What happens after we die?
Author and award winning filmmaker Richard Martini explores startling new evidence for life after death, via the "life between lives," where we reportedly return to find our loved ones, soul mates and spiritual teachers. Based on the evidence of thousands of people who claim that under deep hypnosis, they saw and experienced the same basic things about the Afterlife, this audiobook documents interviews with hypnotherapists around the world trained in the method pioneered by Dr. Michael Newton, as well as examining actual between life sessions.
The author agreed to go on the same journey himself, with startling and candid results, learning that we are fully conscious between our various incarnations, return to connect with loved ones and spiritual soul mates, and together choose how and when and with whom we'll reincarnate.
Martini examines how Karmic law is trumped by free will, with souls choosing difficult lives in order to learn from their spiritually; no matter how difficult, strange or complex a life choice appears to be, it was made in advance, consciously, with the help of loved ones, soul mates and wise elders. Extensively researched, breathtaking in scope, Flipside takes the listener into new territory, boldly going where no author has gone before to tie up the various disciplines of past life regression. near death experiences, and between life exploration. In the words of author Gary Schwartz, Phd, once you've listened to Flipside, you'll never see the world in the same way again.
©2011 Richard Martini (P)2013 Richard Martini
I have read Michael Newton's books (listened to them actually) and have researched related areas my entire life, after having lost a sister in a childhood car accident dreamed about beforehand. This work by Richard Martini was the clincher for me to seek out a trained life between lives hypnotherapist. As a trained scientist, I tend to look carefully at independent confirmation of important but novel findings, and Richard has sought that out like a good documentarian or journalist also must. The fact that Richard already has an established & successful public career was key, as he likely only stands to loose some credibility by publishing these findings in a culture generally not inclined to take such subjects seriously. This area likely leads to one healing from poor choices/experiences, and taking on more personal responsibility. While I have not quite finished listening to his book (which I am very glad he narrated himself, the authenticity comes through even more in his personal recounting) I feel compelled to write this so that others who are on the fence about choosing this DO SO. Not only that, this work itself is excellent, engaging, and masterfully woven together. I feel sorry for people who have not had personal experiences that help them move beyond knee jerk cynical dismissal of such profound subject matter--though I imagine I could have been like that in previous lifetimes myself ;-)
The narrator. And no, I did not find this to be a narcissistic work, as a certain review at amazon.com expressed. On the contrary, I found it to be about as far from that as one can get and still express a splendid personality.
The entire work. As an adjunct college professor teaching math and sustainability, I wish more folks would tune into this avenue of personal development, as I suspect it would help them in many other areas of their lives...
It did make me laugh and cry, as well as feel other rich emotions, because it rang true to me on subject matter that counts most.
I only hope that more people in our world come across & explore this work, while we still have a decent shot at healing our modern psychoses--ones that are presently at the root of much inflicted suffering on ourselves and other living beings on this particular sphere. However, this work has also given me some consolation about what from a purely physical perspective can lead many (who are paying attention) to depression about what is going on. This work has lifted my spirits, once again, and filled me with an inner sense of luminosity that is not easily dimmed by our human failings.
I would recommend reading this book to ANYONE, but the manner in which it was read was very disheartening. I want to listen over and over, but it comes off as breathy, rushed and unprofessional. I'm wondering if it was done in a home studio and in one or two sessions. The words written required patience and flow and they come off like he was late for dinner or needed to do something else that was more important at the time.Overall, I would STILL suggest it, but damn... Just damn. I hate half-ass work.
It could have been professionally done, with patience and aptitude.
Damn... You were "this close" to greatness and pissed it away. Sorry, but Richard Martini also knows it's true. He has to.
For someone who claims to work in film, the lack of production skills is breathtaking. He's clearly produced this himself, which is fine, but it's so sloppily done, one wonders if he even bothered listening to his final product. He either changes mics, or capture devices, or programs and the result is an uneven, confusing listen that undermines the quality of the content and writing. I don't understand why he didn't bother correcting the excessive reverb on certain chapters or the flubbed line deliveries. It's as if he didn't respect his own work enough to do it well. Blows a serious hole the old aphorism, "If you want something done right, do it yourself." In this case, he should've hired a qualified crew. Union, preferably. It's so annoying because the content seems good. When/if you can ignore the production.
Maybe as a read, but not as an audiobook.
I like his voice when it's not drowned in reverb.
There is one.
I would recommend this book to friends. The stories are interesting and give a person hope for what awaits all of us.
I could listen to this book all in one sitting. Richard Martini is an excellent story teller. Very natural style that I enjoy. Listening to his book is like sitting with a good friend and listening to him tell you stories. Well done.
My only complaint concerning this book is the production of it. The "popping of the P's", the thumping of the microphone, the change in sound from one chapter to another. For instance I was listening to a later chapter yesterday on the way home from NC. One chapter sounded like it was recorded in a large cave. I really like Mr. Martini's natural style of delivery but the noise from popping P's to hitting the mic and making a thumping noise is distracting.
His reading style rushes what little story there was to read.
He should have hired a professional story teller. I don't mind hearing his cat meowing in the background, but I felt like he was cutting corners to save a buck.
People in the film business are always dropping names to bolster their credibility. For me, it does just the opposite. A solid script doesn't need to be over stuffed.
The research that went into it was outstanding
Too many to pick just one
Yes, I was enthralled
I would recommend this to serious seekers
The story was great, if you can get by the lip smacking and general horribly mouth noises
The story was good, I'd recommend getting the Kindle version and reading it yourself. It was so badly read full of lip smacking and general mouth noises, which are terribly annoying. The dude spelled out words he couldn't pronounce. annoying could have done way better
If Richard himself read the book and it was this bad than no. But with a different reader yes, I read the story and I enjoyed it
The story was great the book itself was well done, just the reader shouldn't read a 2 year old a bedtime story let alone an actual book. Guy really need to learn to read to people, he can read just not to anyone else. It takes a special type of actor to do books...that dude was terrible
Aside from the reader being horrible? not really...People don't waste your money or credits on this version, buy it for your kindle or whatever you read on and do it yourself...You will be able to actually enjoy the story...You could tell between lip smackings the reader was board and didn't like the story. Seriously Audible if you guys put out another book that is read this bad I will drop this app...total waste of money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Karen of Northern Michigan
Why Richard Martini decided to go with this type of recording is beyond me, but having said that, the story itself is fascinating.. It's about what happens after we die, and the evidence he writes about is very interesting.. He's a person that has been interested in this for most of his life and has surrounded himself with people with the same curiousity.. this book is about the experiences he has had as well as many, many others..
However, the recording really is bad.. You can hear traffic outside his window, his family in the background at times, if he stumbles on a word, he corrects himself and even starts entire sentences over. I'm not sure why he didn't go somewhere to have this professionally done.
But even with that, I really did enjoy this book.. After awhile I didn't really notice the unprofessional narration, but rather, kind of enjoyed knowing he was reading this himself, and expressing how he felt honestly by the tone of his voice.. He does speak really fast though, so be prepared for that..
I have purchased the other two flipside books (it's a wonderful afterlife) and have started listening to volumn one.. It's done in the same crazy narrated way...but oh well.. the information really is very interesting to someone who has always wondered what's on the other side...
Not sure if it was worth my time due to poor narration.
He kept making mistakes, like starting his sentences over again.
The content seemed to be interesting, but due to all the mistakes of the narrator, I found myself starting to listen for and even counting the mistakes instead of concentrating on the book's contents. Should have had a professional narrator.
This book can stand on it's own as a book examining and sharing after life and in-between lives experiences.
Beautifully narrated by the author, I really enjoyed his descriptions of the photographs or illustrations that must be at the beginning of his chapters.
At the end are books that are recommended reading, books that would add to one's knowledge of this topic, and while I've read many books on afterlife, or Consciousness, or to do with a greater reality beyond our five senses and physical matter, about 2/3rds of the books listed were ones I'd never known about, so I appreciate the recommendations.
The narrative, unlike some books relating what people say upon hypnotic regression, is less "case-like" and more a personal relation and presentation. I liked it and it made the book flow and had relevance since the author was the main connection.
One surprise to me was the number of influential and respectable people in the entertainment industry who are aware and awake, and very likely influencing in a positive way the masses through their touch, here and there, on some messages that go out.
Of course, there is a negative element that is doing the opposite. Which brings me to a question or criticism, there doesn't seem to be any mention of a negative influence in talking of "the other side". As if it doesn't exist.
In Tom Campbell's My Big TOE, there is acknowledgement of some negativity in the greater reality, and while his description of the greater reality is more map-like or more of a blueprint style, and much broader in scope, there is at least some mention of negatives. Even Robert Monroe's trilogy of books, of which only the first book (and least interesting) is recommended at the end of this book, mentions the negatives.
The people's stories shared here are fascinating, and like those in Dolores Cannon's books there are interesting regressions that are shared, such as that of an ET now in human form, as a walk-in, and of someone who saw Jesus Christ in person. Most people have probably read Dr. Brian Weiss's and Michael Newton's books if they are interested in this topic, but even if they haven't this book, Flipside, could stand on its own for the first time reader.
However, there are hints in some books that the astral area, of which these past life regressions cover in the life-between-life revelations, may be a trap in which we reincarnate over and over again in order to provide *something* to somewhere else, maybe in some type of energy format. In physicist/OBEer Tom Campbell's My Big TOE there is an explanation that indicates that the astral area is just one subset to a much greater reality. He explains how the beings we relate to (family friends guides councils) are more like relatable sub-programs, but without freewill. In Robert Monroe's 2 later books humanity has a chance to break out of this astral recycling.
So, I enjoyed this, and even though I have been affected by other books and sources of information like youtube vidoes, to have a perception of the astral plane and these guides and councils as a limiting factor in our higher evolution, it would still be neat to explore past lives or life between life. The Newton method trained people seem to have a high recommendation per this book.
A very interesting book, and an enjoyable way to expand one's thinking.
The first chapter has white noise in the background, then on the second it has an echo as well. Seems to be getting worse.
"slow down Richard Martini!!"
If you are interested in the afterlife this is definitely worth a READ, but not a listen. The author (God bless him) talked far too fast and kept making errors which spoiled the listening experience.There was a lot of information to take in which was impossible since he was reading at the speed of light. I would recommend you buy this book in a readable format
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