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How to find your way in
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After more than 20 years of construction, Word Gems is a kind of library now. This was not my original intention, but it just sort of grew into that. There are now well over 1000 documents on the site, comprising a few tens of thousands of pages.
Where to begin and how to negotiate this labyrinth?
Homepage: 100+ topic link-icons
You will notice them near the top of the homepage – from “Afterlife” to “Zen.”
Virtually all 100+ are constructed with the same layout and format.
Click on most any topic-icon and it will open to an introductory page with a great many quotations from a wide assortment of thinkers. But the most important information will be found near the top of the page. In most cases, I’ve written an “Editor’s Essay” or “Editor’s 1-Minute Essay” on the subject under review. Click on the icon to read the essay.
Homepage: Site Search and Index
These two “search boxes,” located just after the 100+ topics, are valuable resources. For example, if you’d like to know if a subject or phrase is addressed in the Word Gems library, this search function will scan all of the documents and offer a report. The “Index” box offers an alphabetical listing of every word on the site.
Homepage: short essays and links to favorite items
Beneath the five books, to the bottom of the homepage, you’ll discover several short essays plus links to items of special interest. I would encourage you not to overlook these short essays as they represent, in my opinion, some of the best material on Word Gems. Included in this section is the “What We Stay Alive For” writing.
The central theme of Word Gems
It’s on the masthead of every page: “exploring self-realization, sacred personhood, and full humanity.”
One of my books focuses specifically on how to access the "hidden riches" within:
However, "exploring sacred personhood" is investigated and presented, in the main, via an emphasis on “the scientific evidence for the afterlife.” For example, as you will discover, the vast majority of the 100+ topic-icons on the homepage are addressed in terms of how they relate to the “afterlife” information.
I might also mention that, within the very large body of data concerning the afterlife, I've adopted a certain topic for special interest: authentic romantic love, its nature and purpose, and how it plays out on the other side. Many articles and four books speak to this vital topic:
Which topic-icons are best to read first?
The “Afterlife” icon is probably an easy choice for the "chief seat." On that page, I’ve listed about 40 points of evidence; I could have listed hundreds but have included only what I believe to be the very best.
After reading the “Afterlife” page, try what might be my favorite writing – the “Summerland” icon. And be sure to read the “Editor’s Essay” for this. It’s a collection of really wonderful information about how things work on the other side.
While the scientific evidence for the afterlife takes the preeminence on Word Gems, several other articles are also very important in terms of errant information which, for many, will need to be "unlearned." Where it's appropriate, I've posted the following "inset box" highlighting the primary subjects of misinformation:
Editor's Note: This article is part of a series; see the 8 link-icons below - each is best reviewed within a wide corpus of knowledge. My research, for 55 years, attempts to get at what's real and true. Concerning priority of the topics, there's a song-lyric, "love changes everything" - so it is with the scientific evidence of the afterlife; its reality changes everything.
Why should you inform yourself about the afterlife?
Much could be said here, and I’ve already said it in many articles; but, essentially, the more you know about where you’re going and what will happen when you leave this world, the more confident, the less afraid, you’ll be.
Actually, the necessity for information here is a little more intense. Numerous testimonies from the other side inform us that 75% of those crossing over will spend at least a short time in a dark place. However, let us not be overly troubled. If this should happen to any of us, not to worry, we can leave the same day. Read the article, Sensibility: 1-Minute.
Eventually, we will fit ourselves for life in Summerland, which is a spiritual, not a religious, society. There's no floating on clouds with pink cherubs. It's a solid world over there, with solid ground and solid tables and chairs, birds in trees, and flowers in gardens. It's a normal life for us to do normal things and lead normal, real lives, but without the social problems of the Earth. You'll want to read the evidence for yourself. It will make you yearn for that coming world.
Best regards to you, Wayne Becker
Postscript: the following is reproduced from the "Summerland" page
"a perfectly normal world, a life packed with thrills"
Afterlife testimony, via psychic Geraldine Cummins, from a soldier killed in World War I: Cummins reported that "Maclean [the once-fallen soldier] said he was having an amazing time. He's found his own crowd [fellow soldiers] and they, including himself, were all so immensely relieved to find that they were alive and, not only that, were neither in [a depressing religious] heaven [with harps and chubby cherubs], nor in [a burning, punitive] hell, nor in any other hot spot, but they were in a perfectly normal world, leading a [perfectly normal] life packed with thrills!"
Editor's 1-Minute Essay: Summerland
The Scientific Evidence For The Afterlife
Twenty Nobel laureates have critically examined the scientific evidence for the afterlife and have accepted its reality. Knowledge of Summerland, via psychic-medium, has always been accessible to humanity.
Editor's note: This photo, “Earthrise,” was taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts on Christmas Eve, 1968 as they circumnavigated the Moon. It’s been called the “most influential photograph” of history. I adopted some of its mystical allure for my article “An Earthrise Restatement of The Wedding Song." It’s one of my very favorite writings in the collection.