The Eternal Journey: How Near-Death Experiences Illuminate Our Earthly Lives

The Eternal Journey: How Near-Death Experiences Illuminate Our Earthly Lives

by Craig R. Lundahl, Harold A. Widdison
     
 

The Eternal Journey is the first book to offer a comprehensive look at existing documentation on near-death incidents. Here you will read candid accounts of the other side by those who have stood at its threshold, such as the man who saw World War III in a remarkable premonition of mystifying apparitions and specific facts...the young boy who, before his death by… See more details below

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The Eternal Journey is the first book to offer a comprehensive look at existing documentation on near-death incidents. Here you will read candid accounts of the other side by those who have stood at its threshold, such as the man who saw World War III in a remarkable premonition of mystifying apparitions and specific facts...the young boy who, before his death by leukemia, had repeated visions of crossing a rainbow bridge and entering a crystal palace, surrounded by a starburst of light...the elderly lady who suffered a near-fatal heart attack and, during a near-death experience, met her deceased mother who forbade her to stay. "We are getting ready for Auntie Ethel," her mother explained. When the elderly lady recovered, she was told that in the interim Auntie Ethel had passed away. Filled with astounding, remarkably consistent testimonials, this landmark volume probes the connection between the spiritual and material worlds: from pre-earth life, when we forge ties with others and make plans to meet again as family, as friends, as lovers...to earth life with its unwittingly significant tasks, trials, and tests...to post-earth life and its four main purposes.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Seeking to substantiate near-death experience as a source of answers to universal questions about "the purpose of life and the meaning of death," sociologists Lundahl and Widdison offer scientific evidence for the NDE as a "certifiable phenomenon" rather than fantasy or medical anomaly. They cite the consistency of accounts of NDEs, emphasizing that this "spiritual phenomenon" has been experienced by "approximately one person in every eleven in the United States." The bulk of their book is devoted to anecdotal evidence of "pre-earth life," in which many of us supposedly made commitments to "do things that can only be done on earth." Disarmingly, they report commitments that were remembered by child NDEers, including to "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Other elements common to NDEs include descriptions of "the spirit body," a "city of light" and a "realm of bewildered spirits." Important themes include the contention that "the family is forever" because related spirits agree to stick together life after life, and the existence of helpful "angels." Virtually all "NDErs," say the authors, agree that what counts most in earthly life are "unconditional love," an awareness of life's preciousness, the pursuit of knowledge and the fulfillment of one's mission. Much of this material will be familiar to readers of books about NDEs by Kenneth Ring, Raymond Moody, Betty Eadie, etc., but the authors do a good job of summarizing and synthesizing the more ground-breaking work of others. Author tour. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446520546
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.35(h) x 1.06(d)

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