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a whole new phenomenon has been quantified.
It is called the after-death communication
(ADC). The Guggenheim's book,
Hello From Heaven,
documents a multitude of these kind of experiences.
Many ADCs are identical to a near-death
experience except the experiencer is in
a completely normal, fully conscious state.
Between 1988 and 1995, the Guggenheim's
interviewed 2,000 people from all over the
U.S. and Canada, ranging in age from children
to the elderly, who experienced an ADC.
They came from diverse educational, social,
economic, religious, occupational backgrounds.
The Guggenheim's conservative estimate is
that at least 50 million Americans (or 20%
of the population) have had one or more
ADC experiences. In their study, they collected
more than 3,300 firsthand accounts of ADCs
from people who spontaneously and directly
had such communications. The following are
several examples from their book,
Hello From Heaven, used with permission.
If you had an ADC and would like to share
it with the world -- or if you would like
to read more ADC testimonies -- visit
Dr. Jeffrey and Jody Long's After-Death
Communication Research Foundation website
OBE ADCs: Out-of-Body Communications
ADCs (or OBE ADCs for short) sound very
much like near-death experiences (NDEs),
but there is one extremely important difference.
All the people who had these OBE ADCs were
in good health and were not in any kind
of physical danger or close to dying when
they made their trip. OBE ADCs come from
people who stated they had contact with
a deceased relative or friend during an
out-of-body experience. Spontaneous OBE
ADCs can occur while you are awake, in the
alpha state, or when you are asleep. They
are extremely vivid, intense, colorful,
and vibrant experiences that people often
say are "more real than life itself."
The following account
is an example of an OBE ADC.
Ellie is a dam processor in Michigan who
attained a new understanding of life four
months after her son, Don, was killed in
an automobile accident at age 26:
I had gone
to bed and had my eyes closed, but
I know I wasn't asleep.
noticed I was moving towards a tiny
pinpoint of light. I was in a tunnel
and the light was getting bigger
and brighter, but it didn't hurt
my eyes. I knew this wasn't an NDE
because I wasn't even sick!
bright light was peaceful and comforting
- I couldn't take my eyes off of
it. It seemed to pull me towards
it, and I could see the outline
of a figure in a flowing robe with
his hands outstretched like he was
came closer, I could tell it was
my son, Don! He was in this light.
Don's voice in my head very firmly
say, "Stop! It's not your time yet,
Mom. Go back! I'm all right and
you have much to do."
remember going back down the tunnel.
The light just pulled away from
me and disappeared, and than I was
I had never
thought about my own mortality before,
but now I'm not afraid of death.
I know that someday, when my work
is done here, I'll be with Don again.
This certainly sounds
like a typical NDE account, and just like
many NDErs, Ellie was emphatically told,
"It's not your time yet." This supports
the theory that physical life on Earth is
a school, and we are not ready for graduation
until we have completed all our courses.
Our primary spiritual lessons seem to be
learning how to love and serve one another.
Evidential ADCs: Communications of Validation
Some of the most
fascinating ADCs from the Guggenheim's research
are ADCs which are evidential, that is,
when the experiencer learns something they
did not know and had no way of knowing before.
For instance, the experiencer may be told
the location of an object that is lost which
is later confirmed by acting upon the information
and finding the missing item. Such veridical
ADCs assure the experiencer that their contact
with their deceased loved one was genuine.
All sorts of evidential information can
be received from deceased loved ones in
this manner. However, their true intention
seems to be to convince the experiencer
that there is life after death and they
are watching over you with loving kindness.
The following account
is an example of an evidential ADC.
Debra is a 48-year-old psychologist in Florida.
She assisted her grandfather with some unfinished
business after he died very suddenly from
a heart attack:
mother called and told we my grandfather
had died, I lay down in bed to pray
for him and say good-bye.
my eyes closed, I received a message
from him telepathically that was
very strong and very specific.
said, "In my apartment there is
a credenza. In the left-hand top
drawer there is a yellow legal tablet.
It contains a list of stocks and
bonds. Some need to be sold immediately.
It is imperative that your father
get this information!"
very intense and very eager to impart
this knowledge. There was no endearment
at all - he was strictly business.
This was very much in character
for my grandfather. I got up and
called my mother and told her my
experience. A few days later, I
found out my father had gone to
Grandpa's apartment and looked in
the credenza. The legal pad was
exactly where Grandpa said it would
be. It contained a list of securities,
just ache had told me.
know what my father did about those
stocks and bonds - we never discussed
it. The only thing my father ever
said was, "There must be something
to this, Debra, because you had
no way of knowing about that list."
It's likely Debra
entered a semi-meditative state while praying
for her grandfather. This can be a very
effective way to have an ADC experience.
ADCs for Protecting the Living from Harm
Nearly all ADCs
are inspired by the ongoing love and concern
your deceased relatives and friends feel
for you. It is, therefore, understandable
that they might attempt to protect you from
time to time, especially if you are facing
imminent physical danger or some other threat
to your well-being. There is no stronger
personal evidence that an ADC is real than
having your life actually protected or saved
by one. And imagine how fulfilled your deceased
family members and friends must feel when
they accomplish a successful intervention.
The following account
is an example of an ADC of a deceased loved
one protecting a living loved one from harm.
Bernice is a writer in the Northwest whose
son, Gene, gave her some strong advice about
three years after he took his life at age
32 when he was terminally ill with Hodgkin's
of the Golden Odyssey sent us an
invitation to go on their Mediterranean
cruise in the spring of 1977. My
husband wanted to go, and he asked
me to make the reservations.
morning I got all dressed up to
go to the travel agency. Halfway
to the car, I heard my son, Gene,
say, "Mom, you must not take that
plane to Athens."
voice was very calm, but he made
me feel we mustn't go. So I turned
right around and went back in the
night I told my husband what had
happened. He accepted it, and we
didn't make the reservations.
night we would have taken the plane
From Los Angeles to Athens, I sat
in our living room and felt sad
that we weren't going.
day the same plane took off from
Tenerife in the Canary Islands and
collided with a Dutch KLM airliner.
It was the greatest passenger plane
crash in history - 581 people were
This account suggests
that our deceased loved ones may have foreknowledge
of some human events and, if appropriate,
can alert us to life-threatening situation,
Perhaps they are telling us indirectly that
it is not yet our time to die, as NDErs
are frequently told. The implications of
this theory are far-reaching because they
support the belief that each of us has a
spiritual purpose for our life and enough
time to fulfill it.
Prophetic Death ADCs: Receiving Information
of Death in Advance
Some ADCs occur
when a deceased loved one contacts the experiencer
before they actually learn of their death.
That is, first an ADC occurs where the experiencer
receives the news of a loved one's death;
then, at a later time (usually very soon),
the experiencer is informed that indeed
their loved one has died.
The following account
is an example of a prophetic death ADC.
Dominic is a 38-year-old physician in Florida
who had an ADC while he and a classmate
isolated themselves in a country cottage
to study for their medical school examinations:
friend and I were studying. I experienced
the extremely strong and distinctive
smell of a medication that my mother
used on Grandmother - camphor and
alcohol. This home remedy was used
as a cold compress that was applied
to her forehead when she was feeling
definitely no alcohol or camphor
in the cottage. Yet the odor was
so strong that I told my friend
I believed my grandmother had just
of brushed it off, but noted the
time when it happened, 10:10 a.m.
after that, I felt the very peaceful
presence of my grandmother. I realized
that something extraordinary was
feeling was that she was saying,
"Good-bye. Don't worry. Everything
had Alzheimer's disease. In the
last months of her life, she was
incoherent. But when I felt her
presence, she was the person I had
known before she became ill.
me with a sense of relief and serenity
When I went
home that day, my mother was waiting
for me. She said. "Your grandmother
has taken a turn for the worse."
I told her,
"Don't worry. I know what happened.
She died at 10:10 this morning."
mother confirmed that my grandmother
had died at exactly that time.
Visual ADCs of Partial Appearances
Some ADCs occur
as only a partial appearance of their deceased
loved one. That is, they were able to see
only a part of their body, or if they saw
the entire body, it appeared to be less
solid. These accounts describe seeing a
loved one in one of the following ways:
as a bright light, as a face in a bright
light, only the upper portion of a body,
or as a complete body ranging in solidity
from a transparent mist to not quite solid.
The following account
is an example of a visual ADC of partial
Rosalyn, a 39 year old chemical dependency
counselor in Washington, had the healing
power of prayer and forgiveness dramatically
revealed to her:
came to live with us when I was
seven years old after my parents
divorced. He was an active alcoholic,
and my mother was trying to help
him out. But he sexually abused
me during the two years he lived
with us, and this was emotionally
very traumatic for me.
time I was seventeen, I was an active
alcoholic myself. And at eighteen,
I was very heavily into drugs. I
drank and drugged for years, and
then I sobered up.
to stay sober, I had to go back
through my past and look at the
people, places, and things that
had harmed me. I had to be as honest
as I could about the effect those
things had on my life. I also needed
to make peace with my uncle because
I chose to believe that if he had
been sober he wouldn't have abused
So I wrote
Uncle Mickey a letter and told him
how I felt and told him that I held
nothing against him. But I don't
know if he ever received it.
years, I asked the Lord to let my
love cover that sin for my uncle.
spring of this year, I was sleeping
and woke up. I turned over and Jesus
and Uncle Mickey were next to my
bed! I only saw their heads and
shoulders, and there was a light
behind both of them. There was an
overwhelming presence of love and
a seriousness too.
was asking me a question that I
heard in my mind. There was authority
and power and yet a gentleness in
said, "Do you hold anything against
him, "No, I don't."
Jesus turned and looked at my uncle
and said, "Neither do I hold anything
then Uncle Mickey was at peace and
was with the Lord - and that he
of days later, I got a letter from
my mother that said Uncle Mickey
Visual ADCs of Full Appearances
In visual ADCs involving
the full appearance of the deceased loved
one, the experiencer sees their deceased
loved one's complete body which looks absolutely
solid and real. Such ADCs often show the
deceased as being healed and whole, regardless
of their age when they died or their cause
of death. Nearly all such apparitions appear
much happier and freer than when they were
wearing a physical body. Such full appearance
by a deceased loved one is generally a very
healing event where experiencers gain a
new mental / emotional portrait which can
replace any old, painful memories they may
The following account
is an example of a visual ADC of full appearances.
Deborah, a medical researcher in Kentucky,
felt grateful when her brother, Joseph,
returned after he died of cancer at age
I was a
card-carrying skeptic before this
experience. I'd had dreams about
my brother, but this wasn't a dream.
months after Joseph died, I was
asleep in bed with my husband. I
felt somebody shaking my leg to
wake me up. I looked over, and there
was Joseph sitting on the edge of
the bed with his hand on my leg.
real, like any living person sitting
there. He looked great! He radiated
a warm, yellowish white light like
an aura. He looked very calm and
me - I felt his hug - it felt wonderful
and warm and loving. And I smelled
his cologne too.
told me, "I am all right, and you
shouldn't be unhappy. Everything
is all right. It is beautiful where
to him with thoughts, and I told
him I loved him.
just gradually faded away.
relief because I didn't have to
worry anymore about my brother being
A number of interviews
the Guggenheims conducted began with a statement
similar to Deborah's, "I was a card-carrying
skeptic before I had this experience ..."
Their research reveals that having prior
belief in ADCs is not a requirement for
having communication with a deceased loved
one, as Deborah's special encounter with
her brother clearly indicates.
ADCs of Physical Phenomenon: Poltergeist
Many people have
an ADC involving unusual physical or "poltergeist"
occurrences following the death of a relative
or friend which the Guggenheim's call "ADCs
of physical phenomena." Examples include
lights being turned on and off; radios,
stereos, televisions, and other electrical
devices being turned on; mechanical objects
being activated; pictures and other items
being moved; and a long list of similar
The following account
is an example of an ADC of physical phenomenon.
Mildred is a retired real estate agent in
Florida who reported these affectionate
incidents after her husband, Albert, died
from cancer at age 70:
when Albert was still living, we
were cutting up, just kidding each
"If you die before I do, come back
and do something so I will know
that it's you."
two little ceramic dogs. We kept
them sitting on the windowsill in
the kitchen. Everybody that knew
us knew that when we were upset
with each other, we would move the
dogs apart, separating them. And
whenever we were happy, they were
kissing each other, snuggled up.
Even the kids, when they came home,
would go to the kitchen window to
see how these little dogs were getting
days after Albert died, I was standing
at the sink in the kitchen looking
at the windowsill. His little dog
was knocked over.
live alone, I thought, "I wonder
how it got knocked down?"
So I picked
his dog up and put it back with
the faces snuggled together. Then
I didn't think anymore about it.
days later, his little dog was turned
backwards, walking away from my
little dog. They were about six
understood that Albert wanted me
to know that he had to leave me.
happened! But sometimes you are
scared to tell people things like
this for fear they will think you
Albert chose a very
familiar and trusted method to convey his
message. Their long-standing form of nonverbal
communication allowed Mildred to easily
comprehend his intended meaning, "Now it's
time for me to say good-bye."
Fearful ADCs: Unintentional Fearful Contact
Almost all ADCs
are positive, joyful, and uplifting events,
and they generally accelerate spiritual
growth. But for a variety of reasons, some
people may experience fear when one occurs.
Many people have never heard of ADCs, so
if they have one, they may think they are
going crazy or losing their mind. This is
especially true if they are bereaved and
don't have a support system which accepts
the possibility of ADCs. Adults who have
an ADC may have difficulty reconciling it
with their own personal philosophy or religions
beliefs. Young children may become confused
when they attempt to tell their experiences
to their parents, who don't believe them.
But based upon the Guggenheim's research,
it is not the content of an ADC that is
fearful; but rather the experiencer's reaction
As the following
example clearly illustrates, the intentions
of the deceased loved one seem as positive
as other ADCs.
Charlotte is a 43-year-old nurse in New
Jersey who became a widow when her husband,
Glen, died of cancer:
Glen died, I needed to talk to someone.
So I sat down in the living room
and called my girlfriend, Joni,
who lived next door.
As I was
talking with her on the phone, I
saw Glen standing right in front
of me, just inches away!
as solid as a rock, and I couldn't
see through him. But he didn't look
the way he did when he was sick
- he looked absolutely healthy!
down and put his hand on my knee
and said, "Charlotte, it's me. I'm
okay. Everything's all right. I
don't have any more pain. I feel
I did was scream! He scared the
daylights out of me! And the more
I screamed, the more he said, "It's
okay, Charlotte. It's okay. It's
okay. You don't have to worry about
me. I'm okay!"
was it, and then Glen just kind
there frozen in my chair - spellbound
what on Earth had happened. So she
came over and we talked, and gradually
I calmed down.
was shocked when she saw Glen and felt his
touch, he was probably equally unprepared
for her hysterical reaction. The intention
of our deceased loved ones who appear to
us in an ADC is certainly not to frighten
Symbolic ADCs: Butterflies, Rainbows and
Many people report
receiving a "sign from heaven" which affirms
their deceased loved one has survived death
and continues to live on the afterlife.
The Guggenheim's call these "symbolic ADCs"
or "ADC signs." They are a relatively common
type of ADC. Some people are given a sign
spontaneously as a gift, while others ask
or pray to receive one. Depending upon one's
belief system, a person may ask their deceased
loved one to give them a sign, or they may
pray to God or the "universe" for one. Typical
symbolic ADCs include butterflies, rainbows,
flowers, many different species of birds
and other animals, and any number of inanimate
objects. Whether a sign comes immediately
or takes days or weeks to arrive, most people
intuitively recognize their sign right away
and feel it was intended just for them.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross often spoke of the
numerous drawings of butterflies she saw
in the barracks at Hitler's concentration
camps in Europe. These lasting symbols of
hope were scratched into the wooden walls
by courageous children and adults during
the Holocaust. Today, pictures of butterflies
can be found throughout almost every hospice.
This symbol is also used extensively by
many grief counselors, spiritual centers,
and support groups for the bereaved.
The following account
is an example of a symbolic ADC.
Al is a retired New York police officer
now living in Florida who had this unforgettable
contact ten months after his daughter, Diana,
died in an automobile accident when she
was 17 years old:
Fourth of July, we were up at our
summer home in Pennsylvania. I was
there with my wife and her aunt,
her uncle, and her cousin. We were
sitting out on the lounge chairs,
and I was having a cigar.
just happened to be flying around.
I looked at it and right away thought
of my daughter, Diana.
"If it's you, Diana, come down and
tell me." And it did!
the butterfly landed on my finger!
It waked up and down on my finger,
then onto my hand, back and forth.
I could even see its little feelers
moving. I couldn't believe it!
sort of looked at me - I think she
knew what I was thinking.
my cigar and got up. The butterfly
stayed right on my hand.
all the way to the house, went to
the kitchen sink, and drank a glass
of water. The butterfly was still
with me - I couldn't believe this!
"Well. I gotta go take a shower.
You gotta go outside."
the door and went out on the deck.
I sort of pushed the butterfly with
my finger and it flew off. I watched
it fly away, down the yard. It was
just unbelievable! Never had a butterfly
landed on me before.
I went in to take a shower and cried.
didn't know that the butterfly had
any significance to The Compassionate
Friends until I went to their annual
conference a few days later. During
the opening ceremony, I realized,
"Oh, my God! Their symbol is the
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Olfactory ADCs: Smelling Their Fragrance
Some ADCs involve
smelling a fragrance associated with a specific
deceased loved one. They are a relatively
common type of ADC and the Guggenheims call
them "olfactory ADCs." Typical scents include
the fragrance of a perfume, cologne, or
aftershave lotion; the essence of roses
or other flowers; and the aroma of a food,
beverage, tobacco, or commercial product.
The variety of odors that can be identified
is virtually unlimited. During such ADCs,
people reported smelling a fragrance which
was clearly out of context with their surroundings.
The room or area they were in was suddenly
filled with a particular aroma, but it had
no physical source. Occasionally, two or
more people who are together in the same
place at the same time can smell this scent.
In fact, according to the Guggenheims, an
olfactory ADC is the one type of after-death
communication that is most often shared
by a group of people.
The following account
is an example of an olfactory ADC.
Lorraine is employed by an optometrist in
New York whose daughter, Tammy, was 25 years
old when she was killed in an automobile
daughter, Tammy, went to the Bahamas,
she bought me a bracelet and a necklace.
that she died, she had the bracelet
on and it was destroyed.
two years since the accident, I
had been trying to find a new bracelet
to match my necklace. I would have
paid anything for it!
nighttime, and we were coming out
of one of the attractions at Epcot
Center at Walt Disney World. My
other daughter, her friend, and
my husband were with me.
turned to me and said, "Ma, do you
smelling the Gloria Vanderbilt perfume
that Tammy always wore! But as we
looked around, there was nobody
smelled it too and said, "Why don't
we go in here?"
all went into the store and I began
browsing in the front.
called, "Ma! Ma! Come back here!"
to the back of the store, where
they were selling jewelry. And there
was the bracelet - the exact match
to my necklace from Tammy! It was
It seems reasonable
to assume that Tammy wanted to replace her
mother's bracelet and found a clever way
to provide it.
Auditory ADCs: Hearing Their Voice
Receiving a verbal
message, by hearing the voice of a deceased
loved one, is also a very common type of
ADCs. The Guggenheims call them "auditory
ADCs." Some people report hearing an audible
voice from an external source, that is,
they heard the voice through their ears
the same way they would hear any other person
talking to them. But most people report
hearing a voice internally - inside their
head - and are equally certain the voice
originated from a source outside of them.
The following account
is an auditory ADC experienced as an external
Philip is a psychiatrist in Kentucky who
was caught off guard when he heard from
his 15-year-old daughter, Tina, after she
died in an automobile accident:
friends all over the city. We didn't
realize how involved she had been
with so many kids. She was quite
a force for good in the community.
told one of her friends from Sunday
school that if she should die, she
would like everyone to have a party
for her and not to mourn. Her friend
reminded us of this statement.
So the night
of Tina's funeral, we had a very
large gathering at our home with
200 to 300 kids, some with their
parents. It was wall-to-wall people!
I was passing
through the hallway downstairs when
I heard Tina say, "I love you, Daddy!"
around because this was an audible,
I am a board-certified
psychiatrist, and I'm not given
to hearing things that are not there.
Having lived my professional career
as a pretty hardheaded scientific
person, I really hadn't expected
this! However, this experience took
a good bit of the sting out of the
loss because you know you really
haven't lost them.
Tactile ADCs: Feeling Their Touch
Some ADCs involve
feeling a physical touch by a deceased loved
one. Overall, this type of ADC is relatively
less common. The Guggenheims call them "tactile
ADCs." Such ADCs usually are felt as a light
tap, a gentle touch, a soft caress, a tender
kiss, a comforting arm around the shoulder,
or an all-embracing hug. Feeling a touch
is a very intimate kind of ADC and it seems
they take place only between people who
have had a very close relationship. The
deceased loved one returns for the purpose
of conveying affection and providing encouragement
to the experiencer.
The following account
is an example of a tactile ADC.
Gail is a nurse in Pennsylvania who was
filled with new hope six weeks after her
two sons, Matt, age 26, and Eric, age 24,
were killed together in an automobile accident:
I would go out and sit on the steps
of my front porch and just cry and
cry and cry.
I was having
such a hard time, and I had been
doing this for so long.
in the middle of October, I was
looking at the moon, when all of
a sudden, I felt this real warmth.
I felt Matt
to my left and Eric to my right
with their arms around my shoulders.
I knew Matt
was to my left because he was so
much taller - Matt was 6'4" and
Eric was about 5'11".
them saying, "Mom. it's all right.
We're fine. Just don't worry. Everything's
going to be okay."
I felt a
peace that I hadn't felt since their
deaths. It just lifted me so. I
felt a real relief when they said
they were okay and that I shouldn't
grieve so much. That was a turning
point tor me, and I gradually began
to sleep easier.
Few people can imagine
the utter despair of a bereaved parent who
has endured the death of two or more grown
children. Gail received a triple blessing
when both her sons let her know they were
still together and were all right.
Telephone ADCs: Phone Calls from Beyond
the phone ringing, and when you answer it,
you have a two-way conversation with the
voice of a deceased loved one. The Guggenheims
call these experiences "telephone ADCs,"
or "ADC phone calls," and they may take
place while the experiencer is sound asleep
or wide awake. They are the least common
type of ADC for obvious reasons. Receiving
a telephone call and having a conversation
with a deceased loved one while you are
sleeping is like a "sleep-state ADC" except
the conversation takes place by phone rather
than meeting face-to-face. In awake telephone
ADCs, the deceased's voice may sound strong
and clear, or it may seem to be coming from
far away. After the call is completed, the
experiencer doesn't hear the receiver at
the other end being hung up or even a dial
tone. Instead, the phone will be silent
as though the line had been cut.
The following account
is an example of a telephone ADC while awake.
Ellyn is a human resources manager in Nevada
who had this phone ADC after her 12-year-old
daughter, Ashley, died of leukemia:
more than three years after Ashley
died. I was going through a real
bad health problem. I had been diagnosed
with a lung disease, and I was afraid
I was going to die too.
I was making spaghetti on the stove
and the phone rang. I picked it
up and I heard this little voice
"What? Who is playing this terrible
asked, "Please, who is this?"
"This is Ashley. What are you doing,
"Ashley? I'm cooking."
said, "You're making my favorite
meal. You're making spaghetti!"
Ashley's voice - she sounded strong
and healthy - and nobody could imitate
point I thought I was crazy, but
no one knew what I was cooking for
dinner because it was a spur-of-the-moment
thing to make spaghetti.
asked her, "Ashley, are you okay?"
said, "Mommy, I'm okay. I just called
to tell you that you're going to
be okay too."
the phone went dead. There was no
dial tone. No noise. Nothing. I
just sat there with the phone in
my hand for the longest time.
I had lung
surgery six months later.
ago I went to the doctor. My blood
count was normal for the first time
in three years, and next month he'll
start weaning me off my medication.
was right - she told we I was going
to be okay!
No wonder Ellyn
was stunned! Not only did she hear Ashley's
voice on the telephone three years after
her death, but she couldn't begin to find
a rational explanation for how anyone could
possibly know she was cooking spaghetti
at that very moment.
Sleep-State ADCs: Contact During Dreams
Many people report
having been contacted by a deceased loved
one while they were sound asleep. Because
they didn't have any other name for their
experience, they usually called it a "dream."
However, most quickly added, "But it just
wasn't like an ordinary dream." The Guggenheim's
call these experiences "sleep-state ADCs,"
and they are a very common type of ADC.
There are many significant
differences between an ordinary dream and
a sleep-state ADC. A dream is generally
fragmented, jumbled, filled with symbolism,
and incomplete in various ways. Though some
are very intense emotionally, they typically
have a quality of unreality about them and
are often soon forgotten.
In contrast, sleep-state
ADCs feel like actual face-to-face visits
with deceased loved ones. They are much
more orderly, colorful, vivid, and memorable
than most dreams. In fact, some may be ADC
visions that occur during sleep.
You can read several accounts of sleep-state
ADCs on the
Dreams and NDEs web page.
Hello From Heaven: A New
Field of Research-After-Death
Communication Confirms That
Life and Love Are Eternal
by Bill and Judy Guggenheim
In this groundbreaking study
of ADCs, the authors focus
on the major types of ADCs
people report, the loving
messages they receive, and
the effects on the lives
of those who have been contacted.
They present persuasive
evidence that ADCs are authentic
contacts by deceased loved
ones and discuss a few of
the many far-reaching social
and spiritual implications
of their findings. During
their seven years of research,
Bill and Judy Guggenheim
interviewed 2,000 people
from all over America and
Canada and collected more
than 3,300 first-hand accounts
from people who stated they
have been contacted by a
deceased loved one.
by Louis LaGrand
Forty-two percent of people
surveyed claim to have had some
type of after-death contact
with a loved one. This book
examines those contacts - seeing,
hearing, or sensing the presence
of the deceased; feeling a touch;
smelling a fragrance; meeting
the loved one in a dream; unusual
appearances of birds and animals;
and other unexplainable happenings
-- all of which have provided
millions with relief that their
loved ones still live on.
Love Beyond Life: The Healing
Power of After-Death Communications
Joel W. Martin
More than 100 million Americans
claim to have had contact with
the dead through deathbed visions,
dream visitations, and otherwise
inexplicable lifesaving premonitions.
Is it possible to bridge the
gap between our world and the
hereafter and make contact with
departed family and friends?
In this groundbreaking work,
authors Joel Martin and Patricia
Romanowski share the dramatic
firsthand testimonies of men
and women who have connected
with loved ones who have passed
The Last Frontier: Exploring
the Afterlife and Transforming
Our Fear of Death
by Julia Assante and Larry Dossey
Knowledge of the afterlife can
trigger dazzling transformations
in body, mind, and spirit. It
unleashes our authentic selves,
radically resets our values,
and deepens our sense of life
purpose. From it we discover
that the real nature of the
universe is the very essence
of benevolence. In this comprehensive
work, Julia Assante probes what
happens when we die, approaching
with scholarly precision historical
and religious accounts, near-death
experiences, and after-death
communication. She then presents
convincing evidence of discarnate
existence and communication
with the dead and offers practical
ways to make contact with departed
loved ones to heal and overcome
guilt, fear, and grief.
Guided Afterlife Connections
R. Craig Hogan
Trained facilitators today are
helping people have their own
afterlife connections with loved
ones who have passed away. No
medium is involved. People connect
directly to their loved ones
while sitting quietly with their
eyes closed after the facilitator
has helped them come gently
into a state of openness to
the connection. The life-changing
connections greatly reduce grief
and the impact of traumatic
memories. Rochelle Wright, a
state-licensed mental health
counselor, has developed a procedure
called Guided Afterlife Connections
that enables virtually every
person who goes through the
procedure to have their own
afterlife connection with deceased
loved ones, in understandings,
conversations, emotional experiences,
mentally walking together, and
even hugging and kissing.
There's No Place Like Home:
Nine Forms of After Death Communication
by Christina M. Meide
Has someone close to you passed
on? Would you like to have a
chance to see them or hear from
them one more time? Do you believe
that after death communication
is possible? Do you think you
may have had some type of after
death communication? After death
communication is by no means
a new subject, but other sources
may not have attempted to answer
the following questions. How
many different ways do our deceased
loved ones try to communicate
with us? For what purpose do
they return home? How far will
they go to comfort our pain
or allow us to share just one
more moment with them? This
book gives the answer to these
questions through the experiences
Love After Death: Healing Grief
Through Afterlife Communication
by Wendy Bunning
Love After Death is about actively
engaging in a positive relationships
with a love one who has died.
Some people do it naturally,
we call them mediums, but this
is not to say that the capacity
to commune with someone who
has died is only available to
the select few. We can all do
it. We can all draw back the
thin veil that separates the
living from the dead. Love does
not cease to exist because of
death. Love is eternal and never
dies. This book is for you if
you would like to learn how
to keep the lines of communication
open with your loved one, even
though they have died.
Loving Connections: The Healing
Power Of After-Death Communications
by Jane Bissler and Lisa Heiser
This book tells the story of
love that never dies. It is
written for all those who have
ever loved another with the
depths of their heart. It describes
the continuing connections of
such love between those who
have passed to the other side
and those who have been bereaved.
In this book, we describe the
ways in which these loving connections
support, enable, and empower
grief-stricken individuals to
regain emotional equilibrium,
attain a sense of peace, and
acquire new vitality and unexpected
joy for living again.
Evidence from Beyond: An Insider's
Guide to the Wonders of Heaven
and Life in the New Millennium
More After-Death Communications
Received from Theologian A.D.
by A. D. Mattson, Margaret Flavell,
Ruth Mattson Taylor
The after-death communications
of revered theologian A.D. Mattson,
Evidence from Beyond is a powerful
book that unites mainstream
religion, science, and the paranormal.
Mattson tackles all the tough
questions about life, death,
and the afterlife - and delivers
surprising revelations about
the soul, religion, heaven,
karma, sexuality, reincarnation,
angels, the problem of evil,
and the power of love.
Return From Heaven: Beloved
Relatives Reincarnated Within
by Carol Bowman
What if you could see a loved
one who has died, not in a future
spiritual realm, but here and
now, in this lifetime? It is
possible, says Carol Bowman,
author of Children’s Past Lives
and a pioneer in reincarnation
studies. Based on in-depth research
and direct observation of very
young children, she shows in
this groundbreaking book how
common it is for beloved relatives
to reincarnate into the same
family. Typical families share
how their children -- some as
young as two and still in diapers
-- speak spontaneously of intimate
details from the lives of a
family member they never knew.
These true stories shed new
light on age-old questions of
family relationships: Do we
choose our parents? What relationships
survive death? What happens
to the soul after a miscarriage
or abortion? Bowman offers hope
for anyone who has lost a beloved
relative and longs to be reunited
Soul Comfort for Cat Lovers:
Coping Wisdom for Heart and
Soul After the Loss of a Beloved
by Liz Eastwood
If the loss of a feline friend
has hit you particularly hard,
know you are not alone. In Soul
Comfort for Cat Lovers, you
will find validation, coping
insights, and practical wisdom
conveyed with spiritual warmth.
Liz Eastwood, CNC weaves her
own experiences with advice
from grief experts and stories
from cat lovers to help you:
process your feelings and recognize
them as normal; create something
positive out of the energy of
grief; cultivate a continued
sense of connection to your
cat; deal with inconvenient
grief; strengthen your natural
coping chemistry. This book
also explores evidence of the
most soulful of soul comforts:
the possibility of the continuation
of your loved one’s spirit -
and your connection to that
spirit - after death. This topic
is discussed from a perspective
of open-minded curiosity, without
bringing in any particular dogma
or religion. Asserting that
you can live wholeheartedly
after loss, and that your feline
friend would want nothing less
for you, Soul Comfort for Cat
Lovers is a compassionate handbook
for your grief-healing journey.
Messages: Evidence for Life
George E. Dalzell
If you had asked George Dalzell,
a professional psychiatric social
worker, a few years ago if he
thought he'd be talking with
the dead, he would have said,
'no way.' Yet, when his close
friend Michael, an airline purser
from Germany, was killed, things
started happening that permanently
shifted Dalzell's "perspective
on reality." As a therapist,
Dalzell had counseled people
who claimed to hear voices.
Now, Dalzell was hearing a voice
himself, and it was that of
Michael. The voice revealed
information about Michael's
private life and possessions.
Other phenomena followed, including
apparitions of Michael, house
lights that blinked on and off,
alarm clocks that got moved,
and rose petals left in the
pattern of an angel. "Michael
appeared to have brought evidence
that there was a dimension beyond
our five senses, and that he
could keep the channels open,"
writes the author. In all, Michael
opened the channels to seven
friends, family members, and
colleagues. He provided incontrovertible
signs that proved it was he
who was communicating with them.
Further confirmation of Michael's
continued existence and the
legitimacy of his after-death
communications was provided
by independent contact with
professional psychics and mediums.
In Messages, Dazell adds empirical
confirmation to a field that
is gaining increasing popular
and scientific respect. His
encouraging conclusions may
comfort grieving families and
calm the natural inclination
to fear death, with its perceived
separation and loss.
Embracing Death: A New Look
at Grief, Gratitude and God
by Terri Daniel and Danny Mandell
Embracing Death examines common
mythologies and misconceptions
about death, and provides a
roadmap to alternative perceptions
via meditation, visualization
and after-death communication.
Using these innate, intuitive
tools, Daniel leads her audience
to new ways of understanding
death, and offers innovative
strategies for navigating the
dying and grieving process.
Her inspiring, heart-opening
vision of birth, death and the
afterlife gently guides the
reader into the higher realms,
where death is experienced as
neither an enemy nor an ending,
but simply the continuation
of life in another form. She
begins this journey by exploring
the fear-based beliefs about
death that are the cornerstone
of Judeo-Christian thinking,
and then submits a compassionate
array of more empowering, less
frightening alternatives. As
a channeler, Daniel looks at
death from the perspective of
the dead and dying.
Loving Gifts from Heaven: Comfort
and Counsel from Loved Ones
by Mary Shannon Bell
This is a book for those who
believe love’s bonds aren’t
broken by death. Afterlife communication
from her parents helped heal
this author, who was grieving
over her father’s death. It’s
a precious gift, and it can
be yours as well. Our departed
loved ones know we’re grieving,
but how can they get through
to us in ways we recognize?
To meet us where we live, they
send us many and varied signs
of their love, from physical
objects left in our path, to
appearances in our dreams, to
experiences too perfectly timed
to be coincidence, and more.
Regardless of their form, these
gifts are welcome comfort in
times of grieving, and joyful
expressions of an intact circle
Forever With You: Inspiring
Messages of Healing and Wisdom
from your Loved Ones in the
by Patrick Mathews
Our loved ones in spirit stay
a part of our lives forever.
Join medium Patrick Mathews
as he communicates with those
who have passed over, sharing
their experiences of the other
side and the profound impact
their continuing presence has
on us. With warmth and sensitivity,
Patrick answers questions about
God and angels, heaven and hell,
reincarnation, the purpose of
physical life, and what happens
when we pass.