New Website, Child Experiencers' Books, Rhine Research Center, New Books
*** My website has been totally redesigned by my webmaster, Steff Wiltse (I am convinced she is a genius). It is so new you may encounter glitches from time to time. If you need any help finding what you want, contact Steff directly. Visit the site. See for yourself what I mean when I say it is beautiful, elegant, and completely modern (perfect for I-Pads and all manner of e-readers and I-Phones). Praise be to Steff!
*** Two best sellers now out cover near-death episodes experienced by children. One is The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, by Alex Malarkey (then aged six) and his dad Kevin Malarkey. Peabody, MA: Tyndale House Publishers, 2010. The other is Heaven is Real by Todd Burpo (then 4) and his family Sonja Burpo, Colton Burpo, and Lynn Vincent. Nashville, TN; Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2010. These books have sold over 500,000 copies already; those involved in the stories cleave to Christian tenets. How much influence their parents and church attendance has had on the stories told by both boys I cannot say, as I have not investigated either case. But I can say that what these children remember from being on “the other side” of death is well worth considering. Any books out by child experiencers are rare. I do have a list of them on my website, and will add these two books to that list.
*** The Rhine Research Center in Durham, North Carolina, is making a come-back. The Center boasts the oldest continuously operating parapsychological research program in the United States. Founded by and named for J. B. Rhine, the Center is now run by Dr. Rhine’s plucky 81-year-old daughter, Sally Rhine Feather, Ph.D. Her father introduced laboratory science into parapsychology research, and coined the now widely-used term “extra-sensory perception,” or ESP. To find out more about the Rhine Research Center, go to their website at www.rhine.org.
*** Two books of mine came out this week. Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of The Story is now available at any bookstore or can be ordered by them. You can also get copies at amazon.com and through my online catalog (if you want an autographed copy). This book will be very controversial. If you want to know why, get a copy and read it. Among the reasons for the book is to take near-death research to the next level. We cannot call near-death states spiritual experiences if we are not willing to address what that might be saying. The second book, a complete surprise to me, is the availability of I Died Three Times in 1977 - The Complete Story as an e-book or a real, printed book, complete with “before” and “after” photographs. This is available through my website, Lulu.com, or on Amazon's Kindle.