Research of Bill and Judy Guggenheim
communication (ADC) is a spiritual experience
that occurs when a person is contacted directly
and spontaneously by a family member or
friend who has died. During their seven
years of research, Bill and Judy Guggenheim
collected more than 3,300 firsthand reports
from people who believe they have been contacted
by a deceased loved one. Their book,
Hello From Heaven, documents
many such experiences. The following excerpts
are reprinted by permission from their wonderful
book revealing some of these amazing after-death
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Introduction to after-death communications (ADCs)
Have you been contacted
by a loved one who has died? An after-death communication
(ADC) is defined as an experience occurring when
a person is contacted directly and spontaneously
by a loved one who has died. ADCs are probably as
old as human history and may explain why ancient
cavemen buried their dead in ways suggesting they
were aware of their afterlife. However, the Guggenheim's
study of ADCs during the twentieth century is the
first complete study and analysis of this phenomenon.
ADCs are extremely common all over the world and
are discussed openly and freely. 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. No third parties such as
hypnotists, psychics, mediums, or devices of any
kind were involved.
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The twelve types of ADCs
Based upon the Guggenheim's
ADC research, below are the 12 most frequent types
of ADCs people report having with their deceased
Sensing a Presence:
This is the most common form of contact.
However, many people generally discount
such experiences, thinking it is just their
imagination. But ADCs are the sudden, distinct
feeling that a deceased loved one is nearby
even though they cannot be seen or heard.
ADCs are usually felt during the days and
weeks immediately after the death; but people
can have them months and even years later.
Hearing a Voice:
Some people report hearing an external voice;
the same voice heard when the person was
alive and speaking to them. The majority
of such communications occur through telepathy
where the voice of the loved one is heard
in the mind and not audible to others. When
two-way communications are involved, they
are usually through telepathy and an entire
conversation is possible this way.
Feeling a Touch:
This type of ADC involves feeling a loved
one touching you with their hand, or placing
their arm around your back or shoulders
for reassurance and comfort. It may feel
like a caress, a tap, a stroke, a pat,
a kiss, or even a hug. These are all forms
of love, affection, and nurturing. Often
times such reassurances occur when the deceased
loved one is aware of the tremendous grief
from the one being touched.
Smelling a Fragrance:
Sometimes the ADC occurs by means of a sudden
sense of smelling the fragrance of your
loved one's favorite cologne, after-shave
lotion, or perfume. Other common fragrance
reported are: flowers (especially roses),
bath powders, tobacco products, favorite
foods, and his or her personal scent. The
human sense of smell is the best source
for memories no matter how distant.
ADCs such as these include a wide variety
of visual experiences and are divided into
two categories: partial visualizations and
full visualizations. Such appearances can
range from seeing a "transparent mist" to
seeing an "absolutely solid" vision of a
loved one with many gradations in between.
It may be only the head and shoulders of
a loved one, or it may be a full appearance
where the entire body can appear completely
solid. Some visual ADCs occur in the bedroom,
next to or at the foot of the bed. Other
such ADCs can occur virtually anywhere.
The loved one typically expresses love and
reassurance with a radiant smile and often
with a bright light surrounding them. Loved
ones who died from devastating illnesses
or accidents, even with missing limbs or
demented minds, virtually always appear
healed and whole regardless of how they
died. In such cases, the loved one often
appears visually in order to communicate
this message. Verbal communication may also
take place, but not always.
These ADCs occur where an image of a deceased
loved one can be seen as a "photo" either
two-dimensionally or three-dimensional like
a hologram. They may also appear as a movie
suspended in the air. Visions such as these
usually occur in radiant colors either externally
with your eyes open or internally in your
mind. Audio communication may occur, especially
Such ADCs occur while the experiencer is
in an alpha brain-wave state: such as when
waking up, or just falling asleep, praying
or meditating. This type of ADC may involve
any or all of the above types of ADCs while
in this state of consciousness.
ADCs During Sleep:
Sleep-state ADCs are much more lucid, vivid,
intense, colorful, and real than normal
dreams; and they are very common. Both one-way
and two-way communications can occur and
are typical. Usually the loved one is there
with you in person in a dream situation
rather than in a more usual dream experience.
These ADCs are not symbolic, confusing,
jumbled or fragmented as usual dreams are.
These ADCs occur while you are asleep or
in a meditative state and involve a dramatic
out-of-body experience where you visit your
loved one lives in the afterlife. These
are extremely intense, lucid and resemble
near-death experiences. The afterlife environment
usually contain beautiful flowers, butterflies,
colorful bushes and trees, radiant lighting,
otherworldly representations of nature and
are filled with love, joy and happiness.
Strange as it may seem, this type of ADCs
can occur while asleep or wide awake. The
phone rings and you answer it. Then you
hear a loved one giving you a short message.
Two-way conversations have been reported.
The loved one's voice will usually be clear
but may seem far away. If you are awake
when it occurs, you will probably not hear
a disconnect sound or a dial tone when the
call is completed.
People who are bereaved often report receiving
a wide variety of physical signs from their
loved one including: lights blinking on
and off; mechanical objects being turned
on; photographs and various other items
being moved or turned over; or a wide variety
of so-called poltergeist activity.
People frequently ask God or their loved
one for a sign they still exist. Many report
receiving such a sign, though it may take
some time to arrive. Occasionally these
signs are so subtle they may be overlooked,
or they may be discounted as a mere coincidence.
Common signs include: butterflies, rainbows,
many species of birds and animals, flowers,
and a variety of inanimate objects such
as coins and pictures.
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The most frequent messages expressed during an ADC
According to the Guggenheim's
research, the purpose of these visits and signs
from the "Other Side" are to give comfort and reassurance
to surviving families or friends who are grieving.
They want to convey the message that they're still
alive, that you'll be reunited with them when it's
your time to die, and they'll be there to greet
you when you do. The most frequent messages expressed
verbally or non-verbally during an ADC include the
... I'm fine ... Everything is okay ...
Don't worry about me ...
for me ... Please let me go ... I'm happy
... Everything will be all right ...
Go on with your
life ... Please forgive ... Thank you ...
I'll always be there for you ...
over you ... I'll see you again ... I love
you ... Good-bye ..."
You may be asked to pass
along a message to somebody else. The Guggenheims
recommend writing down such messages verbatim and
to hand deliver it, if possible. Such an action
may help the recipient far more than one realizes.
Nearly all ADCs reported
are joyful and uplifting encounters that can reduce
grief, provide lasting comfort and hope, and accelerate
emotional and spiritual healing. The Guggenheims
encourage people to trust their own experiences
and to accept them as being authentic afterlife
communications. People who are aware of this ADC
phenomenon generally have no trouble accepting and
dealing with it. Unfortunately, some people react
with fear when they have such an experience which
usually stems from ignorance. They may be startled
by the "paranormal" aspect of it, or fear they are
"losing their mind" or "going crazy." Other people
might find it difficult to incorporate their ADC
with their philosophical, religious, or non-religious
Obviously, not everyone
are not always contacted by a loved one who has
died. The reasons for this are unknown; but it appears
that anger, fear, and prolonged grief can inhibit
the possibility of having one.
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Recommended steps for inducing an ADC
Based upon the Guggenheim's
ADC research, they recommend the following:
for a sign from heaven that your deceased
loved one continues to exist.
Pray for them and others who are affected
by the death, including yourself.
They recommend learning
how to meditate, especially if you are recently
bereaved or have unresolved grief. Meditation
enables a person to relax and soften any
negative feelings you may have. It reduces
depression, improves your ability to function,
and facilitates the healing process. Deep
relaxation exercises also allows a person
to get in touch with their inner self and
intuitive senses. You may even have an ADC
ADC research reveals how ADCs are a natural and
normal part of life. ADCs have been recorded in
ancient religious texts such as the Bible where
they are mostly mentioned as dream state ADCs. The
Book of Revelation appears to be the record of an
out-of-body ADC where John the Revelator is actually
taken to heaven. ADCs deserve to have the same common
knowledge and acceptance as NDEs. For most people,
an ADC from a deceased loved one is a profound and
sacred experience that will be cherished for the
rest of their lives. ADCs can also expand one's
understanding of life, death, and life after death.
They are consistent in communicating this critical
spiritual message: "Life and love lasts forever
and does not end with death."
technique to induce ADCs is a method discovered
Dr. Allan Botkin. He began experimenting with
variations of a relatively new and very powerful
psychological treatment called
Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
(EMDR). He discovered, by accident, how one variation
of EMDR reliably induces an experience almost all
patients believed was authentic spiritual contact
with the deceased. Dr. Botkin believes the most
important aspect of this discovery is its clinical
application: it simply works and it gives relief
to people who are suffering from the loss of a loved
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5. Examples of actual cases of ADCs reported in
the Guggenheim study
a. Tragedy foretold:
a visual ADC experience
Christine Baker, a 37 year old real estate
manager in Florida, had a blessing of compassion
bestowed upon her at the precise instant she truly
needed it. Here is what she experienced:
daughter, Heather, was spending the night
at her girlfriend's house. My husband and
I had gone to bed at 11:00.
I was asleep when the telephone rang
and woke me up about 1:00. A dispatcher
on the other end said, "Mrs. Baker, the
police are at your front door. Would you
please answer it?"
I said, "Okay,"
and hung up the phone and kind of just sat
there on the side of the bed. I was thinking,
"Did I leave the light on in the car or
I put my robe
on and was zipping it up as I got to the
door of our bedroom. In the hallway, I could
see Heather and her grandfather, whom she
had been very close to. But he had been
dead for six years!
They were standing
in the air, and he had his arm around her.
They were very solid, and I could see them
just as clear as day. It stunned me! I kind
of shook my head and thought, "Why am I
seeing Dad with Heather?"
Then Dad said,
"She's okay, Baby. I have her. She's fine!"
He was my father-in-law
and he always called me "Baby." It was his
voice - I could hear him. Dad was smiling
at me and was very peaceful. They were both
very happy. I shook my head again in amazement.
The minute I
opened the front door, the police were standing
there, and they asked me to sit down. I
said, "Tell me what's wrong. Please, just
They told me
Heather had been killed in a tragic car
I realized later
that Dad was trying to lessen the blow for
me, and I knew Heather must be with him.
This experience has helped me in accepting
the loss of my only child.
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b. More than one witness:
an example of a verified visual ADC
Benjamin, age 21, works in the publishing
business in Iowa. He and his wife, Mollie, age 20,
reported having a virtually identical after-death
communication with his mother just a few days after
she died of cancer.
The night of his mother's funeral, my
husband, Ben, and I went to her house and
visited with his family. We were there quite
As we got back in the car,
I looked at the front door. I saw his mother
standing in the open doorway waving good-bye
to us! She looked very peaceful, very healthy,
In times past, when
we would visit her, she always stood by
that door and waved good-bye. So this was
just like she had done many times before.
I looked over to Ben and said, "Did
you ...?" and he started crying real hard.
I realized we had both seen his mother at
the same time, but Ben wasn't able to speak.
As soon as I looked over to him, she was
I think the reason I was allowed
to see his mother was for confirmation for
Ben so he would know she was not a figment
of his imagination.
The day of my mother's funeral, my wife,
Mollie, and I visited my cousin and her
husband at Mother's house. We stayed well
into the night, and then Mollie and I got
into the car. I put the key in the ignition,
and as I did I looked up.
yards away, I saw my mother standing in
the doorway behind the clear glass storm
door! She would always stand in the doorway
out of kindness and courtesy to make sure
we had gotten safely to the car. This was
a common practice of hers - I had seen it
a thousand times.
The inside door
was open so the light from the house was
illuminating Mother from the back, and the
porch light was illuminating her from the
front. She appeared to be in good health
and was very solid. She was there waving
good-bye. She seemed relieved - less tired,
less stressful. I got the definite impression
that this was a "don't worry" type
Instantly, I had a tremendous
physical feeling, almost like being pinned
to the ground. It was like a wave came over
me and went completely through me from head
to toe. It seemed like an eternity, yet
it seemed like a split second. I tried to
speak but I couldn't.
At the same
time, Mollie said, "Ben, I just saw your
mother in the doorway!"
my head and said, "So did I," and I began
That was the first
time I had shed any tears over my mother's
death. I have never wept so hard in my entire
life. And I felt a sense of relief, like
"good-bye for now."
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c. A sinner goes to heaven:
a visual ADC
Emily, an office manager in New York, was
deeply concerned about her brother, Leon, after
he died of cancer at age 49. Her is her description
of her experience:
Leon was not a religious
man, and when he was dying of cancer, I
decided I would try to get him to accept
Jesus into his life before he passed over.
The Lord had made a big difference in my
life, and I wanted my brother to be with
But when Leon died, he
still had not accepted the Lord into his
life, and that really worried me. I was
so fearful he was in hell, and I just couldn't
accept that. I prayed about it a lot, and
I told everybody how worried I was. I had
many, many other people praying for my brother,
too, and each day I asked for some sign
that Leon was finally with Jesus.
About five months later, I was driving
home from my sister's house one afternoon.
It had been raining hard with thunder and
lightning, when suddenly the storm started
to clear and the clouds separated. A vivid
ray of sunshine came down through the clouds,
and when I looked up off to my right, my
brother was there with the Lord!
They were life-sized - very, very real,
very solid and distinct and three-dimensional.
They were very close, shoulder to shoulder,
and I only saw the upper portion of them.
Leon was facing me, the Lord was wearing
a robe and facing him, and they were both
smiling. My brother appeared younger than
when he died and looked very healthy. Nothing
needed to be said - Leon was with the Lord,
and that's all I wanted to know.
That was so wonderful! I was so relieved
to finally have my answer, and I was so
thankful. It was absolutely total relief
for me because I knew Leon was finally at
peace and with Jesus.
assumed you could not be saved once you
died. I suggest that anyone who is under
the same assumption I was to not give up
their prayer vigil. I think prayers finally
made it possible for my brother to be with
I gained an awful lot from
this experience, and my own walk with the
Lord became that much stronger. Anything
is possible through the Lord. I believed
it before, but now I know there is nothing
that is impossible!"
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Healing a vengeful heart: a visual ADC
Glen is a mail carrier in the Southwest.
He had this spiritually transformative after-death
communication with his son, Ron, age 21, who was
murdered, and with Ron's mother, Helen, who had
died of cancer 16 years earlier. The following is
his description of the experience.
My son, Ron,
was killed on a Monday night, but I didn't
find out about his death until Tuesday morning.
The next day, because it was a homicide
and I was the next of kin, I had to go down
and identify his body.
the hardest thing I ever did in my life.
This image of him lying on the table in
the morgue remained whenever I would think
about my son. It would come speeding to
the front of my consciousness, and that's
all I could see - this ugly, dirty picture
of my boy.
I woke up about 4:00 in the morning and
raised up and looked at the alarm clock.
Suddenly, Ron was there standing in front
of me! It was like there was a floodlight
in back of him, but I could see all of him
clearly. He was dressed in a T-shirt and
He looked solid,
he looked real! When he smiled at me, I
knew he was in perfect health. His teeth
were all beautifully formed and totally
white. Before he was killed his teeth were
chipped and discolored.
Then he brought
his mother, Helen, to me. When I buried
her body sixteen years earlier, I buried
her in my mind too. I didn't believe in
God, and I didn't believe in an afterlife
or heaven. I didn't believe in anything
except this life.
Ron and Helen
were holding hands. She looked perfectly
healthy with all of her hair. She had lost
her hair to chemo and radiation treatments.
Now she looked like I remembered her when
we were first married. She was in a flowing
dress and looked very pretty.
I said, "Helen,
I'm sorry. I forgot..."
And she said
to me, "I understand, Glen."
that I had forgotten about her. Then she
was gone, and I could hear myself sobbing.
Ron smiled again,
and I realized that my son was in heaven
or that he was going to go to heaven. I
filled up with a glow - I've never
known a feeling like that before. I felt
like I was going to bust all over - I felt
All of a sudden,
I believed! I knew that God, Jesus, the
Holy Ghost, the saints, and everything that
I had been taught was true! I just knew
Then Ron said,
"No hatred, no anger, Dad," and he repeated
it, "No hatred, no anger."
I think he was
trying to tell me he didn't hate anybody
and wasn't angry with anybody. And he didn't
want me to hate or be angry with anybody
Ron also said,
"Don't worry about me. I'm happy."
That made me
feel good, and I asked him if he would be
there to meet me when I die.
He said, "Hey,
Dad, I'm just a rookie here. I don't know!"
Then my present
wife, Linda, who was sleeping beside me,
woke up and touched my arm. That ended my
experience with Ron. Even though I could
no longer see or communicate with my son,
I felt so euphoric, so at peace.
A month or so
later, I thought, "What if it was the devil
that did all this?"
Then I kind of
slapped myself in the face and said, "Hey
stupid, why would the devil do something
like that to turn you away from him?"
Satan had me
in his grasp for about forty years. Now
I know that God is a lot stronger than the
After Ron was
murdered, I was going to terminate the man
that killed him. I was going to make sure
that man's life was ended. Now I don't feel
that way anymore. I feel sorry for him because
he has to live every waking minute with
the fact he murdered my boy.
You can't believe
how happy I am that my son is in heaven
with his mother! This experience changed
my life. It opened my eyes. It made me know
that there is a God and there is a heaven
and he created all of us.
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e. An experience validated:
a visual ADC
Leslie, age 39, is a volunteer worker in
Virginia. She had this happy reunion with her father
4 months after he died of cancer. This is her description
of her experience:
I had just gone
to bed and turned the light off when I saw
my father standing in the doorway! All the
lights were out in the house, yet I could
see him very clearly because there was a
glow around him.
I kept thinking,
"This is really Daddy! This is really him!"
I was so excited
that I sat up and said, "Daddy!"
I wanted to go
over and touch him, and I started to get
out of bed.
He smiled and
said, "No, you cannot touch me now."
I began to cry
and kept saying, "Let me come to you."
He said, "No,
you can't do that. But I want you to know
that I am all right. Everything is fine.
I am always with you."
Then he paused
and said, "I have to go look in on your
mother and Curtis now."
Curtis is my
son, and he and my mother were in the next
room. I got up and followed my father to
the hallway. But he disappeared - he just
So I went back
to bed and kept saying to myself, "This
is just your grief. Daddy wasn't really
Then I finally
fell asleep after tossing and turning for
quite some time.
The next morning
I got up, and Curtis, who was three, almost
four at the time, came out in the hallway.
He said, "Mommy,
I saw Granddaddy last night!"
My mouth fell
open and I said, "You did?"
He said, "Yes!
He came in my room. He was standing by my
How could a three
year old come up with that?
him, "Were you dreaming?"
He said, "No,
Mommy. I had my eyes open. I was awake.
I saw him!"
So then I knew
that Daddy had to have actually been there.
There was no way to refute what had happened.
It was a wonderful experience for me because
I learned that love continues on.
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f. A dream of hope:
an ADC during sleep
Gwen, an artist in Maryland, had a dream
and this after-death communication after her 22
year old son, Christopher, died when his neck was
broken in a motorcycle accident. Her experience
is as follows:
The day after
Christopher's funeral, I was feeling so
awful. I was in a terrible state! The next
day, while everybody was out, I was going
to take sleeping pills in order to be with
my son. That's how low I was.
That night I
had a dream. I was in a place that was very
light, and there was soft music playing
in the air. I've never heard such instruments
or such music - it was beautiful.
from me as far as I could see was this big
table covered with a white cloth. On the
table were gold dishes with food. Everything
was very attractively arranged like you
would see on an ocean liner.
There were a
lot of people there walking around very
slowly. Some were helping themselves to
the food, and they all looked very happy.
dressed in long robes of different colors.
It was such a beautiful, peaceful, happy
Then I heard
Christopher say, "Mom," and when I turned,
he was standing there! He had on a white
robe and a large gold cross on his chest.
He was all shiny with light and seemed very
happy. It was such a joy to be with my son
a big plate of food, and he held it out
to me as he said, "Mom, this is for you."
He seemed very
proud to be giving me this food. Then Christopher
smiled and turned his head to each side
to show me that his neck was no longer broken.
I woke up knowing
deep in my heart that I had actually been
with my son. And I threw the sleeping pills
away at once! Christopher saved my life
- I'd swear to it! I'll believe it until
the day I die. And I feel when it's my time,
he'll be there for me.
down, I think of this experience, and it
lifts me up again.
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g. Excessive grief holds
a loved one back: hearing a voice ADC
Neil is a retired mail carrier in Mississippi.
His 19-year-old son, Ken, died suddenly in his sleep
from heart arrhythmia.
For about a year
and a half, I couldn't turn Ken loose because
I couldn't believe that he was gone. I figured
if I could just hold on to him someway,
I could bring him back.
planted beautiful flowers at my son's grave
and kept them watered. One day, I was at
the cemetery pulling weeds out of them.
I was kneeling down when, out of the clear
blue. Ken's voice came to me. It was happy
and real joyful. I heard him externally,
so loud and clear, like he was standing
there, and I felt his presence. I raised
up on my knees and looked around, but there
was nobody else in the cemetery.
Ken said, "Dad, it's me! I wish you
would turn me loose so that I could enjoy
where I am. You and Mom always taught me
and brought me up to be with God. Now you're
keeping me from Him and from enjoying heaven.
I cannot reach the fulfillment that God
wants for me because you're holding me back.
I would appreciate it if you would just
turn me loose and let me enjoy it here."
He told me that he was perfect in God's
sight. And he described how beautiful and
how peaceful it was there.
I just busted
out crying because I couldn't believe it.
Then I realized. "Who am I to hold
him back from what God would want him to
do?" So I said, "All right, Ken. This is
it then. Son, I'm going to turn you loose
and let you go."
I'm not saying it
was easy, but I knew that it was the right
thing to do.
I had almost
hated God before. Then I just sat there
and cried and asked God's forgiveness. And
when I did, the whole burden in my heart
raised up off of me - it felt like a ten-pound
ball leaving. All the pain left, and I felt
so much peace in my heart. This reaffirmed
my whole faith, and since that day I have
drawn a lot closer to God than I had ever
When Ken came
to me, it all changed. This put everything
into perspective. From that day on, it's
been better. It still hurts but not like
it was. Now I can look at Ken's picture
and say, "Son, I love you," and go right
on with my day.
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h. Stepping into a vision:
an out-of-body ADC
Daniel, a social worker in Minnesota, had
this illuminating series of ADC visions on four
consecutive nights following the death of his 28-year-old
wife, Kathy, from cancer:
When I went to
bed the night after my wife died, I was
just so tired and drained. As I tried to
relax, my mind raced with thoughts. Suddenly,
a radiant picture of Kathy popped into my
head. Her image was there even when I opened
my eyes. I felt such a peace and sense of
Kathy was so
beautiful, with perfect features, wearing
a brilliant, white flowing dress. She was
more radiant than any time I had ever known
her! She had her beautiful, long brown hair
again, as she had prior to chemotherapy
and radiation. I was so absorbed by her
We talked telepathically,
and Kathy said she was very, very happy
and that she had met her grandpa and grandma
and other relatives too. I told her I loved
her and how glad I was that she had gone
on and didn't have to suffer anymore.
We enjoyed each
other for quite awhile, and I thanked her
for being there for roe. As her image faded,
I recalled that Kathy had promised to be
with me when I needed her.
The second night,
after the wake, I felt numb as I lay down
in bed. Thoughts started running nonstop
through my mind - wonderings about Kathy
and if everything we had done for her was
okay. Again, I felt her presence and had
a beautiful vision of Kathy wearing an even
brighter and lighter flowing gown. Light
radiated around her, behind her, and from
She said she
had met some more friends and relatives
and was very busy. I told her she should
go meet St. Francis, since he had meant
a lot to her, and she said she would.
We talked about
the kids, and Kathy assured me that she
would be nearby and not to worry. She thanked
me for taking care of her, and I thanked
her for trusting me with her care. Then
I just drifted off to sleep.
The next day
we buried Kathy, and my mind could not comprehend
all that had happened. As I went to sleep
that night, again this wonderful vision
of Kathy returned. She appeared more and
more radiant and bright, almost as if a
pure light was taking over her body.
I asked her what
heaven was like, and she replied, "I am
so happy here. There are no barriers between
us. We can experience totally the goodness
we have in ourselves and the goodness we
behold in each other. We grow through the
experience of coming to know totally the
goodness that is in each one here. Our capacity
to know goodness is increased, and we are
freer yet to know greater goodness in others
we meet. I can't wait for you to know this
love and freedom!" We continued to share
our thoughts until the vision faded.
The fourth night,
as I lay down to sleep, the vision returned.
With my eyes open or closed, it was there
just as before - except there was less of
Kathy visible and more bright light.
She said, "Come
with me. I want to show you something,"
and I somehow stepped into the vision. We
moved down a little path to the base of
a big valley, with two tall, rugged mountain
ranges on each side leading to a summit
up the valley far away.
"This is life,"
she said. "The paths are many through the
valley, and you will meet many people. Each
will have their own ideas of what is right
and wrong, so just enjoy them for who they
are. Some of us get to go to the front of
the line. Others have to spend a lifetime
working their way along the paths to the
features slowly disappeared into a bright,
white light at the head of the valley. She
was totally enveloped in that light, and
the light just disappeared into a similar
light at the top of the mountain.
It was not as
if Kathy was leaving me - it was as though
she was in the light, she was the light,
and there were no bounds to that light.
The light radiated from her to me, and the
experience of that light would never leave
because now it is a part of me.
There was no
sense of loss when the visions stopped.
These experiences were so vivid and real
and reassuring that I had no doubts or questions
about them. They seemed complete and whole
in and of themselves.
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Kevin Williams and his family's ADCs of
My family began receiving after-death
communications from my beloved mother which
began two days after her tragic death and
continued for several years after. Family
members and I received a variety of ADCs from
her in the form of synchronistic dreams of her,
an ADC where I suddenly felt her strong presence
around me, audio synchronicities of her favorite
song "Moon River," and many other type of
synchronicities for a number of years. Taken all
together, it clearly shows how my mother wanted
everyone in my family to know that her death was
not the end of her. My mother believed in NDEs
and ADCs and was always very proud of my
research and website. Before my mother's death
in November of 2001, I read many books on the
subject of ADCs for many years. When unusual
events began happening to my family after my
mother's death, I knew immediately knew were
receiving ADCs from my mother and began
documenting them. You can read about my and my
family's ADCs at my
ADC Synchronicities Page.
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by Emma Heathcote-James
This book contains ADCs testimonies
from people from all walks of life,
including such celebrities as Paul
McCartney and Robbie Williams, this
is both a glimpse into a wider
spiritual reality and a practical
guide to communicating with the
deceased. Describing the direct
contact between the living and the
deceased, this collection was
undertaken without the intervention
of an intermediary such as a psychic
or medium. A product of years of
painstaking work researching the
phenomenon of ADCs, this
extraordinary work collects hundreds
of deeply poignant, firsthand
accounts from those who have been
directly contacted by deceased loved
Glimpses of Life After Life: Near-Death
Experiences and After-Death Communications
by Ronald Beshara
This book is intended to initiate an
open, valuable discussion among the
experts from medicine and religion
and the thousands of people who died
or crossed over to afterlife and
lived to talk about the experience.
Very often, people who had a
near-death experience (NDE) seem
unable to fully grasp or to
logically explain what happened, but
what happened was and is real.
Induced After-Death Communication: A
New Therapy for Healing Grief and Trauma
by Allan L Botkin, R. Craig Hogan, Raymond
Induced ADC (IADC) is a new therapy
for grief and trauma that has helped
thousands of people come to terms
with their grief by allowing them
the experience of private
communication with their departed
loved ones. Botkin, a clinical
psychologist, created the therapy
while counseling Vietnam veterans in
his work at a Chicago area VA
hospital. Botkin recounts his
initial - accidental - discovery of
IADC during a therapy sessions with
Sam, a Vietnam vet haunted by the
memory of a Vietnamese girl he
God's Gift of Love: After-Death Communications:
For Those Who Grieve
by Christine Marie Duminiak
This book is a comforting and reassuring
spiritual self-help book for the bereaved
to help them receive and recognize afterlife
visits and signs from their deceased
loved ones. Over 20 common types of
afterlife signs are identified, including
123 compelling stories. This book is
a must for anyone wondering if our loved
ones live on and are still a part of
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
Love Beyond Life: The Healing Power
of After-Death Communications
by Joel W.
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
over. Providing compelling evidence
for these experiences and offering new
insight into the afterlife, Love Beyond
Life is at once fascinating, comforting,
and enlightening, an invaluable resource
for anyone who yearns to make sense
of life's final journey.
The Last Frontier: Exploring the Afterlife
and Transforming Our Fear of Death
by Julia Assante and Larry Dossey
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
and R. Craig
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. The loved ones
bring assurance that they're alive and
well, just not seen on the Earth plane,
and that their love and relationships
with the experiencers continue. They
tell experiencers that they are still
present in the lives of those still
on the Earth plane, and that they have
left behind old concerns, negative feelings,
and all physical disabilities.
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 of others.
By reading this book, you may
discover ways that your deceased
loved one has tried to reach out to
Love After Death: Healing Grief Through
by Wendy Bunning
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. This book is for you if you have
ever felt that you have communicated
with someone who has died, have had
a near-death experience or indeed are
just curious about the phenomena and
extraordinary experiences that surround
death. This book includes free self-hypnosis
audio downloads specifically designed
to facilitate after-life communication.
Love After Death contains real-life
stories of after-death communication
(ADC), nearing-death awareness (NDA)
and near-death experience (NDE).
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
by A. D.
Mattson, Margaret Flavell, Ruth Mattson
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 Your Family
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 again.
Soul Comfort for Cat Lovers: Coping
Wisdom for Heart and Soul After the
Loss of a Beloved Feline
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
Messages: Evidence for Life After Death
by George E. Dalzell
and Gary Schwartz
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
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
Loving Gifts from Heaven: Comfort and
Counsel from Loved Ones Above [Kindle]
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.