Pim van Lommel, MD, is a cardiologist who has pioneered the prospective study of near-death experiences among cardiac arrest patients. He is the author of Conciousness Beyond Life.
Here he describes the essential details of his research — which has now been replicated in three other studies. Approximately 10 – 20% of cardiac arrest patients studied reported elements of the classic near-death experience. No factors were discovered that could differentiate the survivors who had an NDE from those who did not. All brain activity ceases after cardiac arrest. So, researchers were surprised to learn of the vibrant experiences reported by many — including experiences of clairvoyance or nonlocal consciousness.
(Recorded on March 18, 2019)
Published on March 21, 2019