Near-Death Experiences: 30 Years of Research

19 September, 2011 at 21:31 | Posted in Body & Mind, Science, Spirituality | 2 Comments
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By Stephanie Lam
Epoch Times Staff

Researcher says, ‘We’ve just scratched the surface’

DURHAM, N.C.—Grandma was just resuscitated. She wakes up and tells you a bizarre story of coming out of her body and going to heaven. Has she developed psychosis? Was her brain damaged from the lack of oxygen?

After over 30 years of research, scientists have concluded that this is not the case. Instead, they think that this phenomenon is something today’s science is yet to understand, and that it is an opportunity for the advancement of science.

The phenomenon was coined near-death experiences (NDEs) in the 1975 book “Life After Life” by Raymond Moody, M.D. and Ph.D. in philosophy and psychology. NDEs generally include cognitive, affective, paranormal, and transcendental experiences.

Examples of NDEs include experiencing a change in one’s perception and way of thinking, feeling peace or calmness, gaining extrasensory perception (ESP), going through a review of one’s life and seeing the effects of one’s actions on others, a feeling of leaving the body, seeing deceased people and other beings such as angels, and feeling as if one has entered another dimension.

Read more: Near-Death Experiences: 30 Years of Research – Part 1 | Science | Epoch Times

Part 2: Near-Death Experiences: 30 Years of Research – Part 2 – Learning about the unobservable through its effect

Part 3: Near-Death Experiences: 30 Years of Research – Part 3 – Are NDEs hallucinations?

Part 4: Near-Death Experiences: 30 Years of Research – Part 4 – What do NDEs tell us?

Part 5: Near-Death Experiences: 30 Years of Research — Part 5 – A neurosurgeon’s perspective



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  1. Thanks for the update on this important subject. I find the children’s NDE’s the most astounding and fascinating. There is the belief that chidren don’t lie which is not altoghter true. Children are innocent and so are able to tell the truth more freely than adults who watch their own words. Thanks again.

    • Yes, isn’t it an intresting topic. And you are so right about childrens experience of this. It’s also interesting that all of the people that have gone through this do have similar experiences, despite belief systems.

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