People such as Prof Stanley Krippner, Prof John Poynton, Dr David Hamilton and the eminent lawyer Victor Zammit I hope that you all enjoy it.
Tricia Robertson is a living treasure. In her 30 year career of investigating an astonishing variety of afterlife related phenomena she has gained experiences which I daresay are unique in this day and age. In her ground-breaking work with the P.R.I.S.M. (Psychical Research Involving Selected Mediums) Project she worked alongside some of the giants of modern afterlife research including Professor David Fontana, Professor Archie Roy, Montague Keen, Maurice Grosse, Professor Arthur Ellison and Guy Lyon Playfair. Her first-hand experience of serious research into mediumship and her close friendships with some of the greatest modern paranormal researchers have given her a wonderful stock of experiences to draw on.
Tricia is also a wonderful story teller whose talents have been honed in tutoring for the Department of Continuing Education at Glasgow University and her many speaking engagements along with her radio, TV and internet interviews. She writes in a lovely humorous conversational tone which makes this, her second book in this series, as easy to read and as engaging as the first. Because of this the book is ideal for people who are new to the field and want to know whether there has been any serious scientific investigation of the greatest question any human being can ask-
What is going to happen to me when I die?
Tricia covers a huge variety of experiences many of which are frequently encountered and debated in the real world. Her chapters on earthbound spirits, poltergeists, apparitions, obsession and possession will be of great interest to those interested in hauntings and things that go bump in the night. Her personal experiences in regard to these phenomena give great insight into the reality of being a paranormal investigator as she was often called to cases as part of her work as a council member, past Vice President and Immediate Past President of the Scottish Society for Psychical Research.
Of special interest is her chapter on Paranormal Healing in which she outlines case studies that she has personally collected during a five year study of two modern healers, Gary Mannion and Nina Knowland. Instead of reading like a dry scientific paper these are full of the life and personality of the patients, their surprise that spiritual healing worked for them, and of her own interactions with them during follow up interviews.
This book is mostly based on first hand experiences, either of Tricia herself or of people whose integrity and judgement she had come to trust, the value of which can never be over-estimated. As Tricia herself writes “I have to stress that there is no substitute for personal experience in any avenue of paranormal enquiry but maybe we can glean the flavour of the experiences if we imagine ourselves actually being there and seeing them for ourselves.” Recording in book form many of these insights has been a great contribution to the field of psychical research. I was especially glad to see her accounts by people who sat with brilliant physical mediums, like Gordon Higginson and Rita Goold, which I had not seen published elsewhere.
As Tricia points out, those who debunk the paranormal seldom have field experience and are restricted to sitting in an armchair speculating on how fraud might have been carried out and how they themselves might have been able to discover the fraud if only they had been called in to investigate. Of course this is not evidence. It is not science. It is pure prejudice.
This book is compelling reading and will be of great interest to anyone who wants to know about just some of the things you can do when you are dead!
Victor Zammit, Retired lawyer, afterlife investigator, author.
This remarkable book is one of the most reader-friendly accounts of life-after-death that has come my way. More Things You Can Do When You're Dead will entertain, inform, and perhaps infuriate those who read its accounts of reincarnation, mediumship, poltergeists, and the like. Tricia Robertson has done her homework even citing quantum physics as a possible way to fathom what serious researchers often call "the survival question." Especially enjoyable are the chapters on art and "automatic writing"; especially disturbing are the accounts of possession and exorcism. You may like it, you may hate it, but you will not be bored!
Stanley Krippner, Professor of Psychology.
Author of many books on human consciousness including Personal Mythology
Many scientists consider that we have now entered what is termed ‘post-materialist science’, which holds that mind is independent of matter and so can continue to exist after physical death. Empirical support for this view continues to accumulate, and Tricia Robertson’s second book on ‘More things you can do when you’re Dead’ provides a lively and substantial service to post-materialist science by providing a massive range of evidence. She has had personal connections with much of it. Her conclusion seems justified in that the amount of evidence provided ‘has demonstrated with court of law persuasion, that bodily death does not totally destroy human personality.’ Her skills acquired as a teacher of mathematics and physics are put to good effect in presenting complex information in an ordered and attractive way. This is a very informative and enjoyable book that can be used as a handy reference.
John Poynton, Emeritus Professor of Biology, University of Natal, South Africa; Scientific Associate, The Natural History Museum, London; Past President of the Society for Psychical Research.
This book intrigues us further and surpasses the evidential and fascinating information given in Tricia’s highly acclaimed book Things You Can do When You’re Dead. It follows on from book one by extrapolating certain topics and also providing strong evidence from other types of phenomena which strengthen the case for survival of human personality after physical death. It is again written in a clearly understandable, knowledgeable and down to earth manner, often with a tinge of humour, which makes it not only an informative but enjoyable read.
Dr David Hamilton, author of many books including It’s the Thought that Counts and Is Your Life Mapped Out?
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