Roger Ebert: his astounding realization prior to passing

ImageRich Martini is a writer, filmmaker, past speaker at OC IANDS about his research into life between lives documented in his book and documentary,  Flipside: Journey to the Afterlife.  Today, Rich posted the following fascinating account on Facebook (and blog) about Roger Ebert, Ebert’s wife Chaz, and what happened prior to his Ebert’s passing.  Enjoy.

Here’s a pretty dramatic “Flipside” moment, and I will endeavor to interview Chaz Ebert about it for the next book. I knew Roger Ebert, my brother Jeff worked with him at the U of I on the school paper, and Roger had given me a brutal “thumbs way down” review of my film “Limit Up” which literally killed it while it was in the theaters. I thought he’d appreciate the story about a guardian angel who helps a woman become the first female soybean trader at the Chicago Board of Trade and Ray Charles played her boss, God; I had no idea he was an atheist when I insisted to the studio that they get Roger a copy of the film for his review. One of the many errors I’ve made in my film career. (No really, it’s a fun movie; Danitra Vance, Ray Charles, Brad Hall, Nancy Allen – just hard to find.)

However, he was always friendly when I saw him at Cannes or other fests. I met his wife Chaz a few years back as well – a lovely couple. So when he was pronounced dead and then revived some years ago, he wrote how Chaz reported she heard him saying “I’m still here.” She insisted the Doctors revive him – and they did. He went on to live another four or five years with her. It didn’t change Roger’s opinion of an “afterlife” as he wrote a column about what happened – how he wasn’t conscious of calling out to her, but she was. I noted how funny it was that the proof there is “consciousness after life” actually happened to him – and to the person he loved the most on the planet – but he was blind to it. And six days ago, this appeared in Esquire, Chaz’s recollection of his final days. He was experiencing what so many have experienced – some in near death experiences – and some while under deep hypnosis as pioneered by Michael Newton and outlined in my first book “Flipside.”

Take a moment to read this description of Roger’s last moments on the planet. “The one thing people might be surprised about, Roger said that he didn’t know if he could believe in God. He had his doubts. But toward the end, something really interesting happened. That week before Roger passed away, I would see him and he would talk about having visited this other place. I thought he was hallucinating. I thought they were giving him too much medication. But the day before he passed away, he wrote me a note: “This is all an elaborate hoax.” I asked him, “What’s a hoax?” And he was talking about this world, this place. He said it was all an illusion. I thought he was just confused. But he was not confused. He wasn’t visiting heaven, not the way we think of heaven. He described it as a vastness that you can’t even imagine. It was a place where the past, present, and future were happening all at once. (http://www.esquire.com/blogs/news/roger-ebert-final-moments)

Funny how he reviewed his glimpse of the nature of reality; “It’s all a hoax.” He could have said “It’s all a movie” or “It’s all a theatrical piece” which would have been a bit more accurate (according to the research). “Hoax” implies there’s someone behind the curtain pulling the strings, and pulling something over on people. “Illusion” is accurate, but again, so is film; funny he didn’t make that connection. But when you examine the “Flipside” you find that there’s no one but you pulling the strings – albeit with help from spirit guides and other resources – but we experience events and problems in our paths because we put them there, to examine them, to learn from them – to learn compassion for others. We are directing the hoax, so to speak, and when we experience the vastness, the “stepping outside of time” that one can experience during a near death experience or under deep hypnosis, we see the past, present and future as other events to experience. And we experience the vastness, as Eben Alexander did in “Proof of Heaven” as a “glittering darkness” where we are all connected at the same moment. But don’t take my word for it; take Roger’s. Two thumbs way up.

 
“He was sitting almost like Buddha, and then he just put his head down.”
-Esquire
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View Scott de Tamble’s Talk on Life Between Lives, 6/8/13

Thanks to Rich Martini, who filmed Scott’s talk at OC IANDS this past Saturday.  Scott is a clinical hypnotherapist trained by Michael Newton, Ph.D., author of Journey of Souls.   Scott talks about hypnosis and spiritual regression, which provides an excellent opportunity for personal exposure to the age-old questions: Who am I? Where do I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going after death?  The actual group hypnosis we all participated in is not included in this recording.

 

Scott was featured in the documentary “Flipside: Journey Through the Afterlife” by Richard Martini, which you can view at no charge by clicking here. Runs 1.5 hours.

Life-changing audio interview-the afterlife, reincarnation, our soul

I highly recommend listening to this interview from September 11, 2012 with George Noory, radio host of CoasttoCoastAM.  It had a profound effect on my life, where I now just roll with the day-to-day life events without the struggle.   Journalist and filmmaker Rich Martini discusses his incredible journey finding evidence for the afterlife, life between lives, and “soul groups”; how when we’re between lives, we plan the circumstances of our next life, when the soul enters the body – and there’s a little surprise about that – and much, much more.  It’s a 3 hour interview, but I didn’t want it to end!

He also touched on his extensive research into the fate of Amelia Earhart, for which he also made a documentary detailing what actually happened to her.  This, too, is a fascinating story.

Grab a cup of coffee or tea, get comfortable, here’s the interview.  There’s an unrelated interview that precedes it with Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers, where he talks about changes that have taken place in post 9-11 America. He contends the 9-11 attacks were used as an excuse to dismantle the Bill of Rights.  If you wish to skip that, scroll forward to 38 minutes 30 seconds where the Martini interview begins.

Here’s the link to Rich Martini’s site where you can find his book, Flipside: A Tourist’s Guide on How To Navigate the Afterlifewhere you can watch his documentary, Flipside, online for only $5.  There’s also a link to where you can watch his 70 minute documentary on Amelia Earhart, Earhart’s Electra, for free if you’re in the U.S.  There’s a lot more of interest on the site as well.