The Purpose of Life

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead

by David Sunfellow

The Tibetan Book of the Dead, also known as “Bardo Thodol” or “The Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State,” is a foundational source for Buddhist understandings of the afterlife. The earliest versions of The Tibetan Book of the Dead trace back to an Indian Buddhist master called Padmasambhava. Padmasambhava lived in the 8th century and […]

NDEs On The Importance Of Caring For Plants, Animals & The Earth

by David Sunfellow

Take Care Of The Earth, The Animals, And One Another NDEr Oliver John Calvert “I heard a voice say to me ‘You have not fulfilled your purpose here.’ “And I said, ‘What was my purpose?’… I didn’t have a clue. I truly didn’t have a clue — how to live, what life was about, what it was […]

NDEs & The Purpose Of Life

by David Sunfellow

Our Job On Earth Is Important; Our Worth Is How Much We Can Love NDEr Heather V “At the end of this tunnel was the most beautiful place in existence. I seemed to have arrived back in the room but in another dimension. I was looking at everyone and everything in that hospital through what […]

Powerful, Life-Changing Near-Death Experience Quotes

by David Sunfellow

A collection of powerful, life-changing quotes from people who have had near-death experiences, as well as those who have researched this very important topic. ……….. “Our situation regarding NDEs is similar to the way humanity learned of exotic lands during the ancient era of exploration. After sailors returned from long voyages and wrote their accounts, […]

Historical & Cross-Cultural Near-Death Experiences

by David Sunfellow

…………………. The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation Published in 2009 Hardcover Edition Kindle Edition Excerpt from Chapter 1: The Field of Near-Death Studies: Past, Present, and Future “In 1975, Raymond Moody, then a medical student, published the book Life After Life. In it, he coined the term ‘near-death experience’ and the acronym ‘NDE,’ […]

Rethinking Buddhism: A New Way To View Suffering

by David Sunfellow

Rethinking Buddhism: A New Way To View Suffering By David Sunfellow One of the prime directives that I sail under — and that I see everywhere in near-death experiences — is that the universe, or God, or Source, or whatever you want to call It, has a plan. There is a reason why we chose […]

NHNE Recommended Books & Movies

by David Sunfellow

……………. Highly Recommended Books ……………. Love The Person You’re With By David Sunfellow Every day, all over the world, an increasing number of people are reporting near-death experiences (and related phenomena). This book is a collection of the-best-of-the-best stories and quotes from 40-plus years of research. It shines a bright light on the universal truths […]

Universal Truths

by David Sunfellow

Universal Truths (v2.0) By David Sunfellow Version 2.0 of “Universal Truths” consists of 88 statements that are based on the core truths found in near-death experiences from around the world. This updated list appears in my new book, “Love The Person You’re With.” ……………. 1. God exists. 2. God is an all-knowing, all-powerful Being who knows and loves […]

Near-Death Experiences & Suicide

by David Sunfellow

NDE Research Dr. Jeffrey Long On Suicide “Due to the overwhelming percentage of loving and warm experiences reported in near-death experiences (NDEs), I occasionally receive e-mails from people, often in a depression, wondering if they should try suicide in order to induce one. I immediately respond: ‘Absolutely not!’ I encourage those who are depressed to seek […]

All About Emanuel Swedenborg

by David Sunfellow

Who Was Emanuel Swedenborg? Original Link Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 – 1772) was a Swedish scientist, philosopher, theologian, revelator, and Christian mystic. He is best known for his book on the afterlife, Heaven and Hell (1758). Swedenborg had a prolific career as an inventor and scientist. In 1741, at the age of 53, he entered into […]

Raymond Moody’s Suicide & Near-Death Experience

by David Sunfellow

Paranormal: My Life In Pursuit Of The Afterlife By Raymond Moody with Paul Perry Published February 7, 2012 Excerpt from Chapter 15: In my office I opened the bottle of Darvon and poured the pills out onto my desk. Then I began to take them several at a time with gulps from a can of Coca-Cola. I […]

Groundbreaking Book: ‘God and the Afterlife’

by David Sunfellow

God and the Afterlife: The Groundbreaking New Evidence for God and Near-Death Experience By Jeffrey Long, Paul Perry Published by HarperOne on June 28, 2016 224 pages Excerpts: “Our situation regarding NDEs is similar to the way humanity learned of exotic lands during the ancient era of exploration. After sailors returned from long voyages and wrote […]

Why We Are Here (Julie Aubier)

by David Sunfellow

Why We Are Here By Near-Death Experiencer Julie Aubier When I was 19, I [was] violently attacked and I had a near-death experience. I completely left my body. First, I saw myself… [from] the corner of the room… I was looking [down] at myself… At that moment, I saw my aggressor, I saw what was […]

“Love The Person You’re With”

by David Sunfellow

Original Link ……………. Howard Storm (born October 26, 1946, in Flushing, New York) is a former atheist and art professor and chairman of the art department at the Northern Kentucky University. He is best known as the author of “My Descent Into Death” which details his near-death experience. Storm’s NDE is regarded as one of the most complete […]

Teaching Others About NDEs

by David Sunfellow

Teaching Others About Near-Death Experiences By David Sunfellow Many of us realize that the core truths championed by near-death experiences have the potential to change the world. After we’ve educated ourselves and started applying NDE truths to our personal lives, the next step is to share what we’ve learned with others. If you’re ready for this step and […]

Reverend Matthew Wright, Teilhard de Chardin, The Second Axial Age

by David Sunfellow

Reverend Matthew Wright, Teilhard de Chardin, The Second Axial Age The Reverend Matthew Wright is an Episcopal priest, writer, and retreat leader working to renew the Christian Wisdom tradition within a wider interspiritual framework.  He writes a monthly column, Belonging, for Contemplative Journal and serves as priest-in-charge at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, NY.  Matthew […]

Mary Reed: God, Jesus, and Buddha

by David Sunfellow

About Mary Reed Original Link Mary Reed is an “accidental” mystic who, following eleven years of profound, involuntary visions and insights into divine realms, surrendered her executive life in Washington, DC to explore her spiritual gifts in a remote Buddhist nunnery in India. She grew up without any interest in religion but with an innate knowing […]

Swedenborg: How Different Religions Coexist in Heaven

by David Sunfellow

Curtis Childs of the Swedenborg Foundation has been cranking out some fantastic videos that illuminate the sometimes dense world of mystic and near-death experiencer Emanuel Swedenborg. Their most recent video tackles the subject of “How Different Religions Coexist in Heaven”. I found Swedenborg’s description of heaven utterly wonderful. Why? Because it echoes — and elaborates on — […]

Dream: The Open Door

by David Sunfellow

Dream: The Open Door By David Sunfellow Original Link I was abused as a child, on many different levels: physically, emotionally, psychologically. I internalized, very deeply, the idea that the world (and the people in it) hurt us and I developed a philosophy that reflected that. In my particular case, that meant I thought a […]

We Are Like Colanders

by David Sunfellow

We Are Like Colanders By David Sunfellow Original Link If we imagine our Authentic Selves to be like water, then our earthly selves are like colanders that are full of holes. The less developed we are, the more holes we have; the more developed we are, the fewer holes we have. The holes represent lack […]