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  • Writer's pictureClaudia Ruzicki

Dr. Konstantin Raudive, "I live very well!"

After Friedrich Jürgenson, it was the turn of the Latvian philosopher and writer Dr. Konstantin Raudive to receive great prominence in the field of magnetic tape voice research.

Raudive was born on April 30, 1909, in Asune-Lettgalen. At the age of twenty-two, he left his homeland and went to study philosophy and literary history in Paris and Salamanca. He considers Spain his adopted homeland.

Between 1937 and 1944, Raudive dedicated himself in his country to activities as a philosopher, writer and translator of Spanish literature. He and Zena were forced to flee the mortal danger posed by the Soviet occupation in 1944.

The next two years were, for Raudive, a sequence of escapes across Germany, always taking his practically immobilized companion - an odyssey of suffering, hunger and loneliness. At the end of 1946, they managed to settle in Uppsala, where the two became professors at the local university.

Before the flight through Germany, Raudive did not know a single word of German. But, with her linguistic ability, she didn't take long to learn it. In addition to Latvian and Russian, languages spoken in his maternal home, Konstantin Raudive mastered Spanish, French, and later, Swedish and German. Like Jürgenson, he was also a polyglot.

In 1946, Raudive and Zenta moved to Bad Krozingen in Germany, where they lived until his death in 1974.

Kontantin Raudive became world famous for his research on magnetic tape; but before 1965, when he began to dedicate himself exclusively to the phenomena of voices, his name as an author of novels and philosophical books was known and respected.

Upon settling in Germany Raudive visited Juergenson in Sweden. Upon returning to Germany, he began his experiments in EVP and was quite successful in his research, even communicating with his late mother, leaving an affectionate message on the magnetic tape with the name “Kosti”, as he was usually called by her in life.

Together with Theodor Rudoof (Telefunken engineer created a high frequency recording equipment called Goniometer), in Vienna, electrical engineer Dr. Franz Seidl, manufactured another equipment that he named Psychophone and the Swiss Alex Schneider who elaborated the diode for his equipment.

Due to an intense activity in his voice work where he dedicated himself 24 hours a day to studying, he began to become physically fragile and exhausted and died on September 2, 1974 at the age of 65

His first edited book on the phenomenon of voices was: Unhörbares wird hörbar (The Inaudible becomes Audible), published in 1968, in German, along with an album that brought examples of voices, being released in England with the title of Breakthrough, and in 1973 in Italy as Voci dall' Aldilà. His second book published in 1973 concerning voices is: Überleben wir den Tod? (Do we survive Death?).

After having crossed over to the other side Raudive has answered many questions via magnetic tape and by telephone with some researchers and in 1994 with George Meek. In the Luxembourg group he made contact, including providing information about life after Death and in one of the sessions the answer was:

“I live very well!”.

In 1987 Konstantin Raudive communicates in Luxembourg and says: “…An immaterial substratum, whatever name you give it, principle, soul, spirit, a portion of eternity escapes destruction….”

Sources: Bridge between Here and Beyond - Hildegard Schafer

Transcommunication – Technological communications with the world of the “dead” – Clóvis Nunes – Ed. Edicel.

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