October 26, 2011 – The spirit of John Lennon has been very busy on the Earth plane since his death on December 8, 1980. Stories of encountering Lennon’s ghost have filled books, articles, and even casual conversations between many believers around the world. These people–psychics, celebrities, and “normal people” alike–consider John a spirit-friend, past-life lover, spiritual guide, or artistic collaborator.
Liam Gallagher of the Beatles-inspired group, Oasis readily describes the visit Lennon paid him one day while taking a nap: He said, “I was in Manchester at a mate’s house having a sleep. I remember getting up and feeling really weird. I turned round and there I was, lying on the bed, and I sort of fell back into my body. There was a presence there and it was him, Lennon.” Now Liam believes he is actually the reincarnation of Lennon. He even named his son Lennon. Don’t believe me? Watch this video of Liam “being” Lennon in the song “Different Gear, Still Speeding.”
Those closest to Lennon–his wife Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney, former girlfriend May Pang, and his sons Julian and Sean Lennon, have stories that would raise the hair on the back of your neck. Has Yoko seen John’s ghost? Has John channeled any messages to Paul McCartney to let him know he’s there? Does Sean feel his presence, and did Julian ever get his white feather? The answer to all of these questions is….yes. May Pang has also described about various times John was sending a message to her as well, through timing of certain songs and other means.
These stories—ghostly sightings and other paranormal experiences—are not being disregarded as much as they used to be. In the last ten years, millions of people around the world have admitted they believe there is life after death, and many have experienced visitations from beyond. The growing interest in the presence of otherworldly beings has spawned a new genre of paranormal TV shows that have become enormously popular, like Ghost Hunters, Celebrity Ghost Stories, Medium, andMy Ghost Story, as well as tons of UFO shows.
As an introduction to Lennon’s Afterlife, let’s start with the list of books that have been published about it. All have a very different theme and style, focusing on different aspects of the spiritual world that lies beyond. What is interesting to me is to see how John’s communications progress over time. The first book is very ethereal and mystical, with John explaining what it was like when he passed away and what he found when arriving on the Other Side. He describes the messages he received about re-entering the Earth plane as a messenger and guide. The books that follow describe his invididual work and sometimes personal relationships with a psychic, an intuition teacher, and then just an “everyday housewife” with an unhealed past life connection. I’m sure it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Books are listed in chronological order. (Some of the following is excerpted from my 2006 article for Daytrippin’ Magazine.
Peace At Last: The After-Death Experiences of John Lennon
Jason Leen, (Illumination Arts Publishing Company, 1982, 1989)
The first book published about Lennon’s afterlife. Jason was a gifted clairaudient who published The Death of the Prophet in 1979, the channeled works of Kahlil Gibran, who died in 1931. After John’s first ghostly appearance to Jason three nights after his death, he returned to him throughout 1981 to aurally relate his experiences when he died, and what he was seeing and feeling. Lennon conveyed a message he received from his mother on the other side–that he had been such a powerful spokesman for the world, he is being asked to continue his work with humanity. Many metaphysical terms are used describing frequency changes, heightened awareness, and electromagnetic changes within our DNA that must occur in order to successfully accommodate the required growth. Jason passed away of cancer earlier in the year. More information about Jason is at www.kahlil.org, and www.kryon.com/inspiritmag/
John Lennon Conversations
Deer Domnitz, 1984, Coleman Publishing
A psychic channeler, Domnitz describes being overwhelmed with John Lennon appeared to her suddenly, right after he died. Her continued chats with him are the subject of this book. She made several appearances throughout the 80s, talking about Lennon’s messages, one being that he is concerned about the Native Americans in her area.
Across the Universe with John Lennon
Linda Keen, (first self-published in 1994 under the title John Lennon in Heaven; 2nd edition, Hampton Roads, 1999) Linda is also the author of Intuition Magic.
Linda taught at an intuition school she owned in Holland. A vivid dream about John Lennon in 1986 would change her life. “I am visiting a woman who is planning to write a book entitled John Lennon in Heaven. She is going to converse with John about what it is like to exist after death, and apparently, he is very eager to participate–in fact, he has organized the whole thing himself . . .as I awaken, the quality of it lingers in my whole body and mind, leaving me inspired yet perplexed.”
The book describes her conversations with him, the spiritual lessons he taught her, the realizations about God, and the lessons he learned about his life. An interesting and easy read that takes you from traditional religious beliefs, to a wider spiritual philosophy.
All You Need is Love
by Jewelle St. James
(St. James Publishing, first printed in 1995 under the title of Imagine: A Past Life with John Lennon, the 2nd edition was printed in 2003. This is the 3rd printing, published in May 2009)
A story of eternal love, and how unhealed grief can resurface in future lifetimes to be healed. Jewelle is so overwhelmed by grief after John Lennon’s death that it begins to dismantle her life. She eventually discovers through psychic readings that she and John were lovers in 17th century England, but that death had separated them too young. She goes on a quest to England to find out if there is evidence of the couple. What she finds will astonish you, giving unprecedented evidence of the truth of reincarnation.
The Lennon-Bronte Connection
Jewelle St. James, 2011, St. James Publishing
Also by Jewelle, this book explores the past life of John Lennon as Branwell Bronte, the tragic brother to his famous sisters, whose life ended in misery. (Read full story here) including an interview with Jewelle. The resemblance of John to Branwell in photos is uncanny. Jewelle has a website at www.pastlifewithjohnlennon.co
Stay tuned for more stories on the afterlife of John Lennon.