"ACADEMIA WITHOUT WALLS"
"The next Paradigm does not deny materialism. It simply says consciousness came first."
We systematically studied all survivors of cardiac arrest at Seattle Children's Hospital over a 15 year period. These are children that I either personally resuscitated or knew the doctors involved.
Many of the videos below contain footage from our original interviews which were videotaped. In those, the children are often telling their experience for the first time. You can see the awe and wonder and hesitancy and uncertainly in attempting to explain what happened to them.
I feel I have an enormous obligation to tell their experiences. I was fortunate to have heard them for the first time. Unlike almost every other researcher other than Pim van Lommel, I did not have to rely on reviewing medical records and all the controversies over how close to death the patients were. I know that they were clinically dead and had all the signs of brain death by my own physical exam and experience.
"May the story captivate us, the science awaken us, and the truth transform us." - James Levin MD
This is from Unsolved Mysteries, a re-creation. It has been shown in re-runs numerous times. I was a Pediatric Fellow working in Critical Care Medicine. I trained at Johns Hopkins and had no particular interest in Near Death Experiences until I resuscitated this girl.
This was my first appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Three of my patients are presented, Krystal, Michelle, and Wes Chandler. Actually Wes is not one of my patients, just a good friend. This is the most complete account of Krystal's story I am aware of. Michelle describes floating out of her body, but doesn't get a chance to tell the best part of her story, which is that she was then given a choice to return to life, by "three doctors" dressed in white. I asked her "how did you know that they were doctors?". She replied, "because they were 14 feet tall and had light bulbs in their bodies!". Probably a more religious child would have called them angels.
We had to stick a needle in this young girl's heart and inject medications to restart it. That's "near death" by any criteria. She tells a halting powerful experience that she is clearly struggling to understand. Years later she tells Rolling Stone Magazine "I was never so alive as that time I was dead.
Click here for a longer video of the raw footage of her interview
An interview a year later part 1 click here
This three year old boy nearly died when his parents' car flipped over a side rail and fell into a river. He was underwater for 45 minutes. He said he went into a huge noodle, then said "no it must of been a tunnel as noodles don't have rainbows in them."
I have recently been contacted by Chris's mother (May 2011) Here is what she had to share with me: Patti. No, Chris is not a NASCAR racer, but he does participate in death defying sports. If he's not busy flying through the air upside down while freestyle skiing, then he's participating in Mixed Martial Arts. Several years ago I told him that I could not watch his competitions anymore, it's just too scary. He has grown into a kind and generous man and does volunteer work with "at-risk" youth. Dr. Morse, thank you for preserving this video! "
This is an extraordinary Stone Phillips Interview. 20/20 Managed to Interview Three Children as the exact moment they were entered into my study. You will hear them describe their experiences for the very first time.
This young girl has a long history of migraine headaches, in which she has both tunnel vision and sees flashing lights. She also nearly died and had a near death experience. She has no trouble telling the difference between these experiences. I often hear various Neurologists and Neuroscientists speculate that the Near Death Experience might in fact simply be this sort of phenomena. Listen to her and you decide.
Those who do controlled remote viewing will recognize this process. I am convinced the tunnel is the "aperture". She is now at Stage 3 where the aperture has opened. Note that she starts with primary colors, then they come to represent objects. She has an AI, and draws a schematic S3 type sketch. Fortunately for her, she does not proceed into "Stage 4 and beyond" in terms of her near death experience.
Longer unedited segment click here
The weirdly fascinating drawings that young kids did after they had experienced near-death experiences. There is a haunting and eerie familiarity about them, and yet in some ways they avoid the stereotypes NDEs often contain.
(This video is courtesy of my bud KINGERZ (his U tube handle). Several of the above are also courtesy of him. I call him my bud but actually know nothing about him)
No Children are actually shown in this video.
Australian 20/20 Show with Dr. Morse. They present several near death experiences in children.
This three year old boy described his near death experience when he was nine months old. Here's how he came to tell his parents about his experience. They took him, at age three, to a Christmas Pagent play, where someone played the part of Jesus. He started having a fit, screaming, "that's not my Jesus, that's not my Jesus". He then proceeded to tell his parents of meeting "Jesus" when he nearly died at nine months of age.
He acurately described many details of his hospitalization when he was nine months old, including that his mother and grandfather were hugging each other in the lobby waiting room while he was being resuscitated. Their meeting and hugging was such an odd event that he could not have guessed it would happen.
This young girl nearly died of a diabetic coma. Once again, her experience is not a coherent story, but powerful fragments which are odd, difficult to understand. Yet the basic experience is there, re-interpreted through the eyes of a non-religious 10 year old.
If you doubt that the media and culture shapes these experiences, watch this video carefully. You can hear the disapproval in the Talk Show Host's voice because she DOESN'T describe a tunnel or a bright loving light coming to greet her.
This is raw uncut video footage of our interviews with children who survived cardiac arrest. You can hardly hear the young girl. Her picture is amazing. I include this video so you can see my interview style. Specifically she is not asked leading questions, she is not pressured to say anything, I repeatedly use phrases such as "tell me about this", "what happened next" and "was he tall or short" type questions.
More unedited footage same patient click here a year later
Part 2 unedited footage same patient click here a year later
One of the earliest interviews with Crystal, the definitive case of a near death experience. She refutes everything the skeptics have to say about these experiences. For example, I recently heard Super Skeptic Susan Blackmore say that she would change her mind and admit that near death experiences are real, if only there was proof that the experiences happened while the patient was in coma.
Well, Crystal accurately reported minor conversations, trivial aspects of her own resuscitation while she was in coma. Also she had her eyes taped closed. As usual, whenever the so-called Skeptics are confronted with an answer to their objections, they ignore it.
I like this video because it calls me "the straightest of the straight" physicians, winning awards for my work as a Neuroscientist.
Teenager describes having a near death experience when he was nine months old. He told his parents about it when he was three years old. They were are a Christmas Pageant. When the "Jesus" came on the stage, Mark started crying and saying "that's not my Jesus." When in "Heaven", he could "run and double jump with God".
You will understand why I study children's near death experiences. They are such sacred experiences for them that they don't really change over the years, they are very protective of them. Her experience is extraordinary. She then goes on to describe the classic aftereffects of the child's near death experience. They can't wear watches as they are always malfunctioning. And they have dreams that come true, their psychic abilities are heightened.
Doesn't get much more moving than this. A Mother describes how her daughter was frightened to talk about her near death experience and finally was able to discuss it. Her daughter now counsels other children who have had such experiences or are going to die.
Do You Have a Near Death Experience to Share?
If you have videos you would like included in this collection, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, especially if they are videos of children's NDEs or the spiritual experiences of children in general. These videos are very inspiring and helpful to parents dealing with the death of a child.
3. Eight Year old Child's Near Death Experience
4. Three Year Old Child's Near Death Experience
5. 20/20 Interview of 3 Children who on camera describe their experiences for first time.
6. 12 Y/O describes difference between near death experience and migraine headache.
7. 12 Y/O draws her near death experience
8. News program shows children's drawings.
9. Australian 20/20 Segment, three children's NDEs including heart transplant pt.
10. Dr. Morse describes a near death experience in a 9 month old infant.
11. 10 year old had a near death experience.
12. 5 year old near death experience: Not time to die.
13. 8 yo Crystal describes her experience for BBC
14. Teenager describes near death experience at 9 months of age.
15. A Adult Describes her near death experience at age 3. She now has dreams that come true and difficulty wearing watches.
16. A Mother talks about her daughter's near death experience and how it has effected her daughter's life, including that her daughter counsels seriously ill children.
My interest in showing these videos is for the simple purpose that grieving parents may have some interest in seeing them.
What can we learn from watching them?
1. We are here on Earth to learn lessons of love.
2. We do not die alone, but someone or a loving something accompanies us during the dying process.
3. It's not scary to die. As one child said, "I know a little more about it now".
If you have a sincere interest in near death experiences, watch these videos carefully. Virtually all the controversies over the "reality" of near death experiences are resolved.
IT IS THE MEDIA AND SOCIETY THAT SHAPES THESE EXPERIENCES, NOT THE PATIENT!
One obvious concern with near death experiences is whether or not they are simply the by-product of cultural expectation about what happens when we die. As you watch these videos, you will understand that they start with powerful fragments of experiences that are odd, idiosyncratic, and then, over time, they redefine the experience in terms everyone can understand.
These videos are primarily my own patients, many of whom I was the team leader when they were resuscitated. I am so fortunate that I have been able to hear their stories first hand. I want to share that experience with you.
Is It Ethical to Show These Experiences?
The videos on this page have been already shown on television numerous times, on shows such as Oprah Winfrey, PBS documentaries, Unsolved Mysteries and such.
No person depicted on this page has been concerned at my presenting a short clip of one of their television appearances. All of these videos are in the Public Domain.