- On November 6, 2019
The research for My Two Sisters has been varied, diverse and somewhat mystical. It has raised questions that have affected so many people and in such different ways.
I knew the subject would affect a huge amount of people, it would give comfort to some and sarcasm from others, with a large majority of people dismissing it without any further thought.
Does Life after Death exist? I don’t know but I intend to relate my experiences through the power of literature and no doubt social media.
The research has taken me to many places and institutions that I had never heard of. Geographically it commenced in Cardiff, moved on to Cornwall and the information gathered took me to America and the University of New York.
Two professors of the University were extremely helpful with their advice and guidance. They have in fact written a book called the Conscious Mind. The book has become a bible that many great Philosophers refer to when researching the possibility of life after death.
The path they suggested led me to India and the Hindu religion.
A Steep Learning Curve
This was a very steep learning curve and their belief in life after death is commonplace within that religion. The various ceremonies and what we would call folklore was so intense that I spent more time on their beliefs than any other.
Spain provided the biggest shock, especially the island of Mallorca. Some deaths are recorded, i.e. tourists, but many deaths are not, i.e. local inhabitants. The reason that the deaths are not recorded is that the people who had died were not recorded as being born. They did not exist on any registration process.
This does provide an insight into why the authorities are so keen to bring in a tourist tax as tourists are recognised and registered as they enter and leave the country. The tax compensates for the loss of national revenue from residents that don’t exist in their system.
A Meeting With Raisa
Then it was my pleasure to meet a 79-year young lady called Raisa Lebed (pictured above), living in Russia but travels to the UK to visit her daughter Asya Barskaya.
I used Asya in her commercial capacity as a photographer and as a result she read my book, Hallucinations or Reality, and said her mother went through the same experiences that Pat (my wife) and I encountered with Asya’s father.
Raisa surprised me when we met, her English and hand gestures were good enough to conduct a sensible conversation. Asya stepped in for any awkward parts that needed translation
We talked for far too long, about so many different aspects of life.
The story about her husband was extremely illuminating, his life, remarkable but it was his death that intrigued me. He went from an extremely fit man to a different species of person in a very short time.
His Hallucinations Replicated Mine
His hallucinations were an exact replica of what I experienced; it was fascinating. He became uncontrollable, again he was talking to the hallucinations and would point out their presence to Raisa.
Unfortunately, he became a little bit to outspoken for the authorities and one day when Raisa visited the hospital he had died. Raisa was very concerned but their system does not allow too much intrusion, or questioning. A similarity to our very own National Health records.
Raisa is an incredible woman; she lost her father at the very beginning of the war. She was one year of age when her father went off to war and never returned.
Raisa spent her spare time in the UK, reading my book using an English to Russian dictionary. Evidently my book reads well in Russian.
It will be an interesting return meeting in 2020.
Raisa is not the only one who has shown great interest in my experiences.
I had to make a call to the chap that looks after our boiler and central heating – his mother answered and there followed an hour-long conversation about her experiences with her twin sister, so similar to mine, in fact an exact duplication.
Her Twin Sister Saved Her Life
Her twin sister had saved her life twice so far in her lifetime.
I should stress this is not just one or two people telling me their experiences, more and more people want to contact me to tell me about similar events. What started off from dinner party chat is now a serious input factor of the trilogy of books that I propose to publish.
The final one that I am going to mention here is about the great Northern Industrial painter, who was influenced by L.S. Lowry, some critics say his skills surpassed Lowry’s.
His name was William Turner (1920-2013), father of a very good family friend. His pictures have become iconic symbols of the northern industrial cities depicting their highly smoke polluted atmosphere.
In the latter stages of his life he experienced hallucinations of imaginary people, again along the same lines that I encountered.
The amazing thing for me is that he painted a blue surround to the people he saw. Exactly the same colour blue that I saw as I entered the tunnel, of death, maybe, on my way to the church in Porto Cristo.
There is so much more information to relay and I hope I can encapsulate it and do it justice in the trilogy of books that I plan to write.
I hope that with the communication skill that I have developed with my twin sister, I will have more answers than questions.