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The Resource Consciousness beyond life : the science of the near-death experience, Pim van Lommel

Consciousness beyond life : the science of the near-death experience, Pim van Lommel

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Consciousness beyond life : the science of the near-death experience
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Consciousness beyond life
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the science of the near-death experience
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Pim van Lommel
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"Dr. Pim van Lommel, a renowned cardiologist, was so inspired by the stories his patients told of their Near Death Experiences (NDEs) that he became the first medical practitioner to risk his reputation with a full, systematic trial into the phenomenon. He interviewed 344 heart patients at his hospital who had all clinically died, some for five minutes or longer, before being resuscitated. Of these, 62 -- or 18 per cent -- reported some ongoing experience after the medical monitors had pronounced them to be dead. Half were aware they were 'dead,' and 15 had out-of-body experiences where they were aware of the actions of the hospital staff around their body. In 2001, Van Lommel published the results of his study in the esteemed British medical journal, The Lancet. Van Lommel's article was a worldwide sensation and serves as the basis for this book. Van Lommel claims these are authentic experiences which cannot be reduced to the imagination, psychosis or an oxygen deficiency; people are permanently changed by an NDE. In After Life, Van Lommel explains how people who are clinically dead can have such a transformative experience. He illustrates his argument with stories of people who have gone through an NDE. In Van Lommel's opinion, the current materialistic view of the relationship between the brain and consciousness held by most physicians, philosophers and psychologists is too restricted for a proper understanding of this phenomenon. Our consciousness does not always coincide with the functioning of our brain"--
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Consciousness beyond life : the science of the near-death experience, Pim van Lommel
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5ocm11618937
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24 cm
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First edition.
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xxi, 442 pages
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9780061777257
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(hardback)
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2010003789
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Consciousness beyond life : the science of the near-death experience, Pim van Lommel
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5ocm11618937
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 442 pages
Isbn
9780061777257
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010003789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations

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