The Importance of the Near-Death Experience
A near-death experience (NDE) is an experience where a person dies and come back to life. Looking into NDE’s can help determine how consciousness can become separated from the brain. The majority of current scientific data comes from case collections and surveys. There no scientific confirmation that consciousness can endure body death. Science doesn’t have the tools to measure consciousness or that the mind / spirit is separate from the brain. They recommended way to prove a NDEs encompasses veridical perception. Veridical perception is information obtained while in the near death experience that would not of been able to be acquired. If a controlled experiment in which it’s predictable for someone to have a NDE and then be tested on information they would not of been able to obtain. By taking a closer look and working with patients we could start to understand the phenomena.
Multiple sensations including detachment from the body, panoramic memory, intense emotions, dissolution from self, encasing light, and more. Interpretation of these events often corresponds with the beliefs of the person experiencing it. Aside from religious views there are some very common characteristics and after effects of near-death experiences.
- NDEs generally occur while unconscious or clinically dead. The elements in NDEs generally follow a consistent and logical and order.
- A Life reviews in NDEs that includes real events that took place in their life
- Communication with spirits of usually deceased relatives.
- Changes in the lives of NDErs after their experiences, the NDE aftereffects, are common. Aftereffects are often powerful, lasting, and the changes follow a consistent pattern.