On the Other Side of Life: Exploring the Phenomenon of the near-Death Experience

On the Other Side of Life: Exploring the Phenomenon of the near-Death Experience

On the Other Side of Life: Exploring the Phenomenon of the near-Death Experience

On the Other Side of Life: Exploring the Phenomenon of the near-Death Experience

Synopsis

"A refreshing and stimulating look at a subject that has been trampled by hype and innuendo". -- Michael B. Sabom, M.D., Author, Recollections of Death: A Medical Investigation

According to researchers in the field, over 8 million Americans have undergone a near-death experience (NDE). Ms. Valarino, an expert in NDE history, presents this phenomenon in a probing multidisciplinary examination: a dialogue with distinguished investigators and scholars in the fields of psychology, biology, physics, neurophysiology, theology, and philosophy to explore different understandings of the NDE.

These six eminent personnel propose original and scientifically stimulating hypotheses on the NDE phenomenon: Professor Kenneth Ring, a world-renowned psychologist, presents a vast survey of the latest research; Professor Michel Lefeuvre, a philosopher, provides the first extensive philosophical analysis of the NDE phenomenon; Professors Louis-Marie Vincent, a biologist, Regis Duthiel, a theoretical physicist, and Paul Chauchard, a neurophysiologist, put forth highly interesting theories with respect to their scientific fields of expertise; and, Lord Bishop Jean Vernette, delegate of the French Episcopate and advisor to the Vatican, puts forth the views of the Catholic Church.

On the Other Side of Life is an unbiased exchange of ideas and knowledge on the near-death experience. Ms. Valarino infuses this book with disarming intellectual honesty, leaving a lasting impression on

Excerpt

Evelyn Elsaesser Valarino's book, On the Other Side of Life: Exploring the Phenomenon of the Near-Death Experience, is to my knowledge both unique and a uniquely valuable contribution to the rapidly expanding literature dealing with near-death experiences (NDEs). In the last twenty years, for example, there have been more than two score books, published in various languages, which present the essential facts about these fascinating encounters with death and are replete with many examples and case histories of NDEs, and quite a few volumes that explore the phenomenon from a variety of points of view, ranging from the narrowly and reductively scientific to the dogmatically theological and even the unabashedly spiritual, depending on the particular predilections of their authors.

Entirely lacking among this literature until the appearance of Evelyn Elsaesser Valarino's book, however, has been a thoughtful and penetrating theoretical and philosophical examination of the NDE and its implications by persons who have achieved eminence in various . . .

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