Too Strange!

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On the 22nd of September, my cousin who shares my passion for reading, rang me to advice me to get a copy of “Proof of Heaven: by Eben Alexander”.  I ordered for it immediately with Amazon and it was delivered to me on the 23rd inst.

hereafterI could not put the book down and finished reading it on the 25th September. In between, on Facebook, my friend Nandu reviewed a film “Hereafter” and since it was the first time that Nandu had recommended a film, I sent for it too and it was delivered on the 26th inst. I was able to see the film only today though as I was preoccupied with other matters including seeing some other films both at home and at the theater.

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While I was reading about Dr. Alexander’s experiences and wondering whether I should go back to read Fritjof Capra, Amazon, as it is wont to, sent me a list of books that may be of interest to me and it was Quantum And The Lotus by Matthieu Ricard, and Trinh Xuan Thuan. I have sent for this book instead of going back to Capra and it is expected to be delivered tomorrow.

One recommendation leading to two others and all tying up nicely into a subject that has suddenly occupied my mind.

Seeing “Hereafter” was a very unusual and indescribable experience.  It is more so because it has been produced and directed by Clint Eastwood and one naturally wonders as to what prompted him to do so on a film with such an odd theme.  Be that as it may, it is not a film that I would have seen had it not been recommended by someone I knew and so the surprise.

While I reserve a review of the film for later, this post is to comment on the chain of events that is as mysterious as the subject matter of Near Death Experiences and Life Hereafter!

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12 Responses to Too Strange!

  1. Interesting!
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  2. I saw the hereafter many years ago in the theatre in Houston with my wife. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but my wife was equally disappointed as she had some preconceived expectations as to the subject matter which is not what the movie was about.

    Looking forward to reading your review.
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  3. Anna says:

    Looking at the Sydney TV program I found out that Hereafter is going to be screened Friday night. Interesting coincidences continue…
    Should I watch the film? I am planning to but can be persuaded not to.

  4. tammy j says:

    i read proof of heaven. and it was indeed amazing.
    i’m not familiar though with the others you’ve mentioned here.
    it does seem strange that so many on the same subject entered your world all together in a short time!
    don’t go getting any ideas of visiting the afterlife anytime soon sean!
    just chalk it all up to synchronicity! LOL.
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  5. wisewebwoman says:

    Interesting synchronicity there Ramana! I would also recommend Afterlife – a movie that still stays with me all these years later though you may have seen it. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165078/combined
    I wrote a review of it at the time which you may find on that site under wisewebwoman.
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  6. Mother says:

    I have heard Dr. Alexander speak a few times. Fascinating, isn’t it? I’ll have to think about “Hereafter”. I think my husband may have seen it. I’ll ask him when I get back home.
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