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Harvard Neurosurgeon States The Afterlife Exists,Understanding The After Life


It may not take a neurosurgeon to confirm the possibilities,that life after death may exist,as through out time,we have seen and heard about encounters concerning near death.

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These are simply a few documented cases and stories pertaining to a few  near death incidents I to have one as I died on the operating table and survived, back in 2001.

I was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor in 2001 and under went brain tumor surgeries to either remove the said tumor or to see if it could be laze-red flat.It was exploratory  surgery.

What is a Near-Death Experience?

The term “near-death experience” (NDE) was coined in 1975 in the book Life After Life by Raymond Moody, MD. Since then, many researchers have studied the circumstances, contents, and aftereffects of NDEs. The following material summarizes many of their findings.

The term “near-death experience” (NDE) was coined in 1975 in the book Life After Life by Raymond Moody, MD. Since then, many researchers have studied the circumstances, contents, and aftereffects of NDEs. The following material summarizes many of their findings.

Four Phases of a Pleasurable Near-Death Experience

The “classic” pleasurable NDE includes four phases that tend to happen in a certain order. However, each NDE is unique. It can include any combination of phases, and the phases can occur in any order. The phases can even overlap, seeming to occur at the same time. Any two people describing the same general phase will describe differences between their two experiences.

The phase that often occurs first can be termed disassociated, because pleasurable NDErs no longer feel associated with their physical bodies or with any particular perspective. They feel detached and completely peaceful, without seeing, hearing, or feeling anything in particular. They sometimes describe a floating sense of freedom from pain and of complete wellbeing.

In the naturalistic phase, NDErs say they became aware of the “natural” surroundings—typically their bodies and the surrounding area—from a perspective outside their bodies. They usually say things looked and sounded like normal but unusually clear and vivid. They also often say they had unusual abilities, such as being able to see walls and also see through them, and being able to “hear” the unspoken thoughts of the people nearby.

In the supernatural phase, the pleasurable NDEr meets beings and environments that they do not consider to be part of the “natural” world. They may meet deceased loved ones or other non-physical entities. They say communication with these beings is “mind to mind” rather than spoken. They say they went to extremely beautiful environments in which objects appeared lit from within. They sometimes say they heard beautiful music unlike any worldly music they’d ever heard. They often say they moved rapidly through a tunnel or void toward a light, and then entered the light, only to discover that the light was actually a being. They say they felt completely known and completely loved by this being. They sometime say they experienced a “life review”: All at the same time, they re-viewed, reexperienced, and experienced being on the receiving end of, all their actions throughout life. Some pleasurable NDErs say they went beyond the light, seeing cities of light and knowledge.

The final phase of the pleasurable NDE is a return to the physical body. About half of pleasurable NDErs say they chose whether or not to return. When they chose to return, it was because of a love connection with one or more living people. The other half say they didn’t choose to return: They either were told or made to return, or they were just suddenly “back” in their bodies.

The Four Types of Distressing NDE

People describe distressing NDEs much less often than pleasurable NDEs. The following four types of distressing NDE appear in order from most to least often reported. Distressing NDErs most often describe the powerlessness type as having the same phases as a pleasurable NDE, but they say they felt powerless while this experience was “happening to” them, so they resisted, were afraid, or were angry. In the nothingness type, they say they felt as though they did not exist, or they were completely alone in a total and eternal void. In the torment type, they say they were in ugly or scary landscapes, sometimes with evil beings, annoying noises, frightening creatures, and/or other human spirits in great distress. Only a couple of people have described the worthlessness type in which they felt negatively judged by a Higher Power during a life review.

Some distressing NDErs said that once they “gave up” fighting the distressing NDE and surrendered to it, or once they sincerely asked for help from a loving Higher Power, their distressing NDE became a pleasurable NDE. Only very, very rarely have NDErs said their pleasurable experiences turned into distressing ones.

Who Has NDEs

It seems likely that NDEs have been happening much more often in the last few decades because of medical advances, as more people are being brought back from the brink of death. Also, as public acceptance has grown, more people are willing to tell their own stories.   Depending on how restrictively the NDE is defined, studies have indicated that between 12% and 40% of people who go through a near-death episode will later say they had an NDE. It is clear that in the United States alone at least several million people have had NDEs.

NDEs are “equal opportunity” experiences. People from many cultures and background, and of all ages—from infants (describing their NDEs once they could talk) to elderly people—have had NDEs. NDEs have been reported by males and females, people from all levels of education, of all religions as well as people not involved in any religion or spiritual practice, people of all social/wealth levels, heterosexuals and homosexuals, people with a life history of “good” or “bad” actions, and people with and without mental illness. None of these aspects of a person has made it possible to predict who will or won’t have an NDE, or whose NDE will be pleasurable or distressing.

Research also has shown that no personality traits predict the likelihood of having a near-death experience or which type a person will have. One exception involves a characteristic called “absorption”—the ability to focus attention on something without being distracted. However, it is unclear whether higher levels of absorption contribute to the greater occurrence of NDEs or whether NDEs contribute to higher levels of absorption.

NDEs in Special Populations

NDEs in western cultures such as Europe and Australia seem similar to those in the U.S. Studies in non-western cultures have shown some differences but also some underlying similarities. For example, spiritual beings and encountering a border between the earthly and spiritual domains are common features in NDEs worldwide. On the other hand, in countries where tunnels have been constructed as part of the infrastructure, NDE descriptions may include mention of movement through a tunnel; in countries without such infrastructure, people do not mention tunnels–but they may describe moving through the neck of a gourd or the funnel of a plant.  A person’s culture and personal experiences almost certainly influence the exact form that those features take and the experiencer’s interpretation of them.

Children’s NDEs are especially interesting because the younger the child, the less the child’s NDE has been influenced by culture. Children’s NDEs do, however, have the same features as adults’ NDEs—just in a simpler form. Child NDErs say they felt different from most other children while they were growing up.

People who have had an NDE during a suicide attempt also are of particular interest. An important finding from research is that, although ordinarily a person who has attempted suicide is more likely to try again, suicide attempters who had an NDE are much less likely to try again. They say they have learned that their lives have purpose. They see life as a gift. When they face hard times, they believe their job is to deal with the problem constructively. They see all life experiences as opportunities to deepen their ability to love and to increase their knowledge.

Also of interest are NDEs that involve veridical perception–accurate description of specific, unique events happening around the NDEr’s unconscious physical body that the  person could not have seen or heard, and that the NDEr could not have figured out through reasoning and logic. Most often these descriptions involve the presence, physical appearance, or activities of people nearby or of  family members even at a distance. There are also reports of NDE vision in persons blind from birth. They also include NDE vision and hearing in a woman undergoing brain surgery whose eyes were taped shut and whose ears were plugged with a small speaker emitting a clicking sound. Meanwhile, her body was chilled down, her heart stopped and did not beat for nearly an hour, and the blood was drained from her brain so surgeons could repair a blood vessel. By all measures, her brain was completely inactive. Nevertheless, she correctly described instruments used by the doctors and conversations held between the doctors and nurses conducting the operation. So NDEs are subjective experiences, but they also may be objective—“real” in terms of physical, earthly reality. Researchers around the world would like to find the funding to conduct more systematic study of veridical perception in NDEs.

Most NDErs say their NDEs have changed them. Some changes happened right away, others more gradually over time. Many people who have had NDEs need time to integrate the experience. Some people need months; others need years. People who have had distressing NDEs may feel especially challenged to make sense of their distressing experiences. Research shows that the great majority of people who have had NDEs, whether pleasurable or distressing, sooner or later come to see them as beneficial. Often they think their NDEs were the most profound and helpful experiences of their lives.

By Steven Bancarz|

http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/harvard-neurosurgeon-confirms-the-afterlife-exists/

Do we have a soul? Is there life after death?  The afterlife is something that has been experienced by countless people since recorded history who have returned to tell their tales, with the most noteworthy account experienced first-hand by Harvard trained brain neurosurgeon of 25 years, Dr. Eben Alexander.  This is not just another afterlife account that can be written off as a hallucination.  Before we look at exactly how his experience of the afterlife defies all scientific explanation, lets explore his account a little bit.

Before his experience, he did not believe existence of a non-physical spirit. Trained in western medical school and surrounded by medical colleagues who are deeply invested in the materialism view of the universe, he thought that the idea of a soul was outlandish.  Like most “skeptics”, he believed stories of the afterlife to be hallucinations or products of the human imagination.

Dr. Alexander changed his mind after he was in a coma for seven days caused by severe bacterial meningitis.  During his coma he experienced a vivid journey into what he knew to be the afterlife, visiting both heavenly and not so heavenly realms.

After returning to his body and experiencing a miraculous healing against all odds, and went on to write the NY Times #1 best selling book “Proof of Heaven.” What Dr. Alexander confirms is that our life here is just a test help our souls evolve and grow, and that the way we succeed in doing so is to proceed with love and compassion.  Here are just a few other notable points he made:

What Amy Purdy Saw During Her Near-Death Experience

More: Was this ordeal foretold? Purdy says that just one month before her near-death experience, a stranger told her that she would “cross over.”

Amy Purdy was 19 years old and working as a massage therapist at a Las Vegas hotel when she experienced a truly divine moment just one month before fighting off a deadly form of bacterial meningitis and losing her legs. After getting off work, an exhausted Amy had just reached her car when her manager called and asked whether she could come back and take care of a client who had been forgotten about. Amy took a deep breath and said she would.

Amy returned and met the man who had been waiting nearly an hour. “We shook hands,” she says, “and he was so warm and so welcoming that, in that moment, I was really happy that I actually came back for him.”

During the session, Amy says she began having a conversation with the man. “At one point, he said, ‘Your touch is amazing. … You feel like a very intuitive person,’” she recalls. “I said, ‘Thank you, I kind of feel that way as well.’”

Then, Amy says, he asked her something that stopped her in her tracks. “He said, ‘I have a question for you. Have you crossed over yet to the other side?’” In the video above, Amy describes how she felt in that moment, shares why she had a feeling she knew what the man was asking, and relates to Oprah why the man told her not to be afraid.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/28/amy-purdy-near-death-experience_n_7453808.html

Amy Purdy has had a lot of unique experiences in her life. She’s won a bronze medalfor snowboarding at the Paralympics, been around the world competing on “The Amazing Race,” given speeches (including a powerful TED Talk) that have been seen by millions, and become runner-up on the ever-popular “Dancing With the Stars.”Each challenge brought about its own set of nerves, but one particular experience could be considered far more frightening than the rest: Purdy says she once died on an operating table.

 

– See more at: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/harvard-neurosurgeon-confirms-the-afterlife-exists/#sthash.3OvUdcku.dpuf

https://iands.org/about-ndes.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/28/amy-purdy-near-death-experience_n_7453808.html

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MY NAME IS EVAN JENSEN A PARANORMAL EXPERT IF THERE IS SUCH A THING. I HAVE ALWAYS HAD SERIOUS INTEREST DEEP INSIDE THE PARANORMAL WORLD, NO I AM NOT TALKING REALITY GHOST SHOWS, BUT HAVE STUDIED AND WORKED TO GET A TRUE UNDERSTANDING OF DEMONIC TYPE PHEMOMENA AS IT DOES EXIST.

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2 thoughts on “Harvard Neurosurgeon States The Afterlife Exists,Understanding The After Life

  1. I do believe what is said hear. If you remember we had Grady Mosby on the show and he even had this type of experience. May Grady RIP.

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    Posted by darknesswithinradio | January 18, 2016, 3:23 pm

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