“ Life after life: The investigation of a phenomenon - survival of bodily death ” - published in 1976, is one of three books by Raymond Moody dedicated to near-death experiences .
|Life after life|
|English Life after life: The investigation of a phenomenon - survival of bodily death|
|Date of first publication||1976|
Moody was one of the first researchers of near-death experiences . He proposed the term and described the experiences of approximately 150 survivors of clinical death.
From an analysis of the reports of 150 patients who experienced clinical death, Moody identified the nine most frequently mentioned events that regularly appeared in the reports. None of the examined survived all 9 sensations. Some experienced and described only 2 or 3, others gave descriptions of 5 or 6 sensations. This "exemplary" experience was described in detail in a book that is provided with numerous quotes from people who had near death experiences.
General, most common sensations:
- buzz-like audible sounds
- feeling of peace and painlessness
- the feeling of detachment
- the feeling of traveling through a tunnel
- feeling soaring to heaven
- vision of other people, often dead relatives
- meeting a spiritual or luminous being
- review of past life paintings
- feeling of unwillingness to come back to life
In the second book, Reflections on Life After Life ( ISBN 0-8177-1423-3 ), which was published in 1977, the number of different experiences increased to 15.