Chris Carter, author of, “Parapsychology and the Skeptics,” has the parapsychology community buzzing about his new work, “Science and the Near-Death Experience: How Consciousness Survives Death.”
Using evidence from scientific studies, quantum mechanics, and consciousness research, Carter reveals how consciousness does not depend on the brain and may, in fact, survive the death of our bodies. Examining ancient and modern accounts of NDEs from around the world, including China, India, and tribal societies such as the Native American and the Maori, he explains how NDEs provide evidence of consciousness surviving the death of our bodies. He looks at the many psychological and physiological explanations for NDEs raised by skeptics–such as stress, birth memories, or oxygen starvation–and clearly shows why each of them fails to truly explain the NDE. Exploring the similarities between NDEs and visions experienced during actual death and the intersection of physics and consciousness, Carter uncovers the truth about mind, matter, and life after death.
Carter challenges materialist arguments against consciousness surviving death (that consciousness is wholly a creation of the brain) and shows how near-death experiences (NDEs) may truly provide a glimpse of an awaiting afterlife.
Stacy Horn, author of “Unbelievable” (a history of Duke University’s Rhine Research Center) says on her blog, “I am very excited to learn that Chris Carter’s new book, Science and the Near-Death Experience is out!! He did such a great job with his previous book, Parapsychology and the Skeptics.”
You can download an excerpt in PDF format by clicking here. If you read it, I’d love hear from you as to how you liked it.