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NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE, CONSCIOUSNESS,
AND THE BRAIN
A NEW CONCEPT ABOUT THE CONTINUITY OF OUR
CONSCIOUSNESS BASED ON RECENT SCIENTIFIC
RESEARCH ON NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE IN
SURVIVORS OF CARDIAC ARREST
PIM VAN LOMMEL
Rijnstate Hospital, Arnhem, The Netherlands
In this article first some general aspects of near-death experience will be discussed,
followed by questions about consciousness and its relation to brain function. Details
will be described from our prospective study on near-death experience in
survivors of cardiac arrest in the Netherlands, which was published in the Lancet
in 2001. In this study it could not be shown that physiological, psychological,
or pharmacological factors caused these experiences after cardiac arrest. Neurophysiology
in cardiac arrest and in a normal functioning brain will be explained.
Finally, implications for consciousness studies will be discussed, and howit could
be possible to explain the continuity of our consciousness. Scientific study ofNDE
pushes us to the limits of our medical and neurophysiologic ideas about the range
of human consciousness and mind–brain relation.
February 25, 2010 — What happens when a person dies?
It is a question that has been pondered since the beginning of the human race, and scientists, theologians, and everyone in between have offered their own beliefs and theories on the subject. But for Jeffrey Long, MD, a radiation oncologist in Houma, Louisiana, the answer to that question has become increasingly clear.
On the basis of his own research and that of many other investigators, he has become convinced that the phenomenon known as near-death experience (NDE) establishes the reality of an afterlife.
For more than 10 years, Dr. Long studied thousands of accounts of NDEs and created the Near Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF), which has become the largest NDE research database in the world. Dr. Long's new book, Evidence of the Afterlife, which is based on more than 1300 accounts of NDEs that were shared with the NDERF, became a New York Times bestseller almost immediately after its release.
George Rodonaia's was assassinated by the KGB and spent three days in a morgue freezer:
"Dr. Rodonaia was killed by the KGB, pronounced dead, taken to the morgue for three days and returned to life during his own autopsy. Dr. Rodonaia was a psychiatric researcher who worked for the KGB and later became a dissident. He was a scientist trained in historical materialism and did not believe in God."
"George Rodonaia underwent one of the most extended cases of a near-death experience ever recorded. Pronounced dead immediately after he was hit by a car in 1976, he was left for three days in the morgue. He did not "return to life" until a doctor began to make an incision in his abdomen as part of an autopsy procedure. Prior to his NDE he worked as a neuropathologist. He was also an avowed atheist. LINK
Four year old met his mother’s miscarried child in Heaven
"Colton, still 4 years old, told his mother “you had a baby die in your tummy didn’t you”, which completely shocked them both because they had never told him about their miscarriage. They asked him how he knew and he said that he met his sister in Heaven and she told him what happened."
"when Colton Burpo was four years he was having surgery in the hospital for a burst appendix. While he was in surgery he apparently had some sort of out of body experience...
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"I had to die to learn how to live. I died for 28 minutes, and it was during this death experience that I learned how to live. There is life after death and it is not a place where spirits float around bored being nice. It is a real place."
Death is like getting on a roller coaster (Video)
There is every reason to consider that life after death does exist
Despite that fact and in consideration to what we know today about biology these experiences occur, people remember things they could have not possibly experienced.
the action or fact of dying or being killed; the end of the life of a person or organism: I don't believe in life after death | an increase in deaths from skin cancer | [ as modifier ] : a death sentence.
• the state of being dead: even in death, she was beautiful.
• the permanent ending of vital processes in a cell or tissue.
• ( Death ) [ in sing. ] the personification of the power that destroys life, often represented in art and literature as a skeleton or an old man holding a scythe.
• [ in sing. ] the destruction or permanent end of something: the death of her hopes.
• informal a damaging or destructive state of affairs: to be driven to a dance by one's father would be social death.
Originally posted by OpenEars123
I had a NDE, nothing happened.
Which confirms (imo) there is no God, no heaven, no afterlife.