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Near Death Experiences

To Heaven and Back: Anita Moorjani

Sue Shanahan | Posted 02.13.2017 | Home
Sue Shanahan

Porch Light People: Individuals who are fully themselves. They are not influenced by "shoulds" from the culture or other people. They instead live fro...

You Don't Become Less By Dying: The Evidence

Stafford Betty | Posted 11.15.2016 | Religion
Stafford Betty

There is no need for the good man or woman to fear death. To regret it, yes. For there is so much that is yet to be done. But fear it? No. The great adventure of life will continue.

When Bad Becomes Good

Jennifer Repo | Posted 09.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Repo

In March 2015 out of nowhere, I became sick. Very sick. Like calling 911 and having an ambulance bring me to the hospital sick. When I got to the hosp...

These Are The Scars Of People Who Have Narrowly Escaped Death

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.12.2016 | Arts

Photographer Emily Goddard has always been interested in the raw beauty of scars. It started when she was a child, innocently captivated by a large sp...

The Nature Of Consciousness: Resonance Between Ancient Philosophies And Current Science

Marjorie Woollacott | Posted 07.22.2016 | Science
Marjorie Woollacott

Neuroscientists, like myself, are asking questions about the essential characteristics of consciousness, and the extent to which it is dependent on activity in the brain.

Everyone Deserves A Second Chance. Not.

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 07.11.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

Seconds in lore are splendid. We've heard that love is better the second time around, factory seconds are almost as good as factory firsts and everyone deserves a second chance, but a lot of heartache, anxiety and brushes with death have been the result of giving people a second thwack at the piñata.

The One Thing Many People Who Have Near Death Experiences Have In Common

The Washington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.30.2016 | Religion

It doesn’t matter if they nearly died in an auto accident or a drug overdose, giving birth or attempting suicide. Among the thousands of people who ...

Blessings from Heaven

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.06.2016 | Religion
Sue Shanahan

Last September my friend Nancy, got in touch to tell me of the death of her beloved daughter. I was saddened to hear the details of Meghan's passing. ...

Life After the Other Side, After a Spiritual Awakening

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.12.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Recently I was in Bali offering a silent retreat in the middle of Bali's Shangri-la like rice fields and special spirituality. The Balinese have a spi...

Leonardo DiCaprio Is A Mystical Warlock Who Will Never Die

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment

In "The Revenant," Leonardo DiCaprio plays Hugh Glass, a revenge-stricken frontiersman who survives a brutal bear attack (not rape) only to be buried ...

Four Years Later, I No Longer Feel There Is No Future

Ron Gold | Posted 12.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Ron Gold

My life has been irrevocably changed by the irresponsibility of a driver who refused to pull over when she knew she was uncontrollably drowsy -- and that stays with me every day. Still, unlike four years ago, I no longer feel there is no future.

Debra Diamond on Going from Wall Street to Published Author

David Henry Sterry | Posted 12.08.2016 | Home
David Henry Sterry

We first met Debra Diamond when at Pitchapalooza in Politics and Prose, one of the great book stores in America. She has completed an amazing journey ...

Death Through the Lens of Alice in Wonderland

Pamela Hale | Posted 11.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pamela Hale

Illustration by Peter Newell, in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Charles E. Tuttle Company, Inc., 1968 When was the l...

'I Was Excited to Get to See How Big God Was'

Heather Simpson | Posted 11.19.2016 | Religion
Heather Simpson

My brother was 4 years old at the time when I saw in him the faith of a child. We went as a family to watch my other brother's basketball game. I looked over and he looked "off." He had a panicked and confused look on his face. My mom immediately recognized the expression.

5 Things I Learned About Living When My Husband Had a Near-Death Experience

Marika Rosenthal Delan | Posted 11.10.2016 | Religion
Marika Rosenthal Delan

Giving up control to a power greater than ourselves is the point. It doesn't matter what we call it -- God is of course the most popular name for it, although it has gone out of fashion with the horrible things done in this name. The point is, this power lies in the surrender.

What My Near Death Experience Taught Me

AJ Mihrzad | Posted 10.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
AJ Mihrzad

Growing up, I blamed everybody else for my crappy life. When I hated myself, I blamed my parents for loving me enough. When I became 60 pounds overw...

Why Go To Mars? How My Near-Death Experience Taught Me To Live Fearlessly

Sue Ann Pien | Posted 09.04.2016 | Science
Sue Ann Pien

I was an atheist who died and discovered I was wrong. A "straight-A" kid willing to worship only the preachings of scientific method, finding all religion and spiritual mumbo jumbo to be a crock o' shit. That is, until I stopped breathing.

Ten Life Lessons I Learned from Actress Jane Seymour

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 07.31.2016 | Parents
Robin Gorman Newman

At age 64, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jane Seymour is still going strong, and has so many life lessons to share for moms and others.

What Amy Purdy Saw During Her Near-Death Experience

OWN | Posted 05.29.2015 | OWN

At 19 years old, Purdy contracted a deadly strain of bacterial meningitis and, after listening to a voice in her head that urged her to take action, was taken to the hospital.

8 Takeaways About Near Death Experiences And Heaven

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.19.2015 | Religion

What actually happens to those people who "die" and come back, and what can they tell us about the life that might awaits us after death? On this wee...

Dodging a Bullet

Randi Miller | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Randi Miller

I'm not sure which frightened me more -- the embolism itself, or the helpful nurse who asked me if I had a will and an advance health care directive. Regardless, I feel I've been given a tremendous gift, and I don't want to waste it. As soon as I can take a deep breath again, I intend to shout that from a rooftop.

Is Heaven Real? People With Near Death Experiences Explain

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.16.2016 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

What actually happens to those people who "die" and come back? And what can they tell us about the life that might awaits us after death, and the importance of life in the hear and now?

Girl Fell From Tree, Visited Jesus In Heaven And Awoke Cured, Mom Claims In New Book

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.16.2015 | Religion

A little girl claims she went to heaven after she fell from a tree and was cured of chronic sickness when she returned, according to a book released t...

New Heaven, New Earth: Is Religion Being Replaced With Spirituality?

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.31.2015 | Religion
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Could religion as we know it be ending? Could the future be less structured, more inclusive groups, giving to and embracing a God of love in ourselves, others, and nature?

The Science Of Near-Death Experiences

The Atlantic | Gideon Lichfield | Posted 03.18.2015 | Home

Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie Heaven Is for Real, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited...