Steve Taylor on NDEs as Trips

Question from Uriad: LX, I want to know if this sways your beliefs on afterlife. https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/out-the-darkness/201810/near-death-experiences-and-dmt%3famp Answer by SmartLX: Why would it sway my beliefs? What we have here is Steve Taylor the psychologist and NDE advocate rejecting the conclusions drawn by a group of psychedelic researchers (from their study, not the psychologist’s, and he … Continue reading “Steve Taylor on NDEs as Trips”

NDEs and Anaesthesia Awareness

Question from Uriadka: “Dr. Jeffrey Long: The key thing is to know a few of the consistently seen elements of near-death experience that are the strongest evidence for their reality. For example, when you’re under general anesthesia, it should be impossible to have a lucidic organized remembrance at that time. In fact, under anesthesia, you’re … Continue reading “NDEs and Anaesthesia Awareness”

NDEs: The View From The Other Side

Question from Ruslana: Hello! I just browsed some of the recent questions/answers, and I wanted to kind of post a rebuttal to the individuals who claim that folks like Tsakiris, Long, and others are potentially proving NDEs. I would also like to know if you, SmartLX, agree with me, or not. I myself am not … Continue reading “NDEs: The View From The Other Side”

Second-Hand NDEs

Question from Remy: Dr. Peter Fenwick, British neurophysiologist, noted in many cases, that other people in the room of the dying person ALSO see LIGHT coming in from an unknown source. People who know the dying person and lives a thousand miles away, will have a dream of that person telling them they’re leaving now … Continue reading “Second-Hand NDEs”

Alex Tsakiris on NDEs, and the Impotence of Debate

Question from Uriadka: Does Alex Tsakiris prove NDEs? He often uses a variety of NDE researchers and says that all these skeptics and atheists including Sam Harris, Christof Koch, have gone from skeptics to somewhat switching sides in the NDE debate. Here is a link where he debates Mike Shermer. http://skeptiko.com/dr-michael-shermer-on-near-death-experience-science-379/ He brings up some … Continue reading “Alex Tsakiris on NDEs, and the Impotence of Debate”

One NDE Question Left Over

Question from Kamil (sent before I answered his previous one): Hello there, a few weeks ago I asked about NDEs with many faces aka Jesus. I just wanted to give you only a few of about the 160-200 accounts I have found online of NDE meetings with Jesus, they are all pretty consistent, and I … Continue reading “One NDE Question Left Over”

NDEs: One Man’s Last Bastion of Belief

Question from Kamil: Is it worth it to believe in religion if the only reason I have to believe is NDEs? I mean, I know you might say no one can tell me what to believe, and I can’t choose what to believe, but the thing is, the nearest NDE study coming out that is … Continue reading “NDEs: One Man’s Last Bastion of Belief”

Cornering the Market, Continued: The NDE Niche

Question from Kamil: After emailing back and forth with a near death experience expert, I got a figure that from the NDEs he collects, about 13% of NDEs that people have include seeing Jesus. There are not too many Islamic NDEs, but there is yet to be one where a person encounters Muhammad. There are … Continue reading “Cornering the Market, Continued: The NDE Niche”

The Least Verifiable NDE Claim Yet

Question from Ned: Does this psychic woman prove Jesus? https://iands.org/ndes/nde-stories/iands-nde-accounts/494-face-to-face-with-jesus-the-christ.html?highlight=WyJqZXN1cyIsImplc3VzJyIsIidqZXN1cyIsIidqZXN1cyciLCJqZXN1cydzIl0= Answer by SmartLX: No. If anything in this story were true, it would be amazing, but there’s no evidence that it is, so that doesn’t begin to approach the criteria of proof that Jesus is alive and curing people. There are no names in the … Continue reading “The Least Verifiable NDE Claim Yet”

NDEs: When Hell Gets Repetitive

Question from Alexia: Hellish NDE consistency, potential proof: Here is Timothy LaFond’s depiction of hell after he was electrocuted and had a near death experience: “Besides the screaming of other people in torment, there were also demons. Yes, there really are demons! I could see their grotesque faces. They came up to me and taunted … Continue reading “NDEs: When Hell Gets Repetitive”