after-death communication, consciousness, near-death experience, Parapsychology, reincarnation

Runner-up in the Bigelow Essay Contest

I’m thrilled to announce that I have been selected as a runner-up in the essay contest sponsored by the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies (BICS)! The contest, entered by 204 parapsychological researchers from 38 countries, was for essays on the best evidence for the survival of human consciousness after permanent bodily death. I am delighted that my essay has received this recognition and that I am in such good company.

Take a look at this list of winners:

1st Prize: Jeffrey Mishlove Ph.D.

2nd Prize: Pim van Lommel M.D.

3rd Prize: Leo Ruickbie Ph.D.

Runners-up: Michael Tymn, Stephen Braude Ph.D., Nicolas Rouleau Ph.D., Bernardo Kastrup Ph.D., Elizabeth Krohn, Sharon Rawlette Ph.D., Jeffrey Long M.D., Michael Nahm Ph.D., Julie Beischel Ph.D., Alexandre Rocha Ph.D. et al., David Rousseau Ph.D. et al.

Honorable Mention: Robert Mays et al, Chris Carter, Steve Taylor Ph.D., Christopher Kerr M.D., Ph.D., Bruce Leininger, Vernon Neppe M.D., Ph.D., Helane Wahbeh N.D. et al., Chris Roe Ph.D. et al, Peter Fenwick M.D. et al, Walter Meyer zu Erpen, Akila Weerasekera Ph.D., Greg Taylor, Nick Cook, Andreas Sommer Ph.D., Sam Parnia M.D. Ph.D. et al

All of the winning essays will be posted in PDF form on the BICS website sometime in the next week and also published in several hardback volumes in the next year. Stay tuned for more!

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