Dr. John Jay Harper's Near-Death Experience Research

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Dr. John Jay Harper (1951-2010), www.johnjayharper.com, was a clinical hypnotherapist in Spokane, Washington who has written a new book that integrates the near-death experience within the framework of both science and religion; specifically it is a theory on the operation of cosmic consciousness itself. His passion is learning not only about life but life hereafter. However, this was not always the case. John says his inspiration did not come out of curiosity but out of necessity. In June, 1988, John had an after-death visitation [see below] with a deceased physicist colleague that changed him from skeptic to mystic. It was this close encounter with the land of the dead - and the myriad questions it generated - that relentlessly drove him for over a decade to solve the riddle of life after death. The answers can be found in his book, Tranceformers: Shamans of the 21st Century. The following is an excerpt from his book reprinted by permission.

 Table of Contents 
1. Cosmic Consciousness as a "Field of Light"
2. Consciousness and the Coming Earth Changes
3. John Jay Harper's After-Death Communication With a Friend
4. Ancient Visions of Modern Wisdom
5. The Sun of God as our Mind-Body at Large 
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 1. Cosmic Consciousness as a "Field of Light"

By all indications, we are not in Kansas anymore. It would seem that the winds of change have blown the rug out from underneath us scientifically and spiritually too. The myths we have used - or have used us - to make sense of our world heretofore are turning into so much nonsense from a number of perspectives. For example, Albert Einstein scribbled E=mc2 on a blackboard a hundred years ago and that equation became the gospel for those who followed his mathematical logic thereafter. But now that century old bedrock of the Queen of the Sciences - classical physics - is about to be dethroned. More so, the Holy Bible records the importance of light to everything in existence:

In the beginning God created the heaven and the Earth. And the Earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, let there be light and there was light. (Genesis 1:1-3)

Einstein quote. Life is light itself.

The implications here are mind-boggling for the speed of light was the one constant we thought we could anchor our worldview: Our cosmology as well as our consciousness. Light is what we see and see with in other words. However, if light-speed is no longer the valid benchmark to calibrate our sense of perception of the cosmos, then we have been set adrift on the ocean of opinion. One man's sense of reality, for example, may not be what the other man senses to be true of his world at all. If the speed of light is subjective and not objective, then no thing is solid, not even the molecules of matter that has created you and me.

Indeed, this appears to be the case.

The latest laboratory findings in quantum physics say that the essence of light is a liquid-like medium whose rate of flow can be turned on and off as a spigot controls water. It can be slowed down and speeded up. Shockingly, we are being asked to accept the fact that the fixed laws of nature are not fixed anymore, becoming unglued at their hinges. In laymen's terms, this is saying that we human beings create our world reality through our observation of it, our collective and individual frame-of-reference within an infinite "living space," an electrified ether known as the "zero-point field."

As science writer Lynne McTaggart of London, England, revealed in her book, The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe:

"Death may be merely a matter of going home or, perhaps, staying behind - returning to The Field" (p. 196).

See the NDE story of Mellen-Thomas Benedict for a "living" testimony as to the identity of "The Field or Void": It is God. We also have an older more rigorous, trustworthy model of reality that validates the whole spectrum of paranormal psychology - especially trance phenomenon. It is the spiritual universe paradigm mapped by the mythology of native cultures and taught by their storytellers: shamans. Shamans have repeatedly demonstrated to their community members that they can indeed see and interact with this "field of light" (cosmic consciousness) that has been heretofore unseen by us "civilized" folks (with the exception of founders of religions such as Buddha, Moses, Jesus, St. Paul, Mohammed, Joseph Smith, bipolar disorder sufferers, and other generic "mystic-types" like myself).

But from my perspective, this is what's happening: our globe's consciousness is shifting into the fifth dimension of space and that will turn our 4-D world upside down and inside out dimensionally - energetically, vibrationally. That is, we are now melting en masse into the Mind of God: The Big Dreamer. Today we are at the threshold of a major galactic event that occurs once every 26,000 years, a harmonic convergence with the Cosmos at Large, and along with the Good News, there is a lot of bad news as well.

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 2. Consciousness and the Coming Earth Changes 

Our scientists are musing over the meaning of global warming and the melting of the Arctic ice cap with a subsequent catastrophic change in climate worldwide. What they don't realize yet is that earlier civilizations that have come and gone; for example, Egyptian and Mayan, experienced this cataclysm and warned us about it. They coded this critical cycle of change symbolically as the revolving "circle of animals" in the Zodiac. These pictorial "signs of the times" were documenting the cause and effect relationship between the alignment of star constellations, specifically Orion, with Earth. That is, ancients knew that our Sun - our source of consciousness - would be entering into a new megacycle of solar power output within the Milky Way Galaxy at the turn of the 21st century - and beyond until the entire planet and its people were restored to celestial beings of light. Likewise, they forewarned us in myths portraying an apocalypse that this new cycle of consciousness evolution would trigger massive Earth Changes: surface and undersea volcanism that melts glaciers and alters coastal landscapes, earthquakes in unheard of places, and overall wind-rain-snow-ice superstorms of increasing severity and longevity that destroy crops and marketplaces. In a sentence, the poles are preparing to flip but that is what will open the third eye of mankind. This shift of the electromagnetic fields of the planet will bring a new heaven and a new Earth, a "telepathic society" capable of creative solutions to problems almost spontaneously as they arise; indeed we will be manifesting miracles beyond our wildest imagination. In no uncertain terms, the communication channel we had to God in the Garden of Eden is opening up within us, again. We are going back to the future. As Seattle pediatrician and NDE researcher Melvin Morse, M.D., declares in his book, Where God Lives: The Science of the Paranormal and How Our Brains are Linked to the Universe:

"When I say intuition I mean nothing less than the ability to communicate directly with God."

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  3. John Jay Harper's After-Death Communication With a Friend

George Sebastian Viguet III died in Huntsville, Alabama, of a massive heart attack on November 9, 1987. He was a young man of 40 when his life ended. In fact, my best friend George drew his last breath in the medical clinic of his family physician located right next door to Huntsville Hospital. So, I guess when your time is up, your time is up. I mean if your doctor can't save you from the grip of death even when you walk in to see him with but the slightest complaint that you are not feeling well, it's simply got to be your time to go. That is what I call fate.

I had known George for 18 enjoyable years. My friend was born to be a scientist.

George was bright, and introverted. I was not all that bright, and extroverted. However, our paradoxical blend of personalities yielded some fairly witty conversations over hotly contested chess games and cold beer. We had many deep philosophical conversations over the years, some of which were on life after death. George believed that when you were dead, you were dead and gone, as I recall it. I remained open to an afterlife because of a childhood experience that I did not tell him about at that time out of fear of ridicule.

Albeit terribly shocked to hear of his death that fateful day, I put on my stoic face of acceptance. Though later that week at his elaborate Catholic funeral, where I was a pallbearer, I stared at that metal-box in front of me solemnly. I kept asking myself over and over again: Where is my friend this morning? Where in the world - or out of this world - is the soul of the person that I know as George right now at this very minute?

This line-of-inquiry turned out to be fruitful. I was about to learn in a few months hence that George was not, I repeat, he was not dead. Little did I know then that that truth would cost me dearly: it would cost me my peace of mind for the next ten years.

For in June 1988, seven months after I helped bury him, I had an up-close and personal encounter with my friend. Around four a.m., in an altered state of mind that we hypnotherapists call a hypnopompic condition - not quite awake - I saw George. I saw George standing at the foot of my bed. This was no dream, however. Though he looked younger, George was the same person that I had known all these years, except his flesh was not as I'd expect it to be. He looked like one of these finely crafted oriental ice sculptures yet very much alive. I kept staring at him with a deer in the head lights look of amazement.


In large part that was because George was dressed strangely. He was wearing a brightly colored, short-sleeved Hawaiian luau shirt with a white beachcomber hat! Spontaneously, I jerked myself fully awake with a start and I asked myself: Is George made of glass? His skin, as it was, looked a lot like that crystal clear free-flowing water creature did in the Hollywood movie, The Abyss. Then, here was the other shocker: George had a row of flattened metal beer cans stuffed on the inside of his hat's headband!

No doubt this Cajun was ready to party again!

Yes, I could accept that interpretation, not a problem. However, upon deeper reflection I sensed intuitively the symbolic meaning to his bizarre mode of dress. It was not a comical, playful joke as I first thought it was. It was, as I came to see with my third eye opened in trance, a profoundly meaningful gesture to me. George was projecting a set of specific images that only I would be able to decipher correctly. He was using a true body language - a word that originally meant to send vision from afar as, for example, does the octopus, who changes colors to express itself rather than emitting sounds to do so.

Thus I recalled that when I had entered the funeral home in Huntsville, I walked down the center aisle to the front of the chapel, leaned over his casket, and said:

"George, a joke is a joke, now let's go get a beer!"

That is, he was showing me by his colorful party attire and the old beer cans in the hat band trick that he was alert and very much alive even then at the supposed end of his life.

To the point: my buddy never died at all. George went into the fifth dimension, and so shall we all "consciously" sooner or later:

"Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left." (Matthew 24:40)

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  4. Ancient Visions of Modern Wisdom


"As we progress and awaken to the soul in us and things we shall realize that there is consciousness also in the plant, in the metal, in the atom, in electricity, in every thing that belongs to physical nature." (Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis of Yoga)

The Tutankhamun Prophecies: The Sacred Secrets of the Maya, Egyptians, and Freemasons by Maurice Cotterell reveals how the Egyptians encoded hidden images about our Sun's "magnetic-reversal cycles" in the artwork on their coffins. Why would that be considered a relevant bit of knowledge to leave behind at the time of death for one's survivors? First, it would show they understood that all life, death, and rebirth processes are regulated by the cycles of electricity and magnetism in stars. Second, it would show they understood that we are "marked" magnetically by our Sun: "bar-coded," in today's word with every thought and feeling we have in every situation both here and hereafter. Hence, for example, we see the importance of "sun and water" signs in charts on astrology as these reflect the way we live our lives either through our head or through our heart--until we learn to place both equally into a context that yields the optimal results for all.


Therein is the thrust of my book: to explain how this dynamic process of spiritual and physical evolution works on the symbols generated by our Earth, Sun, and Milky Way Galaxy: The Magnetic Heart of Heaven.


Of course, "Ra" is the Solar Logos, the Sun God in Egyptian mythology. Here is what they knew then: Our Sun is our own larger cosmic mind-body entity. In fact, it is the Sun of God as God the Son that is incarnating through us on Earth that is the foundation stone of theology: The Theology of Electricity.


It is our Sun who is tasked with creating and transforming electromagnetic mortal beings of flesh and blood into immortal, crystallized "metallic" solar beings of light. This is quite a revelation in and of itself at least it was to me. So much so that I will be dedicating a lot of time explaining this idea from a host of perspectives both scientific and spiritual.


As we shall see, it was these myths of the idealized "resurrected" man called the Christ that originated in Egypt, but has been grossly misrepresented by founders of latter-day Christianity and other religions as well. No wonder that both Moses and Jesus were said to be taken to Egypt as children, it is the birthplace of wisdom on The Bionic Man.


Specifically, I have been able to decipher some fascinating symbols of mythology as recorded in the Holy Bible that I learned is the language of soul. Indeed there is that critical piece of knowledge that has prevented so many of us from understanding the ancients as wise ones and the generation of geniuses that they were in fact. They used symbols to leave a legacy not to record their history because they communicated with one another and the cosmos at large telepathically.


Robert O. Becker, M.D., author of two landmark texts, The Body Electric and Cross-Currents: The Promise of Electromedicine, the Perils of Electropollution, wrote this article titled "The Relationship Between Bioelectromagnetics and Psychic Phenomena" that was published in the American Society for Psychical Research, APSR Newsletter, 16 (Spring 1990). In it, he proclaimed "The intimate relationship between the Earth's geomagnetic field and living organisms [show] a firm link has been established between them."


Another physician, Edgar Wilson, wrote in the inaugural journal I highly-respect, the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, "Humans seem to possess an extremely complex biomagnetic energy field that operates outside of the nervous system alone." That is, humanity is a subset of a larger solar field of light that is minded, and this is why meditation techniques are used in so-called "primitive" cultures. It is to connect them with the wisdom of the Sun of God: Our Higher Self.

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  5. The Sun of God as our Mind-Body at Large

Distinguished Professor of Psychology Kenneth Ring put forth the theory in The Omega Project: Near-Death Experiences, UFO Encounters, and Mind at Large that indeed our day-to-day felt-sense experience of consciousness and all paranormal reception is a direct function of human sensitivity to electromagnetic fields of solar radiation within our environment. That evolution itself may very well be grooming us to enter into a new genetic-driven level of solar consciousness that has previously been the domain of the shaman. Ring's research strongly suggests that modern visions of "global geophysical cataclysms" should be taken seriously as a glimpse of our future. I am one such person that has had these images flash before my mind's eye; thus I can attest firsthand to what Dr. Ring defines as an "encounter-prone personality as a distinctive, spiritually sensitive, and visionary psyche that may, collectively, represent the next stage in human evolution."


American philosopher Michael Grosso, English biologist John Randall, as well as social psychologist Kenneth Ring, have come to the same relative conclusion. Mind at Large, as Ring defines this entity is, "a benign transpersonal aspect of [our] mind that is conscious, purposive, intelligent and capable of interfacing with matter." Other scientists, in their own ways, are likewise validating this premonitory insight: Our cosmos is one living field of creative consciousness forever in the process of birthing, changing, growing, mutating, shifting, dying but then transforming itself into something brand spanking new right here and now. That is what the circle of the zodiac represents; in short, it is a Wheel of Fortune and misfortune. It is like a palate of paints for choosing how to color our world according to what it needs to survive and thrive and believe it or not that is why we are here: We are the caretakers of creation, the worker bees.


At present, there is a growing consensus that we need more shamans to read the signs of the times for the general public before its too late to make corrective actions to our electromagnetic cocoon enveloping the planet that we have damaged through electropollution unknowingly. The real concern is that we might end up a breech birth only because we have our head up our past. It's time to go back to the future for a refresher course.


Author of Pole Shift, John White, who worked closely with astronaut Edgar Mitchell for decades at his Institute of Noetic Sciences, in Palo Alto, California calls this new breed of man who is displaying more precognition, Homo noeticus.


Christian trance medium Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) is someone who would clearly fit this category and is in fact a person who White studied for relevant predictions of a pole shift in the near term. More so, other visions indicated a time when the planet will become so polluted that it will begin to eliminate the threat to life posed by humanity through a catastrophic series of Earth Changes. White says, "Precognition is the scientific term for paranormal knowledge of future events."


Here is the rest of the story. Now there is even the possibility that Edgar Cayce has reincarnated as he predicted he would do in the form of a young man living in Virginia named David Wilcock. I had a few interesting exchanges of e-mails with this fellow in 2001 and all I will say is he is wise beyond his years and most assuredly "thinks" he is Cayce. A book has been written on Wilcock's predictions about our mutation into light beings titled The Reincarnation of Edgar Cayce: Interdimensional Communications & Global Transformation (2004) by Wynn Free. See www.ascension2000.com and www.wynnfree.com.


For what it's worth, I agree with the new science paradigm contained in Wilcock's musings regarding the fact that our Sun's magnetic cycle is the trigger of evolutionary changes in both the planet and people as well as animals, plants, and minerals. Cayce was known to repeatedly say that "mind is the builder" of physical and spiritual reality through its constant creation of magnetized "thought form" images that create a cloud of light around us called an "aura."


"This mind field," claimed John White, "is composed of the collective experience of the human race our thoughts, feelings and actions. Untold numbers of thought forms have contributed to the planetary field of mind. These thought fields are equivalent to what the psychologist Carl Jung called an archetype. The totality of thought fields, or archetypes, constitute an atmosphere of thought energy coextensive with the Earth's physical atmosphere and beyond, and can be understood as what Jung called the collective unconscious"


The goal of evolution is to make the contents of this collectively unconscious mega-mind collectively conscious in order for all of us to employ its visions in our everyday affairs. How do we do that you ask? You begin by ordering a copy of Tranceformers: Shamans of the 21st Century.


Copyright 2014  American Delphi Academy

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