After Death Communication; a Brief Introduction

After Death Communication can be viewed from a few perspectives such as;

  • There is no such thing
  • I think I believe but where is the proof
  • I believe and I don’t need proof

The information below was found on the internet and explains ADC according to researchers Bill and Judy Guggenheim. (retrieved March 02, 2021)

“An After-Death Communication (ADC) is a spiritual experience, which occurs when you are contacted directly and spontaneously by a deceased family member or friend, without the use of psychics, mediums, rituals, or devices of any kind. It’s estimated that 60-120 million Americans – 20-40% of the population of the United States – have had one or more ADC experiences. Therefore, ADCs provide convincing new evidence for life after death.”  By clicking the link in this paragraph, you will find more information.

What is the definition of “contacted”?  For some people this is can be viewed as;

  • Seeing a spirit
  • Hearing a voice
  • Mental telepathy
  • A sense of someone being there
  • A vivid dream that seems real

Picture yourself for a moment and imagine how you would react to a direct and spontaneous contact from a family member or friend.  Would you react with;

  • Disbelief
  • Fear
  • Joy
  • Acceptance
  • Relief
  • Hope

I wonder how many reading this article have had ADC experiences.  Have you spoken of them to anyone?  Who would you talk to about this?  When discussing this topic does fear enter the picture and if so, why? 

Some individuals mention not feeling a connection to an individual after they die and wonder why some others say they are still connected in a special way.  I don’t know the answer to this, but why do some people get messages or some form of contact after a person dies and other people want the connection very strongly, but receive nothing?

Do you think experiencing ADC would make the grieving process easier or would it create more upsets?  From my experience as a grief counsellor, I have found that many of my clients who have had ADC feel more at peace and are able to participate in their life more.

There are many books on After Death Communication such as; “Hello from Heaven” by Bill and Judy Guggenheim.

This information is presented to provide a different view of loss.

All my best,

Barbara Gillett Saunders

Grief Counsellor/Thanatologist