Dr Rajiv Parti was rushed into the emergency room at UCLA Medical Center on Christmas Eve in 2010 after complications removing his pancreatic cancer. There, he claims, he saw heaven.
We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but the reports are based on a misreading of a scientific study from 2014 – and it’s nothing to do with going to heaven. The study – by University of Southampton researchers – actually focused on ‘near death experiences’, ie what people experienced when their hearts stopped.
DEATH is an inevitable consequence of life, but scientists believe they may have found some light at the end of the tunnel. Life after death has been “confirmed” by experts who say consciousness continues even once a person’s heart has stopped beating.
What happens to us when we die? Will we recognise ourselves? Will we be re-united with those who have gone before? Since the time of the ancient Greeks and Hebrews, people have searched for answers to these questions – and others – about the afterlife. Here, historian Philip Almond investigates.
If the mind is just a function of the brain, it stands to reason that the worse the brain is injured, the worse the mind would function. While this is what much of current brain research is finding, a body of evidence exists suggesting otherwise: under extreme circumstances, such as close to death, the mind may function well—or even better than usual—when the brain is impaired.
Paul Robertson, founder of the Medici String Quartet, has written a memoir based on his strange visions, which included witnessing a medieval pig slaughter and lying lifeless on a 'ship of the dead'.
A personal belief in an afterlife for humans is likely to shape belief in an animal afterlife, according to a study by three North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine professors.
I am not a psychic medium, but on the odd occasion I have encountered spirits from the other side. This has happened in readings and with people who are close to me. Encountering a spirit from the other side is not scary.
Steven Laureys, professor of neurology at the University of Liege in Belgium, and his team have documented the phenomenon and have successfully recreated it.
In the modern world, the mystery of death and what happens next – whether you're a scientist or a spiritualist – still has the power to both fascinate and frighten in equal measure.
Those who have had a near-death experience have one thing in common; Many experienced some sort of life after death. Although they all vary to some degree, the majority described the feeling like an out-of-body experience. What are the differences between science and the spiritual reality of the out-of-body experience during a near-death experience?
Out-of-body experiences, tunnels of light and feelings of euphoria may all have neurological explanations.
Humans have been asking 'what happens after we die?' for a long time and some people have the answer
People in villages surrounding Group Village Headman Undi, Traditional Authority Nkukula in Dowa are living in disbelief, shock and bewilderment since Tuesday, June 21, as a man who they say died and buried last month.
Different cultures and religions have distinct beliefs about life after death, but most of them believe in some sort of afterlife. While most religions agree that another world exists beyond this one, they generally hold very different views on many of its aspects, such as its location, availability, and perhaps most importantly, the best way to successfully reach it.
The discovery that many genes are still working up to 48 hours after death has implications for organ transplants, forensics and our very definition of death
Death rituals help us to cope with loss and perhaps even feelings of guilt associated with disposing of a corpse.
What if death wasn't the end? What if there was a way to use your lifeless remains to orbit the Earth. Or become, say, a fireworks display.
When her father was diagnosed with lung cancer, she made him promise to contact her once he crossed over. It seems that dad is making good on that promise.
Have you ever wondered what is on the other side? There have been many cases of near death experiences (NDEs) that report visiting “heaven,” but not all experience such a pleasant afterlife. In fact, some report visiting hell during their NDE.