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The Afterlife Experiments

Breakthrough Scientific Evidence of Life After Death

Foreword by Deepak Chopra / With William L. Simon

About The Book

John Edward, Suzane Northrup, and George Anderson are just a few of the prominent American mediums who have been accused of being frauds. But what if a respected scientist challenged them to make contact with the beyond under controlled laboratory conditions? What if the results not only stunned a skeptical scientist but also offered astonishing answers to a timeless question: Is there life after death?
Risking his academic reputation, Dr. Gary E. Schwartz asked well-known mediums to become part of a series of experiments to prove, or disprove, the existence of an afterlife. This riveting narrative, with electrifying transcripts, documents stringently monitored experiments in which mediums attempted to contact dead friends and relatives of "sitters" who were masked from view and never spoke, depriving the mediums of any cues.
Here are the results that awed sitters and researchers alike: a revelation about a son's suicide, what a deceased father wanted to say about his last days in a coma, the transformation of a man's lifelong doubts about the afterlife, and, most amazing of all, a forecast of a beloved spouse's death. Forced by data to abandon skepticism, Schwartz presents this amazing account of his groundbreaking work, compelling from first page to last.

About The Author

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Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology, medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and surgery at the University of Arizona and director of its Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health. After receiving his doctorate from Harvard University, he served as professor of psychology and psychiatry at Yale University, director of the Yale Psychophysiology Center, and co-director of the Yale Behavioral Medicine Clinic, before moving to Arizona in 1988. He has published more than four hundred scientific papers and coedited eleven academic books. He is the author of The Afterlife Experiments and The Truth About Medium and coauthor of The Living Energy Universe.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (March 18, 2003)
  • Length: 400 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743436595

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John Edward host of "Crossing Over with John Edward" This book is an absolute must-own and must-read for anyone who struggles with faith, love, death, and aspects of divinity.

James Van Praagh spiritual medium, and author of Talking to Heaven Science meets Spiritualism in this extraordinarily precise and detailed chronicle of experiments, proving once again that the consciousness survives physical death. It is one of the most important books written on this subject.

Deepak Chopra Gary Schwartz applies procedures of experimentation that no honest skeptic could argue with.

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