Hello from Heaven!: A New Field of Research, After-Death Communication Confirms that Life and Love are Eternal

Hello from Heaven!: A New Field of Research, After-Death Communication Confirms that Life and Love are Eternal

by Bill Guggenheim, Judy Guggenheim

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Overview

Is there life after death?
Will we be reunited with our deceased loved ones when we die?
Can they communicate with us now?

Hello From Heaven! is the first complete study of an exciting new field of research called After-Death Communication, or ADC. This is a spiritual experience that occurs when a person is contacted directly and spontaneously by a family member or friend who has died. During their seven years of research, the authors collected more than 3,300 firsthand accounts from people who believe they have been contacted by a deceased loved one.

The 353 ADC accounts in Hello From Heaven! offer:

• Fascinating modern-day evidence of life after death
• Comfort and emotional support for those who are bereaved
• Hope for those who yearn to be reunited with a loved one who has died
• Courage and strength for those who have a life-threatening illness
• Inspiration for caregivers to the elderly and terminally ill
• Insight and reassurance for those who are fearful of death
• Inner peace for those whose hearts and minds are awaiting this good news

You will treasure these uplifting messages from those who continue to exist in a life beyond physical death. Their profound communications of love offer comfort, hope, and spiritual inspiration to all readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553576344
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/1997
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 54,322
Product dimensions: 4.15(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

Bill Guggenheim and Judy Guggenheim have been conducting intensive after-death communication (ADC) research since 1988. Bill serves on the Board of Advisors of the International Association for Near-Death Studies. He is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and several other organizations that minister to the needs of the terminally ill and the bereaved.Bill and Judy have presented workshops and sharing sessions at national and regional conferences of the Compassionate Friends, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Association for Death Education and Counseling, In Loving Memory, the International Association for Near-Death Studies, Bereaved Parents of the USA, Parents of Murdered Children, other support groups for the bereaved, hospices, churches, and a wide variety of similar institutions that are devoted to personal and spiritual growth.Bill and Judy and their ADC research have been featured on television and radio programs and in numerous newspaper and magazine articles throughout the United States and Canada. They have three sons and were married for seventeen years before divorcing. They live separate personal lives in central Florida and continue to work together for the ADC Project.

Judy Guggenheim and Bill Guggenheim have been conducting intensive after-death communication (ADC) research since 1988. Judy is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling. She and Bill have presented workshops and sharing sessions at national and regional conferences of the Compassionate Friends, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Association for Death Education and Counseling, In Loving Memory, the International Association for Near-Death Studies, Bereaved Parents of the USA, Parents of Murdered Children, other support groups for the bereaved, hospices, churches, and a wide variety of similar institutions that are devoted to personal and spiritual growth.Judy and Bill and their ADC research have been featured on television and radio programs and in numerous newspaper and magazine articles throughout the United States and Canada. Judy and Bill have three sons and were married for seventeen years before divorcing. They live separate personal lives in central Florida and continue to work together for the ADC Project.

Read an Excerpt

CHAPTER 1
The ADC Project:
A Leap of Faith
 
 
Death is simply a shedding of the physical body like the butterfly shedding its cocoon. It is a transition to a higher state of consciousness where you continue to perceive, to understand, to laugh, and to be able to grow.
—Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D.”
 
Like a caterpillar that was asleep in its cocoon, I was about to be transformed, but I never suspected it at the time. It was summer 1976, and my wife, Judy, and I were living in Sarasota, Florida.
 
“Bill, come in here! Elisabeth Kübler-Ross is going to be on Donahue,” she called from the living room.
 
“I think I’ve heard her name. Who is she? What does she do?” I asked from my office.
 
“She’s the famous European doctor who works with people who are dying,” Judy replied.
 
This answer didn’t thrill me. Why would I want to watch an entire program on a subject that I didn’t even want to think about? Formerly a stockbroker and a securities analyst who had worked for two Wall Street firms, I was an avowed materialist. My primary interests were the Dow Jones Industrials Average and earning money on investments. My beliefs about death and life after death could be summed up briefly: “People are like flashlight batteries. When their juice runs out, you simply throw their bodies away. When you’re dead, you’re dead!”
 
Judy called again, “Come on, Bill. The show’s about to start. You don’t want to miss Elisabeth. She’s a really special person!”
 
“Okay, I’ll be there in a minute,” I said, though I joined Judy with little enthusiasm. To my amazement, the program turned out to be one of the most engrossing hours of television I had ever seen.
 
I learned that Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross is a world-renowned Swiss-born psychiatrist. Her pioneering work with the terminally ill was helping millions of Americans overcome their fear of death and dying.
 
On this show, Elisabeth talked about the near-death experiences her patients had shared with her and of her belief in life after death. She spoke with such compassion, sincerity, and conviction about these issues that I was unexpectedly impressed.
Two weeks later, we watched the same program on another cable channel. This time I felt inspired to send Elisabeth a small donation to help her continue her humanitarian work.”
 
In a few weeks, a package arrived in the mail containing a letter and a set of audio tapes Elisabeth had recorded. Surprisingly, she invited me to attend her five-day “Life, Death, and Transition Workshop,” which was to be held in Florida early the next year. At first I felt very flattered to receive her invitation, but I gradually became afraid of participating in such a workshop. Ever since my father had died in 1947 when I was only eight years old, death had been a morbid and distasteful subject for me.
 
Judy believed I had some unresolved issues concerning the death of my father. Though I denied it at the time, part of me realized this was probably true. I am an only child and had never talked about his death or expressed my feelings about my loss to anyone. Back then the prevailing attitude was “Big boys don’t cry!”
 
In November, on the last day for workshop registration, I called Elisabeth’s office in Illinois to decline her offer. I was expecting to speak to someone on her staff, but it was snowing heavily in the Midwest that day, and her secretary had been unable to drive to work. Elisabeth answered the phone, and I recognized her voice immediately. I thanked her for the tapes, then quickly gave a phony excuse for why I couldn’t attend her workshop.
 
Elisabeth remembered me and listened attentively. Then she said in her charming German-Swiss accent, “Bill, I feel you should be there.” There was something about the way she said those words that caused me to reply, “If you think so, I will.”
 
Feeling a mixture of curiosity and apprehension, I drove to the retreat center in North Palm Beach in February 1977. All my fears proved to be unfounded, for Elisabeth’s workshop was really about life and living, not death and dying.
 
Seventy strangers rapidly bonded together and soon became a loving family. We supported one another while relating our stories of loss and pain, and we ate together, sang together, played together, and hugged each other freely. Remarkable emotional healings took place as we began to release our accumulated grief of a lifetime. The unconditional love we shared was so tangible that tears of sadness were replaced by tears of joy, and nearly everyone felt safe enough to reveal their innermost self.
 
Though I didn’t realize it at the time, the seeds for this book were being planted within me during Elisabeth’s workshop. This process began in a group sharing session when Maggie, a nurse from Illinois, told us she was a bereaved mother. Her 15-year-old daughter, Joy, had been hit and killed by an automobile while she was out walking.
 
Maggie told us she had had a dream after Joy’s death, but added, “It wasn’t like an ordinary dream. It was just so real!”
 
This was right after Christmas, about thirteen months after my daughter was killed. I had been having a bad time, and this particular night, I cried myself to sleep.
 
While I was sleeping, I dreamed that Joy came to me. We were sitting in a tree on a low, overhanging branch. The landscape was filled with light, and everything was in extremely vivid color. The tree, the green grass, and the blue sky were all very intense.
 
Joy looked very happy. She was wearing a pastel pink, diaphanous gown. It was very sheer and flowing with long sleeves and a sash around the waist. It wasn’t like anything she had owned before.
 
She sat with me and hugged me and put her head on my left breast. I could feel her weight and her substance.
 
Then Joy told me she had to go, but that she could come back again. To demonstrate this, she kind of floated away, then came back and sat with me on the branch. She was showing me that my sadness wasn’t necessary because we weren’t really going to be apart.
 
Joy was comforting me. She was happy, and she wanted me to be happy too. Then we hugged again and just sat there for a while. But pretty soon, she had to leave.
 
I woke up feeling very comforted because I felt Joy had really been with me. That’s when I began to get better and was able to begin letting go. It was time for my daughter to move on and for me to do other things with my life.
 
All of us were very happy that Maggie had had such a positive and uplifting experience concerning her deceased daughter, and it was obvious she had undergone much healing since her tragic loss. Because she had called her experience a “dream,” that’s how I regarded it. I knew people had vivid dreams, but to me dreams were products of our subconscious mind and nothing more.
 
But Maggie had more to say as she went on to describe an experience her 17-year-old son, Bob, had with his sister:
 
This happened before my experience, about six to eight months after Joy’s death. If anybody was hurting, it was my son, Bob, who was just twenty months older than his sister.
 
He missed her badly and was really suffering. He went from being one of the most popular kids at school to being a loner, with just one or two friends. He’d come home and say, “It was just terrible today.”
 
So one evening, he was in his room studying, and my husband and I were in the family room watching TV. Suddenly, Bob screamed and came running to us, saying, “Mom! I just saw Joy!” Then he told us his experience.
 
Bob said that he had been reading, but he realty couldn’t concentrate. Then he looked up and saw Joy standing in front of his closet.
 
He told us Joy’s hair was like it always was, and she was wearing jeans and a striped T-shirt that he’d never seen on her before. She didn’t say anything to him, but he said the expression on her face was like she was fine, like everything was okay.
 
Bob said he was so startled that he couldn’t move or speak for a couple of minutes. Then he jumped up, but Joy wasn’t there anymore. That’s when he screamed and came running to us.
 
Could this boy’s experience be real? Was it even possible? Could a teenage girl really appear to her brother in Midwest America in the twentieth century after she had been hit and killed by a car? I thought about it briefly, but quickly discounted Bob’s experience, attributing it to his grief or wishful thinking or an overactive imagination. I reminded myself, “When you’re dead, you’re dead.”
 

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Hello from Heaven!: A New Field of Research - After-Death Communication - Confirms That Life and Love Are Eternal 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My Huband passed away from cancer in september 2007. I needed a book that will help me to deal with his death. This book did just that. For anyone who lost a husband,son,brother,anyone this book will inspire you that there is life after death...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wondered if we will be able to talk to our friends and family when we die? Judy and Bill Guggenheim answer this question from the point of view of people who assert that their loved ones have died and then contacted them after death. The Guggenheims present an amazingly convincing case that consciousness continues after death, and that such communications happen frequently. HELLO FROM HEAVEN is packed with amazing stories of ordinary people who have received unmistakable messages from their deceased loved ones, sometimes many years after death. Bill and Judy have done a superlative job of compiling the most comprehensive and organized collection of After Death Communications (ADCs) that I have ever seen in one book. After collecting more than 3,300 first-hand accounts of ADCs, the Guggenheims discovered that the dead can contact us with fragrances, touch, appearances, visions, dreams, rainbows, butterflies, and even the occasional phone call. These communications often contain reassurances that the deceased are doing very well, and need not be worried about. They can also provide help to the living, such as averting suicides. HELLO FROM HEAVEN provides great solace to those who have lost loved ones or have concerns about dying, since it is brimming with real-life, first-hand accounts of communications between the living and dead. For anyone who has seen or heard the dead and thought, 'I must be imagining things - that couldn't have happened', this book also provides reassurance that you're not going crazy. Love is eternal.
DRHeather More than 1 year ago
Having my own experiences with Heaven and ADCs, I found this book inspiring and fun to read, very easy reading. I loved it so much that I have given it out as presents. The book fell off the shelf into my hands and I have since purchased many. Usually I go into the store to purchase something else and I am drawn to purchase one or more copies. I then take the copies into where I work as a therapist, and that day someone will come in who is grieving or frightened of death, and I will give them the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A pleasant, comforting and interesting book. Over 200 pages, lots of accounts of after death dreams, encounters, and more. Not scary. A great book to help someone who is working thru grief or questioning the validity of a hyper-real dream of someone who has passed on.
HoodasMom More than 1 year ago
Book proves I am not crazy!!! Lost my son two months ago and this book hits the nail on the head. Going to let my other sons read it. When they are finished I will lend to my parents and then to my girlfriend. Hats off the the authors!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book.I really needed to read this kind of findings ,It really explained alot of thing's about after death visit's.Thank you for the great book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hello from Heaven offers readers the opportunity to open their hearts and minds to 'exploring and knowing' they can connect between 'here and there'. Through extensive qualitative research of individuals sharing their experiences, the authors provide others the opportunity to feel the comfort of community in the shared experiences. Though each story is uniquiely individual love is woven within each story shared and heart touched.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I experienced an ADC from my mother who had passed on three years earlier... it was then that I looked into finding a book that would help me to understand and revel in the energy that it took her to communicate with me .. not only through a twilight state communication (hearing her voice again) but with a sensory message as well (smelling her perfume again was so joyful) and it definitely confirmed to me that we will all meet again ... I carry one of the passages from your book in my mind and in my messages to others .... We are not humans having a spiritual experience.. we are spirits having a human experience. To that end ... this book is wonderful and I highly recommend it to anyone who is curious or seeking some type of answers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a great feeling knowing that one day we will be visit by our loved one that cross over. I last my father in March 2000 and my mother in Feb. 2002. After reading this book I'm hoping to heard from them. Just to know that they are alright and are watching over us down on earth. It's a great book everyone needs to take time and read it. It's a very hard book to put down after you start reading it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, written by two of the original pioneers of the After Death Communications field, brings home the reality that our deceased loved ones are only a heartbeat away from us at all times. They can see, hear and even more importantly, communicate with us twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. It is quite comforting to know, as this book points out again and again, that spiritual communications between our departed loved ones and us is more than possible, and is in fact, being experienced by many people all around the world every single day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very well written book that leaves the reader feeling very uplifted. Explains that the life on earth is only the beginning of a wonderful life in Heaven and that the bond with our loved ones continues even after death. Great book.
LRH More than 1 year ago
This book was extremely helpful for me after my 5 year old (only) son was killed in a vehicle accident. I already believed in the "after life" and felt my son was living on the "other side". However, this book just really helped me to see how many others experienced signs and communications from their loved ones who have passed. I have read several books in this area and this is one of my favorites. I keep it in my purse and when I am having a hard time, I will pull it out and read some of the stories I have highlighted. So many of the stories are similar not only in this book but in others I have read on the same subject. It is very comforting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Put simply: I read it, was unbelievably inspired by it, and have recommended it to over a dozen friends and family members. I have bought six copies to share.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book and the many stories will comfort you in your grief.
SpecialKel5 More than 1 year ago
This book helped me a bit with my grief due to a recent loss. I didn't know that the loss I experienced was similar to Billy. It helped me mostly by the writers feelings. If you are grieving a loss, this book may help you.
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MsMarie More than 1 year ago
My sister and I were going to go to BN at the shopping center, but ended up going to a smaller neighborhood store. As my sister was staring blankly at the New Age section, a woman reached out and grabbed a book within an inch of her. The woman then handed her the book and said "I think you are looking for this." My Mom had passed away recently. I walked up to them as my sister was thanking her. Then she was gone. I wanted to ask her a question right as she walked away, but she was no longer in the store or outside. She was our Angel that day. I now purchase and give this book to those I love who are dealing with loss.
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