"Near death experiences (NDE) are real. Experiencer's frequently report seeing or hearing events while unconscious‚ often quite geographically distant from their body. No physiological or psychological alternative explanation of NDE such as brain chemical release‚ reduced brain oxygen or seizure can account for this. There is currently more scientific evidence to the reality of NDE than there is for how to effectively treat certain forms of cancer." --Dr. Jeffrey Long‚ Radiation Oncologist
In 1998‚ radiation oncologist Jeffrey Long and his wife Jody began their research project on near death experiences. Through nderf.org (Near Death Experience Research Foundation)‚ Jeff and Jody have gathered thousands of first-hand accounts of NDEs from all over the world. In addition to sharing the personal narrative of their experience‚ visitors to the site who wish to share their NDE are asked to fill out a 100 item questionnaire designed by Dr. Long in order to isolate specific elements of the experience and to red flag any possible counterfeit accounts. Currently the nderf.org database contains over 1600 legitimate NDE accounts‚ far more than any other NDE research database in the world. The NDErs span all age groups‚ races‚ religious affiliations and come from all over the world‚ and yet the similarities in their stories are as awe-inspiring as they are inexplicable.
The new scientific data presented in Evidence of Heaven is generated from the nderf.org database that can compare and contrast common elements and calculate the percentage of occurrence of common experiences for hundreds of individual "experiencers." For example‚ common elements in NDEs include tunnels‚ bright celestial-like light‚ life reviews‚ among many others. The Long's database can track the common occurrence of these elements and generate data based on the survey filled out by each volunteer experiencer.
Written in an authoritative‚ but easily accessible voice‚ Dr. Long's groundbreaking book presents evidence of an afterlife and shares first-hand accounts of those people who have died and lived to tell about it.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 03 / 2010
- 150 x 225mm