I recently had the great pleasure of discovering Dr. Scarlett Heinbuch's new book Waking Up to Love, about the way she met her husband during a shared near-death experience. You may have never heard about shared death or near-death experiences, as they are not nearly as well known as near-death experiences (NDEs) as a whole.… Continue reading The Couple Who Met in a Near-Death Experience
My most recent post over at Psychology Today focuses on the aspects of near-death experiences that can be verified to accurately reflect reality: specifically, verified perceptions of events at a distance and verified perceptions of events that occurred during the period when the NDEr's body was in cardiac arrest and had minimal to no brain function.… Continue reading Are Near-Death Experiences Just Comforting Illusions?
Today's post on my Psychology Today blog, "Mysteries of Consciousness," explores a question that has bothered skeptical philosophers for centuries, if not millenia: How do we know that life is not just a dream? I argue that this is not just an idle question and that the answer to it stands to have important empirical… Continue reading Is Life a Dream?
I recently had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Simon Bown on The Past Lives Podcast, which explores all manner of topics related to evidence for life after death. Drawing on my new book, The Source and Significance of Coincidences, Simon and I discussed a wide range of fascinating phenomena that connect coincidences to… Continue reading My interview on The Past Lives Podcast
My book The Source and Significance of Coincidences goes on sale in less than two weeks (!!), but to whet your appetite, here's another preview of one of the topics it discusses: the role of coincidence in bringing about our destiny. French novelist André Malraux once said, “Coincidence is the language of destiny.” Many of… Continue reading Coincidence and Destiny
I'm so excited to review my fellow blogger Tricia Barker's new book: Angels in the OR! Tricia and I have been following each other on WordPress for years now, and I was delighted to discover that we both have books coming out this spring, within a month of each other. My book won't be out… Continue reading Angels in the OR
First-person accounts of near-death experiences have been all over the bestseller lists in recent years. Think of Eben Alexander's Proof of Heaven, Anita Moorjani's Dying to Be Me, and Todd Burpo's Heaven Is for Real. It's hard to read these narratives without having one's perspective on death--whatever it is--profoundly challenged. And yet individual stories of near-death experiences leave something… Continue reading Comparing Near-Death Experiences Offers Extraordinary Evidence for an Afterlife
At 21, Mary Helen Hensley had a near-death experience in which she not only saw a play-by-play review of her current life, but she suddenly remembered all the lives she'd lived before. As the daughter of a Baptist minister, she didn't even have reincarnation on her radar. But there it was, portrayed in heaven as a reality. There are… Continue reading Promised by Heaven
I had the suspicion, when I ordered Anita Moorjani's memoir Dying to Be Me, that it was going to be a book that I needed to own in hardback. Something told me it would become one of those books I would keep on my shelf for years as a souvenir of an important spiritual and intellectual turning point.… Continue reading Dying to Be Me