Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death

Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death

by Sam Parnia, Josh Young

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Overview

Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death reveals that death is not a moment in time. Death, rather, is a process—a process that can be interrupted well after it has begun. Innovative techniques have proven to be effective in revitalizing both the body and mind, but they are only employed in approximately half of the hospitals throughout the United States and Europe.
 
Dr. Sam Parnia, Director of the AWARE Study (AWAreness during REsuscitation) and one of the world’s leading experts on the scientific study of death and near-death experiences (NDE), presents cutting-edge research from the front lines of critical care and resuscitation medicine while also shedding light on the ultimate mystery: What happens to human consciousness during and after death? Dr. Parnia reveals how some form of “afterlife” may be uniquely ours, as evidenced by the continuation of the human mind and psyche after the brain stops functioning.
 
With physicians such as Dr. Parnia at the forefront, we are on the verge of discovering a new universal science of consciousness that reveals the nature of mind and a future where death is not the final defeat, but is, in fact, reversible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062080622
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/26/2013
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 26,730
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Sam Parnia, M.D., Ph.D, is a leading expert on cardiac arrest resuscitation, the scientific study of death, mind-brain relationship, and near-death experiences. He is director of resuscitation research and an assistant professor of critical care medicine at the State University of New York. Parnia directs the AWARE Study (AWAreness during REsuscitation). He is a former fellow in critical care medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York.


Josh Young is a bestselling author and journalist whose work spans entertainment, science, business, and politics. He specializes in co-writing books with notable personalities in diverse fields.

Table of Contents

1 Amazing Things Are Happening Here 1

2 One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for Mankind 19

3 The Formula of Life 35

4 Reversing Death 53

5 The Orphan 87

6 What It's Like to Die 119

7 The Elephant in the Dark 145

8 Understanding the Self: Brain, Soul, and Consciousness 177

9 The Afterlife We Know 199

10 The AWARE Study 221

11 What Does It All Mean? 259

Acknowledgments 293

AWARE Study Collaborators 295

Bibliography and Resources for Further Reading 297

What People are Saying About This

Pim van Lommel

“Based on his studies on ‘near-death experiences’ (or even better ‘actual-death experiences’), Parnia gives convincing arguments that there is a continuation of consciousness after physical death and that we have to reconsider our current definition of death. An important and highly recommended book.”

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Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dr. Parnia seems to be writing a textbook on biology & medical procedure. In fact, the first 5 chapters seem to be a public lobby for better technical equipment for hospitals. Book was written too early as AWARE is lacking too much data to truly be about NDE study results! Very interesting when he DOES speak about case studies though.
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Wat r u? Respond to claudia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You do not have the right to erase erase if people want to do something
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NO SWEARING HERE
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