Sunday, 11 November 2012

Introduction

Is there a spirit world? Do we go there when we die? Do spirits exist? Can we communicate with them? Are those who believe such things mentally ill, or deluded? Is there any scientific evidence that can answer these questions? The answer to that last question is 'Yes' and here is the evidence that says not all those who hear voices are mentally ill.

Whether you are confused by your own mystical experiences or you are a serious enquirer into such phenomena then this trilogy and the material in this blog may be of interest to you.

The first book in this trilogy, The Tao of Natural Cycles, was initially written with uneducated naiveté when I first engaged in direct communication with a non-corporeal entity in the personage of Lao Tzu the ancient Chinese philosopher.

The second book in the series, DFE, emerged from the need to convey a very important message to other naive sceptics in medicine and social service institutions by using a catalogue of true-life events that challenge modern beliefs about mental illness and spirituality. DFE is written as a fictional narrative in the third person with the kind of creative expression that is denied in clinical reporting.

The third book in the trilogy, The Science of Spirit Possession, was the hardest to write because of the need for serious scientific research and academic rigour. Using the scientific conceptual framework of the 19th century researcher Frederic Myers, one of the founding fathers of the Society for Psychical Research, The Science of Spirit Possession is a doctoral thesis that challenges modern scientific thinking with regard to spirit communication and the soul, and poses the question, 'how do you know what you think you know?'

By using the three very different writing styles of naïveté, creativity and academic rigour,  I hope I have given a very difficult subject a range of expressions that will contribute to a wider understanding of a pluralistic, multi-dimensional universe and our place in it.

You are welcome to download and read any of the three manuscripts from here completely free of charge until they come under contract with a publisher. In the meantime if you would like to make a nominal donation please feel free, and should you wish to pass any comment then all suggestions and criticisms will be gratefully acknowledged.

Enjoy your read and let me know what you are reading.

Thank you.

Terry Palmer