Gregory Shushan, PhD, is author of Conceptions of the Afterlife in Early Civilizations, Near-Death Experience in Indigenous Religions, and, most recently, The Next World: Extraordinary Experiences of the Afterlife.
Here he maintains that the afterlife depictions from near-death experiencers are quite similar to the accounts provided by young children who remember the intermission period between lives. With important exceptions, mediumistic descriptions as well as reports obtained during hypnotic regression tend to be laden with cultural prejudices. This raises the question of the extent to which actual afterlife experience is conditioned by social expectations.
(Recorded on April 13, 2022)
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Published on April 29, 2022