Anne did something truly amazing on Tuesday evening, which was to arrange what will be my first birthday party in at least 20 years. I am not much of a party person and usually just celebrate quietly with my family. She always thought that this was not enough, and used to throw parties for me. Incredibly, she has done this again, and from the other side, and very cleverly.
What happened was this. It was about ten o’clock on Tuesday night and the reading group I go to every Tuesday night was ending. For some reason, the thought entered my head that I should look at my email. When I did so, I found a note from Elizabeth Krohn, who had a powerful near death experience and became psychic about 30 years ago after being struck by lightning. We have become friends through Jeff Kripal. She and Jeff have a book due to be published in October about her experiences called "Changed in a Flash." (Quite the understatement, btw. She was revolutionized.)
Elizabeth wrote as follows:
Well, this was delightful. As those of you who have read the Afterlife Revolution know or who have been following Anne’s afterlife adventures, for reasons many and deep, she has chosen the white moth as the sign of her presence. Elizabeth’s reference to Esalen concerns a conference there last February when the white moth made two spectacular appearances. Its most recent appearance in my life was on May 11, when I got a video of it. It appeared before our reading group the week before, on May 4. So I decided to read out the letter to the group, as Anne was–and is–a much beloved member, and they all know the meaning of the white moth.
After I read it, one of the longtime members said that she would bake me a cake for my birthday! I was really surprised. She often makes cakes and such for members’ birthdays, but I generally overlook my own, celebrating it quietly just with my immediate family, something that Anne always thought was a mistake. She loved parties and managed, over the years, to throw quite a few birthday bashes for her husband, much to my embarrassment. As she would say, "It’s good for you, so I’m going to do it anyway!"
And now she’s done it again, this time from beyond the grave. And oh my, how very pleased I am! I am just thrilled, frankly. So thank you, wife, you have given me a truly amazing birthday gift!