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In last week's blog post, I wrote a tribute to my mother after her passing a few weeks ago of COVID lockdown restrictions. Commemoration to my Mother  

If you were wondering if she survived her death, I believe she did. In fact, it's a certainty to me and so my whole Elysium’s Passage novel series has addressed this question in great depth. In this post, I have included an excerpt from The Ascent, the first book in the series.

But first, let me tell a story about my mother's passing this March 18, 2021, as it may relate to the question of our afterlife.

I must say, it didn’t take long for her to affirm her well-being a couple of days after departing. Having seemingly suffered in the hospital for three days while on morphine, I was told by an ‘intuitive’ from a church in Vancouver that she wasn’t in her body anymore but still remained attached to it in her spirit because, at some level, she was waiting for me to give her permission to leave.

As soon as my friend of this ‘intuitive’ from Vancouver called me suggesting I needed to go to the hospital right away to send her off. Then, I was told, she would leave. Even before I hung up, the hospital called me on the other line that she probably wouldn’t make it through the night.  

I immediately went to visit her, but unlike the last time, she seemed to have no consciousness, although she was breathing heavily. Laying motionless and looking straight up, it seemed she wasn’t there. In the privacy of her room, I spend the next 15-20 minutes talking to her, telling her about her great contribution to life on earth, but it was now time for her to go.

I told her they had a big party planned for her so she shouldn't keep them any longer since her husband and all her friends, relatives would be waiting for her.

As for me; I said I could probably take it from here.  

I had perfect peace as I spoke to her and then I left the room. I learned the next day that when the nurses stepped into the room about five minutes later, she had already gone. Again, this was predicted by the Vancouver friend.

Funny things happened to my phones and communication equipment for a day or two after, which I won’t bother going into. Interestingly, the orchid I brought to my home from her suite suddenly bloomed profusely and beautifully over the next day with five new blossoms that have lasted for a very long time.

But perhaps the most interesting thing that happened is that I received an email from a friend of mine who is also a very talented intuitive. This was a message she heard from my mother who introduced herself as Alice. When asked, she said, Neil’s mom. In part, this is what the email said.

“Hi Neil, just thought I’d let you know that your mother stopped by briefly this morning. She said that it meant a lot to her when you told her that it was time to go. So, when you said that, she said that she was filled with love, peace and gratitude and was able, with great ease, to let go of the last of the need to hold on no matter what. She wanted you to know that that was a great gift. 

“She wasn’t in pain the last few days. While her body was going through the last processes of disconnecting with her spirit, it didn’t occur to her as painful. She was out of the body throughout most of that time so it wasn’t disturbing to her in any way. She was sorry if that process was upsetting to you or anyone around it.”

Deb, the intuitive, had heard of my mother passing away but had never met her, nor did my mother know Deb or even know of her. But somehow, my mother was directed to 'go' to her to get this message to me. I was grateful for it since my mother seemed to have suffered a great deal the last few days.

Lastly, one other peculiar thing happened as I was picking up my mother's ashes at the Crematorium with my son. We were driving along the freeway at 110 km when suddenly, not far from where we were approaching the overpass to turn off, my vehicle began to power out down to about 50 km and going slower all the time. I thought we would have to park my Xterra on the shoulder and call a tow truck. However, we were able to exit off the ramp and proceed to our destination which wasn't far away.

After picking up the ashes we drove off again, only this time I took an alternative secondary road where I the speed limits were much lower. We made it back with no problem. A few days later, I thought I'd take it on the highway again to see what happened. Everything was normal and the motor has never powered out since. 

This may not prove anything, but to me, it was one more event in a long string of coincidences. It was as if my vehicle's powering down was to honour and give recognition to my mother's passing just as we were to pick up her ashes. Most fitting, I would say... to conclude all that had happened that week. 

I trust these little vignettes might be of some interest and reaffirm belief in the ultimate survival of bodily passing. 

For anyone wondering about whether we incarnate on earth more than once, the following article may be of interest, How Old Are You - Really? Excerpts are taken from ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE: THE SUMMIT, Not my First Rodeo. 

So, now back to the book excerpt related to this topic of immorality.

This dialogue happens somewhere in an alternative dimension while on earth. Mo and Eli are from the afterlife. James' body is in a coma in London, but his spirit body, unbeknownst to him, is in this plane. And so the discussion goes... 

From chapter 6, Elysium's Passage: The Ascent

‘The longer you’re here,’ Mo said, ‘the more you will come to realize what seems literal is never just literal, but inextricably linked to what’s figurative. Whether Logos or mythos, life is a dynamic expression of both. As you often hear us say, as within, so without. Whatever you outwardly manifest is derived from the thoughts you have created within. That’s why your outward ascent is only as challenging or rewarding as your inward ascent.

‘Unlike Sisyphus, who struggled to roll his heavy boulder up the Mountain, there will be less toil the higher you ascend until only your lightness of being remains. Have you ever noticed how the word light refers to both illumination and weight?’ Eli asked. ‘When illuminated by the Light of the Spirit, the weight of your burdens becomes so lightened that they eventually cease to exist.’

‘I suppose,’ I said, ‘it’s always easier to lighten up when you see some light at the end of the tunnel. Or on top of a mountain… especially if it happens to be an orb,’ I chuckled.

‘It is easier, indeed,’ Mo said. ‘That’s why you will come to find that this Summit is only a base camp for even more spectacular Summits to come, should you wish to ascend further up. While you are with us, you will experience Summits you would never have known of in a million years while occupying your dense earth body!

‘Though you may feel you are in an unfamiliar dimension of reality, you aren’t. It’s a higher octave that has always remained ensconced within your being, as one with your soul. It surfaces as intuition at times or as a vision of the Mountain.

‘Whenever a person sheds their physical body, the immortal body can manifest in the higher vibratory form of the soul. As it’s said: This mortal shall have put on immortality.[1] The immortal body you now see is an outward expression of the soul’s immortal spiritual essence. But the version of your body in London is far from immortal; in fact, it’s barely hanging on to its mortality. What you’re experiencing now is for keeps; formed and sustained by divine light. It’s always there with or without the mortal shell.

‘All metaphors aside, are you trying to tell me I appear as a ghost? This is not Halloween, you know.’

‘Do we appear as ghosts to you, whatever you conceive a ghost to be?’ Eli asked. ‘Rather, what you’re experiencing is your glorious incorruptible body, not the human sheath. That’s why you don’t seem disembodied, because you’re not, no more than when you occupy your biological body. It’s more a case of your third-dimensional body dispirited while vacated by your soul. It’s what happens when that body dies.

‘As for you, not your body, it’s impossible to die since the soul knows no such thing as death, except for the illusion of how it may seem for those who chose darkness over than light. But we’ll talk about that later. Time and space are not the same limiting factors in this dimension; there is no obstruction to your spirit body’s agility when teleporting or engaging in other modes of spiritual experience.’

‘Is this what you meant earlier by portation – teleporting? You’re joking, right? Please tell me you are. If not, how can I take anything you say seriously. Even Superman can’t do that,’ I laughed.

‘Remember, this immortal body of yours is not limited to the earth plane,’ Mo said. ‘Did you know there are several exotic names for the spirit body that have emerged in various cultures over the centuries?

‘Such as spook?’ I said, with a tinge of sarcasm, still not buying anything they were saying.

‘Is that the best you can come up with to explain spirit?’ Eli asked. ‘The depth of understanding in the West, or lack thereof, is often revealed in its language.

The fact is, everyone has a divinely created spirit body – that much doesn’t change, regardless of bodily manifestation. Within, you will always remain an individuated expression of Source essence in form, much like good, in its essence, gives unique expression to truth in whatever form it may take.

‘It’s evident that over the centuries, religions claim to possess truth even as they lay waste to their opponents,’ I said. ‘Where’s the loving expression of truth in all that.’  

‘Where, indeed? What truth you see on the outside is an expression of what goodness exists on the inside. That’s what should be self-evident. Is it a religion of love or religion of triumphalism? Where there is little goodness, there is little truth. Since they are inextricably linked, form must express what’s within. Be it individually or collectively, what we do and say tells what’s within.

‘I’m not so sure about that, I said. ‘As I see it, most battles have been fought because each side felt their good and righteous cause was the truth. 

‘Yes, they certainly feel that way, don’t they? And yet, goodness, in its essence, can only take form in truth, which is why in Genesis, on the seventh day, God pronounced creation as good. It follows that you too, James, would be one such expression of this goodness. It’s why we say you have god essence and therefore are a son of God, or a god, as affirmed in both Jewish and Christian scriptures.’[2]

‘Provided you believe in all that,’ I said.

‘Truth is truth, regardless of what you or anyone else believes,’ Eli said. ‘You may rest assured your spirit body bears no relation to what you may imagine as an amorphous spook. In fact, the truth is just the opposite. Which body is more authentic, which body is more substantial, which body lasts? That which is temporal or that which is an expression of immortal spirit? If we had no bodily form, how would we be able to communicate our essence to other souls if there was no individuated appearance of locality?

‘In case you were wondering, however, I can’t tell you how ascended spirits manifest since they, in their rarified form, are much closer to the Source, far beyond my perception. Nevertheless, they can transduce to lower frequencies such as on earth and even denser realms.

[1] 1 Corinthians 15:54
[2] I later noted the text Mo was referring to: Yeshua replied, is it not written in your Law, “I have said you are gods” John 10:34, (NIV). Here Yeshua was quoting Psalms 82:6. The subject of gods came up several times as you will find in these narratives. Also, the term sons of God is often employed.




The immortality of the soul is a matter which is of so great consequence to us and which touches us so profoundly that we must have lost all feeling to be indifferent about it. Blaise Pascal

Immortality is but ubiquity in time. Herman Melville

The soul of man is immortal and imperishable. Plato

We ought, so far as it lies within our power, to aspire to immortality, and do all that we can to live in conformity with the highest that is within us; for even if it is small in quantity, in power and preciousness, it far excels all the rest. Aristotle

All men's souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine. Socrates

In the spiritual body moreover, man appears such as he is with respect to love and faith, for everyone in the spiritual world is the effigy of his own love, not only as to the face and the body but also as to the speech and the actions. A man after death is not a natural but a spiritual man; nevertheless, he still appears in all respects like himself.  Emanuel Swedenborg

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Elysium's Passage a series of seven narrations regarding a young British philosopher named James Phillips, who finds himself living in an altered state of reality while still remaining on earth.  

After experiencing a near-fatal fall while climbing to the summit of a remote mountain in the Andes, James awakens in a new dimension. He soon encounters two mysterious beings who provide him with a very different perspective on the nature of his existence. Over the next year, before his body recovers from the coma, he is challenged to re-examine his understanding of life’s meaning and purpose far beyond anything he previously believed or could believe.

An engaging and sometimes surreal adventure with intimations of impending romance, the narrative explores the most important questions about life, death, reality, and our ultimate destiny. 

The Plains of Elysium (Champs-Élysées) was described by Homer, Hesiod, Virgil, and many other poets as the paradisiac afterlife realm reserved for heroes. As the title suggests, this is about a journey through a passage that leads towards Elysium’s exciting realm of existence.

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The following comments are excerpts from among the first readers, including a number of Amazon five star reviews. To read the full reviews, go to READER REVIEWS on or directly at 

"A delightful mix of fantasy, reality, conjecture, and humour; Mr Meyers draws the reader into the story with a gentle narrative that captures the imagination, leaving one anxious to get to the next page drawing you into his exceptional world.”

"Quietly, gently, and without imposition, the Author unfolds the pages, creating an intricate, interlocking bridge spanning the chasm between mind and heart. Renewing, refreshing, restoring. In my bereavement, it was vigil and light…"

“Excellently written with an exceedingly deep understanding of this world and the next. The characters are very well written and engaging. I can't wait to complete this book!"

“Takes the reader on both a philosophical and spiritual journey, a journey that at times is both disquieting and tranquil. James, a British Philosopher, can be irreverent and caustic, traits that should have left me cringing, but instead made me laugh out loud. Elysium’s Passage is a fun, enlightening and remarkable book.”

“This is a masterful fantasy, becoming a real possibility, as the reader is drawn into the story. The Summit leaves you anxious for the next book in the series, yet also leaves you totally satisfied with the world you have just visited. Genius! An exciting yet calming experience that is not to be missed."

"There was hardly a page on which I did not find at least one sentence worthy of hi-lighting for future reference. In addition, I thoroughly enjoyed the main character, James, whose personality and passionate verbal exchanges with the other characters, kept me coming back for more. I am reading the book for a second time while I wait for the next one in this series to be made available."

 “N.G. Meyers has clearly put a great deal of research and thought into what the afterlife may look like and I like his perspective. It’s an altogether welcoming and exciting vision. The book gives one a great deal to think about and a reassuring confidence that the end of our lives is truly the beginning of life in the next. I highly recommend it."

"I am really enjoying your book, it’s fantastic! It is so incredible and diversified that I can’t really explain it to other people, so what I say is just read this book. Thank you so much for the blessings that you’ve given the world!"

“The humour interjected into a serious discussion makes me laugh out loud. Totally unexpected....l may be in the presence of at least a master, if not a genius. A fair ride into reality... seeking that which is unseen, yet absolutely real.”

“An engaging story of adventure embracing man's deepest desire to search for meaning and purpose, N.G. Meyers takes the reader on an adventurous thought-provoking journey. This book has substance. It is a perfect blend of adventure and fantasy combined with spiritual philosophy. It ignited my imagination. The author magically weaves a good story laced with wit and humour together with deep philosophical wisdom. This book has it all!”

“An evolution in thought is triggered by many fresh philosophical themes which could inspire readers to re-think their reality and former ideologies that have dictated their lives… the author fires readers’ imaginations to view what could be possible when spirit vacates the body.”

“This is the book spiritual seekers have been waiting for. For me, it granted a great read as well as increased inspiration to live every day with a heightened sense of purpose. I highly recommend it.

“The Summit is capable of hooking readers and luring them to search for Book 2 to discover more about Dr. Philip’s surreal trek into the mysterious unknown universe. This thick book is well worth the read and to share…”

“Mind-blowing statements and speculation (‘…everyone is a non-physical thought form conceived in the Mind of God, preserved for all eternity because God’s thoughts never die…’). Many will find Meyers’ journey up the Mountain intriguing—and possibly even life-changing.” (BLUEINK REVIEW)

“In its effort to grapple with fundamental questions about the meaning of life, it raises questions that have echoed throughout the ages, including about where we come from, where we are going, who we are.”  (CLARION REVIEW) 





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