Bioethics Forum: Near-Death & The Experience Of Dying

Bioethics Forum: Near-Death & The Experience Of Dying

May 07


Day 1 – April 26, 2012

Nonlocal Consciousness: An Explanatory Model for the Near-Death Experience
Pim van Lommel, M.D.

Research on Near Death Experiences (NDE):
The Findings and a Case from an Intensive Care Prospective Study

Penny Sartori, Ph.D.

A Conversation with Eben Alexander III, M.D.
Near Death Experiencer – Eben Alexander III, M.D.
Steve Paulson (Interviewer)

Shared Death Experiences: An Analysis of the Characteristics and Implications
Raymond Moody, M.D., Ph.D.

A New Philosophy of Physics, NDEs and Life After Death
Eric Weiss, Ph.D.

Panel Discussion, Day 1, 2012 Bioethics Forum
Drs. Alexander, Moody, Sartori, van Lommel & Weiss
Steve Paulson (Moderator)


Day 2 – April 27, 2012

The Experience of Death and Dying: Psychological Philosophical and Spiritual Dimensions
Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D.

Understanding Death: Implications of Mystical States of Consciousness Occasioned by Entheogens
William A. Richards, Ph.D.

Training to Become a Psychedelic Psychotherapist
Jeffrey Guss, M.D.

Death Makes Life Possible: Exploring Cosmologies of Dying and Beyond
Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D.

Panel Discussion, Day 2, 2012 Bioethics Forum
Drs. Grof, Guss, Richards & Schlitz; Steve Paulson (Moderator)



How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World
Pulse on Near-Death Experiences
NDE Stories


1 comment

  1. John D Cox

    Two comments with questions:

    1) One of the panelists said, as dying progresses towards death, “The veil is lifted.” What is a purpose of “the veil?” How does “the veil” fit in with physical, human existence? Later on, one of the panelists said that children are more open to phenomena of “the other side” but they’re not “socialized.” He said that, once socialization occurs, the child looses his “other side” awareness. So, does this mean that socialization creates “the veil?”

    2) The first questioner in the audience asked about a correlation between NDE research and the researchers’ self-awareness. The interviewer didn’t give the panelists ample opportunity to respond. Rather, the interviewer cut the question off, saying the panelists would “move on.” I didn’t understand why the question wasn’t considered. I thought it was an appropriate question and should have been discussed. Does anyone have any thoughts regarding the handling of the man who asked the first question once the audience could finally ask questions?

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