This book investigates the wide range of near-death experiences (NDEs) of patients that Penny Sartori has encountered during her nursing career, as well as the hundreds of cases of people who have reached out to her over the years. Many people take NDEs at surface value and are misinformed about the full extent of this highly complex phenomenon. Dr Sartori argues that, by pathologising the NDE, we are missing out on vital insights that can empower us to live fulfilled and meaningful lives. Dr Sartori does not offer superficial physiological or psychological explanations for why these experiences take place. Rather, the crucial point of this book is that NDEs undoubtedly occur and have very real, often dramatic, and life changing aftereffects. Further to that, the wisdom gained during the NDE can be life enhancing and have hugely positive effects on those who don't have an NDE - all we have to do is take notice of and hear what these people have to say. A greater understanding of NDEs can not only enhance the way in which we care for dying patients, but also revolutionise our current worldview. This book encourages readers to take notice of and incorporate the wisdom and powerful messages of NDEs into their own lives.
Near-death experiences (NDEs) are often transformative, not only on an individual level, but on a collective level too. This book contains a selection of inspiring stories from ordinary people who have had extraordinary experiences that have changed the course and direction of their lives and opened each and every one of them to the power of divine love. Recent years have seen a dramatic change of attitude towards NDEs. Unfortunately, the ongoing debates about NDEs have detracted greatly from the very important transformational effects that NDEs have and how empowering they can be for the whole of mankind. The NDE instils knowledge in those who experience it that we are all interconnected and part of one great whole. This book aims to inspire people from all walks of life, creeds, cultures and faiths to the transformational power of the message of NDEs and show how the love experienced during the NDE has the capacity to heal minds, bodies and souls.
By relating one man's amazing tale of triumph over death on multiple occasions, this book brings a fresh perspective to near death experience literature. David Bennett, once a brash young commercial diver whose personal philosophy was “cut your way through life to survive,” was caught in a violent storm off the California coast one night where he drowned. While technically “dead,” he met beings of light, relived his life, and peeked into his future, resulting in a complete paradigm shift for him. Later, he discovered he had stage IV lung and bone cancer—so advanced that his spine collapsed. Miraculously, he survived once again, and this second close call taught him even more about living, loving, and how to find purpose in his life. Voyage of Purpose brings readers right into the heart of the near-death experience, including the sensations of dying, being surrounded by the light, and meeting the Soul Family. Part memoir and part guide for achieving spiritual growth, this book shows how to integrate the most traumatic of incidents into one's spiritual path in order to live a more meaningful life.
Death is the only certainty in life yet many people shy away from thinking about it until something drastic happens such as the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness, or the sudden death of a loved one, which can throw us into turmoil. Yet, paradoxically, contemplating death and the frequently-experienced phenomenon of near-death experiences (NDEs) which are so little recognised and supported within the traditional medical environment can really help alter our relationship with death and release us from the fear that often surrounds it.After an insightful introduction about why the subject of NDEs is so worth exploring, each chapter in this book addresses a key question: What are the Characteristics of an NDE, and are there different types? Are all NDE experiences pleasant, or can some be distressing? Who has NDEs and under what circumstances do they occur? How do they affect the people who have them, and how can this change their lives? How can NDEs be scientifically explained aren t they just hallucinations? What can we learn from NDEs, and can they change our attitude to life and death? Can a greater understanding of NDEs lead to an evolution in our consciousness and an enhanced sense of spirituality?As such, this book really brings readers on an exploratory journey through the world of NDEs, challenging preconceptions about what they are and the impact they can have, encouraging us to accept and feel empowered by death, rather than living in fear of it, and giving us useful insights about life along the way.
What really happens when we die? Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? A surprising number of people have died and lived to tell the tale—an estimated 15 million Americans and 4 to 5 percent of the global population have had a near-death experience. The Big Book of Near-Death Experiences is the encyclopedia of this phenomenon, including crucial research regarding the experience, its aftereffects, and the implications for all of us who someday will shed this mortal coil. This book explores the possibility of the soul, God, other worlds, heaven and hell, the afterlife, religion, and the purpose of life. It investigates and reports on the power of changed lives, the expansion of normal faculties, and the importance of spirituality. With drawings, cartoons, and sidebars from experts, The Big Book of Near-Death Experiences is also simple and accessible, designed for the busy reader who wants quick little nuggets of wisdom. If you want to know what lies ahead, this book gives you a road map while exploring and affirming the presence of a spirit and the ultimate power of love.
The Near Death Experience: A Reader is the most comprehensive collection of NDE cases and interpretations ever assembled. This book encompasses a broad range of disciplines: psychological researchers discuss cognitive models and Jungian theories of meaningful archetypal phenomena; the biological perspectivedescribes how brains near death may produce soothing endorphins, optical illusions, and convincing hallucinations. Philosophers present empirical analyses and images in archetypal theories, and the symbolic language of comparative phenomenological theories. Christian, Jewish and Mormon responses to NDEs outline the religious perspective, and the mystical and spiritual interpretations of NDEs are also explored.
A guide to finding a soulmate or transforming a relationship into one of ultimate love and respect. The author draws on her experience as both a near-death researcher and a divorce lawyer.
While providing many accounts of near-death experiences (NDEs) from men, women, and children of all ages and backgrounds, Lessons from the Light is much more than just an inspiring collection of NDEs. In Lessons near-death expert Kenneth Ring extracts the pure gold of the NDE and with a beautiful balance of sound research and human insight reveals the practical wisdom held within these experiences. As Stanley Krippner states, "In this remarkable book, Ring presents evidence that merely learning about the near-death experience has similar positive effects to those reported by people who actually have had near-death experiences. Kenneth Ring is one of the few authors whose gifts include the capacity to transform their readers' lives."
Many of us fear dying, but what if we have nothing to fear? What if so many near-death experiences (NDEs) are coming to light now to reassure us there is life after death? Dr Joanne Coyle is a medical sociologist with twenty-five years' experience of researching patients' attitudes, beliefs and behaviours. After carefully examining over four hundred NDE accounts, she has reached the astonishing conclusion that by lessening our fear of dying, NDEs serve an even greater purpose. They awaken us to being part of a bigger reality of many worlds and dimensions. With the help of NDErs, ancient myths and the wisdom of indigenous peoples, Dr Coyle shows, if we open ourselves to the energy of this 'greater reality' (love), we can take our natural place in the cosmos. Near-death experiences are, in fact, showing us the way home.
Empowering news about eternal truths revealed by witnesses who have seen beyond the veil. 80% of people who have had a near-death experience claim that their lives were forever changed by what happened to them. More than just a renewed zest for life, they experienced specific psychological and physiological changes like they have never experienced before. Many NDE survivors tend to say that "learning how to love" is the purpose of life. Discover the ancient wisdom brought forth by a number of survivors of the near-death experience. Imagine at the moment of your death meeting a loving, forgiving, compassionate Being of Light. The element of light is perhaps the most important and shared element of the near-death experience. Some people have interpreted the light as a Being of Light who radiated love and warmth. This is the infinite benevolent eternal creative force of the universe some people call God. This message of hope will help you learn what thousands of Near-Death Experience (NDE) survivors have learned about God, an afterlife, soul, heaven, hell, how to discover the purpose for your life, (amongst other things), from a truly non-conventional perspective. You'll also learn about the warning God is giving us, to use our divine free will to change the course of human history towards species self-extinction; and those who have awakened and are taking action to avoid our current climate crisis; from Greta Thunberg to Bill Gates. The author, Rev. Rich Warden, applies 5 decades of studies of quantum physics and metaphysics to apply the wisdom from beyond the veil revealed herein. Click the Buy Now button and discover your own innate wisdom and learn how to implement the wisdom from beyond the veil into your own life.
Nancy Rynes was riding her bicycle when a large SUV approached. The vehicle's driver, absorbed in texting while driving, plowed right into Rynes. Suffering from severe spinal and head injuries, Rynes knew she was dying. At that moment, she underwent the first of two life-changing near-death experiences-her consciousness split between her frightened, injured self laying on the road, and an impartial, peaceful observer-consciousness who watched as first responders fought to keep her alive. Her second, more lengthy near-death experience came days later, during the surgery that attempted to repair her traumatized spine. Rynes, a scientist and confirmed skeptic, was shown the wonders of Heaven, experiencing joy, love, and beauty on such a grand scale that she wept at its magnitude. She then met and spoke with a Being who gave her insights into life, love, and the wonders of Spirit. After her tour of Heaven, she was returned to her body to begin the long, slow process of recovering from injuries her surgeon affirms should have killed her. In Awakenings from the Light, Rynes recounts the amazing sights of Heaven, and explains the remarkable insights into life she returned with to share with others. She was gifted with a second chance-a precious opportunity to bring a little bit of Heaven into her life on Earth. The wisdom she passes on could well change your life as well. "You have expressed your story so clearly, and positively that I can feel that love floating off the page. Bless you. " Richard V. "Nancy, thank you for sharing this. I have heard a number of NDEs before but have believed none to this point primarily because they were told by attention seekers. I don't believe that is the case here. I've never heard it explained so well...Thank you for bolstering my faith." Lou B.
"Author Harold Klemp, spiritual leader of Eckankar, gives insights, techniques, and spiritual exercises to give a deeper understanding of life after death, coping with the loss of a loved one, and how anyone can visit the heavenly worlds even while still alive in the physical body"--
A "bible" for the religiously unaffiliated, weaving sacred texts from the world's major religions into a coherent exploration of the core questions at the heart of every religion's search, with insightful commentary on using these texts in our daily lives.
A groundbreaking study of the lifelong effects of near-death experiences in the newly born, babies, toddlers, and children up to age five • Draws on interviews with nearly 400 childhood experiencers, both fully matured and young, as well as more than 40 years of NDE research involving over 5,000 people • Reveals how those who experience a near-death state at a young age are profoundly affected for the rest of their lives, including developing psychic and intuitive abilities, “wisdom beyond their years,” and a pervasive feeling of being “homesick for heaven” • Investigates the wide-awake consciousness of babies being born, womb memories, and the experience of being alive on the other side of death In this major study of near-death experiences with the newly born, babies, toddlers, and children up to age five, NDE expert P. M. H. Atwater reveals how those who experience a near-death state or other worlds at a very young age are profoundly affected for the rest of their lives, including developing psychic and intuitive abilities, higher intelligence and “wisdom beyond their years,” and a pervasive feeling of being “homesick for heaven.” Drawing on interviews with nearly 400 childhood experiencers, both fully matured and young, Atwater explores their accounts of what it is like to be alive on the other side of death as well as what makes them different from others, complemented by a deep analysis of statistical evidence from her more than 40 years of NDE research involving more than 5,000 people. She shows how, in contrast to adult experiencers, child and infant experiencers of near-death states cannot compare “before” with “after” as adults do, because they don’t have a “before.” The world of these “forever angels” is the life continuum, a stream of consciousness that has always existed and always will. Integrating “where they once were” with “where they now are” is a lifelong challenge. The author explores how those who have a near-death experience very early in life, or even in utero, grow up “different”--sometimes geniuses, sometimes lost, yet unusually psychic and smart, all at the same time. She reveals how these experiences and their knowledge of the afterlife affect the individual in many areas, including family life, dating, health, education, and spirituality, as well as increasing the experiencer’s potential for thoughts of suicide, out-of-body experiences, and PTSD symptoms. Examining the forever angels’ memories of the womb, birth, early childhood, and the other world, Atwater investigates the wide-awake consciousness of babies being born, the vivid recall of mature childhood near-death experiencers, and how memory of the life-continuum never fades, nor does the desire to go back.
T. J. Owen found the Near-Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF.com) website during its early days on the web. We are happy she chose to not only submit her NDE account but gave permission to use some of her statements in two books that were published in 2010. (Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences by Dr. Jeffrey Long and Paul Perry. From Soul to Soulmate: Bridges from Near-Death Experience Wisdom by Jody Long) Her NDE remains on our exceptional list on the website to this day. This is one of the most riveting accounts that we have. In describing her NDE, she takes the reader through the emotional gambit. This book, which now contains this NDE in total has the addition of events of T. J's life before the NDE and events that resulted from the NDE is truly amazing and a great novel. Dr. Jeffrey Long author of Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experienced and founder of NDERF.com) Jody Long author of Soul to Soulmate: Bridges from Near-Death Experience Wisdom and webmaster for NDERF.com
The millions of Americans who've had a near-death experience, and the millions more who continue to read such accounts, may feel as if the question of life after death has been answered. We experience a life review, a white light, a tunnel, a greeting from loved ones who've made the journey before, and so on. But are these near-death accounts really an accurate portrayal of the afterlife, and, more importantly, do they indeed tell the whole story?Leland approaches the great question from several different perspectives, including our modern scientific research on the subject, afterlife reports from near-death experiencers, and his own vivid adventures in consciousness. He also integrates the afterlife views of various wisdom traditions including the Egyptian and Tibetan Books of the Dead, the dialogues of Plato, and the writings of 18th-century Swedish mystic Emanuel Swedenborg.What does he find? Leland's striking conclusion is that while these near-death reports are accurate, they are merely the tip of the iceberg of what awaits us in the afterlife, and that those who die knowing only of death from these reports may be wholly unprepared to make that ultimate voyage.-- A lucid panorama of the afterlife for a generation of Americans beginning to reflect on their own mortality-- Much like the Tibetan Book of the Dead, can be read as an initiation to prepare us for life on the other side-- Alternating chapters tie Leland's own mystical adventures in consciousness with his scholarly review of how our modern view of death matches those of ancient cultures
Getting to Forgiveness: What a Near-Death Experience Can Teach Us About Life and Love is a deeply personal story about resiliency and divine purpose--sharing pain, pleasure, confusion, and enlightenment written by a reluctant author. Through it all, Levan blends engaging spiritual thought-provoking lessons, meaningful insights, and life lessons of gratitude, acceptance, and compassion that will inspire her readers long after they have read her book. She shares how she has emerged a stronger soul after her NDE, miracle, and unique life experiences that qualifies her to give birth to this poignant, spiritual memoir. This book is a must-read for anyone striving to create a more awakened and fulfilled life.
A Near-Death Survivor's Guide to Living a Joyful Reality in the Here and Now After living through three very different near-death experiences, Robert Kopecky discovered a remarkable fact about life and death: You don't have to die to go to Heaven. This book shows how to engage with a paradise that is always present in your life. It's about learning how to make choices that lead you to a place of happiness and fulfillment—finding the pathways (and a few shortcuts) that will bring you the spiritual awareness and joy that is your birthright. By cultivating perspective, presence, and purpose, you'll discover that going to Heaven is not about moving into a realm of eternal sleep, but about being right where you are—wherever that may be—and waking up. Praise: "Many people have had near-death experiences and have returned with strong messages for the rest of us. Robert Kopecky's reflections are unusually intelligent and presented in a lively mix of humor and seriousness. I had fun reading this book and appreciated Robert's fresh way of offering traditional wisdom."—Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and Ageless Soul "Helping us to engage with life, these truths will lead us on a transformational journey in finding a life filled with joy while creating Heaven on Earth."—Anita Moorjani, New York Times bestselling author of What If This Is Heaven "Possibly the most insightful book on how to obtain the enlightenment experienced by those who have gone through a NDE, How to Get to Heaven (Without Really Dying) offers hope and encouragement to experience lasting change."—Marianne Pestana, host of Moments with Marianne "Robert's compassion and selfless service of insight and reflections are a true gift to every reader of this guide to higher consciousness."—Brother Edward Salisbury, DDiv, FD, hospice minister and multiple NDE survivor "Robert Kopecky clearly identifies techniques to help stop our de-evolution of society by remembering our true purpose—to be of service to others."—Linda P. Truax, Board Secretary of the International Association for Near-Death Studies "I appreciate and endorse Robert's key themes, which are presented with engaging and heartfelt first person examples: we if seek peace of mind in this life, we'll find it through acts of kindness, humility, honesty, forgiveness, compassion, and service. These practices are universal, but often expressed in a dogmatic fashion, rather than in the friendly manner found in this book. Perhaps his clarity boils down to the adage, 'Religion is for people who're afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who've already been there.'"—Josh Korda, author and guiding teacher of DharmaPunx NYC "A landscape of love is all around us, and yet mysteriously hidden. Based on his own near-death experiences, Robert Kopecky gives us keys to this landscape. Practicing the simple qualities of kindness, compassion, humility, and service open us to the love, light, and magic of life. Heaven is not 'somewhere else' but a state in which we are reconnected to the Divine Consciousness that is within and all around us. This beautiful book helps us to live in this miraculous realm, awake in its wonder."—Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, PhD, author of Sufism: The Transformation of the Heart
Dr Rajiv Parti was the last man to believe in heaven or hell – until he saw them with his own eyes. Dr Parti was a wealthy man of science with a successful career as the Chief of Anesthesiology at the Bakersfield Heart Hospital in California. He demanded the same success from his son, whose failures provoked episodes of physical abuse from Dr Parti. However, his fate was overturned in 2005, when he was diagnosed with cancer. During his seventh operation against the disease, dying from sepsis with a 105 degree fever, Dr Parti left his body and watched his own operation from the ceiling. What followed was a profound near-death experience, in which Dr Parti was met by archangels and his deceased father, who led him to witness both heaven and hell. From the angels, he learned lessons of spiritual health that they insisted he bring down to earth – to do so, Dr Parti knew he had to change his ways. After his near-death experience, Dr Parti awoke a new man. He gave away his mansion, quit his career, opened a wellness clinic and completely turned around his relationships with his family. In this remarkable true story of spiritual transformation, Dr Parti provides rare details of heaven, hell, the afterlife and angels. In sharing the lessons and eternal truths from the Divine that changed him forever, Dr Parti offers his audience the opportunity to attain peace and live a better life here on Earth.