I have intentionally
tried to be very selective in the [near-death] cases
I have reprinted here. I have not listed numerous
other accounts, which are essentially repetition,
and I have omitted some very impressive experiences
that might be considered the direct result of certain
illnesses, i.e., ailments involving the brain, or
the circulation or oxygenation of blood to the brain.
(Adventures in Death, p. 15)
in the previous chapter, the element of light is
one, if not the, most important element of the near-death
experience. In review of multiple NDE cases, researchers
Raymond Moody and
Melvin Morse made several noteworthy observations
involving the light.
that, of all the possible near-death elements, the
light exerted the greatest influence on the individual.
Patients interpreted the light as a being - a being
that radiated love and warmth. Christians recognized
the light as Christ. Atheists identified the spirit
only as a guide. (Light,
It is now
universally accepted, although still incredible
to comprehend, that the speed of light is constant
for all observers, regardless of their relative
speeds or direction. This is an extraordinary feature.
How light accomplishes
this feat is unknown, but it appears that light
has been positioned as the cornerstone of modern
physics and natural law. Einstein explained that
as an object increases in speed, especially approaching
the speed of light, its length decreases, its mass
increases, and time slows (but the speed of light
remains constant). If an object actually reaches
the speed of light, time stops completely. Many
are not aware of the full significance of this last
point. Imagine that you are traveling at the speed
of light and time stands still. You find that you
can travel anywhere in the universe, and you never
age! Hence, it is striking, but photons, and all
other forms of electromagnetic radiation, are timeless.
The producers of PAX TV's "Encounters
with the Unexplained"
series has released a press release dealing with
the airing of two "Heaven" television specials which
feature Dr. T. Baumann and his book, "God at the
Speed of Light." The first television special, "The
Evidence for Heaven",
aired on June 2004 and the second special, "The
Search for Heaven",
aired on September 2004.
About "The Search for Heaven"
Search for Heaven" (DVD) online.
special discusses some of the most fundamental questions:
What happens when we die? Is there actually a life
after death? Does the human spirit continue to survive?
Is there really a heaven?
the major religions of the world answer "yes" and
ask that we accept it as a matter of faith. But
in a world full of skepticism, unquestionable faith
does not seem sufficient. But what if faith alone
didn't have to carry this burden? What if there
was other proof that heaven exists?
Of Heaven" explores this provocative question: Do
new scientific discoveries and cutting edge research
actually prove the existence of heaven? Some believe
that, yes indeed, there is now proof that heaven
actually exists. This is no religious quest; it
is a serious investigation of some rather startling
new findings. The special will include dramatic
reenactments, interviews, and comments from numerous
theological experts and scientists.
expert featured in the special is Dr. T. Baumann,
author of "God at the Speed of Light." Dr. Baumann
states: "I feel there is a common element to balance
the arguments for near death and the existence of
Heaven. That common element is light ... light is
omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent and has a consciousness."
The tone of the special
is investigative in nature and is balanced and informative.
Its objective is to promote debate and discussion
concerning this very important subject.
About "The Evidence for Heaven"
Evidence for Heaven" (DVD) online.
Is there a spiritual
realm where the soul resides after death? To Christian
believers, the answers to these questions are a
foregone conclusion. But, for believers and non-believers
alike, the topic of life after death in a place
called heaven raises even more questions. Where
is heaven? What will heaven be like? Will we continue
to learn in heaven or will we instantly know everything?
Will life beyond the one we are experiencing here
and now be a life free from pain and suffering?
Will our bodies be different in heaven? Will we
be married in heaven? Is there now scientific evidence
that heaven really does exist? All of these are
just a few of the questions answered after examining
the scientific studies, personal testimony, and
experiences of those who say they have already traveled
to heaven and back. Discover the astounding level
to which modern science has answers to these questions.
Recent advances in medical
technology have allowed doctors to bring people
back from death and giving rise to the near-death
experience phenomenon. People are coming back to
life and bringing with them remarkably vivid visions
of heaven. They tell about visions of a bright Light
or being surrounded by overwhelming love -- even
conversing with Jesus. The special looks closely
at several of the most astounding NDEs -- including
contemporary experiences as well as the experiences
of Biblical characters, such as the Apostle Paul,
Stephen the Martyr, Elijah, and others.
Listen to the testimony
of many highly respected medical doctors, physicists,
Biblical scholars and scientists from the late 17th
Century until today, who have been working to prove
that immortality is indeed a reality. Discover the
results of several scientific studies including
one 25-year project that concluded, "For the first
time in 8,000 years of recorded history, it can
now be said with certainty that our mind, memory,
and personality and soul will survive physical death."