New Book: Raymond Moody: ‘Paranormal: My Life in Pursuit of the Afterlife’

New Book: Raymond Moody: ‘Paranormal: My Life in Pursuit of the Afterlife’

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By Raymond Moody and Paul Perry
February 2012

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From the bestselling author of Life After Life and pioneer researcher and leading authority on near-death experiences comes Paranormal: My Life in Pursuit of the Afterlife, an intimate look at a lifetime spent fearlessly wrestling with humankind’s most important and perplexing question: What happens when we die?

The concept of the near-death experience — one’s life flashing before one’s eyes, seeing a white light at the end of a tunnel, encountering loved ones waiting on the other side — is familiar to most of us.

But many don’t know that Raymond Moody is the man responsible for introducing this phenomenon to the mainstream, and in the process, completely changing our views on death and dying. In Paranormal: My Life in Pursuit of the Afterlife (HarperOne; February 2012), the pioneering researcher reveals how he became the first doctor to extensively study and eventually unveil this previously unknown experience of the near-death experience to the general public. From his childhood curiosity about the soul to his academic exploration of philosophy, from his early research into the afterlife to the publication of the bestselling book Life After Life, Moody’s entire life has been devoted to a deeper understanding of what comes next — and to exploring better ways for the living to encounter the dead.

In this fascinating account, readers will discover the surprisingly thin line between the living and the deceased — and why Moody’s lifetime of scholarship shows that we have evidence for our deepest hopes: that our existence continues beyond this life.

Raymond Moody, M.D.’s seminal work, Life After Life, has sold over ten million copies and completely changed the way in which we view death and dying. He is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading expert in the field of near-death experience.

Paul Perry is an internationally bestselling author who has co-written nine books on near-death experience.


Advanced Praise for Paranormal:

“Paranormal is the fascinating and heart-warming story of Dr. Raymond Moody’s extraordinary life, chronicling the exciting journey that has given us some of the strongest evidence that life after death is a reality. I highly recommend it.”

— Jeffrey Long, M.D., author of Evidence of the Afterlife

“Moody radically changed the way modern humans think about the afterlife. In Paranormal, he sums up his journey and shares fresh insights. The result is a thrilling and inspiring literary experience. Anyone who is not grateful for Moody’s immense contribution to human welfare ought to check his pulse.”

— Larry Dossey, MD, Author of Healing Words and The Power of Premonitions

“Moody’s lifetime pioneering activities have been the major impulse for all later research that has been attributed to breaking the scientific and social taboo about near-death experiences, shared death experiences, and the possibility of contact with deceased relatives . . . He has helped millions of people to understand and accept these special states of enhanced consciousness, and by doing so he most importantly contributed to the general acceptance of the likelihood of an afterlife. In this open-hearted book he shares with us the many personal ups-and-downs he had to live through to fulfill his aim of life: helping people to understand that there is a continuation of consciousness after death.”

— Pim van Lommel, author of Consciousness Beyond Life

“The personal story of Raymond’s life before and during his pioneering research into what happens at the point of death—once again expertly written by Paul Perry—will help every reader better understand their own search for the same answers.”

— Dannion Brinkley, author of Secrets of the Light




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1 comment

  1. Greg Urban

    Hi Mr Moody;
    I caught a show on your book and agree with your report. I have had some of the same types of experiences as you describe at the death of your Mother. Mine was as a result of what they now call post traumatic stress and my attempt to solve that problem. I did a lot of reading and religious searching. I joined a Buddhist where I did meditation and had some weird things happen when meditating but that was not the real result.
    I finally resolved my PTS in a painful expulsion of my horror by crying and screaming about the blood in front of a partying group of people that I was going to church with. Needless to say they were traumatized by mine. Anyway the thing is that I think that meditation was a tool that allowed me to vacate that monkey on my back. During my stage of meditation I would once in a while spontaneously leave my body when awake.
    One time there was Evil guy at our bed and breakfast’s; he must have been evil because while in the parlor with him and his assistants and my wife I left my body while talking with them. Later my then time wife commented to me about conversation and strangeness so somehow she was able to perceive the difference. I did not overtly expose my readjusted location but kept the normal discussion going like operating a puppet on strings.
    My PTS solution searching continued up to a Spiritual Church who also used mediation as a practice. One time at a special event where we were led by a visiting medium I visited a place that was infinite and populated with individual flames. I interpreted that as a view of what people would call heaven. I can not remember why I thought so but I remember that it was like a burning fog (a fog of flame) but inside that fog I could see independent flames and they were infinite in number.
    Now I know this is similar to your reports of death but that is not the real reason I am telling you all this. I am really here to share with you an experience that I had at about the age of 2 years. At that time I was at a stove with my fathers sister cooking and she was talking to me. I could not understand what she was saying but I came to the realization that I would have to learn how to communicate with her. And in so doing I would have too loose all the things that I knew.
    That is to say I knew a lot from somewhere that was not this life but would have to lose that wisdom before I could join with the current reality. That was the feeling I had and I never lost that little jump of consciousness because I thought it was a very important.
    So that is to say that death is not the end and birth is not the beginning. You have determined the first and I am here to tell you the later.

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