NDE and other consciousness without brain references

the-light-of-morning-on-the-forest-paths-olympic-national-park

Resources for Near Death Experiences / Πηγές για Επιθανάτιες Εμπειρίες

1. Lommel paper: Source (see full text for free here => Mentions Pam case reported by Sabom) (cardiac arrests – καρδιακά επεισόδια)

After the publication of Lommel’s research in The Lancet for NDEs, no other research on NDEs has been published on that journal (dogmatism leads to censorship) – Μετά τη δημοσίευση της έρευνας του Lommel στο The Lancet το 2001, καμία άλλη έρευνα για NDE δεν έχει δημοσιευτεί έκτοτε αν και πολλά πανεπιστήμια συνεχίζουν τις έρευνες (ο δογματισμός οδηγεί στη λογοκρισία) [see here]

Why cardiac arrest cases lead to zero brain activity – γιατί τα καρδιακά επεισόδια οδηγούν σε μηδενική δραστηριότητα εγκεφάλου:

  • The data from humans is largely limited to those obtained during defibrillation threshold testing at defibrillator implantation or individual case reports from patients, who were connected to an EEG during their cardiac arrest. Concurrent EEGmonitoring during a cardiac arrest has shown an initial slowing of the EEG waves which then progress to an isoelectric (flat) line within approximately 10–20 s and remain flat during the cardiac arrest until the resumption of cardiac output in patients after early defibrillation [31]. In cases of prolonged cardiac arrest EEG activity may not return for many hours after cardiac output has been returned [source PDF]
  • In order to safeguard the accepted axioms, odd comments have sometimes also been reported. For instance, in order to justify the occurrence of NDEs, Bardy (2002) questioned whether in cardiac arrest with flat EEG brain electrical activity is really silent; however, it is well known that this is not the case (Parnia and Fenwick, 2002). […]In short, loss of consciousness can occur with preserved EEG activity, while, in the case of a flat EEG, neither cortical activity nor binding can occur; [source] [Near-death experiences between science and prejudice by Enrico Facco and Christian Agrillo (Frontiers in Human Neuroscience)]
  • How do we know that patients who went through cardiac arrest had zero (flat) EEG? Because they have not been resuscitated within 20 sec (source) See also here.

2. Pam case reported by Sabom in in “Sabom MB. Light and death: one doctors fascinating account of near-death experiences. Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1998: 37-52”) (zero EEG – μηδέν εγκεφαλογράφημα) (see also 1 and 2)

3. Jan Kerkhoffs case: In his book Droomulucht in coma (Dream Flight in Coma) (Melick 1994), Jan Kerkhoffs tells us about his conscious experience after neurologists declared him brain dead following complications during brain surgery. Only because his family refused organ donation was he able to write about his experience because, much to everybody’s surprise, he regained consciousness after three weeks in a coma. [Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience by Pim van Lommel] (zero EEG – μηδέν εγκεφαλογράφημα) (1)

READ ALSO:  Wrong maps? Yes! We use them all the time!!!

4. Dr. Eben Alexander case (brain destroyed by E. Coli verified by CT scans – κατεστραμένος εγκέφαλος από E. Coli) ( 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , Wikipedia Article )

5. Fred Schoonmaker research: Some near-death experiences have been reported during the absence of brain waves. Eminent cardiologist Fred Schoonmaker announced the results of his 18-year study of 1,400 near-death experiences, including those of about 55 persons whose experiences took place while flat EEG readings were recorded. (Some of this information was received from a personal interview with Fred Schoonmaker, June 1, 1982) (Audette, 1979) [Audette, J. (1979). Denver cardiologist discloses findings after 18 years of near-death research. Anabiosis [East Peoria] 1(1), 1-2] (zero EEG – περιπτώσεις με μηδέν εγκεφαλογράφημα) [1 , 23 + 4 + 5 + 6 (Schoonmaker did not publish his studies even though he reported them to colleagues – O Schoonmaker δεν δημοσίευσε από φόβο μην γελοιοποιηθεί), 78910]

6. Science and the Near-Death Experience: How Consciousness Survives Death, Chris Carter

7. Born-blind people seeing in Near Death Experiences! / Τυφλοί εκ γεννετής που βλέπουν όταν έχουν επιθανάτια εμπειρία! [book]

8. BBC report on NDEs

9. Journal of near death studies.html

10. Wikipedia article on Near-death experiences

11. Near Death Experiences conferences

12. Academia resource

13. The Survivalist Interpretation of Recent Studies into the NDE by Titus Rivas

14. Horizon Research Foundation (Various publications available online in PDF format)

15. AWARE study

16. Near-Death Experience Skeptics Running Out of Excuses (cardiac arrest case – patient revived with defibrillator after 3 attempts)

17. John Lorber cases: People with “virtually no brain” have a normal conscious life! / Άνθρωποι με “σχεδόν καθόλου εγκέφαλο” έχουν μια φυσιολογική συνειδητή ζωή! (Roger Lewin “Is Your Brain Really Necessary?” Science 210 December 1980, page 1232) (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Additional similar cases: 1.

In those one has to add the cases of people with half-brain missing who are still able to live a normal life! (source)

18. Other NDEs reported in public media: See here. (people speaking about heaven) See also the case of a boy (John Smith) surviving after 55 mins without any sign of life, after his mother starts praying (source, source, source).

19. The first recorded NDE: See here.

20. Ancient Greek reports an NDE: Source

21. How we can have consciousness even after minutes of heart failure: 1, 2, 3, 4

Studies, university courses on NDE / Πανεπιστημιακές μελέτες για Επιθανάτιες Εμπειρίες

Books / Βιβλία

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Comments (

)

  1. How to easily beat an atheist in a debate…

    […] NDE and other consciousness without brain references […]

  2. No! Science has not “proved” that consciousness is generated by the brain. | Harmonia Philosophica

    […] be a lot of evidence to support the non-materialistic nature of the mind. Search here and here and here for more on non-local […]

  3. Atheism as a set of Beliefs (and not a religion, so what?). Atheist as an Obstacle to progress. | Harmonia Philosophica

    […] In particular, atheism is a set of beliefs which are mostly based on the philosophical DOGMA of materialism and the mechanistic view of nature – without that limiting it’s set of beliefs of course in any way. Most (if not all) atheists BELIEVE that the brain is producing what we call “consciousness” and that we are all bound to the physical laws of matter (hence what we call “free will” is an illusion). Atheists do not believe in a Creator for the Universe. Because they BELIEVE in a universe which existed for ever. And as it is mentioned in another philosophy post (in the same forum where I found the first… diamond I presented in this article), they should provide evidence for this claim. Atheists do BELIEVE that physical death is the end. (even though there have been evidence of the consciousness not being bound to just the brain) […]

  4. How to easily win an atheist in a debate… | Harmonia Philosophica

    […] which has proven that the mind can actually affect the very existence of matter? What about NDE cases being officially recorded? Start a discussion about Galileo. (see the end of the Religion and […]

  5. Humans with no brain. MIND is all we need… | Harmonia Philosophica

    […] (see also John Lorber cases at “NDE and other consciousness without brain references“) […]

  6. Killing me Softly: Texas, abortions and the need for a comfortable life… | Harmonia Philosophica

    […] So… there aren’t any people with hydrocephalus alive now? Can’h hydrocephalus be treated? Check out John Lorber cases. […]

  7. People in Heaven. | Harmonia Philosophica

    […] article: NDE and other consciousness without brain references (MUST ENRICH IT WITH THE NEW REFERENCES AS […]

  8. Where is memory stored? NO, we do not know! | Harmonia Philosophica

    […] on patients with loss in the celebral brain cortex to see why one experiment cannot tell the truth (NDE and other consciousness without brain references). Check out for “Hasty Science” as […]

%d bloggers like this: