Saturday, January 12, 2013

Consciousness Beyond Life

           "Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience" by Dr. Pim van Lommel is an outstanding piece of well-written literature. In my opinion, he brings forth one of the best arguments--accompanied by a mother-load of information and scientific insight for the Near-Death Experience. Not only does he give detailed examples about numerous cases (many of those cases involving out of body experiences where clinically dead patients "witnessed" their own body, and could accurately verify the events that had taken place during their resuscitation), but he also talks about the Dutch Study of the Near-Death Experience (a large-scale prospective and longitudinal study he was a part of).

Greatly does he delve into Quantum Physics, quoting a lot of scientists who are now (and even a hundred years ago) talking about the possibility that consciousness is not a product of the brain, rather, the brain receives and facilitates our consciousness, or soul, or being, or ego, or whatever you want to call it.

Dr. Pim van Lommel MD. is a cardiologist, and was at one time a non-believer in anything beyond the current, dominant materialistic paradigm we live in. As is to be expected, he goes into great detail about what shifted his thought process, including his own NDE.

I have been studying the NDE phenomenon for only about five months, and I've read a lot, but this is the book one must read if she or he wants a good insight into NDE phenomenon. There is so much information in this book I could just keep writing on and on about, but there's no point in spoilers.

If you're intrigued by NDEs, and the "other side," read this book.

Five stars and then some!