From Library Journal
Moody ( Life After Life , Mockingbird Bks., 1981) continues his pioneering studies on death and the afterlife in this fascinating book, making a cogent and persuasive argument for the ability to contact the deceased. Moody describes his experiments with the ancient technique of mirror gazing to induce visions of the dead. Many of the 300 subjects with whom he has experimented had surprisingly real encounters with deceased friends and loved ones while using this technique. Moody seeks to elevate the use of mirror gazing to a respectable level and demonstrates its potential as a therapeutic tool to heal grief and promote self-discovery. He challenges the mind-set of traditional psychologists and doctors and shows the need for open-mindedness in studying the realms of consciousness. This well-written book is likely to be controversial but is sure to be popular in public libraries.
- Elizabeth Salt, Otterbein Coll. Lib., Westerville, Ohio
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
I loved this book! Fascinating insights into life after death and contacting those we love who have passed on over to the Other side.
Raymond Moody, who I feel is a bona fide truth seeker and very highly trained scientist explores various methodologies that have been used for thousands of years to contact the spirits of departed loved ones. Dr. Moody visits a part of Greece where an ancient architectural structure was used as a sort of sensory deprivation chamber. According to historical records, groups of people would enter the chambers and stay for a period of time, and were then introduced to an urn filled with water, used as a reflective surface. Inexplicably, through either trance states or other forms of altered consciousness, contact was made with departed loved ones. The departed would either appear as luminescent entities or sometimes fully formed.
I enjoyed reading the narrative of Dr. Moody's discoveries, as I feel that he's both a pioneer and a dedicated scientist. He even experimented with creating one of these chambers on his own when he returned to the U.S. and I believe he continues to offer its use to anyone interested in attempting to contact their beloved relatives and friends who have passed away. A fascinating read.
True tales of encounters with deceased loved ones.
Dr. Moody explores the possibility of the survival of consciousness after death.
Somehow, people are capable of "reuniting" with deceased loved ones in a controlled and reproducible way.
The analogy with the "mirror" narrated by Plato is a real insight.
I saw a documentary about the same analogy in the History channel.