Sonia Rinaldi has used Instrumental TransCommunication to communicate with the consciousness of a woman with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS progressively destroys nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord until the person is unable to speak or use muscles to move or otherwise function. Eventually, the breathing muscles become affected and the person needs permanent breathing assistance. However, the person’s mind and five senses are not affected, so the ALS patient is trapped inside a body that is aware, sees, hears, smells, tastes, and touches, but has no muscles function. There is no cure for ALS.

The patient’s name is Debora. At her stage in the disease’s progression, she could speak with great difficulty and could type with one hand. Sonia arranged to communicate with Debora’s consciousness while she was sleeping. The consciousness is always awake and alert, although the body sleeps. Sonia used the same recording procedure she uses to communicate with the consciousness of people living in the afterlife. She plays syllables of voice sounds that are broken up so they don’t make words. As the sounds play, she records them through a microphone and asks questions of the person in the afterlife or a person still on the earth pane who cannot communicate. She hears no responses while the recording is being made. However, when she plays back the recording, she hears the broken-up vocal syllables, her questions, and a response from the person she is attempting to communicate with.

Sonia Rinaldi’s account, written for her IPATI (Institute of Advanced Research in Instrumental Transcommunication), has been translated from Portuguese to English by iDigitalMedium. The account is at this link: Debora’s case. Some of Sonia’s transcription, translated from Portuguese to English, follows:

Over several sessions, Debora would be asleep in Contagem, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and Sonia would be recording in Sao Paulo, 570 miles away. Debora’s consciousness was able to give nearly 500 responses. In the following selection, Sonia speaks to Fernando