The Trigger of Mental Dysfunction: Inducing OBEs and Creative Genius

By Kevin R. Williams, B.Sc. Mental illness can trigger religious revelations, visions, out-of-body experiences, near-death-like experiences, and creative genius. In this article you will discover that mental illness is probably not what you might think it is; and that mental illness is not what Hollywood portrays it to be. You will read about one of […]

The Trigger of Psychomanteum: Dr. Raymond Moody’s Research

By Kevin R. Williams, B.Sc. Would you like to have a word with your long-departed mother? How about experiencing a hug from your deceased grandfather? The world’s foremost expert on the near-death experience, Dr. Raymond Moody, experienced a hug from his deceased grandfather by using an ancient technique involving a “psychomanteum”. This technique involves gazing […]

The Trigger of Orgasms: Margaret Birkin’s NDE

By Kevin R. Williams, B.Sc. Many people are surprised to learn that NDEs and out-of-body states can be triggered by orgasms. Scientists know that the largest sex organ of the human body is the brain. Human brain wave patterns show distinct changes during orgasm which indicate the importance of the brain’s limbic system in the […]

The Trigger of Hypnosis: Palden Jenkins’ NDE

By Kevin R. Williams, B.Sc. On August 13, 1974, Palden Jenkins ( and an Australian named Paul, a very close friend and “soul-brother,” ate a bunch of wild herbs — one of which was Hemlock Water Dropwort, Europe’s most poisonous plant. When Paul began to get extremely sick, Jenkins told Mike’s wife to get help […]

The Trigger of Falling from Heights: Norman Paulsen’s NDE

By Kevin R. Williams, B.Sc. Norman Paulsen is a life-long student of Jesus Christ as well as a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, the first yoga master of India to live and teach in the West. Paulsen founded the Sunburst Sangha-Community ( which is composed of people who desire to practice a conscious way of […]

The Trigger of Extreme Stress: Melanie’s NDE

By Kevin R. Williams, B.Sc. Melanie was under extreme stress one day and thought her head was going to explode. She laid down on her bed and started to do some muscle relaxing techniques in order to calm down. After a short while, she could no longer feel her body at all. She felt like […]

The Trigger of Extreme Meditation: Joni Maggi’s NDE

By Kevin R. Williams Meditation is a technique to tune up the instrument that is our body, mind and emotions to more clearly perceive reality. This could be described as expanding our consciousness and understanding our true nature. Through meditation we can realize and be aware of many states of consciousness. Near-death experiences often describe […]

The Trigger of Extreme Gravity: Dr. James Winnery’s NDE Research

By Kevin R. Williams, B.Sc. The scientific method requires a phenomenon to be able to be reproducible under laboratory conditions for it to be declared a “real” phenomenon. In the early days, near-death experiences were thought by some to be just “phantom” visions and nothing more than imagination. But then Dr. James E. Whinnery, a […]

The Trigger of Dreams: Ray Meir’s Near-Death Experience

By Kevin R. Williams, B.Sc. Throughout history and in many cultures, the phenomenon of contacting the deceased through dreams have been well documented. Such dream experiences of the deceased are reported in many sacred texts such as the Bible. One particular example in the Bible is the story of Jacob’s ladder in Genesis 28:10-17. A […]

The Trigger of Brain Stimulation: Dr. Bruce Greyson’s NDE Research

By Kevin R. Williams, B.Sc. Doctors say they have triggered out-of-body experiences (OBEs) in a female patient by stimulating her brain. They believe their work may help to explain mysterious incidents when people report experiences of “leaving” their body and watching it from above. The doctors did not set out to achieve the effect – […]