The Placebo Effect (Updated)

The Placebo Effect (Updated)

Mar 12

pla·ce·bo: A placebo is a simulated or otherwise medically ineffectual treatment for a disease or other medical condition intended to deceive the recipient. Sometimes patients given a placebo treatment will have a perceived or actual improvement in a medical condition, a phenomenon commonly called the placebo effect. The placebo effect consists of several different effects woven together, and the methods of placebo administration may be as important as the administration itself…

Jungian Analyst Monica Wikman on Archetypal Phenomena Surrounding Death

Jungian Analyst Monica Wikman on Archetypal Phenomena Surrounding Death

Mar 02

Dr. Dave: What’s the relationship between dreams and NDEs — Near Death Experiences?

Monika Wikman: Well, if you work with your dreams it can really help you to be open and more conscious to be able to track when you’re having near-death experiences, so that is like literally exercising a muscle. It’s a part of us that can learn to be aware and hold consciousness around this field — this phenomenological field of where symbols and images come from. So, I think for people who have near death experiences… many people have them but they don’t remember them and how sad that is. So, they come back, they don’t remember what happened but if you can remember it — come back — then you have a solid sense of presence and even a teaching that came to you, through you, about while you’re still in your incarnation. So dreams are a way to learn how to tend that border between worlds and also have an easier time when it comes to either literally dying or getting into near death experiences. That was certainly true for me and it’s certainly been true for people I’ve worked with.

Deathbed Visions

Deathbed Visions

Oct 30

When people are dying, they are often visited by visions of dead friends and relatives which offer comfort in our final hours…

Regrets Of The Dying (Updated)

Regrets Of The Dying (Updated)

Oct 21

For many years I worked in palliative care. When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five…

NHNE’s NDE ‘Formula’ Newsletter Premiers Monday (Updated)

NHNE’s NDE ‘Formula’ Newsletter Premiers Monday (Updated)

Apr 07

The first issue of NHNE’s NDE Formula Newsletter premiers Monday, April 7th. This cutting-edge newsletter will focus on “The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth” and how we can use the profound truths presented in near-death experiences to transform our personal and collective lives. If you are interested in receiving this free online publication, click here to sign up…

The Shared Crossing Project

The Shared Crossing Project

Mar 13

The Shared Crossing Project’s mission is to raise awareness and educate people about the profound and healing experiences available to the dying and their loved ones…

TEDx: Martha Atkins on Deathbed Experiences

TEDx: Martha Atkins on Deathbed Experiences

Mar 13

Those who work with the dying are familiar with patients seeing long deceased loved ones, angelic beings, even hearing music and comforting voices as the patient nears death. Deathbed phenomena have been documented in the days, weeks, and months before death since the 1500s. Often confused with hallucinations, deathbed phenomena can bring comfort to patients and caregivers if those involved know what they are experiencing. Death and dying expert Martha Atkins discusses the deathbed phenomena and shares accounts from the dying and bedside witnesses…

The Science Of Resurrecting Dead Bodies

The Science Of Resurrecting Dead Bodies

Dec 21

Scientists are stretching the boundaries of understanding what happens as the body dies — and learning more about ways to perhaps interrupt the process…

Panel Discussion: ‘Experiencing Death: An Insider’s Perspective’

Panel Discussion: ‘Experiencing Death: An Insider’s Perspective’

Dec 21

For millennia, human beings have wondered what happens when we die. What is the first-person experience of dying and being brought back to life? Technological advances in resuscitation science have now added an intriguing new chapter to the literature of “out of body” or “near-death experiences” by eliciting detailed and vivid accounts of those who have approached the threshold of death. However we might seek to explain such phenomena, it is no longer tenable to simply dismiss this accumulating body of firsthand experiences. Can these experiences be explained through the lens of biology and neuroscience? What can we learn from the transformative accounts of those who have crossed the threshold of death? How have their experiences affected their sense of self and identity? Join neurologist Kevin Nelson, psychiatrist Peter Fenwick, orthopedic surgeon Mary Neal, and emergency medicine expert Sam Parnia as they share some of these remarkable stories and discuss how they analyze such experiences in light of their own backgrounds and training…

Movie: ‘Samsara’

Movie: ‘Samsara’

Sep 02

SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. Through powerful images, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet…

Movie: ‘Astral City: A Spiritual Journey’

Movie: ‘Astral City: A Spiritual Journey’

Jul 15

Based on the best selling book “Nosso Lar: An Account of Life in a Spirit Colony in the World of Spiritis” by medium Chico Xavier, “Astral City: A Spiritual Journey” tells the story of Andre Luiz, a successful doctor who experiences an enlightening spiritual awakening after his death. When he wakes up in the spiritual world, he embarks on a new journey of self-discovery and transformation, from his first days in a dimension of pain and suffering, until when he is rescued and taken to the spiritual Astral City. With magnificent art direction and special effects that have never been seen before in a Brazilian production, and featuring an amazing score by composer Philip Glass, the film brings to the screen what life is like at the Astral City that hovers in the upper layers of the Earth’s atmosphere…

David Sunfellow: ‘How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World’ (Updated)

David Sunfellow: ‘How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World’ (Updated)

Jan 04

On January 27th and March 16th of 2012, David Sunfellow gave two talks in Sedona entitled “How Near-Death Experiences Are Changing The World”. The following two-hour, two-part video is a summary of the information that David shared during these presentations…

12/18/12 Sedona NDE Class Notes

12/18/12 Sedona NDE Class Notes

Dec 30

This update includes information about how the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings is probably viewed from the other side, comments from class members about this horrific event, news about the 20th anniversary of the publication of Betty Eadie’s book, “Embraced by the Light”, news about NDEr Barbara Whitfield’s new book “Another F*king Growth Experience”, and a calendar listing all the classes that will take place in January…

Death & Dying (Updated)

Death & Dying (Updated)

Nov 18

Pulse Death & Dying Resource Page…

New Hit Series: ‘Call The Midwife’ (Updated)

New Hit Series: ‘Call The Midwife’ (Updated)

Nov 09

Call the Midwife is a moving and intimate insight into the colorful world of midwifery and family life in 1950’s East London. We are introduced to the community through the eyes of young nurse Jenny Lee as she arrives at Nonnatus House to live and work as a midwife alongside an Order of Nuns…

Dr. Lani Leary: ‘Preparing for a Meaningful Death’

Dr. Lani Leary: ‘Preparing for a Meaningful Death’

Oct 24

Bob Olson of AfterLifeTV writes: “This is a conversation that everyone one of us needs to have, yet few are prepared for in life. Too many people in our society have no idea how to properly help a loved one who’s dying. We don’t know what to say, how to act or what needs the dying have. Similarly, many don’t know what to say to the grieving or how to act around their presence either. This Afterlife TV episode offers a revealing conversation with Dr. Lani Leary who is an authority on how to find peace and meaning in both death and bereavement.”

Becki Hawkins Coming To Sedona (Updated)

Becki Hawkins Coming To Sedona (Updated)

Oct 14

Becki Hawkins, a hospice nurse and a chaplain, is the author of “Transitions: A Nurse’s Education About Life And Death”. She sat by the bedside of seriously ill and terminally ill patients for more than 30 years as an oncology and hospice nurse. During that time, she listened to patients describe various kinds of spiritual experiences, including near-death experiences. Becki will be sharing these stories, including the lessons she learned from them, Tuesday, October 9, 2012 in Sedona…

Twelve “Any Time, Any Place” Survival Tips (v3.2)

Twelve “Any Time, Any Place” Survival Tips (v3.2)

Sep 06

So, you live on Planet Earth and are wondering what you can do to insure a graceful passage through whatever changes may come your way. And you want advice that you can use any time, any place, even when faced with the kind of apocalyptic changes that are presently knocking on our global door. Here are a few practical suggestions…

New Documentary: ‘Death Makes Life Possible’

New Documentary: ‘Death Makes Life Possible’

Jun 13

Death Makes Life Possible is a feature length independent documentary about a subject that touches everyone and everything on the planet, and offers inspiration and hope for this chapter in our book of life…

TED: Hans Rosling On Religions & Babies

TED: Hans Rosling On Religions & Babies

May 23

Hans Rosling had a question: Do some religions have a higher birth rate than others — and how does this affect global population growth? Speaking at the TEDxSummit in Doha, Qatar, he graphs data over time and across religions. With his trademark humor and sharp insight, Hans reaches a surprising conclusion on world fertility rates…

Centre & Book: Bereavement Rescue Using NDEs

Centre & Book: Bereavement Rescue Using NDEs

May 22

Bereavement and Trauma Rescue Outreach has been created to bring support and help to people suffering or preparing for bereavement. We offer a new paradigm in bereavement treatment. We don’t just offer conventional counselling, but instead base our approach on the evidence available for life after death. By presenting this evidence, from sound medical and scientific sources, we help people find confidence in life after death. Most people whom we have helped in this way find that the pain of bereavement is reduced from unbearable dispair to a more handleable level of pain comparable to that experienced when a loved one emigrates…

Bioethics Forum: Near-Death & The Experience Of Dying

Bioethics Forum: Near-Death & The Experience Of Dying

May 07

Eleven videos from the 2012 Bioethics Forum – “Final Passages: Research on Near-Death & The Experience of Dying”. Includes presentations from Dr. Raymond Moody, Dr. Pim van Lommel, and Dr. Eben Alexander III, Dr. Stanislav Grof…

Annie Cap: ‘Beyond Goodbye’

Annie Cap: ‘Beyond Goodbye’

Feb 06

In her hospital bed in Oregon 5000 miles away, Annie’s mother, Betty, started to gag and suffocate as she came closer to death. At exactly the same time and unaware of what was happening Annie, at work in England, started to choke. Then sensing she must call, Annie urgently telephoned to say “goodbye” one last time. Hearing her mother’s labored breathing, she understood – miraculously her mother had reached across the heavens to be with her as she began to die. Shortly after her mother’s death, more unusual occurrences began to happen. Night after night, her mother reached from the “other-side” to comfort her – and this was only the beginning. Unexpectedly, sharing in her mother’s final moments acted as some kind of catalyst. Annie’s intuitive and psychic abilities instantly and dramatically increased, and ultimately led to a renewal of her faith. As a non-believer, who had rejected religion from a young age, she was completely transformed by her experiences…

What People Talk About Before They Die

What People Talk About Before They Die

Jan 31

What I did not understand when I was a student then, and what I would explain to that professor now, is that people talk to the chaplain about their families because that is how we talk about God. That is how we talk about the meaning of our lives. That is how we talk about the big spiritual questions of human existence. We don’t live our lives in our heads, in theology and theories. We live our lives in our families: the families we are born into, the families we create, the families we make through the people we choose as friends…