AFTERLIFE RESOURCES-6 (More of the best we've found...)
10. Guggenheim (Bill and Judy), Hello from Heaven!, Bantam Books, 1995, 416 pages.
The Guggenheims hold a completely different viewpoint which is that in most cases, these experiences are perfectly real and valid. The authors undertook The ADC Project, which took seven years to fulfill its purpose. During this time, The ADC Project collected more than 3,300 firsthand accounts of ADCs by interviewing 2,000 people living in the U.S. and Canada. The best and most useful ADCs (350+) were then selected and presented as first-hand accounts in the book. The authors conservatively estimate that 20% of the U.S. population have personally experienced one or more ADCs. This compares with 4% of the U.S. population who have personally experienced near-death experiences (NDEs).
ADCs can take one of many forms of communication – sentient, auditory, tactile, smell, visual (partial or full), visions, alpha state (falling asleep or waking up), dream state, out-of-body, telephone, physical phenomena, symbolic, fearful and other.
Sometimes ADCs involve receiving evidential information from deceased loved ones. That is where you learn something you did not know and had no way of knowing before.
This book is a must read for anyone who wants to better understand the nature of ADCs by reading about actual documented cases. Here is a link to a related YouTube video on the Guggenheims and their book, "Hello from Heaven."
Hello from Heaven! is an original exploration of after-death communication (ADC). An ADC is a direct experience because no intermediary or third party such as a psychic, a medium, or a hypnotist is involved. The deceased relative or friend contacts the living person directly on a one-to-one basis. An ADC is a spontaneous event since the deceased loved one always initiates the contact by choosing where, and how he or she will communicate with the living person.
ADCs are probably as old as mankind itself. Historically, psychologists, psychiatrists, bereavement counselors, clergy, and others have dismissed these experiences as hallucinations, delusions, or fantasies. The traditional viewpoint has been that ADCs are the result of wish fulfillment, imagination, magical thinking, or memories caused by grief. They are sometimes said to be grief-induced hallucinations.