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  1. Veroni Bear
    2014-02-08 @ 9:05 AM

    Hi Julia,

    Thank you for your amazing and inspiring website. I looked at a couple of sites, and was drawn to yours immediately because of your lovely writing style, your sincerity, intelligence and academic background.

    After being an agnostic for many years, and now facing a life crisis in the family, I decided to take a serious look to see if perhaps there is more to existence after all. I want so much to believe in the Afterlife! I felt uplifted and happy these past couple of weeks, reading your blogs and articles. Today I thought to look at the link you gave to Gary Schwartz’s exciting research, which I’ve heard praised elsewhere as great proof too. I read the Wikipedia link and followed the link from there which deals with some controversy about how his experiments were conducted. The article explains in depth why his experiments were flawed in so many ways:

    If you read it, you’ll see why other academics were unable to accept Prof. Schwartz’s findings. I must say, I can’t blame them. Poorly conducted experiments sadly take away from the credibility of the whole Afterlife research field. I’m thinking that you didn’t know about this issue with the experiments, as you probably wouldn’t have included the link about Gary Schwartz, but maybe instead have used someone else’s work as an example of proof.

    I sincerely hope that you don’t think I’m disrespectful or arrogant. It’s just that I get doubtful and disheartened when wonderful proof turns out to be false hope. I’m scared to delve too deeply into checking any more facts, in case they too turn out to be flawed….

    I believe that you are sincere in all you do and am looking forward to reading your book soon.

    With warm regards,


    • Julia
      2014-02-08 @ 5:52 PM

      Veroni, we just friended each other and here you are! In The Last Frontier, I work through the whole issue of proof versus evidence and what constitutes real proof. Very little, I’m afraid. The reason is, however, the lack of research funding and support, nothing else. You should read Dean Radon’s books that explain what psi-researchers are up against, the biases, the expectations and requirements that no other field has to meet. I think I posted an interview with him in which he briefly discusses the problems psi-researchers have to deal with. Even when there is proof, statistically, it is still not accepted.

  2. Zoe R.
    2014-11-07 @ 12:44 AM

    I’m just curious, you said in one of your blogs that scientists conducted experiments to test the science behind NDE’s and all patients had a positive outcome. However, I heard of many cases where people have had hellish NDE’s – how do you explain that?

    • Julia
      2014-11-08 @ 10:19 AM

      Zoe, I don’t know where you read that. If I did write that somewhere, I was referring to a specific test group. I am quite aware that there are hellish NDEs and uncomfortable ones. Furthermore, the profile of the ideal NDE: the tunnel, the being of light, etc., fits very few NDEs, especially cross-culturally. I’m glad you brought this up. The mainstream literature on NDEs too often promotes a very distorted, never analyzed and way too idyllic view of NDEs in general.

  3. Check Shyong Quek
    2016-01-02 @ 11:19 AM

    I myself have experienced after death communications after the passing of my mother which are olfactory and auditory in nature. The olfactory one was the strong scent of Jasmine which was particularly more citrusy and fresh-smelling than real Jasmine flowers which I experienced in her bedroom 10 days after her passing. After that, I did some research and found out that Dr Anderson, the author for Appointments with Heaven, also had experienced such fragrance throughout his career and life which confirms that such experience is universal irrespective of geographical location or race. For the auditory ones, I have so far heard my mother calling me 7 times already since her passing in December 2013 and it always occurred in the morning at about 10 which woke me up and I could still remember that I was dreaming of something else and not about my mother prior to being awoken by her voice calling me externally into my left ear which seemed to be younger-sounding but without a shadow of a doubt, was definitely hers. I would like to do further research into this at the University of Michigan which offers Metaphysics as such phenomenon has entered into mainstream scientific research. But above all, it is one that I would like to find out for myself if I could truly voluntarily communicate with my mother by myself and the true “spiritual” methodology” for it instead of just leaving it to chance and hoping for it!

    • Julia
      2016-01-04 @ 11:46 AM

      Thank you for posting your interesting experiences. Why don’t you look at the bottom of my homepage which features a how-to model for after death communication. There are many ways to approach communicating. The one just mentioned is for personal use between two deeply related people. Others are more professional, such as some that I use regularly in my work. I have had great success is teaching people how to make contact namely because it is natural to us. Good luck. Let me know what happens.


  4. Adrian Brown
    2016-01-20 @ 10:21 PM

    Hi Julia
    Great book…
    I’m interested in your views on why some NDEs are such highly negative experiences?

    • Julia
      2016-01-28 @ 9:46 AM

      Adrian, that’s a provocative question! You might also ask why are other NDEs so positive! What is remarkable is that whether positive or negative, NDEs seem to have the same effects on people. I don’t think there is one answer to your question. My general take is that NDEs tend to work with deep unconscious material, in the same way as after-death experiences do. There is too a strong relationship between NDEs and Out-of-Body Experiences. Although NDEers claim they are different, I don’t really see that if you read enough of the literature on both. So, given that relationship, OOBEers are rarely able to control where they are going. Frequently they land in “negative” realities, just as we do in dreams. If they are trained, all they do is say “next level” and they are out. If more was known about NDEs, people in negative ones could probably have enough awareness to get them selves out. As it is, we believe that NDEs are something that happen to us, outside of our control. That is not at all the case. In fact, they are highly determined by cultural and personal beliefs.

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