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‘Answers About The Afterlife’ by Bob Olson

Bob Olson is a former skeptic and private investigator who began investigating evidence of life after death after the passing of his father in 1997. This event ignited questions in Bob that he never before considered, so he decided to use his skills as a private eye to investigate the afterlife. Bob is the host of “Afterlife TV with Bob Olson.”

Whether you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, curious about what happens when we die, or pondering your own mortality, this book offers perspectives that are well thought out and simply stated. 

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EDITORIAL REVIEWS

Bob Olson’s new book, “Answers About The Afterlife,” is an excellent read. Like his interviews on Afterlifetv.com, Bob’s book is genuine and engaging. He presents his ideas and conclusions with an organic logic, making potentially challenging concepts simple to digest. Answers About The Afterlife stretches beyond belief systems respectfully, eliminating competition and resistance, setting the reader’s own curiosity free. Bob’s work is a true inspiration to keep asking the questions that matter.

NATALIE SUDMAN, author of “Application of Impossible Things: A Near Death Experience in Iraq”


My friend, Bob Olson, has written a wonderful and well-researched guide to the Afterlife. He carefully answers many of the questions and concerns we all have about the other side. The chapter on past lives resonates very much with my own studies of reincarnation and the benefits of past life regressions. I highly recommend “Answers About the Afterlife.”

~ BRIAN L. WEISS, MD, author of “Many Lives, Many Masters”

What happens when we die? This is one of humankind’s most important and enduring questions. “Answers about the Afterlife” brings a fresh and exciting perspective to this ancient question. Bob Olson presents an impressive compilation of many lines of evidence that converge on the conclusion that the afterlife is, in a word, real. Innumerable common questions about the afterlife are addressed. This book is well written and enthusiastically recommended.

~ JEFFREY LONG, MD, author of the New York Times bestselling “Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences”

Congratulations Bob Olson. Your book: ANSWERS ABOUT THE AFTERLIFE is perhaps one of the most in-depth and comprehensive guides I have ever read on the subject of life after death. I would call it the encyclopedia of the afterlife. This should be required reading for every soul who has ever pondered their heavenly heritage.

~ JAMES VAN PRAAGH, Spiritual Medium & author of “Growing Up In Heaven”

Bob Olson has taken his education, experience and passion for being an investigator and applied them to the study of the afterlife, death and dying, and the world of spirit, sharing what these topics can teach us about life. This book is a wonderful map for those seeking their own discoveries as they explore the infinite possibilities.

~ ANITA MOORJANI, New York Times Best Selling Author of “Dying To Be Me”

What a useful book. This is a clearly laid out resource, carefully researched and well thought out. Each topic is considered and approached in a logical and balanced way, and explained in sufficient detail to answer the questions fully. If you want one book to help you understand everything that has been found out about the afterlife, this could be it.

~ JENNY COCKELL, author of “Across Time and Death: A Mother’s Search for Her Past Life Children”

This is a wonderful book that will change the lives of enquirers in this area, who may well be bereaved and lost and lonely, they can rely upon Bob’s vast exploration and understanding to guide them on their journey.

Bob is a colossus in his field and is respected worldwide and this book demonstrates why. I recommend it wholeheartedly to you, as Bob will heal both worlds with this genuine and detailed investigation.

~ MAVIS PITTILLA, Spiritual Medium

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Letters to my Immortal Beloved by Petra Gerda Paul

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Letters to My Immortal Beloved is a short, touching collection of letters that Petra Gerda Paul wrote to her husband after his death.

Petra’s husband had Alzheimer’s, a heartbreaking disease for everyone involved. Petra writes very simply and honestly about some lessons she learned as a caretaker, and about the power of love to heal the deep grief of the loss of a loved one. Her insights are touching and humbly profound.

Well done, Petra … I hope this lovely book will be helpful for others who have had similar experiences, and inspiring for all who read it.

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AfterlifeTV Interview, Part 3 has been posted

Bob Olson’s third interview of me for Afterlife TV is now posted and ready for viewing here … or you can watch it on YouTube here.

This is the 3rd interview that I’ve done with Bob. If you missed the first ones, you’ll find them on the Afterlife TV webpage (here), just scroll down below this latest interview.

Bob has interviewed many, many interesting people through his Afterlife TV program. It’s worth a browse through the archives.

Thanks Bob – it’s always fun speaking with you!

 

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Dean Radin’s new book released: Supernormal

Dean Radin’s new book is out: “Supernormal: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities.

I haven’t read this book (it was just released today), but will go out on a limb and recommend it because Dean Radin’s other books are excellent. Check it out here: Supernormal

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Book Review: “Divining Truth”

Toni Elizabeth Sar’h Petrinovich’s book ‘Divining Truth’ is packed with insight and perspectives that explain and expand ideas of reality.

Toni channels what she refers to as divine Source, answering questions that she’s received from clients through years of readings. These aren’t the pat answers, and follow no creed or belief system. Each chapter offers insight into a broader and wider reality, reminding the reader to stretch out of the limited view of the physical world we think we know.

Toni’s book is bold and readable, packed with thought-provoking insight and applicable perspective. It’s well worth reading if you’re hunting for a well written book to expand your mind. It’s available from Toni through her website www.sacredspaceswa.com or from amazon.

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Reflections on Afterlife of Billy Fingers

‘Afterlife of Billy Fingers’ by Annie Kagan is a lightweight book about Ms Kagan’s communications with her brother Billy after he died.

Billy was an alcoholic and drug addict, and Ms Kagan’s portrait of him is of a wild hearted, troubled, trouble-making and charming man.

His afterlife communications with her offer an example of why old wisdom teaches “judge not.” From our limited perspective here in a physical world, we don’t have all the information. We don’t know what others have intended for their experience here, or what value their whole selves gain from their lives. Judging them only reveals our own limitation and ignorance.

Practicing discernment and personal choice as to what we want to experience in our own physical life movie is necessary and wise. That’s possible to do without judgment on the people or situation we’re choosing to bypass or jettison. A transforming distinction, if one applies it to the choices and decisions in life.

Afterlife of Billy Fingers is a lightweight book written at about an eighth grade reading level, a story that doesn’t convey much reflection or deep thought, but it’s a quick read with a lovely and powerful little gem of love: judge not.

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Application of Impossible Things Featured Book

My book “Application of Impossible Things” is being featured by the publisher, Ozark Mountain Publishing. Discounted! Available for order online! Read reviews on their website!

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Ozark has some other interesting books available as well – browse around.

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Update: radio interview March 13

My interview with Wendy Garrett on www.empoweradio.com has been changed to March 13.

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Online radio interview

NOTE: date change! Interview rescheduled – will post new date when I know it for sure (probably March)

Wendy Garrett will interview me for her show on Empower Radio on Jan 23. Not sure what time it will air – will post that closer to the date along with the link to her show.
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How to Live Our Lives (or You’re Asking Me?!)

I’ve had a few emails from readers of Application of Impossible Things, asking me if I have advice for “how to live our lives.”

This is, at first glance, an alarming question to me. Why are they asking me?! Everyone’s life is their own, and I sincerely believe that each individual knows or can know best how to live their own life.

My first knee jerk thoughts are of religions that are loaded with advice about how to live our lives. “Act this way; do this and never do that” – dogmas that too often are based on the politics of power and engender fear. I think too about all the self help books out there professing that they have a perfect ten step secret to a perfect life.

In my experience, those rules and steps are like a costume. You can put them on, but then all you’ve got is you in a costume, eventually feeling frightened and defensive from trying so hard to be “good.” If you mess up on one of them, will you go to hell? If you do something “bad” will bad things happen to you seven times? Fear is no way to live a life – I am pretty sure about that.

Shudder.

But that’s not to say that sometimes we don’t each need a little help, or that there’s not reason to give each other a little lift if possible, right? I’ve been helped along in my life by many people showing up at just the right time: something someone says, or a book someone gives me or an idea that I’d never thought of before.

In thinking about this question,  then, I came to the conclusion that my book could hold some self help assistance, but I hope it requires the reader to think a little for themselves, to ponder, and to come to whatever help they’re looking for by means of re-imagining who they are, what it means to be conscious, and what reality might be. By changing the perspective from which we view ourselves and our actions or experiences,  we shift and change.  Maybe my book offers that to some of those who are looking for it.

I think that if we move toward the question “Who am I?” and look for the paths that allow us to experience the answer to that question, then the “way to live our lives” becomes a natural by-product. We don’t have to “try” to be “good” – we don’t have to put on a costume. We eventually come to realize we are fundamentally good, and we come to know how to be and how to live our lives – even when it might not conform to someone else’s ideas about what constitutes “good” or “perfect” or “holy” or any other measure of an idea or dogma outside ourselves.

Searching out others’ answers to my questions has been valuable in some instances, but even then, the internalization of their wisdom, the digestion of what they’ve told me, happens within myself. They don’t do it for me; I do for myself. When someone else answers my questions, then I have two questions: the original one, and “is this other person right?” Sometimes it helps to get someone else’s ideas, perspective, reading, insight … it lights up a bulb inside that might have been hard to see without their help. It can be invaluable. Even if I conclude that they were mistaken, that light might be triggered by something they told me. So it can be valuable, but it’s never the end of the story …

At some point it will always come down to looking within the self, choosing, sometimes making an effort to shift, making a personal decision and application of will – or of letting go. At least for me, at some point I know that I’ll have to stop asking others for ideas. I’ll have to pause and sit within my own silence, asking myself and waiting patiently for the answer.

I guess that might be my only advice. ?

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