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Liz Dale SurveyAdded to Near-Death Experiences of Gays and Lesbians  New icon. Dr. Liz Dale is currently seeking LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) and non-gay near-death experiencers to take a survey about their NDE aftereffects. The survey is entitled "A Survey of Near-Death Experience Aftereffects Among LGBT and Non-Gay Near-Death Experiencers" and can be taken on her website. The survey results will be the subject of Dr. Liz Dale's next book which is to be published by Balboa Press, a division of Hay House. The survey also provides a method for near-death experiencers (NDErs) to submit their NDE story either anonymously or non-anonymously. At the end of the survey, people have the option of reading one of Dr. Liz Dale's scholarly NDE papers entitled "Experiences of Light in Gay and Lesbian Near-Death Experiences" which illustrates the concept of divine light in stories of LGBT near-death experiencers. If you are an NDEr, especially a LGBT NDEr, and are interested in taking part in this historic project, please take this survey. Also, Dr. Dale asks to please be so kind as to pass this information on to others who might be interested. The survey's goal of quantifying the similarities and of differences between these two NDE groups will greatly add to the body of NDE literature available at the present time. A second study, sponsored by the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS), is also in progress. If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact IANDS. Dr. Dale's website has been redesigned and now includes new LGBT resources such as: About.com LGBT article links, Wikipedia LGBT portal links, Open Directory Project LGBT links, Google LGBT search result links, and Amazon.com Gay and Lesbian product links. If you would like to contact Dr. Liz Dale to submit your NDE story, you can email her at: lizsanpablo@aol.com or snail mail at: Dr. Liz Dale, PO Box 153, Pinole, CA 94564.

Hollywood signAdded New NDES of the Hollywood Rich and Famous  New icon.(1)  In 2014, former Saturday Night Live comedian, Tracy Morgan, was involved in a vehicle accident which left him in a coma during which he had an NDE where he met his deceased father and had a conversation with God. (2)  In 2003, Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, was bitten in the neck by his 380-pound white tiger during a live show and sustained near-fatal injuries and an NDE. (3)  In 1988, country singing legend, Johnny Cash, had an NDE after having double coronary bypass surgery and double pneumonia. What he saw was so beautiful, he was extremely angry at having to return. (4) In 1987, Nikki Sixx, the bassist of the popular rock group Mötley Crüe, injected himself with heroin and promptly overdosed which led to an NDE with veridical OBE perception. (5) In 1977, heavyweight champion of the world, George Foreman, after a 12-round boxing match in Puerto Rico, suffered a heatstroke and an NDE during which he had a hellish Void NDE and vision of Jesus which changed his life forever. (6)  In 1994, Jeremy Kagan, a Hollywood film and television producer and director, had a transcendent NDE and life review from participating in a Native American sweat lodge ritual. (7) Twice, Hollywood actor and U.S. President, Ronald Reagan, faced life-threatening experiences and twice he reported having angelic beings pull him through these medical crises. But the last decade of his life was spent with Alzheimer's destroying his brain. In the end, he could no longer recognize anyone, speak, talk, walk, or feed himself. Then on 2004, after days of being in a coma and on his deathbed, the greatest miracle occurred to Reagan. At the very moment of his death, he opened his eyes. For a while, he became terminally lucid -- acknowledged that he was mentally healed -- to the complete astonishment of everyone in the room. Then he died. (8) Other Hollywood NDEs have also been expanded and updated.


Firefighter's groups NDEAdded Two New Accounts of NDEs of Groups of People and Updated Another New icon.Arvin Gibson's research of a group of firefighters who shared the same NDE was updated with a follow-up interview of John Hernandez (Gibson's interviewee), Hernandez's testimonjy of his second NDE, his insights about the afterlife, and a downloadable MP3 audio file of a 2012 presentation describing his group NDE at the Utah Chapter of IANDS. The first of the two new accounts of group NDEs comes from Steven Ridenhour who shared a NDE with his girlfgriend. Ridenhour later helped to organize an IANDS chapter in the Washington, D.C. The second of the two new accounts of group NDEs come from five hospital patients who had the same bizarre NDE at the same time.

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A Comprehensive Sitemap of the IANDS Website New icon.About IANDS: The International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) (www.iands.org) provides the highest quality information available on everything concerning NDE-related topics. Along with an informative website, IANDS publishes the Journal of Near-Death Studies - the premier peer-reviewed scholarly journal. IANDS also publishes Vital Signs, a newsletter for members, and sponsors annual conferences and other NDE-related programs. IANDS' mission is to promote multi-disciplinary research of NDE and NDE-like experiences including their effects on the lives of those who have them. IANDS promotes the exploration and implications of the NDE phenomenon as it relates to life, death and the possibility of life after death.

Reinee Pasarow's photoMulti-colored icon.  Reinee Pasarow's Near-Death Experience  Updated icon. In 1966, 16-year-old Reinee Pasarow had an NDE resulting from an allegeric reaction during which she travelled back into time to witness the entire evolution and history of the human race including its future. She learned how humanity is currently at a turning point where people must deal with all the obstacles to unity before a new era of universal peace will come. Reinee was also shown catastrophic Earth changes which was the result of human conflict on this planet; but ultimately, our planet will be populated with beings of light. Since childhood and before her NDE, Reinee was attracted to the Bahá’í faith. During her NDE she encountered important Bahá’í people and events which affirmed and strengthened her Bahá’í faith. Her NDE emphasizes how the Earth and everything in it is a single, giant, living organism. According to Reinee Pasarow, after the catastrophic Earth changes, "humanity would emerge humbled yet educated, peaceful, and, at last, unified."


Lou Famoso photo. Multi-colored icon.  Lou Famoso's Near-Death Experience  Updated icon. In 1963, Lou Famoso was involved in a car accident resulting in an NDE so transcendental, he prefers to call it a "Life After Death" (LAD) experience. Indeed, according to his doctor, it was a miracle he survived the accident. His encounter with the Being of Light, the archangels Michael and Gabriel, and his visions of the future involving the constellation of Orion and catastrophic Earth changes, makes his experience one of the most notable NDE testimonies I have read. He was told to tell the world to look to Orion to know when the Earth changes will occur, after which, a new world will emerge. Some of his visions may have already occurred such as a devastation of portions of New York City (which may be a reference to the September 11 terrorist attack) and a space station falling from the sky because of an internal explosion (the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster). Lou also saw missiles being firing simultaneously into space from several nations. His visions of the future include severe Earth changes such as solar eruptions occurring more than in the past affecting the Earth's poles; huge earthquakes; ash clouds engulfing the Earth; and oceans rising significantly. According to Gabriel the archangel, many people "will be lifted" during this time - some "higher than others and [they will] no longer enjoy the physical plane, while some will be left on the Earth to replenish and rebuild the physical. They too will be of a higher elevation then any that are living there now!" Lou saw the people living on the Earth to be happier and more content although seemingly living like the native populations of old. There were no more wars and true peace and happiness had finally come to humanity. Gabriel's message is that there is little to fear because the Earth will continue to go on.

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Multi-colored icon.  A Critique of Mary Baxter's "A Divine Revelation of Hell" New icon.This is a completely rewritten book review of Baxter's book. Mary Baxter is a Pentecostal minister who claimed Jesus appeared to her for 30 straight days to give her guided tours of hell followed by 10 straight days of touring heaven. While I was attempting to write an unbiased review of her book, I began to encounter serious errors and inconsistencies in her book. The greatest errors I encountered were found in the difference between the first edition of her book and the second edition. Many of the errors and contradictions in the first edition of her book was corrected and covered up in the second edition. Errors include alterations of Jesus' words; a borrowed version of the Book of Revelation; a borrowed version of one of Jesus' parables; ridiculous statements and actions by everyone in her book; and strong evidence that Baxter wrote her book in 1976 to counter Raymond Moody's book "Life After Life" released in 1975. This review also contains satirical graphics as the image on the left, which I use to make important points.


The Mereon Matrix book cover.Multi-colored icon.  The Science of Life Discovered From Lynnclaire Dennis' Near-Death Experience New icon.From her NDE, Lynnclaire Dennis saw a geometric structure within the Light - a knot of Light representing pure love - which she refers to as "The Pattern." She understood The Pattern to be an all-connecting pattern of Light - a three-dimensional mandala representative of time and space, and the energy generating matter. From her NDE, she also learned that her mission in life was to be a catalyst for change and love by bringing The Pattern into this world as a gift for humanity. Lynnclaire's description of The Pattern's geometric structure became of interest to top scientists around the world who were interested in its unique knotted topology and the geometrical structure it generates. This unique geometric shape was given the label: the "Mereon Matrix". In 2013, a scholarly book of 600 pages entitled "The Mereon Matrix; Unity, Perspective and Paradox" about the Mereon Matrix was published in Elsevier, the world's leading provider of science and health information. Lynnclaire and the co-authors of The Mereon Matrix view Mereon as being an algorithm that can be used to generate a large number of both living and non-living systems whether they are physical, mathematical, or philosophical. After many years of research, Lynnclaire and her scientific team have drawn some remarkable conclusions including:

1. Referring to physics, Mereon’s 120/180 triangular facet structure may be the "mother" of all physical matter.
2. It  defines all the fundamental forms - the building blocks of the universe.
3. The core center of Mereon matches the theories regarding the atomic nucleus.
4. It may be the archetypal solution to the "Theory of Everything."
5. It has been applied to map the formation of matter since the Big Bang.
6. It is being used as a template for modeling human clinical molecular genetics.
7. Mereon is a "breathing" living structure and may be the blueprint of consciousness.
8. Because the discovery of Mereon originated from an NDE, it has implications for our understanding of life and death.

To my knowledge, no NDE experiencer other than Lynnclaire has ever brought back a detailed scientific description of the Light's complex geometric structure and movement. Research about Mereon continues on a regular basis around the world involving many academic and scientific disciplines. Download the entire article including Lynnclaire's NDE as a PDF ebook. (Right-Click on Link) PDF icon.


Lynnclaire Dennis photo.Multi-colored icon.  Lynnclaire Dennis Near-Death Experience Updated icon.  An analysis by Kevin Williams of Lynnclaire's NDE has been added which includes her expansion of consciousness, her life review in a heavenly "amphitheater", her experience of timelessness, her experience of heavenly music, her homecoming experience, her experience with a "Circle of Twelve Elders", and the important role The Pattern and Mereon might play in the future. Also of interest is her newly released ebook entitled, "Discovering Your Youniverse and Living Plan Be," which features how you can embark on your own experience of self-discovery by learning to grow with the flow that issues from what she calls "The Fountain of You." With wit and laser-like precision she lays out the 8-steps you can take to make healthy choices and decisions a habit. Use this process once and you will understand why one person calls it "The Logic of Love."


Ken Vincent photo.Multi-colored icon. [ONLINE BOOK]  God Is With Us: What Near-Death and Other Spiritually Transformative Experiences Teach Us About God and Afterlife New icon.By Dr. Ken R. Vincent - The author has a doctorate in Psychology and specializes in NDEs and mystical/religious/spiritually transformative experiences (STEs). Dr. Vincent is a member of IANDS, a founding Board member of the Christian Universalist Association and is the former webmaster of The Universalist Herald website. His writings all contain a strong undercurrent of Universalist thought (i.e., the doctrine of "universal salvation," that God will evenutally save everyone.) He is the author of "Visions of God from the Near-Death Experience" in which he superimposes the wisdom of the prophets and sages of the world's religions upon the accounts of modern-day NDEs to illustrate the similarities between them. Dr. Vincent's 17-chapter book is free and available to read online. An ebook version will soon be available. This online book is beautifully illustrated and includes important information such as:

1. How NDEs support universal salvation.
2. The testimony of a remarkable 18-Century physician whose NDE turned him into a Universalist.
3. What NDEs and STEs teach us about God and afterlife.
4. How the doctrine of an "eternal hell" was fabricated in the Bible.
5. The scientific investigation of negative NDEs.
6. A review of the scientific search for God and the afterlife.
7. How universal salvation is a doctrine in all the world's religions.
8. Why the resurrection appearances of Jesus were actually after-death communications (ADCs).
9. How mystical religious experiences supports Christian Universalism.
10. How Jesus' mystical experiences were no different from modern mystical experiences except in degree
11. How to separate "supernatural" religious experiences from "natural" religious experiences
12. The parallels between the moral development of an individual and entire cultures throughout history.
13. How the world’s religions view of the afterlife transformed in stages - first with magic rituals, then good deeds, and finally Universalism.

Included is a comprehensive Bibliography and a list of related Selected Resources available on the Internet.


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Dr. Kay Jamison photo.  The Trigger of Psychosis: Dr. Kay Jamison's Near-Death-Like Experience Updated icon. Mental illness can trigger religious revelations, visions and even out-of-body and near-death-like experiences. On this web page you will discover that mental illness is probably not what you might think it is; and that mental illness is not what Hollywood portrays it to be. You will read about one of the most distinguished scientists in the mental health field and her NDE which was triggered by a manic-depressive psychosis.


Orgasm face.  The Trigger of Orgasms: Margaret Birkin's Near-Death Experience Updated icon. Added to this article is information about the Eastern rituals of sexual Tantra Yoga, the transpersonal psychology of kundalini energy, information about the kundalini phenomenon in near-death studies, the Kenneth Ring and Christopher Rosing Kundalini Scale, the Bruce Greyson Physio-Kundalini Syndrome Index, kundalini symbology in various religious traditions, and the psychophysiological benefits of orgasms. Many people are surprised to learn that NDEs and out-of-body states can be triggered by orgasms; but scientists know that the largest sex organ of the human body is the brain. Human brain wave patterns show distinct changes during orgasm which indicate the importance of the brain's limbic system in the orgasms.


Astral projection.Multi-colored icon.  The Trigger of Astral Projection: Sylvan Muldoon's Research New icon.Astral projection is closely related to out-of-body experiences, near-death experiences, lucid dreams, and even remote viewing. The difference between them is that astral projection is a consciously induced OBE. Such OBEs provide an excellent argument when it comes to evidence for the survival of consciousness. Some of the most interesting accounts of astral projection come from Sylvan J. Muldoon (1903-1969). In the world of astral projection, Muldoon was one of the early pioneers in the field. As an astral projection researcher, Muldoon's discoveries all started with personal experience when he was 12 years old.


Multi-colored icon.  For Your Halloween Pleasure: Can You See The Ghost Face In This Photo? New icon.Check out this scary ghost photo to share with your friends on Halloween! You will certainly be shocked!


Bill Guggenheim photo.Judy Guggenheim photo.Multi-colored icon.  The Trigger of After-Death Communications (ADCs): Bill and Judy Guggenheim's Research Updated icon. Bill and Judy Guggenheim's book, Hello From Heaven, is the best book ever written about the afterlife in my opinion. The book is the result of a groundbreaking study (see www.after-death.com) done by the Guggenheims which it quantifies the experiences an estimated 50 million Americans (or 20% of the population) who have had an ADC. This figure far exceeds the number of estimated number people who have had an NDE (8 million Americans) by the Gallup poll. Had I not read the Guggenheim's book in advance, I probably would have never understood the multitude of ADCs experienced by myself and my family when our beloved mother died. The Guggenheims have documented every types of contact of the living with deceased loved ones such as: (1) Out-of-Body ADCs; (2) Evidential (veridical) ADCs; (3) ADCs of the deceased protecting the living from harm; (4) Prophetic ADCs where the living receive information of the death of a loved one in advance; (5) Visual ADCs of partial and full appearances; (6) ADCs of Physical Phenomenon such as poltergeist activity; (7) ADCs which are unintentional fearful; (8) Symbolic ADCs involving "signs from heaven" such as the sudden appearance of butterflies, rainbows and synchronicity; (9) Olfactory ADCs involving a particular fragrance; (10) Auditory ADCs of hearing the voice of a deceased loved one; (11) Tactile ADCs which involve feeling a touch; (12) Sleep-State ADCs where contact is made during dreams; and - most unusual of all - (13) Telephone ADCs involving phone calls from beyond. This revised article incudes outstanding examples of each ADCs type.


Raymond Moody photo. Multi-colored icon.  The Trigger of Shared Death Experiences New icon.The "shared-death experience" (SDEs) as coined by Dr. Raymond Moody is a phenomenon closely related to deathbed visions and NDEs where bystanders at the deathbed scene experience many of the same aspects of NDEs along with the dying person. These aspects include out-of-body experiences, meeting beings of light and witnessing the life review of the dying person. These bystanders are themselves healthy and not dying; yet seem to share the experience of the dying person. This phenomenon casts doubt upon the materialistic theory of NDEs being caused by hallucinations of a dying brain. In this article, Dr. Moody shares two eyewitness accounts of the shared death experience.


Spirit woman. Multi-colored icon.  Soul, Spirit and the Near-Death Experience New icon.This new article is the latest NDE research conclusions describing the difference between body, soul and spirit from the perspective of NDE testimony, psychology, mystical traditions, the Bible and the Edgar Cayce readings. Related concepts such as soul merge, soul expansion after death, the origin and destination of souls, souls as orbs, and soul/spirit experiences during NDEs.


TV Guide icon.Multi-colored icon.  NDE Related Television Programs: Your Cable Guide to the Paranormal New icon. This web page has been completely redone to include a comprehensive and detailed list of all the wonderful televisions programs on near-death experience related topics including the afterlife and the paranormal.

Dr. Charles Tart photo.Multi-colored icon.  Dr. Charles Tart's Out-of-Body Experience Research Updated icon.  Dr. Tart's paper about his psychophysiological study of OBEs in a selected subject (Miss Z) has been added in its entirety instead of just excerpts including references and resources. Miss Z had an apparent veridical out-of-body experience by successfully recalling a 5-digit number at a distance. The odds of correctly guessing a 5-digit number are 1 in 100,000. Links to Dr. Tart's multimedia files have been added. An outstanding review of Dr. Tart's latest book, "The End of Materialism," has also been added.


Martha St. Claire photo. Multi-colored icon.  Martha St. Claire's NDE and Visions of the Future from Melchizedek New icon. Martha St. Claire, M.A., had an interesting NDE in 1974 while water skiing that changed her life forever. Her NDE testimony was profiled on Ancient Mysteries and other documentaries and in many magazines. During her NDE, she encounters Melchizedek - the mysterious person mentioned in the Bible and other sacred texts - who shows her visions of the future which are being fulfilled today. Lots of information about Martha's NDE, her visions and Melchizedek are provided.


John Hogue and Nostradamus.Multi-colored icon.  The Reincarnation of Nostradamus: Evidence of John Hogue as the Reincarnation of the Great Prophet. New icon.The striking resemblance of Nostradamus and John Hogue alone is sufficient evidence of John Hogue being the reincarnation of the great prophet. But the fact there are even more synchronicities between them presents a solid case of them being the same soul. In 1981 Hogue had a profound "veridical" near-death experience which greatly enhanced his intuitive powers. In 1987, John wrote his first book entitled, "Nostradamus and the Millennium" which sold 700,000 copies and was translated into nine languages. By 2001, Hogue had published 13 books (and counting) on prophecy and Nostradamus.


Music icon. Multi-colored icon.  Music and the Near-Death Experience. Updated icon.  Read Gilles Bedard's NDE testimony and listen to music clips of the sounds he heard throughout his NDE. All the music he heard can be listen on Amazon.com's website.


George Ritchie photo.Multi-colored icon.  Dr. George Ritchie's Near-Death Experience. Updated icon.  When Dr. George Ritchie returned home in 2007 to the heavenly city he saw in his NDE, I was asked by his co-author Elizabeth Sherrill to remove the large excerpt of his NDE testimony from their book, Return From Tomorrow, which I did. Later I added a summary of his NDE which I wrote for my own book, Nothing Better Than Death and added a little more content. Now, Ritchie's NDE page is completely updated with an expanded summary and an outstanding excerpt from his last and final book, My Life After Dying: Becoming Alive to Universal Love. I should have done this many years ago.


Kevin Williams photo.Multi-colored icon.  Sex, Drugs, NDEs and Quantum Physics: An Interview with Kevin Williams. New icon. In 2012, an award-winning freelance journalist, Justin Nobel, B.Sc., M.A., M.S. of the Digital Dying Blog, interviewed the webmaster of this site by phone. Justin explores and writes about death - across history and around the globe. The following is an edited transcript of that interview of which I took the liberty to expand on the questions asked of me from the phone interview.


The atom.Multi-colored icon.  The Near-Death Experience and Science Updated icon.Greatly updated with the latest in theories of quantum physics and how they support NDEs and the emerging holistic merger of science and spirituality. Quantum theories supporting NDEs include: Quantum Interconnectivity, the Holographic Universe Theory, the Holographic Brain Theory, Quantum Consciousness, the Nonlocal Consciousness Theory and the God Spot, Quantum Superposition , the Many-Worlds and Many-Minds Theories, the Zero-Point Field, Black Hole physics, Biocentrism, the nature of subjective experiences, and scientific articles on NDEs and physics.


Lincoln and Kennedy. Multi-colored icon.  Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy: Evidence of Reincarnation Through Coincidence and Synchronicity.Updated icon. A comprehensive presentation of the evidence suggestive of President John F. Kennedy being the reincarnation of President Abraham Lincoln using historical parallels, synchronicity and photographic evidence.

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