Institutions Studying Consciousness, NDEs and Past Life Phenomena
Below is a list of institutions studying NDEs and Consciousness. Watch the video to the right to see the conclusions of the University of Virginia after 50 years of research on NDEs.
- University of Virginia, Department of Perceptual Studies (DOPS)
- University of Connecticut
- Southhampton University (UK)
- University of North Texas
- Institute of Noetic Sciences
- International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS)
- Near-Death Experience Research Foundation
- More to come
50 Years of NDE Research at UVA
“The conditions which neurosurgeons believe are necessary for conscious experience have been abolished. That can be shown categorically.”
“… we’re being driven to an idealistic picture in which mind is not [derived] from matter but, if anything, the other way around.”
Top Selling Books on NDEs
We have counted more than 100 books that address Near-Death Experiences or NDEs. Click on the image to the left to see the current best sellers.
The experiences are so many and so real that science can’t ignore them anymore.
We encourage you to choose one book on the experience and one on the science so you understand the NDE from both perspectives.
“The Irreducible Mind” is one we highly recommend for “show me the science” types. It has a large annotated bibliography and reference that will likely shock you with how much evidence there is showing that consciousness is separate from the brain/body.
NDE Authors with a Science Background
Top Near-Death Experience and Consciousness authors with letters after their name. (in no particular order)
- Raymond A. Moody, Jr. MD PhD
- Jeffrey Long, MD
- Michael Newton, PhD
- Rick Strassman, MD
- Lauren Bellg, MD
- Paul Perry
- Brian Weiss, MD
- Pim van Limmel, MD
- Mary C. Neal, MD
- Rajiv Parti, MD
- Dr. Penny Sartori
- Eben Alexander, MD
- Scott Kolbaba, MD
- John Lerma, MD
- Janis Amatuzio, MD
- Bruce Greyson, MD
- Janice Miner Holden, EdD
- Debbie James, RN/MSN
- John C. Hagan III, MD
- Deepal Chopra, MD
- More coming soon….
NDE Researchers in Higher Education
Top Near-Death Experience and Consciousness researchers from colleges, universities, and institutions (in no particular order)
- Bruce Greyson, University of Virginia
- Jim B. Tucker, University of Virginia
- Kim Penberthy, University of Virginia
- Ed Kelly, University of Virginia
- Lauren E. Moore, University of Virginia
- Rense Lange, University of Illinois (retired)
The Copernicus Gap
What Side of History Will You Be On?
We face a change in our worldview much like the contemporaries of Copernicus did.
Geocentric vs Heliocentric
With Copernicus, the old and unproven worldview was that the Sun revolved around the Earth (geocentric model) and the new worldview was proven with math – the Earth revolves around the Sun (heliocentric model).
Physical-centric vs Metaphysical-centric
Now we face a similar change in our worldview. The old unproven worldview is that the physical imagines the metaphysical (Scientism or the physical-centric model) and the new worldview is that the proven research shows that the metaphysical imagines the physical (Metaphysical-centric model).
If it’s hard to believe, we understand. A worldview is a place of comfort that is the basis for moving forward. It’s not easy to let that go even when the data proves it.
Pierce Through the Prejudice
The reason we love science is because it can pierce a peek-hole in the prejudice of a worldview to help us see the truth.
But it can only do that if we have…
The Courage to Follow the Data
If you do the research you will find that there is no evidence that Consciousness is created in the brain. Neuroscientists will tell you this without hesitation.
But their worldview won’t let them consider that it could be the other way around.
Look at the research from the University of Virginia, The Institute of Noetic Sciences, and a growing number of institutions who had the courage to drop their worldview and follow the data.
One of the fears scientists and academics have is that the recognition of the metaphysical-centric model of the universe would mean that science is dead.
That couldn’t be further from the truth.
The metaphysical-centric model opens science up to a world of possibilities that will bring more positive change to mankind than in any time in history.
The Quantum Field may be the beginning of metaphysical science.
In the Quantum Field, matter exists as a probability, not as a certainty. Observation creates matter. Matter can exist in two places simultaneously. Matter can teleport from earth to space instantaneously. And matter can be entangled or in instant communication with other matter over vast distances.
This growing list of baffling fundamentals can not be understood in the physical-centric model but they can be understood in the metaphysical-centric model.
Thought or observation creates matter? Yes. It does in the quantum field and it does in the physical world.
Remember the Future
Once we remember the metaphysical-centric model (which has always been with us), the new science will be the catalyst to a future of unlimited possibilities.
The physical-centric model will never get us there.
The Possibilities in the Metaphysical-centric model
Our future depends on our academics and scientists being willing to challenge their worldview and have the courage to follow the data.
If we can harness the power of the quantum field through technology we may be able to travel with thought, communicate telepathically, and access unlimited energy.
There are endless possibilities with the now proven metaphysical-centric model that would be impossible in the unproven physical-centric model of reality.
We need our academics and scientists to be brave now. Here’s why:
150 years – The Copernicus Gap
That’s how long it took for scientists, mathematicians, and the general public to accept that the earth revolved around the sun after Copernicus showed the math and models that proved it to be true but it was mostly ignored and greatly shunned, much like the metaphysical-centric model is now.
1975 – The Science of the Metaphysical-centric Model Begins in Earnest
This was the year Raymond A. Moody Jr published the first book on Near-Death Experiences, “Life After Life”, based on interviews of 150 experiencers.
2125 – We Can’t Wait This Long
If we don’t reduce the Copernicus Gap, this is the year NDEs will be accepted as real and science will begin to blossom beyond the physical.
2025 – Why We Need You
Our goal is to reduce the gap by 100 years and see scientists, academics, governments, and the general public accept the fact that consciousness continues after the body and brain are dead.
This will not happen without the academics and scientists.
We’re not telling you to believe us. We’re asking you to follow the data without prejudice.
When you do, we hope you’ll join our mission to transform science and the world and help humanity find the peace and love it deserves.
Research and Articles
AWARE—AWAreness during Resuscitation—A prospective study
Link to Article in Resuscitation Journal
Among 2060 CA events, 140 survivors completed stage 1 interviews, while 101 of 140 patients completed stage 2 interviews. 46% had memories with 7 major cognitive themes: fear; animals/plants; bright light; violence/persecution; deja-vu; family; recalling events post-CA and 9% had NDEs, while 2% described awareness with explicit recall of ‘seeing’ and ‘hearing’ actual events related to their resuscitation. One had a verifiable period of conscious awareness during which time cerebral function was not expected.
Near-Death Experience as a Probe to Explore (Disconnected) Consciousness
Scientific investigation of NDEs has accelerated in part because of the improvement of resuscitation techniques over the past decades, and because these memories have been more openly reported. This has allowed progress in the understanding of NDEs, but there has been little conceptual analysis of the state of consciousness associated with NDEs.
The scientific investigation of NDEs challenges our current concepts about consciousness, and its relationship to brain functioning.
We suggest that a detailed approach distinguishing wakefulness, connectedness, and internal awareness can be used to properly investigate the NDE phenomenon. We think that adopting this theoretical conceptualization will increase methodological and conceptual clarity and will permit connections between NDEs and related phenomena, and encourage a more fine-grained and precise understanding of NDEs.
'I Study NDEs. What I've Learned About Near-Death Experiences Changed My Life'
I was raised in a scientific household, where things that couldn’t be seen, heard or felt were never discussed. Our world was the physical world, and the idea that there was anything else never came up. When you died, that was the end. That was the world I knew and felt comfortable with. I felt no need to go looking for anything else. I went through college and medical school with that mindset, and envisioned a fulfilling career as a medical scientist