Does life end at death? Or, is our time on earth merely our soul’s transitory stopover on its mystical journey to an unrevealed destination? For many, this quandary remains a cosmic secret. However, for those who experience spiritual transformative encounters, there is no doubt in their minds what the answer is.
Annie Cap is one of these people. In her new book, Beyond Goodbye: An Extraordinary True Story Of A Shared Death Experience, Cap recounts how her metamorphosis began and shares the events that led her to write the account of her spiritual journey—a process that took seven years to come to fruition.
Her story began on January 2, 2004, at four in the afternoon. While working with a client in her home office in England, Cap suddenly began coughing, wheezing, and gagging uncontrollably. While not choking, she had a horrific sense that she was suffocating. When her symptoms abated, a sudden urgency to call her mother who was in a hospital in Portland, Oregon came over her. Unbeknownst to Cap, halfway around the world, her dying mother was experiencing the same exact symptoms as she was. Not until Cap was able to phone and speak with her one last time, was her mom able to transition and pass away. Following this occurrence, a myriad of other bizarre, frightening, unbelievable, often unwelcomed and other-worldly incidents started happening to Cap with greater frequency.
These events shook her to her very core, made her question everything she had believed in up to that point and led her on a quest to uncover, discover, and make sense of what she experienced. Her belief in God, the hereafter, and spiritual communications was completely shattered, reexamined, and ultimately transformed. Along the way, she connected with numerous individuals and spirits who guided, nurtured, and mentored her while she simultaneously researched and interviewed death and dying experts specializing in “near death experiences” (NDE’s), “shared” and “empathic death experiences” (SDE’s), and “Spiritually Transformative Experiences (STE’s).