I met Barry Eaton a few years back in Byron Bay, where I bought his book Afterlife, which I also read at the time.
Here he is recently on Coast to Coast radio.
I don't agree with everything he says, but it is worth a listen to.
|Guests:||Barry Eaton, Michael Horn|
He discussed how his partner Judy's death in 1997 compelled him to find ways to communicate with "the Other Side."
A few months after her passing, Judy spoke to Eaton through a medium to inform him that his own abilities, latent for years, would now open up and allow for direct communication between them.
Eaton's skills as a medium developed, and soon, he was channeling countless spirits who had passed over, and learning what the afterlife was like.
The afterlife is a vast inter-dimensional system where there are many different levels and planes, he said.
We come into this life like an actor with an assigned contract to play a role, he explained.
Then when our life ends, "off goes the garment which is the body and then the essential energy goes back to where it was, to rest and get ready for the next role."
Frederic Myers, one of the founders of the Society for Psychical Research in the 19th century, was said to communicate with a number of mediums after his death, and described in some detail the different levels of the afterlife.
The one that most people go upon their arrival is called the Plane of Illusion, which bears much similarity to one's earthly life.
In the next level, the World of Idealized Form, souls move away from the earthly plane, and usually can no longer be contacted by mediums.
At this level, they don't have to reincarnate if they don't want to, Eaton noted.
Individuals belong to soul families-- close knit groups that reincarnate together over the ages, and encourage growth and development in one another, he said.
"When the souls are reunited after each lifetime, there's a tremendous feeling of joy," Eaton remarked.
Interestingly, when a soul reincarnates, it brings down around 60-80% of its energy, and the remaining amount stays in the afterlife, retaining all the soul memories, he said.
Also of note, is that euthanasia is frowned upon in the spirit world, as some of the greatest lessons a soul has to learn could be in the final months of a person's life, Eaton shared.
|Barry Eaton (far left) hosting a talk at the Writer's Festival, Byron Bay|