Stafford Betty, PhD, is a philosopher and professor of religious studies at California State University, Bakersfield. He is author of Vadiraja’s Refutation of Shankara’s Non-Dualism, The Imprisoned Splendor, The Afterlife Unveiled, and Heaven and Hell Unveiled.
Here he points out that the spiritualist vision of the afterlife has been generated over the past 150 years through the testimony of ostensible spirits speaking through trance mediums. This literature has been extensively scrutinized by scientists and, in the best instances, is often accompanied by information that offers evidence of either an afterlife or extrasensory perception. Professor Betty describes many common threads that can be found throughout this literature that offer a vivid description of a realm of human existence beyond the physical life on earth. He refers to the stages of spiritual evolution that may occur in the afterlife.
(Recorded on July 10, 2015)
Published on August 18, 2015