Normally, when a person dies it would appear that they go through similar experiences to those mentioned in the Near Death Experience section of this web site. However, in certain circumstances a person may become stuck after physical death. In his workshops afterlife explorer Bruce Moen teaches people how to carry out retrievals of those who become stuck after physical death.


It is possible to get stuck for a variety of reasons such as:

A person may die in their sleep and on regaining consciousness in the afterlife, may not realise that they're dead. They may be rather confused when they realise that friends and loved one's, who they can see very clearly, are completely ignoring them and walking right past them.


Sometimes people become stuck if they have died very suddenly and don't realise they have died, or if they have died in a very traumatic way.

Also, what a person believes during physical life can have a great effect on what that person experiences after death. A person who believes utterly that after death there is nothing but complete blackness, emptiness and annihilation may often experience what appears like a deep sleep or dreamless state.


Focus on Physical Reality

A person who has died and becomes stuck usually has their point of focus turned towards physical reality and earthly life. It is therefore often easier for a person who is still physically alive to make contact with them, and move them on to a place that most suits them, than it is for a being from a non-physical realm to assist them directly.


A person that has become stuck after death may often see people in the physical world going about their daily business. However, it can be very difficult for non-physical helpers to make contact with these people who have become stuck after death. The person who is stuck may actually perceive these helpers or non-physical entities as ghosts.


Bruce Moen (and the Monroe Institute's Lifeline Programme mentioned earlier) teaches people how to make contact with someone who has become stuck after death. Once this contact has been established the “stuck” individual may then be introduced to a non-physical helper who can then assist them to move on to their true destination.