Really fascinating research on Near Death Experiences.

While the media (and lots of scientists, too) tend to conflate all sorts of different experiences as NDE’s (from being close to death, to a brush with danger, to all sorts of other similar spectrum like experiences that have nothing to do with an NDE) – this new protocol by Dr. Sam Parnia and scientific peers looks to create a uniform classification that will no doubt, be hugely helpful to all.

You can read the whole article, after the short excerpt below.

To determine whether a case is authentic, they’ve set out six components that people have to meet.

The six components are:

  • The experience must be linked to death
  • It has to involve a loss of consciousness
  • Bring a sense of transcendence
  • Be somewhat indescribable
  • Bring a positive transformation
  • Be free of other coma-related experiences (including dreams and delirium)

These guidelines have been put in place to separate REDs from other phenomena, such as those who have been in a coma and reported dreams of briefly waking without realising and being unable to recall the events that happened around them, this is called post-intensive care syndrome (PICS).

The research, which will be published soon according to Dr Parnia, shows that roughly 15 per cent of people who’ve been resuscitated from a coma after suffering from a cardiac arrest have a Recalled Experience of Death.

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