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December 2008 Star Beacon
Passing: Die When You Choose
With Dignity & Ease,
Robert S. Wood
ISBN 1-886966-17-6, In Print Publishing,
Sedona, Ariz., 2000, paperback, 240 pages with illustrations.
Review by Ann Ulrich Miller
This precious little book came into my hands, thanks to
Beacon subscriber R.P. Jones, just before my late husband made his
transition last September. It had obviously been well read as all
the pages had fallen out of it. Still, I managed to read the
entire book to Ethan in the last weeks of his life.
It is more than merely a guidebook showing you how to let go and
die with dignity. It starts with an overview of what death is and
how we can change our attitudes about it. There are examples of
individuals who, given the option and the instructions, were able
to choose an easier, dignified departure simply by letting go...
passing on during sleep as opposed to having to “kill” their
bodies in order to die.
The author discusses the difference between euthanasia (mercy
killing) and peaceful passing, and makes the argument that “every
death” is a suicide. He incorporates many topics, including Dr.
Kevorkian, near death experiences, the Right to Die movement,
secrecy and denial by state, church, science and parents, and the
new option that he offers.
The premise of the book centers around the Universal View of
Creation, the Law of Attraction and the belief that we create
everything that happens to us, including our death. He presents
advice, procedures and techniques, with the aid of channeled
entities, for peacefully parting from our bodies in order to
re-emerge into the non-physical realm.
Woods’ style is gentle and informative, inviting skeptics to put
aside their objections and withhold judgment until they’ve read
what he has to say, and what channeled spirits such as Abraham
have to offer. I found the book helpful and comforting and would
definitely recommend it to anyone faced with a pending transition.
Tell Me About Heaven, a
Firsthand Description of the Afterlife,
by Suzanne Ward
0-9717875-1-4, Matthew Books, Camas, Wash., revised 2002,
paperback, 205 pages. $15.00
Review by Ann Ulrich Miller
If you are already familiar with Suzanne Ward and
her son Matthew, then you already know what powerful messages come through the
mother-son dialogues. This is the first in the series of four books channeled by
Suzanne after she made contact with Matthew, who was killed in a tragic car
accident in Panama when he was 17. Fourteen years would pass before he would
speak to her directly and was able to tell her, in his own words, that the
experience had been part of a “family agreement.”
Matthew, Tell Me About Heaven
is certainly one of the most fascinating reads
I’ve ever enjoyed, metaphysically or otherwise. Numerous telepathic
communications between mother and son give eye-opening glimpses of the realm to
which our loved ones return once they have passed, what we’ve come to know as
Only Matthew corrects us by informing us of its true name: Nirvana. Not
only does he explain what happens when we are instantaneously welcomed to the
Other Side, but he describes the beauty of a world we can only start to imagine
because of the veils we wear on Earth.
Three more Matthew books follow, but this is the one to start with if you are
interested in knowing the location of Nirvana and its purpose, relationships
between those who dwell there, what happens to your pets, your angels and spirit
guides, how suicide is treated, whether residents eat food and travel, work or
play, and hundreds of questions that cross our minds when we contemplate the
A career in journalism helped Suzanne Ward prepare for the important task of
chronicling the ongoing messages from not only Matthew but other spirit
connections. I read this book aloud to my late husband, then picked it up again
after his transition. It brought me a great deal of comfort.
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