"Firstly, I do apologize. I could not find the link to message you on the blogger site. Obviously, you are free to ignore this question - it's a touchy subject and I couldn't be offended. Do you believe that the Melvin Morse scandal is a 'teachable moment' for those who are spiritually striving to know about ourselves on higher levels? Have you heard anything from the man himself, about his actions? On one hand, it's obvious he wasn't trying to kill his daughter, but he had researched the benefits in intelligence and happiness in kids who experienced NDEs so much, and wanted her to have what they had. He created a situation of mistreatment that could easily lead to the opposite, or he honestly could have killed the little girl. All the same, it was absolutely child abuse, even the things to which he admitted doing. I believe he's been convicted now, but may appeal. It might be good to give a message in the wake of this about how a "Spiritually Transforming Experience" or Near-Death Experience happens when people need it, trying to force it is foolish and dangerous.
"Perhaps also, no scientist is immune to a touch of dangerous madness - he probably saw it as a kindness to try to provoke a near-death experience in his daughter. Instead of learning true kindness from his experiences with these kids or his own meditation experiences he's written about, something got lost in translation or twisted while he researched NDEs in children, making him desperate to cause his daughter to have one. I was hoping you might have a helpful idea or perspective about this. Really, I think it might be important to keep in mind you can't force yourself or (especially) others in such a way. Wouldn't he have had greater results if they had family meditations, etc.? I just can't imagine there aren't 1,000 better ways to guide a child through their natural spiritual growth! After all, wasn't he the one to quote a child saying, "Life is for living! The Light is for later!"?
"Thank you for your passion about NDEs and fulfilling your mission to spread the word with your books. It's really changed my life - and for opening up and talking about your own childhood experiences! I find your interviews compelling and positive, not like some guru on high, just, 'This is what happened to me, for most, it may be a little different, a lot different, or ineffable.' It's still very courageous. I do hope someday you put together an autobiography, because even the thing you experienced long before your NDEs fascinate me. Thank you for your rigorous work and your honesty! I have read most of your books. I currently only own two - a digital version of I Died Three Times in 1977 (now that you pointed out the pattern of swirling energy, I seem to see people writing about it quite a lot), and Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of The Story (the NYC library is a huge blessing. I found The Big Book of Near-Death Experiences to be really helpful to clarify ideas to my husband, who has a hard time believing in a lot of things, but he definitely is interested. It's a desire to have a knowing that he simply doesn't feel, I think), but am interested in picking up the one you wrote about the new generation, and the one that is mathematically designed as a labyrinth! How did that idea come to you? It's amazing. The subject of the book is very intriguing and the format perhaps more so. Anyway, even if the question is something you don't feel comfortable answering, knowing I can say 'thank you' to you means a great deal to me. I hope you always have a busy travel schedule when you want it."....Katherine
My goodness. So many questions.
As per Mel Morse, there is more involved in his story than has made the headlines. I have known him for a long time, and still cannot figure out why he has taken the road in life that he has. Why he left his first wife and family, has always puzzled me. Why he married this new young wife and had another child doesn't make sense to me either. No, it's not just love. I saw him in Montreal, Quebec, a few days before he was arrested. His wife and daughters were there, too. He gave at that time the best talk I've ever heard him give, and I told him so. He almost collapsed in tears when I said that. We arranged to talk more, as I wanted to know what was going on, but he never came at the time we set. I flew home. He remained to give a workshop, then all of them flew home. The police were waiting for him. Yes, he is in jail. Not sure where or for how long. The woman he married and the daughter she already had, the one he is accused of water-boarding, have a long list of "problems." The truth of this whole affair remains a huge puzzle. . . for all of us.
I will not write a memoir, at least not of my early years. I promised my sister I would not and I will keep that promise. She is afraid others would be hurt if I did, and she may be right. I have and I will continue to write about bits and pieces of my life, and of my later years, when it is appropriate to do so. Suffice it to say, I had five fathers and two mothers, wound up raising myself in many ways - in the sense that I was extremely curious and simply could not be stopped asking questions and "looking around" and finding out things for myself. I did my first double-blind study with a control group at the age of five, testing out mud pies and why some had a certain color and texture and others did not. First grade was a horrible nightmare for me. I was the only kid in school who could see music, hear numbers, and smell color. Got me in trouble again and again. There was so much death then - Pearl Harbor - and I was sooooooooo sensitive. I picked up everything. Played with nature spirits as a child, and did many other things. My biological mother finally married the right man, a police officer. He was a godsend, even though it took me three years to accept him. Wound up spending inordinate lengths of time in the local police station, mostly waiting for Dad to have a coffee break so I could have a ride home. I saw and learned a lot! It wasn't until after I died in 1977, through all the tests I was given, that it was discovered I had been born with dyslexia and synesthesia (multiple sensing). This explained much of my childhood. I became a "normal" human being in high school because I determined to. This worked until I had a mild nervous breakdown at 29.
What saved me was reading a book about Edgar Cayce and having an Edgar Cayce study group invite me to a meeting. Found my home. Bingo! My life finally made sense. I tackled everything after that: became everything - because that was the only way I could understand anything: take it, test it, find out all the variables, test again, try it out, examine. I started Idaho's first non-profit metaphysical corporation called Inner Forum, and through the format of Inner Forum opened up thousands of people, not only in Idaho but throughout the Northwest. I never did anything small. Why, I don't know. Then I died, three times in three months in 1977. I call it the "heavenly sledge hammer effect." Aptly put. The Voice in my third experience directed me into research. Said it was my job. And, I've been doing "my job" ever since. If I told my whole story, no one would ever believe it.
Future Memory is the only book I have written that is a real labyrinth. Every sentence, every paragraph, every page, is part of the math I used to create the labyrinth format. You read through the book as you would walk through a site labyrinth. The book's purpose is to bring your consciousness up to the next highest level possible for you. The book is alive in the sense that it is a brain changer. I was told how to do this by The Voice that spoke to me during my third near-death experience.
Glad you've found much help in the many books I have written. All contain my findings and the stories to back them up. My only departure thus far is Dying to Know You: Proof of God in the Near-Death Experience. This book features the collective, speaking through their own voice, about the collective experience. It is the people, the millions of experiencers who will never write a book or speak on stage. This is their book - bold, direct, what experiencers say. All I did was sum the voice of the many. Hear them - child and adult. It's their turn to talk. Blessings, PMH