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Death: Hallucinations

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posted on Apr, 2 2005 @ 06:36 PM
I do not have any sources for this but I am asking for your help in finding some. I was told recently that when we die our body shuts down but our brain works for a minute or so. When we die we apparently hallucinate for a minute or so before eventually passing away, which may be able to debunk many ‘near death experiences’.

This site is very interesting and explains how ‘near death experiences’ can all be explained by the natural hallucination we go through nearing death.

Are there any sources which can tell us what happens to our body on the point of deaht? Do we see this great white light and travel down the tunnel?

posted on Apr, 2 2005 @ 06:51 PM
Ummm actually through reading this site it looks as though he attributes these NDE's to unknown factors that can not be explained by hallucinations
And I quote:
"The overnight personality changes that occur, including a greater zest for life, improved self-confidence, healthier eating habits and increased compassion, simply cannot be explained by hallucinations or any other conjecture proposed by the skeptics critical of this experience"

I think this is definitely the most accurate way of describing these phenomena because of the incredible similarity that so many people share across the globe. If these were natural hallucinations it would have to be of somethign that the brain has been exposed too in most cases people don't even know of others experiences.

posted on Apr, 2 2005 @ 07:39 PM
the brain dies within seconds of the heart stopping. there may be a few random electrical impulses, but once the heart is done, so is everything else.

posted on Apr, 2 2005 @ 08:17 PM
I read Goldbergs book on this subject and he was the first person to introduce the idea of taking people to future lives, rather than re-gressing them back to previous lives. very good reading.

As far as the tunnel of light goes... you should read up on Robert Monroe's work he covers this in much more detail and can pretty much change your mind on the de-bunking theorys.

posted on Apr, 2 2005 @ 08:34 PM
It's odd that all the near death experiences or hallucinations are so similar.....why no reports of some seeing pink polka dot ponies, or over sized bunnies for instance???

In the "old days", my Grandmother often sat with those on their 'death bed'.... she had several goose bumpy experiences with people describing beautiful singing, or burning feet at the point of their passing. What ever they felt or saw , it always related to an after life....and this was all before the stories of NDE's we are accustomed to hearing now.

posted on Apr, 2 2005 @ 08:54 PM
You may be interested in this book: The Spirit Molecule. Although his neurology and chemistry are a tad rudimentary in my opinion, it does offer some insight to '___' and how it effects us.

In 1990, I began the first new human research with psychedelic, or hallucinogenic, drugs in the United States in over 20 years. These studies investigated the effects of N,N-dimethyltryptamine, or '___', an extremely short-acting and powerful psychedelic. During the project's five years, I administered approximately 400 doses of '___' to 60 human volunteers. This research took place at the University of New Mexico's School of Medicine in Albuquerque, where I was tenured Associate Professor of Psychiatry.

I was drawn to '___' because of its presence in all of our bodies. Perhaps excessive '___' production, coming from the mysterious pineal gland, was involved in naturally occurring "psychedelic" states. These might include birth, death and near-death, psychosis, and mystical experiences. Only later, while the study was well under way, did I also begin considering '___''s role in the "alien abduction" experience.

The '___' project was founded on cutting edge brain science, especially the psychopharmacology of serotonin. However, my own background powerfully affected how we prepared people for, and supervised, their drug sessions. One of these was a decades-long relationship with a Zen Buddhist training monastery.

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