"ACADEMIA WITHOUT WALLS"
"The next Paradigm does not deny materialism. It simply says consciousness came first."
"Life is a school. But we are not allowed to know that. Otherwise we would start tinkering with the grading system and tell the teachers what to teach" Paul Carr in his near death experience
Dr. Kennedy, of San Francisco, describes his near death experience. It is most moving. He tells us that if we have loved ones, who have died in the most extreme circumstances, he believes that "if my experience is any indication of what happens (at death)they do not die alone, but die surrounded by great love"
Diane Corcoran RN, PhD, Col (US Army Ret) is one of the most important near death researchers you never heard of. While many of the researchers are on talk shows and writing best selling books, she has been writing academic papers and running the International Association of Near Death Studies. I salute you Dr. Corcoran. Your work is so important. Each academic paper published in a Nursing Journal is a solid brick that others can build on.
My favorite article by her is Corcoran D: Helping Patients Who have had Near Death Experiences Nursing: November 1988 - Volume 18 - Issue 11 - ppg 34-39 20 years old and not equaled.
Here is a link to her entire CV: Click here She also wrote a fascinating book When Ego Dies Since my mission is reconciliation, I have to point out that Super Skeptic Susan Blackmore and Diane Corcoran say virtually the same things when it comes to NDE and death of ego.
He shares with us two things he learned:
1) He knows that something is "there" after death as he's been there.
2) This world is a school. We are not permitted to remember that, as then we would try to tinker with the grading system or tell the teachers what to teach!
All of us is indispensable to the creator. I saw the orderliness of war, the purpose of all the religions. I was a drop of water in the ocean. I understood that everything and everyone has a purpose.
Two adults describe what they learned from their near death experiences. One candidly says coming back was his biggest mistake. Both state that all the answers to living await us at death.
Those who have had near death experiences learn that religions are barriers between people, and people and "God". "God" loves everyone, not a certain religion. They lose interest in religions but have a greater sense of spirituality.
1) Dr George Ritchie. Army records document he was declared dead for 9 minutes at age 20. His case was investigated by Raymond Moody who then went on to further study near death experiences.
He went on to a life of service, founded Universal Youth Corps (a religious Boy Scout-like organization), became a Psychiatrist and a leader in his Church.
2) Sandi Rogers RN Shot herself in the chest in a suicide attempt. Learned lessons of love and forgiveness that cannot be learned any other way.
America has never been kind or respectful towards its combat veterans. And back in the 1970s, those who had near death experiences were considered crazy or making it up. So please consider the courage of Ed Vandenbush, at age 19, to discuss his combat related near death experience.
The meaning of life is to learn our lessons of love. This is a scientific statement given what we have learned from near death research.
Videos On This Page
1. Above all else, learn to be loved.
2. Diane Corcoran RN PhD Col (US Ret) Death is spiritual, works in Hospice care.
3. Life is love, is god, and death is a body problem.
4. Anchor the light in this world
5. Life is a school, don't try to tell the teachers what to teach
6. Each of us is indispensable, even the bad has a purpose.
7. All answers await us at death
8. Religions are barriers to understanding "god".
9. George Ritchie MD, Sandi Rogers LPN: They learn lessons of love, forgiveness, service to others
10. Ed Vandenbush: Vietnam War Veteran Combat NDE