Paranormal

Paranormal

My Life in Pursuit of the Afterlife

Large Print - 2012
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The bestselling author of Life After Life, Raymond Moody, offers a stunning, myth-busting memoir of everything he has learned in a lifetime studying "the other side" and our connection to it. The grandfather of the NDE (near death experience) movement, Raymond Moody has, in the words of Dr. Larry Dossey, author of The Power of Premonitions, "radically changed the way modern humans think about the afterlife." Paranormal, essential reading for fans of Dannion Brinkley and Jeffrey Long, is "a thrilling and inspiring literary experience. Anyone who is not grateful for Moody's immense contribution to human welfare ought to check his pulse."
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2012
Edition: Large print
ISBN: 9780062107244
0062107240
Characteristics: 323 p
Additional Contributors: Perry, Paul 1950-

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artificialintelligence Sep 18, 2014

I first heard of Dr. Moody and his research on NPR's Intelligence Squared. Up to this point, I had been dismissive of near-death experiences. However, Moody's accounts of shared near-death experiences among the bystanders at the bedside of dying patients changed all that for me since they pretty much silenced arguments that these are hallucinations created in the oxygen-deprived or drug-induced brain of a dying person. In a different study on group regressions conducted at West Georgia State College on one hundred individuals, participants in one group frequently "re-lived" the exact same life or event as participants in another separate group. This is evidence that what these people had recalled may not have been their own past lives at all. Exactly how was access to knowledge of everything that went before them for all these people possible? It's hardly likely that a collective genetic memory can account for this. Could this be explained  by a theory of morphic resonance or some other unifying quantum mechanism? There are very big questions here, and it is clear that we are not being told the truth about reality, the absence of linear time, gravity/electromagnetics, or the existence of non-ordinary physics.

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nancymargrit
Sep 05, 2014

This book is interesting but a little disappointing for me. It has more to do with life after death and past lives than with the "paranormal" - ghosts and spirits, etc.

BPLNextBestAdults Jun 07, 2012

Raymond Moody has had a lifelong obsession with what happens when we die…or more importantly, when we die, but then come back. First as a philosophy student, then as a doctor, Moody has made a career out of the scientific study of near-death experience. A backdrop to this story is Moody’s unhappy relationship with his father and undiagnosed health problem. These issues lead to mental health issues for Moody and his own subsequent near death experience as a result of his attempt to commit suicide. While most of the book is spent on near death experiences, Moody also moves beyond the scientific approach to discuss past-life regression therapy and making contact with those who have died.

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