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Robert Mays has studied near-death experiences for years, and has reached some conclusions.
One is that the mind is "an energetic entity" that separates from the body as people are dying.
"We believe a strong case can be made that the mind survives death," Mays said. "If we take what the near-death experiencers are saying, the mind will go to a place which is very positive. It's what everybody would call heaven."
Mays is a board member of the International Association For Near Death Studies, a nonprofit research organization based in Durham. It has about 850 members worldwide, and its stated purpose is to promote responsible, multi-disciplinary exploration of near-death and similar experiences.
An MIT graduate and retired software engineer at IBM, Mays has been interested in accounts of near-death experiences since he and his wife read Raymond Moody's book, Life After Life, in 1976, and George Ritchie's book,Return From Tomorrow.
I am not saying for sure that '___' causes all our NDE's, I am just saying there is more scientific evidence of that being the cause versus our energy traveling to another dimension or to 'heaven'.
Originally posted by josephamccoy
i always ponder what will happen when we die, will it be a nothingness of black? will it be a light at the end of the tunnel? could the possibility of going to hell or heaven really exist? or will we leave our bodies to start life on another plain? i don't know but the one thing i do know is that everyone will eventually find out.
Originally posted by sempul
I saw a great quote that really struck a cord with me a long time ago:
"What if the light we see at the end of the tunnel when we die is really our next body exiting our mother's womb?"
I really liked that thought for some reason.