krippner, psychologist and parapsychologist, really likes my second book and has given me a blurb for it. I am so pleased about this.
One of Britain's foremost psychical researchers and author of Things You Can do When You're Dead, Is all about the evidence. She invites you to ask a question or start a dialogue with her.