Consciousness Beyond Life, The Science of the Near-Death Experience
For more than twenty years cardiologist Pim van Lommel has studied near-death experiences (NDEs) in patients who survived a cardiac arrest. In 2001, he and his fellow researchers published a study on Near Death Experiences in the renowned medical journal The Lancet. He, then, wrote the Dutch bestseller Endless Consciousness in 2007; over 100.000 copies were sold in the first year.
The NDE is an authentic experience which cannot be attributed to imagination, psychosis or oxygen deprivation. After such an profound experience, patient’s personalities underwent a permanent change. In Van Lommel’s opinion, the current views on the relationship between the brain and consciousness held by most physicians, philosophers and psychologists is too narrow for a proper understanding of the NDE phenomenon. The author provides examples and ways that our consciousness does not always coincide with brain functions; that consciousness can even be experienced separate from the body.
|28 January 2018||Messina, Sicily, Italy. NDE Esperienze di Premorte. Salone delle Bandiere. Palazzo Zanca, Messina.|
|7 to 12 May 2018||Hangzhou, China . ‘Nonlocal Consciousness’. Lectures in the Zhejiang University, and in the Hangzhou Buddhist Academy.|
|2-3 June 2018||Bad Nauheim , Germany. Time Waver Summer Conference 2018. Lecture ‘Nonlocal consciousness’.|
|3-9 July 2018||Castello di Titignano, Umbria, Italy. SAND 2018: The Science and Mystery of Being.|
|August 30 –Sept. 2, 2018||Bellevue. Washington, USA: IANDS Conference: Aftereffects of Near-death Experiences.|
|6 October 2018||Barcelona, Spain. ‘XIX Edición de la Conciencia en la Vida’.|
|3-4 November 2018||London. Beyond the Brain Conference. Scientific and Medical Network. .|