LOS ANGELES, CA – Mark Russell Bell’s case study book Testament was first published twelve years ago on January 9, 1997. A paperback edition is available and a free Internet edition may be read at http://testament.org
The book resulted after the author interviewed an Oklahoma family experiencing so-called ‘talking poltergeist’ phenomena in 1995. These QA transcripts became the first portion of Testament. The family was seen on television in the 1995 ABC special Ghosts, Mediums, Psychics: Put To The Test and this footage also aired in the summer of 1996 on 20/20. Among the phenomena filmed for the special was a dining room chair moved by an unseen presence.
Upon returning to Los Angeles from Oklahoma, the author continued having unexpected experiences while conducting further interviews. Interview participants included friends and acquaintances working in the Southern California entertainment industry. Bell found his professional background useful in gaining insights about consciousness and creativity. Born in Culver City, he majored in cinema at USC, worked as a talent agent and then as a studio publicist for Paramount Pictures before becoming a metaphysical author.
Another source of interviews for Bell’s book was the Philosophical Research Society in the Los Feliz district of Los Angeles. Founded by Manley Palmer Hall in 1934, the Society has a motto of Honoring the Wisdom of All Traditions.
Bell’s upcoming book is My Unexpected Path of Spiritual Discovery, an autobiographical account of his research that includes overviews of famous cases involving ‘paranormal phenomena.’ In his new book, Bell considers surprising evidence for a ‘Spiritual Force’ or ‘Oneness’/’Superconsciousness.’ Bell suggests scientists err when interpreting findings under the assumption that such a Being as ‘God’ doesn’t exist when instead they should consider that familiar concepts of God are inadequate.
The Internet edition of Testament has a diverse readership throughout the world via the noncommercial website http://testament.org