Psychology of the ‘dead’

Disclaimer: Please be advised that the following speculation may contain suggestions that could trigger painful thoughts if you are in the midst of experiencing intense grief.

If you changed worlds through the process most of us still call death, and in fact your consciousness survived the transition, how would you change psychologically? How would your thinking change, and would it impact how you’d relate to those still living in human flesh bodies?

This could turn out to be a most important consideration.

It’s also important to note that different sources provide different accounts of what the next life is like. What you watch, hear, read, and in some cases even experience (such as in an NDE) may not be what you ultimately get.

Some accounts suggest that ‘dead’ people exist very much as they did in life on earth with many of the same physical realities in play. Other accounts describe the spirit world as a wonderland of ecstasy and unlimited opportunities to fulfill your heart’s desires without the limitations imposed by material constraints. The bottom line suggestion is that there are different environments to exist in—we don’t all go to the same place.

Yet considering your current understanding of and belief in an afterlife, how would you change psychologically—or would you—by virtue of entering a new environment?

Besides being a matter of curiosity, we may eventually need to take into account that changing worlds also changes our psychology. To best understand what post material luminaries are telling us, let alone people that we know who have crossed, we may need to find strategies for empathizing with their new priorities and perceptions.

To clarify something, mediums and spiritual teachers often say that we don’t change personalities when we make the transition from what we call life to what we call death. However, even if our personalities remain much the same, a radical shift in circumstances and living environment could cause big change, and that’s what I refer to. If you emerge from a blizzard into a nice, toasty paradise, your new circumstances would most likely change your priorities.


If your consciousness survives death and you end up in a new body, whether a physical or energetic body, you’d immediately realize that conventional science (and so many other authority figures) got reality wrong! It was nothing like they said. How would you cope with having been misled your whole previous life? Would you find it amusing or annoying?

If postmaterial persons (PMPs) don’t feel physical pain or get sick anymore, they may not be so sympathetic or empathetic to physical pain that material people feel. It would be more like watching a movie where a character suffers great physical challenges. For the viewers it’s pretty abstract. Postmaterial persons may not experience physical sensations anymore—especially pain—and may have to rely on distant memory to relate to it once again.

If they know that there is no death, and having firsthand knowledge of what changing worlds feels like, they may have entirely different views on what material people consider tragedies. We currently don’t know, for example, if PMPs take murder on earth as seriously as it’s taken here. Anecdotal evidence from mediums and authors suggest that murder victims adapt to their new life, often quickly, and don’t consider it tragic. Some evidence suggests that some murders are planned before incarnating for specific educational reasons.

If they have no more use or need for money, PMPs may lose all connection with the practicalities of finance. They may forget how lack of money is a big obstacle here, not only for people living everyday lives but for research and development of potentially life-changing technologies like the SoulPhone. They could have great ideas for technological advances yet not have solutions for our backwards manners of finance.

If they have a much different experience with what we call lovemaking, or what they experience as sex, they may have lost empathy for what flesh desires are like. This could include psychological factors such as loneliness, boredom, jealousy, mental cruelty, broken hearts, etc. In that world, monogamy may not be the norm and love may be less romantic—not fixated on one individual but more universal.

If they have a first-hand understanding of what we might call karma or pre-incarnation agreements or Earth School curriculum, they might appear unhelpful or aloof to our pleas for help. They may seem not to care when actually they might simply have more insight about how and why things happen to us, especially our challenges. They may not in truth be indifferent to our suffering but instead may know what our larger soul objectives are in the hardships we face.

If they are in a different time-oriented world than we are, often called timelessness or out of time, they might have difficulty tracking our clocks and calendars. We might not account for their change of perception which could dramatically impact how they interact with us.

If they are living in a love-filled environment that so many near-death experiencers report, they may have forgotten what it is like to face earthly fear-based trials and tribulations. If they are never lonely, never feel like an outcast, they may not remember what it’s like.

If they survived death and found themselves in what we call the afterlife, they may have entirely changed their cosmology over what they preached and advocated while here. Would that make them unrecognizable or very different to us, and could we accept it? This sometimes happens for near-death experiencers who come back with radically different views of the universe. A huge unanswered question is how do people who leave material life regard the world that they left? Do they think of it in essentially the same way, or have they changed their minds?

If they step into a life of bliss, will they be at all motivated to lead humanity out of its misery? And further, even if they are motivated, will they have permission or the authority to proceed? For now, we can only speculate. Consider human behavior as a whole. Do the rich and powerful who have more than they could ever need or use feel any motivation to help the poor? Some do, some don’t.

If luminaries from this side cross into a vastly different realm and they follow their passions, they may lose much of their ability to relate to us anymore. As with many NDErs who cannot find words to describe what happened to them, luminaries who changed worlds may also be unable or unwilling to communicate these changes. Alternatively, their experiences in crossing over may amp up their cosmic understanding and compassion for humanity, and they may be eager to share what they learned.

It’s commonly depicted that ‘dead people’ are mental clones of who they used to be as the living people we knew. However, they could be under the influence of vastly different modes of perception and states of consciousness than what we know in the material world. We simply do not know yet and should be prepared for that possibility.


Even though we have thousands of near-death experiences on record and an abundance of channeling and messages via mediums, we have much to learn about the human psychology of changing worlds. This could be one of the greatest areas of study once the SoulPhone™ arrives in its more sophisticated renditions, such as the SoulKeyboard™.

Some depictions of afterlife living show ‘spirits’ maintaining a familiar earthly perspective on the world. Are they trying very hard to relate to us as they believe we need to hear it? Or might this similarity of lifestyle be more indicative of show business, marketing, and maybe some fraud?

Many of us want the SoulPhone to be a pipeline to answer the cosmic questions we have. We need to consider that those from whom we seek answers may not see things as they used to.

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