Review of: More Things You Can Do When You’re Dead
Tricia Robertson has done it again, pulling back the curtain on a remarkable cross-section of information indicating that human personality and consciousness is likely to persist after physical death. Included in the array of evidence presented is Robertson’s own ground breaking research, conducted in partnership with the esteemed late Professor Archie Roy. Also shared are an abundance of well-documented personal experiences and a review of some of the best parapsychological cases in recorded history.
While self-appointed “skeptic-debunkers” who lack knowledge of available evidence sit back and cast aspersions Robertson forges ahead undaunted. She is no sideline observer, but rather digs deeply for the truth wherever it may lead and does so with the utmost integrity, unconcerned about fitting her findings fit into any particular worldview.
I encourage you to adopt Tricia’s motto and “follow the evidence”. If you take her advice your view of the Universe may well change along with your concept of what it means to be “alive.”
Author of Soul Shift: Finding Where the Dead Go, and Messages from the Afterlife
In the chapter on materializations, Robertson recalls a 1975 seance involving the well-known English medium Gordon Higginson. One woman, Diane Mitchell, who would become Robertson’s good friend, was highly sceptical and looked for fraud. “This scepticism somewhat diminished when the white smoke (ectoplasm) spilled out onto the platform and under the curtain, and then gradually built into the shape of a man,” Robertson writes. “The figure seemed to have a self-illuminating quality and was not just any man, but her father...she was stunned.” The materialized figure then asked where her mother was. Many other materialized figures appeared and talked with individuals in the audience. About two weeks later, Diane convinced herself that the event did not happen, but she then struggled to again accept it and integrate it into her world view. “Psychical research has certainly not drawn a blank,” Robertson offers. “It has, on the contrary, discovered something so big that people sheer away from it in a reaction of fear.” The chapter on paranormal healing should interest many readers. Robertson interviewed 15 people treated by healers Gary Mannion and Nina Knowland, summarizing their treatment and recovery and offering their testimonials. Robertson weaves in stories from yesteryear, including Leonora Piper, Patience Worth, the Bangs Sisters, Geraldine Cummins, Chico Xavier, and the past-life studies of Dr. Ian Stevenson. Robertson concludes the book by saying that she believes the evidence has “demonstrated with court of law persuasion” that bodily death does not destroy human personality.
This is from the Academy of Consciousness