A System Engineer's Journey into the Afterlife

Volume One

Imagining the Unimaginable is an inventor’s journey to answer age-old questions from a modern-day perspective using only first-hand human experiences. When a system engineer and inventor of over one-hundred and twenty US patents analyzes and models the afterlife from only first-hand evidence culled from thousands of Near-death experiences (NDEs) and past-life regression hypnosis sessions, a divine system emerges.

After nearly dying from a blood clot in 2004, author and inventor Richard Rowe began a spiritual journey to answer age-old questions: What happens after we die? Is there an afterlife? Why is there so much suffering in the world? Why do bad things happen to good people?

To answer these questions and many others, Richard uses over thirty years of inventing and system engineering experience to examine insights from first-hand NDEs. When his questions get deeper, Richard must search beyond NDEs for answers. He expands his reference material to the first-hand reports of people under past-life regression hypnosis, then goes one step further and includes insights from personal experimentation with past-life regression hypnosis.

Unlike existing books covering the topics of NDEs and past-life regression, Richard synthesizes a vast amount of first-hand information and develops an overarching model to account for the data using easy-to-understand diagrams and explanations to infer and describe an inventor's perspective of heavenly realms orchestrating the afterlife.​


Finalist in the New Age: Non-Fiction category of the 2019 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest.

Winner: Body, Mind, and Spirit Book Awards


[Following is an excerpt of an official review of "Imagining the Unimaginable"] LINK:

Imagining the Unimaginable is a great "What if?" book that makes readers question not just what will happen after their death, but the very lives they are living at the moment. I rate it 4 out of 4 stars and would highly recommend it to readers interested in psychology, philosophy, and short reads that introduce new ideas. Despite Rowe mentioning things such as fourth dimensions and other technical terms, it is not a difficult read. Like Rowe, I hope that many people can read this book and question themselves and how they can become better souls.

[Following is an excerpt of an Artisan Books review of "Imagining the Unimaginable"] LINK:

An engaging, compelling and very interesting read, Imagining the Unimaginable is one of those “must-read” books that you tell all your family and friends to read. I have always been interested in this subject and I am so glad that I read Imagining the Unimaginable. It’s a fascinating and brilliant book. Despite the seemingly complexity of this book, it is very easy to read and understand, with wonderful well-drawn illustrations and diagrams of the heavens choreographing and arranging the afterlife. I highly recommend Imagining the Unimaginable by Richard Rowe to all readers, and especially those who are seeking the answers to life, the human soul and their existence.









When Rick isn’t dreaming, you’ll find him trying to discover why, figuring out how, uncovering ancient mysteries, inventing something seriously cool, or learning something new.

Rick is a lifelong inventor and a named inventor on over one hundred and twenty patents. He has degrees in Avionics Systems Technology, Computer Science and an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology. His experience includes a wide range of engineering, technology development and management roles ranging from space systems to gaming systems. He is a proud member of the International Association for Near Death Studies, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the Delta Mu Delta Honor Society, and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Curious Musings

My latest thoughts, questions, ideas, and sketches

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Inventing and the Patents Process

Changing the World One Invention at a Time is intended to motivate everyone to act on their ideas. Learn how to develop new ideas and evolve existing ideas while incorporating an easy-to-use framework to transform ideas into meaningful products and patent applications. The easy-to-understand and fun-to-read style will help you comprehend and effectively navigate the challenging patent process.

“Every spirit builds itself a house; and beyond its house, a world; and beyond its world a heaven. Know then, that the world exists for you; build therefore your own world.” --Ralph Waldo Emerson


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