Another interesting article on the life and times of Dr. Raymond Moody, arguably the most important pioneer in the modern understanding of near death experiences, and the intersection between science and spirituality.

Of course, many have crowded the field….but he was the first academic to publish in the latter half of the 20th century to a public audience, and his books transformed the way we look at life, death, the light…and the magic and mystery in it all 🙂

Check out the collection of articles on Dr. Moody and the afterlife research he so lovingly has nurtured, at the link following the short excerpt below.

(RNS) Raymond Moody has spent nearly 40 years looking forward, trying to understand what happens when people die. That pursuit led to the publication of “Life After Life” in 1975, a seminal collection that actually coined the term “near-death experience.”

But in his new memoir, “Paranormal: My Life in Pursuit of the Afterlife,” the 67-year-old Moody instead looks back, reflecting on his fascination with death, the effect of his life’s work, and trying to figure out what it’s all meant.

One key revelation: despite his frustrations with some religious and New Age interpretations of his work, and the fact that he does not practice a religion, the psychologist and philosopher who grew up the son of an agnostic surgeon says he has “woken up to God.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/12/raymond-moody-man-behind-_n_1421903.html

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