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6/21/2016 NDERF is pleased to announce the start of a new organization which will include such things as online meetings, groups, newsletters, and conferences. To be on the mailing list for updates please click here
3/17/17 If you have experienced after-death communication (ADC)—a feeling or sense of encountering someone physically deceased with whom you had a personal relationship—please participate in a University of North Texas online survey examining people’s experiences of ADC. The survey should take no more than 30 minutes of your time, may provide you with a meaningful and reflective experience, and will further our understanding of the subjective experience and impact of ADC. To proceed, click on this link: http://tinyurl.com/ADCStudy
For any questions, please contact the Principal Investigator for the study, Dr. Janice Holden, at the University of North Texas at (940) 565-2919 or Jan.Holden@unt.edu.
Study ends April 2, 2017
3/6/17 - Contributed by Jenny. Guardian: The Lonely and Great God : a Korean soap opera based on NDE concepts or experiences. It is well produced if you want to watch them they can be found in drama fever from Facebook or YouTube. (it talks about reincarnations.)
2/21/17 - Anita Moorjani will be talking at the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living in Encinitas California on March 24, 2017. - click here for more information.
10/19/16 Dr. Long Interview with Alex Tsakiris of Skeptico. "The Skeptiko forum discussion is easily the most intelligent public discussion of NDE I have ever encountered." by Dr. Long. This is how a proper debate from both sides makes a fascinating read for athiests and believers alike! Click Here
10/4/16 Dr. Long Interview with Mike Carruthers on Something you should know Click Here
9/24/16 Dr. Long Interview with Alex Tsakiris of Skeptico Click Here
9/19/16 One of the largest Australian news outlets - www.news.com.au=
"Experts explain what really happens when someone has a near-death experience" Also Michael Visser Interview with Dr. Rajiv Parti Click Here
9/10/16 Submitted by Lowry Pierce-
Was the 1978 movie "Grease" actually a fictional story about "Sandy" having an NDE when drowning? The theory is that Sandy "nearly drowned" at the beach in the beginning of the movie and had an elaborate Near Death Experience (NDE). Danny Zuko says she nearly drowned in his song. The entire movie is her spiritual NDE experience. Sandy and Danny go "into the light" (Heaven) at the end of the movie. The Grease story contains many of the typical elements of a classic NDE. The movie was made in 1978 when NDE books and NDE stories were becoming very popular. Many movies have been made over the years based on NDE content and stories. Often art and reality are mixed together in movies.Click Here
9/10/16 Anita's new book is out!
What If This Is Heaven?: How Our Cultural Myths Prevent Us from Experiencing Heaven on Earth by Anita Moorjani. Anita has been one of our NDErs who has really made an impact, both in the NDE and in giving hope for Cancer patients. Click Here
9/5/16 Dr. Long speaking at the Unity Church in New Orleans
5/23/16 Atheist Debate - Dr. Long debated two leading atheists recently on the internet radio show “Outer Limits of Inner Truth”. One atheist was David Silverman, President of American Atheists (https://atheists.org/). The other atheist was David I. Orenstein, Ph.D., Humanist Clergy and Atheist author and speaker. The American Humanist Association recently appointed Dr. Orenstein as the organization's representative to the United Nations. The show is at: http://www.outerlimitsradio.com/death/. Go to the link, then scroll way down to “The Death Show: Science & Skepticism (Part 5 of 5)”. Click the arrow there to the left for the show. There is a beginning interview that ends at 32:19, and at this time the two atheists start their interview. Dr. Long join the show at 42:10 and then things get, well, lively. Total duration of the show is 1:16:16. See what you think!
4/25/16 New Facebook Page - The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of it's Parts ….
Whilst admittedly long winded, the group title (a quote attributed to Greek philosopher Aristotle) completely sums up the intent of this group. Bringing together minds that are experts in certain fields, and entwining them with minds from other fields of study, to create a super-brain think tank. Together it is the aim of this group to combine, different fields of quantum science, biochemistry, psychology, marine biology, astronomy, anthropology, religions of the world, people from the paranormal world, both psychic and ghost hunters, and ancient mystery experts. The aim is to get to grips with one of the worlds greatest unanswered (scientifically) questions. What happens when we die?
Send a message to Ian McKay (https://www.facebook.com/ian.mckay.96) to join. Click Here.
4/12/16 New Language - The Serbian Language is now up with 44 new experiences translated into Serbian. Thanks Ivan! Here it is.
4/8/16 Return from the dead - Television Special airing 4/17/2016 by National Geographic at 10:00pm EST on the natgeo channel. Sharon M who is one of our exceptional NDErs is interviewed. You can read her NDE.
3/28/16 NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE SYMPOSIUM IN CENTRAL TEXAS - April 30, 2016. The symposium will cover near death experiences and related spiritually transformative topics. The lecturers are experts in the their given fields, and several of them have actually had a near death experience (NDE). Please come to the “Wisdom of the Near Death Experience” symposium and hear first hand, how this experience has changed peoples lives. Come and learn what the NDE teaches us about living and how this wisdom can improve your life too. Along with the great presenters at this event, there will be other near death experiencers attending the symposium. You will be able to visit with these experiencers, one-on-one, during the breaks and the social mixer. They can give you a personal perspective of what their NDE means to them, and how they live with the new truths they have found. Click here for more information.
3/2/16Dr. Jeff Long on WWL TV Channel 4 Today!
To view the interview, click here
3/1/16 CONFERENCE - Dr. Jeffrey Long in Montreal, Canada. Cosmic Creation, Unity Consciousness, & New Life in the Quantum Field, Friday August 12 -Sunday August 21, Hotel Hyatt Regency, 1255 Jeanne-Mance, Montreal, QC. Click here for more information.
2/18/16by Above Science Films
Published on Mar 5, 2015. The Above Science organization researched near death experiences and was on a mission to find
the 5 most accurate and intriguing near death experiences on the planet and present them in one
mind bending documentary. In this documentary presented by Wesley Farris, the near death
experience is confronted with a scientific and biblical approach. Wesley Farris, the presenter in
this documentary and spokesperson for the Above Science organization says, "I am a lover of well
constructed documentaries but I don't want people to just watch another regular documentary here...
I want them to have an extraordinary experience. There are countless numbers of near death
experiences documented but these five specially picked out experiences has been gingerly
examined from both a scientific and biblical perspective by Above Science so that every angle
of the subject can be reached accurately and with as little controversy as possible."
2/18/16Psychiatry - NDE Research Papers
Near-Death Experiences and Psychotherapy by Linda J. Griffith, MD Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2009 Oct; 6(10): 35–42. Published online 2009 Oct. ABSTRACT: Psychiatrists are likely to come into contact with patients who have had near-death experiences, who may have a variety of reactions to the experience, and who may benefit from psychotherapy. We may also have opportunities to work with individuals who are reacting to others who have had such experiences. There is much a psychiatrist can offer to these people, including listening respectfully, being nonjudgemental, normalizing the experience, providing education, and assisting with integrating the experience into their lives to develop or maintain the best possible functioning.
Keywords: near-death experience(s), after-effects, psychotherapy for near-death experiences, psychiatric evaluation of near-death experiencers.
Near-death experiences and the temporal lobe. by Britton WB, Bootzin RR Psychol Sci. 2004 Apr;15(4):254-8. ABSTRACT: Many studies in humans suggest that altered temporal lobe functioning, especially functioning in the right temporal lobe, is involved in mystical and religious experiences. We investigated temporal lobe functioning in individuals who reported having transcendental "near-death experiences" during life-threatening events. These individuals were found to have more temporal lobe epileptiform electroencephalographic activity than control subjects and also reported significantly more temporal lobe epileptic symptoms. Contrary to predictions, epileptiform activity was nearly completely lateralized to the left hemisphere. The near-death experience was not associated with dysfunctional stress reactions such as dissociation, posttraumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse, but rather was associated with positive coping styles. Additional analyses revealed that near-death experiencers had altered sleep patterns, specifically, a shorter duration of sleep and delayed REM sleep relative to the control group. These results suggest that altered temporal lobe functioning may be involved in the near-death experience and that individuals who have had such experiences are physiologically distinct from the general population.
Varieties of near-death experience. by Bruce Greyson Psychiatry. 1993 Nov;56(4):390-9. ABSTRACT: Near-death experiences are profound subjective events frequently reported by individuals who have come close to death. They are of importance to mental health professionals, not only because they often happen to patients under our care, but because they have been reported to produce widespread and long-lasting changes in values, beliefs, and behavior that dramatically affect the experiencers' attitudes toward living and dying (Bates and Stanley 1985; Bauer 1985; Flynn 1982; Greyson 1983b; Noyes 1980; Ring 1984). Several studies, including surveys of recently resuscitated hospitalized patients (Ring 1980; Sabom 1982) and a nationwide poll of the general population (Gallup and Proctor 1982) have estimated that near-death experiences are reported by 30%-40% of individuals who come close to death, or about 5% of the adult American population.
The divided self: near death experiences of resuscitated patients--a review of literature. by Cant R Int Emerg Nurs. 2012 Apr;20(2):88-93. doi: 10.1016/j.ienj.2011.05.005. Epub 2011 Aug 5. ABSTRACT: This paper explores the prevalence of 'near death experience' phenomena associated with a resuscitation event and examines the current state of evidence for causation. Patients' reports of unusual recollections associated with a period of unconsciousness (perceived as approaching death) have fascinated individuals and the medical fraternity. Near death experiences (NDE) are reported in 4-9% of general community members and up to 23% of critical illness patients, although they can occur in healthy individuals who may think they are in peril. One explanation is that paranormal visions that include seeing bright lights, a tunnel and having feelings of peace may be a stage of enlightenment as death approaches. More objective explanations point to neuro-chemical changes in a stressed or dying brain as explanation for nearly all the elements of near death experience. However if this is so, NDE should occur in all patients who are critically ill and near death. In general, patients report positive psychological outcomes after a near death experience. Nurses can support patients during a time of crisis by assisting them and their families to comprehend the experiential event using effective communication and listening skill.
Incidence and correlates of near-death experiences in a cardiac care unit. by Bruce Greyson Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2003 Jul-Aug;25(4):269-76. ABSTRACT: Near-death experiences, unusual experiences during a close brush with death, may precipitate pervasive attitudinal and behavior changes. The incidence and psychological correlates of such experiences, and their association with proximity to death, are unclear. We conducted a 30-month survey to identify near-death experiences in a tertiary care center cardiac inpatient service. In a consecutive sample of 1595 patients admitted to the cardiac inpatient service (mean age 63 years, 61% male), of whom 7% were admitted with cardiac arrest, patients who described near-death experiences were matched with comparison patients on diagnosis, gender, and age. Near-death experiences were reported by 10% of patients with cardiac arrest and 1% of other cardiac patients (P<.001). Near-death experiencers were younger than other patients (P=.001), were more likely to have lost consciousness (P<.001) and to report prior purportedly paranormal experiences (P=.009), and had greater approach-oriented death acceptance (P=.01). Near-death experiencers and comparison patients did not differ in sociodemographic variables, social support, quality of life, acceptance of their illness, cognitive function, capacity for physical activities, degree of cardiac dysfunction, objective proximity to death, or coronary prognosis.
Near-Death-Like Experiences without Life-Threatening Conditions or Brain Disorders: A Hypothesis from a Case Report by Enrico Facco Front Psychol. 2012; 3: 490. Published online 2012 Nov 15. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00490 ABSTRACT: Near-death experiences (NDEs) are profound psychic experiences commonly occurring in life-threatening conditions. They include feeling a sense of peace, of seeing a bright light, encountering deceased relatives or religious figures, and of transcending space and time. To explain them, it has been suggested that they stem from brain disorders and/or psychological reactions to approaching death, a sort of wishful thinking in response to the perceived threat. This is a report on a case with most of the features typical of NDEs except that it occurred entirely without any life-threatening conditions. This evidence is theoretically incompatible with either of the above hypotheses, suggesting that a broader interpretation of the phenomenon is needed.
Keywords: death studies, body–mind problem, consciousness
1/22/16Cherie B's NDE
To read this remarkable experience, click here
1/15/16Jill Bolte Taylor's NDE
1/8/16 - CJ Connor has added two new paintings to her NDE art. The first is Miss Alice Mae and her Monkey and the second is Miss Alice Mae and her monkey 40 years later. - select her album to see them
1/7/16 - Save the date! IANDS Annual NDEr Conference will be July 28-31, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. If you've never gone, this is an amazing experience with NDErs and like minded people - It's like a homecoming. If you have gone, you know what I'm talking about.
This boy's experience has all the common components of the NDE which is noted in all cultures. I don't know if you are aware of the following, but it's important to know as a background :
1) Orthodox Jews, such as those seen in this video, do not believe in 'Near Death Experiences'. For them, the death of the body results in oblivion and the deceased human is only resurrected at the, "last trump on the day of Judgement", 'when the land and sea will give up their dead'. Therefore, it is all the more interesting that this Orthodox Rabbi in this Jerusalem synagogue is taking the boy's story so seriously that he gets him to speak in the synagogue. Despite what seems, to me, to be the almost 'grooming' of the boy to tell of his experience, there are many signs in the boys' demeanour & speech patterns that he is telling the truth and is remembering things he should include in his narrative and trying, but failing, to stick to a chronological sequence (almost impossible as we know), and,
2) Orthodox Jews are still awaiting Messhiac, the Messiah, and do not acknowledge Jesus as the Messiah. However a few years ago a leading Jewish Mystic Sage & Scholar died, over 100 years of age, and left a note to be opened a year after his death. When his sons open this note, (he had several sons, also advanced in age & also Rabbis), they found that the message he left said that the Messiah was Yeshuha (Jesus) and he could be expected in the near future - and after the death of Ariel Sharon. If you wish to know more Google "message of rabbi kaduri" and you will find many references.
11/7/2015 S17 NDE WebTV (our sister association in France):https://en.s17.tv/ Now in English! The second European NDE conference that took place in Marseille is available and dubbed in English. There are three free videos in live streaming : Untimely Departure and the conferences of both Jeffrey and Eben Alexander. For all who like the free videos more materials are available with bonuses of interviews, so as to allow the public to help finance other videos in English.
8/27/2015 Star Trek-Like: This is well worth the read, even if you don’t believe all of it – there is enough here that is VERY interesting. I think it is particularly interesting about the drought weather pattern in California and the Pacific NW. My dad is in Northern Idaho and surrounded by smoke from all the forest fires. He says he's never seen anything like this in over 70 years. Y’all are going to be very wet for a while so when the rains come be careful around potential mudslides or water flood areas.
8/6/15Psychology and the Near-Death Experience: Searching for God by Roy L Hill, Published by White Crow Books. Near-death experiences tantalize the public's interest in what lies beyond the final human breath. Answers have been streaming by the thousands during the last few decades from people who have had them. However, grand designs can only be splendidly revealed by connecting thousands of NDE accounts like a jigsaw puzzle. In his groundbreaking book, "Psychology and the Near-Death Experience," Roy L. Hill roughly sketches God's canvas by integrating hundreds of NDE testimonies within the context of human psychology. As an inquisitive psychologist with strong spiritual roots, Roy's book uniquely mixes academic curiosity with a deep reverence for the sacred. The reader can expect exposure to profound spiritual insights throughout the book. Systems of meaning will be challenged, new purpose will be defined, and the nature of self will be primed for discovery. In this manner, "Psychology and the Near-Death Experience" may aid the spiritual explorer in their search for God.
6/22/15Billy Idol's NDE, excerpt from his book "Dancing by Myself" I SENSE BEINGS CROWDING AROUND me. I hear voices, some very close and loud, others softer and farther away. The whirl of movement in this dark vortex tells me that other worlds exist; I can feel their magnetic pull. People have a gravity of presence, and I can feel their movement as I slowly regain my senses. I’m not sure if I’m alive or dead.
I’m transported to just above myself. There are no white tunnels or distant lights, rather a red dimension. Walking through the shadow world on the other side, I see the beings who grace the crimson night crowding around to greet me. They pour out their love. The strange dimension sends a beam of thought: You’re all right. We love you. Don’t worry, here is love. They press and push. The circle of people holds my soul in a warm embrace.
I can feel their minds, good thoughts passing through me. I am one with them, yet still an individual. The warm red permeates my mind; a florid sun must light this world. I am connected to others who no longer live, but who exist in this red dimension. Red is the color of life, the color of death, a red masque, a celebration. The male and female voices are soft and resonate in my soul. We love you, they say. There are no individuals, no identification.
Now I slip into a warp of darkness, pulled from this loving dimension. I hang in a slip of time between life and death; I slowly begin to regain consciousness
6/3/15 NDERF has a wonderful partnership with S17.TV which is a French WebTV all about NDE. The studio is set up like a news room and is the next big movement towards getting the word out about NDE. Sonia is also the organization behind the European NDE conferences. I urge people to visit her website and support her world changing efforts. She has also released her documentary movie 'Untimely Departure' in English and in French. Her native language is French and most of the information is on French, but they are in the process of translating to English. So, if there is anyone who is interested in helping her this is groundbreaking world-changing work.
5/25/15 NDERF is moving towards being more than a website. We have a person who has some land in northern Spain near the Mountain of Gorbea for a gathering place, meditation, and spiritual retreat center. We need a volunteer architect to help with the next step. Please contact me if you are interested or know of someone who might be interested in helping with this project or if you are not an architect and would like to donate time or funds to help make this a reality.
12/28/14 I have a Persian experience that needs to be translated to English.
12/28/14 - The Reconciliation Project is now done for English, so the experiences are in the process of being converted to the new format. The project cleaned up grammar and spelling and put them into a database so they could uniformly be posted. The new format has a lot more information than previously shared on the website, so it might be interesting for you to start reading them again from the beginning. Click here for the index
12/3/14 - Another great resource for YouTube NDE videos has been compiled by Bob Goode Click Here.
11/15/14 - Cyber-Temple -
My name is Farnaz Masumian. I teach World Religions at the University of Texas at Austin. I am also the author of several books, including one on Life After Death, which includes a couple of chapters on NDEs. The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation also includes a chapter by me titled World Religions and Near Death Experiences. My family recently launched a non-profit, service-oriented site called the Cyber-Temple. This inter-faith site provides resources for meditation, contemplation, and relaxation. It also includes resources on both NDEs and Life After Death. This is an entirely service-oriented site.
10/13/14 - Sam Parnia's new AWARE Study is out! Article. You can find the entire article at: Elsevier.com
10/10/14 NDERF Free E-book (updated) with more NDEs. Thanks to Marguy!
6/5/14 Volunteers needed for data reconciliation project. This project corrects spelling and obvious grammar errors. Then you cut and paste from the website into a web form. This is for all English and Foreign language experiences on the website. So far in English we have about 3000 done and 400 to go. About 3500 left in foriegn languages. Please e-mail me if you are interested :
6/5/14 It's here! God's Fingerprints: Impressions of the Near Death Experience edited by Jody Long. This is a book that fills a niche for those who don't have access to the internet, for teaching classes, or as a gift to someone who is grieving, interested in the afterlife, or grappling with issues of dying. Click here for more information.
6/21/14 Researcher looking for people who have had an OBE Click here.
4/16/14 Heaven is for Real is out! This is the Burpo child's NDE. I expected a lot of proselytizing, but was pleasantly surprised. It was minimal considering the father is a preacher. I liked the movie and Greg Kinnear and the Connor Corrum (the child) did a great job!