The next time I encounter someone who is looking for assurance that physical death is not the end I will recommend this book. Having read literally hundreds of books offering evidence that consciousness survives physical death, I would have to rank this as number one from the standpoint of offering the reader the full gamut of phenomena supporting the survival hypothesis in clear and concise language. Every hospice should make this book available to its patients.
- Michael Tymn, vice-president of the
Academy of Religion and Psychical Research
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Mind and brain are terms used interchangeably. However, this book contains scientific evidence proving that brain and mind are not the same. For many, this work will change their beliefs because they will learn that mind is not limited to our three-dimensional reality, but is embodied in our multidimensional Eternal Self.
Noteworthy: The evidence for brain/mind difference is backed by the research of physicians, neuroscientists, and professionals in many other disciplines. Readers will be astounded to learn that no part of the brain can be found capable of storing memory. The book has an extensive Endnotes and Bibliography section. Within its pages is solid information not available in similar books.
- The Mindquest Review of Books, August 2008
The oldest confirmed age a human can live to is about 115 years. Is that it? A century and some change – pushing religion to the side, is that all for the human soul many celebrate so dearly? Your Eternal Self disagrees, and claims that this lifetime is only one stop in a eternal journey and that reality is far more than it seems; that your mind is not simply something that sulks around in your head and is something far greater. Your Eternal Self is an eye-opening look at the pseudo natural and everything related to the human mind—highly recommended for anyone into the science beyond the mundane world.
- "Reviewer's Choice," Midwest Book Review, June 2008
Dr. Hogan and I co-authored Induced After Death Communication: A New Therapy for Healing Grief and Trauma. Since I am a psychologist, my primary focus has been helping people who suffer from grief and trauma. I have remained neutral regarding the issue of whether my patients' after death communications are real or not because it is important that my patients evaluate their experiences in any way that is comfortable for them.
That being said, I am well aware of the ongoing debate between afterlife believers and skeptics. It has seemed to me that most believers believe in everything, and that most skeptics believe in nothing. Both positions appear to be based more on simple beliefs than a critical analysis of the available evidence. The most remarkable aspect of Dr. Hogan's book is the mountain of scientific evidence he provides to support his hypothesis that the mind and the brain are two distinct entities. For skeptics to reasonably maintain their position, they will have to somehow respond to Dr. Hogan's very convincing evidence-based arguments. These kinds of arguments, I believe, is what the field of afterlife research needs.
On a more personal level, while I have believed for some time that the mind is more than the brain, Dr. Hogan's hypothesis is more radical than my own. To be honest, when I finished reading his book, I felt different. I felt like if he is right, the world is even more different than I had imagined. If you are like me, this book will challange your own personal paradigm or worldview, and make you think differently about who you are, and the world you live in.
- Allan L. Botkin, Psy.D., Director, Center for Grief and Traumatic Loss, co-author, Induced After-Death Communication: A New Therapy for Healing Grief and Trauma
What a treasure my colleague R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D., has created. . . . His highly recommended book is essential reading for anyone interested in the Afterlife.
- Victor Zammit, retired attorney of the Supreme Court of
the New South Wales and the High Court of Australia and author of
A Lawyer Presents the Case for the Afterlife.
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Cannot put it down - an absolute wealth of empirical findings!
A "MUST HAVE" book is the recent publication by R.Craig Hogan, entitled Your Eternal Self, a compendium of afterlife validation from many of the most respected researchers of of our time.
An absolute "Gold Mine" of empirical validation about the continuance of consciousness.
Rob Smith, researcher in EVP and Christian Uniting Church
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How can it be possible that ideas come to people fully formed, seemingly out of the blue... out of thin air? Why do people consistently react to pictures physiologically BEFORE seeing the images? How do blind people see without use of their eyes? How have some people been able to speak and write in languages they did not previously know?
Dr. Craig Hogan takes us on an astonishing tour through these questions and much, much more in his extraordinary book, "Your Eternal Self." The shocking truth of the matter is that our minds are much more than our brains, and through our minds, we have access to and influence over physical things and people which are distant from us both space and time. Packed with excellent cutting-edge references to the most current scientific discoveries in the field of consciousness, "Your Eternal Self" gracefully opens a door to a completely new understanding of who and what we are.
I love the elegant simplicity of layout and organization of this book, as it so artfully guides us through a series of fascinating topics, experiments, questions, and ideas. When describing how we know what we know about the afterlife, "Your Eternal Self" explains that we are learning about the afterlife through: near death experiences, after death communication, induced after death communication, mental medium communication, and direct voice and physical medium communications.
I especially adore Chapter 10, "Recent Indications the Mind Forms the Brain," for its tour de force assessment of scientific research describing how the brain is reflecting what the mind has already seen. I give this book my highest recommendation, and hope that every serious seeker, researcher and student of consciousness reads it!
Cynthia Larson, author and founder of RealityShifters News
and spiritual life coach
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It’s a fast read and you covered all of the main points very well. . . . All in all, I think you’ve written is a fine book that should appeal to the general public.
- Dean Radin, Senior Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences
and author of The Conscious Universe and Entangled Minds.
A well written, well documented, provocative mind expanding look at how we are all connected to a consciousness that continues long after our bodily processes have ceased. Highly recommended for students of science and all scientists. Dr. Hogan covers remote viewing, near-death experiences and communications with those "on the other side". You will be challenged and I guarantee, you will not be neutral. Many references and citations for further research.
- Amazon.com reviewer
Your Eternal Self is an important contribution to the debate over psi and life after death. It presents a wealth of specific cases, many of them quite recent, to lend credence to the idea that "you are not your brain." And it's got its own Web site, which includes additional cases like these.
R. Craig Hogan, by the way, is the coauthor with Allan L. Botkin of Induced After-Death Communication, another highly interesting and important book.
- Michael Prescott, well known author of eight novels
and writer about the paranormal
This is an extremely simple and well written picture of spiritual reality as it seems to emerge from 150 years of psychic research.
- The Rev. Michael Cocks and The Rev. Victor MacGill, The Ground of Faith: Exploring Science, Mysticism, and Experience Together
Craig Hogan's book "Your Eternal Self" is simply a masterpiece. It presents the scientific case of consciousness as an entity or phenomenon ontologically irreducible to the brain. To support his case, Hogan uses evidence from psychology, medicine, neuroscience, parapsychology, afterlife studies, etc. providing a cumulative (and solid) argument for his thesis.
Hogan's book will be a standard reference for the contemporary scientific evidence supporting afterlife and the mind-brain separation.
The book is rigorously referenced and documented; thus you will have extensive bibliography for an in-depth study of each topic discussed there.
The book is scholarly (making it an useful guide to scientists, philosophers and other scholars interested in consciousness, philosophy of mind, neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology and scientific anomalies), but it's easy to read too, making it the best contemporary and up-to-date introduction for general readers interested in these important questions.
- Deya S., Amazon.com reviewer
The author’s purpose of this book is to get us to recognize our ultimate evolution toward unconditional love. Since most of us require evidence to challenge our lifelong assumptions, this is the path he has chosen. Dr. Hogan has done a very good job in this respect. To those who remain open to an evaluation of the vast abundance of evidence cited in this book, as well as those who continue to search for an answer to the “Who are we?” question, I highly recommend that you add Your Eternal Self to your library.
- Bob Ginsberg, Forever Family Foundation
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