A person loses consciousness, and finds themselves floating out of their body, towards a brilliant white light. The light calls to them, guides them to the threshold of the Other Side. There, grandma, granddad, and other deceased relatives smile and give words of comfort. Then, that person regains consciousness … and lives to tell the tale of what happens after death. This is the Near Death Experience. We have all heard stories of those people who have had terrible accidents, or lost the fight on the operating table, only to reclaim life … and then tell of what they saw on their journey out of their body. A bright white light, a glimpse of dead relatives, then back.
If thoughts are electricity, as biologists will affirm, then how do we know that the white light experience during near-death trauma isn’t simply the experience of the brain’s neural network electrical decay? Even the perceived contact with deceased relatives could be the sum of our most commonly stored memories, right?
Not All In The Mind
Not according to near-death researcher, P.M.H Atwater. She attests that there is a great deal of evidence that this theory is not true. The white light that people see is described as brighter than million suns. It’s alive, It’s possessed of full knowledge and wisdom. It knows their name. It knows the future as well as the past. It is an encounter that is absolutely overwhelming.
Often people see relatives during their experience that they never knew they had, and could not have known that this relative even existed, much less what they looked like, who they were, and information about them. This is especially true with children. After their experience, they may go through the family album and point to a particular deceased relative and know all about them. “In one case,” says P.M.H Atwater, “a young girl, a near-death experiencer, pointed to a person, and was told that this was her uncle. Nobody in the family had ever mentioned the uncle’s name, because it was a no-n. Not only did she point to that individual, but she told all about how he died in World War II, the accident, his injuries, the fact that he had impregnated her aunt, and that she lost the baby, and that the baby was on the Other Side too.”
Thanks to four major clinical studies and a plethora of papers published in peer-reviewed journals, today the near-death phenomenon is the number one choice of scientists worldwide to study consciousness.
Out-of-body experiences are now considered normal and typical to the experience, and are no way related to things like oxygen deprivation, the dying brain, drug hallucinations, or similar. Although experts in this field still do not know what causes near death experiences, they certainly know what does not.