Near-Death Newsletter - Vol. 1, No. 2
Near-Death Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 2 March 01, 2002
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* NDEs in the news
* The Forum
* What's new
* NDE spotlight
* From the webmaster
* Upcoming events
* New NDE tv listings
* New NDE books
* New NDE web links
* Odds and ends
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NDEs in the News
*** The NDE movie "Dragonfly" premiered February 22
Costner plays Dr. Joe Darrow, a man who believes that his late
wife, Emily (Thompson), has been contacting him through his
patients' near-death experiences. Dragonflies were representative
of Emily - she had a birthmark that resembled one - and creepily,
Darrow starts seeing dragonflylike images upon her death.
*** May Eulitt passed away on February 19, 2002 of complications
following a surgical procedure to repair one of her heart valves.
She was 52 years old. Her NDE was one of those very rare ones
where she shared an NDE with two other people. You can read her
NDE here: http://www.near-death.com/eulitt.html
*** Barbara Springer's NDE - the greatest love
*** Anne Horne's NDE - her original agreement
*** Paul Carr's NDE - the Greeter
*** Cindy Massey's NDE - the promise
*** Paulette Vickery - a blind NDE
*** Kurt Hilden's NDE - the film of life
*** Louis Famoso's NDE - the day that lives forever
*** Olga Jensen's NDE - the beautiful whiteness
*** Pamela Coupe's NDE - many things to do
*** Major changes or additions to the near-death.com website:
1) Jerry Gross' out-of-body research
2) Muhammad's journey to heaven
3) Dr. Peter Fenwick's NDE research
4) NDE Book of the Year 2001 - Fast Lane to Heaven
5) IANDS Conference audio tapes
*** I have selected my "NDE Book of the Year" for 2001 and
it is Ned Dougherty's excellent book entitled "Fast Lane to Heaven"
which was released in March 2001. He was given visions of the
future during his NDE which are documented in his book. One
of these visions of the future was the following:
"A major terrorist attack may befall New York City or Washington,
DC, severely impacting the way we live in the United States."
This vision became true September 11, 2001 with the terrorist
attack in New York City.
You can read more about this at:
An excerpt of his book can be found here:
You can purchase his book online here:
From the webmaster
THE NDE & LIFE REVIEW OF ADOLF HITLER
Most NDEs describe an overwhelming, unconditional love from a
being of incredible Light. This love and light appears to accept
everyone no matter what their religion or spiritual nature. Some
have wondered what happens to people such as Adolf Hitler when
die. Are they accepted unconditionally? Do they receive
I believe the answer to this question is "yes." The light fully
accepts and loves Hitler unconditionally. The reason, I believe,
is because many NDEs I have read show that the concept of "evil"
as it is known here on earth is not the same on the other side.
What is known as "evil" here on earth is really known as
"ignorance" on the other side. Howard Storm was told that humans
are allowed to do wrong and make mistakes in order to grow.
Here is what he was told:
"They assured me that mistakes are an acceptable part of being
human. "Go," they said, "and make all the mistakes you want.
Mistakes are how you learn." As long as I tried to do what I
knew was right, they said, I would be on the right path. If
I made a mistake, I should fully recognize it as a mistake, then
put it behind me and simply try not to make the same mistake
again. The important things is to try one's best, keep one's
standards of goodness and truth, and not compromise those to
win people's approval. "But," I said, "mistakes make me feel
bad." They said, "We love you the way you are, mistakes and
all. And you can feel our forgiveness."
Here is another excerpt from an NDE (Jayne Smith) that supports
"I said to him again, "Everything that has happened to me
since I crossed over is so beautiful. Everything is so perfect.
What about my sins?" He said "There are no sins, not the way
you think of them on earth. The only thing that has any meaning
here is what you think." Then he asked me a question. "What is
in your heart?" Then in some incredible way that I don't
understand at all, I was able to look deeply inside myself,
really into the very core of me to my essence. I saw that what
was there was love, nothing else. My core was perfect love,
loving perfection. I had complete love and acceptance for
everything. I saw my own gentleness, tenderness, harmlessness.
I simply was perfect and loving.
I said to him "Of course!" I felt I was connecting with knowledge
that I had known before. I wondered how on earth had I forgotten
anything that important. I have known that."
At the end of Jayne's NDE, she reveals that she believes the
core of every human being is perfect love.
Now, imagine Hitler crossing over and having his life review.
In the light of perfect love and understanding, imagine Hitler
instantaneously becoming every victim of his atrocities and
seeing how his actions affected the universe. His life review
would probably be equivalent to pouring a pot of hot red coals
over his head. Imagine going through your whole life hating
and killing people such as Hitler did. Then after death, seeing
yourself as you really are at the core: perfect love. During
your life review, while there is no condemnation except what
comes from yourself, you would see how you transformed
your being of perfect love into some hideous monster worthy
only of being utterly destroyed.
Was Hitler able to overcome his identity of being a monster?
Personally, I believe Hitler will have to spend many lifetimes
of suffering to undo the karmic debt he owes for being a mass
murderer. In order for him to "clean up his mess", feel "redeemed"
and set the record straight, he will have experience what his
Before Hitler was born, it was quite possible that he
entered this world with the hopes of influencing millions
of people through the inspiration of the talent God gave him.
In fact, he was a great artist and his life could have taken
the course of a famous artist. Unfortunately, Hitler made
some very bad choices. Instead of influencing millions of
people in a positive way, he did so in a negative way. I am
sure he probably set himself back many lifetimes in his
spiritual evolution here on earth.
Nevertheless, the core of Hitler's being is perfect love (God),
like all of us. Unfortunately, Hitler used his God-given powers
for the wrong purposes. Hitler was not so much a "very evil man"
as much as he was a "very ignorant man". God is light.
Light is knowledge. Darkness is the absence of light and knowledge.
We all enter into this world in darkness. The goal is
to bring the light into this darkness - knowledge to this ignorance.
Because of Hitler's ignorance and his proliferation on a massive
scale this ignorance, in a sense, caused a darkness so dark,
it is akin to the kind of darkness that proceeds a great light.
If Hitler was able to get through the negative "ripples" of his
life review, he would be able to see the positive "ripples" of his
life review. The positive thing about Hitler was that he brought
to mankind an understanding of how horrible this kind of ignorance
is. The full extent to how horrible human beings can be to one
another. How this kind of horror must never, ever, happen again.
The darkness that Hitler brought into this world, helped bring
a greater light into this world.
The Edgar Cayce readings indicate that World War II is correlated
with the last two chapters of the Book of Daniel in the Bible, an
indication that it may have been the last world war. World War II
was instrumental in bringing the Jews back to the promised land in
1948. The Cayce readings do mention the battle of Armageddon, spoken
of in the Book of Revelation, saying that this a battle fought in
the air between the souls of light and of darkness. He says that
the souls of darkness will wage war with "the spirits of light that
come into the Earth for the awakening." (3976-15). He explains that
this is a battle between souls coming into the Earth and those
leaving it - both groups attempting to influence the balance of
lightness and darkness in the Earth. Eventually, the light forces
overwhelm the dark ones, the Messiah comes, and the new era of
awakening begins, lasting for a thousand years.
Hitler may have been the "messiah" of the dark forces, the
anti-christ as some people know it, which has been defeated.
Cayce said the American people have established among the people
of the world the ideal of world brotherhood, and implied that with
this ideal now established "war was at an end." It appears we are
now on the road to a new age of spiritual understanding and
The lesson of Hitler: ignorance cannot overcome knowledge, no
matter how powerful the ignorance is. Hitler brought into this
world an ignorance so great, it indirectly lead to the awakening
of a more powerful force of light and knowledge - a consciousness
of the brotherhood and sisterhood of humanity.
*** April, 2002 - University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Wisconsin -
Institute on Dying, Death and Bereavement - Ecumenical Center
The prototypic near-death experience will be described. A case will
be made that the variations from the prototypic near-death
experience holds a message for the near-death experiencer.
For more info, visit:
*** April 26 - May 1, 2002 - International Conference on Science
and Consciousness, Albuqerque, New Mexico - "Consciousness
Exploring Itself" - For more info call (505) 474-0998 or visit:
*** May, 2002 - 3rd International Congress of Projectiology and
Conscientiology will be held in New York. This event will focus on
the scientific exploration of the consciousness and its manifestation
outside the human body. One of the distinguished speakers will the
esteemed NDE researcher and experiencer, P.M.H. Atwater.
For more info, visit: http://www.iipc.org/congress/English/Index.htm
*** May 24-27, 2002 - 2nd Annual Northwest UFO/Paranormal
Conference, Seattle, Washington - Researchers, authors and
investigators who have brought to the public some of the world's
most intriguing information on sightings, ancient mysteries and the
paranormal will speak including Janet Colli on "Studies of
Near-Death and ET Encounters"
New NDE tv listings
*** March 5 - Sightings - SciFi Channel
Claims by people of differing religions and ethnicity of
visitations by an angel of death.
*** March 6 - In Search of ... Life After Death - History Channel
Interviews with people who were revived after being clinically
*** Search cable listings for "near-death"
New NDE books
*** Reincarnation: A Critical Examination
by Paul Edwards
Paperback - 315 pages (December 2001)
Prometheus Books; ISBN: 1573929212
*** Human Personality and Its Survival of Bodily Death
by Frederic Myers
Paperback - 544 pages (November 2001)
Hampton Roads Pub Co; ISBN: 1571742387
New NDE web links
*** Brandi's NDE page
*** Pam Coupe's NDE page
Odds and ends
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