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A Manual for Developing Humans is the third book P.M.H. Atwater was told to write during her third near-death experience. Based entirely on threes, there are no chapters . . . only the development of conscious, subconscious, and superconscious aspects to each topic—every topic—for the Manual contains the basics on every level of life—from how to use your mind, develop and use intuition, understand color, sex, relationships, children, how to take out-of-body trips, interact with spirit beings, meditate, bend time, and rethink money. Aliveness jumps from every page—of soil, rocks, mountains, vegetation, the air we breathe, our planet, our solar system, our universe—even electricity and energy itself, along with The Void (the ultimate “cradle of creation”). Each of six main parts are separated by thought-form drawings. What she learned from 80 years of living and challenging every aspect of living is interwoven into what “The Voice Like None Other” showed her how to do. A Manual for Developing Humans is filled with surprises.


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p.m.h. atwater, L.H.D., is one of the original researchers in the field of near-death studies, having begun her work in 1978. Her research base now covers nearly 4,000 adult and child experiencers. Some of her findings have been verified in clinical studies, among them the prospective study conducted in Holland and published in Lancet medical journal, 12-15-01. Her The Big Book of Near-Death Experiences, was featured in an online version of Newsweek Magazine, and remains the only encyclopedia of the entire phenomenon worldwide. She has received many lifetime achievement awards and travels the world speaking on all aspects of the near-death experience, transformations of consciousness, and the evolution of the human species. Near-Death Experiences:  The Rest of The Story is the summation of 33 years of research, highly controversial because of its frankness and revelatory nature. Her book Future Memory expands the subject of changing consciousness into new areas, and reads like walking through a labyrinth. Keenly interested in children and evolution, her in-depth work with child experiencers is detailed in The New Children and Near-Death Experiences; updated to include the surprising characteristics of normal children born since 1982 in Children of the Fifth World. A real departure for her is Dying to Know You:  Proof of God in the Near-Death Experience. This is not a research book, nor a personal story, nor an opinion piece. Rather, this is the first book yet written that sums up the voice of the many:  the collective, speaking in their own voice, about the collective experience. Bold, blunt, daring–Dying to Know You speaks directly about Mission, God, Soul, Life, Death, Heaven, Hell, the Big Picture, Revelations, Truth. And us tells about eternity, our real home.

Table of contents


Redefining Human

What This Manual Is



1. Intellect--Conscious Aspect

Let's Explore Our Memory

Observation/Memory Experiments



Mind Manipulation


Dream Journaling


Projecting Questions

The Art of Dowsing

3. Knowing--Superconscious Aspect

Sessions with a Paper Bag

Our Perceptual Tool Kit

The Dot Test



The Manufacturing Plant and the Shipping Clerk



A New Way to Look at Old Stuff

Body Talk

4. Physical Body--Visible/Overt

Movement is Life

Psychic/Intuitive Dancing

Exercise Your Face

Facelifts Without Surgery

Food and Eating


Channeling Weight

Challenges and Changes that Occur and How to Handle Them

A Surprise About Eyes

5. Energy Body--Invisible/Subtle

Connect with Your Energy Field

Seeing Auric Fields--Hearing Sounds

Secrets About Sound

More on Faculty Extensions

Basic Locations of Chakra/Gland Centers

Symbolic Correspondences of Chakra/Gland Centers

Emotions Determine Results

Natural Anger

Natural Fear

Flip the Switch

6. Spirit Body--In-between/Soul

Tricks of Perception

The Soul Has its Own Will

Holy Spirit


Night Symbols

Day Symbols

Day Symbol Exercises

Create a "Stage" for Day Symbols

Forget Going to a Psychic

The Mirroring Process


7. Physical World--Animate

The Environment We Create Recreates Us

Deeper Mirrors

The "YOU" You Symbolize

Physical First-Aid

8. Energy World--Hyper-Animate

Plant Rumbles

More Surprises About Plants

Interspecies Communication

Climate's Tricks

Psychic First-Aid

Handy Tips

Communicating with Nature

Living Water

9. Spirit World--Super Animate

The Pickle Syrup Story

A Hidden Order

Imagination Versus Imaginal

Those Worlds Within Worlds

Spirit First-Aid

The Time Fan


10. Self--Initial Focus


Some Basic Basics

Finding Center/Entering Your Center

Inner Dialogue

Turn Your Inner Dialogue Around

Changing a Habit

Who Are You?

Sex and Sex and More Sex

Who Are You, Really?

11. Others--Broader Focus

Dating and Marriage

Soul Mates, Companion Souls, and Twin Souls

Abortions and Births

Children and Parenting

What Makes Parenting So Tough

The Quicksand of Technology

12. Groups--Multiple Focus

Our Shadow Side

Our Precious Thorn--Pain


Racism and Planting Justice


The Magic of Community

The Third Way





13. Education--Invention/Science

First Steps



Abstractions/Valid Science

The Miracle of Lithium

True Science

14. Economics--Investment/Service

Third/Fourth Industrial Revolutions

What's Getting in the Way

Rethinking Money

A Values-Driven Economy

The New Kids' Business Model

New Leaders

New Anger

New Traps

New Truths

A Few Hints

15. Government--Law/Justic

Our Country

Other Countries


Rhythms of Politics and War Events

Law and Justice

It's Time for Women

What No One is Acknowledging


Immigrants from Other Worlds

Plasma Tricks

What Children Tell Us

The Cygnus Mystery

16. History--Religion/Interpretive

Religious Movements Over Time

More Amazing Religious Histories

The Prophecies of St. Malachy

The Issue of Messiahs

Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus

17. Vision--Spirituality/Experiential

The 12 Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening

Realities of Breakthrough

That Crazy Left Hand of God

Chaos and Discipleship

Rules of Discipleship

Living Resurrection

We Need a New Story

18. Universal Law--Mysticism/Collective Whole

Fate and Free Will

Good and Evil

Heaven and Hell

Death Flash/Light Flash



Folds and Spirals

Universal Laws

The One Great Paradox


A New Christos

The Template

Template Results


Introduction or preface


We have things backward.

We think being a human is having a body with a name and the potential to grow up in a world filled with lots of people, who compete or cooperate to ensure continuing opportunity for health, advancement, relationships, and the fulfillment of our desires.


We wear these physical bodies and lead animated lives thanks to them because we are here to either test ourselves or be tested. This happens the way it does so we can integrate throughout every level of our being what was already known "at the beginning." Thanks to this process, the little self (our personality) has a way to unify with the greater self (our soul). What results can make us stronger, more confident and intelligent, more compassionate ... whole.

We are not here to be spiritual. Does that surprise you? Nor are we here to be bully prophets or wealthy tyrants, or, to save the world. Such are examples of backward thinking that gets us nowhere.

As humans, we exist in partnership between the seen and the unseen. Our breath is the potential we volley between the Great Breath and the Great Breathing, connecting life with Life. We enter this world on an in-breath, we leave on an out-breath. Back and forth, motion and rest. Our job during our many journeys: remember who we are and act accordingly. Making the world a better place depends on this.

Introduction or preface


Consider this manual an invitation to you ... to think for yourself ... take control of your life, both its unfoldment and the responsibility that comes with that unfoldment ... and align yourself with the directive of your soul.

The underlying premise throughout is simple: If you can't use what you know to be true, it isn't worth knowing.

Each section is crammed with as many "how-tos," suggestions, and ideas as possible covering the six major areas of anyone's life: brain/mind, bodies, environments, relationships, life exercises, and guidance. And, each section is viewed three ways--initial (conscious), intimate (subconscious) and multiple (superconscious).

All material is an amalgam from what I've learned in the 80 years I have spent tearing up my environment, challenging then pushing every limit that stood in my way--exploring the corners of business, community service, relationships, mystical and alternate realities--then creating Inner Forum, Idaho's first non-profit metaphysical corporation devoted to separating truth from fiction. Well over 3,000 people took part in its programs. When I died, three times in three months in 1977, and each time had a near-death experience, the world I thought I knew ended. Another began when I was faced with relearning the basics from the bottom up: everything from crawling to walking, recognizing the diffrence between left and right, seeing and hearing properly, and rebuilding all my belief systems. The following year I initiated research on near-death states because I was told to during my third near-death experience. This investigation encompassed four decades, involving nearly 4,000 adult and child experiencers, and filled fifteen books--at least at this writing (not to mention blogs, articles, and papers). 

No explanation exists for the incessant drive I have always and still have, or my need to test everything. Yes, I was born with dyslexia and synesthesia, but even that does not explain the levels I have taken since childhood to refuse limitation. Early-on I discovered that no one is interested in your questions--they just want your answers. So, this time, with this manual, you will not find the usual footnotes, referrals, or appendices. I'm giving you what you said you wanted ... a manual about what works.

A Manual for Developing Humans is the "missing book," that third of the trilogy I was told to write when I died a third time. Actually, it was written first. Peer review at the time advised that I put the manuscript in a box and forget it. I did. In a very big box. That was the early eighties--never to be touched again until Robert Van de Castle died in 2014. Bob was a world authority on dreams and a dear friend. At his memorial, he manifested first in my car saying he knew I would come and then again during his eulogy when he winked at me and said, "It is time." I knew what he meant. I drove straight home afterward and opened the box. You are reading the results.

You know, all of us are subjected to "tests" before we realize there is a "curriculum." That's why life is so puzzling. What seems beyond our control often shifts once we change our attitude and responses--and many times for the better. We make a difference, you and I. To prove it, use this manual ... Don't just read words and glance at the pictures.

Achieving success, status, and wealth is not a measure of life. Nor is becoming a religious our spiritual paragon of things holy. Undergoing an intense transformation of consciousness--through something akin to a near-death experience, baptism of the Holy Spirit, kundalini breakthrough, shamanic vision quest, numinous episode, being bathed in "light," deathbed visions, any of these--constitutes a single step ... an awakening. However, we can accomplish the same thing, reach that step, without all the drama such intense transformational events cause. Move past name and number, race and roots, and you automatically begin to enter realms of the mind and memory that reveal a larger consciousness of truth. We recognize ourselves as co-creators with the Creator once that occurs. Years ago, people used to chant "hu" as a way to invoke this revelation, our identity as hu-mans ... gods in the making.

A feature in awakening to who we really are is the enhancement and alteration of faculties normal to us, plus, the very real possibility that thought-forms become visible. Thought-forms are simply an issuance of energy that "out-pictures" an idea stream from a person's brain. To say it another way, when one thinks a thought, energy is released ... and that energy can be seen.

Twenty-eight thought-form drawings "popped" in for inclusion in the original version of this manual. I kept them intact to use as breaks between the various parts and sections. Each was an attempt at that time for me to depict a particular stage in the life of a thought when it moved from the energy that initiated it to form the shape words would eventually take. The phrasing on each drawing identifies the energy of the idea stream that produced it.