Coma as a Window into the UnconsciouswithAlan Pearce

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Alan Pearce is a journalist, broadcaster, and former BBC correspondent. He is coauthor of Coma and Near-Death Experience: The Beautiful, Disturbing, and Dangerous World of the Unconscious, coauthor of Deep Web Secrecy and Security and Make Your Smartphone 007 Smart, and author of Deep Search – How to Explore the Internet More Effectively and Deep Web for Journalists – Comms, Counter-Surveillance, Search: The Digital Journalists Handbook. His website is

Alan shares that people who have been in a coma can report deep and vivid inner experiences, despite the widely held belief that they are not capable of having any level awareness. These people are frequently dismissed and told they are hallucinating, delirious, or having false memories. If coma survivors were debriefed there may be greater understanding of levels of consciousness, possibly other levels of existence, and past lives.

00:00:00 Introduction

00:01:51 Awareness in coma

00:24:40 Impact of drugs

00:26:45 Expansion of consciousness

00:32:30 Pregnancy and precognition

00:39:15 Memories before and during coma

00:47:41 ICU delirium

00:49:31 Key parallels of coma

01:01:13 Near-death experience

01:06:46 Conclusion

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(Recorded on April 5, 2024)

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Published on May 10, 2024


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