Adventures in the Afterlife is a powerful journey of spiritual awakening; a bold quest for answers and enlightenment. The old assumptions of heaven are confronted and an expansive new vision of our continuing life is presented. After being diagnosed with cancer, William Buhlman, author of Adventures Beyond the Body, pursued answers to the mysteries of our existence after death. Confronting his mortality, he experienced profound insights into what lies beyond our physical body. Our journey into the next life is the basis for Adventures in the Afterlife. The author chronicles his out-of-body experiences and lucid dreams through the eyes of a fictional character, Frank Brooks. The insights are sometimes surprising, but a clear message is always apparent; we are powerful, spiritual beings and we shape our reality now and in the future. The purpose of this book is to prepare us for the many thought responsive environments we will experience. William Buhlman teaches and lectures worldwide on the subjects of out-of-body experiences and spiritual empowerment. Visit the author at astralinfo.org.
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Really enjoyed this book. At first I wasn't keen on the idea that Williams experiences were written through a fictional character. But once I started listening, I was getting goosebumps throughout. Always a clear sign of a good book!
Having a woman narrating the story just didn't work, for a male character it should be a man narrating. For a female character you have a woman's voice. Simple.
The writing style was also very clichéd and after a while I could see where the story was heading. After reading other OOBE literature this came across as contrived in places and didn't fit with the experiences.of other explorers. His nook was much better.
Why was this book written? It has no evidence just the story of amans journey after death disconcertingly read by a woman which was confusing. There following chapters are new age gobbledegook.. There is nothing in this book that explains clearly where the writer got his ideas
"A linear narrative format helps explain Afterlife"
William Buhlman's other books, his youtube or podcast interviews and talks, and his How To Have an Out of Body cd series have made me already familiar with his work. So, I wasn't sure what to think when he announced he was making a fictional book.
But, after reading and listening to Adventures in the Afterlife, I "get it." Many of the experiences he has previously talked about are in here. And, like many other authors or teachers or experiencers of OBE in a greater reality usually not perceived by many people, the stories shared were previously offered in bits and pieces. By writing this book, William Buhlman was able to share various experiences in a linear fashion. This makes things a bit easier to grasp. Not that his experience was linear, but by this type of presentation, the "other side" was introduced in a more organized fashion.
If you enjoy this book, be sure to read the books by Robert Monroe, Richard Martini, Michael Newton, Annie Kagan, Elisa Medhus, Gary Zukav, Eben Alexander, Brian Weiss, and if you want to dig deeper, want to "pop the hood, and see how it works" then read Tom Campbell - all these authors are on Audible.
The great thing abut Adventures in the Afterlife is that it works to introduce people new to the concept of a greater reality, and also serves to make sense of all the bits and pieces people have heard from OBE experiences.
Interesting listening, mind-expanding concepts.
"It's just what I wanted!)"
Thank you for this wonderful, eye opening and inspiring creation). The book changed my life..
I want to thank the narrator as well - very professional work.
Loved it from start to finish. Changed the way I thought about life and afterlife. I would definitely read this again.
This book really opened up my mind and helped me stop being so trapped by traditional beliefs of the world. It will made very intrested in OBE's. I do know for a fact an afterlife does exist due to me having a brief NDE when I was younger and this book just solidified a lot of that for me.
"Essential reading for your spiritual journey"
This is an exceptional overview of what happens after death.
I read a lot of spiritual text and I must say that this book did seem authoritative and fill information gaps that I could not find elsewhere. The part where there was a disconnect at least from my point of view, was with regards to Karma and reincarnation. I would definitely recommend this to someone interested in spirituality.
"William Buhlman as Always..."
Gives us an in-depth look at OBE's that have given me the motivation and information to begin my own journey in having my own experiences in OBE's. Thank you so much!!
I was disappointed with this book. The same basic points are made over and over and over... A fair amount of the second part of the book is more like guided meditation than an informative account of the afterlife. I found some parts to be a bit preachy. The author never explains in any detail the basis for his knowledge about the afterlife, so there's no foundation of credibility, in my view.
"Excellent reading and writing style."
Enjoyed it so much that I have listened to it multiple times and I get something new out of it each time
"Great story, narrator could use some help"
Too much emphasis on the S's and C's by the narrator. Otherwise it was a fantastic story.
"I really wanted to like this, but..."
No, and I didn't finish it because I began to feel as though I was wasting my time and I kept checking to see if I was nearly finished
No. I know there are a lot of good books on this theme, both fiction and non-fiction.
Part of the problem with this book was the lack of any real characters. The main character was not fleshed out and nothing is known about him other than that he had cancer and was married with two kids. All expression of emotion were very superficial with no explanation or examples to support his statements.
No, it got very tedious.
I think this would be a better book if it were written by someone else. The premise is good and the world he describes is interesting but he is not a good writer. Everything is explained in terms that are so broad that they are meaningless. He often mentions being filled with understanding but doesn't explain what that understanding is. Similarly he describes being able to instantly create whatever he needs but gives no example. So, there is not a feeling of really being told a story. It sounds more like someone enthusing with no words to describe their experience. With this subject matter, it is understandable to find it difficult to put experiences into words, it just doesn't make for an enjoyable narrative.It was a bit odd having a female reader for a male character speaking in the first person. I understand that this was probably deliberate but it didn't really work for me.
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