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Title:
The light beyond
Author:
Moody, Raymond A., Jr.
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Publication Information:
Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, [1988]

©1988
Physical Description:
x, 161 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780553052855
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Book

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Summary

It has been a decade since the publication of Dr.  Moody's landmark bestseller, Life After  Life , and since he coined the term  "near-death experience", or NDE. Today, Dr.  Moody has studied more than a thousand new case  histories of adults and children who have clinically  reached the point of death and survived, and  extraordinary new research has revealed more patterns  of NDEs. Now, for the first time, Dr. Moody  presents this wealth of new information to the general  public information that uncovers secrets and opens  the doors to a powerful message of love from the  frontier between life and death. Inside you will  discover:



How recent findings in  medicine, psychiatry, and sociology bring us closer  than ever to unraveling mankind's greatest  mystery: What happens to us after we  die?



Startling, newly confirmed phenomena such  as:



The experience of meeting one's loved ones in  the afterlife and the ability to "tap into"  knowledge of any sort.



What the  moving near-death experiences of children can teach  us.



Why NDEs inspire permanent  change, greater appreciation of life, more concern  for others, increased belief in an afterlife, and  decreased fear of death.



Why  medical professionals are considering initiating  aggressive scientific research into near-death  experiences... and much more.



Dr. Moody  offers both answers and peace of mind to those who  wonder about death and provides another  groundbreaking volume in his ongoing study of life, death,  and "beyond."


From the Paperback edition.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Moody, who coined the term near-death experience (NDE), continues his discussion of what happens to people who are clinically dead but then recover. This volume brings together 1,000 new case histories. The foundations of the phenomenon remain the same-those who experience a NDE go through a tunnel, watch their lives reviewed before their eyes, and are greeted by a luminous being who is often described as the essence of love. In addition to presenting the case histories, Moody compares his findings with others studying the NDE, including Kenneth Ring; answers skeptics who posit alternative explanations for NDEs; and introduces the NDEs of children. Unfortunately, he offers only brief discussion of negative NDEs-an aspect of the topic that has received considerable coverage in the popular media-claiming that only three percent of NDEs prove frightening. Although Moody doesn't think science can answer the question, What happens after you die? he believes that NDEs are evidence of life after death. That will be good enough for most of his millions of fans. IC. 133.9'01 Near-death experiences [OCLC] 88-6388


Publisher's Weekly Review

Moody is a psychiatrist whose landmark book Life After Life , stimulated research into the near-death experience (NDE). He has spent 20 years studying the phenomenon, and, in this follow-up study, he presents descriptions of NDE from an impressive number of people who have experienced it. The accounts of supposedly dying and being revived related by adults and children are strikingly similar as are cases here reported by other researchers. Noting that no scientific proof of an afterlife exists, Moody should nonetheless persuade open-minded readers to believe in the possibility and to lobby for further exploration into a new dimension of natural laws. Author tour. (August) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved