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The Interfacers

The Interfacers

by David C. Swenson

Fiction, 220 pages

I’d like to visit with you about some of the reasons I wrote The Interfacers. First and foremost, I think of this book as an invitation to the reader to embark on his/her own spiritual journey. Secondly, I wanted to give the readers some form of validation for their own mystical and spiritual experiences. Too many people have been robbed of the meaning and beauty of their Near-Death Experiences and other spiritual encounters. Thirdly, I wanted to explore the mysteries in my own life.

As a society, we seem to believe that the more technology we develop, the further we will remove ourselves from the foolish, unscientific notion that there is a God and that He/She can promise us things like eternal life.

Six million Americans, most still living, have returned from clinical death with recollections of a non-physical life that contunues after physical death. It’s a clear life changing experience for most of them, which has provided memories as clear in their minds as any earthly and physical experience. It’s one of the most moving, emotional, clarifying and spiritual events in their entire lives. Yet, when they return, between the majority of the scientific community and many misguided, often dogmatic religious believers, they’re made to feel they’ve done something wrong.

Most NDE’rs returned to life to face a medical team who feel that the NDE, or Near-Death Experience is some form fo hallucination caused by such things as: Hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain), reactions to powerful drugs administered in life-threatening stiuations, or a natural self-preservation reaction of the human brain as the person dies. Thousands of doctors and medical professionals tell their patients to forget these memories—explaining that it was just a dream. Science tells us that physical death is the obliteration of the person and personality. Millions of Americans espouse this hypothesis. Yet, as science and technology advance, many more millions of Americans and people worldwide will encounter the Near-Death Experience until science is forced to engage the universality of this experience.

It’s been estimated that over sixty-five million Americans have had after-death communications with deceased loved ones. These are not the patients, but rather the relatives and friends of the patients. Since they were not being treated for clinical death, the scientific community tells them that these experiences were just the dreams or hallucinations inspired from the depths of ones’ feelings of loss and grief.

So, where does one go to share these incredible stories? Many have tried to share them with their physicians, priests, pastors, and fellow believers. Many of them are greeted with doubt and even shamed into thinking they’ve done something very, very wrong. Do not talk to the spirits, they’re told. These apparitions are the work of the devil! There is a wide gulf between us, which no man may cross. The dead are sleeping until the last day, until the final trumpet, until the return of Jesus. Yet, the experiences persist in ever-increasing numbers. Where do seventy million Americans go for answers? Hopefully, the only help isn’t on the other side!