A good time to re-visit one of our first posts on near death experiences and the intersection of science and spirituality….with a quick update, from Dr Bruce Greyson for 2023. (taken from his wonderful series of talks in support of his recent book, After)
Are Near Death Experiences real…..or just a momentary blip in the dying brain?
Real spiritual experiences……or new age nonsense and wishful thinking for the guru’s, and the gullible?
Near Death Experiences, or NDE’s are a critical part of the intersection between science and spirituality, and have a lot MORE to do with psychic abilities, and genuine mediumship than many people realize.
For one – there is MUCH evidence that discounts a lot of the hand waving dismissals of NDE’s as hallunications, fabrications, and imaginations by those who hope the afterlife is real. (of course, SOME NDE’s are all of the above, but all you really need is ONE genuine afterlife experience to prove that conciousness survives the death of the body, of which there are many documented cases that seem to suggest or point to that truth)
Next, many people who have NDE’s come back wiht psychic or increased intuitive abilities. Why? Who knows? But there has been much written about this phenomena, with many NDE experiencers saying they seem to live between worlds, with one foot here….and one foot there……and have plenty of strange “psychic” experiences that are fascinating to explore.
Lastly of course, the near death experience lines up very, very well with how many mediums describe the afterlife, and with many of the features of meeting deceased relatives, having telepathic or symbolic conversations without the need for words (as many mediums, including several of those we have listed here, have described their own process of communicating with spirit)
In my view, the NDE will be one of the critical strands of science…that eventually fully supports the reality and importance of spiritual dimensions to our earthly experience.
What do YOU believe? Share with us on Twitter…..or in the community comments section below – you can read the entire article on the most recent published NDE study findings at the link following the short excerpt that follows.