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Near Death Experiences

The Meaning of Your Life

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 02.02.2013 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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!

Is There Life After Death? HuffPost Readers Weigh In

Posted 12.02.2012 | OWN

On the Dec. 2 episode of "Super Soul Sunday," Oprah will be talking with neurosurgeon and Proof of Heaven author Dr. Eben Alexander about his fascinat...

Oprah And Eben Alexander Discuss 'Proof Of Heaven' After His Near-Death Experience

Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living

Watch in the video above, as Oprah sits down with neurosurgeon Eben Alexander, whose remarkable near-death experience radically shifted his faith....

WATCH: What Dr. Eben Alexander Saw When He Woke Up In The Afterlife

OWN | Posted 11.30.2012 | OWN

In 2008, neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander lay comatose in a hospital, a rare form of bacterial meningitis attacking his brain. His neocortex -- the par...

What Can We Learn From Near-Death Choices

June Cohen | Posted 01.30.2013 | Home
June Cohen

2012-11-29-riceliaspullFew of us come face-to-face with death in such a clear and present way as Ric Elias, who was on board Flight 1549 when it crash-landed on New York's Hudson River four years ago.

The Two-Minute Defining Moment

William Horden | Posted 01.30.2013 | Home
William Horden

Imagine you are wide awake when your breathing gently stops. I had the good fortune to be lying in the emergency room when this happened to me some nine years ago. Like yourself, perhaps, I expected to gasp for breath, panicking, but instead felt entirely calm -- despite the doctor's quizzical look.

You Will Die Momentarily

Ira Israel | Posted 01.30.2013 | Home
Ira Israel

How often should one think about his or her upcoming rendezvous with non-existence? In my humble opinion, there are two main problems with death.

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...

Proof of Heaven, Neurosurgeon's Mystical Revelation, Climbs the Bestseller Lists

Paul Raeburn | Posted 01.28.2013 | Books
Paul Raeburn

Proof of Heaven, an account of a near-death experience by a neurosurgeon, reflects badly on its author, Eben Alexander, and on its publisher, Simon & Schuster, for allowing mystical belief, "visions" and religion to masquerade as science.

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?

Oprah: 'I Just Talked To The Man Who Saw God' (VIDEO)

OWN | Posted 11.27.2012 | OWN

Neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander was a man of science until a near-death experience changed his entire perspective on life and faith. In his bestsellin...

WATCH: Scientists Discuss What Happens To The 'Soul' After Death

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 11.26.2012 | Religion

What happens when human beings die? Is there a final destination for the soul? These were the questions discussed among four scientists on a video tha...

Slow Motion: Faith Shorts Finalist

Dylan Tucker | Posted 01.25.2013 | Religion
Dylan Tucker

This film documents a near death experience changed the filmmakers outlook on life.

VIDEO: Scientist Claims To Show What Happens To 'Souls' After Death

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 10.28.2012 | Religion

In a video that recently aired on “Through the Wormhole” narrated by Morgan Freeman on the TV channel Science, Dr. Hameroff claims, "I believe tha...

The Argument from Ignorance

Victor Stenger | Posted 12.23.2012 | Science
Victor Stenger

The argument from ignorance is a logical fallacy, also known as the God-of-the-gaps argument, whereby someone says, "I am unaware of a natural explanation for [some phenomenon]; therefore we have evidence for the supernatural."

How My Near Death Experience Helped Me Cope With My Brother's Death

Dr. Heidi Horsley | Posted 12.19.2012 | Religion
Dr. Heidi Horsley

My story may have ended there, had it not been for a head on automobile collision I would have some 20 years later. I passed out on impact and was immediately enveloped by a warm bright light. As I moved towards the light I had the most euphoric feeling of love and inner peace that I had ever experienced.

Newsweek/DailyBeast: Scientific 'Proof' That Heaven Is Real?

Paul Raeburn | Posted 12.15.2012 | Media
Paul Raeburn

I have no quibble with others' religious beliefs. Those who choose to accept Eben Alexander's interpretation of his experiences are welcome to do so, as far as I'm concerned. There is nothing scientific about Alexander's claims or his"proof."

WATCH: This Man Falls Off The Side Of A Cliff While BASE Jumping

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.11.2012 | Weird News

A Norwegian surgeon almost needed his own services after falling nearly 4,000 feet when an acrobatic BASE jump he attempted didn't go as planned. R...

Not Dead Experiences

Victor Stenger | Posted 12.11.2012 | Home
Victor Stenger

The way to defeat ignorance is with evidence. After thousands of reported religious experiences of various kinds, including near-death-experiences, no one has ever provided a single item of verified new knowledge.

Heaven Is Real -- And It's A Schlep

Dan_Weiss | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Dan_Weiss

A sense of warmth engulfed me, as though someone had poured a bowl of chicken soup over my head. My spirit guide informed me that I was not yet prepared for the next world and that I would be returning to mine.

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.