Dying to Live: Near-Death Experiencesby Susan J. Blackmore
Progress in medical science has increased our understanding of what happens when the brain begins to fail. Psychology delves ever more deeply into the nature of the self. In Dying to Live, Blackmore, a leading expert in near-death experiences, explores what psychology, biology, and medicine have to say about this extraordinary aspect of death and dying.
Meet the Author
Susan Blackmore is a psychologist and writer researching consciousness, memes, and anomalous experiences, and a visiting professor at the University of Plymouth. She blogs for the Guardian and Psychology Today, and often appears on radio and television. She is the author of Dying to Live (on near-death experiences, 1993); In Search of the Light (autobiography, 1996); Test Your Psychic Powers (with Adam Hart-Davis, 1997); The Meme Machine (1999); Conversations on Consciousness (2005); Zen and the Art of Consciousness (2011); and Consciousness: An Introduction.
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Writings and discussions of near-death experiences (NDEs) have historically been dominated by religious and parapsychological perspectves. Susan Blackmore's review of the subject from a more scientific perspective, taking into account recent research on consciousness, the self, and the functioning of the brain, is a welcome and refreshing contribution to this area of inquiry.
This book gives every explanation for NDE except a valid afterlife. The experience is downgraded to imaginary, hallucinations and anoxia. The conclusion is there is no afterlife. What we have is here and now, nothingelse. From the first page you can tell this authors opinion. This is not a scientific book. It is propaganda and degrading for those who have had NDEs.