Stafford Betty, PhD, is professor of religious studies at California State University at Bakersfield. He is author of Heaven and Hell Unveiled, The Afterlife Unveiled, and When Did You Ever Become Less by Dying?
Here he describes an unusual situation that occurs in a small percentage of brain-damaged patients as they approach death. They are able to achieve a state of high lucidity, as if their psyche is able to function independently of their dysfunctional body. He provides several striking examples. This is a condition that has been reported in the literature for over a century, but has only recently been identified as a distinct syndrome.
New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in parapsychology to be awarded by an accredited university (University of California, 1980).
(Recorded on February 13, 2017)
Published on March 16, 2017