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  • What It's Like to Die, According to an ICU Nurse

    05/25/2015 9:30:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 25, 2015
    Palliative and intensive care units at hospitals have a close relationship with death, giving rise to many experiences that defy any rational explanation. Patients who foresee the exact time when they will die; others who seem to decide for themselves the day and the hour, moving their death forward or delaying it; family members' prophetic dreams or presentiments on the part of third parties who, without even knowing that someone has been brought to the hospital or has suffered an accident, are certain that he has died. Only healthcare professionals who work closely with terminally ill patients know first-hand the...
  • Texas Teen Says He Saw Jesus Before Being Revived

    05/15/2015 6:24:57 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 49 replies
    CBS 11 News Fort Worth ^ | March 15, 2015 | CBS 11 News Fort Worth
    FORT WORTH(CBSDFW.COM) — Doctors can’t seem to explain it, but one Texas family is sure it was the hand of God that brought their son back to life. 17-year-old Zack Clements is a strong, healthy and outgoing high school athlete. He goes to school and plays football at Victory Life Academy in Brownwood, Texas. It was there last week the teen suddenly collapsed while running in P.E. class. He was rushed to the hospital where doctors worked to revive him. According to Clements, “they said I was without a heart beat for 20 minutes.” When doctors finally got a pulse,...
  • What it means to be Awake! Plato's Allegory of the cave.

    01/03/2011 8:16:12 PM PST · by Errant · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3 Jan, 2010 | Kittenkattan
    A short video presentation of Plato's (Socrates') Allegory of the cave.
  • Scientists have found “hidden” brain activity that can indicate if a vegetative patient is aware

    10/17/2014 1:23:47 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 31 replies
    The new research could help doctors to quickly identify patients who are aware despite appearing unresponsive and unable to communicate. Researchers from University of Cambridge in the UK have identified hidden networks in vegetative patients that could support consciousness, even when a patient appear to be unresponsive. There’s been a lot of interest lately into how much patients in vegetative states, such as comas, are aware of their surroundings. Recently, research involving functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanning has shown that even patients who are unable to respond or move are able to carry out mental tasks, such as imagining...
  • Heaven For 21 Minutes: Local Couple Tells of Afterlife Experience [Protestant Sees Purgatory]

    07/26/2011 6:38:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 125 replies
    Lancaster Eagle Gazette | 7/9/11
    Article can not be posted due to copyright issues but if you clink on this link you can read all about it.
  • World's Largest-ever Study Of Near-Death Experiences

    09/11/2008 7:45:51 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 16 replies · 229+ views
    www.sciencedaily.com ^ | Sep. 10, 2008 | N/A
    World's Largest-ever Study Of Near-Death Experiences ScienceDaily (Sep. 10, 2008) — The University of Southampton is launching the world's largest-ever study of near-death experiences this week. The AWARE (AWAreness during REsuscitation) study is to be launched by the Human Consciousness Project of the University of Southampton - an international collaboration of scientists and physicians who have joined forces to study the human brain, consciousness and clinical death. The study is led by Dr Sam Parnia, an expert in the field of consciousness during clinical death, together with Dr Peter Fenwick and Professors Stephen Holgate and Robert Peveler of the University...
  • Hallucinatory Neurophysics [the mathematics of visual hallucinations and NDE's]

    02/05/2005 3:03:55 AM PST · by snarks_when_bored · 23 replies · 2,765+ views
    Preposterous Universe blog ^ | February 4, 2005 | Sean Carroll
    Friday, February 04, 2005 Hallucinatory Neurophysics Everyone knows what it's like to experience the hallucinations that accompany certain kinds of drug use (among other mind-altering contexts) -- if not from direct experience, at least from depictions in movies and literature. We've seen the colorful, swirling patterns, or the illusory tunnels stretching before us. It turns out that hallucinations are by no means random; there are certain recurrent patterns reported by people who experience them. These patterns were studied by Heinrich Kluever in the 1920's and 30's, and classified into four different structures: spirals, spokes, honeycombs, and cobwebs. Subsequent work has...
  • Beyond brain death

    03/14/2002 3:59:58 PM PST · by restornu · 10 replies · 238+ views
    http://www.near-death.com/reynolds.html ^ | October 17, 2001 | Pam Reynolds
    Beyond brain death Beyond brain death Pam Reynolds' near-death experience Michael Sabom is a cardiologist whose latest book, Light and Death, includes a detailed medical and scientific analysis of an amazing near-death experience of a patient named Pam Reynolds who underwent a highly unusual operation in which the patient is "flatlined" in order to perform a particular operation - in this case, brain surgery. A portion of this case is summarized below. Thirty-five year old Pam Reynolds was being operated on for a giant basilar artery aneurysm. A weakness in the wall of the large artery at the base of...
  • ‘Everything Is Ready Now’: A Near-Death Experience

    04/04/2015 10:01:56 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    ‘Everything Is Ready Now’: A Near-Death Experience by RICHARD JOHN NEUHAUS April 4, 2015 [America's Pre-Eminent Lutheran Theologian And Convert To Catholicism Writes...] NOTE: The following piece is excerpted from an essay, “Born Toward Dying,” that originally appeared in the February 2000 issue of First Things and became the basis for the book As I Lay Dying: Meditations upon Returning. The operation took several hours and was an unspeakable mess. The tumor had expanded to rupture the intestine; blood, fecal matter, and guts all over the place. My stomach was sliced open from the rib cage down to the pubic...
  • The Science of Near-Death Experiences

    03/17/2015 7:41:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 03/17/2015 | Gideon Lichfield
    Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie "Heaven Is for Real", about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United States. The book it was based on, published in 2010, has sold some 10 million copies and spent 206 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. Two recent books by doctors—Proof of Heaven, by Eben Alexander, who writes about a near-death experience he had while in a week-long coma brought on by meningitis, and To Heaven and...
  • Dead For 48 minutes, Catholic Priest Claims God Is Female

    02/20/2015 1:52:28 PM PST · by drewh · 195 replies
    Star 103.5FM ^ | February 20, 2016
    A Catholic priest from Massachussetts was officially dead for more than 48 minutes before medics were able to miraculously re-start his heart has revealed a shocking revelation that will change everything you once believed. The 71-year-old cleric Father John Micheal O’neal claims he went to heaven and met God, which he describes as a warm and comforting motherly figure. Father John Micheal O’neal was rushed to the hospital on January 29 after a major heart attack, but was declared clinically dead soon after his arrival. With the aid of a high-tech machine called LUCAS 2, that kept the blood flowing...
  • Boy Who Came Back From Heaven’ actually didn’t; books recalled

    01/16/2015 1:11:35 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2015 | Ron Charles
    Tyndale House, a major Christian publisher, has announced that it will stop selling “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven,” by Alex Malarkey and his father, Kevin Malarkey. The best-selling book, first published in 2010, purports to describe what Alex experienced while he lay in a coma after a car accident when he was 6 years old. The coma lasted two months, and his injuries left him paralyzed, but the subsequent spiritual memoir – with its assuring description of “miracles, angels, and life beyond This World” – became part of a popular genre of “heavenly tourism.” Earlier this week, Alex...
  • Boy Says He Didn't Go To Heaven; Publisher Says It Will Pull Book

    01/15/2015 10:59:39 PM PST · by LucyT · 50 replies
    NPR ^ | January 15, 201510:20 PM ET | Bill Chappell
    Nearly five years after it hit bestseller lists, a book that purported to be a six-year-old boy's story of visiting angels and heaven after suffering a bad car crash is being pulled from shelves. The young man at the center of The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, Alex Malarkey, said this week that the story was all made up. "I did not die. I did not go to Heaven," Alex Malarkey wrote. He continued, "I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention. When I made the claims that I did, I had never...
  • Boy Who Claimed He Visited Heaven Reads Bible and Recants Story; LifeWay to Pull Book From Stores

    01/16/2015 7:31:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/15/2015 | Vincent Funaro
    LifeWay Christian Stores has come under fire for selling a book based on a boy who claimed he visited heaven and who is now saying that the story is false. The book, titled The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, has been available since last year and tells the story of 6-year-old Alex Malarkey who suffered a horrific car accident in 2004. The crash paralyzed Alex and it was unlikely he'd survive after slipping into a coma. He awoke two months later and claimed that angels took him through the gates of heaven to meet Jesus. Malarkey addressed the validity...
  • Beyond Goodbye: Are shared-death experiences real?

    12/27/2014 9:32:14 AM PST · by NYer · 125 replies
    cnn ^ | December 26, 2014 | John Blake
    <p>William Peters was working as a volunteer in a hospice when he had a strange encounter with a dying man that changed his life.</p> <p>The man’s name was Ron, and he was a former Merchant Marine who was afflicted with stomach cancer. Peters says he would spend up to three hours a day at Ron’s bedside, talking to and reading adventure stories to him because few family or friends visited.</p>
  • Skydiver Has Visions of Afterlife Following Fiery Plane Crash

    11/22/2014 2:40:15 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    CBN ^ | November 21, 2014 | Robert Hull
    CBN.com -“The first time you open your parachute, it’s pretty amazing. It’s so peaceful. The panorama—you’re hanging a half a mile above the earth. So it wasn’t about the adrenaline; it was about the pleasure. It was about the pleasure of being in free fall. Feeling like you could fly.”Mickey Robinson was a professional skydiver; he loved falling from the heavens and drifting safely to earth. But one day just after takeoff for a practice jump, the plane’s engine stalled, hurling Mickey and his companions toward the ground at over 100 miles an hour. “The motor just quit and we...
  • Vanity - Have people of all religious faiths had near-death experiences?

    11/12/2014 7:44:39 AM PST · by southernmann · 29 replies
    After reading about the lady in Florida that was dead for 45min, I was wondering about near-death experiences. There have been a lot of these experiences written about here in our country, but I was wondering if anyone has info on near-death experiences in other countries. Specifically, is there anything recorded about those individuals that are not Christian and have experienced near-death?
  • FORMER MUSLIM ENCOUNTERS JESUS IN EXTRAORDINARY NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE

    11/13/2014 11:47:20 AM PST · by tired&retired · 14 replies
    Breaking Christian News ^ | Aug 5, 2014 | Mark Ellis
    "I was transformed when I met Jesus. I had been to the most beautiful place imaginable with Jesus, and I wanted everyone on earth to experience it too." -Samaa Habib After a young Muslim woman named Samaa Habib came to Christ, she endured intense persecution from her family and the surrounding community, but even greater torment lay ahead when her thriving fellowship of Muslim converts to Christianity was bombed. Samaa was closest to one of the bombs that detonated. She was thrown 10 feet and her body slammed against an opposite wall. Her hair burned off, along with much of...
  • Florida mom who survived 45 minutes with no pulse describes near-death experience

    11/11/2014 4:12:35 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    abc7 ^ | November 10, 2014 | Coleen Sullivan
    BOCA RATON, Fla. (KABC) -- Doctors and nurses at Boca Raton Regional Hospital are calling a mother's recovery a miracle. On Sept. 23, Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro, 40, had her daughter, Taily, during a routine cesarean section, but there were complications. "Suddenly, I got called overhead. They said, 'Dr. Fleischer straight to the OR,' and I rushed up, and as soon as I got there she was already intubated, and most of the team had already arrived assessing the situation," obstetrician Dr. Michael Fleischer said. Graupera-Cassimiro's heart stopped for 45 minutes after amniotic fluid entered her bloodstream and heart and created...
  • Biggest Scientific Study Suggests Life after Death

    10/14/2014 9:48:40 AM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 23 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 14 October 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    "First hint of 'life after death' in biggest ever scientific study", headlines The Telegraph, going on to say: "Southampton University scientists have found evidence that awareness can continue for at least several minutes after clinical death which was previously thought impossible". Does this prove that there is life after death and that God exists? Of course not, but it shows without a shadow of a doubt that there are many phenomena and events that science doesn't explain about the nature of consciousness and of the mind in general. Someone's answer to that migtht be that science will one day...
  • Life After Death: 'Near-Death Experience' Study Shows Awareness Continues After Brain Shutdown

    10/07/2014 7:42:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    IB Times ^ | 10/07/2014 | Lydia Smith
    Researchers conducting the largest ever study into near-death experiences have discovered that awareness may continue even after the brain has shut down, revealing more about what happens when we die. Scientists at the University of Southampton studied more than 2,000 people who suffered cardiac arrests at 15 hospitals across Britain, Austria and the United States. Around 40% of patients who survived described "awareness" during the time before their hearts were restarted, when they were clinically dead. One 57-year-old man, a social worker from Southampton, described the noise of the machines and what the medical staff were doing during this time....
  • How Should Christians Think About Near-Death Experiences?

    05/01/2014 3:20:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Patheos Philosophical Fragments ^ | February 14, 2013 | Timothy Dalrymple
    A recent piece I wrote on hell was inspired, in part, by the story of 23 Minutes in Hell, an account from a gentleman named Bill Wiese of a nighttime experience in which, he believed, he was permitted to experience hell for a short period of time in order to return to the land of the living and tell everyone that hell is for real. MY own post was not a careful exegetical treatment of the issue of damnation, but a description of a personal struggle between the vision of the afterlife I have inherited from my evangelical upbringing and...
  • 'Heaven Is for Real' Movie Generating Divided Christian Opinion

    04/24/2014 8:39:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/24/2014 | BY STOYAN ZAIMOV
    "Heaven Is for Real," the movie based on the near-death experience of a young boy who believes he visited heaven and met Jesus, is generating divided opinions among Christians on whether it presents a biblical message on heaven as it hits theaters Easter weekend. The movie is based on the best-selling 2010 book Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back, where pastor Todd Burpo reports on the near-death experience of his then 4-year-old son, Colton, who shares of meeting Jesus in heaven as well as a number of his deceased relatives...
  • THE FLIP SIDE OF ‘HEAVEN IS FOR REAL’

    04/17/2014 2:35:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | April 14, 2014 | Anabelle Hazard
    I’m not one of those twelve million readers who bought the book “Heaven is For Real” and torpedoed it to the New York Times’ Bestseller List. But I did check it out from the library and enjoyed both the story and the accounts of heaven. “Heaven is for real” is, in fact, only one among the many testimonies of near death experiences I’ve heard about from both Christians and non-Christians. With some suspect exceptions, most of the descriptions of heaven are fascinating and inspire me to work hard to aim for the ultimate prize. But that’s just the good news.On...
  • His Résumé Before the Age of 4: "I Saw Jesus on a Horse"

    04/16/2014 5:43:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jeannette Catsoulis
    The wooing of religious moviegoers — a delicate operation, as the “Noah” backlash attests — has been ramping up lately, with major players like Ridley Scott and Ben Kingsley mining the Bible for box office gold. But if there’s such a thing as a safe bet in this genre, it’s “Heaven Is for Real,” a Christian sermon that even the most doctrinaire believer can applaud.
  • Former religious skeptic believes she talked to God during the 9 minutes she was dead

    10/27/2013 4:21:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2013 | Ashley Collman
    An Oklahoma woman says she's a firm believer in God after meeting him during the nine minutes she died in 2009. Crystal McVea is a 36-year-old married school teacher and mother of four who didn't quite believe in God for most of her life. At the age of three, McVea started to be sexually abused by her drug and alcohol-addicted step father and that abuse continued by him and others until the age of 12. Those experiences made her second guess from a young age whether or not God existed, and if he did, whether he loved her. 'I saw...
  • Electrical signatures of consciousness in the dying brain

    08/26/2013 5:09:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    e! Science News ^ | August 12, 2013 | NA
    The "near-death experience" reported by cardiac arrest survivors worldwide may be grounded in science, according to research at the University of Michigan Health System. Whether and how the dying brain is capable of generating conscious activity has been vigorously debated. But in this week's PNAS Early Edition, a U-M study shows shortly after clinical death, in which the heart stops beating and blood stops flowing to the brain, rats display brain activity patterns characteristic of conscious perception. "This study, performed in animals, is the first dealing with what happens to the neurophysiological state of the dying brain," says lead study...
  • Near-death experiences are 'electrical surge in dying brain'

    08/13/2013 10:32:12 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 84 replies
    A surge of electrical activity in the brain could be responsible for the vivid experiences described by near-death survivors, scientists report. A study carried out on dying rats found high levels of brainwaves at the point of the animals' demise. US researchers said that in humans this could give rise to a heightened state of consciousness
  • What was your closest brush with death?

    07/06/2013 7:15:44 PM PDT · by MNDude · 306 replies
    It seems almost everyone has a story of how they almost drowned, almost drove off a cliff, or narrowly dodged a bullet. What is your story of the closest you came to dying?
  • Charlotte-born doctor talks about time in heaven

    03/30/2013 8:04:20 PM PDT · by boatbums · 59 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 03/29/2013 | Tim Funk
    Last Friday night (March 22), March Madness was in its televised glory. And Taylor Swift was singing and strumming at Time Warner Cable Arena. Despite such competition, Christ Episcopal Church managed to draw 1,100 people. The attraction: A doctor describing his time in heaven. Not just any doctor. Sitting on stage, answering questions from the Rev. Chip Edens, the church’s rector, was Dr. Eben Alexander. He’s a Charlotte native who wrote “Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife.” His book is such a mega-seller that he has talked to Oprah – and Universal Pictures won a bidding war...
  • Afterlife Exists Says Top Brain Surgeon

    10/10/2012 6:43:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 71 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | October 10, 2012 | Mark Hughes
    Dr Eben Alexander, a Harvard-educated neurosurgeon, fell into a coma for seven days in 2008 after contracting meningitis. During his illness Dr Alexander says that the part of his brain which controls human thought and emotion "shut down" and that he then experienced "something so profound that it gave me a scientific reason to believe in consciousness after death." In an essay for American magazine Newsweek, which he wrote to promote his book Proof of Heaven, Dr Alexander says he was met by a beautiful blue-eyed woman in a "place of clouds, big fluffy pink-white ones" and "shimmering beings".
  • Life after life? This Wyoming surgeon says she believes

    06/02/2012 2:25:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 83 replies
    Sarah Hinze ^ | May 22, 2012 | Sarah Hinze
    Mary C. Neal, a Wyoming surgeon, has a more spiritual view of life after a near-death experience following an accident while kayaking in 1999. (Family photo, Credit) JACKSON, WYO. — The way Mary C. Neal sees it, she has essentially lived two different lives: one before her “accident,” as she describes it, and one after.“I would say that I have been profoundly changed in all aspects of my life,” said Neal, a respected orthopedic spinal surgeon in western Wyoming. “The details of my life, before and after, are similar. But the essence of my life — who I am,...
  • Atheist Professor’s Near-Death Experience in Hell Left Him Changed

    03/13/2012 6:33:56 PM PDT · by sreastman · 113 replies
    Faith Issues ^ | 3/13/2012 | Mark Ellis
    Atheist Professor’s Near-Death Experience in Hell Left Him Changed by Mark Ellis, FaithIssues, Godreports In some near-death experiences, people report they were drawn toward “the light.” But in this horrifying near-death experience for an atheist art professor, he was drawn into the darkness of hell, which dramatically altered the course of his life. “I was a double atheist,” says Howard Storm, who became a tenured art professor at Northern Kentucky University by age 27. “I was a know-it-all college professor, and universities are some of the most closed-minded places there are,” he notes. On the last day of a three-week...
  • ‘I Was Dead For 4 Minutes’ (near death experience in MD)

    10/19/2011 6:03:15 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 72 replies
    BelAirPatch ^ | October 18, 2011 | Brad Gerick
    Abingdon resident Michael Solano describes his "spiritual awakening" after suffering a stroke while nearly choking to death at a crab cake eating contest in Timonium. Abingdon resident Michael Solano says he no longer fears death after a harrowing experience that nearly cost him his life. “I can tell anybody who's willing to listen what it’s like to die,” he said. “I’m very respectful of death. I’m not trying to want it or have it bestowed upon me, but when it happens, I’m not going to be afraid.”
  • Near-Death Experiences: 30 Years of Research - A neurosurgeon’s perspective

    10/16/2011 1:19:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 113 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | October 16, 2011 | Stephanie Lam
    DURHAM, N.C.—Eben Alexander was your typical neurosurgeon. A firm believer of scientific reductionism, he thought that all thoughts originate from the brain. But this changed in 2008 when he encountered a case of near-death experience (NDE). As much as it was the complete opposite of his previous views, he couldn’t dismiss or avoid the case—it was none other than his own experience, and he had to face it and search for an explanation. Having contracted acute bacterial meningitis, which damages the neocortex—the part of the brain that is thought to involve complex cognitive functions like conscious thought—Alexander went into a...
  • Near-Death Experiences: 30 Years of Research

    09/17/2011 3:16:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 95 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | September 13, 2011 | Stephanie Lam
    Bruce Greyson thinks that research has only scratched the surface of the near-death experience phenomenon, and that there is a great prospect for future studies. (Stephanie Lam/The Epoch Times) 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...
  • Right Scoop: 4 Year Old Sees His Baby Sister … Before She Was Born

    11/19/2010 8:31:11 PM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | November 19, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    It is an awesome story. Awesome because there is little explanation for this other than a: it’s true, b: it’s a set up. But the evidence would seem to show it’s legit. A young boy, under anesthesia during an operation sees his baby sister, who had miscarried before she was born. Amazing. Apparently during the same surgery Colton went to Heaven where he recounts how he met his grandfather who he had never known, who he later recognized in photos. The interesting thing is that he didn’t recognize photos of his grandfather as an old man with glasses, which is...
  • Seeking Proof in Near-Death Claims (18 Hospitals to study mystery of near-death experiences)

    10/26/2010 8:40:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    At 18 hospitals in the U.S. and U.K., researchers have suspended pictures, face up, from the ceilings in emergency-care areas. The reason: to test whether patients brought back to life after cardiac arrest can recall seeing the images during an out-of-body experience. People who have these near-death experiences often describe leaving their bodies and watching themselves being resuscitated from above, but verifying such accounts is difficult. The images would be visible only to people who had done that. "We've added these images as objective markers," says Sam Parnia, a critical-care physician and lead investigator of the study, which hopes to...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    10/12/2010 7:59:09 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Bond Action, Inc. ^ | October 13, 2010 | abigail2
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  • CATHOLIC WOMAN RELATES GLIMPSE OF 'OTHER SIDE' AFTER FAILED ABORTION

    03/15/2010 2:32:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 807+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | March 15, 2010
    [The following is an experience obtained over several months by the Near-Death Research Foundation from a woman who had never shared this before, except with her son, and remains anonymous. The foundation is directed by a radiation oncologist, Dr. Jeffrey Long. The major and minor details of this story remained consistent over the months it was shared.  It was very difficult for her to share this.  Approximately one of every four such experiences are this detailed.  Among the experiences that have this level of detail, the events are quite typical. For your discernment]: When I was a young, single woman living...
  • Seeing Jesus

    03/01/2010 10:43:23 AM PST · by Enought · 22 replies · 904+ views
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 3/1/2010 | Dan Skogen
    I wanted to share this story with you about a man who died, went to heaven and then came back. I find this, and stories like it, inspiring and encouraging to my faith. Who doesn't want to know more about what heaven is like? Or to know what to expect when we die? I hope this testimony does the same for you as it has for me. And because this is the Exposed Blog and Exposing the ELCA website, I'd like to point out when the gentleman in this story encountered Jesus, Jesus quoted scripture to him. Also notice how...
  • INCREDIBLE MEDICAL PROCEDURE THAT CAUSES DEATH DOESN'T STOP WOMAN'S JOURNEY TO LIGHT

    02/17/2010 6:27:26 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 832+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | February 17, 2010
    Two books arrived in recent weeks that are written from the scientific standpoint and have to do with near-death experiences. We'll be drawing articles from them, starting with one by a researcher named Roy Abraham Varghese. As Varghese points out, in There Is Life After Death, near-death experiences cannot be explained by anesthesia, chemicals in the brain, lack of oxygen, sedatives, hallucination, or other factors skeptics have sought to use in explaining the death episodes. Even those blind from birth have been able to describe their environment once they "leave" their body! When -- in trying to duplicate near-death experiences...
  • Who is the Being of Light Encountered in Near-Death Experiences?

    01/30/2010 3:45:12 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 62 replies · 1,635+ views
    ..."For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light..." One of the most common characteristics of the so-called near-death experience is encountering a being of light. This being is said to emanate love and warmth. It has been claimed by numerous (not all) individuals who have had alleged near-death experiences that the being of light they encountered was none other than Jesus Christ. As appealing as the idea may initially sound, this identification seems to be flawed in view of the fact that the so-called being of light typically says and does things contrary to the Christ of the...
  • Is There Life After Death?

    01/23/2010 3:48:39 AM PST · by Biggirl · 96 replies · 1,830+ views
    http://www.time.com ^ | January 23, 2010 | Laura Fitzpatrick
    Is there life after death? Theologians can debate all they want, but radiation oncologist Dr. Jeffrey Long argues that if you look at the scientific evidence, the answer is unequivocally yes. Drawing on a decade's worth of research on near-death experiences — work that includes cataloguing the stories of some 1,600 people who have gone through them — he makes the case for that controversial conclusion in a new book, Evidence of the Afterlife. Medicine, Long says, cannot account for the consistencies in the accounts reported by people all over the world. He talked to TIME about the nature of...
  • Doctor Claims He Has Evidence of the Afterlife

    01/21/2010 6:27:18 AM PST · by marshmallow · 103 replies · 2,910+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1/20/10 | Michael Inbar
    In new book, he says that near-death accounts transcend cultures and agesThe near-death experience story is so common that it has become a bit of a cliché: A medical patient, hanging in a murky limbo between life and death, is drawn through a tunnel of bright light, meets their maker, and is told they must return to the land of living. But that scenario played out letter-perfectly for Mary Jo Rapini. And her story is getting firm backing by a doctor who has studied some 1,300 near-death experiences. Medical doctor Jeffrey Long chronicles Rapini’s story, along with his own research,...
  • HUGE WITH THOSE WHO 'DIE' AND RETURN IS FEELING THAT OTHER SIDE IS REAL 'HOME'

    05/12/2009 10:53:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 90 replies · 2,340+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | May 12, 2009
    Death is terrifying, right? Correct? Oh, sometimes, yes, for some -- perhaps. But in the majority of near-death experiences, death is described not as a frightening traverse onto foreign turf, but as a feeling of return. How strange this seems! "I'm home. I'm finally home," they often say they felt. "This is my real home!" many claim they felt upon death (and entrance into the eternal). That's a constant in near-death experiences: the feeling that this -- Heaven -- is where they originated (in the Mind of God) and that earth was indeed as Catholicism says: a place of exile....
  • What Happens When We Die?

    09/24/2008 6:14:06 AM PDT · by edpc · 45 replies · 133+ views
    Time via Yahoo News ^ | Sep 23, 2008 | M, J, Stephy
    A fellow at New York City's Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Sam Parnia is one of the world's leading experts on the scientific study of death. Last week Parnia and his colleagues at the Human Consciousness Project announced their first major undertaking: a 3-year exploration of the biology behind "out-of-body" experiences. The study, known as AWARE (AWAreness during REsuscitation), involves the collaboration of 25 major medical centers through Europe, Canada and the U.S. and will examine some 1,500 survivors of cardiac arrest. TIME spoke with Parnia about the project's origins, its skeptics and the difference between the mind and the...
  • Woman Who Had Near-Death Experience Recalls Surprising Way She Was 'Judged' [Open]

    06/16/2008 10:12:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 126 replies · 233+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | June 16, 2008
    Several years back we met a woman from Syosset, New York, who had a near-death experience. We try to be cautious with all such reports. We're well aware that there can be deception in any realm, and also that near-death experiences, because they involve a reality far outside our own, can seem strange to some people.  But hers sounded legitimate -- one of the most powerful we've heard -- and the Church has been recording such experiences since the fourth century (when Pope Gregory the Great detailed them). Scientists recently issued a study saying that millions have had these experiences,...
  • MAJOR THEOLOGIAN SAW 'NEAR-DEATH' LIGHT AS HAVE SO MANY WITH GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN

    02/11/2008 1:56:37 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies · 839+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | February 11, 2008
    Many are those who have questioned near-death experiences for a number of reasons, among which the concern that so little on the topic has been broached by theologians. The visions of "eternity," and the lessons from such episodes, do not always fit the neat pictures created by the philosophical branch of the Church, some say. Thus it comes as a jolt to learn that the man considered the master of modern theology, St. Thomas Aquinas -- almost universally cited as the major intellectual inspiration for the Church -- himself experienced what has been described as a "glimpse of eternity"...
  • MICHIGAN WOMAN WHO 'DIED': JESUS WILL BE SURPRISE FOR THOSE WHO DENY HIM

    12/20/2007 7:34:12 AM PST · by NYer · 148 replies · 1,358+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | December 20, 2007
    It was December of 1994 that Linnie Smith of New Hudson, Michigan, "died" and returned. And when she did, she had an incredible description of Jesus. What she saw, as you will note in a moment, should be a warning to atheists: Many dozens -- hundreds, indeed thousands -- are those who return from death's door with a similar description. In all the fuss over Christmas, in all the commotion over its denial -- in the inconceivable hoopla over taking the Name of Jesus out of His very birthday -- we can rest assured of one thing: there are great...