Book Review – A Guide to the Coming Changes in Human Consciousness
By P.M.H. Atwater, L.H.D., review by Lois J. Brisbois
In all of my adult life, my work has been with children, in Public, Catholic and Private Schools and most recently, in Centres for children diagnosed with learning disabilities. This has afforded me many unique opportunities to observe how children have changed over the past fifty years. For me there is no doubt that new waves of more aware children are appearing on the earth plane.
This summer I found a book, CHILDREN OF THE FIFTH WORLD, that confirmed so many of my own observations, and vastly expanded my perceptions. While reading it, my overwhelming thought was that every person interested in humanity needs to read this book – parents, teachers, counselors, police, and anyone who deals with children and youth, including their grandparents. People who are asking the age old questions, why am I here, who am I, what is life all about, will be fascinated by the truths and often shocking statistics in this book.
The author, P.M.H. Atwater, is a well-known researcher of near death experiences, prayer chaplain, spiritual counsellor and visionary. She has authored fifteen books, including Beyond the Indigo Children, The Big Book of Near Death Experiences, Future Memory, and others.
In her Preface, Atwater states the following:
“The subject of our newer generations and our changing world snuck up on me. For the past thirty three years I have been busily pursuing a deeper and clearer understanding of the near death phenomenon, what it is, how it affects the people who experience it, and the changes that result – in both adults and children. I have written ten books on my findings”. She further states that she quickly noticed in her work a similarity in altered behaviors and character traits between children who were near death experiencers and kids who were naturally born with the same distinctive patterning. She began to wonder why near death kids were so much like our newest generation of children, especially those born since around 1982. Her book, THE NEW CHILDREN AND NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES was her initial attempt to find links between the behavior differences she kept seeing and the possibility of evolution, that the human race was changing as a species right under our noses. This was happening globally, and she knew it was important.
In the book here under consideration, Atwater’s intention is to “cut to the chase, and tackle the fuller story of what is happening to our children, our species, our world.” She feels that “it is absolutely necessary that we look at the whole picture, not just the parts we prefer.”
Atwater respects all forms of information, but considers of value only that information that can be verified and tested through multiple sources over time. Her investigative techniques are those used by the police. Raised as a policeman’s child, she early learned the value of fieldwork.
Atwater succeeds in her intentions with this book. It is available in bookstores and online.