Dr Gary E Schwartz, Ph.D, is a professor of psychology, medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and surgery at the University of Arizona and director of its Human Energy Systems Laboratory.
He took keen interest in the establishing the truth on after life. He carried out ‘The After Life Experiments’ and published a book under the same title in 2002. I have also listed his book under the ‘Book Menu’.
In the same book he very briefly touched on spirituality under the sub heading ‘Spiritual Religion’. Here is what he says……..
If we do not primarily spend our time in the search for more money, a more beautiful partner, and a bigger house, or In a competition with people who get in our way, how will we spend our time? Is it possible that we’ll spend more time revisiting questions that have troubled us since the beginning of humankind?
Where did we come from? ‘When did consciousness begin? Why are we here? Where are we going? As science and spirituality come together, this will enable us to make a collective spiritual advancement that could be greater than at any other time in recorded history.
Most of us have been taught that the first person to be resurrected, who would continue to serve as a bridge between the physical earth and God, was the profoundly loving and caring Jesus. However, if the living soul hypothesis is true, it’s possible that other spiritually enlightened persons, including Moses and the Buddha, may be included among the large community of deceased spiritual leaders who deeply care about the family of humankind and are ready to further assist us if we are prepared to receive their wisdom. Not only did this extensive community of spiritual leaders precede Jesus, they might have assisted him when he walked the earth.
As we entertain such ideas, we are led to posit that truly loving people from all religious faiths may be contributing to the evolution of human consciousness worldwide.
If the living’ soul hypothesis is true, we all will face the need to re-examine the history and evolution of religious institutions. No doubt it will be recognized that many religions may be more interconnected spiritually than even their leaders currently appreciate. In the same way that workers in the health care community are coming to appreciate, slowly but surely, that they must combine conventional, complementary, and alternative medicines in an “integrative medicine” framework, so spiritual care may one day combine conventional, complementary, and alternative religions in an integrative spiritual” framework.