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Near Death Experiences

Death Through the Lens of Alice in Wonderland

Pamela Hale | Posted 11.20.2015 | 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...

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

Heather Simpson | Posted 11.19.2015 | 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 11.13.2015 | 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 10.06.2015 | 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 09.10.2015 | 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 07.31.2015 | 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 05.18.2015 | 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 05.16.2015 | 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 | World

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...

The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, Or Not?

Ritoban Mukherjee | Posted 03.22.2015 | Weird News
Ritoban Mukherjee

Needless to say, this will shroud the realm of near-death experiencers with a blanket of disbelief. And perhaps that is justified, to an extent. But as I said, you cannot of just one opinion in matters like these.

Are We Ready to Map the Other Side? Are We Ready to Map Heaven?

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.14.2015 | Religion
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

For many the debate whether there is an other side, if Heaven is real, is over. There are now studies, Near Death Experiences shared in best-selling b...

After Vipassana, Heartfulness Meditation

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Heartfulness meditation restores, uncovers, realizes our Heaven self. Inside simple inner peace there are worlds for us to discover. We don't have to take the word of others what the other side is like. We find the love of the other side on this side, in our hearts, in a life of greater heartfulness.

Why Don't Progressive Jews Believe in an Afterlife? Are They Missing Something?

Stafford Betty | Posted 01.01.2015 | Religion
Stafford Betty

As a professor who studies attitudes toward death among a wide populace, I ask myself, "Are my Jewish friends in denial?" After all, if death really is our destination, then we cease to exist when we die.

Are Near Death Experiences Scientific or Folklore?

Quora | Posted 12.23.2014 | GPS for the Soul

Are Near Death Experiences real?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from expert...

An Inner Revolution Has Already Begun

Steve Farrell | Posted 12.17.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Steve Farrell

An inner revolution started decades ago. You've probably been a part of it, at least in some small way, and probably don't even know. Yoga began ...

Life After a Spiritual Awakening

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

More and more people are coming forward and sharing their very personal experience of discovering a spiritual world beyond their dreams, beyond what t...

'Life After Death' May Be Possible, In A Way

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.08.2014 | Science

What happens after we die? Are we snuffed out like lights, or do we continue to exist in some way? Those are age-old questions, for sure. But a pr...

When Alzheimer's Victims Suddenly 'Perk Up' Just Before Death -- What's Going On?

Stafford Betty | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Stafford Betty

Conventional brain science has no explanation. It has long assumed that as the brain goes, so goes the mind; for the brain is what gives rise to the mind. The return of mental clarity and memory in a brain ravaged by Alzheimer's is not supposed to happen. Yet it does in some cases.

When the Other Side Is Too Close

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

For most of us the other side is something we don't think much about. When someone close to us is very ill or dies, we do what we can do to get throu...

How Do I Live Knowing Proof of Heaven?

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

While many people are still on the sidelines whether there is really proof of Heaven, there are many others who do not have the luxury of still decidi...

Near-Death, Near-Life and Real-Life Experiences

Tom Gerdy | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Gerdy

I don't look forward to death because it will cramp my style, but at the same time, I don't view it as the ultimate tragedy. As I view life and death, the ultimate tragedy is living in a way that you miss opportunities to make a difference in the world around you while you are alive.