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Richard Martini, FLIPSIDE December 2, 2012

Posted by heidi skarie in Book Review, Past lives.
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Last year I wrote a blog on Michael Newton’s book Journey of Souls, Case Studies of Life Between Lives about his research as a hypnotherapist.  In his career as a hypnotherapist Newton regressed over 7,000 patients who talked about what happened to them between their former incarnations on earth.  His subjects described what it feels like to die, what the spirit world is like, and how they chose their next life with their soul group.

That blog drew a lot interest.  People were fascinated to hear about where we go after we die and what happens there.

So when a friend called recently to tell me about a documentary Richard Martini made about Michael Newton’s work, I was immediately interested.  Richard Martini is an author and award winner filmmaker who came across Michael Newton’s work during his own spiritual search that started after a dear friend died.

On her deathbed Martini’s friend told him she had a reoccurring vision of a spiritual classroom where everyone wore white.  After she died, Martini had a spontaneous out-of-body experience where his friend guided him to that classroom.  He felt he’d actually visited her.  After that experience, he had many questions.  Had he really found her?  Could he see her again?  He began studying near death experiences and past lives.

While doing his research Martini came across Michael Newton’s work and attended one of his talks.  Afterwards Martini spoke with Newton about doing a documentary. Newton was interested in the project, so Martini filmed Newton and other hypnotherapists trained by him.  Martini also filmed subjects being regressed to their life between lives.

When filming the documentary Martini learned that each of us has a soul group of three to twenty-five beings that come together between lives.  Working together, souls in the group go over their last life and choose their next life, including who they will reincarnate with.  In each life soul has something it wants to learn.

While Martini was making the documentary, one of the hypnotherapists suggested he get regressed.  Martini agreed to do a session and had an amazing experience of his own. He found himself in the body of a Native American medicine man.  His bare feet were cut and he was standing in water.  His entire tribe had been killed by another tribe.  He looked inside his tepee and when he saw his beautiful wife’s throat cut open, he felt the same terrible grief he’d felt in that life as a medicine man.

During the session, Martini also attended a class where he learned about “energy reconstruction” and met his dear friend who’d died.

In an interview Martini said that Brian Weiss did major work in the field of past lives.  He hypnotized people and took them back to the life where their illness or fear started. Weiss wrote about his work in Many Lives Many Masters.

Newton went even further.  He regressed people back not only to the past life where their problem originated, but to their soul group.  His subjects learned that they had planned to have an illness or certain problem to help them grow spiritually, and to learn something about divine love.  Subjects often came back from their sessions cured of their illness or fear.

In the interview Martini also discussed the disappearance of Amelia Earhart.  Her last flight was taken in July 1937 in the tense period before World War two.  Martini talked to a number of witnesses who saw her plane in a hangar in Saipan. He concluded that she was forced to land and taken prisoner by the Japanese.  After United States shelled Saipan, witnesses said she was executed as a spy.

As well as doing the documentary called Flipside: A Journey into the Afterlife.  Martini wrote a book called Flipside: A Tourist’s Guide on How To Navigate the Afterlife.


Below is a YouTube video by Martini discussing about his book.  In the video he talks about Michael Newton’s work.  Newton had a suicidal client who he hypnotized and told to go back to the source of her pain.  She regressed back to her soul group between lives.  Newton was so astounded at hearing about this soul group that he quit his practice and for the next thirty years took patients to this place between lives.

Here is a trailer for the video Flipside.





Martini has an interview on the 100th Monkey Radio Show.   You can hear it on this book website. When you get to the website scroll down the page until you get to the 100th Monkey Radio show and click the link.




1. richmartini - December 13, 2012

thanks heidi! spread the word (not about me, about this journey into the afterlife – helpful to the planet)

2. heidi skarie - December 17, 2012

Thanks for your comments Rich. Your work can bring so much comfort and understanding to people so they can live life more fully without fear of death.

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