The book cites sources from many prestigious scientific, psychological, and medical journals, but distills the essence of the research without technical detail, bringing it down to practical, daily life.
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It is easy reading and full of fascinating anecdotes and explanations. Your Eternal Self ends by describing what our purpose seems to be in life, what true spirituality is, how people can grow spiritually to change themselves so they have love and bliss in their lives, how they can provide that loving legacy for their children's children, and what the research has shown about the world of the afterlife. He is editor of the book, Afterlife Communication. Lists with This Book.
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Then I'm left to complete it or just add it to the pile of "I'll get to it someday": Hope Rivers March 22, at Good review of Dr. However, I question whether it is necessary to always give equal space to the debunkers when writing about paranormal phenomena. I'm referring to your comments about nitpicking the evidence and quoting reputable scientists who oppose it. As I was writing my book, which will hopefully be released one of these days, I started presenting the debunker's side, but that involved giving the evidence, arguments against, counter arguments, counter-counter arguments, and, in some cases, counter-counter-counter arguments, leaving the reader not familiar with the subject thoroughly confused, all the while doubling the length of the book.
I figured I was not writing a scientific treatise on the subject and therefore I was at liberty to use my own judgment in presenting the case, much like a lawyer who presents his or her case to a jury. The lawyer may know the arguments by the other side, but it is not his job to present them, although he may at times do so to head off the opposition's arguments.
Concerning the music prodigy, I just happened to rent and view the video "August Rush," which is about such a boy who attended Juilliard. Perhaps it was intended as his story. Michael Tymn March 22, at I guess it depends on whether one sees one's role as that of an advocate or a reporter. Personally, I would not trust an advocate to give me all the facts, only the ones he finds useful to his version of events. For that reason, I generally don't find advocacy very convincing.
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I'm more likely to be persuaded by someone who is candid about the weaknesses as well as the strengths of his case. To take a specific example, Your Eternal Self discusses the remote viewing program run by the US government and recounts some of its successes. But it doesn't mention that there were also many failures, and that the program was eventually shut down.
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I think these facts are relevant. If a curious reader finds out about them on his own and realizes they were left out, he may start to question the reliability of the whole book - which would be unfortunate, since it is generally well-researched and worth reading. Michael Prescott March 23, at Love God and Love Others 2. Make Peace among People 4. Forgive without Reservation 5.
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Do Not Judge Others 6. Be a Servant to All Others 7. Some interesting teachings to keep in mind this Easter Sunday. I suspect it is easier to conquer a country than live by any one of these teachings. The intuition that guides me is the Higher Power and beings on the other side of life whose sole desire is to help me grow spiritually. Ross W March 23, at Hope Rivers March 23, at Interesting as always, Michael. I never want for reading material, especially as you read along the same lines and offer advance critiques, thus saving me time and money.
For that alone I'm grateful. Additionally, I share your attitude regarding balanced presentation versus advocacy. Tymn would probably be best served by the inclusion of at least some of the counter arguments, with his editing skills limiting the verbiage. I'm always pleased to read of the experiences of others regarding the spontaneous mental realization of creative material hat tip to Hope. I've been painting under this kind of influence for decades now what I describe as "involuntary imagery" , and retain my curiosity as to what "meaning" such creative processes carry and what effect they have on viewers.
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