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Stafford Betty

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Fruva, a veteran life coach from a more evolved planet in the Milky Way, has been tasked with training Earth’s new Guardians, Numen and Sephia, to govern the seven spheres of the Earth’s afterworld.

Numen is calm, collected, and analytical. Sephia is passionate, fiery, and intuitive. But their shared love for Earth and desire to help its inhabitants, both physical and astral, bind them together.

Their journey will be fraught with challenges. They must quarantine and rehabilitate deceased terrorists, violent psychopaths, warmongering leaders, and soldiers killed in battle who hate their adversaries. 

They must comfort and educate orphaned children, nurse suicides back to health, remove vagabond earthbound spirits, reason with potential alien invaders, help Gaia manage Earth’s geosphere and weather patterns, pay visits to the Shadowlands, attend ribbon-cutting astral construction ceremonies, celebrate great art and music, and much more—all in all a mammoth task. But their greatest challenge may be uniting people of different faiths under a universal spirituality.

Numen’s analytical mind and Sephia’s passion and intuition will be invaluable assets in this endeavor. Together, they must succeed, for the future of Earth’s inhabitants and the unfaltering order of its afterworld depend on them.


About the author

Stafford Betty earned his Ph.D. from Fordham University, where he specialized in Asian religious thought and Sanskrit. Today he is a professor emeritus of religious studies at California State University, Bakersfield, and an acclaimed expert on the afterlife. In 2011 he published The Afterlife Unveiled, the first of his nonfiction afterlife books, and The Imprisoned Splendor, the first of his novels set in the afterlife.

Other titles include Heaven and Hell Unveiled: Updates from the World of Spirit (2014), When Did You Ever Become Less by Dying? Afterlife: The Evidence (2016), and The Severed Breast (2016), a historical first-century novel about St. Thomas’ travels to India, and The Afterlife Therapist (2020),  a novel for middle-graders, Ghost Boy (2018), and a futuristic novel The War for Islam (2019).

Stafford’s many scholarly articles and essays can be found at His videos with Jeffrey Mishlove for his New Thinking Allowed series on YouTube are popular with those interested in contemporary afterlife research. 

Publisher: White Crow Books
Published 2024
Size: 6 x 9 inches / 229 x 152 mm
ISBN 9781786772541
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