Young People

When I attend afterlife conferences or what I affectionately like to call woo-woo meetings—being any meeting about paranormal phenomena—I see plenty of old people there. (Unfortunately, I am close to that demographic myself, still clinging to a rapidly vanishing middle age.)

I notice a big shortage of young people attending these events.

Sometimes I wonder why that is so. Actually, I wonder what I am missing.

In my own case, I was attracted to woo-woo while still in college—a young person. Psychics who showed up on San Francisco radio shows giving insights and predictions fascinated me. I was intrigued the first time I heard Betty Bethards explain reincarnation and karma. She presented it in a way that sounded logical and certainly seemed to be more fair than business as usual.

If you had any interest in the paranormal back in those days, input was much more difficult to find than today. Mainstream publishers, TV, and Hollywood generally did not go there outside of horror and a little sci-fi. Public libraries were pretty stingy in what they would offer (mostly mainstream.) Studying this stuff seemed pretty fringe and subject to great ridicule.

While I was in college, the United States was in the thick of the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal. As a young person then, I was discouraged at what our government was doing. It refreshed me to think that there was a more fair, just, humane, and purposeful system in charge of humanity than mere humans.

My excitement was not based on religious teachings. I found most churches stuffy and boring. Religion also did not seem to be very forthcoming in answering questions satisfactorily for me. One of the biggest was why do churches supported military warfare; what about “thou shalt not kill” is not clear?

I saw religion as keeping things stuck as they were. Religions I encountered seemed more interested in promoting same ol’ than improving the fate of humanity. They seemed not to be friendly towards creativity and innovation.


The SoulPhone could change how the world works. Communications with deceased friends, relatives, and helpful experts could foist the secret vaults of knowledge wide open. Why do I say this? Because much of the channeling that already exists on this plane, when combined with accounts of near-death experience conversations, offers an exciting new view of reality.

A major point of afterlife research is to further validate the credibility of the messages that come to us via near-death experiences, psychic channeling, trance channeling, and hypnosis. SoulPhone technology would be yet another line of evidence we need to more fully understand exactly who and what we are as humans.

It’s exciting stuff because so much of what people are taught in mainstream culture is a recipe for pain and suffering. So many of our institutions promote slavery to old ways of thinking and doing, such as the acquisition or denial of wealth, violence as an answer, and scientific materialism at the expense of consciousness research.


Many people view the afterlife as not having much to do with life on material earth, as if it’s all about some distant future fluff where angels play harps like Stepford wives and we sing hymns all day long. I think that crossing the divide between the two dimensions has vast potential for how people live life in the here and now.

We’re put on Earth—actually, we put ourselves on Earth—for a reason. It’s not just to get to second base. Knowing more about the cosmic system helps us make the most of the opportunity to live lives in flesh bodies.

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