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Life After Life: An investigation into the remarkable similarity of experience among Those Who Have Returned from the End of this Life
Life After Life An investigation into the remarkable similarity of experience among Those Who Have Returned from the End of this Life Author:Dr. Raymond A. Mooody Jr. The Experience — A man is dying and, as he reaches the point of greatest physical distress he hears himself pronounced dead by his doctor. He begins to hear an uncomfortable noise, a loud ringing buzzing, and at the same time feels himself moving very rapidly through a long dark tunnel. After this, he suddenly find himself outside his own physica... more »l body, but still int he immediate physical environment, and he sees his own body from a distance, as though he is a spectator. He watches the resuscitation attempt from this unusual vantage point and is in a state of emotional upheaval.
After a while, he collects himself and becomes more accustomed to his odd condition. He notices that he still has a "body," but one of a very different nature and with very different powers from the physical body he has left behind. Soon other things begin to happen. Other come to meet and to help him. He glimpses the spirits of a kind he has never encountered before-a being of light-appears before him. This being asks him a question, non verbally, to make him evaluate his life and helps him along by showing him a panoramic, instantaneous playback of the major events of his life. At some point he finds himself approaching some sort of barrier or border, apparently representing the limit between earthly life and the next life. Yet, he finds that he must go back to earth, that the time for his death has not yet come. At this point he resists, for by now he is taken up with his experiences in the afterlife and does not want to return. He is over whelmed by intense feelings of joy, love, and peace. Despite his attitude, though, he somehow reunites with his physical body and lives.
Late he tries to tell others, but he has trouble doing so. In the first place, he can find no human words adequately to describe these unearthly episodes. He also finds that others scoff, so he stops telling other people. Still, the experience affects his life profoundly, especially his views about death and its relationship to life.« less