For people who have already read books by Brian Weiss, Michael Newton, Robert Monroe, William Buhlman, Robert Bruce, Dolores Cannon, Eben Alexander, etc etc . . . all the various authors have managed to write about common areas and cycles and happenings beyond this physical Earth and existence or lifetime experience. They didn't write about these common areas intentionally, but readers who cover a broad swath of authors on these topics will start to notice the different authors describing the same places or procedures.
This book touches on some of the commonalities reported on by these authors and others. But what makes it different is an experience described that goes beyond the reincarnation cycle. It's an exhilarating description of experiencing what it's like to be a Universe, or beyond Space and Time, or in light or mental realms.
At the same time, "Billy" is very articulate when "he" returns to report back to his sister and help her accomplish his assignment to create this book. Billy uses complex vocabulary and historical references and sends his sister to look in iTunes for a certain song, or tells her to look up the meaning (via Google) of various names or words, and she finds another song on Youtube - so he appears to be very "connected" to information and communication abilities even from the "other side."
Billy also either manipulates or predicts syncronistic and very appropriate symbolic events.
The story is enjoyable, has a natural flow, and enough mystery to stay interesting from beginning to end. Fun listening if you are a person who likes to compare what people have found out so far about mystical topics that we aren't going to learn about from traditional academia or on the evening news.
A beautiful and mystical story yet down-to-earth because it is so human with our flaws and drama - it manages to be an *experience* in a few places that have fascinating information and descriptions of the "other side" of death for Billy.
It was the first time I read a description of what is past the reincarnation cycle. Very interesting book for the information-gatherer-type.
This book has many shared experiences of how past life regressions (which are shared) then resulted in some type of healing or improved understanding or sense of purpose.
I especially appreciated those shared experiences from self-identified "left-brain" types. Also, the physics explanations and connections were really interesting. Especially interesting was the past life regression of an experience of Indira's Net and the explanation of what that is.
Horrific regressions into the holocaust, wars, battles, starvation, abuse of all kinds still leave me saddened. The human experience can be horrible, and while some suffering is because of natural catastrophes or lack of resources, it seems that much pain comes from other people. Or, our choices.
For someone who learns from other people's experiences, there is a wealth of knowledge in this book. The main idea is that we are not bodies with souls, but that we are a Soul/Spirit/Consciousness experiencing a body.
Hope, Love, and Compassion thread through the past life regression stories and in the reflections afterward.
Open-minded skeptics will find this informative.
Elisa Medhus stated at the beginning of this book that after her son's death she read and researched books about the afterlife.
She specifically mentioned Tom Campbell's work, which I also find useful. (He is the author of the My Big TOE trilogy and has over 200 youtube videos to learn from)
The format of the book seems to be in chapters that are on a particular topic to do with what happens after death, or some aspect of reality beyond what most people are familiar with.
Within the chapters are transcripts of basically three people: the author, a "translator" (a medium who can see and converse with her son) and her son.
The questions the author brings to the many sessions are very good questions. Some of the follow up questions are perfect. I've read books to do with Consciousness and the construct of reality, why we are here, past lives, reincarnation, near death experiences, out of body travel to the astral and beyond, and some physics or science books related to these subjects, and have had some of these same questions. I'm so glad to have found this book and get quite a few questions answered.
The last portion of the book answered some pretty important questions people often have - such as what about animals, plants, rocks - do they have consciousness or souls - what about God? - what about Jesus? - what about other famous enlightened people - Budda? Gandhi? others? what about angels - more really interesting information about animals (like our pets who can be with us through various lives and even multiple times in one lifetime) and also about those that endure suffering - and what about suffering people? what about these physics theories? what about telepathy? or that tunnel? or what about people who believe this or that or nothing at all?
Sometimes the chattiness of the transcribed conversations did get a tad annoying, but it was a whole lot better than stuffy science wording. So, unless the target audience is conservative scientists who need to open up their limiting belief systems, the book is just fine. The foul language didn't upset me and was simply true to the transcripts.
Mentioned at least twice in this book was the 3-dimensional net like system on the "other side" with interesting comments about that.
Excellent and informative.