Syntymämerkkejä ja epämuodostumia
During the intermission, the discarnate mind appears to retain the ability to reason and to exercise telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis (i.e. psi). Veridical perceptions of the material world, sometimes accompanied by interactions with living persons and actions perceived as poltergeist activity, have been reported during the intermission experience.
Applying Occam's razor, both the idea of reincarnation and the idea of an immortal soul that will go to heaven or hell are equally unnecessary.
Few critics will be willing to spend much time poring over his detailed anecdotes and tedious reports.
… I see his work as a colossal waste of time.
Tutkimuksen julkaiseminen sai liikkeelle suuren yleisön mielikuvituksen. Monet ymmärsivät kirjan sanoman, ettei sivupersoonailmiössä ollut kyse sielunvaelluksesta. Valitettavan monet sivuuttivat tutkimustuloksen ja uskoivat, että nyt on sielunvaellusteoria todistettu tieteellisesti oikeaksi. Näin kävi ilmeisesti useimmiten niiden kohdalla, joille iäisyysongelmat olivat jostakin syystä tulleet ajankohtaisiksi. Varsinkin ne, jotka olivat aiemmin hakeneet elämänvaellukselleen tukea sielunvaellusopeista, ajattelivat herkästi näin.
I then saw a glimpse of my brother and me and somehow seemed to understand it was a previous life, where I was much older than him and was like a mother to him (in this life, he is older than me). I saw in that life I was very protective towards him. I suddenly became aware he was on the plane to come and see me, and felt “I can’t do this to him – can’t let him come and see me dead”. Then I also saw how my husband’s purpose was linked to mine, and how we had decided to come and experience this life together. If I went, he would probably follow soon after.