Sunday, April 29, 2012

Life After Death. Confirmed In Salon.

The final scene of the 1980 film "Resurrection," in which Ellen Burstyn portrays a character who acquires the power to heal after she has a near-death experience

Mario Beauregard surveys the literature on out-of-body and near-death experiences and concludes:
The scientific NDE studies performed over the past decades indicate that heightened mental functions can be experienced independently of the body at a time when brain activity is greatly impaired or seemingly absent (such as during cardiac arrest). Some of these studies demonstrate that blind people can have veridical [independently proven] perceptions during OBEs associated with an NDE. Other investigations show that NDEs often result in deep psychological and spiritual changes.

These findings strongly challenge the mainstream neuroscientific view that mind and consciousness result solely from brain activity. As we have seen, such a view fails to account for how NDErs can experience—while their hearts are stopped—vivid and complex thoughts and acquire veridical information about objects or events remote from their bodies.

NDE studies also suggest that after physical death, mind and consciousness may continue in a transcendent level of reality that normally is not accessible to our senses and awareness. Needless to say, this view is utterly incompatible with the belief of many materialists that the material world is the only reality.

1 comment:

DJC said...

I saw this movie long ago! I well recall that Ellen Burstyns character laid hands on a little girl sick with Cancer. The audience is thus assured that the little girl will be healed, though Ellen's character informed neither the child nor her parents.

Since my Mom passed away a little over a year ago, I've looked into some of the Near Death Accounts made by various people, though I don't credit all of them, as you have to test what spiritual information they convey, I find many of them very compelling.

Many people can relate, through these experiences, things that could not otherwise be known to someone in that dire physical state.

This coupled with a few experiences my own family members have related, makes these stories for me very compelling!