What If You Died And Went To...
Working at a major metropolitan hospital, years ago, I began thinking about life an death, being so close to the border so often and married to an intensive care nurse who dealt with it every day. Over the years, I found NDE and LBL (life between lives) research fascinating.
Tons of evidence convinced me there is more to it than we've imagined before, but the more I read and participated in discussions, the more concerned I became about how the information was being used.
Everyone seemed to think whatever experience we have outside the one where you get stuck in traffic and worry about the economy was "higher" or "better." I can't escape a feeling that the formulations developing pose a high risk of undermining the critical importance and meaningfulness of our everyday lives.
As a kind of spiritual autobiography and a narrowly focused one, I set out to tell my story, from the fundamentalists I knew as a kid to the New Age gurus I sometimes love but also often hate, and why our values seem to be upside down.
"A single life gets built from year after year of taking on the reality you wake up to every morning, bigger in retrospect that it ever seemed in real time. You marry, get educated, have children and careers, and each component is thickly populated with countless lesser worlds of connection. Salt this with emotions carried throughout, and you’ve got far more than any multi-volume biography could contain."