People are defintely intrigued and moved by paranormal romance. Look at the immense popularity of the movie Ghost, or the more recent fascination with the Twilight series of books, by author Stephenie Meyer.
Paranormal romance plays on the notion that true love never ends; it lasts past this life into the next.
Paranormal romance focuses on romantic love and includes elements beyond the range of scientific explanation. Common “hallmarks” of a paranormal romance are “romantic relationships between humans and vampires, shapeshifters, ghosts, and other entities of a fantastic or otherworldly nature.” Some of the other popular writers of the genre include Dani Harper, Christine Feehan, Jessica Bird, Richelle Mead, Kresley Cole, and Kelley Armstrong.
And it’s not just women who are interested in paranormal romance. In fact, in a 2013 journal article entitled Sexism in Genre Publishing, researcher Julie Crisp reports that 43 percent of paramormal romances writers are actually men.
My book, The Afterlife Is To Die For, is the actual account of what I experienced in another world. While there, I met two guides, a man named Lyle, and his true love, named Betty. Their relationship definitely can be classified as as paranormal romance. It’s actually a triangle of sorts. Let me explain…
A Triangle in The Afterlife?
Lyle died in World War II, leaving Betty, his true love, alone. When he arrived in the Afterlife, his memories of Betty created a copy of her in that world. When I met the “ghost” couple, they were grappling with a sensitive issue they asked me to help them solve. The Betty living on Earth was now dying, and they did not know what to expect when she passed over. Would there then be two Bettys, or would they merge? Would Lyle love both of them?
These are the same questions people ask about the possibility of parallel universes. Could it be that we are living in more than one reality or Universe simultaneously? Much of the recent quantum physics research is leaning toward the conclusion that we live in a multiverse. The multiverse is “the hypothetical set of finite and infinite possible universes, including the universe in which we live.”
What Is The Multiverse?
Robert Lawrence Kuhn, the creator of “Closer to Truth,” a public television series, is one of the planet’s leading thinkers exploring the multiverse. In his book, “The Mystery of Existence: Why Is There Anything at All?” — Kuhn writes: “As physicist and Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg told me on “Closer to Truth,” the word ‘universe,’ I suppose, should properly mean the whole thing — everything. But when we think of ‘universe,’ we sometimes use the word to mean just our Big Bang, the things we can see out to almost 14 billion light-years in all directions. And in this manner, it’s reasonable to question: Is our universe unique? Are there multiple Big Bangs? Could there be multiple Big Bangs in different senses?”
Could we, in fact, be in more than one universe at a time? In an earthly one and an Afterlife one, as just two possibilities?
New Possibilities in Life and Love
I invite you to explore these questions and the complexities of paranormal normal romance. In my book, The Afterlife Is To Die For, I share what I experienced and my conclusions so far. Perhaps the only thing I do know for sure: As we take each new step on our journey, we never stop learning. We never stop seeing new possibilities – in life and in love.
Read an excerpt.