This is a blog for Richard Martini's books "Its a Wonderful Afterlife: Further adventures in the Flipside" volumes one and two available in paperback and kindle through Amazon.com and "Flipside: A Tourist's Guide on How to Navigate the Afterlife" RichMartini.com is another place to find me. I'm on FB, LinkedIn, and Gmail under MartiniProds if you need to email me personally. Thanks for tuning in!
Its A Wonderful Afterlife and Flipside Available Through Barnes & Noble; Amazon
Here's an interview I did with Britain's version of "Coast to Coast" with Kevin Moore. Kevin's got a cool blog, he's an unusual cat, and at the end, we do an impromptu interview with someone who may or may not be the person mentioned - I try not to judge these things - and you'll see from my questions to this "person on the flipside" that I had a couple of things to clarify with him... be that as it may, it's entertaining at the very least.
Jim Carrey introduced Eckart Tolle and transcendental meditation Well... you can get back to the flipside. A variety of ways to accomplish it - via meditation, between life hypnotherapy, a near death experience, and other consciousness altering events. I've been writing about these reports in "flipside" and "it's a wonderful afterlife." When we experience that apotheosis, there's a reason for that occuring, there's a logic to it, there's a sequence that allows that to occur, and the architecture of those events can be studied, examined, and made sense of. Not everyone signs up for that experience and with respect, I've observed that we all choose different paths -- but for those who do want to take that flipside journey, it appears to be something we all can experience when we put our minds to examining, understanding or experiencing it. My two cents.
Author, Filmmaker, Award-winning American film director, producer, screenwriter and freelance journalist
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Place: Unity of Tustin, 14402 Prospect Ave., Tustin, CA (Drive to the back of the church, turn left, and park. Enter the 2nd door).
What happens after we die?
One of our most popular speakers, Rich Martini, award winning filmmaker and author of “Flipside: Journey to the Afterlife“, and “It’s a Wonderful Afterlife“, Volumes 1 and 2, is back to talk about the latest research into how near death experiences relate to between lives hypnotherapy, and first hand accounts of the flipside from people who are over there.
He’ll talk about 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. And more, how we are fully conscious between our various incarnations, and return to connect with loved ones and spiritual soul mates, together choosing how and when and with whom we’ll reincarnate; why souls choose difficult lives in order to learn from their spiritually, no matter how difficult, strange or complex a life choice appears to be, how it’s made in advance, consciously, with the help of loved ones, soul mates and wise elders.
ABOUT RICH MARTINI
After Rich had several “Other” experiences, including the death of a soul mate, which revealed to him that there is more to life than is apparent, he started exploring and looking for more information and answers to the truth about life and death.
Flipside was his debut non-fiction book. The film documentary is distributed by Gaiam TV and Amazon Prime. After experiencing a dream visit with his friend on the other side, Martini went on a literary quest to find out how science and philosophy are currently explaining these phenomena.
He journeyed into Tibetan Philosophy, made documentaries in Tibet and India, and eventually was introduced to the work of the Newton Institute, founded by renowned author and hypnotherapist Dr. Michael Newton (Author of Journey of Souls). The book contains interviews with numerous hypnotherapists who talk about past life regression and life-between-life therapy, using the information to help patients examine their immortal identity.
Flipside went to #1 at Amazon (Kindle, all its genres) and Rich’s follow up series It’s a Wonderful Afterlife also went to #1 due to his appearances on “Coast to Coast” radio. It’s a Wonderful Afterlife expands his research into the afterlife, including interviews with Bruce Greyson, MD, Mario Beauregard, PhD, and Gary Schwartz, PhD, about consciousness existing outside the brain. The author interviews people who’ve had both near-death experiences and between-life hypnotherapy sessions and includes transcripts from between-life sessions….including his own.
In 1978, Rich graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University with a BA degree in Humanities. He attended USC Film School and received an MA degree in 2008 from their Master of Professional Writing Program.
Richard has written a terrific book. Insightful, funny, provocative and deep; I highly recommend it! ~Robert Thurman (author of Why the Dalai Lama Matters)
Everyone should have a Richard Martini in their life. ~ Charles Grodin (Author of Just When I Thought I’d Heard Everything!)
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 PhD (Author of The Sacred Promise)
We viewed Flipside last night and were blown away about how good it is; the visuals were outstanding – the care taken in putting it all together really shows. ~Michael Newton, PhD (Author of Journey of Souls)
"The overview effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts and cosmonauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface." In my life of research, a "cognitive shift" is what I'm hearing over and over in interviews with people who either have had a near death experience, an out of body experience, a run in with someone who is no longer on the planet, or while under deep hypnosis. ("Flipside" and "It's a Wonderful Afterlife.") People who've had these profound experiences claim that they've gone through some form of cognitive shift, where they no longer see their lives, or the lives of those around them in the same way. During one hypnosis session, a woman was asked "what's the reason behind this shift?" and her "spirit guide" replied - "In terms of the cosmos, it's not a big deal. However, if you want to understand a shift in consciousness, imagine yourself a crab walking on the ocean floor and you suddenly open your eyes and realize - you're in an ocean. That's a shift in consciousness." So how is "The Martian" like the "Overview Effect?" It's in the plant. (Funny. "Plant" and "planet." Can't get much closer than those two words). The plant that the "Martian" says hello to on Mars, and later we see a plant on another planet, which the actor in the scene says hello to as well. How fragile. How precious. How indelibly linked are we to this place. How incredibly amazing it is that we can actually have food and light and water - when obviously the experiment on Mars didn't have the same effect. The experiment on Mars, for lack of a better term - we could call it the Universe's ability to turn a planet into a lush place teeming with life - didn't take hold on Mars. For whatever reason. And yet it did on Earth. So when you go to Mars, and inevitably you will go to Mars when you see this amazing film, think for a moment how that sister planet - Mars might be an example of what Earth will look like in the future. If we don't take care of it. If we don't realize how precious it is. If we don't consider, embrace, understand the overview effect.