Near-Death Experiences and The Life ReviewwithBruce Greyson

Books Mentioned In This Interview

bruce greyson the handbook of near-death experiences

In this interview with Christopher Naughton, Bruce Greyson, M.D. states that nearly 30% of all near-death experiences are accompanied by a “life review,” an examination of all the events in one’s life. They often are experienced with intensive detail, as seen and felt through one’s own perceptions as well as others, without judgment or punishment.

Greyson’s story begins in the early 1970s. Long before the term Near Death Experience (NDE) became part of our vocabulary, two figures crossed paths at the University of Virginia that would change everything relating to the yet-unnamed phenomenon. Dr. Raymond Moody, collecting stories of near-death experiences that would eventually be the basis of his groundbreaking best-seller “Life After Life,” became a student of Bruce Greyson, M.D., a psychiatrist and professor at UVA who had collected a few NDE stories of his own. Moody would become a best-selling author on the subject and Greyson would go on to start IANDs (the International Association of Near Death Studies), author the book “After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond,” and help formulate what would become the University of Virginia’s Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) program. Today Greyson is a Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia.

Greyson’s work reveals that NDEs have been reported in various cultures throughout history, indicating that they are not limited to specific religious or cultural beliefs. He also states that NDEs can lead to a transformation and renewal of one’s perspective on life, emphasizing the interconnectedness of all beings.

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00:00 Introduction

02:05 Intersection of Greyson and Moody

04:04 Impact of Near-Death Experiences on Popular Culture

07:53 Greyson’s First Encounter with a NDE

10:35 The Life Review and NDEs

16:06 Watching Loved Ones from the Afterlife

19:05 Scientific Materialism & Consciousness

21:50 Convergence of Belief Systems

27:07 International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS)

28:28 Thomas Jefferson, University of Virginia, John Cleese and NDEs

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New Thinking Allowed Guest Host Christopher Naughton is a former trial attorney and multiple Emmy Award-winning host of The American Law Journal television program. His website is Naughton is author of “America’s Next Great Awakening: What the Convergence of Mysticism, Religion, Atheism, and Science Means for the Nation. And You.” To order America’s Next Great Awakening by Christopher Naughton, click here:

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Published on March 11, 2024


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