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Guest Speaker: Rich Martini

July 11, 2015

Chicago native, Author, Filmmaker, Award-winning American film director, producer, screenwriter and free lance journalist.

After Rich Martini had several “Other” experiences, including the death of a soul mate, which revealed to him that there is more to life than is apparent, he started exploring and looking for more information and answers to the truth about life and death.

*Flipside* was his debut non-fiction book. The film documentary is distributed by Gaiam TV and Amazon Prime. After experiencing a dream visit with his friend on the other side, Martini went on a literary quest to find out how science and philosophy are currently explaining these phenomena.

He journeyed into Tibetan Philosophy, made documentaries in Tibet and India, and eventually was introduced to the work of the Newton Institute, founded by renowned author and hypnotherapist Dr. Michael Newton (Author of *Journey of Souls*). The book contains interviews with numerous hypnotherapists who talk about past life regression and life-between-life therapy, using the information to help patients examine their immortal identity.

*Flipside* went to #1 at Amazon (Kindle, all its genres) and Rich’s follow up series *It’s a Wonderful Afterlife* also went to #1 due to his appearances on “Coast to Coast” radio. *It’s a Wonderful Afterlife* expands his research into the afterlife, including interviews with Bruce Greyson,MD, Mario Beauregard, PhD, and Gary Schwartz, PhD, about consciousness existing outside the brain. The author interviews people who’ve had both near-death experiences and between-life hypnotherapy sessions and includes transcripts from between-life sessions….including his own.

In 1978, Rich graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University with a BA degree in Humanitiess. He attended USC Film School and received an MA degree in 2008 from their Master of Professional Writing Program. He also took improv classes at Second City in Chicago under Jo Forsberg and with the Harvey Lembeck Workshop in LA.


*Richard has written a terrific book. Insightful, funny, provocative and deep; I highly recommend it!* ~Robert Thurman (author of *Why the Dalai Lama Matters*)

*Everyone should have a Richard Martini in their life.* ~ Charles Grodin (Author of *Just When I Thought I'd Heard Everything!*)

*Inspiring, well written and entertaining. The kind of book where once you have read it, you will no longer be able to see the world in the same way again.* ~Gary E. Schwartz PhD (Author of *The Sacred Promise*)

*We viewed Flipside last night and were blown away about how good it is; the visuals were outstanding - the care taken in putting it all together really shows.* ~Michael Newton (Author of *Journey of Souls*)

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