For a great many years there has been a debate over the subject of life after death. The hardcore sceptical scientist will not entertain the possibility that anyone could live after death. These preconceived notions have been brought into their research programmes, wit the inevitable result that the conclusions have been negative. Academic protocols have been altered to give a bias towards a negative outcome.
This behaviour has its roots in the fear of losing their prestige and funding should they retract previously held views and it must be said that a positive outcome to an experiment of this kind would cause considerable anxiety in both the academic and clerical disciplines. It would require much re-writing and discarding of existing material. The price for the sceptic would in short be too high.
Happily, there are scientists of integrity who will approach the subject without such preconditions. One such is Professor Gary Schwartz, author of ‘The Afterlife Experiment: Breakthrough Scientific Evidence Of Life After Death’. His collected data over many years’ supports the evidence of sensitive’s since the days of ancestor worship that consciousness is independent of the brain and does not require a physical body to manifest its presence. In short, mind and brain are entirely separate.
Mediums are tested in different ways according to the skills they exhibit. The skills may include independent voice or partial or full materialisation. These tests are conducted all over the world, and impressive results have been seen.
The problem we have with this phenomenon is that we are dealing with activities that are beyond the ability of scientific instruments to measure, and rely on human agents with varying ability and agenda.
There has been a change of emphasis in the training and testing of mediums. Physical phenomena are timeconsuming and time is money these days. Researchers are reluctant for the reasons given above to be seen to press for this kind of research, and we must look for future rich philanthropists’ of the order of Arthur Findlay to carry on this work.