I can say confidently that this episode is the most personal to me. After losing my son Ali, I've dedicated a lot of time to understanding the topic of death. After all, as a parent, you want to know your child is safe, no matter where he is. After this conversation with Pim, I feel more and more that I can rest easy.
Before we get into it, I need to issue a warning. Despite having proper equipment in place, the internet connection did not serve us well and led to a poorer quality recording than we are used to. We initially shelved this recording as unusable, which broke my heart because it is perhaps the most powerful conversation I've ever had. After re-reviewing and touching it up using the best audio magicians available, I decided I just had to release this. I ask only for your mercy in terms of the audio quality, though I'm certain it will be powerful for you too.
For more than twenty years cardiologist Dr. Pim van Lommel has studied near-death experiences (NDEs) in patients who survived a cardiac arrest. In 2001, Dr. van Lommel and others published their seminal study on the subject in the reputable medical journal The Lancet.
In 2007 he published in The Netherlands his bestselling book, which was translated into English in 2010 as Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience. Over the past several years Pim van Lommel has been lecturing all over the world on near-death experiences and the relationship between consciousness and brain function.
Listen as we discuss:
Connect with Pim van Lommel on Facebook @NamensPimvanLommel and his website, pimvanlommel.nl/en
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