birksy82 wrote:http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Reason-Lessons-Gifted-Child/dp/1440123977 This book was recommended to me from someone on another site and this is a good book which is a similar story to my own, the only difference is his son was 9 so a lot older than mine so the pre cognition was more obvious as he could communicate a lot better. What struck me most though was the authors experience, the book spans many years but his early experiences were a mirror image to mine, I couldn't believe this when I read it.
Thanks for sharing this recommendation. I found his web site: Beyond Reason. There is a media video on the site as well: Video. The first Chapter is online at the site: Brian's Story.
I like the fact that he is a medical Doctor and trained in 'reason' and 'logic.' So the title makes sense.
Though his death garnered media attention, the mysteries before and after his death were never shared. Brian foresaw his future, gave himself a going away party, and left good-bye gifts and a note telling his parents not to worry about him. After his death, Brian's influence continued. His father—a rational physician who did not believe in metaphysical phenomena—embarked on a mystical journey through grief into a creative world he did not know existed. What he learned by healing stretched the capabilities of his reasonable mind. For anyone who wants to know how grieving can become a journey of wonder and hope, Beyond Reason can guide you. Source: Beyond Reason
I have so many memories that touch on the metaphysical, mystical and topic of 'beyond reason' it is hard for me to focus sometimes. This story reminds of several instances in my past - especially the encoutner I had with 'soulmate #6' on my website. Childhood Soulmate Cases. The Web site is not completed yet - and I am filling in the pieces as I go along. So, his story isn't up yet. My reference to my intial ADC with his spirit after his passing is at: Childhood Comrade.
(Wow! I just checked out my site and there are many missing links and incomplete pages. I am sort of unorganized and working in 'piece work' trying to complete a foundation of a story. Bear with me.)
But this comrade of a friend was the seventh 'soulmate' connection I felt I encountered during my childhood. I was 14 when I met him and he was only 12. We quickly discovered that we both shared a mystical bond - and had the same type of mysterious spiritual and out of body type dreams. I considered him a 'novice' when it came to the spiritual realm. I had an animal spirit guide at that time and he had his own 'animal' spirit guide - which I could see. He was shocked when I told him I could see his 'pet spirit' around him. He said I was the first person he ever met that could see it as he could see it. A special bond developed between us quickly. The was a special love between us that was innocent for that age. He was my shadow after we met.
One day he took me to the side and told me that he had been given insights to his future in the world. That is when he told me that he wasn't long for the world and he wanted me to prepare for his departure. At that time - my mind was that of a 14 year old who had been having 'near death experiences' since the age of six. I didn't understand 'death' from a human perspective. To me - 'death' was just a door you went though to get to the other side. (The tunnel.) I didn't like the idea of being in the world without him. I felt we were going to be friends for life. He told me that he was trying to shield me from the pain that was going to come to me when he left the world.
I went to my Mom and tried to talk to her about it and get advise. Of course, my Mom had an adult and normal perspective of what 'death' was and realized what I was talking about. It didn't phase me. I had no human emotions about it and just thought it was a 'thing' to contend with while in a human body. My Mom freaked out and told me NOT to talk about it to anyone. She felt that if God was given me and him insights to deal with in the privacy of our friendship and the special bond that was between - then it was only meant for our ears. She told me the rest of the world wouldn't understand "God's plan" to take a young child from the world at an early age. He told me that he would never see the world from an adult perspective in this life time.
A part of the plan was for me to forget about the 'insights' of his departure and the conversations we had shared. He had told me that from his 'mystical insights' - the memory of that conversation would hurt me when he passed away.
The web page I have up - has to do with how my 'dissociative amnesia' played a major role in my denial. I forgot he even existed in my childhood - just to spare myself the grief and pain of his loss. He died in 1981 and I didn't start recovering memories of him until 2006.
So - I can identify with the story that Dr. Korbon shares about his son having that sort of mystical insight at an early age. I also can identify with a difference in the mindset of 'childhood' and 'adulthood.' When I look back on the two stages - it is like I was two different people. I feel that all children have a closer mystical connection with their 'unconscious' souls.
Prior to his loss in 1981 - I had lost two other friends. My Godfather and another best friend. I had contact with their 'spirits' in the aftermath and they told me that their 'spirits' had came to me in 'dreams and visions' in an effort to prepare my own conscious minds for their loss as well.
My girlfriend was similar. I got to witness how 'blind and deaf' her own conscious mind was to the 'truth' that was approaching that was going to take her from this world. I kept getting 'spiritual signals' and 'flashes' of spiritual insight prior to her 'death' that made me think - she knew about it. I confronted her on a human level and she swore she had no idea what I was talking about. If she had any idea what was approaching us - she never let on in a direct way. But I felt her heart knew what was coming up around the corner.
So when I met the friend in 1986 (whose name was Andy as well,) - I had experiences in my past that led me to believe that his 'inner heart' would have sight of his own 'scheduled' departure date. Andy spoke to me directly about it - but said he didn't want to speak to others the same way. His brother is on record stating the same thing. His bandmate, roommate and anther close friend is also on record stating it.
"He probably had intuition that he was going to die," admits Kevin. (Brother)
"As much as anyone could understand their fate, he knew it all along," says Scot Barbour. (Producer)
"I think he always had this tragic sense about himself. He had a sense that it wasn't necessarily going to last. I think he was hoping that it was going to and kind of racing towards feeling all of a sudden like he could be successful and navigate his way through life. But also some kind of self-fulfilling prophecy about his own early demise." says Stone Gossard. (Guitarist)
Source: Bone Idol
This was a very hard subject to talk about back then. (In the late 80's.) But over and over again in my own experiences - it has been shown to me that the 'inner soul' always knows the schedule and plan, and much of the time the soul keeps that plan a secret from the human mind because of the conflict it creates in our own limited human conscious understanding.
I am going to work on my website and update the missing links today.
Thanks for sharing the reference to the book. Submit the other stories here or where ever you feel it applies.