Dianne Arcangel is a former hospice chaplain, psychiatric hospital therapist, and Director of the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Center of Houston. She served on the board of directors at the Rhine Research Center and the National Institute for Discovery Science, where she also lead trainings and conducted research. She is the author of Afterlife Encounters: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Experiences, Life After Loss. Dianne currently conducts survival research with the University of Virginia.
In the first hour, George spoke with researcher Dianne Arcangel about afterlife encounters. Arcangel shared results from a past internet-based survey. That survey asked participants if they had experienced ecstacy either during or after an afterlife encounter. According to Arcangel, 1,075 out of 1,200 Coast listeners answered in the affirmative.Arcangel also explained why some people experience after death communications and others do not. She said there are three groups that tend to be more open to the experience: those who are iNtuitive Feeling (on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment), those identified by the Roper Organization as 'Influential Americans,' and those who are spiritually engaged. Arcangel invited the Coast audience to participate in her latest surveys at her website.At the start of the second hour, Steve Gregory of KFI AM 640 reported on the O.J. Simpson verdict. Simpson was found guilty on all 12 counts stemming from a confrontation in a hotel ro ... More »Host: George Noory
Former hospice chaplain turned researcher Dianne Arcangel spoke about people's communication with the dead-- typically encounters are with deceased relatives or loved ones. Often the deceased return to convey specific messages. In one example she cited, a woman named Beverly was visited by her murdered son who told her where blood evidence could be found to lead to his killer (Beverly later called into the show during the last hour).In 83% of afterlife encounters the person was very comforted by the experience, even if they were initially startled to see the deceased, Arcangel stated. And interestingly, she noted that in the 13,000 accounts she's reviewed, there have never been any reports of evil or demonic activity. The idea of vengeful spirits is more a media creation than a reality, she observed.A person that is traumatized or undergoing heavy bereavement could be more open to spiritual experiences, Arcangel has found. On the part of the deceased, someone who w ... More »Host: George Noory
Author Dianne Arcangel discussed life (consciousness) after death and shared several stories from her book Afterlife Encounters. Arcangel said she wrote the book to help her deal with the loss of her husband as well as to change the world's skeptical view of after death communications.According to Arcangel, afterlife encounters bring comfort to the bereaved and occur when a person feels "any sense of being connected to or in the presence of a discarnate personality." ... More »Host: Art Bell