Understand the Mystery of Death and Life After Life: Where Do We Go When We’re Done Here? With Christopher Kerr MD, Ph.D. & Mike Anthony


Original Air Date Wednesday, April 7, 2021 


In North America, few people embrace death as a rich, transformative experience. For most, death is viewed as a physical or medical failure even when scientific research shows dying people feel comforted by pre-death dreams of loved ones, both living and deceased. Why is it so hard for some to believe that there is life after life? Or, that communication exists between terrestrial beings and spiritual beings? To discover more about the joyful process of moving through one’s life to the exit door, Positive Psychology Podcast Host Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two authors who have written about life after life. Dr. Christopher Kerr, Ph.D., discusses his book and documentary film, Death is But a Dream. And, Mike Anthony shares inspirational stories from his book, Love, Dad about communicating with loved ones who have moved on to a different life experience.


Dr. Christopher Kerr — Death is But a Dream:

  •  Considering death as part of the life experience and not a medical failure differs in various parts of the world. [2:10]
  •  In weeks before their death, people have pre-death dreams about the deceased people they know. [5:11]
  •  Children and elders have similar death experiences but use different language to describe them. [9:30]
  •  Dr. Kerr shares stories from his study about post-traumatic growth and reconciliation. [13:52]
  •  The way we see our loved ones die can significantly impact the way we grieve. [19:02]
  •  Dr. Kerr describes how his life has changed since collecting the research included in his book, Death is but a Dream. [21:18]

Christopher Kerr, MD, Ph.D., is the CEO and chief medical officer at Hospice Buffalo. Born and raised in Toronto, Kerr earned his MD as well as a Ph.D. in neurobiology and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Rochester. His research has received international attention and has been featured in The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, and the BBC. 

Book: Death is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning in End of Life Dreams



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Mike Anthony — Life After Life:

  • Mike describes what led him to write Love, Dad, and to create a documentary about mediumship. [30:00]
  • A myriad of scientists and laypeople study the genuity of mediumship. [40:02]
  • Is life after life BS? Penn and Teller think so but Mike is quite certain it is not. [43:17]
  • Anomalous information reception is a real and genuine phenomenon. [51:40]

Mike Anthony has been a professional actor and (not-professional) bartender since he graduated from Wayne State University with a Master of Arts degree in Theater. Beyond his life in the theatre, Mike’s journey took an unexpected turn when his dad passed, leading him down a remarkable path of discovery. He now spends a good portion of his time exploring evidence suggestive of the survival of consciousness beyond the demise of the physical body.

Book: Love, Dad: How My Father Died and Then Told Me He Didn’t


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