The founder of Analytical Psychology, Carl Gustav Jung, suggested that deeply embedded in one’s psyche is an understanding that death is not the end of living. Yet whether or not there is life after death is a question humankind has grappled with since the beginning of time. It embraces a complex search for a number of answers, with the ultimate goal being an understanding of what happens to us when we die. The enormity of this question is addressed through many lines of inquiry, including through TELERF’s research into the apparent visions, communications, signs and messages that are received by the living from those who are deceased. Systematic investigation into this phenomenon has been taking place for many years, however, with the results of a significant investigative study of 32 000 cases of after-death contact published by the Society for Psychical Research, UK, as early as 1882.
More often than not, the profound understanding of those who receive messages and signs from deceased loved ones is that these communications are real and that their loved ones live on. Although the recipients themselves may be convinced of this, this is not to suggest that anyone who is not directly involved in such communication is entirely convinced of its authenticity. However, in some instances, these messages not only hold reassurance and comfort for the recipient but also carry specific and relevant instructions. Messages of this nature have been reported to TELERF and, on occasion, have enabled verification.