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Near Death Experience

'Heaven Is For Real' Is the Perfect Easter Movie

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

When Hollywood decided to make a movie of Todd Burpo's international bestseller, Heaven Is For Real, they could have really messed it up. They could h...

Does Death Raise Our Self-Esteem?

Anneli Rufus | Posted 01.23.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Anneli Rufus

Does our self-esteem rise after we die? I ask this question because, sitting at the deathbed of someone who loathed herself, whose tagline was Whatev...

Robert Redford as Everyman in All Is Lost

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

The film is not just an adventure story, not just "man against nature." It is the story of Everyman, every human being who comes to the end of life and is moved to reflect upon what that life has meant.

Knocking on Heaven's Door: My Near-Death Experience

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

If Vicki hadn't insisted on rushing me to the hospital, there is a good chance I would have died.

How My Friend Saved My Life

Fernando Stepensky | Posted 11.11.2013 | Teen
Fernando Stepensky

The off-duty lifeguard who had seen me throwing up told my friends, "Your friend is very lucky. A lot of people have died just like that." The lifeguard couldn't have been more right. I was very lucky.

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 whos...

The Effect Of Near Death Experiences On Families

Religion News Service | Corrie Mitchell | Posted 08.06.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Eva Piper considered herself a shallow Christian until the accident that revitalized her faith and turned her Baptist pastor husband, Don Piper,...

Esquire Finds Reasons to Doubt Simon & Schuster's Proof of Heaven

Paul Raeburn | Posted 09.07.2013 | Media
Paul Raeburn

I gathered that fact from a fascinating story in the August Esquire by Luke Dittrich, in which Dittrich comes as close as one could, without access to Alexander's private thoughts, to showing that the book was a cynical effort to provide a new career for a neurosurgeon whose career was being consumed by malpractice suits.

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.

Woman Says She Could See, Smell God

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 04.03.2013 | Religion

A woman who said she saw, heard, spoke with and even smelled God during a near-death experience in 2009 recounted her experiences on an episode of Fox...

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.

Jean Houston Answers Oprah's Question, 'What Happens When You Die?'

OWN | Posted 11.29.2012 | OWN

Recently on "Super Soul Sunday," Oprah talked with American philosopher Jean Houston, author of The Wizard of Us. Here are the thought leader's wise a...

What Fiction Can Tell Us About NDEs

Laura Wittman | Posted 01.28.2013 | Science
Laura Wittman

NDEs offer us a highly effective effect of hyper-reality. What we choose to do with it, as a culture, is a key ethical and spiritual question. Do we want to privilege dying as a heightened state of awareness or do we want to downplay it?

12 Things I Learned From A Near-Death Experience

Ted Sutton | Posted 11.06.2012 | Fifty
Ted Sutton

Last week, while chasing waves with my 10-year old granddaughter in the Atlantic Ocean in Martha's Vineyard, we got caught in a riptide. We tried to remain calm and swim alongside the shore, but we became separated and waves pulled us down.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Is The Near-Death Experience A Really Good Trip?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.21.2013 | Science

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Gerard Butler Shares Near-Death Surfing Experience

Posted 03.09.2012 | TV

No matter how tough someone might be, when Mother Nature decides to have her way with them, they've no choice but to roll with it and wait until it's ...

Will Science Ever Explain The Near Death Experience?

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.24.2011 | Healthy Living

It's a question at par with "What happens when we die?" and "Why are we all here?" One of those eternal human mysteries that science has been unab...

What Happens When You (Almost) Die?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Religion News Service Wanda Colie vividly remembers what she saw in 1984 when, at age 28, a condition that produced blood in ...

Who Has More Out-of-Body, Near-Death Experiences: Atheists, Catholics, or Muslims?

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. Douglas Fields

Does a person's religious belief affect the likelihood of experiencing such spiritual feelings on the threshold of death?

The Sacred Art of Living and Dying

William Horden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
William Horden

a strong positive balance of attending to life and death makes the most sense. The problem is that we are decidedly out of balance today. Paradoxically, letting go of life allows us to appreciate it more deeply!

Is Life After Death Possible?

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

The philosopher George Berkeley posed the question, "If a tree fell in the forest and no one heard it, would it make a sound?" A closer look may have bearing on the question of whether there is life after death.

Can The Mind Exist Without The Brain?

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

Can the mind that has cast off its mortal coil still experience hunger? Can the mind be tickled? Is it possible for the disembodied mind to have a toothache?