"The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then is to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn."
T.H. White, "The Once and Future King"
In recent years I have studied two books which has shifted what I once believed about what happens to us after we die, or if you prefer the gentler word: 'transition'. Because these two books support and overlap to some degree in their scholarship and knowledge,I have spent many hours contemplating their information and the mystery of death and what happens to us after we die. Of these two by far my favorite is the one by Dr. Samuel Sagan because he speaks from many years of experience, not merely research and theory. Both authors offer provocative, controversial insights into the oldest of questions: what happens to us after we die.
These two books are:
Entity Possession with the subtitle: Freeing the Energy Body of Negative Influences, A Medical Doctor's Extraordinary Work With The Root Causes of Obsessive Behavior by Samuel Sagan, M.D.
The Lost Secret of Death: Our Divided Souls and the Afterlife by Peter Novak
Mediums have become a television staple in the last five or so years with shows highlighting various mediums talking to the dead and other fictional shows depicting this phenomena such as "Medium" and "Ghost Whisperer". But who and what are they REALLY talking to is what I now question after reading these two books. Perhaps they are talking to the astral fragments of those that have passed on? Samuel Sagan does an admiral job in his book with his stated intention: "to dedramatize and demystify the topic, by looking at entities from the point of view of experience and mechanisms, rather than from religious or emotionally tainted perspectives." His school and website is here should you wish to explore more of his profound work. He has written other books which are available through Amazon.com, and should you wish to throw a little business my way and support this blog, I have provided an Amazon.com box for you to easily order.
Peter Novak takes a religious approach in his exploration. You can read more about his theories here. This book expounds upon what Peter calls the "Second Death" and how to avoid fracturing after death. His "Division Theory" made me aware of the consciousness merging we need to attend to while we are still alive. The old saying "Make Hay While The Sun Shines" has never felt more relevant.
Other reading on this very important topic:
"Soul Journeys: My Guided Tours Through The Afterlife" by Rosalind McKnight
"The Unanswered Question: Death, Near-Death, and the Afterlife" by Kurt Leland
"Beyond the Light" by P.M. Atwater
"Blessing In Disguise" by Dr. Barbara Rommer
"The Truth in the Light" by Peter Fenwick