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Consciousness and the Soul

by Chris Lovelidge


The findings of years of research revealing the relationship between our conscious energy and our sole

The research into my NDE and subsequently into the nature of consciousness has always been informal and personal. I do not ask people to believe me; I have no right to expect that. I am simply writing about my experiences, my findings and my conclusions based on the evidence I discovered. You may find yourself out of your comfort zone, but you can always go back when I’ve finished. It can be accepted or rejected as the reader sees fit.

My journey of discovery began one afternoon in the summer of 1974; I was living in Oakville ON at the time. I was at a barbeque in charge of the cooking and we had decided to have prawns. I tasted a prawn before it was properly cooked. Unfortunately it was tainted with Ptomaine food poisoning. I felt the effects about an hour later with a stomach ache. That quickly progressed to a pain then some 6 hours later I was in bed writhing in excruciating agony

At about 1:00 am the pain very suddenly stopped to be replaced with the most amazing indescribable feeling of love, peace, tranquility, joy, ecstasy; these adjectives just damn it with faint praise. At the same time I found myself in another place, literally a change of scenery. I was in a pastoral scene standing on the top of a low hill covered in grass and a few trees looking down into a shallow valley. About 100 meters from me along the hill were a group of about 20 people. Close enough I could determine they were human but too far to recognize any individual. Most astounding were the three figures standing right in front of me. They all wore hooded robes with a bright white radiance emanating from where their faces and hands should be. I realized I was standing in the presence of unconditional love. I stood with these being for some time, I guess about 15 minutes or more. We communicated, apparently by telepathy; unfortunately I was unable to remember any of the contents of this communication; When I returned to the pain I sat bolt upright and hugged my wife saying “don’t leave me, don’t leave me, they sent me back because you weren’t with me”. A cryptic clue to the future perhaps. This experience really frightened me because I was convinced I had developed a psychosis, after all this was not normal and I was waiting with trepidation for the next episode. It never arrived. Then some time later I heard a book being reviewed on our CBC radio station, it was Life after Life by Dr. Raymond |Moody. I purchased it and read it in two days, the relief was wonderful. The book did two things for me, it confirmed I was not crazy after all and more important I was not the only one to have this experience. I was not alone.

Looking back on this experience I noticed several things that caught my interest. My wife had observed the entire episode and told me I suddenly became very still and she shook me to get a response; it didn’t work. According to her I was like this for no more than two minutes; it felt like at least fifteen to me. Was this time dilation or a suspension of linear time? It is possible this experience was outside the space/time continuum.

The second point is during this experience I was completely aware the pain had gone, I was conscious, aware, sentient and present and had intent as if I was awake. Had I become unconscious in the normal medical sense I would not have been aware of anything. Clearly my consciousness was involved somehow.

Coming face to face with unconditional love changed me and my entire paradigm of the universe, as it does with most experiencers, in a deep and profound way. I had been exposed to another incredible, wonderful dimension where there is only love and peace. Most of us are only aware of this material dimension with all its negative emotions and problems. Now I knew, yes knew with absolute and total certainty, there is so much more.

Next I could not understand how I went from lying in a bed in Oakville to another reality of standing in a beautiful countryside. Of course that was physically impossible. I was determined to discover just exactly what happened to me and how.

The NDE is life altering in many ways for most of those experiencing it. It did not change my life as such very much but it did change my perspective and world view. I found I had this innate compulsion to be of service to mankind in some manner, I was given the concept we are all here to love and be of service to one another. With this in mind I became a hospice and crisis line volunteer as well as hospital visitor. I also became involved in the International Association for Near Death Studies (IANDS) mainly because they have an incredible data resource for the NDE phenomenon. I then decided to start a chapter of the friends of IANDS in Vancouver and ran a self help group for those who have had a near death or other transcendental experience. For this my hospice and crisis line training was most helpful. During the 7 years I ran this group I heard some most remarkable stories from dark NDEs to bi-location to visual visitations of relatives who had passed over. (soul released) In 1999 we hosted the IANDS international conference at UBC in Vancouver BC. One of the speakers at this conference was an Englishman by the name of Harry Oldfield who, with a software expert, had developed a computer program that was able to reveal in quite fine detail an energy field that surrounds all living people, even animals. This system really caught my attention and I was very excited because I could see the amazing possibilities and areas of research this would open up. That was when I started my research in earnest.

I am still a skeptic but an open minded one. So how does one research a subject that mainstream science has always shunned? To give them their due they use empirical evidence based on repeatable experiments, the NDE does not fall into this category. So we have to look for clues. There is a plethora of anecdotal evidence which, as several researchers suggested, if presented in a court of law, would result in a verdict the NDE is real.

Using an updated system of Oldfield’s original called BioField Reader it reveals this energy field, which I call the Subtle Energy Field (SEF). It has many other names including Prana, Chi, Ki, Orgone, etc. Now we can view the SEF in real time we can experiment with it. We discovered it has a number of very interesting aspects, here are a few:

The SEF is in constant slow motion around and through the body.

Blockages in the flow relate directly to disease or injury, past and present and can be a precursor to disease.

Removal of the blockage appears to result in healing even curing.

The field can be altered by thought alone.

No edge or limit has been found to the SEF.

The field can exist in cohesive form free of and independent of the body.

Where there is no life there is no field.


The field does not appear to be subjected to the space/time continuum.


It appears to have mass,

Let us look closer at each of these attributes, they have very interesting implications and could lead to advances in our understanding of a heretofore unexplored area of science.

The SEF is in constant slow motion and changes according to not only our mental state but physical condition. It appears to penetrate the body and is most dense on the surface of the skin.

The next attribute indicates blockages in the flow have been found to relate directly to disease or injury, (past and present) but more significantly it appears to be a precursor disease.

The fact that the SEF can be altered by thought alone (and I have done this) is also intimately connected with the blockages. The blockages can be removed by various forms of energy healing and once they are removed the body seems to be able to heal and/or cure itself. This supports the concept of prayer, is not prayer positive thought? By wishing someone well that energy finds the subject of the prayer, the more praying the higher the energy. However sometimes energy healing does not appear to work very well, it appears there are people who do not in fact wish to be healed or cured. They have an interest in being ill. They are looked after, often pampered, lots of attention; no worries and most things are done for them. Being ill works for them.

The fact that the SEF can be altered by thought alone also has incredible implications. I you can manipulate the SEF you can remove the blockages with your mind, you don’t really need energy healers to do that. You can therefore heal yourself. Again, this can be a new form of medicine if more open minded physicians become involved.

No edge or limit has been seen to the field. We see the density decreases further from the body but does not completely disappear which suggests it doesn’t. This further suggests it is disseminated throughout the Universe. If this is true we must, therefore, all be connected energetically, in fact the entire universe must be connected. Does this account for quantum entanglement or even dark energy???? Just askin’.

The field can exist in cohesive form free of and independent of the body. I have seen scans of an energy hovering over a recently deceased body. We also know where there is no life there is no field. This then strongly indicates there is a direct relationship between the SEF and life.

So far the nature of the fields has eluded science which is probably why there are so few scientific papers on it. However, with the BioField Reader experiments can now be repeated. We can view the changes in the field under laboratory conditions, and the changes before during and after healing. I have seen scans of a drug addict showing an area above his head completely devoid of measurable energy. We have seen strange small energy attachments to a few people that appear to drain their energy like a parasite. I have also seen a strange energy life-form that resides in crystals. Small slug like shiny entities that can move within quartz crystals.

Now we come to the crucial question, what is the connection between the SEF, consciousness and the soul? My first clue came from a story about a lady named Vicki who lives in Seattle. This story is first hand; I met with and talked to her twice. She was involved in a terrible car accident and was taken to hospital unconscious. Her injuries were so severe she was taken immediately to the ER. When she regained consciousness in the intensive care unit she related a story that astounded her surgeons and doctors. While her body was on the operating table she found herself viewing her body from above, Vicki was able to give details of the instruments used, locations of each surgeon, the locations of the equipment and details of conversations. The reason the staff was so astounded? Vicki had been light blind from birth and had never “seen” anything in her life.

If the SEF contained our consciousness it would explain the NDE, OBE also other psychic/mystic phenomena such as telepathy, ghosts, bi-location after death contacts etc.. Conscious energy; a new concept for scientist to explore. I have encountered a ghost and was able to show it was real and not hallucination. If the SEF is or contains our soul, being energy it cannot be destroyed or created only transformed and is therefore eternal.

So it seems our SEF includes our consciousness and all that implies. So why is it called an energy? The definition of “energy” is the ability to do work, but that does not explain what energy is only what it does. There have been several experiments to show that our consciousness/SEF has the ability to alter or affect matter. There are a number of repeatable experiments to confirm this. The first is the work of M. Emoto who discovered that by sending thoughts to forming ice crystals he could affect the pattern of their formation. There are other similar experiments conducted by Prof. Emeritus W. Tiller of UC Berkeley who was able to affect the pH of water by thought alone.

This then is empirical evidence but the question is where do we go from here? We follow up by detecting the changes in the SEF around people involved in the experiment. If we can affect water and ice we can affect other materials including the human body. It appears this conscious energy can be transmuted into kinetic energy, for example I’ve witnessed candles being extinguished and relit several times without human involvement.

My research also took me to other areas of the psychic and mystical dimensions. I became involved in EVP, (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) and ITC, (Instrumental Trans-communications). These are systems that record spirit voices and images with sound and video equipment. There are several web sites where examples can be heard and seen. Do I believe they are real? Yes, but I am open to evidence indicating otherwise.

I recently became involved in a new technology being developed by Prof. Gary Schwartz at the University of Arizona, Phoenix with a number of other scientists including Dr. Eban Alexander, Bernie Siegal, Dr. Raymond Moody et.al. Prof. Schwartz is a well know researcher in the areas of consciousness and mediumship.

The system is called the “Soul Phone” and is able to communicate with spirit or souls of people who have passed on. The system is based on a silicon photo-multiplier that is extremely sensitive. It was found that spirit is able to produce photons within this system so that in response to a yes or no question the reply can be detected. This is the first stage; the next is the “Soul Switch” and then “Soul Voice”. This system is the result of a combination of data obtained from people who have had an NDE, true Mediums and new technology. Just imagine how healing it would be if one could contact those who have soul released.

Details of the Soul Phone system can be found at: www.thesoulphonefoundation.org and its companion site http://greaterrealityliving.300-m.net

In 1974 Chris Lovelidge had an NDE. It did not alter his life so much as it altered his world view and paradigm. This inspired him to become a Crisis Line and Hospice Volunteer, a Hospital visitor and a Reiki Master healer. He also trained as a BioCell Therapy operator, a powerful vibrational healing system. For the last 35 year he was an insurance claims adjuster/investigator and was trained by several people in the legal profession. This required looking into the causes, nature and extent of damage or injury and writing reports on many different types of claims. It also involved research into the routing and handling of damaged goods and how and where it was damaged. This was good training for the later research into the NDE and consciousness. He has had several articles published on line mainly on the subject of energy healing.


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