Sunday, April 30, 2017

Surviving Death by Leslie Kean

While exploring the evidence for an afterlife, I witnessed some unbelievable things that are not supposed to be possible in our material world. Yet they were unavoidably and undeniably real. Despite my initial doubt, I came to realize that there are still aspects of Nature which are neither understood or accepted, even though their reality has profound implications for understanding the true breadth of the human psyche and its possible continuity after death. 

So begins Leslie Kean s impeccably researched, page-turning investigation revealing stunning and wide-ranging evidence suggesting that consciousness survives death. Here she continues her examination of unexplained phenomena that began with her provocative and controversial New York TimesbestsellerUFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record. 

Kean explores the most compelling case studies involving young children reporting verifiable details from past lives, contemporary mediums who seem to defy the boundaries of the brain and the material world, apparitions providing information about their lives on earth, and ordinary people who recount some of the most extraordinary near-death experiences ever recorded. Kean's first book, and her credibility as a seasoned and well-respected journalist, made people take notice of a topic that many considered implausible. This book will do the same this time enriched by Kean s reactions to her own perplexing experiences encountered while she probed the universal question concerning all of us: Is there life after death?"

REVIEW:  I've always wondered, for as long as I can remember, if there is anything beyond physical death. When I spotted this book on Blogging for Books, I knew I had to read it and I was fortunate enough to order the last available print copy for review.

There are some fascinating real life stories and situations in this book that can't be explained rationally. One of the stories I was already familiar with, after watching it on tv a few years ago. This was the story of the young boy who felt he had lived a previous life as a Hollywood agent and actor.  He mentioned many facts about this man's life that were accurate and even relayed them to the deceased man's sister, which she verified. How could a young boy know all of this information about him?  Truly mind boggling.

I learned some new things as well, such as kids who believed they were reincarnated were also born with birthmarks on the exact same body parts where the deceased person was fatally injured. Other must read chapters include mediums and psychics, the author's own supernatural experiences involving her deceased brother, which were plentiful, apparitions, visitations, and hauntings, to name a few. The few chapters that personally didn't interest me as much, I admit I skimmed through and those involved seances, trances, and physical mediumship.  

Overall, I think the author and researcher, Leslie Kean, wrote a highly fascinating and honest book.  You can tell she spent many years studying the topic and compiled a lot of information throughout her research.  Technical terms used in the book were hard to remember at times and there were areas that were dry and too drawn out.  After reading this book, I'm still not sure what to think about something beyond physical death. There may be a possibility that consciousness lives on, outside our bodies but then you wonder, where does it go in the meantime?  Do we all eventually become reincarnated into someone or something else?

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.


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