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An intellectual tour de force; the most comprehensive
About the Author:
reference book for the near-death phenomenon.
The Big Book of Near-Death Experiences encompasses every aspect of the near-death phenomenon: the experience, aftereffects, and implications. Atwater's simple, appealing format includes drawings and cartoons by Spirit Painter and Chuck Vadun and sidebars from experts. She investigates and reports on the power of changed lives, the reality of deceased who come back, visitors at death's edge, out-of-body travel, the expansion of normal faculties, the awesome presence of Deity and the importance of spirituality.
The Sourcebook examines near-death studies from the "Moody Miracle" early days, through the myths of "the light at the end of the tunnel" and "the religion of the resuscitated," to 2007. After 32 years of work with clinical prospective studies in several countries, the reality of the near-death experience has been verified, confirming its importance in the study of consciousness.
P.M.H. Atwater is a global leader in the study of the NDE. She dedicates her life to investigate and report near-death phenomena using a systematic, scientific method. Through her efforts, medical workers who routinely deal with trauma and emergencies are now recognizing and recording the near-death experience and sharing them. In 2001, the medical journal Lancet reported on the near-death experience, for the first time citing the work of Atwater to the global medical community. This book is the culmination of her life-long work and is written to be a sourcebook for doctors, nurses, EMTs, and anyone who has experienced either first hand or through a loved one the life-altering near-death phenomenon. She has appeared on Larry King Live, Regis and Kathy Lee, and Geraldo and is a workshop leader at major spiritual/holistic gatherings. She has addressed audiences at International Association for Near-Death Studies conferences, as well as the United Nations.
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