As times have progressed since the days of the materialisation and direct voice mediums science has played an increasingly important role in communicating with Spirits of the inner spheres. Many voices from the “beyond” have been captured on magnetic media and in particular on audiotape. There have been numerous cases, especially in recent years where the voices of deceased people now living in the Astral worlds would appear to amazed relatives on audio tape. This usually happened when something quite normal was being recorded, but when the tape was played back the voices “from beyond” are clearly present on the tape. These voices are often very clear, usually carrying a short but simple message, enough at least to provide ample evidence to those involved of the presence of the deceased person.
It is this sort of experience that has prompted further extensive and controlled investigation into obtaining the voices of “deceased” Souls now living in the Astral realms by recording them on tape and similar electro-magnetic recording devices. These experiments are often carried out in a similar way to conventional sittings or séances whereby the sitters simply sit around the tape recorder or other recording device providing the necessary focus and Energy. The presence, focus and intent of the sitters are sufficient to attract the attentions of Spirits from “the other side”, who are then able to record their messages.
These messages cannot actually be heard being recorded due to the vast differences in the density and vibrations between the Ether of Astral and physical worlds, however the voices are heard to be present during the replay of the tape.
How does this situation occur? The entire Universe, the Ether consists of vibration, Energy, and of particular importance in this case the Electric and Magnetic “fluids”. These “fluids” are not actually liquids as recognised in the physical world, but rather the electric and magnetic characteristics of the Universal Fire and Water elements. It is the electro-magnetic propagation properties of the Ether that allows the vibrations of the communications of the Spirit voices, thought waves in the form of Energy, to pass through the electromagnetic continuum of the Ether and thus to be recorded on magnetic tape.
During one particular set of experiments carried out under strictly controlled conditions in a sound-proof studio in order to ensure that no extraneous noises could be present, two researchers left a tape recorder running for twenty seven minutes, during which time 200 Spirit voices were recorded. As with all of these “phenomena” there were several sceptical scientists who endeavoured to find a “logical” explanation for these voices recorded on the tape, but were totally unable to do so.
This area of research became known as “Electronic Voice Phenomena” or EVP for short. Many famous people considered pioneers in their fields such as Marconi, Edison, Sir Oliver Lodge, Sir William Crookes and John Logie Baird were all totally convinced of the reality of Spirit communication by EVP and were using their professional skills and reputations to prove it. Even the Christian churches were open-Minded to EVP including Catholics, Protestants and Fundamentalists.
The Catholic church has even actively encouraged research directed towards Electronic Voice Phenomena. Two of the earliest religious investigators were Father Ernetti and Father Gemelli who stumbled upon the Electronic Voice Phenomena while recording Gregorian chants in 1952. Father Gemelli apparently heard the voice of his own deceased father on the tape saying, “Zucchini, it is clear, don’t you know it is I”. “Zucchini” was the childhood name of Father Gemelli. Pope Pius, the cousin of the Rev. Professor Dr Gebhard Frei was co-founder of the Jung Institute and was an internationally recognised and respected parapsychologist who worked very closely with Dr Konstantin Raudive, a pioneer of EVP working in Germany. Rev Frei stated: “all that I have read and heard forces me to believe that the voices come from transcendental, individual entities. Whether it suits me or not, I have no right to doubt the reality of the voices”-- Rev. Professor Dr Gebhard Frei.
Rev. Professor Dr Gebhard Frei died October 27 1967. In November 1967 at numerous EVP tape recording sessions a voice claiming to be Gebhard Frei was recorded. The voice was positively confirmed and identified by Professor Peter Hohenwarter of the University of Vienna as unquestionably the voice belonging to Dr Frei.
The Catholic religion became increasingly supportive of EVP research with several Vatican approved researchers producing compelling evidence for EVP. Father Leo Schmid, a Swiss theologist, collected more than ten thousand recorded voices in his book “When the Dead Speak” in 1976, published shortly after his death.
In England, in 1972, four senior members of the Catholic church became involved in the famous Pye Recording Studio tests conducted by Peter Bander. Father Pistone, Superior of the Society of St. Paul in England, said after the tests:
“I do not see anything against the teaching of the Catholic church in the voices, they are something extra-ordinary, but there is no reason to fear them, nor can I see any danger”. --Father Pistone.
A series of high and respected officials of the Catholic church subsequently lent support to EVP in what has now become a firm Vatican position of acceptance for these “voices from beyond”. The following definitive statement was issued by Father Gino Concetti at the Vatican:
“According to the modern catechism, God allows our dear departed persons who live in an ultra-terrestrial dimension, to send messages to guide us in certain difficult moments of our lives. The Church has decided not to forbid any more the dialogue with the deceased with the condition that these contacts are carried out with a serious religious and scientific purpose”
Printed in the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano and cited in Sarah Estep's American Association Electronic Voice Phenomena, Inc Newsletter, Vol 16 No, 2 1997.
The “ultra-terrestrial dimension” to which Father Concetti refers is of course the Astral worlds, again often known as the “beyond” or the “afterlife”. The church itself does not as yet appear to officially support the reality of the true multi-dimensional nature of the Universe, or indeed the reality of the true purpose and destiny of mankind, it is however most positive that indeed it does at least officially support the reality of the continuity of life in an inner dimension after death of the physical body.