Investigating reincarnation, near death experiences (NDE), past life regression as well as other related phenomena. I interview researchers and experiencers to get a better insight into their viewpoint on reincarnation, NDEs, past life hypnosis, sprit communication and the after life.
The Past Lives Podcast Ep156 – Jacob Cooper
This week I am talking to Jacob Cooper about his NDE and his book 'Life After Breath: How a Brush with Fatality Gave Me a Glimpse of Immortality'.
In Life After Breath, Jacob’s near-death experience as a child ripped an opening between him and the spirit world. He lived, but was forever changed. As he grew, darkness and light led him on a roller coaster ride of turmoil, loss, discovery, and renewal. He now shares this mystical journey with those brave enough to explore the “other side,” understand the beings there, and hear the wisdom gleaned. He faces the question of the hereafter, looks at life lessons, and examines what a connected awareness can mean to the human experience.
BioJacob holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Jacob is also a Certified Reiki Master, Certified Hypnotherapist, and specializes in Past Life Regression Therapy. As a psychotherapist, Jacob works with individuals, groups, and families in managing emotional barriers, promoting improved wellness, and resiliency. Jacob incorporates mindfulness and a spiritual approach to focus on the connection between the mind, body, and spirit. In effect, this teaches individuals how to improve their cognitive processing and shift their perspectives.
Based on his near-death experience and past life regressions, Jacob shares insight about the mystery of life on the other side of the veil. In addition to peace and euphoria in the afterlife, we also experience these feelings in the physical world; there is so much more to live for, as we are much more resilient than we imagine. Jacob’s experience also provides others with the opportunity to experience past-life memories, assisting in the development of self-awareness and finding meaning in their experiences.
Jacob provides meditation and mindfulness seminars to individuals and groups diagnosed with cancer, with developmental disabilities, and the aged population. Jacob has presented at the Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE), the International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS), spiritual centers, universities throughout the world, and public libraries. Jacob’s seminars promote healing for those grieving and those who seek to understand continuity of consciousness beyond the physical body, and for those with anxiety associated with the fear of life after death. He is the author of “Life After Breath” a memoir on his near-death experience (NDE) published by Waterside Productions.
The Past Lives Podcast Ep155 – Dr. Christopher Kerr
This week I am talking to Dr Christopher Kerr about Death Bed Visions and his book 'Death is But a Dream: Hope and Meaning at Life's End'.
Christopher Kerr is a hospice doctor. All of his patients die. Yet he has cared for thousands of patients who, in the face of death, speak of love and grace. Beyond the physical realities of dying are unseen processes that are remarkably life-affirming. These include dreams that are unlike any regular dream. Described as "more real than real," these end-of-life experiences resurrect past relationships, meaningful events and themes of love and forgiveness; they restore life's meaning and mark the transition from distress to comfort and acceptance.
Drawing on interviews with over 1,400 patients and more than a decade of quantified data, Dr. Kerr reveals that pre-death dreams and visions are extraordinary occurrences that humanize the dying process. He shares how his patients' stories point to death as not solely about the end of life, but as the final chapter of humanity's transcendence. Kerr's book also illuminates the benefits of these phenomena for the bereaved, who find solace in seeing their loved ones pass with a sense of calm closure.
Beautifully written, with astonishing real-life characters and stories, this book is at its heart a celebration of our power to reclaim the dying process as a deeply meaningful one. Death Is But a Dream is an important contribution to our understanding of medicine's and humanity's greatest mystery.
Christopher Kerr, MD, PhD, is the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Executive Officer for Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Chris earned his MD as well as a PhD in Neurobiology. Dr. Kerr received numerous awards throughout training that recognized his clinical performance, as well as his success as an educator and scientist.
Chris’s background in research has evolved from bench science toward the human experience of illness as witnessed from the bedside, specifically patients’ dreams and visions at the end of life. Although medically ignored, these near-universal experiences often provide comfort and meaning, as well as insight into the life led and the death anticipated. To date, the research team at Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo has published multiple studies on this topic and documented over 1,500 end-of-life events, many of which are videotaped.
This work was the subject of Chris’s TEDx Buffalo Talk, which has been viewed approximately 3 million times and has been the subject of reports on BBC and in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Scientific American Mind, Huffington Post and Psychology Today. It will also be featured in an upcoming Netflix production and a public television documentary film to be released nationally in early 2021. Dr. Kerr’s workwas also published by Penguin Random House earlier this year in a book called Death Is But a Dream, which is now being released in multiple languages.
The Past Lives Podcast Ep154 – Dr Bruce Greyson
This week I am talking to Dr Bruce Greyson about his book 'After: A Skeptical Scientist’s Journey to Understand Life, Death, and Beyond'.
In After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond, one of the world’s leading experts on near-death experiences shares the lessons he has learned over nearly a half century of studying near-death experiences.
Backed by decades of pioneering scientific research and captivating first-hand accounts, Dr. Greyson reveals the evidence that led him to rethink his understanding of the nature of life, death, and the continuity of consciousness. Although NDEs reveal a lot about dying and what might come after, they reveal as much about life and living, about the value of compassion and our interconnectedness with one another, and about what makes a life meaningful and fulfilling. After invites us to open our minds to these experiences, and in so doing, expand our understanding of what it means to be human.
Bruce Greyson is the Chester F. Carlson Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences and Director of the Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia Medical School. He graduated from Cornell University with a major in psychology in 1968, received his medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical College in 1973, and subsequently completed his psychiatric residency at the University of Virginia. He held faculty appointments and taught psychiatry at the University of Michigan (1978-1984) and the University of Connecticut (1984-1995), where he was Clinical Chief of Psychiatry, before returning to the University of Virginia, where he has continued to teach and practice psychiatry and carry out research since 1995.
One of the founding members of the International Association for Near-Death Studies, Dr. Greyson served on its Board of Directors and as its President and Director of Research. For the past 26 years, he has edited the Journal of Near-Death Studies, and was the senior editor of The Near-Death Experience: Problems, Prospects, Perspectives (Charles C Thomas, 1984), co-author of Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007), and co-editor of the forthcoming The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation (Praeger, 2009). His near-death research for the past three decades has focused on the aftereffects of the experience, and have resulted in more than 75 presentations to national and international scientific conferences, 100 publications in academic medical and psychological journals, and several research grants and awards.
The Past Lives Podcast Ep153 – Michael Prescott
This week I am talking to Michael Prescott about his book 'The Far Horizon: Perspectives on Life Beyond Death'.
Over the past century and a half, a wealth of evidence has emerged that is consistent, at least, with the hypothesis of life after death.
• Near-death experiences• Deathbed visions• Mediumship• Apparitions• Past-life memories, and memories of a between-lives state.
Yet even those who are inclined to take this evidence seriously may struggle to make sense of it. How can the idea of an afterlife be integrated into our everyday experience? How can we connect the seemingly nebulous notion of postmortem survival with the hard, tangible reality of life on earth?
Through metaphors, images, and analogies—illustrated with dozens of documented cases drawn from the literature of parapsychology—this book suggests ways of looking at life beyond death, not as a baffling anomaly, but as a logical extension of our experience of reality here and now.
The hope is that we can learn to see reports of an afterlife as something more than mere ghost stories … and to sharpen the focus of our gaze on “The Far Horizon.”
BioAfter twenty years in traditional publishing, Michael Prescott found himself out of work, his career apparently over. On a whim, he began releasing his older titles and some new novels in ebook form. Much to his surprise, his books landed on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, finding a wide new audience.
The Past Lives Podcast Ep152 – Wendy Rose Williams
This week I am talking to Wendy Rose Williams. In this episode we talk about soul groups and soul guides.
Wendy is an author and has published 'Regression Healing I:: The Huntsman, the Lord High Mayor and the World War II Soldier (Volume 1)'A lifetime athlete and adventurer had broken his neck. Could a comprehensive Past-Life Regression truly heal his significant daily pain? Could he finally learn how to connect easily and meaningfully with his Higher Self and Guides?
Witness one man’s exploration of more than a dozen of his past lives. Celebrate his journey Home as he becomes “One” with the Light within us all. Learn how finding the origin of physical or emotional pain provides the opportunity to heal and release it for a happier, healthier NOW, via the Regression Healing™ spiritual regression technique.
'The Flow I: Plimoth Plantation (the prequel)'.
Why would a ghost choose to remain Earth-bound for hundreds of years? Ann Warren Little vividly depicts her childhood in England; her perilous journey to Colonial America aboard a Mayflower ship; five decades living and loving at Plimoth Plantation; and her shocking death during King Philip's War.
Learn why this broken-hearted ghost continually refuses to go Home. Experience Ann's compulsion to find both Ship's Master William Pierce who brought her to the New Colony in 1623 - and her own Future Self - to attempt to bring closure to their clandestine 1600s relationship.
Will Ann and William's Future Selves master their shared lessons in present time? Can they convince Ann - a remarkably stubborn ghost - to finally move to the Light to heal? Will Ann forgive William, or once again remain a ghost…
Wendy is a Hypnotherapist and Reiki Master Energy Healer.Certified for Regression Healing and Past-Life Regression(Quantum Healing Centre, United Kingdom)Trained with Dr. Brian Weiss ("Many Lives, Many Masters")Life Between Lives Regression Therapy (Karen Wells)Ordained MinisterWendy had a Near-Death Experience (NDE) in 1997.
The Past Lives Podcast Ep151 – Leslie Kean
This week I am talking to Leslie Kean about the Netflix series based on her book Surviving Death.
BioLeslie Kean is an independent investigative journalist focused on bringing credible information about hidden, paranormal and “impossible” realities into the mainstream. She is the author of the award-winning book Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife and UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record.
Surviving Death is the basis for a six-part documentary series on Netflix (of the same name), launched in early 2021, with Kean as a consulting producer. The series is produced and directed by Break Thru Films as a Netflix original.
Kean wrote the epilogue for the book An Extraordinary Journey: The Memoirs of a Physical Medium (White Crow Books) by Stewart Alexander and the foreword to Towards the Unknown: Memoirs of a Psychical Researcher by Erlendur Haraldsson, both published by White Crow Books in 2020.
Kean’s two decades of reporting on UFOs culminated in a series of groundbreaking stories for The New York Times from 2017 - 2020. (See UFOs Media for more detail on these stories). From 2012 to 2017 Kean contributed articles to the Huffington Post. In 2015, she was the subject of the short book Unknown Skies: Leslie Kean and the Case for Rational UFO Investigation by Steven Donoso.
UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record was a 2010 New York Times bestseller and has been published in eight additional languages. Kean helped produce the 2011 History Channel documentary “Secret Access: UFOs on the Record” based on her book and has appeared in numerous other documentaries.
Before writing UFOs, Kean was the plaintiff in a landmark five-year Freedom of Information Act federal lawsuit against NASA concerning the 1965 crash of an unexplained object in Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, settled in her favor. In 2007, Kean and filmmaker James Fox organized a large Washington DC international press conference on official UFO investigations, covered by media around the world.
Kean has lectured at American University, Rice University, the Franklin Institute, The Institute of Noetic Sciences, and Omega Institute. She has been featured in print and broadcast media for over twenty years.
In the 1990’s, Kean was a producer and on-air host for public radio and contributed freelance articles to newspapers here and abroad. While spending many years reporting on Burma, Kean coauthored Burma’s Revolution of the Spirit: The Struggle for Democratic Freedom and Dignity (Aperture, 1994; White Orchid Press, 1995, Thai and Burmese Editions).