The Afterlife: Touching Heaven

Eben Alexander • Jude Currivan • Anne Baring • Norm Shealy • Terri Daniel • Tim Freke • Hollister Rand

Since the beginning of human history, mystics, sages, and philosophers have pondered the existence of a soul that survives physical death. Whether that soul is referred to as an essence, a consciousness or our eternal divine nature, the question of where the soul goes when the body dies is one of the most profound ever asked.

Scientists and medical professionals such as Eben Alexander MD, Norm Shealy MD and Jude Currivan PhD, together with spiritual teachers and metaphysicians such as Terri Daniel, Anne Baring PhD, Tim Freke, and Hollister Rand, are bringing this awareness to the forefront of our Western premise of reality. Based on direct experience, their stories along with the stories of thousands who have experienced communicating with other realms, near-death, and out-of-body journeys are shaping our understanding of physical life and the afterlife.

In these warm and engaging talks, we explore the emerging new worldview of an eternal, loving and evolving universe that supports the continuum of Life.

Part 1 · From Neuroscience to Proof of Heaven

EBEN ALEXANDER, a renowned academic neurosurgeon, thought he knew how the brain and mind worked. A transcendental Near-Death Experience (NDE), in which he was driven to the brink of death and spent a week deep in coma from an inexplicable brain infection, changed all of that and he was shocked to find the hyper-reality of that spiritual realm, which many had reported in NDEs. Reconciling his rich spiritual experience with contemporary physics and cosmology, his experience is totally consistent with the leading edges of scientific understanding today. His inspiring life-changing story is detailed in his book, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife.

Part 2 · Communicating with Angels, Spirit Guides and your own Higher Self

JUDE CURRIVAN is a cosmologist, planetary healer, futurist and international author. She has a Masters Degree in Physics from Oxford University, specialising in quantum physics and cosmology and a PhD in Archaeology researching ancient cosmologies from the University of Reading in the UK, where she is based. Working with the wisdom teachers of many traditions and journeying to some seventy countries around the world, she has researched the nature of reality for many years and has had numerous mystical experiences from early childhood. Her work integrates leading-edge science, consciousness research, and universal wisdom teachings into a wholeworld-view aiming to raise awareness and empower transformational resolutions to global challenges. She is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders circle and is the author of numerous books including, The Cosmic Hologram: In-formation at the Center of Creation.

Part 3 · Seeing through the Veil: The Survival of the Soul, Life Beyond Death

Jungian analyst ANNE BARING has devoted her life to the exploration of the soul, to heal the split between spirit and nature, and to a greater understanding of the feminine principle. She is passionately interested in the fate of the Earth and the survival of our species in this critically important time of evolutionary change. Her work is devoted to the recognition that we live in an ensouled world and to the restoration of the lost sense of communion between us and the invisible dimension of the universe that is the source or ground of all that we call ‘life’. Anne is the author and coauthor of seven books, including the landmark The Myth of the Goddess. Her most recent book is The Dream of the Cosmos.

Part 4 · A Physician’s Encounter with Heaven

Throughout his life, NORMAN SHEALY has had a deep connection with a world beyond the physical. In his presentation A PHYSICIAN’S ENCOUNTER WITH HEAVEN he shares his experience of reincarnation and talks about the guidance he receives from angels and spirit guides and the influence this has on his medical breakthroughs. Dr. Shealy, one of the world’s leading experts in pain management and a pioneer in Holistic and Energy Medicine, co-founded Holos University Graduate Seminary with Caroline Myss establishing the first doctoral program in Energy Medicine. Holder of several patents and author of numerous books including: Energy Medicine: Practical Applications and Scientific Proof.

Part 5 · Revolutionary Insights into Death and Dying

TERRI DANIEL is an ordained interfaith minister, clinical chaplain and intuitive counselor who assists dying and grieving individuals to discover a more spiritually spacious understanding of death and beyond. In 2010 she founded the Afterlife Education Foundation and its annual conference, which features the world’s leading researchers, counselors, and educators in the metaphysics of death, dying and bereavement. After the death of her 16-year-old son in 2006, and the eloquent after-death communications she received from him, Terri immersed herself in metaphysical studies and meditation practices to help her fine-tune her intuitive abilities. Her work has been praised by theologians, physicians, grief counselors and the bereaved as providing revolutionary insights into death and dying. Her unique form of “radical mysticism” explores cultural and religious myths about birth, death and the afterlife, and offers a path to alternative perceptions via the use of intuitive tools such as meditation and after-death communication. Terri is the author of three books on death and the afterlife including: Turning the Corner on Grief Street: Loss and Bereavement as a Journey of Awakening.

Part 6 · In the Light of Death

TIM FREKE seeks to transform our understanding of death completely and boldly suggests that death is an integral part of existence, to be embraced and not feared. He offers a completely positive approach to life and death in which dying, aging, suffering, and grief are portrayed as parts of a process of spiritual awakening. Death is a powerful spiritual teacher, challenging us to discover who we really are, showing us what really matters and leading us to a deeper love of life that embraces both joy and sorrow. Tim has an honours degree in philosophy, is an internationally respected authority on world spirituality, is the author of over thirty books that have established his reputation as a scholar and free-thinker, has been featured in documentaries broadcast by the BBC and the History Channel, blogs for The Huffington Post and, and is the founder of The Alliance for Lucid Living. He is the author of numerous books including Mystery Experience: A Revolutionary Approach to Spiritual Awakening.

Part 7 · The Healing Heart of Mediumship

HOLLISTER RAND is an author and internationally renowned medium. She is clairvoyant, clairaudient and clairsentient (meaning that she can see, hear and feel the presence of spirits as well as get a sense of their personalities, emotions and physical attributes). Known for her extraordinarily detailed work, she provides specific messages from loved ones living in the spirit world with feeling, heart, and grace. Her unique gifts have provided comfort and closure for people all over the world. She is consulted as an authority on the subject of life after death by journalists, screenwriters, and documentarians. She has also been a guest speaker at CUNY, where her book is included in the syllabus for History of Religion. Hollister’s desire to share the healing heart of mediumship leads her to write extensively and her monthly email newsletter is filled with “how-to” articles, inspirational stories, and explores how we all can connect with loved ones in spirit. Her book, published by HarperCollins, is: I’m Not Dead, I’m Different.