The Angel Effect: The Powerful Force That Ensures We Are Never Alone

The Angel Effect: The Powerful Force That Ensures We Are Never Alone

by John Geiger
     
 

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The author of the bestselling The Third Man Factor examines the shockingly common phenomenon of the “Angel Effect”: when people feel visited by an otherworldly presence in times of great danger or desperation.
Do “angels” exist?I If so, are they heaven-sent or products of the human brain?

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The author of the bestselling The Third Man Factor examines the shockingly common phenomenon of the “Angel Effect”: when people feel visited by an otherworldly presence in times of great danger or desperation.
Do “angels” exist?I If so, are they heaven-sent or products of the human brain? After the publication of the bestseller The Third Man Factor, which examined the phenomenon of explorers who found themselves at the edge of death and experienced a benevolent presence that led them out of the impossible, John Geiger was inundated with firsthand accounts from people who had the same experience—a vivid presence that aided them as they faced crises ranging from physical and sexual assaults to automobile accidents, airplane crashes, serious illness, childbirth, and depression. The Angel Effect examines this phenomenon, and Geiger argues that it has the potential to aid us, even to save us, and asks whether it is a trainable skill. He investigates the numerous experiences along with historical accounts and scientific research as he reveals compelling discoveries about the human brain and our innate capacity to hope.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for The Third Man Factor:

“Highly readable, often gripping.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Engrossing...and formidable.” —The Los Angeles Times, “Favorite Books of 2009”

“The book offers a fascinating look at the phenomena through the eyes of those who have experienced it and invites speculation about our beliefs.” —Associated Press

“An intelligent rendering of a chilling phenomenon” —Kirkus Reviews

“John Geiger expertly blends harrowing accounts with scientific inquiry...a thorough, insightful examination.” —Climbing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602861916
Publisher:
Weinstein Publishing
Publication date:
11/12/2013
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
462 KB

Meet the Author

John Geiger is the author of five books, including the bestsellers The Third Man Factor: Surviving the Impossible and Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition. A member of the editorialboard of the Toronto Globe and Mail, he is also a fellow of the Explorers Club, governor of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and chair ofthe Society’s Expeditions Committee. His work has been translated into nine languages. Born in Ithaca, New York, he lives in Toronto.

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