Jeffrey Long is a very, very bright and amazing doctor. He goes into territory that few can and reports on a subject that our medical pros can't touch because its out of our understanding. Having had a NDE I will fully state that there is no doubt something more. I was dead for 24 minutes following a car accident on a secluded road with no one to help. I saw my body in the wreck and was fully aware of the events taking place. I even checked the time on the clock radio. I was taken through a tunn Jeffrey Long is a very, very bright and amazing doctor.
I was taken through a tunnel to be greeted by other spirits. One claimed to be my brother, but my brother was alive. He was a miscarriage my mom had before me and didn't tell any of us. The other side is not like religions speak of per say. It is pure love. But no bearded man on a throne. I did not see God, but I felt him. He is the universe , everything. I learned a lot, about creation and mans purpose. Evolution of man is not how we came to be. We were created to iearn and love.
But god will not interfere for we have free will. I did not see Jesus. I did not ask. If he was god in human form, I can believe it. I was told to go back to my body and do more work.
My life review was not suitable. My body was covered and the ER docs had pronounced me dead. They worked on me for awhile but had given up. I popped back in and scared a nurse into screaming fits.
These are not anticdotial. If you are a skeptic, then you will see soon enough. It wasn't a light show of a dying brain either. I was dead. Not dying. View 1 comment. Apr 02, Julie Reed rated it really liked it Shelves: spiritual , scientific.
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I loved how this Dr. It's really hard to dispute that after reading this book based on the many similar experiences people have had all over the world. I am very spiritual and a Christian, but I really liked how this book was written from a non-Christian standpoint. It only reinforced my beliefs and gave me hope. Nov 27, Bram rated it did not like it Shelves: stopped. I though that this book would explain why people all over the world believe that afterlife exists and that the book would describe the science behind near-death experiences. Wrong, the author argues that the afterlife exists.
His so-called evidence: he performed a questionnaire to people who believe they had a near-death experiences, he influences them with some highly suggestive questions "Did you seem to e This book is called "Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences". His so-called evidence: he performed a questionnaire to people who believe they had a near-death experiences, he influences them with some highly suggestive questions "Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice?
There is only anecdotal evidence. Sure, the author is a scientist. But that is all the science you'll see in this book. Note to myself: don't select books anymore based on the title only. Apr 12, Laurent Videau rated it really liked it. A very updated book on hundreds of documented cases of NDEs. How can any one continue to doubt the existence of life after death when so many cases, across culture, age, religion Doubters should try to read other books on the same topics.
All these experiencers of NDEs are not expressing their opinions on the subject, they are recounting what they experienced. These experiences are not derived from polls, they are vivid recollections. To explain this by brain circuitry being a A very updated book on hundreds of documented cases of NDEs.
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To explain this by brain circuitry being alive and neutrons firing up does not explain why millions of NDERs experience the same "dream" with more or less the 9 characteristics described in the book. Besides, the evidence of life after death is overwhelming when one takes into account other studies, reports, experiences of past life regression under hypnosis. People regressed in their past lives is already a proof of the phenomenon, specially when facts or things they count are sometimes proven, but when they are regressed after their death in their previous lives and before being reincarnated , they say the same things as all these NDERs.
Other empirical evidences of past life are derived from the numerous case studies of children remembering their past lives all over the world. Read Dr Ian Stevenson and so many other books. Any one with an open mind can find enough studies and books in different fields to reach the conclusion that life after death is empirically proven. One day our level of science will be developed enough to prove beyond reasonable doubt every one.ignamant.cl/wp-includes/81/4316-localizacin-de.php
Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences
In the mean time, as Galileo once said "yet it moves". Dec 07, John Kaufmann rated it it was ok Shelves: death-dying-hospice.
This book took a slightly different tack, looking at "evidence" that the NDE is evidence of an afterlife. While interesting, I didn't think it was compelling, nor did I think it was "scientific. His selections were good and concise, but nowhere near as extensive as other books on NDEs that wasn't the purpose. He was too quick to accept the explanation that allowed the validity of NDEs to stand.
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For example, Long asked how the person can be having this near-death experience if there is no brain activity. Very pertinent question. But I didn't think he really gave any significant alternative explanation serious consideration. Rather, he was too quick to accept that since people do have these experiences when their brains are "turned off," an afterlife must exist - i.
Fundamentally, I feel the author was looking to "prove" the validity of NDEs rather than rigorously and objectively trying to disprove the hypothesis and analyzing alternative explanations. I may be judging too harshly. And there clearly is something that can't be explained - people have these experiences and they change their lives, yet we don't have an explanation as to "how" they can happen. But just because he couldn't dismiss the main attributes of an NDE, that doesn't mean that the NDE is evidence that there is an afterlife.
And even if the author were correct and we can't "disprove" the afterlife based on NDEs, he didn't provide any mechanism by which an NDE happens, much less the causal chain upon which it would be accepted as proof of an afterlife. Aug 02, Ian rated it liked it.
Evidence of the Afterlife : The Science of Near-Death Experiences
This book makes some interesting points but, although I believe in life after death, I don't think the argument was all that strong. On the one hand it is hard to argue with the brute fact of people having experiences while there is no detectable brain activity - this is something that pretty much demands an explanation beyond our current scientific knowledge.
On the other hand, there seemed to be a consistent confusion of a person having a real experience vs a person having an experience of an This book makes some interesting points but, although I believe in life after death, I don't think the argument was all that strong. On the other hand, there seemed to be a consistent confusion of a person having a real experience vs a person having an experience of an actual reality. To see the difference, consider a person having a hallucination: yes they are having a real experience, but no it isn't an experience of an actual reality.
So the evidence really says that people have experiences when effectively brain dead, not that what they experience is real. Some of the examples of cross-cultural similarities in NDEs appear to be evidence of the opposite. Even if they were consistent then this could as easily be interpreted as evidence that the experience has a biological basis, not that it is an experience of another reality.
The fact that people could vividly recall the experience many years later could as easily be seen as a rehearsal effect: retelling the story many times strengthens a standard version of what they experienced. So as I said at the beginning, to me the single strongest piece of evidence is experience while brain dead. Science is nowhere near explaining how subjective experience could arise from matter or even having any sense of what a solution of the hard problem of consciousness might look like. It is likely that any such explanation could equally be explained by matter mediating consciousness rather than causing it.
The research in this book seems to support the latter idea, which provides at least some support for the idea that we can survive independently of our physicality. Mar 20, J. Camorlinga rated it really liked it Shelves: apologetics. I picked this up in preparation for an upcoming presentation Dr.