The Afterlife Experiments: Breakthrough Scientific Evidence of Life After Death

An esteemed scientist's personal journey from skepticism to wonder and awe provides astonishing answers to a timeless question: Is there life after death? Are love and life eternal? This exciting account presents provocative evidence that could upset everything that science has ever taught. Daring to risk his worldwide academic reputation, Dr. Gary E. Schwartz, along with his research partner Dr. Linda Russek, asked some of the most prominent mediums in America -- including John Edward, Suzane Northrup, and George Anderson -- to become part of a series of extraordinary experiments to prove, or disprove, the existence of an afterlife. THE AFTERLIFE EXPERIMENTS This riveting narrative, with its electrifying transcripts, puts the reader on the scene of a breakthrough scientific achievement: contact with the beyond under controlled laboratory conditions. In stringently monitored experiments, leading mediums attempted to contact dead friends and relatives of "sitters" who were masked from view and never spoke, depriving the mediums of any cues. The messages that came through stunned sitters and researchers alike. Here, as they unfolded in the laboratory setting, are uncanny revelations about a son's suicide, what a deceased father wanted to say about his last days in a coma, the transformation of a man's lifelong doubts about the afterlife, and, most amazing of all, a forecast of a beloved spouse's death. Dr. Schwartz was forced by the overwhelmingly positive data to abandon his skepticism, reaching some startling conclusions. Compelling from the first page to the last, The Afterlife Experiments is the amazing documentation of groundbreaking experiments you will never forget.

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By Jessica (Palo Alto, CA) · ★★★★★ · March 23, 2014
Bought this book after reading it at the library. I've noticed in reading the other comments that some haven't liked that it was overloaded by data, which for me was what makes it even more compelling. The methods used are made available for you to decide for yourself if you accept these findings... ...more
By Gus (Sebastopol, CA) · ★★★★☆ · July 22, 2014
I had always thought that the scientific method was ill suited to exploring some of the more far-out aspects of consciousness, such as apparent contacts with those who have died. When a retired physicist recommended this book, I began quite skeptically. But in my view it really does provide power... ...more
By Philip (Los Angeles, CA) · ★★☆☆☆ · August 26, 2011
If you read a lot about Near Death Experiences, the Afterlife, or any sort of spiritual (in the non-theological sense, or not) non-fiction, I would recommend avoiding this book.

It's all about these experiments done with mediums, which is fine, but you can tell the scientist behind it all has a bi... ...more
By Roberta (Austin, TX) · ★★★★★ · July 11, 2014
Gary E. Schwartz used traditional scientific methods to study psychic mediums with remarkable success. He subjected some of the most prominent living mediums to double-blind and triple-blind experiments, and he found in some cases that the odds against chance for the results of their readings wer... ...more
By Candace (Lancaster, TX) · ★★★★☆ · January 23, 2015
I couldn't complete this excellent book because at a certain point I felt like crying out loud, "Enough already! You are so stuck in the science box that even evidence that would be acclaimed as breakthrough in any other field still isn't good enough in this subject." If you are stuck in the scie... ...more
By Tina (Charleston, WV) · ★★★★★ · August 23, 2007
The Afterlife Experiments follows a psychologist who risks his entire career and credibility in the academic community to answer a question posed by his girlfriend. She wanted to know if he thought her recently-deceased father's soul could still be near her.

This led him to design a series of expe... ...more
By Victoria (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · January 12, 2009
This was an interesting book if you like the idea of ESP. The book is about trying to scientifically figure out if psychic powers are real or just a hoax. There are a number of interesting experiments that are done to try and prove or disprove this ability. I would definitely recommend this to an... ...more
By Tkay (Armadale, 07, Australia) · ★★★★★ · October 13, 2011
Have read a number books on the subject of the afterlife. This is by far the best from the 'proof' point of view. If you are struggling with the concept I thoroughly recommend this book. Brought (and continues to bring) and great deal of comfort to me. ...more
By Liza (The United States) · ★★★★★ · May 30, 2012
A great book...just leaves us with the same questions that I had before I started it...interesting statistics about eye opener for the skeptics... ...more
By Alyson (Englishtown, NJ) · ★★★★☆ · June 10, 2011
truly interesting. I have always been fascinated with this stuff, but this book made me think maybe there is something to it all! ...more