Centuries ago there were people like this scientist telling everyone the earth was flat and that the sun revolved around the earth...
“We were not only able to show the markers of lucid consciousness — we were also able to show that these experiences are unique and universal. They’re different from dreams, illusions and delusions.”‘I was shown the consequences of my life, thousands of people that I’d interacted with and felt what they felt about me, saw their life and how I had impacted them. Next I saw the consequences of my life and the influence of my actions.’
The recollection of one revived patient whose identity has been preserved for privacy purposes
“There is a narrative arc in people who are having a near-death experience,” Parnia said of the common themes that survivors recalled. “Their consciousness becomes heightened, more vivid and more sharp.”‘I was no longer in my body. I floated without weight or physicality. I was above my body and directly below the ceiling of the intensive therapy room. I observed the scene taking place below me.’
And, yes, many people actually do see their lives pass before their eyes, much like in stories from folklore and popular media.‘I remember walking away through a canyon. On either side of the canyon were men in white robes with hoods hiding their faces. The last thing I remember was all of them pointing to me.’
Another revived patient who ‘died’ and was brought back to life
“Normally, there are braking systems that keep us from accessing all aspects of our brain,” Parnia explained. “The rest of the functions of your brain are dampened.”‘I was asked if I wanted to come home … or wanted to come back here. I told them that my two sons needed me and I had to go back. I was suddenly in my body again feeling my achy joints flaring in pain.’
yeah, that one is really disturbing. makes you wonder what goes on in that feller's head on a regular basis for that to pop up in an NDEDr. Eben Alexander is the best example I've heard of. Guy had no measurable brain activity for days and not only made a full recovery but reported one helluva experience in the afterlife.
quite literally an angel on one shoulder and a demon on the otherSome esoteric beliefs systems hold the notion that there are one of two places most people (souls) go to before their next incarnation, exceptions to this of course...They say this is also where the religions get the notion of heaven and hell from, because one of these two places can be considered hell and the other could be considered heaven in comparison...That's because one place is an emotional realm which is compared to hell because of all of the emotional instabilities awaiting for those lacking emotional development and the other a mental realm which is considered a better place because although there are mental instabilities awaiting those with little to no mental disciplines there is also peace and harmony for those of greater self-discipline as one must pass through the emotional realm before the mental realm...I've read about this a few times over the years, however I have the feeling this concept was originally derived from the challenges individuals deal with internally when faced with emotional and mental obstacles and self-development...