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Dead Doctor Continues Practice After Death

Posted on 26 March 2018, 10:15

Is it possible for a deceased surgeon to continue treating and operating on humans after his or her death?  It sounds unbelievable and the militant skeptics no doubt find it laughable, but the story of John of God, a Brazilian healer, certainly lends itself to such a belief (see my blog of 12/12/11 in archives at left).  However, George Chapman of England was doing much the same type of healing when John of God was just a toddler.  I was unaware of Chapman until reading his story in the book Surgeon from another World, authored by George Chapman and Roy Stemman and recently republished by White Crow Books. 

Chapman (1921 – 2006) was a medium who is said to have partnered with William Lang (1852 – 1937), an English surgeon, in the practice of spiritual healing. Chapman had never met Lang and had never heard of him before Lang started controlling him shortly after he discovered his mediumistic abilities in 1946.  Research revealed that Lang had been an ophthalmic surgeon at the famous Middlesex Hospital in London between 1880 and 1914 and continued in a limited practice until the late 1920s. 

After a self-induced trance, which Chapman (below) learned to easily enter, Lang took control of Chapman’s body for up to six hours.  “In order to operate effectively on patients’ spirit bodies, Dr. Lang needs a medium whose etheric and physical body he can use for a period of time, and so, although my physical body plays no part in the treatment, it makes all the movements that Dr. Lang is making and I seem to be operating with invisible instruments,” Chapman explains, pointing out that Lang is unable to see inanimate objects, although he can often sense them.  “But he sees the patents’ spirit bodies very clearly and that is all that is necessary for him to achieve his results.”  The operations were not invasive of the physical body as reported to be the case with some spiritual healers, but scars would appear for a brief period on the part of the physical body corresponding to that part of the spirit body operated on. 


While in the trance state, Chapman was unaware of the procedures and knew nothing about what took place after he recovered awareness.  He would initially feel a strong pulling sensation at the base of his skull and would then experience many dreams, but those were the only memories he had of the procedures.

As Chapman came to understand it and explains it, we all have three bodies – the physical, the etheric, and the spirit.  The etheric body is a go-between the physical and spiritual bodies and supplies energy to the physical body. At death, the etheric body clings to the spirit body like a magnet for a short time, until unsuited to the vibrations of the next world, and having completed its purpose, it also dies. (“Second Death”)  The spirit body is an exact replica of the physical body and it is on the spirit body that Dr. Lang (below) operated.  Further, we are all surrounded by an electro-magnetic field of energy called the aura.  It reflects the patient’s health, and Dr. Lang could diagnose health problems from this. This aura also reflects a person’s spiritual nature.


The book includes stories of a number of seemingly miraculous healings by Dr. Lang.  Although he was unable to help everyone, it is reported that those not healed physically often felt uplifted spiritually. Chapman had clinics in England, France, and Switzerland. 

A number of doctors referred their patients to Chapman and gave testimony to his (or Lang’s) healing powers. Robert W. Laidlaw, M.D., a member of the American Society for Psychical Research, studied the Chapman-Lang phenomenon.  “I fully believed then, and I believe now, that I was conversing with the surviving spirit of a doctor who had died some thirty years ago,” Laidlaw is quoted.  “His whole manner was simple, warm, and sincere…I am convinced that the voice I heard which was transmitted through the medium, Mr. George Chapman, was generated by the deceased but still very much alive Mr. Lang, and my memory of him is as sharp and as real as if I had been sitting by him talking to him in the flesh.”

A Swiss psychiatrist who preferred not to give her name is quoted as saying she had known Dr. Lang since 1975 and he had her complete trust.  “Dr. Lang’s diagnosis does not depend on the questioning of the patient,” she states. “It is an instantaneous diagnosis.  Even before one is able to tell him how one suffers, he is able to say what the problem is.  He says it with precision, with a surprising accuracy and with details which would need X-rays and modern laboratory tests for them to be known by any other doctor.”

Dr. Yves Marcel, a French physician, observed Chapman/Lang perform surgery on one of his patients.  Since Chapman had no recollection of what had taken place, he asked Marcel to record what he saw.  “I had the privilege of being present the third time Dr. Lang operated through you on M. L’Haridon,” Marcel wrote.  “Dr. Lang operated three times in all.  The patient was lying in his bed.  You entered the bedroom, sat down on a chair, and went very rapidly into a trance. Then you stood up and bent over the patient.  Your features were altered, and so was your voice; even your English was different.  You were no longer the Mr. Chapman I had seen entering the room a few minutes before.  You moved your right hand first over the patient’s liver, then over the whole abdomen (your hand remaining at a distance of about ten centimeters from the patient’s body, stopping here and there at different places.  I noted a curious clicking of your fingers.  During that time your ‘other voice’ also had some words of encouragement for the patient; it enquired, too, about his state of health.  ‘Does he suffer? Does he take his meals? Does he vomit? Are the motions black?’ Finally, your hand remained still for a short time over the left iliac (hip-bone) fossa and over the forehead, with no clicking of the fingers this time.”

Marcel added that most psychologists would conclude that Dr. Lang is a “secondary personality” of Chapman’s.  “But for most psychologists today the term ‘secondary personality’ is a misused one and means only some sort of fancy and unreal personality, unconsciously created by the medium out of bits and pieces of recollections soldered together by his imagination,” he continued.  “This is not a satisfactory explanation, either.  It is, at best, an a priori hypothesis which demands verification in each case, and I must say that in Dr. Lang’s case the hypothesis is quite irrelevant.  How could such a fancy personality make a reasonable medical diagnosis and relieve the physical ailments?”

Marcel concluded that the only safe and simple way of viewing the matter is to adopt a new model of the universe where death, far from being an annihilation of existing entities, represents only a change of state for them, whatever the nature and magnitude of that change may be.” 

As Marcel further explained his conclusion, Lang had to merge with Chapman’s personality, the result being a “new psychological complex” in which Lang constitutes the active part and Chapman’s personality the passive part.  The bottom line, as Marcel saw it, life continues beyond the grave and Dr. Lang is who he claims to be.

Lang’s daughter, Marie Lyndon Lang, and his granddaughter, Susan Fairtlough both conducted their own investigations of Chapman and were certain that it was their father/grandfather.  “To my great horror, or rather stupefaction, the man who was in this room was indisputably my grandfather,” Fairtlough wrote. “It was not him physically, but it was his voice, his behavior.  It was unquestionable.  He spoke to me and evoked precise events of my childhood.  And I was so impressed that all I could say was, ‘Yes, grandpa, No, grandpa.’”  Likewise, the daughter reported that his speech, mannerisms, and detailed recall of events in their lives convinced her that her father had survived death and was able to communicate with her through Chapman and treat patients through him.   

As Chapman saw it, his relationship with Lang went beyond the healing of physical bodies.  “The real purpose of Dr. Lang’s spirit return, I am convinced, is not solely to cure sick people,” he is quoted by co-author Stemman, a well-known journalist. “It is to touch the soul and to give us a new, convincing insight and understanding of the spiritual reality which surrounds us.”

Since the book is primarily an autobiography, the skeptic might question the accuracy of it, but it is noted that other books have been written about Chapman and Lang, including The Return of Dr. Lang, by S. G. Miron, Heaven on My Doorstep by Elma M. Williams,  and Healing Hands by Bernard Hutton.

Surgeon from Another World is available from Amazon and other stores.

Michael Tymn is the author of The Afterlife Revealed: What Happens After We Die, Resurrecting Leonora Piper: How Science Discovered the Afterlife, and Dead Men Talking: Afterlife Communication from World War I.  

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English Professor Discovers a Different Reality

Posted on 12 March 2018, 9:54

Brought up in the Catholic Church, Dr. Frank Juszczyk, (pictured below with wife, Jean) a professor emeritus of English at Western New Mexico University, has explored Hinduism, Taoism, Buddhism, Quakerism, Unitarianism, Swedenborgianism, various Protestant Christian sects, Christian Science, and other faiths and disciplines of a metaphysical nature.  Moreover, he holds the rank of black sash in Chinese boxing (Kung-Fu), which he has taught for some 40 years, and which he believes has instilled in him certain insights, especially how to overcome fear.  He calls the worldview he finally adopted as multidimensional. “Once I discovered what I considered the metaphysical implications of quantum physics – what I call ‘mysticism with legs’ – I felt that I had finally discovered a view of ultimate reality that was, in so-called ‘real’ terms, provable and yet remained open to further interpretation as more became known,” he explains in response to an email I sent him.


I had read Juszczyk’s recently released book, Disobliging Reality, and was curious about some of his beliefs and ideas.  For one, I asked him to elaborate a little on his advice that we should “walk in two worlds.”  He corrected me on that, saying that it is actually “walk between the worlds,” pointing out that this happens when a person is finally able to anchor “that” (the non-physical reality) in “this” (the ordinary physical reality he or she is used to).  “You come to understand that reality has a dual nature that is both physical and non-physical at the same time,” he points out.  “As I say in my book, ‘It will feel like being on a tour of an exotic locale.  You will appreciate the scenery, be entertained by the locals, bargain at the shops, listen to music, and enjoy the local festivals, but you do not live there….’ You are not completely committed to either reality because your consciousness has moved to a higher level that encompasses both at the same time.” 


As Juszczyk sees it from his understanding of quantum physics, our perceived “reality” is an illusion created by our limited sensory abilities and by programming imposed upon each of us by our cultures, education, religious instruction and parental influence. “There are other ‘worlds’ or dimensions, which exist in other frequencies that we cannot ordinarily perceive because their frequency is incompatible with that of our accustomed reality,” he further explains.  “There is bleed-through from time to time from these other frequencies that we interpret as paranormal experiences. They are every bit as real as the world we take to be our everyday standard of reality.”

A resident of Silver City, New Mexico, Juszczyk, who will turn 80 on July 13, says that he has always been a “seeker.”  Defining moments in his search for truth came during the 1980s, when he had two separate UFO encounters. “I have conducted extensive research into the UFO phenomenon since my encounters and have concluded that, as UFO researcher Jacques Vallee contends, they are not interstellar craft traveling across vast reaches of space, but interdimensional phenomena, which interact with the consciousness of the observer,” he states.  “This does not mean that they are not real. I believe that they are somehow connected with a momentary receptivity on the part of the observer who has been selected (or an unconscious part of him- or herself has elected) to receive an experience of a non-ordinary reality. The result is usually either an expansion of the observer’s awareness, or an emotional trauma that creates fear and confusion for the observer who cannot completely trust his or her reality afterwards. I believe my metaphysical search had something to do with my receptivity to this kind of experience as in ‘nothing is really what it seems’.”

Juszczyk’s first book, Our Gal Someday, is a novel involving a self-centered young man who works for an agency that investigates reports of UFO sightings. While investigating a UFO landing, he meets a young woman (the Someday of the title) who seems to have paranormal abilities and becomes his mentor. His adventures with Someday alter the man’s belief in his former reality. Eventually, a UFO lands and the young man and Someday communicate with the alien pilot of the craft, who is unlike any of the stereotypes with which they are familiar. The entire experience changes the young man in profound ways and he returns to his home without resolving his relationship with Someday.  But with his new perspective on reality, he is optimistic about an eventual reunion with her on a higher, more extra-dimensional level.

Another defining point in his search for truth came in 2009 when he encountered his double.  He had been undergoing chemo and radiation treatment for prostate cancer when, along with his wife, Jean, and her sister, Kathy, he attended a Matrix Energetics seminar in Albuquerque. “We had been practicing the “two-point,” which is a way of creating a weak un-collapse of quantum wave function so as to ‘re-boot’ one’s consciousness and open it to the limitless possibilities of quantum potential,” Juszczyk recalls, going on to say that his sister-in-law performed a two-point on him.  During the procedure, he saw a “ghostly composition” that was also seen by his sister-in-law, who described it as “another you.”

From what Juszczyk has learned in Matrix Energetics, there are multiple versions of ourselves in other dimensions who do not share our specific conditions. “Therefore, a version of me who never had prostate cancer can exchange that condition with my own, but without having to suffer my cancerous condition himself,” he elucidates.  “This is pretty routine stuff for Matrix, and can be initiated at will, using intent and immediately letting go without having envisioned a specific outcome. The outcome is left to the universe of possibilities that arise from an un-collapsed state.”  To this day, he has had no recurrence of the prostate condition.

Jumping ahead to 2014, Jean, his wife of 40-plus years, transitioned on Christmas day.  About two weeks later, Juszczyk began receiving many messages from her.  “During the first two years of my grief, she was close by and created a variety of poltergeist-type phenomena that surprised and delighted me with evidence of her presence,” he further recalls. “Perhaps two months or so after her passing, two friends of ours who had attended Matrix Energetics’ seminars informed me of a conference to be held by The Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies in Scottsdale, Arizona. Seeking diversion from my sorrow, I decided to attend. The first workshop I attended on the first day of the conference held another surprise. While I was awaiting other attendees to take their seats for the workshop, a middle-aged woman sitting next to me leaned over and whispered, ‘I’m a medium. I’m getting messages, and I don’t think they’re for me.’ She proceeded to inform me that my wife wanted me to know that she had ‘got her waist back.’  I knew immediately that it was Jean because she had passed from cirrhosis of the liver caused by autoimmune hepatitis. This had caused a distension of her abdomen, which annoyed her considerably. The medium repeated other information from Jean that confirmed her identity for me.”

The following day, as he was having lunch in the Embassy Suites’ restaurant, a young woman sitting nearby approached him and declared, ‘Your wife is practically dragging me over here to talk to you.’  “She sat down with me and reported a number of very specific details involving Jean’s passing that convinced me that Jean was again transmitting messages. One message in particular hit home. The medium said that Jean wanted me to thank her sister, Kathy, for keeping me sane after her passing. This was true as Jean’s sister had immediately driven to Jean’s and my home to help and console me as soon as she learned of her sister’s transition.”

Although Juszczyk had no doubt before those contacts that consciousness survives death, he still grieved.  “We both knew that death is an illusion and that our consciousness is eternal. However, if this understanding lessened my grief at her passing, it did not prevent me from experiencing the kind of loss that most people endure when someone you love moves on to another reality,” he explains. “I went through an emotional cataclysm beyond anything I ever could have imagined. I had parted with my best friend and heart’s companion, at least in the physical sense. Yet I knew that I would rejoin her when my own passing took place. She was not long in reassuring me of this fact. I believe that her reconnection with me from the Other Side certainly mitigated the duration of my grief. As severe as it was, it was tempered by certain knowledge that she is still with me and does what she can to help my progress both in reuniting with her and in gaining greater awareness from the experience of being on my own. This knowledge recast my grief into a far greater context than it otherwise would have had. There is a purpose and a plan to our severest trials, and this awareness makes them more bearable.”

Jean continues to communicate.  “There is usually a three- or four-week interval between her ‘signs,’ Juszczyk mentions.  “She often plays pranks on me by switching channels on the TV, stopping the digital clock on the TV’s program guide, and once even disconnected the ignition switch on her car as I was trying to start it after I had purposely asked her for a sign. After I accused her of playing this little prank, she allowed me to start the car. It had never happened in that car before, and it has not happened since. I am convinced that Jean’s and my shared awareness of the illusory nature of this reality has enabled us to establish a vital connection between our two worlds.”

As he prepares to enter his ninth decade of life, Juszczyk, who lives alone in a somewhat isolated forest area nine miles outside of town, can’t help wonder if there is a plan for the rest of his life.  He was told by Jean, through a medium, that they are both part of a plan and that he will know in time what the plan is. It was also communicated that he is to be a “conduit” for information about the afterlife and circumstances beyond our space-time. “I willingly accept this role,” he concludes.  “At my age, I am not overly sensitive about how people react to what I tell them. Yes, there is an afterlife and, even more, there are many other dimensions or real ‘worlds’ that we may experience. We are not limited to the supposed eleven dimensions of String Theory. There was no Big Bang. We do not live in a closed-system universe that will destroy itself through entropy. What’s more, evolution has never been conclusively proven. Einstein made some mistakes. He wanted to hold onto some element of physical reality to justify his theories, but nothing is physical. There is only consciousness, local and non-local, and it is infinite and eternal. We are infinite and eternal. Just accepting that awareness would make our experience here a lot more pleasant and fruitful. But we (other people) become ‘stuck.’  We cling to limited conceptions of who we are and what is possible for us. We become entangled in scenarios that we make up out of fear, anger, guilt, envy, resentment, etc. What an unnecessary waste of our potential! So I will search the bushes for that hundredth monkey who will wake up to the true nature of existence, and who will teach all the other monkeys about it. I am the Monkey-Rouser. Wake up and open your eyes! Spread the word! You are not merely who you have been taught you are! You are God (the Source, the Infinite Consciousness) incarnate! Live up to your birthright!”

Michael Tymn is the author of The Afterlife Revealed: What Happens After We Die, Resurrecting Leonora Piper: How Science Discovered the Afterlife, and Dead Men Talking: Afterlife Communication from World War I.

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