Coming Soon—Paradigms Shattered


In one corner of tantalizing prospects for the near future on Planet Earth, we have brewing the advent of the soul phone, a device that would let us connect the physical world with the spirit world. “Hello?”

In another corner of the brewery we have the impending disclosure that not only are UFOs real, but that we (which is to say a select few humans) have known about them (and the beings they carry) for decades.

Two major paradigm shattering events are said to be forming in the wings, waiting to debut on the world stage.

But, of course, this is not a top-secret surprise. It’s all there for anybody (even you) to watch at your convenience on YouTube.

Soul phone.



This is the funny world we live in right now. The Internet is oozing over with fascinating breakthrough froth that mainstream media doesn’t touch with a high-flying, laser-guided drone. And, of course, there are great conspiracy theories in place about why your favorite mainstream media outlets are skirting around any discussion of what, if true, would change everything.

Isn’t political protesting by millionaire football players really more worthy of our time than news about the invention of a goofy soul phone?

Isn’t the latest lunacy by the Donald more captivating than the idea that a fleet of aliens might build a wall around Planet Earth to keep us out of the rest of the Universe?

Isn’t another story about how hated Hillary Clinton is more worthy of our attention than coverage of all the lies and secrecy involved in keeping people ignorant about death?

The bottom line is that keeping people in the dark is good for business as usual.
So unless you enjoy woo-woo topics like I do, chances are you are not even aware of the soul phone or the Disclosure Project.


First, let me make this point: whether or not the soul phone or the Disclosure Project are real and true and happening and coming soon to a neighborhood near you, it is significant that the myths of these exist at all! So many people are waiting for a big game-changer. We latch onto these things because as Howard Beale said in Network, “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.”

Second: if either one of them turned out to be true, it would be as Steve Jobs said on his deathbed, “Oh, wow, oh, wow, oh, wow.”

Even if they are myths instead of facts, they are popular among those who embrace them because they/we need hope. So incredibly little in American life is about hope and positive change. It’s as if the whole country has reincarnated into some high-tech, shoot-‘em-up Wild West.


It would definitely be a game changer if we could call Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, or Robin Williams on a soul phone or if some other race of humanoids landed in plain sight and offered us some nectar UFOed in from a distant planet. Either one would be the event of the Millennium.

Or is it just me?

I have never seen a UFO nor have I ever had an in-person chat with a dead person, so for me the fantasy of what it would be like to experience either event fills me with awe. How could the world stay the same?

Or, again, is it just me?

The war to end all wars didn’t end all wars. Millions of people still think that spending billions of dollars to build another Berlin Wall between the United States and Mexico will make America great again. How does that work? Well, the Donald is keeping that information tippy-top secret.

Would the mainstream media along with its thoroughly incompetent online imitators cover an ET landing or a call from heaven with more stupid pet tricks mentality? The movie Contact postulated how the world would react, and I suspect there is much truth there. It showed hordes of religious and New Age fringe groups showing off their banality of cringe-worthy antics turning contact with another species into a circus freak show. I could just see some TV host interrupting an ET describing interplanetary space travel for a commercial break.

Meanwhile, there are a slew of alleged psychic mediums on YouTube who conduct alleged interviews with alleged historical characters. While I have the utmost respect for authentic mediums and channeling, I find myself going nuts over the lame, insulting quality of questions asked of dead people as if the whole show is just a party game. If these spirits are real, Central Casting needs to improve on selecting interviewers.


In comments to YouTube videos, certain people call Dr. Steven Greer, the founder of the Disclosure Project, a fruitcake or a con man. I suspect that most who make comments like that are loose cannon speakers who prefer name-calling over the spirit of research.

I’ve watched several of Dr. Greer’s films on YouTube. I have to take on faith that the people speaking (or disclosing) in the films are who the subtitles say they are. Like many other YouTube viewers, I have no special access to any truth squad or fact-checking service. I cannot be 100% certain that it is not another Christopher Guest mockumentary. But that said, the line-up is pretty impressive and the accounts provided are both chilling and hopeful.

The over-simplified storyline presented in the movie is that hundreds/thousands of humans have had encounters with either UFOs (the crafts) or ETs (the beings) since the 1940s. Some crashed UFOs coughed up dead or even living beings along with technology that could be reverse-engineered. It is alleged that “we” already know how to take advantage of “free energy,” but that the secret cabal in charge of things (unknown even to presidents and other leaders) have guarded this information. Why? Because “old-fashioned” fuels keep humans more enslaved to the few in the penthouse. It seems diabolical that for so long this information has been kept secret, but then the Spanish Inquisition and the Third Reich were powerful, too. Fear is an intense motivator.

On one hand this scenario sounds to me like same-ol’ science fiction pitting good versus evil, just like in Star Wars and Star Trek. If there is a covert ruling class of ultra-wealthy human power brokers in control of planetary politics, the ETs don’t seem to mind playing along by their rules. (What?) Maybe I am just too idealistic thinking that highly evolved (compared to humans) ETs would not cozy-up to narcissistic, sociopathic evil doers.

Greer and others like him have taken up the gauntlet. They are applying whatever pressure and popular support they can muster to force the fullback of secrecy to fumble the ball of truth.


Meanwhile, research is supposedly taking place on the soul phone. Various presentations available online imply that the idea of a soul phone is not so crazy if in fact electronic voice phenomena (EVP) and instrumental transcommunication (ITC) are real. These technologies preview in bits and spurts what a soul phone might perfect.

A soul phone would prove once and for all that death is not the end of life. To me this would have far-reaching impacts. Roberta Grimes shared her view here.

While surely the impact of the soul phone and the social reactions to it are very much up for debate, I think the most interesting part about it would be how it could change everyday life. I look particularly at the view of life we get from the mass media—that depressing morass of conflict, strife, materialism, and callous mediocrity. A soul phone to spirit could be as life-changing to anyone as would a near-death experience be. You could no longer harbor so many of the negative myths and fantasies so deeply perpetrated by so many social forces, including religion and science.


I am not a scientist. I am not an insider with privileged knowledge about work on the soul phone or communication between ETs and humans. I am not a well-connected researcher. I am just an ordinary observer watching with great interest the drama unfold online. Time will tell if those tantalizing us with details of soul phone and UFOs are crackpots or way-showers.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your search engines.

Why near-death experiences intrigue me

God-lightSomeone recently asked me, “Why are you so fascinated with near-death experiences. Why live your life for some distant future and miss living your life now?”

That’s a valid point. A lot of people don’t live for the present. They live for some distant future. Some stay stuck in the past.

I explained that looking at the NDE phenomenon is one way for me to comprehend my present-day reality. Understanding death and the continuity of life helps me make the most of my present life. My studies in near-death experiences and spirituality have helped me shape a life philosophy based on a premise that we should fully live each existence we get.

We’re here for a reason, even if most of us don’t fully understand the scope of that reason. It will be revealed to us later, much as a good college professor will guide students through a maze of lessons and challenges and then later explain the particulars after the exercises have been completed.


Whether it’s Facebook or the newspaper or somewhere else, I constantly hear death stories. One Friday I read an article about a teen-age couple whose life plans were abruptly altered when the male was killed in a motorcycle crash. The following Monday I learned that a client’s husband was also killed in a motorcycle accident.

Then on Facebook I read a post by a woman who wanted to know how to talk to a new friend of hers whose only child just committed suicide.

Sudden deaths seem especially freaky. They take us by surprise. We have to cope with them quickly without any time to prepare mentally. In my case knowing about near-death experiences helps me process these events. My vision of death is much different than those who have not been exposed to much about spiritual adventure.

For example, I have heard first-hand several accounts from people who have “died’ in motorcycle crashes, and who eventually recovered to tell their stories. I have heard from others who have “died” in other kinds of crashes, electrocutions, drownings, heart attacks, combat, and so on. The argument is that these people did not actually “die” because they obviously came back, but I contend, as do they, that they did enter the dying process.

In so many of these accidental near-deaths, including botched suicide attempts, the victims often came back revolutionized in their thinking. They had what Dr. Alan Hugenot, a physicist who had an NDE of his own, calls a “brain shift,” like a total a mental makeover. They had become fearless as to the prospects of dying again (except for those whose NDE was hellish.)

Many had entered another reality for awhile and were confident that this other realm of existence was not a hallucination, dream, or trick of the brain. They often say it was “too real.” They came back with a refreshed look at what it means to live in this physical existence, what is truly important in life, and many vow to make the best of it.

They often have complete shifts in values, usually becoming more about service to humanity and less about ego. Their personality shifts often annoy and frustrate their friends and family who want the old personality back.


For me, the most liberating message garnered from collective near-death experience accounts is that there is a purpose for each of our lives. We’re here for a reason; we’re not just accidents of chaos. All the trials and tribulations of life on this planet are not accidental either.

We are enrolled in Earth School. Go, team, go! Earth life is like playing in an ultra-realistic simulator. There is much more to big-picture life than we can perceive.

Our reason for being here is to negotiate a spiritual reality—not to earn lots of fame and fortune. Success can be something quite simple and has nothing to do with social norms about career and material success. It could be about learning how to love even in adverse situations. It could be simply to find a way to weather the storms of negativity that surround us and to stay in a peaceful spot despite those forces, which is actually not as easy as it may sound. It apparently takes us a bunch of lives to get it.


Becoming familiar with near-death experiences and other spiritually transformative experiences like out-of-body adventures helps me process what so much of society convinces us is tragic. To flip the paradigm that death is horrible—that we actually survive it albeit in a different form—is amazingly freeing for the inner spirit. While there is always room for healthy skepticism, the evidence for soul survival continues to mount.

In many circles it’s still not popular to talk about death in anything but sad and grim terms, so when death occurs in our family or among friends, we’re stuck with suffering the old-fashioned way. When my mother died a few days short of her 93rd birthday our family faced a flood of well-intended condolences. Some people clearly wanted us to be or at least to appear more traumatized that Mom had died. They did not want to hear any scenario but their own, which supported the premise that death is 100% sad and that if we don’t openly suffer, it reveals a shortage of love for the deceased.

What about the suffering that people go through with the decline of their health, the more pervasive presence of daily pain, and bodies that no longer function well? In my mind, my mother is dancing in the streets of heaven overjoyed to be out of her pain-filled physical body and away from her walker. Her quality of life has drastically improved, an impression strengthened by the spiritual reading I do and from listening to the shares from NDErs I have met. Naturally I miss my mother’s physical presence in this physical world, but I fully expect to see her again and believe she still checks in from time to time (in her timeless world.)


NDEs and the paradigm that I call Earth School give me an exciting framework from which to live my life in the present. To me it is not much different than what science does by spending billions of dollars to try and figure out definitely how Earth and all its flora and fauna got here. Answers to big questions.

I won’t know the truth about NDEs until I have a real-death experience. However, going with the idea that we in Earth School have lessons to learn is a great way for me to deal with the downs in life. I think of them not as chance but as part of a lesson plan, and I look for the gifts even in painful circumstances. It helps enormously. It helps me be here now.

Out-of-the-closet woo-woo

Last night I went to an IANDS group in Saratoga, California and listened to author Luis Minero speak about out-of-body experiences. He’s lost count of the times that he has detached his consciousness from his physical body and explored different dimensions of reality.

The sensation of mine that I am most eager to share with you is how utterly normal out-of-body experiences were for this man. Normal. Ordinary. No big deal to do — but a very big deal how significant it is to be able to do it. When you know about how to do it, the world opens up in incredible ways.

In the meantime, just earlier that afternoon I finished reading Proof of Heaven, the new best-seller written by neurosurgeon Eben Alexander about his extraordinary near-death experience, as if any near-death experience isn’t extraordinary!

One of the themes quite regularly repeated throughout his book is how — before his NDE — Eben politely listened to his patients talk about their paranormal experiences, but through the veil of all his medical training, he knew that his patients were misguided. According to his best knowledge, the primo information that the scientific-medical community has put forth, their brains were incapable of what they all told him happened to them. He essentially ignored them. Flat out didn’t listen — until it happened to him.

My dominating thought through receiving all of this input is why aren’t the mainstream media spending more time with this stuff? The news and newspapers drone on with all the regular soap opera and melodrama, often increasing our fear of death and sensitivity to conflict, and yet here not very far away in a book or at a meeting at a church are examples of out-of-the-closet woo-woo in the very public eye.

Paradigms are wobbling and may soon fall. It’s an exciting time to be alive. Weird is the new normal.