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Near Death Experiences

What Dying Rats Suggest About Near-Death Experiences In Humans

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 08.13.2013 | Science

Near-death experiences could be caused by a surge of electrical firing in the dying brain, new research in animals suggests. In the study, rats whose...

Ask a Skeptic: Fade to Black

Sharon Hill | Posted 10.09.2013 | Weird News
Sharon Hill

I believe that some people, when they undergo the process of death, get to experience the shutting down of the brain that feels like overwhelming euphoria. It's what people describe when they have a "near-death experience." It sounds awesome.

Wherefore Art Thou 'Proof?'

Victor Udoewa | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

Perhaps what is True is that it is more important to live as if Heaven is now, to constantly engage in the act of creating Heaven in all your life interactions.

From Strength to Strength

Sarri Singer | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Sarri Singer

Ten years ago somebody tried to murder me. Here I am today, celebrating this milestone of survival, watching the hustle and bustle of life going on in the exact spot where I was screaming, bloody and burnt by a terrorist.

What a Near-Death Experience Gave Me

Jessica Ashley | Posted 08.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Jessica Ashley

People who don't hold a belief in spirit or higher power or religion or faith may bristle here. But I know what I felt and I heard this nurse -- and others -- say it out loud. Some force was at work in the room.

On Nearly Drowning, Three Years Later

Brook Meakins | Posted 08.13.2013 | Green
Brook Meakins

I felt a sense of clarity; I didn't feel cheerful or buoyant, but eventually I realized that I had a new perspective: I had experienced a profound vulnerability in Costa Rica. It made me uncomfortable because I was used to being in control of everything--my experiences, the outcomes of those experiences

How My Near Death Experience Taught Me To Deal With Tragedy

Elad Nehorai | Posted 06.16.2013 | Religion
Elad Nehorai

Even if life is tragic right now, even if it won't get better right now or tomorrow or the next day, I want to tell you that you have the power to transform yourself and transform your situation and to rise above. To go beyond.

The Night I Came Very Close To Dying Alone

Rhonda Britten | Posted 06.12.2013 | Fifty
Rhonda Britten

I almost died Wednesday night. Wednesday was my fifth day of being sick. Diagnosed with bronchitis and strep throat, I was officially laid up with Kleenex in hand, amoxicillin by my side and a raspy sexy voice that I wanted to take advantage of.

A Little Slice Of Heaven: The Essence of Religions And Near-Death Experiences

Christophor Coppes | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
Christophor Coppes

People who have had a near-death experience are convinced that they had a glimpse of heaven. Although each near-death experience is unique, we find recurring messages in them. But these messages come right under the domain of religions that say they have the answers.

Coma Study Spotlights Strange Power Of Near-Death Experiences

Posted 04.05.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/05/2013 02:18 PM EDT on LiveScience Long after a near-death experience, people recall the in...

A Glimpse Into the Afterlife

Dr. Annie Kagan | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Dr. Annie Kagan

People often ask if hearing Billy's voice from the afterlife is frightening. Not at all. As he speaks, the bliss of his world flows into mine and I feel almost euphoric. According to Billy, this is just the smallest taste of what awaits each of us when we pass into the hereafter.

Jaweed Kaleem

The Growth Of 'Death Cafes'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.21.2015 | Religion

A few dozen Ohioans will meet Wednesday evening in a community room at a Panera Bread outside of Columbus for tea, cake and conversation over an unusu...

How to See Life Through Divine-Colored Glasses

Dr. Annie Kagan | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Annie Kagan

For more than 10 years, I spent hours at a time, curtains drawn, lamps dimmed, eyes closed, looking for the inner light. This meditation was how I ope...

Life After Death: Why the Growing Interest?

Elisa Medhus, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2013 | Impact
Elisa Medhus, M.D.

Is there sufficient proof for immortality and the existence of the afterlife? No, not 100 percent. And for me, there will never be until I'm there. But that's okay.

A Friend You'll Never See

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 03.05.2013 | Religion
Andrew Z. Cohen

As a self-confessed mystic and spiritual teacher myself, I have dedicated my life to bearing witness to this invisible yet fundamental and primary dimension of reality. Yet, whenever Spirit seems to speak to us or display itself in specific forms, I find myself growing uncomfortable.

An Upside-Down Look At Heaven And Near-Death Experience

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

The NDEs that occurred during ancient history would have been so instantaneously transformative, so powerfully seductive, that it would have been impossible for a culture not to incorporate the experience into a model of heaven.

The Changing Conversation On Death

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.13.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

We're in a moment of unprecedented change when it comes to the conversation about death. Death, once a private issue, has also gone public and political. At HuffPost, we're covering stories about death.

The Mystical Experience

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Garry Gilfoy

There are many out there who have had transcendent experiences that remain in the closet. The stories I tell are based on interviews with people from diverse walks of life. They are all genuine, honest people.

You Don't Have to Face Death to Make a Choice

Terri Cole | Posted 02.04.2013 | TED Weekends
Terri Cole

Ruminating about the past or fearfully projecting into the future both rob you of your ability to be mindfully present in this moment. The amazing gift in Ric's TED Talk is that you do not have to face a near-death experience to gain the benefit of his.

What Will They Say About You?

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 02.02.2013 | TED Weekends
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

We rarely get that kind of preview to hear another person's perception of us at the end of our lives. Hearing the engine turn off thousands of feet above ground served as Ric Elias's wake up call. What about us?

The Meaning of Your Life

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 02.02.2013 | TED Weekends
Andrew Z. Cohen

It's only a rare few that come back from the brink of death deeply sobered and humbled by the event. In fact, it seems that too many of us are able to survive such confrontations relatively unchanged at a soul-level.

Oprah Talks With Dr. Eben Alexander About Life... And Death

OWN | Posted 03.07.2013 | OWN

Born in 1953, Eben Alexander III grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the adopted son of a neurosurgeon father and a devoted mother. Following in...

Living Life to Our Own Personal Fullest Before We All Die

Chris Abraham | Posted 02.01.2013 | TED Weekends
Chris Abraham

Unlike Ric's experience of desiring to become a better man and work harder and connecting with his family and children after meeting Death at it's door, my dad, Bob, took another tact.

WATCH: Dr. Eben Alexander's Terrifying Near-Death Experience

OWN | Posted 12.02.2012 | OWN

In 2008, neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander contracted a rare form of bacterial meningitis that shut down parts of his brain, put him in a coma and nearl...

Being Present for Our Lives

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 01.31.2013 | TED Weekends
Dawn Gluskin

The past is dead. We can never change it. The future is not promised to anybody. All we ever have is this moment. So, imagine a life where we live each moment like it's our last, like children do. Think of all the joy we could experience!