"ACADEMIA WITHOUT WALLS"
"The next Paradigm does not deny materialism. It simply says consciousness came first."
One of the talk show hosts is particularly hilarious, fires the questions at the panel, hardly giving them time to answer. However, watch the reaction when he asks if they fear dying.
Those who have had near death experiences discuss what death now means to them. They describe it as joyous, safe, loving, and a continuation of life. They wish they could let others know what they learned about death, but realize it is hard for us to believe or understand them. They describe what it is like when friends tell them about the death of a loved one, and they have to suppress the urge to say "(the deceased) is happy now, in a better place".
Self described "self centered egotistical atheist who was cruel and manipulative" is transformed by a hellish near death experience.
I highly recommend my friend Maurice Rawlings book: To Hell and Back. He is a Tennessee cardiologist who himself was an atheist before studying near death experiences.
These adults tell of their experience with death. "not bad" says one man. "I cried tears when I realized that I chose to come bad to life" says another. These experiences are witty, profound, and moving. It is hard to believe that death is the end of life after watching this video.
He didn't want to go back to life, but felt he had "karmic duties" to fulfill in this life. He complains that no one greeted him and he didn't get a box of candy from anyone. He is transformed, founds a school for gifted children as a result of his near death experience.
How do we know if this experience was "real" or just a figment of his imagination. Cognitive visual neuroscientists remind us that we create of this reality from about 2-5% of the total information our brain receives about reality. This reality, according to neuroscience, is in fact a figment of our imaginations.
If a created experience is "inter-actional", meaning that it has an impact on consensual shared reality, then it is real. So, pink elephants seen by alcoholics are hallucinations. This experience of seeing and talking to "god" with permanent transformational changes is real.
Three Hellish Near Death Experiences
Transformation? You bet! In one, a petty thief goes on to be a Minister. In another, Nancy Evans Bush goes on to be an important member of the International Association of Near Death Studies to help people understand these experiences.
After seeing these, you will understand why I like to study children's near death experiences, they don't have this type of experience.
Nice vignette of the transformation of a businessman, consumed with making money, to having a different purpose, after his near death experience.
He came back with his "heart on fire with love".
I wrote a book called Transformed By the Light
In it I describe a study I did of adults who had near death experiences as children and the transformation that resulted. Even astonishing changes such as they can't wear wrist watches. Click here to purchase it and support our research
Videos On This Page
1. Medley of Transformations
2. Group discussion that Death is joyous, spiritual
3. Transformation Hellish Experience
4. Death: The Point of view of those who have been there.
5. Founds a Gifted Child Research Institute.
6. Learns spiritual transformation is needed to heal ourselves emotionally
7. 16 year old talks to "god", becomes a Minister and Civil Rights leader.
8. Three Hellish Near Death Experiences.
9. Seattle businessman, high powered CEO, becomes a counselor after near death experience.
1. Death is joyous, safe, comfortable. a continuation, not to be feared.
2. Change in profession or job
3. Greater spiritual outlook on life
4. Increased risk taking
5. Greater "zest for living". Life is for living, the "light" is for later.
6. Greater appreciation of the daily struggles of ordinary life.
7. Sense of meaning, even in the most mundane aspects of life.
8. Divorce is common.
9. Greater sensitivity to emotions, feelings, lessons of love.
10. Increased time spent with family, friends, social activities
11. Greater contributions to charity, volunteer service.
12. Decreased over the counter and illicit drug use.
13. More loving, caring for others.
14. More likely to be in a helping or service oriented profession.
15. Can be more resilient emotionally, take more emotional risks as transformation permits accelerated healing.
16. Become religious or spiritual leaders especially after Hellish experiences.