E-mail from Michael Roll to Professor John Poynton (July 16, 2013): The Cosmological Location of the Spiritual Part of the Universe

The Cosmological Location of the Spiritual Part of the Universe


when Professor Archie Roy came and spent a day with me in Bristol in 1983 after receiving my Rita Goold reports he said to me, “Michael, we have no idea what gravity is.”

This was just after Carl Sagan’s wonderful 13 part TV series ‘Cosmos’ had given millions a crash course on astronomy. I now have the DVD of this series. Having physically received the personal proof that my “dead” father is still very much alive I am adamant that there must be a cosmological location for the spiritual part of the universe that is not recognised by scientific teaching across the world. It seems obvious to me that it is this spiritual part of the universe that is not only keeping the oceans from flying off into space, it is also keeping all the stars in a galaxy from doing the same thing.

My friend Michael Scott BSc, Graduate in astrophysics from Edinburgh University has it right:

“I completely agree with Michael Roll’s arguments about the reality of paranormal phenomena and the existence of a normally unseen world. Quantum Physics: the presence of a wave nature in subatomic physics. The vital difference between a wave and a solid particle is the wave properties of superposition and modulation. Put simply, these properties allow waves of different frequencies to occupy the same space without direct interaction. Therefore, it is quite possible for parallel universes to exist separated by a difference in some fundamental wave characteristic. This theory springs directly from wave mechanics which unfortunately were not available to the Victorian researchers when the greatest breakthroughs with mediumship were made.”

How right you were when you made that statement that the greatest breakthrough will come via physics and not psychology.

My father’s mind or soul that drove his physical body while on Earth. The part of him that survived when his physical body packed in must be made of much finer subatomic particles than the protons, neutrons and electrons that make up our physical part of the universe. The so-called next world is all around us but just out of range of our five physical senses.

I am still working flat out to achieve my goal. To repeat the Crookes experiments with a contemporary materialisation medium. To capture on film recently deceased internationally famous people being physically reunited with their friends and relations who are still on Earth. These experiments must be repeatable and carried out by a highly qualified scientific team before publication. At one of these experiments all five senses are working. This type of mediumship gives scientific proof of survival, not just evidence.


Professor John Poynton was Emeritus Professor of Biology (1978 – 2012) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and since 1992 Research Associate at the Natural History Museum, London. He was President of the Society for Psychical Research 2004-2007.