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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Near-Death Experiences: 30 Years of Research - A neurosurgeons 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...
  • 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.
  • Meet the boy who says he visited heaven and saw Jesus

    03/25/2011 4:02:17 PM PDT · by americanophile · 65 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 25, 2011 | Michael Inbar
    After a burst appendix nearly cost 4-year-old Colton Burpo his life in 2003, his parents were thankful just to have him alive and well. But when he opened up about his brush with death a few months later, they were shocked when he described a very vivid trip to heaven, and spoke of matters about which he had no apparent way of knowing. During an automobile trip, when Sonja Burpo asked him about his memories of being in the hospital, little Colton replied: Yes, Mommy, I remember thats where the angels sang to me. A sweet answer, to be...
  • Boy, 4, says angels sang to him while lifeless

    02/19/2011 9:01:23 PM PST · by bogusname · 203 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | February 19, 2011 | WND
    It was the kind of nightmare every parent fears. A wrongly diagnosed illness. Another wrongly diagnosed illness. Then a lifeless 4-year-old boy rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery for a an appendix that had ruptured five days earlier. When it was all over, Colton survived and recovered. But that was just the beginning of the amazing saga. Four months later, Colton began telling his parents things he could not have known. "Mom, I have two sisters," he said. "You had a baby die in your tummy didn't you?"
  • 16 Flood Victims Raised from the Dead in Brazil

    01/23/2011 10:37:12 PM PST · by Dscott_FR · 149 replies
    Healing Herald ^ | 1/22/2011 | Bethel Church
    16 Flood Victims Raised from the Dead in Brazil Saturday, January 22, 2011 By Bethel Church (RSS) A nurse is leading a mission team of doctors and nurses to Brazil. They left on Jan 13, 2011. They are still there until the 28th. On the 12th there had been massive flooding in Brazil and over 600 people died. They were not going for this reason but the timing of their trip just happened to coincide. Only one on the team had ever experienced the power of the Holy Spirit or miracles for that matter!! She had asked her friends to...
  • 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...
  • 'Visions, Trips and Crowded Rooms' - what we experience before we die

    07/19/2010 10:16:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 62 replies · 1+ views
    The Tidings ^ | July 9, 2010 | R. W. Dellinger
    David Kessler had to author three books on grief, the needs of the dying and death, meet Mother Teresa and work with acclaimed thanatologist Elisabeth Kbler-Ross before he could develop the maturity and muster the courage to write "Visions, Trips and Crowded Rooms - Who and What You See Before You Die." "When you're starting out in your professional life, you want to make sure that you're doing credible work," says the vice president of patient support care services, which includes overseeing end-of-life care, pastoral care and social work, at Citrus Valley Health Partners. "If I would have said...
  • Review of Life After Death: The Evidence

    04/03/2010 9:50:37 AM PDT · by betty boop · 520 replies · 3,384+ views
    First Things ^ | April 2010 | Stephen M. Barr
    Review of Life After Death: The Evidence by Stephen M. Barr Life After Death: The Evidence by Dinesh DSouza Regnery, 256 pages, $27.95 While much apologetic effort has been spent arguing for the existence of God, relatively little has been spent defending the reasonableness of belief in an afterlife and the resurrection of the body, despite the fact that these are among the hardest doctrines of biblical religion for many modern people to accept. DSouza brings to the task his renowned forensic skills. (By all accounts, he has bested several of the top New Atheists in public debate.) He understands...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 clich: 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 Rapinis story, along with his own research,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • What really happens in out of body experiences (or in near death experiences)

    03/07/2007 5:05:33 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 78 replies · 1,990+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 3/6/07 | Roger Highfield
    Sleep holds the key to understanding these mystical events, reports Roger HighfieldPeople who have out-of-body experiences near death, such as flying along a tunnel towards a heavenly light, are more likely to suffer a strange effect called sleep paralysis, according to a survey that adds to mounting evidence for a biological explanation for this mystical experience. During sleep paralysis, people experience a kind of breakdown between states of consciousness which takes place on the fringe of slumber, either when falling asleep or awakening. Because the brain turns off the body's ability to move during dreaming, muscles can lose their tone,...
  • Near-Death Experiences As Children Change Lives

    11/09/2006 4:41:54 AM PST · by KarinG1 · 36 replies · 1,485+ views
    KLTV 7 (Tyler, TX) ^ | 11/08/06 | Morgan Palmer
    "I was putting pebbles in a bucket and I was having a really good time." Linda Jacquin was just four years old. Playing in the water though she was so young, she says she remembers everything. Including when her foot slipped off a rock and she was caught under the surface. "I was underwater and I started breathing underwater because at four and a half years old, you didn't know you can't breathe underwater," she says. What happened next isn't completely clear. But Linda says she began to leave her body -- floating away. "With a vantage point of being...
  • Out-of-Body Experience? Your Brain Is to Blame

    10/02/2006 8:52:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 95 replies · 2,303+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 3, 2006 | SANDRA BLAKESLEE
    They are eerie sensations, more common than one might think: A man describes feeling a shadowy figure standing behind him, then turning around to find no one there. A woman feels herself leaving her body and floating in space, looking down on her corporeal self. Such experiences are often attributed by those who have them to paranormal forces. But according to recent work by neuroscientists, they can be induced by delivering mild electric current to specific spots in the brain. In one woman, for example, a zap to a brain region called the angular gyrus resulted in a sensation that...
  • Trying to get a glimpse of whats over on the other side (Signs of Life after Death?)

    06/10/2006 9:45:53 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 309 replies · 6,122+ views
    .theheraldbulletin ^ | June 11 06 | Jim Bailey
    Despite lifelong beliefs that have been ingrained in my faith since childhood, I have to admit that like almost everyone else I have from time to time wondered if my existence will simply come to an end on the day I draw my last breath. There is, after all, no way to prove one way or the other that human life continues in another realm after the body ceases to function. Nobody has come back to testify about it, with one notable exception of course, and those who reject his divinity also tend to doubt what he had to say...
  • (Protestant) Minister Who Had Near-Death Episode Believes In Purgatory

    03/08/2006 7:22:57 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 329 replies · 5,631+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | 2005 | Michael Brown
    Howard Storm, a former atheist whose brush with death turned him into a Protestant minister, says that he now believes in purgatory. "It only makes sense," he says, "but I have trouble discussing this with my fellow ministers." Featured here a couple months ago and also on MSNBC during Easter Week -- where he told his incredible story to a national audience -- Reverend Storm, considered by experts as one of the most convincing near-death cases, recounted his "dying" in Paris in 1985 from a perforated duodenum and after leaving his body finding himself with a group of hideous beings...
  • Is There Life After Death? An Emminent International Cardiologist Believes He Can PROVE IT!

    02/21/2006 1:05:58 PM PST · by bildabare · 87 replies · 1,451+ views
    Click Press ^ | 2-20-06
    A leading cardiologist who has become convinced of the existence of life after death after hearing his patients experiences is talking about his research and beliefs at a major conference in London in March. Dr Pim van Lommel was so inspired by the stories related by his patients of their Near Death Experiences (NDEs) that he became the first medical practitioner to risk his reputation with a full, systematic trial into the phenomenon. He interviewed 344 heart patients at his hospital in Arnhem, Netherlands who had all clinically died, some
  • Father Jose Maniyangat - Life After Death Experience

    12/06/2005 2:20:45 PM PST · by dcnd9 · 2 replies · 5,559+ views
    Father Jose Life After Death Experience written by Father Jose Maniyangat I was born on July 16, 1949 in Kerala, India to my parents, Joseph and Theresa Maniyangat. I am the eldest of seven children: Jose, Mary, Theresa, Lissama, Zachariah, Valsa and Tom. At the age of fourteen, I entered St. Marys minor seminary in Thiruvalla to begin my studies for the priesthood. Four years later I went to St. Josephs Pontifical Major Seminary in Alwaye, Kerala to continue my priestly formation. After completing the seven years of Philosophy and Theology I was ordained a priest on January 1, 1975...
  • Howard Storm's Amazing Prophecy - Economic Collapse, Civil Unrest (for discernment)

    09/03/2005 7:58:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 79 replies · 3,476+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | various | Michael Brown
    This is the account of a minister, Howard Storm, from Ohio, who "died" in 1985 from a perforation in his intestines and returned with an account of hell. While he's a minister now (at Zion United Church of Christ in Norwood), at the time he was an atheistic professor, chairman of the art department at North Kentucky University. Storm describes himself as a selfish man who not only didn't believe but detested those who did. Then came the crisis on June 1, 1985, while he was leading students on a trip to museums in Paris. "I needed surgery immediately but...