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The Pillar - About JR


JR Freeman

About Me

I've lived an interesting life since I was born, leading to the publishing of the The Otherworld and Beyond series of books. Follow along with my journey and learn where I come from, what I've experienced, and how I got here.


The Otherworld and Beyond

The Otherworld and Beyond is a series of books that provides spiritual guidance, knowledge of the afterlife, and in many cases, hope to others. It currently contains:

  • Series I — (2008) A New Beginning
  • Series II — The Inner Self
  • Series III — Making Contact
  • Series IV — I See Visions
  • Series V — Personal Identity
The Otherworld and Beyond, Series I Book Cover

Back To the Beginning

I was born November 15, 1968 at Saint Patrick Hospital, just outside the bayou of Lake Charles, and I grew up in the segregated town of Mossville, Louisiana. My father, Gene, was a minister in the small town of Merryville and my mother, Barbara, was a nurse at Saint Patrick Hospital. Growing up I had a peculiar life where I was tormented between my physical and spiritual life. During the day I suffered from the laws of society and at night suffered the mental anguish of spiritual beings.

The battles of the physical and spiritual worlds would isolate me and make it difficult to reveal the horrific nature of them at such a young age. I accepted the unknown force as a way of life. For 18 years, I was subjected to the influences of man, spiritual entities I did not understand, and those of the surrounding Voodoo or Gris-Gris practices until I joined the military.

A New Life After Death

Growing up in Louisiana surrounded by Voodoo and other practices, there was always a feeling of doom. I joined the military and all of those bad feelings disappeared when I left the area, but they came back when I was lying on my deathbed in England. That day, I'd tried the drink absinthe because the guys were pushing me to try it, and that made me see a creature with a big head and a group of children with it.

The creature was getting candy out of a bag I kept next to my computer, and I crawled onto the couch because I was afraid. I fell asleep there and woke up at 4:00 a.m. with my tongue bleeding from having bitten it. This was the day I would discover that I had hydrocephalus, and the doctors informed me that they would have to place a shunt in my brain to release the pressure. Once the pressure was down, everything returned to normal until a valve failed and I went into a coma for a year due to an infection.

The doctors thought I would die and there was nothing left to do, so they removed the tubes, but I refused to go. Gradually, I came back to health and lived despite all the odds. It was during this hospitalization and two near-death experiences that I would find the story that had been waiting to be told my entire life. I was told when I died to write the story of the future. This voice came back and told me what to write. The elite want to remain in control, but we will course correct and will turn into a Civil War.

The Pillar

What did the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night signify? (Exodus 13:21-22)

Pillar of Light

The pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night guided the Israelites during their exodus from Egyptian bondage. This allowed them to travel by day and by night. Exodus 13:21-22 explains that God gave them the pillar of cloud by day to lead them in the way He wanted them to go and the pillar of fire by night to give light. The pillar was not just symbolism but a real phenomenon. We have no way of knowing how God made the pillar, but it was obviously a miraculous event that God used to lead them for their forty years in the wilderness. During the day the pillar guided their journey. During the night it gave light and, no doubt, comfort.

In addition to guidance for the Hebrews, the pillar was a testimony to other nations concerning God's involvement with and protection of His people Israel. In Exodus 14:24 God troubled the Egyptians through the cloud, and Moses used this in Numbers 14:14 in his plea to God to not destroy the Hebrews because of their sin. God's provision of the pillar was remembered in the prayer of the Jewish leaders in Nehemiah 9 as an instance of God's care and provision for His people.

Exodus 13:22 says, "Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people." The pillar is a picture of God's faithfulness and a lesson to us that God never leaves nor forsakes His people. He reminds us of this in Hebrews 13:5-6, "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do to me."


JR Freeman in Hospital

Return to Life

My return from my two near-death experiences left me a changed man. When I returned, I focused on world events, having seen life on the other side and glimpsed the knowledge available in the hereafter. When I awoke, lying in that hospital bed, I refused to acknowledge the physical world as my home. In the days I was near death, I traveled to a place of existence accessible only in a deep state of consciousness and found a place much like our world, but with people I'd known before. I saw the worldly events taking shape in the future, and a friend in this Otherworld led me to discover and learn how to develop this new power.

A Dream Alive

I thought that what I saw was just a dream while in the hospital, just a part of my near-death experience, but something came to me in physical form. This physical manifestation of my "dream" led me to believe this wasn't simply a dream, but a pillar of light, like that in Exodus, appearing right in front of me. I was instructed to write what I had experienced in both the past and future, and to share the fate of the world.

Bringing Life To the Story

My favorite part of bringing life to the story I have to tell is simply seeing how it unfolds. I've been my own biggest skeptic, and I can never quite believe what's coming out of my mind until it grasps me and pulls me in. When I first started, there was a great deal of grammatical errors but, after a while, I developed the ability to play with words and see how others perceived what I have written. Actually knowing what words to use has been extremely liberating and I know that when others read my work, they can understand it and it helps them.

People finding confirmation that there is more once we're done here helps them a lot. It's nice to know that there is more you are destined for than just what is possible here on this planet, in this life. It's especially freeing for people who have problems in their own lives and homes. In my books, they find inspiration to find a way out of any situation they might encounter.