On Our Minds
Your Photos of Remembrance
People who have had near-death experiences report strikingly similar stories: a dramatic transformation of perspective; passage through a tube or a tunnel into another world; a brilliant light; being greeted by deceased family and friends. And when they come back, their lives are transformed. Raymond Moody, the psychiatrist and philosophy professor who has collected thousand of stories of NDEs, says that people now feel “the most important thing we can do while we’re alive is to learn how to love.”
Scientists believe that these experiences are real, but there is still much debate about why these experiences happen and what they might mean. For some scientists, these experiences are purely physiological, for others, they may in fact be a gateway into a different realm of consciousness. Either way, these experiences pose extremely challenging questions for science and spirituality. Steve Paulson presents an overview of these issues, complete with links and a video of a conversation among leading thinkers in the field.