Archive | May, 2012

The Healing Power of NDEs

17 May


In previous posts I’ve mentioned how some people appear to be ‘healed’ following their NDE. Indeed, Patient 10 in the hospital research that I conducted demonstrated such a healing. His right hand which had been in a permanently contracted position since birth is now fully opened – this should not be possible without having surgery to release the tendons which would be in a permanently shortened position.

Below are some other examples of NDEs where people have been healed. Continue reading

Final Passages: Concluding Day

5 May


All of the videos to the conference can be viewed on line at:

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Final Passages: Videos on line

4 May



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Final Passages – Preparation the day before

3 May


The above pictures give an idea of the building in which the forum was held.

The day prior to the conference, Penny Patterson (Communications Officer at Promega) took me to lunch along with Stan and Christina Grof which was a huge honour for me. To spend such quality time with people I had looked up to and whose work has been a great influence on my own work and my way of understanding consciousness was a true gift. Continue reading

Final Passages: Research on Near Death and the Experience of Dying Conference

2 May


Last week I had the most amazing opportunity of presenting a paper at the above conference at the Bioethics Forum inMadison,Wisconsin with many well known researchers in the field of near death, death and dying. It was a true honour to be there and as well as meeting up with old friends I also had the opportunity to make many more friends.


Bill Linton, CEO of Promega for having the vision to hold such important conferences.

A big thank you also to Karin Borgh, PhD, Penny Patterson, Nicole Haselwander, Jamie Richardson, Kathy Kirk at Promega. Also to the BTC Institute staff: Natalie Betz, Barbara Bielec, Ryan Olson and Amy Prevost.   Of course, there are a lot of other people behind the scenes – IS and facilities staff, etc

The whole conference presentations will soon be available to watch on line so watch this space for more information about the link.

The programme for the first day was near-death experiences and the speakers were:

  • Dr Pim van Lommel
  • Dr Penny Sartori
  • Dr Eben Alexander iii
  • Dr Raymond Moody
  • Professor Eric Weiss

Followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Steve Paulson

The programme for the second day was the experience of death and dying including research into mystical states of consciousness facilitated by entheogens and the speakers were:

  • Professor Stanislav Grof
  • Dr William Richards
  • Dr Jeffrey Guss
  • Dr Marilyn Schlitz

Followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Steve Paulson

The conference was closed with a sound meditation from Alexandre Tannous followed by a closing meditation by Peter Russell.

It was a very powerful, paradigm shifting forum. I learned a great deal during the conference and there is so much to say that I will be putting a series of posts on the blog.

Keep following for more posts over the next few days.

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