Near Death Experience’s or NDEs as they are more commonly called are not a new phenomenon; they’ve been reported throughout history and yet few subjects create so much division. Most often conveyed as spiritual in nature, transcendental or mystical, the personal accounts of those who have had them have attracted their fair share of cynics and yet there is ever growing awakening to this amazing phenomenon and what it heralds for us in our final mortal moments.
The ongoing debate has certainly been helped in no small part by the rapidly increasing number of self-published authors and the rise of Social Media as we become increasingly connected and more willing than ever before to share our experiences with a wider audience. Authors who are willing to share their experience are undoubtedly helping to further our understanding of NDE’s.
What is certain is that Near Death Experience’s raise many perplexing questions about death and the link between our conscious minds. None of them easy to answer within current scientific terms of reference. Indeed it’s been a long-held theory that NDE’s occur when the brain is starved of oxygen but with an increasing amount of anecdotal evidence to the contrary, this seems extremely unlikely. In fact, there have been several large-scale studies in recent years that leave us in little doubt as to the similarity of these experiences though some are significantly more profound than others. One that continues to garner much interest is that of Brian McLaughlin whose book A Flight Without Wings proves an extraordinarily profound read. We recently had the pleasure of reviewing Brian’s book and the full review can be found HERE
With anything that defies logical explanation thinking naturally evolves over a period of time and as more and more NDE’s are shared a particular pattern is emerging where the boundaries between space, time, and our normal perceptual awareness become increasingly blurred. This is particularly important as it has raised a lot of interest amongst the scientific community and especially amongst those who subscribe to the theory of a Multiverse. Could the Multiverse theory and NDE’s be intrinsically linked? Could we be on the verge of a revelation? Could we finally be unravelling a thread that will lead us to the truth or does a need for NDE’s to be scientifically quantified remain in many ways irrelevant?
The fact is that on the whole, we are terrified of dying and do everything in our power to delay it with an increasing array of medical interventions. If we knew beyond doubt what happens when we die and were no longer afraid of the unknown it would certainly herald a fundamental change in the way we lived our lives. For the interim though, it’s important that people who have NDE’s believe in the authenticity of their experience and are able to share them, thus continuing to bring hope to many millions around the world.
As always we hope we’ve given you something to reflect upon. Whatever your thoughts we are always open to comments and ideas and if you have a book you’d like to submit for review you can do so HERE