Backwards Beliefs: Revealing Eternal Truths Hidden in Religions
Have you ever wondered what God thinks of your religion? Nanci Danison found out in the most dramatic way possible-she died. Backwards Beliefs will forever change your understanding of how religions arose and whether they are crucial to entering the afterlife. The reader will witness firsthand, through the author's eyes, the creation of the universe, early man's need for gods and religions, the roles religious messengers have played throughout history, the origin of the Christian churches, Earth's future, and more. Backwards Beliefs provides an incredible peek into mankind's history as it actually happened, a gift granted to the author during an afterlife experience in response to her concern that what she learned by dying contradicted her Christian education. This first-of-its-kind book reconciles some divergent spiritual vs. religious viewpoints with simple, clear, and easy-to-understand explanations of how eternal truths became hidden in human belief systems.
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Having the first two of Nanci Danison's books already I have been eagerly awaiting this latest book of hers for some time, anticipating as always a thoroughly engaging read. I was pleased to find however this book actually surpassed my expectations in a number of ways.
Much of the first three chapters is devoted to the metaphysics previously described in the first two of Nanci's Backwards books. However these chapters are not simply a rehash of what was stated in the previous books. They give an extremely compelling and more extensive and elaborately detailed account of the true nature of reality from different perspective levels, including most intriguingly that of source. Whilst incorporating the concepts already outlined in the first two Backwards books it provides further elucidation and clarity on a number of points. Using two reference frames; her own perspective as she was merging into source, and the perspective of source itself, the chapters narrative gives what I would consider the most meaningful, comprehensible and mind blowing account of the true nature of reality and the ultimate nature of us, the souls currently inhabiting human animals, written thus far. From my personal point of view this was a much valued complement to what was written in the first two books on this particular topic area, helping to elucidate points which weren't quite clear to me at the time, and removing my consternation over areas that previously appeared to me to be slightly open to interpretation. Certain things really started to make sense for me in a manner not attained prior to reading this latest book. To me this was the best demonstration yet of the author's ability to get across conceptually tricky ideas in a manner that can be readily assimilated and understood by virtually any reader. These initial chapters really did grip me, and despite having the first two books, blew my mind all over again, but even more so than before. I felt the first three chapters were easily worth the price of the book in themselves. In fact if I had received a book containing just these chapters alone I would not have felt short changed in the least!
After these initial chapters the main theme of the book starts; the history of religion remembered from an afterlife documentary the author witnessed during her near death experience. This is where the fun really starts! Even from the point of view of someone like me, a person completely detached from the religious connotations or significance of the bible with a mere assumption of some degree of historical accuracy within the text, there were shocking revelations in store upon reading what Nanci learned in her afterlife documentary. I won't say too much so as not to spoil it for prospective readers but suffice to say it will likely raise a few eyebrows. Mine certainly rose a number of times!
It is this aspect of the book which will inevitably cause some disquiet amongst readers of particular religious persuasions, and I have a feeling that Nanci is going to cop it a bit from some people who read this latest book of hers. This is something I am sure the author was acutely aware of before publishing, which makes the book quite a courageous venture on her part. However Nanci strikes an excellent balance between pointing out both the good and the bad aspects of religion, and consistently refrains from presenting an unfairly biased picture in either respect. This book is not by any measure a Richard Dawkins style all-out blitzkrieg of religious people, but a measured and balanced response to her distress at seeing how religions have got so many fundamental teachings wrong, or more to the point completely backwards, relative to the real truths that she accessed on the other side. The emphasis is squarely on doctrinal issues without resort to character assassinations of religious people, and is expressed in the least inflammatory way possible short of watering down her core message. She seeks common ground wherever possible between religions and what she learned in the afterlife