Mark Ireland was a successful marketing executive in Arizona with little interest in his father's colorful history. While his father held readings for Mae West and traveled the U.S. demonstrating his parapsychological powers, Mark Ireland took a more conventional route through life. But when his own teenage son Brandon suddenly died while hiking in the mountains with friends, Ireland was forced to confront his resistance to all things spiritual and began to explore the possibility that communication with the dead is real.
The son of celebrated "psychic to the stars" Dr. Richard Ireland, Mark plunged into his father's world and crossed paths with an array of respected psychic-mediums who delivered unexpected messages - not only from his son in the afterlife, but also from many other souls seeking to communicate with the living. Fighting to retain a sense of critical thinking, Ireland also contacted scientists conducting research into the survival of consciousness after death. Messages From the Afterlife features detailed accounts of tests and experiments that various people have conducted to obtain proof of consciousness survival, including Ireland's own, involving a secret message left behind by his sister, Robin, who died of pancreatic cancer. The contents of this message were unknown to any living person and remained sealed in an envelope--untouched--until responses had been received from a group of qualified mediums who sought to "crack" the code. Messages from the Afterlife shows how spirit communication can be both undeniably accurate and frustratingly ambiguous, and above all demonstrates the value of having an open, receptive mind while maintaining faith in the indestructibility of the human spirit.