Religion

Virginia Rivers’ Near-Death Experience

By Dr. Kenneth Ring In 1986, Virginia Rivers had a near-death experience that was brought on by a near-fatal bout with pneumonia. At that time, she was extremely weak with a high fever, felt intense pressure in her ears, and had difficulty breathing. She remembers crying out inwardly, “Please, where is everybody? I must be […]

Dr. Rene Turner’s Near-Death Experience

By Kevin R. Williams, B.Sc. Dr. Rene Turner at www.angelfire.com/hi2/reneinnz/nde.html was involved in a horrible car accident that left her with severe damage to her head. While she was severely injured, she had a remarkable near-death experience. As a result of her accident and NDE, she founded the Head Injury Society of New Zealand to […]

Peter Sellers’ Near-Death Experience

By Kevin R. Williams, B.Sc. The near-death experiences of the rich and famous are particularly interesting. They’re rolling in the money, and they’re known all over the world. They’re often very beautiful, very articulate, and very talented in what they do. With this in mind, why would such a person reveal to the world that […]

An Orthodox Jew’s Near-Death Experience

By Kevin R. Williams, B.Sc. An evening for Orthodox Jewish women was arranged locally on the virtues of modesty for the Jewish woman. The main speaker was a woman who said that she had had an NDE 15 years ago. The following is basically the story that she presented: Table of Contents E. L.’s Near-Death […]

The Mystical Vision of Kabbalah

By Kevin R. Williams, B.Sc. Kabbalah (literally “receiving” in Hebrew) is an esoteric method, discipline and school of thought. Its definition varied according to the tradition from its religious origin as an integral part of Judaism, to its later Christian, new age, and occult adaptions. Kabbalah is a set of esoteric teachings meant to explain […]

Jeanie Dicus’ Near-Death Experience

By Kevin R. Williams, B.Sc. Jeanie Dicus’ near-death experience was first published in P.M.H. Atwater’s book, “Beyond the Light” (1994). It is reprinted her by permission. One evening in January of 1974, Jeanie Dicus of Sterling, Virginia, was lying on the sofa watching television. She remembers feeling strange, then waking up in an ambulance and […]

Don Morse’s Near-Death Experience

By Kevin R. Williams, B.Sc. When he went out for a run one day in 1983, Donald R. Morse, DDS, PhD., a Temple University science professor, was like many of his scientific colleagues, not believing in anything beyond the material world. His views regarding a spiritual world and life after death began to change a […]

Beverly Brodsky’s Near-Death Experience

By Kevin R. Williams, B.Sc. Beverly Brodsky was raised in a conservative Jewish family in a mostly Jewish neighborhood in Philadelphia. She went through her teens as an atheist. Since learning of the Holocaust at age eight, she had turned angrily against any early belief in God. How could God exist and permit such a […]

Dr. Barbara Rommer’s Negative NDE Research

By Kevin R. Williams, B.Sc. The late Dr. Barbara Rommer practiced Internal Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she founded and facilitated the South Florida chapter of the International Association for Near-Death studies. Dr. Rommer personally interviewed more than 300 “less than positive” (LTP) near-death cases – most of whom confirmed her hypothesis: that even […]

A Brief Survey of Jewish Afterlife Beliefs

By Kevin R. Williams, B.Sc. The core of Judaism is a covenant relationship – which is both a contractual agreement and a “marriage” of love – between Yahweh and his chosen people. Because Judaism is built around a relationship involving agreements and promises in this life, the afterlife is less essential for Judaism than for […]