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Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences

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10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

fascinating, scientific, well researched, and loads of stories of people's experiences

Excellent book full of science, biology, neurology, and research studies interwoven with many accounts of near death experiences. The book is based on the author's own exhaustive study based on a lenghty survey he developed that has been taken by over 2300 people over ...
Excellent book full of science, biology, neurology, and research studies interwoven with many accounts of near death experiences. The book is based on the author's own exhaustive study based on a lenghty survey he developed that has been taken by over 2300 people over the world who report their own experiences. Designed to fulfill the research qualities of validity and reliability, this survey finds that no matter the age, language, nationality, or religious/faith background, the near death, or death with revival, experiences are stunningly the same for everyone. Some last longer and therefore include more components, but in the 'end' we all go into a peaceful, totally conscious, wondrous state, which appears to be just the beginning of a new and better existence. Part science text book and part narrative, I couldn't put this book down. it will blow away scientifically every possibility you've heard for this experience, e.g. that misfiring, chaotic nerves in the dying brain cause a hallucination of feeling like you're floating above your dying body. I highly encourage anyone who wonders 'whats next?', or 'what did my loved one feel?', to read this book. And I suppose my highest praise is that i would take the time to tediously type this out with one finger om my nook!

posted by mpc814 on February 11, 2011

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1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Highly recommend this book

Having had a NDE myself, I was gratified to find my experience was so similar to others. I highly recommend this book for anyone who has had such an experience or for anyone who would like to learn more about it.

posted by 4187609 on September 8, 2011

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  • Posted April 12, 2010

    Great Read for those with an open mind regarding what is most likely something we will all experience in our future.

    This is an outstanding collection of near death experiences (NDE)stories collected and analyzed in a scientific method. It expounds upon previous work of Dr. Raymond Moody in his book on the subject which was published in 1975 entitled Life after Life. Numerous other publications have been made since that time with thousands of case studies.

    The experiences related through this work will be easy for many of us to accept if we already believe in the hereafter or come to this book with an open mind. However, I feel that many in the scientific and medical world (MD's, not nurses or other clinicians) will still find the concept hard to swallow. Just like Big Foot, many of these critics, the NDE will not be believed until there is physical proof.

    Energy can not be neither created nor destroyed. There must be some physical evidence demonstrated in a controlled environment which can prove that a spirit does indeed depart the physical body upon death.

    Hopefully such research can be accomplished in the coming years that can ultimately prove that life does indeed continue after life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2010

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    Good evidence of an afterlife

    This book is in some respects more of a scientific and medical explanation of near death experiences. It tends to be repetitious in parts, but is a good medical explanation of near death experiences and why they support a belief in an afterlife. The author uses his research to counter the skeptics claims. It would have been more helpful to have provided more of the stories of those persons who have experienced such events. It is particularly revealing that young children or people from other countries undergoing such near death events relate the same or similar afterlife experiences as those who are older.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2010

    The "evidence" seems circumstantial

    I am enjoying this book very much, and agree with the author's conclusions. I just feel the word "evidence" is misleading.

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