Flipside: A Tourist's Guide on How to Navigate the Afterlife

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What happens after we die?

Author and award winning filmmaker Richard Martini explores startling new evidence for life after death, via the "life between lives," where we reportedly return to find our loved ones, soul mates and spiritual teachers. Based on the evidence of thousands of people who claim that under deep hypnosis, they saw and experienced the same basic things about the Afterlife, the book interviews hypnotherapists around the world trained in the method pioneered ...

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Overview

What happens after we die?

Author and award winning filmmaker Richard Martini explores startling new evidence for life after death, via the "life between lives," where we reportedly return to find our loved ones, soul mates and spiritual teachers. Based on the evidence of thousands of people who claim that under deep hypnosis, they saw and experienced the same basic things about the Afterlife, the book interviews hypnotherapists around the world trained in the method pioneered by Dr. Michael Newton, as well as examining actual between life sessions. The author agrees to go on the same journey himself, with startling and candid results, learning we are fully conscious between our various incarnations, and return to connect with loved ones and spiritual soul mates, and together choose how and when and with whom we'll reincarnate. The author examines how "Karmic law" is trumped by "Free will," with souls choosing difficult lives in order to learn from their spiritually; no matter how difficult, strange or complex a life choice appears to be, it was made in advance, consciously, with the help of loved ones, soul mates and wise elders. Extensively researched, breathtaking in scope, "Flipside" takes the reader into new territory, boldly going where no author has gone before to tie up the various disciplines of past life regression. near death experiences, and between life exploration. In the words of author Gary Schwartz, Phd, once you've read "Flipside" "you'll never see the world in the same way again."

Praise for "FlipSide"

"Richard has written a terrific book. Insightful, funny, provocative and deep; I highly recommend it!"
Robert Thurman ("Why the Dalai Lama Matters")

"Inspiring, well written and entertaining. The kind of book where once you have read it, you will no longer be able to see the world in the same way again."
Gary E. Schwartz ("The Sacred Promise")

"Everyone should have a Richard Martini in their life."
Charles Grodin ("If I Only Knew Then... What I Learned From Mistakes")

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"Richard has written a terrific book. Insightful, funny, provocative and deep; I highly recommend it!"
- Robert Thurman, author of Why the Dalai Lama Matters

“Inspiring, well written and entertaining. The kind of book where once you have read it, you will no longer be able to see the world in the same way again.”
- Gary E. Schwartz, author of The Sacred Promise

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781624670756
  • Publisher: Premier Digital Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Author and Award Winning Filmmaker Richard Martini has written and/or directed 9 indie films. A former free lance journalist for Variety, Inc.Com, Premiere and other magazines, a graduate of the Masters of Professional Writing Program at USC this is his debut non-fiction book on a topic that's been haunting him since the death of a soul mate. After a dream vision of visiting his friend in the Great Beyond, Martini went on a literary quest to find out what the prevailing science and philosophical opinions on the Afterlife are. He journeys into Tibetan Philosophy, makes documentaries in Tibet and India, and eventually is introduced to the work of the Newton Institute, founded by renowned author and hypnotherapist Dr. Michael Newton ("Journey of Souls"). The book contains interviews with numerous hypnotherapists who talk about past life regression and life between life therapy where they help patients examine their immortal identity. He documents some rather startling hypnotherapy sessions including his own, which confirms for him the research that Dr. Newton has pioneered. Touching upon quantum physics, near death experiences, the history of hypnosis and clairvoyant experiences, Martini connects them together with evidence that argues consciousness appears to exist outside of our physical selves, and is connected to our higher spiritual selves in an eternal, yet evolving manner. He discovers that life after death is a return to the source of all things, to the source of our existence, where we gather up the courage and fortitude to make another journey back to Earth with our loved ones, to examine another life where we can learn deep spiritual lessons. "We choose our parents, and together with our loved ones, choose what life we'll lead, whether difficult or not." He takes the reader through this remarkable journey in a clear, concise manner, making the trip enjoyable and easy to comprehend. As one critic put it to him recently, "This book isn't just fantastic, it's profoundly fantastic."
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  • Posted April 4, 2014

    I enjoyed reading this book for entertainment. Let me tell you i

    I enjoyed reading this book for entertainment. Let me tell you it is NOT a tourist guide to the afterlife. The subjects come up with the stories after hours of hypnotic trance. I'm sure their subconscious relents to this.It is about past life regression. The author's philosophy is revealed at the end. Even the children in the book are encouraged to come up with anecdotes.
    I don't recommend this book for impressionable people. There are no good or evil people . All sorts of evil are just a role you pick to fulfill your destiny. Everything is alright . If you buy into that. There is no condemnation, no matter how depraved the crime. I don't agree with such nonsense.

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  • Posted January 3, 2012

    Interesting book - you must check it out!!

    Richard Martini's book Flipside is an interesting and a very readable book. The book's contents are based on Dr. Michael Newton's research during over 30 years, but Martini adds several interesting stories to Newton¿s research. He describes, among many things, his visits to Tibet and other places, special experiences with his children, who have clear memories of their past lives. Martini writes about several hypnosis sessions lead by qualified hypnotherapists, not only with different clients, but also his own two very interesting sessions. All that comes up is a perfect complement to Newton's findings. I especially remember a man, Thomas who had an unusual way to integrate with his human body and who in hypnosis told that he was not human at all, but from another home planet, although he often chose to be born on Earth. He had a feeling of being in the wrong body and wanted to find out, what this feeling was all about. I'm glad that there are books about spirituality, that are not religious, channeled or written by psychics, but by ordinary people who have, at least in part, experienced what they write about. Flipside is one of those books. I¿ve read it one time by now, but it will not be the last time! And I highly recommend this book to everyone who is interested in their spirituality, in a modern, scientific way.

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    Posted December 19, 2011

    Foreword continued

    where the most innovative and core discoveries are made. The history of science reminds us that great scientists like Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein took Type I observations made in their personal lives and successfully translated them into revolutionary Type III theories and discoveries. When these three types of evidence collectively come to the same conclusion, their combined impact is significantly greater than either one alone. Richard Martini's flipSIDE is an inspiring and well written - as well as entertaining - journey of Type I Self-Science which is focused on the interrelated questions of (1) reincarnation and past lives, (2) past life regression and healing, and (3) the existence of a universal grand designer and plan. As you read Richard's journey of personal discovery in the context of these great questions, you will awaken to a vision of mind and the universe which is filled with opportunity and awe. This is the kind of the book where once you have read it, you will no longer be able to see the world in the same way again. I must confess that after reading flipSIDE, it appears that I may no longer be able to resist bringing past life hypothesis research into the laboratory. Though this book has not resulted in my deciding to root for the Cubs (smile), it has encouraged me to root for the possibility that Richard's observations and insights will prove to be valid and meaningful for all of us. Gary E. Schwartz, PhD is a professor of psychology, medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and surgery, and Director of the Laboratory for Advances in Health at the University of Arizona. He received his PhD from Harvard University, was a professor of psychiatry and psychology at Yale University as well as Director of the Yale Psychophysiology Center and co-director of the Yale Behavioral Medicine Clinic from 1976-1988. His books include "The Afterlife Experiments," "The G.O.D. Experiments," "The Energy Healing Experiments," and "The Sacred Promise."

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  • Posted December 19, 2011

    Foreword from Gary Schwartz PhD

    The Forward to Flipside: A Tourist's Guide on How to Navigate the Afterlife

    "Is life designed in advance? Are we all part of some elaborately plotted mini-series that runs every waking moment? Does it really matter one way or the other? We're on the planet for a reason, we have roles to play, we might as well play them as well as we can. However, that doesn't prevent me from perennially rooting for the Cubs." Richard Martini, author of flipSIDE.

    Is there a greater spiritual reality? Does consciousness survive physical death? Are past lives real? Is there a creative grand plan - some sort of a Divine Plot - of which we are all a part, and can we individually and collectively contribute to It's design and unfolding? And assuming for the moment some sort of a grand planning process exists, the question arises; does It - whom I have come to think of as being an "Infinite Teacher" - have a sense of humor?

    I am scientist by training and profession. My laboratory research has led me to address these kinds of questions in various books including The Afterlife Experiments, The G.O.D. Experiments, and The Sacred Promise. Like Richard Martini, the author of FlipSIDE, I am a skeptic in the core sense of this word - meaning a wonderer, a questioner, and a genuine seeker of truth.
    Of all these great questions, the hypothesis of past lives - the continued re-living of individual souls for the sake of our learning and evolving - is among the least researched and most controversial. The truth is, science knows virtually nothing about the concept of incarnation or consciousness. Contemporary science simply assumes the idea of incarnation is a myth (and a fallacious one at that), and according to mainstream neuroscience, consciousness is an emergent property of neural networks, an evolutionary side effect so to speak of the invention of the brain and nervous system.

    According to the prevailing views of mainstream science, there can be no such thing as the incarnation of consciousness because the brain is the sole creator of consciousness. Most neuroscientists don't entertain the hypothesis the brain might be a brilliantly designed antenna and receiver for consciousness which somehow returns - incarnates and/or connects (for example, resonates) with the brain.

    An emerging body of consciousness research (typically classified under the umbrella of parapsychology), when combined with contemporary quantum physics, seriously challenges the belief the brain is the creator of consciousness. This new evidence requires we reconsider the idea of the incarnation of consciousness, and by extension, the plausibility (if not probability) of reincarnation. Three types of scientific inquiry together can provide us with important evidence which addresses these great questions:
    Type I Self-Science: Evidence obtained in the laboratories of our individual lives, where personal observations are recorded and examined from a skeptical (questioning), science-oriented frame of mind.
    Type II Exploratory Investigations: Where scientists use themselves as preliminary prototype subjects, testing new laboratory methods and procedures on themselves, and
    Type III Conventional Research: When controlled experiments are conducted on human or animal subjects following federal and university rules and guidelines.

    Although Type III Conventional Research is the most respected and sometimes the most definitive, Type I Self-Science is often whe

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