New Book: ‘Through Heaven’s Gate and Back’ (Updated)

New Book: ‘Through Heaven’s Gate and Back’ (Updated)

Oct 18

Lee Thornton’s book is an autobiographical account of how her life-changing encounter during a near-death experience helped guide her on a path of healing. An upbringing that included childhood sexual abuse and deception left her battling depression and illness on her quest for wholeness. She recounts growing up as the daughter of a distinguished U.S. diplomat in a world where respectable appearances concealed the reality of underlying secrets, violation, duplicity and manipulation. In the course of going through a divorce, long separations from her son, struggles with unresolved family issues, and trying to heal from a chronic illness, she learns universal lessons about love, self-acceptance, and forgiveness that help her win her hard-fought battle for wholeness, authenticity, and the realization of her purpose. She hopes that sharing her story helps others who have suffered similar adversities or are seeking self-acceptance and greater fulfillment…

Amy Call’s Near-Death Experience (Updated)

Amy Call’s Near-Death Experience (Updated)

Oct 12

EXCERPT: “I came to understand that most of us have lived much, MUCH longer than we could even fathom. That our lives that feel so very long are infinitesimal when placed in the Whole picture… which for that matter, cannot even be framed. I was shown how every single individual through their own free will chooses paths that MATHEMATICALLY take them to the circumstances of their next existence or life. That NOTHING at all sits in accident or chaos. That every single aspect of our lives are ruled by NATURAL Laws that we placed ourSELVES in! That in a sense, we create our own worlds. I was shown how one can never assume either, that if someone lives a life of suffering that this is because of ‘evil’ deeds. Many may CHOOSE a life of suffering because of what it Awakens in them.. or to help another, etc.. We can NEVER EVER assume that we can be accurate in guessing why each Being lives the life they live. I cannot describe the relief… the refreshing, peaceful balm this Knowledge was for me. To finally gather this Truth that I’d yearned for all of my life… That all IS Good! That there IS sense and beauty all around. That no one is just ‘free-falling’ as it had seemed before! That God doesn’t just get to toy with us as He pleases with random ideas of tests, including rewards and punishments that just depend upon His current mood or mindset. While in this experience, out in the vast expanse of stars and planets, moons, and Knowledge, I Knew complete Trust for what felt like the first time. This was bliss for me. I had lived in fear and distrust and panic for 30 consecutive years…”

The Skeptic’s Skeptic, Michael Shermer, Is Shaken By Paranormal Experience

The Skeptic’s Skeptic, Michael Shermer, Is Shaken By Paranormal Experience

Oct 08

Skeptic Michael Shermer writes: “I just witnessed an event so mysterious that it shook my skepticism…”

Your Brain Might Be A Radio

Your Brain Might Be A Radio

Sep 29

How “fantastic” stories unlock the nature of consciousness…

New Book: ‘The Map of Heaven’

New Book: ‘The Map of Heaven’

Sep 11

Near-death experiencer Dr. Eben Alexander teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and with ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and our true identities as spiritual beings. Part metaphysical detective story, part manual for living, The Map of Heaven explores humankind’s spiritual history and the birth of modern science in the seventeenth century, showing how we forgot, and are now at last remembering, who we really are and what our true destiny really is…

All About Emanuel Swedenborg (Updated)

All About Emanuel Swedenborg (Updated)

Jul 19

All about Emanuel Swedenborg. “People who have had near-death experiences peek through the door of the after-life, but Swedenborg explored the whole house.” — Kenneth Ring, founder of International Association for Near Death Studies (IANDS)

Induced After-Death Communication (Updated)

Induced After-Death Communication (Updated)

Jun 25

Induced After Death Communication (IADC) is a therapy for grief and trauma that has helped thousands of people come to terms with their loss by allowing them the experience of private communication with their departed loved ones…

The Essence of Near-Death Experiences In 8.5 Minutes (Updated)

The Essence of Near-Death Experiences In 8.5 Minutes (Updated)

May 27

Two short, powerful, life-changing videos that summarize the essence of near-death experiences in less than nine minutes…

Movie: ‘Heaven Is For Real’ (Updated)

Movie: ‘Heaven Is For Real’ (Updated)

May 09

Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, “Heaven is for Real” brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. The film stars Academy Award nominee and Emmy award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and co-stars Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) claims to have visited Heaven during a near-death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth … things he couldn’t possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event. Randall Wallace of “Brave Heart” fame is the writer/director. The movie premiers April 16th, 2014.

‘Death Is Not Final’ Debate: Moody & Alexander Vs. Novella & Carroll

‘Death Is Not Final’ Debate: Moody & Alexander Vs. Novella & Carroll

May 08

On Wednesday, May 7th, Intelligence Squared hosted a debate called “Death Is Not Final”. It pitted Dr. Raymond Moody and Dr. Eben Alexander against Dr. Steve Novella and Sean Carroll. Are near-death experiences (and related experiences) evidence that consciousness is not produced by the brain? Click here to watch the entire debate…

New Book: ‘Answers About the Afterlife’

New Book: ‘Answers About the Afterlife’

Apr 24

Bob Olson of AfterLifeTV has a new book: Unlock the mysteries of life after death and explore the enlightening discoveries of a private investigator’s 15-year investigation. This book is a comprehensive resource answering 150 of the most crucial questions about what happens when we die…

The Ghosts of Japan’s 2011 Tsunami (Updated)

The Ghosts of Japan’s 2011 Tsunami (Updated)

Apr 13

Excerpt: “Reverend Kaneda exorcised 25 spirits from Rumiko Takahashi. They came and went at the rate of several a week. All of them, after the wartime sailor, were ghosts of the tsunami. For Kaneda, the days followed a relentless routine. The telephone call from Rumiko would come in the early evening; at nine o’clock her fiancé would pull up in front of the temple and carry her out of the car. As many as three spirits would appear in a single session. Kaneda talked to each personality in turn, sometimes over several hours: he established their circumstances, calmed their fears and politely but firmly enjoined them to follow him towards the light. Kaneda’s wife would sit with Rumiko; sometimes other priests were present to join in with the prayers. In the early hours of the morning, Rumiko would be driven home. ‘Each time she would feel better, and go back to Sendai, and go to work,’ Kaneda told me. ‘But then after a few days, she’d be overwhelmed again.’ Out among the living, surrounded by the city, she would become conscious of the dead, a thousand importunate spirits pressing in on her and trying to get inside…”

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…

Version 3.0 of ‘The Formula’ Now Available

Version 3.0 of ‘The Formula’ Now Available

Apr 03

Version 3.0 of “The Formula for Creating Heaven on Earth” includes a major overhaul of both the chart and worksheet. In addition, eight new sub categories have been added to The Formula’s 12 main sections. The wording on several existing sub categories has also been improved…

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…

Quote: John Muir

Quote: John Muir

Mar 06

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”

— John Muir

Shamanism (Updated)

Shamanism (Updated)

Feb 23

Pulse Resource Page on Shamanism…

New NDE Movie: ‘The Perfect Wave’

New NDE Movie: ‘The Perfect Wave’

Feb 06

A new movie that tells the story of Ian McCormack’s near-death experience will premiere February 28th in South Africa. Called “The Perfect Wave”, the movie “tells the story of a rebellious young man’s journey as he searches for the meaning of life.”

“The film is in many ways a love story that interweaves four threads: a mother’s love for her son, a young man’s love for surfing, a young man falling in love for the first time, and God’s love for humankind,” says South African director Bruce Macdonald. “It has Christian appeal, but it’s primarily an adventure.”

New Book: ‘The Angel Effect’

New Book: ‘The Angel Effect’

Jan 08

In his previous bestseller, The Third Man Factor, John Geiger examined stories of explorers who found themselves at the edge of death and experienced a benevolent presence that led them out of the impossible. After that book’s publication, Geiger was inundated with firsthand accounts from people who’d had the same experience — a visitation that aided them as they faced crises ranging from physical and sexual assaults to automobile accidents, airplane crashes, critical illness, childbirth, and devastating depression.

In The Angel Effect, Geiger brings together a breathtaking collection of personal stories about people who experienced what he now calls the Angel Effect. He argues that the Angel Effect has the potential to aid us, even to save us, and questions whether or not calling on a benevolent presence is a trainable skill that can be applied in moments of great need…

National Geographic: ‘Life After Life’

National Geographic: ‘Life After Life’

Jan 05

This National Geographic special features near-death experiencers Christine Stein, Dr. Eben Alexander, and Anita Moorjani and includes comments from Dr. Jeffrey Long, Dr. Lakhmir S. Chawla, Dr. Kevin Nelson, and Peggy Kay, PhD…

IANDS Presents: NDE Radio with Lee Witting

IANDS Presents: NDE Radio with Lee Witting

Jan 05

The International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) presents NDE RADIO, a weekly exploration of near-death experiences and similar encounters with the other side, hosted by Lee Witting…

New Book: ‘Stop Worrying! There Probably Is An Afterlife’

New Book: ‘Stop Worrying! There Probably Is An Afterlife’

Jan 03

Did Steve Jobs have a vision of the afterlife on his death-bed? Does quantum physics suggest that our mind might survive the physical death of our body? How do some near-death experiencers “see” outside of their bodies at a time when they are supposed to be dead? In “Stop Worrying! There Probably is an Afterlife”, author Greg Taylor covers all these questions and more. From Victorian seance rooms through to modern scientific laboratories, Taylor surveys the fascinating history of research into the survival of human consciousness, and returns with a stunning conclusion: that maybe we should stop worrying so much about death, because there probably is an afterlife…

The Science of Reincarnation

The Science of Reincarnation

Jan 01

In his latest book, Return to Life, Associate Professor of Psychiatry Jim Tucker details some of the more compelling American cases he’s researched. He also outlines his argument that discoveries within quantum mechanics, the mind-bending science of how nature’s smallest particles behave, provide clues to reincarnation’s existence…