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Each Issue of this Newsletter will include material from the Afterlife Knowledge
Guidebook, A Manual for the Art of Retrieval & Afterlife Exploration. In this
issue we begin with the book's Prologue, The Art of Retrieval, and How to Use
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Becalmed on a hot, muggy Minnesota day, sitting in a small rowboat on a quiet
lake, Dad and I were fishing. Our conversation turned to topics father and son
rarely discuss unless prodded by hours of dangling bait in the water when the
fish aren't biting. I'd been talking about some of the things I'd discovered
about where we go and what we do after we die. Dad shared his opinion, held by
most of the world's people, when he said, "Well, we just can't know until we die." Years later I sat with Dad, now comatose, in a Hospice, and swiftly moving toward the end of his physical lifetime. I watched as Mom, who'd died years earlier, came to visit with Dad to make his transition smoother. During our first visit after he died Dad's first words were, "Well, Bruce, I guess you were right about this place being here."
I'm just an ordinary human being whose curiosity about human existence beyond
death led me to the extraordinary experience of knowing. No supernatural
happening changed me from being ordinary into something special. I have never had
a near death experience, nor was I born with some special psychic gift or talent.
If there is any difference between you and me it is only that my curiosity has
already led me to explore and know what lies beyond death in our afterlife.
For centuries we have been told by our religions that knowledge of our afterlife
is unattainable, and by science that its existence is a fantasy. Those same
sources once told us to believe the Earth is both flat and the center of the
Universe. Ordinary human beings with curiosity, like Columbus and Galileo,
refused to accept that belief and instead explored for themselves and found the
Truth. My experiences exploring our afterlife have both convinced me that it
exists, and taught me what that existence is like. The same is true for hundreds
of people who have attended my two-day workshops. I've become convinced that any
ordinary human being with curiosity, like you, can do the same.
While religions, philosophies and science offer differing opinions and beliefs
about your survival of physical death, they provide no real evidence to support
their claims. Instead, they give us unsupported beliefs and opinions, based on
someone else's previous unsupported beliefs and opinions. If we are to find the
Truth about our existence beyond physical death we need real evidence. If we want
real evidence how and where do we find and gather it?
Years of exploring our afterlife and teaching others to do so have shown me that
no amount of evidence I gather can prove our afterlife's existence to anyone but
myself. This Afterlife Knowledge Guidebook is not a book filled with my evidence,
intended to prove we human beings continue to exist beyond physical death. You
shouldn't believe my evidence anyway. Rather, this book teaches a simple system
of concepts, techniques and exercises you can use to gather your own verifiable
evidence and prove it to yourself. Through my years of afterlife exploration and
teaching I've come to understand that the only evidence of any real value comes
through your own, direct experience. I've also found that proving to yourself our
afterlife exists is just the beginning of an adventure that can answer questions
human beings have puzzled about since our beginning. That adventure can take you
to knowledge and understanding of the Origin of our Being.
So, what constitutes real evidence? Though it may come in many forms, as taught
in this Afterlife Knowledge Guidebook real evidence comes using this Basic Premise:
1. Find a way to contact and communicate with a person known to be deceased.
2. Gather information from this deceased person you can have no other way of
knowing except via this contact and communication.
3. Verify this information to be true, accurate and real.
4. This verifiable information is evidence, not necessarily proof, that a
deceased person continues to exist after death.
5. Continue gathering such evidence until it weight of it leads you to the Truth.
That might seem like an impossible task, something reserved for those gifted few
capable of such contact and communication, not something we ordinary folks could
ever do. Yet, since 1998 hundreds of ordinary folks with no special gifts or
psychic talents have learned to routinely accomplish it.
This Afterlife Knowledge Guidebook is a compilation of the tested and proven
methods I've been teaching in my Exploring the Afterlife Workshop since 1998.
As these methods have evolved and improved, their effectiveness is repeatedly
demonstrated by the fact that during every workshop I give some participants
experience direct, validated communication with the deceased. Hundreds of people
have attended this workshop and used the Basic Premise to prove to themselves they
will continue to exist beyond physical death. They have communicated with deceased
friends, loved ones and strangers. They have gathered information from the
deceased they have been able to verify as accurate and real. They have their
evidence. Many go beyond simple verification to explore the nature of our
afterlife existence, where we humans go when we die and what our afterlife
existence is like. Some use the same methods taught in this Afterlife Knowledge
Guidebook to explore far beyond mere human existence.
While the concepts, techniques and exercises taught in this Afterlife Knowledge
Guidebook are simple, the path to Afterlife Knowledge is at once simple and
complex. I am fond of saying that learning to explore our afterlife is so easy
the hardest thing to do is believe you are doing it. It's the beliefs we hold
that change the simple to the complex. Beliefs we take on from our culture,
religion, parents, science and other sources can alter, block and distort our
perception. As your verified experiences eliminate these effects your perception
beyond physical reality will greatly improve. Communication with the deceased and
others There will become a matter of routine. You'll know beyond all doubt that
we exist beyond physical reality. It's my hope that from there your curiosity to
know more will drive you to continued exploration of our afterlife and beyond.
It's my hope that you will share what you find with others, spreading Afterlife
Knowledge as far and wide as possible.
THE ART OF RETRIEVAL
I began actively exploring our afterlife in 1992 after attending a program called
Lifeline at the Monroe Institute in Faber, Virginia. Robert A. Monroe, an out of
body traveler and author, was the Institute's founder. In his out of body of
state Monroe explored many nonphysical realms including our afterlife, and from
these explorations he developed the Lifeline program. Lifeline, a six-day
residential program, teaches the Art of Retrieval as a means of exploring our
In his explorations beyond physical reality Monroe claimed to have discovered
areas in which the newly deceased appeared to be isolated, alone and trapped.
Circumstances of death, beliefs and other factors, according to Monroe, were
primarily responsible for this entrapment. His descriptions of their existence
bore a strong resemblance to the feeling of being trapped within a dream. Early
in his explorations Monroe discovered it was possible to assist these people in
becoming aware of their situation and move them to a better afterlife environment.
Monroe called this assistance retrieval.
In retrieval Monroe saw the opportunity for contact and communication with the
deceased that might lead to verification of our afterlife's existence. If, during
a retrieval, previously unknown information could be obtained from the deceased
which could be later verified as accurate, such information could serve as
evidence that this deceased person indeed existed beyond physical reality.
At first my interest in retrieval was primarily as a means of proving to myself
our afterlife exists. For the first three and a half years after attending
Lifeline I gathered my evidence through supposed contact with the deceased.
My first two books in the Exploring the Afterlife Series, Voyages Into the Unknown
and Voyage Beyond Doubt, recount those experiences. Through my encounters with
the newly deceased, learning more and more about how and why they had become
trapped and what prevented their escape, my motivation for retrieval underwent a
change. I began to feel compassion for these stuck human beings. Some are just
isolated, alone and lonely. Some are confused by the nature of their experience.
Some are in a constant state of sadness, fear, or terror. The realization that
many of them would remain trapped in these situations until someone retrieved
them became the driving force in my practice of the Art of Retrieval.
The intention of this Afterlife Knowledge Guidebook is to teach you a simple,
effective, inexpensive system to prove to yourself our afterlife is real through
practicing of the Art of Retrieval. It is my hope that long after you have proven
this to yourself, and explored far beyond our afterlife, your compassion for these
stuck human beings will drive you to continue the Practice.
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
The information and exercises in this book are a progression of learning through
your own direct experience. Each new chapter builds upon the knowledge and
understanding you gain through your experiences from previous chapters. I urge
you not to skip any chapters or jump ahead to begin working on material or
exercises your previous experience has not prepared you for.
My reason for urging you not to skip ahead is simple. Changing the beliefs we
hold about what is real, and what is not, is critical to the process of learning
how to explore our afterlife. Your beliefs about what is real, and what is not,
may change as a result of your experiences. Each new chapter of this book
contains information or exercises that are part of a process intended to bring
experiences that conflict with your beliefs. To the extent that you can accept
the evidence of your own conflicting experiences as real, the beliefs that
distort, color and block your perception will be removed. As conflicting beliefs
are removed, perception beyond physical reality improves, providing clearer
perception of future evidence.
At the end of each section in this book containing exercises I share some of my
and other people's experiences with that exercise. It's my feeling that providing
such information is a two-edged sword. Reading about someone else's experience
after you've had your own can provide, perhaps, some level of validation of your
experience. But, if you read about other's experiences before you've had your
own it becomes too easy to discount your own experience as having happened only
because it was similar to what you read before doing the exercises. Again, I
urge you not to read ahead. Wait until after you have completed the exercises
in each chapter before reading about the experiences of others.
Before you begin using this Afterlife Knowledge Guidebook I strongly suggest you
purchase a notebook to record your experiences, understandings, questions and
wonderings. And, I strongly suggest you use it. Learning to explore our
afterlife and beyond is a process. Recording your experiences, thoughts and
understandings as they occur can be an immensely valuable part of this process.
As your Afterlife Knowledge grows you may look back on previous experience and
see it in a new light, gaining even more understanding.
The first thing I suggest you write in this notebook are answers to the questions
listed below. This is an important step that helps set the intent that will guide
you through the process of learning to explore our afterlife. Take your time.
Think about how you'd clearly state your answers before you write them down.
Be clear and concise. Write more than just of few words.
Why did you purchase the Afterlife Knowledge Guidebook?
What do you want to get out of using the information and exercises?
What is it that you want to know?
Lastly, the frame of mind in which you approach this material is very important.
An open-minded approach in which you strive to delay making judgments about the
reality of your experiences and arriving at solid conclusions is best. Think of
it like you are gathering the pieces to a huge jigsaw puzzle. As you find each
piece you may have no idea where it fits, or if it even belongs to your puzzle,
but it's probably best not to throw any pieces away.
Installment in the Next Issue of the Newsletter
Chapter 1: A Concept of Consciousness
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I'm so pleased to see that so many folks who have never attended the workshop are
successfully using these audiotape sets and posting their retrieval and
exploration experiences on the Conversation Board at the website. One of these
posts told the story of retrieval of a fireman from the World Trade Center Towers
area. This retrieval brought the explorer verification that his experience was
real, and comfort to the fireman's friends and family.
experience in the 5-day
workshop in Germany
In May of this year the first ever 5-day workshop, hosted by Wolfgang, was held
near Berlin, Germany. Wolfgang arranged for the workshop to be held in this
wonderful location in the countryside.
This workshop combines the Exploring the Afterlife and Partnered Exploration
workshops into a single event. I have been wanting to present the workshop in
this 5-day format for quite some time in the belief that it would be a more
powerful experience for participants.
I'm certain the marvelous setting with its quite atmosphere, great staff, meals and
accommodations played a role in the outstanding results of the workshop.
After completing the Exploring the Afterlife section of the workshop be the end
of the third day we were ready to begin the Partnered Exploring portion of the
After learning a few specialized techniques, such as the Slow 360 Span, we began
nonphysically exploring the Meeting Place together. This meeting Place was
originally created by Rosalie and me during the early development of the
partnered exploring workshop. On the fifth and final day of the workshop
participants were divided into four separate groups who would explore together as
partners. In the final exercise of the workshop in these groups were to visit
with and gather information from a specific deceased person. These groups of
partners returned with amazingly detailed information that was immediately
verified as accurate.
Each participant was asked to bring a sealed envelope containing a photograph of
someone they personally know who is deceased to the workshop. The name of the
deceased person was to be written on the outside of envelope. At the beginning
of the exercise each group of partners drew one envelope at random from a basket.
None of the partners had any way of knowing the deceased person prior to this
exercise, nor did they know which of the other participants provided the sealed
envelope. The task in the exercise was for the partners to visit the deceased
person and gather specific information. Each group of partners compare notes
with each other from their exercise experience, with an eye toward finding
similarities. After all partners finished sharing their notes they were to open
the envelope and view the photograph. Each of the groups of partners then
assembled together for a large group debriefing. The name of the deceased person
was not disclosed until after the group completed their large group debriefing.
The participant who provided the envelope then gave feedback as to the
accuracy of the information to group of partners had obtained during the exercise. Here is one example among many of information that was verified as accurate.
One of the partners in the group explained that when he asked the deceased for
something that would prove to the person who provided his name that the visit was
real, he saw a scene in his mind's eye. Two men were seated at a small table,
outdoors, at a sidewalk cafe. The deceased explained that he and his friend,
the one who provided his name for the exercise, had enjoyed drinking coffee,
smoking cigarettes, and playing chess in this scene. Furthermore, the deceased
explained, he had given his friend a chess set as a gift. In this chess set one
of the white knights (a chess piece that looks like a horse head) had one of its
ears broken off. This participant, who had been somewhat skeptical throughout
the workshop, stated that if this information turned out to be accurate he planned
to leave the room, get in his car and drive home. The participant who had
provided the name and photograph of the deceased man immediately piped up with,
"you can go home now." He did indeed have the chess set, given to him by his
deceased friend, with one white knight with one of the ears broken off.
There were many other very specific pieces of information gathered during this
partnered exploring exercise that were verified as accurate. Overall I would
say my belief that the 5-day format for the workshop would be a more powerful
experience for participants was overwhelmingly confirmed.
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That's the November 2004 Workshop Newsletter. I hope to hear from those of you
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