"Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real."
– Niels Bohr

Survival Room - Aisle 9
Fictional But Worthwhile

Film & Video
A murdered man employs a "fake" medium to protect his wife from his killer. A really great movie and a fairly accurate portrayal of souls who have not yet crossed over. Starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg. [1990]
Ghost Town
A good ghost story doesn't have to be scary, or even serious; this one is absolutely hilarious. Ricky Gervais stars as a misanthrope dentist whose near-death experience results in his ability to see ghosts, or at least those having unfinished business in Manhattan. [2008]
It's A Wonderful Life
These days it's easy to smile at the opening sequence's special effects that show God as a sort of flickering nebula, but that's probably closer to reality than most modern portrayals. As for the angel, Clarence, and the exploration of an alternate reality, well, this 1947 movie was way ahead of its time. Stars Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. Not just the best Christmas movie ever, a genuine contender for best movie ever made. [1947]
The Sixth Sense
Endorsed as fairly realistic by several psychics who, as children, could also "see dead people." Bruce Willis stars as the psychologist and Haley Joel Osment as the perceptive child in the movie with the most suprising ending. Brilliantly directed by M. Night Shyamalan. [1999]
Topper - the TV series
For many of today's seniors, this television show was their first introduction to the idea of friendly ghosts … at least the non-animated kind. Topper is a situation comedy centered around a stuffy banker who moves into a house previously owned by a couple who were killed in a skiing accident. Trouble is, the couple, and their St, Bernard, refuse to move out.
What Dreams May Come
A man attempts to rescue his wife from her self-imposed hell. A very entertaining film with stunning visuals. Probably the most accurate representation of the astral plane ever filmed. Starring Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra, and Max von Sydow. [1998]
Emir's Education in the Proper Use of Magical Powers
If you didn't read this as a child, you should make up for that deficiency as quickly as possible. Readers of all ages will be captivated as the young prince Emir learns the wonders of his new world and the necessity of death. [1979]
The Five People You Meet In Heaven
An elderly mechanic crosses over and learns important lessons from a few of those whose lives he touched. Think It's A Wonderful Life combined with What Dreams May Come. A small book that manages to avoid being saccharine — most of the tiime. [2005]
The Halloween Tree
Never has the spooky been so educational. A group of boys are taken by the mysterious Moundshroud on a world-wide tour of Halloween past and present. By Ray Bradbury, sci-fi master and author of Something Wicked This Way Comes. [1972]
The Oversoul Seven Trilogy
Before she died, Jane Roberts channeled 13 "Seth" books and wrote, while not entranced, 10 others based on the Seth material . (New books are still being created from the extensive notes that she and her husband made of the Seth sessions.) Four of the ten are fiction, three of these concern the adventures of "Oversoul Seven." Now these metaphysical adventures are all within the covers of a single volume. The first book is the best, but all are both entertaining and eye-opening. [1973, 1979, 1984]
The Star Rover
Based on the real-life saga of Ed Morrell, this Jack London novel tells how a falsely imprisoned man overcomes terrible tortures and ultimately triumphs via out-of-body experiences and the re-living of past lives. Absolutely fascinating. [1915]
The Imprisoned Splendor
The story of a gifted but self-absorbed professor whose life in a marriage of convenience comes to an abrupt end when he dies in a plane crash. To his amazement he finds he's still alive — more alive than ever. Under the guidance of his grandparents, he gradually gets used to his ethereal body and the strange laws, landscapes, cities, and fellow inhabitants of his spirit world. Then he is assigned the task of rescuing a former girlfriend who had committed suicide when he rejected her.
Under the Inquisition: An Experience Revealed
In the mid-1970s, regression therapist Linda Tarazi was introduced to L.D., who gave a detailed description of her life in Spain during the Inquisition. Casting the account in narrative form, replete with 130 footnotes, Tarazi describes L.D.'s life during that time and captures the woman's emotional state in a story that reads like a steamy romance novel. [1997]
Lucky James?
This is a racy story about James and Marnie winning millions on the Big Lottery. It's about what they do with their winnings, and what it does to them. It's about romance, seduction, greed and treachery. Also featured is a psychic detective helping to trace a crook, and the quest of James to discover whether this man can provide empirical proof of the Afterlife. It is about the nature of reality, finding fulfilment, and why we are here. [2016]

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