RIP Paul Adams

Lone Star

Well-known member
I had some nice interactions with Paul on the original ESMB both on the open forum and with quite a few personal PM exchanges. He and I shared a common love, or perhaps fascination with wild ass conspiracy theories. Lol... If it weren't for him I would've never heard of or read Miles W. Mathis for instance. And because of Paul I read a few books by Michael Newton, the "Life Between Lives" guy.

Paul was such a British gentleman with all of the class, tact, and nobility that goes with it. Several times he gently scolded me for the way I'd "go after people" on the old ESMB. Even with the obvious trolls who'd show up. He wasn't a man given to drama, as someone else accurately said. Just a class act all the way. And there's no doubt that he genuinely cared for people. Those who were ever in his course room most likely benefited nicely from their direct experience with him.

So here's to you Paul, old chap...
:hattip:
 

lotus

Pfizer DNA biotech frog
He was a free spirit. He just didn't care what others might have thought. He did his thing.
This is why I loved Paul and entrusted him all the way. A free spirit as you say, and a free mind. Those people are very rare within groups like here. Paul was one of them.

Within the last few months I looked for Paul's advice on a specific personal topic, he replied with generosity and intelligence. This has also been a great opportunity to let him know how I appreciated him on the board, his equanimity independence and kindness toward his fellow esmbers.

Paul never aligned his sharings with any forwarded mainstream ideologies nor to please people on the board. Also, When a believer came on the board and ask for information, Paul was there, on the front line, providing people with info and no making wrong nor ridiculing.

He certainly was among those who made available nice memories from the old time in the cult. When people like Paul are gone, there is an immense emptiness left 😕
 
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Karakorum

Well-known member
I really, REALLY wish I got to know Paul better. He was such a cool guy. I used to browse old topics on the forums and whenever I found his posts it was something interesting or funny.


I wish had I invited him to a webex meeting just to talk. Now he's gone and I'll never get a chance to do so. :(

Guess I'm too often stuck in my shell and don't appreciate the people around me offline or online enough. I will try more to communicate with people (don't laugh at the hubbardian connotations, these are unintended).
 

Hatshepsut

Well-known member

ToryMagoo44

New member
Hello all,

I have just become aware that sadly, Paul Adams passed away in hospital two weeks ago after a sudden illness. Paul and I had somewhat lost touch over the past two or three years, but we used to be close and I'm aware he was very involved in this community, so I thought I'd check whether you had been informed and it seemed you hadn't, so here I am.

I know some of you will be particularly concerned for his legacy, in shape of all the various resources he has made available online. Out of respect for his next of kin I'm hesitant to go into any detail until I've spoken to them (which ought to be very soon). However, my understanding is that Paul did make arrangements for these to be maintained after his death.

I aim to get back to you soon, especially if there's anything I can help with for those of you who were also close to him. However please understand that I'm what they're calling a "key worker" these days, so coupled with this unexpected news this is stressful for me too. Please forgive me if I'm slow in getting back to you.
So sorry! May he fly high.
Love to All
 

HelluvaHoax!

Well-known member
Hey Paul, if you're reading this, remind us what's on the other side!
Nice post!!

Sometimes I wonder if the people "on the other side" might be US.

What if THEY, on the other hand, exist in some super-cozy world of beauty, comfort and joy----and they feel a bit leery of us and our lives in this dimly lit, narrow dimension filled with conflict, unfulfilled dreams, illness and the ever-present stress trying to avoid the awful impermanence of a human existence. Sorry to be bleak for that moment, but maybe Paul and his buddies up/out there regard us the same way we think of the spooky vague concept of ghosts living in a eerily funky dimension.

I sometimes find it very comforting to embrace the fact that I am utterly clueless about what is happening in the vast universe. And nobody else on our lovely little planet knows either.

Since i was a little boy i always dreamed of what it could all mean and I so sincerely wanted to find out. Well, i did make one big run at it. LOL LOL LOL. Yeah. I tried. We all tried to learn the secrets of the universe from a psychotic liar. Not good. LOL

I do hope there are other things beyond this life. Or are we like the cockroach i flushed down the toilet last week? Just madly crawling around for a short time looking for food and then suddenly it's over.

I hope this is not depressing to read, LOL. I just think it's helpful to leave open ALL possibilities and NO possibilities when wondering wtf we are doing here and where the routing form goes to next.

:hattip:

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cakemaker

Well-known member
Nice post!!

Sometimes I wonder if the people "on the other side" might be US.

What if THEY, on the other hand, exist in some super-cozy world of beauty, comfort and joy----and they feel a bit leery of us and our lives in this dimly lit, narrow dimension filled with conflict, unfulfilled dreams, illness and the ever-present stress trying to avoid the awful impermanence of a human existence. Sorry to be bleak for that moment, but maybe Paul and his buddies up/out there regard us the same way we think of the spooky vague concept of ghosts living in a eerily funky dimension.

I sometimes find it very comforting to embrace the fact that I am utterly clueless about what is happening in the vast universe. And nobody else on our lovely little planet knows either.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience but spiritual beings having a human one. "

not sure who said it.
 

Vumba

Active member
Thanks for sharing all your wonderful memories of Paul. It's so good to know he meant so much to so many of you ❤


The funeral was on Monday. Due to current restrictions no one but the celebrant was allowed to be present. The celebrant read a eulogy written by his next of kin, and he said that despite the lack of a 'congregation', as it were, he found the service very moving!



The main cause of death was determined to be pericarditis.

The death certificate also mentions a "disseminated malignancy (pending histology)", which sounds like Paul may have had an early-stage cancer he wasn't aware of yet. It feels a bit wrong to say this, but if that is the case, I suppose maybe he was in a way lucky to go before it got any worse :(
Thank you x
 

Lionheart

Member
Nice post!!

Sometimes I wonder if the people "on the other side" might be US.

What if THEY, on the other hand, exist in some super-cozy world of beauty, comfort and joy----and they feel a bit leery of us and our lives in this dimly lit, narrow dimension filled with conflict, unfulfilled dreams, illness and the ever-present stress trying to avoid the awful impermanence of a human existence. Sorry to be bleak for that moment, but maybe Paul and his buddies up/out there regard us the same way we think of the spooky vague concept of ghosts living in a eerily funky dimension.

I sometimes find it very comforting to embrace the fact that I am utterly clueless about what is happening in the vast universe. And nobody else on our lovely little planet knows either.

Since i was a little boy i always dreamed of what it could all mean and I so sincerely wanted to find out. Well, i did make one big run at it. LOL LOL LOL. Yeah. I tried. We all tried to learn the secrets of the universe from a psychotic liar. Not good. LOL

I do hope there are other things beyond this life. Or are we like the cockroach i flushed down the toilet last week? Just madly crawling around for a short time looking for food and then suddenly it's over.

I hope this is not depressing to read, LOL. I just think it's helpful to leave open ALL possibilities and NO possibilities when wondering wtf we are doing here and where the routing form goes to next.

:hattip:

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Maybe, just maybe, death is the most glorious experience!
 

insatido

Member
Here he is explaining his new board game called Scientopoly:

I remember this! He designed it in Google Sheets, would you believe it 😂 I was always in awe of how inventive he was.

It's a shame the website's gone offline. I should have a backup copy in Google Drive somewhere, if anyone wants to play it!

The rest of his videos on this channel. I don't know if he had another channel for other purposes.

There's definitely other, PaulsRobot-related channels. They're linked from the relevant websites!
 
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