Near-Death Experience

A near-death experience (NDE) is a profound personal experience associated with taking the death journey and returning back at life, usually during a period of being close to or declared clinically dead. Such experiences may encompass a variety of sensations including detachment from the body, feelings of levitation, serenity, security, warmth, and love, the ability to look down at your loved ones from above, and the presence of a light, though some also report negative, painful, or fearful experiences. Explanations for NDEs vary from the scientific to the religious and the spiritual.

Are ‘Near-Death Experiences’ Real?

They cannot prove the existence of heaven or hell, but they can give us hope.

Only a Flashlight: How Do You See Reality?

Although I try to share my near-death experience, there are no words that can come close to describing its depth and the amount of knowledge that came flooding through.

What Do Near-Death Experiences Mean, and Why Do They Fascinate Us?

When Gregg Nome was 24 years old, he slipped into the churn beneath a waterfall and began to drown, his body pummeled against the sandy riverbed. What he saw there surprised him.

‘Afterlife’ feels ‘even more real than real,’ researcher says

You’re about to go to “heaven” and live to tell about it. And your story will become the subject of scientific research.

Altered States

The power of the experience often is life-altering. Fear of death vanishes. Love of life blossoms. Spirituality strengthens.

Near-Death Experiences and DMT

A neurological explanation of NDEs remains elusive.

Does DMT Model the Near-Death Experience?

Despite parallels, there are profound differences between DMT and NDEs.

Beyond Death: The Science of the Afterlife

This question is more than a mind-bender. For thousands of years, certain people have claimed to have actually visited the place that, Saint Paul promised, “no eye has seen … and no human mind has conceived,” and their stories very often follow the same narrative arc.

The Ties That Bind: A Shared Near-Death Experience

Most of us are struggling to survive on earth and don’t have time to think about life after death. As it happens, there is much information about this subject, and some progress in the field is notable.

What Can Encounters with Death Teach Us About Life?

Whatever their cause, near death and shared death experiences change us.