Has a Loved One Died?

Spiritual and Grief Counseling Resources That May Help in Connection with the Loss or Illness of a Loved One:

I believe that we are all on a spiritual journey. Below are just some of the books that had a profound influence on my spiritual journey, shaping my world view and my understanding of life, death, and our spiritual life between physical lives. I began this part of my spiritual journey after the death of my first son, Jonathan (a preemie who lived for just one day). My journey continued through the death of both of my parents and several “discussions” with them from beyond. All of the books on this list (and hundreds more like them) offer what I consider to be conclusive proof that what we call “death” is merely a continuation of our spiritual journey. We are not human beings who have an occasional spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having multiple human experiences. Regardless of your current religious or spiritual views, if you have ANY doubt whatsoever about the reality of eternal life, I encourage you to read some or all of these books. If you have very limited time, start with either one of the first two listed below.

Evan Farr’s Spiritual Book List 

Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives: A truly life-changing book containing groundbreaking discoveries by Michael Newton, PhD., that reveal the mystery of life in the spirit world after death on Earth―irrefutable proof that our consciousness survives our physical death. Contains the record of 29 people who recall, via hypnosis, their experiences between physical deaths. You will learn specifics about:

  • How it feels to “die”
  • What you see and feel right after physical death
  • The truth about “spirit guides”
  • What happens to “disturbed” souls
  • Why you’re assigned to certain soul groups in the spirit world and what you do there
  • How you choose another body to return to Earth
  • The different levels of souls
  • The purpose of life

Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life Between Lives: Followup book by Michael Newton, PhD. (also designed for the enjoyment of first-time readers who haven’t read Journey of Souls), that includes 70 additional case histories of living people who were regressed into their lives between lives. Destiny of Souls explores:

  • Our purpose on Earth
  • Soul mates and spirit guides
  • Spiritual settings and where souls go after death
  • Soul travel between lives
  • Ways spirits connect with and comfort the living
  • The soul-brain connection
  • Why we choose certain bodies when we incarnate

Diary of a Death Doula: 25 Lessons the Dying Teach Us About the Afterlife, by Debra Diamond, Ph.D. : The author is not only a volunteer death doula with hospice but also a practicing psychic and a medium. She seeks to share what she has learned in the hope of expanding our culture’s understanding of death — and lessening the fear surrounding it.

Talking to Heaven: A Medium’s Message of Life After Death: This is the book that introduced me to the world of life after death.

One Last Time: A Psychic Medium Speaks to Those We Have Loved and Lost: Contains dozens of compelling examples from John Edward that defy skepticism.

After Life: Answers from the Other Side:  More compelling examples that help prove the reality of eternal life, also by world-reknowned medium John Edward.

Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon–Survival of Bodily Death: Seminal book by Raymond Moody, MD, coining the term Near Death Experience and documenting the reality of the NDE — further evidence of our lives after physical death.

The Light Beyond: Followup book by Dr. Moody, refuting all the naysayers who criticized his first book, Life After Life.

At the Hour of Death: A New Look at Evidence for Life After Death: Scientific study establishing the reality of the Near Death Experience.

The Afterlife Experiments: Breakthrough Scientific Evidence of Life After Death: Scientific documentation of the validity of afterlife communications.

Many Lives, Many Masters: The seminal book by Brian Weiss, MD, scientifically documenting, via past-life regression, the reality of reincarnation and the purpose of our lives’ journeys.

Your Soul’s Plan: Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born. Author Robert Schwartz explores and explains the reality that we are all eternal souls who plan our lives, including our greatest challenges, before we are born for the purpose of spiritual growth.

From Hospice Net, Inc.:
A Guide to Bereavement, Mourning, and Grief
Frequently Asked Questions About Grief
Grief During The Holidays
How Men Handle Grief

From Recover-From-Grief.com (a site by Jennie Wright, a Registered Nurse and Certified Grief Counselor) 
The 7 Stages of Grief

Finding Local Support Groups

From WebHealing.com (a site devoted to Healing from Grief, by local Grief Counselor Tom Golden).
Time: How Long Will It Take?

The Invisible Cloak

Articles by professionals and laypeople about their own experiences with loss

Grief and Healing Discussion Forums

From GriefNet (a site by Cendra Lynn, Ph.D., a Psychologist and Certified Traumatologist)
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