The Secular Dismissal


The Secular Dismissal

For many years, I dismissed communication with the dead as a serious topic of investigation because I believed I already knew about death. But I knew nothing. I only believed that I did. It is folks like me that made Michel Montaigne write, some four hundred years ago, “Nothing is so firmly believed as that which is least known.”

My most important step in acquiring the truth that death is not a dead end is also the most pain-relieving step I have taken so far. For that reason, I recommend it highly. Get acquainted with your unconscious beliefs about death. For the full version, see Finding Aaron, a spiritual practice beyond belief.

For years I was on a roller-coaster of wonder and despair, caught in an unbearable fluctuation between knowing that the communication was (somehow) from Aaron, and not being able to understand how Aaron could possibly be communicating. It turns out that my barrier to understanding my experiences was my unexamined, inherited belief in material realism. And I didn’t even know what it was.

Material realism is a theory that declares (never proves) that:

I didn’t know that I believed that the theory of material realism was a fact. I only knew that that pain was killing me. A slow and painful suicide. Calling myself a liar, misled and deluded, I wandered exhausted, lonely, and defeated. Victimized by myself, I badgered others to accept my evidence of communication from the dead so that I could accept it myself.

After years of meticulously documenting opening-door events, diligently and studiously researching similar experiences documented since documenting began, and rigorously investigating after-life science, I know that communication with the dead does not contradict science. It only contradicts a now known-to-be inadequate model or theory of the nature of reality called material realism. A theory whose underlying assumption that the brain produces consciousness has made it unable to investigate the, literally, millions of human experiences with the so-called dead.

Since 1905, there has been a post-Newtonian theory or model for investigation into the nature of reality. A theory which validates the ancient spiritual idea that consciousness exists independently of matter. That is, a theory that does not assume that the matter (brain) produces consciousness, but, in fact, that consciousness is PRIOR TO MATTER. This makes all the difference in the universe when it comes to our quest of being able to understand, in rational terms, how a continued relationship with the so-called dead is not only possible, but probable.

It is important that YOU DO NOT BELIEVE THIS. It is important that you go through the process of acquiring this truth for yourself. This process used to be called nurturing spiritual growth. In today’s parlance, it is often called, among other things, furthering the evolution of consciousness. And evolving consciousness/growing spiritually is what we are all here to do. Each and Every One of us. Slowly but surely. Family by Family.