Near Death Experiences - Is Physical Death Final or does Consciousness Survive
The subject of near death experiences has always fascinated me from the very first time I came across the topic, more than 30 years ago. Over the years I have done quite a bit of reading on the this matter and the one book that stands out from the many available, is called Life After Life written by the well known Doctor Raymond Moody.
It must be at least 25 to 30 years ago when I read it for the very first time and it held me spellbound to say the least. For those who have not heard of Doctor Raymond Moody or his book you are missing out on an absolutely incredible tome on the near death experience.
This book consists of the stories of 50 people who claimed to have experienced this phenomena when in a seriously life threatening state. To do the book Doctor Moody interviewed 150 people and chose what he considered to be the most outstanding 50 to record within the book.
Once I began to read Life After Life I must confess I could not put it down until I got to the end. Some of the stories within its pages are amazing as well as enlightening and encouraging to those who have recently lost a loved one. It gives real hope and comfort to the bereft as well as being utterly fascinating.
Of course when I first read the book all those years ago the near death experience was not widely known of or written about much within the western world so it was quite an eye opener for me at that time.
Nowadays this is a subject that is much more widely written and spoken about and of course with the advent of the internet it is possible to find quite a few websites dedicated to the near death experiences of many thousands of people.
I have included below a video of an interview with Doctor Raymond Moody for those who may wish to learn more about his work.
There are even a few heart consultants in some hospitals who have taken to interviewing patients who have “died” and been revived; in order to record their experiences while being clinically dead. Some very interesting information has been obtained and I have a sneaking suspicion that many of these doctors now are convinced that there is a more than negligible chance that consciousness survives physical death.
A close friend of mine suffered a massive heart attack a few years back and was at one point clinically dead. Many months later while still recovering he also stated that he went down a tunnel with a bright light at the end.
He reported that he did not actually see any beings but just knew that there was someone there who gave him a choice of staying or returning. He chose to return but now says that he knows that there is no such thing as death and he is not at all worried about dying.
In conclusion, the thought of our consciousness surviving the physical death is comforting as we can look forward to meeting again with all our loved ones gone before us. What a wonderful thought. It certainly makes life worthwhile and gives us something to look forward to at the end of our earthly journey.
Finally, if you have had one of these experiences and would like to share it with us please use the tell us your story page on this site by using the'Your Experiences' button on the navbar to the left of the page.
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