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Voyages into the Unknown
Volume 1 of the Exploring the Afterlife
series By: Bruce A. Moen
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I'm just an ordinary human being whose curiosity about human existence beyond death led me to extraordinary experience. If there is any difference between you and me, it is only that my curiosity has already led me to explore and know what lies beyond death in the Afterlife.
Bruce A. Moen
We have always been curious about what lies beyond death. This fascinating volume recounts the story of the author's first voyages past the edge of life, using techniques first developed at The Monroe Institute. A comprehensive look at the science of accessing the afterlife, including the higher states of consciousness that allow this inward travel beyond the boundaries of life. Moen states, "I sailed out and back many times and returned with more knowledge through my own direct experience."
A review from Venture Inward The Magazine of the A.R.E. and The Edgar Cayce Foundation
Voyages Into The Unknown
by Bruce Moen. Hampton Roads.
If this book were a machine assembled by the author, a Colorado engineer, the design would be less than artistic and a bolt or two might benefit from extra torquing, but it would work fine. Bruce Moen's account of his explorations of the Afterlife succeeds because it retraces his experiences with candor and an empirical eye for detail. There is no scarcity of detail, but the writing is in the mode of a personal journal.
The subject is the retrieval of dead persons who are stuck in the nonphysical world and unable to complete the transition into the Afterlife because, for various reasons, their perception is still grounded in the material world. After training at the Monroe Institute near Charlottesville, Virginia, the author continued his quest, finding and helping souls to move on. There are helpers on the other side whose task is to assist the newly dead, explains Moen, but in the case of those who are stuck and thus still oriented to materiality, communication is accomplished more readily by a living person.
Among the dead who are hung up, some know they're dead yet persist in clinging to the earth plane, but most, if the experiences related here are any indication, don't have a clue they are no longer physically alive. All apparently are trapped in their own thought forms, such as the U.S. Army officer who, the author discovered, had been driving his tank in the desert since World War II in the hope of rejoining his unit.
Yes, Virginia, there are ghosts that go bump in the night, and they get busted, too, by people trained to confront and outfox them. Bruce Moen describes several of these hauntings, including the case of "the dancers," a young couple killed in an auto accident on their way to a party. They knew they were no longer physically alive, but having been into alcohol and drugs, they chose to take up residence in a house where the residents indulged in the same habits. Their obsession made it difficult to retrieve the two. Moen, after several failed attempts alone, finally had to call in reinforcements from this world as well as the next to beguile the two spirit hoofers into a group dance -- a sort of gambol that worked -- to get them out of the house.
Once this narrative builds up steam, the reader gets swept along, like the dancers, in the actions of engaging characters. Throughout his retrieval efforts, the author keeps an admirable grip on his credulity and refuses to be gulled by what might simply be his own imaginings. Even after repeated experiments with another participant seem to corraborate their nonphysical meetings and retrievals, his doubts are not quickly discarded. He continually looks over his own shouler, probing and questioning.
There is one angle, however, he doesn't explore in attempting to resolve the question of whether his experiences are real or tricks of the mind: What about telepathy? Surely it's possible for two persons to telepathically exchange ideas and images that meld into a cocreation of impressions, and even scenarios, that are common to both. It's a question perhaps Moen will pursue in his promised sequel. But for now, these voyages work quite well to engross any reader who wants a vicarious trip into the Afterlife.
The reviewer is the author of Edgar Cayce on the Power of Colors, Stones, and Crystals