Monday, November 12, 2012
Near-Death Experience (NDE): Afterlife or Hallucination? (Research, Eben Alexander Video 2:41)
Near-death experiences have been a source of ongoing controversy for centuries. Depending on whom you ask, you’ll get totally different interpretations regarding these profound phenomena of personal experiences related to impending death. Descriptions from those who are usually clinically dead often include bright light, sensations of detachment from the body, travel through space, and intense emotions. Many in the scientific community refer to these experiences as hallucinations, while paranormal experts and others support them as evidence of an afterlife.
The Medical Research Council and Brain Sciences Unit states, “These experiences classically involve the feeling that one's soul has left the body, approaches a bright light and goes to another reality, where love and bliss are all encompassing. Contrary to popular belief, research suggests that there is nothing paranormal about these experiences. Instead, near-death experiences are the manifestation of normal brain function gone awry, during a traumatic, and sometimes harmless, event.”
Frances Shani Parker, Author
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