Overcoming Spiritual Amnesia After Death

We humans have an understandable need to explore our divine nature. After all, we’re energy beings first and physical bodies second. After death our consciousness leaves the physical realm and returns to the non-physical reality. In fact this might happen dozens or hundreds of times if it’s true that we reincarnate.

But because we also suffer from spiritual amnesia, we’re not very good at remembering what happens to the soul after death or between lifetimes. We have to rely upon our religious traditions to provide a map for us.

And because religions are remnants of old instructions that the Custodial “gods” gave to humanity, this map is highly suspect.

When we move into the realm of psychic impressions and hypnotic regressions, we unearth some interesting stuff that might help us to assemble a more accurate map of what really happens to the soul after it leaves the body.

Two compelling sources of such information are Memories of God and Creation: Remembering from the Subconscious Mind by Dr. Shakuntala Modi and The Seventh Sense: The Secrets of Remote Viewing as Told by a Psychic Spy for the US Military by Lyn Buchanan.

Dr. Modi is a psychiatrist who has also written another groundbreaking book called Remarkable Healings: A Psychiatrist Discovers Unsuspected Roots of Mental and Physical Illness. She’s done a lot work with both spirit release therapy and hypnosis, and in Memories of God and Creation she compiles data from her hypnotic subjects to form an intriguing picture of what might happen to the soul at the time of death, after death, and right before coming into a new body through reincarnation.

Some of this information is standard territory – the soul goes through a cleansing period, a life review period, and a schooling period. Then the soul experiences a planning time where it maps out the next lifetime. Throughout it all the soul is completely self-aware and conscious.

My hypnotized patients consistently report that, as the soul comes out of the body, there is no loss of consciousness or of continuity of consciousness. The soul experiences an immediate freedom from any pain and discomfort it was experiencing before death. It feels as alive as it felt before the death of its physical body. It retains all of its memories and attitudes and its personality as before.

Most people Dr. Modi worked with reported similar experiences. They had multiple lifetimes on Earth, they went through the usual share of relatively happy lifetimes mixed with harsh lifetimes of difficulty or war. And they tended to experience death in a similar way – with a great, loving light descending upon them and the appearance of loved ones, angels, or spiritual helpers who guided them to a higher dimension.

I read this book years ago and now I’ve been looking at it again through fresh eyes. I think the first time I read it I was thinking, “Isn’t that cool, there are all these beings of Light who help us reorient after death.”

But I’ve been rereading Chapter Seventeen where she writes about how people describe Heaven. Some excerpts:

. . . If we can imagine the whole realm of Light, or Heaven, as a crystal globe, then the outer edge of that globe is the place where people reenter the Light after the death of their physical body. In this re-entry area, souls go through the cleansing, ventilation, life review, and resting phases of afterlife experience.

Hypnotized people claim that after they’ve rested in Heaven following death, they let go of past-life personality and integrate it into their larger self, making “themselves” much greater than the individual past-life personality. They become a complete spiritual being. They drop their physical form and look like a spark or a ball of Light. They function with their full spiritual capacity and knowledge.

She then describes how people move further into the globe of Light and spend time in different sections, depending on their level of spiritual evolution. Some sections aren’t Earth-like at all and appear to be composed of pure light. While in Heaven, souls plan what they wish to do next. Sometimes they choose to reincarnate on Earth, sometimes they go to other planets. There’s a big theme of people wanting to resolve certain problems they had in earlier lifetimes so as to become wiser and more whole. There’s also another theme of coming back to Earth to uplift others and to help raise human awareness – that’s another big project that appears to be going on.

Throughout this process human guides (humans who aren’t alive on Earth anymore but who have a loving and helpful relationship with that person) and angels are assigned to them to provide assistance. Sometimes they also connect with what is referred to as that person’s “Godhead” – an advanced spiritual being such as Jesus or Buddha who is there to help out, too.

Isn’t that nice of them?

Nowhere in Modi’s book does it mention the possibility of NOT reincarnating. And since she’s pooling firsthand accounts of what happens to the soul after death from hundreds of hypnotized patients, it’s interesting that NOT coming back here never seems to come up as an option.

Prison planet, anyone?

In Remarkable Healings Dr. Modi presents informations about spirit attachment and demonic attachment, which she has learned are big contributors to illness and emotional imbalance. And that book is mostly about how to invoke the help of God, angels, etc. to expel these attachments. The “remarkable healings” she writes about really are amazing, because people have overcome everything from physical illness to mental illness by receiving spirit release therapy.

While I respect her work very much, rereading Memories of God and Creation has been an eye opener. Nowhere in her research is she discovering any way for humans to choose NOT to reincarnate. It’s like we’re predestined to scamper off happily into the “Light” after death (and who wouldn’t be tempted to after seeing dead loved ones and nice looking angels in the Light) and we go up into the God sphere. We rest a bit, learn a few things, and then we have to come back here. Or we go to another planet to experience a new physical body there.

Why?

If our essence is immortal, limitless, pure energy, why do we have to continually stuff it into physical bodies? And why must we experience complete spiritual amnesia in each lifetime so as to never be able to make use of the lessons we’ve learned over all those past lives?

Seems kinda screwy, doesn’t it? Like it’s a game that has been rigged?

If it hasn’t been rigged, and Earth really is a “school” where we’re meant to learn spiritual lessons, why are we never allowed to graduate?

Seems like somebody has set up a perfect, self-contained system for the regurgitation of souls to keep coming back into physical bodies.

And nobody ever questions it. In the New Age community in particular, people seem to just blindly accept that reincarnation is the only gig and that there aren’t any other choices.

The Seventh Sense by Lyn Buchanan offers further glances into the after death experience. Most of the book is about Buchanan’s work doing remote viewing for the military, which is interesting if you’d like to learn more about the various “black operations” using psychics that have been run by the CIA, the Army, and others.

But for me the real “juice” of this book is in Chapter Fifteen. It’s called “The Afterlife.”

In it, he talks about information he gathered over many remote viewing assignments where he was viewing a person at or around the time of their death. He identified four different places that his targets appeared to be going to after death. He calls these “Heaven, “Hell,” “Oblivion,” and “Reincarnation.”

His description of what Heaven was like is very similar to what Modi’s patients said about the outer layers of the God sphere or “globe.” The scenery was very Earth-like and beautiful, and the environment had a blisslike emotional ambiance.

He saw Hell as a place of terrifying “glowing blackness.” He only saw a brief glimpse of an orange glow in the background and something or someone waiting for the person entering this place upon their death. The feeling involved with this place was absolute, unbridled horror that deeply shook Buchanan whenever he encountered it. Certainly it was the complete opposite of the happy heaven-like place he also remote viewed.

Oblivion was a strange experience. In the cases where the person died and then disappeared into oblivion, he literally could find no trace of them at all. Before they died he had a lock on them, remote viewing-wise, but immediately after death they disappeared off his psychic radar. He called this end point “Oblivion,” but it’s also possible they simply went off to points unknown, headed somewhere he wasn’t able to remote view. Whether it was a good, bad, or an indifferent place – we don’t know.

When he saw subjects reincarnating, he would see this as an almost simultaneous transition. One minute he’d be remote viewing someone, and the next minute they would suddenly have different physical and facial features, and they would be in a completely different location with different surroundings and different family members. The interesting thing is that he always saw this new identity in the form of a child of twelve or thirteen years old. He didn’t view them as a baby. He just saw them having one lifetime as an adult, then they died, and then they immediately reappeared as a person of about twelve years old in a completely new situation.

In many spiritual traditions a child is said to be spiritually mature somewhere between the ages of eight to thirteen. In the Catholic tradition children usually have their first Communion around the age of eight. In Judaism, boys have their bar mitvah at about 12 or 13, and girls have their bat mitvah then.

Mystics also have talked about how humans have four energy bodies – the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual bodies. The physical body is there when we are born. The emotional body links into the physical body at around the age of two (hence all the acting out and melodrama during the “terrible twos.”)

The intellectual body links in around the time a child starts school, at around five or six, and the spiritual body comes in later as the physical body has become more mature. Reports vary about when this is, depending on the mystical tradition, but it would seem to match that time frame of eight years to thirteen years.

So it’s interesting that Lyn Buchanan didn’t even see the person as EXISTING until they were twelve or thirteen years old. Maybe that’s the time frame when a person finally has all those energy bodies integrated and is fully “at home” in physical form.

Buchanan often thought that he would find evidence of people hanging around as ghosts after they died or perhaps some would go on to reincarnate on other planets, but none of the targets he was assigned to appeared to undergo those experiences after death. Maybe he simply didn’t have targets that experienced that.

But again, Buchanan’s remote viewing of the afterlife failed to show anything that would suggest that the human soul has an option to return to pure “energy being” form and avoid reincarnation. Except for when he viewed souls disappearing into what he called “Oblivion.” Perhaps those targets went off his radar at that point because they were returning to a truly non-physical dimension that was no longer a holding pen for human souls.

It would be nice to have the option, wouldn’t it? Is the best we can hope for when we die a brief “vacation” in a God “sphere” or heaven between lifetimes, tea with the loved ones, and then we have to sign up for another tour of duty down here?

Why?

Who made those rules?

Can we make new ones?

Added:  PS:  Please have a peek at the comments posted in response to this blog entry. I reveal some more information related to this article, plus we have some wonderful comments from readers.

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10 Responses

  1. Systembuster, I’m really really enjoying your blog. You’re writing with a curiosity that’s very refreshing.

    People in spiritual and new age circles seem to believe that reincarnation is a “beautiful” concept. The idea that our souls choose different lives in order to “grow and evolve” is very alluring.

    But you’re right. We’ve gotta ask ourselves, “Why? Why do souls, which are supposed to be extensions of Infinite Consciousness, have to learn lessons?”

    What is going on here? Why are our souls manifesting in this physical plane anyways?

    I hear many gurus say that Infinite Consciousness wanted to play with itself, so it decided to divide into separate physical beings in order to experience itself from multiple perspectives. Alan Watts thought of our universe as a cosmic game of “hide and seek.”

    I used to be satisfied with this answer. But now I realize that it makes no sense. Why the hell would Infinite Consciousness even want to experience this physical world, full of suffering and death? Even nature, which can seem beautiful, is bound by the law of “survival of the fittest.” Definitely doesn’t seem like the place I would want to be in, if I had a choice!

    We have several Eastern traditions, like Taosim and Buddhism, that supposedly have figured out a way off the karmic wheel of reincarnation. Although I find some value in these philosophies, I don’t think that they’re the answer,

    What do you think? Have you come across any knowledge regarding this matter?

  2. Question: Do you think a person’s perceptions/beliefs and conditioned thinking could influence what they believe the afterlife to be even under hypnosis?
    Question: Could Buchanan have made categories based on these peoples’ beliefs and perceptions of the afterlife?
    The idea of angels and guides and contracts and mapping out next lives makes it all kind of like a business transaction. Another system made of hierarchies and sequential steps in a place where there is supposedly no such thing as time. I too have read alot of things that sounded cool but upon later inspection looked quite suspect.
    And yes, who says we have to come back?
    Your articles are quite interesting…thanks…

  3. By the way, before I forget to add this – In Lyn Buchanan’s discussions of how he remote viewed various targets after death, he let loose another bombshell which I think is a very important point to consider because it raises key issues about the nature of time.

    Usually we think of reincarnation as happening in a linear fashion. We live in 1600, we die. We fight in the Revolutionary War in America in the 1700’s, we die. We have twenty children and die giving birth to our twenty-first child somewhere in India in the 1800’s. Etc.

    Well, Buchanan noticed on one remote viewing occasion that he witnessed someone from the current day whom he had been remote viewing suddenly reappear after death in a different location – and it ALSO APPEARED TO BE IN AN EARLIER TIME PERIOD. He viewed a skinny young boy standing on a porch overlooking the sea wearing a specific style of toga that appeared Grecian. Later Buchanan did some research and discovered that the boy had been wearing what appeared to be a toga like those worn by the citizens of ancient Minoa, an early Greek civilization dating back to pre-Hellenic (classic) Greece.

    So that’s another interesting factor to consider – that we reincarnate into different time periods, not necessarily sequential ones moving us forward in time.

    Now…..since people always hear from their “guides” and “angels” in these afterlife experiences in Heaven that they need to come back down to Earth to master certain lessons or heal particular relationships with other humans, apparently this can also occur in different points on the conventional timeline.

    But we still have that damned spiritual amnesia which makes it VERY difficult to remember what we came there to do! And that’s the piece of the puzzle that to me seems very Custodial, very sinister. I was always willing to buy the whole lovey dovey construct “It’s all about learning how to love and forgive and advance spiritually” that we’re always told about reincarnation until I started to peel back these other layers.

    Now, to respond to your wonderful comments. (Thanks for contributing them, by the way!)

    Jung: Yeah, in New Age circles they’ve really programmed us to fall for the “glamor” of reincarnation. Plus, after you open up psychically you start to have actual recall of many lifetimes (I certainly have.) And that’s all very exciting and intriguing and can keep you preoccupied for a while.

    But at some point in the journey toward a deeper level of self-knowledge, you sure have to go, “Why?

    And as you say, this is a cruel yet beautiful place. On this planet very few life forms can exist without eating other life forms. Plants survive on minerals and oxygen, and since energy exists within all things, you could even say that plants and their need to consume minerals or oxygen is just another variation on the “Dog eat cat, cat eat mouse” system we’re all locked into.

    And surely there must be other systems we could be a part of? Ones which don’t require consuming other beings in order to live? If we’re eternal energy beings, do we have to “eat” as energy beings? Or do we draw nourishment directly from an infinite spiritual Source? That would seem to be more likely.

    So what the heck are we doing down here? 🙂

    I think pieces of the eternal puzzle of how to get off the “wheel” of reincarnation can be found scattered across a myriad of sources, in bits and pieces, and also if we keep probing into afterlife accounts I think we will find more clues.

    I have my own thoughts and suspicions on the subject, but I’m reluctant to lay them out here until they are more formulated. Stay tuned!

    Bev: I think you’re right, that a person’s preconceived notions of what they believe the afterlife to be like could well influence what they report during hypnosis. But Dr. Modi worked with a nice cross-section of people from different races, nationalities, religious and non-religious backgrounds, as have many other researchers doing similar work, and the scary thing is that there is a lot of consensus about what happens. It’s like we’re not able to come up with any new stories! You think we’d be more original!

    Buchanan says he devised the four categories of “zones” where people went after death as his own creation, they were just the way he grouped them. He came up with the words although he never claimed that what he was viewing was actually “Heaven,” “Hell,” etc. He described them instead as “A heaven-like place,” “A hell-like place.”

    He also wrote that some of the most “evil” people he encountered through remote viewing did NOT go to the “Hell” -like place, which was interesting.

    He doesn’t reveal a lot about the nature of his targets because that info is all supposed to be classified – how annoying! 🙂 But I would imagine he viewed a good cross section of people – people from other countries and cultures, with different religious backgrounds, some of whom may have been “good” people and others who may have been spies or assassins or dictator types. I wish he were able to reveal more about this process.

    The point is that he wouldn’t have known what his subjects’ beliefs were about the afterlife because in remote viewing you’re not given that type of information when you lock onto a target. But, it is very possible that what he saw was directly related to that person’s particular belief structures. We just can’t say for sure based on his work.

    And Bev, I love your idea of these contracts and agreements that we make between lifetimes being like a business transaction. There is something very powerful and disturbing about that idea. And why would ANY of that be necessary if, as you mention, this is happening in a reality or dimension where there is no concept of time, since the spirit is eternal? Since when did the human soul become a commodity, to be bartered, sold, and negotiated over by mysterious beings?

    I have more info about spiritual contracts and some research about how to break them and so forth. Again, more will be shown as I explore things from different angles here. Right now I’m working at laying a foundation of ideas to help people enter into the subject matter. But thank you for raising some important and intriguing questions.

    Thanks for both of your comments, Jung and Bev.

    PS: One thing that really got me ticked off about this whole afterlife business was a bunch of shamanic experiences. I have had gifted shamans do journeys for me and I have also done a lot of shamanic work myself, and even within that system, the “land of the dead” consists of drearily predictable dimensions. A land where everyone runs around all happily united with family members. A dimension where you visit a healing temple to receive healing and clearing, especially after traumatic lifetimes. And a “hell-like” place which mostly seems to be about people who feel tremendous guilt and self-judgment who literally consign themselves to a nasty, dark zone until they learn to love themselves a bit more! These places are exactly what hypnotized subjects reported in Modi’s research.

    How annoying!

    There MUST be other options for the spirit after death.

    Stay tuned.

    • This is a very good article and brings up some great points. The whole New Age reincarnation thing seems like total nonsense. We are all souls and all equal in power, so to even entertain that we have ‘higher’ spiritual beings like angels and guides helping us out is ridiculous. Weren’t we all inherently created with everything that we needed to be our own guides, our own angels and our own teachers??
      I’d hate to think that I have to rely on some other damn hierarchy to get anywhere.

      If you are further interested in this subject, I highly recommend the work of the late Dr Karla Turner who was a very astute, criticial alien abduction researcher and also an abductee herself. I also recommend the works of James Bartley and Eve Lorgen. All the works can be found online.
      Interestingly, I found this part of an interview of an abductee extremely important:

      “I can give you one thought to contemplate: What the term karma is given to people as a justifier for their memories of previous lives, which they lived because their consciousnesses had been recycled by the aliens may not be because of the karmic law. In my opinion we don’t know what is the natural process of consciousness to transform or move forward. We only know that we have been told to behave or otherwise we could wake up as pigs. We are being told that we remember past live because of reincarnation, not because someone has reincarnated us. There is a huge difference here and I believe the technology for doing this is being kept hidden and it would be very precious for humanity if they don’t already have it.”

      From http://evelorgen.com/wp/articles/military-abduction-milabs-and-reptilians/interview-with-maarit-a-scandinavian-milab/

      My two cents is that if there are indeed ‘angels’ and ‘guides’ telling us how to think and which path to take even after death then it is just more illusion. I for one will not be taking their advice when my time comes. They can kiss my ass. Because as far as I’m concerned I am my own sovereign being and I do not need any one else other than myself to be telling me what to do.

  4. This is a very good article and brings up some great points. The whole New Age reincarnation thing seems like total nonsense. We are all souls and all equal in power, so to even entertain that we have ‘higher’ spiritual beings like angels and guides helping us out is ridiculous. Weren’t we all inherently created with everything that we needed to be our own guides, our own angels and our own teachers??
    I’d hate to think that I have to rely on some other damn hierarchy to get anywhere.

    If you are further interested in this subject, I highly recommend the work of the late Dr Karla Turner who was a very astute, criticial alien abduction researcher and also an abductee herself. I also recommend the works of James Bartley and Eve Lorgen. All the works can be found online.
    Interestingly, I found this part of an interview of an abductee extremely important:

    “I can give you one thought to contemplate: What the term karma is given to people as a justifier for their memories of previous lives, which they lived because their consciousnesses had been recycled by the aliens may not be because of the karmic law. In my opinion we don’t know what is the natural process of consciousness to transform or move forward. We only know that we have been told to behave or otherwise we could wake up as pigs. We are being told that we remember past live because of reincarnation, not because someone has reincarnated us. There is a huge difference here and I believe the technology for doing this is being kept hidden and it would be very precious for humanity if they don’t already have it.”

    From http://evelorgen.com/wp/articles/military-abduction-milabs-and-reptilians/interview-with-maarit-a-scandinavian-milab/

    My two cents is that if there are indeed ‘angels’ and ‘guides’ telling us how to think and which path to take even after death then it is just more illusion. I for one will not be taking their advice when my time comes. They can kiss my ass. Because as far as I’m concerned I am my own sovereign being and I do not need any one else other than myself to be telling me what to do.

  5. Unfortunately, this is not a “school” as many new-agers believe. Rather, it is a prison, which was setup by extra-terrestrials through soul traps that are orbited among the planet.

    Here’s an enormous thread regarding the Trap System that we are currently surrounded by.

    http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1424450/pg1

    • Dude, I thoroughly agree! In fact I was thinking about the ‘school’ thing yesterday and I was thinking how absurd it is. In this world where children are brutally murdered and abused, where war is an every day thing and people go through so much pain and suffering. It is bullshit. How much pain and suffering to people need to learn that it hurts? Absolute New Age nonsense from dark entities who feed off this shit.

  6. wonderful piece–thank you! Now I think I have to read Lyn’s book!

    You ask why Lyn never encountered anyone who hadn’t been reincarnated. Could it be his sample was people from earth? Maybe some souls do evolve to not having to reincarnate which might have something to do with the “oblivion” thing–just a thought.

  7. The key is living life through the heart/soul and not through the mind. There’s absolutely no way to figure it out through the mind and to try to do so is insanity. Once one is connected through the heart they get all the answers they need to know while feeling completely supported. The more discontent, confused, frustrated a person feels the more off they are. The key is one’s heart.

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