My Son and the Afterlife: Conversations from the Other Side (Paperback)

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An emotional journey through grief to healing and skepticism to belief—discover the answers that will change your life forever.

Until her son Erik committed suicide at the age of twenty, Dr. Elisa Medhus never believed in life after death. But all of that changed when Erik began communicating with her from the other side.

As an accomplished physician, Dr. Medhus had placed her faith in science. But the tragedy surrounding her son’s death forced her to seek answers, to ask those universal questions we have all asked ourselves: Is there life after death? Do the dead communicate with the living?

In My Son and the Afterlife, answers are finally revealed. Through a series of conversations, Erik reveals a compendium of new knowledge on the nature of death and afterlife, the abilities and activities of the soul, and the powerful experience that love knows no boundaries—not even death.

About the Author

Elisa Medhus, MD, is an accomplished physician who has practiced internal medicine for more than thirty years. She is the author of three award-winning parenting books and has lectured on parenting in schools, parent groups, and corporations. A strong believer in science, she formerly viewed spiritual matters with skepticism, until the death of her son. Once Erik began to communicate with family, friends, and blog members, Dr. Medhus’s entire paradigm shifted as she embarked on a journey toward spiritual understanding and belief.

Praise for My Son and the Afterlife: Conversations from the Other Side…

eoeElisae(TM)s journey has been amazing and she is well-qualified to share her knowledge with both the medical community and the grief community. She has the credentials to bridge the gap that often exists between these two groups, and by doing so, she is breaking new ground and leading the way for many of us working in the field of bereavement, hospice care, and consciousness.e
-Terri Daniel, author, educator, end-of-life advisor, interfaith chaplaincy, and founder/director of the Afterlife Education Foundation and the Annual Afterlife Awareness Conference

eoeMy Son and the Afterlifecontains the clearest, most informative answers to questions about what happens after a person passes into the afterlife that I have read in one book. The topics explored a range from very human, personal issues such as who greets the person after their passing to insightful descriptions of the nature of consciousness and reality.e
-R. Craig Hogan, PhD, author of Your Eternal Self

eoeErik's messages are poignant, profound, informative, and entertaining, and above all give us that assurance that we all long fore"that there is life beyond death, and that all is well there. Erike(TM)s words help our minds to understand, but most of all he helps our hearts to heal and our joy to soar. Thank you, Erik."
-Christine Elder, author of Broken Blessings

eoeMy Son and the Afterlifeby Elisa Medhus, MD is a book that will tug at your heart strings, make you laugh, cry, and more importantly, consider possibilities that you had probably never thought about before. This book, a record of the authore(TM)s conversations with her recently deceased son, Erik, is as real, authentic, and straightforward as it gets. Dr. Medhus and her son Erik, are both in a state of flux struggling to make sense of new perspectives that were thrust upon them as a result of Erike(TM)s suicide. Both are determined to fully explore and share their newfound awareness as they provide much needed healing for each other, find new meaning and significance in the love that binds them, and invite you to come along on their poignant journey to the other side of death.e
-Thomas Campbell, physicist and author of My Big TOE (Theory of Everything)

eoeRaised by atheist parents, Elisa Medhus, MD. believed only in a material realitye"until her mind was jarred open by the excruciating loss of her son, Erik. Following his death she began to receive anomalous communications matching with Erike(TM)s distinctive personality. Always direct and sometimes crude, the insightful messages forever changed Elisae(TM)s worldview. I was touched by the continuing dialog between mother and son, finding it both comforting and enlightening. Done(TM)t be surprised if Elisae(TM)s story alters your ideas about the nature of reality too.e
-Mark Ireland, author of Soul Shift

eoeThe hide-bound reductionist materialism of 19th and early 20th century science is crumbling under new discoveries and their relevance to what sensitive people through the ages have known all along. Dr. Medhus meticulously guides us through her own epiphany as she, a medical doctor, an exploring mind, and suddenly a re-focused mother finds the intensely personal strength to understand her son's suicide and its larger meaning in the nature of which we are all part, and the courageous professional strength to bring her realizations to us.While this book is obviously an invaluable resource for theologians and physicists, and ethicists and counselors, it is truly a touchstone for all of us who feel and who seek to understand the transcendental nature of the human condition.e
-Marco M. Pardi, MA, DPS, anthropologist and thanatologist

eoeDr. Elisa Medhus has approached her conversations with her son Erik in a courageous and systematic way, using all the analytical skills of a trained scientist. She asks Erik the hard questions that any parent who has lost a child would want answers to, and more. Erik answers all these questions with his own characteristic laid-back directness in a no-nonsense way that brings our understanding of the afterlife into the twenty-first century. This is a remarkable book written by remarkable people, which will bring hope and comfort to the bereaved and change many lives for the better.e
-Dr. Victor Zammit, author of A Lawyer Presents the Evidence for the Afterlife

"Dr. Elisa Medhus offers a heartfelt, deeply moving story that invites readers to question their own beliefs of love, loss, and the afterlife."
-Eben Alexander, MD

Product Details ISBN-10: 1582704619
ISBN-13: 9781582704616
Published: Atria Books/Beyond Words, 10/01/2013
Pages: 304
Language: English

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